Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Daily Update On Current Affairs - September 27, 2017

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Two Indians on the Forbes’ list of most powerful women in International Business

According to the latest list of most powerful women in International Business released on  26th Sept 2017, two Indian women feature in the list. While ICICI Bank’s MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar was ranked No. 5, the MD and CEO of Axis Bank, Shika Sharma, was ranked No. 21. Group Executive Chairman of Spain's Banco Santander Ana Botin topped the list. The 50 global businesswomen represent 17 countries and many industries.
Top three Most Powerful Women in the business list are-        
1. Ana Botin (Spain) 
2. Emma Walmsley (UK)      
3. Isabelle Kocher (France)

Shashi Shankar appointed CMD of ONGC  
Shashi Shankar was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of India's biggest oil and gas producer ONGC. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post of CMD. Shankar, at present director (technical and field services), ONGC, will take over the charge as CMD from October 1. He will replace Dinesh K Sarraf. Mr. Shankar will have a nearly four-year term until March 2021.

Bharat Dynamics Ltd signs contract with Research Centre Imarat

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has signed a contract with Research Centre Imarat (RCI) for the supply of Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missiles (MRSAM) to Indian Army. The contract was signed to facilitate production, deliveries and product support of MRSAM system for the Indian Army. V. Udaya Bhaskar is the Present CMD of BDL. BDL is headquartered in Hyderabad,

72nd Session of UN General Assembly held in New York

From 12th Sept to 25th Sept 2017, the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly was held in the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. On 19th Sept 2017, a debate on the theme: "Focusing on People, Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All” was conducted. On 20th Sept 2017, 50 nations signed a UN Nuclear Ban treaty to prevent the use of nuclear weapons which, if used, can be a disaster for the mankind all over the world. India was represented at the Session by the External Affairs Minister, Ms. Sushma Swaraj.
Acharya Balakrishna is the 10th richest Indian       
Acharya Balakrishna, a close associate of the Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who runs the Patanjali group of companies, is now valued as the 10th richest Indian. He has a net worth of Rs 70,000 Cr. Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, continues to be ranked as the richest Indian for the sixth consecutive year and his worth is estimated to be at Rs 257,900 Cr.

Kandla Port renamed as Deendayal Port     

The Kandla Port has been renamed as the Deendayal Port in honour of the memory of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. The announcement was made on 25th Sept 2017, on the occasion of the commencement of the birth centenary celebrations of the Pandit. Kandla Port in Gujarat, is one of the 12 major ports of the country. It was constructed in the 1950s. It is the largest port in the country in terms of volume of cargo handled.
ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission Completes 3 Years in Orbit   

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) which has completed three years in its Martian orbit is in good health and continues to work as expected. On the occasion of completion of three years in its Martian orbit, ISRO released MOM second-year science data from September 24, 2014, to September 23, 2016. The MOM which cost Rs 450 Cr aims at studying the Martian surface and mineral composition. It will also scan its atmosphere for methane which is an indicator of life on Mars. ISRO had launched the spacecraft on its nine-month-long odyssey on a homegrown PSLV rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5, 2013. As Kiran Kumar is the Present Chairman of ISRO.

International Cricket Council makes radical changes in rules     

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced several changes to the existing template of how the sport of cricket is played. All the new rules will be implemented from 28th September. The new rules incorporate bat thickness, player conduct, DRS, run outs and catches.   
1. The restriction on the length and width of bats remain unchanged but the thickness of the edges can’t be more than 40mm and the overall depth can be 67 mm at the most.         
2. In a new playing condition pertaining to players’ conduct, a player can now be sent off the field for the rest of the match for any serious misconduct,        
3. The above changes will be applicable across all formats, as will be a change in the DRS rules by which a review will now not be lost in case of a decision that remains unchanged, solely as the result of an ‘umpire’s call’. As for DRS in Test matches, there will be no more top-up reviews after 80 overs of an innings, meaning that there can only be two unsuccessful reviews in each innings, while the DRS will now also be allowed to be used in T20Is.   
4. An important change with respect to run outs is that if a batsman is running or diving towards the crease with the forward momentum, and has grounded his/her bat behind the popping crease but subsequently has lost contact with the ground at the time of the wickets being put down, the batsman will not be run out.           
5. For boundary catches, airborne fielders making their first contact with the ball will need to have taken off from within the boundary, otherwise, a boundary will be scored. Also, a batsman can now be out caught, stumped or run out even if the ball bounces off the helmet worn by a fielder or wicket-keeper.

Hyderabad Airport becomes the first in the country to provide wheelchair lift

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country to provide wheelchair lift for passengers. The Verti Lift, as it is called, was launched on 24th Sept 2017. This is part of the “Accessible India” Campaign. To begin with, the passengers arriving at the domestic terminal are being extended this facility. The lift is powered by electricity.
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