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September 2016 Current Affairs

Mission Parivar Vikas to be launched in seven states for improved family planning services

Sep 26, 2016
These districts also have a substantial impact on maternal and child health indicators as about 25 to 30 percent of maternal deaths and 50 percent of infant deaths occur in these districts.

Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova lifts Toray Pan Pacific Open trophy in Tokyo

Sep 26, 2016
In the final clash, the Indo-Czech pair of Mirza and Strycova defeated the unseeded Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang 6-1, 6-1.

Asia’s oldest MTB race kicks off in Shimla

Sep 25, 2016
Nearly 67 participants from 14 countries including 11 men of SSB are taking part in the race which would conclude on 3 October 2016 in Dharmshala, the district headquarter of Kangra.

Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have allowed families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Sep 25, 2016
Earlier, the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act was passed by both the chambers of the Republican controlled Congress.

PM approves constitution of two committees for birth centenary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay

Sep 25, 2016
Modi will head the 149 member National Committee while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23 member Executive Committee.

UN Security Council adopts resolution on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament

Sep 24, 2016
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty bans all nuclear explosions for both civilian and military purposes.

Delhi government raised Doctors retirement age to 65

Sep 24, 2016
Health Department had recently sent a proposal to the Lt Governor to seek his approval. The LG has given his approval to the proposal to increase the retirement age of doctors.

Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma passes away

Sep 24, 2016
He was a Pioneer in radio plays in All India Radio and was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2007 for his contribution to theatre.

IAF successfully fired long range air-to-air MICA missile from Mirage-2000 combat aircraft

Sep 24, 2016
With the success of this mission by 'Tigers', the first squadron of the force, IAF has become one of the few air forces in the world with the capability of such beyond visual range air-to-air missile.

India, France inked deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets

Sep 23, 2016
The 7.8 billion Euro deal is crucial for the Indian Air Force and is expected to give India the dominant status in the air.

Afghanistan signs peace deal with militant group Hezb-e-Islami

Sep 23, 2016
As per the agreement, Hekmatyar will be granted amnesty for his offences and the prisoners of Hezb-e-Islami will be released by the government.

NITI Aayog chalks up plan to secure 50 medals in 2024 Olympics

Sep 23, 2016
The policy-making body of Union Government said that it is disappointing to know that the world’s second-most populous country with world-class talent in various disciplines has not been able to produce champions in sports.

Sanjay Dutta, Ritesh Sarothiya selected for Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards

Sep 23, 2016
Cathy Liss, the president of Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) in Washington, D.C., US said that range officer Sanjay Dutta and Assistant Conservator Ritesh Sarothiya have been selected as winners of the Bavin Awards.

L&T bags 100 million dollar order from Vietnam Border Guard

Sep 23, 2016
The contract also provides that L&T will transfer design and technology along with supply of equipment and material kits for construction of follow-on vessels at a Vietnam shipyard.

2016 Right Livelihood Award announced

Sep 23, 2016
The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull after the Nobel Foundation refused to create awards honouring efforts in the fields of the environment and international development.

Union Cabinet approves Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
The bill consolidates the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues.

Delhi Government to have state-level bravery awards

Sep 23, 2016
As per the proposal, 10 awards will be given and will carry a cash award of 2 lakh rupees each. The winners will be selected as per the nominations by the public.

IWAI signs contract with DST, Germany for designing Special Vessels for NW-1

Sep 23, 2016
Earlier in August 2016, Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari flagged off the trial run of two cargo vessels from Varanasi on NW-1 (River Ganga).

CCEA approves 5176 crore rupees Capital Grant for GAIL pipeline project

Sep 22, 2016
This Capital Grant will encourage the supply of eco-friendly fuel at affordable tariffs to industries and will encourage industrial development in these states.

IOCL, GAIL sign MoU for taking equity stake in Dhamra LNG terminal

Sep 22, 2016
Indian Oil and GAIL will acquire 39 percent and 11 percent equity respectively in DLTPL, with the balance 50 percent stake being held by Adani group.

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