Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 15th September 2016

1. India-born innovator Ramesh Raskar wins 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize
1. India-born innovator and scientist Ramesh Raskar has won the prestigious 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize. He is an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT’s) Media Lab. He is known for his co-invention of an ultra-fast imaging camera that can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions. It also enables users to read the first few pages of a book without opening the cover.
2. The annual Lemelson-MIT prize is administered by the School of Engineering at the MIT. It was endowed in 1994 by Jerome H. Lemelson

2. India Blue wins 2016-2017 Duleep Trophy tournament

1. Gautam Gambhir-led India Blue on 14 September 2016 won the inaugural day/night Duleep Trophy Cricket tournament held in Greater Noida.
2. In the final, India Blue defeated India Red, captained by Yuvraj Singh, by a massive 355 runs.
3. Ravinder Jadeja, who bagged 5 wickets in the second innings, finished the game with a 10-wicket haul.
4. Cheteshwar Pujara was named the Player of the Match.

3. Hiroshi Nakagawa takes over as Chairman of Isuzu Motors India

1. Japanese automobile maker Isuzu Motors on 14 September 2016 announced the appointments of Hiroshi Nakagawa as the Chairman of Isuzu Motors India (IMI) with immediate effect.
2. Hiroyasu Miura, the erstwhile Chairman of IMI will take over as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India Pvt Ltd (IEBCI) with immediate effect.
Nakagawa has been actively involved in Isuzu business division for over 20 years in key Isuzu markets.

4. 2016 Kabaddi World Cup's logo unveiled

1. Vijay Goel, Union Sports Minister, Janardan Singh Gehlot, President of International Kabaddi Federation, on 14 September 2016 formally unveiled the logo of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
The logo is derived from the natural heritage of Gujarat, the Asiatic Lion, symbolising the ferocity of a Kabaddi defender and the agility of a raider.
2. The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup will be held at The Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad from 7 October to 22 October 2016.
A total of 12 teams including hosts India will compete for the top honours in the tournament, which has been divided into two groups of six teams each.
3. The teams will play in a round robin league format, while the semi-finals will be played on 21 October 2016 and the final is slated for 22 October 2016.
4. The participating countries are: USA, Thailand, UK, Australia, Iran, Poland, Argentina, Bangladesh, South Korea, Kenya and Japan.

5. Indian cyclists bag 6 medals on opening day of 2016 Track Asia Cup

1. Indian Cyclists won six medals, including three gold, two silver and one bronze on the opening day of the Track Asia Cup 2016 in New Delhi.
2. The medal winners for India include Deborah Herold, Kezia Vargheese, Alena Reji, Rajkumari Devi, Nayana Rajesh and Anu Chutia.
3. Deborah Herold won two gold medals at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex Velodrome. Her first gold came in women’s elite 500 by clocking 35.964 seconds. Mohd. Adnan Farina Shawati of Malaysia and Yin Yin from Hong Kong bagged the silver and bronze medals respectively.

6. US sign 38 billion dollars deal with Israel

1. The United States signed a 38 billion dollars deal with Israel to provide the country with military assistance over a 10-year period, from 2019 to 2028. The deal is the largest such agreement the US has ever had with any country.
2. Under the terms of agreement, Israel will receive 3.8 billion dollars a year from the US. At present US gives 3.1 billion dollars to Israel annually under a 10-year deal that ends in 2018.
3. Following 10 months of tense negotiations, the two allies finalised the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a signing ceremony in Washington. It was signed with the hope that this contribution would help in security.