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26 September 2016, National and International Current Affairs

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National

Sep 26: The Supreme Court ordered the de-notification of all recruitments made in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) between 2011 and 2012.

Sep 26: The first-ever seminar of Saarc member countries on anti-corruption began in Islamabad.

Sep 26: The National Assembly finally approved the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016.

Sep 26: The KP Assembly unanimously passed a bill to declare tuberculosis a ‘notifiable disease’ and thus, promising free diagnosis and treatment of patients of the major infectious disease in the province.

Sep 26: The EXIM Bank of China released another installment of Rs3.63 billion for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project.

Sep 26: Lahore High Court senior puisne judge Justice Shahid Hameed Dar took oath as acting chief justice.

International

Sep 26: India decided to suspend Indus Water Commission talks until ‘Pakistan-sponsored terror’ in India ends. It was also decided to suspend the 1987 Tulbul navigation project and review it.

What is IWT?

The IWT was signed by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani President Ayub Khan in Sept 1960.

It was brokered by the World Bank.

Under the treaty, the waters of the eastern rivers — the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi — had been allocated to India and the western rivers — the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab — to Pakistan except for certain non-consumptive uses.

Sep 26: The United States sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co., tied to N. Korean nukes.

Sep 26: India won their 500th test when they overcame New Zealand to claim the match by 197 runs.

Sep 26: A US-led consortium leading the development of Israel’s offshore gas reserves signed a $10b deal to sell natural gas from its Leviathan field to neighbouring Jordan.

Sep 26: Arnold Palmer, who was often hailed as the King of Golf died at 87. He won the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.

Sep 26: World Deaf Day was celebrated on Sunday, 25th September.

What is WDD?

Around the globe, World Deaf Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of September every year.

The day was initiated in 1958 by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), an international organization composed of 130 national associations of the deaf.

International Week of the Deaf

The International Week of the Deaf is held in the last week of September, the same month first World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was held. This year the theme for the International Week of the Deaf is: ‘With Sign Language, I am Equal’.

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