Current Affairs Update – 27th September, 2015

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here are the Important Current Affairs of 26th and 27th September, 2015. These are important for the upcoming IBPS PO V Mains Exam.

Appointments
Rear Admiral Sanjay
Mahindru took charge as Flag Officer Submarines
  • Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru on 25 September 2015 took
    charge as Flag Officer Submarines. He succeeded Rear Admiral SV Bokhare.
  • As the Flag Officer Submarines, he will oversee the
    operations of INS Chakra S71- the lone nuclear powered submarine of the Navy,
    10 Sindhughosh class submarines and 4 Shishumar class submarines.
  • In addition, he will oversee the ongoing
    construction/development of Arihant and Kalvari class submarines.

Matthias Muller
appointed as CEO of Volkswagen Group

  • Matthias Muller was on 25 September 2015 appointed as the
    Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group.
  • He succeeded Martin Winterkorn who resigned following the
    revelation that the German carmaker manipulated US diesel car emissions tests.
  • Muller is currently Chairman of Porsche AG of the Group and
    a board member of Volkswagen AG that he will continue to hold until the end of
    February 2020 as per a prior contract.
  • He started his professional career with AUDI AG, a member of
    the Volkswagen Group, in Ingolstadt in 1978, becoming Head of the Systems
    Analysis Division in 1984.

S K Sharma appointed
as Chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board
  • S K Sharma was on 25 September 2015 appointed as the
    Chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) with effect from 25 September
    2015. Sharma succeeded A B Agrawal, who was Chairman for a period of about five
    years.
  • A civil engineering graduate from Punjab Engineering
    College, Chandigarh, Sharma joined Haryana irrigation and water resources
    department in 1980 as sub divisional officer.
  • While working in Haryana Irrigation & Water Resources
    Department, he has monitored various canal regulation related hydraulic
    structures, pump houses, canal and drainage network, NABARD projects etc. He
    has also handled training works on the river Yamuna.

Shivinder Mohan Singh
resigned as executive vice-chairman of Fortis Healthcare Limited
  • Shivinder Mohan Singh on 23 September 2015 resigned as the
    executive vice-chairman of Fortis Healthcare Limited. Fortis is a New Delhi
    based hospital chain.
  • After a brief transition period, he will be designated as
    non-executive vice-chairman of Fortis with effect from 1 January 2016.
  • He resigned from the position as he decided to take up
    full-time sewa at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), a philosophical
    organisation spread over 90 countries worldwide.
  • Shivinder, along with his elder brother Malvinder Mohan
    Singh, runs 55 hospitals under the Fortis brand across India. At present,
    Malvinder is the executive chairman of the company.

World –

Zuckerberg Backs Call
for Universal Internet Access by 2020

  • A day before he meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Facebook
    CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a call to world leaders at the UN to ensure universal
    internet access by 2020 to “give a voice to the voiceless and power to the
    powerless.”
  • Zuckerberg, who will host a town-hall meeting with Modi at
    his company’s sprawling campus in Menlo Park in California today, participated
    in several engagements at the world body’s headquarters on the sidelines of the
    ongoing UN Sustainable Development Summit.
  • He called for greater global Internet access during a speech
    at the United Nations Private Sector Forum yesterday.
  • He said that when communities are connected, they can be
    lifted out of poverty.

Indian tribal woman
Permila Tirkey won first discrimination-based Case in United Kingdom
  • Permila Tirkey, a tribal woman from India working as a maid
    in the United Kingdom, on 24 September 2015 won the country’s first caste
    discrimination case.
  • She won the case against her Indian-origin employers Ajay
    Chandhok and Pooja Chandhok. Tirkey was discriminated against because of her
    low caste.
  • With this, Tirkey will receive compensation of 184000 UK
    pounds from Ajay and his wife Pooja for making her work 18 hours a day for an
    hourly rate of 11 pence.

China successfully
launched carrier rocket Long March-11
  • China on 25 September 2015 successfully launched a new model
    of carrier rocket the Long March-11 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in
    the north-western province of Gansu. The rocket carried four micro-satellites
    into space, which will be used mainly for testing.
  • This solid propellant rocket was developed by the China
    Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology with the China Aerospace Science and
    Industry Corporation. The rocket will mainly be used for launching
    micro-satellites.
  • The Long March 11 launch is the 211th of China’s Long March
    series, following the first launch in April 1970 when a Long March 1 rocket had
    put China’s first satellite Dong Fang Hong-1 into the orbit.

Sports
Advani Pockets 14th
World Title

  • India’s most successful cueist Pankaj Advani today added
    another feather to his cap by winning the IBSF World Billiards Championship by
    outplaying his opponent in the final to take his world title count to 14 here
    today.
  • Advani, 30, left the spectators spellbound with his prolific
    play and indisputable mastery over the 3-ball game, demolishing Singapore’s Peter
    Gilchrist by 1168 points.
  • On lifting his 14th world crown in style, the Indian ace
    said, “I was determined to get even with Peter (Gilchrist) after losing
    the point format final to him. A productive chat with my sports psychologist
    brother Shree and a good night’s sleep did the trick. We discussed my
    strategies and mental approach the night before the big final and it all panned
    out perfectly.”
  • Bengaluru’s ‘Golden Boy’ was in roaring form and appeared
    keen to not only defend his Time format world title but also avenge his loss of
    the Point format championship to Gilchrist, which happened under a week ago.

