September 2017 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.
- The 14th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) began in the country’s IT hub Bengaluru, Karnataka. The theme of this edition is “Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”.
- The Gujarat government on December 15, 2016, approved an order to ban hookah bars across the state. The decision was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
- The Enforcement Directorate has summoned the officials of AirAsia India to investigate the airline’s alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) regulations
- Yoga, India’s one of the ancient practices to keep oneself healthy, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 1000 and 500 rupees notes will cease to be legal tender from midnight 8-9 November 2016. The announcement was made via a special nationwide televised address on 8 November 2016.PM Modi in his announcement appealed that those who are in possession of these notes can deposit the notes in their accounts in banks and post offices from 10 November to 30 December 2016.
- The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on 11 October 2016 released the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI). It says if hunger declines at the same rate as it has since 1992, more than 45 countries including India, Pakistan, Haiti, Yemen, and Afghanistan will still have moderate to alarming hunger scores in 2030.
- Forbes on 23 August 2016 released the list of The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016. Jennifer Lawrence topped the Forbes magazine list for the second straight year with earnings of 46 million US dollars. Indian actress Deepika Padukone is the only newcomer to the World’s Highest-Paid Actresses list and the only Indian star to make the cut.
- The Lok Sabha on 10 August 2016 passed the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to amend the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. The Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha on the same day was passed by voice vote after a short debate.
- The Lok Sabha on 8 August 2016 passed The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014. The bill was passed by two-third majority, with 443 members voting in its favour and none against in the final vote.
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