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|Second Anniversary of Surgical Strike carried out by the Indian army across the Line of Control (LOC) on terror pads on 29th September 2016 was commemorated as ____________ on 29th September 2018.||Parakram Parv|
|At which place in India, Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) was inaugurated by Union Minister of Electronics & IT, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad on 28th September 2018?
The Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) has been created to support government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as a part of the governance processes, and use it to improve the overall governance.
|Which state bagged the first prize in the 'Comprehensive Development of Tourism' category in the National Tourism Awards 2016-17?
Kerala came second, Rajasthan and Goa jointly won the third prize in the category.
|Which two cities were awarded the Best Heritage City award in the National Tourism Awards 2016-17?
The awards were presented by Union Minister for Tourism K J Alphons on the occasion of the World Tourism Day.
|Ahmedabad and Mandu|
|Which Indian was on 26th September 2018 awarded with the prestigious UN Champions of the Earth Award 2018, the highest environmental honour of the United Nations?
The UN Environment jointly awarded PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron in the Policy Leadership category for their efforts regarding the creation of the International Solar Alliance.
|Prime Minister Narendra Modi|
|Name the international airport of India which was conferred with the UN Champions of the Earth Award 2018 for Entrepreneurial Vision category?
The airport was honoured for its entrepreneurial vision and for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy.
|Cochin International Airport|
|Which section of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with the offence of adultery, was held by the Supreme Court of India as unconstitutional and arbitrary?
The Supreme Court of India on September 27, 2018 struck down a 158-year-old penal provision in the Indian Penal Code that made adultery a criminal offence.
|The Supreme Court of India on 28th September 2018 has lifted ban on entry of women of all ages into which temple?||Sabarimala Temple|
|4th edition of India International Science Festival will held at which place from 5th October 2018?||Lucknow|
|Name the cricketer and weightlifter who was conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2018, India’s highest sporting honour?||Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu|
|On which day Antyodaya Diwas is celebrated in India every year?
The event is held every year to mark the birth anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyaya. He was the leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh from 1953 to 1968.
|Which authority recently said that the candidates contesting elections cannot be disqualified on basis of criminal charges?||The Supreme Court of India|
|Which Assamese movie has been chosen as the India’s official entry to Oscars 2019?
The movie directed by Rima Das has been chosen to represent India in the Best Foreign Language category at the 91st Academy Awards 2019. The movie also won the Best Feature film Award at the 65th National Film Awards.
|Which country will host the first-ever General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)?||India|
|Which state of India got it's first-ever airport on September 24, 2018?
The state's dream of having an airport came true nine years after a foundation stone for the same was laid here in 2009 around 33 km from the state capital. It was India’s 100th functional airport.
|Name the short-range, quick reaction missile which was successfully test fired on September 20?
The missile was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
|Under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), how much insurance cover will be provided to each family?||Rs 5 lakh|
|In which country India is going to organise 'Gandhi March' to launch the two-year long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.?||Netherlands|
|Name the retired SC judge who will head the committee constituted by the Supreme Court of India to look into jail reforms?||Amitava Roy|
|As per the latest data of the Law Ministry, what is the current ratio of judges in comparison to the number people of the country?||19 judges per 10 lakh people|
|India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) tied up with which Insurance company to provide insurance to all?||Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance|
|Medical Cyclotron Facility Cyclone-30 Became Operational at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC). Where is this centre located?
Cyclone-30, the biggest cyclotron in India for medical application became operational this month when 30 MeV beam reached the Faraday Cup for the first time in September 2018.
|Which digital payment gateway has received Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) approval to operate its own non-banking financial company (NBFC)?
The digital payments firm is owned by South Africa’s Naspers Ltd.
|The Union Government proposed to merge which banks to create India’s third largest lender?||Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank|
|The ministry of tourism in collaboration with other central ministries, state governments and stakeholders is organising a festival, Paryatan Parv 2018 across the country from the 16th to 27th September 2018. The festival will begin from which city?||New Delhi|
|Which scheme was approved by the ESI Corporation for Insured Persons (IP) covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948?||Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna|
|The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in which city?
The event will be held from January 21 to January 23, 2019. Its theme will be Role of Indian Diaspora in Building a New India.
|The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar is an initiative of which Ministry?
This Puraskar was launched as a follow up to the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative started in 2014 by the Ministry
|Ministry of Human Resource Development|
|Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)?
He succeeded Shekhar Basu.
|Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas|
|Which Bollywood actors have been signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission?
The actors will be seen in Hindi movie, Sui Dhaaga – Made in India.
|Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma|
|Which state launched Star-Rating system to rate industries based on the amount of pollutant generated by them?
The industry will be given star rating from one to five with the most polluting industry getting one star while the industry with highest compliance rate with pollution control norms will get five stars.
|Mountaineers Satyarup Siddhanta and Mousumi Khatua have created history by climbing Asia's highest volcanic peak Mount Damavand. Mount Damavand is in which country?||Iran|
|The proposed Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) corridor will link Kunming City to which part of India?||Kolkata|
|Name India's oldest research reactor which was shut down permanently in 2009 for revamp and has been recommissioned on September 10, 2018 with a higher capacity?||Apsara|
|Who has been appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India?
He will assume his post on October 3. He will succeed incumbent CJI Dipak Misra.
|Justice Ranjan Gogoi|
|The Supreme Court has lifted the ban on the sale and manufacture of which popular FDC painkiller?
