www.tnpsc.Academy – TNPSC Current Affairs in English: Sep.5, 2016 (05/09/2016)
RBI’s New Governor
Urjit Patel is RBI’s new governor. Raguram Rajan is previous governor of RBI and he is from Tamil Nadu.
About Urjit Patel:
Previously he was deputy governor of RBI. Now he is 24th governor of RBI.
Pope announced Mother Teresa as a saint
Pope Francis announced Mother Teresa as a saint in special prayer assembly at Vatican.
About Mother Teresa:
She came India to serve the needies in 1929.
In 1950, She started a charity organization as “missionaries of charity” in Kolkata for serving the poor throughout her life.
She got noble price for peace in 1979 and got India’s prestigious award Bharat Ratna in 1980.
She died in Sep 5,1997 at Kolkata.
India attended G20 summit:
G20 ‘s 11th summit was held at Hangzhou in china for 2 days. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended this summit.
All the member countries of G20 attended this summit in china this year.
This is the first time G20 summit to be hosted in china and second in Asian country after 2010 G20 summit at Seoul in South Korea.
It was formed in the year 1999 to meet the global financial crisis.
The countries which are the members of G20: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
Dr. Radha Krishnan Award:
This year 379 teachers got Dr. Radha Krishnan award on Teacher’s day.
About the award:
Dr. Radha Krishnan became president of India (2nd president of India), the prestigious post from a teacher. So his birth date Sep 5 is celebrated as teacher’s day. In his memorial, Dr. Radha krishnan award is given to best teachers by Tamil Nadu government on every year Sep 5.
This award includes a price money of Rupees 10000, a silver medal and appraisal certificate.
*Price Money of Rupees 5000 has been raised to rupees 10000 from this year.