CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2013

CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2013

CURRENT  AFFAIRS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2013
1st Aug-Karnataka Launched ” Ksheera Bhagya ” Scheme. Government schools and anganwadi centres kids across the State will now receive 150 ml of milk three times a week under the Ksheera Bhagya scheme.

Pravasi Friend, launched its operations in Kochi, Kerala.to provide assistance to NRIs

Telangana, the 29th State of India announced by UPA and Congress Working Committee

Union Ministry for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Delhi state government on 31 July 2013 launched IGL Suraksha Yojana, a group accident insurance scheme for nearly 2.5 lakh drivers of CNG run public transport vehicles in Delhi.

India's number one snooker player, Aditya Mehta on 31 July 2013 clinched the gold medal in the World Games. Aditya Mehta hails from Mumbai.
2 August- .  National Archives of India Launched Quarterly Newsletter Entitled e-Abhilekh. The inaugural issue of e-Abhilekh gives the information on activities of National Archives of India, States/Union Territories Archives.

1 to 7 August 2013: World Breastfeeding Week

The Union Cabinet of India on 2 August 2013 cleared an amendment to the RTI Act to keep the political parties out of its ambit.
Hemendra Prasad Barooah, the Noted Assam Tea Planter Passed Away at 87

Russia Granted Asylum to Edward J. Snowden. Edward Joseph Snowden is an American resident, who in June 2013 leaked several details of the mass surveillance programme of US and British Government

Music Director of Malayalam and Tamil music, V Dakshinamoorthy, died on 2 August 2013.

3 August-Robert Mugabe Re-elected As President Of Zimbabwe

Sugathakumari was conferred with Saraswati Samman 2012 for her collection of poems in Malayalam, Manalezhuthu, which means The Writing on the Sand in English.

Abraham Samuel, 53, who was popularly called the cigarette snatcher passed away on 28 July 2013 in Dubai. He was suffering from lung cancer
18Agni-V to be Inducted By 2015 with Two or Three Successful Test Firings in 2013

The Indian team, under Virat Kohli created history by recording their first-ever five-match ODI series whitewash on foreign soil.
20. 4 August-  India retained its top Position in the in ICC ODI Rankings with 123 Points

A suicide attack took place near the Indian Consulate in Jalalabad city bordering Pakistan

Hassan Rohani Sworn In As Iran’s President

Japan has successfully launched the world’s first talking humanoid robot called “” Kirobo “”  in to space , to serve as companion to astronaut Kochi Wakata who will begin his mission in November
5 August- FINA World Championship concluded at Barcelona; US topped the Medal Tally American swimmer Missy Franklin became the first woman to win six gold medals at a world-championships

Karnataka Becomes First State To Establish Calamities Relief Fund
Jasjit Singh, Air Commodore (Retd.) And India’s Best Military Analyst, Died 

Zimbabwe Parliamentary Election 2013: Zanu-PF, the party of Robert Mugabe declared Winner

National Green Tribunal restrained Sand Mining from Riverbeds

Adoption of Zoo Animals Scheme launched by Alipore Zoological Garden

6 August-. Raghuram Rajan Appointed as the New Governor of RBI

Sharapova Tops ‘ Forbes ‘ List of Best Paid Female Athletes

Play called The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price became  first play to win  James Tait Black prize for drama
Phubbing: the term that defines Anti-Social Act of Phone Use

Turkey completed a Trial Run of World's Deepest Rail Tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait

Amazon founder Bezos agreed to buy the Newspaper Assets of Washington Post

7 August-. India Successfully Test Fired Pinaka Rockets

New International Terminal Became Operational at Chennai
First case of human to human Transmission of H7N9 Bird Flu Virus reported in China

World Games 2013 Concluded at Cali, Colombia on 4 August 2013; India Won One Gold. One Gold Medal: Aditya Mehta, the Professional Snooker Player of India won the maiden Gold Medal. 
One Silver Medal: India also won one silver medal in the invitational sports category. Invitational sports included Softball, Canoe marathon, Duathlon, Road speed skating and Wushu

NASA'S Curiosity Rover celebrated its First Anniversary on Planet Mars

8 August-. India Signs DTAC protocol with Morocco, Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC)

Union Cabinet Approved the Setting up of ‘Bharatiya Mahila Bank ‘.The proposed bank will be headquartered in New Delhi.The Mahila Bank will start with 6 branches — one each in north, south, east, west, central and north eastern part of the country.

