21-30 September 2020 Current Affairs

Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict | Clone trains | Shivangi Singh IAF | Lakshmi Vilas Bank | National Medical Commission |

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1) Which two former republics of the Soviet era in the Central Asian region entered into a full-fledged military conflict during September 2020? – Azerbaijan and Armenia (Azerbaijan and Armenia, the two Central Asian countries which emerged from the erstwhile Soviet Union after its disintegration in 1991, entered into a full-fledged war from the morning of 27 September 2020. The background for this military conflict is the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh region conflict between the two countries. Nagorno-Karabakh is an Armenian-majority region which is an internationally recognised territory of Azerbaijan. Both countries have claimed ownership of the region and a war between the two countries ended in a truce in 1994. But the issue has been continued to engage Azerbaijan and Armenia politically and militarily. By 30 September 2020 around a 1000 people from both sides, including civilians, are feared dead in this serious conflict)

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2) Indian Railway pressed into how many clone trains from 21 September 2020 for the benefit of the wait-listed passengers? – 40 (40 clone trains of popular trains were pressed into service from 21 September 2020 by the Indian Railway with the help of which waitlisted passengers on high traffic routes can hope to reach their destinations two-three hours before the corresponding parent train. These clone trains - primarily 3-AC trains with fewer halts, higher speeds and a departure time before the parent train- come as a boon for the passengers who have to travel in an emergency or have made last-minute plans)

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3) Who is poised to become the first woman pilot to fly the Rafale aircraft that was inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) during September 2020? - Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh (Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is set to become India's first woman fighter pilot to fly the French-made Rafale aircraft.  5 of these state-of-the-art aircrafts were inducted in the IAF on 10 September 2020. Shivangi is one of IAF's 10 women fighter pilots and had joined IAF in 2017. She will now join Rafale's 'Golden Arrows' Squadron in Ambala)

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4) Shareholders of which private-sector bank rejected the proposal to appoint seven directors on the board of the bank on 26 September 2020 after which the RBI approved a 3-member committee to run the bank? – Lakshmi Vilas Bank (The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 28 September 2020 a Committee of Directors (CoD) composed of three independent directors to run the day-to-day affairs at Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB). The move comes after shareholders of the bank rejected the reappointment of seven directors, including the CEO at the annual general meeting on 26 September 2020. LVB is presently facing problems and is in talks with Clix Capital for a merger)

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5) Which state government during September 2020 launched a unified portal called ‘U-Rise’ to guide students in learning, career counselling, and getting employment in the state? – Uttar Pradesh (The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 24 September 2020 launched a unified portal called ‘U-Rise’ with the primary aim of guiding students in learning, career counselling, and getting employment in the state. ‘U-Rise’ stands for “Unified Re-imagined Innovation For Student Empowerment”. Around 20 lakh students and technical experts will get benefit from this portal who are getting vocational and technical education. UP is the first state in the country to launch a unified portal along with the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) -2020)

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6) What is the name of the body that replaced the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country’s apex regulator of medical education and profession on 25 September 2020? - National Medical Commission (National Medical Commission (NMC) is the name of the new body that replaced the Medical Council of India (MCI) on 25 September 2020. Now NMC is the apex body to regulate medical education and profession in the country. Earlier the NITI Aayog had recommended to replace the Medical Council of India with National Medical Commission and the National Medical Commission ordinance replaced the Medical Council of India in 2019)

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7) The JIMEX 2020 maritime exercise between the navies of Japan and India concluded on 28 September 2020. This 3-day exercise was held at which place? - Arabian Sea (The naval exercise between the navies of Japan and India started on 26 September and concluded on 28 September 2020 at Arabian Sea. In the light of COVID-19 restrictions, the exercise was conducted in a ‘non-contact at-sea-only format’.  Indian Navy was represented by indigenously built stealth destroyer “Chennai”, Teg Class stealth frigate Tarkash while the Japanese Navy was represented by an Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer, a Guided Missile Destroyer “Ikazuchi” and P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft)

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8) During September 2020 in which state “Ghar Tak Fiber” scheme was launched in which state? – Bihar (“Ghar Tak Fiber” scheme was launched in Bihar on 21 September 2020 with the primary objective of taking the optical fiber services to households. It will connect 45,945 villages in the state and will enable the digital revolution to reach even to the remote areas of Bihar. Simultaneously nine highway projects were also launched in the state by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The roads will be built at a cost of Rs. 14,250 crore)

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