Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 26th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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Which of the following insurance companies has recently signed a bancassurance agreement with Indian Bank?
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Who: Max Bupa and Indian Bank
What: ink bancassurance tie-up to offer health insurance solutions
When: published on 21st September 2019

Max Bupa, a standalone health insurance player, has announced a bancassurance corporate agency agreement with Indian Bank, a state-owned bank.

Under the agreement, Max Bupa will provide comprehensive health insurance solutions and services to over 40 million customers of Indian Bank spread across 2800 branch network, through a slew of digital touch points.

As part of the tie-up, Max Bupa’s offerings will include both retail and group health insurance products besides Indemnity and Fixed Benefit products.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/max-bupa-and-indian-bank-ink-bancassurance-tie-up-to-offer-health-insurance-solutions/article29475517.ece
2
Which of the following states is going to host India's first-ever trans art festival?
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Who: Kerala
What: to host country's first-ever 'trans art festival'
When: published on 20th September 2019

Talented transgender members will soon get a platform to showcase their artistic and creative skills in Kerala, as the state government is gearing up to host an exclusive festival for the marginalised group next month.

The state Social Justice Department conceptualised the unique event as part of its various initiatives to support the TG community, make them part of the mainstream society and to promote their talents.

Titled "Varnapakitt-2019", the two-day event is considered to be the first such state-sponsored art festival to be organised exclusively for transgenders in the country.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/kerala-to-host-country-s-first-ever-trans-art-festival-119092000642_1.html
3
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has constituted a working group on Social Stock Exchanges (SSE) under the chairmanship of which person?
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Who: Sebi
What: sets up panel to suggest norms for social stock exchanges
When: published on 19th September 2019

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said it has constituted a working group on Social Stock Exchanges (SSE) under the chairmanship of Ishaat Hussain, Director, SBI Foundation.

The other members of the working group are TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education; Roopa Kudva, MD, Omidyar Network India; Amit Chandra, Chairman, Bain Capital; Saurabh Garg, Principal Secretary to Government of Odisha; Shamika Ravi, Director of Research, Brookings India; Vineet Rai, Founder and MD; and Aavishkaar Venture Management Services among others.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/sebi-sets-up-panel-to-suggest-norms-for-social-stock-exchanges/articleshow/71206164.cms
4
Aiming to boost credit supply to small exporters, the Reserve Bank of India has recently enhanced the loan sanctions limit qualifying as priority sector lending by banks to ____________ per borrower.
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Who: RBI
What: hikes loan cap to Rs 40 crore for small exporters
When: published on 20th September 2019

Aiming to boost credit supply to small exporters, the Reserve Bank enhanced the loan sanctions limit qualifying as priority sector lending by banks to Rs 40 crore per borrower.

The limit was capped at Rs 25 crore per borrower earlier, according to a notification.

It can be noted that the RBI and the government have been taking a slew of measures to spur economic growth, which has dipped to a six-year low by taking slew of measures.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/rbi-hikes-loan-cap-to-rs-40-crore-for-small-exporters/articleshow/71224528.cms?from=mdr
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The 2019 World Alzheimer's Day (WAD) was recently observed on which of the following dates?
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Who: 21 September
What: is World Alzheimer's Day
When: published on 20th September 2019

For the complete information kindly read the given lines:

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that slowly progresses with age. Though it is more common in older people — above the age of 60 — it can at times show up between the ages of 30 and 60 (early-onset Alzheimer’s).

Data suggests that globally, 44 million to 50 million people have one or the other kind of dementia, and nearly 4 million people have Alzheimer’s in India.

Even as there is greater awareness around the disease today, globally there is still a lack of understanding as to how it progresses. World Alzheimer’s Day, celebrated every year on 21 September, is designed to address this gap in understanding.

The theme for this year is raising awareness and challenging stigma.

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 26th September 2019
 
1. Actor Govinda appointed as the brand ambassador of Madhya Pradesh.
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Madhya Pradesh government will appoint filmstar Govinda as brand ambassador to promote state’s traditions and tourist places, state public relations minister PC Sharma said.

“Govinda hails from a lower middle class family. He is well accepted among middle class and the poor. It is Kamal Nath government’s intention that the message about state’s traditions and tourist destinations should reach the masses,” Sharma said on the sidelines of a function here.

2. IIT Bombay top Indian institute in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.
(Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 26th September 2019)

The Indian Institute of Bombay (IIT-B) leads India's representation in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 with a 111-120 band ranking, up from 141-150 band last year. At 151-160 band and 171-180 band, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras formed the three best ranked Indian institutes in the latest rankings.

