Current Affairs – 27 September 2015


  • UP Panchayat polls – 169 Gram Pradhan seats in Muzaffarnagar reserved for women.
  • Devotees bid goodbye to Lord Ganesha in Mumbai.
  • Kolkata- fire breaks out in commercial building this morning which took 2 and half hours to be extinguished by the fire brigade.
  • As PM Narender Modi will be visiting the Facebook’s campus today, Facebook has issued an advisory for its employees, especially women employees, to dress decently for Modi’s event.

Banking and Finance

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) is going to double its annual climate financing to $6 billion from current $3 billion, by 2020.
  • People with Rs. 4 Lakh income on Tax department’s radar-CBDT.
  • RBI chief Raghuram Rajan may go for rate cut on Tuesday as he’s going to revise the monetary policy on Tuesday.
  • ITC aims Rs.18, 000 crore revenue from agriculture business by FY 2021.

GK and World Affairs

  • Iran vows legal action against Saudi Arabia after haj disaster, while Saudi Arabia rejects criticism. So far, death toll of Indians killed rises to 29.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg backs call for universal internet access by 2020.
  • FTII row – Government ready for final meeting, students end hunger strike.
  • China to invest $12 billion in least developed countries.
  • IDFC Bank ponder having no ATMs of its own, now it has decided to provide making transactions at other ATMs free for customers.

Sports and Technology

  • Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton came into dominant form again on Sunday, by winning the Japanese Grand Prix.
  • South Africa have recalled all-rounder Albie Morkel for the three – match 20-20 series in India starting on Friday.
  • Shashank Mnohar is going to become again the BCCI president after the demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya.
  • US-based chip maker Qualcomm on Sunday said it would invest up to $150 mn in Indian startups.
  • Google celebrates its 17th birthday with a stylish Doodle.
  • Microsoft plans to take Technology to 5 lakh villages-Nadella
  • Messi injured, out for 7-8 wks – FC Barcelona
  • Rare ‘supermoon’ lunar eclipse tonight, visible in the US night time sky.
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