Sep 06

  • M. S. Thejkumar became first chess Grand master from Karnataka.
  • “I do what I do” is the book written by Ex- RBI governor Raghuram Rajan.
  • “How India sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st century” is the book written by former foreigner secretary Shyam Saran
  • NITI Aayog has recently launched the National Nutrition Strategy in New Delhi with an aimed at Kuposhan Mukt Bharat.
  • The Assam government has recently set up a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Cell for implementation of DBT across schemes in the Country and to coordinate efforts at the State Level in taking the DBT initiative forward with immediate effect. The Chief Secretary will be the chairman of the cell and the Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary, Finance Department will be the convenor
  • Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has become the first Indian woman ambassador for Tourism Australia to encourage Indians to visit the country
  • India will host the 2019 edition of the Commonwealth (Youth, Junior and Senior) Weightlifting Championships.
  • The 2-day event ‘North East Calling’ will be organized by the Union government under its Destination North East series at India Gate lawns in New Delhi on September 9, 2017. The purpose of the event is to promote the art, culture, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India.
  • The researchers at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Chemical Laboratory in Pune have developed an artificial leaf that absorbs sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water, an advance that may provide clean energy for powering eco-friendly cars in the future.
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Sep 05

  • Nationally renowned  journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in her hometown Bengaluru
  • Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena (52) has passed away in Guwahati, Assam on September 4, 2017.
  • Star India acquired digital as well as media rights for Indian Premier League for a term of five years 2018-2023 with a whooping bid of Rs. 16,347.50 crore on September 4, 2017.
  • Konsam Ormila Devi from India bagged a gold medal in 44kg weight category at the Commonwealth Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting championships at Gold Coast, Australia on September 4, 2017.
  •  The biennial Joint Indo-Lanka Maritime Fleet Exercise – SLINEX 2017 is scheduled to be conducted from September 7-to-14.
  • The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has bagged the National Award for ‘Excellence’ in Energy Management at a conference hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The airport is operated by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd GHIAL, a public–private venture
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has launched Gyankunj e-class project on the occasion of Teachers day on September 5, 2017.
  • Raj Kumar Singh has recently take charge as new Union Minister of State (IC) in Ministries of Power & New & Renewable Energy after latest reshuffle in the Union Cabinet on September 3, 2017.
  • Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and Mumbai-born scientist Veena Sahajwalla have been conferred the PLuS Alliance Prize – a prestigious honour that recognises Research Innovation, Education Innovation, Global Leadership and Global Innovation

Sep 04

  • Piyush Goyal has been appointed as the new Union Minister of Railways after latest Union cabinet reshuffle on September 3, 2017.
  • Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Gujarat, has been formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City (WHC) by UNESCO.
  • J Y Pillay, an Indian-origin veteran civil servant, has been appointed as the acting president of Singapore
  • RBI includes HDFC Bank in the “to big to fail” list
  • BRICS named Jem, LeT as terror groups
  • Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, has been promoted as Cabinet Minister and got additional charge of Union Ministry of Skill Development after latest Union cabinet reshuffle on September 3, 2017.
  • Satish Kumar, the decorated West Bengal wrestler, has been awarded Rs 25 lakh as compensation by the Delhi court for being wrongly restrained from taking part in the 14th Asian Games-2002 at Busan in South Korea under the mistaken impression that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs
  • Nepal has recently signed a $635 million United Nations (UN) assistance package for 2018-2022 to lay out the country’s development strategy for the next five years
  • Lewis Hamilton, a British racing driver who races in Formula Onefor the Mercedes AMG Petronas team, has won the 2017 Italian Formula One Grand Prix tournament on September 3, 2017 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy.
  • Sultan Ahmed (64), the Trinamool Congress MP and former Union Central Minister passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal on September 4, 2017. He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency) on a Trinamool Congress ticket in 2014

Sep 03

  • M S Dhoni became the first wicket keeper to complete 100 stumpingsin ODIs.
  • Indian cricket team won the one day series against Sri Lanka by 5-0.
  • NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson to return home after 288 days in space
  • Environment Ministry will launch an environment awareness initiative. Under which an online environmental quiz competition named “Prakriti Khoj” an Environment Quiz to be conducted at the national level.
  • Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Vnesheconombank, Export-Import Bank of India, China Development Bank and Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA)have signed an agreement to establish credit lines in the national currencies, as well as a memorandum of cooperation on credit ratings,” Russian news agency TASS reported.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman becomes India’s first women new Defence Minister
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was appointed the new sports minister
  • On august 28,2017 , Archaeologists in Andhra Pradesh have discovered an ancient Buddhist site that dates back to 1st century AD , in Guntur district, in Putlagudem village of Achampet mandal.
  • Intel has introduced a new vision processing unit (VPU) called Movidius Myriad X. The new Intel VPU is aimed at providing end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to a wide range of product categories such as smart cameras, virtual reality (VR) devices, robotics and even drones.

