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Which of the following Hydroelectric Projects was recently dedicated by the CM of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu?
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Who: Pema Khandu
What: Dedicates 24MW Dikshi Hydroelectric Project
When: published on 13th September 2019

In what could be termed as one more major feather added in the development trajectory of the state, Chief Minister Pema Khandu today dedicated the 24MW Dikshi Hydroelectric Project to the people of Arunachal in presence of Deputy CM Chowna Mein, MLAs Phurpa Tsering, Jambey Tashi, Dorjee Wangdi, Tsering Tashi, Dongru Siongju and others.

Chief Minister formally inaugurated the project by unveiling the inaugural slab and by switching on the device at the power house of the project.

In the side-line of the inauguration, Chief Minister congratulated the Devi Energies Private Limited for completing the project on record time whose foundation was laid in November 2016 by Khandu himself.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://arunachal24.in/arunachal-pema-khandu-dedicates-24mw-dikshi-hydroelectric-project/
2
Ministry of Coal has recently signed an allotment agreement with which state on Power Development Corporation Limited?
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Who: Ministry of Coal
What: Enters Into Allotment Agreement With WBPDCL
When: published on 16th September 2019

The Central Government entered into an Allotment Agreement with the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) regarding the DeochaPachamiDewanganj-Harinsingha coal block today. In accordance with the provisions of Coal Block Allocation Rules, 2017, made under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, 1957, the WBPDCL has been allocated the DeochaPachamiDewanganj-Harinsingha coal block located in the State of West Bengal containing an area of 12.28 sq. km. with estimated reserves of 2102 Million Tonnes for
generation of power.

The project is slated to generate both direct and indirect employment in West Bengal considerably and also contribute to the socio-economic development of the region. Further, the project envisages to address the immediate as well as the forthcoming coal and power requirements of the region.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.coal.nic.in/sites/upload_files/coal/files/curentnotices/PIB_press_english-16092019.pdf
3
Who among the following has recently become India's first female military diplomat?
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Who: Wing Commander Anjali Singh
What: becomes India's first female military diplomat
When: published on 17th September 2019

Wing Commander Anjali Singh has become India's first female military diplomat to be posted in any of the Indian missions abroad.

Singh has joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache, the mission said in a tweet.

Singh, who is trained on MiG-29 fighter aircraft, joined her new assignment on September 10.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/wing-commander-anjali-singh-becomes-india-s-first-military-diplomat-1568647307429.html
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Which of the following companies has recently appointed Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as Chairman and Managing Director?
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Who: Ramkumar Ramamoorthy
What: appointed CMD Cognizant India
When: published on 17th September 2019

Global technology services firm Cognizant Technology Solutions has appointed Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as chairman and managing director of Cognizant India and head of India Operations, Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries announced in a note sent to employees this morning. Ramamoorthy will be reporting directly to the company’s executive committee.

In the note, Humphries said, “Through countless interactions with our leaders and teams in India, not to mention two week-long visits there, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the jewel that is Cognizant India—the hub of our global delivery, solutioning, and innovation. We are fortunate to have many talented and engaged colleagues in India, more than 200,000 in all, who excel at serving our clients. The bright future of Cognizant India will see us building the industry’s most admired delivery engine, blending efficiency with innovation. That future will also include attracting and developing even more of the best talent, strengthening our brand and reputation, and ensuring the highest levels of ethics, compliance, and governance."

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/ramkumar-ramamoorthy-appointed-cmd-cognizant-india-1568689462477.html
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Name the person who was recently appointed as the first Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh.
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Who: Justice P Lakshmana Reddy
What: appointed as first Lokayukta of AP
When: published on 15th September 2019

Justice P Lakshmana Reddy, a retired judge of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh High Court, was on Sunday sworn-in as the first Lokayukta of the state after its bifurcation in 2014.

Governor Biswabhusan Hairchandan administered the oath of office to Justice Reddy at a function in Vijayawada.

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, judges of the High Court and senior state government officials attended the event.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/justice-p-lakshmana-reddy-appointed-as-first-lokayukta-of-ap-119091500700_1.html

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 23rd September 2019

1. Robert O'Brien was appointed as the National Security Adviser of United States of America.
(23rd September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

US President Donald Trump has named a new national security adviser to replace John Bolton.

Robert O'Brien has had a long career in foreign policy working for both main US parties and currently heads hostage negotiations at the State Department.

He is Mr Trump's fourth national security adviser.

As top adviser on national security, Mr O'Brien will be tasked with tackling everything from immigration policy to heightened tensions with Iran.

2. 63rd IAEA General Conference will be held at Vienna International Centre, Vienna, in Austria.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 23rd September 2019)

The 63rd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference is being held from 16 to 20 September 2019 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria, where high-ranking officials and representatives from IAEA Member States will consider a range of issues.

