Morning Current Affairs: 27 September 2017

Sep 27, 2017 09:32 IST
Morning Current Affairs: 27 September 2017

Saudi Arabia's King Salman issues decree allowing women to drive
Saudi Arabia's King Salman on 26 September 2017 issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time. The order will be implemented by June 2018.

The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for men and women alike.

The move represents a significant opening for women in Saudi Arabia where women's rights have steadily and slowly gained ground over the years.  Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world to forbid women from driving.

GJM calls off its over 100-day old indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on 26 September 2017 called off its over 100-day old shutdown in Darjeeling hills of West Bengal. GJM was spearheading the protest for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

With normalcy returning to the Darjeeling hills following this move, the administration decided to lift the restrictions on use of internet services, which were imposed on 18 June 2017.

The decision was taken after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made an appeal to withdraw the strike.

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Ram Vilas Paswan launches Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (e-NWR) System
Consumer Affairs and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on 26 September 2017 launched the Web Portal of Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) and Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (e-NWR) System.

The e-NWR system will have no chances of any tempering, mutilation, fudging, loss or damage. These NWRs will not only facilitate easy pledge financing by banks and financial institutions but also smooth trading on various trading centres like electronic National Agriculture Markets (e-NAM).

These initiatives will revolutionise the marketing of agricultural commodities and will help farmers realize better price for their produce.


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