Current Affairs of September 2013 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of September 2013. 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 2013:
- The Petroleum Ministry has set the stage for a Rs 4-5 per litre hike in diesel rates after the monsoon session of Parliament concludes next week while outlining measures to effect a $20 billion saving in India’s oil import bill.
- Defending champion Kush Kumar defeated his training partner Deepak Mishra to lift the under 19 boys title while Lakshya Ragavendra claimed the girls’ crown at the 5th Indian Junior Squash Championship on Saturday.
- YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy’s fast ended on the seventh day after doctors at the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) forcibly administered him IV fluids on Saturday.
Current Affairs of 02 September 2013:
- Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday inaugurated a government medical college – the first to come up here in three decades and announced that eight more were in the pipeline and would be ready in two years’ time.
- Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday launched several new health initiatives worth Rs.500 crores under the National Rural Health Mission for the strengthening of healthcare services in Assam.
- British journalist David Frost, best known for interviewing former US President Richard Nixon, died of a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 74.
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed Rakesh Sood, India’s former Ambassador to Nepal, Afghanistan and France and the country’s first Ambassador in charge of Disarmament in Geneva, as his new Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
Current Affairs of 03 September 2013:
- American swimmer Diana Nyad on Monday became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat.
- Haraprasad Das was conferred the Moortidevi Award for 2012 for ‘Vamsha, a poetic recreation of the Mahabharata in contemporary idiom, which has been hailed as a post-modern masterpiece.
- Gujarat governor Dr Kamala Beniwal has returned the Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 passed by the state assembly in March 2013 for reconsideration.
- Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie Rocky V, has died. He was 44. Morrison’s former manager, Tony Holden, said his longtime friend died on Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital.
- Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday suspended nine members from Andhra Pradesh from the house for five days for causing unending disruption over the decision to create a separate Telangana state.
Current Affairs of 04 September 2013:
- The Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2013, whose results were announced on Tuesday, has recorded a 11% success rate, a rise over last year when only 1% of 7.95 lakh candidates managed to clear the test.
- Roger Federer suffered a stunning upset in the fourth round of the US Open, the 17-time Grand Slam champion falling to Spanish 19th seed Tommy Robredo 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 6-4 in a last-16 match on Tuesday.
- An earthquake of moderate intensity on Tuesday shook Kishtwar and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir, triggering panic among people. The quake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, jolted the region at 1:36 PM. The epicentre of the quake was 33 km north of Kishtwar and 75 km south of Kashmir.
- Former India coach Gary Kirsten was on Tuesday appointed chief coach of the Delhi Daredevils for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League.
- An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced 52 Muslim Brotherhood members to jail terms, including one for life, for attacks on the army in the port city of Suez, an army source said.
Current Affairs of 05 September 2013:
- Jet Airways on Wednesday followed its smaller rival SpiceJet and hiked fares by 25% to mitigate the impact of the sharp fall in the rupee value and a near 15% spike in oil prices of late. The airline has hiked its fares by 25% with immediate effect.
- Punjab National Bank won five RBI Rajbhasha Awards organized by Reserve Bank of India. Usha Anathasubramanian, Executive Director, Punjab National Bank, received shields and certificates by D.Subbarao,Governor, Reserve Bank of India.
- Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013.
Current Affairs of 06 September 2013:
- Ace Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek advanced to the US Open men`s doubles` finals after they stunned the legendary Bryan brothers in the semifinals on Thursday. Paes and Stepanek won the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
- The winners of the Miss Diva 2013 were declared at a star-studded event at Westin Mumbai Garden City, Mumbai. The winners are Manasi Moghe (Miss Diva 2013), Gurleen Grewal (Miss Diva 2013 1st runner-up), Srishti Rana (Miss Diva 2013 2nd runner-up).
- Parliament Thursday approved the Waqf Amendment Bill that aims to make properties under the Waqf Board more commercially viable. The bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha August 20, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
- Deepak Sandhu, who has been an information commissioner for the last four years, on Thursday became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the country.
