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    1. Name the organisation that recently (in Sept ‘22) signed an agreement with Adobe to accelerate digital creativity skills across India.
      1) National Council of Educational Research and Training
      2) National Assessment and Accreditation Council
      3) National Council for Teacher Education
      4) All India Council for Technical Education
      5) National Board of Accreditation
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 4) All India Council for Technical Education
      Explanation:
      The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) signed a partnership agreement with Adobe to accelerate digital creativity skills across India.
      i. The partnership between AICTE and Adobe aims to empower over 75,000 educators across 10,000 higher education institutions in India with essential digital creativity skills by 2024 with access to Adobe Express.

    2. In which state, the agrarian festival ‘Nua Khai’ was celebrated on 1st September, 2022?
      1) Odisha
      2) Uttarakhand
      3) Madhya Pradesh
      4) Karnataka
      5) Andhra Pradesh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 1) Odisha
      Explanation:
      Nua Khai’, an agrarian festival, was celebrated on 1st September, 2022, at Western Odisha. It is celebrated precisely the day after Ganesh Chaturthi and signifies the celebration of newly harvested crops.
      About Nua Khai:
      The founder of Patna State, Raja Ramai Deo started the ‘Nua Khai’ festival in the 14th Century.
      Nua Khai, an annual harvest festival celebrated to welcome the season’s new crop. It is also referred as ‘Nuakahi Bhetghat’ or ‘Nuakhai Parab’, which is celebrated on the 5th day of the lunar fortnight of Bhadraba (falls in August-September on the lunar Calendar).

    3. Which of the following points are ‘correct’ with respect to the 15th Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Quarterly Bulletin (April – June 2022) released in August 2022?
      A) The Unemployment Rate (UR) for people aged 15 and above in urban areas increased to 8.9% in April-June 2022 from 8.2 % in January-March 2022.
      B) The LFPR in Current Weekly Status (CWS) in urban areas for persons aged 15 years and above grew to 47.5% in the April–June quarter of 2022 from 47.3% in January-March 2022.
      C) The WPR in Current Weekly Status (CWS) for those aged 15 years and above in urban areas increased to 43.9% in April–June 2022 from 43.4% in January-March 2022.

      1) Only A
      2) Only A & B
      3) Only B & C
      4) Only A & C
      5) All A, B & C
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Only B & C
      Explanation:
      According to the 15th Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Quarterly Bulletin [April – June 2022] published by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI),
      The Unemployment Rate (UR) for people aged 15 and above in urban areas decreased to 7.6% in April-June 2022 from 8.2 % in January-March 2022.
      The LFPR in CWS in urban areas for persons aged 15 years and above grew to 47.5% in the April–June quarter of 2022 from 47.3% in January-March 2022.
      The WPR in CWS for those aged 15 years and above in urban areas increased to 43.9% in April–June 2022 from 43.4% in January-March 2022.

    4. Which organsation recently (in Sept ‘22) conducted the Cyber Security Exercise, ‘Synergy’ for 13 countries along with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA)?

      1) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
      2) Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
      3) Indian Computer Emergency Response Team
      4) Centre for Development of Telematics
      5) Centre for Development of Imaging Technology
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Indian Computer Emergency Response Team
      Explanation:
      The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in collaboration with Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) successfully designed and conducted the Cyber Security Exercise, ‘Synergy’ for 13 countries.
      i. Exercise Synergy was hosted by CERT-In on its exercise simulation platform with the theme of the exercise was ‘Building Network Resiliency to counter Ransomware Attacks’.
      ii. This exercise was conducted as part of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative- Resilience Working Group, led by India under the leadership of National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).

    5. Who was recently (in Sept ‘22) appointed as the additional charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)?
      1) Madhav Singh
      2) Rajesh Kumar Srivastava
      3) Prabhaskar Rai
      4) Manish Pareek
      5) Anurag Sharma
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Rajesh Kumar Srivastava
      Explanation:
      Rajesh Kumar Srivastava has been given additional charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for a period of 4 months with effect from 1st September 2022 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post, or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.
      i. He took charge as the 3rd interim Chairman of ONGC following the superannuation of the incumbent Alka Mittal on 31st August 2022.
      ii. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava is currently serving as director (exploration) of ONGC.

