Daily Current Affairs 19 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19 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 19 September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Goods train derails in UP

  • The engine of a goods train derailed near Sitapur, a day after a passenger train derailed at the same spot.
  • There have been over 5 train derailments in different parts of the country in the month of September.

2. Noida school staff receives safety measures training

  • Over 10,000 staff members attended a day-long workshop organised by the Noida Authority on safety norms for child safety.
  • This comes after a 7-year-old was found murdered at Gurugram’s Ryan International School.

3. Toxic emissions by industries worse than genocide: Delhi HC

  • The court said that the discharge of poisonous substances by illegal industries in worse than genocide or a war crime.
  • The court directed all the civic agencies to ensure that illegal industrial units are closed in Delhi.

4. Suspected ISI spy arrested for blackmailing lady Colonel

  • Delhi Police has arrested a suspected agent from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence for blackmailing a lady Colonel to provide confidential information.
  • He confessed to the police that he was working for ISI and was supposed to share the information with ISI operatives.

International News

1. 20,000 Islamists in Bangladesh protest against Rohingya crisis

  • They protested against the violence targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
  • Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya militants that erupted last month has forced over 4 lakh militants to flee to Bangladesh.

2. Iraq kills over 300 ISIS terrorists

  • Iraqi jet fighters carried out 42 air strikes killing around 306 Islamic State militants.
  • The Iraqi security forces earlier dislodged ISIS militants from key cities, however, the areas near the border with neighbouring Syria remained under the militants’ control.

3. Pakistan is the face of global terrorism: India

  • India slammed Pakistan at the UN Human Rights Council Session at Geneva calling it the face of global terrorism.
  • It further advised Pakistan to focus their energies on improving human rights situation and dismantling terror infrastructure.

4.  More the sanctions, faster will be nukes completion: North Korea

  • North Korea has warned that the more the US and its allies pursue sanctions against it, the faster it will complete the development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programme.
  • The UN Security Council recently imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea following its 6th nuclear test.

Business News

1. Tata Motors shares jump 5%

  • The shares jumped after its 1.12% stake changed hands in multiple block deals.
  • Tata Sons is planning to increase its stake in Tata Motors.

2. Indigo letting flyers take earlier flights for Rs.1000 extra

  • ’Indigo Early’ will be available to domestic flyers who wish to advance their flights to earlier ones.
  • The time difference between the flights should not exceed 4 hours, and the scheme cannot be used to postpone flights.

3. Flipkart’s Big Billion Days starts from September 20th

  • India’s biggest sale is back from September 20th to 24th.
  • Flipkart is set to offer tonnes of exclusive deals and epic discounts to the consumers.

Sports News
1. India’s Purnima wins gold at Asian Indoor meet

  • She bagged gold in women’s pentathlon event at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
  • She broke the Indian record by scoring 4,062 points.

2. Man cycles around the world in 79 days

  • Mark Beaumont, a cyclist from Scotland has circumnavigated the globe in 79 days on his bicycle.
  • He crossed 16 countries as a part of his journey and cycled for 16 hours a day covering almost 386 km everyday.

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