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  • 23 September 2017 Current Affairs


    Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar nominated for 2017 FIFA Best Mens Player award

    Famous Football players Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr are the final three players in contention for FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year 2017 award. The final three nominees for the Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year 2017 award are Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane, Juventus&#

    Tihar Jail, largest jail in India got its first open air gymnasium

    Open-air gyms for prisoners has now been set up in jail number 1 of Tihar in west Delhi, which is the largest and the most populated prison in India with over 14,400 inmates. This gym is mostly used by elderly prisoners facing problems, like obesity or arthritis.

    Government housing scheme subsidy for middle class extended till March 2019

    Under the NDA government’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) ‘Housing for All’ programme, Government decided to extend interest subsidy of Rs 2.60 lakh on home loans for the Middle Income Group (MIG) up to March 2019. Initially the scheme was available for beneficiaries

    Anushka, Ranveer Singh, Rajkummar Rao, Aamir won GQ Men of the Year 2017 Awards

    GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2017 kicked off in Mumbai. The Award Winners are: Irrfan Khan - Outstanding Achievement Anushka Sharma - Woman of the Year Karan Johar - Producer of the Year Rajkummar Rao - Actor of Year Ranveer Singh - Entertainer of the Year Sridevi - Excellence in Acting Aamir Kh

    PM Narendra Modi releases Postage Stamp on Lord Ram in Varansi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a postage stamp on different aspects of Lord Ram's life at the historic Tulsi Manas Mandir Varanasi. The Tulsi Manas temple holds great historical and cultural importance in Hinduism as it is believed that Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas was originally written by

    China and Australia joint military training exercise called Panda Kangaroo 2017 held in Kunming

    China and Australia joint military training exercise called "Panda-Kangaroo 2017" concluded in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, on September 20. This exercise kicked off on September 10, China and Australia each sent 10 soldiers to participate in the joint traini

    India announced first ever 21 member squad for the FIFA Under 17 World Cup

    India announced their 21-member squad for first ever participation in FIFA U-17 World Cup event. India will host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scheduled to kick off in October 24. GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Sunny Dhaliwal DEFENDERS: Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjee

    6th Edition of the 4 day International Textile and Apparel Fair, VASTRA organized in Jaipur

    The 6th Edition of the 4-day international textile and apparel fair, 'VASTRA' is organized in Jaipur during September 21 - 24, 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura. This fair was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, S

    Telangana government releases music video on 9 day Bathukamma festival

    Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has released a new music video prepared by Telangana Jagruthi to celebrate the nine-day Bathukamma festival, which began on September 20. This Exclusive Bangaru Bathukamma song featuring Anchor and Actress Udaya Bhanu and TRS MP Kavitha. Telangana gove

    Aditya Birla group to shut the ecommerce site

    Aditya Birla Group’s flagship ecommerce site "" will close down its operations by December 31, 2017, unable to compete against the heavy discounting model of online rivals such as Flipkart and Amazon. Abof is the short form for Aditya Birla Online Fashion, launched in Octobe

    In Madhya Pradesh, Swine flu kills 87 in 83 days

    As per the statement of Health Department Director K.L. Sahu, the death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh stands at 87 in 83 days (from July 1 to September 21. 529 persons were found to be suffering from the H1N1 virus in the given period.

    PV Sindhu becomes world number 2 in latest BWF womens singles ranking

    Indian professional badminton player, Rio Olympic silver medalist PUSARLA V. Sindhu has jumped two places to the second spot in the BWF (Badminton World Federation) women's singles ranking. This is the second time that Sindhu is world number two after being at the position for a week in April 2

    China Real Estate Developer Hui Ka Yan Becomes the Richest Man in Asia

    According to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, Hui Ka Yan, the chairman of Chinese real estate giant Evergrande Group, has become Asia’s richest man, with a net worth of $41.1 billion. Hui today ranks No. 15 globally. The Asia’s second and third richest persons are Tencent Holdin

    Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu becomes first woman minister in Mizoram in 30 yrs

    The 38-year-old Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu became the first woman minister in Mizoram in 30 years, since the 1987 state assembly elections. She is the president of the Mizoram Pradesh Youth Congress Committee and was elected from Hrangturzo seat in central Serchhip district in a bye-election. In Mizor

  • 22 September 2017 Current Affairs


    Bollywood film Newton chosen as Indias official entry to Oscars 2018

    The Rajkummar Rao starrer black comedy bollywood  film 'Newton' has been selected as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at Oscars 2018. Directed by Amit V Masurkar. The Film Federation Of India (FFI) confirmed this nomination.

