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Q.1. Nasscom Foundation has partnered with which company to set up DigiVaani Call Center for helping women farmers scale up their business?

नैसकॉम फाउंडेशन ने महिला किसानों को अपना व्यवसाय बढ़ाने में मदद करने के लिए डिजीवाणी कॉल सेंटर स्थापित करने के लिए किस कंपनी के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(b) Apple / ऐप्पल

(c) Adobe / एडोब

(d) Google / गूगल

(e) Meta / मेटा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. NASSCOM partnered with Google for DigiVaani Call Center

Nasscom Foundation has partnered with Google to set up a call centre in collaboration with non-profit Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP) to help women farmers scale up their business. It’s called the ‘DigiVaani’ Call Center.

Objective- To help women farmers scale up their business.

The project is being run on a pilot basis to initially reach out to 20,000 rural women entrepreneurs across six states – Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Rajasthan.

The project has been funded by Google through its philanthropic arm Google.org.

A DigiVaani call centre has been set up at the Delhi and Lucknow offices of the with combined headcount of 19 people. Any decision to scale up DigiVaani will be taken after a year.

About National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)

Founded – 1988

Headquarters – New Delhi

Chairman – Krishnan Ramanujam

President – Debjani Ghosh

Q.2. Who among the following is the head of the committee set up by the Department of Consumer Affairs for developing a framework for the ‘Right to Repair’?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन उपभोक्ता मामलों के विभाग द्वारा ‘मरम्मत के अधिकारके लिए एक रूपरेखा विकसित करने के लिए गठित समिति का प्रमुख है?

(a) Navneet Munot / नवनीत मुनोत

(b) Jai Narayan Patel / जय नारायण पटेल

(c) Usha Thorat / उषा थोराट

(d)  Nidhi Khatri / निधि खत्री

(e) T S Tirumurti / टी एस तिरुमूर्ति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Government sets up committee to develop framework on right to repair; chaired by Nidhi Khatri

The Department of Consumer Affairs has set up a committee in developing a framework for the ‘Right to Repair’.

The committee will be chaired by Nidhi Khatri (Additional Secretary of Department of Consumer Affairs).

Aim: To empower consumers and product buyers in the local market, harmonize trade between the original equipment manufacturers and the third-party buyers and sellers.

The key sectors identified for this framework include Farming Equipment, Mobile Phones/ Tablets, Consumer Durables and Automobiles & Automobile Equipment.

The right to repair has been recognized in many countries, including the US, the UK and the European Union. In the US, the Federal Trade Commission has directed manufacturers to remedy unfair anti-competitive practices and asked them to make sure that consumers can make repairs, either themselves or through a third-party agency.

Recent Committee

  • SEBI constituted Advisory Committee for ESG-related matters- Navneet Munot
  • RBI constituted committee to review customer service standards at banks, NBFCs- B.P. Kanungo
  • SC appointed 3-member committee to manage functioning of All India Football Federation- AR Dave
  • Uttarakhand formed panel to implement Uniform Civil Code- Ranjana Desai
  • SEBI restructured its Mutual Funds Advisory Committee- Usha Thorat

Q.3. Which ministry has setup an apex committee with Defence Secretary as Chairman to conduct a Performance and Efficiency Audit?

किस मंत्रालय ने प्रदर्शन और दक्षता ऑडिट करने के लिए अध्यक्ष के रूप में रक्षा सचिव के साथ एक शीर्ष समिति की स्थापना की है?

(a) Ministry of Defence / रक्षा मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Home Affairs / गृह मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Communications / संचार मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways / बंदरगाह, जहाजरानी और जलमार्ग मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Science and Technology / विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Defence Ministry sets up Apex Committee for Performance and Efficiency Audit

The defence ministry has set up an apex committee to conduct ‘performance and efficiency’ audit of capital procurements, logistics, inventory and maintenance of assets of the armed forces.

The committee, headed by the defence secretary, will advise Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on measures for overall improvement in strengthening of internal oversight and risk management framework in various aspects of functioning of the ministry.

The members of the committee include Vice Chiefs of the three Services, Secretary Defence (Finance), Chief of Integrated Staff Committee, Controller General of Defence Accounts, Director General (Acquisition), etc.

This kind of audit is expected to provide valuable inputs to the top management of the ministry of specific shortcomings, if any, in planning and execution of projects, and suggest systemic improvements in internal controls, soundness of financial procedures, identification of risk factors, etc.

Q.4. About Bundelkhand expressway which statement is correct?

बुंदेलखंड एक्सप्रेसवे के बारे में कौन सा कथन सही है?

