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    1. Which Insurance recently (in Sept ‘22) partnered with Repco Home Finance Limited (RHFL) to offer property insurance coverage?
      1) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
      2) Edelweiss General Insurance
      3) Kotak Mahindra General Insurance
      4) Future Generali India General Insurance
      5) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
      Answer-2) Edelweiss General Insurance
      Edelweiss General Insurance (EGI) partnered with Repco Home Finance Limited (RHFL) to offer insurance solutions to all home loan customers of RHFL.
      i. EGI will offer property insurance cover and loan protection cover to RHFL’s customers through their branches across India.
      ii. It also provides customised, affordable, and convenient insurance solutions to loan borrowers.

    2. Magdalena Andersson was recently (in Sept ‘22) resigned as the Prime Minister (PM) of which country?
      1) Turkey
      2) Denmark
      3) Netherlands
      4) Sweden
      5) Estonia
      Answer- 4) Sweden
      Prime Minister (PM) of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, leader of Social Democratic Party, resigned from the post after her centre-left bloc lost the 2022 Parliamentary Elections to a bloc of right-wing parties, 176 seats to 173. The Elections were held on 11th September 2022.
      Magdalena Andersson was Sweden’s first female PM.
      About Sweden’s Parliament (Riksdag):
      i. The Riksdag has 349 members who are elected every four years.
      ii. The newly elected members of the Riksdag for the 2022–2026 electoral period will take their seats on 26 September 2022.

    3. Name the bank that recently (in Sept ‘22) appointed Pralay Mondal as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 3 years.
      1) CSB Bank
      2) HSBC Bank India
      3) Standard Chartered Bank
      4) DBS Bank
      5) Citibank India
      Answer-1) CSB Bank
      CSB bank limited formerly known as Catholic Syrian Bank Limited appointed Pralay Mondal, as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank for a period of 3 years with effect from 15th September 2022 with the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
      i. Previously, Pralay Mondal was the interim MD and CEO of the bank with effect from April 2022. After appointing Pralay Mondal, CSB Bank jumped 4.86% to Rs 240.35.
      ii. He has around 30 years of banking experience across multiple businesses and functions including retail assets, retail liabilities, business banking, products and technology.

    4. Who was recently (in Sept ‘22) appointed as a member (non-life) of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)?

      1) Rakesh Joshi
      2) Thomas M Devasia
      3) Varsha Choudhary
      4) Manjunath Bavuri
      5) B. Padmaja
      Answer-2) Thomas M Devasia
      The government of India(GoI) has appointed Thomas M Devasia, technical expert at Marsh Insurance Brokers India(Kochi, Kerala), as a member (non-life) in the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post till attaining the age of 62 years until further order, whichever is earlier.
      i. He is appointed on a consolidated pay package of Rs 4 lakh.
      ii. This is the first time that the Government has appointed a senior executive from the private sector as a member of IRDAI.

    5. Which company recently (in Sept ‘22) acquired Ambuja Cements Limited and ACC Limited and became India’s 2nd largest cement manufacturer?
      1) TATA Groups
      2) Adani Groups
      3) Larsen & Toubro Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd
      4) UltraTech Cement Ltd
      5) Dalmia Bharat Ltd
      Answer- 2) Adani groups
      The Adani groups successfully completed the acquisition of Ambuja Cements Limited and ACC Limited through Endeavour Trade and Investment Limited (BidCo), a special purpose vehicle incorporated by the Adani groups.
      i. With this acquisition, Adani has now become India’s 2nd largest cement manufacturer.
      ii. Adani Group has acquired Switzerland-based Holcim’s 63.1% stake in Ambuja Cements, which owns a 50.05% along with its 4.48% direct stake in ACC.
      Note: At present, Ultratech Cement is the largest player with a market valuation of over Rs 1.87 lakh crore.

    6. Roger Federer recently (in Sept ‘22) announced his retirement from the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Tour and Grand Slams.
      How many Grand Slam titles did Roger Federer won, as of September 2022?

