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NDA & CDS 2017 Exams: Important Facts of September 2017

The article covers all the important events of national and international importance, persons in news and sports of September 2017. They are useful for the upcoming NDA & CDS Exams.

Oct 10, 2017 16:02 IST
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NDA & CDS 2017 Exams: Current Affairs Recap – September 2017
NDA & CDS 2017 Exams: Current Affairs Recap – September 2017

For the benefit of NDA & NA (II) 2017 Exam as well as CDS  (II) Exam 2017 aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in September 2017. They are as follows –

National & States

• Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched this scheme to provide last mile power connectivity to all rural and urban households - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya

• A multi-agency exercise Pralay Sahayam was recently conducted on - the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad

• The rank of India in the recently released Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18 is - 40th

• Mobile app launched by Union Government for Divyangs - Divyang Sarathi

• Web portal launched by the Union Government for effective implementation of National Child Labour Project – PENCIL

• Ship that was recently commissioned into Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai - INS Tarasa

• Scheme approved by Union Government which comes under the purview of Internal Security Scheme - Modernisation of State Police Forces (MPF) Scheme

• The 190th Gunners Day was celebrated on - 28 September 2017

• The India International Science Festival 2017 will be held in October 2017 in – Chennai

• This Indian state has become the first in the world to launch electric bus service at an altitude of 13 thousand feet – Himachal Pradesh

• India's first indigenously built Scorpene submarine which was delivered to Indian Navy recently - INS Kalvari

• This state has become the first one in India to set up family welfare committees – Tripura

• The Andhra Pradesh Government inked an MoU with a US-based company to introduce futuristic Hyperloop transportation system in – Amravati

• NITI Aayog on 5 September 2017 launched the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at - Kuposhan Mukt Bharat

• The bank that for the first time was identified as the Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) by RBI in its latest release of 2017 is – HDFC Bank

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World Events

• The country that recently enacted world's strictest ban on plastic bags is - Kenya

• Scheme launched in Melaka, Malaysia to promote the concept of energy efficiency - UJALA

• Joint military exercise “DRUZBA 2017” began recently between - Pakistan and Russia

• A naval exercise named SLINEX 20117 is being held near Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal. The other country take part in the exercise along with India is - Sri Lanka

• As per a recent report, the storm that is going to be the most expensive weather disaster in the history of the United States of America is - Hurricane Harvey

• The US and UAE joint military exercise that began in Abu Dhabi - Iron Union 5

• The 51st International Literacy Day was celebrated globally with this theme - Literacy in a Digital World

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Persons in News

• She has been elected as the first full-time woman Defence Minister of India - Nirmala Sitharaman

• India on 16 September 2017 mourned the passing of this iconic 1965 Indo-Pak war hero, the first-ever Marshal of the Indian Air Force - Arjan Singh

• The woman weightlifting player from India who in September 2017 won a gold medal in 44kg weight category in the Commonwealth Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting championships held at Gold Coast, Australia is - Konsam Ormila Devi

• The IPS officer appointed as the Director-General of the National Investigation Agency is - Y C Modi

• Winner of 2017 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize - Maryna Viazovska

• Head of the recently constituted Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council - Bibek Debroy

• The Indian scientist chosen for the 2017 Von Hippel Award is - C N R Rao

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Sports

• The player who won the 2017 BWF Korean Open Super Series Women’s Singles title is - PV Sindhu

• The athlete chosen as the first Indian to be picked as representative of the International Boxing Association for the IOC Athletes’ Forum is - Mary Kom

• This Indian shuttler won the women's singles Under-19 title at the Belgian Junior Open badminton tournament - Vaishnavi Jakka Reddy

• The winner of the women's singles of U.S. Open Grand Slam Carrom tournament is - Tejasvi Duduka

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