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A)
M.Narayanan
B)
Dinesh Kumar Khara
C)
Dr Meena Hemchandra
D)
KN Madhusoodanan

Correct Answer :   KN Madhusoodanan


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday (26th Sep 2023) cleared the appointment of K N Madhusoodanan as a part-time chairman of Kerala-based Dhanlaxmi Bank.

This comes after a period of 21 months during which the company was without a chairman, following the resignation of G Subramonia Iyer in December 2021 for personal reasons.

Madhusoodanan has been an independent director with the bank since 2022. This appointment also follows the RBI's rejection of a proposal to appoint G Rajagopalan Nair as its part-time chairman. Nair has also been an independent director with the bank since August 2020.

Madhusoodanan is a successful entrepreneur with business interests in diverse fields. He is the managing director of various private limited companies, including those in the MSME sector.

Madhusoodanan is also involved in social service activities aimed at improving the economic conditions of socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in rural areas. He is associated with social service organisations in Kerala.

According to the company's website, he holds 491,360 equity shares of the bank (0.19 per cent), while Mavanal Granites, where he serves as both promoter and managing director, holds 433,210 equity shares of the bank (0.17 per cent)..

Source : Business Standard

Published On : September 27, 2023
A)
Katrina Kaif
B)
Alia Bhatt
C)
Priyanka Chopra
D)
Deepika Padukone

Correct Answer :   Katrina Kaif


Japanese apparel retailer "Uniqlo" has appointed Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif as its first brand ambassador in India as and attempts to woo affluent shoppers and plans to add to more stores.

The 40-year-old actor will be seen in Uniqlo's campaign films across digital and offline channels, the retailer said on Tuesday. Kaif joins the ranks of tennis star Roger Federer, who was appointed as Uniqlo's global brand ambassador in 2018.

The one-year partnership will see the Bollywood actor endorse the brand’s Fall-Winter 2023 campaign, which will encompass all media channels including print, digital and outdoor, as well as in-store promotional material.

Uniqlo, which made its India debut in 2019, has 10 stores in the country at present and two more in the pipeline. Most of them are located in Delhi-NCR, with one each in Lucknow, Chandigarh, and Punjab’s Zirakpur. It is set to open stores in Mumbai. The brand draws consumers across age groups with its casual clothing lines.

Kaif said, "Uniqlo has been my go-to brand for daily essentials and over the years I have admired how functional and innovative their products are. Their simple, high-quality clothing is also very versatile, and perfect to build one’s everyday wardrobe with," she said. Kaif will next be seen in Bollywood film Tiger 3, scheduled for Diwali.

“We are extremely pleased to have Katrina Kaif join us as Uniqlo’s first brand endorser in India," said Tomohiko Sei, chief executive officer, Uniqlo India.

Uniqlo is part of Japan’s largest fashion group Fast Retailing. It is the largest of eight brands in the group, the others being GU, Theory, PLST Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand and Helmut Lan.

In FY22, Uniqlo India’s income surged 64% from the previous year to ₹391 crore, according to data from financial intelligence platform Tofler. The retailer is yet to disclose its FY23 financials..

Source : Mint

Published On : September 27, 2023
A)
September 24
B)
September 25
C)
September 26
D)
September 27

Correct Answer :   September 26


World Contraception Day is an annual observation that falls on September 26 every day. The day is all about spreading awareness around the importance of contraception to foster a culture of empowerment where couples have to freedom to make choice for themselves as to when they want to become parents. It is important to make women aware how they can avoid unplanned motherhood.

In addition to family planning, contraception also prevents HIV AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Contraception or birth control is used to prevent pregnancies. Condom, birth control pills, emergency contraceptive pills), IUCD’s (Intra Uterine Contraceptive Devices) like Copper T and injectable contraceptives are some of popular contraceptives.

World Contraception Day Date and history :

World Contraception Day was first observed in 2007 on September 26 by 10 worldwide family planning agencies to spread awareness about contraception and to help couples decide when they can start a family.


World Contraception Day Significance :

Use of contraception can reduce maternal mortality by over 40%. Apart from the choice and freedom it offers, contraception can also help fight HIV and AIDS apart from other sexually transmitted infections. Contraception can also help shape the future of girls who can pursue education, build career and succeed in their career as they can prevent an unplanned motherhood. This can also help them have more control over their bodies.

The use of contraception can also reduce chances of maternal death and disability, newborn and child mortality and morbidity, unintended pregnancies, and abortion.

Types of contraceptives :

* Hormonal contraceptive methods : Oral pills or implants, patches or vaginal rings are common contraceptive methods. They release small amounts of one or more hormones which prevent ovulation.

