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    1. Name the organisation that was recently (in Sept ‘22) partnered with the Vitamin Angels India for ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022’ (Poshan Maah 2022) to address under-nutrition in India.
      1) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) India
      2) United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) India
      3) World Health Organization (WHO) India
      4) World Food Programme (WFP) India
      5) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) India
      Explanation:
      Vitamin Angels India announced a partnership with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) India for ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022’ (Poshan Maah 2022) to address under-nutrition in the country.
      i. The partnership will extend into the launch of the Poshan Innovation Platform (PIP) in January 2023 with the same aim (to fight with undernutrition).
      ii. Aim: Under the Government’s Poshan Maah campaign, the partnerships aim to spread nutrition-related awareness. Also to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children under 5 years.

    2. Which state will get India’s 1st & world’s 3rd Forestry university under University of forestry (UoF) Act-2022?
      1) Maharashtra
      2) Telangana
      3) Andhra Pradesh
      4) Karnataka
      5) Tamil Nadu
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Telangana
      Explanation:
      The Telangana Legislative Assembly and Council has approved the University of forestry (UoF) Act-2022. It will be India’s 1st & world’s 3rd Forestry university.
      i. In the World, only Russia and China have forest universities.
      ii. The Forest College & Research Institute (FCRI) will be upgraded as a University by way of legislation, to nurture it as a world-class institution for Forestry Education, Research, Extension and Outreach.
      iii. FCRI will add 18 courses and 300 seats to upgrade it to UoF.

    3. As per the Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT) report, which state emerged as India’s top investment destination between January to July 2022?
      1) Andhra Pradesh
      2) Kerala
      3) Uttar Pradesh
      4) Maharashtra
      5) Odisha
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Andhra Pradesh
      Explanation:
      According to a report (July 2022) released by the Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Andhra Pradesh (AP) has emerged as India’s top investment destination, attracting a substantial share of investments worth Rs. 40,361 crore between January – July 2022.
      i. Of India’s total industrial investments, AP contributed 23.56 %. Odisha came in second with Rs. 36,828 crore.

    4. In September 2022, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) permitted Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) to issue Commercial Papers (CPs), which have net worth of at least_________.
      1) Rs 100 crore
      2) Rs 500 crore
      3) Rs 300 crore
      4) Rs 200 crore
      5) Rs 400 crore
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 1) Rs 100 crore
      Explanation:
      The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) permitted Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) to issue Commercial Papers (CPs), subject to certain conditions.
      i. This decision follows the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) CP Directions in August 2022 which enabled InvIT and REIT having net worth of at least Rs 100 crore to issue CP.
      ii. CPs is a short-term debt instrument issued by companies to garner funds generally for a time period up to 1 year.

    5. Which bank recently (in Sept ‘22) became the 1st Bank to receive the RBI’s approval to open a special vostro account with Gazprombank of Russia for trade settlement in Indian Rupees (INR)?
      1) Bank of Baroda
      2) Punjab National Bank
      3) Canara Bank
      4) Indian Bank
      5) UCO Bank
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-5) UCO Bank
      Explanation:
      UCO Bank, a Public sector lender, has become the first bank to receive approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to open a special vostro account with Russian bank ‘Gazprombank’ (Joint Stock Company) for the settlement of transactions in Indian Rupees (INR).
      i. Previously, in July 2022, the RBI published a circular enabling trade settlements between India and other nations, including Sri Lanka and Russia, to be made in Indian rupees (INR).

    6. Name the Airport that was recently (in Sept’22) won the Airport Service Quality Award-2022.
      1) Kempegowda International Airport
      2) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
      3) Chennai International Airport
      4) Sardar VallabhBhai Patel International Airport
      5) Cochin International Airport
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-5) Cochin International Airport
      Explanation:
      The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has won the Airport Service Quality Award-2022 in the 5 to 15 million passenger category of airports operating in the Asia-Pacific region.
      i. The award recognized CIAL’s implementation of the ‘Mission Safeguarding’ program that was implemented in 2021-22 to ensure seamless traffic and passenger satisfaction after COVID-19 pandemic.
      ii. The award was received by the CIAL Chairman Pinarayi Vijayan and its Managing Director (MD) S. Suhas from ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira at a function held at Krakow, Poland.

    7. Who was recently (in Sept’22) appointed as the Chairman of the Appellate Tribunal under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)?
      1) Sanjib Banerjee
      2) Indira Banerjee
      3) Ajit Prakash Shah
      4) Munishwar Nath Bhandari
      5) M. Duraiswamy
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Munishwar Nath Bhandari
      Explanation:
      Chief Justice of Madras High Court (HC), Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari was appointed as the Chairman of the Appellate Tribunal under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
      i. He was appointed by the President of India for a period of 4 years, or till attaining the age of 70 or until further orders, whichever is the earliest in terms of Tribunal (Conditions of Service) Rules, 2021 in Tribunal Reforms Act, 2021.

    8. Name the personality who was recently (in Sept ‘22) appointed as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for 5 years.
      1) Umesh Bellur
      2) Dilip Asbe
      3) Amitha Sehgal
      4) A.P. Hota
      5) Biswamohan Mahapatra
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Dilip Asbe
      Explanation:
      National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has approved the re-appointment of Dilip Asbe as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NPCI for a period of 5 years, with effect from 8th January 2023 to 7th January 2028 during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22nd September 2022.
      i. He played a vital role in the management of large-scale innovative payments processing platforms like Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) and RuPay.

    9. Which organisation/institute recently (in Sept ‘22) developed 1.6 kg Microprocessor-Controlled Knees (MPKs), an intelligent artificial limb?
      1) IIT- Madras
      2) Defence Research and Development Organisation
      3) IIT- Delhi
      4) Indian Space Research Organisation
      5) IIT- Bombay
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Indian Space Research Organisation
      Explanation:
      The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed 1.6 kg Microprocessor-Controlled Knees (MPKs), an intelligent artificial limb, which will benefit above-knee amputees to walk with a comfortable gait.
      i. MPKs will offer extended capabilities for the amputee than those offered by the passive limbs that do not use the microprocessors.
      ii. An MPK consists of a microprocessor, hydraulic damper, load & knee angle sensors, composite knee-case, Li-ion battery, electrical harness, and interface elements.
      iii. MPKs currently available commercially in India are imported which costs range from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 60 lakh. The MPKs under development, once commercialised, are expected to cost around Rs 4 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

    10. Which state recently (in Sept ‘22) announced the ‘Hamar Beti-Hamar Maan’ (Our Daughter Our Pride) campaign for women’s safety?
      1) Gujarat
      2) Maharashtra
      3) Chhattisgarh
      4) Madhya Pradesh
      5) Jharkhand
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 3) Chhattisgarh
      Explanation:
      The Chief Minister (CM) of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel announced the ‘Hamar Beti-Hamar Maan’ (Our Daughter Our Pride) campaign for women’s safety and their empowerment in society.
      i. Under the campaign, the girls will be education about various necessary subjects, including their legal rights, good touch-bad touch, and sexual crimes.
      ii. The women in educational institutes of Chhattisgarh will be trained regarding the usage of the application developed specifically for women’s safety.





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