29th September National & International Current Affairs

1. Which country Successfully Launched World's Biggest Transport Spaceship? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Kounotori8, which means ‘white stork’, is the world's biggest transport spaceship according to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) was launched Successfully

2. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Note: 29th August-International Day against Nuclear Tests

3. Rabies is caused by: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. Note: World Rabies Day is observed on Sept 28th

4. Who among the following was awarded the Saraswati Samman award for the year 2018? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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K Siva Reddy is a Telugu poet. He was awarded the Saraswati Samman award for his collection Pakkaki Ottigilite in 2018.

5. Which of the following country is not a member in New Agenda Coalition ? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The New Agenda Coalition (NAC), composed of Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand and South Africa, is a geographically dispersed group of middle power countries seeking to build an international consensus to make progress on nuclear disarmament, as legally called for in the nuclear NPT.

6. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) which is guarding the country’s border with Nepal and Bhutan is under administrative control of: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Note: The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to uniform nomenclature of seven security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. They are the Assam Rifles (AR), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

7. Which of the following ministry launched Strategic Partnership (SP) model for procurement? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Strategic Partnership (SP) model envisages indigenous manufacturing of major defence platforms by an Indian Strategic Partner, who will collaborate with foreign OEM (original equipment manufacturer) to set up production facilities in the country. The model has a long term vision of promoting India as a manufacturing hub for defence equipment through transfer of niche technologies and higher Indigenous Content thereby enhancing self-sufficiency for meeting the future requirements of the Armed Forces. The following four segments have been identified for acquisition under Strategic Partnership (SP) route: 1. Fighter Aircraft 2. Helicopters 3. Submarines 4. Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) / Main Battle Tanks (MBTs).

8. Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) scheme is related to: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Government has launched a new scheme namely “Financial Support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme”. The objective of the scheme for promotion of Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) manufacturing amongst micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and ZED Assessment for their certification Quality Council of India (QCI) has been appointed as the National Monitoring & Implementing Unit (NMIU) for implementation of ZED.

9. The scheme Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan is related to: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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10. Which of the following scheme is launched for overseas scientists to work as adjunct / visiting faculty for a specific period of time in Indian Public funded academic and research institutions? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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There are various schemes to promote global exchange of researchers, including the Scheme called ‘VAJRA’-Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty Scheme. VAJRA is a dedicated program exclusively for overseas scientists and academicians with emphasis on Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to work as adjunct / visiting faculty for a specific period of time in Indian Public funded academic and research institutions.

11. National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources is located in: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Established on 21st September, 1984 at Bangalore in the form of twin institutes namely National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources and National Institute of Animal Genetics and then shifted to Karnal in 1985, the two institutes were merged to function as a single entity in the form of National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) in 1995.

12. Which of the following is not one of the trigger point to initiate prompt corrective action (PCA) Framework? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Reserve Bank has specified certain regulatory trigger points, as a part of prompt corrective action (PCA) Framework, in terms of three parameters for initiation of certain structured and discretionary actions in respect of banks hitting such trigger points. 1. Capital to risk weighted assets ratio (CRAR), 2. Net non-performing assets (NPA) and 3. Return on Assets (RoA), The PCA framework is applicable only to commercial banks and not extended to co-operative banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and FMIs.

13. Under Pradhan Mantri Shramyogi Maandhan Scheme, informal sector workers above the age of 60 will get a fixed monthly pension of: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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14. In which of the following state, Hollongi airport is located? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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29th September National & International Current Affairs
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