Current Affairs September 2015


  • Current Affairs- September 2015
  • Strong Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars: NASA
  • Maharashtra Government declared 2017 as Visit Maharashtra Year
  • China’s Didi Kuaidi joined hands with Ola to compete Uber in India
  • 1st Indo-Africa ICT Expo launched in Nairobi
  • Wipro selected as member of Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  • Union Ministry of Road Transport launched Green Highways Policy, 2015
  • NLC set up its first 10 MW solar power plant
  • Indo-British van driver Dee Patel honoured with Pride of Britain Award
  • India signed 123.51 Million US dollar Loan Agreement with Asian Development Bank
  • World Heart Day 2015 celebrated on 29th August with theme creating heart-healthy environments
  • Ministry of Railways launched Indian Railway Knowledge Portal
  • Union Ministry of Tourism launched new initiatives on World Tourism Day(29th September)
  • Meghalaya Governor Shanmuganathan got additional charge of Governor of Manipur
  • Google teamed up with Indian Railways to provide free Wi-Fi at 400 Stations
  • Lucknow-based CSIR-CIMAP won CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development, 2014
  • Mathematician Jacob Tsimerman won 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
  • Qualcomm Announced Investment of 150 Million US Dollars for Indian Start-Ups
  • India’s 1st dedicated satellite for astronomy research ASTROSAT launched
  • Former England Fast Bowler Frank Tyson Died
  • Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed died
  • Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, Meghalaya’s oldest & longest serving legislator, passed away
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won 2015 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix title
  • Union Government formed B S Baswan committee to revisit civil services examination pattern
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Ghangzhou Open Women’s Doubles title
  • Conference on contemporary relevance of Bhagvad Gita held in United Kingdom
  • S K Sharma appointed as Chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board
  • China successfully launched carrier rocket Long March-11
  • Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 to apply on Muslims also: Gujarat High court
  • Matthias Muller appointed as CEO of Volkswagen Group
  • Shivinder Mohan Singh resigned as executive vice-chairman of Fortis Healthcare Limited
  • UNICEF unveiled Assembly of Youth digital installation at the UN headquarters in New York
  • Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru took charge as Flag Officer Submarines
  • Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): India’s Pride,  on 24 September 2015 successfully completed one year
  • Arvind Panagariya appointed as Sherpa for G-20 Summit
  • Hajj Stampede killed more than 700 people in Mecca
  • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull announced 70 million US dollar package to fight domestic violence
  • SEBI fined PACL Limited 7260 crore rupees for illegal raising of funds
  • EPFO won Skoch Award for Smart Governance Initiatives
  • Ministry of External Affairs appointed envoys for Pakistan, China, UK and other countries
  • Indian film Angry Indian Goddesses voted first runner-up at the 40th Toronto Film Festival
  • West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi got additional charge of Governor of Tripura
  • Marathi-film Court picked as India’s Official entry to 88th Oscar Awards by Oscar Selection Jury
  • Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly appointed President of Cricket Association of Bengal
  • Government Chawngfiang Middle School won U-14 sub-junior Subroto Cup Football Tournament
  • MoEF Committee gave environmental clearance for Ramagundam Urea plant
  • Filmmaker Rahul Rawail resigned from Oscar Selection Jury
  • Abdul Bari Siddiqui elected Bihar Cricket Association President
  • Heritage Flying Expedition held to commemorate 1965 Indo-Pak war
  • Stuti Narain Kacker appointed Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
  • CCS cleared 8000 crore rupees Integrated Air Command & Control System
  • Delhi Government approved Slum Policy for in situ rehabilitation of slum dwellers
  • Martin Winterkorn resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen
  • Uninor re-branded as Telenor India
  • Ex-Penguin India publisher Chiki Sarkar launched publishing company Juggernaut
  • Indian Air Force won 2015 Baba Farid Gold Cup hockey title
  • NITI Aayog constituted T Haque Expert Group on Land Leasing
  • UNDP to provide support for Arunachal Vision 2030
  • Revered monk of the Hindu monastic order Swami Dayanand Saraswati died
  • WADA(World Anti Doping Agency) and China signed MoU on Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • Joint Statement on the First India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue released
  • Michel Kafando reinstated as president of Burkina Faso
  • Baseball legend Yogi Berra died
