Current Affairs September 2017- Part 2
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In which city was the 2017 Asian Athletics Championship was held?
The 2017 Asian Athletics Championship was held in Bhubaneswar. The tournament took place between 6th-9th July at Kalinga Stadium. Participants from 41 countries competed in the games.
Sundar Singh bagged gold at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. The sporting event he competed in was
Sundar Singh bagged gold at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. The sporting event he competed in was Javelin throw. He won India its first medal in the 2017 iteration of the international sporting games.
Select India's current rank in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index.
India ranks 116 out of 157 countries in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index. The index assesses based on the countries' performance and capacities to achieve sustainable development. Sweden took the top position with a whooping score of 85.6, whereas India scored 58.1.
Find the Indian personality who has been honored with the 2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award.
Mahesh Bhagwat was honored with the 2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award. As a token of his remarkable service to combat trafficking he was bestowed with this award by the U S Department of State.
Which Indian state has instituted a minimum educational qualification for cooperative body poll?
Rajasthan is the first Indian state to have instituted a minimum educational qualification for cooperative body poll. The minimum qualification for participants competing for i) governing boards of cooperative societies ranges between class V and class VIII, ii) primary committee is class VIII, iii) district level committees is class X and iv) state level committees is graduation.
Select the country that played host to the 41st annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee conference.
Poland played host to the 41st annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee conference. The World Heritage Committee assembled for its 41st session in Krakow, Poland. The conference took place between 2nd and 12th July 2017. The committee will consider the requests to install new sites into its UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Which country organized the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) International Conference ?
Turkey organized the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) International Conference. Widely known as the `Olympics` of oil and gas industry, the 22nd edition of this conference was kicked off in Istanbul between 9 and 13th July.
India's first bio-methane bus was manufactured by which one of the following Indian companies?
Tata Motors Ltd. manufactured India's first bio-methane bus. The model was unveiled at ‘Urja Utsav’, a Bio-energy programme. It was noted that usage of such an alternative fuel reduces it reduces the overall ecological footprints.
Which country has won the bid to host the 2022 World Short Course Swimming Championships?
Russia has won the bid to host the 2022 World Short Course Swimming Championships. It is an international swimming competition wherein the participants cover a short course (25m). The 2016 edition was held in Canada.
Who was crowned the winner of the 2017 women's singles Wimbledon tennis tournament?
Garbiñe Muguruza was crowned the winner of the 2017 women's singles Wimbledon tennis tournament. She won the title after beating Venus Williams in the final match.
Who is the current chief of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) of India?
Sanjay Kumar is the current chief of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) of India. He was the director general of police (DGP) of Himachal Pradesh at the time of the installation.
Which city is going to be the proud owner of India's biggest Global Skill Park?
Bhopal is going to be the proud owner of India's biggest Global Skill Park. The park aims to provide quality technical education on par with international standards to the Indian students.
Select the paramilitary force that has initiated a toll-free helpline called MADAGAAR for the state of Kashmir.
CRPF has initiated a toll-free helpline called MADAGAAR for the state of Kashmir. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the largest Indian Central Armed Police Force. Its main function is to maintain law and order in the country.
Seeking academic collaborations, The Nalanda University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Academy of ........ Studies in Patna.
Seeking academic cooperation, The Nalanda University signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Academy of Korean Studies in Patna. The universities are looking forward to symbiotically develop through bilateral ties by conducting joint teaching, joint research programs, faculty and student exchange programs etc.
Find the personality. This Indian sporting personality was awarded the Maruti Suziki Living Legend of the Year in 2017.
Milkha Singh was awarded the Maruti Suziki Living Legend of the Year at the 6th annual ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ on July 6, 2017.
Who is the newly appointed Chief Justice of Nepal?
Gopal Prasad Parajuli is the new Chief Justice of Nepal. He was sworn in post the previous Chief Justice Sushila Karki’s suspension owing to an impeachment motion lodged against her.
Which airport in India was ranked first in the customer satisfaction Index?
Swami Vivekananda Airport was ranked first in the customer satisfaction Index. Situated in Mana, it serves the state of Chhattisgarh. It also is the 28th busiest airport in India based on passenger traffic.
The 12th annual G-20 summit of 2017 took place in
The 12th annual G-20 summit of 2017 took place in Hamburg between 7th-8th July. G-20 Summit seeks to provide an international forum for its participating countries to take decisions and bring to the fore significant conflicts. In this edition, burning global issues like digitization, migration, women's empowerment, occupation and health were discussed.
Which country organized the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference ?
Nepal organized the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference. It was held between 10th and 14th of July in Kathmandu. The objective of the conference is to give young leaders from South and Central Asia an international platform to discuss significant issues and draw solutions.
Who has been sworn-in as the Director General of Goods and Service Tax Intelligence?
John Joseph has been sworn-in as the Director General of Goods and Service Tax Intelligence. He was a former officer of Indian Revenue Service and has worked in the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), one of Finance Ministry’s important departments.
Who won the 2017 Formula One British Grand Prix tournament?
Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 Formula One British Grand Prix tournament. He defeated Kimi Raikonnen to win the grand tournament for the fifth time.
Who is the newly appointed chief of Broadcasting Contents Complaints Council (BCCC) ?
Vikramajit Sen is the newly appointed chief of Broadcasting Contents Complaints Council (BCCC). He was a former judge in the Supreme Court of India. He has also served as the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.
Which Indian athlete was the flag-bearer of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship (AAC) - 2017) ?
Tintu Luka was the flag-bearer of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship (AAC) - 2017). This Kerala-origin athlete participates mostly in the middle-distance running events. She was awarded the Arjuna award by the Government of India in 2014.
India's first Technology and Innovation Support Center will be established in which one of the following states ?
India's first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) will be established in Punjab.
The purpose of the TISC is to promote a proactive Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India, enabling innovation and transformation in social, economic and cultural sectors.