September 2021 Team    Current Affairs    Total Views: 281    Posted: Oct 6, 2021   Updated: Nov 29, 2023

September 2021 Current Affairs

  • Najla Bouden Romdhane has become the first female prime minister of Tunisia on September 29, 2021.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has tested a new version of Akash Missile called ‘Akash Prime’ on September 27, 2021.
  • International team of researchers directly detected the dark energy with the help of advanced technologies and new experiments. Highlights Dark energy is a mysterious form of energy, making up about 68% of the universe. This energy has intrigued physicists as well as astronomers for decades. 
  • Lewis Hamilton has become the first ever Formula-one driver who reached to his 100 wins after finishing at first in the Russian Grand Prix on September 26, 2021.
  • Voters in Switzerland decided to legalize same-sex marriage on September 26, 2021. It makes Switzerland one of the last countries in Western Europe to do so. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2021. 
  • India has emerged as the second biggest trading partner of Dubai, after China. India’s overall volume, in the first half of 2021, is touching 38.5 billion dirhams.
  • Engineers Day 2021 is being observed on September 15, to mark the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
  • Bhupendra Patel sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on September 13, 2021.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh on September 13, 2021.
  • World’s largest plant that has been designed to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and turn it into rock was started recently in Iceland.
  • Avani Lekhara has become the 1st Indian women to win two Paralympic medals at a single edition of the Paralympics on September 3, 2021.
  • India has become the first Asian Country to launch a Plastics pact on September 3, 2021.
  • Bangladeshi scientist, Dr Firdausi Qadri, won the Ramon Magsaysay Award. Who is Dr Firdausi Qadri? Dr Qadri is an emeritus scientist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).


NIRF Rankings for Indian Educational Institutions 2021

NIRF Rankings 2021 Overall Best University in India

Rank 1: IIT Madras 
Rank 2: IISc Bengaluru
Rank 3: IIT Bombay
Rank 4: IIT Delhi 
Rank 5: IIT Kanpur
Rank 6: IIT Kharagpur
Rank 7: IIT Roorkee
Rank 8: IIT Guwahati
Rank 9: JNU
Rank 10: BHU

NIRF University Ranking 2021 List of Top 10

Rank 1: IISc Bengaluru
Rank 2: JNU
Rank 3: BHU
Rank 4: Calcutta University
Rank 5: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Rank 6: Jamia Millia Islamia
Rank 7: Manipal Academy Higher Education
Rank 8: Jadavpur University
Rank 9: University of Hyderabad
Rank 10: Aligarh Muslim University

NIRF Ranking 2021 Engineering Best Colleges

Rank 1: IIT-Madras
Rank 2: IIT-Delhi
Rank 3: IIT-Bombay
Rank 4: IIT-Kanpur
Rank 5: IIT Kharagpur
Rank 6: IIT-Roorkee
Rank 7: IIT-Guwahati
Rank 8: IIT-Hyderabad
Rank 9: NIT Tiruchirappalli
Rank 10: NIT Surathkal

NIRF MBA Ranking 2021 Top Colleges

Rank 1: IIM Ahmedabad
Rank 2: IIM Bangalore
Rank 3: IIM Calcutta
Rank 4: IIM Kozhikode
Rank 5: IIT-Delhi

NIRF Ranking 2021 Pharmacy Colleges

Rank 1: Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Rank 2: Punjab University, Chandigarh
Rank 3: BITS, Pilani
Rank 4: NIPER, Mohali
Rank 5: Institute of Chemical Technology

NIRF Top Colleges Ranking 2021

Rank 1: Miranda House
Rank 2: Lady Shri Ram College
Rank 3: Loyola College
Rank 4: St Xavier’s College
Rank 5: Ramakrishna Mission Visyamandir
Rank 6: PSGR Krishnammal College for Women
Rank 7: Presidency College
Rank 8: St Stephen’s College, Delhi
Rank 9: Hindu College
Rank 10: Shri Ram College of Commerce

NIRF MBBS College Ranking 2021 Top Medical Colleges

Rank 1: AIIMS, Delhi
Rank 2: PGIMER, Chandigarh
Rank 3: Christian Medical College, Vellore
Rank 4: National Institute Of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru
Rank 5: Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

NIRF LAW University Ranking 2021 Top 5

Rank 1: NLSIU, Bengaluru
Rank 2: NLU, Delhi
Rank 3: NALSAR University of Law
Rank 4: West Bengal National University of Juridical Science
Rank 5: IIT Kharagpur

NIRF Ranking 2021 Best Architecture Colleges in India

Rank 1: IIT, Roorkee
Rank 2: IIT, Calicut
Rank 3: IIT, Kharagpur
Rank 4: School of Planning and Architecture Delhi
Rank 5: CEPTU, Ahmadabad

NIRF India Rankings 2021 for Dental Colleges

Rank 1: Manipal College of Dental Science, Udupi
Rank 2: DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Rank 3: Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai
Rank 4: Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, Delhi
Rank 5: King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

NIRF Ranking 2021 Best Research Institutes in India

Rank 1: IISc Bengaluru
Rank 2: IIT Madras
Rank 3: IIT Bombay
Rank 4: IIT Delhi
Rank 5: IIT Kharagpur


Tokyo Paralympics 2020

  • It was the 16th Summer Paralympic Games that was held from 24th August to 5th September 2021.
  • It was held in Tokyo, Japan.
  • It was formerly planned to be held from 25th August to 6th September 2020 but postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • It was the second Summer Paralympics hosted by Tokyo since 1964 Games, and the third Paralympics ever held in Japan.
  • Tokyo was the first city to host the Paralympics more than once.

