Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 27th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
Who among the following has recently become first Indian to complete Enduroman triathlon, breaks world record?
» Explain it
C
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Who: Mayank Vaid
What: becomes first Indian to complete Enduroman triathlon, breaks world record
When: published on 16th September 2019

Mayank Vaid has become the 44th person in the world and the first Indian to finish the Enduroman, considered one of the toughest endurance competitions in the world. Remarkably, Vaid also broke the record for the shortest time in which the triathlon has been completed.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:
https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/mayank-vaid-first-indian-complete-enduroman-triathlon-breaks-world-record-5996037/
2
As per the recent news, which of the following countries tops in the International Migrant Stock 2019?
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D
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Who: India
What: tops in the International Migrant Stock 2019
When: published on 18th September 2019

India has emerged as the leading country of origin for immigrants across the world, with 17.5 million international migrants in 2019 coming from India, up from 15.9 million in 2015, according to a dataset released by the Union Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-is-the-top-source-of-immigrants-across-the-globe/article29452221.ece
3
Government has approved _______________ interest rate on deposits in Employees Provident Fund for 2018-19.
» Explain it
C
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Who: Government
What: notifies 8.65% interest rate for over 6 crore EPFO members for 2018-19
When: published on 19th September 2019

The labour ministry has notified 8.65 per cent interest rate on employees provident fund for 2018-19, which will now be credited to the accounts of more than 6 crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO, Union minister Santosh Gangwar said.

The EPFO has been settling EPF withdrawal claims at 8.55 per cent interest rate, approved for 2017-18. Now, the EPFO will settle accounts at a higher rate of 8.65 per cent for 2018-19.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/labour-ministry-notifies-8-65-interest-rate-on-epf-for-2018-19/articleshow/71278749.cms
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C
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Who: Finance Minister
What: announces new tax refund scheme, easy credit to boost exports
When: published on 14th September 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday announced a slew of measures to boost the economy, including a new scheme to refund taxes and duties on exports, easier export credit and additional funding for exporters under the revised priority sector lending norms.

The proposed Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Product (RoDTEP) scheme will come into force from January 1, 2020. It will incentivise exporters at an estimated cost of Rs 50,000 crore and replace the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), which was challenged by the US last year for violating global trade rules. Sitharaman said RoDTEP will “more than adequately incentivise exporters than all the existing schemes put together”.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/finance-minister-announces-new-tax-refund-scheme-easy-credit-to-boost-exports/articleshow/71129550.cms
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As per CRISIL, what is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of India for the FY20 (Fiscal Year 2020)?
» Explain it
D
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Who: CRISIL
What: cuts GDP growth to 6.3% in fiscal 2020
When: published on 4th September 2019

Rating agency CRISIL cut India’s fiscal year 2020 GDP growth forecast to 6.3% from its earlier forecast of 6.9%, after the economy grew 5% in the first quarter, it’s slowest in almost 6 years. The agency said that lower GDP growth forecast corroborates that India’s economic slowdown is deeper and more broad-based than suspected.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/crisil-cuts-gdp-growth-to-6-3-in-fiscal-2020/articleshow/70978540.cms?from=mdr

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 27th September 2019
 
1. Bhumi Pednekar launches pan India campaign 'Climate Warriors’.
(27th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

Using her star power in the right direction, actor Bhumi Pednekar voiced her concern towards the ongoing climate change and launched a pan India campaign - "Climate Warrior" - to raise awareness on the same.

Climate Warrior is a concerted social media and online initiative that Bhumi will use to focus on awareness building and engage the people of our country to become more conscious towards climate and environment-friendly life choices.

At the same time, the campaign will also highlight the work done by tireless environmental activists and citizen groups across India to bring about sustainable change to the environment.

2. Kamath elected chairman at Audit Bureau of Circulations.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 27th September 2019)

Madhukar Kamath, chairman emeritus, of advertising firm DDB Mudra Group, has been unanimously elected chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20. He has been on the board of the industry body, which certifies circulation figures of its member publications.

With over four decades of experience in advertising and marketing services, Kamath helped Omnicom acquire the Mudra Group and integrate it into DDB Worldwide Network. Kamath has spent close to 25 years in erstwhile Mudra (now DDB Mudra Group). In between his two stints in DDB Mudra Group, Kamath led Bates India as its CEO and was instrumental in the acquisition and successful integration of Clarion Advertising.

