Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

World Bank allocates $8 billion to China

  • The World Bank has allocated about $8 billion for the infrastructure projects of the Chinese initiative - Silk Road Economic Belt.
  • The round table meeting at Beijing, held on September 12  was in the "6 + 1" format with theheads of international financial and economic organizations. 
  • The heads were Chinese Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang, Read More

Sachin Tendulkar launched Mission-24 programme in Mumbai

  • Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar launched Mission-24 programme in  Mumbai
  • The project was launched by NGOs Apnalaya and Mumbai First in partnership with the BMC- Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Read More

Kerala to open Clinics for Transgender Community

For the first time in the country, exclusive clinics for the transgender community will start functioning in government medical colleges across the state and will offer sex-change surgeries.
The move has been undertaken by the state’s Health and Social Justice departments as a part of the state’s Transgender Policy unveiled in 2015. Read More

Mindtree Launched first International Hub

  • Mindtree inaugurated its first international Digital Pumpkin innovation hub located at its office at Warren Township, New Jersey.
  • The facility is the outcome of the demand from Mindtree clients in the U.S. for an interactive space. Read More

President launches LILA Mobile App

  • On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, on September 14, 2017 President Ram Nath Kovind has launched a new 'LILA Mobile App'.
  • The app can be downloaded from Google play store and this is developed to understand Hindi easily. Read More

Mahendra Pratap Mall Appointed as CMD of IRCTC

  • Mahendra Pratap Mall was appointed as the Chairman and Managing director of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd.
  • He is at present director (finance) in the same organization. Read More

Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic and rain-hi Singapore Grand Prix and grabbed Formula One world championship.
  • His title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out on the first lap. Read More

Venkaiah Naidu presents ANR National Award to SS Rajamouli

  • Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu presented the ANR National Award to top film-maker SS Rajamouli
  • He is an Indian film director and screenwriter, known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema. 
  • His films are noted for their technical finesse and craft Read More

Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Shram Anna Sahayata Yojna Launched in Chattisgarh

  • Chhattisgarh has launched 'Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shram Anna Sahayata Yojna' in the state.
  • Under this scheme nutritious meal for Rs 5 will be provided to labourers in the state. Read More

Tunisia lifts ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

  • Tunisian has lifted a ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims on the recommendation of the president
  • Muslim men were allowed to marry non-Muslim women but Muslim women were not allowed to marry non-Muslim men. Read More

69th Primetime Emmy Awards-Complete List

  • The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held in California
  •  The ceremony was hosted by Stephen Colbert. Complete List of Winners

Google Tez UPI-Based Digital Payments App Launched in India

  • Google has launched its mobile payment service, called Tez, in India.
  •  Tez is a stand-alone application which is available for both Android and iOS. Read More

YC Modi appointed as new NIA chief

  • Y C Modi has been appointed as the new Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA). He will take over from Sharad Kumar.
  • Sharad's term as the NIA chief ends in October 2017. Read More

Punit Goenka Re-appointed as President of Indian Broadcasting Foundation

  • Punit Goenka was re-appointed as President of  The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) for a second consecutive year
  •  He is MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) Read More

Akshay Kumar Appointed Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat

  • Uttarakhand has roped in Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission in the state.
  • Akshay was also appointed as the brand ambassador for the cleanliness campaign in Uttar Pradesh last month Read More

Rajni Kant Mishra Appointed SSB Chief

  • Rajni Kant Mishra is appointed the new chief of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  • The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Read More

First-ever Mission Mode to Address Under-Nutrition Conference

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development will hold the first-ever National Conference in New Delhi on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition in the country. 
  • Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has collaborated with The Ministry of Women and Child Development, keeping in mind the goal of “Malnutrition Free India-2022”  Read More

Rajbhasha Kirti Awards 2017

  • Punjab National Bank has been awarded Second Prize in Rajbhasha Kirti award for the outstanding performance in implementation of Official Language Policy in Bank   
  • The award is given under the category of Nationalized Banks and Financial Institutions in Region ‘A’. Read More


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