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September 2016 Current Affairs

World's first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

Sep 29, 2016
The baby was born using the new and controversial technology, called mitochondrial donation, which incorporates DNA from three persons. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his parents, and a small amount of genetic code from a donor.

CCEA approves implementation of Project SAKSHAM

Sep 29, 2016
IT project Saksham will help integrate system of Central Board of Excise and Customs with the GST network before the roll out in April 2017.

Four SAARC member countries including India decided to boycott the Summit in Islamabad

Sep 29, 2016
India was the first nation to boycott the summit conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increased cross-border terrorist attacks in the region is not conducive to successful holding of Summit.

Union Cabinet approves closure of Hindustan Cables Limited

Sep 29, 2016
Total cash infusion for closure of company will be 1309.90 crore rupees and non-cash infusion of 3467.15 crore rupees in the form of conversion into equity of Government of India's loan (including interest) outstanding as on 30 September 2016.

ISRO signs MoU with Telangana to provide digital classes

Sep 29, 2016
As per the MoU, the ISRO’s Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU) will work with the state government to disseminate educational content using satellite technology.

World Maritime Day observed with theme Shipping: Indispensable to the World

Sep 29, 2016
According to the UNCTAD, around 80 percent of global trade by volume and over 70 percent of global trade by value are carried by sea and are handled by ports worldwide.

Former Australian cricketer Max Walker passes away

Sep 29, 2016
Max Walker earned a place in the Australian cricket team in 1973 and represented his country in the sport until injury ended his career in 1981.

NASA spots possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sep 28, 2016
Using ultraviolet images taken by Hubble, a space telescope that was launched in 1990, the potential plumes were seen around the southern edge of Europa and appear as dark fingers or patches of possible absorption.

Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel, dies

Sep 28, 2016
In 1994, Shimon Peres won Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the peace talks that he participated in as Israeli Foreign Minister, producing the Oslo Accords.

92 percent of world’s population is breathing unhealthy air: WHO

Sep 28, 2016
Maria Neira, head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, termed the report as a public health emergency and urged governments to take up measures like cutting the number of vehicles on the road and improving waste management.

Uttam Singh to be honoured with Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement

Sep 28, 2016
The Lata Mangeshkar Award issued by the Maharashtra Government started from 1992. This is also officially known as Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement. Krishna Kalle was the winner of the 2014 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Union Government approves name change of Gurgaon to Gurugram

Sep 28, 2016
Also known as the Millennium City, Gurgaon is recognized both nationally and globally as an industrial, information technology, software and corporate hub.

US appoints Jeffrey DeLaurentis as first Cuban Ambassador in 55 years

Sep 28, 2016
DeLaurentis had been working at the new US embassy in Havana, which opened since 2014.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s 109th birth anniversary observed across India

Sep 28, 2016
The revolutionary socialist freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh, was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district previously called Lyallpur in the Punjab province (now in Pakistan) in 1907.

Indira Gandhi International Airport becomes first in Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status

Sep 28, 2016
The Airport Carbon Accreditation has upgraded Delhi Airport to ‘Level 3+, Neutrality’, which is the highest level of achievement available to airports across the world.

Official Emblem launched for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

Sep 28, 2016
Shaped like the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy, the emblem combines the global look of the beautiful game with a quintessentially Indian feel.

Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 released by World Economic Forum; India moves to 39th spot

Sep 28, 2016
The report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies. India jumped 16 ranks to 39th place compared to 55th rank in 2015-16 report.

World Bank reappoints Jim Yong Kim for second term as President

Sep 28, 2016
The Board noted that in the first year of Kim’s leadership, which began in July 2012, shareholders endorsed two ambitious new goals for the institution. They were: Elimination of extreme poverty by 2030, and Promotion of shared prosperity.

World Rabies Day observed with theme Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.

Sep 28, 2016
Rabies is a zoonotic disease, a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans, caused by the rabies virus, of the Lyssavirus genus, within the family Rhabdoviridae.

New species of ground-dwelling lizard discovered in Mumbai

Sep 27, 2016
Earlier, this new species was considered as Geckoella Collegalensis. However, based on morphological characters and DNA data, it has been described as a new species. This uncommon species is mostly seen moving among the leaf litter on the forest floor.

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