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A)
UNDP
B)
UNPAI
C)
UNICEF
D)
UNAIDS

Correct Answer : Option (C) - UNICEF

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Vitamin Angels India on Wednesday(21st Sep 2022) announced a partnership with UNICEF India for Poshan Maah 2022.

According to the company, keeping in line with the POSHAN Maah campaign by the central government, the goal of the partnership is to implement a comprehensive, unified outreach and awareness program to enhance nutritional content, delivery, outreach, and outcomes with a renewed focus on fostering health, wellness, and immunity to disease and undernutrition.
 
“During this campaign Vitamin Angel partners have hosted 160 activities on nutrition-related awareness and action across the country, reaching over 100000 people.

These include awareness campaigns, screening films and videos on nutritional needs and awareness, Poshan (nutrition) rallies, capacity-building sessions for pregnant women, ASHA workers and other stakeholders on prenatal care and malnutrition, administering Vitamin A and Albendazole supplements for children, community theatre and plays, mass nutrition oath, workshops on balanced diet and more,” the company stated on Thursday(22nd Sep 2022)..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : September 25, 2022
A)
22nd Sep 2022
B)
23rd Sep 2022
C)
24th Sep 2022
D)
25th Sep 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 22nd Sep 2022

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Dame Hilary Mantel, an author of the best-selling Wolf Hall trilogy, she had passed away on Thursday(22nd Sep 2022) “suddenly yet peacefully”, at the age of 70.
 
She had been honoured with the Booker Prize for Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up the Bodies (2012).
 
Her notable works : Fludd; Beyond Black
 
Her first novel 'Every Day is Mother's Day', was published in 1985.
 
She was also honoured with the Walter Scott Prize (2010, 2021) and Costa Novel Prize (2012).
 
Source : AIR

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Published On : September 25, 2022
A)
Chennai International Airport
B)
Cochin International Airport
C)
Indira Gandhi International Airport
D)
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Cochin International Airport

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The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has won the Airport Service Quality award-2022 instituted by Airport Council International (ACI) for ensuring seamless traffic in the aftermath of the pandemic. 
 
CIAL on Friday(23rd Sep 2022) said the award was given for its meticulous implementation of a programme christened 'Mission Safeguarding' implemented in 2021-22 which ensured seamless traffic and reinforced passenger satisfaction in the aftermath of the pandemic.
 
The Airport Authority has won recognition in the 5-15 million passenger category of airports operating in the Asia-Pacific region. The ACI award is recognised as the highest honour in the global aviation sector owing to its extensive survey methodology practices.
 
CIAL Managing Director, S Suhas, has received the award from ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira at a function held at Krakow in Poland organized in connection with the ACI Customer Experience Global Summit 2022..

Source : Zee News

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Published On : September 25, 2022
A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Yogi Adityanath
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Nirmala Sitharaman

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched Bharat Vidya(https://bharatvidya.in/), an online learning platform for Oriental and South Asian studies, in Pune Wednesday(21st Sep 2022).
 
Designed and developed by the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), Bharat Vidya is a first-of-its-kind online platform, which will offer both free and paid courses covering various aspects of Indology pertaining to art, architecture, philosophy, language and science.
 
To begin with, six coursesVeda Vidya, Bharatiya Darshanshashtra, Sanskrit learning, 18 Parvas of Mahabharata, Fundamentals of Archaeology and Kalidasa and Bhasha – have been announced.
 
Many courses have been designed on the lines of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. BORI has collaborated with a few Indian and foreign universities for awarding credits for some of its courses..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : September 24, 2022
A)
Transfast
B)
MoneyGram
C)
TerraPay
D)
Ria Money Transfer

Correct Answer : Option (C) - TerraPay

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In a strategic move to further strengthen its cross-border payment solutions, TerraPay, a leading global payments infrastructure group 22nd Sep 2022 announced its partnership with NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), the International arm of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
 
This association with NIPL will allow Indian customers and merchants in India with an active Unified Payments Interface Id (UPI Id) to make and accept cross-border payments seamlessly by leveraging TerraPay's agile infrastructure and the UPI network.
 
The UPI-enabled QR code-based service will allow Indian customers with active UPI IDs to make transactions through 350 million bank accounts across the globe.
 
The firms seek to expand the use of UPI payments and QR for international transactions by merchants.
 
The customer-initiative UPI payments and QR transactions require two-factor authentication.
 
The two-factor authentication is capable of minimizing disputes and issues related to grievance redressal.
 
TerraPay also expects to create interoperability among different financial instruments it drives as well as offer digital payments.
 
UPI which is real-time payments (RTP) system developed by the National Payments Corporation of India.

Source : Yahoo

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Published On : September 24, 2022
A)
PSSC
B)
ESSCI
C)
CSDCI
D)
IASC Sector Skill Council

Correct Answer : Option (B) - ESSCI

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The Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Samsung India 23rd sep 2022.

A skilling initiative that aims to empower the youth with industry relevant skills in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and Coding & Programming, in a bid to enhance their employability.
 
The programme, ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’ aims to upskill over 3,000 unemployed youth from 18-25 years of age in future technologies, in partnership with the government's Skill India initiative.
 
The programme will be executed by ESSCI, which is a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) entity through its nationwide network of approved training and education partners.
 
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship who was present on the occasion, said that skilling should not be just about equipping the youth with employable skills but should act as gateways to employability and employment--- as their Passports to Prosperity...

