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16th September 2021 Current Affairs PDF

 


01. Who among the following is set to send four people into space for the three-day mission Inspiration 4 in September 2021?

(A) Blue Origin
(B) SpaceX
(C) Boeing
(D) Airbus


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The correct answer is SpaceX.

  • SpaceX is all set to send four people into space on 15 September 2021.
  • Inspiration 4 will be a three-day mission and will be the first mission to orbit the Earth with only private citizens.
  • The SpaceX flight has been chartered by an American billionaire Jared Isaacman.
  • He is the founder and CEO of payment processing company Shift4 Payments.
  • Important Points
  • The team will begin its journey with a blast-off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • Christened Inspiration4, the orbital trip is planned by Isaacman primarily to raise awareness and support for one of his favorite causes, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a leading pediatric cancer center.
  • He has personally pledged $100 million to the institute.
  • The rest of the crew include Bone Cancer Survivor and "Chief Medical Officer" Hayley Arsinaux, 29, assistant to St. Jude physicians, and mission "specialist" Chris Sambrowski, 42, US Air Force veteran and aerospace data engineer.
02. In September 2021, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on Kuppam Co-operative Town Bank located in which state?
(A) Telangana
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Kerala


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The correct answer is Andhra Pradesh.

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on Kuppam Co-operative Town Bank located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • This penalty has been imposed in exercise of the powers vested in RBI under the provisions of section 47A(1)(c) read with section 46(4)(i) and section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
  • RBI has also imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 2.44 lakh on Spice Money Limited.
Andra Pradesh:
  • Chief Minister - Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
  • Governor - Vishwabhushan Harichandan.
  • Number of Districts - 13
  • Lok Sabha seats - 25
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 11
03. By what percent did India's merchandise exports increase to $33.28 billion in August 2021?
(A) 38
(B) 42
(C) 46
(D) 50


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The correct answer is 46%.

  • India's merchandise exports grew by nearly 46% to $33.28 billion in August 2021.
  • The data was presented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • India, Asia's third largest economy, imported goods worth $47.09 billion in August, a year-on-year increase of 51.72%.
  • Compared to August 2019, exports in August 2021 showed a positive growth of 28.03% in dollar terms and 33.50% in rupee terms.​
  • The cumulative value of exports for the April-August 2021 period increased by 67.33% to $164.10 billion, from $98.06 billion in the year-ago period.
  • The trade deficit widened to $13.81 billion in August from $8.2 billion in the same month last year.
  • Additional Information
  • A trade deficit refers to a situation where a country's imports exceed its receipts from outstanding exports.
04. In September 2021, who has announced retirement from all forms of cricket?
(A) Lasith Malinga
(B) Chris Gayle
(C) Angelo Mathews
(D) Chaminda Vaas


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The correct answer is Lasith Malinga
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

  • He was the captain of Sri Lanka's 2014 T20 World Cup winning team.
  • Malinga had retired from Test and ODI cricket in January 2021, but was yet to retire from T20 Internationals.
  • He took 107 wickets in 84 T20 Internationals, 338 wickets in 226 ODIs and 101 wickets in 30 Tests.


06. In September 2021, which of the following has received shareholder's approval to expand its Employee Stock Ownership Scheme (ESOP) pool?
(A) Citrus Pay
(B) One97 Communications Limited
(C) Paypal
(D) Razorpay


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The correct answer is One97 Communications Ltd.

  • One97 Communications Limited (OCL), the owner of Paytm, has received shareholder approval to expand its Employee Stock Ownership Scheme (ESOP) pool.
  • With necessary approvals, Paytm will increase its ESOP pool from 24,094,280 equity options to 61,094,280 options.
  • The total paid-up share capital of Paytm is 605,930,140 shares at a face value of Re 1 each.
What is ESOP?
  • An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a type of employee benefit plan intended to encourage employees to acquire stock or ownership in a company.
  • Under these plans, the employer gives the employee some shares of the company for negligible or minimal cost that remain in the ESOP trust fund until the options become vested and the employee exercises them or the employee withdraws from the company or institution. Leaves / retires.
  • The objective of these schemes is to improve the performance of the company and increase the value of the shares by involving the stock holders, who are also the employees, in the working of the company.

