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September 2016 Current Affairs

International Translation Day observed across the world

Sep 30, 2016
This is the annual event for the translation community and event is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums across the world.

Patna High Court quashes Bihar Prohibition of Liquor Act

Sep 30, 2016
The court in its verdict said that the notification is ultra vires to the Constitution, hence it is not enforceable.

Railways Ministry launches various Railways Services

Sep 30, 2016
These Railways services include Liberalised station to station special freight rates policy and Policy providing sub quota of 33% to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units.

Union Government launched Progress Panchayat to reach out to minority community

Sep 30, 2016
The programme was kick started by Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from Mewat region of Haryana.

West Bengal government decides to install Monorail

Sep 30, 2016
Earlier in 2009, the left government led by Buddhadeb Bhattacharya signed a similar MoU with a private firm for monorail project, which never fructified.

Tirupati Airport awarded Best Tourist Friendly Airport

Sep 30, 2016
The State Annual Tourism Excellence Awards under various segments of Travel and Tourism Industry are awarded by Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Union Government notifies constitution of Monetary Policy Committee

Sep 30, 2016
The Members of the Monetary Policy Committee appointed by the Union Government will hold office for a period of four years, with immediate effect or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Shakti Sinha appointed as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Sep 30, 2016
The appointment of Shakti Sinha as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library has put to rest the controversy sparked by the inclusion of his name to the post.

Myntra appoints Dipanjan Basu as Chief Financial Officer

Sep 30, 2016
Previously, Dipanjan Basu served as the Chief Finance & Operating Officer for Wipro’s Digital & Consulting Business where he was responsible in building and setting up new businesses, M&A and investments in startups.

Union Government decides to raise EPFO Investment in ETF from 5 to 10 per cent

Sep 30, 2016
In the last one year, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has invested 6577 crore rupees. The investment yielded a good return of 13.24 per cent.

Telugu writer Prof Kalakaluri Enoch conferred 29th Moortidevi Award

Sep 30, 2016
He was awarded for his novel Ananta Jeevanam that is thought-provoking and contemplative as it depicts the struggle of the weak, the downtrodden and the common man of Rayalaseema.

R Subramania Kumar appointed Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank

Sep 30, 2016
The Union Government appointed R Subramania Kumar, Executive Director, Indian Bank as Executive Director, Indian Overseas Bank with effect from his taking over the charge of the Indian Overseas Bank and up to 21 January 2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Infosys launches e-commerce platform Skava Commerce

Sep 29, 2016
The platform can help brick-and-mortar retailers to quickly launch new offerings, improve conversion rates of traffic coming from digital channels without making large investments upfront.

Union Cabinet approves ratification of Paris Agreement

Sep 29, 2016
With its decision to ratify the Agreement, India will be one of the key countries that will be instrumental in bringing the Paris Agreement into force.

WHO declares Region of the Americas as Measles free

Sep 29, 2016
With this, the Americas became the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death.

Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across Line of Control

Sep 29, 2016
The motive of the operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into the Indian Territory.

Indian women's Kabaddi team wins gold in Asian Beach Games

Sep 29, 2016
In the summit clash played at Bien Dong Park in Danang, Vietnam, the Indian team defeated Thailand 41-31. This was fifth gold in succession for the Indian team.

Cuba and Russia sign agreement on Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation

Sep 29, 2016
The deal was signed on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna.

Union Cabinet approves India-Singapore MoU in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation

Sep 29, 2016
It includes exchange of best practices, experiences and knowledge on Intellectual Property awareness among the public, businesses and educational institutions of both countries.

Union Government approves1269 crore rupees for drought affected Maharashtra

Sep 29, 2016
Out of the total amount, around 589 crore rupees will be supplementary assistance for damage to Kharif crops and over 679 crore rupees for Rabi crops.

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