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- Name the Ministry that has recently (in Sept ‘23) launched the CRIIIO 4 GOOD module in associated with the International Cricket Council (ICC), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)?
1) Ministry of Education
2) Ministry of Women and Child Development
3) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
4) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
5) Ministry of Skill Development and EntrepreneurshipAnswer-1) Ministry of Education
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Education launched a new online, life skills learning module “CRIIIO 4 GOOD” to promote gender equity among girls and boys at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
i. The programme was launched in association with International Cricket Council (ICC), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
ii. CRIIIO4 GOOD is an innovative youth engagement that promotes gender equality and equal opportunities for all. It will equip children with the essential life skills needed to develop in an ever-changing world.
- Which of the following points is/are “correct” with respect to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2024 released in September 2023?
A) The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc Bengaluru) is Ranked No. 1 among Indian institutions, falling into the 201-250 band ranking for the first time since 2017.
B) With 80 Indian institutes included in the rankings, India became the third most-represented country on the list.
C) University of Oxford of the United Kingdom (UK) ranked 1st in THE World University Rankings 2024 for the eighth consecutive year.
1) Only A
2) Only A & B
3) Only B & C
4) Only A & C
5) All A, B & CAnswer-4) Only A & C
According to the ‘Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2024’, the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc Bengaluru) is Ranked No. 1 among Indian institutions, falling into the 201-250 band ranking for the first time since 2017. IISc Bengaluru has moved up from the 251-300 band in 2023.
With 91 Indian institutes included in the “THE World University Rankings 2024”, India is the fourth most–represented country on the list. In 2023,75 institutes from India were featured in the list.
University of Oxford of the United Kingdom(UK) ranked 1st in THE World University Rankings 2024 for the eighth consecutive year, while Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) of the United States of America(USA) in second and third places respectively.
The 43 Indian universities ranked under 1,000 in THE World University Rankings 2024.
The 20 new Indian universities were featured in the 2024 ranking.
Note- .The 20th edition of ‘THE World University Rankings’ featured 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.
- How many new sites were recently (in Sept ‘23) added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Heritage List, including India’s Santiniketan (West Bengal) and the Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas (Karnataka)?
5) 42Answer-5) 42
The 45th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, concluding on September 25. This session witnessed the addition of 42 new sites to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Heritage List, alongside other significant decisions.
The committee was chaired by H.H. Princess Haifa Al Mogrin, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA) served as the host country for the 45th session of WHC.
i. India’s Santiniketan in West Bengal and the Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas in Karnataka have been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage list. Click here for complete information
ii. Of the 42 newly inscribed sites, 33 are cultural and 9 are natural. This brings the total number of UNESCO World Heritage sites to 1199 (993 cultural, 227 natural, 39 mixed) across 168 countries. The Committee also approved the extension of below 5 existing World Heritage sites
- Which of the following points is/are “correct” with respect to the recent step taken by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in September 2023?
A) RBI issued the RBI (Prudential Regulations on Basel III Capital Framework, Exposure Norms, Significant Investments, Classification, Valuation and Operation of Investment Portfolio Norms and Resource Raising Norms for All India Financial Institutions) Directions, 2023 which will be applicable w.e.f. April 1, 2024.
B) These were issued by RBI in exercise of powers conferred by Section 45L of the RBI Act, 1934.
C) RBI cancelled the licence of the Nashik Zilla Girna Sahakari Bank Limited, in Nashik, Maharashtra, since the bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
1) Only A
2) Only A & B
3) Only B & C
4) Only A & C
5) All A, B & CAnswer-5) All A, B & C
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued the RBI (Prudential Regulations on Basel III Capital Framework, Exposure Norms, Significant Investments, Classification, Valuation and Operation of Investment Portfolio Norms and Resource Raising Norms for All India Financial Institutions) Directions, 2023 which will be applicable w.e.f. April 1, 2024.
i. These were issued by RBI in exercise of powers conferred by Section 45L of the RBI Act, 1934.
These will be applicable to the five All India Financial Institutions (AIFIs) viz.
Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM) Bank
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NABFID)
National Housing Bank (NHB)
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
iii. With an order dated 25th September 2023, RBI cancelled the licence of the Nashik Zilla Girna Sahakari Bank Limited, in Nashik, Maharashtra, since the bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
The bank does not comply with the provisions of Section 11(1) and Section 22 (3) (d) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
- Name the Bank that has recently (in Sep ‘23) collaborated with SahiBandhu to introduce Door-Step Gold Loan service.
1) South Indian Bank
2) Karnataka Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) RBL Bank
5) IndusInd BankAnswer-2) Karnataka Bank
Karnataka Bank Limited (KBL) introduced an innovative Door-Step Gold Loan service called “KBL-Swarna Bandhu” for its customers in collaboration with SahiBandhu.
i. It enables complete digitalization of gold loan processes, allowing the bank to offer gold loan services directly to customers at their doorstep. It also expands its Gold Loan Portfolio.
ii. SahiBandhu, a leading aggregator platform for gold loans supported by The Manipal Group.
