CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Israel
B)
Australia
C)
Germany
D)
South Korea

Correct Answer : Option (D) - South Korea

Note : South Korea successfully tested an indigenously developed submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on September, 15, 2021. South Korea is the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a missile system.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
Bihar
B)
Gujarat
C)
Meghlaya
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bihar

Note :

* India is set to host the first-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 and 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar. 

* The academic conference, being organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), will become an annual feature.

* Four regional conferences in India (Telangana, Saranath, Gangtok and Dharamshala) and abroad (Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Cambodia) will be organised, in the run-up to the conference. The reports of these regional conferences will be presented at the inaugural Global Buddhist Conference.

* Global Buddhist Conference focuses on making India the center of Buddhism, by promoting Buddhist activities, like academic, cultural, seminars, people traveling for festival like Buddha Purnima, Vesak.

* As a part of the event, an award for the promotion of Buddhist studies which will be given on November 21 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, carrying a cash reward of $20,000 (around Rs 14.7 lakh), a plaque, and a gold-plated medallion.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
Gujarat
B)
New Delhi
C)
Nagpur
D)
Bengaluru

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Nagpur

Note : Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari launched ‘iRASTE’, an Artificial Intelligence-powered project, which aims to help reduce road accidents, understand the factors responsible for these events and come up with solutions to mitigate them. iRASTE stands for Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering. The project has been launched on a pilot basis in Nagpur, Maharashtra with the aim of reducing accidents by 50 percent in the city.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
IIT Bombay
B)
IIT Delhi
C)
IIT Kanpur
D)
IIT Madras

Correct Answer : Option (A) - IIT Bombay

Note :

“Language is more than just a medium of communication, it is the unseen thread that connects our past, present, and future” – VP M. Venkaiah Naidu
 
What separates human beings from the rest of the living creatures is their ability to speak and be understood. Language is the medium that makes this possible. Now, what happens if one speaks or writes in a particular language, but others can’t understand it? A barrier in communication is created, hampering the flow of messages.
 
This barrier in the flow of messages is a bane for students who do not excel in the English language. Keeping this in mind, the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)Bombay launched Project Udaan, a language translator, to ease students in understanding the language, on September 14.
 
Project Udaan :
‘Project Udaan,’ a donation-based project, is an end-to-end ecosystem, which translates scientific and technical content from English to Hindi and all other Indian languages. The AI-based translation software ecosystem can translate engineering textbooks, learning materials in one-sixth of the time taken by a team of domain and linguistic experts working manually on it.
 
The project has been developed by Institute Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan, and his team. The work began seven years ago when Prof. Ganesh and his team saw a wide gap in the availability of technical knowledge in Hindi and other Indian languages.
 
The project is also in line with the New Education Policy, which promotes imparting of higher education through Indian languages. Further, the Project aims to translate 500 engineering texts in Hindi in one year and in 15 Indian languages in 3 years.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
6.5%
B)
7.2%
C)
8.1%
D)
9.0%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7.2%

Note : The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has pegged India’s economic growth rate as follows, in its Trade and Development report released on September 15, 2021 : Calendar Year (CY) 2021 – 7.2%; Calendar Year 2022 – 6.7%

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
Syria
B)
North Korea
C)
Sudan
D)
Afghanistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - North Korea

Note : The UN Security Council (UNSC) called for an emergency meeting on September 16, 2021 to discuss the recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea. The UN resolutions ban North Korea from conducting any tests of ballistic missiles.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
Jitu Vaghani
B)
Harsh Sanghvi
C)
Jagdish Panchal
D)
Rajendra Trivedi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajendra Trivedi

Note : Gujarat State Assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi tendered his resignation just hours before the new Gujarat cabinet was sworn in on September 16, 2021. Trivedi, who is a BJP MLA from Vadodara, was one of the 24 new Gujarat Cabinet Ministers who were sworn in by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
BHEL
B)
ONGC
C)
Tata Steel
D)
Larsen and Toubro

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Tata Steel

Note : Tata Steel has commissioned India’s first carbon capture plant that extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas, at its Jamshedpur Works. With this achievement, Tata Steel has become the country’s first steel company to adopt such a carbon capture technology. The CCU plant was inaugurated by T.V. Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel, in the presence of company officials and other dignitaries.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
SBI
B)
ISRO
C)
NITI Aayog
D)
IIT Madras

Correct Answer : Option (C) - NITI Aayog

Note : Government think tank Niti Aayog in collaboration with US-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India, has launched a campaign named Shoonya on September 15, 2021, to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
51
B)
65
C)
72
D)
83

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 51

Note : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020 at a virtual ceremony on September 15, 2021, The award was presented to 51 health care workers and nurses for their selfless dedication and compassion, especially during COVID-19 pandemic.

   Show Answer
Published On : September 16, 2021