Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 16th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

Directions: Study the following questions carefully and answer the questions given below.
1
To further strengthen its relationship with parent Life Insurance Corporation of India, which of the following banks is going to launch to further strengthen its relationship with parent Life Insurance Corporation of India?
» Explain it
B
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Who: IDBI
What: to launch co-branded credit card with LIC
When: published on 10th September 2019

To further strengthen its relationship with parent Life Insurance Corporation of India, IDBI Bank is planning to launch a co-branded credit card, which will be marketed to customers, agents, and employees of the corporation and its subsidiaries.

The co-branded credit card will be launched in association with LIC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, LIC Credit Cards Services (LIC CSL), before the festival season of Diwali gets underway, said Jorty M Chacko, Executive Director, IDBI Bank.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/idbi-to-launch-co-branded-credit-card-with-lic/article29376548.ece
2
Which of the following state governments has recently decided to set up India's first International Women's Trade Centre (iWTC)?
» Explain it
D
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Who: Kerala
What: to set up India's first trade centre for women
When: published on 9th September 2019

Kerala will set up India’s first international women’s trade centre (iWTC), in consonance with the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs), in Kozhikode.

A key project of the state’s gender park under the department of social justice, it is envisaged as a safe space away from home for women to harness their entrepreneurial capabilities, set up or expand their businesses and get their products marketed globally.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/kerala-to-set-up-indias-first-trade-centre-for-women/articleshow/71047778.cms?from=mdr
3
Which of the following states has recently topped with the highest consumption of iodized salt?
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D
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Who: Tamil Nadu
What: ranks lowest in coverage of iodised salt
When: published on 9th September 2019

Tamil Nadu has the lowest consumption of iodised salt despite being the third biggest producer of salt in the country, according to a first-of-its-kind national survey to measure the coverage of iodised salt.

The study shows that 76.3% of Indian households consumed adequately iodised salt, which is salt with at least 15 parts per million of iodine. The five worst performers were Tamil Nadu (61.9%), Andhra Pradesh (63.9%), Rajasthan (65.5%), Odisha (65.8%) and Jharkhand (68.8%). The survey was conducted by Nutrition International in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Coalition for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). The survey tested the iodine content in samples of cooking salt from households to estimate the coverage of iodised salt.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu-ranks-lowest-in-coverage-of-iodised-salt/article29376941.ece
4
Which of the following state governments has recently declared a reduction of fine amounts under the motor vehicle?
» Explain it
C
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Who: Gujarat
What: declared a reduction of fine amounts under the motor vehicle
When: published on 10th September 2019

The Gujarat government on Tuesday reduced fine amounts stipulated in the new Motor Vehicles Act passed recently.

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament in July and its steep fines were to come into effect from September 1, though some states pushed it back saying people needed time to get acquainted with the enhanced penalties.

Making the announcement in Gandhinagar, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the fines laid down in the new act were the maximum suggested and his government had reduced them after detailed deliberations.

While the new act stipulated a fine of Rs 1,000 for riding without a helmet, the Gujarat government on Tuesday finalised the amount at Rs 500. Similar is the case with driving a four-wheeler without wearing a seat-belt.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/gujarat-vijay-rupani-reduces-fines-new-motor-vehicles-act-2019-1597678-2019-09-10
5
The first meeting of the Apex Committee for DefExpo 2020 was recently held in which of the following cities?
» Explain it
B
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Who: The first meeting of the Apex Committee for DefExpo 2020
What: was held in Lucknow
When: published on 10th September 2019

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took stock of the preparations for the DefExpo 2020 taking place for the first time in Lucknow.

The first meeting of the Apex Committee chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was held in Delhi, in the presence of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath.

Rajnath Singh said, “The DefExpo would give a great fillip to investments being sought for the defence corridor in Uttar Pradesh.”

The exhibition to be from 05 – 08 February 2020, will be showcasing Defence manufacturing capabilities of Indian Companies as well as of that of world’s top defence manufacturing companies.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2019/sep/10/defexpo-2020-rajnath-singh-yogi-adityanath-hold-review-meeting-2031339.html

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 16th September 2019

1. PM laid foundation stone of Mega Food Park at IMT, Rohtak.
(16th September 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the Foundation stone of Mega Food Park to be set up by HAFED at a cost of Rs.179.75 crore at Industrial Model Township (IMT), Rohtak.

The initiative of Mega Food Park at Rohtak was taken by the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to give momentum to the growth of the Food Processing Sector in Haryana and to generate employment and further to boost the income of the farmers of the State. Further supporting the move of Chief Minister, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has approved Mega Food Park with the state of the art infrastructure facilities.