  • First India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue held in Washington
  • Alexis Tsipras sworn in as PM of Greece for second time in 8 months
  • Indra Nooyi, Shobhana Bhartia awarded with 2015 Global Leadership Award of USIBC
  • Indian Diaspora in the US launched Mission 2022
  • 9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (RPBD) to be held in Los Angeles
  • Consultative workshop on Climate Change Mitigation in Urban Sector held in New Delhi
  • Telangana-Chhattisgarh inked Power Supply pact to buy 1000 MW power
  • Odisha Government decided to implement 5 sub-schemes for transgenders
  • Richie Richardson appointed to Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees
  • SC issued notice to Telangana Government on omission of 26 castes from state BC list
  • Haryana Government to develop Gurgaon as Smart City
  • Researchers developed SafePay prototype system to prevent mass credit card fraud
  • World Rhino Day observed on 23rd September across the world
  • CCEA approved 1575 crore rupees road project in Odisha
  • Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai of Odisha won Community Impact Award at Google Science Fair
  • Cisco’s Executive Chairman John T Chambers elected Chairman of US-India Business Council
  • Korea Caravan 2015 organised by Korea-Andhra Pradesh Friendship Forum held in Vishakhapatnam
  • OECD released International Migration Outlook 2015
  • 24th Vyaas Samman conferred on eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka
  • UN Broadband Commission released State of Broadband Report 2015
  • Zayn Khan elected as President of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India
  • Two Bills on Reservations to Specially & Economically Backward Classes passed in Rajasthan Assembly
  • PV Chandran elected President of Indian Newspaper Society for 2015-16
  • CANBANK Venture Capital Fund Ltd appointed as implementation agency of EDF Policy
  • Game of Thrones won 12 awards at 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • MoU for Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme for Disabled Persons Signed
  • Google, Tata Trusts announced the launch of Android Developer Nanodegrees programme
  • Aditya Birla Group announced sale of Australian copper mine for 10.75 million US dollars
  • Vikram Pawah appointed as Managing Director of Harley Davidson’s India operations
  • Rajasthan Assembly passed Rajasthan Vexation Litigation Prevention Bill 2015
  • Cow declared as National Animal of Nepal
  • Rehearsal of Chang’e-5 lunar mission conducted in China
  • EMI-EMC & NFTR test facilities inaugurated at BEL-Ghaziabad
  • British-born author Jackie Collins died
  • Urdu scholar Shamim Hanfi awarded with Jnangarima Manad Alankaran award
  • Four new isotopes discovered by researchers at Manipal University
  • International Day of Peace observed globally on 21st September
  • Ajay Jayaram won Silver Medal in 2015 Korea Open Badminton tournament
  • Jammu and Kashmir government banned sale of Ambuja cement in state
  • Malayalam playback singer Radhika Thilak died
  • Veteran Leftist Sadhan Gupta died
  • Sebastian Vettel won 2015 Singapore Grand Prix of Formula One
  • Nepal adopted first democratically-framed constitution
  • Sania Mirza & Ajinkya Rahane conferred with Cricket Club of India’s honorary life membership
  • Mariko Kipchumba of Kenya won 2015 Beijing International Marathon
  • Alexis Tsipras-led Syriza party won Greece elections
  • P Siva Kumar, CVRDE Director, elevated as Distinguished Scientist
  • BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away
  • Sherif Ismail sworn in as Prime Minister of Egypt
  • Renowned Marathi cricket commentator and writer Bal Pandit died
  • PM Narendra Modi formally launched Integrated Power Development Scheme from Varanasi
  • President & PM of Burkina Faso ousted in a military coup
  • Mahesh Rangarajan resigned as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
  • 2000-year old Nangchen Stupa with Lord Buddha’s relics sent by Emperor Ashoka restored in China
  • 8th Edition of Global Innovation Index 2015 released, India is on 81st place
  • Hero Cycles acquired Firefox Bikes in all-cash transaction
  • Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) launched by Union Government
  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights written by Salman Rushdie released
  • National Athletic Coach Nikolai Snesarev resigned
  • India ranked 22nd in Asian Football Technical Ranking released by AFC
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul received Icon Award by the Indo-Caribbean Alliance
  • Madhya Pradesh Government launched M-Shiksha-Mitra mobile app for teachers
  • Sun Pharma entered into an agreement to acquire InSite Vision
  • Union Government banned National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang for 5 years
  • Hangzhou City of China chosen to host 2022 Asian Games
  • Nana Patekar established Naam Foundation to fund drought relief for farmers
  • Godavari, Krishna Rivers formally linked at Ibrahimpatnam Ferry village in Andhra Pradesh
  • Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi awarded with 2015 Nansen Refugee Award by UNHCR
  • India Cements won Moin-ud Dowlah Gold Cup Tournament 2015-16
  • International Day of Democracy observed on 17th Sept. with the theme Space for Civil Society
  • Shot putter Manpreet Kaur shattered 18-year-old national record
  • Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran chosen for Champions of Change Award in US
  • 21st International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed across the world: 16th October
  • British-Indian Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2015
  • Union Cabinet approved Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission for overall development of rural areas
  • Only Marathi-speaking people to get autorickshaw permit in the state: Maharashtra Government
  • Delhi government approved Victim Compensation Scheme
  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina won the United Nations Champions of the Earth Award 2015
  • Shauryanjali Exhibition on 1965 Indo-Pak War inaugurated
  • World’s longest Continental Volcanic Chain discovered in Australia
  • Hungary declared emergency in areas near Serbian border to check Migrant crisis
  • Indian-Origin Lawmakers Seema Malhotra, Lisa Nandy appointed to Shadow Cabinet in UK
  • Pentagon established first-ever country special cell IRRC to speed up defence ties with India
  • American Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr announced retirement after defeating Andre Berto
  • National Geographic selected for UNEP Champions of the Earth award in Science & Innovation category
  • Natura Brasil selected for 2015 UNEP Champions of the Earth award in entrepreneurial vision category
  • Ashok-Alexander Sridharan became first PIO to be elected as mayor of Bonn in Germany
  • Tambul Leaf Plates conferred with SEED Special Recognition Award
  • MP government constituted one-member commission to probe Petlawad explosion incident
  • Renowned Classical dancer Kalamandalam Sathyabhama died
  • Narsingh Pancham Yadav won bronze at 2015 World Wrestling Championships
  • Jeremy Corbyn elected as leader of Labour Party in UK
  • Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as 29th Prime Minister of Australia
  • RBI, Nepal Rastra Bank signed MoU for Exchange of Supervisory Information
  • We Care Solar won $1 million ‘Powering the Future We Want’ grant of the United Nations
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Dethroned in an Internal Party Leadership Ballot
  • UN adopted Resolution proclaiming 9 December as International Genocide Commemoration Day
  • India-Maldives joint military training Exercise EKUVERIN 2015 held in Kerala
  • Meeting of Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) on Climate Change held in New Delhi
  • Government to provide additional 50 days work to farmers under MGNREGA in drought-hit areas
  • Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Frank D Gilroy died
  • Hormusji N Cama elected as Chairman of Press Trust of India
  • Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha announced to set up Tamil Nadu Fibernet Corporation
  • Mount Aso, the largest volcano of Japan erupted
  • DMRC to execute 6769 crore rupees worth Vijayawada Metro Rail Project
  • Ruling People’s Action Party won Singapore general elections for record 12th time
  • Hindi Divas observed on 14 September across India
  • Indian-Australian Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise AUSINDEX-15 started
  • Indian Railways partnered with Google to provide free Wi-Fi services under Project Nilgiri
  • DGs of BSF and Pakistan Rangers held Bi-annual talks in New Delhi
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won 2015 US Open Women’s Doubles title
  • 10th World Hindi Conference held in Bhopal
  • Dr G Satheesh Reddy conferred with Royal Aeronautical Society Silver Medal
  • SpiceJet became first-ever airline to make night landing at Port Blair’s Veer Savarkar Airport
  • Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win 2015 US Open Men’s Singles title
  • Union Government approved the purchase of 10 Heron TP drones from Israel
  • Leander Paes, Martina Hingis won US Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015
  • Rakesh Sharma appointed as MD and CEO of Canara Bank
  • Prof Kumkum Dhar appointed as Vice Chancellor of Bhatkhande Music Institute
  • Hollywood Actor John P Connell died
  • Rajasthan first state to submit Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission (AMRUT)
  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories signed pact with US Firm PanTheryx
  • Virat Kohli became co-owner of IPTL’s franchise UAE Royals
  • Global Investors Meet 2015 held in Tamil Nadu
  • Union HRD Ministry launched National Web Portal for Apprenticeship Training
  • Mumbai Dialogue: Towards a TB-free India launched
  • Former Member of Parliament Balkrishna Wasnik died
  • Renowned water policy expert Ramaswamy R Iyer died
  • INS Vajrakosh commissioned by Defence Ministry at Karwar
