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September 2018 Current Affairs

India and Pakistan begin high-level talks on Indus Waters Treaty

Sep 15, 2017
The two-day high-level talks on technical issues of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) began between India and Pakistan in Washington, United States. The talks are a continuation of a discussion on how to safeguard the treaty for the benefit of the people in both the countries.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs and CBDT inks MoU for automatic and regular exchange of information

Sep 15, 2017
The MoU takes forward the initiative launched by the Union Government to curb the menace of shell companies, money laundering and black money in the country and prevent misuse of corporate structure by shell companies for various illegal purposes.

Morning Current Affairs: 15 September 2017

Sep 15, 2017
NASA Spacecraft Cassini on mission to explore the giant ring-world of Saturn and its menagerie of moons will end its 20 year voyage on 15 September 2017 by diving into the atmosphere of Saturn. For 13 years, the orbiter has been sending back images of its extraordinary discoveries at Saturn to Earth.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 September 2017

Sep 14, 2017
National Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India to promote Hindi as Matra Bhasha (mother tongue) of India and to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values. The day is marked by literary festivals, Hindi poetry sessions, Hindi essay writing competitions, Hindi speech contests and other events.

Gateway Awards 2017: JNPCT awarded Container Terminal of the Year 2017

Sep 14, 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) was awarded “Container Terminal of the Year” Award at the Gateway Awards 2017 that was held in Mumbai. The terminal owned by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port won the award for its proactive strategies to ease congestion, smooth delivery of containers and revamping of infrastructure to support trade amidst adverse conditions.

Harsh Vardhan launches 'Wood is Good' Campaign to promote climate-friendly resource

Sep 14, 2017
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan launched the ‘Wood is Good’ campaign to promote wood as a climate-friendly resource and substitute to materials like steel and plastic, as it is a renewable resource, having zero carbon footprint, unlike other materials that leave carbon footprint in their production.

National Hindi Diwas 2017 celebrated across India

Sep 14, 2017
The day marks the adaptation of Hindi language as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 14 September 1949. The decision of using Hindi as official language was ratified by Indian Constitution via amendment 343 which stated that all government communications will be penned in Hindi (Devanagari Script). This amendment came into effect on 26 January 1950.

Constitutional law expert Pavani Parameswara Rao dies

Sep 14, 2017
Widely considered a doyen of Constitutional Law, Rao argued a number of landmark cases before the Supreme Court. He had helped develop the argument against the legal challenge to President’s Rule in four Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, after demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992.

Indian Railways permits m-Aadhaar as ID proof for travellers

Sep 14, 2017
Aadhaar Card is issued to Indian citizens by the Union Government. It is issued and managed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 on 12 July 2016 under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). It is a document for identification.

Goa to host 36th National Games

Sep 14, 2017
The National Games of India comprises various disciplines in which sportsmen from the different states of India participate against each other. The National Games were formerly known as the Indian Olympic Games. The first Modern National Games on the lines of the Olympics were held in 1985 in New Delhi.

Morning Current Affairs: 14 September 2017

Sep 14, 2017
On the occasion of Hindi Day/Divas, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh stressed on the need for more and more use of Hindi language in official works. In his address, Singh appealed to the heads of all the Central Ministries, Departments, Offices, and Banks to use Hindi language in their official works as well as in their daily works. He said this activity will inspire other officials and staff to work in Hindi.

Niti Aayog's Rajiv Kumar resigns from DHFL board

Sep 14, 2017
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has resigned from his post of independent director in the board of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL), the third largest home loan & housing finance company in India.

Union Government plans to release Commemorative Coins to mark MG Ramachandran’s birth centenary

Sep 14, 2017
Ramachandran, affectionately called MGR by his fans, has served Tamil Nadu as its Chief Minister between 1977 and 1987. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Centre’s decision to issue commemorative coins in honour of AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran.

World Economic Forum released Human Capital Report 2017

Sep 14, 2017
The Index provides a means of measuring the quantifiable elements of the world’s talent potential so that greater attention can be focused on delivering it. The Global Human Capital Index aims to provide a holistic assessment of a country’s human capital—both current and expected—across its population. The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing and deploying their human capital potential.

India, Japan sign MoU for expansion of biotech laboratory

Sep 14, 2017
India and Japan have signed a MoU for the expansion of an international laboratory set up for a collaborative research in the area of biotechnology. The agreement was signed after the delegation-level talks between visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Delhi High-level Committee recommends proposal for monitoring buses, vans ferrying students

Sep 14, 2017
The committee was formed amid increased concern over safety of students after the alleged rape of a five-year-old girl at her school in Shahdara and the killing of a seven-year old boy in Gurugrams Ryan International. The committee will look into all safety aspects be it in transport or the conduct of the non-teaching staff.

Union Cabinet approves introduction of Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament

Sep 13, 2017
The Amendment Bill calls for increasing the maximum limit of gratuity of employees in the private sector and in Public Sector Undertakings or Autonomous Organizations under Government which are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, at par with Central Government employees. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 September 2017

Sep 13, 2017
The Supreme Court (SC) of India has ruled that the cooling period of six months for granting the decree of divorce under the 1955 Hindu law can be waived off by a trial court if there is no possibility of settlement between a couple.

Zoological Survey of India released first compendium of animal diversity in Indian Sundarbans

Sep 13, 2017
The compendium is the first consolidated and updated information of the faunal diversity of the Sundarbans. It lists over 2600 species, including the new species described from the mangrove ecosystem as well as threats faced by them due to climate change. It catalogues the entire faunal diversity of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve covering 9630 square kilometres spread over 19 blocks in South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas of West Bengal.

Union Cabinet approves release of 1 per cent Dearness Allowance to Government employees

Sep 13, 2017
The Cabinet gave its approval for release of additional 1 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 1 July 2017. The release of the additional 1 per cent instalment of DA over the existing rate of 4 per cent of the Basic Pay or Pension has been done to compensate for price rise.

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