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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

09 September 2015 Current Affairs updates

09 September 2015 Current Affairs updates

✳:: International ::

Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months - calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes at about 17:30 BST.

The exact moment the Queen reaches the milestone is not known because her father, George VI, passed away in the early hours of 6 February 1952.

✳:: Miscellaneous ::

World's oldest fossil sea turtle discovered

The world's oldest fossilised turtle, dating back at least 120 million years, has been discovered
A recent study in the science journal Paleo Bios announces the discovery of a set of fossilized remains that paleontologists say come from the absolute oldest sea turtle on record.
A team of researchers at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt examined the completely preserved skeleton of a 120-million-year-old reptile, making it 25 million years older than the previously known oldest specimen.
It was during the Cretaceous period that they diversified into land and sea dwellers. Fossil proof from this time interval could be very sparse, nevertheless, and the precise time of the cut up is troublesome to confirm.
The skeleton of the fossilized sea turtle measures virtually 2 meters.
By the researchers. The fossilised turtle shells and bones are found in two major sites near the community of villa de levya in Columbia.

✳:: Business ::

Gold Monetization scheme,Get Cabinet approval
The government on Wednesday announced the launch of sovereign gold bonds and a separate gold monetization scheme in a bid to lure away Indians from buying physical gold.

Both the gold schemes announced today were part of the annual Budget proposal.

✳:: Sports ::

Novak Djokovic reaches US Open semis for 9th straight year

Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open quarterfinal was suddenly tied at a set apiece, and he tore off his shirt as he headed to the sideline. He sat, halfheartedly tried to smash his racket, then began screaming.

Hardly the first time, nor likely to be the last, that Djokovic has let out a little emotion during a match. Whatever gets you through the day, right?

Gathering himself after getting pushed around a bit by an opponent with an unconventional style, Djokovic wound up reaching the semifinals at Flushing Meadows for the ninth consecutive year with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory over 18th-seeded Feliciano Lopez that finished a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

📝Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin retires from Test cricket

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin announced his retirement from Test and domestic first-class cricket on Wednesday, joining the exodus of veteran players from the Australian side after its Ashes loss.
The 37-year-old Haddin, who didn't make his test debut until he was 30, played 66 tests, scoring 3,266 runs at an average of 32.98.