    6. Which (in Sept’22) is the only NBFC to extend the money transfer services to Nepal from India, by partnering with IME India?
      1) Aditya Birla Finance Ltd
      2) Muthoot FinCorp Ltd
      3) Bajaj Finance Ltd
      4) HDB Finance Services Ltd
      5) Tata Capital Financial Services Ltd
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Muthoot FinCorp Ltd
      Explanation:
      Muthoot FinCorp Ltd. has partnered with IME India Pvt. Ltd. (formerly IME Forex India) to extend the scope of its remittance services in the Indo-Nepal corridor.
      i. Muthoot Finance is the only Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) to extend the money transfer services from India to Nepal.
      ii. With the new partnership with IME India, Muthoot FinCorp will be able to provide quick and dependable service to a larger proportion of the Nepalese diaspora residing in India.
      iii. IDFC First Bank of India and Global IME Bank Ltd. of Nepal are the banking partners facilitating the Indo-Nepal remittance service.

    7. As per the National Statistical Office (NSO) data released in September 2022, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was increased to ________ for the April-June quarter (Q1) of FY23.
      1) 11.6%
      2) 12.8%
      3) 16.8%
      4) 13.5%
      5) 10.2%
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 4) 13.5%
      Explanation:
      As per provisional estimates released by National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), India’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the April-June quarter (Q1) of the ongoing FY23 rose 13.5%.
      i. Real GDP at constant (2011-12) prices in Q1 2022-23 is estimated to attain a level of Rs 36.85 lakh crore, as against Rs 32.46 lakh crore in Q1 2021-22, showing a growth of 13.5% as compared to 20.1% in Q1 2021-22
      ii. The GDP for the preceding January-March quarter (Q4) of 2021-22 had witnessed a growth of 4.1%.
      iii. The GVA at basic price at constant terms during the June quarter rose 12.7%. The GVA at Basic Price at Current Prices rose 26.5% in Q1 2022-23.

    8. In September 2022, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) signed an agreement with Suzuki to set up two Biogas plants in _________.
      1) Gujarat
      2) Andhra Pradesh
      3) Karnataka
      4) Madhya Pradesh
      5) Jharkhand
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Gujarat
      Explanation:
      National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the apex body of dairy cooperatives and Suzuki, the apex body of Japan signed an agreement to set up two Biogas plants to provide clean energy solutions and organic fertilisers from Cow Dung in an event that was organised to mark 40 years of Suzuki in India.
      i. Under this agreement, two biogas plants will be constructed in Gujarat for clean energy and organic fertilisers from Cow dung.
      ii. Cow dung has emerged as an important component to meet energy demand in the 21st century as many states are currently buying cow dung from farmers.

    9. As per the list of India’s 10 most valued companies by market capitalization released (on 30th Aug’22), Adani Transmission positioned at ________ in the list, while _________ out of Top 10 most valued firms by securing 11th position.
      1) 8th; Life Insurance Corporation of India
      2) 10th; Bajaj Finance Ltd
      3) 9th; Life Insurance Corporation of India
      4) 10th; Housing Development Finance Corporation
      5) 9th; Bajaj Finance Ltd
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 3) 9th; Life Insurance Corporation of India
      Explanation:
      Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is pushed out of the list of India’s 10 most valued companies by market capitalization by Bajaj Finance and Adani Transmission. LIC is now ranked 11th with a market capital of Rs 4.26 lakh crore.
      i. Bajaj Finance and Adani Transmission have taken 10th and 9th position, respectively.
      ii. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is the top valued Indian company with a market capitalisation of Rs. 17.8 lakh crore, followed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HDFC Bank, Infosys, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), ICICI Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), and Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Limited.

    10. Name the organisation that recently (in Sept ‘22) received the Green Channel Certification by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
      1) Goa Shipyard Limited
      2) Hindustan Shipyard Limited
      3) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
      4) Cochin Shipyard Limited
      5) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 5) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited
      Explanation:
      Warship maker Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited was conferred the Green Channel Certification by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of portable steel bridges – Beiley type – of various spans and configurations to the Indian Army.
      i. GRSE is the only organization in India qualified for the Green Channel Certification for Portable Steel Bridges (Bailey Type), from the Indian Army.





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