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Friday, September 24, 2021

DAILY GK: 25 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 25 SEP 2021

1.INDIAN ARMY TO PROCURE 118 ARJUN MK-1A

      Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) of Avadi, Chennai grabbed Rs 7,523 crore order from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army.

      The tank is known as the “hunter killers”.

 

2.INDIA RANKED 46TH IN GII 2021 BY WIPO

      India’s rank in Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) improved by two spots to 46th from 48th in GII 2020.

      India entered into the group of top 50 countries in GII for the 1st time.

Overall Rank of GII                                                                  Country

1                                                                                              Switzerland

2                                                                                              Sweden

3                                                                                              United States of America

 

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DAILY GK: 23 , 24 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 23 , 24 SEP 2021

1.NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS

      The Ministry of Education (MoE) has formulated a 12-member National Steering Committee (SC) for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

      It will be chaired by Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, an scientist who headed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from 1994 to 2003.

      The tenure of the SC will be of 3 years w.e.f .September 21, 2021.

      The SC will be assisted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) Director Prof. Sridhar Srivastava (Current).

 

2.KOVALAM, EDEN BEACHES GET BLUE FLAG TAG

      Two more new Indian beaches– Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry received Blue Flag Certification from Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark (FEE) in 2021.

      With this ,India received a Blue tag for 10 beaches.

      It is issued by Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark (FEE) and international jury comprising of members from IUCN, UNWTO, UNEP and UNESCO etc.

 

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DAILY GK : 21, 22 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK : 21, 22 SEP 2021

1.       RECOMMENDATIONS OF 45TH GST COUNCIL

      45th meeting of GST (Goods & Service Tax) Council was held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, under the chairmanship of the Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Ministry of Finance.

      The existing concessional GST rates (till 30th September, 2021) on Covid-19 treatment drugs extended to December, 31 2021.

      From January 1, 2022, food delivery apps will collect and deposit 5% GST with the government, in place of restaurants, for deliveries made by them.

      This will not affect the end consumer.

 

2. JOINT MILITARY TRAINING EXERCISE ‘SURYA KIRAN’

      The 14-day long 15th India-Nepal Joint Military Training exercise Surya Kiran commenced in the Himalayan border town of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand in India.

 

3. COMMEMORATIVE STAMP ON RAO JAIMAL RATHORE

      Devusinh Chauhan, Union Minister of State (MoS), Ministry of Communications launched a commemorative postal stamp to honour Rao Jaimal Rathore on his 515th birth anniversary.

      Rao Jaimal Rathore, a Rajput warrior general of Chittorgarh, fought against the Mughal army during its siege from 1567 to 1568.

 

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

DAILY GK: 19,20 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 19,20 SEP 2021

1.RAIL KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA (RKVY) UNDER PMKVY

      Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Ministry of Railways launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY) under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) from Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.

      The program envisages empowering youth viz. 50000 candidates with industry relevant skills over a period of three years under the Apprentice Act 1961 through 75 Railway training institutes. It will be free of cost.

 

2.SIRARAKHONG CHILLI & TAMENGLONG ORANGE GET GI TAG

      Manipur’s Sirarakhong Chilli (Hathei Chilly) and Tamenglong Orange have received the Geographical Index (GI) tag.

      The Chief Minister of Manipur,N. Biren Singh, announced it during the inaugural ceremony of the Van Dhan Vikas Kendra (VDVK) Mela, 2021.

 

3.BYJU’S ACQUIRES K-12 CODING COMPANY TYNKER

      NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant launched an initiative in collaboration with edutech company BYJU’S to provide free access to the company’s “Premium Learning’’ resources to  students of class 6-12 in government schools across 112 ‘Aspirational Districts’.

      BYJU’S has acquired 100 percent share in US based K-12 coding company Tynker.

      The objective is to provide every child a  strong foundation in computer science, programming and critical thinking skills.

 

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DAILY GK: 18 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 18 SEP 2021

1. ‘REFORMS IN URBAN PLANNING CAPACITY IN INDIA’

      A report titled ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ was released by NITI  Aayog’s Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar.

      NITI Aayog and France’s software maker Dassault Systèmes have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) during a virtual event to support various current and future initiatives of AIM (Atal Innovation Mission) programs and AIM beneficiaries in India.

 

2. WORLD BANK DISCONTINUES “EASE OF DOING BUSINESS” REPORT

      World Bank group announced to discontinue its “Doing Business” reports after finding data irregularities in countries rankings in 2018 and 2020 reports.

      The law investigation agency, WilmerHale, has unveiled inconsistent with the Doing Business methodology in the 2018 report, which favoured China’s position.

