Current Affairs of September 2009 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of September 2009. The information given will help you to prepare for exams like: IAS, PCS, UPSC, Railways, SSC, Banking and all other competitive exams.
Current Affairs of 01 September 2009
- Pakistan’s atomic weapons stockpile has jumped to an estimated 70-90 warheads from a previous figure of 60 and it is also developing two new types of nuclear-capable cruise missiles, according to a top American scientist.
- Interim pension regulator, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), will launch its savings scheme, which aims to give greater returns on the deposits, and can be withdrawn fully.
- The U.S. has taken “very seriously” the reports about illegal modifications made in the American-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles by Pakistan, to expand capabilities to strike land targets, a potential threat to India, even as Islamabad has agreed for “mutual inspections“.
Current Affairs of 02 September 2009
- Chandrayaan-1’s moon mineralogy mapper has confirmed the magma ocean hypothesis, meaning that the moon was once completely molten, a senior scientist said Wednesday.
- The Indian Air Force (IAF) had to call off its search and rescue operations for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s Bell helicopter late on Wednesday evening as fading light forced the IAF’s four helicopters to turn back.
- Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has stepped in to end the war of words between ruling PPP and opposition PML-N over the alleged smear campaign against ex—premier Nawaz Sharif, saying the heated exchange of charges on the issue could have serious consequences for democracy.
Current Affairs of 03 September 2009
- Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have found a way to diagnose lung cancer using a breath analyser containing gold nanoparticles.
- Results from the first swine-flu vaccine trials taking place in Britain have revealed a strong immune response after administering just one dose.
- Delhi High Court dismisses petitions filed by Uphaar cinema hall owners challenging summons for tampering of evidence. A fine of Rs. 25,000 each was also imposed on the four petitioners.
- The Delhi High Court on Wednesday held that all power judicial power exercised by Supreme Court judges being no exception is accountable to the Constitution.
Current Affairs of 04 September 2009
- Further research was being carried out for the Chandrayaan-2 project, based on the quality data and photographs taken by Chandrayaan-1, whose mission came to an abrupt end last week, a top ISRO official said on Saturday.
- Bangladesh’s longest-serving finance minister, credited with turning the South Asian nation into a free market economy, was killed in a traffic accident on Saturday, an aide said. He was 77.
- As the country marked the Teachers’ Day on Saturday, the faculty members of prestigious IITs went on a hunger strike and teachers in Lucknow and Ranchi hit the streets demanding better wages suffering police lathicharge in the capital of Uttar Pradesh.
Current Affairs of 05 September 2009
- As part of efforts to have a greater say in the running of the international financial institutions, India has decided to invest up to $10 billion from its reserves to supplement the resources of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
- Opposition Shiv Sena-BJP alliance has criticised Director General of Police (anti-corruption bureau) A N Roy’s appointment for handling election work during the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra.
- Top finance officials have debated the next steps for the recovering global economy, with European countries pushing for a crackdown on bankers’ bonuses while the U.S. stressed the need to boost bank reserves to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis.
- Swine flu has claimed at least 2,840 lives across the world and over 2.5 lakh of confirmed cases of the virus have been reported, the World Health Organisation (WHO) have said on Saturday.
- Himachal Pradesh sought Rs 608.13 crore from the Centre for drought relief on Saturday.
Current Affairs of 06 September 2009
- Corporate India’s confidence on the state of the economy is on an upswing, with a majority of the companies surveyed by industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) agreeing that the government stimulus has spurred economic activities.
- A meeting organised here on Sunday by the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee to condole the death of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ended abruptly as Congress activists kept interrupting proceedings almost from the beginning.
- India may lose one of its crucial lifelines — the south west monsoon, which brings rains across the country during the summers, in the next 150 years, warns a new study by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology.
Current Affairs of 07 September 2009
- In yet another setback to the Narendra Modi government, the Ahmedabad metropolitan magistrate, S.P. Tamang, has ruled that the June 2004 killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others was also a case of “fake encounter.”
- President Pratibha Patil arrived here on Sunday on the second leg of her two-nation tour of Russia and Tajikistan.
- A study by a team at the Stirling University, UK, claims that while Facebook stretches the working memory, the micro-blogging format of Twitter diminishes it.
Current Affairs of 08 September 2009
- Oil prices hovered near $68 a barrel on Tuesday in Asia for a fifth day as the U.S. summer driving season wound down and OPEC planned to meet on Wednesday.
- The shortlist for this year’s £50,000 Man Booker Prize, announced here on Tuesday, is loaded with heavy-weight novelists with not a single first-time writer in contention.
- The case against an Al-Qaeda gang that plotted to bring down trans-Atlantic aircraft proves that wiretaps and other intercept evidence should be allowed in British courts, Britain’s former chief prosecutor said on Tuesday.