- Katrina Kaif beats Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone to win sexiest woman title. The actress has beaten all her contemporaries to emerge as No. 1 in an annual survey.
Current Affairs of 07 September 2013:
- V.P. Agrawal Chairman, Airport Authority of India (AAI) received Today’s Traveller Award 2013 for Excellence in Development of Airport Infrastructure in India.
- Engineers India Limited (EIL) has been awarded 1st prize by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) for Excellence in Cost Management Practices for the Year-2012 in the category of Public-Service Sector-Large.
- The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed the pension bill, a crucial reform legislation that has been in the works for almost a decade.
- Ajay Kumar Gaur has taken over as the Director (Finance) of RITES Ltd. with effect from September 2.
- Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed led thousands of his supporters to an anti-India rally from the garrison city of Rawalpindi into the federal capital Islamabad on Friday.
Current Affairs of 08 September 2013:
- World number Victoria Azarenka defeated Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the U.S. Open final for the second year in a row.
- British Indian billionaire brothers Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja won a Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to UK’s Asian community.
- The Indira Gandhi prize for peace, disarmament and development for the year 2012 will be conferred upon President Sirleaf of Liberia on September 12.
- Maldives’ former president Mohamed Nasheed, who was ousted from power in an alleged coup 18 months ago, won the first round of presidential polls.
Current Affairs of 09 September 2013:
- Scientists have developed a new 3D model of the Earth to allow them to pinpoint the sources of earthquakes and explosions around the world more accurately than ever.
- Rajasthan will provide free dialysis facility to the kidney patients in government hospitals of the state from Gandhi Jayanti (Oct 2), officials said on Saturday.
- Tripura surged ahead of Kerala to achieve top position in literacy chart in India. The state fell short to become fully literate state, but as of date stands at 94.65 percent.
- Former Uttar Pradesh governor and ex-foreign secretary Romesh Bhandari died here on Saturday night after a prolonged illness. He was 85.
Current Affairs of 10 September 2013:
- World number one Serena Williams captured her fifth US Open title, and second in a row, by outlasting second-ranked Victoria Azarenka7-5, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1 to claim her 17th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday.
- All India Radio on Monday launched a free SMS service to provide important news to subscribers and keep them updated with the latest happenings around.
- Senior BJP leader and former Parliamentarian Rudra Pratap Sarangi died after prolonged illness in his residence in Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district today. He was 87.
- Agra-born Mamnoon Hussain was sworn in as Pakistan’s new president on Monday at a ceremony marking the country’s first democratic transition of power from one elected president to another.
- The government on Monday ordered legal action against Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, who revolutionised Bangladesh’s microcredit sector, for allegedly claiming tax exemption for income from foreign sources, misuse of power and violating foreign travel regulations.
Current Affairs of 11 September 2013:
- Scientists have developed a strain of the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) that could be used as a vaccine against the disease, according to a study to be published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
- Rafael Nadal claimed his second US Open title and 13th Grand Slam crown when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a lung-busting, big-hitting final on Monday.
- Thomas Bach of Germany was elected on Tuesday as the new head of the International Olympic Committee. The vote happened at the 105th session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Syria on Tuesday agreed to a Russian proposal to surrender its chemical weapons to uproot US aggression, hours after President Barack Obama said he would put on hold any military strike on Syria if it does so.
Current Affairs of 12 September 2013:
- Australian scientists have developed the world’s smallest hand-held microscope, which is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons during operations to remove breast cancer tumours.
- Italy and the Netherlands became the first European teams to qualify for the 2014 World Cup but Germany’s passage to the finals in Brazil was delayed despite also winning on Tuesday.
- Backward Classes leader and the former Minister A. Krishnappa has been elected as the new president of the State unit of the Janata Dal (Secular).
- US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Puneet Talwar as assistant secretary of state for political military affairs, a top diplomatic post.
Current Affairs of 13 September 2013:
- Sri Lankan ace Rangana Herath, who is ranked fourth in the test bowler rankings, has won the Sri Lankan Cricketer on the year award beating off competition from ex-captain Kumar Sangakkara.
