Current Affairs For 13th September

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Q1.Who launched the Global Biofuels Alliance at the G20 Summit?

1. President of the United States

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

3.Secretary-General of the United Nations

4.Chancellor of Germany”

Ans:-2)Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the formation of the Global Biofuels Alliance (GBA) during the G20 Summit. The alliance includes more than 30 countries and international organizations, aimed at promoting the adoption of biofuels and expanding bioenergy access in emerging economies. The GBA consists of 19 countries and 12 international organizations. Key G20 member countries supporting the alliance include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, South Africa, and the US. Four G20 Invitee countries supporting GBA are Bangladesh, Singapore, Mauritius, and the UAE.

 

Q2.India And Saudi Arabia Sign Agreement On Cooperation In Energy Sector

1.Education

2.Healthcare

3.Energy

4.Tourism

Ans:-3)Energy

  • India and Saudi Arabia, two major players in the global energy landscape, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), paving the way for a stronger partnership between these nations in various aspects of the energy sector. This historic agreement was signed by Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy and Power, R. K. Singh, on behalf of India and by Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, representing Saudi Arabia

 

Q3.The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for 2022 were announced by:

1. Ministry of Science and Technology, India

2.Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

3.Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

4.Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Ans:-2)Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has publicised the list of awardees for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) awards for 2022, considered among the prestigious prizes for science in India. This year’s awardees constitute 12 scientists below the age of 45. After an unexplained delay of nearly a year in the announcement always made on September 26, the CSIR’s foundation day. The CSIR had announced the Bhatnagar winners for 2021 nearly two years ago.

 

Q4.Vijayawada Railway Station received the ‘Green Railway Station’ certification from:

1.Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

2.Ministry of Railways, India

3.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

4.National Green Tribunal (NGT)

Ans:-1)Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

  • Vijayawada Railway Station was awarded the ‘Green Railway Station’ certification with the highest rating of Platinum by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its efforts in improving the environmental standards and providing eco-friendly services to passengers. This is an upgradation of the station’s ratings, from gold in 2019 to platinum in 2023.

 

Q5. In which tournament did Rohit Sharma complete 10,000 ODI runs?

1.ICC Cricket World Cup

2.Asia Cup 2023

3.Indian Premier League (IPL)

4.Commonwealth Games

Ans:-2)Asia Cup 2023

  • Indian captain Rohit Sharma completed 10,000 ODI runs during the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four match against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Rohit Sharma has crossed the landmark after reaching 23 with a six during his 241st innings in the format.36-year-old Sharma became the sixth Indian batter to cross the landmark and the second-quickest overall after Virat Kohli in terms of innings played. He is also the third Indian opener to reach the milestone after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Rohit has amassed 30 ODI centuries and 50 half-centuries while averaging nearly 49 since making his debut against Ireland in Belfast in 2007.

 

Q6.Thomas Cook India recently entered into a partnership with:

1.Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

2.National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

3.State Bank of India (SBI)

4.Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Ans:-2)National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

  • Thomas Cook (India) Limited, India’s leading omnichannel forex services company, has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to introduce a pioneering RuPay prepaid forex card tailored for Indian travelers visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This significant technological endeavor is being enabled by NPCI Certified Partner, CARD91.

 

Q7.The re-appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as the MD & CEO of ICICI Bank received approval from:

1. Ministry of Finance, India

2.Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

3.Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

4.Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)

Ans:-3)Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • ICICI Bank, the country’s second-largest private sector bank, has announced that it has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the re-appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD and CEO) of the bank. As per the exchange filing made on September 11, the RBI has approved Sandeep Bakhshi’s re-appointment as MD and CEO of ICICI Bank with effect from October 4, 2023, extending his term until October 3, 2026. This three-year extension reflects the confidence of both the board of directors and the RBI in Mr. Bakhshi’s leadership and vision.

 

Q8.The RBI and NPCI introduced credit lines on UPI and Conversational Payments. What does NPCI stand for?

1.National Payments Corporation of India

2.National Productivity Council of India

3.National Petroleum Corporation of India

4.National Policy Council of India

Ans:-1)National Payments Corporation of India

  • In a significant move aimed at enhancing India’s digital payment ecosystem, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das unveiled a slew of new UPI (Unified Payments Interface) features developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). These introduced features are set to revolutionize the way Indians transact and manage their finances. These features include: 1. Credit Line on UPI: Promoting Financial Inclusion and Innovation, 2. UPI Lite X: Taking Offline Payments to the Next Level, 3. UPI Tap & Pay: Effortless Payments through QR Codes and NFC Technology, 4. Conversational Payments: A New Era of Voice-Enabled Transactions and 5. BillPay Connect: Streamlining Bill Payments.

 

Q9.The Indian Navy collaborated with Uber for the private travel of naval personnel and their families. What is the purpose of this collaboration?

1. To provide discounts on Uber rides for naval personnel

2.To offer Uber services exclusively to naval personnel

3.To facilitate safe and convenient transportation for naval personnel and their families

4.To promote Uber as the official transportation partner of the Indian Navy

Ans:-3)To facilitate safe and convenient transportation for naval personnel and their families

  • The Indian Navy has taken a significant step towards enhancing the travel experience of its personnel and their families by collaborating with Uber, a leading global cab aggregator service. The core objective of this collaboration is to offer a comprehensive range of benefits to Indian Navy personnel, aligning with the Chief of Naval Staff’s vision of ensuring “happy personnel” under the ‘SHIPS FIRST‘ initiative. This partnership is also in line with the Government of India’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ vision, which emphasizes the transformative potential of technology.

 

Q10.The Tamil Nadu Government is set to launch a scheme providing monthly aid to over 1 crore women. What is the objective of this scheme

1.To promote women’s entrepreneurship

2.To provide financial assistance to pregnant women

3.To support economically disadvantaged women

4.To encourage women’s education

Ans:-1)To promote women’s entrepreneurship

  • The Tamil Nadu government is all set to launch the Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam, the largest social welfare initiative aimed at providing monthly financial assistance. This scheme is set to benefit over 1.06 crore eligible women who are the heads of their families. Under this scheme, eligible beneficiaries will receive a monthly sum of Rs 1,000. This financial aid will be directly transferred into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. To facilitate easy access to the funds, ATM cards will be issued to the eligible women, allowing them to withdraw the allocated amount as needed.