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    1. Identify the Indian Naval Ship (INS) that was recently (in Sept ‘22) participated in Joint Maritime Exercise with Nigerian Navy Patrol Ships (NNS) in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG).
      1) INS Kiltan
      2) INS Tarkash
      3) INS Kalvari
      4) INS Sahyadri
      5) INS Tabar
      Answer-2) INS Tarkash
      Explanation:
      An Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tarkash took part in a Joint Maritime Exercise with Nigerian Navy Patrol Ships (NNS) which is currently mission deployed in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) for anti-piracy operations, and to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. INS Tarkash arrived at Port Lagos, Nigeria on September 8, 2022.
      i. During the exercise, Nigeria was represented by its NNS Kano, Osun, Sokoto and Nguru.
      ii. The exercise marked India and Nigeria’s first joint operational deployment focusing on anti-piracy operations in the GOG.
      iii. INS Tarkash (F50) is the second Talwar-class frigate constructed for IN at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia. She is part of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates (F45, F50, F51) ordered by IN.

    2. As per the Chainalysis, “The 3rd Global Crypto Adoption Index 2022,” released in September 2022, India stood at the _____ rank in the Index, while ______ topped the Index for the 2nd consecutive time.
      1) 4th; Ukraine
      2) 6th; Philippines
      3) 4th; Vietnam
      4) 6th; China
      5) 5th; Philippines
      Answer- 3) 4th; Vietnam
      Explanation:
      As per the Chainalysis, ‘The 3rd Global Crypto Adoption Index 2022: Emerging Markets Lead in Grassroots Adoption, China Remains Active Despite Ban, and Crypto Fundamentals Appear Healthy’, Vietnam is ranked first in cryptocurrency adoption for the second consecutive year with an overall index ranking of 1.
      i. Vietnam is followed by Philippines with an overall index ranking 2, and overall index score of 0.753, and Ukraine at 3rd with overall index score of 0.694.
      ii. India stood at 4th with an index score of 0.663.

    3. Which organisation recently (in Sept ‘22) allows Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) to process the Cross-Border Inbound Remittances?
      1) Reserve Bank of India
      2) Securities and Exchange Board of India
      3) National Payments Corporation of India
      4) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
      5) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
      Answer-1) Reserve Bank of India
      Explanation:
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), decided to allow foreign inward remittances received under the Rupee Drawing Arrangement (RDA), to be transferred to the KYC (Know Your Customer) compliant bank account of the biller (beneficiary) through Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), subject to the conditions.
      i. Thus, it has allowed BBPS to process Cross-Border Inbound Remittances.
      ii. The direction has been issued by RBI under Section 10(4) and Section 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999

    4. Name the bank that recently (in Sept ‘22) ranked 63rd in the Best Workplaces in Asia 2022 & became the only bank in India to be listed by Great Place to Work.

      1) State Bank of India
      2) Kotak Mahindra Bank
      3) HDFC Bank
      4) ICICI Bank
      5) Federal Bank
      Answer-5) Federal Bank
      Explanation:
      The Federal Bank Ltd was ranked 63rd on the Best Workplaces in Asia 2022 and became the only bank in India to be listed by Great Place to Work, the global authority on building, sustaining and recognizing High-Trust, High-Performance Culture at workplaces.
      i. According to Great Place to Work India data, 88% of employees at the best workplaces in Asia on average reported having a positive employee experience.
      ii. For the average global workforce, only 55% of workers report a similarly positive experience.

    5. Who was recently (in Sept ‘22) appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)?
      1) Ecaterina Lutisina (Moldova)
      2) David Attenborough (United Kingdom)
      3) Vanessa Nakate (Uganda)
      4) Ilyess El Korbi (Ukraine)
      5) Fatou Jeng (Gambia)
      Answer-3) Vanessa Nakate (Uganda)
      Explanation:
      UNICEF appointed Vanessa Nakate, a 25-year-old climate activist from Uganda as the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
      i. She was a prominent member of the Fridays For Future movement. She founded the Rise Up Movement, a platform to raise the voices of African climate activists, and a project to install solar panels in rural Ugandan schools.
      ii. Globally half the world’s 2.2 billion children live in one of the 33 countries, classified by UNICEF’s Children’s Climate Risk Index as “extremely high-risk” of the impacts of climate change.

    6. Sumant Kathpalia was recently (in Sept ‘22) re-appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of which bank?
      1) ICICI Bank
      2) IndusInd Bank
      3) South Indian Bank
      4) Axis Bank
      5) YES Bank
      Answer-2) IndusInd Bank
      Explanation:
      IndusInd Bank re-appointed Sumant Kathpalia as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a further period of three years, with effect from March 24, 2023 up to March 23, 2026.
      i. The appointment was approved by the Board of Directors of IndusInd Bank at its meeting held on September 15, 2022.
      ii. The re-appointment is subject to the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Shareholders of the Bank.

    7. In September 2022, CCI approved the investment of _________ capital insurance in Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHI) by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) under the ‘green channel’ route.
      1) Rs 265 crore
      2) Rs 520 crore
      3) Rs 490 crore
      4) Rs 665 crore
      5) Rs 319 crore
      Answer- 4) Rs 665 crore
      Explanation:
      The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the investment of Rs 665 crore in primary capital insurance by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) in Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHI) in exchange for a 9.99 % equity.
      i. The proposal has been approved by the competition under the ‘green channel’ route. The investment proposal was made in August 2022.
      ii. Aditya Birla Capital (AB Capital) stock was trading 3.1% higher at Rs 121.5 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

    8. Name the personality who recently (in Sept ‘22) became India’s 76th Chess GrandMaster (GM).
      1) Pranav Anand
      2) Parimarjan Negi
      3) Pravin Thipsay
      4) Abhijeet Gupta
      5) Padmini Rout
      Answer-1) Pranav Anand
      Explanation:
      Pranav Anand from Bengaluru, Karnataka became India’s 76th Chess GrandMaster (GM) after winning against International Master (IM) Emin Ohanyan of Armenia in Round 10 of the World Youth Under-16 Open.
      i. He received the title after he crossed the 2,500 Elo points in the ongoing World Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania.
      ii. In order to qualify for the GM title, a player must secure 3 GM norms covering 27 games and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.

    9. When was the 28th United Nations (UN)’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2022 observed across the globe?
      1) 14th September 2022
      2) 12th September 2022
      3) 15th September 2022
      4) 13th September 2022
      5) 16th September 2022
      Answer-5) 16th September 2022
      Explanation:
      The 28th United Nations (UN)’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2022 was observed across the globe on 16th September 2022 to bring attention to the ozone layer and the dangers of ozone depletion.
      i. The day aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the ozone layer. This day is also known as “World Ozone Day” or “Global Ozone Day”.
      ii. The theme of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2022 is “Montreal [email protected]: global cooperation protecting life on earth”.
      iii. The first International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed on 16th September 1995. 16th September 2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.

    10. Which state to get (5th Generation) telecom service in the first phase of launch in India?
      1) Karnataka
      2) Madhya Pradesh
      3) Odisha
      4) Gujarat
      5) Maharashtra
      Answer- 3) Odisha
      Explanation:
      Union Minister for Communication, and Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw announced that Odisha will get 5G (5th Generation) telecom service in the first phase of its launch. In the 1st phase, 13 selected cities across India will get 5G Services.
      i. 5G services are expected to be 10 times faster than 4G and 30 times faster than that of 3G.
      ii. He also stated that a 5G lab was developed at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras (Chennai) Tamil Nadu.