|Daily Current Affairs for All competitive Exam-10th September 2016|
1. Mariyappan Thangavelu wins India’s first Gold medal at Rio Paralympic Games
1, Mariyappan Thangavelu won India’s first gold medal at the Rio Paralympics. He won the gold in the Men’s High Jump T-42 event with a leap of 1.89 metres.
2. With this, Thangavelu also became the first Indian high-jumper to win gold at the Paralympics. This was India’s overall third gold at the Games and the first after 12 years.
3. In addition, Bronze in the event also went to India through Varun Singh Bhati, who jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third. USA's Sam Grewe bagged the silver medal.
4. India had claimed a Gold and a Bronze at Athens in 2004. Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia had then won the Gold, with Rajinder Singh claiming the Bronze in powerlifting.
5. In the last edition of the Games in London, India had attained just a Silver. India had won its first ever Paralympics Gold in the 1972 Heidelberg Games through Swimmer Murlikant Petkar.
2. RBI cancelled certificate of registration of five NBFCs
1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 8 September 2016 cancelled the certificate of registration of five non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
2. Now, these companies will not be able to transact the business of a non-banking financial institution as laid down under clause (a) of Section 45-I of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
3. The NBFCs whose certificate of registration were cancelled includes
• M/s Simco Consultants Private Limited
• M/s Lunkad Securities Ltd
• M/s Rajvir Marketing and Investment Private Limited
• M/s Crystal Investments Limited
• M/s Shri Jaya Investments Agency Limited (formerly known as Arcot Finance & Agency Limited)
3. Civil Aviation Ministry prohibits use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone on board aircraft
1. Civil Aviation Ministry on 9 September 2016 prohibited the use and carriage of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smart phone on board aircraft. The decision was taken in light of several incidents globally, involving the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
2. The Ministry has issued a public notice advising airlines and travellers not to turn on or charge the smart phones during flights. Passengers have also been advised not to stow them in their checked in baggage. As per notification, passengers can carry them in their hand baggage in switched-off mode.
3. The Samsung has already recalled about 2.5 million units of the smart phone following the complaints. As per reports, more than 35 cases of exploding batteries has been reported since the phone was launched on 19 August 2016. The phone was launched with iris biometric scanner for enhanced security, upgraded S pen and a dual-curved screen.
4. Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State award
1. Haryana has bagged ‘Best Horticulture State’ award for the concerted efforts made by the state government to increase the income of the farmers in horticulture.
2. The award was received by Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar on 9 September 2016 at two-day 9th Agricultural Leadership Summit 2016. The summit was organized by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in New Delhi.
5. Indian Coast Guard commissions offshore patrolling vessel Sarathi
1. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned well-equipped offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel named ‘Sarathi’.
2. It was commissioned by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) shipyard at Vasco in south Goa.
6. Mandi, Sindhudurg emerge cleanest Districts in India: Gramin Swachh Survekshan
1. Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra have emerged the cleanest districts in India according Gramin Swachh Survekshan.
2. Sindhudurg was judged as the cleanest in the ‘Plains’ category and Mandi in the cleanest district in ‘Hills’ category. The Gramin Swachh Survekshan report was released by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
7. HDFC Ergo completes acquisition of L&T Insurance
1. HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company (HDFC ERGO) has completed the acquisition of 100 percent shares of L&T General Insurance Company (L&T Insurance) for Rs 551 crore.
2. The company has recently received approvals from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and Competition Commission of India
3. Subsequent to this transaction and post necessary regulatory approvals, L&T Insurance is proposed to be renamed as HDFC General Insurance Limited (HDFC General).
4. HDFC General will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.