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The 13th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority was celebrated in New Delhi. What was it's theme? School Safety
By how many months the Centre Government extended the deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for availing government schemes and subsidies? 3 months (till December 2017)
Which state on 21 September 2017 became the first in the country to launch first-of-its-kind electric bus service? The bus will run in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass. Himachal Pradesh
Name the first of the Scorpene class submarines which was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. INS Kalvari
In which state BJP president Amit Shah launched the programme Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana? The programme would provide 136 pucca houses to the dwellers of Ulihatu and a couple of other hamlets around it. Jharkhand
The Union cabinet increased the retirement age of central government doctors to ___ years with an aim to meet the shortage of medical staff, especially super-specialists, in the country. 65 years
Alphabet's Google launched a localized payments app for India as it tries to gain a foothold in the country's rapidly-growing digital payments space. What is the name of this app? The app uses Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and allows users to connect their bank accounts to the service. Google has partnered with State Bank of India, the country's biggest lender, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank for the service.Tez
Who was appointed as the new Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) replacing Shri Sharad Kumar? YC Modi
Name the Indian female badminton player who won the Korea Open Super Series women's singles title defeating Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara in the finals? PV Sindhu
Name the Rs 16,320-crore scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi to supply electricity to poor households across India? Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya
Name the campaign launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change in New Delhi on 12th September? It is aimed to promote wood as an eco-friendly material and replace materials like plastic and steel. Wood is Good
Name the port trust located on the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat which has now been renamed to Deendayal Port Trust? It was renamed after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, who stood for the uplift of the poor and weaker sections of society. Kandla Port Trust
In which state 36th National Games will be held in the month of November 2018? Goa
Name the former Indian badminton player who has been chosen by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to confer first Lifetime Achievement Awards for his outstanding contribution to sports? He is the only Indian male player to reach the world No 1 ranking. Prakash Padukone
Name the operation launched by Govt of India to provide relief material to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after Dhaka briefed New Delhi about the problems arising due to the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar? Operation Insaniyat
Who was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) replacing Dinesh K. Sarraf, who retires on 30 September? Shashi Shanker
Name the indigenously built Water Jet Fast Attack Craft which was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai? It is described as an ideal platform to render missions like EEZ Patrol, law enforcement, non-military missions like search and rescue, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. INS Tarasa
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th September reconstituted the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to guide him on economic issues. Name the economist and member of Niti Aayog who was appointed as the Chairman of EAC? Bibek Debroy
Name the Private sector lender which has been declared a domestic-systemically important bank (D-SIB) by the Reserve Bank of India? With this, the bank has joined State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank Ltd, which have been tagged as D-SIBs, or "too-big-to-fail" for the third consecutive year. HDFC Bank Ltd
Name the former Home Secretary who sworn-in as the 13th Comptroller and Auditor General of India succeeding Shashi Kant Sharma? Rajiv Mehrishi
In which city a multi-agency exercise named Pralay Sahayam was conducted involving all central and state agencies, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackling an urban flooding scenario? Hyderabad
With which country India will collaborate to build Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. It will be India's first atomic energy venture abroad. Russia
The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from? Every year the National Nutrition Week is observed to raise awareness on the importance of nutrition for health. 1st to 7th September
Which environment quiz will be launched at national level on Teacher's Day by Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Govt of India? Prakriti Khoj
Who was appointed as the new Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) succeeding Archana Ramasundaram? Rajni Kant Mishra
Name the north-eastern State which has been declared as disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for 6 months? Assam
Name the wicketkeeper of Indian cricket team who while broke the record of Kumar Sangakarra (99 stumpings) and become first in the world to achieve the feat of 100 stumpings in one-day internationals? MS Dhoni
Name the former IAF chief who died at the age of 98? who He had played a key role in India's victory in the 1965 war against Pakistan. He was the first Indian Air Chief to be elevated to the rank of Air Chief Marshal on January 16, 1966. Arjan Singh
Name the refugees who came from erstwhile East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) five decades ago in India and the Union Government will soon grant citizenship to nearly one lakh refugees following the order of Supreme Court? Chakma and Hajong
National Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India on? 14th September
