Current Affairs 16th September, 2015: Swetha Prabhakaran won the White House Award, the Champion of Change

Current Affairs 16th September, 2015:  Swetha Prabhakaran won the White House Award, the Champion of Change

Swetha Prabhakaran won the White House Award, the Champion of Change

16.9.2015: Indian origin girl Swetha Prabhakaran is chosen for the prestigious champions of Change, White House Award, 2015. Swetha is only 15 and is the founder of nonprofit organization Everybody Code Now.  The organization collections funds for Science Technology Engineering and Math activities.  The award is presented to her in recognition of her efforts for empowering the community through her organization.  Thousands of dollars were raised by her.

Seema Malhotra, Lisa Nandy Appointed for Shadow Cabinet in US

16.9.2015: Indian origin British Member of Parliament, Seema Malhotra and Lisa Nandy are appointed to the shadow cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn.  Nandy is appointed as shadow secretary for energy and climate change.  Malhotra is appointed as shadow chief secretary for Treasury.  Seema Malhotra became the Member of Parliament in 2011 from Feltham and Heston.

Ashok Alexander Sridharan is the First Person of Indian Origin to Elected as Mayor of Bonn

16.9.2015: Ashok Alexander Sridharan became the first person of Indian origin to be elected as mayor of Bonn in Germany from an immigrant background.  He belongs to Christian Democratic Union of Germany.  This is the first time in the last 21 years that a candidate from CDU won the Bonn Mayoral Elections.

Narsingh Pancham Yadav won Bronze Medal at World Wrestling Championships

16.9.2015: Narsingh Pancham Yadav won the bronze medal at World Wrestling Championships in USA.  He won the medal in 74 kg Freestyle category.  He defeated Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France to win the bronze. Silver medal was won by Unurbat Purevjav of Mangolia who earlier defeated Narsingh Pancham Yadav.

Floyd Mayweather Jr, American Boxer Announced Retirement

16.9.2015: Floyd Mayweather Jr, the American boxer announced his retirement from Boxing.  His announcement of retirement came shortly after defeating Andre Berto in Welterweight World Championships in Las Vegas.  He never lost a game since 1996.  His 19 year old career in boxing is now ended with a win.

Krishna, Godavari Rivers Interlinked in Andhra Pradesh

16.9.2015: Andhra Pradesh created history by interlinking two major rivers in the state Krishna and Godavari. This is to provide water for farmers of Krishna Delta.  Around 80 TMC Godavari water is diverted into Krishna River via a canal.