The Fixed-Dose Combinations (FDCs) are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio into a single dosage form.
|NITI Aayog and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) collaborated with which organisation to set up a Model International Center for Transformative Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) towards developing and deploying AI-led application-based research projects?
This initiative is part of NITI Aayog’s ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ Discussion Paper that focuses on establishing ICTAI in the country through private sector collaboration.
|Vijay Shankar Vyas, Padma Bhushan awardee, who passed away recently was related to which field?||Economics|
|The government of which state on September 12, 2018 introduced electric vehicles for official use?
The state has become the fifth state of India and the first state in eastern India to procure the eco-friendly vehicles for government use.
|Which section of Indian Penal Code (IPC) deals with dowry harassment cases?||Section 498-A|
|On which date National Hindi Divas is celebrated every year?||September 14|
|Sardar Singh, who announced his retirement recently, was the former captain of which Indian team?
He made the decision after a disappointing Asian Games where India failed to defend their title and had to settle for a Bronze medal.
|Indian hockey team|
|Which Indian airport is set to become first in Asia to use face recognition as boarding pass?||Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru|
|Bogibeel, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, is being built over which river?||Brahmaputra|
|Who created history by becoming first Indian to win a medal in IAAF Continental Cup?
The 25-year-old won bronze in triple jump event while he was representing the Asia-Pacific team in the meet. The IAAF Continental Cup is held once every four years.
|With which Indian state, Nepal started its first bus service on September 11, 2018?||Bihar|
|Which country was the top source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India in 2017-18?
The FDI from Mauritius totalled USD 13.41 billion.
|The OBC population data will be introduced from which Census year in India?||2021|
|Which Indian movie has become the first Bollywood film ever to release in Saudi Arabia?
The film is a fictional re-telling of India's iconic win at the 1948 London Olympics. Akshay Kumar plays the lead role in the film.
|The government of which state has decided to distribute over 1 lakh pump sets to double the farmers income by 2022?
The pump sets will be distributed under NABARD’s Rural Infrastructure Development Project.
|The first ever mid-air refuelling of the indigenously developed light combat aircraft was successfully carried out by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. What is the name of this aircraft?
The milestone was achieved when 1,900 kg of fuel was transferred from the mid-air refuelling tanker of IAF's IL78 to the Tejas LSP8 at an altitude of 20,000 feet.
|By how much per cent the Union Government approved a proposal by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to increase wages of artisans?||36 percent|
|Which month was celebrated observed across India as the National Nutrition Month to mark the country's fight against malnutrition?||September|
|Name the Indian sprinter who was named as the Sports Ambassador of Assam?||Hima Das|
|Which state recently passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad)?||Odisha|
|Who was appointed as Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)?||G Satheesh Reddy|
|Which team won the 2018-19 Duleep Trophy cricket tournament?||India Blue|
|The Union Government has decided to make which scheme open-ended with more incentives to encourage people to open bank accounts?
The scheme was launched in August 2014 for a period of four years.
|Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)|
|Who has been appointed as the CEO and MD of Axis Bank?||Amitabh Chaudhary|
|The recommissioned nuclear reactor Apsara-U is located at which place?||Trombay|
|In which year was the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha established?
It was founded by Mahatma Gandhi with the sole aim of propagating Hindi in southern states. The first Pracharak Devadoss Gandhi son of Mahatma Gandhi.
|Name India's first lady IAS officer post-Independence who died recently?
She had joined the civil services in 1951.
|Anna Rajam Malhotra|
|On which day World Rabies Day is observed across the world every year?||28th September|
|On which day World Tourism Organization was observed across the world?
Theme for 2018: Tourism and the Digital Transformation.
|Which Croatian footballer has won FIFA's best player of the year 2018 award?||Luka Modric|
|On which day the first International Day of Sign Languages was observed across the world?||23rd September|
|On which day the International Day of Peace observed was observed across the world?||21st September|
|North Korea signed an agreement with which nation on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula?||South Korea|
|Which country will become the ninth one to launch its National Registry of Sexual Offenders?||India|
|Who will be the first private tourist to travel to moon on Space X Big Falcon Rocket?||Yusaku Maezawa|
|Which TV series won the award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards?||Game of Thrones|
|On which day International Day of Democracy was observed across the world?||September 15|
|Which country hosted the 2018 Global Summit on Climate Action from September 12 to 14, 2018?||United States|
|Name the billionaire, Co-founder and Chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba who would be retiring from his position in September 2019.
CEO Daniel Zhang will be the new Chairman of Alibaba.
|Who won men’s singles final in the US Open Tennis?||Novak Djokovic (Serbia)|
|Who won women’s singles final in the US Open Tennis?||Naomi Osaka (Japan)|
|On which day International Literacy Day is observed across the world?||8th September|
|Which city is hosting the 2nd World Hindu Congress?
The World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, and impact the common good. It is held once every four years.
|Who won the Pakistan Presidential Election 2018?
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) candidate, Arif Alvi on September 4, 2018 won the Pakistan Presidential Election 2018.
|Name the cricketer who has been the former captain and highest run scorer for England in test cricket, announced his retirement from International cricket after final Test against India?||Alastair Cook|
|Against which country the United States has cancelled USD 300 million in aid under the Coalition Support Funds (CSF)?||Pakistan|
|Which country was severely affected by Cyclone Jebi recently?||Japan|
|Which country won the South Asian Football Federation Championship (SAFF) 2018 by defeating India in the final?
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated in the tournament.
|Asia Cup 2018 was held at which place?||Dubai and Abu Dhabi|
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