World Today – 31st August 2015

World Today – 31st August 2015
September 1, 2015 2 Comments Uncategorized Preety Uzlain
  1. South Africa’s One Day International team captain AB de Villiers
    became the fastest batsman to reach 8000 One Day International (ODI) runs. He
    achieved the fete during the third ODI against New Zealand in Durban which
    South Africa won by 62 runs. De Villiers, who went past 8000 runs in just his
    182 innings, broke the previous record held by former Indian captain Sourav
  2. King of Sprint-Jamaica’s Usain Bolt completed a perfect sprint
    double over his rival Justin Gatlin (America) by winning the 200 meters at the
    2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships. It is his second gold medal of the
    Championship. The 29 years old Jamaican clocked 19.55 seconds to beat a strong
    field. Gatlin managed 19.74 seconds to finish second, ahead of South African
    Anaso Jobodwana, who created a national record with 19.87 seconds.
  3. Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), the
    largest producer and marketer of fertilizers in the country, strengthening the
    Make in India campaign started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by joining hands
    with the global player in agrochemicals business, Mitsubishi Corporation,
    Japan, to form a joint venture company IFFCO-MC Crop Science Private Limited.
    IFFCO will hold 51 per cent stake in the company and rest will be with
    Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan. The company will manufacture the high quality
    agrochemicals in India. The company was formally launched at IFFCO’s Head
    Office in New Delhi
  4. NITI Aayog launched India Energy Security Scenarios (IESS) 2047,
    an interactive energy scenario building tool that aims to explore a range of
    potential future energy scenarios for India, for diverse energy demand and
    supply sectors leading up to 2047. It explores India’s possible energy
    scenarios across energy supply sectors such as solar, wind, bio fuels, oil,
    gas, coal and nuclear, etc and emphasis their use. It is also a systematic
    system of analyzing the energy demand of sectors such as transport, industry,
    agriculture, cooking and lighting appliances.
  5. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully placed
    communication satellite GSAT-6 in earth’s orbit through GSLV D-6 rocket. GSAT-6
    will provide S-band communication services in the country. It is aimed at
    primarily benefiting the country’s strategic and planning users and other specific
    authorized users. The cuboids-shaped satellite with a mission life of nine
    years also includes a first-of-its-kind S-Band unfurl-able antenna with a
    diameter of six meter. This is the largest antenna ISRO has ever made for a
    satellite. It was also the 25th home-made communications satellite launched by
    ISRO using the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-GSLV.
  6. Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar elected as the President
    of the Association of Indian Statisticians and Scorers of India (ACSSI). He was
    elected unopposed during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ACSSI. At present,
    Vengsarkar is the Vice President of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Also,
    Dara Pochkhanawalla and Ganesh Iyer were elected as the two vice presidents of
    the organization.
  7. Global wealth assessment company, Wealth-X released the report
    related to the list of Top 20 Wealthiest People fewer than 35. As per the
    report, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the wealthiest
    individual under the age of 35, with a personal fortune of 41.6 billion US
    dollars. Zuckerberg is followed by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, who
    claimed the second place on the list with an estimated net worth of 9.3 billion
    US dollars and with Country Garden Holdings’s Huiyan Yang on the third spot
    with an estimated net worth of 5.9 billion US dollars.
  8. Dr. Kandakatla Manohar was appointed as the Director of Nizams
    Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) of Hyderabad. His appointment was approved
    by the Telangana Government. He succeeded Dr. L. Narendranath. Manohar is a
    native of Penchikalapeta of Warangal district and is working as the
    Superintendent of the MGM Hospital in Warangal.
  9. Union Govt. has announced the list of 98 cities and towns
    selected under Smart Cities Mission. Uttar
    has the highest number of allocated cities-13 in the Smart Cities
    Mission as announced by Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu,
    the Union Minister of Urban development. However, only 12 cities have been
    shortlisted from Uttar Pradesh against 13 cities allocated to the state and one
    city will be nominated later for which there is a tussle between Meerut and
    Raibareilly. Tamil Nadu has been allocated 12 cities, followed by 10 from
    Maharashtra and 7 from Madhya Pradesh. Centre has earmarked Rs. 48,000 Crore
    for development of 100 smart cities
  10. China launched its Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite into space
    from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi province, north China. The satellite will
    mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster
    prevention. Yaogan-27 was carried into space by a Long March-4C rocket. China
    launched the first “Yaogan” series satellite, Yaogan-1, in 2006.

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