3. Amit Panghal looks to add power to his punches ahead of Tokyo Olympics qualifiers.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz 27th September 2019)

Glory and humble self-assessment make for an odd couple, especially in nouveau riche celebrities (rightfully) basking in their moment, but Amit Panghal comes as a pleasant surprise. Back from winning a historic silver medal at the World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Panghal, in his oversized T-shirt and flip-flops, is at ease with his new-found stardom – that manifested itself in hordes thronging the airport to catch his glimpse.

“Oh, that crowd was nothing. I had to ask people not to come,” he says. It is the closest he would come to vanity. Panghal does not have a boxer’s bluster, no intimidating physique, no posturing, no trash talking, no languid walks with the medal, and an odd nickname — Chhota Tyson — to boot.

4. CBDT to hold high-level review of I-T e-assessment system before its roll-out.
(MCQs of Current Affairs of 27th September 2019)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will on Thursday conduct a pan-India review of the ambitious e-assessment system for income-tax payers before rolling it out next month. The CBDT, which frames policy for the Income-tax department, had last week set up the National e-assessment Centre (NeAC) in Delhi as part of the Centre's plan to launch faceless and nameless assessment for income-tax payers.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said the e-assessment scheme will be rolled out on October 8 which is 'Vijayadashami' day this year.

5. MDR boost for merchants using UPI.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 27th September 2019)

Merchants will no longer have to pay any Merchant Discount Rates (MDR) on UPI transactions below the ticket size of Rs 100 that are done through QR code ‘scan and pay’, effective October 1, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) said.

This is expected to encourage small grocery stores, chemists and kirana stores across the country to set up basic acceptance infrastructure such as QR code to receive payments made through UPI.

Furthermore, the MDR has been revised to 0.30 percent of the transaction size for with a maximum cap of Rs.100 per transaction. As per the current regime, the rates are capped at 0.25% for transactions up to Rs. 2,000 and at 0.65% for transactions above Rs 2,000.

6. CRISIL cuts GDP growth to 6.3% in fiscal 2020.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 27th September 2019)

Rating agency CRISIL cut India’s fiscal year 2020 GDP growth forecast to 6.3% from its earlier forecast of 6.9%, after the economy grew 5% in the first quarter, it’s slowest in almost 6 years. The agency said that lower GDP growth forecast corroborates that India’s economic slowdown is deeper and more broad-based than suspected.

7. Finance Minister announces new tax refund scheme, easy credit to boost exports.
(Top Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 27th September 2019)

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday announced a slew of measures to boost the economy, including a new scheme to refund taxes and duties on exports, easier export credit and additional funding for exporters under the revised priority sector lending norms.

The proposed Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Product (RoDTEP) scheme will come into force from January 1, 2020. It will incentivise exporters at an estimated cost of Rs 50,000 crore and replace the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), which was challenged by the US last year for violating global trade rules. Sitharaman said RoDTEP will “more than adequately incentivise exporters than all the existing schemes put together”.

8. Government notifies 8.65% interest rate for over 6 crore EPFO members for 2018-19.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 27th September 2019)

The labour ministry has notified 8.65 per cent interest rate on employees provident fund for 2018-19, which will now be credited to the accounts of more than 6 crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO, Union minister Santosh Gangwar said.

The EPFO has been settling EPF withdrawal claims at 8.55 per cent interest rate, approved for 2017-18. Now, the EPFO will settle accounts at a higher rate of 8.65 per cent for 2018-19.

9. India tops in the International Migrant Stock 2019.
(Latest Current Affairs Capsule of 27th September 2019)

India has emerged as the leading country of origin for immigrants across the world, with 17.5 million international migrants in 2019 coming from India, up from 15.9 million in 2015, according to a dataset released by the Union Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York.

10. Mayank Vaid becomes first Indian to complete Enduroman triathlon, breaks world record.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 27th September 2019)

Mayank Vaid has become the 44th person in the world and the first Indian to finish the Enduroman, considered one of the toughest endurance competitions in the world. Remarkably, Vaid also broke the record for the shortest time in which the triathlon has been completed.