Daily Current Affairs September 29

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September 29| Daily Current Affairs 2022

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs September 29

1. Which of the following Bank in process of opening special Vostro a/c with Russian Gazprombank to facilitate trade in rupee?
A) UCO Bank
D) Axis Bank
E) HDFC Bank
Answer: A) UCO Bank

  • State-owned UCO Bank is in the process of opening a special Vostro account with Russia’s Gazprombank for settlement of trade in Rupee against the backdrop of sanctions imposed by western countries on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.
  • Under the Rupee Drawing Arrangements (RDAs), the bank of a partner country opens a special INR VOSTRO account with a bank in India.
  • The bank is in the process of opening this special Vostro account with the Russian lender.

UCO Bank:

Founded: 06/01/1943
HQ: Kolkata
MD & CEO: Soma Sanakra Prasad
Tagline: Honours Your trust

2. Airtel Payments Bank will install how many micro ATMs this fiscal year?
A) 300000
B) 100000
C) 150000
D) 200000
E) 250000
Answer: C) 150000

  • Airtel Payments Bank has started rolling out 1.5 lakh micro ATMS in a phased manner across tier 2 cities and semi-urban regions to facilitate cash withdrawal for its customers.

Airtel Payments Bank:

Founded: 2017
HQ: New Delhi
MD & CEO: Anubrata Biswas

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs September 29

3. Icra maintainedhow many percent GDP forecast for FY23?
A) 7.4%
B) 7.1%
C) 7.3%
D) 7.5%
E) 7.2%
Answer: E) 7.2%

  • Icra retained its previous growth forecast of 7.2 per cent for the current fiscal.

ICRA limited:

Founded: 1991
HQ: Gurgaon,Haryana
MD & CEO: Ramnath Krishnan

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs September 29

4. Who among the following appointed as vice president of International Astronautical Federation?
A) Venkataramani
B) Anil Kumar
C) Dinkar Asthana
D) Anil Chaudhary
E) Dinkar Chaudhary
Answer: B) Anil Kumar

  • Senior Indian Space Research Organisation scientist A K Anil Kumar has been elected as the Vice- President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), according to ISRO.
  • Anil Kumar is currently working as Associate Director, ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) here.
  • Founded in 1951, IAF is world’s leading space advocacy body with 433 members in 72 nations.


Indian Space Research Organisation
Formed: 15/08/1969
HQ: Bangalore
Chairman: Sreedhara Panicker Somanath

5. Lt Gen Anil Chauhan appointment as ____ Chief of Defence Staff?
A) 4th
B) 1st
C) 5th
D) 2nd
E) 3rd
Answer: D) 2nd

  • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) – Lt General Anil Chauhan.
  • Lt General Anil Chauhan (retired) will be the second CDS of the country after Gen Bipin Rawat who died in a helicopter crash in December last year in Tamil Nadu.
  • Earlier, the officer had also served as a United Nations mission to Angola.
  • He superannuated from the Indian Army on 31 May 2021.

6. Who among the following appointed as Attorney General of India?
A) Venkataramani
B) Anil Kumar
C) Dinkar Asthana
D) Anil Chaudhary
E) Dinkar Chaudhary
Answer: A) Venkataramani

  • Senior advocate R Venkataramani was appointed as the Attorney General of India for a term of three years.
  • He will succeed K K Venugopal, whose term will end on September 30.

7. Who among the following appointed as Indian envoy to Senegal?
A) Venkataramani
B) Anil Kumar
C) Dinkar Asthana
D) Anil Chaudhary
E) Dinkar Chaudhary
Answer: C) Dinkar Asthana

  • Dinkar Asthana presently Ambassador of India to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Senegal.
  • He was Deputy Director General in the Indian Council for Cultural Relations from March 2014 to September 2015 and Joint Secretary (SAARC, BIMSTEC & Border Connectivity) from October 2015 to January 2016.
  • From February 2016, he was Joint Secretary (Development Partnership Administration-II), before taking over as Additional Secretary (Development Partnership Administration) in September 2018.
  • He has been the Ambassador of India to Lao PDR since end-April 2019.


Capital: Dakar
Currency: West African CFA Franc
President: Macky Sall
Prime Minister: Amadou Ba
Language: French

Environment and Energy- Daily Current Affairs September 29

8. How many MW solar power project will be set-up in Dima Hasao district?
A) 2000 MW
B) 2500 MW
C) 1500 MW
D) 3000 MW
E) 1000 MW
Answer: E) 1000 MW

  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 1,000-Mw solar power project will be set-up in Dima Hasao district and the Skill Development Centre will be able to provide skilled employees that would be required for running a project of such a huge magnitude.
  • The skill centre, built at a cost of Rs 36.60 crore, has been established under a special financial package that was agreed upon as per the accord between the Government of India, the Government of Assam and both the factions of erstwhile militant group Dima Halim Daogah (DHD).


