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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • September 17, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Which country is the host of the World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022?
Germany
Hungary
Denmark
Spain
Answer: Option
Explanation:
International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 is hosted by Copenhagen, Denmark.

2.
Who is the head of the Committee constituted by the Finance Ministry to address issues faced by VC and PE?
Subash Chandra Garg
M Damodaran
Ajay Tyagi
Mahalingam
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Finance Ministry constituted an expert committee headed by former SEBI chief M. Damodaran to examine and suggest measures to address regulatory issues to scale up investments by venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE).

3.
Which life insurance company has launched the 'Click to Protect Super' term insurance plan?
Bharti AXA Insurance
HDFC Life Insurance
Bajaj Allianz Insurance
Cholamandalam MS Insurance
Answer: Option
Explanation:
HDFC Life Insurance has launched a term insurance plan Click2Protect Super, which enables customization as per protection needs.

4.
World Ozone Day is being celebrated on which date?
September 13
September 17
September 16
September 11
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Ozone Day is celebrated every year on September 16.

5.
ISRO collaborated with which company to launch India's first HTS?
Aletheia Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Echo Star Corporation
Hughes Communications India Ltd.
One Web Telecommunications
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Hughes Communications India (HCI) in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) officially launched India's first high throughput satellite (HTS) broadband internet service.

6.
Which Indian zoological park topped the Central Zoo Authority's rankings?
Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
As per the list released by the Central Zoo Authority based on management and effectiveness, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling has given the highest percentage of 83.

7.
What has the WPI-based inflation rate for August?
14.41 percent
13.41 percent
12.41 percent
11.41 per cent
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The wholesale price index- (WPI-) based inflation rate for August decelerated for the third consecutive month to an 11-month low of 12.41 per cent as pricing pressure from manufactured and fuel items eased despite an increase in food inflation.

8.
India's first Lithium Cell Manufacturing plant is launched in which state?
Arunachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Jharkhand
Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Government of India has launched the pre-production run of India's first Lithium cell manufacturing facility at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

9.
India has become a power surplus nation with an installed power capacity of over how many lakh MW?
4
6
5
3
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The government has informed us that India has turned into a power surplus nation with a total installed electricity capacity of over 4 lakh Mega Watt.

10.
World's largest museum of Harappan culture is going to be set up in which Indian state?
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Uttar Pradesh
Haryana
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The world's largest museum of Harappan culture will be set up in Haryana's Rakhigarhi village.

11.
Which bank has announced the debut of a branded home buyer ecosystem with "Open Doors" in partnership with Square Yards (an integrated real estate platform)?
HDFC Bank
Axis Bank
IndusInd Bank
ICICI Bank
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Private lender Axis Bank and Square Yards (an integrated real estate platform) have announced the launch of 'Open Doors', a co-branded home buyer ecosystem.

12.
Which one is the first bank to issue an electronic bank guarantee?
SBI
HDFC
ICICI
RBI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The HDFC Bank, the largest private sector bank in India, became the first bank in the country to issue an Electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG).

13.
Which country will be the host of the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup 2022?
Qatar
India
UAE
Sri Lanka
Answer: Option
Explanation:
FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup 2022 will be hosted by India between October 11 to 30, 2022.

14.
Who has been appointed as the Managing Director of CSC e-Governance SPV?
Sanjay Kumar Rakesh
Raghav Singh
Priya Sharma
Rohit Thakur
Answer: Option
Explanation:
CEO, ex-IAS Sanjay Kumar Rakesh appointed as managing director of CSC e-Governance SPV.

15.
Who is the author of the book "Rajne's Mantra: Life Lessons from India's Most-Loved Superstar"?
Rahul Verma
Jagdish Dinkar
Sojit Kapoor
P.C. Balasubramaniam
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The entrepreneur cum author, PC Balasubramanian (PC Bala) authored a new book "Rajini's Mantras: Life lessons from India's most loved Superstar" in English.

16.
How many drugs are included in the NLEM?
284
84
384
184
Answer: Option
Explanation:
384 drugs have been included in this list with the addition of 34 drugs, while 26 from the previous list have been dropped.

17.
Shoonya Campaign, which was in the news, aimed at which process?
Promote Rain Water Harvesting
Promote Afforestation
Reduce Air Pollution by banning crackers
Reduce Air Pollution by using EVs
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Shoonya is an awareness campaign to reduce air pollution by promoting the use of electric vehicles (EVs) for ride-hailing and deliveries.

18.
Which social media platform has partnered with India Post Payments Bank for financial inclusion in remote cities in September 2022?
Koo
Twitter
YouTube
WhatsApp
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Koo partners with India Post Payments Bank to drive financial inclusion in remote cities.

19.
Roger Federer, who announced retirement from Tennis, has won how many Grand Slams?
18
20
10
15
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tennis star Roger Federer announced their retirement from competitive Tennis.

20.
Which country is the host of SCO Summit 2022?
Bangladesh
India
Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit is being held in Samarkand in Uzbekistan.