Online Current Affairs for September 2016


Govt. announces Rs. 90 lakh cash reward for Rio Paralympics winners


  • The Union government has announced a total cash reward of 90 lakh Rupees for the medal winners of Rio Paralympics.
  • Gold medal winners paralympic
  • 1.Mariyappan Thangavelu (high jumper)and
    2. Devendra Jhajharia (Javelin thrower)
  • will be rewarded with 30 lakh Rupees each.
  • 1.Deepa Malik (silver medal) in Shotput will be rewarded 20 lakh Rupees and
  • 2. Varun Singh Bhati (high jumper), bronze medal at the Rio games will be given 10 lakh Rupees.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

The Union government has announced a total cash reward of 90 lakh Rupees for the medal winners of which competition?

 - Rio Paralympics

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West Bengal govt decides to install monorail


  • The West Bengal Chief Minister Ms.Mamata Banerjee has decided to install monorail from Budge Budge.
  • It will be started in South 24-Parganas to Ruby Connector in Kolkata at a cost of 4,216 crore rupees.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed between Burn Standard Company Limited and the state transport department for execution of the project to install the monorail.
  • Burn Standard Company Limited will be funding the project and the state government will provide land.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Indian state has decided to install monorail in its capital?

- West Bengal.

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched in Jammu & Kashmir


  • Jammu &Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan have launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the state.
  • The scheme provides free LPG connections to the women from BPL households.
  • A new LPG bottling plant would be started in Kargil, while gas production would be increased in Leh.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is launched in which new state on 30.09.2016?

 - Jammu and Kashmir.

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Infosys launches e-commerce platform Skava Commerce


  • Infosys has launched Skava Commerce, an e-commerce platform for retailers.
  • The Skava Commerce platform has evolved from its roots as an industry leading mobile-commerce platform.
  • Its a complete e-commerce platform with a modern, next generation micro-services architecture.
  • Skava is a Silicon Valley based e-commerce startup which was acquired by Infosys.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Skava is a Silicon Valley based e-commerce startup which was acquired by which I.T company?

 - Infosys

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Govt fixes export quota of white sugar to EU for 1 year


  • Government has fixed an export quota of ten thousand tonnes of white sugar to the European Union (EU).
  • It's done under a certain provision for the one-year period.
  • It has allocated white sugar under concessions to European Union for the period October 2016 to September next year.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Government has fixed an export quota of ten thousand tonnes of white sugar to which union?

 - European Union (EU).

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Telugu writer conferred with Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for 2015


  • Noted Telugu writer Prof.Kalakaluri Enoch has been conferred with Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015.
  • The award was given for his novel “Anantajivanam“.
  • The award carries
    1.a shawl,
    2.Saraswati Statue,
    3.Citation and
    4.a cheque of four lakh rupees.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who has been given Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015?

 - Telugu writer Prof.Kalakaluri

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29 September: World Maritime Day


  • The World Maritime Day is being observed across the world on 29th September.
  • It's observed to highlight the importance of shipping safety and maritime security.
  • 2016 Theme: “Shipping: indispensable to the world”.
  • The theme focuses on the critical link between shipping and global society.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

The World Maritime Day is observed on which date?

 - 29th September

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Jim Yong Kim reappointed as World Bank President


  • The World Bank has reappointed Jim Yong Kim ( an American citizen) for 2nd five-year term as President (from 1st July 2017) after the nomination period closed without any challengers.
  • Jim Yong Kim is a South Korean-American physician and anthropologist who has served as the 12th President of the World Bank since July 1, 2012.
  • The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs.
  • The World Bank’s stated official goal is the reduction of poverty.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who is the new president of World Bank?

 - Jim Yong Kim.

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Indian women’s kabaddi team wins gold in Asian Beach Games


  • India won their first gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games with the women’s beach kabaddi in Danang, Vietnam.
  • Indian beat Thailand by 41-31 in a hard-fought summit clash at Bien Dong Park.
  • The medal table headed by hosts Vietnam (25 gold, 22 silver and 27 bronze)
  • India has so far won six medals ( 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze) in the Games.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

India won their first gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games in which sports?

 - women’s beach kabaddi

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Indian shuttler Rituparna Das wins Polish Open


  • Indian shuttler Rituparna Das has won the Polish Open after defeating fellow Indian Rasika Raje in the women’s singles final of the International challenge badminton event.
  • Women’s doubles pair of Sanjana Santosh and Arathi Sara Sunil also won the title after defeating top seeds Natalya Voytsekh and Yelyzaveta Zharka 19-21 21-19 21-14 in the final.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who won the women’s single title in the Polish Badminton Open?