Bindra Shoots Down
Gold in Asian Air Gun Championships
  • Beijing Olympics champion Abhinav Bindra produced some
    excellent shooting to clinch the gold while London Games bronze medallist Gagan
    Narang failed to finish on the podium in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event of the
    Asian Air Gun Championships here today.
  • 32-year-old Bindra, who won gold in 2008 Olympics in 10m Air
    Rifle event, shot 208.3 to bag the top prize ahead of Kazakhstan’s world number
    eight Yurkov Yuriy (206.6) and Korea’s Yu Jaechul (185.3) on the first day of
    competition at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
  • Narang, who won a bronze in the same event in 2012 London
    Olympics, finished fourth with a score of 164.5 while another Indian, Chain
    Singh was two places below at seventh after notching up 122.7.
  • Narang started on a good note, shooting 10.6 and 10.6, but
    fell behind in the following attempts while Chain Singh was out after a
    shoot-off with Korea’s Kim Dajin.

Sania Mirza-Martina
Hingis win Guangzhou Open title

  • The world number one team of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis
    continued its dominating run by winning their sixth title of the year at the
    Guangzhou Open on Sunday.
  • The top seeds hammered Xu Shilin and You Xiaodi 6-3, 6-1 in
    the final to win their second WTA title in a row. Such has been their
    domination that they have not dropped a set en route to the title.
  • It was Sania’s seventh title of the 2015 season and sixth
    with Hingis. She won one trophy with Bethanie-Mattek Sands in Sydney.
  • Sania and Hinghis have now won six of 13 events they have
    played since joining forces in March — Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston,
    Wimbledon, the US Open and now Guangzhou. They have an incredible 42-7 win-loss
    record together.

Industry
Bajaj names
quadricycle Qute; to export to 16 countries

  • Bajaj Auto plans to start exporting its much-delayed
    quadricycle, christened as Qute, across various global markets by month-end
    even as it awaits Supreme Court verdict to introduce it in the domestic market.
  • The four-wheeler mini passenger vehicle, which was earlier
    known as RE60, would be launched as Bajaj ‘Qute’ in 16 markets in Latin
    America, Africa, Europe and Asia at price of around $2000.
  • The company’s partners across Asia Africa, Latin America and
    Europe are excited about the growth opportunities that the vehicle offers, he
    added.
  • Production of the vehicle has already started at the
    company’s Aurangabad facility and the shipments for the export markets would
    begin at September end.
  • The vehicle is powered by new water cooled, DTSi 4 valve
    engine which gives out a fuel efficiency of 36 km per litre. It can reach a top
    speed of up to 70 km per hour.

Obituaries
England’s Former Fast
Bowler Frank Tyson Dies Aged 85
  • Former England fast bowler Frank Tyson has died at the age
    of 85, his former county Northamptonshire announced today.
  • Northamptonshire announced the news on their website,
    stating that Tyson has passed away in hospital in Australia — where he
    emigrated after retiring — following a period of ill health.
  • Nicknamed ‘Typhoon’ due to his ferocious pace, Tyson notably
    picked up 28 wickets in five Tests during the 1954-55 Ashes series in
    Australia, which England won 3-1.

Manipur Governor Syed
Ahmed Dies at 70
  • Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed passed away at a private
    hospital here this morning, family sources said.
  • Ahmed was suffering from cancer and admitted to Lilavati
    Hospital in suburban Bandra last week, they said.
  • He was 70 and is survived by wife, one son and two
    daughters.
  • He was sworn in as the Governor of Manipur on May 16, 2015.
    Ahmed, a former Congress leader from Maharashtra, was shifted to the
    north-eastern State from Jharkhand, where he was appointed Governor on August
    26, 2011 when the UPA Government was in power at the Centre.
  • Besides dabbling in politics, where he started his career in
    Congress, Ahmed also had a flair for writing, especially in Urdu. Ahmed held
    two master’s degrees (in Hindi and English) and a doctorate in Urdu.

Meghalaya’s Longest
Serving Legislator Hoping Stone Lyngdoh Dies
  • Meghalaya’s oldest and longest serving legislator who fought
    single-handedly against Uranium mining in the state, Hoping Stone Lyngdoh,
    passed away at a hospital here today, family sources said.
  • The 86-year-old veteran and most decorated politician of his
    time, Hoping, who represents Nongstoin constituency of West Khasi Hills
    district in the Assembly, breathed his last at around 1 am at Northeast Indira
    Gandhi Regional Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, they said.
  • Hoping who led the Hill State Peoples Democratic Party
    (HSPDP) as its president is known for his pioneering campaign against Uranium
    mining in the state and also for a separate state for the Khasi-Jaintia tribes.

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