The rankings covers world's top 500 universities and explores how employable a university is. To explore the university-employability relationship, QS uses a unique five-metric method that captures each institution's regard among 44,000 employers worldwide, alma mater data from 29,000 highly successful individuals, institutional industry partnerships, employer presence on campus, and location-adjusted graduate employment rate.

3. Kerala Tourism receives three PATA Gold Awards.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 26th September 2019)

Kerala Tourism has won three prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold awards, including one for an ethnic food restaurant run by women at Kumarakom under its Responsible Tourism Mission.

The awards, presented at a glittering function at Nur-Sultan (Astana) in Kazakhstan on Thursday, were received by state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Tourism Director P Bala Kiran from Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director, Macau Government Tourism office and Dr Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA, during the PATA Travel Mart 2019.

4. Railways install first plastic bottle crushing machine in Mumbai Rajdhani Express.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 26th September 2019)

The Western Railway for the first time has installed a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle crushing machine in Mumbai Rajdhani Express. This machine can crush up to 3,000 bottles per day. The PET bottle crusher machine was installed in the train as part of the Indian Railways' Swachh Bharat and Go Green missions and ties in with an impending ban of single-use plastic by the Centre.

The move by the Western Railway of installing a PET bottle crushing machine is expected to reduce carbon footprints by 100 per cent recycling and will also avoid littering in landfill from bottle waste.

5. 2019 World Rhino Day was observed on 22nd September 2019.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 26th September 2019)

On September the 22nd, 2019 we celebrate World Rhino Day. Rhinos once roamed throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, and were depicted by early Europeans in cave paintings. Within historical times, rhinos were still widespread across Africa’s savannas and Asia’s tropical forests. On a single day, numerous amounts of rhinos could be seen in large herds, now if you are lucky enough you may get to see one when out on Safari in the African Bush. Today, very few rhinos survive outside protected areas. And almost all five species are threatened, primarily through poaching.

World Rhino Day was first established in 2010 in South Africa, this day has now gained international recognition and it is celebrated by a variety of organizations and individuals from around the world.

6. 21 September is World Alzheimer's Day.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 26th September 2019)

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that slowly progresses with age. Though it is more common in older people — above the age of 60 — it can at times show up between the ages of 30 and 60 (early-onset Alzheimer’s).

Data suggests that globally, 44 million to 50 million people have one or the other kind of dementia, and nearly 4 million people have Alzheimer’s in India.

Even as there is greater awareness around the disease today, globally there is still a lack of understanding as to how it progresses. World Alzheimer’s Day, celebrated every year on 21 September, is designed to address this gap in understanding.

The theme for this year is raising awareness and challenging stigma.

7. RBI hikes loan cap to Rs 40 crore for small exporters.
(Current Affairs in Short of 26th September 2019)

Aiming to boost credit supply to small exporters, the Reserve Bank enhanced the loan sanctions limit qualifying as priority sector lending by banks to Rs 40 crore per borrower.

The limit was capped at Rs 25 crore per borrower earlier, according to a notification.

It can be noted that the RBI and the government have been taking a slew of measures to spur economic growth, which has dipped to a six-year low by taking slew of measures.

8. Sebi sets up panel to suggest norms for social stock exchanges.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 26th September 2019)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said it has constituted a working group on Social Stock Exchanges (SSE) under the chairmanship of Ishaat Hussain, Director, SBI Foundation.

The other members of the working group are TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education; Roopa Kudva, MD, Omidyar Network India; Amit Chandra, Chairman, Bain Capital; Saurabh Garg, Principal Secretary to Government of Odisha; Shamika Ravi, Director of Research, Brookings India; Vineet Rai, Founder and MD; and Aavishkaar Venture Management Services among others.

9. Kerala to host country's first-ever 'trans art festival'.
(Top Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 26th September 2019)

Talented transgender members will soon get a platform to showcase their artistic and creative skills in Kerala, as the state government is gearing up to host an exclusive festival for the marginalised group next month.

The state Social Justice Department conceptualised the unique event as part of its various initiatives to support the TG community, make them part of the mainstream society and to promote their talents.

Titled "Varnapakitt-2019", the two-day event is considered to be the first such state-sponsored art festival to be organised exclusively for transgenders in the country.

10. Max Bupa and Indian Bank ink bancassurance tie-up to offer health insurance solutions.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions of 26th September 2019)

Max Bupa, a standalone health insurance player, has announced a bancassurance corporate agency agreement with Indian Bank, a state-owned bank.

Under the agreement, Max Bupa will provide comprehensive health insurance solutions and services to over 40 million customers of Indian Bank spread across 2800 branch network, through a slew of digital touch points.

As part of the tie-up, Max Bupa’s offerings will include both retail and group health insurance products besides Indemnity and Fixed Benefit products.