Rajya Sabha Passed ‘Companies Bill 2012 ‘

Uttar Pradesh Launched ‘Bhumi Sena Scheme’
Japan unveiled its Biggest Warship called Izumo

NASA to launch Next Mars Mission from Florida called MAVEN

The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill 2013, introduced in Rajya Sabha

The Moonballer book by Nirupama Vaidyanathan launched

9 August- ‘INS Arihant ‘ Nuclear Reactor Activated

10 August- PV Sindhu Won Bronze Medal at World Badminton Championships

VP Sharmath won the Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science and Technology 2013
11th august-World Badminton Championship 2013 Winners
Women’s Singles :- Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon won the women’s singles title
Men’s Singles :- China’s Lin Dan reinforced his claim to being the greatest badminton player in history
Indian table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh won the Under 21 men’s title while Manika Batra bagged the Under 21 women’s trophy at the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour Brazil Open at Santos

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100 metre sprint title at the 14th IAAF World Championships 2013, Moscow
K.V. Thomas introduced National Food Security Bill 2013 in Lok Sabha
Highlights of the National Food Security Bill 2013
Coverage of two thirds population to get highly susidized foodgrains: Up to 75 percent of the rural population and 50 percent of the urban population will have uniform entitlement of 5 kg food grains per month at highly subsidized prices of Rs. 3, Rs. 2, Rs. 1 per kg for rice, wheat, coarse grains respectively.
2. Poorest of the poor continue to get 35 kg per household: The poorest of poor households would continue to receive 35 Kg food grains per household per month under Antyodaya Anna Yajna at subsidized prices of Rs 3, Rs 2 and Rs 1.
3. Special focus on nutritional support to women and children:
Arihant, India's indigenously built submarine went critical. With this India entered the club of Blue water navy (Russia, US, UK, China and France).

12 th August- -india, on 11 August 2013 named Sardar Singh as the captain of the 18-member squad in the Asia Cup hockey tournament to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia.

India successfully Test-Fired Surface-to-Surface Prithvi-II Missile

Colin Michael Foale, the First British to Perform a Space Walk, Retired from NASA

13 th August- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna :- Ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi
The Arjuna awardees:- Virat Kohli (Cricket), P V Sindhu (Badminton), upesh Shah (Snooker), Gaganjeet Bhullar (Golf), Saba Anjum (Hockey), Mouma Das (Table Tennis)
Chad Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat Visited India
Abdul Rashid Khan is a Hindustani classical vocalist of Gwalior gharana.
Anjolie Ela Menon is India’s renowned contemporary artist whose work is recognized globally.
Janata Party merged with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)

India launched Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi

13 August Designated as the International Lefthanders Day by the Left-Handers Club

First public sector Breast Milk Bank inaugurated at Kolkata, West Bengal

Shalini Singh, a Deputy Editor of The Hindu on 11 August 2013 presented with the Prem Bhatia Award...

King Penguin Missy, the Oldest Penguin of the World, Turned 36 Years Old

Renowned Naturalist and Ornithologist Zafar Futehally passed away

Melia Brand of Hotels in Spain Unveiled the First Twitter Hotel of the World

14 August-Egypt Vice President ElBaradei Resigned

Inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) Started off at New Delhi

Deepika Padukone and Aamir Khan are the brand ambassadors of the IBL. The franchise cities include Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Lucknow

Submarine INS Sindhurakshak damaged in a Fire Incident in Mumbai

The Supreme Court of India rejected the review petition of 1993 Delhi blast accused Devender Pal Singh Bhullar

15 August-Canadian Street Named After Mahatma Gandhi

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli of France announces her retirement from professional tennis
Egypt on 14 August 2013 declared a state of emergency after many people were killed in a bloodbath

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2013 Introduced in Lok Sabha

16 August-Import Duty on Gold, Silver & Platinum hiked to 10 Percent by Central Government

NASA’s long-lived Voyager probe crossed into interstellar space last year, becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system.
Kapil Dev’s Former Coach Desh Prem Azad Died
Israel, Palestinians Peace Talks Resumed in Jerusalem

17 August-Abdul Karim Tunda,Lashkar-e-Taiba's Bomb Expert arrested by Delhi Police

EC to use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) System in Nagaland by-polls
The 3rd meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs was held in New Delhi on
18 August-” My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions ” By Abdul Kalam Released

Usain Bolt won 200-Metre Sprint at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow

Vijay Singh was named a recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI
19 August-India  & Bangladesh signed MoU on Textiles Cooperation
Singapore Honours Indian Librarian Rasu Ramachandran For Contribution To Field
20 August-Dhoni Beats Rafael Nadal – Usain Bolt In ‘ Forbes ‘ List Of  Highest – Paid Athletes, was ranked at the 16th position in the recent Forbes list of highest-paid athletes.
Maharashtra’s Renowned rationalist Narendra Dabholkar ,who fought for a law against superstition and black magic, was shot dead in Pune in Maharashtra

Pilgrims Killed By Saharsa-Patna Rajyarani Express in Bihar's Khagaria District
Ratan Thiyam Appointed as the Chairperson of the National School of Drama Society
Usain Bolt Equalled World Record of 8 Golds at World Championships 2013Delhi, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand rolled out Food Security Scheme21 August-India Third Largest Internet Using Nation

Mexican Drug Smuggler Sandra Avila Beltran,called Queen of the Pacific was deported from US to Mexico

NHRC has issued a notice to Odisha Government in the Kulda Dumpyard Mishap

Anti-Black Magic and Superstition Ordinance adopted by Maharashtra Government. The ordinance was adopted after death of Dabhokar, the social activist

22 Aug.- Thousands Killed in Toxic Gas Attack on Syrian Capital, Damascus

Milind Soman launched a drive against Drunken Driving in Delhi

The 5th India-China Strategic Dialogue was held in New Delhi on 20 August 2013. Maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control in the border areas figured prominently during the talks
22th august
India and Israel Signed MoU for Crop Diversification
Afghan Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili Visited India
The Union Government of India on  constituted an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) to quickly resolve the infrastructural issues and to ensure speedy implementation of power projects in the northeastern states

Delhi Metro recorded the Highest Ridership with over 26 Lakh Commuters

Welspun Energy Ltd unveiled the 55-MW solar plant in Rajasthan,largest single-location solar plant of Asia.

