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- Which country’ s Navy, along with the Indian Navy (IN) has recently (in Sept ‘ 23) begun the 30th edition of the SIMBEX 2023?
5) Sri LankaAnswer-1) Singapore
The Indian Navy (IN) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) are conducting the 30th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX 2023), a joint naval combat exercise, from 21st to 28th September 2023 in the southern parts of the South China Sea off the coast of Singapore.
SIMBEX 2023 is conducted in two phases including the land phase and the sea phase.
Land Phase: It was held from 21st to 24th September 2023 at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base, Singapore.
Sea Phase: It is held from 25th to 28th September 2023 in the southern reaches of the South China Sea in international waters.
i. Indian Navy’s Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvijay, Kamorta-class corvette INS Kavaratti, Sindhughosh class diesel-electric submarine INS Sindhukesari and a P-8I maritime patrol aircraft are taking part in this exercise.
- Which bank has recently (in Sept ‘23) launched ‘NEO for Business’, a distinctive one-stop Transaction Banking platform for Indian Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)?
1) ICICI Bank
2) Axis Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) YES Bank
5) IndusInd BankAnswer-2) Axis Bank
On September 21, 2023, Axis Bank launched ‘NEO for Business’, a distinctive one-stop Transaction Banking platform for Indian Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
i. This is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive digital proposition that supports real, current, and emerging Transaction Banking needs of MSMEs.
ii. It has contemporary UX (User Experience)/UI (User Interface) along with bank-grade security features.
iii. “NEO for Business” is the latest launch as part of “NEO by Axis Bank” branding. NEO by Axis Bank is the digital banking proposition for its corporate banking customers/clients.
- Which of the following points is/are “correct” with respect to the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar 2022-23 in September 2023?
A) Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has been recognized as the best performing (1st) department in the category of Ministries/Departments with less than 300 employees for the 2nd consecutive year.
B) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) awarded for outstanding implementation of official language policy in the “Ministry/Department category” with more than 300 personnel for the year 2022-23.
C) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has been conferred with the ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’ (3rd Position) in the category of Public Sector Undertakings in region ‘A’ for the year 2022-23.
1) Only A
2) Only A & B
3) Only B & C
4) Only A & C
5) All A, B & CAnswer- 2) Only A & B
The Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar 2022-23 ,the most prestigious award offered by the Indian government for “achievements in implementing the official language” was presented at the Hindi Diwas Samaroh 2023.
This prestigious award ceremony was part of the 3rd All-India Official Language Conference (Akhil Bharatiya Rajbhasha Sammelan) that took place at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune, Maharashtra, from September 14-15.
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare(DoPPW) gets the Prestigious First Raj Bhasha Kirti Puraskar, 2022-23. This marks the 2nd consecutive year where DoPPW has been recognized as the best performing department in the category of Ministries/Departments with less than 300 employees.
Power Finance Corporation (PFC) received the prestigious ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’ in the ‘A’ category for the year 2022-23. PFC secured the third position in the category of Public Sector Undertakings.
Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) awarded for Outstanding implementation of Official Language Policy in the “Ministry/Department category” with more than 300 personnel for the year 2022-23.
- Which of the following points is/are “correct” with respect to the step taken by the Rajya Sabha in September 2023?
A) The Vice President of India, ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankhar has reconstituted the panel of vice-chairpersons with the eight member panel with 50 percent(4 members) of women parliamentarians
B) The four new women Vice-Chairpersons are Kanta Kardam(Uttar Pradesh), Sumitra Balmik(Madhya Pradesh), Mamata Mohanta (Odisha) and Geeta alias Chandraprabha(Uttar Pradesh).
C) The Vice President of India, ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankhar has constituted 13 women Parliamentarians to the panel of vice-chairpersons.
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 Vice President of India, ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankhar has reconstituted the panel of vice-chairpersons with the eight member panel with 50 percent(4 members) of women parliamentarians with effect from 13th September 2023.
For the first time in the history of Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of the Indian Parliament) has given equal representation to women members in the panel.
The four new women Vice-Chairpersons were announced by Jagdeep Dhankhar in the Upper House, on the first day of the Special Session of the Parliament which was held from 18th-22nd September, 2023.
i. The four new women Vice-Chairpersons are: Kanta Kardam (Uttar Pradesh), Sumitra Balmik (Madhya Pradesh), Mamata Mohanta (Odisha) and Geeta alias Chandraprabha (Uttar Pradesh).
ii. The male members of the panel are Akhilesh Prasad Singh(Bihar), Narain Dass Gupta(Delhi),V. Vijayasai Reddy(Andhra Pradesh) & Santanu Sen(West Bengal).
iii. The Vice President of India, ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankhar has constituted 13 women Parliamentarians to the panel of vice-chairpersons.The panel was reconstituted for a day to discuss the Women’s reservation Bill or Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam 2023.
The Women’s Reservation Bill 2023, officially titled as The Constitution (128th Amendment) Bill, 2023 and commonly referred to as Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, has been introduced in the Indian Parliament.
This legislation is to allocate 33 percent of the seats in the directly elected Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies to women.
- Who has been recently (in Sept ‘23) appointed as the 14th Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)?
