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    1. Name the Exercise that was recently (in Sept ‘22) reviewed by General Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff in Ladakh.
      1) Exercise Khanjar V
      2) Exercise Yudh Abhyas
      3) Exercise Prabal Dostyk
      4) Exercise Garuda Shakti
      5) Exercise Parvat Prahar
      Answer- 5) Exercise Parvat Prahar
      General Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reviewed exercise Parvat Prahar, on his 2-day visit to Ladakh. The COAS was briefed on operational preparedness by commanders on the ground.
      i. The exercise took place amid the disengagement process of India and China Patrolling Point (PP) 15 in the Gogra-Hot Springs area on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
      ii. Parvat Prahar was held in the Ladakh plateau at an altitude of 14,000 feet, by the Mathura-based 1 strike Corps of the Indian Army.

    2. In September 2022, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued rules for the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 that replaced the Identification of Prisoners Act of _______.
      1) 1920
      2) 2000
      3) 1995
      4) 2002
      5) 1997
      Answer- 1) 1920
      The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued rules for the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022, which empowers police and central investigating agencies to collect biometric data on people who have been convicted, arrested, or detained.
      i. The law passed by Parliament in April 2022 took effect in August 2022, replacing the Identification of Prisoners Act of 1920.
      ii. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which operates under the MHA, is required under the regulations to create a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that specifies the devices and equipment that will be used to collect biometric data.

    3. Which ministry recently (in Sept ‘22) onboarded 76 start-ups under the ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-Up Challenge’ in New Delhi, Delhi?
      1) Ministry of Labour and Employment
      2) Ministry of MSME
      3) Ministry of Jal Shakti
      4) Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
      5) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
      Answer- 4) Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
      The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has onboarded 76 start-ups under the ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-Up Challenge’ at an event in New Delhi, Delhi.
      i. The shortlisted start-ups will be provided financial support of up to Rs20 lakh each to work in the fields of water supply, used water management, water body rejuvenation and groundwater management etc.
      ii. The start-ups have been shortlisted through AMRUT 2.0 (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) Mission, a challenging process launched in March 2022.
      iii. MoHUA has also launched ‘Startup Gateway’ wherein the start-ups can apply and be shortlisted by the ministry for financial support.

    4. Name the Indian Naval Ship (INS) that was recently (in Sept ‘22) participated in the Multinational Naval ‘Ex Kakadu 2022’ in Australia, along with P8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

      1) INS Tarkash
      2) INS Satpura
      3) INS Talwar
      4) INS Shivalik
      5) INS Sahyadri
      Answer-2) INS Satpura
      On September 12, 2022, the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Satpura and a P8 I Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Indian Navy reached Darwin in Australia to participate in the multinational Exercise Kakadu 2022 (KA22). This two week-long Exercise is being conducted in Darwin and the Northern Australian Exercise area (NAXA) from 12-24 September 2022.
      i. Theme: Partnership, Leadership, Friendship
      ii. Participants: Around 19 vessels, 34 aircraft and more than 3000 personnel from 25 countries are expected.
      iii. About Exercise Kakadu: Initiated in 1993, it is a joint-enabled, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force and KA22 marks the 15th edition of the biennial exercise.

    5. In September 2022, Federal Bank & ________ launched a pilot for Digitalization of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) lending in _________ & Madhya Pradesh respectively.
      1) State Bank of India; Tamil Nadu
      2) Union Bank of India; Gujarat
      3) State Bank of India; Maharashtra
      4) Union Bank of India; Tamil Nadu
      5) Punjab National Bank; Gujarat
      Answer-4) Union Bank of India; Tamil Nadu

      The Federal Bank launched a pilot for instant Kisan Credit Card (KCC) lending in order to digitalize rural finance in select districts of Tamil Nadu (TN). The instant KCC was developed by the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH), a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It is a digital loan scheme.
      i. Union Bank of India (UBI) also launched end-to-end digitalization of KCC products for farmers as part of its flagship digital transformation project ‘Sambhav’.
      ii. It was launched by Ms. A Manimekhalai, MD & CEO, UBI in Harda District of Madhya Pradesh (MP), as a Pilot Project.

