Daily Current Affairs 25 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25 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 01September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu declares 2017 as e-pragati year.

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chndrababu Naidu declared the year 2017 as e-pragati year.
  • The flagship program will help the government to make real time governance.

2. Sports ministry recommends PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan.

  • Sports Ministry of India has recommended Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan award.
  • In 2015, Sindhu was awarded India’s fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri.

3. BHU tense after police crackdown Yogi seeks report.

  • Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has sought a report from the divisional commissioner as tension runs high at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi after a police crackdown on students demonstrating against an alleged molestation.
  • Various political parties, including the Samajwadi Party and the Congress, have criticised the government and condemned the police action.

International News

1. DRUZBA 2017, Pak-Russia joint military drill started.

  • The joint exercise DRUZBA 2017 between special forces of Pakistan and Russia armies started in Minralney Vody, Russia.
  • Two week long joint military exercise will focus on counter terrorism operations to enhance military ties between Moscow and Islamabad.

2. Angela Merkel wins 4th term as chancellor of Germany.

  • Angela Merkel won 4th term as the chancellor in Germany elections.
  • Merkel’s Christina Democrat led block took 32.5% to defeat Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats, who took 20% votes.

3. India third major country in Nuclear power installations.

  • India is third in the world in the number of Nuclear reactors being installed, with currently six reactors, while china is leading at 20.
  • Interestingly nuclear reactor units under construction is however declining globally for the fourth successive year in a row, from 68 reactors in 2013 to 53 by mid-2017.

Business News

1. Rajeev Mehrishi took oath as a new CAG.

  • Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as the comptroller and auditor(CAG) of India.
  • He succeeded Shashi Kant Sharm. Mehrishi will have tenure of three years.

2. Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries becomes world’s third largest energy firm.

  • Reliance Industries ltd has jumped five places to rank as the world’s third-biggest energy company behind Russian gas firm Gazrpom and German utility E.ON
  • State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) broke into the top 10 club, climbing to 7th position in the 2017 ranking

3. C N R Rao chosen for International Honour for Materials Research.

  • Eminent scientist, Professor C N R Rao has become the first Asian to be chosen for the prestigious Von Hippel Award for the immense contribution in materials research.
  • The award is US based materials research society’s highest honour.

Sports News
1. India defeat Australia in 3rd successive ODI.

  • India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in the third ODI in Indore, taking 3-0 lead in the five match series.
  • With the win, India also equaled their longest winning streak of nine series in ODI history.

2. India surge to top of ODI and Test rankings.

  • Indian cricket team surged to the top of the ICC ODI ranking after defeating Australia in the 3rd ODI in Indore.
  • Notably, India has topped test ranking also.

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