September: Persons in News, Sports News

September Person in NEWS: Former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla has been appointed as the new Chancellor of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited was appointed Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour (Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur). Governor of Maharashtra Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, was sworn in as the acting Governor of Tamil Continue Reading

Current Affairs September 2016: Revision National NEWS

Current Affairs September 2016 Summary: Other National NEWS The 2016 BRICS Convention on Tourism was held at UNESCO World heritage site Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh to promote intra-regional tourism. The first BRICS film festival has begun at the Sirifort Auditorium Complex in New Delhi. The film festival is the run up to the BRICS summit, which is to be held in Goa in October 2016. Indian film Thithi won the Continue Reading

September Important Days

List of Important Days in September National Teachers Day Every year 5th September is being observed as National Teachers Day in India. Significance of Day: Observance of this day commemorates the birthday of India’s first Vice President and second President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan since 1962. International Literacy Day The International Literacy Day is being observed 08 September every year to emphasize the importance of literacy to individuals, society and communities Continue Reading

September: Space and Defense Current Affairs Summary

Summary of September: Space and Defense Current Affairs  DEFENCE NEWS: India, Kazakhstan joint bilateral military exercise PRABAL DOSTYK-16 began in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. The fourteen day (till 17 September 2016) will be a significant step towards fostering military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries. ‘Prabal Dostyk’ means ‘Robust Friendship’. China has claimed that it has successfully developed and tested a radar system that uses quantum entanglement to beat Continue Reading

September International NEWS

International NEWS Summary for September: Canada’s British Columbia province has become the first foreign government to issue of masala bonds, a rupee-denominated bond. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially declared Sri Lanka a malaria-free, after certifying that the life-threatening disease had been completely eliminated in the island. With this, Sri Lanka became second country in the South-East Asia Region declared as malaria after Maldives by the WHO. The world’s Continue Reading

Indian Railways launches insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e- ticket

Indian Railways has launched an insurance scheme for passengers traveling on e- ticket. The insurance cover will be upto 10 lakh rupees. Key provisions of insurance scheme: The scheme offers travelers or nominees a compensation of 10 lakh Rupees in the event of death or total disability, 7.5 lakh Rupees for partial disability. Besides it will pay up to 2 lakh Rupees for hospitalization expenses and 10,000 rupees for transportation Continue Reading

TVSN Prasad Committee submits recommendations on use of Pallet Guns

TVSN Prasad committee has submitted its report to Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. The committee was constituted to look into the alternatives to pellet guns. In its reports, the committee does not agree complete removal of the pellet guns in the Kashmir Valley but suggests that it should be replaced with rubber, polymer and paper bullets. Recommendations The pellet guns should be used in rarest of rare cases. Use of other Continue Reading

CCI fines 10 companies & CMA for cartelization

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs 6700 Crore on 10 cement companies and their associated Organization  – Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) for cartelization. The CCI considered the matter after Competition Appellate Tribunal last December set aside its ruling and asked CCI to take-up case afresh.  The CCI has levied penalties on 10 cement companies viz. ACC, ACL,  Binani, Century, India Cements, JK Cements, Lafarge, Ramco, UltraTech Continue Reading

Indian Army launches Army Design Bureau

The Indian Army has set up Army Design Bureau (ADB) with an aim to indigenize procurements and reduce dependence on imports. ADB will be part of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and integrate various stake holders in its long-term requirements. About the Army Design Bureau (ADB): ADB will serve as link to provide better understanding of the Army’s requirements to the academia, research organizations and the industry for developing high tech defence Continue Reading

SC asks to return Singur land to farmers

Supreme Court has quashed the CPI (M)-led West Bengal government’s acquisition of 997 acres of agricultural land for Tata Motors’ Nano (small car) plant in Singur. The present Mamta Banerjee government said though it is “completely understandable” for the government to acquire land to set up industrial units, the “brunt of development” should not be borne by the “weakest sections of the society, more so, poor agricultural workers who have Continue Reading