Current Affairs of 09 September 2009
- State-owned Canara Bank expects a loan growth of 22 per cent in the current financial year, its Chairman said.
- The Chinese government this week announced it would launch the world’s first mass vaccination programme for the flu in October amid fears that China could soon face a mass outbreak of the A(H1N1) flu.
- As the United Progressive Alliance Government completes 100 days in office on September 11, one of the promises made in the Presidential address, of providing 33 per cent political reservation for women.
- Private security guards in Uttar Pradesh may soon starting looking more professional and confident as the state Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) is all set to train them to combat terror strikes.
Current Affairs of 10 September 2009
- With its key export market US yet to show any signs of revival, Infosys on Thursday said it would bid for all big government projects in the country and would target a billion dollar (Rs 5,000 crore) revenue from India in the next 3-4 years.
- Bangladesh on Thursday indicated that it is taking action against north east insurgents taking shelter there as the two countries decided to sign agreements providing for transfer of terrorists and criminals.
- The entire Kulyab countryside seemed to have gathered on the roadside as President Pratibha Patil arrived here on Tuesday to pay her respects at the mausoleum of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani — the Iranian Sufi saint credited with propagation and spread of Islam in the Kashmir Valley.
- A group of Afghan journalists has blamed international troops for the death of a kidnapped colleague during a rescue operation.
- China on Thursday urged early talks on the Iran nuclear programme, and said it has received a package of proposals put forth by Iran.
Current Affairs of 11 September 2009
- Factory productions expanded at a greater pace for the second month in a row growing by 6.8 per cent in July against 6.4 per cent a year ago, signalling an industrial recovery.
- Ahead of the introduction of Umpire Decision Referral System in Test cricket next month, ICC Elite Panel umpire Simon Taufel said technology should be used to improve the standard of match officials so that they may not have to always rely on it.
- Rich countries must commit to deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions if they want China and India to sign onto an accord to curb global warming, the top U.N. climate official said on Friday.
- At least seven people were killed in Uganda when supporters of the traditional ruler of the country’s largest ethnic group clashed with security forces in the country’s capital.
- The southwest monsoon has been vigorous in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and east Madhya Pradesh and active in Assam, Meghalaya, east Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand, the Met office said on Friday.
Current Affairs of 12 September 2009
- The Karyavattom campus of the University of Kerala will host the 97th Indian Science Congress jointly organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the University from January 3 to 7, 2010.
- With the standoff between the West Indies Cricket Board and its players showing no signs of ending, a concerned Australia, which is scheduled to host the side, is exploring other options to avoid playing a second string team from the Caribbean.
- A high-level Pakistani investigation team will travel to Sri Lanka next week to probe reports that elements in the island nation were linked to the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.
- The benefits of Antyodaya Anna Yojana that ensures supply of 35 kg rice a month at the rate of Rs 2 to widows should be extended to all single women and families headed by women, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded.
Current Affairs of 13 September 2009
- The employee productivity of state-run IDBI Bank is the highest among all domestic banks in the country in 2008-09, according to a RBI report.
- The water level of the Yamuna continued to rise on Saturday as water from Haryana kept flowing in. The level rose from 204.58 metre at 10 a.m. to 204.80 metres at 6 p.m.
- Commissioner of Coimbatore Corporation Anshul Mishra has warned of stringent action against engineers of the civic body if they were found to be issuing forms for allocation of sites in water bodies for slum dwellers.
- Former Union Minister and author of the controversial book ‘Jinnah: India—Partition Independence,’ Jaswant Singh, said here on Saturday that his book will bring India and Pakistan closer.
- The negotiators from WTO member countries will meet in Geneva on Monday to kick-start trade talks that broke down 14 months ago and will focus on specifics like farm and industrial products.
Current Affairs of 14 September 2009
- Weak global cues on Monday cut short the six-day winning streak of benchmark Sensex, which lost by over 50 points on profit-booking by investors at high levels.
- As a result of climate change, much of the Indo-Gangetic plain and parts of northwest India could see increasing temperatures and worsening heat-waves from the middle to the end of this century, say researchers in the U.S.
- In a tape released on Sunday by Al-Qaeda’s media wing, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden said President Barack Obama is “powerless” to stop the war in Afghanistan.
Current Affairs of 15 September 2009
- India on Tuesday denied a media report that two Indo-Tibetan Border Police jawans were injured due to firing from across the Line of Actual Control with China.
- The U.S. has said that it is taking very seriously former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf’s claim that arms provided by it to fight Islamic terrorists were moved to bolster defence against India instead.
