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September 2017 Current Affairs

India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

Oct 9, 2017
Delegates from all seven nations of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, will participate in the event. The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.

President appoints Commission to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs

Oct 3, 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed a five-member commission to examine the sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) under Article 340 of the Constitution. The commission would be headed by Delhi High Court's former Chief Justice G Rohini.

Morning Current Affairs: 3 October 2017

Oct 3, 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed a Commission to examine the sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The chairperson of the commission would be retired Justice G Rohini. The commission would be required to present its report to the President within 12 weeks.

International Translation Day 2017 observed globally

Sep 30, 2017
The United Nations General Assembly on 24 May 2017 adopted resolution 71/288 to proclaim 30 September as International Translation Day after considering the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development.

Indian Railways to work with ISRO to devise safety mechanisms for rail network

Sep 30, 2017
Indian Railways would be working with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to devise safety mechanisms to make travel by trains safer. The information was shared by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who said that he had met ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar in this regard.

India International Science Festival 2017 to be held in Chennai

Sep 29, 2017
The Festival will be held at various venues, which include Anna University, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) and IIT-Madras.

Royana Singh appointed as first woman chief proctor of BHU

Sep 29, 2017
The Banaras Hindu University has appointed Royana Singh as the first woman Chief Proctor of the institution. The appointment was approved by Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi. Prior to this appointment, Royana served as an assistant professor at the Institute of Medical Science (Anatomy Department).

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2017 observed globally

Sep 29, 2017
The celebrations of the day kick-started in Tunisia on 25 September with a panel event gathering around 250 participants to discuss progress and new initiatives around Tunisia’s Access to Information law. From 27 to 30 September 2017, UNESCO hosted a Conference under the theme “Overcoming Divides and Achieving the SDGs in Africa” in Balaclava, Mauritius. This event will consist of plenary sessions, workshops and technical sessions.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Afghanistan on cooperation on Police Training

Sep 29, 2017
India and Afghanistan enjoy friendly relations and the police personnel of Afghanistan National Police visit India regularly for training purposes in different training institutes of India. India and Afghanistan already signed an agreement on strategic partnership in October 2011.

India and Norway sign Letter of Intent to extend cooperation in health sector

Sep 29, 2017
India and Norway have signed a Letter of Intent to extend bilateral cooperation within health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018. The letter was signed in New Delhi between the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

India jumps to 14th rank as best country for expats: HSBC Survey

Sep 29, 2017
India jumped up the global rankings by 12 places to take the 14th position in terms of best country for expats to work in and live says a HSBC survey. The ranking is a part of HSBCs latest expat explorer survey that covered 27,587 expats from 159 countries and territories in March and April this year.

Morning Current Affairs: 29 September 2017

Sep 29, 2017
Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2017, joint India-US military exercise, concluded on 27 September 2017 at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington, USA. Exercise Yudh Abhyas is an annual bilateral exercise designed to strengthen the US and Indian Army partnership.

New species of non-venomous aquatic snake discovered in Western Ghats

Sep 29, 2017
The snake has been misidentified since 1863. The new species was earlier was considered as a variant of Olive Forest Snake, first described in 1863.

Deadline for obtaining Aadhaar extended by three months

Sep 29, 2017
The union government has extended the deadline for obtaining Aadhaar to avail benefits of government schemes and subsidies by three months to 31 December 2017. Earlier the deadline was 30 September 2017. The extension would cover as many as 135 schemes including free cooking gas to poor women, kerosene and fertiliser subsidy, targeted public distribution system and MGNREGA.

Government announces key Decisions for transforming Indian Railway

Sep 28, 2017
The Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal announced various decisions taken by Ministry of Railways for Transformation of Indian Railways on 28thSeptember, 2017 in Rail Bhavan. He said that Railways is committed to ensuring high standards of service, speed and safety for Indian passangers and also ensuring contribution to national development.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 September 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet has approved the suggestion to increase the retirement age of doctors to 65 years. The decision is expected to help in better patient care, better academic activities in Medical institutes and colleges as also it will help in effective and better implementation of National Health Programmes (NHP) for delivery of health care services.

National Disaster Management Authority celebrates 13th Formation Day

Sep 28, 2017
The 13th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority was celebrated in New Delhi with the theme ‘School Safety’. The event was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh. It saw in attendance NDMA members and officials, senior officials from HRD Ministry, NDRF, NIDM and officials from Central and state governments and various educational institutions.

World Rabies Day observed with theme Rabies: Zero by 30

Sep 28, 2017
The day’s theme sets the goal of reaching zero human deaths from canine rabies by the year 2030. At the global conference on rabies elimination in 2015, a common goal of zero human deaths from canine rabies by 2030 was agreed by the World Health Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and GARC.

India and the United States renew commitment for Joint Collaboration on Health

Sep 28, 2017
India and the United States renewed their commitment to collaborate in the healthcare sector at the second India-US Health Dialogue that was held on 26-27 September 2017 in New Delhi. The two-day event saw several experts deliberate on issues of bilateral importance including communicable and non-communicable diseases, low-cost innovations, food and drug regulations, traditional medicine and access to medicines.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Belarus in oil and gas sector

Sep 28, 2017
The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Belarus in the oil and gas sector. The agreement was signed on 12 September 2017 following delegation-level talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Belarus President Aleksander Grigoryevich Lukashenko in New Delhi.

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