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21 September 2016, National & International Current Affairs

National

Sep 21: Addressing the 71st UNGA session, PM Nawaz Sharif urged India to engage with Pakistan in a serious and sustained dialogue for resolving the Kashmir dispute. He also pledged to maintain a credible deterrence against India’s unprecedented arms build-up.

Sep 21: Humpback whales, scientifically known as Megaptera novaeangliae, were spotted off the coast of Karachi, which is a rare phenomenon, according to the WWF-P.

Sep 21: The HEC) closed down 31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes in various public and private universities during the last 18 months.

Sep 21: President Mamnoon Hussain conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) on Turkish Land Forces Commander Gen Salih Zeki Colak.

Sep 21: The Lahore High Court also annulled a federal government ban on the screening of film Maalik.

Sep 21: Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s most successful Test captain with 22 wins in 46 Test matches, was handed the ICC’s Test championship mace.

International

Sep 21: The International Day of Peace was observed across the world.

Sep 21: India cleared the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation, France. Under the deal, India will get 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition.

Sep 21: Microsoft Corp raised its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and announced to buy back up to $40 billion as part of a new share repurchase program.

Sep 21: The 193 countries of the United Nations signed a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections or Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or superbugs.

Sep 21: Delhi’s Race Course Road, Indian Prime Minister’s official residence, was renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg, ending a row between the BJP and the AAP.

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