Current Affairs : September 25, 2011

Delhi Metro: First Metro rail-based system to get Carbon Credits

  • Delhi Metro certified by the UN as the first metro rail-based system in the world to get carbon credits
  • The carbon credits offered to Delhi Metro for contributing to the fight against climate change by aiding in diminishing pollution levels in the city by 6.3 lakh tonnes annually
  • Delhi Metro assisted to remove more than 91,000 vehicles from the roads of Delhi per day
  • Thus the Metro has aided in reducing pollution and emission of green house gases as it is a totally non-polluting and environment-friendly system.

For sovereignty of Azerbaijan, India assures its support

  • India pledged its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Both the nations settled to reinforce the institutional framework b/w the 2 countries
  • Azerbaijan is considered one of the most significant spots in the world for oil exploration and development.

“Rajiv Gandhi International Prize for Technology in Education” to be conferred on Azim Premji Foundation by IGNOU

  • IGNOU to confer Rajiv Gandhi International Prize for Technology in Education upon Azim Premji Foundation
  • The first awardee for this International Prize for Technology in Education and Development is the Azim Premji Foundation
  • In its Silver Jubilee Year, The Rajiv Gandhi International Prize for Technology in Education and Development was instituted by IGNOU
  • The award carries a cash amount of 5 Lakh rupees and a citation
  • The prize to be given to an individual/institution that has made noteworthy contributions in education chiefly educational technology, for progress in developing countries across the world.

Tehri Garhwal all set to become FIRST Himalayan site to set up a wind energy farm

  • Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand all set to become the first Himalayan site, where the state government has given its nod to set up a wind energy farm on a hill top with the help of Central Government
  • A notification to this effect has already been issued for producing 2.4 megawatt of wind power
  • The Project funded by centre aims to exploit wind energy in the state

Makau, Kenyan runner sets new world record in men’s marathon

  • Kenyan runner Patrick Makau set a new world record for the men’s marathon
  • Makau won the Berlin race in 2 hours 3 minutes and 38 seconds, breaking the previous record set in the same marathon in 2008 by the Ethiopian Haile Gebrsalassie

Britain backs India’s bid for permanent membership of UNSC

  • Britain supported India’s proposal to get permanent membership of the UNSC
  • The support came at a meeting between External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his British counterpart William Hague who met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly

Japan Open, Men’s Singles Badminton Title: Chen Long

  • Chen Long from China shocked World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to win the men’s singles badminton title at the Japan Open

Japan Open, Women’s Singles Badminton Title: Wang Yihan

  • In the Japan Open’s women’s singles final, Chinese World champion and No. 1 Wang Yihan won the finale
  • She won the same tournament in 2008 and 2009 also

 

Singapore Formula One Grand Prix won by Red Bull Driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany

  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany won the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore

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