- Delhi Transco Limited has been conferred IPPAI Power Award 2013 for its outstanding performance in the transmission sector. Independent Power Producers Association of India has constituted the award.
- Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday approved Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s pet food security bill, making it a law.
- The urban agglomerations of Mumbai and Delhi, which barely matched up to global cities in size in 1950, are now counted among the seven most populous mega-cities in the world, reveals the 2013 World Population Data Sheet released by the US’s Population Reference Bureau on Thursday.
- Justice S R Bannurmath, former Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court has taken over as the Chairman of the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC). Justice Bannurmath also pointed out the need for the SHRC to become available to citizens all across the state.
Current Affairs of 14 September 2013:
- Pankaj Advani staved off a stiff challenge from Rupesh Shah before prevailing 3-2 in the decider to win the PSPB Snooker and Billiards Championship on Friday.
- Rajasthan Royals cricketers Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan have been banned for life, Amit Singh for five years and Siddharth Trivedi for one year by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday.
- Petrol prices have been hiked by Rs 1.63 per litre, the seventh increase since June, on rising oil rates and falling rupee. The increase excludes local sales tax or VAT and will be effective Friday midnight.
- Ray Dolby, the American audio pioneer and inventor of surround sound, has died at the age of 80. Dolby, who founded his namesake company in 1965, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was recently diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
- India’s envoy to China Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has been appointed as the next Ambassador to the US and his position in Beijing will be taken by Ashok K Kantha.
Current Affairs of 15 September 2013:
- England overcame a hat-trick by Clint McKay to squeeze to a three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth ODI on Saturday, leveling the five-match series at 1-1.
- The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) bagged three of the four seats in the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections, the results of which were announced here Saturday.
- Dehradun based Nungshi Malik and twin sister Tashi Malik, though, spent the Sunday morning of May 19, creating history. At 7.30 am that day, they became the first set of twins to scale Mount Everest.
- Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain of the IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20.
- Japan’s new solid-fuel rocket successfully blasted off on Saturday carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets in a launch coordinated by just two laptops in a pared-down command centre.
Current Affairs of 16 September 2013:
- India has successfully conducted the second test-flight of Agni 5 country’s most potent nuclear capable inter-continental ballistic missile from Wheeler’s Island, off Odisha coast.
- Femina Miss India 2012 finalist Purva Rana (left) was crowned Vice-Queen at the Miss United Continent 2013 pageant in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
- Former Andhra Pradesh minister and eminent Muslim leader Bashiruddin Babu Khan died here Sunday following a prolong illness. He was 73.
- The world’s oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island.
Current Affairs of 17 September 2013:
- TPDDL has won the prestigious Safety Innovation Award for the Year 2013. The award was presented to the team TPDDL by Oscar Fernandez, Minister for Transport, Road and Highways, government of India.
- Nina Davuluri won the 2014 Miss America pageant on Sunday, becoming the first Indian-American to wear the crown, which went to Miss New York for the second year in a row.
- Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu will have to stay in jail till September 30 as his judicial custody has been extended by 14 more days by a Jodhpur court.
- “Zinda Bhaag”, a film starring Naseeruddin Shah and co-directed by India’s Meenu Gaur, was today named Pakistan’s first entry to the Oscars after a five-decade absence from the prestigious film awards.
- Facebook and Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday for the first time since 2009, when the services were blocked in the midst of widespread protests against former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to reports emerging from the country.
Current Affairs of 18 September 2013:
- Chennai-based Dr JS Rajkumar, laparoscopy surgeon and chairman of Lifeline Hospital, became the second surgeon in the world to operate using the cable-less device on Tuesday.
- Bulgarian sprint champion Tezdzhan Naimova was banned for life and ordered to hand back her 2013 European gold medal after failing a dope test, the Bulgarian athletics federation said Tuesday.
- Veteran playback singer Manna Dey is in hospital with a severe lung infection. The 94-year-old singer was admitted to Narayana Hrudayalaya ten days ago.
