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September 2016 Current Affairs

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open title of Table Tennis

Sep 27, 2016
With this, Gnanasekaran became the second Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event. Achanta Sharath Kamal is the first Indian to win an ITTF event in 2012.

Agriculture Minister lays foundation stone of Gokul Gram at Mathura

Sep 27, 2016
Gokul Gram will work as a centre for development of native breed cattle and it will work to supplement resources of cattle of farmers in breeding areas.

World Tourism Day 2016 observed with theme Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility

Sep 27, 2016
The theme for the year promotes accessible tourism for all to create environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are travelling or staying at home.

Google launches instant messaging mobile app Allo

Sep 27, 2016
The messaging app, which is available for Android and the iPhone, has similar features to most other messaging applications. It supports Google Assistant, a conversational virtual assistant.

World's largest solar power plant opens in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu

Sep 27, 2016
The Kamuthi Solar Power Plant has been set up with an investment of around 4550 crore rupees at Kamuthi in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.

Puducherry Government decides to waive-off all farm loans

Sep 27, 2016
About 7000 farmers will be benefitted and the additional burden to the exchequer will be 20 crore rupees.

Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh presented Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars

Sep 27, 2016
This award was instituted for recognizing the contributions of marginal, small and landless farmers for developing integrated and sustainable models of agricultural farming.

Navtej Sarna appointed Indian Ambassador to the US

Sep 27, 2016
On the other hand, Government of Indian has also appointed 1988-batch IFS officer Taranjit Singh Sandhu as the next High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. He will replace Yash Sinha.

India wins historic 500th Test by 197 runs against New Zealand

Sep 27, 2016
Earlier, India had lost their 100th and 200th Test match but was on the winning side in 300th, 400th and 500th test matches.

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons observed

Sep 27, 2016
The Day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority.

China unveils Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope in search for extraterrestrial life

Sep 26, 2016
The FAST is a radio telescope located in the Dawodang depression, a natural basin in Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, southwest China.

First Russia-Pakistan joint military exercise Druzhba-2016 begins in Cherat

Sep 26, 2016
The drills are being conducted at the Pakistan Army’s High Altitude School at Rattu in Gilgit-Baltistan and at a special forces training centre at Cherat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer passes away

Sep 26, 2016
Born on 10 September 2016, Arnold Palmer was an American professional golfer. He was a part of The Big Three in golf during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

Alexander Zverev defeats Stan Wawrinka to win St Petersburg Open Men’s Singles title

Sep 26, 2016
With this, Alexander Zverev becomes the first man to beat Stan Wawrinka in a tour final since 2013. The loss also ends a 10-match unbeaten run for Wawrinka.

ISRO launched 8 satellites in two different Orbits

Sep 26, 2016
The satellites that were carried into space included the primary payload SCATSAT-1 of India, and seven other customer payloads (five foreign and two domestic).

Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen win St Petersburg Open Men’s Doubles title

Sep 26, 2016
Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen defeated Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann to grab the St Petersburg Open Men’s Doubles title.

R Ashwin becomes fastest Indian & second overall to take 200 Test wickets

Sep 26, 2016
Ashwin reached the milestone in 37 matches, just one behind Aussie Clarrie Grimmett, who holds the record of taking 200 wickets in 36 Tests.

Arun Goyal appointed Additional Secretary of GST Council

Sep 26, 2016
Goyal, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Union Territory cadre is working as Additional Secretary, Project Monitoring Group in Cabinet Secretariat.

Tamil Film Visaranai is India’s official entry for 2017 Oscar

Sep 26, 2016
At the 63rd National Film Awards, it had won three National awards viz. Best Supporting Actor, Best Feature Film in Tamil and Best Editing.

India's Velavan Senthilkumar wins U-19 Asian Junior Individual squash title in Kuala Lumpur

Sep 26, 2016
In the final clash played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Senthilkumar defetaed Jordan's Mohammad Al-Sarraj 12-14, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7.

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