Current Affairs of the week – 12 September to 18 September

September 18, 2021
Current Affairs of the Week

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Current Affairs of the Week

  1. Which organization has developed a new API to enable checking of COVID-19 vaccination status?
  • Co-Win
  • Aarogya 
  • ICMR
  • AIIMS

Ans: Co-Win

Co-WIN has developed a new Application programming interface called ‘Know Your Customer’s or Client’s Vaccination Status (KYC-VS). This will enable entities to check an individual’s status of vaccination through Co-WIN. To use this API, an individual needs to enter his/her mobile number and name.

  1. In which city, a Digital Population Clock has been inaugurated?
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Nagpur

Ans: Delhi

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar inaugurated and presided over the Seminar on Population, Human Capital, and Sustainable Development (healthy people – healthy future), in New Delhi on September 10, 2021. 

  1. Who has become the first woman excavation engineer to work in an open cast mine at Central Coalfields Ltd?
  •  Akanksha Kumari 
  • Shivangi Singh 
  • Bhawana Kanth 
  • Shivani Meena

Ans: Shivani Meena 

Shivani Meena, an IIT Jodhpur alumna, has become the first woman excavation engineer to work in an open cast mine at Coal India arm CCL (Central Coalfields Ltd).

  1. Who is the author of the book ‘Human Rights and Terrorism in India?’
  •  Ajit Doval 
  • Subramanian Swamy 
  • Bipin Rawat 
  • Shashi Tharoor

Ans: Subramanian Swamy 

The release of three dreaded terrorists in exchange for hijacked Indian Airlines passengers in Afghanistan’s Kandahar in 1999 is the “worst capitulation” to terrorists in India’s modern history, says BJP MP, Subramanian Swamy.  

  1. Who has won the Italian Grand Prix 2021?
  • Daniel Ricciardo
  • Max Verstappen
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Lando Norris

Ans: Daniel Ricciardo

Australian Daniel Ricciardo has won the Italian Grand Prix with Lando Norris coming second at Monza while Formula One title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton took each other out of the race. Valtteri Bottas finished third.

  1. Which country has commenced the world’s biggest trial of a blood test where they will detect more than 50 types of cancer?
  •  China
  • Russia 
  • France
  • United Kingdom

Ans: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) has commenced the world’s biggest trial of a blood test where they will detect more than 50 types of cancer. 

  1. In which city, PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University?
  •  Aligarh
  • Meerut
  • Jaipur
  • Varanasi

Ans: Aligarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. The university is being established by the Uttar Pradesh government in the memory and honor of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a freedom fighter.

  1. Recently, which airport has been declared as a Customs notified airport by The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs?
  • Kangra Airport
  • Pakyong Airport
  • Swami Vivekananda International Airport
  • Kushinagar Airport

Ans: Kushinagar Airport

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has declared Kushinagar Airport as a Customs notified airport. This would also facilitate international passenger movements including that of Buddhist pilgrims.

  1. On which date, Engineers Day 2021 was observed?
  •  September 14
  • September 10
  • September 15
  • September 11

Ans: September 15

Engineers Day 2021 was observed on September 15, to mark the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

  1. With which organization, NITI Aayog has partnered to launch ‘Shoonya’ campaign for zero-pollution delivery vehicles?
  •  Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Tesla
  • Tata Motors
  • Solar Energy Industries Association

Ans: Rocky Mountain Institute

NITI Aayog, with US-based RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute) and RMI India’s support, launched Shoonya—an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry. The campaign aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the urban deliveries segment and create consumer awareness about the benefits of zero-pollution delivery. 

  1. With which countries, the United States has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific?
  • India and Australia
  • India and United Kingdom
  • Australia and Japan
  • Australia and United Kingdom

Ans: Australia and United Kingdom

US President Joe Biden’s administration has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific. Security partnership was done between Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States. This security grouping called AUKUS will focus on advancing strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region. 

  1. Recently, which country has applied to join the Asia-Pacific Free Trade grouping?
  •  India 
  • Japan
  • China
  • Singapore

Ans: China

China has applied to join the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Grouping composed of 11 countries to increase its influence in international politics. 

