PLACES IN NEWS


Monthly Current Affairs September 2016 “PLACES IN NEWS” key points to Remember.
The Guinness World Records has declared Majuli in Assam as the largest river island in the world.
The beautiful river island is situated on the Brahmaputra River. It has toppled Marajo in Brazil to
clinch the record. Mājuli or Majoli is the world biggest river island in the world in the Brahmaputra
River, Assam, India.
The Rajasthan High Court launched the e-stamp facility in its Jodhpur and Jaipurbenches
simultaneously. Rajasthan has become the fourth state in the country to provide the facility.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari laid
foundation stone of Patanjali Mega food park in Mihan
The Much Awaited Spanish made Talgo train has successfully completed its speed trial in less than 12
hours between national capital Delhi and financial capital Mumbai which is four hours less than
the fastest Rajdhani Express.
An agriculture museum inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) in
Raipur. Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan
Singh, Chief Minister Raman Singh and state agriculture minister Brijmohan Agrawalhave
participated at the inauguration ceremony.
Arunachal Pradesh’s first Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Store inaugurated by MoS Shri Mansukh
Mandaviyaat Naharlagun, Itanagar.
Keralites all over the world celebrated the auspicious 10-day-long harvest festival of the state. It was
being celebrated by people of all religions in the Malayalam month of Chingam every year.
Andhra Pradesh became the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100 per cent
electrification of households by the latest report. JM Financials published the report based on a
national-level survey on electrification in various states.
Puducherry Governor Kiran Bedi launched Coastal Clean Up as part of the ‘31nd International Coastal
Clean Up Day’. The drive was being carried out in all coastal pockets in Puducherry.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a district status for Dadri, the biggest subdivision
in the state.Now number of districts in the State rised to 22 from 21.It is the biggest subdivision
in the state.
Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singhinaugurated the ‘eVMS’
(e-Visitor Management System) at the Krishnapatnam port in Nellore as part of the Ease of
Doing Business initiatives.
Three Guinness World Records were created at Samajik Adhikarita Shivir and Scheme of Assistance
to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fittings of Aids/Appliances (ADIP) Camp in Navsari, Gujarat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 66th birthday was marked by these three world records set at events held at
Navsari.
Kohima police recovered two bombs of the World War II era from PR Hill Colony.The bombs of the
World War II era that lasted from 1939 to 1945.
Airports Authority of India(AAI) has given it’s approval to a proposed site for the Pune International
Airport at Purandar in Pune announced by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
A grand spiritual gathering that happens once in 12 years and is referred to as the“KumbhMela of the Himalayas” had begun in Ladakh’s biggest monastery, Hemis, to commemorate the millennial birth
anniversary of the scholar saint Naropa.