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1) Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Court' is India's official entry to Oscars 2015:
--> Chaitanya Tamhane's critically acclaimed film 'Court' will be India's official entry this year at the Academy Awards.
--> The first time director's Marathi film 'Court' has been lauded by critics and masses alike and has even fetched National Award earlier this year.
--> Veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar was heading the jury for choosing the entry this year.
2) Mukesh Ambani is Richest Indian for 9th Year in a Row:
--> Mukesh Ambani was on 23 Sept. 2015 named India's richest for ninth year in a row with a net worth of USD 18.9 billion, while ecommerce giant Flipkart's founders made their debut on the country's top 100 rich list of the Forbes magazine.
--> As per the magazine's latest list released tonight, Mr Ambani was followed by Sun Pharma's Dilip Shanghvi as second richest with a net worth of USD 18 billion, while Wipro's Azim Premji retained his third place with USD 15.9 billion.
--> Flipkart's co-founders Sachin and Binni Bansal made their debut at 86th position with a net worth of USD 1.3 billion each.
3) Arvind Panagariya replaces Suresh Prabhu as G20 sherpa:
--> Government has decided to appoint NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya as the Sherpa for G-20 talks, replacing Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
--> As per the practice, the Deputy Chairman of the erstwhile Planning Commission used to be the Sherpa for G-20 talks.
--> The next G20 Leaders' Summit is scheduled on November 15-16 at Antalya in Turkey in November.
4) Uninor re-brands itself as Telenor in India:
--> Telecom service provider Uninor on 23 Sept. 2015 announced it has rebranded itself as Telenor in India.
--> Norway-based Telenor entered India in 2009.
--> Initially it had a joint venture with realty major Unitech, which however exited in 2012.
--> The company subsequently started operating with the name of Telewings, and in 2014 Telenor bought 100 per cent stake in the company.
5) PM Narendra Modi arrives at New York on second leg of his two nation visit:
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on 24 Sept. 2015 on the second leg of his two nation visit.
--> The Prime Minister was received at the airport by Indian Ambassador Arun K Singh.
--> During his five-day US visit, the Prime Minister will address world leaders at a landmark UN sustainable development summit and interact with top CEOs and the Indian diaspora in Silicon Valley.
6) Alexis Tsipras sworn-in as Prime Minister of Greece:
--> Alexis Tsipras of left wing Syriza party has sworn in as the Prime Minister of Greece.
--> He was administered oath to the office by the President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
--> It is second time, Alexis Tsipras has sworn in as the PM of Greece.
--> Earlier in January 2015, he had sworn in for first becoming youngest PM of Greece since 1865 at the age of 40.
7) NCC cadets' Yoga Day feat enter Limca Book of Records:
--> National Cadet Corps (NCC) has been presented the certificate by Limca Book of Records for the “Largest Yoga performance” simultaneously by a single uniformed youth organisation (NCC) at multiple venues on International Day of Yoga on 21 Jun 2015.
8) Robert Lewandowski makes history with five goals in nine minutes:--> Substitute Robert Lewandowski made Bundesliga history on 22 Sept. 2015 after scoring five goals in the space of nine minutes as Bayern Munich came from behind to rout Wolfsburg, 5-1, in Berlin and move atop the standings.
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