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.
The mobile application that will allow central government employees who are about to retire to monitor the process of their pension settlement cases will also allow retired employees to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints through the pension calculator.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
The Rohingyas allege that the military and Rakhine Buddhists responded with a brutal campaign against them. Myanmar rejects this, saying its military is fighting against Rohingya terrorists.
The new species belongs to the Labeo genus and has been named as Labeo filiferus. The name filiferus was taken from Latin and refers to the very long dorsal fin of the species.
Viveck Goenka was unanimously elected as the Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI), succeeding Riyad Mathew of the Malayala Manorama group. Prior to this, Goenka was serving as the Vice-Chairman of PTI.
The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be undertaking major research works on agriculture this year with the World Bank fund of 1100 crore rupees.
The Blue Whale Challenge culminates on Day 50 with a direction to the player to commit suicide. The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the link to the challenge keeps changing.
NITI Aayog has constituted an Expert Task Force, chaired by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, with an aim to create new jobs by enhancing India’s export.
It was the first time that an Indian cricket team registered an all-win record across formats in an overseas tour.
NITI Aayog on 5 September 2017 launched the National Nutrition Strategy with the aim of achieving Kuposhan (malnutrition) Mukt Bharat.
With regard to August 2017, the date for filing GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 has been extended to 5 October, 10 October and 15 October from earlier 20 September, 25 September and 30 September, respectively.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new contraceptives- an injectable contraceptive under ‘Antara’ programme and a contraceptive pill ‘Chhaya’ to meet the changing needs of couples.
The petitioners claimed that Rohingya immigrants had taken refuge in India after escaping from Myanmar due to widespread discrimination, violence, and bloodshed against the community there.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 September 2017 held the third major Cabinet reshuffle, which saw the change of portfolios of 32 ministers and selection of nine new ministers.
It is also reported that a spam campaign showing links to fake dropbox sites is being used to spread Locky variants.
With this amendment, taxation on luxury, SUV, and other vehicles would be brought at par with that prevailing pre-GST rollout.
Swedish defence giant Saab and Indian conglomerate Adani group announced collaboration in defence manufacturing on 1 September 2017.