    Indias first electric bus service launched in Himachal Pradesh Rohtang Pass

    Himachal Pradesh became the first state in India to introduce electric buses. The Transport Minister GS Bali flagged off India's first electric bus on the 51 kms long Manali-Rohtang Pass. With this initiative Himachal becomes first in the world to ply electric buses at an altitude of 13 thousa

    PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 17 infrastructure projects and Mahamana Express, Utkarsh Bank in Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during two-day visit to his Parliamentary Constituency of Varanasi, will inaugurate 17 infrastructure projects including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge, and lay the foundation of nearly six projects including Ramna Sewage Treatment Plant. He wi

    6 feet tall Durga idol made of 600 kg of chocolate displayed at Kolkata Hotel

    To celebrate Durga Puja, a six-feet tall Durga idol made of 600 kg of chocolate was put on display at a Kolkata hotel. The idol, which will be on display till September 29, was made by 3 people under the guidance of pastry chef Sunil in 56 hours.

    Australias largest bank to sell its life insurance unit to AIA Group for 3 billion dollar

    Hong Kong-based AIA Group has agreed to buy the life insurance unit of Australia's largest bank, "Commonwealth Bank of Australia", for $3 billion. This acquisition would make AIA the biggest life insurer in Australia and New Zealand, with 13 million customers.

    Panasonic launched its first dual camera phone Eluga Ray 500

    Panasonic India introduced its first Dual camera phone, the Eluga Ray 500 which lets the user switch between the 120 degree ultra-wide 8MP and 13 MP rear camera for the perfect shot. Eluga Ray 500 features a 5 inch HD IPS Display with a sleek 2.5D curved design.

    Qatar Airways becomes the Worlds First Airline to launch Double beds in Business Class

    Qatar Airways has put double beds in the business class sections of aeroplanes from London to Doha in Qatar. Such cabins, called Qsuites will be rolled out next in flights from Paris and New York.

    Catalyst E2 Max electric bus set a World Record by driving 1,771 km on a single charge

    US-based electric vehicles manufacturer Proterra's Catalyst E2 Max electric bus has set a world record by driving 1,771 km (1,101 miles) on a single charge, at the Navistar Proving Grounds in Indiana. E2 Max bus is 40 feet long and has a battery with 660 kWh capacity.

    Worlds largest aircraft Stratolaunch built by Microsoft Co founder Paul Allen completed its first engine test

    The world's largest aircraft 'Stratolaunch' which has a 385-feet wingspan, built by Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen has completed its first engine test. This Plane can carry up to 250 tonnes of cargo and is capable of launching rockets.

    Australia invited for 2022 Asian Games for 1st time in history

    Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) invited Australia to compete at Asiad (Asian Games) in 2022, for the first time. The invite is for selected sports like football and basketball to enable athletes to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Australia, New Zealand and a group of Pacific islands - has not t

    Kuldeep Yadav becomes First Indian spinner to take hat trick in ODIs

    Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (22-year-old from Kanpur) became the first Indian spinner to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket during the second match of the ongoing series against Australia at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Yadav took the wickets of Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in consecutive bal

    Indias First indigenously built Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari delivered to Navy

    The first of the Scorpene class submarines, INS Kalvari, was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). Kalvari is named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, a deadly deep sea predator of the Indian Ocean. Similarly, other Scorpene class submarines Khanderi and Karanj are u

    Liliane Bettencourt, Richest Woman in the World Dies at 94

    French businesswoman and heiress of cosmetics giant L'Oreal Liliane Bettencourt, 94, has died. In March 2017, Forbes ranked Bettencourt the world's richest woman, putting her net worth at $39.5 billion.

  • 21 September 2017 Current Affairs


    50 Nations signed a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons

    50 Countries signed the United Nations treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela. More than 120 countries approved the new nuclear weapons ban treaty in July.

    Sambamurthy appointed as NPCI interim chairman

    B. Sambamurthy, formerly Director and CEO of the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) and Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank, has appointed as interim Chairman of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). He will replace M Balachandran, who w

    Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force, dies at 98

    India’s most celebrated soldier, Marshal of the Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh (98 years old) passed away. During 1965 war with Pakistan, Arjan Singh became the chief of IAF when he was just 44. During World War II, Singh flew close support missions during the Imphal Campaign and also was par

    India will rank top in Retail Destination in 2017 by replacing China

    India has replaced China as the top retail destination in 2017, as part of the global retail development index. According to India Retail Report 2017, over the past 12-15 months, 100 percent cash and carry operations are gaining significance in India with Thailand's Siam Makro being the latest

    FIFA Women World Cup France 2019 official slogan, emblem launched

    Official emblem and slogan for FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 were unveiled at the Musee de l'Homme, Paris, France. Emblem:- To symbolise the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, competition trophy wrapped in blue and white, with eight shards of light around football at the

    Nigerian Zannah Mustapha wins UN High Commission for Refugees 2017 Award

    For Educating Boko Haram Victims, a Nigerian, Mr Zannah Mustapha, the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award. Mr Mustapha will be presented with his award at ceremony in the Swiss city of Geneva on 2 October

