Current Affairs – September, 2016

28 September: World Rabies Day

The World Rabies Day is observed on 28 September across the world to raise awareness about the rabies disease and its preventable measures. Observance of the day seeks to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on animals and human beings. It also seeks to share information on how to prevent the disease. 2016 Theme: Read More…

India will not attend SAARC Summit in Islamabad: MEA

India will not take part in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Islamabad (Pakistan) to be held in November 2016. This decision was taken in view of the continuous cross border terrorism by Pakistan which has created environment which is not conducive to successful holding of Summit. In this regard, the Read More…

Jim Yong Kim re-appointed as President of World Bank for second term

Jim Yong Kim has been re-appointed as President of World Bank for a second five-year term beginning 1 July 2017. He was unanimously chosen by the Executive Directors of the World Bank. He was the only candidate in a process.  About Jim Yong Kim Jim Yong Kim is a South Korean-American physician and anthropologist. He Read More…

India, China hold 1st high-level dialogue to combat terror

India and China have hold the first High Level Dialogue on Counter-terrorism and Security held in Beijing, capital city of China. The meeting was co-chaired by R N Ravi, Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and Wang Yongqing, Secretary General of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of China. Key Facts In the high level Read More…

New lizard species named as Cyrtodactylus Varadgirii discovered in Mumbai

A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon’s Aarey Colony and Thane’s Badlapur forested belts in Maharashtra. It has been named as Cyrtodactylus Varadgirii or Giri’s Geckoella after a Bengaluru-based scientist Varad Giri. It was discovered 130 years after the last such gecko was discovered. Key Facts Cyrtodactylus Varadgirii or Giri’s Read More…