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Friday, September 25, 2015

Current Affairs Updates for 25 September 2015

Friends.. Here are the Important News and Events for 25 September 2015. We have compiled this Daily Current Affairs – 25 September 2015 from exam perspective and in a nut shell which is in an easy to read format./

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1) Saurav Ganguly appointed President of Bengal Cricket Association:
--> Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was appointed the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, ending the suspense on who will take over the state cricket body following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya.
--> The announcement of Saurav Ganguly was made by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in presence of senior CAB officials and state government ministers at the state secretariat building.
--> Ganguly was a joint secretary of the state association till now and after his elevation, Dalmiya's son Avishek took over the post. 
Current Affairs 25 September 2015

2) 14 Indians among 717 killed in Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia:
--> At least 717 people, including 14 Indians, were killed and over 860 injured in a stampede on 24 Sept. 2015 during Hajj in Mina, in the second worst ever tragedy to hit the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep sorrow at the loss of lives in the stampede.
--> Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who chairs the Saudi Hajj committee, ordered the probe into the stampede.

3) Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya’s birth anniversary celebrated:
--> The 100th birth anniversary of the great philosopher, thinker, sociologist and organiser par excellence Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya was celebrated on 25 September 2015.
--> In his tribute on Twitter, PM calls him a beacon of selfless service and an excellent organiser.
--> Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya has been organised at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library in New Delhi.

4) India’s Mars mission completes one year:
--> India's globally acclaimed Mars mission has completed one year on 25 Sept. 2015 with Indian Space Research Organisation releasing the Mars Atlas to mark the feat of the Orbiter whose life is now expected to last many more years.
--> It was on this day last year that India scripted space history when it successfully placed its low-cost Mars spacecraft in orbit around the Red Planet on its very first attempt, breaking into an elite club of three nations.
--> The space probe entered the Mars orbit on September 24, almost a year after its launch, and made its home around the Red Planet.

5) EPFO gets Skoch Awards for Smart Governance Initiatives:
--> The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has been awarded SKOCH Award for Smart Governance.
--> It has been bestowed with this award for its initiatives on UAN Programme and Transformation of Social Security Agenda in India.

6) Stuti Narain Kacker appointed NCPCR chairperson:
--> National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) got a new chief on 23 September 2015.
--> Stuti Narain Kacker, a 1978 batch IAS officer, was appointed the Head of the child rights panel by Women and Child Development Ministry.
--> Kacker retired as Secretary from Disability Affairs, in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

7) PM Narendra Modi visited Ireland & creates history:
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi became 1st PM to visit Ireland in last 59 years.
--> Jawahar Lal Nehru visited Ireland in the year 1956.
--> The Prime Minister of Ireland is Enda Kenny.

8) Volkswagen names Porsche chief Matthias Mueller as new CEO:
--> German carmaker Volkswagen on 25 Sept. 2015 named Matthias Mueller, head of its luxury sports car brand Porsche, as its new chief executive.
--> Mueller, 62, will take over with immediate effect, replacing Martin Winterkorn who stepped down two days earlier.

9) Facebook has rebranded Internet.org as 'Free Basics':
--> Social networking giant Facebook is rebranding its Internet.org programme, which was in the midst of a controversy over alleged violation of net neutrality, to 'Free Basics'.
--> The announcement comes days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Facebook's campus in California on September 27.

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