2. Indo-Thailand are set to conduct Joint Military Exercise Maitree-2019.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 16th September 2019)

India and Thailand are all set to organize Joint Military Exercise MAITREE-2019 at Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya) from 16-29 Sep 2019. Both the countries have already conducted two such military exercises in past one month.

About 100 Indian and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) soldiers will participate in the joint military exercise with an aim to share experience gained during a various counter-terrorism operation in their respective countries. MAITREE-2019 will be the third consecutive army engagement between India and Thailand’s forces. According to the government agencies, it shows warm ties between both of the countries.

3. India, Pakistan forces to be part of military exercise in Russia.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 16th September 2019)

Even as the relationship between India and Pakistan continues to remain tense, the armies of the two nations will take part in a multi-national military exercise in Russia next week – China will also take part in the exercise.

This will be the first time that forces from India and Pakistan will participate in a multilateral exercise together since the airstrikes conducted by Indian forces in Balakot earlier this year. The already fraught relationship between the two countries took a turn for the worse after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir last month.

The two forces had met last year as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation – also held in Russia.

4. Priyavrata become the youngest person to pass the "Mahapariksha".
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 16th September 2019)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated a 16-year-old boy Priyavrata who passed the "Mahapariksha" examination. He is the youngest student to pass this examination. PM Modi took twitter to congratulate this young achiever.

"Excellent! Congratulations to Priyavrata for this feat. His achievement will serve as a source of inspiration for many!" Modi stated in a tweet.

5. PM Modi launches farmers' pension scheme from Jharkhand.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 16th September 2019)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an ambitious pension scheme for farmers from here.

Under the 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana', farmers between 18 and 40 years of age will get Rs 3,000 monthly pension after reaching 60.

The scheme has an outlay of Rs 10,774 crore for the next three years.

All small and marginal farmers who are currently between 18 to 40 years can apply for the scheme.

6. IDBI to launch co-branded credit card with LIC.
(Current Affairs Capsule of 16th September 2019)

To further strengthen its relationship with parent Life Insurance Corporation of India, IDBI Bank is planning to launch a co-branded credit card, which will be marketed to customers, agents, and employees of the corporation and its subsidiaries.

The co-branded credit card will be launched in association with LIC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, LIC Credit Cards Services (LIC CSL), before the festival season of Diwali gets underway, said Jorty M Chacko, Executive Director, IDBI Bank.

7. The first meeting of the Apex Committee for DefExpo 2020 was held in Lucknow.
(Current Affairs PDF of 16th September 2019)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took stock of the preparations for the DefExpo 2020 taking place for the first time in Lucknow.

The first meeting of the Apex Committee chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was held in Delhi, in the presence of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath.

Rajnath Singh said, “The DefExpo would give a great fillip to investments being sought for the defence corridor in Uttar Pradesh.”

The exhibition to be from 05 – 08 February 2020, will be showcasing Defence manufacturing capabilities of Indian Companies as well as of that of world’s top defence manufacturing companies.

8. Gujarat declared a reduction of fine amounts under the motor vehicle.
(Current Affairs in Short of 16th September 2019)

The Gujarat government on Tuesday reduced fine amounts stipulated in the new Motor Vehicles Act passed recently.

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament in July and its steep fines were to come into effect from September 1, though some states pushed it back saying people needed time to get acquainted with the enhanced penalties.

Making the announcement in Gandhinagar, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the fines laid down in the new act were the maximum suggested and his government had reduced them after detailed deliberations.

While the new act stipulated a fine of Rs 1,000 for riding without a helmet, the Gujarat government on Tuesday finalised the amount at Rs 500. Similar is the case with driving a four-wheeler without wearing a seat-belt.

9. Tamil Nadu ranks lowest in coverage of iodised salt.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 16th September 2019)

Tamil Nadu has the lowest consumption of iodised salt despite being the third biggest producer of salt in the country, according to a first-of-its-kind national survey to measure the coverage of iodised salt.

The study shows that 76.3% of Indian households consumed adequately iodised salt, which is salt with at least 15 parts per million of iodine. The five worst performers were Tamil Nadu (61.9%), Andhra Pradesh (63.9%), Rajasthan (65.5%), Odisha (65.8%) and Jharkhand (68.8%). The survey was conducted by Nutrition International in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Coalition for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). The survey tested the iodine content in samples of cooking salt from households to estimate the coverage of iodised salt.

10. Kerala to set up India's first trade centre for women.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions of 16th September 2019)

Kerala will set up India’s first international women’s trade centre (iWTC), in consonance with the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs), in Kozhikode.

A key project of the state’s gender park under the department of social justice, it is envisaged as a safe space away from home for women to harness their entrepreneurial capabilities, set up or expand their businesses and get their products marketed globally.