      Note – The 1st edition of the ‘Doing Business’ report was published by the World Bank in 2003.

 

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

DAILY GK QUIZ: 09 - 17 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK QUIZ: 09 - 17 SEP 2021

[Q] Which Organization recently set up 3 Boards for Advance Rulings (BAR) to help with tax matters?

(a) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

(b) Central Board of Direct Taxes

(c) Securities and Exchange Board of India

(d) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

(e) All the Above

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Which is the World’s 1st Country to adopt ‘Bitcoin’ as its National Currency?

(a) Costa Rica

(b) El Salvador

(c) Mexico

(d) Paraguay

(e) Haiti

[ANS] b

 

[Q] As per the ‘Hurun India Future `Unicorn List 2021’ India became _________ largest Unicorn ecosystem in the world; while _________made it to the top.

(a) 4th; China

(b) 3rd; China

(c) 3rd; USA

(d) 2nd; China

(e) 2nd; USA

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Who was appointed as the Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India?

(a) J. Packirisamy

(b) Lingam Venkat Prabhakar

(c) Harsha Bhupendra Bangari

(d) David Rasquinha

(e) Mukesh Kumar Jain

[ANS] c

 

[Q] In September 2021, V. Vaidyanathan was re-appointed by RBI as MD & CEO of which Bank?

(a) NABARD

(b) SIDBI

(c) Bank of India

(d) IndusInd Bank

(e) IDFC FIRST Bank

[ANS] e

 

[Q] Who authored the book titled “Gita Govinda: Jayadeva’s Divine Odyssey”?

(a) Utpal K. Banerjee

(b) S. Ramakrishnan

(c) Arundhati Roy

(d) Arun Shourie

(e) Amitav Ghosh

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Which of the following was awarded the “President’s Colour” award in recognition of its exceptional service to the nation

(a) Indian Army Aviation

(b) Indian Coast Guard

(c) Indian Naval Aviation Institute

(d) Indian Naval Academy

(e) Southern Naval Command

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Which bank recently was delisted by RBI from its Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Restrictions Framework?

(a) Indian Overseas Bank

(b) UCO Bank

(c) Punjab National Bank

(d) YES Bank

(e) Central Bank of India

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Who has been appointed as the India’s Sherpa for the G20?

(a) Narendra Modi

(b) Piyush Goyal

(c) Rajnath Singh

(d) Dr. Harsh Vardhan

(e) Nitin Gadkari

[ANS] b

 

[Q] International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed globally on __________.

(a) 09th September

(b) 10th September

(c) 11th September

(d) 12th September

(e) 13th September

[ANS] a

 

[Q] PRANA portal launched by which ministry?

(a) Minister of Women and Child Development

(b) Minister of Home Affairs

(c) Minister of Education

(d) Ministry of Environment

(e) Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

[ANS] d

 

[Q] India’s tallest air purification tower is installed in which UT/State?

(a) Chandigarh

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Delhi

(d) Gujarat

(e) Uttar Pradesh

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Who has broken the world record for most goals scored in men’s international football?

(a) Neymar

(b) Lionel Messi

(c) Xavi

(d) Cristiano Ronaldo

(e) Sergio Agüero

[ANS] d

 

[Q] In September 2021, Under Green Strategic Partnership a ‘Centre of Excellence on Offshore Wind’ was jointly launched by India & which country?

(a) Austria

(b) Denmark

(c) France

(d) Switzerland

(e) Hungary

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Name the exercise that was recently hosted by Russia & saw the participation of the Indian Army?

(a) Cutlass Express

(b) TTX- 2021

(c) Guardian 2021

(d) Zapad 2021

(e) Jimex- 2021

[ANS] d

 

[Q] Which organization recently signed an MoU with The USA’s Hughes Network System to distribute Low Earth Orbit satellite service in India & US?

(a) OneWeb

(b) SpaceX

(c) Telesat

(d) Intelsat

(e) Kepler Communications

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund was appointed as the acting Prime Minister of which Country?

(a) Iran

(b) Egypt

(c) Iraq

(d) Syria

(e) Afghanistan

[ANS] e

 

[Q] Vijaybhai Ramniklalbhai Rupani, Chief Minister of __________ resigned from his office.

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Assam

(c) West Bengal

(d) Kerala

(e) Gujarat

[ANS] e

 

[Q] When was ‘World EV Day’ annually celebrated to mark the celebration of e-mobility?

(a) 7th September

(b) 8th September

(c) 9th September

(d) 10th September

(e) 11th September

[ANS] c

 

[Q] The Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-5 02, has been launched by which country?

(a) France

(b) Japan

(c) United States

(d) China

(e) South Africa

[ANS] d

 

[Q] Who has been elected as the chairman of the assembly of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI)?

