Current Affairs, September 2016

29th September, Current Affairs:

• India has carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and kills 38 terrorists.

28th September, Current Affairs:

• The United States has appointed Jeffrey DeLaurentis as the first official ambassador to Cuba in five decades.
• Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) becomes the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status.
• World's largest solar power plant opens in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu. This project has been commissioned by Adani Power.
• Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres passed away at Ramat Gan, Israel at the age of 93.

27th September, Current Affairs:

• The United Nations’ (UN) World Tourism Day is observed today.
• Gujarat's World heritage site 'Rani ki Vav' is acknowledge as the cleanest monument in country under Sawachh Bharat Abhiyan.

26th September, Current Affairs:

• Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched eight satellites in two different orbits in a single mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta.

25th September, Current Affairs:

• The world's largest radio telescope began operating in mountainous region of Guizhou in China. The Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope will search for signs of intelligent life in space.
• The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) formally announced that the Japan's Aichi prefecture and its capital city Nagoya will be the co-hosts of the 2026 Asian Games.
• Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the second fastest bowler to claim 200 Test wickets. Ashwin achieved the milestone in his 37th Test match.

22nd September, Current Affairs:

• India's High Commissioner to Britain Navtej Sarna appointed as the next Ambassador to the United States.
• Tamil film Visaranai will be India's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars next year.
• India played 500th Test match in Kanpur against New Zealand.

21st September, Current Affairs:

• The 7, Race Course Road where Prime Minister of India lives in Delhi has been renamed as 'Lok Kalyan Marg'.
• The Union Cabinet approved the merger of the annual railway budget with the general budget. From now on, there will only be one budget.
• Former Indian wicket-keeper MSK Prasad will be the new Chief selector who will replace Sandeep Patil.

20th September, Current Affairs:

• India successfully test fired long range surface-to-air Barak-8 missile, jointly developed with Israel from Chandipur near Balasore, Odisha.

19th September, Current Affairs:

• Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar launched PARAM-ISHAN supercomputing facility at IIT Guwahati.
• The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was announced at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S. The Game of Thrones won the best drama series.
• 2016 Paralympics came to an end with closing ceremony.

18th September, Current Affairs:

• Seventeen soldiers were killed in a terror attack at an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri near the Line of Control. All four terrorists were killed during the attack.
• Spain defeated India 5-0 in the Davis Cup World Group Play-off to enter the World Group.

17th September, Current Affairs:

• Indian Navy's indigenously built warship 'Mormugao' launched in Mumbai.

16th September, Current Affairs:

• Vice President Hamid Ansari has reached Venezuela to attend the 17th NAM Summit.

14th September, Current Affairs:

• Reliance Communications announces that it will merge of its wireless telecom businesses with Aircel, which will create India's third biggest telecom operator in terms of subscriber base.
• Onam is celebrated in Kerala today.
• India's Devendra Jhajharia creates a new world record in the javelin throw F46 event at the Rio Paralympics. He wins the Gold medal with 63.97 metres throw.
• India Blue team wins the Duleep Trophy after defeating India Red by 355 runs.

13th September, Current Affairs:

• The festival of Eid-ul-Adha is being celebrated today.

12th September, Current Affairs:

• Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa has been removed from the post.
• Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman Paralympic medallist when she wins silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games in the women's shot put event.
• Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland defeat Novak Djokovic by 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to win the US Open Men's Single.
• Army Green wins the Durand Cup football title after defeating Neroca FC 6-5 via penalty shoot outs in the final.

11th September, Current Affairs:

• Angelique Kerber of Germany defeats Karolina Pliskova by 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win the US Open Women championship.

10th September, Current Affairs:

• Mariyappan Thangavelu wins the gold medal in men's high jump T-42 at Rio Paralympics, while Varun S Bhati wins the bronze medal in the same event.

9th September, Current Affairs:

• Union Government opens the nomination process to general public. Now all citizens can recommend any achiever for the prestigious Padma Awards.

9th September, Current Affairs:

• Union Government opens the nomination process to general public. Now all citizens can recommend any achiever for the prestigious Padma Awards.

8th September, Current Affairs:

• Indian Space Research Organisation launched INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite from Sriharikota.
• The world's biggest river island Majuli becomes India's first island district.
• 2016 Paralympic Games began at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
• 50th International Literacy Day celebrated today.

6th September, Current Affairs:

• Doctors have done the world's first face transplant on Isabelle Dinoire in French.

5th September, Current Affairs:

• India celebrates Teachers' Day on the birth anniversary of the country's second President Dr Sarvepalli .
• Urjit Patel has taken the charge as the 24th Governor of Reserve Bank succeeding Raghuram Rajan.

4th September, Current Affairs:

• Leaders from 20 major economic countries take part in the G20 summit in Chinese city of Hanghzou.
• Nobel laureate Mother Teresa formally declared as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis at Vatican City.

3rd September, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Vietnam in two days official visit.

2nd September, Current Affairs:

• The first BRICS Film Festival starts at the Sirifort Auditorium Complex, New Delhi.

1st September, Current Affairs:

• Michel Temer sworn in as the President of Brazil after the removal of Dilma Rousseff from the office through the Senators' voting.
• Railway launched an insurance scheme at a premium of 1 Rs for passengers travelling on e- ticket. The insurance cover will be up to Rs. 10 lakh.
• Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani today formally launch company's telecom service known as Reliance Jio.