Correct Answer : Option (C) - Puducherry
Note : Eden Beach in Chinna Veerampattinam near Puducherry has become the first beach in the Union Territory to get the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ certification from the Denmark-based Foundation for Environment Education (FEE).
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kailash Satyarthi
Note : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed four new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates on September 17, 2021, ahead of the 76th UN General Assembly. The four newly appointed advocates are: Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, STEM activist Valentina Muñoz Rabanal, Microsoft President Brad Smith and K-pop superstars BLACKPINK (South Korean girl group).
Correct Answer : Option (D) - 10
Note : Two new beaches in India have received the Blue Flag Certification by the Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark (FEE) in 2021. Now India have total 10 beaches with the coveted International eco-label “Blue Flag”.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sony Pictures Networks India
Note : The Board of Directors of ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has unanimously approved the merger of the company with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). Puneet Goenka, the CEO of Zee Entertainment, will be the MD and CEO of the merged entity for a period of 5 years.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - 10%
Note : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised downwards India’s economic growth forecast for the current fiscal, 2021-22 (FY22) to 10%.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Note : The Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal, launched the ‘National Single Window System (NSWS)’, on September 22, 2021, for the investors and businesses. NSWS is a single window portal that will act as a one-stop-shop for investors or entrepreneur, to get approvals and clearances needed from Government.The portal has been developed jointly by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) along with Invest India.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sheikh Hasina
Note : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been conferred with the SDG Progress award for Bangladesh’s steady progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 16
Note : Guterres appointed Satyarthi, STEM activist Valentina Munoz Rabanal, Microsoft President Brad Smith and K-pop superstars BLACKPINK as new SDG Advocates. With this, the UN now has total of 16 SDG Advocates.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - 9.7%
Note : The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has cut India’s economic growth rate projections by 0.2% points to 9.7% for the current financial year (2021-22). For the financial year 2022-23 (FY23), OECD has projected the Indian economy to grow by 7.9%, as compared to 8.2% pegged earlier.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - 5.7%
Note : For global economy, OECD has projected a strong growth rate of 5.7% in 2021 and 4.5% in 2022, as compared to 5.8% and 4.4%, respectively, estimated earlier.