CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
6.5%
B)
7.2%
C)
8.1%
D)
9.0%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7.2%

Note : The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has pegged India’s economic growth rate as follows, in its Trade and Development report released on September 15, 2021 : Calendar Year (CY) 2021 – 7.2%; Calendar Year 2022 – 6.7%

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
Syria
B)
North Korea
C)
Sudan
D)
Afghanistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - North Korea

Note : The UN Security Council (UNSC) called for an emergency meeting on September 16, 2021 to discuss the recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea. The UN resolutions ban North Korea from conducting any tests of ballistic missiles.

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A)
Jitu Vaghani
B)
Harsh Sanghvi
C)
Jagdish Panchal
D)
Rajendra Trivedi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajendra Trivedi

Note : Gujarat State Assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi tendered his resignation just hours before the new Gujarat cabinet was sworn in on September 16, 2021. Trivedi, who is a BJP MLA from Vadodara, was one of the 24 new Gujarat Cabinet Ministers who were sworn in by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat.

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A)
BHEL
B)
ONGC
C)
Tata Steel
D)
Larsen and Toubro

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Tata Steel

Note : Tata Steel has commissioned India’s first carbon capture plant that extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas, at its Jamshedpur Works. With this achievement, Tata Steel has become the country’s first steel company to adopt such a carbon capture technology. The CCU plant was inaugurated by T.V. Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel, in the presence of company officials and other dignitaries.

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A)
SBI
B)
ISRO
C)
NITI Aayog
D)
IIT Madras

Correct Answer : Option (C) - NITI Aayog

Note : Government think tank Niti Aayog in collaboration with US-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India, has launched a campaign named Shoonya on September 15, 2021, to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
51
B)
65
C)
72
D)
83

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 51

Note : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020 at a virtual ceremony on September 15, 2021, The award was presented to 51 health care workers and nurses for their selfless dedication and compassion, especially during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection
B)
Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool
C)
Keep Cool and Carry on: The Montreal Protocol
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool

Note : The theme for World Ozone Day 2021 is the “Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food, and vaccines cool”. The cold chain is very important in all countries and has a direct link in reducing food loss and food waste, protecting public health, and supporting the economy. The Montreal Protocol is closely linked to this sensitive sector and WOD is an excellent time to stand out in this often overlooked sector.

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
September 13th
B)
September 14th
C)
September 15th
D)
September 16th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - September 16th

Note : World Ozone Day 2021, the International Day dedicated for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16. The day is observed as a reminder of the Spring of 1975 when the scientists in Antarctica had detected an appalling drop in the Ozone concentration.

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
US
B)
UK
C)
Russia
D)
France

Correct Answer : Option (D) - France

Note : Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi, the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara has reportedly been killed by the French forces after the group attacked French aid workers and other civilians and troops in Niger. 

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A)
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
B)
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
C)
National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
D)
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

Correct Answer : Option (C) - National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

Note : The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), a board of education under the Union Government of India, has won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 on the occasion of International Literacy Day 2021.

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Published On : September 16, 2021