* Intrauterine devices (IUDs) : These devices are inserted into the uterus where they release either a copper component or a small amount of a hormone (Levnorgesterol) to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg.

* Emergency contraception : It is possible to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if contraception has failed, either with a pill or with an IUD. There is a five-day window for this.

* Condoms : Male condoms sheath a penis. Female condoms fit loosely inside a vagina. Both form a barrier that prevent sperm and egg from meeting.

* Sterilization : Considered a permanent method that blocks sperm in men and eggs in women. Voluntary and informed choice is essential.

* Lactational amenorrhea method : A temporary method of contraception for new mothers whose monthly bleeding has not returned. During this period, eggs are not released and so pregnancy cannot occur.

Source : Hindustan Times

Published On : September 26, 2023
A)
September 23
B)
September 24
C)
September 25
D)
September 26

Correct Answer :   September 26


World Environmental Health Day is celebrated on September 26.

Objective : To foster healthy and safer communities which can help both human beings and the environment to thrive. It also helps in promoting the importance of human health and their well-being.

Aim : To focus on creating awareness about environmental health.

World Environmental Health Day Theme 2023 : The theme of World Environmental Health Day 2023 is "Global Environmental Public Health: Standing up to protect everyone's Health each and every day."

World Environmental Health Day History :

The International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) has been working for the last thirty-two years to improve the health issues that threaten to kill human beings and are the reason for their suffering. The International Federation of Environmental Health, in 2011, announced World Environmental Health Day to be celebrated every year on September 26. This day is focused on creating awareness about environmental health.


World Environmental Health Day Significance :

"Environmental health is one of the largest fields within public health because of the myriad ways external forces can impact how people eat, live, and grow. These forces can be about addressing our natural environment (as in the case for clean water or sanitation), but they can also be the consequence of human beings' actions," wrote the International Federation of Environmental Health on their official website. On this day, various organisations get together to raise awareness about the importance of environmental health and explore methods to protect the environment..

Source : Hindustan Times

Published On : September 26, 2023
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
RK Singh
C)
Anurag Thakur
D)
Jyotiraditya Scindia

Correct Answer :   RK Singh


Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said India will achieve its 500 GW renewable energy target before the 2030 deadline.

After inaugurating the ‘India Energy Summit 2023' in New Delhi on Monday (25th Sep 2023), he said climate change is a threat to the world. He stressed that India is committed to leaving behind a healthy and safe planet for the next generation.
 

Aim : The two-day Summit aims to focus on the development of an enabling Green Hydrogen ecosystem in the country. In the inauguration session of the Summit, Ambassador of Kindom of Belgium Didier Vanderhasselt and Germany Ambassador Dr Philipp Ackermann along with senior dignitaries were also present.

Our correspondent reports that policymakers and high-level dignitaries, senior government functionaries, financial institutions, project developers, manufacturers, user industry, technology companies, start-ups, foundations, academia and think tanks, and research and training institutions are participating in the Summit..

Source : AIR

Published On : September 26, 2023
A)
Om Birla
B)
Harivansh Narayan Singh
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Shashi Tharoor

Correct Answer :   Harivansh Narayan Singh


Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh will lead a delegation of Parliament to the 9th BRICS Parliamentary Forum in Johannesburg from 27-29 September 2023.

As the head of the delegation, he will make an Opening Statement and also chair a session on Climate Change and Legislative Mobilisation in BRICS Countries.

Members of the delegation Ms. Sumitra Balmik and Mr. Indra Hung Subba will participate in a debate on the theme “Harnessing Multilateralism and Parliamentary Diplomacy to Deepen BRICS and Africa Partnership for accelerated implementation of the Africa Free-Trade Agreement and also in other sessions. The Forum will conclude on Friday (29th Sep 2023)..

Source : AIR

Published On : September 26, 2023
A)
1 Year
B)
2 Years
C)
3 Years
D)
4 Years

Correct Answer :   1 Year


The Central government has extended the term of RBI deputy governor M Rajeshwar Rao for a period of one year, the Reserve Bank said in a statement on Tuesday (26th Sep 2023).

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the “re-appointment of M Rajeshwar Rao as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank for a period of one year with effect from October 9, 2023, or until further orders, whichever is earlier," the circular read.

He was appointed as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank in October 2020 for a period of three years and was assigned the responsibility of financial regulation. Prior to that, he was the chief general manager of the financial markets operations department.

Rao was appointed as the executive director in November, 2016  and was looking after the department of statistics and information management, financial markets operation department and international department. Prior to this, he was the chief general manager of the financial markets operations department.