07. In September 2021, who has signed five MoUs with private companies to advance digital agriculture?
(A) Amit Shah
(B) Thawar Chand Gehlot
(C) Prakash Javadekar
(D) Narendra Singh Tomar


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The correct answer is Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has signed five MoUs with private companies to advance digital agriculture.
  • The companies include CISCO, Ninjakart, Jio Platforms Limited, ITC Limited and NCDEX e-Markets Limited.
  • A Digital Agriculture Mission for 2021-2025 has been launched by the government for projects based on technologies like Blockchain, Drones and Robots etc.
  • Important Points
  • Under this mission, the database of federated farmers will be linked with the land records of farmers across the country and a unique farmer ID will be created.
  • In addition, a database can be maintained for all the farmers to know all the benefits and supports of various schemes of the Central and State Government and this can be the source of information for providing benefits to the farmers in future.

08. Who among the following launched a report titled 'A Multi-Billion-Dollar Opportunity: Repurposing Agricultural Support to Transform Food Systems'?
(A) United Nations Development Program
(B) Food and Agriculture Organization
(C) United Nations Environment Program
(D) All 1, 2 and 3

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The correct answer is United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization and United Nations Environment Programme.
  • A report titled 'A Multi-Billion-Dollar Opportunity: Repurposing Agricultural Support to Transform Food Systems' was launched by the United Nations Development Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme.
  • According to the report, about 87 percent of the total annual government assistance to agricultural producers worldwide involves measures that can be harmful to nature and health.
Important Points
  • The report said that global support to producers in the form of subsidies and other incentives is 15 per cent of the total agricultural production value.
  • By 2030, this is projected to more than triple, to $1.759 trillion.
  • The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) defines agricultural support as the annual monetary value of aggregate transfers from consumers and taxpayers to agriculture arising from government policies.
  • According to the report, "Continuing support as usual will worsen the triple planet crisis and ultimately harm human welfare."
  • The report was launched ahead of the 2021 Food Systems Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to be held in New York on 23 September.
  • In 2020, 811 million people worldwide suffered from hunger and almost one in three people in the world (2.37 billion) did not have year-round access to adequate food.
09. Who addressed the 1st India-Africa Agriculture and Food Processing (IAAFP) summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry?
(A) Kummanam Rajasekaran
(B) P.K. Krishna Das
(C) V. Muraleedharan
(D) P.S. Sreedharan Pillai

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  • Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan addressed the 1st India-Africa Agriculture and Food Processing (IAAFP) Summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry.
  • India has tied up with Malawi and Mozambique for import of pulses to meet the growing domestic demands.
  • India is the fourth largest trading partner and fifth largest investor in Africa.
  • Important Points
  • India has become the fifth largest investor in Africa with a cumulative investment of US$ 70.7 billion.
  • The Government of India has implemented 189 projects in 41 African countries and 77 projects are being implemented under the Indian Line of Credit, with a total outlay of over USD 12 billion.​
What is CII?
  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works with the participation of industry, government and civil society through advisory and consultative processes to create and maintain an environment conducive to the development of India.
  • CII is a non-governmental, not-for-profit industry-led and industry-managed organization.
  • It was established in 1895.
  • Its headquarter is in New Delhi.
10. In September 2021, the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launched its account on which of the following social media platforms to combat fake news?
(A) Twitter
(B) Telegram
(C) LinkedIn
(D) Facebook

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the correct answer is telegram
  • The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 14 September 2021 launched its account on the social media platform Telegram to combat fake news.
  • It was launched as 'PIB Fact Check', which aims to verify the information related to the center and pass it on to its customers.


11. In September 2021, who among the following has agreed to set up an innovation fund in partnership with the Assam government to promote start-ups?
(A) RBI
(B) SEBI
(C) SIDBI
(D) NABARD


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The correct answer is SIDBI.

  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has agreed to set up an innovation fund in partnership with the Assam government to promote start-ups.
  • It will support and promote SHGs to the enterprise level and bring them into the formal sector of the economy.
  • Efforts will also be made to form clusters to promote 'One District One Product Initiative'.
  • Important Points
  • SIDBI handed over a commitment letter of Rs 350 crore to the Assam government under the Cluster Development Fund.
  • SCDF (SIDBI Cluster Development Fund) has been set up with the support of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to support tough infrastructure in clusters across India.
  • The fund is envisaged to support the establishment, upgradation and renewal of MSME infrastructure in sectors other than agriculture.
  • Key areas include social sector projects in and around MSME clusters and connectivity to MSME clusters in the MSME eco-space.
SIDBI :
  • Headquarters - Lucknow.
  • Established - 2 April 1990.
  • Chairman and Managing Director - S.Raman.
12. Which of the following bank received the 'Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar' from Home Minister Amit Shah for promotion of Official Language Hindi in September 2021?
(A) Punjab National Bank
(B) Union Bank of India
(C) Bank of India
(D) Both 1 and 2


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The correct answer is Punjab National Bank and Union Bank of India.

