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- Which of the following points is/are “correct” with respect to the new set of National Awards introduced by the Government of India (GoI) in September 2023?
A) The Government of India (GoI) has introduced Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar (RVP), a new set of National Awards in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation.
B) The RVP will comprise 3 Vigyan Ratna awards, as well as 25 Vigyan Shri, 25 Vigyan Yuva-Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, and 3 Vigyan Team awards.
C) Vigyan Ratna (VR) award is set to recognize lifetime achievements & contributions made in any field of science and technology.
1) All A, B & C
2) Only A & B
3) Only B & C
4) Only A & C
5) Only AAnswer-1) All A, B & C
The Government of India (GoI) has introduced Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar (RVP), a new set of National Awards in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation.
i. RVP is set to become one of the highest recognitions in the field of science, technology, and innovation in India, and it will replace nearly 300 awards given by various science departments with 56 centrally administered awards. The RVP will be given in 13 domains.
ii. The RVP will comprise 3 Vigyan Ratna awards, as well as 25 Vigyan Shri, 25 Vigyan Yuva-Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, and 3 Vigyan Team awards.
Vigyan Ratna (VR) award is set to recognize lifetime achievements & contributions made in any field of science and technology.
Vigyan Shri (VS) award is set to recognize distinguished contributions in any field of science and technology.
Vigyan Yuva-Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (VY-SSB) award is intended to recognise and encourage young scientists under the age of 45 who have made outstanding contributions to any field of science and technology.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar(SSB) awards have been given by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) since 1958 across seven domains.
Vigyan Team (VT) award is to be awarded to a team of three or more scientists/researchers/innovators who have made an exceptional contribution in any field of science and technology while working in a team.
- According to the Growth of ultra-processed foods in India- An analysis of trends, issues and policy recommendations report released by World Health Organization (WHO) in September 2023, India’s Ultra-Processed Food Sector grew at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of __________ in retail sales value from 2011 to 2021.
5) 16.48%Answer- 2) 13.37%
According to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s report titled “Growth of ultra-processed foods in India- An analysis of trends, issues and policy recommendations”, India’s Ultra-Processed Food Sector grew at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.37 % in retail sales value from 2011 to 2021.
i. This report has been developed by the WHO Country Office for India in collaboration with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). The report called for a nutritional transition to a healthier lifestyle.
ii. As per the British Heart Foundation, Ultra-processed foods are items with long shelf lives that usually contain five or more ingredients, including preservatives, emulsifiers, sweeteners, and artificial colors and flavors.
iii. In retail sales volume from 2011 to 2021, beverages had the largest share, followed by chocolate and sugar confectionery, and ready-made convenience food at 2nd and 3rd place.
- Name the Indian Naval Ship (INS) that has recently (in Sept ‘23) conducted vital Mixed Gas Diving training sessions as part of IN-SLN Divex 23, between India and Sri Lanka.
1) INS Nirupak
2) INS Astradharani
3) INS Nireekshak
4) INS Sarvekshak
5) INS SandhayakAnswer-3) INS Nireekshak
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Nireekshak(A-15), the Diving Support and Submarine Rescue Vessel (DSRV) of the Indian Navy successfully conducted vital Mixed Gas Diving training sessions.
This is a part of eight-day diving training deployment exercise(14-21st September 2023) IN-SLN Divex 23 between India and Sri Lanka.
This is aligned with India’s ‘Neighborhood First‘ policy for capacity building in neighbouring nations.
Mixed gas diving involves the use of breathing gases other than the standard air mixture of approximately 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen.
i. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Pollution-Control Vessel(PCV) ‘Samudra Prahari’ carried out a Pollution Response Table-Top exercise and demonstration at Khlong Toei Port in Bangkok, Thailand.
ii. The exercise is part of events held during the four day visit(17-20th September 2023) of the vessel to Bangkok.
- In September 2023, Meta announced the launch of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) payments for WhatsApp Business in India.
Which of the following companies are initial payment partners?
4) Both 1 & 2
5) Both 2 & 3Answer-5) Both 2 & 3
Meta(formerly known as Facebook) Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) payments for WhatsApp Business in India. This allows customers to pay businesses directly on the Whatsapp Chat application using their preferred UPI option.
i. The announcement was virtually in the Meta Conversations event focusing on WhatsApp Business, held at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
ii. The accepted payment methods include Pay on WhatsApp, credit/debit cards, netbanking, Google Pay, PhonePe, Paytm and more UPI options.
ii. The initial payment partners are RazorPay and PayU.
- Name the company that has recently (in Sept ‘23) signed an MoU with Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) to finance renewable and thermal energy Projects worth Rs. 1,18,826 crore.