- Rajasthan minister of state for dairy Babu Lal Nagar was on Tuesday booked on charges of raping a woman at his official residence.
- V. Bhaskar, Special Chief Secretary, Finance, will take over as the Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission. The Government issued orders here on Tuesday appointing Mr. Bhaskar for the post with a five-year term.
Current Affairs of 19 September 2013:
- The Russian athletics federation handed down two year bans to long jumper Tatiana Kotova and hammer thrower Kirill Ikonnikov on Wednesday after the pair returned positive doping results.
- Veteran CPI leader Veliyam Bhargavan passed away at a hospital here. He was 85.
Current Affairs of 20 September 2013:
- R K Gupta, Managing Director, DFCCIL, has been conferred Eminent Engineer Award by Institution on The Engineers Day for his outstanding contribution in the field of engineering and technology.
- A Delhi court Wednesday rejected the plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh for cancellation of bail of former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh in a defamation case.
- Ken Norton, the former world heavyweight boxing champion who rose to prominence when he broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw the first time they met in the ring, died yesterday. He was 70.
- Former Nintendo Co Ltd President Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built the company into a video game giant from a maker of playing cards during more than half a century at the helm, died on Thursday of pneumonia. He was 85.
- Rajasthan khadi and dairy minister Babu Lal Nagar resigned on Thursday, three days after allegations of rape by a married woman known to him. There were demands for his arrest and an inquiry by a central agency as well.
Current Affairs of 21 September 2013:
- Andhra Pradesh became the first State to get Centre’s clearance for setting up the Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) dedicated to establishment and growth of IT, ITES and Electronic Hardware manufacturing in an area of 50,000 acres with an investment potential of Rs.2.19 lakh crore.
- Indian cricketer Virat Kohli appointed as the new brand ambassador of the country’s second largest paramilitary force Border Security Force .
- Ravi Bangar, additional secretary in the ministry of external affairs, has been appointed as the next high commissioner of India to Cyprus.
Current Affairs of 22 September 2013:
- The UP Police on Saturday arrested BJP legislator Sangeet Som and BSP MLA Noor Salim for their alleged involvement in Muzaffarnagar communal riots, taking the total number of the arrested MLAs to three.
- The National Film Development Corporation of India’s (NFDC) Gujarati production The Good Road has been selected as India’s entry to the Oscars this year despite a lot of buzz about debutant director Ritesh Batra’s film Lunchbox being the contender.
- El Salvador’s football federation has imposed a life-time ban on 14 members of the country’s national team for match-fixing. One of them is the goalkeeper Dagoberto Portillo. Another three players were banned for between six and 18 months.
- Two Indians were among at least 59 people killed and nearly 200 injured as Somali Islamist militants, holding unspecified number of hostages at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi.
Current Affairs of 23 September 2013:
- Indian wrestler Sandeep Tulsi Yadav scripted history by winning the first ever medal in the Greco Roman category as he beat Serbian Makismovic Aleksandar to bag the bronze medal on the last day of the World Championships here Sunday.
- The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) swept to victory in the historic Northern Provincial Council elections in Sri Lanka securing a two-thirds majority on Sunday.
- A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sunday, burying the career of one of China’s most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country’s elite.
- A powerful typhoon hit Hong Kong and the southern China coast on Monday, killing at least 20 people on the mainland, crippling power lines and causing flooding and gale force winds.
Current Affairs of 24 September 2013:
- Scientists have discovered the “blue print” for a revolutionary universal flu vaccine that could protect against all strains of seasonal influenza even new deadly new viruses never encountered before.
- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled Aadhaar numbers were not mandatory for availing of government benefits and services like gas connections, vehicle registration, scholarships, marriage registration, salaries and provident fund.
- Colombian writer Alvaro Mutis, a long-time resident of Mexico, died at a hospital here, official sources said Monday. He was 90.
- Justice Vangala Eswaraiah, former acting chief justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, has been appointment the chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes.