  • Public Sector Banks including Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Union Bank of India received award from Home Minister Amit Shah for promotion of Official Language Hindi on 14 September 2021.
  • PNB and Union Bank of India received 'Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar' for 2020-21 in various categories.
  • This is the fourth time in a row that PNB Bank has got the first prize.
Important Points
  • In addition, Bank of Maharashtra and Punjab & Sind Bank received awards for promoting the official language on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.
  • Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar for Best Implementation of Official Language under Zone 'C' 2019-20 among the Member Organizations of Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) of PSUs at Hyderabad to Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd.), CMD of Bharat Dynamics Limited and Chairman of TOLIC (1st place) has been awarded. .
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has been awarded the prestigious 'Rajbhasha Kirti' award (2nd prize) under PSU category ('C' sector) for the second consecutive year.
  • Deendayal Port Trust received the highest "Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar (3rd award in 'B' region)" for the year 2020-21 for the second consecutive time.
  • A total of 63 'Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskars' have been given in various categories for the year 2021-22.
Additional Information
  • The award was instituted by the Department of Official Language (OL), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, to honor Central Government Offices, Banks and Public Sector Undertakings for excellence in the implementation of OL policy and its use in three areas A, B and C. had gone.

13. In September 2021, who addressed the LEADS 2021 ASEAN session on India-ASEAN Connectivity Partnership organized by FICCI?
(A) Narendra Modi
(B) Piyush Goyal
(C) Sarbananda Sonowal
(D) Nirmala Sitharaman

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The correct answer is Sarbananda Sonowal
  • The Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal addressed the LEADS 2021 ASEAN session on India-ASEAN Connectivity Partnership organized by FICCI on 14 September 2021.
  • LEADS is designed as a strategic forum for global leaders from Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Pacific to discuss the principles of leadership, economic excellence and adaptability to change.
  • Important Points
  • Physical connectivity between India and neighboring South Asian countries will enable small and medium-sized enterprises in the border regions to explore new business opportunities.
FICCI:
  • Headquarters - New Delhi.
  • Establishment - 1927
  • Founder - Ghanshyam Das Birla, Purushottamdas Thakurdas.
14. In September 2021, Coca-Cola announced the appointment of who as the Vice President and General Counsel for Coca-Cola India and South-West Asia?
(A) Poonam Gupta
(B) Neetu Chakraborty
(C) Sonali Khanna
(D) Divya Agarwal

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Correct Answer is Sonali Khanna
  • Coca-Cola announced the appointment of Sonali Khanna as Vice President and General Counsel for Coca-Cola India and South-West Asia.
  • Sonali will succeed Anjuli Kelotra, the current vice-president.
  • Coca-Cola in India is one of the country's leading beverage companies, offering consumers a range of healthy, safe, high quality, refreshing beverage options.
15. When is Engineers Day celebrated in India?
(A) 11 September
(B) 13 September
(C) 15 September
(D) 17 September

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The correct answer is 15 September.
  • September 15, the birthday of Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, is celebrated as Engineers Day in India.
  • Sir M Visvesvaraya made significant contribution in the field of engineering and education.
  • Sir M Visvesvaraya received the Bharat Ratna in 1955 and was also awarded the British Knighthood.
  • He served as the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.
  • Important Points
  • This year marks the 160th birth anniversary of M. Visvesvaraya.
  • The day is celebrated to celebrate the great work of engineers and encourage them to improve and innovate.
Additional Information
  • He patented and installed an irrigation system with water floodgates in the Khadakwasla reservoir near Pune to raise the food supply level and storage to the highest level in the form of a 'block system' in 1903.
  • The Government Engineering College in Bangalore established in 1917 was renamed as University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) after him.


16. Who chaired the 81st All India Presiding Officers Conference (AIPOC) through video-conferencing, in September 2021?
(A) Ram Nath Kovind
(B) Venkaiah Naidu
(C) Om Birla
(D) Narendra Modi


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The correct answer is Om Birla.

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla chaired the 81st All India Presiding Officers Conference (AIPOC) through video-conferencing on 15 September 2021.
  • The conference deliberated on the 'Role of the Legislature in promoting effective and meaningful democracy'.
  • The last session of AIPOC, the 80th conference, was held over two days from November 25-26, 2020.
Important Points
  • The 81st All India Presiding Officers Conference is being organized in the backdrop of International Day of Democracy, which is observed every year on 15 September.
17. When is International Day of Democracy celebrated every year?
(A) 13 September
(B) 14 September
(C) 15 September
(D) 16 September


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The correct answer is 15 September.

