Today (2nd Saturday of September) is World First Aid Day.
- This is an annual campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives.
- IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) presented the World First Aid Day in 2000.
- Each year, more than 100 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world organize events and ceremonies to raise awareness of how first aid can save lives in situations of everyday life and crisis.
Today (12 September) is the United Nations Day for South-South cooperation.
India and Pakistan have agreed to jointly solve today sensitive issues such as ceasefire violations and cross-border infiltrations through the timely exchange of information, including email and telephone.
- At the conclusion of the negotiations of borders at the bilateral DG in New Delhi, the two sides also inked some new CBMs (confidence and strengthening security) and signed a joint record of discussions emphasized the need for ensure the safety and well-being of their border populations.
Governing the actions of the Popular Party of Singapore (PAP) won a decisive victory in the general election.
- Leader of the People’s Action Party (PAP): Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister) Anchor
Awards and Recognition
The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), London conferred G Satheesh Reddy, scientific advisor to the defense minister, with 2015 Silver Medal of the Society for the work by contributing to major advances or contributions in aerospace.
- It is one of the leading experts in navigation technology and avionics.
- Note: Reddy is the first Defence Scientist working in India to be honored with the prestigious “Silver Medal” of the Company.
The Royal Aeronautical Society, established in 1866, honored the most deserving in the global aerospace industry since 1909, when Wilbur and Orville Wright came to London to receive the first gold medal of the Company. Honoring efficient aerospace world has become a permanent tradition of the Company.
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Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis lifts mixed doubles trophy.
- Note: Paes has now won nine Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles, surpassing the record of compatriot and former partner Mahesh Bhupathi eight titles.
Google and the Indian Railways have partnered to offer free wireless high speed in 400 railway stations in the country through Google Fiber, according to a latest report TelecomTalk.
Awards and Recognition
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is the only leader of Indian origin in the Fortune list of 50 most powerful women in business, which was topped by General Motors CEO Mary Barra.
- India-born Nooyi is ranked second on the list, moving up a notch its third position last year.
Top 10 persons in the list
- 1 – Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
- 2nd – Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi
- 3rd – Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM
- 4th – Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin
- 5th – Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont
- 6 – Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity Investments
- 7 – Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HP)
- 8 – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
- 9 – Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of mondelēz international
- 10th – Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics
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