Daily Current Affairs 14 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 14 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 14 September 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 14 September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Amarnath Yatra attack mastermind killed

  • Lakshar-e-Taiba commander Abu Ismail, the alleged mastermind behind July’s Amarnath Yatra attack was killed by the security forces in Nowgam.
  • He was named LeT chief after the former commander Abu Dujana was killed in August this year.

2. Karnataka becomes 1st Indian state to approve e-vehicle policy

  • The state Cabinet approved the Karnataka Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy.
  • The policy aims to encourage production of electric vehicles to reduce pollution and promote research and development of electric mobility.

3. Haryana to create Wi-Fi zone in all Gram Panchayats

  • Haryana govt decided to create one Wi-Fi zone in all 6,078 Gram Panchayats within 2 yrs and provide 4G services in every village.
  • The state govt has also promised broadband connectivity to every household.

4. IIT-Kharagpur gets 200 pre-placement offers

  • IIT-Kharagpur has bagged over 200 pre-placement offers in top multinational companies for the first time .
  • Companies like Goldman Sachs, Samsung, Adobe Systems, Wipro have given more than 10 pre-placement offers each.

International News

1. Chandrayaan-1 helps make first global map of water on Moon

  • US-based researchers have created the first map of water on Moon’s surface.
  • The data from a NASA equipment aboard India’s first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 was used for the purpose.

2. Austria rejects EU bid for Euro expansion

  • The Austrian govt rejected a European Union proposal to bring more member states into the Eurozone.
  • Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said, “Before adopting the Euro, countries must first tackle inflation, debt, deficit and pursue measures against tax invasion”.

3. German nationality ranked best in world

  • The German nationality has been named the best in the world for 6th time in a row according to Kochenov Quality of National Index.
  • Denmark and France came second.
  • India is ranked 101 among 159 countries.

Business News

1. HDFC Bank ranked India’s top brand

  • HDFC Bank topped the list of the country’s top 50 brands.
  • Reliance Jio has been ranked at 11.

2. Maruti Suzuki now 2nd best performing auto stock

  • Maruti Suzuki India is second after Tesla.
  • Maruti shares have jumped around 53% so far this year while Tesla’s stock increased by over 70%.

3. Wholesale inflation hits 4-month high of 3.24% in August

  • India’s wholesale inflation, measured by Wholesale Price Index(WPI) expanded to 3.24% in August marking its fastest pace in 4 months.
  • The increase was mainly driven by higher prices of food and fuel products.

Sports News
1. Indian swimmers win 47 medals at Asian Aquatic Championship

  • The Indian contingent of swimmers won 47 medals including 8 gold medals at the 9th Asian Agegroup Aquatic Championship.
  • Apart from gold, India won 15 silver and 24 bronze medals.

2. Dhoni can play in 2019 World Cup : Shastri

  • Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri said that given Dhoni’s current form, he is sure to be in the squad for World Cup.
  • He added that Dhoni’s achievements should be respected.

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