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What Happened on 04 September 2015


RBI to Issue Rs. 5 denomination to Commemorate 65-years of Indo-Pak War

The RBI will circulate Rs. 5 coins to commemorate 50 years of Indo-Pak War. RBI said in a release that the coins will be a legal tender as provided in the Coinage Act 2011. The new coin will have Lion Capital o Ashoka Pillar on one side and image of Amar Jawan on the other.

JFI chief Mukesh nominated as international judo body director

Judo Federation of India (JFI) president Mukesh Kumar has been nominated as director in the International Judo Federation (IJF) Coordination Committee of Directors by the executive committee. The main role of the coordination committee of directors is to promote and implement the IJF strategy and judo values. Mukesh Kumar is also the general secretary of the Judo Union of Asia (JUA). Source: IANS

Golfer Sharmila claims first title of 2015

Overnight leader Shamila Nicollet carded 1 under 71 on the final day of the Rs.6 lakh 15th leg of Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens to claim her first title this season. Amandeep Drall finished with a total score of 215 to take second position, three strokes behind Sharmila. The tour now moves to the historic Delhi Golf Club for the 16th leg which will be played from September 9 to 11. The tour comprises 19 legs spanning across India. Source: IANS

Cipla to acquire two US firms for $550 mn

India-based global pharmaceutical major Cipla has said its Britain arm - Cipla EU - has entered into definitive agreements to completely acquire two US based companies -- InvaGen Pharmaceuticals and Exelan Pharmaceuticals -- for $550 mn. The combined revenue from these transactions is over $200 million for the year ended December 2014 and over $225 million for the period July 2014 to June 2015. Source: IANS

Upcoming US macro data dent markets; Sensex closes 563 points down

Expectation of an interest rate hike in the US, strengthening crude oil prices and weakening of rupee value dented investor sentiments -- leading to a barometer index to provisionally close 563 points down. The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) plunged by 562.88 points or 2.18 percent (at 3.30 p.m.). Source: IANS

PM to inaugurate Delhi-Faridabad Metro line on Sunday

Residents of Haryana's Faridabad city will be able to enjoy the Delhi Metro services with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to inaugurate the Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) line.  The extension of Delhi Metro till Faridabad, an industrial hub in Haryana, will ease commuting between both cities. Nearly 200,000 people travel between both cities daily, clogging the connecting roads, a Haryana government spokesman said. Source: IANS

Ola taxi driver held on charges of molesting Finnish girl

An Ola cab driver was arrested on Friday for allegedly molesting a Finnish girl, Rajasthan Police said.The girl, who was working as an intern in a company, filed the complaint at Shastri Nagar police station here in the afternoon, alleging that the driver of the cab tried to molest her while she was travelling from a hotel to the paying guest accommodation where she resides. Source: IANS

Indian-origin duo's app to revolutionise banking industry

A mobile app launched by Indian-American banker Jay Sidhu and his daughter Luvleen can revolutionise the global banking industry, a media report said. Sidhu, who is the chairman and CEO of US-based Customers Bank, and his daughter, presented details of their app called BankMobile at an event of Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry in downtown Reading this week, wfmz.com reported. Source: IANS

Teachers play big role in students' life: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said teachers play a big role in students' life and added that being a teacher is not like any other career. "Being a teacher is not like any other career. It is something different. I bow to all the teachers. It is the teachers who make the generations," he said a day ahead of the Teachers' Day. He said "a teacher can never retire" and added they have a great responsibility towards shaping the future of children. Source: IANS

Pakistan Rangers target BSF post in Jammu

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked shelling at a Border Security Force (BSF) post along the international border in the Jammu district. "Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked shelling and firing at Tube Well 5 border outpost of the BSF today (Friday) in R.S.Pura sector," a police said. "The shelling and firing started at 2.10 a.m," he added."BSF is effectively retaliating. Firing exchanges are still on in the area." Source: IANS

Chelsea Football Club partners Wipro for digital transformation

A day after HCL Technologies partnered with Manchester United, IT consulting and business process services company Wipro has said it has been chosen by Chelsea Football Club as its official digital and IT partner. The company, in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, said in a statement posted on the bourse's site said that the partnership will help Chelsea FC re-imagine the digital and technology experience. Source: IANS

Fire breaks out at RBI Building in Mumbai

A fire broke out in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) building in the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai early morning. As per media reports, the fire broke out on the fourth floor of the building at around 8.30 a.m. No immediate casualties have been reported yet. Ten fire brigades have been rushed to the spot.

Forty injured in Mangalore Express derailment

Around forty people were injured when a train derailed in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district an official said. Six coaches of the the Mangalore Express got derailed near Poovanur railway station near Virudhachalam, 230 km from. Officials from the railways, police and district administration have visited the accident site, the official said. The Mangalore-bound train later departed after detaching the derailed bogies and special buses for Trichy, Salem, were arranged to carry passengers who were not willing to continue the train journey. Source: IANS




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