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 Q .
How many SDG Advocates are appointed by UN Secretary General till date to deliver the 17 SDGs by 2030?
A)
11
B)
13
C)
16
D)
20

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.

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Published On : September 23, 2021
 Q .
As per OECD, the GDP of India economy is projected at ________ percent in the financial year 2021-22?
A)
6.1%
B)
7.5%
C)
8.2%
D)
9.7%

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.

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Published On : September 23, 2021
 Q .
What is the Global economic growth forecast in 2021, as per OECD?
A)
5.5%
B)
5.7%
C)
5.9%
D)
6.2%

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.

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Published On : September 23, 2021
 Q .
As per a new report by the UK's Department of International Trade, which nation will become the world's 3rd largest importer by 2050?
A)
Japan
B)
India
C)
France
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

Note : India will become the world’s 3rd largest importer by 2050 with a share of 5.9 percent of global imports, following China and the United States (US), as per a new report titled Global Trade Outlook by the UK's Department of International Trade.

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Published On : September 23, 2021
 Q .
Which among the following nations has become a full-time member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?
A)
Iran
B)
Japan
C)
France
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Iran

Note : Iran has become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Iran was so far participating in SCO meetings as an observer nation, a status that it had acquired in June 2005. It had applied for full membership of the bloc first in 2008 and then again in 2010 but both times it was not successful.

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Published On : September 23, 2021
 Q .
Which state has passed a bill banning online gaming?
A)
Kerala
B)
Telangana
C)
Karnataka
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Karnataka

Note : The Karnataka Assembly on September 21, 2021 passed the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill banning online gambling or betting in the state. Those found guilty will face maximum imprisonment of three years and a penalty up to Rs one lakh.

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Published On : September 23, 2021
 Q .
When is World Rose Day for cancer patients observed?
A)
September 19th
B)
September 20th
C)
September 21st
D)
September 22nd

Correct Answer : Option (D) - September 22nd

Note : World Rose Day is observed annually across the world on September 22 in the memory of Melinda Rose, a 12-year old Canadian girl who was diagnosed with Askin’s Tumour- a rare blood cancer. The day is observed to honour cancer patients and their bravery and aims to give them hope.

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Published On : September 22, 2021
 Q .
When is World Rhino Day observed?
A)
September 22nd
B)
September 23rd
C)
September 24th
D)
September 25th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - September 22nd

Note :

World Rhino Day is observed globally on 22 September every year. This day provides the opportunity for cause-related organizations, NGOs, zoos, and members of the public to celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the need to protect all the five existing species of Rhinoceros, which are: Black Rhino, White Rhino, Greater one-horned Rhino, Sumatran Rhino and Javan Rhinos.
 
 
History of World Rhino Day: World Rhino Day was first announced by World Wildlife Fund-South Africa in 2010 and is being observed internationally since 2011.

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Published On : September 22, 2021
 Q .
The Indian Navy is participating in the third maritime exercise "Samudra Shakti" with the Navy of which country?
A)
Sri Lanka
B)
Indonesia
C)
Singapore
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Indonesia

Note : Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrived at Jakarta, Indonesia on 18 Sep 2021 to participate in the 3rd edition of Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ with the Indonesian Navy scheduled off the approaches to Sunda Strait from 20 Sep 2021 to 22 Sep 2021. The exercise aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship, enhance mutual understanding and interoperability in maritime operations between the two navies. The exercise will also provide an appropriate platform to share best practices and develop a common understanding of Maritime Security Operations.

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Published On : September 22, 2021
 Q .
World Alzheimer's Day is observed annually on __________
A)
September 20
B)
September 21
C)
September 22
D)
September 23

Correct Answer : Option (B) - September 21

Note : World Alzheimer's Day is observed on September 21 every year in order to raise awareness among the people about alzheimer's and dementia. According to Alzheimer's Disease International, the theme for this year's World Alzheimer's Day is ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’.

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Published On : September 22, 2021