September 2017 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs September 2017: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of September 2017 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
  • Former bureaucrat Sunil Arora has been appointed the new Election Commissioner of India.
  • Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has been appointed as the first Indian woman ambassador (Friend of Australia) for Tourism in Australia.
  • Viveck Goenka, Chairman and Managing Director of the Express Group, and N. Ravi, a former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu daily, were unanimously elected Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of Press Trust of India, the country's largest news agency.
  • Senior bureaucrat Rajni Sekhri Sibal has been appointed the director general (DG) of the government-run National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, in place of Vijay Kumar Dev. 
  • India TV chairman and editor-in- chief Rajat Sharma will be the new president of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) for 2017-18.
  • Leading industrialist Rajinder Gupta has been unanimously elected as the president of the Punjab Cricket Association.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Veteran Bollywood actor Zeenat Aman has been felicitated with lifetime achievement award for her immense contribution in the field of cinema at the DC South Asia Film Festival (DCSAFF).
  • Indian Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu felicitated film-maker S. S. Rajamouli with the prestigious ANR National Award for his contribution to the Telugu film industry.
  • Madhya Pradesh has won the 'Best Tourism State' national award for the third consecutive year.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Microsoft's co- founder, Bill Gates overtook Spanish clothing brand Zara's Co-founder Amancio Ortega as the world's richest person.
  • Chinese real estate giant Evergrande Group's Chairman Hui Ka Yan became Asia's richest man with a net worth of $41.1 billion.
  • Reliance Industries ltd has jumped five places to rank as the world’s third-biggest energy company behind Russian gas firm Gazrpom and German utility E.ON, according to Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.
Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Miss North Dakota Cara Mund won the Miss America-2018 title. This beauty contest took place in New Jersey.
  • The Rajkumar Rao starrer comedy film 'Newton' has been selected as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at Oscars 2018. 

Top India Current Affairs
  • Karnataka has been ranked top among the states in the country in terms of manufacturing excellence, according to a study by apex industry body Assocham.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone of India's first bullet train project that will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
  • Rajasthan government has started Agriculture Produce Deposit Loan Scheme (Krishi Upaj Rahan Loan Scheme) for the farmers so that they get right price for their produce.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a USD 300 million loan facility for carrying forward fiscal reforms in West Bengal.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • 9th BRICS summit started in Xiamen, China with the theme “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”. It will conclude on 5th September.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • The oldest person in the world, Violet Mosse-Brown, has passed away recently. She was 117.
  • Dr KS Chugh, who was known as the 'Father of nephrology in India', passed away. He was 85.
Top Report Current Affairs
  • London has topped the 2017 Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) among 92 financial centres released by the Z/Yen and China Development Institute. Mumbai has been ranked 60th in this index.
  • Two Indian women have featured on Fortune's list of Most Powerful Women in business outside the US. Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar has been ranked fifth and Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank Shikha Sharma has been ranked at 21 in this list. 
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals. He broke the record of former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara.
  • India's Konsam Ormila Devi bagged a gold medal in 44kg weight category of the Commonwealth Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting championships, held at Gold Coast, Australia.
  • England pacer James Anderson became the third pacer and sixth bowler overall in Test history to take 500 wickets.
  • Anthony Amalraj outlasted top seed Sharath Kamal 4-3 in the men's singles final at the All India National Ranking Table Tennis Championships (South Zone).
  • World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark defeated Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei to clinch his first Japan Open title. 
  • India will host the South Asian boxing Championship for the first time in Guwahati from December 6 to 10.
  • Indian captain Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to complete 2,000 runs in ODIs as captain.
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