Capital: Dispur
CM: Himanta Biswa Sharma
Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
Language: Assamese,Bodo
National Park: Rajiv Gandhi (Orang) National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Amchang WLS
Ramsar Site: Deepor Beel
Tiger Reserve: Manas
Power Station: Bongaigon Thermal Power Station
Dams: –
RRB: Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (United Bank of India)
UNESCO Site: Kaziranga NP,Manas WLS

Defence – Daily Current Affairs September 29

9. DRDO, ITBP will manufacture ‘Make In India’ Scent Pads for security forces’ dogs, what does B stands for in ITBP?
A) Boarding
B) Border
C) Bordering
D) Board
E) Builder
Answer: B) Border

  • The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has been taking the help of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in manufacturing ‘Make in India’ K9 Scent Pads which will be produced at 1/100th of the cost of those being procured from abroad.
  • This initiative of ITBP to approach DRDO would help all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and State Police Organisations and Security Forces including the Indian Army in having specific explosive and narcotic scent kits to enhance the olfactory conditioning of service of K9s or police dogs in the detection of explosives and narcotics.
  • The K9 Scent Pads being used by the dog squad teams of all CAPFs and other police organisations are still procured from foreign countries.
  • For the project, the DRDO has been roping in their world-renowned Biochemistry and Material Physics experts at the DRDO HQ New Delhi and DRDO Gwalior to conduct a pioneering Research and Development to manufacture K9 Target Odour Scent Pads.
  • This would be a unique never before attempted “Make in India for India” project to break the foreign monopoly.


Defence Research and Development Organisation
Founded: 1958
HQ: New Delhi
Chairman: Dr Sameer V Kamath
Under: Ministry of Defence


Indo-Tibetan Border Police
Formed: 1962
HQ: New Delhi
Director General: SL Thousen
Under: Ministry of Home Affairs

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs September 29

10. ______ International Airport became 5G network-compliant?
A) Mumbai
B) Kolkata
C) Chennai
D) Delhi
E) Kochi
Answer: D) Delhi

  • GMR group-run Delhi Airport has made its facility compliant for 5G network, which the passengers can avail once these services are rolled out by the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs).
  • Most airports at present provide wireless service primarily through Wi-Fi to passengers.
  • Wi-Fi relies on the unlicensed spectrum which is free for anyone to use, as per the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL).

New Delhi:

Capital: Delhi
CM: Arvind Kejriwal
Lieutenant Governor: Vinai Kumar Saxena
Language: Hindi
National Park: –
Wildlife Sanctuary: –
Ramsar Site: –
Tiger Reserve: –
Power Station: –
Dams: –
RRB: –
UNESCO Site: Humayun’s Tomb,Qutb Minar,Red Fort

11. Maharashtra govt set target of fitting how many lakh solar agri pumps in state?
A) 2 lakh
B) 4 lakh
C) 1 lakh
D) 5 lakh
E) 3 lakh
Answer: A) 2 lakh

  • Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the government has fixed the target of installing two lakh solar agricultural pumps in the state.
  • Fadnavis, who also holds the charge of Energy Department, held a review meeting at its headquarters in Mumbai.
  • While one lakh will be set up by the Maharashtra Energy Development Authority (MEDA), the remaining ones will come from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL).
  • The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) will cover necessary parts of this programme of installing the solar agri pumps, he said, without giving details of how many pumps have been installed so far in the state.


Capital: Mumbai,Nagpur (Winter)
CM: Ekanthe Shinde
Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Language: Hindi
National Park: Nawegaon National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Karanja Sohal Blackbuck WLS
Ramsar Site: Lonar Lake, Nandur Madhameshwar
Tiger Reserve: Bor
Power Station: Tarapur Nuclear power plant, Khaperkheda Thermal Power Station
Dams: Totladoh Dam in Pench River
RRB: Maharashtra Gramin Bank (BOM), Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank (BOI)
UNESCO Site: Ajanta Caves,Ellora Caves,Elephant Caves,Chhatrapati Shivajii Terminus,Western Ghats

12. Government extended PMGKAY scheme for how many more months?
A) 2 months
B) 5 months
C) 3 months
D) 6 months
E) 4 months
Answer: C) 3 months

  • The government extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for three more months so that poor and vulnerable sections are supported for the major festivals including Navratri, Dussehra, Milad-un-nabi, Deepawali, Chhath pooja, Gurunanak Dev Jayanti and Christmas.
  • To provide free rations to the poor at a cost of Rs 44,762 crore as it looked to ease pain from high inflation.
  • The scheme to provide 5 kg of wheat and rice free of cost to 80 crore poor every month, which was ending on Friday, will now run through December 31, 2022, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur.