1) Archana Sharma
2) Vivek Bhasin
3) Umesh Dani
4) Tapan Kumar Ghanty
5) JayakumarAnswer-2) Vivek Bhasin
On 15th September 2023, Vivek Bhasin took charge as the 14th Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India’s premier nuclear research facility, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Prior to this appointment, Vivek was serving as the director of the Nuclear Fuels Group(NFG) of the BARC.
i. He succeeds Ajit Kumar Mohanty who was appointed as the Secretary to Department of Atomic Energy(DAE) under the Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) and Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission in May 2023.
ii. BARC was founded by Homi Jehangir Bhabha in the name Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) in 1954. AEET was renamed BARC in 1966.
- Name the personality who has recently (in Sept ‘23) launched first of its kind Vigilance Complaint Information Management System (VCIMS) portal to enable people to file graft complaints against government employees.
1) Vinai Kumar Saxena (Lieutenant Governor of Delhi)
2) Ramesh Bais (Governor of Maharashtra)
3) Thaawarchand Gehlot (Governor of Karnataka)
4) Admiral D K Joshi (Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island)
5) B.D. Mishra (Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh)Answer-1) Vinai Kumar Saxena (Lieutenant Governor of Delhi)
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Vinai Kumar (VK) Saxena launches first of its kind Vigilance Complaint Information Management System (VCIMS) portal enabling people to file graft complaints against government employees at any time from anywhere.
Complaints can be related to the vigilance/corruption/demand of bribes.
With transparency and secrecy, this portal will monitor complaints and initiate speedy action.
This portal requires only one time registration.
i. To ensure that only genuine complaints are filed on the portal, it is mandated for the complainants to submit an e-undertaking so that he/she can be prosecuted under section 182 of IPC ( Indian Penal Code) for giving false information to public servants.
- In which state, a new species of marine tardigrade called “Batillipes kalami” after the late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, has identified in September 2023?
1) Andhra Pradesh
4) Tamil Nadu
5) KarnatakaAnswer-4) Tamil Nadu
Researchers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) in Cochin, Kerala, have identified a new species of a marine tardigrade, “Batillipes kalami” from intertidal beach sediments of the Mandapam coast in Ramanathapuram (southeast) Tamil Nadu (TN).
i. The new species is named after Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India (2002-2007) and an aerospace scientist, since the discovery was made close to his native place Rameswaram (TN).
ii. The research findings have been published in the 18 September 2023 issue of the scientific journal, Zootaxa .
iii. The new Species ‘Batillipes kalami‘ of the marine tardigrade belongs to the Genus ‘Batillipes‘. It is the 37th species of the genus Batillipes.
- Bharatanatyam Dancer and Padma Bhushan Awardee Saroja Vaidyanathan passed away in September 2023.
In which year did she receive the Padma Bhushan Award in the field of Arts?
5) 2005Answer-3) 2013
Bharatanatyam Dancer and Padma Bhushan Awardee Saroja Vaidyanathan passed away at the age of 86 due to lymphoma diseases in Delhi.
Saroja Vaidyanathan was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2002 and the Padma Bhushan in 2013 in the Arts category.
She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2008 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships (Akademi Ratna) award in 2023.
She is also the recipient of Delhi’s government Sahitya Kala Parishad Samman(1991), Tamil Nadu’s government Kalaimamani title(1999),and the title of Bharata Kalai Sudar, from the Pollachi Tamil Isai Sangam.
She was also the recipient of Kalidas Samman(2009-10) of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
i. Saroja Vaidyanathan has authored a number of books on Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music, including ‘The Classical Dances of India’, ‘Bharatanatyam – An In-Depth Study’, ‘Carnataka Sangeetham’, and ‘The Science of Bharatanatyam’.
- Who authored the book, ‘Nation Calling – Holistic Approach for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination’ that was launched by Union Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju in September 2023?
1) Sandeep Nanduri
2) Sonal Goel
3) Ajay Singh Yadav
4) Shrilal Shukla
5) Niyaz KhanAnswer- 2) Sonal Goel
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, Ministry of Earth Sciences has launched a book ‘Nation Calling – Holistic Approach for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination’ authored by IAS officer Sonal Goel, Resident Commissioner of Tripura Bhawan in New Delhi, Delhi.
i. The book was published by UPSC Guide.
ii. The book was launched at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi, Delhi.
- When was the United Nations (UN) International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) 2023 observed across the globe with the theme of “A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere!”?
1) 19th September 2023
2) 21st September 2023
3) 23rd September 2023
4) 20th September 2023
5) 22nd September 2023Answer-3) 23rd September 2023
The United Nations (UN) International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) 2023 was observed across the globe on 23rd September 2023 with the theme of “A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere!”
i. The day is celebrated as part of the International Week of the Deaf People (IWDP) 2023(from 18 to 24 September 2023).
ii. The first International Day of Sign Languages was observed on 23 September 2018 as part of the IWDP 2018.
iii. The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), New Delhi (Delhi) celebrated the IDSL 2023 on 23 September 2023 and launched various programs and materials. The event was held at Bhim Hall, Dr.Ambedkar International Centre Janpath in New Delhi.