Correct Answer : Option (B) - October 4th
Note : The Election Commission of India announced on September 9, 2021 that by-polls for six Rajya Sabha seats from five states will be held on October 4, 2021. The Rajya Sabha bypolls will be held for six seats - one each in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and two seats in Tamil Nadu.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajasthan
Correct Answer : Option (A) - September 8th
Note : International Literacy Day is observed every year on September 8th since 1967 to raise awareness about the significance of literacy as a matter of individual rights and dignity. The International Literacy Day 2021 theme is “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Uttarakhand
Note : Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya submitted her resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind on September 8, 2021. She had succeeded Krishan Kant Paul to become the only second woman to serve as the Governor of Uttarakhand in August 2018, after Margaret Alva who was the first in 2009.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Mullah Hasan Akhund
Note : Mullah Hasan Akhund has been named the acting Prime Minister, while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the group’s co-founder, has been named as the deputy Prime Minister. Akhund, the lesser-known Taliban leader is also on the UN terror list.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sirajuddin Haqqani
Note : The new hardline Taliban government led by Mullah Hasan Akhund includes an all-male cabinet, one of whom is on the FBI's most-wanted list with a $10 million bounty on his head. The man on the FBI's most wanted list is Sirajuddin Haqqani, who has been named as the interior minister of the new caretaker government of Afghanistan. Haqqani is the son of the founder of the Haqqani network, which has been designated as a “terrorist” organisation by the United States.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bharati Pravin Pawar
Note : The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar represented India at the World Health Organization- South East Asia Regional Office (WHO-SEARO) through video-conference on September 07, 2021. This is the 74th Session of the WHO Regional Committee, for South-East Asia, organised from September 6 – September 10, 2021.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Arun Kumar Singh
Note : The Central government has approved the appointment of Arun Kumar Singh as the full-time Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL).
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Health Secretary
Note : Former Union health secretary Keshav Desiraju has passed away, due to “acute coronary syndrome”. He was 66.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide
Note : The theme of 55th International Literacy Day is “’Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide’.