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Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 September 2017

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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.

First Scorpene-class submarine, INS Kalvari, delivered to Indian Navy

21 hrs ago
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INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. The development marks a major milestone in Indian Navy's submarine programme as the vessel is expected to bolster India's maritime prowess.

Yesteryear Bollywood actress Shakila passes away

21 hrs ago
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Born on 1 January 1935, Shakila was an Indian actress. She was best known for her roles in Guru Dutt's films Aar Paar (1954) and CID. (1956).  She also starred with Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta's China Town (1962).

World's richest woman and L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt passes away

21 hrs ago
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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.

Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha wins 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

23 hrs ago
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Mustapha had negotiated and helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls from Chibok kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group. He will be bestowed with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony taking place in Geneva on 2 October 2017.The The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called him “a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in North East Nigeria”.

Morning Current Affairs: 22 September 2017

23 hrs ago
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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

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 September 2017

1 day ago
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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.

Morning Current Affairs: 21 September 2017

1 day ago
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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.

International Day of Peace 2017 observed across the world

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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.

Government to introduce 'Food Street' at global food fair in New Delhi

1 day ago
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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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2017

2 days ago
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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.

Union Government to launch mobile app for retiring government staffs

2 days ago
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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.

Rajnikant Mishra appointed Chief of Sashastra Seema Bal

2 days ago
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Mishra will succeed Archana Ramasundaram who is set to retire on 30 September 2017. Mishra is a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer. He has been posted as Special Director General in Border Security Force (BSF) since 2012.

Vice President releases Commemorative Coin on MS Subbulakshmi

2 days ago
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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.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wins Rajbhasha Kirti Award for 11th consecutive time

2 days ago
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The JNPT was honoured with the prestigious award in the category of ‘B’ region for autonomous bodies and boards. It won the prize for its excellent implementation of the official language. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won this award. Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman of JNPT, accepted the award from the Honourable President of India, Ramnath Kovind.

India’s Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane

2 days ago
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India’s Zero Hunger Programme to be initiated by ICAR in association with ICMR, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and BIRAC aims at coming up with suitable methods of measuring the impact of the intervention and identify the nutritional maladies in each district. The programme will be implemented in sync with India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

3 days ago
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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.

WCD Ministry hosts first-ever National Conference on under-nutrition

3 days ago
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The first-ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition” was held in New Delhi to address the issue of malnutrition in the country. Three states were also awarded on the occasion for effectively reducing the prevalence of stunting in population.

Centre decides to form inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in schools

3 days ago
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The inter-ministerial committee will be formed in wake of brutal killing of a student, Pradyuman, in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School and rape of a five-year-old girl by a school peon inside the premises of Tagore Public School in Gandhi Nagar area of the national capital. The committee was set to monitor implementation of safety measures in schools across India.

Morning Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

3 days ago
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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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 September 2017

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

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.

Rajnath Singh launches intelligence wing of SSB and WARB App

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board App (WARB) for grievance redressal of retired CAPFs and Assam Rifles personnel. The intelligence wing will help gather actionable information that will be useful to strengthen the security of the nation.

Y C Modi appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Modi is an IPS officer of the 1979 batch of the Haryana cadre. He had also been part of a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed 2002 Gujarat riots case. He has also served as the Additional Director General of Police in Shillong, and Additional Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

69th Primetime Emmy Awards announced

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Handmaid's Tale became the first web television series to win the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Westworld and Saturday Night Live were the most nominated programs, each with 22 nominations.

Peruvian President appoints former Economy Minister, Mercedes Aráoz Fernández, as new PM

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Mercedes Araoz, who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Peru by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has earlier served the country as its economy minister between 2006 and 2011 under the administration of President Alan Garcia. The appointment came after two days of the no-confidence vote in which the entire cabinet was forced to resign.

Arjan Singh, iconic war hero of 1965 Indo-Pak, no more

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force passed away at the age of 98, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the Army's Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2017 observed globally

Sep 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

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.

Current Affairs Morning Update: 16 September 2017

Sep 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Current Affairs Mornig Update covers the importnat news of the day like Aadhar to be linked with Driving Licence, India's Forex Reserve cross $400 billion for the first time, Maximum NPS age to be increased at 65 years, Pakistan wins series against World XI etc. It will be a great help for the students, who want to be updates with current happenings in no time.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 September 2017

Sep 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

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.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon elected as Chair of the IOC Ethics Commission

Sep 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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.

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