Daily Current Affairs 30 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 30 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30 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 30 September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. President Kovind and PM Modi attend Dussehra celebrations

  • The Dussehra celebrations were organised by Shri Dharmik Leela Committee in Delhi.
  • At the event, PM Modi said that festivals are a medium of education and teach the people about unity.

2. AP introduces ‘no helmet, no petrol’ rule

  • The rule is introduced for two-wheeler riders to reduce accidents.
  • CM Chandrababu Naidu added that he would not hesitate to take action against officials if they failed to discharge their duties.

3. Bengaluru airport to get two metro stations

  • The proposal has been submitted by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited .
  • The new airport line will cover a distance of 29 km and have 6 stations.
  • It will cost around Rs.5,900 crore.

4. Defence Minister inaugurates bridge in Leh

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Pratham-Shyok bridge in Leh.
  • It connects the region to Karokaram in northeastern Ladakh.

International News

1. We have asked if N Korea would like to talk: US

  • US State Secretary Rex Tillerson has said that US has asked N Korea if it is interested to have a dialogue amid the tensions between the two nations.
  • This comes after N Korea claimed that US president Donald Trump’ recent statements constituted a war declaration.

2. Anti-ISIS ‘sheikh of snipers’ killed

  • Abu Tahsin al-Salhi is known by the name for killing at least 320 Islamic State terrorists.
  • He has been killed in Iraq’s battle to retake the town of Hawija from the militant group..

3. India, China should make one plus one eleven: China’s envoy

  • China’s ambassador Luo Zhaohui has said India and China should start a new chapter.
  • He added that both the countries have made a lot of progress in bilateral level and joint efforts will take the relations to a new height.

4. Oxford removes Suu Kyi’s painting amid Rohingya violence

  • An Oxford University college where Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied has removed her portrait from the display.
  • This comes amid international criticism over her role in Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Business News

1. Hong Kong home becomes Asia’s most expensive at Rs.437 crore

  • The penthouse by Henderson Land Development covers 4,971 square-foot and has a private swimming pool and three parking spaces.
  • The apartment costs nearly as much as India’s mission to Mars.

2. Airtel to launch Rs.2000 smartphone

  • The telecom operator will launch the 4G enabled smartphone in the first week of October.
  • The new smartphone will have a 4-inch screen, 1 GB RAM, VoLTE calling and Android 7.0 operating system.

3. SBI slashes home loan rates by 0.05%

  • Several other banks have also reduced the base rate on home loans.
  • After the reduction, new base rates stand at 8.95% for SBI,9.15% for BoB,9.55% for Andhra Bank and 9.45% for OBC.

Sports News
1. India’s U-17 football captain chosen

  • Amarjit Singh was chosen through a unanimous vote by team members.
  • Based on the votes cast, Jitendra Singh was chosen as the Vice-captain.

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