Correct Answer : Option (C) - Nagpur
Note : Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari launched ‘iRASTE’, an Artificial Intelligence-powered project, which aims to help reduce road accidents, understand the factors responsible for these events and come up with solutions to mitigate them. iRASTE stands for Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering. The project has been launched on a pilot basis in Nagpur, Maharashtra with the aim of reducing accidents by 50 percent in the city.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - IIT Bombay
Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7.2%
Note : The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has pegged India’s economic growth rate as follows, in its Trade and Development report released on September 15, 2021 : Calendar Year (CY) 2021 – 7.2%; Calendar Year 2022 – 6.7%
Correct Answer : Option (B) - North Korea
Note : The UN Security Council (UNSC) called for an emergency meeting on September 16, 2021 to discuss the recent ballistic missile launches by North Korea. The UN resolutions ban North Korea from conducting any tests of ballistic missiles.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajendra Trivedi
Note : Gujarat State Assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi tendered his resignation just hours before the new Gujarat cabinet was sworn in on September 16, 2021. Trivedi, who is a BJP MLA from Vadodara, was one of the 24 new Gujarat Cabinet Ministers who were sworn in by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Tata Steel
Note : Tata Steel has commissioned India’s first carbon capture plant that extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas, at its Jamshedpur Works. With this achievement, Tata Steel has become the country’s first steel company to adopt such a carbon capture technology. The CCU plant was inaugurated by T.V. Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel, in the presence of company officials and other dignitaries.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - NITI Aayog
Note : Government think tank Niti Aayog in collaboration with US-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India, has launched a campaign named Shoonya on September 15, 2021, to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - 51
Note : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020 at a virtual ceremony on September 15, 2021, The award was presented to 51 health care workers and nurses for their selfless dedication and compassion, especially during COVID-19 pandemic.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool
Note : The theme for World Ozone Day 2021 is the “Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food, and vaccines cool”. The cold chain is very important in all countries and has a direct link in reducing food loss and food waste, protecting public health, and supporting the economy. The Montreal Protocol is closely linked to this sensitive sector and WOD is an excellent time to stand out in this often overlooked sector.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - September 16th
Note : World Ozone Day 2021, the International Day dedicated for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16. The day is observed as a reminder of the Spring of 1975 when the scientists in Antarctica had detected an appalling drop in the Ozone concentration.