Latest Current Affairs of September 2021

The theme of World Heart Day observed on 29 September 2021Use Heart to Connect
The Indian developmental feminist activist, poet, author and social scientist who passed away on 25.09.2021Kamla Bhasin
The Bay of Bengal cyclone which hit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha causing widespread rains in the coastal areas was namedGulab
The asset management company (AMC) set up by GoI to work in tandem with the National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) to clean up bad loans is named India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL)
The venue of 1st ever Himalayan Film Festival organised from 24 to 28 Sep 2021Leh
The country which has been granted the full member status (9th member) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)Iran
The Indian chess player who has become the latest Indian to win the Chess Grandmaster titleR. Raja Rithvik
The present Vice Chief of Air Staff who has been chosen to be the next Chief of Air Staff after retirement of Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADCAir Marshal VR Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VM
The variety of fish which has been declared as the State Fish by the state of SikkimCopper Mahseer (Kately)
The 6th Edition of Sanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Exercise hosted by Russia at Orenburg Region of South West Russia is namedPeaceful Mission : 2021
The 3rd edition of bilateral exercise by Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy in Sunda Strait from 20 Sep to 22 Sep 21 is namedSamudra Shakti
The new Chief Minister of Punjab who has taken over following the resignation of Capt Amrinder Singh RetdShri S. Charanjit Singh Channi
The 15th edition of Indo - Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise held from 20 September 2021 at Pithoragarh (UK) is namedSurya Kiran
The place in Uttar Pradesh where the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap University was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiAligarh
The TV Channel launched by the LS Speaker, the Vice-President and the Prime Minister by combining Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha channels on the International Day of Democracy is namedSansad TV
The State which has passed a bill to dispense with NEET exam and allow admission to MBBS courses based on Class 12 marksTamil Nadu
The new Chief Minister of Gujarat who has taken over following the resignation of Shri Vijay RupaniShri Bhupendra Patel
The Chairperson of National Commission for Minorities who has taken over from Shri Ghayorul HasanSardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura
The senior Indian National Congress leader and former Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways and Labour and Employment, who passed away on 13.09.2021Shri Oscar Fernandes
The international organisation which has been awarded the Africa Food Prize 2021 for improving food security in sub-Saharan AfricaICRISAT
The theme of 13th BRICS Summit chaired by the Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi virtually with participation of Presidents of Brazil Russia, China and South AfricaBRICS@15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus
The theme of Shikshak Parv-2021 launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 07.09.2021Quality and Sustainable Schools: Learnings from Schools in India
India's first good news channel launched by India Today Group with the motto, Acchi Khabar, Sachhi Khabar is namedGood News Today
The bilateral maritime exercise conducted by the India and Australian Navy from 6 to 10.09.2021 in Australia is namedAUSINDEX 2021
The bird and animal adopted as State Bird and State Animal of Union Territory of LadakhBlack-necked Crane and Snow Leopard
The new name of Rajiv Gandhi National Park located in AssamOrang National Park
The new Secretary General of Rajya Sabha appointed by the Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu to succeed Shri Desh Dipak VermaDr. Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu
The Indian engineer from Ladakh who has become the first and only Indian to be inducted as an Honorary Member of the International Astronomical UnionDorje Angchuk
The 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise conducted from 02 to 04 Sep 21 in South China Sea was namedSIMBEX
The venue of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum summit addressed virtually by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiVladivostok
The former editor and managing director of The Pioneer newspaper and former Member of Parliament who passed away on 01.09.2021Shri Chandan Mitra
The multi-nation military exercise being conducted by Russia at Nizhniy from 03 to 16.09.2021 with participation of several countries including India is namedZAPAD 2021
The 5th edition of India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise which commenced at Aisha Bibi in Kazakhstan on 01.09.2021 is namedKAZIND-21
The Indian spiritual teacher and the founder-acharya (preceptor) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), on whose 125th birth anniversary, a special commemorative coin of Rs. 125 denomination was released by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiSrila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji

NIRF Rankings for Indian Educational Institutions

Top 3 in Overall category

RankInstitution
1.Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
2.Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
3.Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Top 3 in Research category

RankInstitution
1.Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
2.Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
3.Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Top 3 Universities

RankInstitution
1.Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
2.Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
3.Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Top 3 Engineering Institutes

