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A)
September 9, 2022
B)
September 8, 2022
C)
September 7, 2022
D)
September 6, 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - September 8, 2022

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died on September 8, 2022, aged 96.
 
Earlier that day, official sources had reported that Her Majesty was unwell, and she was under close medical supervision at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
 
Her Majesty celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, to mark a rule of over 70 years.
 
The cause of death remains undeclared, but according to the official statement, Her Majesty “died peacefully” at Balmoral Castle, in Scotland. She was 96.
 
Longest-reigning monarch in the UK : Queen Elizabeth II’s reign began in 1952, when she was not yet 26 years old. She was Queen of the U.K. and the Commonwealth for over 70 years, which makes her the longest-reigning monarch in British history, surpassing Queen Victoria’s 63-year reign.

Born : 21 April 1926, Bruton Street, London, United Kingdom

Full name : Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor

Died : 8 September 2022, Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom

Source : Medical News Today
 

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Published On : September 9, 2022
A)
Pune
B)
Noida
C)
Ahmedabad
D)
Varanasi

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Noida

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the World Dairy Summit 2022 on September 12 where farmers, cooperatives and global dairy majors are scheduled to participate.
 
According to union minister for fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying Parshottam Rupala, India is hosting the International Dairy Federation (IDF) global dairy summit after 48 years, where more than 1,500 experts, farmers and processors of dairy products from 50 countries will be participating.
 
Last time, India hosted the International Dairy Congress in 1974.
 
The event is scheduled to be held at Greater "Noida" at the outskirts of Delhi during September 12-15 on the theme of ‘dairy for nutrition and livelihood’.
 
Union minister of home affairs and cooperation Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and Gujarat chief minister Bhupendrabhai Patel will attend the summit..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : September 9, 2022
A)
September 10
B)
September 9
C)
September 8
D)
September 7

Correct Answer : Option (B) - September 9

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The International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed on September 9. The day is marked to make people aware of how the protracted nature of conflicts today affects entire generations of children. Without access to safe education, children living in conflict are at risk of growing up without essential skills and knowledge.
 
The Yemen Civil War, the Ethiopian conflict, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the Taliban rule in Afghanistan are some internal and external conflicts that threaten children’s right to education.
 
History : The day was established in 2020 by a unanimous decision of the United Nations General Assembly. The resolution proclaiming the day was presented by the state of Qatar and was co-sponsored by 62 countries. The resolution also called on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to raise awareness of the plight of millions of children living in the countries affected by conflict.
 
The resolution affirmed that governments have the primary responsibility to provide protection and to ensure equitable quality education at all levels to all learners, especially during conflict situations.
 
Significance : International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed by people and governments worldwide. As per the UN, a child’s right to education cannot be safeguarded in war zones, without education itself being protected.
 
This day is marked to make people aware that out of school, children are easy targets of abuse and exploitation. The organization also stated that the school should provide a safe place for students and safeguard them from threats and crises. The day signifies a crucial step to breaking the cycle of crisis and reducing the likelihood of conflicts in near future.

Source : News18

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Published On : September 9, 2022
A)
Achim Steiner
B)
Alexander Betts
C)
Volker Turk
D)
Walter Kälin

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Volker Turk

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Austrian career UN official Volker Turk has been appointed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
 
Within hours of his nomination by Guterres on Thursday(8th September 2022), he received the Assembly's approval to succeed Michelle Bachelet, who left after completing her term last month.
 
The appointment was made while Guterres was on his way to meet with victims of Pakistan's floods.
 
Turk, who is from Austria, has worked with human rights-related issues at the UN's office for refugees, where his last position was the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
 
"Turk has devoted his long and distinguished career to advancing universal human rights, notably the international protection of some of the world's most vulnerable people - refugees and stateless persons," Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.
 
He will be the eighth high commissioner and the second, after Sergio Vieira de Mello, to have worked at the refugees agency..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : September 10, 2022
A)
Rajshahi
B)
Dhaka
C)
Khulna
D)
Chattogram

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Khulna

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* The Maitree super thermal power project is a 1,320MW coal-fired power station under construction in Rampal, Bangladesh.
 
* The power plant is being developed by Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company (BIFPCL), a 50:50 joint venture between India’s state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
 
* The Maitree super thermal power project is located at Moithara, Rampal, in the Bagerhat district, approximately 23km south-east of the "Khulna" city, Bangladesh.
 
* PM Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly unveiled the Maitree Super Thermal Power Project.
 
* The coal-fired facility is being developed on a 1,834acre-site on the bank of Passur River in south-west Bangladesh.
 
* The project site is located approximately 14km away from the Sundarbans, a UNESCO heritage site which is the home to one of the largest mangrove forests.
 
* The Khulna Junction railway station is the nearest railhead which is located approximately 36km away from the project site..

Source : NS Energy Business

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Published On : September 9, 2022
A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Nitin Gadkari
D)
S. Jaishankar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajnath Singh

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Rajnath Singh, the first Indian Defence Minister to visit Mongolia, was gifted a majestic horse 'Tejas' by the country's president on Wednesday(7th Sep 2022), seven years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a similar gift from the leadership of this country.
 
On Tuesday(6th Sep 2022), Mr Singh called on Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and reviewed the strategic bilateral ties.
 
