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Current Affairs for the Month - September 2017

  • 11 Sep 2017

    Ministry of Civil Aviation issues guidelines for No Fly list
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation issues guidelines for passengers who put forward an unaccepted behaviour in planes. The passengers can be banned for 3 months to life time for unruly behaviour.  

  • 09 Sep 2017

    Lakshadweep Island Parali I vanishes
  • Lakshadweep Parali I island vanished due to coastal erosion. Parali I island, part of Bangaram atoll, which had an area of 0.032 sq.km in 1968 has been completely eroded, resulting in its inundation.  

  • Bharat Petroleum to get Maharatna status
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited has now been raised to a level of Maharatna status. The state owned oil marketing company is now a Navaratna company.  

  • Indian government imposes duty on Chinese steel products
    The Indian government has imposed 18.9% countervailing duty on Chinese hot and cold rolled stainless steel products. These products were exported from China on subsidized rates hurting the domestic markets of our country.  

  • Scientists make fuel from air
  • Scientists have made cheap fuel from thin air by creating methanol from methane from oxygen. This technique uses free air, oxygen and some catalyst.  

  • CGWB enters in MoU with IISc Bangalore for Ground water plans
    Central Ground Water Board enters In MoU with IISc Bangalore to develop models on Ground water and aquifers managements in Karnataka. It will help in predicting response of ground water system to various stress conditions.  

  • Women to be inducted in the Army
    Indian Army is planning to recruit women in military police. Currently women are allowed to join the Army as officers in the medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings only.  

  • 21st GST Council meet held in Hyderabad
  • 21st GST Council meeting a held in Hyderabad headed by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. This is the GST council is being held after the filing of GST returns.  

  • ATGM Nag flight a hit
    India has flight tested its Anti-Tank Guided Missile Nag missile in Rajasthan. The missile has a range of 4 km.  

  • Jordan launches Sahara Forest Project
    Jordan launches Sahara Forest Project which will use sunlight and seawater for farming. It will use solar panels to provide power and include outdoor planting space, two saltwater-cooled greenhouses, a water desalination unit and salt ponds for salt production.  

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