Daily Current Affairs 16 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 16 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 16 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 16 September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. AP farmers send cheques for PM Modi’s birthday

  • Farmers in AP’s Rayalaseema have sent 68 paise cheques as a gift to PM Narendra Modi on his 68th birthday .
  • The move came as a part of the protest that demands Centre to pay heed to drought-prone area of Rayalaseema.

2. 73% of Mumbai’s garbage is food waste

  • The Mumbai civic body reported that this 73% is recyclable food, fruit and vegetable waste.
  • If this waste is recycled and treated at the source, the amount of garbage transported to city’s landfills can be reduced by 93%.

3. 112 trees to be translocated for widening Bengaluru road

  • The Bengaluru civic body has decided to translocate the trees in the after math of the residents protesting against cutting.
  • Officials also said that two 10-feet high saplings will be planted for every tree translocated.

4. Flight trials of air-to-air Astra missile successful

  • A total of 7 trials of beyond-visual-range-air-to-air missile Astra were successfully conducted over the Bay of Bengal.
  • The missile has been developed by the DRDO in cooperation with the Indian Air Force.

International News

1. UK police arrest 18-yr old in London train bombing

  • The police have arrested the man in the Tube train bombing at London’s Parsons Green underground station.
  • The bombing is the 4th IS-claimed terror attack in the UK.

2. Global hunger rises for the first time in a decade: UN agencies

  • Global levels have risen, now affecting 11% of the global population.
  • The increase is largely due to the proliferation of violence and climate-related shocks alongside economic slowdown.

3. 100 inmates escape prison during Hurricane Irma

  • 100 prisoners escaped from a prison in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands during the chaos caused by Hurricane Irma.
  • They were captured following an operation by British Virgin Island and Cayman Island police officers.

Business News

  1. No further deadline extension for filing GST
  • Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has ruled out any further extension in the deadline for filing GST returns.
  • The GST Council has asked businesses to file GSTR-3B till December.

2. Oracle Chairman’s net worth drops $3.7 billion in a day

  • According to Forbes, Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison’s net worth dropped in a day.
  • Oracle’s stock fell about 8% erasing over $14 billion of Oracle’s market capitalisation.

3. Govt asks firms to contribute 7% CSR funds to Swachh Bharat

  • 11 lakh companies have been asked to contribute 7% of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending to ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign.
  • Under Companies Act 2013, certain companies are required to spend minimum 2% of their 3-year average annual net income towards CSR activities.

Sports News
1. South Africa’s JP Duminy announces retirement from Tests

  • The South African all-rounder announced his retirement from Tests and first-class cricket.
  • He featured in 46 Tests for the national side and played 108 first-class matches over the past 16 years.

2. Athletes preparing for 2020 Olympics to get stipend

  • Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore announced that 152 athletes selected under Target Olympic Podium scheme will get a monthly stipend of Rs.50,000.
  • The allowance will come into effect from 1 September 2017.

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