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A)
Patient Safety: A Global Health Priority
B)
Safe health workers, Safe patients’
C)
Safe maternal and newborn care
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Safe maternal and newborn care

Note : The theme of World Patient Safety Day 2021 is "Safe maternal and newborn care”. The theme highlights that it is possible to avoid stillbirth, maternal and newborn deaths through the provision of safe and quality care with the help of skilled professionals working in supportive environments. This can only be achieved by the engagement of all stakeholders and acquiring comprehensive health systems and community-based approaches.

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

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 17 September

Note :

World Patient Safety Day, which is marked every year on 17 September, was established by the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019, following adoption of resolution WHA72.6 on ‘Global action on patient safety’. The resolution recognizes patient safety as a global health priority and promotes the objectives of World Patient Safety Day, namely to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to progress patient safety. World Patient Safety Day builds on a series of successful annual Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety, which started in London in 2016.
 
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has very clearly revealed the huge challenges and risks facing health workers globally, including health care-associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional suffering, physical illness and even death. Furthermore, working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
ICAO
B)
UNHCR
C)
UNICEF
D)
UNTACD

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ICAO

Note : India's Shefali Juneja has been elected as the first woman Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Committee.  India has taken up the responsibility of the ICAO Aviation Security Committee after a gap of 12 years.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
HM Amit Shah
B)
Mansukh Mandaviya
C)
Hardeep Singh Puri
D)
Ashwini Vaishnaw

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ashwini Vaishnaw

Note : Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a programme under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana on September 17, 2021. Under Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, entry-level training will be provided to the youth in industry-relevant skills through Railway Training Institutes as part of 75 years of independence 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
Iran
B)
Somalia
C)
Sudan
D)
Turkey

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Somalia

Note : The President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced on September 16, 2021, that he has suspended Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble’s power to fire and fire the officials. This has further escalated a destabilizing row in the Horn of Africa.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
1 year
B)
2 years
C)
3 years
D)
4 years

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 4 years

Note :

Vodafone has to pay about ₹50,399.63 crore in statutory dues dating back over thepast many years. The moratorium will provide some relief to Vodafone and the overall ailing telecom sector, reports said. 
 
In a much-awaited relief, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday(15-09-2021) approved a relief package for the country's cash-strapped telecom sector, along with several structural reforms to strengthen the sector. All those who will avail of the moratorium will have to pay some interest, minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced. The moratorium will start from October 1, the Cabinet said.
 
“The reforms are deep and broad. They are structural. These reforms will bring in change today, tomorrow and in the future. I do not like to put a number on the package as it is revenue-neutral for the government,” the minister said. The moratorium will not impact the government's revenue, the minister said.
 
The package comes six weeks after Kumar Mangalam Birla resigned from teh chairman post of Vodafone Idea Limited on August 4. Vodafone, which was created from the merger of British telecom giant Vodafone's India unit and Birla's Idea Cellular Ltd, has to pay about ₹50,399.63 crore in statutory dues dating back over past many years.
 
The relief package includes a moratorium on payments for airwaves and is aimed at helping Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea. Shares in wireless carriers Bharti Airtel rose 5.4% and Vodafone Idea went up 2.9% after the news surfaced.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
2030
B)
2027
C)
2025
D)
2023

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 2030

Note : The report suggests that every city must aspire to become a ‘Healthy City for All’ by 2030. The report has also recommended a Central Sector Scheme named ‘500 Healthy Cities Programme’, for a period of 5 years.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
Gujarat
B)
Karnataka
C)
Telangana
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Telangana

Note : There is a call to observe Telangana Liberation Day on September 17 by several parties, as it was on this day that the state got its liberation in 1948. The ruling TRS government has not though formally announced anything regarding the same. The princely state of Hyderabad was the last to join the Indian union on September 17, 1948.

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Published On : September 17, 2021
A)
George VI
B)
Prince Philip
C)
Prince Charles
D)
Queen Elizabeth II

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Prince Philip

Note : The UK High Court’s senior judge ruled on September 16, 2021 that late Prince Philip's will should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's head of state. 

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
India
B)
Russia
C)
China
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Russia

Note : The Indian military contingent comprising of an all arms combined force of 200 personnel is participating in the Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021, a Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states. The Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION- 2021 is being hosted by Russia in the Orenburg Region of South West Russia from September 13 to 25, 2021

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Published On : September 16, 2021