September 2010 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs September 2010: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of September 2010 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
  • During the seventh International Conference on Environmental Crime organised from 13-17 September 2010, India was selected for the post of secretary in the Wildlife Crime Working Group of the Interpol for the first time. Rina Mitra, Additional Director Wildlife Crime Control Bureau will represent India in the post.
  • Three Indian Americans -- Farooq Kathwari, a Muslim, Sunil Puri, a Hindu,  and Amardeep Singh, a Sikh -- were among 18 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders appointed by United States President Barack Obama as commissioners to his Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, of which the executive director, Kiran Ahuja, is also an Indian American.
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer I V Subba Rao has been posted as Additional Secretary in the ministry of personnel of the Centre.
  • The newly formed Republican Indian Committee in the United States has appointed Armeane M Choksi -- former World Bank official and venture capitalist and now real estate developer, adjunct professor and community activist -- as its first national president.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • India opener Gautam Gambhir was conferred 'Managing India' award by President Pratibha Patil at a felicitation programme organised by the All India Management Association (AIMA) on 22 Sept 2010.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The RBI cleared NRI businessman Surichan Chansri Chawla's transfer of Catholic Syrian Bank (CSB) shares to Edelweiss Capital on 19 Sept 2010. Edelweiss held 0.39% stake in Catholic Syrian Bank.
  • IBM announced that it signed a 10-year business transformation and information technology (IT) services agreement with Jet Airways. The
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • India and South Korea signed two defence MoUs during the 3-day visit of Indian Defnce Minister AK Antony to South Korea.The first MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between India and South Korea is about increasing the mutual exchange of military experience between the two nations through organising joint training exercises and increasing mutual visits by military personnel of the two nations.
  • NACO (National AIDS Control Organisation) of India and GFATM (Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) signed a three year grant agreement for 609.9 crore Rupees. The Agreement was signed between NACO director general K Chandramouli and executive director of GFATM, Michel Kazatchkine.

Top Economics Current Affairs
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) rejected MCX-SX's application to offer trading in equities, debt, and derivatives. SEBI also rejected the exchange's request to offer an SME trading platform.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • A second group of 100 Indian fishermen was released from a jail in the southern port city of Karachi as part of a move by Pakistani authorities to free 442 fishermen who have completed their prison terms.
  • The National Innovation Council set up for the promotion of new ideas for inclusive development met for the first time.
  • India and the US will have a series of high-level meetings starting from this week with the visit of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao to that country to set the agenda for President Barack Obama's tour in November.
  • Frenchman- Philippe Croizon (42) whose arms and legs are amputed swam across the English Channel weekend. He completed his swim in 13 and-a-half hours instead of 24 hours as was estimated.
  • The President of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza visited India from 29 September 2010 to 4 October 2010. During this visit.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Developmental economist and Member of the Rajya Sabha, Arjun Kumar Sengupta died. He had done his Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later taught in institutions like London School of Economics and the Delhi School of Economics.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, has appealed for world solidarity in response to floods that had devastated the lives of millions of people in Pakistan.
  • Neal Katyal, United States' principal deputy solicitor general currently serving as the acting solicitor general, who is among the top five contenders to be the next solicitor general, was presented with the Pride of the Community Award by the Hindu American Foundation at its annual Capitol Hill reception.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Election Commission announced elections for 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly scheduled to be held in six phases on 21 October, 24 October,28 October, 1 November, 9 November and 20 November.
  • The French Senate passed a Bill banning the burqa-style Islamic veil on public streets and other places with an overwhelming majority.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Pakistan's Minister for Defence Production Abdul Qayum Jatoi resigned after criticising the Army and the higher judiciary, including the Chief Justice.
Top Special Day Current Affairs
  • proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on 17 November 1965 and was first celebrated in 1966. The day’s objective is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.
  • Representatives from 160 countries came together in Guangzhou, China to celebrate the World Tourism Day (27 September) and discuss the future development of the industry.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • The Indian Sports Ministry doubled the cash prize for the gold medal winners of Commonwealth Games and Asian games to 20 lakh. The move was directed to encourage sportsperson to perform better in the forth-coming sport events.
  • Argentina defeated top ranking Netherlands 3-1 and won the 12th Women's field hockey World Cup on 11 Sept 2010 in Rosario, Argentina. The England team defeated Germany 2-0 and occupied the third position thereby winning a bronze medal in the tournament.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • India test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Orissa coast.
  • The Strategic Forces Command conducted an unsuccessful user trial of the nuclear weapons-capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missile from Chandipur in Orissa.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has suggested that parts of Jerusalem could be handed over to Palestinians as the Jewish state was set to launch direct peace talks with the Palestinian leadership.
  • Trends in Maternal Mortality was jointly released by WHO, Unicef, UNFPA and World Bank. According to the report India's maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the highest though the country managed to pull down maternal mortality rate (MMR) by 59% between 1990 and 2008
  • A day's joint sitting of Parliament is likely on November 9 to enable US President Barack Obama to address the members while the Winter session could be convened from the third week of November as usual.
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