RankInstitution
1.Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
2.Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
3.Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Top 3 Management Institutes

RankInstitution
1.Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
2.Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
3.Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Top 3 Medical Colleges

RankInstitution
1.All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
2.Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
3.Christian Medical College, Vellore



Important Days of September 2021

International Day of Charity: 05 September 2021

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2013

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies: 07 September 2021

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2020

Theme: Healthy Air, Healthy Planet

International Literacy Day: 08 September 2021

Designated by: UNESCO

First observed: 1966

Theme: Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 September 2021

Designated by: International Association for Suicide Prevention

First observed: 2003

Theme: Creating Hope through Action

International Day of Democracy: 15 September 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2008

Theme: Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises

International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer: 16 September 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 1995

World Patient Safety Day: 17 September 2021

Designated by: WHO

First observed: 2019

Theme: Safe maternal and new-born care

International Day of Peace: 21 September 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 1982

Theme: Recovering better for an Equitable and Sustainable World

International Day of Sign Languages: 23 September 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2020

Theme: We Sign for Human Rights

International Day for total elimination of Nuclear Weapons: 26 September 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2014

World Tourism Day: 27 September 2021

Designated by: UNWTO General Assembly

First observed: 1980

Theme: Tourism for Inclusive Growth

World Rabies Day: 28 September 2021

Designated by: Global Alliance for Rabies Control

First observed: 1980

Theme: Rabies - Facts, not Fear

International Day for Universal Access to Information: 28 September 2021

Designated by: UNESCO

First observed: 2016

Theme: The Right to Know - Building Better Access with Access to Information

World Maritime Day: 30 September 2021

Designated by: International Maritime Organisation

First observed: 1978

Theme: Seafarers at the core of shipping's future

International Translation Day: 30 September 2021

Designated by: Federation of International Translators and UN General Assembly

First observed: 1953 (By FIT) and 2020 (by UN)

Theme: United in Translation

Latest Geographical Indication Tags

  1. Sweet cucumber of Nagaland
  2. Hathei chilli of Ukrul, Manipur
  3. Mandarin orange of Tamenglong, Manipur
  4. Judima, rice wine of Dimasa tribe Assam
  5. Sojat Mehendi of Rajasthan


Global Innovation Index 2021

#Country#Country
1.Switzerland12.China
2.Sweden46.India
3.U.S.A.95.Sri Lanka
4.U.K.99.Pakistan
5.South Korea111.Nepal


US Open 2021

TitleWinnerRunner-up
Men's SinglesDaniil Medvedev (Russia)Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Women's SinglesEmma Raducanu (U.K.)Leylah Fernandez (Canada)
Men's DoublesRajeev Ram (U.S.A.) and Joe Salisbury (U.K.)Jamie Murray (U.K.) and Bruno Soares (Brazil)
Women's DoublesSamantha Stosur (Australia) and Zhang Shuai (China)Coco Gauff and Caty McNally (USA)
Mixed DoublesDesirae Krawczyk (Australia) and Joe Salisbury (U.K.)Guiliana Olmos (Mexico) and Marcelo Arevalo(El Salvador)


New Governors

Tamil Nadu: Shri R.N. Ravi

Uttarkhand: Lt Gen Gurmit Singh Retd

Punjab: Shri Banwarilal Purohit

Nagaland: Shri Jagdish Mukhi


Summer Paralympics 2020 (XVI Paralympiad)

Held in: Tokyo

Held from 24.08.2021 to 05.09.2021

Declared open by : Japanese Emperor Naruhito

Motto: United by Emotion

Mascot; Someity, a fictional character named after someiyoshino, a type of cherry blossom

Indian flag bearer at the Opening ceremony: Tek Chand, shot put thrower

Indian flag bearer at the Closing ceremony: Avani Lekhara, shooter

Medals tally

#CountryGSBTotal
1.China966051207
2.Great Britain413845124
3.United States373631104
4.RPC363349118
24.India58619

*RPC Russian Paralympic Committee

Indian Gold Medal Winners

#AthleteEvent, Class
1.Sumit AntilJavelin throw, F64
2.Krishna NagarBadminton Men's Singles, SH6
3.Pramod BhagatBadminton Men's Singles, SL3
4.Manish NarwalShooting, SH1
5.Avani LekharaShooting, SH1




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