    International Day of Peace is observed around the world

    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This day was established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations (UN) resolution. Theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”  

    China launches fastest bullet train in the World, running between Beijing and Shanghai

    China launches the world's fastest bullet train ‘Fuxing’ between Beijing and Shanghai at 350 kms per hour, covering the 1,250-km-long distance in just 4 hours and 30 minutes. China has the world’s longest high-speed rail network of over 22,000 kilometres, about 60% per cent of

    Aadhaar card is now mandatory for entry into pubs in Hyderabad

    The Telangana government has made it mandatory for Aadhaar cards to be shown as identification proof by Hyderabad residents to gain entry to pubs. Those below 21 years of age will not be allowed to enter the pubs. A murder investigation of 17-year-old girl forced the excise department to implement

    Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Internet Calling Apps like WhatsApp and Skype

    Saudi Arabia government introduced the ban of internet phone calls - known as Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in 2013. Saudi Arabia's new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman lifted the ban on voice calls on Skype, Whatsapp and other applications to make Saudi Arabia more attractive for busine

    Rs. 5 lakh annual scholarship for Athletes under revamped Khelo India programme

    The Narendra Modi government will invest Rs 1,756 crore for a period of three years for the revamping of 'Khelo India' scheme, which has been taken with twin goals: Sports For All and Sports For Excellence. Each athlete selected under this scheme will receive an annual scholarship wort

    Rs 389 Crore Dam in Bhagalpur, Bihar Collapses a Day Before Inauguration

    The Rs. 389 crore worth Gateshwar Panth Canal Project suffered a major blow as a part of the dam in Bihar's Bhagalpur collapsed a day before it was to be inaugurated by CM Nitish Kumar. Jharkhand was also to be benefited from this project. Through this project, the irrigation facility would hav

    Russia unveils statue of AK 47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov

    The nine-metre (30ft) statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, has been unveiled in Russian capital Moscow in a controversial ceremony. Kalashnikov designed "Avtomat Kalashnikova", which became the standard issue rifle of the Soviet army, in 1947 - hence the

    Afghan Air Force got its first four U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

    The first four Afghan Air Force (AAF) UH-60s arrived in Kandahar, as part of a planned replacement of its aging fleet of Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters. The U.S. plans to supply a total of 159 Black Hawks to Afghanistan in the coming years as it boosts the capacity of the AAF.

    Cheque Books, IFSC of 6 SBI Subsidiary Banks to be Invalid from Sept 30

    SBI stated that the old cheque books and IFSC (India Financial System Codes) of six subsidiary banks namely State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Raipur, State Bank of Travancore and State Bank of Hyderabad and Bharatiya Mahila Bank, will not be valid after Sept

  • 20 September 2017 Current Affairs


    BCCI nominates MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award

     The Indian cricket board nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the game. Two World titles (2011 50-over World Cup and 2007 World T20), nearly 10,000 runs, 90 Test matches. There is no one better than him, w

    Puducherry to ban plastic of less than 51 microns

    The Puducherry Government decided to ban manufacture and use of plastic packaging materials of less than 51 microns as these were found to be injurious to health and a source of menace during monsoon in the Union Territory. The Welfare and Environment Minister M Kandasamyinformed officials of depar

    India to conduct the First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017' from October 10-13

    The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) are conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).  It is a platform for sharing Best Practices

    Three Indians among World's '100 Greatest Living Business Minds'

    Three Indian entrepreneurial legends, Ratan Tata, Lakshmi Mittal and Vinod Khosla have been included in Forbes’s special list of the world’s ‘100 Greatest Living Business Minds. The other Honorees featured on the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds list include Donald

    Akshay Kumar appointed Uttarakhand Swachh Bharat Mission Brand Ambassador

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced the appointment of actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission in the state. He is appointed as the brand ambassador for the cleanliness campaign in Uttar Pradesh in August 2017 and his film "Toilet: Ek

    First ever National Conference on 'Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition' held in New Delhi

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development holds the first ever National Conference in New Delhi on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition in the country. This conference is being organized keeping in mind the goal of “Malnutrition Free India-2022”. The Ministry of Women and Child De

    Union Government to launch mobile app for retiring govt staff

    Union Government will launch a mobile application for central government employees to help them to monitor the progress of their pension settlement cases. Retired employees will also be able to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints through the pension calculator. Minister of

    Tripura is the First State to Set Up Family Welfare Committees

    Tripura becomes the first state in the country to set up family welfare district committees to examine the complaints of women against their husbands and in-laws and find an amicable solution. Tripura High Court is the first high court among 24 high courts of the country that has constituted the fa

    Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in October

    India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector will be launched on occasion of World Food Day (October 16) with focus on agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner. The Programme will be initiated by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

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