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September 23, 2017

23rd September 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (23rd September 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 23rd September 2017

National Current Affairs
  • India’s first electric bus service was launched today at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh.
    • It is first of its kind electric bus service for tourist spot in India and first in world at an altitude of 13,000 feet.
  • NITI Aayog’s SATH (Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital) Program was launched today at Guwahati, Assam.
    • This program aims to provide structured support to Assam in identifying key health priorities and implement the solutions towards transforming the health and improving the well-being of people of state.
    • NITI - National Institution for Transforming India
  • The 6th edition of VASTRA 2017 (an International Textile and Apparel Fair) was recently held at Jaipur, Rajasthan.
    • More than 50 countries and 13 Indian States participated in VASTRA 2017.
    • VASTRA 2017 as jointly organised by Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
Awards & Honors
  • US based Materials Research Society has conferred its highly prestigious Von Hippel Award on Bharat Ratna Prof. C N R Rao.
    • With this he became the first Asian scientist to receive this award.
  • Paramjit Singh Pammi, a mechanic from Punjab's Nabha has been chosen to be honoured with 'Bhagat Puran Singh Award for Service to Humanity' .
    • He is being honored with this award for saving 400 road accident victims.
  • 2017 GQ Men of the Year Awards Winners :
    • Anushka Sharma - Woman of the Year Award
    • Ranveer Singh - Entertainer of the Year Award
    • Rajkummar Rao - Actor of the Year Award
    • Aamir Khan - Award for Creative Maverick.
Science & Technology
  • Pakistan today announced that it has successfully test-fired an air-to-sea anti-ship missile in the North Arabian Sea.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • With the support of at least 40,000 drivers, the former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today launched an app-based cab-hailing service called Namma TYGR in Bengaluru.
    • The service, which is an initiative of the Janata Dal (Secular) backed cab drivers' association and Kolkata-based startup TYGR, promises to offer services at lower rates with a focus on driver benefits.
  • Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the 64-year-old heiress of French cosmetics company L'Oreal, has become the world's richest woman with a net worth of $43.3 billion. 
    • This comes days after her mother and the world's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, passed away.
  • Chinese real estate giant Evergrande Group's Chairman Hui Ka Yan has become Asia's richest man with a net worth of $41.1 billion. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased corporate bond investment limit for foreign investors by taking out Masala bonds (rupee-denominated bonds) from ambit of total debt investment limit. 
    • They will be considered as part of External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) and will be monitored accordingly.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) along with FTSE Russell, global index and data provider launched FTSE SBI Bond Index series at London Stock Exchange (LSE). 
    • Important Note : It is India’s first bond index series for overseas investors.
New Appointments
  • Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu became the 1st woman minister in Mizoram in 30 years, after she was inducted in Chief Minister Lal Thanhawala's Cabinet today. 
    • The 38-year-old is currently the only female legislator in the state and the fourth in Mizoram's history. 
    • Note : Lalhlimpui Hmar was the first woman to hold a ministerial post in Mizoram, in 1987.
Sports Current Affairs
  • 5-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom has become the first Indian to be picked as International Boxing Association's (AIBA) representative for the IOC Athletes Forum, scheduled in November.
    • The forum is held once every two years, bringing together athlete representatives from across the Olympic Movement. 
  • Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu has jumped two places to the second spot in the BWF women's singles ranking.
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, and Messi's former Barcelona teammate Neymar Jr are the final three players in contention for this year's FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year award
    • The final three nominees for the Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award are Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane, Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri, and Chelsea's Antonio Conte.
  • Pacer Ishant Sharma has replaced 36-year-old Gautam Gambhir as Delhi Ranji captain ahead of the upcoming season. 
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