|International Day of Peace 2017 observed across the world||21 September 2017|
|Cabinet approves additional investment towards supplementary nutrition for Anganwadi children||21 September 2017|
|Government to introduce 'Food Street' at global food fair in New Delhi||21 September 2017|
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Mehrishi was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi. Several dignitaries including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present at the occasion.
The President of United States, Donald Trump has issued a new travel ban that includes North Korea, Venezuela and Chad in the list of eight countries. Trump cited reasons such as poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities for including the nations on the travel ban list.
The award citation noted Rao’s immense work on novel functional materials, including nanomaterials (having particles of nanoscale dimensions), graphene (the strongest and thinnest material) and 2D materials, superconductivity, and colossal magnetoresistance (change in electrical resistance of a material in a magnetic field).
Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has taken over as the 13th Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, succeeding Shashi Kant Sharma, who had held the post since 2013. Mehrishi was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi.
A new underground water treatment plant was inaugurated at Sadhutilla, in southern part of Agartala, Tripura with the support of the state Urban Development department. The plant has been designed to treat surface water and deep tube wells and it will start by treating underground water collected through six deep tube wells of the Sadhutilla locality.
For the purpose of the multi-agency exercise, Hussain Sagar Lake was transformed into urban colonies partly submerged under water, post heavy showers in the city. A large number of dummy structures depicting multi-storied buildings and houses with stranded people, power stations, educational institutes etc., were erected in the lake in an inundated condition.
However, the event overlaps with the Asian Championship in Vietnam, which is scheduled from 2 November to 12 November 2017. If Mary Kom is selected for the tournament after trials later in September 2017, her participation at the IOC event would become uncertain.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya’ to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. The scheme would provide subsidy on electrical equipments such as transformers, meters and wires.
The Project will experiment and endeavour to formulate and implement appropriate Science and Technology (S&T) interventions for sustainable development through cluster approach in Uttarakhand. The project has been inspired by teachings and ideals of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay whose birth centenary falls in the year 2017.
The Calcutta Football League is the football league system where several football clubs of the Indian city of Kolkata participate. It currently consists of seven-tier pyramid system. The CFL is conducted by the Indian Football Association (IFA) with 157 mostly Kolkata based clubs and units.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set for a fourth term in office after her centre right CDU/CSU won a projected 33 percent of the vote in the recently conducted federal elections, making it the largest party in the Bundestag with an estimated 218 seats.
The study titled Thresholds of catastrophe in the Earth system was recently published in the international scientific journal Science Advances. The study was conducted by Daniel H. Rothman, professor of geophysics at MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. It said that in the past 540 million years, the Earth has seen five mass extinction events.
The policy seeks to assign risks among the government, developers and financial institutions and to those who can manage them the best besides leveraging underutilized and un-utilized private and public lands towards meeting the Housing for All target by 2022.
India has announced a collaboration with Russia to build a nuclear plant in Bangladesh. The move is the first initiative under the Indo-Russia deal to undertake atomic energy projects in the third-world nations. It will also be India's first atomic energy venture abroad.
Fifty countries on 20 September 2017 inked United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela. Fifty states as different as Indonesia and Ireland had put their names to the treaty; others can sign later if they like. Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican also have already ratified the treaty, which needs 50 ratifications to take effect among the nations that back it.
The Himachal Pradesh government has launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis.
Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela. Fifty states as different as Indonesia and Ireland had put their names to the treaty; others can sign later if they like. Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican also have already ratified the treaty, which needs 50 ratifications to take effect among the nations that back it.
INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. The development marks a major milestone in Indian Navy's submarine programme as the vessel is expected to bolster India's maritime prowess.
Born on 1 January 1935, Shakila was an Indian actress. She was best known for her roles in Guru Dutt's films Aar Paar (1954) and CID. (1956). She also starred with Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta's China Town (1962).
Born in Paris, she was the only child of Louise Madelaine Berthe and Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal. She joined the family business when she was just 15 and inherited L'Oreal group empire when her father died in 1957.
Mustapha had negotiated and helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls from Chibok kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group. He will be bestowed with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony taking place in Geneva on 2 October 2017.The The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called him “a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in North East Nigeria”.
The first of the Scorpene class submarines INS Kalvari was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) on 21 September 2017. The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. INS Kalvari, named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, is equipped with state of the art technology
The International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21 September 2017 with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu announced that the state will be declared ODF by March 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, over 2 Lakh toilet pits were dug on 17 September with the intention of turning them into at least one lakh toilets by 2 October.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 September 2017 approved Home Ministry’s proposal for extension of the time period of the "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" - Udaan scheme till 31 December 2018 without any modification and cost escalation.
The Centre is planning to start helicopter and smaller aircraft services to hilly areas, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands under the second phase of UDAN scheme. The government had announced increasing viability gap funding for helicopter operators and allowing smaller planes, among other concessions, under the regional air connectivity scheme in August 2017.
This revamped programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. It will impact the entire sports ecosystem including infrastructure, community sports, coaching and sports economy.
As per the Dentists Act, 1948, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and then the election of four or two members from Part B to the State Dental Councils. However, it lost relevance.
The qualifying round will continue till 29 September 2017. The second round will be held from 30th October to 3rd of November, the third round from 20 to 24 November 2017; while the fourth round will be held from 4th to 6th of December and fifth round will be held from 18th to 20th of December.
Modernisation of the Presses will enable the presses to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country. This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.