Union Cabinet approved Amendments to the Representation of the People Act,1951 Act. This is to negate the recent Supreme Court verdict on disqualification of convicted legislators. The Supreme Court of India in its verdict in July 2013 had struck down a provision in the electoral law that protects a convicted lawmaker from disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal in higher courts
111.Rajya Sabha Passed the Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013

23 August 2013- 113.Indians Third Largest Immigrant Group In US
114.State Government of Rajasthan laid the foundation stone for world's biggest solar park at Bhadla of Jodhpur

Anjana Dhavalu Thamake won the third gold for India by winning the girl's 800m race on the concluding day of the track and field events in the second Asian Youth Games held at

116.24 August 2013- US Scientists Created World’s Most Accurate Clock
J&K Government appointed One-man Commission to probe Kishtwar Communal

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards 2013 announced by the Government
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:
Sl. No.
Name
Discipline
   1.
Mr. Ronjon Sodhi
Shooting

 Arjuna Awards:
Ms. P.V. Sindhu                  Badminton,    Mr. Virat Kohli                   Cricket
Mr. Abhijeet Gupta         Chess,     Mr. Gagan Jeet Bhullar       Golf
Ms. Saba Anjum             Hockey ,    Ms. Mouma Das            Table Tennis
Ms. Rajkumari Rathore    Shooting  ,Mr. Amit Kumar Saroha    Athletics (Para)
 Dronacharya Awards for 2013:
Mr. K.P. Thomas                Athletics
Bollywood actor and UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) Goodwill Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan joined the UN and its humanitarian partners to promote The World Needs More global campaign. The campaign seeks to turn words into real assistance for communities affected by humanitarian crises
The Reserve Bank of India on 23 August 2013 imposed monetary penalty of 6 crore 50 lakh rupees on six banks for violation of the Know Your Customer (KYC)/Anti Money Laundering guidelines. 
Details of Penalty issued:

Sl. No.
Name of the bank
PenaltyAmount (in Crore)





1
Allahabad Bank
0.50


2
Bank of Maharashtra
    4
Dena Bank
2.00

3
Corporation Bank
    5
IDBI Bank Ltd.
1.00

Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki visited India
MoU in the field of Energy between the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq
Eminent Indian classical singer and music director Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi died in Bhubaneswar.Pandit Panigrahi’s effort to popularise poet Jayadeva’s ‘Gita Govinda’
The Union Government of India on 24 August 2013 approved the initiative for free supply of essential medicines to the patients availing treatments under 12th five year plan.
25 August-India bagged a Gold medal in the Archery World Cup Stage 4 competition in Wroclaw, Poland .
26 August- Implementation of Food Security Act need over 614 lakh tonnes of Food Grains: Government
Lok Sabha on 26 August 2013 passed the National Food Security Bill 2013. The Bill seeks to give legal rights to get subsidized grains every month to 67 percent of the overall population (of which 75 percent is rural and 50 percent is urban population). The passage of the Bill in Parliament will guarantee 5 kilograms of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month per person at the highly subsidised rates of 1-3 rupees a Kg.
27 August-Pakistani school pupil and education activist Malala Yousafzai won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2013. The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of the Amsterdem-based Dutch KidsRights Foundation
Mandela Is The First Recipient Of ‘Mahathir Award ‘ For Global Peace. Mahathir bin Mohamad is a Malaysian politician who was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia
India Under-23 Team won the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup
England cricket team won Ashes Test Series-2013 by 3-0 against .
Players of the series
Ian Bell (England) and RJ Harris (Australia)

Vice President of Afghanistan Mohammed Karim Khalili visited India
The foreign ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) issued statement on Middle East peace process -
 28 th August-Kerala to have a World Class Life Sciences Park called Bio 360
29-AUG-Prakash Jha released a book titled Satyagraha: The International Sepaktakraw Super Series 2013 kicked off in New Delhi
 China and Pakistan to hold Joint Air Exercise called Shaheen (Eagle)-2. 30-AUG-Yasin Bhatkal, the co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), was arrested from the India-Nepal border in Bihar’s Raxaul town  GSAT-7, the first Indian defence satellite was launched by the European Arianespace’s Ariane 5 Rocket from the Kourou Spaceport of French Guiana
Dinesh K Sarraf Recommended to be Next ONGC Chief Bayern Munich won Super Cup 2013 after defeating Chelsea

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