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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
A)
ISRO
B)
NITI Aayog
C)
MyGov India
D)
Birla Planetarium

Correct Answer : Option (C) - MyGov India

Note :

MyGov India has launched the "Planetarium Innovation Challenge" for Indian start-ups and tech entrepreneurs. The challenge aims to bring together the tech firms and Start-ups (based out of India) with the potential to build an indigenous planetariums system software using latest technologies including Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Merged Reality (MR).
 
Inspired by the Chandrayaan launches, Indian Space Research Organization conducted the ISRO Quiz Competition-2019 in collaboration with MyGov where several schools, parents and enthusiastic mentors made it memorable through their active participation.
 
Planetarium Innovation Challenge was launched by MyGov India last week. The Registration is open till 10th of October. The challenge invites applications from start-ups and tech entrepreneurs to develop state-of-the-art technology for our Planetariums. There is an opportunity for Planetariums in India to deploy new technologies (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Merged Reality), especially for smaller cities and rural areas, all Made in India.

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

Correct Answer : Option (B) - September 17th

Note :

Today is the 71st Birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is also an occasion to celebrate Mr Modi’s two decades of service and dedication for good governance as Chief Minister and Prime Minister. During these twenty years, Mr Narendra Modi left his indelible mark on the life of crores of people through his relentless efforts to address fundamental problems facing the poor. All India Radio will present Prime Minister Modi’s contribution in various sectors in the coming days.
 
The central government is aiming to achieve a COVID Vaccination record to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on September 17, 2021. PM Modi's party, the Bharatiya Janta Party, has planned a 20-day mega event  “Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan”  to mark his “20 years in public service”.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
2
B)
3
C)
5
D)
10

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5

Note : Union Minister of  Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress of 1,380 kilometres long Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, being developed at a cost of Rs 98,000 crores. The eight-lane Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be covering the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
NHPC Limited
B)
NLC India Limited
C)
Mahindra Finance
D)
Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC)

Note : The leading power sector NBFC, Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), successfully issued its maiden Euro Green Bond on September 13, 2021. The 7 -year Euro 300 million Bond has been priced at 1.841 percent.This Euro Green Bond is first ever Euro denominated Green bond issuance from India.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
49%
B)
70%
C)
85%
D)
100%

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 100%

Note : The Union Cabinet 15-09-2021 allowed 100% FDI in telecom sector via automatic route. The Cabinet further approved a 4 year moratorium period on dues and rationalised the definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR). The union govt also decided that spectrum auction will be done for 30 years, instead of 20 years. After completing 10-years lock-in period, the buyer will have the option to surrender by paying surrender charges.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
US and UK
B)
India and US
C)
UK and France
D)
France and Germany

Correct Answer : Option (A) - US and UK

Note :

Australia will build a fleet of nuclear submarines as part of a new security partnership with the United States and United Kingdom, dubbed AUKUS.
 
The dramatic move is a response to the growing threat of China and will be seen as provocative by that country.
 
In an early morning address at Parliament House, part of a three-way virtual appearance with US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia, the US and the UK had “always seen the world through a similar lens”.
 
“Our world is becoming more complex, especially here in our region, the Indo-Pacific.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
Australia
B)
South Korea
C)
United States
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (B) - South Korea

Note : The new alliance called AUKUS (Australia, UK, US) aims to further strengthen the existing and strong security cooperation between the three members of the grouping, and deepen ties in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Published On : September 17, 2021