Current Affairs Quiz: September 16, 2021

Current Affairs 16 September 2021 Quiz

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  1. When is Telangana Language Day celebrated?
    A) 7 July
    B) 9 September
    C) 11 August
    D) 10 September
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Telangana Language Day is celebrated on 9 September every year in Telangana. This date was chosen on the occasion of renowned writer, poet of the Telangana Kaloji Narayana Rao’s 100th birth anniversary.
  2. When is World Lymphoma Awareness Day observed?
    A) 15 September
    B) 11 September
    C) 9 September
    D) 4 September
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is observed globally on September 15 every year.
  3. When is National Engineer’s day celebrated in India?
    A) 4 September
    B) 15 September
    C) 10 September
    D) 8 September
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Every year on September 15, India along with Sri Lanka and Tanzania celebrate National Engineer’s day to recognise and honour the achievements of the great engineer Mokshagundam This year marks the 160th birth anniversary of M Visvesvaraya.
  4. What is the theme of International Day of Democracy 2021?
    A) Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World
    B) Recall that democracy is about people
    C) Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises
    D) Covid-19: A Spotlight on Democracy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Day of Democracy also known as World Democracy Day is observed every year on 15 September. The theme for International Day of Democracy 2021 is “Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises”
  5. Player Bhabani Roy who passed away played which sport for India?
    A) Football
    B) Tennis
    C) Basketball
    D) Table Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former India international and Mohun Bagan legend Bhabani Roy, who excelled as the country’s first ‘overlapping full-back’ under the tutelage of the great Amal Dutta, passed away in Kolkata following a prolonged illness.He was 75.
  6. Who have been named as ICC Men’s and Women’s Players of the Month for August 2021 respectively?
    A) Joe Root & Eimear Richardson
    B) Moeen Ali & Shauna Kavanagh
    C) Eoin Morgan & Shafali Verma
    D) Mohammed Siraj & Celeste Raack
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    England Test skipper Joe Root and Ireland’s Eimear Richardson have been voted as the winners of the ICC Players of the Month for August 2021.
  7. Who has been conferred with the Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of education?
    A) Anand Kumar
    B) Mukesh Bansal
    C) Kishori Lal Gupta
    D) Harjinder Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Mathematician Anand Kumar was conferred with the Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of education through his ‘Super 30’ initiative, which prepares underprivileged students for the IIT entrance exam.
  8. Which of the following was conferred with the “Rajbhasha Keerthi Puraskar” award?
    A) NLC India Limited
    B) National Mineral Development Ltd.
    C) Hindalco Industries
    D) National Aluminium Company
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The highest and the most prestigious “Rajbhasha Keerthi Puraskar” award was presented to National Mineral Development Ltd. (NMDC), under Ministry of Steel during the Rajbhasha Diwas Samaroh in New Delhi. Visakhapatnam Steel plant has been bestowed with the ‘Rajbhasha Keerti Puraskar’-FIRST PRIZE for effective implementation of Official Language Hindi for the year 2020-21.
  9. Who has been appointed as the Advocate General of West Bengal?
    A) Ramakant Mehta
    B) Vikrant Bishnoi
    C) Kishore Datta
    D) Gopal Mukherjee
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Senior advocate of the Calcutta High Court Gopal Mukherjee has been appointed as the Advocate General of West Bengal. Earlier, Kishore Datta had resigned from the post, citing personal reasons.
  10. Retired Lt. General Gurmeet Singh took oath as 8th Governor of which state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Retired Lt. General Gurmeet Singh is the new Governor of Uttarakhand. He is 8th Governor of the State. Lt Gen Singh succeeds Baby Rani Maurya, who resigned three years before completing her tenure.
  11. Lasith Malinga who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket hails from which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Indonesia
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending a decorated 16-year international career that began in 2004.
  12. The Reserve Bank of India has tied up with which country’s central bank to link their respective fast payment systems, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and PayNow?
    A) Singapore
    B) Mauritius
    C) Indonesia
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The RBI and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have announced a project to link their respective fast payment systems, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and PayNow. The linkage is targeted for operationalisation by July 2022.
  13. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has permitted insurers to sell short-term Covid policies till when?
    A) April 2022
    B) August 2022
    C) June 2022
    D) March 2022
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Regulator IRDAI allowed insurers to continue selling and renewing short-term Covid specific health insurance policies till March 2022.
  14. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad which has been adjudged as the best B-school in India, according to the QS World University Rankings 2022 has got which rank globally?
    A) 46th
    B) 85th
    C) 71st
    D) 63rd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has been adjudged as the best B-school in India, according to the QS World University Rankings 2022.
    Globally, IIM-A has got 46th rank among the total 280 business schools ranked this year. IIM Ahmedabad was followed by IIM Bangalore(50) and IIM Calcutta(76) in the second and third positions, respectively in the country. Overall the first place has been secured by Stanford Graduate School of Business, followed by Harvard Business School and Penn (Wharton), which secured the second position jointly.
  15. Which state/UT government launched Mission ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’ in order to promote door to door digital banking and financial services in remote areas of state/UT?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Assam
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Jammu & Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In order to promote door to door digital banking and financial services in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched Mission ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’, at Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in Pampore.
  16. Rural Development Ministry has provided Community Enterprise Fund loan worth what amount to over 2,600 Self Help Group entrepreneurs in a week, as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav?
    A) Rs. 3.40 crore
    B) Rs. 8.60 crore
    C) Rs. 5.20 crore
    D) Rs. 7.50 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Rural Development Ministry has provided Community Enterprise Fund loan worth Rs. 8.60 crore to over 2,600 Self Help Group entrepreneurs in a week, as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  17. Union Tribal Affairs ministry would start Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana covering how many villages across the country?
    A) 46,000
    B) 41,000
    C) 36,000
    D) 25,000
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Union Tribal Affairs minister Arjun Munda said that his ministry would start Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana covering 36 thousand villages across the country.
  18. Indian signed an MoU with which country for enhancing export potential of Ayurvedic & other Indian traditional medicine products?
    A) USA
    B) Australia
    C) Canada
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine has signed MoU with Homoeopathy and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, USA.
  19. Which institute launched ‘Project Udaan’, that enables translation of textbooks and other study material?
    A) IIM Delhi
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIM Ahmedabad
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    With an aim to break the language barrier that many students face when they join institutes of higher education, IIT-Bombay launched ‘Project Udaan’, that enables translation of textbooks and other study material related to engineering and other streams.
  20. The Union Cabinet approved the Production-linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Drone Industries with a budgetary outlay of how much amount?
    A) Rs 22,365 cr
    B) Rs 18,187 cr
    C) Rs 14,934 cr
    D) Rs 26,058 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet approved the Production-linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Drone Industries with a budgetary outlay of 26 thousand 58 crore rupees. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, a sum of 25 thousand 938 crore rupees for the auto sector and 120 crore rupees have been allocated for Drone Industry.

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