National Affairs [September 2015]

India won three-match test series against Sri Lanka

02-SEP-2015

Who: Indian Test Cricket Team What: Won three-match test series against Sri Lanka When: 1 September 2015 India on 1 September 2015 won the three-match cricket test series against Sri Lanka, 2-1. In the third and final match of the series, India defeated the host with an emphatic 117-run. With this win, India also ended […]

Music Composer Aadesh Shrivastava died

07-SEP-2015

Who: Music Composer Aadesh Shrivastava What: Died When: 5 September 2015 Why: Due to cancer Bollywood singer and music composer Aadesh Shrivastava died on 5 September 2015 at the Koliaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai. He was undergoing treatment for cancer for the last five years. He was 49. He is survived by wife Vijeta […]

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated extension of Delhi Metro Line till Faridabad

07-SEP-2015

Who: Extension of Delhi Metro Line till Faridabad What: Prime Minister Modi inaugurated it When: 6 September 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 September 2015 inaugurated the extension of Delhi Metro connecting Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad. This extension till Faridabad, an industrial hub in Haryana would allow hassle-free travel for around two […]

Arun Jaitley launched digital version of Mahatma Gandhi’s collected work

08-SEP-2015

Who: Digital version of Mahatma Gandhi’s Collected Work What: Launched by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley When: 8 September 2015 Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on 8 September 2015 launched the e-version of the 100 volumes of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG) in New Delhi. The works of Mahatma […]

Hindi Divas observed on 14 September across India

14-SEP-2015

Who: Hindi Divas Where: Across India What: Observed When: 14 September 2015 Why: To propogate the importance of the language 14 September: National Hindi Divas Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India on 14 September 2015. The day was observed to promote the Matra Bhasha – the mother tongue of India and show its […]

Shot putter Manpreet Kaur shattered 18-year-old national record

17-SEP-2015

Who: Shot putter Manpreet Kaur Where: Kolkata What: Shattered 18-year-old national record of Harbans Kaur When: 16 September 2015 Railways shot putter Manpreet Kaur on 16 September 2015 shattered an 18-year-old national record en route to a sixth title at the 55th National Open Athletics Championship at Kolkata. Patiala-based shot putter broke the record of […]

NGT passed directions to prevent pollution of Yamuna River

17-SEP-2015

Who: Directions to prevent pollution of Yamuna River What: Passed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) When: 16 September 2015 Seeing the festive season soon, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 16 September 2015 passed slew of directions to prevent pollution in River Yamuna. In its direction, bench headed by the NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar […]

Nana Patekar established Naam Foundation to fund drought relief for farmers

17-SEP-2015

Who: Naam Foundation What: Established by Nana Patekar When: Third week of September 2015 Why: To fund drought relief for farmers To provide aid to farmers to overcome drought conditions, Actor Nana Patekar in third week of September 2015 established an organization named Naam Foundation. The Naam Foundation, a brain child of Nana Patekar and […]

Indra Nooyi, Shobhana Bhartia awarded with 2015 Global Leadership Award of USIBC

23-SEP-2015

Who: Indra Nooyi, Shobhana Bhartia What: Awarded with 2015 Global Leadership Award When: 22 September 2015 PepsiCo Chairman Indra Nooyi and Hindustan Times Group chairperson Shobhana Bharatia were on 22 September 2015 awarded with the 2015 Global Leadership Award of the US-India Business Council (USIBC). They were honoured for their roles as top women leaders […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ireland

24-SEP-2015

Who: Prime Minister Narendra Modi What: Visited Ireland When: 23 September 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ireland on 23 September 2015. He is the first Prime Minister of India to visit Ireland in 59 years. Last Prime Minister to visit Ireland was Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1956. During his visit, Modi held discussions with […]

Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly appointed President of Cricket Association of Bengal

25-SEP-2015

Who: Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly Where: Kolkata What: Appointed President of Cricket Association of Bengal When: 24 September 2015 Former Indian Cricket captain Sourav Ganguly was on 24 September 2015 appointed as the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). The announcement regarding this was made by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata […]

Forbes released list of India’s 100 Richest People

25-SEP-2015

Who: List of India’s 100 Richest People What: Released by Forbes When: 23 September 2015 Forbes on 23 September 2015 released the Forbes list of richest Indians. The list contains names of 100 wealthiest people of India with a collective wealth amounting to 345 billion dollars. Industrialist Mukesh Ambani has retained the tag as India’s […]

Shivinder Mohan Singh resigned as executive vice-chairman of Fortis Healthcare Limited

26-SEP-2015

Who: Shivinder Mohan Singh Where: New Delhi What: Resigned as executive VC of Fortis When: 24 September 2015 Why: To serve Radha Soami Satsang Beas Shivinder Mohan Singh on 23 September 2015 resigned as the executive vice-chairman of Fortis Healthcare Limited. Fortis is a New Delhi based hospital chain. After a brief transition period, he […]

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Ghangzhou Open Women’s Doubles title

28-SEP-2015

Who: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis Where: Ghangzhou, China What: Won Ghangzhou Open Women’s Doubles title When: 26 September 2015 Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 26 September 2015 won the Guangzhou Open title of tennis. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated the Chinese pair of Xu Shilin and You Xiaodi 6-3, 6-1 in the summit […]

Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed died

28-SEP-2015

Who: Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed Where: Mumbai What: Died When: 27 September 2015 The 16th Governor of Manipur, Syed Ahmed, on 27 September 2015 passed away in Mumbai due to cancer. He was 70. A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), Syed Ahmed was sworn in as the 16th governor of Manipur on 16 […]

India’s 1st dedicated satellite for astronomy research ASTROSAT launched

28-SEP-2015

Who: Satellite for astronomy research ASTROSAT What: Launched by ISRO When: 28 September 2015 Indian Space Research Orgnaisation (ISRO) on 28 September 2015 launched India’s first dedicated satellite for astronomy research, named ASTROSAT. The satellite was launched from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 10 am by […]

Google teamed up with Indian Railways to provide free Wi-Fi at 400 Stations

28-SEP-2015

Who: Google What: Teamed up with Indian Railways When: 27 September 2015 Why: To provide free Wi-Fi at 400 Stations Internet search engine giant Google on 27 September 2015 announced its tie-up with Indian Railways that will provide free Wi-Fi facilities to 400 stations. The Wi-Fi facilities will be provided under Project Nilgiri . The […]

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