  • International Day of Democracy is celebrated every year on 15 September with the aim of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy.
  • It provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world.
  • The day was established in 2007 through a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly, encouraging governments to consolidate and consolidate democracy.
18. The 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and which country was held in Santiago in September 2021?
(A) Peru
(B) Chile
(C) Colombia
(D) Bolivia


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The correct answer is Chile.


  • The 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Chile were held in Santiago on 14 September 2021.
  • The Indian side was led by Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Chilean side was led by Ms Carolina Valdivia Torres, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile.
  • Both sides agreed to hold the next round of Foreign Office consultations in New Delhi.
  • Important Points
  • The two sides comprehensively reviewed all aspects of their bilateral relations including trade and investment, defence, agriculture, health and pharmaceuticals, energy, space, cooperation in Antarctica, disaster management, cultural and consular issues.
  • The two sides exchanged views on the COVID-19 situation and the possibilities of enhancing trade and investment partnership in the post-pandemic economic recovery.
19. In September 2021, which of the following IITs has launched 'Project Udaan'?
(A) IIT Bombay
(B) IIT Madras
(C) IIT Delhi
(D) IIT Guwahati


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The correct answer is IIT Bombay.

  • IIT-Bombay launched 'Project Udaan'.
  • It enables translation of textbooks and other study materials related to engineering and other streams.
  • It aims to eliminate the language barrier faced by many students upon joining institutions of higher education.
  • The project was conceptualized by Professor Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Institute Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Important Points
  • ​An artificial intelligence-based translation ecosystem can help translate engineering textbooks and learning materials in one-sixth the time thanks to a team of domain and language experts working manually.
  • Through the donation, the team aims to continue its work on 'Project Udaan' and achieve its goal of translating 500 engineering texts into Hindi in a year and 15 Indian languages ​​in 3 years.
20. In September 2021, who has been appointed as Advocate General by the Government of West Bengal?
(A) Deepak Chakraborty
(B) Mahesh Banerjee
(C) Gopal Mukherjee
(D) Rajnath Das


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The correct answer is Gopal Mukherjee.

  • The Government of West Bengal has appointed Gopal Mukherjee as Advocate General.
  • Mukherjee is a senior advocate of the High Court in Calcutta and will hold the post "at the pleasure of the Governor".
  • Kishor Dutta, who has been representing the state government in important matters including the post-poll violence and the Narada scam, has resigned citing personal reasons.
Additional Information
  • An Advocate General is the most prominent law officer of the State Government appointed by the Governor of each State under the provisions of Article 165 of the Constitution of India.
  • The position of Advocate General is similar to that of the Attorney General of India (the highest legal officer of the Government of India).
  • The only difference is that an Advocate General does all the work at the state level.
West Bengal:
  • Chief Minister - Mamata Banerjee.
  • Governor - Jagdeep Dhankhar.
  • Lok Sabha seats- 42.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 16.

21. When is the World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) observed every year?
(A) 13 September
(B) 14 September
(C) 15 September
(D) 16 September


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The correct answer is 15 September.

  • World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is observed every year on 15 September.
  • The day is dedicated to raising awareness about lymphoma, a rapidly growing common form of cancer.
  • It is a global initiative organized by the Lymphoma Coalition.
  • WLAD was first introduced in 2004.
  • Worldwide, more than 735,000 people have lymphoma each year. 


22. Which of the following country will organize the Global Buddhist Conference in November 2021?
(A) Sri Lanka
(B) India
(C) Nepal
(D) Bhutan


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The correct answer is India.

  • India will hold its first Global Buddhist Conference in November 2021.
  • The event is being planned by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) from November 19 to 20 at the Nava Nalanda Mahavihara Complex in Nalanda, Bihar.
  • The conference will be organized under the overall framework of the flagship program of the Ministry of Tourism.
Important Points
  • In continuation of the event, four regional conferences will be held in the Indian states of northern Uttar Pradesh (UP) in Telangana, Sarnath, Dehradun in Sikkim's Gangtok and Dharamsala - and abroad - Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia.
  • ICCR has also announced an award for promotion of Buddhist studies which will be given by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on 21 November.
  • The award carries a cash prize of $20,000, a plaque and a gold medal.
23. In September 2021, which of the following state decided to constitute an expert panel to comprehensively study the impact of coke factories?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Meghalaya


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The correct answer is Meghalaya.

  • The Meghalaya government has decided to constitute an expert panel to comprehensively study the impact of coke factories.
  • The decision has been taken following protests by the people of Sutanga in East Jaintia Hills district against polluting coke units, many of which are illegal.
  • The committee will recommend environmental safeguards, besides addressing public health issues and pollution load studies.
24. Which of the following state has announced a comprehensive Caravan Tourism Policy?
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Uttar Pradesh
(D) Kerala


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The correct answer is Kerala.

