General Knowledge & Current Affairs

September 2022 - 1st to 11th

  • 82 murders a day, 11 kidnappings, abduction every hour across the country in 2021: NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) report
  • Filmfare Awards given in Mumbai; ‘Shershaah’ wins Best Film award; Ranveer Singh: best actor for ‘83, Kriti Sanon: best actress for ‘Mimi’
  • Govt approves signing of MoU with Nepal on biodiversity conservation
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launches Delhi Model Virtual School (DMVS); students from across the country eligible for admission
  • CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) hosts Cyber Security Exercise “Synergy” for 13 countries
  • Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav addresses opening ceremony of the G20 environmental and climate ministerial meeting in Bali, Indonesia
  • WCD Ministry’s Rashtriya Poshan Maah begins across India with key focus on “Mahila aur Swasthya” and “Bacha aur Shiksha”
  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh announces India’s first indigenously developed vaccine, “CERVAVAC” for the prevention of cervical cancer
  • Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri presents Smart Solutions Challenge & Inclusive Cities Awards 2022, in New Delhi
  • Union Home & Cooperation Minister Amit Shah launches “CAPF eAWAS” web portal in New Delhi
  • Vasudha Gupta assumes charge as DG, AIR News
  • Ravi Capoor relieved of duties as Sansad TV CEO; Utpal Singh, currently holding the post of Secretary General Lok Sabha, will additionally discharge the functions of CEO Sansad TV
  • Kerala Assembly passed the contentious University Laws (Amendment) Bill 2022, which would result in curtailing the powers of the Governor as Chancellor of state universities
  • NIA announces Rs 25 lakh reward for information on gangster Dawood Ibrahim, a key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts
  • Delhi reverts to old excise policy as 300 govt-run liquor vends open
  • ‘The Architect of the New BJP: How Narendra Modi Transformed the Party’, book by journalist Ajay Singh, released
  • Delhi Police is first force to make collection of forensic evidence mandatory in crimes punishable by more than six years
  • Govt to set up country’s first-ever Night Sky Sanctuary in Ladakh to boost Astro tourism
  • Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah chairs the 30th Southern Zonal Council meeting in Thiruvananthapuram
  • Five JD(U) MLAs merge with ruling BJP in Manipur
  • Supreme Court Judge Justice DY Chandrachud nominated as Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority
  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya virtually inaugurates ‘Swasth Sabal Bharat’ Conclave; emphasizes on ‘Jan Bhagidari’ to encourage people for organ donation
  • National Green Tribunal (NGT) slaps Rs 3,500 cr penalty on WB govt for huge gap in waste management
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla unveils bust of Indian freedom fighter Dr Pandurang Khankhoje at Chapingo University in Mexico
  • SRO tests system to recover spent rocket stages; Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator successfully test-flown by VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre) on a Rohini-300 sounding rocket
  • Former Kerala Health Minister K. K. Shailaja rejects Ramon Magsaysay award offered to her for her contributions to preventing COVID-19 and Nipah virus, says it was a collective effort
  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren wins confidence motion with 48 votes in 81-member Assembly, BJP stages walkout
  •  PM announces development and upgradation of 14,500 schools across the country under PM-SHRI (Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India) Yojana
  • President Droupadi Murmu confers National Awards to distinguished teachers on Teachers Day
  • UGC launches new research fellowship and research grants schemes on Teachers Day
  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina holds talks with the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in New Delhi
  • Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari confers honorary title to Indian Army chief Gen. Manoj Pande in Kathmandu
  • PM Modi and Bangladesh’s PM Sheikh Hasina jointly unveil Unit-I of Maitree Power Project; 2 countries ink 7 MoUs
  • Warangal in Telangana, Thrissur and Nilambur in Kerala join UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC)
  • India’s first inter nasal COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech gets DCGI approval for emergency use
  • Chief Justice of India, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit inaugurates NALSA’s Centre for Citizen Services in New Delhi
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his Mongolian counterpart Saikhanbayar Gursed in Ulaanbaatar
  • President Droupadi Murmu launches Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan
  •  Army, Air Force conduct joint exercise ‘Gagan strike’ in Punjab
  •  Managing Director of IMF Kristalina Georgieva calls on President Murmu in Delhi
  •  PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with Norway’s PM Jonas Gahr Store
  •  Refurbished Central Vista Avenue thrown open to the public
  •  CM Conrad K. Sangma launches ‘Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act’
  • PM Modi speaks to his UK counterpart Elizabeth Truss on phone
  •  Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announces holding of Swachh Amrit Mahotsav from Sept 17 to Oct 2
  •  National Conference on Sustainable Coastal Management in India being held at Bhubaneswar in Odisha on Sept 10-11
  •  Indian Embassy in Beijing issues advisory for students seeking medical degree from China; those who wish to seek admission for undergraduate clinical medicine programme in China are required to obtain a license to practice medicine in China before they appear for the Foreign Medical Graduates Exam (FMGE) in India
  •  PM inaugurates 2-day ‘Centre-State Science Conclave’ in Ahmedabad via video conferencing
  •  India’s eastern-most military garrison of Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh named after Gen Bipin Rawat
  •  Chhattisgarh: CM Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates 2 more districts: Manendragarh-Chirmiri-Bharatpur and Sakti, takes total to 33
  •  Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel unveils ‘Cinematic Tourism Policy’
  •  Renowned archaeologist Braj Basi Lal dies at 101

  • Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader who ended cold war, dies at 91
  • UN celebrates International Day for People of African Descent on August 31
  • Bangladesh imports 36 F-7BGI aircraft from China
  • Japan PM Fumio Kishida apologizes for his party’s (Liberal Democratic Party) church links, will cut ties
  • Twitter introduces Circle globally, allows users to make smaller groups
  • India participating in multi-nation Exercise Vostok 2022 being held in Russia from Sept 1 to 7
  • UNHRC says extent of arbitrary detentions against Uyghurs and others in China may constitute crimes against humanity
  • Russia completely halts gas supplies to Europe via major pipeline, citing maintenance
  • Sri Lanka’s ex-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns from Thailand; had fled country on July 13
  • Russia scraps deadline to resume gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 pipeline
  • G7 finance ministers agree to impose price cap on Russian oil: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
  • IAEA says, Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant loses link to main power line
  • UN Secretary-General Guterres appoints former Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva as Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
  • China & Japan ground ferries, flights as Typhoon Hinnamnor approaches
  • Former U.S. President Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating documentary series ‘Our Great National Parks’
  • UK: Foreign Minister Liz Truss elected new leader of the governing Conservative Party, becomes next PM of Britain
  •  Afghanistan: Two Russian diplomats killed along with several locals in blast outside Russian embassy in Kabul
  •  China: 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits Sichuan Province, 21 killed
  •  International Day of Charity observed on September 5; death anniversary of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  • Queen Elizabeth II appoints Liz Truss as Britain’s new Prime Minister
  • International Day to Protect Education from Attack observed on September 9
  •  Britain’s longest-reigning monarch ¬Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96; her eldest son Charles ascends to the throne as King Charles III
  •  Austria’s Volker Turk appointed as next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • King Charles III proclaimed Britain’s new monarch
  •  UK: King Charles III names William and Kate as the Prince and Princess of Wales

