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September 09, 2017

9th September 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (9th September 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 9th September 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (2nd Saturday of September) is World First Aid Day.
    • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) introduced World First Aid Day in 2000.
    • Theme of World First Aid Day 2017 :  ‘First aid and road safety’.
  • Today is the Day of the Foundation of the Republic of North Korea.
    • The Democratic People's Republic of Korea was established in the North was established on this day (9th September) in the year 1948.
    • Important Points to Note :
      • Capital : Pyongyang
      • Official language : Korean
      • Currency : North Korean won (₩)
      • Supreme Leader : Kim Jong-un
  • Today is Independence Day of Tajikistan.
    • On this day Tajikistan got Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. 
    • Important Points to Note :
      • Capital - Dushanbe
      • Official language - Tajik (Persian)
      • Currency - Somoni
      • President - Emomalii Rahmon
      • Prime Minister - Kokhir Rasulzoda
  • The Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is opening on Saadiyat Island in November, 10 years after the project was announced. 
    • Note : Abu Dhabi gave France $525 million (around ₹3,360 crore) for using the "Louvre" name, and $750 million (around ₹4,800 crore) to employ managers from France to oversee 300 loaned artworks.
    • This museum was designed by : Jean Nouvel (French architecy)
National Current Affairs
  • Manipur's Nungthang Tampak village has became the 1st in the northeast region to achieve 100% computer literacy
    • Aiming to build an information centre, a social enterprise called Mangaal Rural had started an initiative under which the villagers were trained for a month. 
  • Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today announced that the government will undertake a 'School Chalo Abhiyan' from next year to enrol 70-80 lakh students in the country who are out of schools. 
Science & Technology
  • In a new 5-tier classification of worlds, US-based scientists have categorised Earth as a hybrid between Class IV, where life-forms have started affecting planetary-scale changes, and Class V, where it would be affected by advanced life-forms. 
    • Note : They denoted Class I as atmosphere-less worlds, Class II as lifeless planets with atmospheres, and Class III, where life-forms haven't altered the planet.
  • Pakistan today opened its 5th Nuclear power plant to meet its growing energy demands. 
    • The country will receive a major energy boost as the "new plant will generate 340 MW of electricity", Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced at the plant's inauguration. 
    • Note : The power plant was built in collaboration with China.
New Appointments
  • Force Motors Chairman Abhay Firodia has been elected as the new President of the automobile industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
    • Note : Mahindra & Mahindra's President - Automotive Sector Rajan Wadhera has been elected as the new Vice-President of SIAM.
  • The Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey was given additional charge of interim Chairman of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)
    • Note : He is going to replace GSTN's first Chairman Navin Kumar, who has completed his term on August 29. 
  • US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Manisha Singh as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Reliance Infrastructure controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL) has changed its name to Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd (RNEL).
    • The change of name is in line with the company’s focus on building capabilities for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, it is learnt.
  • Ride-hailing startup Uber today announced it has launched its biggest 'Greenlight Centre' in India, located in Bengaluru
    • The centre is a 15,000 square feet facility dedicated to provide assistance to Uber driver-partners. 
  • According to a study by apex industry body Assocham, Karnataka has been ranked top among the states in the country in terms of manufacturing excellence.
Awards & Honors
  • Public-sector banking company headquartered in Mangalore, Corporation Bank has bagged “SKOCH Award for MUDRA Performance - 2017” and “SKOCH Order-of-Merit Award for A Road Map to be Best in Insurance Penetration” instituted by the SKOCH group for 2017-18.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian squash player Harinder Pal Sandhu won his 21st international game on the trot and his fifth consecutive title, winning the Malaysian Squash Tour X event in Kuala Lumpur today. 
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