Current Affairs of 25 September 2013:
- Oil major ONGC won the men’s team championships while BPCL bagged the women’s and veterans team championships in the 35th Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) Inter Unit Badminton Tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.
- The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared an ordinance to neutralize the Supreme Courts order mandating immediate disqualification of MPs and members of state legislatures convicted for offences carrying a sentence of two years or more.
- A.V.S. Ramesh Chandra, the current deputy chief of mission in the Indian embassy in Ankara, has been appointed as the next high commissioner to Uganda, it was announced Tuesday.
Current Affairs of 26 September 2013:
- Nasa’s Curiosity rover has found more evidence of water on ancient Mars during a recent pit stop along the way towards a huge Red Planet mountain.
- Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi was on Wednesday expelled from the Indian cricket board for life, in a decision taken unanimously at the board’s special general meeting that lasted all of 15 minutes and was presided over by its controversial president N Srinivasan.
- Snooker star Stephen Lee has been handed a 12-year ban for match-fixing, it has been has confirmed. The former world number five was found guilty of seven match-fixing charges by an independent tribunal last week.
- Up to 370 people have been killed in an earthquake measuring 7.7 which struck southwest Pakistan on Tuesday. Tremors were felt across the region and as far as New Delhi, with the disaster creating a ‘new island’ in its wake.
Current Affairs of 27 September 2013:
- Scientists have discovered that a common drug used to treat nail fungus in feet may permanently eradicate the deadly HIV from the body. The topical anti-fungal drug Ciclopirox causes HIV-infected cells to commit suicide by jamming up the cells’ powerhouse the mitochondria.
- Former Under-14 world champion and Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi won the bronze medal in the World Junior Chess Championship after settling for a quick draw with winner Yu Yangyi of China in the 13th and final round that concluded in Kocaeli, Turkey.
- Miracle Milly is the world’s smallest dog at only 3.8’’ tall who recently made the Guinness World Records book as the tiniest Chihuahua out there.
Current Affairs of 28 September 2013:
- Kidambi Srikanth and P.C.Thulasi won the men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively, on the final day of the 35th PSPB Inter Unit Badminton Tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Friday.
- Tiger Woods has won the 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year Award over Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar and Adam Scott. Woods won five of the 16 tournaments he played this season and finished in the top 10 in three others.
- The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) elected The Statesmans Ravindra Kumar as president at its 74th annual general meeting held in Bengaluru on Friday.
- The Church of South India (CSI) appointed its first woman bishop, who is from a village in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district. With this, Rev E Pushpalalitha 57, becomes the first woman bishop of the Anglican family churches in South Asia.
- Sri Srinivasan on Thursday scripted history by becoming the first Indian-American to be sworn in as a judge of the second most powerful court in the US.
Current Affairs of 29 September 2013:
- Chennai Super Kings became the first team to make into the semi-finals after their thumping eight-wicket win over Brisbane Heat on Saturday.
- Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister G.S. Bali Saturday announced a hike in fares of state-run buses by 30 percent in view of the rise in petrol and diesel prices.
- Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday suspended its Saradha scam-tainted MP Kunal Ghosh. The move,which comes two days before CM Mamata Banerjee hands out compensation cheques to the Saradha scam victims.
- Miss Philippines Megan Young was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the contest’s final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.
Current Affairs of 30 September 2013:
- Rajasthan Royals have entered the semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) 2013 beating Perth Scorchers by nine wickets in the Group A encounter at Japiur on Sunday.
- A dominant India triumphed in the 3rd Sultan of Johor Cup with a thumping 3-0 victory over hosts Malaysia in the title clash of the Under-21 hockey tournament here on Sunday.
- Quinton de Kock became the second South African after Richard Levi to score two T20 centuries and followed it up with 12 runs off four balls in the super over but it was not enough to get the Highveld Lions over the line in their final Group A match at the Champions League T20 match at Jaipur on Sunday.
- N Srinivasan was on 29 September 2013 re-elected as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India for a third term at its 84th annual general meeting held at Chennai.