  • Acclaimed writer Jhumpa Lahiri awarded with 2014 National Humanities Medal by White House
  • Union Government approved 6% hike in DA for Central Government employees
  • World Suicide Prevention Day observed with theme Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives
  • J Manjula appointed as Director-General of Electronics and Communication Systems cluster of DRDO
  • Union cabinet approved guidelines for spectrum trading between service providers
  • Telangana Language Day observed to commemorate birth anniversary of Kaloji Narayana Rao
  • Anupam Kher conferred with Honoured Guest of Texas award
  • Union Cabinet approved National Offshore Wind Energy Policy 2015
  • President conferred Gandhi Peace Prize on ISRO
  • Agriculture expert Ramesh Chand appointed as a full time member Niti Aayog
  • Jharkhand Government approved the formation of Anti-Terrorism Squad in State
  • Tamil Nadu Government launched Amma baby care Kit Scheme
  • Haryana banned manufacture, storage, sale of gutka, pan masala in the state
  • Union Cabinet approved introduction of Gold Monetization Schemes
  • Andhra Pradesh Government launched e-Pragati project to provide Integrated One Governance
  • Himachal Pradesh organised organic fair and food festival to boost organic farming
  • Arun Jaitley launched digital version of Mahatma Gandhi’s collected work
  • BSNL to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost
  • Haryana Assembly passed Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • Doha Bank tied up with Reliance ADA Group to generate business opportunities
  • Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit of South Africa selected for 2015 UNEP Champions of the Earth award
  • Brij Raj Sharma appointed as Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Anirban Lahiri became first Indian golfer to qualify for Presidents Cup
  • On 8th september International Literacy Day 2015 celebrated across the world
  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated extension of Delhi Metro Line till Faridabad
  • Bala Tripura Sundari Devi Temple renovated under India-Nepal Economic programme inaugurated
  • Indian boxer Vikas won silver medal in 75 kg category at 2015 Asian Boxing Championships
  • Music Composer Aadesh Shrivastava died
  • Union Government announced One Rank One Pension scheme for ex-servicemen
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Italian Grand Prix of Formula 1
  • Shane Watson retired from Test cricket
  • To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story by Jairam Ramesh
  • Commemorative coins of Rs 125, Rs 10 released in honour of former President S Radhakrishna
  • Marvan Atapattu resigned as Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket team
  • NASA and ISRO jointly working on NISAR mission
  • Union Government cancelled FCRA registration of NGO Greenpeace
  • R Sampanthan became first tamilian to lead opposition in Sri Lankan parliament in 32 years
  • Vinod Dasari appointed as President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
  • 11th Session of India-United Arab Emirates Joint Commission meet concluded
  • China held victory day parade to commemorate WW-II victory over Japan
  • Maharashtra government approved ordinance to amend MPDA Act, 1981
  • Union Government launched Indian Wind Resource Atlas as an online GIS tool
  • Over 3 Trillion trees currently thrive on Earth: Study
  • Russia rejected French proposal to limit veto power of UNSC’s permanent members
  • Canada entered first technical recession in six years
  • Bazmi Husain appointed as Chief Technology Officer of ABB India Ltd
  • 4th India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks for the 11th Five Year Plan held in New Delhi
  • Logo for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games scrapped amid plagiarism accusation
  • India won UNESCO’s Award of Excellence 2015 for conserving Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple
  • Dinesh Kumar Likhi took charge as CMD of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited
  • RBI proposed marginal cost of funds methodology to calculate Base Rate
  • India won three-match test series against Sri Lanka
  • Union Government released 2000 crore rupees to EPS-95 as contribution for 2015-16
  • Mumbai won Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy of Cricket
  • Durban to host XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022
  • Highest mountain of North America Mt McKinley renamed as Denali
  • RBI declared SBI and ICICI Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks
  • Tejinder Pal Singh named as Australian of the Day by Commonwealth Bank
  • 30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories by Naina Lal Kidwai
  • Union Government approved Smart National Common Mobility Card model for seamless travel across India
  • Ratan P Watal took charge as Union Finance Secretary
  • Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognised Yoga as sports discipline

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