Weekly Current Affairs Capsule 01 – 17th September, 2017

Current affairs are required in almost all examination starting from banking, SSC to management interviews. Check this space for weekly current affair capsules and keep yourself updated.


1. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously passed new set of tougher sanctions against North Korea( Textile Exports and Crude Oil imports)

  • It’s 9th UNSC Sanction against North Korea since 2006 .
  • Reason- North Korea recently conducted its 6th and most powerful Nuclear Test on 3rd September2017.

2. Saudi Arabia has suspended dialogue with Qatar

  • Both countries had decided to hold talks (after US President Trump spoke.
  • Separately with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar & UAE,)to resolve the Qatar crisis.

3. Pakistan’s fifth nuclear power plant inaugurated- at Chashma in Mianwali district of the Punjab province

  • It has been developed in collaboration with China.

4. Asian Development Bank( ADB) will provide a $152 Mn to Nepal

  • For implementation & enhancement of its power transmission and distribution.

5. EU ( European Union) Withdrawal Bill passed in British Parliament

  • The 1972 European Communities Act which took the UK into the then European.
  • Economic Community, will get repealed by this bill.
  • Now the bill has to pass second test.

6. Sri Lankan Deputy Tourism Minister Arundika Fernando sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena

  • Reason- He was allegedly defying the party leadership.
  • Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka = Colombo ( Also the largest city).
  • Official Capital of Sri lanka= Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.

7. World’s most attractive financial centre = LONDON

  • According to Z/Yen global financial centres index.
  • 2nd position: New York.
  • 3rd Position: Hong Kong.

8. Halimah Yacob- Sworn-in as the 8th President of Singapore

  • She is Singapore’s 1st Female President.
  • She’s of Malay ethnicity.
  • She had no opponent – She was certified by the Presidential Elections Commission as the only eligible candidate. Therefore, there was no election held.


1. The International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer ( World Ozone Day)= 16th September

  • Theme for 2017 = ‘Caring for all life under the sun’.
  • Why on 16th Sept?? = To commemorate the date in 1987 on which the Montreal Protocol was signed on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

2. Sahara Forest Project

  • Launched by Jordan to turn desert land into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water.
  • Launched near the southern port city of Aqaba.

3. Hector’s Dolphin- Population has decreased by 80 % in last 50 years

  • Found in New- Zealand.
  • Report by “ Sea Shepherd” organization.

4. China is planning to ban petrol and diesel cars

  • To boost the use of electric vehicles.
  • France and Britain have already announced ban of Petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040.


1. 74th Edition of Venice Film Festival concluded after 10 days

  • It is World’s Oldest Film Festival.

2. Book launched ” The Girl who takes an eye for an eye” by – David Lagercrantz.


1. Winners of 2017 US Open.

  • Rafael Nadal – Men’s Singles. (his third US Open title and his 16th Grand Slam title overall).
  • Sloane Stephens – Women’s Singles( World Ranking = 83) She was the Dark Horse.
  • Martina Hingis & Chan Yung-Jan – Women’s doubles title after defeating Lucie Hradecka & Katerina Siniakova.

2. Moscow Shotgun World Championships, Russia

  • Italy topped with nine gold medals and a total of 17 medals.


1. ACID (The ASEAN Computer Emergency Response Team Incident Drill).- held in Vietnam

  • Where?- in Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 2017 was 12th year of ACID.
  • Objective- To manage challenges in the cyber realm in areas like incident response, confidence building, and cyber capacity building.

2. Robot Dog Hana-Chan developed by Japanese Startup “ Next Technology”

  • Can smell feet to detect odour.

3. Discovery of BORON on Mars- Scientists have concluded that it may had been habitable once.

4. The Brane Craft- an ultra-thin spacecraft to remove space debris

  • It is being developed by US-based Aerospace Corporation.

5. First map of water trapped in uppermost layer of Moon’s soil created – by Scientists from Brown University.


1. Shaheen joint Air Force training of China and Pakistan

  • Venue: China

2. Turkey’s 1st major Weapons Deal with Moscow

  • To buy S-400 missile defence systems.

3. INDRA 2017

  • First tri-service military exercise of India & Russia.
  • Venue – Russia


1. Patrick Hickey ( involved in a scandal)resigned from his position on the International Olympic Committee executive board.

2. Longest-serving Prince of Wales in history= Prince Charles( 68 years old).

3. Graydon Carter resigned from the post of the editor of Vanity Fair.

4. Peter Thomson appointed as First Special Envoy for Oceans

  • Appointed by U.N Secretary General Antonio- Guterres.
  • He is the Outgoing President of UNGA ( UN General Assembly).

5. Research firm 2thinknow(specializes in analyzing innovative cities) published list of top high-tech cities of the world

  • Rank 1: San Francisco (the ‘Silicon Valley’); Rank 2: New York

6. World Economic Forum’s (WEF) published Global Human Capital Index (GHCI) 2017

  • Rank 1: Norway; Rank 2: Finland; Rank 3: Switzerland.
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