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Australia unveiled its most powerful super computer Raijin in Canberra.
Ramlubhya Appointed as Rajasthan State Election Commissioner.
Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mauritius met with Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises on 2 September 2013.
Rajya Sabha on 2 September 2013 passed the National Food Security Bill 2013, the aim of which is to provide subsidised foodgrains to people.
Union Defence Minister AK Antony on 2 September 2013 formally inducted IAF’s biggest 70-tonneheavy-lift transport aircraft C-17 Globemaster III into service.
Anjana Padmanabhan became the First Winner of Indian Idol Junior.
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan visited India Since August 30 August 2013 to 4 September 2013
The Union cabinet of India on 3 September 2013 approved the India-Abu Dhabi bilateral air services agreement
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal for restructuring of the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) in the 12th Plan.
Software giant Microsoft Corporation on 3 September 2013 decided to acquire Nokia’s mobile devices and services.
The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari released the book titled Ahmev Radha, Ahmev Krishnah at New Delhi on 4 September 2013.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed Rakesh Sood as his new Special envoy for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 4 September 2013.
Bilateral Currency Swap Arrangements between India and Japan expanded to 50 billion US dollars.
Manmohan Singh released postage stamp in memory of Lala Jagat Narayan. He was a freedom fighter and a congress leader.
Raj Kundra wrote a book entitled How Not to Make Money
Golfer Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Title 2013
Leaders of the Brics on 5 September 2013 announced to set up a 100 billion US dollar fund.
Deepak Sandhu became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner on 5 September 2013. She took over from Satyananda Mishra.
The UAE Central Bank issued an advisory regarding the Indian currency to be carried by those travelling to India
President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony, 2013 on Maestro Zubin Mehta
Ronald H. Coase, Nobel Prize Winner and Known Economist, Died At 102
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011 passed by Lok Sabh. This legislation seeks empowerment of PFRDA for regulation of NPS.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit took place in St. Petersburg on 5-6 September 2013 presided by Russia.
Lok Sabha on 6 September 2013 passed the Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013.
The Lok Sabha on 6 September 2013 passed the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2013.
Lok Sabha, on 6 September 2013, passed the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012.
The Lok Sabha on 6 September 2013 passed the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012.
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2013 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 6 September 2013.
The Rajya Sabha passed the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2011 on 6 September 2013.
Venkat Rahul Ragala from Andhra Pradesh on 7 September 2013 won weightlifting gold at Asian youth Games in Guangzhou.
Tokyo on 7 September 2013 won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games
Vice President Hamid Ansari Presented Capital Foundation Awards
RBI allowed Non-Resident Investors to purchase shares of Indian entities Under FDI Scheme. They can buy shares from listed stock exchanges.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 8 September 2013 announced that wrestling to be the part of Olympics in the 2020 and 2024 Games.
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen on 8 September 2013 was reelected to power.
Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka to win 5th US Open Title 2013
British Indian billionaire brothers Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja won a Lifetime Achievement Award in Britain
International Literacy Day was held on 8 September 2013.
The President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid an official visit to India since 9 September 2013 to 13 September 2013.
The ministry of information and Broadcasting on 9 September 2013 launched All India Radio’s Free News SMS service
The norms related to Currency Swap Window were issued by the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai. Currency Swap facility will be available to Scheduled Banks.
Russia lifted the ban on import of non-basmati rice from India on 10 September 2013. It also lifted the ban on the oilseeds.
Jacques Rogge of Belgium on 10 September 2013 retired from the post of the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Thomas Bach elected as the President of International Olympic Committee
The National Food Security Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 10 September 2013.
Siddiqa Parveen of India declared the World’s Tallest Woman.
India’s most deterrent nuclear capable ballistic missile, Agni-5 was successfully test fired from Chandipur.
Rohan Kokane entered the Guinness Book of World Records released on 12 September 2013.
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 12 September 2013 issued the new Guideline to make Know Your Client requirements (KYC).
Cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan on 13 September 2013 were handed life ban for IPL spot-fixing by BCCI.
The District Court of Saket, on 13 September 2013 pronounced the death penalty to the four convicts of the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape case.
The Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System. Voyager was launched in 1977.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 13 September 2013.
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee gave assent to the National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
RBI has constituted an expert committee to examine its Current Monetary Policy Framework. It will be headed by Dr. Urjit Patel.
The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi visited India
The Sports Ministry decided to form a Steering Committee to manage sports events till the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Sirleaf was conferred with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2012. She is the 1st democratically elected Liberian President.
Ashok Vemuri appointed as the President and CEO of iGate Corporation
Afghanistan defeated India by 2-0 to lift SAFF Championship 2013 Trophy
Jhumpa Lahiri’s book the Lowland shortlisted for Man Booker 2013
The Union Ministry of Science & Technology and RIKEN, Japan’s research organization have signed MoU on 14 September 2013.
