Current Affairs 13th September, 2015: Google to Provide free WiFi to Indian Railway Travelers

Current Affairs 13th September, 2015: Google to Provide free WiFi to Indian Railway Travelers

Rakesh Sharma is the new MD and CEO of Canara Bank

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13.9.2015: The new managing director and CEO of Canara Bank is Rakesh Sharma. Canara bank is headquartered at Bangalore.  Sharma was the MD and CEO of Lakshmi Vilas Bank. He has more than thirty years of experience in banking sector.  His expertise lies in corporate credit, loan syndication, human resources issues and others.

Sania and Hingis Win US Open Doubles Title

13.9.2015: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis added another feather to their cap by winning the US women’s double title.  They defeated Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova.  This is the second grand slam of the season for the duo after the Wimbledon championships.  This is a memorable tourney for the Indian as Leander won the mixed double trophy and Sania won the Women’s doubles title.

Narsingh Pancham Yadav won Bronze Medal at World Wrestling Championships

13.9.2015: Wrester Narsingh Yadav won a bronze medal at World Wrestling Championships. He won the medal in freestyle 74 kg category.  This is the only medal for India at the tournament.  Narsingh also booked a berth for himself for Rio Games 2016 with this medal.

Google to Provide free WiFi to Indian Railway Travelers

13.9.2015: Project Nilgiri is to deliver free WiFi access to nearly 400 railway stations in India.  Google and Indian Railways are partners for this project.  The travelers of Indian railways will be provided with high speed internet connection by Google.  A onetime pass word is sent over SMS to the mobile of the travelers after verification and then they can access the internet.  WiFi hotspots will be set in railway station in four months from now in the first phase of the project.

LED Bulbs to be provided at Rs. 44 under DELP

13.9.2015:  Government of India is planning to provide LED bulbs at a cheaper price under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme.  The retail price of the LED bulbs presently is Rs. 300 and these will be provided for Rs. 44 under the programme. This is to encourage the use of good quality bulbs.