1) SJVN Limited
2) Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
3) NLC India Limited
4) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
5) Power Grid Corporation of IndiaAnswer-1) SJVN Limited
SJVN Ltd (formerly known as Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), India’s leading Non-Banking Financial Corporation (NBFC), to finance renewable and thermal energy Projects worth Rs. 1,18,826 crore.
i. The project includes renewable energy(RE) ventures (Solar, Hydro and Pumped Storage) with a total capacity of around 12178 Megawatt(MW) along with 660 MW Thermal generation project.
ii. PFC will fund around 67-76% of the project tentatively. The proposed fun in the form of term loan will range from Rs 80000 crore to Rs 90000 crore.
- In September 2023, the National Medical Commission (NMC) of India was awarded the Recognition Status by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) for a period of __________ years with immediate effect.
5) 6Answer- 3) 10
The National Medical Commission (NMC) of India has been awarded the Recognition Status by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) for a period of 10 years with immediate effect.
i. As part of this recognition, all the 706 existing medical colleges in India will become WFME accredited and the new medical colleges, set up in the coming 10 years will automatically become WFME accredited.
Note: The WFME programme of Recognition of Accrediting Agencies was established following 2005.
- In which of the following Bank, HDFC Asset Management Company Limited has recently (in Sept ‘23) received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to acquire additional holdings of up to 9.5% of the paid-up share capital or voting rights?
1) Kotak Mahindra Bank
2) Karur Vysya Bank
3) DCB Bank Limited
4) Both 1 & 2
5) Both 2 & 3Answer-5) Both 2 & 3
HDFC Asset Management Company Limited(HDFC AMC) received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to acquire additional holdings of up to 9.5% of the paid-up share capital or voting rights of Karur Vysya Bank Limited(KVB) and DCB Bank Limited.
The approval has been granted with reference to the application made by HDFC AMC to RBI.
The holding of HDFC AMC in both the banks should not exceed (individually) 9.5 % of the paid-up share capital or voting rights of the Bank at all times.
i. RBI instructed HDFC AMC not to reduce the shareholding below 5% without prior approval from RBI.
If the aggregate holding falls below 5%, prior approval of RBI will be required to increase it to 5% or more of the paid-up share capital or voting rights of the Bank.
ii. The RBI has given HDFC AMC one year time to buy the shares of DCB Bank.
If HDFC AMC does not buy the shares within one year, the RBI’s approval will be cancelled.
- In September 2023, _______________, Hindustani classical vocalist and one of the foremost exponents of Gwalior Gharana, passed away.
1) Ustad Rashid Khan
2) Kishori Amonkar
3) Malini Rajurkar
4) Shubha Mudgal
5) Nachiketa YakkundiAnswer-3) Malini Rajurkar
Malini Rajurkar, a noted Hindustani classical vocalist and one of the foremost exponents of Gwalior Gharana passed away at the age of 82 in Hyderabad, Telangana. She was born in 1941 in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
i. She has received several awards, including the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2001 for her contribution to Hindustani vocal music.
ii. She has performed in major music festivals in India, including Gunidas Sammelan (Mumbai), Tansen Samaroh (Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh), Sawai Gandharva Festival (Pune, Maharashtra), and Shankar Lal Festival (Delhi).
- When was World Rhino Day 2023 observed across the globe?
1) 20th September 2023
2) 22nd September 2023
3) 19th September 2023
4) 21st September 2023
5) 18th September 2023Answer- 2) 22nd September 2023
World Rhino Day 2023 was observed across the globe on 22nd September 2023 to raise awareness about the terrible situation of Rhinoceros or Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) and emphasise the steps to conserve its population.
The day is dedicated to celebrating all 5 species of Rhinos, namely white and black rhinos in Africa, and the greater one-horned, Javan, and Sumatran rhino species in Asia.
In 2010, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – South Africa announced World Rhino Day, a national crisis to create awareness about the importance of saving these animals.
In India, rhinos are found in Assam, parts of West Bengal, and Bihar. According to the WWF, there are around 3,700 Indian rhinos in the wild today.
Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) alone has 2,613 Rhinos, according to a census carried out in March 2022.
- The World Rose Day/Day for Welfare of Cancer Patients 2023 was observed across the globe on ___________, 2023
1) 20th September
2) 18th September
3) 21st September
4) 19th September
5) 22nd SeptemberAnswer-5) 22nd September
World Rose Day, also known as the Day for Welfare of Cancer Patients 2023 was observed across the globe on 22nd September 2023 and is dedicated to cancer patients all across the globe and also encourages and acknowledges cancer survivors all over the world.
i. The origin of World Rose Day is credited to a 12-year-old Canadian girl named Melinda Rose, who was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer (Askin’s Tumor) in 1994.
ii. According to the World Health Organization(WHO) Globally, Cancer is a leading cause of death, which accounts to around 10 million deaths in 2020, or nearly 1 in 6 deaths. The most common cancers are breast, lung, colon and rectum and prostate cancers.