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Daily Current Affairs 12 September 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 12 September 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 12 September 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 12 September 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Amit Shah summoned as witness in 2002 Naroda Gam riots case

  • Amit Shah was asked to appear as a witness by a special court in Gujarat in the 2002 Narda Gam riot case.
  • This was made on a request by Maya Kodnani, a former BJP minister who has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

2. CCTVs, verification of staff made mandatory in Delhi schools

  • Delhi govt made it mandatory for all schools to install CCTV cameras and complete police verification of non-teaching staff within 3 weeks.
  • This comes after the National Capital Region(NCR) witnessed cases of crime against children in schools.

3. PM Modi destroyed all work : Rahul

  • At the University of California, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said he worked behind the scenes in fighting terrorism at J&K for 9 yrs and PM Modi destroyed it all.
  • He further slammed the Centre for demonetisation.

4. Nirmala Sitharaman sits in MiG-21 fighter jet

  • On her visit to Uttarlal Air Force Station,Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sat in the cockpit of MiG-21 fighter jet.
  • She held a meeting with Air Force Chief BS Dhanao and had an interactive session with the officers at the base.
  • She is the first Defence Minister to visit the air base in 16 yrs.

International News

1. Indian priest rescued from ISIS after 18 months in captivity

  • The priest was kidnapped by ISIS in March 2016 from Yemen.
  • He was rescued following the intervention of the Oman ForeignMinistry and Yemeni officials.

2. Chinese Army building bunkers behind disputed area

  • The soldiers of China’s People Liberation Army have reportedly built bunkers behind the Doklam plateau two weeks after the 71 day standoff ended
  • Indian and Chinese sides are currently separated by a distance of 150 meters.

3. Man causes lockdown of White House

  • The US Secret Service arrested a man for throwing a sign and a notebook over the fence of the White House causing a temporary lockdown.
  • President Donald Trump was attending a ceremony commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon during the incident.

4. UN unanimously passes fresh sanctions on N Korea

  • The UN Security Council adopted a US-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea following the country’s 6th nuclear test.
  • The resolution bans North Korea’s textile exports and imposes a cap on its oil imports.

Business News

1. Direct tax revenue grows 17.5% to Rs.2.24 lakh cr in Apr-Aug

  • This is 22.9% of the total budget estimates of direct taxes which comprise personal and corporate income tax for the current financial year.
  • The govt had set a full-year growth target of 15.7% for direct tax receipts at Rs.9.8 lakh crore.

2. Facebook, Amazon among top 10 fastest growing firms

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  • They have been listed in the top 10 by Fortune in its ‘100 Fastest-Growing Companies’.
  • Natural Health Trends has maintained its first rank since last year with a total revenue accounting to Rs.1,748 crore.

3. Airtel creating smokescreen to hide ill-gotten profits : Jio

  • Earlier, Jio said India’s three telcos generated up to Rs.1.04 lakh crore in revenue in the last five years in excess IUC.
  • In reply, Airtel claimed it incurred a loss of Rs.6,800 crore.

Sports News
1.Trinbago Knight Riders win their 2nd CPL title

  • They won their 2nd Caribbean Premier League title defeating St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 3 wickets in the final.
  • Trinbago Knight Riders were table toppers in the group stage winning 8 out of their 10 matches.

2. Priyanka Panwar banned for 8 yrs

  • India’s Priyanka Panwar, 4*400 gold medalist at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games was banned by the National Anti-Doping Agency.
  • She tested positive for a banned stimulant during a national inter-state athletics competition last year.

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