Current Affairs: 23 September 2017

Pune NGO Wins UN Equator Prize 2017


  • Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) has won this year’s UN Equator Prize.
  • SSP is a Pune-based non-governmental organisation working among women farmers Read More

2017 Declared as e-Pragati Year by Andhra CM

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has announced 2017 as the year of e-Pragati
  • The announcement was made on the 2nd day of Collectors' Conference 
  • CM has asked all districts to come under the purview of real-time governance.  Read More

Himachal Pradesh Becomes First State to Launch e-Buses

  • Himachal Roads Transport Corporation has launched its electric bus service on Manali-Rohtang highway.
  • The service had undergone a trial run for two years prior its official launch. Read More

Kalvari, First Scorpene Submarine Commissioned into Indian Navy

  • Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene submarines was handed over to the Indian Navy by shipbuilder Mazgaon Dock Ltd
  • The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS Read More

NITI Aayog and IRF Geneva Join Hands For Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • India and Geneva have joined hands to work on Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  • India's National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and the International Road Federation, Geneva (IRF Geneva) have signed a Statement of Read More

Balraj Joshi Appointed New NHPC chairman

  • NHPC Ltd has roped in Balraj Joshi as its new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD)
  • NHPC Ltd is India's hydropower power utility. Read More

PV Sindhu Jumps to World No 2 in Latest Ranking

  • On the latest Badminton World Federation rankings, PV Sindhu has jumped to number 2 from number 5.
  • It is her career's best ranking with 75664 points Read More

Chawngthu Second Woman in Mizoram Council of Ministers

  • Lalawmpuii Chawngthu has become the second woman to be inducted into the Council of Ministers of Mizoram after a period of 30 years
  • Chawngkunga is the president of the Mizoram Pradesh Youth Congress Committee Read More

Govt. Appoints New Envoys to China & Pakistan

  • The government of India has appointed Gautam Bambawale the ambassador to China.
  • On the other hand, Ajay Bisaria will be the next high commissioner to Pakistan Read More

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