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Current Affairs September 2015

Here we are sharing September 1st to September 10th important current affair news.We are sure that you will find this current update news of September 1st to 10th useful in coming bank exams.
Current affairs for bank exam September 2015

Current Affairs September 2015(September 1-10)

  • Sahaj:Scheme for online release of new LPG connections, which was launched by Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan recently.This scheme allows online release of new LPG connections, through the portal to enable customers to register for new LPG connections online, as well as make on line payments for the same.
  • Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognised Yoga as sports discipline.
  • 30 Women in Power:Their Voices, Their Stories by Naina Lal Kidwai. The book is a collection of narratives on modern Indian women who have been pioneers and led large organizations - in banking, law, the media, advertising, etc.
  • Palmyra's Temple of Bel destroyed by ISIS militants: UN.The Temple of Bel’s construction started in 32 BC and ended in the second century AD. Later, it served as both, Church and Mosque.
  • India won three-match test series against Sri Lanka.The second match will be remembered for being the last Test of Kumara Sangakkara.
  • 305 towns and cities spread across nine states of the country have been identified for implementation of “Housing for All‟ scheme
  • Kerala’s Palakkad district would soon be declared as the first total HIV/AIDS literate district in the country.
  • Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch IAS officer from Rajasthan cadre, was appointed as the new Home Secretary. He replaced L.C. Goyal. 
  • A book named The Duels of the Himalayan Eagle authored by Air Marshal Bharat Kumar released.The author, who was a young fighter pilot, during the 1965-war has tried to club official records, squadron diaries and veteran accounts in the book.
  • Bihar to give 2% reservation to grand children of freedom fighters in government jobs.
  • India won UNESCO's Award of Excellence 2015 for conserving Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple.The Award of Excellence for the conservation of Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple at Thrissur in Kerala recognizes the remarkable conservation effort undertaken at the sacred site.
  • Kenya  created history by topping the medals tally at the 15th World Championships of Athletics that concluded on 30 August 2015 at Beijing. Jamaica and United States finished at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
  • Commemorative coins of Rs 125, Rs 10 released in honour of former President S Radhakrishnan.
  • The book named "To the Brink and Back: India's 1991 Story" by Jairam Ramesh released.The book deals with fast-paced changes in the economic sector introduced by the duo P V Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh in 1991.
  • On 5th september teacher’s Day celebrated across India on birth anniversary of Dr S Radhakrishnan.
  • The Reserve Bank of India on 31 August 2015 declared SBI and ICICI Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), which literally means that these banks are so integral to the national economy that their failure would have to be prevented at any cost.
  • Global ratings agency Fitch, downgraded Punjab National Bank (PNB)’s Viability Rating by one notch to “bb” on account of the growing risk to the bank’s capital position from mounting stock of stressed assets.
  • Union Govt. designated Revenue Secretary Ratan Watal as the new Finance Secretary.
  • On september 8 International Literacy Day celebrated across the world.
  • Golfer Anirban Lahiri became first Indian golfer to qualify for Presidents Cup.The championship is scheduled to be held at Incheon in South Korea between 2 October and 4 October 2015.
  • Raghav Chandra took over as the new Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • The Reserve Bank of India on 1 September 2015 issued draft guidelines pertaining to interest rates and base rates. It has prescribed a uniform method by which banks have to arrive at the interest rates for providing loans.
  • A huge one-day “Bharat Bandh” strike was observed by almost all the 10 major trade unions against the proposed amendments to various labour legislations and the to protest the alleged “anti-labour” policies of the Narendra Modi government.
  • Ministry of Urban Development has come out with a smart National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) model which will be inter-operable across different transport systems in the country. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is given the task of establishing a robust payment system for this proposed card initiative.
  • Google Inc. unveiled a redesign of its iconic logo on 1 September 2015
  • The West-Central Railway (WCR) Zone, with its headquarters at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, became the first-ever zone of the Indian Railway to have eliminated all unmanned level crossings.
  • South Africa’s Durban city was confirmed as the host of the Commonwealth Games 2022.Durban became the first-ever city from Africa to get the hosting rights of the Commonwealth Games.
  • Forward Markets Commission (FMC) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) decided to merge.
  • The Union Govt. on 5 September 2015 announced the acceptance of the long-standing demand of "one rank, one pension‟ (OROP). OROP would be implemented with effect from 1 July 2014, and would cost the government Rs 18,000-22,000 crore this year.
  • A committee  set up by the government headed by Sumit Bose, former Finance Secretary  to rationalise distribution incentives for financial products and curb their mis-selling, has in its report recommended flexible exits for financial products and that profits from exit charges not accrue to product providers.
  • The MHA cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). This meant that the NGO, part of an international network by the same name, would not be able to receive any kind of foreign donations from now on.
  • Noted music director Aadesh Shrivastava passed away . Over the course of his career, he had composed music for over 100 Hindi films, including “Chalte Chalte”,”Baabul”,‟Baghban”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” and “Rajneeti”.
  • The meeting of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the Group of 20 (G20) was held at Ankara (Turkey). The meeting was attended by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Raghram Rajan. G20 is the group of the largest developing economies of the world. G20 launched a new group W20” with the objective to empower women and to boost the role of women in global economic growth.
  • Indian Railways is poised to enter into an agreement with ISRO to facilitate getting images for mapping and communications to introduce Wi-Fi through the satellite system.
  • The Haryana State Assembly on 7 September 2015 passed a bill – the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2015, for fixing the minimum educational qualification for elections to the Panchayati Raj institutions. Haryana became the second in the country after Rajasthan to fix the minimum educational qualification for elections to the Panchayati Raj institutions.
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) will sell the iconic bread and bakery brand “Modern”  to Nimman Foods Private Ltd.
  • Andhra Pradesh Govt. on 9 September 2015 created history by taking the first step to link two mighty rivers of the state. This was done by diverting the water of Godavari river from Tadepudi reservoir to facilitate supply to Krishna river.
  • J. Manjula, the woman scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) became the first-ever woman Director General of DRDO.
  • Haryana announced imposition of a complete ban on manufacture and sale of gutka, pan masala, and other similar products containing tobacco.
  • Union Cabinet on 9 September 2015 announced the Gold Monetisation Scheme under which gold in any form can be deposited with banks for a period of 1 to 15 years.Objective of this scheme is to bring out the huge amount of gold that is being kept idly by Indians.
  • Union Cabinet gave its approval to the spectrum trading guidelines which will allow telecom companies to buy and sell spectrum.
  • Union Cabinet announced which new policy for white label ATM operations in the country It allowed 100% FDI under the automatic route for white label ATM operations. White labeled ATMs are set up by private non-bank companies that own and operate their own brand of ATMs.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was presented the Gandhi International Peace Prize for the year 2014 by the President
  • Global rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) downgraded Brazil’s credit rating to junk grade on 9 September 2015. Brazil is the largest economy of Latin America. S&P said its decision was based on the mounting political problems that have muddled economic policy.
  • Arun Jaitley launched digital version of Mahatma Gandhi's collected work.The works of Mahatma Gandhi compiled by a team of Scholars includes historic speeches of Gandhi and also provide varied, numerous and logical profiles of Gandhi’s life and thought, action and engagements.
  • Pakistan SC ordered adoption of Urdu as official language
  • CCI imposed penalty on Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation for Contravening Competition Law.
  • INS Vajrakosh commissioned by Defence Ministry at Karwar.INS Vajrakosh will be the biggest missiles, ammunition and spares dump on the Western Sea Board. It will be base that will equip all warships and airplanes.
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