Current Affairs – September, 2016

Stan Wawrinka wins 2016 US Open Men’s Singles title

Stan Wawrinka (World no 3) from Switzerland has won the 2016 US Open men’s singles title. This is Wawrinka’s maiden US Open title and his third major title. In the final match, he defeated Novak Djokovic (World number One) from Serbia by 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 and 6-3 score. He has won three Grand Slam singles Read More…

Union Government issues fresh guidelines for flexi-fund for CSS

The Union Finance Ministry has issued fresh flexi-fund guidelines for the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). These flexi-fund guidelines will give states more freedom in spending money under the CSS  to meet local developmental requirements. These guidelines were based on the instructions issued by NITI Aayog for rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes. These recommendations were based Read More…

CBDT launches e-nivaran to resolve I-T grievances

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched ’e-nivaran’ (electronic resolution)  facility for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances. Its link of this facility  has been activated on the e-filing portal of the department –https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. Key Facts The facility will be used for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances related to refunds, filing of e-returns, Tax Read More…

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2016 BRICS Wellness Workshop begin in Bengaluru

The first BRICS Wellness Workshop has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka from September 10, 2016. Besides, National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) was also inaugurated. The four day event has been organized by Union Ministry of AYUSH, in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). Key Facts The Workshop is designed Read More…

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World’s first daily driverless bus service launched in Lyon, France

The world’s first daily driverless bus service has started in Lyon, France which will run in the city’s Confluence area. The driverless bus service includes two electric shuttles that will transport passengers on a ten-minute route hosting five stops. Key Facts The driverless buses can hold up to 15 passengers and are electric buses. It Read More…