CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Gujarat
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Uttarakhand

Note : Lieutenant General (retd) Gurmit Singh was sworn in as the new Uttarakhand Governor on September 15, 2021. He was administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court Justice RS Chauhan at Raj Bhawan.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
Sneh Rana
B)
Gaby Lewis
C)
Stafanie Taylor
D)
Eimear Richardson

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Eimear Richardson

Note : Ireland’s Eimear Richardson has bagged the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for August 2021.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
Participation
B)
COVID-19: A Spotlight on Democracy
C)
Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises
D)
Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises

Note :

International Day of Democracy is observed by the United Nations on September 15 every year to honour this form of government and its achievements. Democracy is by far the most popular form of government in the world. It is a form in which the citizens of a place get to decide for themselves either through their elected representatives or directly. Therefore in this form the citizens have the authority on the matters of legislation.  
 
"Let us commit to a future in which we recognize human rights and the rule of law as fundamental to democracy."
 
The theme for 2021 International Day of Democracy is “Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises”

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
Ireland
B)
Zimbabwe
C)
Australia
D)
West Indies

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Zimbabwe

Note : Former Zimbabwe skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Brendan Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
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