Current Affairs Sep 2017 - Miscellaneous


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  • The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the YUVA - a skill development program, an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

  • Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company (CHOICE) has come up with a ‘Point-of-Sale’ product- ‘PoS - Easy Bima Plan’, which is the first PoS product for the company and is a pure term insurance plan.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated highway and road projects worth Rs15,000 crore for Rajasthan.

  • The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) formally awarded to Goa the rights to host the 36th National Games in 2018.

  • Markets regulator SEBI has barred Orion Capital as well as Orion Broking and their partners from the securities markets for 10 years for failing to redress several investor grievances pertaining to non- settlement of funds due to the clients.

  • Vice president Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone for the country's first smart city. It is the country’s first ‘green-field’ smart city.

  • India has won second South Asian Basketball, SABA, under - 16 Championship after it defeated Bhutan by 131-50 in its last league match, which was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • The World Senior Badminton Championship was held at Kochi.

  • According to Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, Industrial Production Index has returned to positive territory in July with 1.2% growth compared to -0.2% in June.

  • In addition to Guwahati, Shillong airport in Umroi will be the hub for Regional Connectivity Scheme.

  • Kochi hosted the fifth edition of the ‘Coastal Shipping and Inland Water Transportation Business Summit 2017' to explore the immense potential of coastal shipping and waterways.

  • Payment gateway provider, PayU, has tied up with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide an option to pay for rail tickets booked on the IRCTC website.

  • Vijaya Bank has bagged the first prize under the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar (Region C) for the year 2016-17.

  • Air India has launched its direct flight to the Danish capital Copenhagen from New Delhi describing it as connecting 'Maharaja with the Mermaid'. It is Air India's 44th international destination and 11th European non-stop destination.

  • Cleanliness drive was launched across the country to mark PM's birthday as 'Seva Diwas'.

  • Ola has tied up with the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation to promote responsible tourism, titled #GhoomoResponsibly.

  • ICICI Bank announced a new home loan scheme that offers borrowers the benefit of 1% cashback on every EMI, for the entire tenure of the loan.

  • India will host the South Asian Boxing Championship for the first time in Guwahati from December 6 to 10.

  • IDBI Bank has launched ‘Project Nishchay’ in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to accelerate its turnaround program and improve financial performance.

  • Saudi King Salman issued a decree to allow women to drive cars.

  • A new underground water treatment plant has been commissioned at Sadhutilla in the southern part of Agartala in Tripura with a treatment capacity of 4.8 million litres per day.

  • Purnima Hembram won India’s first gold medal in women’s pentathlon, in the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

  • Hurricane Maria landed in Puerto Rico. According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), it arrived in Yabucoa in the east of the US territory, producing winds of 250 kilometre per hour.

  • Fino Payments Bank has launched its mobile banking app called BPay.

  • Asian champions G. Lakshmanan and P. U. Chitra won gold medals in the athletics events of the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

  • Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation with an aim to counter Iran in the Gulf region and defeat Islamic State.

  • Qatar signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain.

  • 190th Gunners Day celebrated across India on 28th September

  • Regiment of Artillery, one of the largest Arms of the Indian Army celebrated 190th Gunners’ Day on 28 September 2017. The Gunners’ Day, also known as the “Raising Day” is celebrated to commemorate the raising of the first Indian Artillery Unit namely, five (Bombay) Mountain Battery on this day in 1827.

  • The Regiment of Artillery has been part of all the wars that India has fought since its independence.

  • India's Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah claimed gold in the doubles event of Slovenia Open Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis championship after they defeated top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Feng I-Hsin and Tai Ming-Wei in the final.

  • Indian wrestler Bajrang beat Daichi Takatani of Japan in the men's freestyle 65kg final to win the gold in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

  • Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram inaugurated the National Workshop organized by TRIFED on “Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produces (MFP) scheme − Taking it to the next level for a Fair and Equitable Deal to the Tribals”.

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu declared the year of 2017 as e-pragati year.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind will make his first foreign trip as head of state to the strategically significant African continent in the first week of October. He will visit to Ethiopia and Djibouti.

  • India, US and Afghanistan will hold a joint trade and investment show in Delhi for the first time.

  • India is now at the top of both the Test and ODI rankings. The top three teams in ODI are India, South Africa, and Australia.

  • Reigning Asian champion Govindan Lakshmanan of Services cruised to victory in the men’s 5000-metre race on the opening day of the 57th National Open Athletics Championships at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai.



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