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September 2016 Current Affairs

International Translation Day observed across the world

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

This is the annual event for the translation community and event is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums across the world.

Patna High Court quashes Bihar Prohibition of Liquor Act

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The court in its verdict said that the notification is ultra vires to the Constitution, hence it is not enforceable.

Railways Ministry launches various Railways Services

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

These Railways services include Liberalised station to station special freight rates policy and Policy providing sub quota of 33% to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units.

Union Government launched Progress Panchayat to reach out to minority community

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The programme was kick started by Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from Mewat region of Haryana.

West Bengal government decides to install Monorail

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Earlier in 2009, the left government led by Buddhadeb Bhattacharya signed a similar MoU with a private firm for monorail project, which never fructified.

Tirupati Airport awarded Best Tourist Friendly Airport

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The State Annual Tourism Excellence Awards under various segments of Travel and Tourism Industry are awarded by Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Union Government notifies constitution of Monetary Policy Committee

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Members of the Monetary Policy Committee appointed by the Union Government will hold office for a period of four years, with immediate effect or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Shakti Sinha appointed as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The appointment of Shakti Sinha as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library has put to rest the controversy sparked by the inclusion of his name to the post.

Myntra appoints Dipanjan Basu as Chief Financial Officer

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Previously, Dipanjan Basu served as the Chief Finance & Operating Officer for Wipro’s Digital & Consulting Business where he was responsible in building and setting up new businesses, M&A and investments in startups.

Union Government decides to raise EPFO Investment in ETF from 5 to 10 per cent

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In the last one year, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has invested 6577 crore rupees. The investment yielded a good return of 13.24 per cent.

Telugu writer Prof Kalakaluri Enoch conferred 29th Moortidevi Award

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He was awarded for his novel Ananta Jeevanam that is thought-provoking and contemplative as it depicts the struggle of the weak, the downtrodden and the common man of Rayalaseema.

R Subramania Kumar appointed Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Union Government appointed R Subramania Kumar, Executive Director, Indian Bank as Executive Director, Indian Overseas Bank with effect from his taking over the charge of the Indian Overseas Bank and up to 21 January 2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Infosys launches e-commerce platform Skava Commerce

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The platform can help brick-and-mortar retailers to quickly launch new offerings, improve conversion rates of traffic coming from digital channels without making large investments upfront.

Union Cabinet approves ratification of Paris Agreement

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

With its decision to ratify the Agreement, India will be one of the key countries that will be instrumental in bringing the Paris Agreement into force.

WHO declares Region of the Americas as Measles free

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

With this, the Americas became the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death.

Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across Line of Control

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The motive of the operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into the Indian Territory.

Indian women's Kabaddi team wins gold in Asian Beach Games

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In the summit clash played at Bien Dong Park in Danang, Vietnam, the Indian team defeated Thailand 41-31. This was fifth gold in succession for the Indian team.

Cuba and Russia sign agreement on Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The deal was signed on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna.

Union Cabinet approves India-Singapore MoU in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

It includes exchange of best practices, experiences and knowledge on Intellectual Property awareness among the public, businesses and educational institutions of both countries.

Union Government approves1269 crore rupees for drought affected Maharashtra

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Out of the total amount, around 589 crore rupees will be supplementary assistance for damage to Kharif crops and over 679 crore rupees for Rabi crops.

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The baby was born using the new and controversial technology, called mitochondrial donation, which incorporates DNA from three persons. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his parents, and a small amount of genetic code from a donor.

CCEA approves implementation of Project SAKSHAM

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

IT project Saksham will help integrate system of Central Board of Excise and Customs with the GST network before the roll out in April 2017.

Four SAARC member countries including India decided to boycott the Summit in Islamabad

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

India was the first nation to boycott the summit conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increased cross-border terrorist attacks in the region is not conducive to successful holding of Summit.

Union Cabinet approves closure of Hindustan Cables Limited

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Total cash infusion for closure of company will be 1309.90 crore rupees and non-cash infusion of 3467.15 crore rupees in the form of conversion into equity of Government of India's loan (including interest) outstanding as on 30 September 2016.

ISRO signs MoU with Telangana to provide digital classes

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

As per the MoU, the ISRO’s Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU) will work with the state government to disseminate educational content using satellite technology.

World Maritime Day observed with theme Shipping: Indispensable to the World

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

According to the UNCTAD, around 80 percent of global trade by volume and over 70 percent of global trade by value are carried by sea and are handled by ports worldwide.

Former Australian cricketer Max Walker passes away

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Max Walker earned a place in the Australian cricket team in 1973 and represented his country in the sport until injury ended his career in 1981.

NASA spots possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sep 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Using ultraviolet images taken by Hubble, a space telescope that was launched in 1990, the potential plumes were seen around the southern edge of Europa and appear as dark fingers or patches of possible absorption.

Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel, dies

Sep 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In 1994, Shimon Peres won Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the peace talks that he participated in as Israeli Foreign Minister, producing the Oslo Accords.

92 percent of world’s population is breathing unhealthy air: WHO

Sep 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Maria Neira, head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, termed the report as a public health emergency and urged governments to take up measures like cutting the number of vehicles on the road and improving waste management.

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