1.“Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future” is the theme of which day, celebrated on 30 September?

[A] World Seafarers Day
[B] World Maritime Day
[C] World Oceanography Day
[D] World Fishery Day

Correct Answer: B [World Maritime Day]

Notes: The International Maritime Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping. It is headquartered at London. World Maritime Day 2021 is celebrated every year on 30 September. IMO has declared 2021 a year of action for seafarers, who are facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Maritime Theme for 2021 is “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”. The IMO building, including the Seafarer Memorial, will be lit in blue light on World Maritime Day, to unite the maritime community.

2.Which company has launched ‘Future Engineer Programme’ in India?

[A] Google
[B] Amazon
[C] Microsoft
[D] Facebook

Correct Answer: B [Amazon]
Notes:
E-commerce major Amazon India announced the launch of Amazon Future Engineer in India. It is the company’s global computer science education programme.
According to the company, the programme will enable access to quality computer science education and career opportunities for students from underserved communities. In the first year, Amazon aims to deliver learning opportunities to more than 1 lakh students from 900 government and aided schools across seven states in the country.
 

3. Gold Exchange and Social Stock Exchange, which were in the news recently, are approved by which organisation?

[A] RBI
[B] SEBI
[C] ECGC
[D] NSDL

Correct Answer: B [SEBI]
Notes:
SEBI’s board recently cleared a proposal for setting up a ‘Gold exchange’ and a ‘Social Stock Exchange’. In the Gold Exchange, the metal will be traded in the form of Electronic Gold Receipts (EGRs) and they will be notified as securities.
Any recognised stock exchange, existing as well as new, can launch trading in EGRs. Vault manager should be a body incorporated in India, registered with SEBI and should have a net worth of at least Rs 50 crore. The social stock exchange will be operated for fundraising by social enterprises.

4. India unveiled a ‘National Action Plan for Dog Mediated Rabies Elimination’(NAPRE), to eliminate rabies by which year?

[A] 2025
[B] 2027
[C] 2030
[D] 2032

Correct Answer: C [2030]
Notes:
India unveiled a ‘National Action Plan for Dog Mediated Rabies Elimination’(NAPRE) by 2030. It has been drafted by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in consultation with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying.
World Rabies Day is observed on September 28. NAPRE is based on 5 major pillars – political will, sustained funding, intersectoral planning, coordination and review, community planning, and operational research.
 

5. Padmaja Chunduru, former MD & CEO of Indian Bank, has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of which organisation?

[A] SEBI MF
[B] NSDL
[C] SBI
[D] LIC

Correct Answer: B [NSDL]
Notes:
Padmaja Chunduru has been appointed managing director and chief executive officer (MD & CEO) of National Securities Depositories (NSDL).
She has earlier served as the MD & CEO of Indian Bank between September 2018 and August 2021. Her appointment has been approved by the shareholders of NSDL. She is succeeding GV Nageswara Rao, who was the previous MD & CEO of NSDL.