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Correct Answer : Option (C) - Khulna

* The Maitree super thermal power project is a 1,320MW coal-fired power station under construction in Rampal, Bangladesh.
* The power plant is being developed by Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company (BIFPCL), a 50:50 joint venture between India’s state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
* The Maitree super thermal power project is located at Moithara, Rampal, in the Bagerhat district, approximately 23km south-east of the "Khulna" city, Bangladesh.
* PM Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly unveiled the Maitree Super Thermal Power Project.
* The coal-fired facility is being developed on a 1,834acre-site on the bank of Passur River in south-west Bangladesh.
* The project site is located approximately 14km away from the Sundarbans, a UNESCO heritage site which is the home to one of the largest mangrove forests.
* The Khulna Junction railway station is the nearest railhead which is located approximately 36km away from the project site..

Source : NS Energy Business

Published On : September 9, 2022
Rajnath Singh
Amit Shah
Nitin Gadkari
S. Jaishankar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh, the first Indian Defence Minister to visit Mongolia, was gifted a majestic horse 'Tejas' by the country's president on Wednesday(7th Sep 2022), seven years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a similar gift from the leadership of this country.
On Tuesday(6th Sep 2022), Mr Singh called on Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and reviewed the strategic bilateral ties.
"Excellent meeting with the President of Mongolia, H.E. U. Khurelsukh in Ulaanbaatar. Recalled my last meeting with him in 2018, when he was the Prime Minister of the country. We are fully committed to further deepening our multifaceted Strategic Partnership with Mongolia," he said in a tweet.
In 2015, Prime Minister Modi received a special gift - a brown racehorse - from his then Mongolian counterpart Chimed Saikhanbileg on his historic visit to this country.
Defence Minister Singh is on a five-day visit to Mongolia and Japan from Monday(5th Sep 2022) with an aim to expand India's strategic and defence ties with the two countries in the backdrop of evolving regional security matrix and geo-political turmoil.
Mr Singh's visit to Mongolia from September 5 to 7 is the first-ever tour to the East Asian country by an Indian defence minister..

Source : NDTV

Published On : September 9, 2022
United States

Correct Answer : Option (D) - United States

United States Biden Government Administration has approved a whopping USD 450 million F-16 fighter jet fleet sustainment programme to Pakistan.
U S Congress, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale of F-16 case for sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of USD 450 million, arguing that this will sustain Islamabad's capability to meet current and future counterterrorism threats by maintaining its F-16 fleet.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Wednesday(7th September 2022).
"Pakistan’s F-16 programme is an important part of the broader United States-Pakistan bilateral relationship. The proposed sale will sustain Pakistan’s capability to meet current and future counterterrorism threats by maintaining its F-16 fleet. The F-16 fleet allows Pakistan to support counterterrorism operations and we expect Pakistan to take sustained action against all terrorist groups"..

Source : Hindustan Times

Published On : September 9, 2022
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$2 Billion
$4 Billion
$7 Billion

Correct Answer : Option (B) - $2 Billion

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday(8th Sep 2022) announced major new military aid worth more than 2 billion dollars for Ukraine and other European countries threatened by Russia.
Blinken said the Biden administration would provide $2 billion in long-term military assistance to Ukraine and 18 of its neighbours, including NATO members and regional security partners most potentially at risk for future Russian aggression."
That's on top of a $675-million package of heavy weaponry, ammunition and armoured vehicles for Ukraine alone that Defense Secretary Llloyd Austin announced earlier Thursday(8th Sep 2022) at a conference in Germany.
The contributions bring total U.S. aid to Ukraine to $15.2 billion since the administration took office..

Source : Business Standard

Published On : September 9, 2022
Haryana government
Gujarat government
Maharashtra government
Rajasthan government

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajasthan government

The Rajasthan government is going to launch on Friday(9th Sep 2022) its ambitious scheme to provide 100 days of employment to needy families in urban areas on the lines of the MGNREGA.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is scheduled launch the "Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Scheme" in the presence of Urban Development and Housing Minister Shanti Dhariwal, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, PHED Minister Mahesh Joshi, Agriculture Minister Lal Chand Kataria and Jaipur Heritage Municipal Corporation Mayor Munesh Gurjar.
* The state-level programme will be held near a tunnel on Agra Road, an official said.
* Ministers in-charge of districts will launch the scheme in their respective districts.
* More than 2.25 lakh families have already registered for the scheme announced by the chief minister in the state budget this year.
* The state government has allocated a budget of Rs 800 crore for this.
* Projects on environment protection, water conservation, heritage conservation, maintenance of gardens, removal of encroachment, illegal sign boards, hoardings and banners, and sanitation, cleanliness and other such work will be undertaken under the scheme.
* People in the age group of 18 to 60 are eligible for the scheme. Interested families will get 100 days of employment..

Source : Business Standard

Published On : September 9, 2022
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Correct Answer : Option (C) - September 9

World EV (Electric Vehicle) Day 2022 is observed on September 9 to mark the celebration of e-mobility. Although the transition to EV is slower than predicted in India, it is sure that it will happen over time. Demand for electric vehicles is rising and companies are manufacturing EVs as they understand that EVs are alternatives to vehicles that run on conventional fuels.
World EV Day was first observed in 2020. The initiative was created by sustainability media company Green.TV. Initially, the EV campaign was largely restricted to social media platforms.