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  • Govt approves disposal of pulses to States and UTs at discounted rates for various welfare schemes
  • BCCI is a ‘shop’, provisions of Employees State Insurance Act applicable: Supreme Court
  • Arbitrators can’t decide their fees without consulting parties, says SC
  • ONGC gets Rajesh Kumar Srivastava as third interim chairman in a row
  • India’s core sector output growth slows to six-month low of 4.5% in July
  • India’s Q1FY23 GDP grows 13.5%, fastest in a year: Govt data
  • Govt scraps sale of PSU Central Electronics Ltd (CEL) to Nandal Finance & Leasing
  • National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) launches Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app
  • Cabinet Committee on Security approves Tejas Mark-2 fighter jet Project
  • India’s urban unemployment rate at 7.6% in April-June quarter: Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS)
  • India has overtaken the UK to become world’s fifth-largest economy
  • Former Tata group chairman Cyrus Mistry, 54, dies in car accident on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route
  • CCI clears Prosus-backed PayU’s $4.7-billion acquisition of BillDesk
  • Krishnan Sankarasubramaniam takes over as Tamilnad Mercantile Bank MD & CEO
  •  India to celebrate National Cinema Day on September 16 says Multiplex Association of India (MAI), tickets priced at Rs 75
  • CCI clears Prosus-backed PayU’s $4.7-billion acquisition of BillDesk
  • Krishnan Sankarasubramaniam takes over as Tamilnad Mercantile Bank MD & CEO
  •  India to celebrate National Cinema Day on September 16 says Multiplex Association of India (MAI), tickets priced at Rs 75
  • Moody’s retains India’s sovereign credit rating at Baa3 with stable outlook
  • Government sets up Kirit Parikh committee to moderate gas prices
  • Centre releases revenue deficit grant of Rs 7,183 cr to 14 states
  • Centre announces constitution of National level Committee for drafting of National Cooperation Policy under the Chairmanship of former Union Minister, Suresh Prabhu
  • NITI Aayog approves 32 beneficiaries under PLI (Production-Linked Incentive) scheme for large-scale electronics manufacturing
  •  Railways invite private players to build high-speed wheel plant under Make in India initiative
  •  Piyush Goyal takes part in the first in-person Ministerial meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Forum in Los Angeles
  •  India’s foreign exchange reserves decline by $7.9 billion to $553.11 billion in week ended Sept 2
  •  World EV (Electric Vehicles) day observed on Sept 9
  • India stays out of Trade Policy Pillar at IPEF (Indo-Pacific Economic Forum)
  •  Piyush Goyal addresses event hosted by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum in Los Angeles
  • PAKISTAN
    Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains over two months have caused devastating floods in Pakistan, killing more than 1,100 people and leaving a third of the country under water.
  • SRI LANKA
    The IMF reached an agreement to provide Sri Lanka with a $2.9 billion loan to help it through its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. As part of the agreement Sri Lanka must implement serious tax reforms.
  • TAIWAN
    Taiwan shot down a Chinese civilian drone for the first time, having fired warning shots at drones that were buzzing its outlying
    islands. Earlier, two American warships passed through the Taiwan Strait without incident.
  • CHINA
    China’s Communist Party announced that its five-yearly congress would start on October 16th. Xi Jinping is poised to secure a third term as party leader, in violation of recent retirement norms.
  • MEXICO
    A truth commission set up by the Mexican government said that six of the 43 students who went missing in 2014 were kept alive in a warehouse for several days. An official at the commission claimed that a local army commander ordered their killings.
  • IRAQ
    Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, a rabblerousing Iraqi cleric, breached the fortified seat of Iraq’s government in Baghdad and tried to march on the home of a former prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, sparking gun battles that killed at least 30 people.
  • LIBYA
    At least 32 people were killed and more than 100 injured in clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. The government said that the violence broke out when one group of armed men began “firing randomly at a convoy”.
  • ANGOLA
    Angola’s ruling party, the MPLA (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola), which has run the country since its independence from Portugal in 1975, claimed victory with 51% of the vote in a general election that was widely expected to be rigged. The main opposition, UNITA, which ostensibly won 44%, rejected the result and has filed official complaints.
  • UKRAINE
    A team of IAEA inspectors made their way to the Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, Europe’s largest, which has endured weeks of shelling nearby. Russian forces have controlled the facility since March, supervising the technicians who have kept it running.
  • VENEZUELA
    Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s President, received Colombia’s new ambassador to the country. It marks the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, which had been severed since 2019.

  • Delhi Football’s Shaji Prabhakaran appointed new secretary general of AIFF
  • Kerala: Pallathuruthy Boat Club (PBC) wins 68th edition of Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Punnamada lake in Alappuzha
  • Pune: Odisha Juggernauts beat Telugu Yoddhas 46-45 in final to win Ultimate Kho Kho tournament
  • Max Verstappen of Red Bull wins Formula One Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort
  • Japan Open badminton in Osaka: Home favourites Kenta Nishimoto (men’s) and Akane Yamaguchi (women’s) win singles titles
  • India’s Aravindh Chithambaram wins Dubai Open chess tournament
  • Let’s roar Savaj, the mascot for 36th National Games to be held in Gujarat from Sept. 27, unveiled
  • Asia Cup Cricket: Pakistan (182/5 in 19.5) beats India (181/7 in 20) by 5 wickets in T20I at Dubai
  • 6th All India Prison Duty Meet sports being held in Ahmedabad on September 4-6
  • Neeraj Chopra wins men’s javelin throw gold at Zurich Diamond League athletics with a throw of 88.44 metres
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