The World Rabies Day observed on 28 September
The World Rabies Day is observed every year on 28 September across the world to raise awareness about rabies disease and its preventable measures. The 2017 theme is ‘Rabies: Zero by 30’. The day is annually on 28 September to mark death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, a French chemist and microbiologist who had developed the first rabies vaccine along with his colleagues. Rabies Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of brain (acute encephalitis) in warm-blooded animals. It is zoonotic disease i.e. transmitted from one species to another, commonly by bite from infected animal such as dogs to humans. The rabies virus infects central nervous system (CNS) and ultimately causes disease in brain and death. Domestic dogs are most common reservoir of rabies virus. Dog-mediated rabies accounts for more than 95% of human deaths.
PENCIL.GOV.IN "Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour" (PENCIL)
On 26th September 2017 on the National Conference on Child Labour held at New Delhi. Sri Rajnath Singh launched the PENCIL Portal.
Joao Lourenco sworn in as president of Angola
Angola's Joao Lourenco has been sworn in on Tuesday as president replacing Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil-rich country with an iron grip for 38 years in a ceremony marking the first leadership change in almost four decades in sub-Saharan Africa’s second-biggest oil producer..
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –‘Saubhagya
On 25th September 2017, Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi launched a new scheme, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –‘Saubhagya’, to carry out electrification of all households in India.
Kandla Port in Gujarat renamed as Deendayal Port
The Ministry of Shipping has renamed Kandla Port Trust as Deendayal Port Trust with effect from 25th of September 2017
on the closing of the yearlong centenary celebrations of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. Kandla Port, located on the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat, is one of the twelve major ports in the country.
72nd session of United Nations General Assembly
On 12th to 25th September 2017, the 72nd Regular Session of UN (United Nations) General Assembly (UNGA 72) was held at UN Headquarters, in New York..The President of the 72nd session of the UNGA is Mr.Miroslav Lajcak
.On 19th September 2017, a general debate on the theme ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’ was conducted.
.On 23rd September 2017, External Affairs Minister of India Ms.Sushma Swaraj addressed the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly.
53 nations signed UN Nuclear Ban Treaty:
.On 20th September 2017, 53 countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Brazil was the first country to sign the treaty.
The countries that have signed the treaty would be banned from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing or stockpiling nuclear weapons ‘under any circumstances
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, or the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, with the goal of leading towards their total elimination. It was passed on 7 July 2017]. Inorder to come into effect, signature and ratification by at least 50 countries is required.
Chandra Kochar CEO Of ICICI Bank 5th powerful women in business
The two Indian women have features on Fortune’s list of most powerful women in business outside the US announced on 26th if Sept. 2017.
.Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar was ranked 5th and Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank Sikha Sharma was ranked at 21st position.
.Group Executive Chairman of Spain’s banco Santander Ana Botin topped the list while at second position hails by Emma Walmsley of UK and third placed has grabbed by Isabelle Kocher from France.
A new species of non-venomous aquatic snake named Aquatic Rhabdops, which was misidentified since 1863, was identified and described as new species from northern Western Ghats in Maharashtra, Goa and North Karnataka. Earlier the new species, Rhabdops aquaticus, was considered as variant of Olive Forest Snake, first described in 1863. But new study has confirmed that Aquatic Rhabdops has different colours and patterns and also vary in other features of size, shape and structure, and also genetic make-up.
India Ranks 40th position in Global Competitiveness Index 2017-18
India was placed at 40th spot among 137 countries in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18. India has slipped by one position compared to 39th spot in 2016 GCI. Global Competitiveness Index WEF’s GCI assesses competitiveness of countries to provide insight into drivers of their productivity and prosperity. GCI scores are calculated on basis of 12 categories called ‘pillars of competitiveness which covers both business and social indicators. It includes pillars such as institutions, infrastructure, health and primary education, labour market efficiency, financial market development, technological readiness and market size.
GCI Top 5 Countries:
Switzerland (1st), United States (2nd), Singapore (3rd), Netherlands (4th) and Germany (5th).
BRICS Countries: China (27th), Russia (38th), India (40th), South Africa (61st) and Brazil (80th).
The Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment has launched Divyang Sarathi—The accessible and comprehensive mobile application for easy dissemination of information to ‘Divyangjans’( People with disabilities) The mobile app aims to empower Divyangjans by providing them easier and convenient access to information pertaining to schemes, scholarships, statutes, institutional support systems, jobs and other crucial information.
INS Tarasa (T94), the fourth and last ship in series of Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. It is an improved variant of Car Nicobar-class high-speed offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) built indegenously by Kolkata (West Bengal) based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), for the Indian Navy.
The first two -- INS Tarmugli and INS Tihayu -- were commissioned in 2016 and are based in Vishakhapatnam, and the third, INS Tillanchang, was commissioned in March this year and is based in Karwar.
The international day for peace 2017
obeserved on 21 September with the them "Together for Peace, Respect, Safety & Dignity for all"
Rajaswa Gyan Sangam 2017
Rajaswa Gyan Sangam 2017, a two-day annual conference of senior tax administrators was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. It was inaugurated Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The conference was jointly organised by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC).
In 78 days Mark Beaumont pedalled around the world and set a new Guinness World record.
New Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan
Ajay Bisaria New Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan
Iron Union 5
The US and UAE’s ground forces had begun a joint military exercise in Abu Dhabi, as part of efforts to consolidate their bilateral relations and exchange training and military expertise. Code-named Iron Union 5, the drill is an extension of a series of Iron Claw exercises
Neolithic Tombs discovered
In China a team of archeologists have discovered 19 neolithic tombs
INS Kalvari is the first Scorpène-class submarine built in India. It is a diesel-electric attack submarine which is designed in by French naval defence and energy company DCNS and being manufactured at Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.
The name Kalvari is taken from a deep sea tiger shark and is a revival of the name of India's first ever submarine, the INS Kalvari (S23) which was built by the Soviet Union in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1967