Current Affairs – September 2016

Current
Affairs 1st September 2016 –
·        
2016 BRICS Convention on Tourism begins in – Madhya Pradesh
·        
Sony Pictures to acquire
sports channels of which channel for 385 million US dollar – Zee
·        
Bezwada Wilson, Thodur Madabusi Krishna receive – Ramon
Magsaysay Award 2016
·        
Union Cabinet approves grant of Permanent Residency Status for –
Foreign Investors
·        
Who has been appointed as Chancellor of TERI University – Ashok
Chawla
·        
Indian-origin Ajei Gopal named CEO of –ANSYS
Current
Affairs 2nd September 2016 –
·        
Reliance Industries launches Reliance Jio offering – Free Voice
Calls, cheap Data Plans
·        
Which two countries signed the agreement in area of Maritime
Transport – India, Egypt
·        
LG Electronics Inc ties up with whom on smart-home services –
Amazon.com
·        
Which   country   is  
at   35th   rank  
in   World–India   Ban
·        
First BRICS film festival begins in – New Delhi
·        
Guinness World Records declare Majuli as the largest river
island
Current
Affairs 3rd September 2016 –
·        
Where First BRICS Film Festival begun – New Delhi
·        
Islam Karimov passed away, He was president of –Uzbekistan
·        
Who sworned in as acting Governor of Tamil Nadu – Chennamaneni
Vidyasagar Rao
Current
Affairs 4th September 2016 –
·        
Mukund Choudhari assumes charge as CMD of –MOIL
·        
12 agreements in different areas of cooperation have signed
between –India,Vietnam
·        
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
appointed Knight of the National Order of the – French Legion of Honour
·        
3.7 Billion Years Old fossils discovered on Earth in – Greenland
Rocks



Current Affairs 5th September 2016 –
·        
Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana launched by – Odisha Government
·        
Who announces retirement from Shooting – Abhinav Bindra
·        
K K Aggarwal elected as National President of –IMA
·        
Who is canonised as Saint – Mother Teresa
·        
IUCN lists Eastern Gorilla as – Critically Endangered
·        
Gumthala Garhu becomes first Wifi hotspot village in –Haryana
Current
Affairs 6th September 2016 –
·        
2016 G20 Summit concludes in – Hangzhou, China
·        
Campaign to eradicate leprosy launched by – Union Health
Ministry
·        
Jackie Chan to be given honorary –Oscar
·        
Jan Shikshan Sansthan conferred with – 2016 UNESCO Confucius
Prize for Literacy
·        
Indian conservationist Bibhuti Lahkar wins Heritage Heroes Award
of – IUCN
Current
Affairs 7th September 2016 –
·        
Who won 2015 J C Daniel Award – K G George
·        
Which film won best film award at first BRICS Film Festival
–Thithi
·        
Light Utility Helicopter was successfully tested by – Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited
·        
Name of fast attack craft handed over to Indian Navy by GRSE
–TIHAYU
·        
Name of oldest cricketer who passed away – Lindsay Tuckett
Current
Affairs 8th September 2016 –
·        
First edition of IoT India Congress begins in –Bengaluru
·        
On 8th September which day
is celebrated across the world – International Literacy Day
·        
President gives assent to the Constitution (122nd Amendment) –
GST Bill, 2014
·        
Which two countries Joint Exercise PRABAL DOSTYK-16 begins –
India, Kazakhstan
·        
GRSE hands over fast attack craft TIHAYU to – Indian Navy
Current
Affairs 9th September 2016 –
·        
Advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR launched by –
ISRO’s-F05GSLV
·        
Who becomes first Indian
woman to be honoured with MCC life membership –Anjum Chopra
·        
ASEAN Summit 2016 concludes in – Vientiane, Laos
·        
First bank to introduce
Software Robotics for power banking operations – ICICI Bank
·        
Novel on Apatani tribe of
Arunachal, Into the Hidden Valley, wins – MM Bennetts Award



