Current Affairs 17th September 2016


Current Affairs 17th September 2016

National News:

  • Naropa Festival begins in Ladakh
  • Govt introduces bullet-proof army vehicles in Kashmir
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will host a Twitter Town Hall on September 23
  • 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
  • UIDAI bans sharing of Aadhaar details
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched a website to provide information on the celebration of 350th Prakash Utsav of the Sikh guru in 2017
  • 196% growth registers in tourist arrival in August 2016

International News:

  • Barack Obama designated the country’s first marine national monument
  • India to sign $8.8bn Rafale jets deal  with France

New Appointments:

  • BHVS Narayana Murthy appointed as Director of Research Centre Imarat (RCI)


  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank four awards for inclusive insurance for 2016
  • Prize under Rajbhasha Kirti Purashar Scheme

Business & Economy:

  • Gold imports drop 77% to $1.11 bn in August

Agreements & MoUs:

  • India and Sri Lanka MoU to support livelihood of the fishing and farming communities
  • Uber partnership with Marti Suzuki and NSDC for jobless people

Awards & Honours:

  • Abraham Verghese selected for 2015 National Humanities Medal
  • Priyanka Chopra among world’s 10 highest paid TV actresses: Forbes
  • Ewan McGregor to receive Humanitarian award

Science & Technology:

  • India’s online population to touch 500mn by 2020


  • East Bengal wins Calcutta Football League 2016
  • Former England player Graeme Hick named Australia’s batting coach
  • Indian Railways wins Senior National Power lifting Championship
  • India jump 4 places in FIFA rankings


  • Tony-Winning Director Jack Hofsiss Dies At 65