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September 12, 2023 Current Affairs

1. Which country pledged a record-breaking $2 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the G20 Leaders Summit to support developing nations in addressing climate change?

A.    USA

B.    Germany

C.    Canada

D.    UK

Answer: Option D


 the United Kingdom's record-breaking pledge of $2 billion to the Green Climate Fund at the G20 Leaders Summit signifies its firm commitment to combat climate change and support developing nations. This monumental step highlights the importance of international climate financing and sets an inspiring precedent for other countries to follow. As the world faces the challenges of climate change, such commitments are crucial in fostering global cooperation and achieving a sustainable future for generations to come.



2. Which company has the Indian Navy collaborated with to enhance the travel experience for its personnel and their families?

A.    Grab

B.    Ola

C.    Lyft

D.    Uber

Answer: Option D


 The collaboration between the Indian Navy and Uber signifies a significant step towards enhancing the travel experience for Navy personnel and their families. By leveraging Uber's extensive network and advanced technology, the Navy ensures reliable and convenient transportation solutions. This partnership reflects the Navy's commitment to the well-being of its personnel, enabling them to carry out their duties with ease and efficiency. With this collaboration, the Indian Navy sets a precedent for other organizations to prioritize the travel needs of their employees and create mutually beneficial partnerships for a smoother journey ahead.



3. Which company has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India to introduce a pioneering RuPay prepaid forex card tailored for Indian travellers visiting the UAE?

A.    Thomas Cook India

B.    NPCI

C.    CARD91

D.    ICICI Bank

Answer: Option A


The partnership between Thomas Cook India and NPCI marks a significant milestone in the travel industry. The introduction of the RuPay prepaid forex card tailored for Indian travellers visiting the UAE is a game-changer that simplifies foreign exchange and fosters a hassle-free travel experience. With its numerous benefits, seamless integration, and exceptional customer support, this innovative card is set to redefine the way Indian travellers explore the world.



4. What is the main objective of the sixth Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2023 celebrated in September?

A.    To promote physical fitness across India

B.    To foster nutritional understanding across India

C.    To celebrate Indian culture and heritage

D.    To address unemployment issues in the country

Answer: Option B


The sixth Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2023 serves as a powerful platform to address malnutrition issues in India. With its focus on fostering nutritional understanding, the campaign strives to create a healthier and empowered nation. By raising awareness, adopting a life-cycle approach, promoting nutritional education, and facilitating collaborations, this initiative paves the way for a brighter future. Let us join hands and contribute towards building a stronger, healthier India.



5. Which country did the United States sign a deal on semiconductor supply chains with on September 10, 2023?

A.    Vietnam

B.    China

C.    India

D.    Japan

Answer: Option A


The United States' signing of a semiconductor supply chain deal with Vietnam signifies a significant milestone in strengthening global semiconductor resilience and security. This strategic partnership, focusing on investment, workforce development, and research collaboration, demonstrates the commitment of both nations towards building a robust and self-reliant semiconductor ecosystem. With this agreement, the United States and Vietnam are poised to shape the future of the semiconductor industry, driving innovation and ensuring a more secure supply chain.



6. Who was awarded the Dr AM Gokhale Award for Ophthalmology in Pune?

A.    Pratap Chandra Pandey

B.    Ajit Lalwani

C.    Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra

D.    K. K. Aggarwal

Answer: Option C


Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra's recognition as the recipient of the Dr AM Gokhale Award for Ophthalmology in Pune is a testament to his exceptional skills, unwavering dedication, and significant contributions to the field. His commitment to advancing ophthalmology and transforming lives through his expertise serves as an inspiration to aspiring ophthalmologists. Let us celebrate the achievements of Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra and look forward to witnessing more breakthroughs in the world of ophthalmology.



7. Which country, along with India, launched the Infrastructure Financing Bridge during the 12th Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) to facilitate infrastructure investment opportunities?

A.    UK

B.    USA

C.    China

D.    Germany

Answer: Option A


The launch of the Infrastructure Financing Bridge between India and the UK marks a significant step forward in strengthening infrastructure financing and collaboration. By harnessing the expertise and resources of both nations, this initiative aims to unlock a plethora of investment opportunities and expedite infrastructure development in India. As the world progresses towards a more interconnected future, partnerships like these exemplify the power of collaboration in building a sustainable and prosperous world.



8. Who won the Indonesia Masters 2023 title by defeating Japan's Koo Takahashi?

A.    Jonatan Christie

B.    Kiran George

C.    Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

D.    Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo

Answer: Option B


Kiran George's victory at the Indonesia Masters 2023 against Koo Takahashi was a testament to his exceptional skills and unwavering determination. As a rising star in Indian badminton, George's triumphs highlight his potential to achieve great success in the future. We eagerly anticipate witnessing his continued growth and accomplishments on the international stage.


9. Who has received RBI approval for re-appointment as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD and CEO) of ICICI Bank?

A.    Chanda Kochhar

B.    Sandeep Bakshi

C.    Raghuram Rajan

D.    Arundhati Bhattacharya

Answer: Option B


The RBI's approval for the re-appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as the MD and CEO of ICICI Bank is a significant development that ensures leadership continuity and stability for the institution. Bakshi's vision, experience, and commitment to innovation position ICICI Bank for continued growth and success in the ever-evolving banking industry.



10. Which organization has signed an MoU with the Association of American Universities (AAU) to establish the Indo-US Global Challenges Institute?


B.    IIT Council

C.    UGC (University Grants Commission)

D.    AIU (Association of Indian Universities)

Answer: Option B


The Indo-US Global Challenges Institute, established through the MoU between the IIT Council and the AAU, represents a remarkable collaboration aimed at addressing global challenges. By pooling resources, expertise, and knowledge, this partnership has the potential to drive meaningful change and shape a better future. As the world grapples with economic, environmental, and technological complexities, the Indo-US Global Challenges Institute stands as a testament to the power of international cooperation in finding innovative solutions. Through its interdisciplinary approach and boundary-breaking initiatives, this institute is poised to make a lasting impact on a global scale.



