Daily Current Affairs 21 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21 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 21 September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Film on murdered journalist Gauri Lankesh to be made

  • A Kannada film will be made by director AMR Ramesh who knew Gauri Lankesh personally.
  • He said that his focus will be on who killed her and would be done with clarity.

2. Meals served on train to have details of quantity, supplier

  • Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has directed officials to ensure that meals served onboard trains carry information about quantity, date of packing and the contractor supplying it.
  • As of now, the packets only mention if the food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

3. IIT Bombay partially rolls back hiked fee

  • After students protested against the fee hike introduced in May this year, the institute has decided to partially roll back.
  • The roll back varies between 28-43% depending on various categories.

4.150 people trapped after dam collapses in Maharashtra

  • A check dam on Pimpaldoh lake in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar collapsed causing flooding and inundation in Arangaon village .
  • They have been rescued by the National Disaster Response Force teams which were rushed to the spot.

International News

1. Musharraf blames Zardari for Benazir Bhutto’s murder

  • Pakistan’s ex-President Pervez Musharraf accused former PM Benazir Bhutto’s husband Asif Ali Zardari of Bhutto’s murder.
  • Musharraf claimed that Zardari,who co-chaired the People’s Party of Pakistan after Bhutto’s death had the most to gain from her murder.

2. Maria towards Atlantic Ocean

  • Hurricane Maria which struck the Dominica Island made landfall in Puerto Rico.
  • It is likely to reach the Turks and Calicos Islands, the Bahamas and travel north into the Atlantic Ocean.

3. Have short range nukes to counter Indian conflict : Pakistan

  • Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the country has short range nuclear weapons to counter India’s Cold Start military doctrine.
  • Pakistan is on course of having 350 nuclear weapons, the world’s third largest stockpile after US and Russia.

4. China gets world’s fastest bullet train

  • China started operating the world’s fastest bullet train, Fuxing between Beijing and Shanghai.
  • The train has an average speed of 350 km/hr and maximum speed of 400 km/hr.

Business News

1. Birla Sun Life, Max Life initiate merger talks

  • Analjit-Singh promoted Max Financial services is in talks with Aditya Birla Group to explore a merger of their life insurance businesses.
  • Singh is also in talks with Apax Partners to sell his 30% stake in Max Financial.

2. Yes Bank cuts over 2,500 jobs

  • Private sector lender Yes Bank cut nearly 2,500 jobs citing reasons such as digitisation and bad performance.
  • The bank had 20,851 employees at the end of June.

3. BlackRock sells Singapore office tower for $1.5 billion

  • World’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, is selling its Asia Square Tower 2 in Singapore.
  • The deal will mark Singapore’s second largest office building sale.
  • Last year, Qatar Investment Authority had bought Tower 1 from Black Rock for $2.5 billion.

Sports News
1. Dhoni becomes 6th cricketer to play 300 ODI’s for India

  • MS Dhoni played 303 ODI’S overall with the former captain having played 3 ODI’s for Asia XI in 2007.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has played most ODI’s for India at 463 followed by Rahul Dravid at 340.

2. Sindhu, Saina crash out of Japan Open

  • Sindhu lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara and Saina lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the second round.
  • Both of them lost to their opponents in straight sets.

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