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Current Affairs: 19 September 2016

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Punjab National Bank appointed Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador

  • State-owned Punjab National Bank has roped in Indian test skipper Virat Kohli as brand ambassador to improve its image which has taken a hit due to rising bad loans. 
  • Since its inception in 1895, PNB has been people’s bank serving millions of customers throughout India.

Abhishek Bachchan Holds a Guinness World Record

  • Abhishek Bachchan might be the most underrated actor of the industry, but one didn’t know that he’s actually hold a Guinness World Record .
  • Jr Bachchan holds the record for ‘Most Public Appearances made by a Film Star in 12 Hours.’ In fact, he beat Hollywood actor Will Smith who had made three public appearances in 2 hours during the promotions of his film I, Robot in 2004.

‘Sunrise’, Parched’ scripts archived at Oscar library

  • The scripts of Adil Hussain-starrers “Sunrise” and “Parched” have been archived at the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • He also shared a copy of the letter from Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

China successfully launches Tiangong-2 space lab

  • China, launched its second experimental space station.The Tiangong 2 was carried into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert in northern China.
  • Tiangong-2 is a precursor to a multi-module station that China will be assembling later this decade.It is a Chinese space laboratory and part of the Project 921-2 space station program.China’s first space station

Guided missile destroyer ‘Mormugao’ launched in Mumbai

  • The vessel has been built by government-run Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) and belongs to the Visakhapatnam class of ships being constructed under Project 15B.
  • The Guided Missile Destroyer ship of Project 15B was launched by chief guest Reena Lanba, wife of Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of Naval Staff.

World Bank will invest nearly 1,000 crore rupees in Assam

  • World Bank will invest nearly 1,000 crore rupees in Assam for the betterment of the inland waterways.
  • The central government has also assured to re-construct jetty for which 100 percent assistance will be given by the Centre

Prabhu launches cleanliness drive at railway premises

  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 17-Sep-2016 launched the ‘Swachhta Saptah’ as part of the Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Mission from New Delhi Railway Station.
  • After launching the cleanliness drive Suresh Prabhu said In order to create massive awareness on sanitation and cleanliness at railway premises and make hygiene a habit amongst the travelling public.

ISRO, Katrina, Juhi Chawla will get Priyadarshini Global Awards

  • Bengaluru-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif and Juhi Chawla are among recipients of the Priyadarshini Global Awards 2016 which will be presented on September 19.
  • Other recipients of the awards, instituted by a socio-cultural and educational organisation Priyadarshini Academy, in various fields are from Israel, Switzerland and UK.
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