Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 30th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
As per the recent news, the Reserve Bank of India has barred ______________ from doing business for six months.
» Explain it
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Who: RBI
What: bars PMC Bank from doing business for 6 months
When: published on 24th September 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd (PMC), Mumbai from carrying out the majority of its routine business transactions for a period of six months, sparking panic among the depositors and sending shock-waves in the city banking and business circles on Tuesday.

The apex bank's Chief General Manager Yogesh Dayal said that as per the RBI directions, depositors cannot withdraw more than Rs 1,000 from their savings/current/other deposit accounts.

Described as a multi-state cooperative banking entity, the PMC Bank has branches in Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/rbi-bars-pmc-bank-from-doing-business-for-6-months/videoshow/71272668.cms
2
In which of the following states, India's second largest railway over bridge is going to be come up?
» Explain it
C
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Who: India’s 2nd largest railway over bridge
What: to be inaugurated on Sept 30
Where: in West Bengal
When: published on 24th September 2019

Union Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate a four-lane cable-stayed railway over bridge at Burdwan Junction, West Bengal on September 30. This bridge is constructed by the Indian Railways.

Officials on September 23 said that the RoB, considered the second largest in the country, was completed in 197 days without affecting traffic for even a single day.

The work on 188.43 metre cable-stayed RoB started in 2012. Besides having 1.5 metre-wide footpaths on both sides parallel to the lanes, the RoB has 27.7 metres of width to accommodate vehicles on four lanes.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/2nd-largest-railway-overbridge-in-india-to-be-inaugurated-on-september-30-4467641.html
3
Which of the following state government has recently made mandatory online pollution certificate from October 1?
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B
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Who: Odisha Government
What: has made the online pollution certificate mandatory from October 1
When: published on 7th September 2019

Odisha Government has made the online pollution certificate mandatory from October 1. The certificates issued manually by pollution testing centres will be treated as invalid after September 30.After the amended Motor Vehicle (MV) Act raised the fine for violation of air/noise pollution by a vehicle to `10,000, the vehicle owners scrambled for Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates. Considering the rush, the Commerce and Transport department had relaxed it for one month to enable the pollution testing centres to cater to huge demand.

PUC certificate issued online can be shown in electronic form through mParivahan Application and is not mandatory for the vehicle owners to carry the certificate as per the provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000.

Of 163 pollution testing centres in the State registered so far, 106 have already been linked with VAHAN to issue online PUC certificates. As many as 69,210 certificates have been issued online between September 1 and 20.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bhubaneswar/2019/sep/24/online-pollution-certificate-made-mandatory-from-oct-1-2038288.html
4
Which of the following banks has recently planned to organise 1,000 Grameen Loan Melas over?
» Explain it
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Who: HDFC Bank
What: planned to organise 1,000 Grameen Loan Melas over
When: published on 22nd September 2019

Private sector lender HDFC Bank on Sunday said it plans to organise 1,000 Grameen Loan Melas over the next six months.

The Grameen Loan Melas or village loan fairs will be held across more than 300 districts and cover around 6,000 villages across India and will be a one-stop shop for people from five to six nearby villages.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/hdfc-bank-to-organise-1000-grameen-loan-melas/article29480757.ece
5
Ponung Doming has recently become first woman Lieutenant Colonel of which of the following states?
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Who: Ponung Doming
What: becomes Arunachal's first woman Lieutenant Colonel
When: published on 24th September 2019

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday congratulated Army officer Ponung Doming, who became the first woman officer from the state to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army.

Significantly, the Chief Minister took to Twitter to extol the officer for her achievements.

"A proud moment for all of us, Major Ponung Doming creates history. She is the first woman Army officer from Arunachal to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army. Hearty congratulations and best wishes!" Khandu stated.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/ponung-doming-becomes-arunachals-first-woman-lieutenant-colonel/articleshow/71273361.cms

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 30th September 2019
 
1. India to host 2nd edition of joint international hackathon ‘Singapore India Hackathon 2019’ at IIT Madras.
(30th September 2019 Current Affairs Capsule)

India will hold the second edition of joint hackathon with Singapore, the 'Singapore India Hackathon 2019' at IIT Madras on Sep 28 and 29, 2019. Disclosing this at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday, September 26, 2019, Secretary, Department of Higher Education R. Subrahmanyam said that the Singapore India Hackathon, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the first of its kind joint International hackathon between India and any other country.

The aim of this joint international hackathon is to promote engagement and collaboration of student community in India with the rest of the world and to develop innovative and out- of -the- box solutions for some of the daunting problems faced by our societies, he explained.

2. Japan launches biggest cargo spaceship to space station.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 30th September 2019)

Japan has recently launched an unmanned spacecraft towards the International Space Station, the operator said, after a fire early this month delayed the mission.

