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September 2018 Current Affairs

Scientists identify 27 distinct types of human emotions

Sep 10, 2017
A new study has identified 27 distinct types of emotions, challenging the long-held assumption that our feelings fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 September 2017

Sep 9, 2017
The new species belongs to the Labeo genus and has been named as Labeo filiferus. The name filiferus was taken from Latin and refers to the very long dorsal fin of the species.

NASA captures images of strongest Solar Flare in 12 years

Sep 9, 2017
Sun emitted two strong solar flares. The first flare is classified as an X2.2 flare and the second is an X9.3 flare.

New species of edible fish found in Pampa river in Kerala

Sep 9, 2017
The Labeo filiferus was found to be distinct from the other species of the genus in its features including black coloured body and fins, prominent barbels, smaller eyes, longer snout and elongated dorsal and anal fins.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 8 September 2017

Sep 8, 2017
Viveck Goenka was unanimously elected as the Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI), succeeding Riyad Mathew of the Malayala Manorama group. Prior to this, Goenka was serving as the Vice-Chairman of PTI.

South Asian Women Development Forum to organise summit at Kathmandu

Sep 8, 2017
The South Asian Women Development Forum would be organising ‘Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit’ on 11 September 2017 at Kathmandu, Nepal.

India refuses to sign Bali Declaration over Rohingya issue

Sep 8, 2017
India reiterated its stance that the purpose of convening the Parliamentary forum was to arrive at mutual consensus for implementation of sustainable development goal, which requires inclusive and broad-based development processes.

Inder Jit Singh appointed as Chairperson of NACWC

Sep 8, 2017
Established on 29 April 2017, National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention was set up as an office of the Cabinet Secretariat to fulfil the obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Gujarat state, GCMMF, Dairies sign MoU to prevent malnutrition among Anganwadi children

Sep 8, 2017
The Women & Child Welfare Department of the Gujarat Government, Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and three leading dairies have signed a joint MOU to save Anganwadi children from malnutrition.

Indo-US joint military training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2017

Sep 8, 2017
Exercise Yudh Abhyas is one of the largest joint military training and defence corporation programme between India and US.

Johnson & Johnson India introduces paternity leave

Sep 8, 2017
Mothers are allowed up to 26 weeks of maternity leave since the past six years as per the company's Global Parental Leave approach.

ICAR to undertake major research works on agriculture with World Bank fund

Sep 8, 2017
The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be undertaking major research works on agriculture this year with the World Bank fund of 1100 crore rupees.

International Literacy Day observed globally

Sep 8, 2017
The 51st International Literacy Day was celebrated across the world on 8 September 2017 with the theme ‘Literacy in a Digital World’.

Andhra Pradesh signs MoU for Hyperloop between Vijaywada and Amravati

Sep 8, 2017
If everything goes as planned, this will be the first Hyperloop project to be implemented in India.

Viveck Goenka elected as Chairman of PTI

Sep 8, 2017
Viveck Goenka presently serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Express Group, the most widespread newspaper publishing groups of India.

Morning Current Affairs: 8 September 2017

Sep 8, 2017
The Blue Whale Challenge culminates on Day 50 with a direction to the player to commit suicide. The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the link to the challenge keeps changing.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 September 2017

Sep 7, 2017
NITI Aayog has constituted an Expert Task Force, chaired by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, with an aim to create new jobs by enhancing India’s export.

Centre to states: Focus on early implementation of PPP based smart city projects

Sep 7, 2017
The Union government has asked the states to focus on the early implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) based smart city projects.

Gujarat Chief Minister flags off 'Narmada Mahotsav Yatra'

Sep 7, 2017
The 10-day long Narmada Mahotsav Yatra was flagged off by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Surendranagar district. It would culminate at Dabhoi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be addressing the gathering.

India and Sri Lanka begin Joint Naval Exercise SLINEX 2017 at Visakhapatnam

Sep 7, 2017
SLINEX 2017 focuses on fleet work, seamanship, communication, replenishment at sea, Visit Board Search and Seize (VBSS) operations as well as helicopter operations.

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