In this article, we will discuss MCQ on important current affairs of 16th September 2021 and their answers with explanations.
1. The Campaign titled Shoonya has been launched by which organisation to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles?
A) NITI Aayog
D) IIT Madras
2. What is the GDP growth rate projection of Indian economy in Calendar Year 2021 as per the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)?
3. India’s first CO2 capture plant, which extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas has been launched by which company?
A) Tata Steel
C) Larsen and Toubro
4. India is participating in the 6th Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021, of SCO member states from September 13 to 25, 2021.Which country is hosting the exercise?
5. Lasith Malinga, who has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, played for which country?
A) Sri Lanka
C) West Indies
6. The Artificial Intelligence-powered project, ‘iRASTE’ which aims to reduce road accidents, has been launched on pilot basis in which city by the Ministry for Road Transport and Highways?
C) New Delhi
7. Which country recently tested the indigenously developed submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) and becme the first country without nuclear weapon to develop such missile system?
C) South Korea
8. The Government of India will host the first ever Global Buddhist Conference in November 2021 in which state?
B) Madhya Pradesh
9. The AI-based language translator software ‘Project Udaan’ has been launched by which Indian institute?
A) IIT Kanpur
B) IIT Delhi
C) IIT Madras
D) IIT Bombay
10. The National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020 has been conferred upon how many awardees by President Ramnath Kovind?
11. The International Day for the preservation for Ozone layer (World Ozone Day) is observed annually on?
A) 15 September
B) 14 September
C) 16 September
D) 13 September
12. Which Indian organisation has won the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 under the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes?
A) National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
B) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
C) Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
D) National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
13. The Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021 is a Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise of which intergovernmental group?
14. What is the theme of the 2021 World Ozone Day?
A) Keep Cool and Carry on: The Montreal Protocol
B) Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection
C) Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool
D) 32 years and Healing
15. Under of which of the following ministry National Mineral Development Limited has won the “Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar”?
A. Ministry of Steel
B. Ministry of Coal
C. Ministry of Education
D. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
16. In Which state the Team of Geological Survey of India has discovered a new species of Hybodont shark?
D. Tamil Nadu
17. Which State government has launched “Bajra Mission” Recently?
A. Government of Kerala
B. Gujarat government
C. Government of Maharashtra
D. Government of Chhattisgarh
18. Which IIT institute in India has recently launched “Project Udaan”?
A. IIT Delhi
B. IIT Bombay
C. IIT Kanpur
D. IIT Kharagpur
19. Which of these High Courts has set aside the 2018 notification fixing the speed limit of 120 kmph?
A. Delhi High Court
B. Mumbai High Court
C. Gujarat High Court
D. Madras High Court
20. What is the name the co-founder of Zomato who has resigned from his post?
A. Sanjay Gupta
B. Sandeep Gupta
C. Gaurav Gupta
D. Sanjeev Gupta
Government think tank Niti Aayog in collaboration with US-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India, has launched a campaign named Shoonya on September 15, 2021, to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has pegged India’s economic growth rate as follows, in its Trade and Development report released on September 15, 2021: Calendar Year (CY) 2021 – 7.2%; Calendar Year 2022 – 6.7%
Tata Steel has commissioned India’s first carbon capture plant that extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas, at its Jamshedpur Works on September 14, 2021. With this achievement, Tata Steel has become country’s first steel company to adopt such a carbon capture technology.
The Indian military contingent comprising of an all arms combined force of 200 personnel is participating in the Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021, a Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states. The Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION- 2021 is being hosted by Russia in the Orenburg Region of South West Russia from September 13 to 25, 2021
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on September 14, 2021.
Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari launched ‘iRASTE’, an Artificial Intelligence-powered project, which aims to help reduce road accidents, understand the factors responsible for these events and come up with solutions to mitigate them. iRASTE stands for Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering. The project has been launched on a pilot basis in Nagpur, Maharashtra with the aim of reducing accidents by 50 percent in the city.
South Korea successfully tested an indigenously developed submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on September, 15, 2021. South Korea is the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a missile system.
India is set to host the first-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 and 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has launched ‘Project Udaan’, a language translator, to break language barrier in education, which hampers flow of message.
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020 at a virtual ceremony on September 15, 2021, The award was presented to 51 health care workers and nurses for their selfless dedication and compassion, especially during COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Day for the preservation for Ozone layer (World Ozone Day) is observed annually on September 16 to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), a board of education under the Union Government of India, has won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 on the occasion of International Literacy Day 2021.
The Indian military contingent comprising of an all arms combined force of 200 personnel is participating in the Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021, a Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states.
Theme for 2021 World Ozone Day: ‘Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool.’
National Mineral Development Limited under the Ministry of Steel has won the “Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar”, the highest and most prestigious award in the field of Official Language. Shri Nisith Pramanik and Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra have conferred this award on National Mineral Development Limited.
The team of Geological Survey of India officials from Jaipur has discovered a new species of hybodont shark from the Jaisalmer Jurassic in Rajasthan. This discovery has been published in the fourth issue of the Internationally renowned Historical Biology, Journal of Paleontology in August 2021.
The Government of Chhattisgarh has recently launched “Bajra Mission” with the aim of making the state the millet center of India. To implement this mission, an MoU has been signed between the collectors of 14 districts of Chhattisgarh and the Indian Millet Research Institute, Hyderabad.
IIT Bombay has recently launched “Project Udaan”. It aims to break the language barrier faced by many students while joining the institutions of higher education. IIT Bombay was established in the year 1958.
The Madras High Court has recently quashed the Central Government’s 2018 notification fixing the speed limit of 120 kmph. According to the report released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the year 2020, 6 two-wheeler riders die every hour in the country.
Zomato co-founder Gaurav Gupta has resigned recently. He was working as a co-founder in the year 2019. He was instrumental in building the company’s premium membership subscriptions and increasing sales in a competitive market.
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