1.Who has been appointed as the new administrator of the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank by the Reserve Bank of India?
2.Which state tourism department has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote adventure sports activities in the state?
C. Arunachal Pradesh
D. Himachal Pradesh
3.Renowned personality Bhupesh Pandya passed away recently, he was a veteran ______.
C. Bollywood actor
D. Folk artist
4.Who has authored the book titled “Voices of Dissent”?
A. Ramchandra Guha
B. Bipin Chandra
C. Irfan Habib
D. Romila Thapar
5.Who has been appointed as Regional Ambassador for India by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)- Tunza Eco-Generation?
A. Khushi Chindalia
C. Mithali Raj
D. Rani Rampal
6.Which government department has celebrated its 46th Foundation Day?
A. National Biodiversity Authority
B. Central pollution control board
C. National Tiger Conservation Authority
D. Animal welfare board of india
7.What is the name has been given to the hackathon planned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)?
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed AK Dixit as the new administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank. He served as the General manager at Union Bank of India. He replaced JB Bhoria who has stepped down as the administrator of PMC bank due to health reasons. RBI superseded the board of PMC bank due to fraud and financial irregularities in the PMC bank In September 2019. Headquarters: Mumbai.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) has signed MoU to promote adventure sports activities at Tehri Lake. As per the MoU, Rajiv Gandhi Adventure Sports Academy at Tehri Lake will be administered by ITBP for 20 years.
According to the MoU:
Theatre and Bollywood actor Bhupesh Pandya passed away due to lung cancer in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is known for his role in Ayushmann Khurrana’s debut film ‘Vicky Donor’. He also played the role of supporting actor in movies like Gandhi to Hitler (2011), Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) and Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi. He was an alumnus of National School of Drama (NSD) 2001 batch.
Renowned Indian Historian and author Romila Thapar has penned down a new book titled as ‘Voices of Dissent’. The book will be available in shops from October 19, 2020. Voices of Dissent is a historical essay, exploring dissent, including its articulation and public response to its particular forms, with a special focus on recent protests in the country related to the citizenship law and the NRC.
It will be published by Penguin Random House India and Seagull Books jointly.
Khushi Chindaliya (17-year) from Surat, Gujarat has been appointed as Regional Ambassador for India by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)- Tunza Eco-Generation. She will raise awareness about climate change and the importance of environmental conservation and the need to safeguard environmental treasures.
She has been appointed for environment programmes till February 2021. UNEP’s Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya.
Head of UNEP: Inger Andersen.
The Central Pollution Control Board celebrated its 46th Foundation Day. The CBCB was established on September 23, 1974 under The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 as a technical arm of Central Government for environmental research, monitoring, regulation and enforcement in the country.
About Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
Functions of CPCB
Some of the functions include:
A hackathon named “KRITAGYA” has been planned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP).
The event will distribute prizes as well:
The hackathon aims to enhance the farm productivity and profitability by enhancing the innovation in farm mechanization. This event is providing an opportunity to the students, faculties, innovators, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders to present their innovative approaches and technological solutions to promote farm mechanization in India. The hackathon is in line with the high-quality higher education that provides equity and ensures inclusion as is the target of National Education Policy( NEP) 2020.
National Agricultural Higher Education Project
Under the project,
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