6th & 7th September important current affairs / Gk / GA: China and Pakistan launched Joint air exercise “Shaheen(Eagle)-4” in china.

  • It is fourth edition of air exercise between the air forces of both countries.
  • It was launched as part of a series of military exchange programmes between two countries.
  • In Exercise, Chinese contingent was represented by fighter jets, fighter bombers and early warning planes. Pakistani counterpart included fighter jets and early warning planes.

Badarpur – Faridabad Metro inaugurated by PM Modi.

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Badarpur-Faridabad Metro in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR).
  • The metro corridor will connect the national capital with the satellite town and give impetus to economic growth in the region by fast transportation of people.

G-20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors held at Ankara in Turkey.

  • The meeting was held for two days on 4 September and 5 September 2015.
  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Raghuram Rajan represented the India at meeting.

About G20 :

  • G20 was constituted in 1999 as a meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis.
  • In 2008, the first G20 Leaders Summit was held, and the group played a key role in responding to the global financial crisis.
  • Its members are US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the UK, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, and the European Union.

Aandha Pradesh top in e-transactions, ; AP govt rechrishtened AP State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA).

  • ‘e-Pragati’ is a comprehensive framework for implementing e-governance and provides e-services to citizens of Andhra Pradesh, according to an official release.
  • With e-Pragati, Andhra Pradesh becomes the first state in India to conceive and execute state-wide enterprise architecture, the release claimed.
  • Union Govt give its approval to implement OROP for ex-servicemen.
  • Under OROP, ex-servicemen of same rank and same length of service will get uniform pension regardless of retirement date with effect from 01/07/2014.
  • it will benefit all three services- Army, Navy and Air Force.

G20 launches W20, an engagement grouping of women leaders in order to push for gender inclusive global economic growth.

  • W20 was launched in the on-going G-20 Summit of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Ankara under the Turkish Presidency.

About W20 :

  • Gulden Turktan from Turkey is the first President of W20 forum.
  • W20 group would 20 women leaders from G20 nations.
  • It will work as an outreach group to promote gender inclusiveness in economic growth process by empowering women.
  • W20 first summit will be hosted by Istanbul in October 2015 after all member countries appoint their respective nominees.

Shane Watson, Australian cricketer and all rounder announced his retirement from International Test Cricket.

  • He announced his retirement at the end of Ashes opener at Cardiff, which was won by England by 169 runs. In this match Watson had made 30 runs and failed to take a wicket.
  • He made his international debut in international cricket in 2002, played his first ODI against South Africa.
  • In 2010 he was conferred with Allan Border Medal and again in 2011.
  • He is only the second player (after Ricky Ponting) to win back-to back Allan Border Medals.

Italian Grand Prix 2015 :  Lewis Hamilton wins 2015 Italian Grand prix of formula one.

  • It was his seventh victory of the season.
  • 1st position: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes
  • 2nd position: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari
  • 3rd position: Felipe Massa (Brazil) of Williams.

Asian Championships 2015 : Indian boxer Vikas Krishan wins silver medal in 75 Kg category.

  • The championship is being held in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • In the final match of 75kg weight category, Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev defeated him by 0-2 score.
  • In this edition of Asian Championships, Vikas only has won silver medal for India.
  • Shiva Thapa (56kg), Devendro Singh (49kg) and Satish Kumar (91kg) won bronze medal each in their respective category.


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