INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


Monthly Current Affairs September 2016 “INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS” key points to Remember.
The Jamaat-e-Islami party figure Mir Quasem Ali, at Kashimpur Central Jail on the outskirts of the
capital Dhaka has been executed for war crimes including murder, confinement, torture and incitement
to religious hatred during the war which he committed in 1971.
Sri Lanka has been certified as malaria-free island country by World Health Organisation (WHO), the
island nation is the second in the WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate malaria after Maldives.
Mexico has set up consultate in Chennai to explore Free Trade Agreement with India.It is Mexico’s
third consulate in India and first consulate in south India that will cater to Tamil Nadu, Kerala,
Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ramkumar Varadarajan was appointed as Honorary
Consul of Mexico for Southern India
World’s longest bullet train network length of 2000kms established by China Railway. Construction of
the line started in December 2012. The line has 9 stations and trains run at a speed of up to 300 kph.
The Surgeons at John Radcliffe Hospital in the UK used Robot to remove a membrane and restore
sight of Bill Beaver for the first time. He is 70.The Preceyes surgical robot was developed by a Dutch
company, a spin-out of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Yogalates is one of the 1,200 new words added in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
(OED). OED is one of the largest and longest-running language research projects in the world said by
chief editor of the OED, Michael Proffitt
China completes the ‘world’s highest bridge’ standing 1,850 feet above the ground. This Bridge was
named Beipan River, the waterway it crosses, the incredible structure has a 720-metre-wide span
(2,363 feet) and is a part of the Hangrui Highway, a 3,405-kilometre-long (2,115 miles) national
motorway linking Hangzhou city in southern China with Ruili city on the China-Myanmar border.
India had complained to the World Trade Organization about support given to therenewable energy
industry in eight U.S. states.
The Indian government declared that the country wasfree from the contagious avian influenza (H5N1),
also known as bird flu.The Department of Animal Husbandryunder the Agriculture Ministry reported
to theWorld Organization for Animal Health. However, the ministry stressed the need for continued
surveillance.
The deployment of a U.N. political mission to monitor a cease-fire between the government of
Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC was approved by the Security
Council.
US President Obama designated the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, protecting
fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the coast of New England as theNortheast Canyons and Seamounts
Marine National Monument.
World’s largest permanent shiplift designed by Chinese and German engineers on China’sThree
Gorges Dam began its trial. It is the largest and most sophisticated shiplift in the world.The world’s
biggest water project is located in central China’s Hubei province .
President Vladimir Putin′s United Russia party won parliamentary election. With this Putin cemented
his supremacy over Russia’s political system when his rulingUnited Russia party took three quarters of
the seats in parliament in a weekend election, paving the way for him to run for a fourth term as
president.
The 10-week long festival “Confluence: Festival of India” was inaugurated by Union Tourism and
Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma in Sydney to showcase the country’s rich and diverse culture was
kicked off in iconic Sydney Opera House .
The European Union Agency for Railways launched a Safety Alert IT tool(SAIT) at the Inno Trans
fair in Berlin in an effort to increase transparency in rail safety incident.
India, the US and Afghanistan have reaffirmed their shared interests in combating terrorism and
advancing peace and security in the region.
India business, culture festival held in Chinese city Yangzhou
UNSC adopts a resolution to reinforce the objectives of a major treaty banning nuclear testamid
growing nuclear threat posed by the Democratic People’ s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan had moved out of the Saarc summit in Pakistan in November,
citing an “unsuitable environment” for the annual gathering of South Asian leaders.
Pakistan’s lower house of Parliament has passed a landmark bill giving its small Hindu minority the
right to register marriages, the last major hurdle on the way to enacting a law aimed at protecting
women’s rights
The US and Vietnam navies began their 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity NEA, Vietnam
2016 at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang.
Colombia’s center-right government and the Marxist FARC(Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia) rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday to end a half-century war that killed a quarter
of a million people
China for the first time had deployed a robot to maintain security at one of its busiest airports in
Guangdong Province. The Anbot, a security robot hired for its first job at the Shenzhen airport where
it was making round-the-clock patrols through the departure hall in Terminal 3, state-run.
India and China hold a high level dialogue, where they discussed ways to enhance security and
cooperation to combat terror as officials from the two sides exchanged information on policies and
legislation to deal with terrorism at the first high-level dialogue and they reached “important
consensus in Beijing, China.
SAARC have released an operation plan running through to 2025 on September 27, 2016. SASEC OP
(operational plan) is the program’s first comprehensive long-term plan to promote greater economic
cooperation among members.
India dubbed Pakistan as a country with terror as its “calling card” and urged the United Nations to
isolate such countries which permit terrorists to carry on their activities unimpeded.
A 26-year-old woman Kate McWilliams from UK become the world’s youngest ever commercial
airline captain of easy jet. She first became interested in planes after attending an air show at age four.
India has secured the 39th rank, climbing 16 places from last year, on the annual Global
Competitiveness Index prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The list is topped by
Switzerland.
Cuba, Russia signed Agreement on Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation
Measles has been eradicated from the Americas due to decades of vaccination efforts, making it
the first region of the world to rid itself of the disease was announced by global health authorities