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- Where was the first Water ATM established?
5.Madhya PradeshAnswer – 2. Hyderabad
Explanation: First water ATM has been inaugurated by Telangana State Home Minister N Narasimha Reddy at Nalgonda X Roads on 7th of Sept. 2017. .A total of 200 ATMs will be set up to reach a targeted 150,000 people. In the first phase 50 water ATMs will be operationalised by 2018.These water ATMs use a seven step treatment process to purify water that adheres to national norms.They are connected via cloud-based technology for real-time monitoring and analyses operational parameters, thereby minimising downtime.
- Which state govt. signs MoU with Google to increase digital literacy?
5.AssamAnswer – 5. Assam
Assam government has signed a MoU with Google India Pvt. Ltd. to increase digital literacy and takeInternet connectivity to the remotest part of the north-eastern state.Under this MoU the government would work to provide Internet connections to 26,000 villages and 1,500 tea garden areas in Assam. The MoU will be used as a launch pad to achieve the state government’s vision of women empowerment, skill development, and universal education.
- Which country has refused to sign Bali Declaration over Rohingya issue?
5. NepalAnswer – 1. India
An Indian parliamentary delegation, led by Speaker Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan,refused to be a part of the Bali Declaration adopted at the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development held at Nusa Dua in Indonesia. India has refused to be a part of the Bali Declaration to show of solidarity with Myanmar. This was in view of the fact that the declaration, which was to be adopted at the conclusion of the Forum, was not in line with the agreed global principles of ‘sustainable development’. It was not adopted because it carried “inappropriate” reference to violence in Rakhine State from where 1,25,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh.
- Which country’s bank has been ejected out of US over terror financing charge?
5. GermanyAnswer – 2. Pakistan
The Department of Financial Services has fined USD 225 million to Pakistan’s Habib Bank and its New York branch announced on 8th Sept. 2017.The bank has failed to comply with laws and regulations designed to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other illicit financial transactions. Habib Bank, Pakistan’s largest private lender, has been ordered by the US banking regulators to shut down its New York office after nearly 40 years of operation.According to the report, Habib Bank had allowed 13,000 transactions that were not sufficiently screened to ensure they did not involve sanctioned countries.
- Who has taken charge of National Mineral Development Corporation chief?
1. Baijendra Kumar
2. Sunil Mehta
3. Ajay Kapur
4. R.S. Sodhi
5. Vinod k. DasariAnswer – 1. Baijendra Kumar
Baijendra Kumar has assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) Ltd announced on 6thof Sept. He is an IAS officer of 1985 batch of Chhattisgarh cadre.Prior to this post, he was holding the post of Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh, as well as Commerce & Industries and Energy Departments in the Chhattisgarh government.He headed the Administration of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi.He was the Chairman of Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) and Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CGHB).
- Who bagged Silver Medal at ISSF Shotgun World Championships 2017?
1. Vitaly Fokeev
2. Ankur Mittal
3. Sangram Dahiya
4. Heena Sindhu
5. Karni SinghAnswer – 2. Ankur Mittal
India’s Ankur Mittal has won the silver medal in the men’s double trap event at the ISSF Shotgun World Championships held in Moscow.Russia’s Vitaly Fokeev has won the gold medal at ISSF Shotgun World Championships.In the junior category, Ahvar Rizvi also won a silver medal in the same event.
- What was the theme when 51st International Literacy Day celebrated at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 8th September 2017?
1.“Literacy light up the world”
2.“Literacy is backbone of country”
3.“Change over with literacy”
4.“Come and Win over this world with literacy”
5.”Literacy in a digital world”Answer – 5.”Literacy in a digital world”
On 8th September 2017, 51st International Literacy Day was celebrated at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The theme was `Literacy in a digital world’. This day was coined by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as the International Literacy Day. On this day, public awareness is created to eradicate illiteracy and spread the importance of adult education programmes.
- Which Island of Lakshadweep is in news has been eroded?
1. Parali I
2. Agatti Island
5.Kiltan IslandAnswer – 1. Parali I
A new study claimed that one of the biodiversity-rich uninhabited island of Lakshadweep ‘Parali I’ has vanished due to coastal erosion. Parali I island of Laskshadweep has been eroded completely and vanished.The island was a part of Bangaram chain of islands, and was 0.032 square km in area in 1968.This has been discovered by a Phd researcher Mr.Hidayathulla. He was awarded PhD in July 2017 by Calicut University in Kerala for his work on “Studies on Coastal Erosion in Selected Uninhabited Islands of Lakshadweep Archipelago with Special Reference to Biodiversity Conservation.
