Current Affairs 18th September 2021 Quiz
Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 18th September covering the following topics Headlines: World Patient Safety Day, 2021 International Young Eco-Hero, Euro Green Bond, National Cadet Corps, Production linked incentive, DDCA Ombudsman.
The Current Affairs section constitutes a major part of General Awareness section in a competitive examination and plays an instrumental role. To supplement your preparation for the General Awareness Section of the upcoming exams like IBPS PO/Clerk Mains, SBI PO Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 18th September 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: World Patient Safety Day, 2021 International Young Eco-Hero, Euro Green Bond, National Cadet Corps, Production linked incentive, DDCA Ombudsman.
Q1. Australia has partnered with which countries to develop nuclear-powered submarines?
(a) India and US
(b) UK and US
(c) France and Germany
(d) UK and France
(e) US and France
Q2. How much amount has been allocated to the PLI scheme of the Automobile sector by the Union Cabinet?
(a) Rs 26,058 crores
(b) Rs 46,058 crores
(c) Rs 36,058 crores
(d) Rs 16,058 crores
(e) Rs 56,058 crores
Q3. What is the new FDI limit approved by the Union Cabinet in the Telecom sector?
Q4. The report titled ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ has been released by which organisation?
(b) NITI Aayog
(c) Ministry of External Affairs
Q5. Which state/UT has launched the ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’ mission to promote financial services in remote areas?
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(e) Jammu & Kashmir
Q6. India’s first Euro denominated Green bond has been issued by which company?
(a) NLC India Limited
(b) Mahindra Finance
(c) Power Finance Corporation Ltd
(d) NHPC Limited
Q7. Who is the head of the committee constituted by Ministry of Defence for a comprehensive review of National Cadet Corps (NCC)?
(a) Vasudha Kamat
(b) Anand Mahindra
(c) MS Dhoni
(d) Baijayant Panda
(e) Vinod Kanna
Q8. The World Patient Safety Day is observed every year on___________.
(a) 14 September
(b) 15 September
(c) 17 September
(d) 16 September
(e) 18 September
Q9. What is the theme of 2021 World Patient Safety Day?
(a) Safe health workers, Safe patients’
(b) Patient Safety: A Global Health Priority
(c) Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety
(d) Safe maternal and newborn care
(e) Global health priority, Safe patients
Q10. Aziz Hajini passed away recently. He was a/an ______________.
Q11. Who has been named as “2021 International Young Eco-Hero” for environmental achievements?
(a) Ayaan Shankta
(b) Vikram Bisht
(c) Tanmay Tiwari
(d) Ashish Sharma
(e) Atul Arora
Q12. Former Supreme Court judge, Justice (Retired) __________ will be the new Ombudsman cum Ethics Officer of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA).
(a) R.K. Agrawal
(b) Adarsh Kumar Goel
(c) Prafulla Chandra Pant
(d) Indu Malhotra
(e) Jasti Chelameswar
Q13. What amount has been sanctioned by the government under PLI scheme to the Drone industry?
(a) Rs 280 crores
(b) Rs 200 crore
(c) Rs 100 crores
(d) Rs 120 crores
(e) Rs 250 crores
Q14. Yuriy Sedykh passed away recently. He was a renowned________________.
Q15. Amit Saxena, Global Deputy CTO of _______________ has recently joined as the Chief Technology Officer of RBI Innovation Hub.
(a) Punjab National Bank
(b) State Bank of India
(c) Bank of Baroda
(d) Axis Bank
(e) ICICI Bank
Sol. Australia, the UK and the US have announced a new trilateral security partnership, with its first initiative to develop nuclear-powered submarines for Australia.
Sol. The Union Cabinet has approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the automobile sector, with a budgetary allocation of Rs 26,058 crores, to increase the production of components like cars, auto parts, and other related products in India.
Sol. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) : government has increased the FDI in the Telecom sector under automatic route from 49% to 100%.
Sol. NITI Aayog has launched a report titled ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ which presents measures to ramp up urban planning capacity in India. The report was released on September 16, 2021, jointly by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, CEO Shri Amitabh Kant and Special Secretary Dr K. Rajeswara Rao.
Sol. In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched a new mission called ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’ on September 14, 2021. The DIGI-Pay aims to promote door-to-door digital banking and financial services in remote areas of the Union Territory.
Sol. The leading power sector NBFC, Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), successfully issued its maiden Euro Green Bond. The 7 -year Euro 300 million Bond has been priced at 1.841 percent. This Euro Green Bond is first ever Euro denominated Green bond issuance from India.
Sol. The Ministry of Defence has constituted a High Level Expert Committee, for a comprehensive review of National Cadet Corps (NCC). Former Member of Parliament (MP) Shri Baijayant Panda will be the Chairperson of the Committee. The 15-member committee will also include Cricketer MS Dhoni and Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra as members.
Sol. The World Patient Safety Day is observed on September 17 to create global awareness for patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to make healthcare safer.
Sol. The theme for 2021 World Patient Safety Day is ‘Safe maternal and newborn care’.
Sol. Noted writer and former secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Aziz Hajini passed away.
Sol. A 12-year-old environmental activist from Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ayaan Shankta has been named as “2021 International Young Eco-Hero”. He won the 3rd prize under the Age Group: 8-14 for his project “Conservation and Rehabilitation of Powai Lake” and became one of the 25 global winners of the Young Eco-Hero Award 2021.
Sol. Former Supreme Court judge, Justice (Retired) Indu Malhotra will be the new Ombudsman cum Ethics Officer of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) for a period of one year was made.
Sol. Rs 120 crores has been sanctioned by the government under PLI scheme to the Drone industry.
Sol. Double Olympic hammer throw gold medallist Yuriy Sedykh, a Ukrainian track and field athlete who represented the Soviet Union until 1991, has passed away.
Sol. Amit Saxena, Global Deputy CTO of State Bank of India joined RBI Innovation Hub as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). On Aug 6, 2020, the Reserve Bank announced that it would set up Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) to promote innovation across the financial sector by leveraging on technology and creating an environment that would facilitate and foster innovation. Rajesh Bansal CEO of RBI Innovation Hub.
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