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 Q .
The International Red Panda Day is marked every year on which day?
A)
Fourth Saturday of September
B)
Third Saturday of September
C)
Second Saturday of September
D)
First Saturday of September

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Third Saturday of September

Note :

The International Red Panda Day (IRPD) is celebrated on the third Saturday of September every year to raise public awareness and support for red panda conservation issues. In 2021, the IRPD is being observed on 18 September 2021. The day was launched by the Red Panda Network in 2010. The first international red Panda day was celebrated on 18th September 2010.
 
About Red Pandas : There are two distinct species of red pandas Ailurus fulgens is commonly known as Himalayan Red Panda and Ailurus fulgens styani commonly known as Chinese Red Panda, these are mostly found in the Eastern Himalayan region and southwestern China. Genetically the red pandas belong to the order of Carnivora, but mostly eat bamboo shoots, mushrooms etc and also eat birds, eggs, and insects. The average lifespan of these red pandas is 23 years and the female pandas stop breeding after the age of 12.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
The International Equal Pay Day is observed annually on which day?
A)
16 September
B)
17 September
C)
18 September
D)
19 September

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 18 September

Note :

International Equal Pay Day is celebrated on 18 September. The inaugural edition of the day was observed in the year 2020. The day aims to achieve equal pay for work of equal value and break the walls against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.
 
History of the day: The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe September 18 as International Equal Pay Day, on November 15, 2019, which was introduced by the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). The resolution was co-sponsored by a total of 105 member states. As well as recognising the contribution of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and businesses, the resolution also acknowledged the work and contribution of EPIC to achieving equal pay.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
The World Water Monitoring Day is an annual event which takes place on_________
A)
15 September
B)
16 September
C)
17 September
D)
18 September

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 18 September

Note : The World Water Monitoring Day is observed every year on September 18 since 2003 to increase public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water resources around the world.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
NITI Aayog has tied up with which entity to launch tech-driven learning programmes for children from 112 Aspirational districts of the country?
A)
Byju’s
B)
Amazon
C)
Google India
D)
Facebook India

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Byju’s

Note : Government think tank NITI Aayog has entered into partnered with edtech major Byju’s, to provide free access to Byju’s high-quality and tech-driven learning programmes to children from 112 Aspirational districts of the country.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
Who was the representative of India in-person at the 21st Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State?
A)
Piyush Goyal
B)
Nitin Gadkari
C)
Nirmala Sitharaman
D)
Dr S Jaishankar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr S Jaishankar

Note :

The Indian delegation was led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who participated in the meeting via video-link and at Dushanbe, India was represented by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will represent India at the 21st Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
 
The meeting which is happening in Hybrid format is on Sept 17, 2021 and is going to be chaired by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC)?
A)
Anita Sharma
B)
Alka Nangia Arora
C)
Narayan Tatu Rane
D)
Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Alka Nangia Arora

Note : Alka Nangia Arora has been appointed as the Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC).

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
Which day is marked as the International Coastal Cleanup Day every year?
A)
First Saturday in September
B)
Second Saturday in September
C)
Third Saturday in September
D)
Fourth Saturday in September

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Third Saturday in September

Note :

The International Coastal Cleanup Day is traditionally held on the third Saturday in September. In 2021, the day is being held on 18 September. The theme of International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2021: “Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean”. Coastal Cleanup Day was established by the Ocean Conservancy, an organization that works to help protect the ocean from the challenges it faces every year.
 
History of the day: The first International Coastal Cleanup Day was observed in 1986. The day aims to increase public awareness about the accumulation and negative impacts of litter in oceans, on coastlines and on beaches.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
What is the theme of the International Coastal Cleanup Day?
A)
Time for Nature
B)
Marine Animal: The Pelican
C)
Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean
D)
Achieving a trash-free Coastline

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean

Note : The theme of International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2021: “Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean”.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
The Surya Kiran -XV is a Joint Military Training Exercise of Indian Army with which country?
A)
Nepal
B)
Maldives
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Nepal

Note :

Almost two months after Sher Bahadur Deuba swore as Nepal's new Prime Minister, the political and defence ties between the two countries are taking a new height. In the recent development, the Indian Army on Saturday informed that the 15th edition of India- Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise "Surya Kiran" would commence from September 20 at Pithoragarh. According to the statement released by the Indian Army, the exercise aims to share experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations by both countries. "15th Edition of India-Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise Surya Kiran is commencing from September 20, 2021, at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand," said the Additional Directorate General of Public Information, Army.
 
Further, the Ministry of Defence said that an Infantry Battalion from Indian Army and an equivalent strength from Nepali Army would be sharing their experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations over a prolonged period in their respective countries. As part of the exercise, both the Armies would familiarise themselves with each other's weapons, equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures of operating in a counter-insurgency environment in mountainous terrain. Also, there would be a series of Expert Academic Discussions on various subjects such as Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, High Altitude Warfare, Jungle Warfare etc., added the statement released on September 18.

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Published On : September 18, 2021
 Q .
The 2021 Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State was held in which place?
A)
Beirut
B)
Dushanbe
C)
Bishkek
D)
Ashgabat

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dushanbe

Note : The 21st Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State was held in hybrid format on September 17, 2021 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.

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Published On : September 18, 2021