 - Rituparna Das

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India up 16 places to 39th on global competitiveness index


  • India has moved up 16 positions to rank 39th on a Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2016-17.
  • it's released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • Switzerland has retained its top position as the world’s most competitive economy for seventh year in a row.
  • Due to improved monetary and fiscal policies, as well as lower oil prices, the Indian economy has stabilised and now boasts the highest growth among G20 countries.
  • The study assesses 140 countries on the basis of factors driving their productivity and prosperity.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

What is the rank of India in Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2016-17?

 - 39.

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World’s first baby born using new “three-person“ fertility technique


  • The world’s first baby has been born using a new “three person” fertility technique (New Scientist reveals).
  • US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a genetic condition that his Jordanian mother carries in her genes.
  • The baby boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor.
  • Experts say the move heralds a new era in medicine and could help other families with rare genetic conditions.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which country has produced world’s first baby born using a new “three person” fertility technique?

 - America.

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UGC brings out syllabus for NET examination for yoga subject


  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought out the syllabus for Natioanl Eligibility Test (NET) examination for the subject of yoga.
  • H R Nagendra (PM Modi’s Yoga guru) committee has recommended that the NET exam, the qualification criterion for university teachers should be held in the subject of yoga.
  • The syllabus for yoga includes 1.Foundations of Yoga,
    2.Basic Yoga Texts,
    3.Yoga Vasishtha,
    4.Patanjali Yoga Sutra,
    5.Hatha Yoga Texts,
    6.allied sciences,
    7.Yoga and Health.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought out the syllabus for Natioanl Eligibility Test (NET) examination for which new subject?

 - Yoga.

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Pakistan’s parliament passed Hindu Marriage Bill


  • Pakistan’s parliament (lower house) has passed the Hindu Marriage Bill (first ever national law) to enable the Hindu community (minority) to register their marriages.
  • The bill sets the minimum age for marriage for Hindus at 18 year.
  • The bill will now have to get approval in the country’s Senate (upper house).
  • Earlier, The Hindu marriages in Pakistan since the country’s creation ( from 1947) has led to rampant discrimination against nearly two million Hindu population.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which country has recently passed the Hindu Marriage Bill in its parliament?

 - Pakistan

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Bangla poet Syed Shamsul Haq passes away


  • Well known Bangla poet, playwriter and essayist Syed Shamsul Haq (81-year) has passed away in Dhaka.
  • Haq was the recipient of
    1.Independence Award,
    2.Ekushey Padak,
    3.Bangla Academy Award and the
    4.National Poetry Honour.
  • He wrote many patriotic songs of immense beauty which inspired the Liberation War fighters of 1971.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which well known Bangla poet, playwriter and essayist has passed away in Dhaka on 29.09.2016?

 - Syed Shamsul Haq

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Former Israeli PM & President Shimon Peres passes away


  • Former Israeli Prime Minister (PM) and President Shimon Peres passed away at the age of 93 years due to massive stroke.
  • He was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014.
  • Peres served twice as the Prime Minister and he was also the member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years.
  • He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the peace talks that he participated in as Israeli Foreign Minister, producing the Oslo Accords.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which former Israeli Prime Minister (PM) and President passed away due to massive stroke on 29.09.2016?

 - Shimon Peres

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World Rabies Day is being observed


  • World Rabies Day takes place each year on 28th September.
  • Since -2007 it's observed to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals.
  • The day also marks the anniversary of French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
  • The theme for World Rabies Day-2016 is “Rabies: Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate”.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

What is the theme for World Rabies Day-2016?

 - “Rabies: Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate”.

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India wins silver in Asian Beach Games


  • India’s Harish Banghel has won a silver in the men’s middleweight Muay Thai event in the 5th Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam.
  • Banghel lost to Zhang Yongkang of China in the final of the 71-75kg category.
  • India has a contingent of 208 members in the games.
  • In the previous edition in Phuket (held in 2014) India had won two gold, a silver and seven bronze medals.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Indian athlete has won the silver medal in the men’s middleweight Muay Thai event in the 5th Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam?

 - Harish Banghel

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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open


  • Indian table tennis player from Chennai Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (24-year) has become only the second to win an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) event in Belgium.
  • Gnanasekaran clinched the men’s singles title of the Belgium Open by defeating local player Nuytinck Cedric 4-0 in the final, 15-13, 11-6, 11-2, 17-15.
  • Achanta Sharath Kamal is the first Indian to win an ITTF event in 2012.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who won the men’s singles title of the Belgium Tennis Open?

 - Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

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Japan to host 2026 Asian Games


  • Japan will host the Asian Games in 2026 after Aichi prefecture and its capital Nagoya were confirmed as the venue for the multi-sport event by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
  • The Japanese bid was the only one put forward to host the continental gathering.
  • It will be staged in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia in 2018 and the Chinese city of Hangzhou in 2022.
  • Japan will host 2017 Asian Winter Games, 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which country will host the Asian Games in 2026?

 - Japan

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