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September 2016 Current Affairs

Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State award

Sep 10, 2016
Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar received this award during the two-day 9th Agricultural Leadership Summit 2016 organized by ICFA.

RBI cancelled certificate of registration of five NBFCs

Sep 10, 2016
Following the cancellation of registration certificate, these companies will not be able to transact the business of a non-banking financial institution as laid down under clause (a) of Section 45-I of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

Swachh Survekshan for rural areas released, Mandi and Sindhudurg topped the charts

Sep 10, 2016
Mandi was judged as the cleanest district in “Hills” category and Sindhudurg as the cleanest in the “Plains” category.

Mariyappan Thangavelu wins India’s first Gold medal at Rio Paralympic Games

Sep 10, 2016
With this, Thangavelu who won the gold with a leap of 1.89 meters also became the first Indian high-jumper to win gold at the Paralympics.

NASA launches OSIRIS-REx to collect samples from asteroid

Sep 9, 2016
OSIRIS-REx is United States’ first mission to collect samples from an asteroid and return to Earth. It hopes that the collected samples would help them in learning more about the origins of life.

Novel on Apatani tribe of Arunachal, Into the Hidden Valley, wins MM Bennetts Award

Sep 9, 2016
The book narrates the story of the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh during British India and also looks into a little-known episode in the colonial history of British India.

Anjum Chopra becomes first Indian woman to be honoured with MCC life membership

Sep 9, 2016
Chopra is presented with the honour along with former men’s team stalwarts Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag.  With this, she became the first Indian woman cricketer to get the prestigious life membership of MCC.

ASEAN Summit 2016 concludes in Vientiane, Laos

Sep 9, 2016
The Summit was attended by the leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. They are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia.

GST Bill gets nod by President Pranab Mukherjee

Sep 9, 2016
Now, a GST Council headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be formed, which will decide the tax rate, cess and surcharges-some pending issues.

Sushil Kumar nominated for Padma Bhushan

Sep 9, 2016
WFI also recommended female wrestler Alka Tomar and Dronacharya awardee Yashvir Singh, Sushil's coach, for the honour.

Gujarat CM dedicated 2 mbps connectivity to 6000 villages

Sep 9, 2016
Through E-gram rural people get variety of services like PDS, health, data entry, power and gas bills, common service center services and others.

Assam’s Majuli becomes first island district of India

Sep 9, 2016
Recently on 1 September 2016, Majuli replaced Brazil's Marajo to become the world's largest river island in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Union Government launches Integration of DigiLocker with Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Certificates

Sep 9, 2016
The new service will end the need of people carrying around physical copies of their RCs and DLs. They can instead access digital copies of the same on their mobile phones via the DigiLocker mobile app.

ISRO launches advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR

Sep 8, 2016
Satellite INSAT-3DR will have about ten years of operational life and will provide a variety of meteorological services to the country.

First edition of IoT India Congress begins in Bengaluru

Sep 8, 2016
The Internet of Things is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers.

India, Greece sign Air Services Agreement under Open Sky Policy

Sep 8, 2016
As per the policy, the government will enter into an Open Sky Air Services Agreement on a reciprocal basis with SAARC nations as well as countries with territory located entirely beyond a 5000 kilometre radius from New Delhi.

International Literacy Day 2016 celebrated across the world

Sep 8, 2016
The theme of International Literacy Day 2016 is Reading the Past, Writing the Future. The theme was chosen to honour the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world.

CK Asnani assumes charge as CMD of Uranium Corporation of India Limited

Sep 8, 2016
Asnani is a Chemical Engineer from Osmania University. He was the Director (Technical) of Indian Rare Earths Limited, Mumbai before the present assignment.

Indian scientists solve preterm birth mystery

Sep 8, 2016
For the first time, the researchers found that gram-positive Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria produce small balloons called membrane vesicles. These vesicles contain toxins that destroy foetal and maternal cells. They also kill the collagen that keeps the cells together.

UN Charter translated into Sanskrit Language

Sep 8, 2016
The United Nations Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organisation.
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