22 September 2015 Current Affair Updates | Daily GK Download

 1. Mariko Kipchumba of Kenya won the annual Beijing International Marathon 2015. In women’s competition, Ethiopian runner Betelhem Cherenet won.

2. According to recruitment platform MyHiringClub.com’s Worldwide IT Salary 2015 survey, India was ranked 7th on the list of lowest paymasters for information technology (IT) managers. In India a mid-level IT manager draws an average salary of USD 41,213. Bulgaria topped the list with a meagre USD 25,680, followed by Vietnam (2nd), Thailand (3rd) and Indonesia (4th). At the other end of the spectrum, when it comes to countries that pay out the best IT salaries, Switzerland again topped the list with an average annual remuneration of USD 1,71,465. It is followed by Belgium (2nd), Denmark (3rd), the US (4th) and the UK (5th).

3. Lower commodity prices are unlikely to narrow India's current account deficit, Standard Chartered has said, while revising its Current Account Deficit (CAD) forecast for the fiscal to 1.5% from 1.1% of GDP earlier. It has also revised down its fiscal year 2015-2016 balance-of-payments (BoP) surplus forecast to $31.7 billion from $48.5 billion. Standard Chartered expects capital inflows of $64 billion in this financial year, down from its previous estimate of $75 billion.

4. China launched the rocket, Long March-6, successfully from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in North China's Shanxi Province which carried 20 micro-satellites into the space for space tests. The new 29.3 metres high rocket, is China's first carrier rocket that uses fuel which is free of toxicity and pollution.

5. Czech Republic defeated India 3-1 in the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie, which was played at Delhi’s R.K. Khanna Stadium. The defeat means that India will remain in the Asia-Oceania Group 1 for next year’s competition while the top seeds and three-time Champions Czech Republic regained their place in the elite-16 nation World Group.

22 September 2015 Current Affair Updates | Daily GK Download
22 September 2015 Current Affair Updates | Daily GK Download

6. Jagmohan Dalmiya, former President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), passed away in Kolkata. He was 75. He became BCCI president in 2001 and continued till 2004.

7. The Telangana government has decided to enhance the relief amount being paid to families of farmers who committed suicide due to farm distress to 6 lakh rupees from the present one lakh fifty thousand rupees.

8. World no. one Chinese Cheng Long defeated Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram 21-14, 21-13 in the final to win the singles title of 2015 Korea Open Badminton tournament at Seoul. For Cheng, it is the sixth trophy of the season.

9. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and actor Jeffrey Tambor won the Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Lead female and male actor category in a Comedy Series at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. “Game of Thrones” (HBO) won Best Drama Series and ''Veep'' won Best Comedy Series award.

10. Raman Agarwal has been appointed the new Chairman of Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC). FIDC is a Representative-cum-Self Regulatory Organisation of Non-Banking Finance Companies and associated with asset-financing.
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