Current Affairs of the week

  1. Which organization has developed a new API to enable checking of COVID-19 vaccination status?
  • Co-Win
  • Aarogya 
  • ICMR
  • AIIMS

Ans: Co-Win

Co-WIN has developed a new Application programming interface called ‘Know Your Customer’s or Client’s Vaccination Status (KYC-VS). This will enable entities to check an individual’s status of vaccination through Co-WIN. To use this API, an individual needs to enter his/her mobile number and name.

  1. In which city, a Digital Population Clock has been inaugurated?
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Nagpur

Ans: Delhi

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar inaugurated and presided over the Seminar on Population, Human Capital, and Sustainable Development (healthy people – healthy future), in New Delhi on September 10, 2021. 

  1. Who has become the first woman excavation engineer to work in an open cast mine at Central Coalfields Ltd?
  •  Akanksha Kumari 
  • Shivangi Singh 
  • Bhawana Kanth 
  • Shivani Meena

Ans: Shivani Meena 

Shivani Meena, an IIT Jodhpur alumna, has become the first woman excavation engineer to work in an open cast mine at Coal India arm CCL (Central Coalfields Ltd).

  1. Who is the author of the book ‘Human Rights and Terrorism in India?’
  •  Ajit Doval 
  • Subramanian Swamy 
  • Bipin Rawat 
  • Shashi Tharoor

Ans: Subramanian Swamy 

The release of three dreaded terrorists in exchange for hijacked Indian Airlines passengers in Afghanistan’s Kandahar in 1999 is the “worst capitulation” to terrorists in India’s modern history, says BJP MP, Subramanian Swamy.  

  1. Who has won the Italian Grand Prix 2021?
  • Daniel Ricciardo
  • Max Verstappen
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Lando Norris

Ans: Daniel Ricciardo

Australian Daniel Ricciardo has won the Italian Grand Prix with Lando Norris coming second at Monza while Formula One title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton took each other out of the race. Valtteri Bottas finished third.

  1. Which country has commenced the world’s biggest trial of a blood test where they will detect more than 50 types of cancer?
  •  China
  • Russia 
  • France
  • United Kingdom

Ans: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) has commenced the world’s biggest trial of a blood test where they will detect more than 50 types of cancer. 

  1. In which city, PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University?
  •  Aligarh
  • Meerut
  • Jaipur
  • Varanasi

Ans: Aligarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. The university is being established by the Uttar Pradesh government in the memory and honor of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a freedom fighter.

  1. Recently, which airport has been declared as a Customs notified airport by The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs?
  • Kangra Airport
  • Pakyong Airport
  • Swami Vivekananda International Airport
  • Kushinagar Airport

Ans: Kushinagar Airport

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has declared Kushinagar Airport as a Customs notified airport. This would also facilitate international passenger movements including that of Buddhist pilgrims.

  1. On which date, Engineers Day 2021 was observed?
  •  September 14
  • September 10
  • September 15
  • September 11

Ans: September 15

Engineers Day 2021 was observed on September 15, to mark the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

  1. With which organization, NITI Aayog has partnered to launch ‘Shoonya’ campaign for zero-pollution delivery vehicles?
  •  Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Tesla
  • Tata Motors
  • Solar Energy Industries Association

Ans: Rocky Mountain Institute

NITI Aayog, with US-based RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute) and RMI India’s support, launched Shoonya—an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry. The campaign aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the urban deliveries segment and create consumer awareness about the benefits of zero-pollution delivery. 

  1. With which countries, the United States has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific?
  • India and Australia
  • India and United Kingdom
  • Australia and Japan
  • Australia and United Kingdom

Ans: Australia and United Kingdom

US President Joe Biden’s administration has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific. Security partnership was done between Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States. This security grouping called AUKUS will focus on advancing strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region. 

  1. Recently, which country has applied to join the Asia-Pacific Free Trade grouping?
  •  India 
  • Japan
  • China
  • Singapore

Ans: China

China has applied to join the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Grouping composed of 11 countries to increase its influence in international politics. 

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