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A)
Rs 2.15 lakh crore
B)
Rs 2.87 lakh crore
C)
Rs 2.98 lakh crore
D)
Rs 3.25 lakh crore

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rs 2.87 lakh crore

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday(01-10-2021) launched the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. The two flagship programmes of the Centre are in line to realise the aspiration to make all cities garbage free and water secure.
 
The programme was launched by PM Modi at the Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), these missions signify a step forward in the march towards effectively addressing the challenges of rapidly urbanising India and will also help contribute towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
 
While SBM-U 2.0 envisions to make all cities 'garbage free' and ensure grey and black water management in all cities other than those covered under AMRUT, the Union government plans to make all urban local bodies open defecation free+ and those with a population of less than one lakh as open defecation free++, thereby achieving the vision of safe sanitation in urban areas.
 
While the project outlay of SBM-U 2.0 is estimated to be around Rs 1.41 lakh crore, outlay of AMRUT 2.0 is around Rs 2.87 lakh crore. AMRUT 2.0 also aims to provide 100% coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 urban local bodies by providing about 2.68 crore tap connections and 100% coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities by providing around 2.64 crore sewer or septage connections, which will benefit more than 10.5 crore people in urban areas.

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
September 30
B)
October 01
C)
October 02
D)
October 03

Correct Answer : Option (C) - October 02

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Every year, World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) is observed on 2nd October in order to raise awareness in treating animals as sentient beings and make visible the urgency and importance of farm animal welfare.
 
* The International Animal Welfare Organization, Asia for Animals Coalition, and World Animal Protection celebrate this day every year since 1983.
 
* The day is conducted by FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) since 1983.

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
Mahatma Gandhi
B)
Vallabhbhai Patel
C)
Jawaharlal Nehru
D)
Subhas Chandra Bose

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mahatma Gandhi

Note : The International Day of Non-Violence marks the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to as Gandhi Jayanti in India. The year 2021 marks 152nd birth anniversary of the global peace icon who was born on 2 October 1869, in Porbandar in Gujarat.

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
Vinita Bali
B)
Shyamala Gopinath
C)
Girish Paranjpe
D)
Amish Mehta

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Amish Mehta

Note : Amish Mehta has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of rating agency Crisil with effect from October 01, 2021.

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
6%
B)
5%
C)
4%
D)
3%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 4%

Note :

Latest Post Office Small Saving Scheme Interest Rates – Scheme wise
 
Here are the latest and revised post office interest rates applicable for the period – 1st October 2021 to 31st December 2021.
 
1)  Post Office Savings Account – 4%
2)  Post Office FD rates for 1 Year – 5.5%
3)  Post Office FD rates for 2 Years – 5.5%
4)  Post Office FD rates for 3 Years – 5.5%
5)  Post Office FD rates for 5 Years – 6.7%
6)  Post Office Recurring Deposit Rates – 5.8%
7)  Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) interest rates – 7.4%
8)  Post Office Monthly Income Scheme interest rate – 6.6%
9)  NSC interest rate – 6.8%
10)  Post Office PPF Interest Rate – 7.1%
11)  Kisan Vikas Patra rate – 6.9%
12)  Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) interest rate – 7.6%

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
6.6%
B)
7.6%
C)
8.6%
D)
9.6%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7.6%

Note : * Ministry of Finance has kept interest rates on small saving schemes unchanged for the period October to December, 2021. Post office schemes / small saving schemes are considered as the safest investments as these are sovereign i.e., guaranteed by Government of India. In this article we would provide latest post office small saving scheme interest rates for October to December-2021.

* Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) interest rate – 7.6%

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
Rs 1.31 lakh crore
B)
Rs 1.41 lakh crore
C)
Rs 1.51 lakh crore
D)
Rs 1.61 lakh crore

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rs 1.41 lakh crore

Note : Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) on October 01, 2021, from Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. The outlay of SBM-U 2.0 is around Rs 1.41 lakh crore.

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
West Bengal
B)
Kerala
C)
Rajasthan
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (A) - West Bengal

Note : West Bengal is the highest contributor to the small saving schemes while Uttar Pradesh is the second top contributor.

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
Ryan Miller
B)
Devika Singh
C)
Sandeep Maini
D)
Nisha Desai Biswal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Nisha Desai Biswal

Note :

Nisha Desai Biswal, president of US-India Business Council(USIBC) and a former US diplomat, was speaking at a dinner hosted by Indiaspora.
 
"The time has come for us to get serious about where the next frontier is in US India ties. And neither for the United States, nor for India, is it tenable for two of the largest economies in the world to be outside of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and to not have a trade architecture in place between the two of them," Nisha Desai Biswal, president of US India Business Council said.

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Published On : October 2, 2021
A)
September 29
B)
September 30
C)
October 1
D)
October 2

Correct Answer : Option (C) - October 1

Note :

Every year, International Coffee Day is observed on October 1, to celebrate and promote the use of coffee. There are many who believe that coffee might pose ill effects on their health, therefore, on this day people are educated about the various benefits of this beverage. On International Coffee Day, the hard work and efforts of these workers and people who are associated with the coffee industry are also recognised.
 
History of the day :  For the first time, International Coffee Day was celebrated back in 2015. The International Coffee Organisation (ICO) decided to dedicate the day to all coffee lovers in 2014, but the first official Coffee Day was launched in 2015 in Milan. However, different countries celebrate their own national coffee days on different dates. Back in 1997, the ICO first celebrated International Coffee Day in China and later in 2009, it celebrated the day in Taiwan. Nepal observed the first International Coffee Day on November 17, 2005.

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Published On : October 1, 2021