  • Kerala has announced a comprehensive, stakeholder-friendly caravan tourism policy.
  • It promises the visitors a travel experience that is safe, customized and closest to nature.
  • The two major components of this activity are tourism caravans and caravan parks.
  • Important Points
  • Caravan tourism will be developed on PPP mode with private investors, tour operators and local communities being the major stakeholders.
  • Caravan parks are to be developed in private sector, public sector or joint sector.​
25. In September 2021, the Indian Air Force will organize an air show on which of the following lakes with the theme 'Give Wings to Your Dreams'?
(A) Lunar Lake
(B) Dal Lake
(C) Wular Lake
(D) Loktak Lake


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The correct answer is Dal Lake.

  • The Indian Air Force will organize an air show over the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on 26 September 2021.
  • This will help motivate the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to join the Indian Air Force.
  • More than 3,000 school children and college students will participate in the show.
  • The theme of the show is 'Give Wings to Your Dreams'.
  • Students will be introduced to the achievements of the Indian Air Force, employment opportunities etc.
  • Important Points
  • Stalls will also be set up at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Center to acquaint the youth with the achievements of the Indian Air Force, job opportunities in the force, recruitment rules and eligibility criteria.
26. Which of the following bank has launched a digital offering 'UniTransact'?
(A) Punjab National Bank
(B) ICICI Bank
(C) State Bank of India
(D) HSBC Bank


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The correct answer is HSBC Bank.

  • HSBC India has launched HSBC UniTransact, a digital proposition aimed at simplifying cross-border transactions.
  • The offering is a one-stop solution, which allows customers to benefit from seamless integration of all aspects of transaction banking.
  • This enables customers to ensure complete transparency of these transactions and also addresses the challenges of handling multiple touch points.
  • Important Points
  • Summary of all cross-border transactions to be processed for UniTransact goods and services; Detailed real-time status of all cross-border transactions throughout the life-cycle; two-way communication with customers to obtain clarification and additional information for closing the transaction; Provides the ability for customers to upload, store and retrieve documents for transactions.

27. In September 2021, which of the following state constituted the panel to review the performance of Metro?
(A) Delhi
(B) Kerala
(C) West Bengal
(D) Telangana


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The correct answer is Telangana

  • Telangana government has constituted a high level committee to revive the Hyderabad Metro Rail which is facing heavy losses due to the COVID - 19 pandemic.
  • Among the committee members, Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao and R&B Minister Vemula Prashant Reddy.
  • The revenue of Hyderabad Metro Rail stood at Rs 228 crore in the financial year 2020-21.
Important Points
  • L&T, which operates the Hyderabad Metro Rail, had recently sought help from the state government to clear the deficit.

28. In September 2021, the Union Cabinet approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme of how many crores for the auto, auto-components and drone industries?
(A) ₹10,000 crore
(B) ₹18,590 crore
(C) ₹22,000 crore
(D) ₹26,058 crore


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The correct answer is ₹26,058 crore.

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the automobile sector.
  • It has also approved a relief package for the cash-strapped telecom sector.
  • The Union Cabinet considered a moratorium on payment of spectrum dues by telecom companies, as part of a package for the sector aimed at providing relief to companies like Vodafone Idea.
Important Points
  • Under the Auto Component PLI scheme, a total of 22 components will be covered – flex fuel kits, hydrogen fuel cells, hybrid energy storage systems and parts of electric vehicles, including charging ports, drive trains, electric vacuum pumps and electric compressors. Sunroof and electronic stability control, among others.
  • The PLI scheme for automobile and drone industries is part of the overall announcement of PLI schemes for 13 sectors made earlier during the Union Budget 2021-22 with an outlay of Rs 1.97 lakh crore.
  • The cabinet has also approved a relief package for the cash-strapped telecom sector.
  • This includes a moratorium of four years on payment of statutory dues by telcos and allowing 100% foreign investment through the automatic route.
  • One of the key elements of the package is relief on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) related dues, which is expected to benefit companies like Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel.
29. Which of the following country is hosting the 6th edition of 'Exercise Peaceful Mission' from 13-25 September 2021?
(A) Russia
(B) India
(C) China
(D) Uzbekistan


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The correct answer is Russia.


  • The sixth edition of Exercise Peaceful Mission is being hosted by Russia in the Orenburg region of Southwest Russia from 13-25 September 2021.
  • It is a multilateral exercise that is conducted biennially as part of military diplomacy among the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
  • An Indian Army contingent consisting of a combined force of all weapons of 200 personnel is participating.
Additional Information

  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organization established on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai.
  • The SCO currently has eight member states – China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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