Q1. Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla recently inaugurated the Nidhi 2.0 scheme, which has been launched by the Ministry of _________
(a) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(b) Ministry of Tourism
(c) Ministry of Power
(d) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Question 2. NPCI has partnered with which bank to launch ‘RuPay on-the-go’ contactless payment solutions?
(a) Axis Bank
(b) HDFC Bank
(c) Yes Bank
(d) Kotak Mahindra Bank
Q3. International Translation Day is celebrated on which date in September?
(a) 27 September
(b) 28 September
(c) 29 September
(d) 30 September
Question 4. Which ministry has launched India’s first all India helpline for senior citizens named ‘Elder Line’?
(a) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
(b) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
(c) Ministry of Food Processing Industries
(d) Ministry of Minority Affairs
Question 5. The government has recently increased the income limit of disabled dependents to be eligible for lifelong family pension from the Defense Ministry. What is the new limit?
(a) less than 20% of the last drawn pay
(b) less than 10% of the last drawn pay
(c) less than 30% of the last drawn pay
(d) less than 40% of the last drawn pay
Question 6. Who among the following is the winner of UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for 2021?
(a) Jiel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development
(B) Society for Humanitarian Solidarity
(c) International Council for Voluntary Agencies
(d) League of Red Cross Society
Question 7. Hwasong-8 is a new hypersonic missile, which was successfully test fired recently by which country?
(b) South Korea
(c) North Korea
Question 8. Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan?
(a) Masayoshi Sono
(b) Yoshihide Suga
(c) Shinzo Abe
(d) Fumio Kishida
Question 9. World Maritime Day 2021 is celebrated globally on _______.
(a) 29 September
(b) 30 September
(c) 28 September
(d) 27 September
Question 10. The book “My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future” is the memoir of who among the following?
(A) Sangeeta Reddy
(b) Krutika Pandey
(c) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
(d) Indra Nooyi
S1. Answer (b)
Sol. Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla inaugurated the Nidhi 2.0 (National Integrated Database of Hospitality Industry) scheme during an event organized by the Ministry of Tourism on the occasion of 2021 World Tourism Day.
S2. Answer (c)
Sol. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has partnered with private sector lender Yes Bank to launch a first of its kind ‘RuPay on-the-go’ contactless payment solution.
S3. Answer (d)
Sol. International Translation Day is celebrated every year on 30 September. The International Federation of Translators (FIT) organizes this day since it was established in 1953.
S4. Answer (A)
Sol. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched India’s first all India helpline for senior citizens named ‘Elder Line’ for which the toll-free number is 14567.
S5. Answer (c)
Sol. The child/siblings will be eligible for lifelong family pension, if their total income from sources other than family pension is less than 30% of the last salary drawn by the deceased Government servant/pensioner concerned and dearness relief admissible thereon.
S6. Answer (A)
Sol. A humanitarian organization from Yemen has been declared the winner of the 2021 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. Founded in 2017 by Amin Zubran, the organization named “Jil Albena Association for Humanitarian Development” has won the coveted honor for supporting and providing lifelines to thousands of Yemenis displaced by the country’s conflict.
S7. Answer (c)
Sol. North Korea successfully test-fired a new hypersonic missile named Hwasong-8 on September 28, 2021 to enhance the nation’s capabilities for self-defense.
S8. Answer (d)
Sol. Japan’s former foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, has won the ruling party’s leadership election, virtually ensuring that he will become the country’s next prime minister. Kishida won 257 votes in a runoff to defeat Taro Kono, a popular vaccine minister who previously held the positions of Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs.
S9. Answer (b)
Sol. World Maritime Day 2021 is observed globally on 30 September. The exact date for celebrating World Maritime Day is left up to individual governments, but is usually observed in the last week of September.
S10. Answer (d)
Sol. In her book, My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future, Indra Nooyi focuses on the importance that organizational support plays in the lives of working women.
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