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September 2013 Current Affairs

Union Cabinet Approved Proposal for Multi-Sectoral Programme Addressing Maternal and Child Care

Published on: 25-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The Union Cabinet on 24 September 2013 approved the proposal for implementation of the multi-sectoral programme in the 12th Five Year Plan.

Chinese Paddler Liu Shiwen won 2013 Women's Table Tennis World Cup

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

Chinese paddler Liu Shiwen on 23 September 2013 won women’s table tennis World Cup after defeating teammate Wu Yang

The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2013 Received President’s Assent

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

The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 23 September 2013.

Scientists of Indian Origin discovered Universal Flu Vaccine

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

A team led by a scientist of Indian origin made a roadmap to develop universal flu vaccine

The Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013 Received President’s Assent

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 23 September 2013.

Nelson Mandela Honoured with Humanitarian Achievement Award

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 84 people agreed

Former South African President Nelson Mandela on 22 September 2013 presented with a humanitarian achievement award.

The Waqf (Amendment) Bill, 2013 Received The Assent of the President of India

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 76 people agreed

The Waqf (Amendment) Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 23 September 2013.

Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, Colombian Writer Died at 90

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, an award-winning Colombian poet, essayist and novelist influential throughout the Spanish-speaking world, died on 23 September 2013.

Rock Wrens, the Near Extinct Songbird Species, Made a Comeback through Conservation Project

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Rock Wrens, most distinct songbird species made a comeback from extinction because of the New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) project.

Exclusive Cell set up by Sikkim Government to Monitor Social Media Content

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Sikkim government set up an exclusive cell in the police department to engage with the public on social media on a regular basis

Apollo Hospitals and Saarum Innovations Formed JV for First Commercial Bio-Bank of India

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Apollo Hospitals and Saarum Innovations formed a JV for establishing Sapien Biosciences, the first commercial bio bank of India.

Aadhar Card Not Mandatory for Government Benefits: Supreme Court of India

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

The Supreme Court of India on 23 September 2013 held that Aadhaar cards or Unique Identification number (UID) will not be mandatory for availing services.

First Hawk Mk-132 Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Delivered to Indian Navy

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on 23 September 2013 delivered the first Hawk Mk-132 advanced jet trainer aircraft to the Indian Navy in Bangalore.

Delhi Government Issued Guidelines to Rely Only on ELISA Test for Dengue Confirmation

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The Government of Delhi on 23 Sept 2013 advised the hospitals to rely only on the ELISA Test for confirmation of dengue.

G20 Summit 2013 took Place in St. Petersburg, Russia

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 110 people agreed

The G20 Leaders' Summit took place in St. Petersburg on 5-6 September 2013 presided by Russia

Egypt Court Banned Muslim Brotherhood

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The Egypt Court on 23 September 2013 banned the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country.

Al-Shabab, a Somali Terrorist Group Attacked the Westgate Mall in Kenyan Capital Nairobi

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Armed terrorists allied with al-Shabab, a Somali group loyal to al-Qaeda attacked the Westgate Mall in Kenyan capital of Nairobi on 21 September 2013.

TRAI Cautioned Banks and Financial Institutions against Use of Unregistered Telemarketers

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

TRAI on 23 September 2013 warned all the banks as well as financial institutions of India against the unregistered telemarketers.

Cambodia Parliament Approved New Five Year Term for Hun Sen as Prime Minister

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Cambodia's Parliament on 23 September 2013 approved a new five-year term for long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen.

IICA Signed MoU with BSE for Development of India’s First CSR Index

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Indian Institution of Corporate Affairs signed an MoU with Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. in Mumbai on 23 September 2013 for developing CSR index.

Bunker Roy and Malala Yousafzai Selected for Clinton Global Citizens Awards

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Bunker Roy and Pakistan's teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai on 23 September 2013 declared as winners of the 2013's Clinton Global Citizens Awards.

Justice Vangala Eswaraiah Appointed as The Chairperson of NCBC

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

Government of India appointed Justice Vangala Eswaraiah the Chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) on 23 September 2013.

RBI Announced Committee to Frame Vision for Financial Inclusion

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 115 people agreed

RBI on 23 September 2013 announced the appointment of a Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households.

TRAI Released a Consultation Paper on USSD-Based Mobile Banking Services

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

TRAI released a Consultation Paper on USSD-based Mobile Banking Services for Financial Inclusion on 23 September 2013.

India and China Signed 15 MoUs for Procuring 338 Million USD Indian Products

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

India and China on 23 September 2013 signed 15 MoUs for procurement of Indian products worth value of 338 million US Dollar.

Resolution Adopted By the National Integration Council in 16th Meeting

Published on: 24-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

The resolution was adopted by the National Integration Council in its 16th Meeting held in New Delhi on 23 September 2013.

Second Meeting of the India-Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation held in Lesotho

Published on: 23-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The second meeting of the India-Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation (JBCC) was held during 12-13 September 2013 in Maseru

Typhoon Usagi hit Shanwei City in China

Published on: 23-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Typhoon Usagi killed several people after crashing ashore in southern China on 23 September 2013

Three Members Resigned from National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)

Published on: 23-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Three expert members- Rajendra Singh, Ravi Chopra and Rashid Siddiqui resigned from the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) on 20 September 2013.

Jiyo Parsi Scheme Launched by The Government of India

Published on: 23-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 97 people agreed

Jiyo Parsi, the Central Sector Scheme for containing population decline of Parsis in India launched on 23 September 2013 by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

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