CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2021

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   September 17th


Explanation :

Today is the 71st Birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is also an occasion to celebrate Mr Modi’s two decades of service and dedication for good governance as Chief Minister and Prime Minister. During these twenty years, Mr Narendra Modi left his indelible mark on the life of crores of people through his relentless efforts to address fundamental problems facing the poor. All India Radio will present Prime Minister Modi’s contribution in various sectors in the coming days.
 
The central government is aiming to achieve a COVID Vaccination record to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on September 17, 2021. PM Modi's party, the Bharatiya Janta Party, has planned a 20-day mega event  “Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan”  to mark his “20 years in public service”.

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Correct Answer : Option (C) :   5


Explanation : Union Minister of  Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress of 1,380 kilometres long Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, being developed at a cost of Rs 98,000 crores. The eight-lane Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be covering the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

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Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC)


Explanation : The leading power sector NBFC, Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), successfully issued its maiden Euro Green Bond on September 13, 2021. The 7 -year Euro 300 million Bond has been priced at 1.841 percent.This Euro Green Bond is first ever Euro denominated Green bond issuance from India.

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Correct Answer : Option (D) :   100%


Explanation : The Union Cabinet 15-09-2021 allowed 100% FDI in telecom sector via automatic route. The Cabinet further approved a 4 year moratorium period on dues and rationalised the definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR). The union govt also decided that spectrum auction will be done for 30 years, instead of 20 years. After completing 10-years lock-in period, the buyer will have the option to surrender by paying surrender charges.

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Correct Answer : Option (A) :   US and UK


Explanation :

Australia will build a fleet of nuclear submarines as part of a new security partnership with the United States and United Kingdom, dubbed AUKUS.
 
The dramatic move is a response to the growing threat of China and will be seen as provocative by that country.
 
In an early morning address at Parliament House, part of a three-way virtual appearance with US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia, the US and the UK had “always seen the world through a similar lens”.
 
“Our world is becoming more complex, especially here in our region, the Indo-Pacific.

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Correct Answer : Option (B) :   South Korea


Explanation : The new alliance called AUKUS (Australia, UK, US) aims to further strengthen the existing and strong security cooperation between the three members of the grouping, and deepen ties in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Safe maternal and newborn care


Explanation : The theme of World Patient Safety Day 2021 is "Safe maternal and newborn care”. The theme highlights that it is possible to avoid stillbirth, maternal and newborn deaths through the provision of safe and quality care with the help of skilled professionals working in supportive environments. This can only be achieved by the engagement of all stakeholders and acquiring comprehensive health systems and community-based approaches.

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Correct Answer : Option (C) :   17 September


Explanation :

World Patient Safety Day, which is marked every year on 17 September, was established by the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019, following adoption of resolution WHA72.6 on ‘Global action on patient safety’. The resolution recognizes patient safety as a global health priority and promotes the objectives of World Patient Safety Day, namely to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to progress patient safety. World Patient Safety Day builds on a series of successful annual Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety, which started in London in 2016.
 
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has very clearly revealed the huge challenges and risks facing health workers globally, including health care-associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional suffering, physical illness and even death. Furthermore, working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm.

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Correct Answer : Option (A) :   ICAO


Explanation : India's Shefali Juneja has been elected as the first woman Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Committee.  India has taken up the responsibility of the ICAO Aviation Security Committee after a gap of 12 years.

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Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Ashwini Vaishnaw


Explanation : Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a programme under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana on September 17, 2021. Under Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, entry-level training will be provided to the youth in industry-relevant skills through Railway Training Institutes as part of 75 years of independence 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

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