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : September 24, 2022
A)
REC Ltd
B)
SJVN
C)
NHPC Limited
D)
Vedanta Limited

Correct Answer : Option (A) - REC Ltd

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Power sector focussed NBFC REC Ltd has been accorded the status of "Maharatna" central public sector enterprise (CPSE).
 
The move would provide the state-run company greater operational and financial autonomy.
 
REC Ltd has become the 12th company to attain the Maharatna status
 
“We are delighted and proud to share that the Government of India has accorded the status of ‘Maharatna’ to REC, the highest recognition for a CPSE. 
 
This will impart enhanced powers to the REC Board while taking financial decisions,“ the company said in a tweet.
 
The other 11 Maharatna CPSEs at present are Power Finance Corporation, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd, Coal India Ltd, GAIL (India) Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd, Indian Oil Corp. Ltd, NTPC Ltd, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd, Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd, and Steel Authority of India Ltd
 
India has 13 Navratna and 74 Miniratna CPSEs.
 
For a company to be categorized as a Maharatna status, a company should be listed on an Indian stock exchange and have an average annual turnover of over ₹25,000 crore during the previous three years. It should also have an average annual net worth during the previous three years of more than ₹15,000 crore and an average net profit of over ₹5,000 crore during the same period.
 
REC can now invest up to ₹5,000 crore, or 15% of its net worth, in a single project after its Maharatna status..

Source : Mint

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Published On : September 24, 2022
A)
Punjab
B)
Jammu and Kashmir
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Jammu and Kashmir

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Maharaja Hari Singh's birth anniversary on September 23 has been declared a public holiday in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the first time in India after Independence that the erstwhile monarch of a princely state is celebrated. 
 
The decision came after senior BJP leaders met the UT's Lieutenant Governor on Thursday(22nd Sep 2022) evening, in the backdrop of protests by Dogra groups in Jammu demanding the holiday in memory of the Dogra ruler.
 
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said the holiday is a "tribute to the Maharaja's services". A notification will be issued in the next few days. Celebrations erupted in some parts of Jammu after the announcement. Rajput and Dogra groups said it was their long-pending demand.
 
Jammu and Kashmir — since divided into two UTs in 2019 — was one of 562 princely states that acceded and integrated with India upon or after Independence in 1947. The 2019 revocation of special status under Article 370, and downgrading and division of into two union territories — other being Ladakh — also wiped out a legacy of the Dogra empire.
 
When the British formally left on August 15, 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh, Hindu ruler of a Muslim-majority state, wanted his state to remain independent, so he had a standstill agreement with both India and Pakistan.
 
But he signed an Instrument of Accession with the India in October that year to get support of its army against an invasion by tribal raiders backed by Pakistan. He later lived in exile in Mumbai, where he died in 1961..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : September 24, 2022
A)
5 Countries
B)
6 Countries
C)
7 Countries
D)
10 Countries

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 5 Countries

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The apex edible oil industry associations from five major palm oil importing countries of Asia -- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal -- have come together to form the Asian Palm Oil Alliance (APOA), at the instance of Solidaridad Network, a specialist in sustainable agriculture.
 
APOA was launched during the Globoil Summit at Agra on September 21, 2022.
 
The first general body meeting of the Alliance elected Atul Chaturvedi, Director of Adani Wilmar Ltd and President of SEA, as the first Chairman. The website and logo of the APOA were also launched on the occasion. The APOA secretariat would initially be managed by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA).
 
Atul Chaturvedi said the formation of APOA empowers several Asian countries, for whom palm oil is a source of affordable food and nutrition.
 
APOA is expected to safeguard the economic and business interests of the palm-oil consuming countries and create a level-playing field for all fats and oils used in food, feed and oleo-chemicals in Asia. It will further work towards increasing the consumption of sustainable palm oil in member countries, he said.
 
India major consumer : B.V. Mehta, Executive Director of SEA, said the Asian markets are responsible for about 40 per cent of global demand. Europe accounts for about 12 per cent of the market, and the US for 2 per cent.
 
He said India is the largest importer of palm oil in the Asian region and accounts for 15 per cent of global imports. China with 9 per cent, Pakistan with 4 per cent, and Bangladesh with 2 per cent of global imports are the other significant countries with a stake in palm oil production and trade.

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : September 24, 2022
A)
Ram Nath Kovind
B)
Droupadi Murmu
C)
M Venkaiah Naidu
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - M Venkaiah Naidu

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The book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches was released by former Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammed Khan, and Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur.
 
A collection of selected speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was released 23rd Sep 2022 at Akashvani Bhawan in New Delhi. The book titled 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas-Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speaks' portrays the Prime Minister's vision of a new India. 
 
On this occasion, former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, the book, Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas - Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speaks ( May 2019 - May 2020) reflects the ideas, determination, and decisiveness of Modi's government. He said, reform, perform and good governance are the mantra of this government which have transformed the lives of people. 
 
He lauded the Prime Minister's leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic saying that the required capacities were built in a short time. He said, the country developed indigenous vaccines, administered more than 200 crore vaccine doses and foodgrains were provided to 80 crore people to effectively deal with the crisis.
 
Shri Naidu recalled the time the vision of opening crores of bank accounts appeared unattainable, but under the able leadership of PM Modi, the target was achieved very quickly. Counting Direct Benefit Transfer as the biggest achievement of the Government, Shri Naidu said it freed people from the shackles of middlemen, ensuring endpoint delivery of welfare measures..

Source : AIR

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Published On : September 24, 2022