Sep 02

  • Roelant Oltmans has been sacked as chief coach of Indian men’s hockey teaqm
  • Kenneth I. Juster is nominated as next U. S ambassador to India
  • OBOR: One Belt One Road
  • A Bengaluru – based non-profit trust Pratham Books has received the prestigious Library of Congress Literacy award
  • “The Golden House ”  is the book written by Salman Rushdie
  • Ahmedabad Formally Accorded Status of India’s First World Heritage City by UNESCO
  • Swedish defence major SAAB announced its tie-up with Adani Group to manufacture the Gripen E fighter jets in India under the Defence Ministry’s $10 billion single-engine fighter jet procurement programme.
  • ndian-origin veteran civil servant JY Pillay took over as Singapore’s acting President until a new head of the state is elected later September.
  • Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), previously Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY), is a maternity benefit program run by the government of India.

Sep 01

  • India and Switzerland have signed two pacts for technical cooperation in the field of Railways after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President of Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard in New Delhi.
  • India and Myanmar will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the conservation of earthquake-damaged pagodas at Bagan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar on September 6-7, 2017.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the annual conference – Rajaswa Gyan Sangam (RGS-2017) in New Delhi on September 1, 2017.
  • Noted economist Rajiv Kumar has take over charge as the new vice-chairman of government think tank Niti Aayog. He replaced Indian-American economist Arvind Panagariya who left the think tank to return to academia. Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research.
  • Rajiv Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, has been appointed as the new Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS)
  • Anita Karwal, a Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • The 3-day International Hindu Conference has started in Kathmandu, Nepal with the theme of ‘Emerging spiritualism: Renaissance of Hinduism’ on August 31, 2017.
  • The state-owned NTPC has signed a term loan agreement for Rs. 3,000 crore with ICICI Bank for partially funding its capital expenditure.

August 31

  • On 30th august ,2017, The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved implementation of the first phase of recommendations of Shekatkar Committee. This committee was formed to recommend measures to enhance combat capability and rebalancing Defence Expenditure of the Armed Forces with an aim to increase “teeth to tail ratio”, It had given 99 recommendations to the government on December 2016.
  • Arunachal Pradesh, J&K are fastest growing economies: Central Statistics Office
  • The Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee meeting was held in New Delhi on 29th Aug, 201
  • The 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue was held at New Delhi on 30th Aug 2017.
  • Amazon has announced a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement the Karnataka government’s ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ Scheme in Bengaluru on 30th Aug 2017
  • Solar energy services company Freyr Energy has tied up with Axis Bank announced on 31st Aug 2017.
  • SEBI bans Orion Capital, Orion Broking from markets for 10 yrs
  • Rajiv Gauba has appointed as Union Home Secretary for fixed two year tenure announced on 31st Aug 2017
  • Rajiv Mehrishi, the former home secretary, will be the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India
  • Rajiv Mehrishi, the former home secretary, will be the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India
  • ISRO had launched navigation satellite IRNSS-1H into orbit, but the mission has failed
  • The researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have successfully created an implantable bioartificial pancreas model grown within a 3D silk scaffold
  • Sunil Arora, a 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner (EC)

August 30

  • Kolkata-based Nitasha Biswas has been crowned India’s first-ever Miss TransQueen 2017 in Gurugram
  • The International Day against Nuclear Tests (IDANT) is observed every year on August 29
  • After Kalpana Chawla, Jasleen Kaur Josan has become the 2nd Indian Women and first Sikh women to be selected by NASA for the Mars Expedition happening in 2030.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched the world’s first IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) bank at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) in Oskemen, Kazakhstan.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently informed that India and Canada have mutually agreed to jointly issue a set of two Commemorative Postage Stamps on the theme Diwali. The joint stamps will be released on September 21, 2017,
  • Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh chief Minister, has launched the Startup Yatra programme in Lucknow on August 30, 2017. Beside this, the government has also launch a mobile application and a call centre for startups.
  • Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister, has inaugurated the YUVA – a skill development programme and an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) on August 29, 2017.
  • Gobindobhog rice from Burdwan district of West Bengal has recently got the Geographical Indication (GI) status
  • Hurricane Harvey strikes USA,menaces Texas & Louisiana
  • Canara HSBC Oriental Life Insurance Company (CHOICE) launches ‘PoS-Easy Bima Plan’
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd, has been included in the second scheduled to the RBI Act 1934 on 30th Aug 2017.
  • PV Sindhu to be brand ambassador for Bridgestone India
  • Athletes can identify prohibited medicines with “Pharma Jan Samadhan” app