SHORT NOTES SEPTEMBER 2016 Current Affairs
1) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw appointed Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour.
2) 1st BRICS Film Festival begins in New Delhi.
3) Reliance Industries launches Reliance Jio offering Free Voice Calls, cheap Data Plans.
4) Thodur Madabusi Krishna, Bezwada Wilson receive Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016.
5) Michel Temer sworn in as President of Brazil.
6) Assam’s Majuli becomes 1st island district of India.
7) International Literacy Day 2016 celebrated across the world on 8 September.
8) World's oldest surviving cricketer Lindsay Tuckett dies aged 97.
9) Thithi wins Best Film Award at first BRICS Film Festival.
10) WHO declares Sri Lanka malaria-free.
11) Jan Shikshan Sansthan conferred with 2016 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy.
12) G20 summit concludes in China's Hangzhou.
13) Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar.
14) International Day of Charity observed globally on 5 September.
15) Mother Teresa canonised as Saint by Pope Francis at Vatican.
18) Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State award.
19) 1st BRICS Wellness Workshop concludes in Bengaluru.
20) Deepa Malik becomes 1st Indian woman to win medal at Paralympics.
21) Stan Wawrinka wins 2016 US Open Men’s Singles title.
22) World's first driverless bus service launched in France.
23) Angelique Kerber wins 2016 US Open Women’s Singles title.
24) Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma conferred with Arjuna Award.
25) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed across the world on 16 September 2016.
26) National Hindi Divas observed across India on 14 September.
27) Alka Sirohi appointed as UPSC chairman.
28) International Day of Democracy observed on 15 September.
29) Malayalam critic M Leelavathi bags Mohanan Suvarna Mudra award 2016.
30) Indian-origin Ravi Reddy appointed as Head of International Society for Blood Transfusion.
32) Virat Kohli appointed as Brand Ambassador of Punjab National Bank (PNB).
33) India, France ink deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets.
34) Junaid Ahmad appointed as World Bank Country Director for India.
35) Industrialist Adi Godrej conferred Clinton Global Citizen Award.
36) Mahendra Singh Dhoni named captain of India's all time Test XI by Wisden.
37) Aung San Suu Kyi honoured as 2016 Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard Foundation.
38) Monika Kapil Mohta appointed as India's Ambassador to Sweden.
39) International Translation Day observed across the world - 30 September.
40) Tirupati Airport awarded 'Best Tourist Friendly Airport'.
41) R Subramania Kumar appointed as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank.
42) Indian Army conducts surgical strikes on terror launch pads.
43) 29 September - World Maritime Day observed with theme Shipping: Indispensable to the World.
44) Music Director Uttam Singh will be honoured with 'Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement'.
45) Jim Yong Kim re-appointed as President of World Bank for second term.
46) Indira Gandhi International Airport becomes 1st in Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status.
50) 28 September - World Rabies Day observed with theme Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.
51) 27 September - World Tourism Day observed with theme Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility.
52) World's largest solar power plant opens in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu.
53) R Ashwin becomes fastest Indian & second overall to take 200 Test wickets.
54) World's largest radio telescope in search of extra-terrestrial life unveiled in China.
55) World's first three-parent baby boy born in Mexico.