Hindi Diwas Observed Across India on 14 September
Amit Kumar won silver at World Wrestling Championship
Indian-origin American, Nina Davuluri on 15 September 2013 became the first Indian-origin to win the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
National Spot Exchange on 16 September 2013 appointed Saji Cherian as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
SEBI Signed MoU with Argentina for Information Exchange on Securities Markets on 16 September 2013.
Bollywood actor John Abraham was on 16 September 2013 conferred the Pride of the Nation awar
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed on 16 September 2013 across the world.
Tigmanshu Dhulia won the best director award for Paan Singh Tomar movie at the 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival at Oslo on 17 September 2013.
India retained its top position in the latest One Day International (ODI) rankings which were released by ICC in Dubai on 17 September 2013.
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first Engineers Conclave-2013 on 17 September 2013 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
Bajrang Kumar Won Bronze Medal at World Wrestling Championship.
Malala Yousafzai and Harry Belafonte received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013 on 17 September 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.
P. Sudhakar Appointed as the CMD of Electronics Corporation of India Limited
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started on 17 September 2013 its 68th session at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Malala Yousafzai, Edward Snowden Nominated for EU’s Sakharov Prize on 17 September 2013.
India’s industrialist Ratan Tata on 18 September 2013 nominated as a member of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new Prime Minister on 18 September 2013 at Government House in Canberra, Australia.
India’s software company, Infosys launched Finacle 11E an advanced universal banking solution that simplifies banking operations on 18 September 2013.
Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant Appointed New Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court
Miss Nigeria, Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola won the Miss Muslimah World contest which was organised by the World Muslimah Foundation in Jakartha on 18 September 2013.
Former BCCI Secretary Jaywant Lele passed away on 19 September 2013 in Vadodara.
Kolkata’s Mohammedan Sporting won the 126th Durand Foot ball tournment as it defeated ONGC 2-1 in the final in New Delhi on 19 September 2013.
Nancy Gibbs Appointed as Managing Editor of Time Magazine
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 19 September 2013 announced that banks can open their branches in tier 1 centers without taking its permission in each case.
7th India Russia meeting on trade and investment was held at St. Petersburg , Russia on 20 September 2013.
RBI on 20 September 2013 increased the repo rate or the short term lending rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent from 7.25 per cent with immediate effect.
International Day of Peace Observed on 21 September.
The Bank of Beijing launched China’s first direct bank in Beijing, Xi’an and Jinan.
Ken Norton, the Former Heavyweight Champion Died at 70
TV Narendran Named Tata Steel New Managing Director
Aamir Khan Selected For a US Award for His TV Show Satyamev Jayate
Jawaid Akhtar Elected Chairperson of International Coffee Council
Gujarati movie The Good Road was on 21 September 2013 nominated as India’s official entry to 2014 Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category.
Justice Darmar Murugesan, the former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 21 September 2013 appointed as member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Border Security Force (BSF) on 22 September 2013.
Chancellor Angela Merkel won a third term by a landslide victory in German elections on 22 September 2013.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela on 22 September 2013 presented with a humanitarian achievement award.
Sandeep Tulsi Yadav Won Bronze Medal at Senior World Wrestling Championship
India’s Deepika Kumari on 22 September 2013 settled for a silver medal at the Archery World Cup in Paris
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited on 23 September 2013 appointed Dr Pawan Goenka as the executive director of the company for the period of five years.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated its 83rd national day on 23 September 2013.
Cambodia’s Parliament on 23 September 2013 approved a new five-year term for long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Bunker Roy and Malala Yousafzai Selected for Clinton Global Citizens Awards.
Justice Vangala Eswaraiah Appointed as The Chairperson of National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) on 23 September 2013.
RBI on 23 September 2013 announced the appointment of a Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households.
Typhoon Usagi killed several people after crashing ashore in southern China on 23 September 2013
Jiyo Parsi Scheme Launched by The Government of India for containing population decline of Parsis in India launched on 23 September 2013 by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Chinese paddler Liu Shiwen on 23 September 2013 won women’s table tennis World Cup after defeating teammate Wu Yang.
The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 23 September 2013.
The Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 23 September 2013.
The Waqf (Amendment) Bill, 2013 received the assent of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 23 September 2013.
The Egypt Court on 23 September 2013 banned the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country.
Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, Colombian Writer Died at 90 on 23 September 2013.
The Supreme Court of India on 23 September 2013 held that Aadhaar cards or Unique Identification number (UID) will not be mandatory for availing services.
The Reserve Bank of India on 24 September 2013 relaxed trade credit norms to raise funds from abroad
Historian and author Ramchandra Guha wrote a book on early years of Mahatma Gandhi.
