Daily Current Affairs 16 September 2015

1. Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as 29th Prime Minister of Australia :

Quick Info :

Who: Malcolm Turnbull
Where: Australia
What: Sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia
When: 15 September 2015

Malcolm Turnbull was on 15 September 2015 sworn in as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia. Turnbull was sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove.

2. World This Week: 7 September-13 September 2015

7 September 2015
• UNEP released Global Waste Management Outlook
• 7th session of India-Belarus Intergovernmental Commission held in Minsk
• North, South Korea agreed to resume family reunions
• Anirban Lahiri became first Indian golfer to qualify for Presidents Cup
• Anupam Kher conferred with Honoured Guest of Texas award
• WEF released The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015
• Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit of South Africa selected for 2015 UNEP Champions of the Earth award

8 September 2015
• Pakistan SC ordered adoption of Urdu as official language
• International Literacy Day 2015 celebrated across the world

9 September 2015
• India, Indonesia signed pact to cooperate on criminal matters
• Levels & Trends in Child Mortality Report 2015 released
• Queen Elizabeth II became longest-reigning UK monarch

10 September 2015
• UNGA adopted Resolution on Raising of Flags by Non-Member Observer States
• Hollywood Actor John P Connell died
• Acclaimed writer Jhumpa Lahiri awarded with 2014 National Humanities Medal by White House
• World Suicide Prevention Day observed with theme Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives

11 September 2015
• Leander Paes, Martina Hingis won US Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015
• Indian-Australian Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise AUSINDEX-15 started

12 September 2015
• Ruling People’s Action Party won Singapore general elections for record 12th time
• DGs of BSF and Pakistan Rangers held Bi-annual talks in New Delhi
• Flavia Pennetta won 2015 US Open Women’s Singles title
• Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Frank D Gilroy died

13 September 2015
• Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win 2015 US Open Men’s Singles title

3. Report titled Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms released on 14 September 2015.

The report captures the findings of an assessment conducted jointly by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the World Bank Group and KPMG as the knowledge partner, the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

4. Sports Ministry recognized the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation as Regional Sports Federation

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 14 September 2015 recognized the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation as Regional Sports Federation with a view to promote and give due acknowledgement and importance to sports having regional spread.

5. RBI, Nepal Rastra Bank signed MoU for Exchange of Supervisory Information

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 14 September 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information.

The MoU was signed by Meena Hemchandra, Executive Director of RBI and Nepal Rastra Bank’s Executive Director Narayan Prasad Paudel in New Delhi. With this agreement, RBI seeks to promote greater co-operation and share supervisory information among the authorities.

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