11. Which renowned political cartoonist passed away on Friday at the age of 68?

A.    Ajit Ninan

B.    R.K. Laxman

C.    Mario Miranda

D.    Shankar

Answer: Option A


In the wake of Ajit Ninan's passing, we remember him as a trailblazing political cartoonist who fearlessly used his art to challenge authority and provoke thought. His cartoons were not just ink on paper; they were powerful expressions of dissent and a mirror to society. Ninan's contributions to the world of political satire will forever be cherished, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.



12. Who endorsed the Goa Roadmap and the 'Travel for LiFE' program?

A.    G20 leaders

B.    Indian government

C.    United Nations

D.    World Tourism Organization

Answer: Option A


The endorsement of the Goa Roadmap and the 'Travel for LiFE' program by the G20 leaders during the G20 Leaders' Summit highlights the growing importance of sustainable tourism. With their endorsement, the leaders have acknowledged the need for responsible practices in the tourism industry. The Roadmap and the 'Travel for LiFE' program provide a framework for achieving sustainable global tourism, ensuring that future generations can enjoy the beauty and benefits of our world's destinations.



13. Who became the first American teenager to win the US Open title since Serena Williams in 1999?

A.    Leylah Fernandez

B.    Aryna Sabalenka

C.    Emma Raducanu

D.    Coco Gauff

Answer: Option D


Coco Gauff's historic win at the US Open marks a new chapter in the world of tennis. Her talent, determination, and poise have set her apart as a rising star, and her victory serves as an inspiration to young athletes around the globe. As Coco Gauff continues to make her mark on the sport, we can only imagine the incredible heights she will reach. The future of tennis is bright with Coco Gauff leading the way.


14. Which country signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India to enhance cooperation in the energy sector?

A.    Iran

B.    Saudi Arabia

C.    United Arab Emirates (UAE)

D.    Qatar

Answer: Option B


The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Saudi Arabia marks a significant milestone in their energy cooperation journey. This agreement paves the way for a stronger partnership, enabling both nations to address the challenges of the energy sector while leveraging opportunities for mutual growth. With a focus on energy security, sustainability, and economic development, India and Saudi Arabia are poised to shape the future of the global energy landscape together.



15. What is the issue price of the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme 2023-24 Series II?

A.    Rs. 5,932 per gram

B.    Rs. 5,916 per gram

C.    Rs. 5,923 per gram

D.    Rs. 5,931 per gram

Answer: Option C


The issue price of the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme 2023-24 Series II stands at Rs. 5,923 per gram. This investment opportunity opens doors to individuals who wish to invest in gold without physically holding it. With its government backing, assured interest rates, and tradability, the SGB Scheme presents an attractive avenue for investors seeking stability and diversity in their portfolios. So, don't miss out on this golden opportunity!



16. Which Indian state government is launching the scheme that grants Rs 1,000 monthly aid to over 1 crore eligible women family heads?

A.    Kerala

B.    Karnataka

C.    Tamil Nadu

D.    Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Option C


The launch of the Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam by the Tamil Nadu government marks a significant step towards women empowerment and social welfare. By granting Rs 1,000 monthly aid to over 1.06 crore eligible women family heads, the scheme aims to uplift and support those who play a pivotal role in shaping our society. It is a testament to Tamil Nadu's commitment to creating a more inclusive and progressive state.



17. Which Indian railway station received the 'Green Railway Station' certification with the highest rating of Platinum from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)?

A.    Chennai Central

B.    Mumbai CST

C.    Vijayawada Railway Station

D.    Howrah Junction

Answer: Option C


Vijayawada Railway Station's remarkable achievement of receiving the 'Green Railway Station' certification with the highest rating of Platinum from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is a testament to its relentless pursuit of environmental excellence. Through its extensive range of sustainable practices, waste management solutions, passenger-centric services, and commendable partnerships, Vijayawada Railway Station has set a benchmark for other railway stations to emulate. As more stations follow suit, the Indian Railways network will become a shining example of environmental stewardship, fostering a greener and more sustainable future for generations to come.



18. Who won the Indian Grand Prix 5 in Chandigarh on Sunday with a javelin throw of 82.53m?

A.    Kishore Jena

B.    Vikas Yadav

C.    Harish Kumar

D.    Samarjeet Singh Malhi

Answer: Option A


Kishore Jena's victory in the Indian Grand Prix 5 and his exceptional performance at the World Athletics Championships have solidified his position as a rising star in Indian athletics. With his impeccable technique, unwavering determination, and remarkable talent, Jena has proven that he has the potential to achieve greater heights in the future. As we witness his journey unfold, it is clear that Kishore Jena is a name that we will continue to hear and celebrate in the world of javelin throwing.



19. When is the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation celebrated?

A.    September 9

B.    September 10

C.    September 12

D.    September 13

Answer: Option C


The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, celebrated on September 12, highlights the significance of cooperation and collaboration among developing nations. It serves as a reminder of the progress made through shared experiences, resources, and knowledge. As we commemorate this day, let us continue to promote inclusivity, solidarity, and sustainable development, working hand in hand towards a brighter future for all.



20. Which country is the largest country in the world by land area?

A.    China

B.    Canada

C.    United States

D.    Russia

Answer: Option D


Russia rightfully claims the title of the largest country in the world by land area. Its vast territory spans continents and offers a breathtaking array of landscapes and natural wonders. From the snow-capped peaks to the endless plains, Russia's land area is a testament to the sheer vastness and beauty of our planet.



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