Q1. The 24th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held recently. Who is the Chairperson of this FSDC?
(a) Finance Minister
(b) RBI Governor
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Finance Secretary
Q2. India is the first country in Asia to launch a Plastic Pact to promote circular economy for plastics. The pact has by CII in collaboration with which organistaion?
(a) UNICEF India
(c) Facebook India
(d) World-Wide Fund for Nature-India
Q3. The International Day of Charity is observed annually on which day?
(a) 06 September
(b) 04 September
(c) 05 September
(d) 03 September
Q4. SIMBEX 2021 was the annual bilateral maritime exercise of India and Singapore. The exercise was which edition of the annual event?
Q5. The Ministry of AYUSH has launched the campaign ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’ to distribute medicinal plant saplings to how many households in one year?
(a) 35 lakh
(b) 45 lakh
(c) 55 lakh
(d) 75 lakh
Q6. India has recently inked Project Agreement (PA) for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV) with which country?
(d) United States
Q7. In India, when is the National Teachers’ Day celebrated?
(a) 03 September
(b) 02 September
(c) 05 September
(d) 04 September
Q8. Who has been appointed as the Vice-President of the Asian Squash Federation (ASF) from India?
(a) Cyrus Poncha
(c) Debendranath Sarangi
(d) Major S. Maniam
Q9. How many medals have been won by India at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Q10. Which player has won the F1 Dutch Grand Prix 2021?
(a) Lewis Hamilton
(b) Max Verstappen
(c) Valtteri Bottas
(d) Sebastian Vettel
Q11. LIC has bought 3.9 percent shares of which bank recently?
(a) Canara Bank
(b) Bank of Baroda
(c) Punjab National Bank
(d) Bank of India
Q12. The book named “Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth” is an upcoming book by which celebrity?
(a) Meryl Streep
(b) Priyanka Chopra
(c) Malala Yousafzai
(d) Angelina Jolie
Q13. Which company has launched India’s first digital payment interactive geospatial platform named Pulse?
Q14. Which country has topped the medal tally at the 2020 Summer Paralympics at Tokyo?
(b) Great Britain
Q15. What is the rank of India at the 2020 Summer Paralympics at Tokyo?
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Sol. Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 24th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). Finance Minister is the chairperson of FSDC. It must be noted that FSDC Sub-Committee is chaired by the Governor, RBI.
Sol. India has become the first country in Asia to launch a Plastics Pact, a new platform to promote a circular system for plastics. The new platform ‘India Plastic Pact’ is a joint effort of World-Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and envisions to create a world where plastic is valued and does not pollute the environment.
Sol. The International Day of Charity is observed annually on September 05. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. September 5 was chosen in order to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa, who had always been engaged in charitable work.
Sol. The 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) took place from September 02 to 04, 2021. The SIMBEX-2021 annual bilateral maritime exercise was hosted by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in the southern fringes of the South China Sea.
Sol. As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration, the Ministry of AYUSH has launched a campaign titled ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’, which aims to distribute medicinal plant saplings to 75 lakh households in one year.
Sol. The Ministry of Defence, Government of India and US Department of Defence have signed a Project Agreement (PA) for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV), under the Joint Working Group Air Systems in the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). The PA was signed on July 30, 2021.
Sol. In India, the Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on September 05 since 1962.The day marks the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an Indian philosopher, academic, and statesman, who defined the role of the teacher as someone who acts not only as an educator but also as a moral mentor and inculcates values among students.
Sol. Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) Secretary-General, Cyrus Poncha has been unanimously elected as Vice-President of the Asian Squash Federation (ASF) on September 04, 2021, during the 41st annual general meeting of ASF.
Sol. India finished their campaign at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 with an all-time high 19 medals which includes five gold, eight silver, and six bronze. This is the best medal tally for India at single edition of the Paralympic Games.
Sol. Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) has won the formula one Dutch Grand Prix 2021, held on September 05, 2021.
Sol. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has bought 3.9 percent (15,90,07,791 shares) of the Bank of India through open market acquisition on September 2, 2021.
Sol. Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has recently announced her upcoming book, titled “Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth”. The book has been written jointly by Angelina Jolie, Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren QC.
Sol. PhonePe has launched a platform named PhonePe Pulse. Pulse is India’s first interactive platform with data insights and trends on digital payments.
Sol. Team China topped the final medal tally at Tokyo Paralympic Games. The country won a total of 207 medals (96 golds, 60 silvers and 51 bronzes).
Sol. India is placed at 24th position in the overall medal tally out of a total of 162 nations.