- CCWB enters into MoA with which institute for development of ground water flows models for Karnataka?
1. IIT Bombay
2. IIT Kharagpur
3. IIT Delhi
4. IISc Banglore
5. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiAnswer – 4. IIsc Banglore
On 8th September 2017, Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Water Resources entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for development of ground water flow models and preparation of aquifer management plans for Karnataka, in New Delhi. The MoA was signed by Dr.Dipankar Saha, Member, CGWB and Professor V.Rajarajan, Registrar, IISc, Bangalore. The model being developed is a part of the aquifer mapping and management programme.
- Who is heading Joint Parliamentary Committee on the financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017?
1. Bhupender Yadav
5.N.K. SinghAnswer – 1. Bhupender Yadav
A Joint Parliamentary Committee has been formed to examine and present a report on the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, in New Delhi. It consists of 20 members of Lok Sabha and 10 members of Rajya Sabha. The Committee will gather views and suggestions from stakeholders and public on the provisions of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017.Persons interested can submit their views or suggestions as a written Memoranda to the Committee. The Memoranda will be maintained ‘confidential’ by the Committee.
- How much percent of Import Duty has been allowed by centre on raw sugar through Southern ports of India?
5.15%Answer – 3. 25%
The government has allowed import of 3 lakh tonnes of raw sugar at a concessional duty of 25% import duty under Open General License (Tariff Rate Quota) has been allowed through millers/refiners on 7th of Sept. 2017. The import shall be open to millers/refiners who have their own capacity to convert raw sugar into refined /white.
The imports will be allowed through the ports namely Tuticorin, Karaikal, Chennai, Mangalore, Kakinada, Gangavaram and Vishakapatnam in the South.The scheme shall be operated by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) as per their rules and regulations.
- Which state has joined with GCMMF to provide nutritive foods to Anganwadies children and women?
5.New DelhiAnswer – 3. Gujarat
The Women & Child Welfare Department of the Gujarat Government, Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation and three leading dairies have signed tripartite MOU to save the children of anginawadi from malnutrition.The MoU was signed in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar. According to the MOU, under the ‘Take Home Ration’ district dairies in cooperation with the milk marketing federation will provide nutritive foods to more than 42-lakh children of 53029 anaganwadies, pregnant-mothers, foster mothers and young girls.
- Nestle set up a food safety institute in India at which place?
5.HPAnswer – 2. Manesar
The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has inaugurated India’s first ever food safety institute set up by Nestle India in Manesar.It is inaugurated by the CEO of Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Pawan Kumar Agarwal.The institute aims to train and guide its students in food safety including nutrition check and keeping the ingredients in the food items within the limit among others.
- Ashok Leyland and ELCOM has inked pact with which Country’s firm regarding defence business?
5. IranAnswer – 4. Russia
Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS), Russia’s Rosoboronexport and ELCOM Group have signed a cooperation agreement in defence business announced on 6th of Sept. 2017.The MoU has signed on the sidelines of the International Military Technical Forum Army, held at Kubinka, near Moscow. Rosoboron export is the only state organisation in Russia for export of the entire range of military products and technologies.
- Name of the institute has topped in India according to the Times Higher Education?
5.IIT-KharagpurAnswer – 1. IISc Banglore
The World University Rankings 2018 was published by the Times Higher Education (THE).Oxford University and Cambridge University have topped the world rankings. IISc, Bangalore has been named the top university in India.
Top 5 Global Universities:
California Institute of Technology, Stanford University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Which country has topped in GST migration and fresh registrations?
5.MPAnswer – 2. Maharashtra
Maharashtra is on the top position among other states in the country when it comes to migration of existing traders and fresh registrations under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) network. Uttar Pradesh (5.93 lakh) has secured second position whereas Tamil Nadu (5.23 lakh) is on the third position in terms of migration of traders through GST network.
- India has decided to grant gratis visa to which country citizens?
5.IranAnswer – 3. Myanmar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens wanting to visit the country. Modi made the announcement during his joint press statement with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi after the two leaders held wide-ranging talks. He also announced that India has decided to release 40 Myanmarese citizens, currently lodged in various jails in India.
- Who has been named for India Men’s Hockey Team new Coach ?
5.Harendra SinghAnswer – 1. Sjoerd Mrijine
Hockey India has named Sjoerd Mrijne as the new chief coach of the India men’s senior hockey team announced on 8th of Sept. 2017.