Current
Affairs 10th September 2016 –
·        
Who   wins   India’s  
firstioParalympicGoldGames- Mariyappanmedal   at  
2016
Thangavelu
·        
Indian Coast Guard commissions offshore patrolling vessel
–Sarathi
·        
RBI cancelled certificate of registration of five –NBFCs
·        
Mandi, Sindhudurg emerge cleanest Districts in India – Gramin
Swachh Survekshan
·        
Which state bagged Best Horticulture State award –Haryana
·        
Civil Aviation Ministry
prohibits use of which phone on board aircraft – Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7
Current
Affairs 11th September 2016 –
·        
E-nivaran to resolve Income Tax grievances launched by –CBDT
·        
Name the countries decided
to set up fund for health emergencies in region – India, 10 South-east Asian
·        
OSIRIS-REx to collect samples from asteroid launched by –NASA
Current
Affairs 12th September 2016 –
·        
Union Government issues fresh guidelines for flexi-fund for –CSS
·        
World’s   first   daily  
driverless-Lyon,France   bus   service
·        
Union Cabinet approves formation of – GST Council
·
Stan Wawrinka defeats Novak Djokovic to win – 2016   US  
Open   Men’s   Sin
·        
Philippine revenge drama
‘Ang Babaeng Humayo’ wins which award at Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion
Award
Current
Affairs 13th September 2016 –
·        
Union Government issues model guidelines for states to curb –
Ponzi Schemes
·        
Union Cabinet approves
extension of contract with ISA for exploration of – Polymetallic Nodules
·        
Establishment of Higher Education Financing Agency approved by –
Union Cabinet
·        
Union Cabinet approves
Bilateral Technical Arrangement between – India and Switzerland
·        
Enhancing the buffer stock of pulses up to 20 lakh tones
approved by –CCEA
·        
First BRICS Wellness Workshop concludes in –Bengaluru
Current
Affairs 14th September 2016 –
·        
National Hindi Divas observed across India on – 14th September
·        
Who won gold at Rio Paralympics in Javelin throw – Devendra
Jhajharia



·        
Name of Indian American
scientist who won 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize of US$500000 – Ramesh Raskar
·        
Who won Bronze at World Martial Arts Masterships – Sushmita Rai
·        
India inked agreementes to enhance bilateral cooperation –
Afghanistan
Current
Affairs 15th September 2016 –
·        
Morgan Freeman and Mel Brooks among – 2015 National Medal of
Arts recipients
·        
Subramanian Swamy honoured with which award in US – Tamil Ratna
·        
Name the India-born innovator who wins 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize –
Ramesh Raskar
·        
India Blue wins – Duleep Trophy Tournament
Current
Affairs 16th September 2016 –
·        
On 15th September which
day is observed all over the world – International Democracy Day
·        
Sharing of Aadhaar details banned by –UIDAI
·        
Calcutta Football League 2016 won by – East Bengal
·        
Indo-US combined which military exercise begins – Yudh Abhyas
2016
·        
Who has been appointed as
a Director of Research Centre Imarat – BHVS Narayana Murthy
·        
US sign 38 billion dollars defence deal with –Israel
·        
Reliance Communications will be merged with –Aircel
Current
Affairs 17th September 2016 –
·        
Union Government approves
500 crore rupee projects for development of tourism in – Jammu and Kashmir
·        
Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma conferred with – Arjuna Award
·        
Which two countries sign
MoU to support fishermen in Hambantota district – India, Sri Lanka
·        
2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award won by –
Dinesh Bharadia
·        
China successfully launches – Tiangong-2 space lab
·        
Track Asia Cup 2016 concluded; where Indian finished –Second
·        
Who has been appointed as UNODC Goodwill Ambassador – Nadia
Murad Basee Taha



Current Affairs 18th September 2016 –
·        
Virat Kohli was appointed as brand ambassador by which bank –
Punjab National Bank
·        
Which Indian actor got his
name registered in Guinness World Record – Abhishek Bachchan
·        
In which Indian state World Bank will invest 1000 crore rupees
–Assam
·        
Missile Destroyer Mormugao was launched by – Indian Navy
Current
Affairs 19th September 2016 –
·        
Who has been appointed as UPSC chairman – Alka Sirohi
·        
China, Russia conduct joint naval exercises Joint Sea-2016 in –
South China Sea
·        
Guided Missile Destroyer Ship Mormugao launched in –Mumbai
·        
The Game of Thrones won best drama at – 68th Primetime Emmy
Awards
·        
Which Indian shooter wins
gold at ISSF Junior World Cup in Azerbaijan – Subhankar Pramanick
·        
Indian-origin Ravi Reddy appointed as Head of International
Society for – Blood
Transfusion
·        
Malayalam critic M Leelavathy chosen for – N Mohanan Suvarna
Mudra Award 2016
·        
Scientists successfully grow three-dimensional lungs in lab
using – Stem Cells
Current
Affairs 20th September 2016 –
·        
HRD Minister inaugurates which Super Computer at IIT Guwahati –
PARAM-ISHAN
·        
Indian Railways launches
which sewa to help elderly, differently-abled – Yatri Mitra Sewa
·        
Who   has   been  
assumed  
charge-AnandiasRamalingamBHL’s  
first
·        
Invasive Giant African Land Snail sighted at – Goa University
Current
Affairs 21st September 2016 –
·        
On 21 September which day is celebrated – International Day of
Peace
·        
India successfully test
fires long range surface-to-air which missile off Odisha coast – Barak-8
·        
Who has been honoured as
2016 Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard Foundation – Aung San Suu Kyi
·        
Who has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Sweden – Monika
Kapil Mohta
·        
World leaders adopted New York Declaration for Refugees and
Migrants at –UNGA
·        
Union Government has shortlisted how many Cities for Smart
Cities Mission in 3rd batch
–27



