CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Asia
B)
Europe
C)
Africa
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Africa

Note : The Government of India has proposed to institutionalise the India-Africa Defence Dialogue, as a regular event, to be held on the sidelines of the biennial DefExpo military exhibition. The first India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave (IADMC) was held at DefExpo in February 2020 in Lucknow.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
Textiles sector
B)
Telecom sector
C)
Railways sector
D)
Auto sector and drone industry

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Auto sector and drone industry

Note :

The Union Cabinet on September 15, 2021, gave its approval to Rs. 26,058 crore production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the auto, auto-components, and drone industry.
 
The approved PLI Scheme has a budgetary provision of Rs. 26,058 crores- Rs. 25,938 crores for the auto sector and Rs. 120 crores for the drone industry.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
China
B)
Kyrgyzstan
C)
Tajikistan
D)
Kazakhstan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Tajikistan

Note : The 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State will be held on September 17, 2021, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in a hybrid format. The President of Tajikistan H E Emomali Rahmon will chair the SCO Summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Indian delegation and address the plenary session of the Summit virtually.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
Punjab
B)
Delhi
C)
Karnataka
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Delhi

Note : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a complete ban on the storage, sale and bursting of all kinds of firecrackers on September 15, 2021. The Chief Minister said that a complete ban on use of all types of crackers is being imposed like last year in view of the dangerous condition of Delhi's pollution during Diwali for the last 3 years.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Telangana
C)
Karnataka
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tamil Nadu

Note : The Tamil Nadu Assembly on September 13, 2021, passed a bill that makes the encroachment of properties belonging to religious institutions a cognizable and non-bailable offence.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
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