List of Indian medallists winners of Tokyo Paralympics 2020:


  • Athletics: Sumit Antil (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Badminton: Pramod Bhagat (Men’s Singles)
  • Badminton: Krishna Nagar (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Manish Narwal (Mixed 50m Pistol)
  • Shooting: Avani Lekhara (Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing)


  • Athletics: Yogesh Kathuniya (Men’s Discus Throw)
  • Athletics: Nishad Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Mariyappan Thangavelu (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Praveen Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Devendra Jhajharia (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Badminton: Suhas Yathiraj (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Singhraj Adhana (Mixed 50m Pistol)
  • Table Tennis: Bhavina Patel (Women’s Singles)


  • Archery: Harvinder Singh (Men’s Individual Recurve)
  • Athletics: Sharad Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Sundar Singh Gurjar (Men’s Javelin Throw) 
  • Badminton: Manoj Sarkar (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Singhraj Adhana (Men’s 10m Air Pistol)
  • Shooting: Avani Lekhara (Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions)


New Governors

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors in Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand. Nagaland Governor
  • RN Ravi has been appointed as Governor of Tamil Nadu.
  • Lieutenant General (Retd) Gurmit Singh has been appointed Governor of Uttarakhand.
  • Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit who was holding additional charge of the Governor of Punjab has been appointed as regular Governor of Punjab.
  • Jagdish Mukhi has been appointed to discharge the functions of the Governor of Nagaland in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements are made.


US Open 2021

Here is the Complete List of Winners in Different Categories:

S. No. Category Winner Runner Up
1. Men’s Singles Daniil Medvedev Novak Djokovic
2. Women’s Singles Emma Raducanu Leylah Annie Fernandez
3. Men’s Doubles Ram/Salisbury Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares
4. Women’s Doubles Stosur/Zhang Coco Gauff/ McNally
5. Mixed Doubles Krawczyk/Salisbury Giuliana Olmos/Marcelo Arevalo


Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021

Top 5 countries in Global Innovation Index rankings list:
Rank Country Score
1st Switzerland 65.5
2nd Sweden 63.1
3rd United States of America 61.3
4th United Kingdom 59.8
5th Republic of Korea 59.3
46th India 36.4

About the Global Innovation Index (GII)

The Global Innovation Index (GII) provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 132 countries and economies around the world. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication.


Most Important Latest GI Tag in NEWS 2021

Gucchi Mushroom Jammu & Kashmir
Sohrai and Kohbar Art Jharkhand
Khola chili Goa
Chak-Hao, Black rice Manipur
Gorakhpur terracotta Uttar Pradesh
Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai Tamil Nadu
Kashmir saffron Jammu & Kashmir
Thanjavur Netti and Arumbavur Wood carving Tamil Nadu
Sohrai Khovar Painting Jharkhand
Telia Rumal Telangana
Shahi Lichi & Zardalu Mango Bihar
Moira bananas, Harmal Chillies, Khaje Goa
Dalle Khursani Sikkim

What is a Geographical Indication (GI)Tag?

A GI tag is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess origin-based qualities and reputation in the region.


Important Days & Dates in September 2021

Important Events in September 2021
Date Name of Important Days
1 September National Nutrition Week
2 September Victory over Japan Day or V-J Day
2 September World Coconut Day
3 September Skyscraper Day
5 September International Day of Charity
5 September Teachers’ Day (India)
7 September Brazilian Independence Day
8 September International Literacy Day
8 September World Physical Therapy Day
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)
11 September National Forest Martyrs Day
14 September World First Aid Day
14 September Hindi Diwas
15 September Engineer’s Day (India)
15 September International Day of Democracy
16 September Malaysia Day
16 September World Ozone Day
17 September World Patient Safety Day
18 September World Bamboo Day
19 September International Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 September International Day of Peace (UN)
21 September World Alzheimer’s Day
22 September Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients)
22 September World Rhino Day
23 September International Day of Sign Languages
25 September World Pharmacists Day
25 September Antyodaya Diwas
26 September European Day of Languages
26 September World Contraception Day
26 September World Maritime Day
26 September World Rivers Day
27 September World Tourism Day
28 September World Rabies Day
28 September International Day for Universal Access to Information
29 September World Heart Day
30 September International Translation Day
Fourth Sunday of September World Rivers Day
Starts last week of September and ends on the last Sunday of September Day of Deaf

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