Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 26th September 2016.
|Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 26th September 2016|
1. PSLV injects SCATSAT-1, seven other satellites into orbit
1. PSLV-C35, ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 371-kg SCATSAT-1 satellite along with seven co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
2. This is the 36th consecutive successful mission of PSLV. The total weight of all the eight satellites carried on-board PSLV-C35 was 675 kg.
3. PSLV-C35 is the first PSLV mission to launch satellites carried onboard into two different orbits. This mission was the longest of the PSLV missions conducted till date and was completed in 2 hours 15 minutes and 33 seconds after lift-off.
2. India wins historic 500th Test by 197 runs against NZ
1. India notched up a mammoth 197-run win in their historic 500th cricket Test to assert their supremacy in home conditions, bowling out New Zealand for 236 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here today.
2. After setting the Kiwis a rather improbable target of 434, the Indian bowlers, especially senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (6/132), revelled in home conditions to rip through the visiting team’s line-up with more than a session to spare.
3. Beginning the day at a precarious 93 for four, overnight New Zealand batsmen Luke Ronchi (80) and Mitchell Santner (71) frustrated the Indian bowlers for only about 20 overs by adding 65 runs in the morning session but that only delayed the inevitable.
4. The Black Caps raised hopes of a fight till the time Ronchi and Santner held fort but it all went downhill for them when the former played an extravagant slog sweep off Ravindra Jadeja, handing India the opening.
3. World’s largest radio telescope built in China
1. China has built world’s largest radio telescope nicknamed Tianyan (Heavenly Eye” or “The Eye of Heaven) or the five-hundred-metre aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST). It has started its operation and is part of China’s drive to become a science powerhouse. It is located in the Dawodang depression (vast natural crater), a natural basin in Pingtang County in the Guizhou Province, Southwest China.
2. With its opening, the intensive testing phase of the telescope will begin. It will take nearly three years to calibrate the instruments of telescope to become fully operational. The facility is part of China’s drive to become a science powerhouse. It is an ambitious project of the National Astronomical Observatories of China.
4. Pinky Balhara wins bronze medal in 5th Asian Beach Games
1. India’s Pinky Balhara has won bronze medal in the sporting event of kurash at the 5th Asian Beach Games held at Da Nang, Vietnam. She won the medal in women’s 52kg category after she lost to Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy of Vietnam in the semifinals. 2. Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy won the gold medal in this event while another Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Quynh won the silver medal. To participate in the 5th Asian Beach Games, India had sent a contingent of 208 members.
3. The athletes will participate in 13 sporting disciplines which include Kabaddi, Swimming, Handball, Pencak Silat, Kurash, Woodball, Sambo, Ju-Jitsu, Pentaque, Sepaktakraw, Shuttlecock, Voninam and Muay Thai.
5. Golf legend Arnold Palmer passes away
1. US golfer Arnold Palmer passed away on 25 September 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to heart complications. He was 87.
Palmer is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history.
6. First Russia-Pakistan joint military exercise Druzhba-2016 begins in Cherat
1. The first Druzhba-2016 (Friendship-2016) Russian-Pakistani joint military exercise commenced in Cherat, Pakistan.
2. The exercise will conclude on 10 October 2016.
The drills are being conducted at the Pakistan Army’s High Altitude School at Rattu in Gilgit-Baltistan and at a special forces training centre at Cherat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
7. Velavan Senthilkumar wins U-19 Asian title of Squash
1. India’s squash player Velavan Senthilkumar has won the Under-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title. In the final match held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia’s capital), he defeated Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj by 12-14, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 score. With this he becomes, second Indian to win this title after Ravi Dixit in 2010.
8. Alexander Zverev defeats Stan Wawrinka to win St Petersburg Open Men’s Singles title
1. German tennis player Alexander Zverev defeated Stan Wawrinka to win his first tour title in the St. Petersburg Open final.
2. Zverev defeated Wawrinka by 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to win the title.
With this, Zverev becomes the first man to beat Wawrinka in a tour final since 2013. The loss also ends a 10-match unbeaten run for Wawrinka.
9. Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen win St Petersburg Open Men’s Doubles title
1. Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen won the 2016 St Petersburg Open Men’s Doubles title.
2. The duo defeated Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann to grab the title.The Indo-German duo lost 6-4 3-6 10-12 in a match that lasted an hour and 19 minutes.