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National Affairs – Current Affairs Today September 21 2017
Government increases cost on nutrition provided at anganwadis.
- Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister increased the cost for supplementary nutrition provided at anganwadi centres.
- The CCEA has increased the per day cost for children between six months to three years from Rs 6 to Rs 8 and for pregnant women and lactating mothers, from Rs 7 to Rs 9.5.
- For severely malnourished children, from Rs 9 to Rs 12.5 under the Integrated Child Development Scheme.
India’s first floating lab is set up on the Brahmaputra river.
- It is India’s first floating laboratory on boat for scientific research.
- The boat laboratory is used for research and analysis on the ecosystem of the river and its surroundings.
International Affairs – Current Affairs Today September 21 2017
The 13th meeting of India-Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) was held at Kazakhstan.
- Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev discussed expanding cooperation between the two countries.
- They discussed about bilateral relations covering issues of cooperation in energy sector, transport and connectivity, agriculture, information technology.
NDRF will conduct Disaster Management Exercise with BIMSTEC Countries.
- The exercise is held from October 10-13.
- The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) involves Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.
Business Affairs – Current Affairs Updates
HTC’s Pixel Smartphone Division is acquired by Google for $1.1 billion.
- Google will acquire Taiwan’s HTC Corp division that develops Pixel smartphones by paying $1.1 billion in cash.
- Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive, will handle its hardware division.
Agreements – Current News Updates
German steel maker Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel signed an MoU to merge their European operations.
- Tata Steel and German steel maker Thyssenkruppsigned an MoU on Wednesday to combine their European steel operations in a 50-50 joint venture.
- The new company, named Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel, will be Europe’s second largest steelmaker after Arcelor Mittal.
- The headquarters of the Thyssenkrupp Tata in Amsterdam.
Sports Affairs – Current Affairs Today September 21 2017
Indian Shuttlers wins first round in the Japan Open.
- PV Sindhu defeated Japanese shuttler Minatsu Mitani, 12-21, 21-15, 21-17 in the first round of the Japan Open Super Series Badminton tournament.
- She now faces World Champion Nozomi Okuhara in Tokyo in the second round.
- Saina Nehwal defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand, 21-17, 21-9 in just 40 minutes.
Appointments – Current Affairs Today
Twitter appoints Indian born Sriram Krishnan as its Senior Director of Product.
- Former Executive of Facebook and Snap, Sriram Krishnan is the new senior director of product of Twitter.
- Krishnan will join Twitter on October 2. He will lead core features such as timeline, direct messaging and search.
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