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Current Affairs September 2013

  • The 4th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs was held in Beijing on 29-30 September 2013.
  • No Clinical Trials Should be Allowed for New Drugs without a Proper System: Supreme Court
  • Rafiq Kathwari, an Indian-American poet on 29 September 2013 selected for 2013 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for the collection of his debut poems.
  • The report released by the United Nation’s intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) on 27 September 2013 highlighted that human beings are the main reason for climate change.
  • Stephen Lee(Snooker) on 25 September 2013 banned for 12 years after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing.
  • Former Junior World Champion Nikhat Zareen (54kg) won silver in the World Youth Boxing Championship held in Albena, Bulgaria on 28 September 2013.
  • India defeated Malaysia 3-0 to win 3rd Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Johor Bahru on 29 September 2013.
  • Swaran Singh Virk led Indian rowers to win the Gold medal at 15th Asian Senior Rowing Championship at Luan, China on 29 September 2013.
  • KVIC announced on 29 September 2013 that Khadi will get a new push with the introduction of an exclusive mark from 2014 onwards.
  • N. Srinivasan was on 29 September 2013 re-elected as the President of BCCI for a third term at its 84th annual general meeting (AGM) held at Chennai.
  • Ranjib Biswal was on 29 September 2013 appointed as chairman of the IPL during the AGM of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at Chennai.
  • The Congress president Sonia Gandhi on 29 September 2013 unveiled the statue of R Sankar, the first Congress Chief Minister of Kerala.
  • Every year on 29 September celebrated as the World Heart Day since 1999.
  • Venkat Rahul Ragala from Andhra Pradesh on 7 September 2013 won weightlifting gold at Asian youth Games in Guangzhou
  • India and United States of America (USA) signed a joint declaration on 27 September 2013 in defence cooperation.
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced Rahul Dravid as brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign
  • UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on 29 September 2013 inaugurated Kerala's two major health schemes Arogya Kiranam and Distribution of free generic medicines.
  • Sudha Singh of Railways won gold medal in women’s 3000m steeplechase in 53rd National Open Athletics Championship
  • Megan Young of Philippines on 28 September 2013 was crowned Miss World 2013 at the Bali Nasa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia
  • Ruchira Kamboj was appointed as the Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO, Paris with the rank of Ambassador
  • Ravindra Kumar, Editor of The Statesman was elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2013-14 on 27 September 2013
  • Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl presented with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award by Harvard University on 27 September 2013.
  • India beat China in the 8th Asia Cup Women hockey tournament at Kuala Lumpur to win the Bronze on 27 September 2013.
  • Sanjay Govind Dhande, former Director of IIT Kanpur, on 27 September 2013 appointed as a member of UGC for a term of three years.
  • Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan was awarded with the Fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013
  • Pond's Femina Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2013 in Indonesia
  • The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) on 26 September 2013 appointed Sundeep Sikka, Reliance MF President and Chief Executive, as its Chairman.
  • Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi won the bronze medal in the World Junior Chess Championship (U 20) at Kocaeli, Turkey on 26 September 2013.
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel won a third term by a landslide victory in German elections on 22 September 2013.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 25 September 2013 imposed a life ban on former IPL Comissioner Lalit Modi
  • Reserve Bank of India on 25 September 2013 banned zero per cent interest rate schemes for purchase of consumer goods.
  • Historian and author Ramchandra Guha wrote a book on early years of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The Union Home Minister inaugurated the 33rd Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA) in New Delhi on 24 September 2013.
  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela on 22 September 2013 presented with a humanitarian achievement award.
  • The G20 Leaders' Summit took place in St. Petersburg on 5-6 September 2013 presided by Russia
  • Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Border Security Force (BSF) on 22 September 2013.
  • India's Deepika Kumari on 22 September 2013 settled for a silver medal at the Archery World Cup in Paris
  • Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on 21 Septmber 2013 selected for a US award for his television show Satyamev Jayate.
  • The National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) on 16 September 2013 appointed Saji Cherian as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company
  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started on 17 September 2013 its 68th session at the UN Headquarters in New York.
  • Cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan on 13 September 2013 were handed life ban for IPL spot-fixing by BCCI.
  • iGate Corporation appointment Ashok Venuri as its President and CEO. He will also serve iGate as its board member.
  • Thomas Bach of Germany was elected as the 9th President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is the successor of Jacques Rogge of Belgium.
  • Jacques Rogge of Belgium on 10 September 2013 retired from the post of the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • Serena Williams won US Open by defeating Azarenka during the women's singles final. Pair of Paes and Stepanek won the Men’s Doubles at US Open.
  • British Indian billionaire brothers Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja won a Lifetime Achievement Award in Britain
  • Union government of India is set to launch ISRO’s ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission in November 2013
  • Deepak Sandhu became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner on 5 September 2013. She took over from Satyananda Mishra.
  • India retained their top position in the ICC ODI team rankings table in the latest list issued on 1 September 2013
  • Sonia Rai won the gold in women’s 25-metre sports pistol on 31 August 2013
  • India's Bhuvana Kalva won her maiden 10000 US dollars ITF women singles title on 31 August 2013
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