13. How many percent DA hiked approved by Cabinet for central govt employees?
A) 5 %
B) 2 %
C) 3 %
D) 6 %
E) 4 %
Answer: E) 4 %

  • Ahead of the Diwali festival, the Cabinet approved a 4 percent additional installment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to central government employees and pensioners with effect from July 1, 2022.
  • The move will benefit about 41.85 lakh central government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners.
  • The central government employees and pensioners will become entitled to a higher amount of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) respectively, with effect from July 1, 2022, said I&B Minister Anurag Thakur.
  • The additional financial implications on account of the increase of DA to employees are estimated at Rs 6,591.36 crore per annum, and Rs 4,394.24 crore in the financial year 2022-23 (8 months from July 2022 to February 2023).
  • The additional financial implications in the case of pensioners are estimated at Rs 6,261.20 crore per annum, and Rs 4,174.12 crore in the financial year 2022-23.
  • The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be of the order of Rs 12,852.56 crore per annum and Rs 8,568.36 crore in the current financial year.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting:

Union Minister: Anurag Thakur (Hamirpur,Himachal Pradesh)
Minister of State: L Murugan (Rajya Sabha MP,Madhya Pradesh)

14. Cabinet approved how many crores for redeveloping New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai’s CSMT rail stations?
A) Rs 20000 crores
B) Rs 10000 crores
C) Rs 30000 crores
D) Rs 15000 crores
E) Rs 25000 crores
Answer: B) Rs 10000 crores

  • The Union Cabinet has approved Rs 10,000 crore for the redevelopment of the New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway stations, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur.
  • Briefing the media, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the design of these stations will be in tune with the cityscape so that it becomes an integral part of the city.
  • As many as 199 stations with a footfall of 50 lakh per day are planned to be redeveloped in the first phase.
  • While the tender for 47 stations is out, work is underway at 32 stations, Vaishnaw said, adding the target is to complete the redevelopment of the New Delhi station in three-and-a-half years.
  • The other two railway stations will be redeveloped in two-and-half years.
  • The railway minister said the design will include a spacious roof plaza with all passenger amenities in one place along with spaces for retail, cafeterias, and recreational facilities.
  • The stations in these cities will be connected on both sides of railway tracks.
  • Facilities like a food court, waiting lounge, playing area for children and a place to sell local products will be made available.

Ministry of Railways:

Union Minister: Ashwini Vaishnaw (Rajya Sabha MP,Odisha)
Minister of State: Raosaheb Danve (Jalna,Maharashtra),Darshana Jardosh (Surat,Gujarat)

15. Which of the following state aimed at covering over 25 lakh farmers under KCC scheme by Mar 2023?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Odisha
C) Gujarat
D) Jharkhand
E) Madhya Pradesh
Answer: D) Jharkhand

  • The Jharkhand government has set a target to cover a total of 25.50 lakh farmers under the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme by March 2023.
  • More than 19.50 lakh KCCs have been approved so far.
  • The state government also claimed that loans worth over Rs 900 crore were sanctioned under the scheme since the JMM-led dispensation came to power in December 2019.
  • Since the formation of Jharkhand on November 15, 2000, only Rs 409 crore was disbursed under the programme till 2019-end.
  • A target has been set to cover 25.50 lakh farmers with KCC by March 2023.
  • The number of KCC holders as on September 15, 2022 stood at 19.18 lakh.