Current Affairs of 16 September 2009
- Doctoral dissertations are usually of little interest outside the world of academic research but a publication by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.
- India has designed a new version of Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) which will use low enriched uranium along with thorium as fuel, chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Anil Kakodkar announced on Wednesday in Vienna.
Current Affairs of 17 September 2009
- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has asked the Indian government whether it supports the stand taken by the Cricket Board on WADA’s contentious “whereabout” clause.
- Foreseeing an upsurge in pirate attacks in the coming months as the monsoons give way to weather congenial to seafaring activities.
- The United States on Friday said Pakistan should ensure swift and lengthy punishment to those behind 26/11 even as reports came in of Islamabad registering two cases against Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.
- The Supreme Court on Friday expressed dissatisfaction over UP Government’s plea on the alleged violation of an undertaking for stoppage of work at Kanshi Ram Memorial Sthal in Lucknow and said the stay on all such activities will continue.
- U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday shelved a Bush-era plan for an Eastern European missile defence plan that has been a major irritant in U.S. relations with Russia.
Current Affairs of 18 September 2009
- The Indian cricket team today dropped to the third spot in the ICC one-day rankings after Australia regained the top position owing to their 6-0 lead in the ongoing seven-match series against England.
- Foreseeing an upsurge in pirate attacks in the coming months as the monsoons give way to weather congenial to seafaring activities, the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
- The Hurriyat Conference on Friday said it will support talks between India and Pakistan if aimed at resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance to the wishes of the people of the state.
- The United States on Friday said Pakistan should ensure swift and lengthy punishment to those behind 26/11 even as reports came in of Islamabad registering two cases against Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.
- The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved amendments to the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994, to prevent illegal organ trade and provide for stringent punishment to those indulging in such practices.
Current Affairs of 19 September 2009
- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will launch its third generation mobile telephone services (3G) in Chennai by mid-October.
- Addressing concerns over the proposed features in the Direct Taxes Code, the Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, on Saturday said changes in MAT is necessary considering big revenue loss due to lowering of both personal and corporate income tax rates in the Code.
- The Nanavati Commission probing the 2002 riots in Gujarat on Saturday asked the staff of Chief Minister Narendra Modi to provide details of their phone conversations with ministers during the riots that killed over 1,000 people, most of them Muslims.
- President Asif Ali Zardari has declared Pakistan’s determination to not allow anyone to use its territory against a third nation against the backdrop of mounting international pressure on his country to dismantle terror infrastructure blamed for attacks on India.
- Police rescued 60 illegal immigrants whose overcrowded boat sank near Malaysia as they tried to return to Indonesia for a holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month, an official said on Saturday.
Current Affairs of 20 September 2009
- Women who take hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) using oestrogen and progestin are at an increased risk of dying from lung cancer. However, HRT does not increase the incidence of lung cancer.
- Pakistan has asked India for additional information in the Mumbai attacks case relating to the forensics of the evidence available with Indian investigators.
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and leaders of emerging countries like Brazil, China and South Africa are expected to make a big push for more space and a stronger voice in global financial institutions at the G-20 Summit starting in Pittsburgh on September 24.
- Clashes erupted on Sunday in the southern Philippines when al-Qaida-linked militants resisted attempts by government forces to serve arrest warrants on three of their commanders.
- Israel and the Palestinian Authority(PA) on Sunday accepted an invitation for a trilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama later this week to lay the groundwork for renewed negotiations on Mideast peace.
Current Affairs of 21 September 2009
- Professors of IIMs and IITs have come together for the first time to reject the latest proposals of the Human Resource Development Ministry on pay scales and autonomy, terming them an “infringement” on academic freedom.
- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he hopes to break the “deadlock” in global climate talks with evidence that 10 million jobs could be created by 2020, if developing nations agree to big cuts in greenhouse gases.
- With the administration having agreed to regularise 3472 temporary employees of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha would take up the cases of those still to be regularised.
Current Affairs of 22 September 2009
- In a bid to make India a business destination with the help of next year’s Commonwealth Games, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Tuesday joined hands with the Organising Committee of the multi-discipline event.
- The government will launch an offensive against the Naxals in various states later this year using IAF helicopters for movement of troops and satellite images to carry out surgical strikes.
- The Supreme Court has upheld the Medical Council of India’s regulation requiring Indians who obtain an MBBS degree from colleges in Nepal to pass a screening test for grant of a certificate of registration to practise as doctors.
- The British prime minister, Gordon Brown, will this week announce an extra $1bn to pay for more vaccines and immunisation for children in the developing world and boost healthcare systems.
- The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) would hold a demonstration in front of the Parliament in November opposing disinvestment in profit-making PSUs.
