Current Affairs: 18 September 2017

Published on Monday, September 18, 2017

India's first Centre for Animal Law set up at NALSAR

  • India's first Centre for Animal Law has been established at NALSAR University of Law of Hyderabad.
  • It was inaugurated by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi.. Read More

Assam Assembly Passed Pranam Bill For Govt. Employees

  • The Assam Employees Parental Responsibility And Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill was passed unanimously in int assembly
  • It mandates state government employees to take care of their parents and needy siblings or face a cut in their income. Read More

PV Sindhu Wins Korea Open Super Series

  • India's PV Sindhu won her third Super Series title by grabbing Korea Open Super Series Title.
  • She beated Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18. Read More

Salman Khan gets Global Diversity Award 2017

  • Salman Khan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2017 in the British Parliament House.
  • He was honoured for his contribution to the Indian film industry as an actor, producer, television personality, singer and philanthropist. Read More

Harsh Kumar Jain Appointed India's Ambassador to Slovak Republic

  • Harsh Kumar Jain has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Slovak Republic.
  • He is presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Kazakhstan Read More

Nation’s first Govt. Mobile Veterinary Clinics Launched

  • Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao launched a 100-strong fleet of animal mobile ambulances
  • The MVCs are managed with coordination of GVK EMRI. Each MVC has one Veterinary doctor, veterinary assistant, helper and driver.  Read More

INDO-USA Joint Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2017

  • Exercise Yudh Abhyas - 2017, a joint military exercise between Indian and US armies has commenced at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, USA
  • The US contingent was represented by Company of 5th Infantry Battalion from 20 Infantry Regiment of the US Army Read More

Indigenous Artillery Gun Sets New record in Range

  • An indigenous artillery gun, Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) has set a new world record in range by hitting targets at a distance of 48 km.
  • It is being jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the private sector Read More

MPEDA bags Rajbhasha Keerti Award

  • The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has been awarded National Rajbhasha Keerti Award.
  • MPEDA has bagged the award for the third consecutive year. Read More

Former UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Heads IOC Ethics

  • Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was elected head of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission
  • He was elected to a four-year term Read More

Air India launches First Direct Flight to Denmark

  • Air India has launched the first non-stop flight service between India and Denmark.
  • The national carrier will fly non-stop from Delhi to Denmark's capital Copenhagen Read More

Amazon ties up with Bank of Baroda To Offer Micro Loans

  • Amazon India, in order to attract more sellers during the festive season, has tied up with the Bank of Baroda to offer micro loans to its sellers.
  • Bank of Baroda loans would be offered on invite-only basis to sellers, based on their performance. Read More

IndusInd Bank Partners with ADB to Offer Loans to Rural Women

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan of up to USD 200 million with IndusInd Bank to provide finance to low-income women borrowers in rural India.
  • ADB aims to reach an additional 2,00,000 low-income members by 2020.

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