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1.In which state the first Khasi woman chief secretary has been appointed?
A. Nagaland
B. Meghalaya
C. Mizoram
D. Manipur


Note: Rebecca Vanessa Suchiang has become the first-ever native woman chief secretary of Meghalaya.

RV Suchiang is a 1989 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Services and has been appointed by the state government.

RV Suchiang  will replace M.S Rao.

P.P Trivedi is the first female chief secretary of Meghalaya.

2.Which bank shut down all of its ATMs in India from 1st October 2021?
A. Suryoday SFB
B. Suryakiran SFB
C. None of these

Suryoday SFB

Note: Suryoday Small Finance bank has shut down all of its automated teller machines(ATMs) .

Suryoday SFB is a scheduled commercial bank, it was started its operation in 2017.

Suryoday SFB has a total of 550 branches along with 26 Automated Teller Machines(ATM). Out of 550 branches, nearly 97 were dedicated to liability focus outlets.

The small finance bank said that this decision was made due to viability issues, as not many people were using their ATMs.

Suryoday SFB, MD: Suryoday R Bhaskar Babu

3.As per Government data, which state was the highest contributor to the Small saving schemes?
A. Kerala
B. West Bengal
C. Gujarat
D. Madhya Pradesh

West Bengal

Note: Government notifies the interest rates for small savings schemes on a quarterly basis.

West Bengal is the highest contributor to the small saving schemes. Uttar Pradesh is the second top contributor.

West Bengal Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar

West Bengal CM: Mamata Banerjee

4.Which Union Minister has launched  'Clean India Programme' in Oct 2021?
A. Piyush Goel      
B.  Mansukh Mandaviya
C.  Anurag Thakur
D.  Amit Shah

Anurag Thakur

Note: The Union ministry of Youth Affairs and sports has launched the month-long nation wide Clean India Programme. This programme has been launched as a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration.

The aim of Clean India Programme is to propagate the mantra of "Clean India: Safe India".

5."DigiSaksham", digital skills programme has been launched by Ministry of labour in association with?
A. WhatsApp
B. Walmart
C. Amazon
D. Microsoft India

Microsoft India

Note: Ministry of Labour and Employment partnered with Microsoft India has launched DigiSaksham Programme. 

Its aim is to increase the employability of youth by imparting them with digital skills. It will be benefited to 3 lakhs youths in the first year.

DigiSaksham will be implemented in the field by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSP-1).

Under the Digisaksham scheme, the job applicants who has registered on National Career Service (NCS) Portal will be able to access training on topics like JavaScript, Data visualization, Advance Excel, Power Bi, HTML, Programming languages, software development fundamentals, introduction to coding, etc.

6.Exercise "Mitra Shakti-21" is a joint exercise between which two countries?
A. India and Myanmar
B. India and Bangladesh
C. India and Bhutan
D. India and Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka

Note: The 8th edition of India-Sri Lanka bilateral joint exercise "Mitra shakti-21" is going to take place at combat Training School, Ampara in Sri Lanka.

The aim of the exercise is to enhance inter-operability and sharing best practices in counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations between Armies of both countries and further strengthen the relationship between both the South and Asian Nations.

The 7th edition of the exercise Mitra Shakti was held in 2019, at Foreign Training Node(FTN), Pune, Maharashtra.

7.Who is the new MD and CEO of the rating agency CRISIL?
A. Amish Mehta
B. Rupa Kudva
C. Ashu Suyash
D. None of these

Amish Mehta

Note: CRISIL, India's first credit rating agency, was established by ICICI Ltd along with UTI and other financial institutions.

CRISIL Headquarters: Mumbai

Amish Mehta has replaced Ashu Suyash.

8. Which company has launched 'Creator Education and Enablement programme' in India?

A. Twitter
B. Facebook
C. Amazon
D. WhatsApp


Note: The Facebook launched Creator Education and Enablement programme aims to provide an opportunity to content creators on its platform and Instagram, to learn, earn and grow their communities.

Creator education and enablement programme is the next phase of 'Born on Instagram'.

Facebook CEO: Mark Zuckerberg.

Instagram CEO: Adam Mosseri

Adam Mosseri is the head of Facebook's Instagram service

9.Who has won the 2021 Global Leadership Award, by the US India Business Council(USIBC)?
A. Mallika Srinivasan
B. Shiv Nadar
C. Mukesh Aghi
D. Both A and B

Both A and B

Note: Prominent Indian industrialists Shiv Nadar and Mallika Srinivasan have been chosen by a top India-centric business advocacy group as the recipients of its 2021 Global Leadership Award.

Shiv Nadar is the founder and chairman emeritus of HCL Technologies Limited. Mallika Srinivasan is the chair and managing director, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE).

Nisha Desai Biswal is the President of USIBC.

USIBC:- US-India Business Council.

10.Which company has launched 'Future Engineer Programme' in India?
A. Facebook
B. Google
C. Amazon
D. Microsoft


Note: Amazon India has announced the launch of Amazon Future engineer in India. It is Amazon's computer science education programme.

Aim of 'Future Engineer Programme' is to address the gap by bringing early exposure and access to computer science education to students by means of in-person, online and blended learning formats. 

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.

11.Who has been re-elected as the president of the Producers Guild Of India?
A. Siddharth Roy Kapur
B. Aditya Chopra
C. Farhan Akhtar
D. Mukesh Bhatt

Siddharth Roy Kapur

Note:Siddharth Roy Kapur has been re-elected as the president of the Producers Guild Of India unanimously.

Producers Guild of India (GUILD) is the premier film, television and digital content producers’ body representing the pre-eminent producers of audio-visual content in India, with a significant collective contribution to the country’s economy and workforce.

12. What is the limit of Ways and Means Advances (WMA) set for the second half of the financial year 2021-22(Oct-March)?
A. 50,000 crore
B.25,000 crore
C.60,000 crore
D.55,000 crore

50,000 crore

Note: The Reserve Bank of India stated the limit of Ways and Means Advances (WMA) set for the second half of the financial year 2021-22(Oct-March) be fixed at Rs.50,000 crore.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gives temporary loan facilities to the central and state governments. This loan facility is called Ways and Means Advances (WMA).

The Ways and Means Advances scheme was introduced in 1997.

The purpose of Ways and Means Advances scheme is to meet mismatches in the receipts and payments of the government

The government can avail of immediate cash from the RBI, if required. But it has to return the amount within 90 days. Interest is charged at the existing repo rate. If the WMA exceeds 90 days, it would be treated as an overdraft (interest rate on overdrafts is 2 percentage points more than the repo rate). This the way how WMA works.

13.Who is the new managing director of LIC?
A.M R Kumar
B. Pankaj Jain
C.B C Patnaik
D.Hemanth Bhargawa

B C Patnaik

Note: B C Patnaik has been promoted to the rank of Managing Director of Insurance giant, LIC in India..

14.In which country Government of India financed a project for supply and installation of 1500 Hand Pumps for Augmentation of Rural Water Supply?
A. Vietnam
B. Laos
C. Cambodia
D. Bangladesh


Note: The implementation of the project was financed by Government of India through a 100% grant. This entailed supply and installation of 1500 Hand pumps in 2 provinces of Cambodia, namely Tboung Khmum and Banteay Meanchey.

Cambodia Capital: Phnom Penh

Cambodia currency: Cambodian Riel

15.The International day of Non-Violence is observed on?
A. October 2
B. October 1
C. October 3
D. October 4

October 2

Note: October 2, The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi also observed as the International day of Non-Violence by the United Nations(UN).

International day of Non-Violence was first observed in 2007.

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