September 2015 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs September 2015: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of September 2015 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 Awards Current Affairs
  • President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The annual Gandhi Peace Prize -- instituted by the government of India in 1995 on the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi -- is given to individuals and institutions for their contributions towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) said it has decided to upgrade landline broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost for all the broadband customers on pan-India basis from October 1. The company is also offering 1 GB free e-mail box to their customers from 50 MB mail box.
  • Top six telecom operators in India (Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices, and Sistema Shyam) jointly wrote to Department of Telecom and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India complaining about sealing of 16 mobile towers across Delhi in last 2 days and 70 sites in last one month by three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD).
  • Utility payments platform FreeCharge has launched a digital wallet in partnership with Mumbai-based private lender Yes Bank.Online e-commerce player Snapdeal had acquired FreeCharge in a deal believed to be worth around Rs.2,800 crore earlier this year and the launch of the new wallet could be seen as a challenge to digital payments player Paytm.
  • Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, announced the launch of its Platinum 3G network in Odisha. Airtel's Platinum 3G will deliver faster Internet speeds, enhanced voice clarity and offer a superior network experience for customers in the circle.
  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while handing over loan sanction letters to MSME entrepreneurs during a Punjab National Bank organised Mega Credit Campaign in New Delhi, said that loans to the tune of Rs 1.22 lakh crore has been allocated in this financial year under Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) scheme. 
Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Oscar-winning composer and music maestro A.R. Rahman has lent his support for the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival by composing a bespoke signature tune for the festival.This is the first time that the film festival has a signature tune.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • West Bengal government has decided to declassify 64 files that can help unveil the mystery surrounding freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s disappearance. Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee announced during a press meet that all the available files with West Bengal government will be put in public domain on September 18. 
  • The Supreme Court has declined to interfere with the Bombay High Court which had stayed the order of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai prohibiting the sale of meat during the Jain festival of Paryurshan. 


Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to a hospital three days ago after complaining of chest pain, died triggering shock and sorrow among the fraternity who termed it a great loss to the game. 
  • Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed passed away following a brief illness, a family member said. He was 70. Syed Ahmed is survived by his wife Syed Hasan Tara, two daughters and a son. He passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, where he was admitted for treatment of cancer last week.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to hospital on 17 September night after he complained of chest pain, underwent angiography, hospital sources said. The 75-year-old has been admitted to the city's B.M. Birla Hospital.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • The Bihar assembly polls will be held in five phases between October 12 and November 5, the Election Commission announced here on Wednesday. The counting of votes will take place on November 8. 'The model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect,' said Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. The term of the 243-member Bihar assembly will come to an end on November 29.
  • The growth of domestic passenger cars sales slowed last month, growing at just 6.06 percent from a jump of 17.47 percent during July, industry data showed.According to the data furnished by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger car sale's during August stood at 163,093 units from an off-take of 153,781 units. 
  • Union government is seriously considering the proposal of raising limit of foreign direct investment in broadcasting carriage and content services (that includes cable networks, DTH, Headend-in-the Sky Broadcasting Service, Mobile TV, and Teleports) from 74 per cent currently to 100 per cent. 
  • The Election Commission's (EC) belated decision to conduct special summary revision of electoral lists in the seven refugee camps in northern Tripura triggered protests from youth organisations in Mizoram.The Young Mizo Association (YMA) and the Mizo Students Federation (MSF), the two most powerful youth bodies in Mizoram, on Thursday announced they will oppose the EC's move
Top Scheme Current Affairs
  • Modi government has accepted the demands of the agitating ex-servicemen and announced to implement One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.
Top Social Current Affairs
  • Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a self-service advertising platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in India, the social networking service announced. Twitter has expanded the platform reach of Twitter ads globally from 33 countries to over 200 countries and territories. 
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • India clinched the third Test match by 117 runs and with it the series, bowling out Sri Lanka for 268 on the fifth and final day of the match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground here. It was India's first away Test series win against Sri Lanka in 22 years.
  • Overnight leader Shamila Nicollet carded 1 under 71 on the final day of the Rs.6 lakh 15th leg of Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens to claim her first title this season. Amandeep Drall finished with a total score of 215 to take second position, three strokes behind Sharmila.
  • Indian boxers finished their campaign at Asian Championships in Bangkok by bagging 3 bronze medals and 1 silver medal. In the 75 kg category, 23 year old Vikas Krishan Yadav fought his heart out but lost to Uzbekistan's Bektemir Melikuziev (also reigning Youth Olympic champion) 0-2 and settled for silver.
  • Sonam Chugh, winner of the 2015 World Corpoprate Golf Challenge in Portugal, raised local cheers when she returned with 37 Stableford points to win in 0-5 handicap category on day two of the seventh Toyota Karnataka Golf Festival at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course. 
  • Women's doubles top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated fourth seeded Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 to claim the US Open title. The Indo-Swiss pair took only 69 minutes to conquer the Australian-Kazakh pair at the Arthur Ashe stadium. Sania's partnership with Martina has helped her become the first Indian women's player to be ranked World No. 1 in the doubles rankings.
  • Himachal Pradesh's Bir-Billing in the picturesque Kangra Valley - voted the second best flying site in the world after Lake Como in Italy - is all set to hold India's first AAI Paragliding World Cup 2015 in October. A total of 102 paragliders from 49 countries, including six of the top 10 international ranking pilots, have confirmed their participation and the numbers could go up to 130.
  • India will host the World Junior Circuit Finals at Indore between January 22 and 25, 2016, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) confirmed. Incidentally, this will be the fifth international event that India will host this season as the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has already completed hosting the Asian Cup at Jaipur (March), SAF Championships in New Delhi (May) and Indian Open at Indore (September). The Commonwealth Championships will be held at Surat in December followed by the World Junior Circuit Finals at Indore. 
  • The 120th edition of one of the world's oldest hockey tournament -- the Beighton Cup -- is scheduled to be played at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) ground. A total of 24 teams are taking part in the event which will give away Rs. 2 lakhs to the champions and Rs 1 lakh to the runners-up. The best player of the tournament -- which concludes on October 11 -- will pocket a purse of Rs.10,000. 
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Direct broadcast satellite television provider Tata Sky launched a new set-top box (STB) which will have recording ability and will come with a Wi-Fi dongle to enable consumers to enjoy recorded content on smartphones and tablets without consuming internet data.The announcement assumes significance as this is a first of its kind technology in India. 
  • Utility payments platform FreeCharge has launched a digital wallet in partnership with Mumbai-based private lender Yes Bank.Online e-commerce player Snapdeal had acquired FreeCharge in a deal believed to be worth around Rs.2,800 crore earlier this year.
  • Miami-headquartered affordable handset-maker BLU (Bold Like Us) has entered the India market with the launch of two Windows-based smartphones - BLU Win HD LTE and BLU Win JR LTE - priced at Rs.7,999 and Rs.5,999 respectively. The BLU Win HD LTE will come with a 5-inch HD display and a eight-megapixel rear camera.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the top IT leaders of the world including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Google's Sundar Pichai, etc. Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said that PM Modi’s Digital India push is getting great support from Silicon Valley. While Cisco’s Executive Chairman John Chambers called Modi an 'amazing Ambassador of India', Qualcomm's Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs announced his company’s decision of designing in India. 
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