BN Talukdar, director for exploration in Oil India Ltd. (OIL) was appointed the new director general of Directorate General of DGH
The Finance Minister announced on 25 September 2013 that Manmohan Singh approved constitution of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
Randall Oliphant appointed on 25 September 2013 as the Chairman of the World Gold Council (WGC) .He was succeeded by Ian Telfer.
TRAI on 25 September 2013 recommended implementation of full Mobile Number Portability by the telecom service providers, within six months.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 25 September 2013 imposed a life ban on former IPL Comissioner Lalit Modi
Reserve Bank of India on 25 September 2013 banned zero per cent interest rate schemes for purchase of consumer goods.
External Affairs Minister of India Salman Khurshid paid an official visit to Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan
University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law on 25 September 2013 presented Anna Hazare with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity.
Stephen Lee on 25 September 2013 banned for 12 years after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing.
India and Armenia held their seventh round of Foreign Office Consultations in New Delhi on 25-26 September 2013
The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) on 26 September 2013 appointed Sundeep Sikka, Reliance MF President and Chief Executive, as its Chairman.
Sanjay Govind Dhande Appointed as UGC Member.
Raghuram Rajan panel submitted report on Criteria for Special Category Status to Government.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on 24 September 2013 tied up with Saudi Aramco and General Electric (GE) to set up the first all-female BPO in Saudi Arabia.
Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan was awarded with the Fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013
Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2013
KC Ponnappa Took Over the Office as Chairman of Nilgiri Planters’ Association
Vidit Gujrathi Won Bronze in World Junior Chess Championship on 26 September 2013.
The Union government of India on 26 September 2013 notified GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rules).
Eight eminent scientists on 26 September 2013 selected for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for the year 2013
The Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of India allotted Customized Pin Code to the Supreme Court. The Customized Pin Code of the Supreme Court is 110 201.
Sri Srinivasan was on 26 September 2013 sworn in as judge of the US Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit
World Tourism Day observed on 27 September
India and United States of America (USA) signed a joint declaration on 27 September 2013 in defence cooperation.
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl presented with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award by Harvard University on 27 September 2013
India beat China in the 8th Asia Cup Women hockey tournament at Kuala Lumpur to win the Bronze on 27 September 2013.
Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2013, received President’s assent on 27 September 2013.
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 27 September 2013 Voted to Eliminate Syria’s Chemical Weapons.
Ravindra Kumar Elected as President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS)
World Rabies Day Observed on 28 September
Rahul Dravid named as Brand Ambassador for National Tobacco Control Campaign
The Union Tourism Minister revealed on 28 September 2013 that the Kanhoji Angre lighthouse will be the new tourist attraction.
Sudha Singh of Railways won gold medal in women’s 3000m steeplechase in 53rd National Open Athletics Championship
Naval Science and Technological Laboratory Centre inaugurated in Visakhapatnam.
Megan Young of Philippines on 28 September 2013 was crowned Miss World 2013 at the Bali Nasa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia.
Ruchira Kamboj appointed the Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO
Sania Mirza and Cara Black of Zimbabwe won the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis championship women’s doubles title at Tokyo on 28 September 2013.
Former Junior World Champion Nikhat Zareen (54kg) won silver in the World Youth Boxing Championship held in Albena, Bulgaria on 28 September 2013.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on 28 September 2013.
Every year on 29 September celebrated as the World Heart Day since 1999.
A senior Indian journalist, Ravi Shankar Narsimhan, on 29 September 2013 was presented with Friendship award by China
Rafiq Kathwari, an Indian-American poet on 29 September 2013 selected for 2013 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for the collection of his debut poems.
India defeated Malaysia 3-0 to win 3rd Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Johor Bahru on 29 September 2013.
Swaran Singh Virk led Indian rowers to win the Gold medal at 15th Asian Senior Rowing Championship at Luan, China on 29 September 2013.
N. Srinivasan was on 29 September 2013 re-elected as the President of BCCI for a third term at its 84th annual general meeting (AGM) held at Chennai.
Rajnath Singh, the BJP President became the campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on 29 September 2013 in New Delhi.
Ranjib Biswal was on 29 September 2013 appointed as chairman of the IPL during the AGM of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at Chennai.
The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry on 30 September 2013 presented the Export Promotion Council for EOUs and SEZs (EPCES) Export Awards.
The Minister of Shipping GK Vasan inaugurated the fifth edition of the India International Regatta Competition in Chennai on 30 September 2013.
Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India on 30 September 2013 released report on families living in slum areas.
M. Hamid Ansari released a commemorative postage stamp in the memory of Baba Jumdev at a function in Gondia, Maharashtra on 30 September 2013.
Former Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on 30 September 2013 was apponted as India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 19th Meeting of the Governing Council of the CIRDAP on 30 September 2013 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
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