Current Affairs Quiz: September 9, 2021

Current Affairs 9 September 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of International Literacy Day 2021?
    A) Literacy and Skills Development
    B) Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis
    C) Literacy and Multilingualism
    D) Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. The theme of International Literacy Day 2021 is “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”
  2. Rajni Kaul, a distinguished broadcaster who passed away was the first woman to read a news bulletin in Hindi on which TV channel?
    A) Times Now
    B) Republic TV
    C) BBC
    D) NDTV
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Rajni Kaul, a distinguished broadcaster who became the first woman to read a news bulletin in Hindi on BBC nearly 60 years ago, passed away in Faridabad. She was 93.
  3. President Ram Nath Kovind awarded the President’s Colour to which of the following Indian Navy’s Arm?
    A) Southern Naval Command
    B) Indian Naval Aviation
    C) Indian Naval Academy
    D) Western Naval Command
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    President Ram Nath Kovind awarded the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at INS Hansa in Goa.
  4. Who is awarded the Seventh Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award 2021?
    A) Namita Gokhale
    B) Sumita Chaterjee
    C) Monisha Gupta
    D) Kriti Nanda
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Prolific writer and Festival Director, Namita Gokhale will be awarded the Seventh Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award 2021. The annual award honours Yamin Hazarika, the first woman from Northeast India to be selected for DANIPS, a federal police service that administered Delhi and the Union Territories in 1977.
  5. Which state’s buffalo has been recognised as an indigenous breed by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR)?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Odisha
    D) Kerala
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Odisha’s Manda buffalo, mostly found in Koraput district and adjoining areas of Malkangiri and Nabarangpur, has been recognised as an indigenous breed by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR).
  6. Who has been elected as the president of India Chapter of International Road Federation?
    A) Subhmay Gangopadhyay
    B) Satish Parekh
    C) Krish Tripathi
    D) Lokesh Jain
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Satish Parekh has taken over as president of India Chapter of International Road Federation, the Geneva based global road safety body working for better and safer roads world wide. He takes over from Dr Subhmay Gangopadhyay, former director, CRRI.
  7. Harsha Bhupendra Bangari has been appointed as the managing director (MD) of which bank?
    A) Bank of India
    B) Axis Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) EXIM Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government has appointed Harsha Bhupendra Bangari as the managing director (MD) of Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank).
  8. Who has been elected as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the United India Insurance Company Limited?
    A) M.N. Mishra
    B) S.L.Tripathy
    C) Rahul Sharan
    D) Karan Mehra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The central government said S.L.Tripathy has been selected as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the city-based United India Insurance Company Limited.
  9. In September 2021, which state/UT government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon India to boost the export of MSME sector?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Gujarat
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Gujarat Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon India to boost the export of MSME sector.
  10. Which of the following signed an MoU with Department of Sports in New Delhi for betterment of sports infrastructure in the country?
    A) Coal India Limited
    B) Indian Oil Corporation
    C) NTPC Limited
    D) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Coal India Limited has signed an MoU with Department of Sports in New Delhi for betterment of sports infrastructure in the country.
  11. Which bank has partnered with Finwizard Technology, which runs Fisdom, to offer wealth management products and services via the former’s app?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) OBC Bank
    C) UCO Bank
    D) Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Public Sector lender UCO Bank has partnered with Finwizard Technology, which runs Fisdom, to offer wealth management products and services via its mBanking Plus App.
  12. The Central banks of Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and which other country began the trial of using Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) in cross-border payments?
    A) Denmark
    B) Italy
    C) Qatar
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Central banks of Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Republic of South Africa to begin the trial of using Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) in cross-border payments. The trial is being led by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub, to determine whether this can ease and make the transactions cheaper.
  13. Which bank announced its partnership with LIC Housing Finance Limited for providing home loan products to over 4.50 crore customers of the bank?
    A) Paytm Payments Bank
    B) NSDL Payments Bank
    C) India Post Payments Bank
    D) Jio Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India Post Payments Bank and LIC Housing Finance Limited announced a strategic partnership for providing home loan products to over 4.50 crore customers of India Post Payments Bank.
  14. All India Institute of Ayurveda under Ministry of Ayush signed an MoU in coordination with which country’s university, in virtual mode to appoint an Academic Chair in Ayurveda?
    A) UK
    B) Germany
    C) Australia
    D) Canada
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    All India Institute of Ayurveda under Ministry of Ayush has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU in coordination with Western Sydney University Australia, in virtual mode to appoint an Academic Chair in Ayurveda.
  15. Which city became the first city in South Asia to launch the Climate Action Plan?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Colombo
    D) Kuala Lumpur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Iqbal Singh Chahal, Commissioner of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that Mumbai is the first city in South Asia to launch the Mumbai Climate Action Plan, which is rolling in now. He also launched the Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) website to seek suggestions and inputs from experts and citizens from the megacity.
  16. Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs will set up an Atmanirbhar Bharat corner in how many Indian Missions/ Embassies across the world in the next 3 months?
    A) 75
    B) 72
    C) 80
    D) 88
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, is setting up an Atmanirbhar Bharat corner in 75 Indian Missions/ Embassies across the world in the next 3 months.
  17. The Expert Committee formed to Prepare Road Map for Coal based Hydrogen Production by Ministry of Coal will be headed by whom?
    A) Suresh Yadav
    B) Vinod Mehta
    C) R.K. Malhotra
    D) M.L. Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Coal has constituted a Task Force and Expert Committee to Prepare Road Map for Coal based Hydrogen Production. The Task Force will be headed by Additional Secretary in the Ministry.
    On the other hand, the Expert Committee will be headed by Director General of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, R.K. Malhotra.
  18. Incentives worth how much amount will be provided over 5 years for the approved Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Textiles by the cabinet?
    A) Rs 11,092 cr
    B) Rs 13,176 cr
    C) Rs 12,226 cr
    D) Rs 10,683 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet approved the Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Textiles. Under it, the incentives worth 10,683 crore rupees will be provided over five years.
  19. In September 2021, Union Cabinet approved the signing of MoU between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Chamber of Auditors of which country?
    A) Kazakhstan
    B) Azerbaijan
    C) Thailand
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Chamber of Auditors of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is All India Institute of Ayurveda situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Gujarat
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A

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