September 2009 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs September 2009: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of September 2009 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Finance Minister K Rosaiah was sworn-in as new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. He succeeds Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, who died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday.
  • A council of minister continues to hold the office after the death of the incumbent chief minister, all the 34 ministers, including loyalists of YS Rajasekhara Reddy, took fresh oath on Sunday afternoon.
  • President Barack Obama announced the name of Arun Majumdar, currently the associate laboratory director for energy and environment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as the Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Department of Energy.
  • Sonia Gandhi has made her daughter Priyanka Gandhi a trustee of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
  • Four Indian Americans have been selected to the prestigious White House Fellows; whom the First Lady said represents America's 'most promising leaders.'
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Two Indians are among the 24 talented individuals named for the prestigious MacArthur fellowship programme 2009.
  • Mohammad ElBaradei, director general of International Atomic Energy Agency honoured with the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for his 'impassioned opposition to use of nuclear energy for military purposes.'
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • The United States has taken 'very seriously' the reports about illegal modifications made in the American-made Harpoon anti-ship missile by Pakistan, to expand capabilities to strike land targets, a potential threat to India, even as Islamabad has agreed to 'mutual inspections'.
  • Taking their bilateral relations to a next level, China has said that it would provide financial assistance to Pakistan for launching its first satellite.
  • Saudi Arabia has pledged $100 million as aid to its long-time ally Pakistan, to help in the rehabilitation of the thousands of people who have been affected by the ongoing clashes between the army and militants in the country's tribal regions.
Top Incident Current Affairs
  • A US drone fired missiles hitting a Taliban hideout killing eight militants, including two foreign terrorists, as 159 insurgents surrendered to the army in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan Frontier Province region.

Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Twelve people, including children, were killed and 13 others injured in landslides triggered by heavy rains in suburban Andheri, in Mumbai's western suburbs.
  • At least 35 people were killed and 44 others trapped after a gas explosion ripped through a coalmine in central China on early Tuesday morning. The victims had allegedly been engaged in illegal mining in the underground mine.
  • On a visit to New York, Home Minister P Chidambaram had a first-hand experience of how the US' financial capital, which is on the terror radar, is protected by security agencies from terrorist attacks.
  • The second of the three Project 15-A stealth destroyers was launched by Madhulika Verma, wife of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma.
  • A top US military commander admitted that its forces in Afghanistan have been 'under-resourced', and underlined the 'urgency' for a change in its strategy to fight insurgency in the troubled country.
  • Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah accused by India of masterminding the Mumbai terrorist attacks last year, was placed 'under house arrest'  for inciting people to wage jehad.   
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Roman Polanski, the Oscar-winning director, has been detained in Switzerland on a warrant that was issued in 1978 in the United States. 
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Amid the demand for the trial of Pervez Musharraf for treason by the opposition PML-N, the former president will participate in Pakistan's politics after November 30 when a two-year constitutional bar on him holding public office ends.
  • Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will remain West Bengal's Chief Minister, laying to rest speculation that he would be replaced.
  • Austerity may be the buzzword among politicians now, but for Baba Ramdev it is a way of life. 
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Maharashtra Navnirman Sena General Secretary Satish Pradhan resigned from the post on Saturday giving a blow to the Raj Thakre-led party just before the assembly election.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Colonel Michael (Mike) Fincke, a veteran of two space expeditions of total duration of over 365 days, termed the Indian Space Research Organisation's Chandrayaan-1 mission a grand success, despite the abrupt end to the mission due to a technical problem.
  • Pakistan Navy's surface warfare capabilities got a boost as it received first of the three missile-carrying Chinese F-22P frigates.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation has for the first time formally confirmed the presence of water molecule on the lunar surface of the moon.A release from ISRO states that Hydroxyl, a molecule consisting one oxgen atom and one hydrogen atom, was also found in the lunar soil.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • The first images clicked by the manned aircraft of the Indian Space Research Organisation, sent earlier on Wednesday to find traces of the missing Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Rajashekhar Reddy in the Nallamalla forests, have been received and are being analysed by the National Remote Sensing Centre in Hyderabad, according to sources in ISRO.
  • A private Indian company has launched a range armoured vehicles for the Indian armed forces and police.The range includes DHRUV-ATC (armoured troop carrier), DRONA--MPV (blast and mine protection vehicle) and VIPER (fast moving attack vehicle).
  • The United States is reportedly set to abandon its plans for a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic following a review of Iran's long-range missile program which has not shown the progress that the US was expecting from it.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched seven satellites in 1,200 seconds with the help of its most trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh coast.
  • With India's maiden Moon Mission making a path-breaking discovery on water presence on the lunar surface, the objectives of Chandrayaan-II will be modified for further probes in that aspect.
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