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A)
Nepal
B)
Bhutan
C)
Bangladesh
D)
Sri Lanka

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bangladesh

Note : A new Passenger Terminal Building (I) at ICP Petrapole was inaugurated on September 17th. This signals a major boost to modernization of border infrastructure and to further strengthen India’s connectivity with Bangladesh. Built by the Land Ports Authority of India, the new PTB (I) is designed to handle around 550 passengers at any point of time.

About :
 
* The largest land port in South Asia, ICP Petrapole is located along the international border between India and Bangladesh, at a distance of about 80 kms from the city of Kolkata.
 
* Petrapole (India)-Benapole (Bangladesh) is an important land border crossing for India-Bangladesh both in terms of trade and passenger movement.
 
* Nearly 30 percent of land-based trade between India and Bangladesh takes place through ICP Petrapole
 
* Since its operationalization in February 2016, the ICP has been witnessing an increasing number of passenger movement with an average of 22 lakh people crossing the border post on either sides each year.
 
* LPAI is also in the process of constructing a new state-of-the-art Passenger Terminal Building (II) at ICP Petrapole which is planned to cater to half a million handling capacity. The construction work commenced in February 2020 and is expected to be completed by end of 2022.

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Published On : September 19, 2021
A)
Apna Haq
B)
Ek Pahal
C)
Nyaya Raksha
D)
Sewa Samarpan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ek Pahal

Note :

The Ministry of Law and Justice has launched a Pan-India Special Campaign called “Ek Pahal Drive” for Justice Delivery at doorstep on September 17, 2021.
 
Key Points : 
* The campaign was launched in a bid to encourage mass registration under Tele-Law.
* The campaign was launched by Department of Justice and NALSA.
* This campaign seeks to actualize the aspiration of access to justice for citizens in India.
 
EK Pahal Campaign :
Department of Justice launched this campaign across India, that will run from September 17th to October 2nd in order to encourage mass registration under Tele-Law. At the launch of campaign, registration login of 5480 beneficiaries was done. This login drive registered 138% increase as compared to daily average registration of beneficiaries. More than 25000 banners were displayed at CSCs in regional languages. Campaign will include the deployment of 185 Mobile Vans and other vehicles in order to show-case films and documentaries regarding Access to Justice programme.

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Published On : September 19, 2021
A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IIT Kanpur
C)
IIT Madras
D)
IIT Hyderabad

Correct Answer : Option (A) - IIT Delhi

Note :

The researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have designed a device that can generate electricity from water drops, raindrops, water streams, and even from ocean waves using the 'triboelectric effect' and 'electrostatic induction'.
 
The electricity generated by the device called 'Liquid-solid Interface Triboelectric Nanogenerator' can be stored in batteries for further use.
 
As per a statement from IIT Delhi, the device consists of specially designed nanocomposite polymers and contact electrodes and can generate a few milliwatt (mW) power, which is sufficient to power small electronic devices like watches, digital thermometers, radio frequency transmitters, healthcare sensors and pedometers. When compared to conventional methods, such as the use of the piezoelectric effect, it can generate significantly more electricity.
 
"Triboelectric effect is a known phenomenon for a long time, and in this effect, charges are generated when two surfaces are in friction. The best example we see is sparkling lights when we move the blankets or jackets. It is only lately that it has been extensively investigated as a practical alternative for energy harvesting," said Professor Neeraj Khare from the Department of Physics in IIT Delhi.

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Published On : September 19, 2021
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Kiren Rijiju
C)
Nitin Gadkari
D)
Rajnath Singh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajnath Singh

Note : The Centre has constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into better implementation of various welfare schemes meant for the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), minorities and women, and to improve their implementation and effectiveness. The GoM will be chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Published On : September 19, 2021
A)
100m
B)
500m
C)
1000m
D)
1500m

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 1500m

Note :

Harmilan Kaur Bains breaks 19-year-old record in 1500m at 60th National Athletics Championships
 
Harmilan Kaur Bains of Punjab has created a new national record in the women’s 1500m race by clocking 4:05.39 to bag the gold in the women’s 1500m event, at the 60th National Open Athletics Championships in Warangal on September 16, 2021.
 
With this achievement, the 23-year-old athlete has erased the 19-year-old record held by Sunita Rani in 1500m at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan by clocking 4:06.03.

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Published On : September 19, 2021
A)
March 31, 2022
B)
August 31, 2022
C)
October 31, 2022
D)
December 31, 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - March 31, 2022

Note :

The government has extended the last date for linking the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with the Aadhaar card by another six months, with the new last date now being March 31, 2022. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) announced that the extension of the last date for linking the two identification cards is done to provide relief to taxpayers and address difficulties faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that citizens can now link the two cards by the end of the current financial year. 

This is the fourth time that the government has extended the last date for linking the two identification documents. Initially, the last date was set as March 31, 2021, which was extended to June 30, and then to September 30. Now, the deadline is again extended by six months - till the end of current fiscal.

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Published On : September 19, 2021
A)
Bill Trust
B)
High Radius
C)
Liquid Group
D)
Banking Circle

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Liquid Group

Note : NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) has partnered with Liquid Group Pte. Ltd. (Liquid Group) to enable UPI QR-based payments acceptance in 10 markets across North Asia and Southeast Asia.

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Published On : September 19, 2021
A)
Raninder Singh
B)
Amarinder Singh
C)
Sukhbir Singh Badal
D)
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Amarinder Singh

Note : Amarinder Singh has resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab. He submitted his resignation to Punjab governor Banwari Lal Purohit on September 18, 2021.

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Published On : September 19, 2021
A)
Fourth Saturday of September
B)
Third Saturday of September
C)
Second Saturday of September
D)
First Saturday of September

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Third Saturday of September

Note :

The International Red Panda Day (IRPD) is celebrated on the third Saturday of September every year to raise public awareness and support for red panda conservation issues. In 2021, the IRPD is being observed on 18 September 2021. The day was launched by the Red Panda Network in 2010. The first international red Panda day was celebrated on 18th September 2010.
 
About Red Pandas : There are two distinct species of red pandas Ailurus fulgens is commonly known as Himalayan Red Panda and Ailurus fulgens styani commonly known as Chinese Red Panda, these are mostly found in the Eastern Himalayan region and southwestern China. Genetically the red pandas belong to the order of Carnivora, but mostly eat bamboo shoots, mushrooms etc and also eat birds, eggs, and insects. The average lifespan of these red pandas is 23 years and the female pandas stop breeding after the age of 12.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
16 September
B)
17 September
C)
18 September
D)
19 September

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 18 September

Note :

International Equal Pay Day is celebrated on 18 September. The inaugural edition of the day was observed in the year 2020. The day aims to achieve equal pay for work of equal value and break the walls against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.
 
History of the day: The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe September 18 as International Equal Pay Day, on November 15, 2019, which was introduced by the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). The resolution was co-sponsored by a total of 105 member states. As well as recognising the contribution of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and businesses, the resolution also acknowledged the work and contribution of EPIC to achieving equal pay.

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Published On : September 18, 2021