Fifty countries on 20 September 2017 inked United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela. Fifty states as different as Indonesia and Ireland had put their names to the treaty; others can sign later if they like. Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican also have already ratified the treaty, which needs 50 ratifications to take effect among the nations that back it.
Born in Paris, she was the only child of Louise Madelaine Berthe and Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal. She joined the family business when she was just 15 and inherited L'Oreal group empire when her father died in 1957.
The first of the Scorpene class submarines INS Kalvari was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) on 21 September 2017. The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. INS Kalvari, named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, is equipped with state of the art technology
The International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21 September 2017 with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.
The 6th edition of the 4-day international textile and apparel fair, 'VASTRA 2017' will be inaugurated in Jaipur on 21 September 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura. The fair will be inaugurated by the Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Zubin Irani and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
The International Day of Peace was observed across the world with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will act as the brand ambassador of the World Food India 2017 that will be held in Delhi between 3 November and 5 November 2017. The event will be used as a platform to attract investment in the food processing sector and for this, a curated food experience zone named Food Street will be introduced.
India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017, which is observed globally as World Food Day.
Vice President also inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Kurai Onrum Illai-MS: Life in Music”. The title of the exhibition is drawn from an iconic song rendered by M.S. Subbulakshmi. The exhibition looks at the life of Subbulakshmi from her early years to her songs, her contribution to the freedom movement, her magnanimous charity work, her role in films and the awards she was decorated with.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report titled Non-communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017, as per which governments must step up efforts to control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets such as preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 18 September 2017 took oath as Member of the State Legislative Council, a move undertaken to meet the mandatory six-month deadline to get elected to either House of the State after assuming office. With this, Adityanath becomes the third successive Chief Minister after Akhilesh Yadav (SP) and Mayawati (BSP) to opt for the Upper House.
PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to win the 2017 BWF Korean Open Super Series, becoming the first Indian shuttler to win the prestigious series. The duo had previously faced each other at the longest match in the final of the BWF World Championship in August 2017, when Okuhara emerged victorious after 110 minutes.
Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 to grab the prestigious title. The duo had already fought-out the longest match in the final of the BWF World Championship in August 2017, when Okuhara emerged victorious after a 110-minute match.
The Day commemorates the date of the signing of the 'Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer'. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. The principal aim of the Montreal Protocol is to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and consumption of substances that deplete it.
The Union Ministry of External Affairs on 14 September 2017 launched Operation Insaniyat in Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees. The Operation was launched in response to the humanitarian crisis being faced on account of the large influx of refugees into Bangladesh. Under Operation Insaniyat, India will distribute relief material consisting of items required urgently by the affected people. These materials are rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready to eat noodles, biscuits, mosquito nets etc. The relief material will be delivered in multiple consignments.
Ban was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. He has had a close relationship with the IOC as in 2009, IOC was granted Permanent Observer Status at the UN. He has also been the Olympic torch bearer.
The MoU takes forward the initiative launched by the Union Government to curb the menace of shell companies, money laundering and black money in the country and prevent misuse of corporate structure by shell companies for various illegal purposes.
NASA Spacecraft Cassini on mission to explore the giant ring-world of Saturn and its menagerie of moons will end its 20 year voyage on 15 September 2017 by diving into the atmosphere of Saturn. For 13 years, the orbiter has been sending back images of its extraordinary discoveries at Saturn to Earth.
National Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India to promote Hindi as Matra Bhasha (mother tongue) of India and to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values. The day is marked by literary festivals, Hindi poetry sessions, Hindi essay writing competitions, Hindi speech contests and other events.
The day marks the adaptation of Hindi language as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 14 September 1949. The decision of using Hindi as official language was ratified by Indian Constitution via amendment 343 which stated that all government communications will be penned in Hindi (Devanagari Script). This amendment came into effect on 26 January 1950.
On the occasion of Hindi Day/Divas, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh stressed on the need for more and more use of Hindi language in official works. In his address, Singh appealed to the heads of all the Central Ministries, Departments, Offices, and Banks to use Hindi language in their official works as well as in their daily works. He said this activity will inspire other officials and staff to work in Hindi.
The Index provides a means of measuring the quantifiable elements of the world’s talent potential so that greater attention can be focused on delivering it. The Global Human Capital Index aims to provide a holistic assessment of a country’s human capital—both current and expected—across its population. The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing and deploying their human capital potential.
The Supreme Court (SC) of India has ruled that the cooling period of six months for granting the decree of divorce under the 1955 Hindu law can be waived off by a trial court if there is no possibility of settlement between a couple.
The 2017 Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) released by Z/Yen Group in collaboration with China Development Institute (CDI) has placed London at the top with 780points. London managed to retain its position despite fears that the city will become less attractive due to BREXIT. The September 2017 issue of the GFCI places India’s financial capital Mumbai at the 60th position, which is three positions up than the March 2017 list.
The International Olympic Committee has officially announced that the Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics. Los Angeles originally applied to host the mega sports event in 2024, but in July 2017 it was revealed that Paris had been selected as the host of the 2024 Summer Olympics. The 2028 games will be the first Summer Olympics to be held in the US since the 1996 Summer Olympics were played in Atlanta.
Belgian astrophysicist Michael Gillon was awarded for his work that has helped in finding new solar systems of planet Earth using robotic telescopes, instead of much more costly satellites. German couple Germans Aleida and Jan Assmann were recognised for presenting collective memory as a requirement for the formation of the identity of religious and political communities.
The International Balzan Foundation announced the winners of the 2017 Balzan Prize. James P Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Robert D Schreiber of the Washington University School of Medicine were awarded for Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy that enhanced the survival of patients with metastatic melanoma.
South-South cooperation is a broad framework of collaboration among countries of the South in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. The history of the South-South cooperation begins in 1949 with the establishment of the UN technical aid programme by the Economic and Social Council and the creation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1969.
Previously referred to as the Great Repeal Bill, the EU Withdrawal Bill overturns the 1972 European Communities Act which took the UK into the then European Economic Community. It will also convert all existing EU laws into UK law, to ensure there are no gaps in legislation on BREXIT day. People of Britain in a historic referendum on 24 June 2016 voted in favour of leaving European Union (EU).
The Assam government would be providing skill development training to around 30000 surrendered militants, jail inmates and around 24000 Assamese youth under the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikash Yojna.