Current Affairs Day Wise-Sept 8, 2017
1- Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng reached the women’s doubles semi-finals of the US Open tennis tournament in New York. They defeated Timea Babos of Hungary and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic.
2-700,000 people have been evacuated in Cuba ahead of the category 5 hurricane Irma hitting the island nation.
3- Amazon is planning to open a second company headquarters in North America.
4- Chairman of NATO Military Committee is Petr Pavel
5-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces is General Staff Valery Gerasimov
6-Israeli President is Reuven Rivlin
7- The International Astronomical Union has approved Pluto mountain range to be named after Tenzing Norgay
8-Reliance Defence is now Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited with effect from September 6, 2017
9-The Civil Aviation Ministry directed airlines to create ‘No Fly list’ for unruly passengers with a ban of three months to two years.
10-Wild Tigers to be reintroduced in Kazakhstan after 70-year absence
11-SpaceX has launched secret US Air Force space plane ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Florida.
12- Actress Bipasha Basu has been named as the face of the Rocky Star autumn/winter season
13-US Space Surveillance Network said that 192 Indian objects are orbiting in space as of April 1, 2017
14-Pakistan accountability court has filed four cases against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in line with the July 28 Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Papers case.
15-Goa Congress President is Shantaram Naik
16- Union Minister K.J. Alphons has been appointed election in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Meghalaya
17-India’s women’s hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne will shift his focus to the men’s team.
18-The new President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is Andrew Parsons of Brazil
19-Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has inaugurated the fifth nuclear power plant C-4 at Chashma, Mianwali area.
20- India ranks second after the US in conducting hackathons with 105 events hosted since 2015
21-The Supreme Court has banned all anti-NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) protests in Tamil Nadu.
22- NSUI- National Students Union of India
23-The Karnataka government announced Rs 10 lakh reward to those who will help to give the information about the killers of journalist-cum-activist Gauri Lankesh.
24-NCPCR- The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
25-India’s star shuttler Saina Nehwal and her mentor Pullela Gopichand will help to coach Shradhha Kapoor for biopic
26-Baahubali filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli-ANR award for 2017
27-Kerala is second only to Karnataka in terms of manufacturing excellence-Assocham
28-Himachal Pradesh Governor is Acharya Devvrat
29-AIFF- The All India Football Federation
30-Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has been confirmed as owner of franchise in S. Africa T20 league
31-The Indian Army is likely to induct women in the Corps of Military Police
32-Legendary singer Asha Bhosle turned 84 on Friday.
33-The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has released the BCCI handbook. It is titled ‘100 Things Every Professional Cricketer Must Know’
34-ELEKTRA is a digital assistant bot powered by artificial intelligence
35-Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella‘s first book is ‘Hit Refresh’
36-West Bengal with 77 per cent, topped the list of states with new registrations under the Goods and Services Tax regime
37-Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s memoir ‘An Ordinary Life: A Memoir’ to release on October 27
38- Tripura’s Left Front government has launched its own social media account ‘My Govt Tripura’.
39-India has been ranked second in hosting hackathons with 105 events hosted since 2015. It is next to the US
40-Special TADA court has disallowed marriage application of gangster Abu Salem
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