Current Affairs- Important Points- Sep 3, 2017

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Current Affairs- Important Points- Sep 3, 2017



  • Raghuram Rajan, former RBI Governor is the author of the book ‘I do what I do’ ( The book will be launched in September 2017).

  • Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi has been appointed the Chairman of National Commission for Minorities(NCM) in May 2017.

  • ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi became the first video to hit 3 billion views on YouTube in August 2017.

  • Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the IPL 2013 spot-fixing probe is currently the head of the FIFA Governance Committee and Review Committee.

  • World Rabies Day is September 28. It was launched in 2007. The day marks the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur.

  • The first woman Chief Justice of a High Court in India is Leila Seth. She authored ‘On Balance: An Autobiography’

  • Leila Seth
    Leila Seth


  • Hong Kong topped the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017 list released in July 2017. Hongkong is followed by Switzerland, Singapore, the United States and the Netherlands.

  • The World Water Council is an international think tank. It was founded in 1996, headquartered in Marseille, France.

  • Yusra Mardini has been appointed as UNHCR(the UN High Commissioner for Refugees) Goodwill Ambassador. She belongs to Syria.

  • Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for ‘The Underground Railroad’ book. The book took Whitehead 16 years to write and he also received a MacArthur fellowship in 2002.

  • Uttar Pradesh state government has formed ‘Maa’ committees for to check mid-day meals quality in schools.

  • As per an IMF report, India will overtake Germany in 2022 as the World’s fourth largest Economy.

  • Patricia Espinosa is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) visited India recently.

  • Patricia Espinosa
    Patricia Espinosa


  • Pudong International Airport is located in Shanghai.

  • Interest in SB Account is calculated on daily balance basis.

  •  15 Days is the time period under SARFAESI Act for replying the borrower, in case he raises an objection for possession of the asset.

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