Capital: Ranchi
CM: Hemant Soren
Governor: Ramesh Bais
Language: Hindi
National Park: Betla National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Udhwa Lake WLS
Ramsar Site : –
Tiger Reserve: Palamau
Power Station: Bokaro Thermal Power Station
Dams: Maithon Dam in Barakar River
RRB: Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: –

16. NHAI’s InvIT planned to raise how many crores to acquire road assets?
A) Rs 1500 crores
B) Rs 2500 crores
C) Rs 1000 crores
D) Rs 3000 crores
E) Rs 2000 crores
Answer: E) Rs 2000 crores

  • The infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) is planning to raise Rs 2,000 crore from investors to acquire two to three road assests from its parent firm the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • Set up last year by the NHAI, InvITs are collective investment vehicles that allow direct investments from individual and institutional investors in infrastructure projects, and give them a small portion of the income in returns.
  • InVIT was set up by the NHAI to monetise its assets and raise funds to build highways.
  • NHAI has raised Rs 6,000 crore through its InVIT, in which CPP Investments and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund picked up 25 per cent each as anchor investors.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI):

Founded: 1995
HQ: New Delhi
Chairperson: Alka Upadhyaya
Under: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

17. PM will inaugurate world’s first CNG terminal in Bhavnagar, it is located in which state?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Odisha
C) Gujarat
D) Jharkhand
E) Madhya Pradesh
Answer: C) Gujarat

  • The first compressed natural gas (CNG) Terminal in the world will be built near Gujarat’s Bhavnagar port for an estimated cost of Rs 4,000 crore by a consortium of the Mumbai-based Padmanabhan Mafatlal Group and the UK’s Foresight Group.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation for the project.
  • The massive CNG Terminal project has a cargo handling capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA).
  • The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB), which is currently managing the Bhavnagar Port will also support the project as it would be developed using a public-private partnership (PPP) approach.


Capital: Gandhinagar
CM: Bhupendrabhai Patel
Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat
Language: Gujarati
National Park: Marine (Gulf of Kachchh) National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Mitiyala WLS
Ramsar Site: Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary,Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Wadhvana Wetland, Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Tiger Reserve: –
Power Station: Sardar Sarovar Hydro Electric Power Plant, Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power plant, Mundra Thermal power Plant
Dams: Dharoi Dam in Sabarmathi River
RRB: Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank (BOB), Saurashtra Gramin Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: Champaner Pavagadh Archaelogical Park,Rani-ki-Vav,Historic City of Ahmadabad,Dholavira(Harappan City)

18. India is the ___ country with a cooling action plan?
A) 4th
B) 1st
C) 5th
D) 2nd
E) 3rd
Answer: B) 1st

  • Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav has said that India is the first country with a cooling action plan based on energy efficiency and thermal comfort, and has launched important initiatives including UJALA Yojana and schemes for industrial energy efficiency.
  • Addressing the Ministerial Roundtable for Green Economy at the World Green Economy Summit at the World Trade Center in Dubai Bhupender Yadav said that accelerating low carbon transition across different economic sectors is the need of the hour.
  • He also stressed the importance of addressing environmental and climate objectives alongside economic development.
  • After the Roundtable, the Minister also had a bilateral meeting with United Arab Emirates, UAE, Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi.
  • In the meeting, both the leaders discussed issues relating to upcoming Conference of Parties, COP 27, COP 28, MoU on Climate Actions between India and UAE, and global initiatives spearheaded by these countries for combating climate change.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change:

Union Minister: Bhupender Yadav (Rajya Sabha MP,Rajasthan)
Minister of State: Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Buxar,Bihar)

Over All Review

Banking and Finance 

  • UCO Bank in process of opening special Vostro a/c with Russian Gazprombank to facilitate trade in rupee.
  • Airtel Payments Bank to install 150,000 micro ATMs this fiscal year.

Business And Economy

  • Icra maintains 7.2% GDP forecast for FY23, sees pick-up in govt expenditure.


  • ISRO scientist Anil Kumar elected VP of International Astronautical Federation.
  • Lt Gen Anil Chauhan for appointment as CDC.
  • R Venkataramani next Attorney General of India, to succeed K K Venugopal.
  • Dinkar Asthana appointed as Indian envoy to Senegal.

Environment and Energy

  • Assam: 1,000-MW solar power project to be set-up in Dima Hasao district.


  • DRDO, ITBP to manufacture ‘Make In India’ Scent Pads for security forces’ dogs.

National Affairs

  • Delhi International Airport becomes 5G network-compliant.
  • Maha govt set target of fitting two lakh solar agri pumps in state: Fadnavis.
  • Government extends PMGKAY scheme for three more months.
  • Cabinet approves 4 pc DA hike for central govt employees.
  • Cabinet okays Rs 10,000 cr for redeveloping New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai’s CSMT rail stations.
  • J’khand aims at covering over 25 lakh farmers under KCC scheme by Mar 2023.
  • NHAI’s InvIT plans to raise Rs 2,000 cr to acquire road assets: Report.
  • PM to inaugurate world’s first CNG terminal in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar.
  • India is the first country with a cooling action plan, says Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav.


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