3. Airtel Payments Bank launches 'Bharosa' savings account.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 23rd September 2019)

Airtel Payments Bank here on Tuesday launched "Bharosa" savings account services, designed for deepening the financial inclusion in the country.

Along with convenient banking services, Bharosa savings account would offer Rs 5 lakh personal accident insurance on maintaining balance of Rs 500 along with one debit transaction per month.

Customers would also be eligible for cashback, if they decided to receive government subsidies in their Bharosa account or if they made cash deposits in it, the company said in a statement.

4. Sarah Thomas: Cancer survivor becomes first person to swim Channel four times non-stop.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 23rd September 2019)

A US endurance swimmer has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times without stopping.

Sarah Thomas refuelled only on a liquid formula during the 54-hour swim.

The 37-year-old woman from Colorado performed her record-breaking swim a year after receiving treatment for breast cancer, dedicating her achievement to fellow cancer survivors.

She came ashore on a beach near Dover on Tuesday morning, exhausted and with a sore throat from all the salt water.

5. Sri Lanka unveils South Asia’s tallest tower, funded by China.
(Current Affairs Quiz of 23rd September 2019)

Sri Lanka on September 16 unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower, costing over $100 million, 80% of which has been funded by China under the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The 350-metre-tall 17-storey Lotus Tower, located in the heart of Colombo city, comprises a television tower, a hotel, a telecommunications museum, restaurants, auditorium, an observation deck, a shopping mall and a conference centre.

6. Justice P Lakshmana Reddy appointed as first Lokayukta of AP.
(Latest Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 23rd September 2019)

Justice P Lakshmana Reddy, a retired judge of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh High Court, was on Sunday sworn-in as the first Lokayukta of the state after its bifurcation in 2014.

Governor Biswabhusan Hairchandan administered the oath of office to Justice Reddy at a function in Vijayawada.

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, judges of the High Court and senior state government officials attended the event.

7. Ramkumar Ramamoorthy appointed CMD Cognizant India.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 23rd September 2019)

Global technology services firm Cognizant Technology Solutions has appointed Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as chairman and managing director of Cognizant India and head of India Operations, Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries announced in a note sent to employees this morning. Ramamoorthy will be reporting directly to the company’s executive committee.

In the note, Humphries said, “Through countless interactions with our leaders and teams in India, not to mention two week-long visits there, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the jewel that is Cognizant India—the hub of our global delivery, solutioning, and innovation. We are fortunate to have many talented and engaged colleagues in India, more than 200,000 in all, who excel at serving our clients. The bright future of Cognizant India will see us building the industry’s most admired delivery engine, blending efficiency with innovation. That future will also include attracting and developing even more of the best talent, strengthening our brand and reputation, and ensuring the highest levels of ethics, compliance, and governance."

8. Wing Commander Anjali Singh becomes India's first female military diplomat.
(Today’s Current Affairs PDF of 23rd September 2019)

Wing Commander Anjali Singh has become India's first female military diplomat to be posted in any of the Indian missions abroad.

Singh has joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache, the mission said in a tweet.

Singh, who is trained on MiG-29 fighter aircraft, joined her new assignment on September 10.

9. Ministry of Coal Enters Into Allotment Agreement With WBPDCL.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 23rd September 2019)

The Central Government entered into an Allotment Agreement with the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) regarding the DeochaPachamiDewanganj-Harinsingha coal block today. In accordance with the provisions of Coal Block Allocation Rules, 2017, made under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, 1957, the WBPDCL has been allocated the DeochaPachamiDewanganj-Harinsingha coal block located in the State of West Bengal containing an area of 12.28 sq. km. with estimated reserves of 2102 Million Tonnes for generation of power.

The project is slated to generate both direct and indirect employment in West Bengal considerably and also contribute to the socio-economic development of the region. Further, the project envisages to address the immediate as well as the forthcoming coal and power requirements of the region.

10. Pema Khandu Dedicates 24MW Dikshi Hydroelectric Project.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 23rd September 2019)

In what could be termed as one more major feather added in the development trajectory of the state, Chief Minister Pema Khandu today dedicated the 24MW Dikshi Hydroelectric Project to the people of Arunachal in presence of Deputy CM Chowna Mein, MLAs Phurpa Tsering, Jambey Tashi, Dorjee Wangdi, Tsering Tashi, Dongru Siongju and others.

Chief Minister formally inaugurated the project by unveiling the inaugural slab and by switching on the device at the power house of the project.

In the side-line of the inauguration, Chief Minister congratulated the Devi Energies Private Limited for completing the project on record time whose foundation was laid in November 2016 by Khandu himself.