World EV Day 2022 Significance : World EV Day aims to make people aware of the benefits of switching to EVs. Using Electric Vehicles can transform the world for the better and save the environment as well as energy.

Going by the trend, as per a Statista report, China is projected to be the world leader in terms of electric vehicle production over the next few years. The Asian country is projected to produce roughly 1.3 crore battery electric vehicles (BEV) by the year 2023. As per reports, China has sold more EVs in the year 2021 that the rest of the world combined.
According to the data from previous years, China has sold 51.7 percent of the EVs produced in the world, which amounts to a total of 3,519,054.
In India, this number stood at 3,30,000 units. However, in the growth vector, India performed quite well with a growth of 168 percent as compared to 2020.
* China: 3,519,054
* US: 631,152
* Germany: 695,657
* France: 322,043
* UK: 326,990
* Norway: 153,699
* Italy: 141,615
* Sweden: 138,771
* South Korea: 119,402
* Netherlands: 97,282
* Rest of Europe: 469,930
* Rest of the World: 313,129

Source : Zeebiz, News18

Published On : September 9, 2022
Ajit Kumar Saxena
Pramod Agrawal
Gurdeep Singh
Nalin Singhal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ajit Kumar Saxena

The public enterprise’s selection board (PESB) has selected Ajit Kumar Saxena for the post of Chairman & Managing Director(CMD) of “AMiniratna Category-I Company, MOIL Limited.

He is currently working as Director (Operations) of RINL-Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. He had taken charge as the Director (Operations) on October 17, 2019. Prior to this assignment, he had worked as Chief General Manager, Mills, IISCO, Burnpur, Steel Authority of India Ltd.
About Ajit Kumar Saxena Career : Saxena started his career as a Management Trainee (Technical) in 1986. He worked in various assignments in SAIL starting with Bhilai Steel Plant and worked in various positions during his long tenure of 33 years in SAIL.

Saxena holds a B Tech degree from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in Metallurgy and later also acquired an MBA. He is also a proud holder of the “Young Metallurgist of the Year Award” for the year 2000 given away by the Ministry of Steel.

Published On : September 9, 2022
Shri Mihir Kanti Mishra
Dinesh Kumar Batra
Dr. Nalin Shinghal
Dr G Satheesh Reddy

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dinesh Kumar Batra

Dinesh Kumar Batra, Director (Finance) & CFO, has taken additional charge as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) with effect from September 1, 2022.
As Director (Finance) & CFO, Dinesh Kumar Batra steered BEL to achieve its highest ever turnover of Rs. 15,044 Cr and PAT of Rs. 2,349 crore in FY 2021-22. He was instrumental in increasing BEL’s authorised capital to Rs. 750 crore from Rs. 250 crore and issuing two bonus shares for each share held by the shareholders of the company. He also played a pivotal role in obtaining necessary approvals for BEL’s highest ever payout of 450% Dividend.
Dinesh Kumar Batra was instrumental in the company’s move to foray into the Electro-Explosive segment. He is also credited with BEL entering into Li-on battery packs for automobiles to support the e-Mobility programme of the Government of India. He is a member of the Board of BEL subsidiaries, BEL-Thales Systems Limited (BTSL) and BEL Optronic Devices Limited (BELOP)..

Source : Free press Journal

Published On : September 9, 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Pintola

The leading superfood brand Pintola announces its collaboration with the legendary football player and the Captain of the Indian Football team "Sunil Chhetri". Pintola, a home-grown brand rooted in its values and commitment to offer world class quality products, has been one of the leading nut butters’ brand in the country 5th Sep 2022 offering the widest array of nut butter range across. Not only this, within 10 years of its foray in the market the brand is leading the pack in its category when it comes to online sales across e-commerce platforms.
Sharing his elation on this association, Mr. Anand (Owner of) Pintola added, “Sunil Chhetri and Pintola embodies similar values of rootedness, perfection, consistency, and performance and most crucially promoting the idea of healthier India to this generation. Mr. Chhetri personifies consistency and our brand is dedicated towards helping the country to stay consistent on their fitness journey and thereby becoming the best version of themselves and who better than Mr Chhetri who has been the best soccer player of the country for close to two decades now.
Mr. Chhetri’s ‘no compromise attitude’ is an inspiration for many, similarly, at Pintola we imbibe no compromise when it comes to ensuring the quality world class range of natural nut butter range..

Source : Firstpost

Published On : September 9, 2022
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$50 billion
$75 billion
$100 billion

Correct Answer : Option (B) - $50 billion

Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said that Healthcare sector in India is expected to reach a size of 50 billion dollar by 2025
Addressing the 14th CII Global MedTech Summit in New Delhi, Dr Singh said, over the past two years healthcare has become more focused on innovation and technology. 
He said, 80 per cent of healthcare systems are aiming to increase their investment in digital healthcare tools in coming five years. The Minister added that India aims to achieve 10 to 12 per cent of the global market share of the medical devices sector..

Source : News on Air

Published On : September 8, 2022