CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection
B)
Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool
C)
Keep Cool and Carry on: The Montreal Protocol
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool

Note : The theme for World Ozone Day 2021 is the “Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food, and vaccines cool”. The cold chain is very important in all countries and has a direct link in reducing food loss and food waste, protecting public health, and supporting the economy. The Montreal Protocol is closely linked to this sensitive sector and WOD is an excellent time to stand out in this often overlooked sector.

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
September 13th
B)
September 14th
C)
September 15th
D)
September 16th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - September 16th

Note : World Ozone Day 2021, the International Day dedicated for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16. The day is observed as a reminder of the Spring of 1975 when the scientists in Antarctica had detected an appalling drop in the Ozone concentration.

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
US
B)
UK
C)
Russia
D)
France

Correct Answer : Option (D) - France

Note : Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi, the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara has reportedly been killed by the French forces after the group attacked French aid workers and other civilians and troops in Niger. 

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
B)
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
C)
National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
D)
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

Correct Answer : Option (C) - National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

Note : The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), a board of education under the Union Government of India, has won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 on the occasion of International Literacy Day 2021.

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
SCO
B)
BRICS
C)
ASEAN
D)
SAARC

Correct Answer : Option (A) - SCO

Note :

The Indian military contingent comprising 200 personnel from the tri-services is participating in the joint counter-terrorism Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION-2021, which is being held in Russia. The PEACEFUL MISSION is a Multilateral Exercise, which is conducted biennially as part of military diplomacy between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states.
 
"The Indian military contingent comprising of an all arms combined force of 200 personnel to include 38 personnel from the Indian Air Force is participating in the Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021," the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
 
The sixth edition of Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION is being hosted by Russia in the Orenburg Region of southwest Russia from 13 to 25 September. The aim of the exercise is to foster close relations between SCO member states and to enhance abilities of the military leaders to command multi-national military contingents.

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Published On : September 16, 2021
A)
UKAUS
B)
AUKUS
C)
USUKA
D)
UKUSA

Correct Answer : Option (B) - AUKUS

Note : US President Joe Biden announced a new defence pact between the US, UK and Australia on September 15, 2021. The pact known as AUKUS will enable sharing of advanced technologies, expertise in artificial intelligence, cyber underwater systems and long-range capabilities.

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

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 15 September

Note :

In India, Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the contribution of engineers in the development of the nation. The day marks the birth anniversary of the engineering pioneer of India, Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya, (popularly known as Sir MV). He was awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’ for his exceptional contribution to the building of India in 1955. He has also conferred the British knighthood and served as Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.
 
Engineers’ Day : 
In 1968, the Indian government declared Sir M Visvesvaraya’s birth anniversary as Engineers’ Day. Sir MV was regarded as the “Father of Modern Mysore”. Since then, this day is celebrated to honour and acknowledge all engineers who have contributed and still do so to build a modern and developed India.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
ICICI Bank
B)
HSBC Bank
C)
DBS Bank
D)
HDFC Bank

Correct Answer : Option (C) - DBS Bank

Note : DBS Bank has launched real-time online tracking for cross-border payments for its corporate clients, in partnership with SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (GPI). DBS is the first bank in India and Asia-Pacific to offer this service to corporate clients, at no additional cost.

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
ICICI Bank
B)
HDFC Bank
C)
State Bank of India
D)
Paytm Payments Bank

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Paytm Payments Bank

Note : The Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has launched India’s first FASTag-based metro parking facility, at the Kashmere Gate metro station in partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)

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Published On : September 15, 2021
A)
Arvind Mathew
B)
Rajan Wadhera
C)
Rajesh Jejurikar
D)
Pawan Kumar Goenka

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Pawan Kumar Goenka

Note :

Former managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra Pawan Kumar Goenka has been appointed as the chairperson of the Indian National Space Promotion Authorization Centre (In-SPACe). During his R&D tenure in M&M, he led the development of the Scorpio SUV. IN-SPACe functions as an independent nodal agency under the Department of Space, Government of India.
 
Goenka, an IIT alumnus, had been associated with two major automobile companies – General Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra – in his professional career that spanned over four decades. He retired as the MD of the company on April 1, 2021, after spending 27 years with the Mahindra Group.

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Published On : September 15, 2021