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September 2013 Current Affairs

United Nations Security Council Voted to Eliminate Syria's Chemical Weapons

Published on: 28-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

UNSC on 27 September 2013 approved unanimously a resolution with binding obligations on the Syrian government to eliminate its chemical weapons.

Ravindra Kumar Elected as President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS)

Published on: 28-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

Ravindra Kumar, Editor of The Statesman was elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2013-14 on 27 September 2013

World Rabies Day Observed on 28 September

Published on: 28-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

World Rabies Day observed on 28 September 2013 across the world to spread the awareness about Rabies disease.

Iraq Ratified Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)

Published on: 28-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

Iraq Government on 27 September 2013 ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Malala Yousafzai Presented with Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award by Harvard University

Published on: 28-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 109 people agreed

 Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl presented with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award by Harvard University on 27 September 2013.

India Won Bronze in 8th Asia Cup Women Hockey Tournament

Published on: 28-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 90 people agreed

India beat China in the 8th Asia Cup Women hockey tournament at Kuala Lumpur to win the Bronze on 27 September 2013.

Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 Received President’s Assent

Published on: 28-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 249 people agreed

Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2013, received President's assent on 27 September 2013.

Citizens Have Right to Cast Negative Vote: Supreme Court of India

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

The Supreme Court of India on 27 September 2013 held that citizens have the right to reject all candidates contesting an election.

Sri Srinivasan was sworn in as Judge of US Court

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

Sri Srinivasan was on 26 September 2013 sworn in as judge of the US Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit

Union Ministry of Tourism Launched -777 Days of Incredible Indian Himalayas-Campaign

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

The Union Ministry of Tourism on 27 September 2013 launched a campaign to promote virgin peaks of Himalayas and make India a favoured tourist destination.

Egyptian Iron and Steel Company signed a contract with Tata Steel to boost its production

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

The Egyptian Iron and Steel Company signed on 27 September 2013 a contact with UK-based Tata Steel Consulting, a subsidiary o

India and Armenia held Political and Economic Consultations

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

India and Armenia held their seventh round of Foreign Office Consultations in New Delhi on 25-26 September 2013

Sanjay Govind Dhande Appointed as UGC Member

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Sanjay Govind Dhande, former Director of IIT Kanpur, on 27 September 2013 appointed as a member of UGC for a term of three years.

The Tomtato- Plant Which Produces Potato and Tomato, Launched in the UK

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

Horticultural mail order company Thompson & Morgan developed a plant called The TomTato, which can produce tomatoes and potatoes.

Raghuram Rajan awarded with the Fifth Deutsche Bank Prize

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 102 people agreed

Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan was awarded with the Fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013

Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2013

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Pond's Femina Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2013 in Indonesia

KC Ponnappa Took Over the Office as Chairman of Nilgiri Planters’ Association

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

KC Ponnappa, Group Manager, Kotada Estate took over as the Chairman of Nilgiri Planters’ Association (NPA) for 2013-14 on 26 September 2013.

First Ever Allard Prize for International Integrity Presented to Anna Hazare

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 78 people agreed

University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law on 25 September 2013 presented Anna Hazare with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity.

Ukraine Signed Natural Gas Production-Sharing Agreement with Exxon and Shell

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Ukraine on 26 September 2013 announced that it entered into the natural gas production-sharing agreement with Exxon and Shell.

Association of Mutual Funds in India Appointed Sundeep Sikka as Its Chairman

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) on 26 September 2013 appointed Sundeep Sikka, Reliance MF President and Chief Executive, as its Chairman.

World Tourism Day observed on 27 September

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

World Tourism Day observed on 27 September 2013 across the world to bring awareness about the importance of tourism.

G-4 Foreign Ministers Passed Resolution on Need for UNSC Reforms

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

External Affairs Ministers of G-4 nations (Brazil, Germany, Japan and India) passed resolution on need for United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms

Vidit Gujrathi Won Bronze in World Junior Chess Championship

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi won the bronze medal in the World Junior Chess Championship (U 20) at Kocaeli, Turkey on 26 September 2013.

Department of Posts Allotted Country’s First Customized Pin Code to Supreme Court of India

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 133 people agreed

The Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of India allotted Customized Pin Code to the Supreme Court

The Government notified GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rules)

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 170 people agreed

The Union government of India on 26 September 2013 notified GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rules)

Eight Scientists Selected for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2013

Published on: 27-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 146 people agreed

Eight eminent scientists on 26 September 2013 selected for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for the year 2013.

Angela Merkel Won Third Term in German Elections

Published on: 26-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Chancellor Angela Merkel won a third term by a landslide victory in German elections on 22 September 2013.

UNICEF Released Report on Infant Mortality Rate

Published on: 26-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 290 people agreed

According to report released on 12 September 2013 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) the global Infant Mortality rate (IMR)

VGS Group completed the Design of Second LNG for Tamil Nadu

Published on: 26-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The US-based VGS Group on 25 September 2013 completed the design of its second 400 million US dollars Floating LNG Regasification Unit

Pakistan Delegation of Indus Commission visited India

Published on: 26-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

A five-member Pakistani delegation of Indus Water Commission visited India from 22 to 25 September 2013.

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