Current Affairs: 22 September 2017

Published on Friday, September 22, 2017

International Day of Peace: 21 September 2017

  • The International Day of Peace or "Peace Day" is observed on 21 September every year. 
  • It was established in 1981 by United Nations Read More

Sambamurthy Appointed NPCI Interim Chairman

  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed B Sambamurthy as interim Chairman of the board. Read More

Fino Payments Bank Launches BPay Mobile Banking App

  • Fino Payments Bank has launched its mobile banking app called BPay.
  • It will help develop the fintech ecosystem in India
  • Fino is the company which aims to make banking easy for millions of underbanked people in India. Read More

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Slogan: "Dare To Shine"

  • The official emblem and slogan for FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 are unveiled at the Musee de l'Homme in Paris
  • The slogan of the tournament is "Dare To Shine" Read More

B4 ‘Boat Lab’ to Study Brahmaputra To be Commissioned

  • The Department of Biotechnology will commission a two-tiered barge in the Brahmaputra River
  • The boat will host scientists and will have a full-fledged lab that will allow those on board to collect samples from various stretches of the river Read More

India and Russia to Build Rooppur plant in Bangladesh

  • India’s first foreign nuclear power project will be done in collaboration built with Russia in Bangladesh
  • Both the countries will build the 2.4 GW Rooppur plant in Bangladesh under a 2014 agreement to work together on third-country nuclear projects. Read More

RBI will Treat P2P Lending Firms as NBFCs

  • All peer-to-peer lending (P2P) firms will be treated as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
  • These firms will be regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Read More

Smriti Irani Inaugurated VASTRA 2017 in Jaipur

  • The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has inaugurated 6th Edition of the 4-day international textiles and apparel fair VASTRA 2017, in Jaipur Read More

People First' Mobile App Launched in Andhra Pradesh

  • Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu launched  'People First' mobile application for grievance redressal in Vijayawada. Read More

India Gets Its First High Horse Power Locomotive From France

  • India's first bodyshell of 12000 HP loco from Alstom France arrived at Kolkata port
  • This first-of-its-kind high-power electric locomotive
  • It will be used to haul freight trains at twice the existing speed by next year. Read More

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