(a) Tushar Mehta

(b) Deepak Das

(c) Suresh N Patel

(d) Sushil Chandra

(e) Girish Chandra Murmu

[ANS] e

 

[Q] Recently, who among the following was appointed as the chairman of National Commission for Minorities ?

(a) Iqbal Singh Lalpura

(b) Suresh N. Patel

(c) Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha

(d) K. N. Vyas

(e) K. Sivan

[ANS] a

 

[Q] What was the theme of the BRICS Summit 2021?

(a) BRICS@15:Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future

(b) BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus

(c) BRICS@15:Collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution

(d) BRICS@15: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future

(e) BRICS@15: BRICS partnership – a driving force of global development

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Which is the 1st State to launch the “Medicines from the Sky” initiative to use drones for delivering Medicines?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Telangana

(c) Punjab

(d) Madhya Pradesh

(e) Jharkhand

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Who was recently appointed as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat?

(a) Bhupendra Patel

(b) Mansukh Mandaviya

(c) Parshottam Rupala

(d) Vijay Rupani

(e) Praful Khoda Patel

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Who won the ‘2021 Italian Grand Prix’?

(a) Daniel Ricciardo

(b) Max Verstappen

(c) Lewis Hamilton

(d) Sebastian Vettel

(e) Charles Leclerc

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Who authored the book titled “A Rude Life: The Memoir”?

(a) Pavan C.Lall

(b) Rana Kapoor

(c) Kiran Desai

(d) Vir Sanghvi

(e) Arundhati Roy

[ANS] d

 

[Q] Name the Aircraft that was recently leased by the Indian Navy to Mauritius under India’s “SAGAR” initiative.

(a) Hawk

(b) Dornier

(c) SU-30 MKI

(d) Hindustan-228

(e) HTT- 40

[ANS] b

 

[Q] As per the ‘QS Global MBA Rankings: Global 2022’, ___________ topped B-School ranking in India while IIM Bangalore ranked _________ in the global ranking.

(a) IIM Ahmedabad; 40

(b) IIM Ahmedabad; 50

(c) University of Delhi; 40

(d) IIM Calcutta; 50

(e) IIM Calcutta; 40

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Name India’s first satellite & nuclear-missile tracking Ship that is capable of tracking long-range ballistic missiles.

(a) INS Shivalik

(b) INS Arihant

(c) INS Sindhughosh

(d) INS Dhruv

(e) INS Tarkash

[ANS] d

 

[Q] The Supreme Court of India oversaw the entry of women into which Organisation?

(a) Research & Analysis Wing

(b) Indian Space Research Organisation

(c) Union Public Service Commission

(d) National Defence Academy

(e) National Investigation Agency

[ANS] d

 

[Q] When is the ‘International Day of Democracy’ annually celebrated by the UN?

(a) 11th September

(b) 12th September

(c) 13th September

(d) 14th September

(e) 15th September

[ANS] e

 

[Q] The Campaign titled Shoonya has been launched by which organisation?

(a) NITI Aayog

(b) Indian Army

(c) ISRO

(d) IIT Madras

(e) DRDO

[ANS] a

 

[Q] India is participating in the 6th Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021. Which country is hosting the exercise?

(a) Australia

(b) China

(c) Russia

(d) India

(e) USA

[ANS] c

 

[Q] The Government of India will host the first ever Global Buddhist Conference in November 2021 in which state?

(a) Himachal pradesh

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Gujarat

(d) Meghlaya

(e) Bihar

[ANS] e

 

[Q] The International Day for the preservation for Ozone layer (World Ozone Day) is observed annually on?

(a) 15 September

(b) 14 September

(c) 16 September

(d) 13 September

(e) 12 September

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Which of the following company recently announced that it would stop producing cars in India?

(a) Fiat

(b) Kia

(c) Toyota

(d) Ford

(e) Hindustan Motors

[ANS] d

 

[Q] TIME magazine has unveiled its annual list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People of 2021’. Which of the following Indian is include in the list?

(a) Mukesh Ambani

(b) Ratan Tata

(c) MS Dhoni

(d) Mamata Banerjee

(e) Sonu Sood

[ANS] d

 

[Q] What is the theme of the 2021 World Ozone Day?

(a) Keep Cool and Carry on: The Montreal Protocol

(b) Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection

(c) Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool

(d) 32 years and Healing

(e) Montreal Protocol: Ozone for life

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ________, which has been created by merging Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV.

(a) Hindustan TV

(b) Bharat TV

(c) Nation TV

(d) Parliament TV

(e) Sansad TV

[ANS] e

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