Current Affairs India - 23-24 September 2016

1. India has been ranked at 143rd among 188 countries by a global study on a range of health indicators due to various challenges, including mortality rates, malaria hygiene and air pollution. Iceland leads the ranking followed by Singapore, and Sweden.


2. The Centre has appointed Madhusudan Sahoo as chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. He is currently a member of the Competition Commission of India.


3. India's High Commissioner to UK Navtej Sarna was appointed as Ambassador to the US.


4. Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, acquired 100% shareholding in Zhongshan Ma Er Daily Products to boost its presence in the fast-growing toiletries and liquid detergent space in south China.


5. Two Indian forest officials, Sanjay Dutta and Ritesh Sarothiya, have been chosen for the 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards.


6. India origin physician and author Abraham Varghes won National Humanities Medal, America-s highest humanities Award.


7. The Indian Army participated in a joint training operation in the Uttarakhand hills with US troops as a part of Youdh Abhyas 2016.


8. Technology giant Apple has partnered with e-commerce company Flipkart to sell its latest smartphones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India from October this year.


9. Patanjali Ayurved Managing Director and primary stakeholder Acharya Balkrishna has been placed in the Forbes' 'India's 100 Richest People' list for the first time with a net worth of USD 2.5 billion.


10. Famous Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saaran Sharma passed away. He was 92. He was a Pioneer in radio plays in All India Radio and was awarded with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2007 for his contribution to theatre.