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A)
Pankaj Patel
B)
K Kasturirangan
C)
M. G. K. Menon
D)
Manjul Bhargava

Correct Answer : Option (B) - K Kasturirangan

Note : The Union Ministry of Education has formed a 12-member committee to develop new National Curriculum Frameworks (NCFs) for school, early childhood, teacher and adult education. The NCFs serve as a guideline for syllabus, textbook and teaching practices for schools in India. The panel will be headed by K Kasturirangan, former chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Chairperson of National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) drafting committee.

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Published On : September 25, 2021
A)
Rs 100 crore
B)
Rs 200 crore
C)
Rs 300 crore
D)
Rs 400 crore

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 400 crore

Note : The Department of Pharmaceuticals, under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has notified the “Scheme for Promotion of Medical Device Parks”.Total financial outlay of the scheme is Rs. 400 crore. The tenure of the scheme is five years, from FY 2020-2021 to FY 2024-2025.

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Published On : September 25, 2021
A)
Budapest
B)
Dubai
C)
Madrid
D)
San Salvador

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Budapest

Note : A bronze statue of Bitcoin’s anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has been unveiled in Budapest, Hungary. It is the first-ever statue in the world to pay homage to the mysterious cryptocurrency creator.

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Published On : September 25, 2021
A)
Assam
B)
Sikkim
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Himachal Pradesh

Note :

The world’s highest electric vehicle charging station has been inaugurated in Kaza village of Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh, India. The electric vehicle charging station is set up at a height of 500 ft. The aim of this initiative is to check vehicular pollution and promote electric vehicles for a clean and green environment in the region. India is gaining good momentum in the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem.
 
There is a good response for battery-operated small electric vehicles like e-scooter, electric three-wheelers, e-rickshaws, e-carts, and e-bikes in the country. Both battery electric vehicle and fuel cell vehicle technologies are complementary to each other and are all set to overtake fossil-run automotive by 2050 in the country.

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Published On : September 25, 2021
A)
Uri
B)
Bhuj
C)
Shershaah
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shershaah

Note :

The first edition of the Himalayan Film Festival will begin today, on September 24, 2021 at Leh, Ladakh and go on till September 28, 2021. The 5-day festival will provide a unique opportunity to the local filmmakers to showcase their stories on a wider platform.
 
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani starrer Shershaah, a movie based on the life of Capt Vikram Batra, will be the opening film of the first-ever Himalayan Film Festival.

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Published On : September 24, 2021
A)
2021
B)
2022
C)
2023
D)
2024

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2022

Note : The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has mandated to reduce the limit of industrially produced trans-fat to less than 2 percent. The step has been taken to make the country free from the industrially produced trans fate by the year 2022, a year ahead of the World Health Organisation guidelines.

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Published On : September 24, 2021
A)
Canada
B)
New Mexico
C)
United Kingdom
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - New Mexico

Note : The oldest human footprints in North America have been discovered in new scientific research conducted by archaeologists in New Mexico. The research conducted at the White Sands national park in New Mexico estimated that the footprints were between 21,000 and 23,000 years old.

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Published On : September 24, 2021
A)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
B)
Bill & Melinda Gates Charity
C)
UN
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Note : The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has conferred the ‘Global Goals Awards’ 2021.

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Published On : September 24, 2021
A)
22nd September
B)
24th September
C)
1st October
D)
7th October

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1st October

Note : The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has started off a new campaign named NPS Diwas under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. PFRDA will celebrate the National Pension System Diwas (NPS Diwas) on 1st October 2021 in order to promote pension and retirement planning for a carefree ‘Azad’ retirement.

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Published On : September 24, 2021
A)
24
B)
31
C)
35
D)
42

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 42

Note : President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for the year 2019-20 from Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The National Service Scheme (NSS) Award for the year 2019-20 will be distributed to 42 awardees in 3 different categories like University/ +2 Councils, NSS Units, and their Programme Officers and NSS Volunteers.

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Published On : September 24, 2021