Current Affairs Daily Updates 16th September 2016

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Important Days
International Ozone Day 2016 is observed on 16th September
The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was proclaimed as 16 September in 1994 by the UN General Assembly. The day was selected to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.
The theme for the 2016 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer to be marked on 16 September is: Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united
The theme is complemented by the tagline: Working towards reducing global-warming HFCs under the Montreal Protocol
Banking/Economy News
MOU signed between the GOI and AFDB for hosting the Bank’s Annual Meetings at Ahmedabad
India will be hosting the next Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre, Ahmedabad from May 22 to May 26, 2017.
A high level preparatory mission of AFDB, led by Ms NNENNA NWABUFO, Chairperson and Permanent Committee for Annual Meetings arrived in India on 6th September to visit and assess infrastructure and other facilities available at Ahmedabad and New Delhi.
National News
India, Nepal sign three agreements including improvement of road network
India and Nepal today agreed to push for speedy and successful implementation of ongoing hydropower projects and development and operationalization of transmission lines.
In a press statement after holding delegation level talks with the visiting Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, he and Mr Prachanda have agreed to focus on close monitoring and time bound completion of all development projects.
Centre bans sharing of individual's Aadhaar details publicly
Agencies in possession of Aadhaar number of an individual will not be allowed to publish or post the information publicly.
Agencies will have to ensure security and confidentiality of the 12-digit resident identification number under the Aadhaar Act.
Union Bank of India appoints Atul Kumar Goel as executive director
Shri Atul Kumar Goel assumed charge as Executive Director of Union Bank of India today. Prior to his elevation as Executive Director he was General Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at India’s oldest Bank, Allahabad Bank.
Born in December 1964, Shri Goel holds a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Commerce and is member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India(ICAI).
He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers(CAIIB). His career in Banking began when he joined Allahabad bank as Chartered Accountant on 27.03.1992.
Odisha govt appoints Tuhin Kanta Pandey as new finance secretary
The Odisha government has appointed 1987-batch IAS officer Tuhin Kanta Pandey as new finance secretary of the state.
He replaced R Balakrishnan, who is currently serving as development commissioner along with finance.
International News
Nadia Murad ISIS Sex Slavery, Is Now A UN Goodwill Ambassador
Nadia Murad, a survivor of the ISIS atrocities, was selected to be the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for human trafficking on September 16, 2016.
The formal UN announcement states, "During her Ambassadorship, Nadia will focus on advocacy initiatives and raise awareness around the plight of the countless victims of trafficking".
World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim heads for 2nd 5-year term
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim effectively won a second five year term after nominations to lead the global development bank closed on Wednesday with no other candidates proposed.
The World Bank executive board said in a statement that, following official procedures, it would formally meet with Kim as a candidate with the expectation of completing the selection process by the 2016 Annual Meetings, which take place on 7th to 9th of October.
Davis Cup: India's Ramkumar Ramanathan to take on Rafael Nadal
In Davis Cup World Group Play-off, India will take on Spain. In the best of five tie, India's Ramkumar Ramanathan will be taking on 14-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal in the opening singles match on day one in New Delhi today.
The second singles of the tie will be between Saketh Myneni and world number 13 David Ferrer.
Indian football team jumps four places in latest FIFA rankings
The Indian football team has jumped four places in the latest FIFA rankings released today.
India are now placed at the148th spot, on the back of an impressive 4-1 win over higher-ranked Puerto Rico last week in an international friendly in Mumbai.
India thus returned to top-150 for the first time since April 2015, when they were ranked 147th. Puerto Rico are now ranked 138th.

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