Current Affairs, September 2022

30th September, Current Affairs:

• President Droupadi Murmu on Friday conferred on the winners the 68th National Film Awards for the year 2020 in New Delhi. Veteran actor Asha Parekh received India's highest film honour, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award at New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.
• Russian President Vladimir Putin today announced the annexation of four regions in Ukraine after holding 'referendums' last week. Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia have been formally incorporated into Russia in a Kremlin ceremony.

29th September, Current Affairs:

• Senior advocate R Venkataramani appointed as the Attorney General of India for a term of three years.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the opening ceremony of the 36th National Games in Gujarat.
• World Heart Day is celebrated today.

28th September, Current Affairs:

• Government today named Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) the new Chief of Defence Staff, the country's top military officer. Lt General Chauhan had retired as Eastern Command Chief in May 2021.
• The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its front organisations including its student wing- the Campus Front of India (CFI) as an “unlawful association” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
• Defence Research and Development Organization has conducted two successful test flights of Very Short Range Air Defence System missiles.
• Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today named the Chandigarh International Airport as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport on the occasion of 115th birth anniversary of Shaheed e Azam Bhagat Singh.
• Giorgia Meloni is set to become Italy’s first woman prime minister and will head the country’s first far right-led government since World War II.
• Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz named his son and heir Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's Prime Minister.

27th September, Current Affairs:

• World Tourism Day is being observed today. The theme for this year is ‘Rethinking Tourism’.
• Veteran actress Asha Parekh will receive India's highest film honour, the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for her stupendous contribution to the Indian cinema this year.

24th September, Current Affairs:

• The Gujarati film, Chhello Show has been selected as India's official entry to the 95th Academy Awards. Pan Nalin has directed this Gujarati film.
• India skipper Rohit Sharma now has the most sixes in the history of T20I cricket. The attacking batter accomplished this feat during his side's second T20I against Australia in Nagpur on Friday. Now Rohit has 176 sixes in T20I cricket. In second place is New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (172).
• The 20-time Grand Slam champion Tennis legend Roger Federer retires from the game.
• Dilip Tirkey, a former India hockey captain and member of the gold medal-winning team at the 1998 Asian Games, was unanimously elected as Hockey India (HI) president.
• National Cinema Day 2022 observed on 23rd September.

19th September, Current Affairs:

• Queen Elizabeth's state funeral, the first in Britain since the death of her first Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1965, took place today at Westminster Abbey in London.
• Bajrang Punia became the only Indian to claim four medals at the World Wrestling Championships by clinching a bronze in the current edition, in Belgrade, Serbia.

18th September, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi released cheetahs flown in from Namibia into special enclosure in Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh, as part of the programme to reintroduce the feline in India seven decades after it was declared extinct in the country.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the National Logistics Policy yesterday at a function in New Delhi.
• Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has declared Andaman and Nicobar Islands as India's first Swachh Sujal Pradesh.
• Bengaluru FC won the Durand Cup after defeating Mumbai City FC by 2-1 in the final.

15th September, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left New Delhi this evening to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
• Tennis legend Roger Federer, the first men's player to win 20 grand slam titles, has announced his decision to retire from the sport after Laver Cup 2022.
• Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships after clinching a bronze in 53 kilogram category in Belgrade, Serbia.
• Engineers' Day is observed today.
• Today is International Day of Democracy.

13th September, Current Affairs:

• India will host the G20 Leaders' Summit at the level of Heads of State and Government on 9th and 10th September next year in New Delhi. India will assume the Presidency of the G20 for one year from 1st December this year to 30 November next year.
• Carlos Alcaraz beat Casper Ruud to win Men's Singles title at the US Open tennis in New York last night. The 19-year-old Alcaraz is the youngest men's Grand Slam champion since Rafael Nadal won the French Open in 2005. He is currently the ATP's youngest-ever No. 1 player.

11th September, Current Affairs:

• In the US Open Tennis, World number one Iga Swiatek has won the women’s singles final. She defeated Tunisia's Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 in the summit clash in New York.
• Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup Cricket tournament after defeating Pakistan by 23 runs in the final in Dubai.

10th September, Current Affairs:

• King Charles III today proclaimed Britain’s new monarch in a historic ceremony of the Accession Council that was televised for the first time in history. The ceremony took place at St James's Palace in London. He also bestowed on his eldest son William and daughter-in-law Kate the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales.
• India ranks 132 out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) 2021. According to the report, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India’s HDI value stood at 0.633 during 2021.
• The military camp in Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh has been renamed as ‘Gen Bipin Rawat military garrison’ in honour of the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

9th September, Current Affairs:

• Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has passed away after reigning for 70 years. She was 96. She breathed her last yesterday at her Scottish estate Balmoral.
• Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win the prestigious Zurich Diamond League Final 2022 in Switzerland. Neeraj Chopra’s second throw, measuring 88.44 metre, won him the Diamond League trophy.

8th September, Current Affairs:

• World Physiotherapist Day is observed today.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kartavya Path - a stretch of the Central Vista from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.
• British Prime Minister Liz Truss appointed Suella Braverman, an Indian-origin barrister, as the UK’s new Home Secretary, succeeding fellow colleague of Indian descent Priti Patel.
• Defence Research and Development Organisation DRDO and Indian Army have successfully completed six flight-tests of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile QRSAM system from Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the Odisha coast.

6th September, Current Affairs:

• India's first nasal vaccine against Covid-19, developed by Bharat Biotech, has been approved by the drug controller, for "restricted use" among adults "in emergency situation".
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today jointly unveiled Unit-I of the Maitree Super Thermal Power Project.
• Liz Truss will be sworn-in as 56th prime minister of United Kingdom today.
• Cricketer Suresh Raina has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. Suresh Raina represented India in 18 tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20s in an international career spanning 13 years. Raina scored 5,615 runs in 226 ODIs and 1,604 runs from 78 T20s for India.

5th September, Current Affairs:

• Teachers' Day is being celebrated throughout the country today.
• Liz Truss was named as the UK's next prime minister today.
• The Centre has announced the decision to rename the Rajpath and Central Vista lawns as Kartavya Path.
• Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi today on a four-day visit to India.
• Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the mascot and the anthem for the 36th National Games at Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad on Sunday evening. The mascot is named as Savaj which means cub in Gujarati. The anthem is based on the theme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

4th September, Current Affairs:

• Cyrus Mistry, former chairman of Tata Group, has died in a road accident in Maharashtra. The incident occurred near Mumbai.
• The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has successfully tested the Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD) that will be used for landing payloads on Mars or Venus in the future.
• India's first Night Sky Sanctuary to be set up in Ladakh to boost Astro tourism in India.

3rd September, Current Affairs:

• India has surpassed the United Kingdom to become the world’s 5th biggest economy.
• Senior Judge of Supreme Court of India Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud has been nominated as the Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority.

2nd September, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi commissioned the first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant today in a grand ceremony at Cochin Shipyard. The 45,000-tonne warship has been built at a cost of ₹ 20,000 crore. 262 metres long and 62 metres wide, INS Vikrant is the largest warship to be built in India.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled a new ensign (nishaan) for the Indian Navy during the event to mark the commissioning of INS Vikrant in Kochi. The new ensign consists of the national flag on the upper canton, a blue octagon encasing the national emblem atop an anchor to depict steadfastness, superimposed on a shield with the Navy’s motto “Sam No Varuna” in Devanagari.
• Indian-origin Laxman Narasimhan has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of coffee giant Starbucks.