Current Affairs 22nd September 2016 –
·        
Who has been appointed as World Bank Country Director for India
– Junaid Ahmad
·        
Contract with DST, Germany for designing special vessels for
NW-1 signed by –IWAI
·        
Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit-2016 begins in – New
Delhi
·        
Adi Godrej conferred – Clinton Global Citizen Award
·        
Union Cabinet approves –
Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016
·        
Democrats and Dissenters which is recently released, authored by
– Ramachandra Guha
Current
Affairs 23rd September 2016 –
·        
India, US, Afghanistan reaffirm shared interest in – Combating
Terrorism
·        
Researchers produce what from sugarcane waste for use in
batteries –Carbon
·        
On 22nd September, 2016 which day was announced – Right
Livelihood Award
·        
Union Government announces enhanced support under MEIS of –
Foreign Trade Policy
·        
Sanjay Dutta, Ritesh Sarothiya selected for – Bavin Wildlife Law
Enforcement Awards
Current
Affairs 24th September 2016 –
·        
PM approves constitution
of two committees for birth centenary of – Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay
·        
India, France ink deal for – 36 Rafale Fighter Jets
·        
Union Government to launch
which mission for improved family planning services – Mission Parivar Vikas
·        
India-Russia Joint Military Exercise Indra-2016 begins in
–Vladivostok
·        
Which Hindi and Urdu writer passes away recently – Reoti Saran
Sharma
Current
Affairs 26th September 2016 –
·        
8 satellites into two different orbits successfully launched by
–ISRO
·        
Which   Tamil   Film  
is   India’s–Visaranai
official   entry
·        
PM approves constitution
of two committees for birth centenary of – Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay
·        
World’s   largest  –radioChina  
telescope   built   in
·        
CSIR  
celebrated–Platinumit’s  
which   jubilee
Current Affairs 27th September 2016 –
·        
Union Government decides to suspend talks on – Indus Waters
Treaty
·        
On 27th September which day is celebrated – World Tourism Day
·        
India wins historic 500th Test against – New Zealand
·        
Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh presented – Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars
·        
On 26th September which
day is celebrated – International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear
Weapons
Current
Affairs 28th September 2016 –
·        
India ranks 39th in 2016-17 – Global Competitiveness Index
·        
On 28th September which day is observed across the world – World
Rabies Day
·        
Who will be honoured with
Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement – Uttam Singh
·        
According to MEA, India will not attend SAARC Summit in
–Islamabad
·        
Who has been appointed as a new Indian Ambassador to US – Navtej
Sarna
·        
World Bank reappoints whom for second term as President – Jim
Yong Kim
·        
Belgium Open title of Table Tennis won by – Sathiyan
Gnanasekaran
Current
Affairs 29th September 2016 –
·        
World Maritime Day observed with theme – Shipping: Indispensable
to the World
·        
Union Cabinet approves ratification of the – Paris Agreement
·        
Including India how many
SAARC member countries decided to boycott the Summit in Islamabad –Four
·        
Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across – Line of Control
·        
Which former Australian cricketer passes away recently – Max
Walker
·        
World’s -parentfirstbabybornthreein–Mexico
Current
Affairs 30th September 2016 –
·        
Who clears proposals worth Rs 1,900 crore – Defence Acquisition
Council
·        
Which day is observed across the world – International
Translation Day
·        
Progress Panchayat to reach out to minority community launched
by – Union Government
·        
Who has been appointed as
Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library – Shakti Sinha
·        
Which Telugu writer
conferred with Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith – Kalakaluri Enoch
·        
2016 BRICS Labour &
Employment Ministerial Meet held in – New Delhi 

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