"Excellent meeting with the President of Mongolia, H.E. U. Khurelsukh in Ulaanbaatar. Recalled my last meeting with him in 2018, when he was the Prime Minister of the country. We are fully committed to further deepening our multifaceted Strategic Partnership with Mongolia," he said in a tweet.
 
In 2015, Prime Minister Modi received a special gift - a brown racehorse - from his then Mongolian counterpart Chimed Saikhanbileg on his historic visit to this country.
 
Defence Minister Singh is on a five-day visit to Mongolia and Japan from Monday(5th Sep 2022) with an aim to expand India's strategic and defence ties with the two countries in the backdrop of evolving regional security matrix and geo-political turmoil.
 
Mr Singh's visit to Mongolia from September 5 to 7 is the first-ever tour to the East Asian country by an Indian defence minister..

Source : NDTV
 

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Published On : September 9, 2022
A)
Russia
B)
China
C)
France
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (D) - United States

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United States Biden Government Administration has approved a whopping USD 450 million F-16 fighter jet fleet sustainment programme to Pakistan.
 
U S Congress, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale of F-16 case for sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of USD 450 million, arguing that this will sustain Islamabad's capability to meet current and future counterterrorism threats by maintaining its F-16 fleet.
 
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Wednesday(7th September 2022).
 
"Pakistan’s F-16 programme is an important part of the broader United States-Pakistan bilateral relationship. The proposed sale will sustain Pakistan’s capability to meet current and future counterterrorism threats by maintaining its F-16 fleet. The F-16 fleet allows Pakistan to support counterterrorism operations and we expect Pakistan to take sustained action against all terrorist groups"..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : September 9, 2022
A)
$1 Billion
B)
$2 Billion
C)
$4 Billion
D)
$7 Billion

Correct Answer : Option (B) - $2 Billion

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday(8th Sep 2022) announced major new military aid worth more than 2 billion dollars for Ukraine and other European countries threatened by Russia.
 
Blinken said the Biden administration would provide $2 billion in long-term military assistance to Ukraine and 18 of its neighbours, including NATO members and regional security partners most potentially at risk for future Russian aggression."
 
That's on top of a $675-million package of heavy weaponry, ammunition and armoured vehicles for Ukraine alone that Defense Secretary Llloyd Austin announced earlier Thursday(8th Sep 2022) at a conference in Germany.
 
The contributions bring total U.S. aid to Ukraine to $15.2 billion since the administration took office..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : September 9, 2022
A)
Haryana government
B)
Gujarat government
C)
Maharashtra government
D)
Rajasthan government

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajasthan government

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The Rajasthan government is going to launch on Friday(9th Sep 2022) its ambitious scheme to provide 100 days of employment to needy families in urban areas on the lines of the MGNREGA.
 
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is scheduled launch the "Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Scheme" in the presence of Urban Development and Housing Minister Shanti Dhariwal, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, PHED Minister Mahesh Joshi, Agriculture Minister Lal Chand Kataria and Jaipur Heritage Municipal Corporation Mayor Munesh Gurjar.
 
* The state-level programme will be held near a tunnel on Agra Road, an official said.
 
* Ministers in-charge of districts will launch the scheme in their respective districts.
 
* More than 2.25 lakh families have already registered for the scheme announced by the chief minister in the state budget this year.
 
* The state government has allocated a budget of Rs 800 crore for this.
 
* Projects on environment protection, water conservation, heritage conservation, maintenance of gardens, removal of encroachment, illegal sign boards, hoardings and banners, and sanitation, cleanliness and other such work will be undertaken under the scheme.
 
* People in the age group of 18 to 60 are eligible for the scheme. Interested families will get 100 days of employment..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : September 9, 2022
A)
September 7
B)
September 8
C)
September 9
D)
September 10

Correct Answer : Option (C) - September 9

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World EV (Electric Vehicle) Day 2022 is observed on September 9 to mark the celebration of e-mobility. Although the transition to EV is slower than predicted in India, it is sure that it will happen over time. Demand for electric vehicles is rising and companies are manufacturing EVs as they understand that EVs are alternatives to vehicles that run on conventional fuels.
 
World EV Day was first observed in 2020. The initiative was created by sustainability media company Green.TV. Initially, the EV campaign was largely restricted to social media platforms.

World EV Day 2022 Significance : World EV Day aims to make people aware of the benefits of switching to EVs. Using Electric Vehicles can transform the world for the better and save the environment as well as energy.

Going by the trend, as per a Statista report, China is projected to be the world leader in terms of electric vehicle production over the next few years. The Asian country is projected to produce roughly 1.3 crore battery electric vehicles (BEV) by the year 2023. As per reports, China has sold more EVs in the year 2021 that the rest of the world combined.
 
According to the data from previous years, China has sold 51.7 percent of the EVs produced in the world, which amounts to a total of 3,519,054.
 
In India, this number stood at 3,30,000 units. However, in the growth vector, India performed quite well with a growth of 168 percent as compared to 2020.
 
EV SALES BY COUNTRY IN 2021 : 
* China: 3,519,054
* US: 631,152
* Germany: 695,657
* France: 322,043
* UK: 326,990
* Norway: 153,699
* Italy: 141,615
* Sweden: 138,771
* South Korea: 119,402
* Netherlands: 97,282
* Rest of Europe: 469,930
* Rest of the World: 313,129

Source : Zeebiz, News18

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Published On : September 9, 2022