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September 2015 Current Affairs

Asian Air Gun Championships: Heena Sidhu won gold medal in women's 10 metre air pistol event

Oct 1, 2015
In the overall standings, India won an impressive haul of 17 medals topped the continental event while Iran took the second place with 12 podium finishes.

Financial Times released data on FDI in H1 2015; India emerged most-favoured destination

Sep 30, 2015
As per the data, India in the first half of 2015 surpassed China to emerge as the most-favoured destination for FDI.

Praveen Dixit appointed as Maharashtra DGP

Sep 30, 2015
Dixit, a 1977-batch IPS officer who was heading the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) succeeded Sanjeev Dayal who retired from his office.

Indian-American environmental engineer Kartik Chandran named MacArthur Fellow

Sep 30, 2015
Chandran has won the prestigious accolade for his work in transforming wastewater from a pollutant requiring disposal to a resource for useful products, such as commodity chemicals, energy sources and fertilisers.

Tamil Nadu Government increased MSP for paddy crops

Sep 30, 2015
The revised MSP will come into effect from 1 October 2015 in the state.

Sportzlive appointed as official marketing partner for 2nd Indian Badminton League 2016

Sep 30, 2015
Indian Badminton League 2 will feature six franchisee teams across India who will beef up their teams with the very best Indian and International Badminton players.

17th All-India Govt Whips Conference held in Visakhapatnam

Sep 30, 2015
During the conference it was decided to review the salaries and allowances of MPs every five years and a three-member independent Emoluments Commission was decided to be appointed.

The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment launched Accessible India campaign

Sep 30, 2015
The campaign was initiated by the government to increase the accessibility of the physical environment in the country.

DNA sequencing-based blood test to diagnose Ebola and other pathogens developed

Sep 30, 2015
The study combined nanopore sequencing with metagenomic analysis for detection of pathogens in complex clinical samples in the setting of human infections.

NDTV signed 100 crore rupees deal with Taboola

Sep 30, 2015
As per the agreement, Taboola will serve as the exclusive, multi-platform content discovery partner across all the sections of NDTV.

First-ever US-India-Japan Trilateral Ministerial dialogue held

Sep 30, 2015
The three leaders agreed that the rule of law should be observed and that disputes should be settled peacefully to maintain peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Union Government launched National Institutional Ranking Framework along with its Web portal

Sep 30, 2015
The framework was drafted by a core committee that included National Board of Accreditation Chairman Surendra Prasad, IIT-Kharagpur director P.P. Chakraborty and IIT-Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi.

21st meeting of the Western Zonal Council held in Panaji

Sep 30, 2015
It was decided in the meeting that the next Western Zonal Council will be held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Understanding European Refugee Crisis

Sep 30, 2015
The article delineates the ongoing refugee crisis across the Mediterranean Sea and the lessons which it holds for India.

Hungry Bengal: War, Famine, Riots and the End of Empire authored by Janam Mukherjee

Sep 30, 2015
The book says that the period between 1939 and 1946 in Bengal, can be defined, by three interrelated events: World War II, the Bengal famine of 1943, and the Calcutta riots of 1946.

International Translation Day observed across the world

Sep 30, 2015
The theme of the International Translation Day 2015 was The Changing Face of Translation and Interpreting.

NOC Online Application Portal and Processing System for the National Monument Authority launched

Sep 30, 2015
NOAPS will also help the citizens to apply for NOC online. The portal will provide them with a unique registration ID with which they can check the status of their applications from time to time.

Can’t force political parties to keep poll promises: SC

Sep 30, 2015
Advocate Mithilesh Kumar Pandey through this PIL asked the court to ask political parties to fulfill their pre-election promises or stay away from post-poll alliances.

INS Kochi, indigenously built largest warship, dedicated to the nation

Sep 30, 2015
It weighs over 7500 tonnes and is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors including long-range surface-to-surface BrahMos missile.

CCMB scientists developed nano-particle-based drug delivery method to fight fungal keratitis

Sep 30, 2015
Farming community is the worst affected by the disease as the fungi Fusarium makes sugarcane and paddy leaves as their habitat.

Piyush Goyal launched Access to Clean Cooking Energy and Electricity - Survey of States Report

Sep 30, 2015
The ACCESS report is a result of India's largest energy access survey; covering over 8500 households across 714 villages and 51 districts in six of the most energy poor states of India.

Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2015-16 announced; Repo rate cut by 0.50 percent

Sep 30, 2015
The reduction in repo rate is expected to boost decelerating merchandise exports and investor confidence.

Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping held at the UN headquarters in New York

Sep 30, 2015
The high-level summit reviewed the ongoing operations of 125000 strong UN Peacekeeping force and announced commitments to modernize the force.

Union Government appointed four Brand Ambassadors for Digital India Programme

Sep 30, 2015
The brand ambassadors’ are two IIT-JEE toppers Satwat Jagwani and Krati Tiwari, Ankit Fadia (author & ethical hacker) and Pranav Mistry (computer scientist & author of 6th sense).

Jayant Prasad appointed as Director General of Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Sep 30, 2015
Prasad takes charge at IDSA at a special moment as 2015 marks the fiftieth year of existence of the think tank.

Strong Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars: NASA

Sep 29, 2015
The researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet using an imaging spectrometer on MRO.

NGT issued notice to Union Government on plea seeking stay on Lakhwar HEP

Sep 29, 2015
The 300-MW Lakhwar project is a gravity dam located in the Upper Yamuna River Basin in Dehradun district and is being built by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL).

Maharashtra Government declared 2017 as Visit Maharashtra Year

Sep 29, 2015
The government also launched international tourism promotion project Maharashtra International Travel Mart 2015 (MITM).

Delhi HC admitted plea challenging validity of Article 370 of Constitution of India

Sep 29, 2015
The PIL was filed by a 22-year old girl Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha who in her plea questioned validity of Article 370 on the grounds that it was a temporary provision until a separate Constitution for J&K was framed by the State Constituent Assembly.

Reliance signed strategic pact with EDIC to manufacture defence equipment

Sep 29, 2015
The aim of the pact is to create synergy to bring down operational costs and leverage each other’s capabilities.

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