Current Affairs& GK for Banking/SSC Exams- 2nd October 2016

Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 2nd October 2016.

 Daily Current Affairs
Current Affairs& GK for Banking/SSC Exams


1. Kieren Dsouza becomes the first Indian to complete World's toughest race, Spartathlon 
1. Bengaluru's Kieren Dsouza has become the first Indian to complete the Spartathlon, widely described as the "world's toughest race". 
2. The 23-year old completed the 246.6 km distance in the 2016 edition, in 33 hours, one minute and 38 seconds. The Spartathlon is an annual run between Athens and Sparta in Greece, with a reported success rate of 50%.


2. Centre constitutes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India 
1. The Centre has constituted a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) under the Chairmanship of M.S. Sahoo. The oath of office was administered by Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. 
2. The members of the IBBI are Ajay Tyagi, Additional Secretary, Finance Ministry; Amardeep Singh Bhatia, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs; G.S. Yadav, Joint Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs; and Unnikrishnan, Legal Advisor, Reserve Bank of India.


3. Gangtok conferred Cleanest Tourist Destination honour 
1. At a time when the Swachh Bharat Mission is in full swing, the Union Ministry of Tourism has conferred the Cleanest Tourist Destination on the Sikkim capital (Gangtok). 
2. Chandigarh and Mysore were felicitated for 'Clean Cities in million plus population category' and Gangtok for 'Cleanest Tourism Destination'.


4. Indian NGO bags UN climate award for clean energy project
1. An Indian NGO, Swayam Shikshan Prayog, has bagged the UN climate award this year. The NGO, which trains women to become clean energy entrepreneurs across Maharashtra and Bihar, is one of the 13 projects to be recognised at the forthcoming UN climate summit in Marrakesh in November. 
2. In an official release, the UNFCCC, the nodal UN climate body, has applauded this project for building a rural distribution network of 1,100 women entrepreneurs facilitating access to clean energy, water and sanitation products and services in several communities. 
3. Prema Gopalan, co-founder of Swayam Shikshan Prayog, who has worked for ten years in the clean energy sector, told The Hindu that many of the women in her NGO hail from the Marathwada drought-hit areas and have attained a new identity as a result of their entrepreneurial work.


5. India ratifies historic Paris climate deal at U.N.
1. India, the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, on Sunday ratified the landmark Paris climate deal, giving a significant push for the deal to enter into force by the end of this year. 
2. Permanent Representative to the U.N. Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin handed over the Instrument of Ratification signed by President Pranab Mukherjee, to Santiago Villalpando, the Head of the Treaties Division at the U.N., at a special ceremony here attended by top U.N. officials and senior diplomats to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. 
3. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded India’s “climate leadership”, saying India’s ratification of the Paris Climate Change agreement moves the world an “important step closer” toward achieving the goal of entering the landmark deal into force this year.

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