Current Affairs of 23 September 2009
- Rajendra Shekhawat, son of President Pratibha Patil, was in the list of the 159 candidates announced by the Congress for Maharashtra Assembly polls, which also carries names of sons of some senior leaders.
- In its sixteenth flight conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota today (September 23, 2009), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C14 successfully launched the 960 kg.
- The tug of war between the Centre and the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh.
- Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will be implemented from December 31 in metros and category ‘A’ service areas, and by 20th March, 2010, in the rest of the country, telecom regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Wednesday.
Current Affairs of 24 September 2009
- Rubbishing doubts on the efficacy of the hydrogen bomb test in 1998, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar on Thursday said scientists have achieved success in building deterrence capability of up to 200 kilotons.
- India will push for radical reforms of the international financial institutions and continuance of the stimulus package to speed up the recovery of the crisis-ridden global economy at the G-20 Summit here on Friday.
- Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology A. Raja said here that the third generation wireless spectrum (3G spectrum) service would be launched in the four southern States in November.
- Global leaders on Thursday warned their colleagues that coordinated international action to end the worldwide recession and reverse the threat posed by global warming must not fall victim to routine political divisions and pitfalls.
- In a major shift in its policy towards Myanmar, the U.S. today said it would simultaneously adopt the policy of both sanctions and engagements with the junta there as part of international efforts to promote democracy in the military-run state.
Current Affairs of 25 September 2009
- The Congress on Friday advised Uttar Pradesh government to strengthen its intelligence network, which proved to be a failure during the recent surprise visit of the party general secretary Rahul Gandhi to rural areas of eastern UP.
- With reports of External Affairs Ministry having asked the government to foot bills of three months stay by two Union ministers in five-star hotels, BJP on Friday.
- U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Britain and France are publicly demanding that Iran open up a secret nuclear fuel facility to international inspectors.
- The US first couple President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were the hosts at the G20 Summit Dinner held at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden in Pittsburgh on Thursday, where they entertained the world leaders and their spouses.
Current Affairs of 26 September 2009
- Ahead of Indo-Pak Foreign Ministers meeting in New York, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said India seeks to normalise relationship with Pakistan .
- Having unveiled a slew of incentives to exporters who seek to explore new markets and destinations for their products,.
- The Goa campus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) has suspended classes for more than two weeks after 47 students contracted jaundice.
- Pakistan court puts off hearing of Mumbai suspects till Oct 3.
Current Affairs of 27 September 2009
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here on Sunday after attending the G-20 summit in Pittsburg in the USA, during which leaders of the world’s richest and most influential countries resolved to continue the stimulus for the recession-hit global economy.
- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced a compensation package of Rs. 1 lakh for the families of 17 workers, hailing from the State,.
- Rescuers plucked bodies from muddy floodwaters and saved drenched survivors from rooftops on Sunday after a tropical storm tore through the northern Philippines and left at least 106 people dead and missing.
Current Affairs of 28 September 2009
- China marked the 2,560th birthday of Confucius Monday with a ceremony attended by about 10,000 people in his birthplace of Qufu in the eastern province of Shandong.
- The Indian Army has to give mandatory four days time to a jawan (soldier) before court martial him for any offence, the country’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
- With the government set to replace the existing regulatory bodies like UGC and AICTE by an overarching body, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has said the manpower in such institutions will be take care of.
Current Affairs of 29 September 2009
- Militants struck at a crowded bus stand in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town this evening, killing three CRPF jawans, including a head constable, and seriously wounding a woman bystander.
- Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairperson Nandan M. Nilekani has said that the ambitious initiative of the Government of India to provide each citizen with a unique identification number.
- The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), has in principle accepted the pay structure revision as suggested by the Central government but has kept its implementation in abeyance for a month due to some concerns.
- Former President Guillermo Endara, who led Panama to democracy after the U.S. invasion that toppled dictator Gen. Manuel Noriega, died Monday. He was 73.
- The draft Model Real Estate (Regulation of Development) Act, released recently by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, seems to have evoked a mixed response from the realty sector of Chennai.
Current Affairs of 30 September 2009
- A day after the Indian government withdrew its case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors payoff issue, Union Law Minister Veerapa Moily today said that New Delhi had examined all possibilities and “found nothing was positive” in the matter.
- Seeking international cooperation in its efforts for a major expansion in the nuclear programme, India today said benefits of atomic energy should not remain confined to a “privileged few” as it was vital to meet power requirements of developing countries.
- A team of Japanese archaeologists claim to have unearthed the oldest stone tools in Japan 20 artifacts dating back some 120,000 years in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.
- At least 129 overseas students, mostly from India, will be displaced due to the closure of a private institute in Melbourne under the government’s rapid audit programme for “high risk” colleges.