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A)
Retail Payments
B)
MSME Lending
C)
Blockchain Technology
D)
Cross Border Payments

Correct Answer : Option (B) - MSME Lending

Note :

The Reserve Bank of India has announced the theme for the Third Cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox (RS) as ‘MSME Lending’. The application for the Third Cohort will be kept open from October 01, 2021 to November 14, 2021. Regulatory Sandbox (RS) refers to live testing of new products or services in a controlled/test regulatory environment for which regulators may (or may not) permit certain regulatory relaxations for the limited purpose of the testing.
 
Before this, RBI has launched two cohort under the regulatory sandbox. These are :
 
First Cohort: First Cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox was launched by RBI in December 2020, with the theme as ‘Retail Payments’. Six entities have completed the testing phase of the cohort.
 
Second Cohort: Second Cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox was announced by RBI in December 2020 with the theme as ‘Cross Border Payments’. Eight entities have been selected for the ‘Test Phase’.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
15 September
B)
14 September
C)
13 September
D)
12 September

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 15 September

Note : For more than 10 years, the Lymphoma Research Foundation has been celebrating Blood Cancer Awareness Month and World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15) to shine a light on lymphoma, create fundraising opportunities to support innovative lymphoma research, and make the future brighter for all those touched by this disease.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
September 22nd
B)
September 23rd
C)
September 24th
D)
September 25th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - September 25th

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the General Debate of the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 25, 2021. The UNGA General Debate theme for this year is ‘Building Resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations’.

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Published On : September 14, 2021
A)
September 22nd
B)
September 23rd
C)
September 24th
D)
September 25th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - September 24th

Note : US President Joe Biden will host the first-ever Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) leaders’ Summit at the White House on September 24. The meeting will be attended in-person by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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Published On : September 14, 2021
A)
UNEP
B)
UNDP
C)
UNFPA
D)
UNCTAD

Correct Answer : Option (D) - UNCTAD

Note : Rebeca Grynspan has become the first woman to serve as the Secretary-General of UN trade and development body (UNCTAD). She will lead the organization in its quest to rebalance the global economy, boost resilience and ensure prosperity for all.

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Published On : September 14, 2021
A)
USD 70 million
B)
USD 64 million
C)
USD 58 million
D)
USD 50 million

Correct Answer : Option (B) - USD 64 million

Note : The United States on September 14, 2021 announced nearly USD 64 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. The funding will flow through independent organisations such as UN agencies and NGOs and provide life-saving support directly to Afghans facing the effects of insecurity and conflict.

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Published On : September 14, 2021
A)
Iran
B)
Israel
C)
Turkey
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Iran

Note : Iran has allowed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to service monitoring cameras at Iranian nuclear sites after talks with IAEA chief Rafael Grossi in Tehran on September 13, 2021. The talks were held between Iran and IAEA chief to ease the standoff between Iran and the West.

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Published On : September 14, 2021
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Gujarat
C)
Karnataka
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tamil Nadu

Note : Tamil Nadu assembly on September 14, 2021 passed a bill seeking a permanent exemption to the state from NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). The anti-NEET bill was supported by all parties including (AIADMK) with the exemption of BJP. 

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Published On : September 14, 2021
A)
Flipkart
B)
Myntra
C)
Zomato
D)
Swiggy

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Zomato

Note : Zomato co-founder Gaurav Gupta has decided to quit, just two months after the company posted a landmark initial public offering (IPO). Gupta, head of supply at Zomato, played a key role in driving up the company's sales in a highly competitive market. 

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Published On : September 14, 2021
A)
Neymar
B)
Lionel Messi
C)
Mohamed Salah
D)
Cristiano Ronaldo

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Cristiano Ronaldo

Note : The Portuguese football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been honoured by Guinness World Records for his achievement of becoming the highest goalscorer in the men’s international football history.

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Published On : September 14, 2021