Q1. The first-ever in-person QUAD Leaders’ Summit is scheduled to be held in which country in September 2021?
(a) United States
Q2. RBI has launched the ‘Third Cohort’ under the Regulatory Sandbox (RS). What is the theme of this cohort?
(a) Retail Payments
(b) Cross Border Payments
(c) MSME Lending
(d) Blockchain Technology
Q3. Which among these days is celebrated as the International Day of Democracy every year?
(a) 11 September
(b) 12 September
(c) 13 September
(d) 15 September
Q4. India has declared to institutionalise regular Defence Dialogue with which of these regions, on the sidelines of the biennial DefExpo military exhibition?
(e) South America
Q5. India’s first FASTag-based metro parking facility has been launched in which city?
(b) New Delhi
Q6. Which player has been adjudged as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for August 2021?
(a) Marnus Labuschagne
(b) Virat Kohli
(c) Joe Root
(d) Steve Smith
Q7. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in which city?
Q8. The National Engineer’s Day is celebrated in India on which day?
(a) 12 September
(b) 15 September
(c) 14 September
(d) 11 September
Q9. Name the winner of the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for August 2021.
(a) Sneh Rana
(b) Stafanie Taylor
(c) Gaby Lewis
(d) Eimear Richardson
Q10. _______ has launched real-time online tracking for cross-border payments for its corporate clients, in partnership with SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (GPI).
(a) HSBC Bank
(b) ICICI Bank
(c) Standard Chartered
(d) DBS Bank
Q11. The World Lymphoma Awareness Day is an annual observation, which is held on ____________.
(a) 15 September
(b) 13 September
(c) 14 September
(d) 12 September
Q12. Brendan Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket. He played for which country?
(b) West Indies
Q13. Anand Kumar conferred with the Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of ___________________.
Q14. Who has won the National Florence Nightingale Award 2021 for service amid COVID-19?
(a) Bhanumati Gheewala
(b) Aswathy Kumar
(c) Clara Barton
(d) Simi Suresh
Q15. The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize established in 1989, with the support of the Government of the_________________.
(d) South Korea
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Sol. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the first-ever in-person QUAD ( Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) Leaders’ Summit at the White House, in Washington D.C. on September 24, 2021. Quad nation comprise of India, Japan, the US and Australia.
Sol. The Reserve Bank of India has announced the theme for the Third Cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox (RS) as ‘MSME Lending’. The application for the Third Cohort will be kept open from October 01, 2021 to November 14, 2021.
Sol. The International Day of Democracy is celebrated across the world on 15 September each year, since 2008.
Sol. The Government of India has proposed to institutionalise the India-Africa Defence Dialogue, as a regular event, to be held on the sidelines of the biennial DefExpo military exhibition. The first India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave (IADMC) was held at DefExpo in February 2020 in Lucknow.
Sol. 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).
Sol. Joe Root was voted the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for August for his consistent performances in the Test series against India that was part of the next cycle of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
Sol. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University at Aligarh, in Uttar Pradesh, on September 14, 2021.
Sol. In India, the Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 every year, since 1968, 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). Sir MV was regarded as the “Father of Modern Mysore”.
Sol. In women’s cricket, Ireland’s Eimear Richardson has had a sensational August as well and was adjudged the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for August 2021.
Sol. 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.
Sol. The World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is observed globally on September 15 every year. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about lymphoma and the particular emotional and psychosocial challenges facing patients and caregivers suffering from different forms of lymphoma.
Sol. Former Zimbabwe skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Brendan Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Sol. Mathematician Anand Kumar conferred with the Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of education through his ‘Super 30’ initiative, which prepares underprivileged students for the IIT entrance exam.
Sol. The Florence Nightingale Award will be given to a nurse, Bhanumati Gheewala, from Sir Sayajirao General Hospital, Gujarat. She has been in charge of COVID-19 positive pregnant women’s deliveries as well as infant care. She worked in the gynaecology department as well in the paediatric ward.
Sol. The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (3 awards) Established in 1989, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea. It gives special consideration to mother language-based literacy development.