Current Affairs 12th September, 2015: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis Won US Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015

Current Affairs 12th September,  2015: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis Won US Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015

Prof Kumkum Dhar is the  new Vice Chancellor of Bhatkhande Music Institute

12.9.2015: Note Kathak danseuse professor Kumkum Dhar is appointed as the vice chancellor of Bhatkahnde music institute.  She succeeded Prof Shruti Sadolikar Katkar as the vice chancellor. Her appointed is approved by Ram Naik, governor of Uttar Pradesh.

Rakesh Sharma is the New MD and CEO of Canara Bank

12.9.2015: Rakesh Sharma is appointed as the managing director and chief executive officer of Canara Bank.  Prior to this appointment, he was the MD and CEO of Lakshmi Vilas Bank.  He also served SBI in various roles.

Anirudh Kathirvel, Indian Origin Boy is the Australia’s New Spelling Champion

12.9.2015: Anirudh Kathirvel, an Indian origin boy won The Great Australian Spelling Bee competition to become Australia’s new spelling champion.  Anirudh  is born in Melbourne and his parents are Prithvi Raj and Sujatha.  In Spelling Bee contest, the participants are asked to spell a selection of words with varying degree of difficulty.  The concept originated in United States. the first winner of official spelling bee contest was Frank Neushauser.

Leander Paes and Martina Hingis Won US Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015

12.9.2015: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis won the US Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015.  They defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querry of America with 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 in a  match that ended in one hour and seventeen minutes.  Leander Paes and Martina Hingis won three grand slam mixed double titles till now.  This is the 17th Grand Slam for Leander Paes. Paes also won nine grand slam mixed doubles titles till now and surpassed the record of Mahesh Bhupathi which is eight titles.

2nd Saturday of September is Observed as World First Aid Day

12.9.2015: Second Saturday of September is observed as World First Aid Day. This is to promote the importance of first aid and to save lives.  World First Aid Day was introduced by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the year 2000.  The societies around the world organize events on this day to raise public awareness on how first aid can save lives.