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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
A)
15 September
B)
16 September
C)
17 September
D)
18 September

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 18 September

Note : The World Water Monitoring Day is observed every year on September 18 since 2003 to increase public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water resources around the world.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
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