Name the State-run oil marketing company which is all set to get the status of Maharatna company from the current status of Navratna? At present, there are seven Maharatna companies — Bharat Heavy Electricals, Coal India, GAIL (India), Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Steel Authority of India. Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL)
Name the Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat who has been given the additional charge of the post of Chairperson, National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC)? Dr. Inder Jit Singh
Name the Chairman and Managing Director of the Express Group, who was unanimously elected Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI), the country's largest news agency? Viveck Goenka
As per the orders of home ministry, the financial powers of the directors general of CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG, Assam Rifles and National Investigation Agency and director of Intelligence Bureau to execute major projects has been enhanced from Rs 10 crore to? Rs 15 crore
On which day Teachers Day was celebrated across India to mark the birthday of a great teacher, philosopher and statesman, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan? 5th September
Which company headquartered in Orem, Utah, United States has launched world's first ever Genomeceutical (gene controlling) range of products to India? Unicity International
Who becomes the first Indian Sikh woman and second Indian women after Kalpana Chawla to be selected by NASA for the Mars Expedition happening in 2030? Jaslin Kaur Josan
Name the two states which were the fastest expanding State economies in 2015-16, according to a new series of gross State domestic product data with 2011-12 as the base year published by the Central Statistics Office. The two States also reported the fastest rise in per capita income in the same year. Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh
What is the rank of India's largest autonomous public research and development organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the world? The institute has been ranked amongst a total of 1,207 government institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017. 9th
Which city in Gujarat has been formally accorded the status of India's first World Heritage City with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handing over the certificate in this regard to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani? Ahmedabad
Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) replacing Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi? Anita Karwal
Who is the new Defence Minister of India? Nirmala Sitharaman
Who has been appointed as the new Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship? Dharmendra Pradhan
Which airport has bagged the National Award for 'Excellence' in Energy Management? Hyderabad International Airport
Who is the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Vijaya Bank? R A Sankara Narayan
After addition of Ahmedabad as Heritage City, how many World Heritage Inscription sites does India have? 36
Who has been appointed as the new Youth Affairs and Sports Minister? Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Which company has won the Indian Premier League (IPL) global media rights for a period of 5-year (2018-2023) for Rs 16,347.50 crore? The 'global media rights' include the Indian television, digital as well as the overseas broadcast and digital media rights. Star India
Name the UIDAI CEO who has been appointed as the interim chairman of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)? A B Pandey
In which state India's first water ATM was inaugurated? Telengana
Government of which state signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Google India, to provide Internet connection to 26,000 villages and 1,500 tea garden areas to increase digital literacy? Assam
The Union Government has set up an online service facility that can be used by importers and exporters to resolve all foreign trade-related issues. What is the name of this facility? [email protected]


World Rabies Day with the theme zero human deaths from canine rabies by the year 2030 was observed across the world on? It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. 28 September
Name the Nigerian lawyer and activist who has been awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR] Nansen Refugee Award? Zannah Mustapha
In which country the United States of America established an official, permanent military base, an air defence base in the heart of the Negev desert? Israel
On which day the World Maritime Day was celebrated across the world with the theme Connecting Ships, Ports and People? 28 September
World Tourism Day was celebrated across the world on? Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization is celebrating World Tourism Day. 27th September
Name the former United Nations (UN) Secretary General who has been elected to head the International Olympic Commission's ethics commission? Ban Ki-moon
Name the dwarf planet on which two mountain ranges have been named after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (Hillary Montes and Tenzing Montes)? Pluto
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2017 was observed across the world on? 26th September
International Day of Peace 2017 was observed across the world on? 21st September
Which animal was removed from the 'endangered' category by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and moved to 'vulnerable' category? Snow Leopard
Who won the US OPEN 2017 men's singles title defeating Kevin Anderson in the final? Rafael Nadal
Who won the US OPEN 2017 women's singles title defeating Madison Keys in the final? Sloane Stephens
Who is the author of the book Unstoppable: My Life So Far? Maria Sharapova
International Literacy Day (ILD) was observed across the world on? 8th September
What was the theme of 2017 International Literacy Day (ILD)? Literacy in a Digital World
International Day of Democracy was observed across the world on? 15th September
In which country the world's first IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank has been opened by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)? Kazakhstan
The world's highest sandcastle standing 16.68 meters (54.72 feet) tall was built in ________. Germany