      1) 17
      2) 18
      3) 20
      4) 15
      5) 23
      Answer-3) 20
      A Professional Tennis Player from Switzerland, Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Tour and Grand Slams at the age of 41.
      i. He has won 20 Grand Slam victories, and finished 5 seasons ranked No.1. His victories include- Australian Open six times, the French Open once, the US Open five times, and Wimbledon, a record eight times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2017).
      ii. He played a total matches of 1,526, and won 1,251, 2nd in the Open Era behind United States’ (US) Jimmy Connors (1274)
      iii. The 5th Laver Cup 2022 from September 23-25 that will be held at The O2 in London, United Kingdom (UK) will be his final appearance on the ATP circuit.
      iv. His 20 Grand Slam titles are 3rd highest behind Spain’s Rafael Nadal (22), and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (21).

    7. In September 2022, _________ won the Under-16(Open) title at the World Youth Chess Championship 2022, while A R Ilamparthi won the Under 14 (Open) Championship title held in Mamaia, Romania.
      1) Pranav Anand
      2) Parimarjan Negi
      3) Pravin Thipsay
      4) Abhijeet Gupta
      5) Padmini Rout
      Answer-1) Pranav Anand
      India’s Pranav Anand (Karnataka) won the Under-16(Open) title and A R Ilamparthi (Tamil Nadu) won the Under 14 (Open) title at the World Youth Chess Championship 2022 held in Mamaia, România.
      i. In the girls Under-18 event, S Kanishka secured 6th place with 7.5 points and Rakshitta ravi finished 8th.
      ii. The tournament was organised by Romanian Chess Federation & Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE).

    8. Name the personality who recently (in Sept ‘22) released a book titled “Ambedkar and Modi: Reformer’s Ideas, Performer’s Implementation”.
      1) Jagdeep Dhankhar
      2) M. Venkaiah Naidu
      3) Droupadi Murmu
      4) Amit Shah
      5) Ram Nath Kovind
      Answer-5) Ram Nath Kovind
      Former President of India Ram Nath Kovind released a book titled ‘Ambedkar and Modi: Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation’ which illustrates the life, works and achievements of Dr. B.R Ambedkar.
      i. The book was compiled by Bluekraft Digital Foundation and the foreword was written by music composer and Rajya Sabha MP (Member of Parliament) Ilaiyaraaja. The book is published by Prabhat Prakashan Pvt. Ltd.
      ii. It also highlights the policies and reforms made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure India’s progress in line with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s vision.

    9. When was the World Health Organization’s (WHOs) World Patient Safety Day 2022 observed across the globe with the theme of ‘Medication Safety’?
      1) 17th September 2022
      2) 15th September 2022
      3) 18th September 2022
      4) 14th September 2022
      5) 16th September 2022
      Answer- 1) 17th September 2022
      World Health Organization’s (WHOs) World Patient Safety Day 2022 was observed across the world on 17th September 2022 to create awareness about various preventive measures which should be taken to ensure the safety of patients.
      i. The theme of World Patient Safety Day 2022 is ‘Medication Safety’ along with the slogan ‘Medication Without Harm’.
      ii. The call for action of the global campaign is “Know Check Ask.” KNOW your medication.; CHECK if you have the right patient, medicine, route, dose, and time; ASK your patient if they understand.

    10. Name the state/UT that recently (in Sept ‘22) partnered with the Government of Delhi to curb stubble burning through Pusa Bio-decomposer.
      1) Uttar Pradesh
      2) Punjab
      3) Rajasthan
      4) Haryana
      5) Uttarakhand
      Answer- 2) Punjab
      The Government of Delhi partnered with the Government of Punjab to use Pusa bio-decomposer, a microbial solution which can decompose paddy straw in 15 to 20 days, on 5,000 acres of land to prevent stubble burning.
      i. Stubble burning is a major cause of air pollution in the northern region of India.
      ii. As a part of a pilot project implemented with the help of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa biodecomposer will be sprayed over 5000 acres (2023 hectares) on stubble by which the crop residue gets mixed in the soil in Punjab.