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A)
Byju’s
B)
Amazon
C)
Google India
D)
Facebook India

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Byju’s

Note : Government think tank NITI Aayog has entered into partnered with edtech major Byju’s, to provide free access to Byju’s high-quality and tech-driven learning programmes to children from 112 Aspirational districts of the country.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
Piyush Goyal
B)
Nitin Gadkari
C)
Nirmala Sitharaman
D)
Dr S Jaishankar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr S Jaishankar

Note :

The Indian delegation was led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who participated in the meeting via video-link and at Dushanbe, India was represented by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will represent India at the 21st Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
 
The meeting which is happening in Hybrid format is on Sept 17, 2021 and is going to be chaired by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
Anita Sharma
B)
Alka Nangia Arora
C)
Narayan Tatu Rane
D)
Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Alka Nangia Arora

Note : Alka Nangia Arora has been appointed as the Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC).

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
First Saturday in September
B)
Second Saturday in September
C)
Third Saturday in September
D)
Fourth Saturday in September

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Third Saturday in September

Note :

The International Coastal Cleanup Day is traditionally held on the third Saturday in September. In 2021, the day is being held on 18 September. The theme of International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2021: “Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean”. Coastal Cleanup Day was established by the Ocean Conservancy, an organization that works to help protect the ocean from the challenges it faces every year.
 
History of the day: The first International Coastal Cleanup Day was observed in 1986. The day aims to increase public awareness about the accumulation and negative impacts of litter in oceans, on coastlines and on beaches.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
Time for Nature
B)
Marine Animal: The Pelican
C)
Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean
D)
Achieving a trash-free Coastline

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean

Note : The theme of International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2021: “Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean”.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
Nepal
B)
Maldives
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Nepal

Note :

Almost two months after Sher Bahadur Deuba swore as Nepal's new Prime Minister, the political and defence ties between the two countries are taking a new height. In the recent development, the Indian Army on Saturday informed that the 15th edition of India- Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise "Surya Kiran" would commence from September 20 at Pithoragarh. According to the statement released by the Indian Army, the exercise aims to share experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations by both countries. "15th Edition of India-Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise Surya Kiran is commencing from September 20, 2021, at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand," said the Additional Directorate General of Public Information, Army.
 
Further, the Ministry of Defence said that an Infantry Battalion from Indian Army and an equivalent strength from Nepali Army would be sharing their experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations over a prolonged period in their respective countries. As part of the exercise, both the Armies would familiarise themselves with each other's weapons, equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures of operating in a counter-insurgency environment in mountainous terrain. Also, there would be a series of Expert Academic Discussions on various subjects such as Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, High Altitude Warfare, Jungle Warfare etc., added the statement released on September 18.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
Beirut
B)
Dushanbe
C)
Bishkek
D)
Ashgabat

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dushanbe

Note : The 21st Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State was held in hybrid format on September 17, 2021 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.

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

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 18 September

Note :

World Bamboo Day is observed every year on 18 September to raise awareness of the benefits of bamboo and to promote its use in everyday products.
 
Every year, World Bamboo Day is celebrated with a specific theme. The day also focuses on the proper utilization of bamboo. As a responsible citizen, it is our duty to preserve the natural resources. Especially, when it is highly utilized for human good. The advantages of bamboo are emphasized on this day and people are motivated to use it in everyday commodities.
 
World Bamboo Organization (WBO) stresses on the importance of planting bamboo plants.
 
The World Bamboo Day 2021 is celebrated with the theme of ''#PlantBamboo, it is Time To Plant Bamboo''.
 
One must always remember the Japanese proverb: 'The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists."

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
Bamboo Now
B)
Keep Bamboo Strong
C)
Bamboo For Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of United Nations
D)
PlantBamboo: It Is Time To Plant Bamboo

Correct Answer : Option (D) - PlantBamboo: It Is Time To Plant Bamboo

Note : The World Bamboo Day 2021 is celebrated with the theme of ''#PlantBamboo, it is Time To Plant Bamboo''.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
A)
China
B)
Japan
C)
India
D)
Singapore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - China

Note :

* Application was submitted by the Commerce Minister Wang Wentao, to the Trade Minister of New Zealand as a representative of Comprehensive & Progress Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or the Asia-Pacific free Trade grouping.
* CPTPP was originally the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It was a group promoted by former President Barack Obama as part of USA’s increasing emphasis on its relations with Asia.
* China was not included in the initial group.
* Donald Trump had pulled out the group in 2017 and the current President of US Joe Biden has not yet re-joined the group.
 
About CPTPP :
CPTPP is a trade agreement among 11 countries namely, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore, and Vietnam. This grouping was evolved from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP had been signed on 4 February 2016,that never entered into force because of withdrawal of the United States. Eleven signatories of the grouping have a combined economies that represents 13.4 percent of global gross domestic product.
 
China’s promise :
Government of China has promised to increase imports of goods. However, it faces complaints on failing to carry out promises when it joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001 in order to open finance and other service industries. China is also a member of other trading arrangements like Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

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Published On : September 18, 2021