- As per the Kantar BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands Report conducted by Wire and Plastic Products (WPP) in September 2023, ____________ (company/Bank) retained its top position as India’s most valuable brand for the second consecutive year.
1) Infosys Limited
2) HDFC Bank
3) Airtel Limited
4) Tata Consultancy Services
5) HCL Technologies LimitedAnswer- 4) Tata Consultancy Services
In the Kantar BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands Report conducted by Wire and Plastic Products (WPP) and Kantar, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) retained its top position as India’s most valuable brand for the second consecutive year with a brand value of USD 43 billion.
i. Housing Development Finance Corporation(HDFC) bank and Infosys occupy 2nd and 3rd position with a brand value of USD 33,612 and USD 24,170 respectively.
India’s top 75 brands have a combined brand value of USD 379 billion, a decline of 4% from 2022.
The 2023 Indian brand ranking includes four newcomers and two re-entrants
PhonePe(21st rank) has become India’s leading digital payment application.
Other newcomers include fintech brand Cred, ShareChat(photo and video sharing app), and Star(entertainment platform).
The automotive category produced the two fastest risers.
TVS gained 59% in value and leapt 24 places helped by a number of successful product launches and a 10-year partnership with BMW that gives it leverage in markets such as Europe, the US and Canada.
Mahindra, which grew its value by 48%, due to the shift in preference from hatchbacks to SUVs, and the demand for electric vehicles.
Additionally, with 40% Year-on-Year change Sunfeast (54th most valuable brand) is third fast riser
- Which bank has recently (in Sept ‘23) appointed KN Madhusoodanan as the Part-Time Chairman?
1) South Indian Bank
2) RBL Bank
3) HDFC Bank
4) Dhanlaxmi Bank
5) ICICI BankAnswer-4) Dhanlaxmi Bank
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of KN Madhusoodanan as the Part-Time Chairman of Thrissur (Kerala)-based Dhanlaxmi Bank for a period of 3 years with effect from September 26, 2023. He has been an Independent Director on the Board of the Bank with effect from 9 November 2022.
i. KN Madhusoodanan succeeded G Subramonia Iyer, Part-time Chairman and Independent Director of the bank, who resigned in December 2021. Following his resignation, the bank had been without a chairman for 21 months.
ii. KN Madhusoodanan is the Managing Director of various private limited companies including Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) companies. He ventured into civil construction in 1983.
- Padma Awardee __________________, who is popularly known as the Father of India’s Green Revolution, passed away in September 2023.
1) Nirpakh Tutej
2) Durgesh Patel
3) Sam Pitroda
4) Verghese Kurien
5) MS SwaminathanAnswer-5) MS Swaminathan
Indian agricultural scientist and Padma Awardee Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan (MS Swaminathan), who is popularly known as the Father of India’s Green Revolution, passed away at the age of 98 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu(TN). He was born on 7th August 1925 in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.
He served as the Director General (DG) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Secretary to the Government of India (GoI), Department of Agricultural Research and Education from 1972-79.
He has also served as the Member of the Parliament (MP) of India (Rajya Sabha – Nominated) from 2007 to 2013.
He founded M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), a research centre in Chennai in 1988 and served as its Chairman, Emeritus Chairman, and Chief Mentor.
i. Award: GoI honoured him with the Padma Shri (1967), Padma Bhushan (1972) and Padma Vibhushan (1989) for Science and Engineering.
He was named the first World Food Prize Laureate for developing and spearheading the introduction of high-yielding wheat and rice varieties into India during the 1960s. He received the award in 1987.
- What was the theme of World Heart Day (WHD) 2023 that was observed across the globe on 29th September 2023?
1) Be a Heart Hero
2) Use Heart, Know Heart
3) Use Heart to Beat CVD
4) Use Heart to connect
5) Make your heart promiseAnswer-2) Use Heart, Know Heart
World Heart Day(WHD) 2023 was observed across the globe on 29th September 2023 with the theme of “Use Heart, Know Heart.”
i. The World Heart Day is celebrated to raise awareness about heart health and accelerate actions to prevent, detect and manage cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
ii. The theme emphasises the crucial process of getting to know one’s own heart first; It intends to think and act towards the reduction of CVD.
iii. WHD was established in 2000 by the World Heart Federation (WHF) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO).
iv. The idea of WHD was introduced by Antoni Baie de Luna, former president of the World Health Federation(1997-99) & the day was first observed on 24th September, 2000.
- Which state government has recently (in Sept ‘23) signed an MoU with the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) to explore and develop its geothermal potential?
1) Andhra Pradesh
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) West BengalAnswer-4) Arunachal Pradesh
On the occasion of World Tourism Day (WTD) 2023 (27th September 2023), Arunachal Pradesh government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) to explore and develop its geothermal potential through hot springs available in the state.
i. The aim of the MoU coincides with the theme of WTD 2023 “Tourism and Green Investment.”
ii. The Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi, Delhi will technically support the project through NGI.
iii. On behalf of Arunachal Pradesh the MoU was signed by Repo Ronya (Secretary of Science & Technology in the state) and Rajinder Bhasin (a technical expert from NGI) signed for NGI.