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Current Affairs - September 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams -

TNPSC Current Affairs September 2016
  • Important Days
    • September 5 - National Teachers' Day
    • September 8 - International Literacy Day
    • September - First Saturday of the Month - International Vulture Awareness Day.
    • September 9 - Himalaya Diwas
    • September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
    • September 14 - National Hindi Diwas
    • September 15 - International Democracy Day
    • September 16 -  International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer
    • September 21 - World Alzeimer's Day
    • September - Third Saturday of the month - International Coastal Cleanup Day.
    • September 22 - World Car Free Day
    • September 27 - World Tourism Day, International Day of Deaf
    • September 28 - World Heart Day, World Rabies Day
  • Awards
    • Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016
      1. TM Krishna (India)
      2. Bezwada Wilson (India)
    • Bibhuti Lahkar - was awarded IUCN's Heritage Heroes Award 2016.
    • White Helmet - a syrian civil organisation was awarded Rightlivelihood Award 2016
  • Solung Festival - It is a tribal festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Swach Bharat Abiyan Mascot - Kunwar Bai
    • Kunwar Bai was an 105 Year Old Women from Chhattisgarh, she sold her goats to construct a toilet in her house.
    • Inspired by this, she was selected as the mascot for the Swach Bharat Abiyan (Clean India Mission)
  • Committees
    • TVSN Prasad Committee
      • A committee under the head of TVSN Prasad was formed to recommend the alternatives to the usage of Pellet guns.

  • TVSN Prasad Committee.
    • The Union govt has constituted a committee on the usage of Pallet guns by the armed forces during tackling the protesters.
  • All India Trinamool Congress Party
    • It got the status of National Party from the Election Commission of India.
    • It became the 7th National Party of India.
  • Important Appoinments
    • C Vidyasagar Rao 
      • He was the Governor of Maharashtra who was appointed as the acting Governor of Tamil Nadu,
    • Alka Sirohi - appointed as the new Chairman of UPSC.
  • GST Council (Very Important Topic)
    • It was formed as per 101st Constitutional Amendment act 2016.
    • This amendment added the Article 279A which deals about the GST Council
    • Composition
      • Chairman - The Union Finance Minister
      • Members - The Union Minister of the state - Revenue of finance & Minister incharge of finance in each state.
  • New District of Haryana State
    • Charkhi Dadri was the name of the New district (22nd district) of the Haryana State separated from the Bhiwani District.
  • 10 Lakh Insurance Option for Railway e-ticket passengers
    • India railway has launched the insurance scheme for Passenger booking tickets via online through IRCTC website.
  • Masala Bonds
    • Masala Bonds are rupeed denominated bonds which are issued outside India.
    • Recently British Columbia (Canadian Province) issued Masala bonds and thus becoming the first foreign government to issue Masala bonds.
  • Appointments
    • Anandi Ramalingam - became the first women to be appointed as one of the Director of BEL - Bharat Electronics Limited.
    • Arun Goyal - Appointed as the first Additional Secretary of GST Council Secretariat.
  • Important Schemes
    • Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana - Odisha
      • It was launched by Odisha Government.
      • It aims to improve the Child Sex Ratio.
  • Global Competitive Index 2016
    • India ranks 39th in the Global Competitive Index released by WEF.
  • India's First International Conference on Cooking gas
    • It was held at Bhuvaneshwar in Odisha.
  • Majuli Island [Very Important for Upcoming Exams]
    • It is a riverine Island located in Assam in the Brahmaputra river.
    • It was recently declared as the world's largest river Island with area of 880 Sq Km.
    • It is also declared as the new district of Assam and thus becoming the first island district of India.
  • Swach Survekshan Gramin Report 2016.
    • Top 2 Cleanest Districts of India
      1. Mandi in Himachal Pradesh
      2. Sindhudurg in Maharashtra
    • Sikkim - Cleanest State in India
  • Carbon Neutral Status
    • The Indira Gandhi International Airport (in New Delhi) achieved the Carbon neutral airport Satus and thus became the first airport to get this status in the asia-pacific region.
  • ICFA Awards 2016
    • Best Horticulture State - Haryana
    • Best Agriculture State - Odisha
Science and Tech
  • e-Nivaran
    • It is an online portal launched by the CBDT Central board of  Direct Taxes for online redressal of taxpayers grievances.
  • World's Largest Radio Telescope
    • FAST or Tianyan is the name of the World's largest Radio Telescope Constructed by China.
  • LIGO Laboratory
    • India's First LIGO Laboratory to be set up at Aundh in Hingoli District of Maharashtra.
    • LIGO - Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory Laboratory.
    • It was launched on Sep 8, 2016 by the GSLV-F05 vechicle.
  • World's Largest Solar Power Plant (Very Important)
    • The World's largest solar power plant was commissioned at Kamudhi in Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu.
    • Capacity: 648 MW.
  • World's First Three Parent Baby
    • The World's First three parent baby was born in Mexico with the help of Mitochondria Replacement Therapy Technique.
  • Gumthala Gaarhu - becamae the First Wifi Hotspot Village of Haryana state.
  • First BRICS Film Festival
    • The First BRICS Film Festival (2016) was held in  New Delhi.
  • Mother Teresa
    • Mother Teresa was declared a saint by the Pope Francis.
    • She became the 4th Indian to be canonised as saint,
  • G-20 Summit 2016
    • It was held at Hangzhou Province of China.
  • ASEAN 2016
    • It was held at Vientiane (Laos).
  • Joint Military Exercises
    • Yudh Abhyas 2016
      • It is a joint military exercise between India and USA held at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand.
    • Joint Sea 2016
      • It is a joint naval exercise between China and Russia
    • INDRA 
      • It is a joint military Exercise between India and Russia held at Vladivostok (Russia).
    • Druzbha 
      • It is a joint military Exercise between Russia and Pakistan.
      • Druzbha means Friendship.
  • Rio Paralympics 2016
    • Mariyappan Thangavelu - he won the Gold Medal in the High Jump Event.
    • Deepa Malik - She won the Silver Medal in Women's Shotput Event.
    • Devendra Jhajharia - He won the Gold Medal in Men's Javelin Throw event.

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