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5 September:National Teachers Day

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Teachers’ Day is being celebrated throughout the country on the birthday of educationist and former President Bharat Ratna Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has taken a class and interact with students of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya located at President’s Estate, Delhi.
  • Around 80 students of classes 11th and 12th has attend the class.

Sikki & Pranaav clinch Brazil Open Grand Prix title

The top-seeded Indian mixed doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra clinched their maiden Grand Prix title in the Brazil Open Grand Prix. 
  • They Canadian combo of Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich 21-15, 21-16 in straight games at Costa Cavalcante.
  • Pranaav was part of the Indian team that stunned mighty China 3-2 to win a bronze in the Asia Badminton Team Championships.

India A wins Quadrangular series; beat Australia by 57 runs

India A has clinched the Quadrangular one-day cricket series, thrashing Australia by 57 runs in the final clash in Mackay, Australia.
  • India A put up 266 for 4 in their 50 overs before bowling out the hosts for 209 in 44.5 overs.
  • Mandeep Singh (Player of the Match) was the star of India’s batting performance with a 95 runs ( 108-ball).

Serena Williams sets women’s record of 307 victories in grand slams

World number one Tennis player Serena Williams has created history by setting a record of most number of Grand Slam matches wins by a woman in the Open era. In the US Open,she defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 6-2, 6-1 to progress to the pre-quarterfinals and surpass Martina Navratilova’s record of 306 wins.
  • Serena is now tied with Roger Federer who holds the record for men.
  • The Serena Williams is currently equal with Steffi Graf with 22 major Singles titles.

Abhinav Bindra announces retirement from shooting

India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra (shooting) has officially announced his retirement from shooting.
  • Bindra is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event.
  • He born 28 September 1982, in Dehradun,Uttarakhand.

Rajasthan launches e-stamping facility

The Rajasthan High Court has launched the barcode e-stamp facility in its Jodhpur and Jaipur benches simultaneously. E-Stamp facility is completely secure and reliable and there is no possibility of any forgery or tampering.
  • This facility is already available in Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh.
  • In Rajasthan high court, present CourtFee Stamp System will continue for the time being along with e-stamping facility.

Haryana govt to develop 340 villages as Horticulture Villages

Haryana Government has decided to develop 340 villages as Horticulture Villages at a cost of 93 crore rupees during the Golden Jubilee year of the State. It has also decided to establish 140 clusters in these villages.
  • An MoU has signed with the Apio Inc. for processing and packaging of horticultural products in New Delhi.
  • Under this project, producers in Haryana will supply fruits, flowers, vegetables and dairy products to these areas.

Assam CM to inaugurate world class library in NIT Silchar

Sarabnanada Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated a new world class library, ‘Bharat Ratna Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Learning Resource Centre in National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar.
  • The library is established with the help of university of Illinois, USA.
  • The library is one of kind in the entire north-eastern region equipped with modern technology and infrastructure.
  • NIT Silchar has invested around 28 crore rupees ,create this world class library.

Sakshi Malik appointed Wrestling Director of Rohtak University

Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik (freestyle wrestler-58 kg) has been appointed as Wrestling Director at Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana.
  • She will be given Rs 21 lakh out of his discretionary fund and a plot measuring 500 square yards.
  • She is a part of the JSW Sports Excellence Program, along with fellow female wrester Vinesh Phogat, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari.

Senior BJP leader Arif Beg passes away

Former union minister Arif Beg (81-year)passed away in Bhopal. 
  • He Beg was a minister of state (1977-79) in the Morarji Desai-led Janta Party government at the centre.
  • In 1989 he was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Betul constituency.

Air India Express turns profitable for the first time

Air India Express (International subsidiary of Air India) has turned profitable for the first time since it started operations in 2005.
  • The airline has made the net profit of 361.68 crore rupees in the fiscal year 2015-16 against the loss of Rs. 61 crore registered in the year 2014-15.
  • The capacity offered and the Operating Revenues are expected to go up further by about 25% in the fiscal 2016-17.
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