The H-2B rocket lifted off at 1:05 am local time (1605 GMT Tuesday) with cargo vessel Kounotori8, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on its website.

The launch took place from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan.

3. Sixty-six countries have signalled their intent to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 30th September 2019)

Sixty-six countries have signaled their intent to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, the United Nations said Monday, seen as a vital goal in preventing catastrophic longer term climate change.

"In terms of the 2050 group, 66 governments are joined by 10 regions, 102 cities, 93 businesses and 12 investors -- all committed to net zero CO2 emissions by 2050," the office of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

"The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win," he said.

Some 60 world leaders have convened for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than at any time in history.

4. ISRO initiates ‘Project NETRA’ to safeguard Indian space assets from debris and other harm.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 30th September 2019)

In the middle of its two-month Chandrayaan-2 campaign, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) last month quietly initiated ‘Project NETRA’ – an early warning system in space to detect debris and other hazards to Indian satellites.

The project estimated to cost ?400 crore, when in place, will give India its own capability in space situational awareness (SSA) like the other space powers — which is used to ‘predict’ threats from debris to Indian satellites. It also goes so far as to serve as an unstated warning against missile or space attack for the country, experts say.

The space agency says our SSA will first be for low-earth orbits or LEO which have remote-sensing spacecraft. Under NETRA, or Network for space object Tracking and Analysis, the ISRO plans to put up many observational facilities: connected radars, telescopes; data processing units and a control centre. They can, among others, spot, track and catalogue objects as small as 10 cm, up to a range of 3,400 km and equal to a space orbit of around 2,000 km.

5. ICICI Bank to open 450 new branches.
(Current Affairs in Short of 30th September 2019)

Private sector lender ICICI Bank is planning to open 450 branches this financial year, of which 320 branches have already been added, the bank said in a statement.

“The bank has made 320 branches operational for customers and in the process, it has crossed the milestone of having 5,000 branches. The milestone branch was set up at Thane in Maharashtra,” the bank said. Anup Bagchi, executive director, ICICI Bank, said “We believe that a wide branch network continues to be important for retail banking. It helps deepen the relationship with the customer by serving them a wide range of products and offerings.”

6. Ponung Doming becomes Arunachal's first woman Lieutenant Colonel.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 30th September 2019)

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday congratulated Army officer Ponung Doming, who became the first woman officer from the state to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army.

Significantly, the Chief Minister took to Twitter to extol the officer for her achievements.

"A proud moment for all of us, Major Ponung Doming creates history. She is the first woman Army officer from Arunachal to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army. Hearty congratulations and best wishes!" Khandu stated.

7. HDFC Bank planned to organise 1,000 Grameen Loan Melas over.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 30th September 2019)

Private sector lender HDFC Bank on Sunday said it plans to organise 1,000 Grameen Loan Melas over the next six months.

The Grameen Loan Melas or village loan fairs will be held across more than 300 districts and cover around 6,000 villages across India and will be a one-stop shop for people from five to six nearby villages.

8. Odisha Government has made the online pollution certificate mandatory from October 1.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 30th September 2019)

Odisha Government has made the online pollution certificate mandatory from October 1. The certificates issued manually by pollution testing centres will be treated as invalid after September 30.After the amended Motor Vehicle (MV) Act raised the fine for violation of air/noise pollution by a vehicle to `10,000, the vehicle owners scrambled for Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates. Considering the rush, the Commerce and Transport department had relaxed it for one month to enable the pollution testing centres to cater to huge demand.

PUC certificate issued online can be shown in electronic form through mParivahan Application and is not mandatory for the vehicle owners to carry the certificate as per the provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000.

Of 163 pollution testing centres in the State registered so far, 106 have already been linked with VAHAN to issue online PUC certificates. As many as 69,210 certificates have been issued online between September 1 and 20.

9. India’s 2nd largest railway over bridge to be inaugurated on Sept 30.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 30th September 2019)

Union Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate a four-lane cable-stayed railway over bridge at Burdwan Junction, West Bengal on September 30. This bridge is constructed by the Indian Railways.

Officials on September 23 said that the RoB, considered the second largest in the country, was completed in 197 days without affecting traffic for even a single day.

The work on 188.43 metre cable-stayed RoB started in 2012. Besides having 1.5 metre-wide footpaths on both sides parallel to the lanes, the RoB has 27.7 metres of width to accommodate vehicles on four lanes.

10. RBI bars PMC Bank from doing business for 6 months.
(Top Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 30th September 2019)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd (PMC), Mumbai from carrying out the majority of its routine business transactions for a period of six months, sparking panic among the depositors and sending shock-waves in the city banking and business circles on Tuesday.

The apex bank's Chief General Manager Yogesh Dayal said that as per the RBI directions, depositors cannot withdraw more than Rs 1,000 from their savings/current/other deposit accounts.

Described as a multi-state cooperative banking entity, the PMC Bank has branches in Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.