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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • September 19, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Which bank raises Benchmark Lending Rate by 0.7 per cent?
ADB
PNB
RBI
SBI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), raised the Benchmark Prime Lending Rate (BPLR) by 70 basis points (or 0.7 per cent) to 13.45 per cent.

2.
International Equal Pay Day is being celebrated on which day?
September 16
September 17
September 18
September 19
Answer: Option
Explanation:
International Equal Pay Day, celebrated on 18 September, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.

3.
Which of the following has become the first police force in the country to make a collection of forensic evidence mandatory in crimes punishable by more than six years?
Gujarat
Uttar Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Delhi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Delhi Police has become the first police force in the country to make a collection of forensic evidence mandatory in crimes punishable by more than six years.

4.
Who among the following has launched a countrywide mega drive 'Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav' for voluntary blood donation?
Mansukh Mandaviya
Piyush Goyal
Anurag Thakur
Jitendra Singh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya launched a countrywide mega drive 'Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav' for voluntary blood donation

5.
Army leaders belonging to the Indo-Pacific region participate at which place in the Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar?
Delhi
Ottawa
Dhaka
Jakarta
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Army leaders from the 24 nations belonging to the Indo-Pacific region gathered in Dhaka for the Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar (IPAMS) have given a message of unity and collective commitment.

6.
Which one has released a new digital publication 'BLO e-Patrika' at an event in New Delhi?
NABARD
NITI Aayog
RBI
Election Commission of India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Election Commission released a new digital publication 'BLO e-Patrika' at an interactive session held with Booth Level Officers BLOs spread across the States in India.

7.
The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected who among the following as the next Managing Director (MD) of NLC India Limited?
Rakesh Kumar Jain
Deepak Gupta
Anurag Thakur
Prasanna Kumar Motupalli
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has picked Prasanna Kumar Motupalli as the next NLC CMD.

8.
Vigyan Pragati, which received the National Rajbhasha Kirti Award, is a science magazine released by which institution?
AIIMS
ISRO
CSIR
BARC
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Vigyan Pragati is a popular science magazine released by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

9.
Which institution leads the Coastal Clean-up Day Campaign in India?
Indian Coast Guard
NSS
NCC
Indian Navy
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has conducted the International Coastal Cleanup drive in Mumbai. The ICG personnel alongwith more than 2000 children from various colleges and schools have cleaned the beaches at various locations of Mumbai like Juhu, Girgaon, and Worli.

10.
What is India's logistics cost as a proportion of GDP, as of 2022?
13-14 %
15-16 %
9-10 %
19-20 %
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's logistics cost as a proportion of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to be around 13-14 per cent.

11.
Pranav Anand from Bengaluru, Karnataka became India's ____th Chess GrandMaster.
75
76
77
78
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Bengaluru's Pranav crossed 2500 chess ELO Rating mark to become India's 76th Grandmaster (GM) and followed it up by winning the World Youth Under-16 Chess Championship that was held in Mamaia, Romania last week.

12.
Which city hosted the 'All-India Official Language Conference' held in 2022?
Pune
Indore
Surat
Mumbai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Surat from Gujarat hosted the 'All-India Official Language Conference'. Union Home Minister Amit Shah participated in the All-India Official Language Conference in Gujarat's Surat.

13.
Which state celebrated 'Social Justice Day' on the birthday of reformist leader E V Ramasamy?
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tamil Nadu government celebrates the birthday of reformist leader E V Ramasamy (Periyar) as 'Social Justice Day' in the state.

14.
Joao Lourenco was sworn in for a second term as president of which country?
Sudan
Ghana
Angola
Namibia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Lourenco, 68, was sworn in alongside Esperanca da Costa, Angola's first female vice president in the capital, Luanda.

15.
World Bamboo Day is being observed on which date?
September 18
September 17
September 19
September 20
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Bamboo Day is observed on September 18 to raise awareness about the conservation of this extremely useful plant.