    6. Which banks’ Foundation recently (in Sept ‘22) partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature – India (WWF India) for Red Panda Transboundary Conservation in Sikkim and West Bengal?
      1) YES Bank
      2) HDFC Bank
      3) ICICI Bank
      4) State Bank of India
      5) Axis Bank
      Answer-4) State Bank of India
      State Bank of India Foundation (SBIF) and World Wide Fund for Nature – India (WWF India) partnered to generate fine-scale information on the Red Panda species at a transboundary level and engage in safeguarding the habitats of the Red Panda in Khangchendzonga area of Sikkim and West Bengal (Darjeeling & Kalimpong districts).
      i. An event was organised at the Himalayan Zoological Park in Gangtok, Sikkim to celebrate International Red Panda Day.
      ii. International Red Panda Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd Saturday of September to support Red Panda conservation.

    7. Name the Indian Naval Ship (INS) that was recently (in Sept ‘22) decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra, after 32 years of service.
      1) INS Kavaratti (P31)
      2) INS Kiltan (P30)
      3) INS Abhay (P33)
      4) INS Akshay (P35)
      5) INS Ajay (P34)
      Answer- 5) INS Ajay (P34)
      The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Ajay (P34), the second Abhay class anti-submarine warfare ship of the Western Naval Command, was decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra, after 32 years of outstanding service to the nation.
      i. INS Ajay (P34) was commissioned on January 24, 1990 in Poti, Georgia, in the former Soviet Union.
      It is a part of the 23rd Patrol Vessel Squadron of the Indian Navy, under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area (FOMA).
      It is named after the Ajay-class patrol vessel INS Ajay (1960), which was commissioned in 1960.
      ii. INS Ajay (1960) was the first indigenously built ship in Independent India, delivered in 1961 by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, West Bengal.
      It was gifted to Bangladesh in 1974, where it served as Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Surma.

    8. Cricketer Mohammad Rubel Hossain recently (in Sept ’22) announced his retirement from Test cricket. Which country did he represent in Test Cricket?
      1) South Africa
      2) Afghanistan
      3) Bangladesh
      4) West Indies
      5) Sri Lanka
      Answer- 3) Bangladesh
      Bangladesh cricketer Mohammad Rubel Hossain announced his retirement from Test cricket on 19 September 2022.
      i. He will continue to play in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) formats for Bangladesh along with Dhaka Premier League (DPL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and other white-ball tournaments.
      ii. He made his Test debut for Bangladesh in 2009 and represented Bangladesh in 27 Tests over the span of 13 years.
      iii. He has the highest bowling average of any pacer who has bowled at least 2,000 deliveries in Test cricket.

    9. When was International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2022 observed across the globe?
      1) 19th September 2022
      2) 17th September 2022
      3) 20th September 2022
      4) 18th September 2022
      5) 16th September 2022
      Answer- 2) 17th September 2022
      International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2022 was observed across the globe on 17th September 2022 (3rd Saturday of September annually) to create awareness about the importance of the conservation of Red Pandas and to promote and encourage people to save them.
      i. The first-ever International Red Panda Day was observed on 18th September 2010.
      ii. Red Pandas (Ailurus fulgens), also known as the lesser panda, is a small mammal (slightly larger than a domestic cat).
      iii. Red Pandas are listed as Endangered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of Threatened Species and under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the red panda has the highest legal protection.

    10. Which state government recently (in Sept ‘22) signed an MoU to support the Meghalaya government for the recruitment and training of medical professionals?
      1) Maharashtra
      2) Gujarat
      3) Karnataka
      4) Tamil Nadu
      5) Andhra Pradesh
      Answer- 4) Tamil Nadu
      The Government of Meghalaya (GoM) signed an MoU with the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) for supporting Meghalaya in recruitment and training of medical professionals.
      i. This is a first-of-its-kind medical partnership between the two Indian states for collaboration on knowledge sharing, capacity building and improving health service delivery.