September 21 Current Affairs Today National, International 2017

September 21 current affairs of 2017 with all major updates today in the areas national, International, States and India and world.


Union Cabinet approves Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Union Cabinet today gave approval for presentation of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament, subject to alteration of drafting, as might be considered as vital by the Legislative Department by correcting the Dentists Act, 1948.

As indicated by an official explanation, the clauses being amended relate to specific modifications in the provisions of the Dentists Act, 1948, which include participation of the Dental Council of India under clause (f) of Section 3 and enrolment of State and Joint State Dental Councils under provision (b) of Section 21 and provision (b) of Section 23 of the Act.

According to the current Act, it was required to have the representation of dental practitioners registered in Part B as Central Government candidates in the Dental Council of India and the election of either four or two members from Part B to the State/Joint State Dental Councils. Be that as it may, it has lost pertinence.

The Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, given its approval to the correction to redundancy of the provisions, with the goal that their representation does not remain mandatory any more.

Sambamurthy appointed NPCI New Interim chairman

The umbrella organization of for all retail payment systems of India NPCI – National payments Corporation of India has made B Sambamurthy board’s interim Chairman.

Sambamurthy will be replacing M Balachandran. Balachandran was Non-Executive Chairman of NPCI and his term ended yesterday on September 20, 2017. M Balachandran remained at the post of NPCI chairman for four years starting from September 23, 2013.

About B. Sambamurthy:

B. Sambamurthy has hold many reputed positions in various departments. He was former Director and CEO of the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT). In past, he was Corporation Bank’s Chairman and Managing Director.

India Replaced China as Retail Destination in 2017

India has replaced World’s most populous country China as the numero uno retail destination in 2017 as per the Industry experts.

The change has came due to the following factors:

  1. Increased consumer spending beyond essentials
  2. An increase in mobile and internet penetration
  3. Flexible opportunities provided by India for foreign retail investor
  4. Actions taken by India to increase cashless transactions
  5. Implementation of uniform tax GST in India.

As indicated by India Retail Report 2017, in the course of the last 12-15 months, 100 per cent cash and carry operations are picking up importance in India with Thailand’s Siam Makro being the most recent entrant in this space followed by Metro, Walmart and Booker.

Besides, Swedish-furniture producer Ikea wants to open its lone distribution centre or distribution center in India at Pune by the end of this year. Ikea has also plans to open first store in Hyderabad by mid 2018 with general intends to make an investment of USD 1.56 billion to set up 25 stores in India.

With such a huge foreign investments Indian retail sector is expected to grow more in future.

Aadhaar Mandatory For Liquor at Hyderabad Pubs

To ensure minors are kept away from liquor, Hyderabad made it compulsory for people to show their Aadhaar card in bars so as to prove their age. The prohibition and excise department of Telangana ordered such rules after a minor was murdered in a bar. It was observed that minor was used to visit bar frequently.

With the new orders, the bar owners have to request Aadhaar card from their clients and those underneath the age of 21 years will be asked to leave.

It was also directed to pub owners by R V Chandravadan, the Excise Commissioner, to serve liquor in a restricted amount to their clients to keep avoid any undesired incidents. Likewise, to ensure that drunken person should not drive, Chandravadan’ s group has tied up with services like Ola and Uber cabs that can securely drop the bar goers home.

Other than this, the bars and pubs owners were asked to keep up a record of their customers. With this move, The prohibition and excise division feels that it will help to trace drug rackets involved.

The government has likewise instructed managers of bars and pubs to keep their client’s details separate from other customers. Other than preventing entry of under-age visitors at the bars, the move could likewise enable the excise department track the movements of those it suspects of being associated with drug rackets.

The bars and lodgings in the city were prior cautioned by the extract office for the utilization of medications inside their limits.


Fifty Countries Signed  United Nations treaty to boycott nuclear weapons

Fifty Countries given their Approval United Nations treaty to boycott nuclear weapons by Signing on Treaty

50 Countries marked the United Nations treaty to boycott nuclear weapons. Brazil was the first nation to sign onto the boycott, trailed by countries from Algeria to Venezuela.

More than 120 nations given their approval to the new nuclear weapons boycott settlement in July.

Saudi Arabia lifted ban from web calling applications like WhatsApp and Skype

Saudi Arabia will now enable users to utilize web calling applications, for example, WhatsApp and Skype.

The declaration comes a day after Al Jazeera lashed out at Snapchat for blocking the Qatari supporter from its application in Saudi Arabia at the demand of Saudi authorities. It was Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman who lifted the ban.

Lifting the ban will make it easy for businesses and individuals to work, however it will likewise likely reduce the profits of the nation’s three telecoms (Saudi Telecom Co, Mobily and Zain) which were the main suppliers of international phone and data calls since the ban was applied.

India to collaborate with Russia to Build Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh

India is going to collaborate with Russia and will be building Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. It will be first activity under an India-Russia nuclear arrangement to attempt atomic energy projects in a third nation. It will be India’s first nuclear energy venture abroad.

Rooppur Nuclear undertaking (limit of 2*1200 MWs) is Bangladesh’s first energy project. It is being built with Russia’s assistance near the capital of Bangladesh Dhaka. After two units are commissioned, each with limit of 1200 MWs, Bangladesh will be third South Asian nation after India and Pakistan to harness nuclear energy for energy generation reason.

In December 2014, India and Russia had signed an agreement named as ‘Strategic Vision for Strengthening Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy’ to explore various opportunities for sourcing materials, hardware and services from Indian industry for development of Russian-composed atomic power plants in third nations.

Besides, India had marked a civil nuclear cooperation deal, alongside two more agreements, with Bangladesh in April 2017 under which two sides can supply and produce equipment, material for nuclear power plant

Official emblem and slogan for FIFA Women’s World Cup France unveiled

With under two years to go, the official emblem and slogan for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 were uncovered at the Musee de l’Homme here.

The emblem includes the trophy of competition wrapped in blue and white, with eight shards of light around football at top of the trophy symbolizing the eighth version of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The motto of the competition “Dare To Shine” shows the improvements and developments in football, particularly ladie’s football.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and French Football Federation (FFF) President Noel le Graet were present at occasion of unveiling on Tuesday evening and were joined by French women’s national football group

The 2019 version of FIFA Women’s World Cup will occur from June 7 to July 7, 2019.

It will be held crosswise over France in Paris, Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes. Parisis the place where competition opening will take place and elimination rounds(semifinals) and final match will be played at Lyon and final match.

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