As a career central banker, Rao has exposure to various aspects of the RBI's functioning. He has previously held the charge of the Risk Monitoring Department. He has also worked as the Banking Ombudsman in New Delhi and in the Reserve Bank's regional offices in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai and the national capital.

Rao joined the Reserve Bank in 1984 has a bachelor degree in economics and is an Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Cochin..


Source : Mint

Published On : September 26, 2023
A)
Jyotiraditya Scindia
B)
Bhupesh Baghel
C)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan
D)
Yogi Adityanath

Correct Answer :   Shivraj Singh Chouhan


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday (24th Sep 2023) announced an increase in honorariums and retirement benefits for kotwars.

Addressing a state-level convention of kotwars here, the chief minister announced that the government would provide Rs 1 lakh to kotwars at the time of their retirement.

Kotwars are appointed at the village level to assist revenue officials and provide them with information.

Chouhan said kotwars, who do not own land, will get Rs 8,000 per month instead of the earlier Rs 4,000, while those with less than 3 acres of land will get Rs 2,000, and those owning service land up to 7.5 acres will receive Rs 1,200 and those with 7.5 acres to 10 acres will get Rs 1,000 per month.

Apart from this, their annual income will be increased by Rs 500 every year, he said.

Terming kotwars as the backbone of the revenue administration, Chouhan said the information shared by them is important while dealing with calamities.

He further said that kotwars will get the benefit of health insurance and will be provided CUG SIM cards and recharge for their mobile phones..

Source : Outlook India

Published On : September 26, 2023
A)
Nilanjan Roy
B)
Aparna Iyer
C)
Naushad Darius
D)
Banmali Agarwal

Correct Answer :   Banmali Agarwal


Tata Sons has appointed Banmali Agarwal as the new chairman of the group’s aerospace and defense solutions unit Tata Advanced Systems (TASL).

Banmali Agarwal has been appointed in place of Vijay Singh, Who have retired. Aggarwal is also a senior advisor to Tata Sons and chairman of Tata Electronics. Vijay Singh is the Vice Chairman of Tata Trust.

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, is the strategic aerospace and defense arm of the Tata Group. TASL is both an operating and holding company.

By 2018, Tata Sons had brought some of the group’s entities under a single defense vertical. Group companies like Tata Power SED, TAL Manufacturing, Tata Advanced Materials and the defense division of Tata Motors were consolidated into TASL.

Focus on making defense systems and equipment :

The company is now building its execution skills to bid for big defense contracts from the government, which plans to manufacture defense systems and equipment under its ‘Make in India’ scheme with technical help from foreign defense equipment manufacturers. Has been.


Partnership with Airbus :

TASL is focusing on growing the group’s defense business and is preparing to become India’s first private manufacturer of military aircraft. TASL has partnered with Airbus to manufacture 40 Airbus C295. The ₹21000 crore deal between TASL and Airbus to sell 40 Airbus C295 was approved by the Government of India in September last year.

Under this agreement, Airbus will sell 16 aircraft in fly-away condition within four years, while the remaining 40 will be manufactured and assembled by TASL at its new facility in Vadodara.

Published On : September 26, 2023
A)
24th Sep 2023
B)
23rd Sep 2023
C)
22nd Sep 2023
D)
21st Sep 2023

Correct Answer :   24th Sep 2023


Veteran Malayalam filmmaker and national award winner K G George died on Sunday (24th Sep 2023) at an old age home near Kakkanad here. He was 78, according to a source at the old age home.

The veteran director suffered a stroke five years ago and the last couple of months had become very difficult for him, the source said. Condolences poured in from people, including politicians, actors and directors, from all walks of life on social media.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in his condolence message said the filmmaker's death was an irreparable loss to the Malayalam film industry. George handled issues affecting society by analysing the societal structure and the mindset of individuals, the chief minister said in his Facebook post paying tribute to the veteran director.

He worked to reduce the difference between artistic and commercial cinema, Vijayan said."There are not many directors who have handled different themes (in their films)," the chief minister said in his post.

George's funeral is likely to be held on Tuesday (26th Sep 2023), the old age home said. He received the national award for best feature film Swapnaadanam (1976) and has also bagged nine state film awards since he started his film career in 1970.

Ulkaddal (1979), Onappudava (1978), Yavanika (1982) and Adaminte Variyellu (1984) are some of the best directorial works of the award winning director who was in 2015 selected for the J C Daniel Award -- the Kerala government's highest honour for outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema.

Panchavadi Palam directed by George in 1984 is considered one of the best political satire films in Malayalam cinema.

His wife Selma George and son Arun are in Goa and daughter Thara is in abroad, the old age home said..

Source : NDTV

Published On : September 26, 2023