(i) PM Modi has inaugurated the Bundelkhand expressway in Etawah district of UP. / पीएम मोदी ने यूपी के इटावा जिले में बुंदेलखंड एक्सप्रेसवे का उद्घाटन किया है।

(ii) The 296 km four-lane expressway has been constructed at a cost of around ₹ 15,850 crore. / लगभग 15,850 करोड़ रुपये की लागत से 296 किलोमीटर के चार लेन वाले एक्सप्रेसवे का निर्माण किया गया है।

(iii) This Expressway passes through seven districts. / यह एक्सप्रेसवे सात जिलों से होकर गुजरता है।

(a) Only i

(b) Only ii

(c) Only iii

(d) Only i & ii

(e) Only ii & iii

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp.  PM Modi inaugurated Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Bundelkhand expressway in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh, which is expected to boost connectivity and industrial development in the region.

The 296 km four-lane expressway has been constructed at a cost of around ₹ 14,850 crore.

The foundation stone for the project was laid by the Prime Minister on February 29, 2020. Work on the expressway has been completed within 28 months.

The expressway has been constructed under the aegis of Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority and can later be expanded up to six lanes as well.

The 296-kilometre long, four-lane Bundelkhand Expressway passes through seven districts, Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah.

The budgetary allocation of Rs 1.99 lakh crore for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in Budget 2022-23 is the highest ever. This is a jump of over 550% when compared to the allocation of about Rs. 30,300 crores in 2013-14.

Over the span of last seven years, the length of National Highways in the country has gone up by more than 50% from 91,287 km (as on April 2014) to around 1,41,000 km (as on December 31, 2021).

About Uttar Pradesh

Capital – Lucknow

Chief Minister – Yogi Adityanath

Governor – Anandiben Patel

Q.5. Which city has been declared the first ‘cultural and tourism capital’ of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?

शंघाई सहयोग संगठन (एससीओ) की पहली ‘सांस्कृतिक और पर्यटन राजधानीकिस शहर को घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Ayodhya / अयोध्या

(b) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(c) Bhubaneswar / भुवनेश्वर

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Varanasi to be 1st cultural and tourism capital of SCO

Varanasi will be declared the first Cultural and Tourism Capital of the SCO for 2022-23.

It was announced by Secretary General of the bloc Zhang Ming.

It is a new rotating initiative by the eight-member organization to promote people-to-people contacts and tourism among the member states.

The holy city of Varanasi is showcasing India’s culture and traditions over the ages.

About Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)  

Founded – 2001

Headquarters – Beijing, China

Secretary General – Zhang Ming (China)

Member Countries – 9 (Iran, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan)

SCO Summit 2021 – Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

SCO Summit 2022 – Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

SCO Summit to be hosted by the Indian side in 2023

The founding members (5) of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) were China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan. India and Pakistan officially joined this organization in 2017

Q.6. Which statutory body has launched the Knowledge Portal for Khadi to provide design directions to the Khadi institutions?

खादी संस्थानों को डिजाइन निर्देश प्रदान करने के लिए किस वैधानिक निकाय ने खादी के लिए ज्ञान पोर्टल लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Ministry of Textiles / कपड़ा मंत्रालय

(b) Khadi and Village Industries Commission / खादी और ग्रामोद्योग आयोग

(c) Handlooms department / हैंडलूम विभाग

(d) National Jute Board / राष्ट्रीय जूट बोर्ड

(e) Silk Board Commission / रेशम बोर्ड आयोग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. KVIC launched knowledge portal to provide design directions to Khadi institutions

The knowledge portal for Khadi is a platform developed by the center of excellence for Khadi to provide design directions to the Khadi Institutions.

The portal was launched by Preeti Verma CEO of KVIC.

The Center of Excellence for Khadi has been set up by KVIC, Ministry of MSME at NIFT, to support Khadi Institutions.

The portal will be hosted on the website of the Center of Excellence for Khadi.

The information will be updated twice a year to provide directions according to the seasons and trends. It is envisaged that the information will be of value to not only Khadi institutions but also to organizations providing support to develop apparel, home products, and packaging for Khadi

Q.7.  Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched the Uttarakhand police app and e-FIR service. Who is the current governor of Uttarakhand?

उत्तराखंड के मुख्यमंत्री पुष्कर सिंह धामी ने उत्तराखंड पुलिस ऐप और एफआईआर सेवा शुरू की है। उत्तराखंड के वर्तमान राज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Jagdish Mukhi / जगदीश मुखी

(b) Phagu Chauhan / फागू चौहान

(c) Anusuiya Uikey / अनुसुइया उइके

(d) Rajendra Arlekar / राजेंद्र अर्लेकर

(e) Gurmit Singh / गुरमीत सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Uttarakhand CM launched Uttarakhand police app and e-FIR service

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched the Uttarakhand police app and e-FIR service.

The police app is an integrated version of five online services provided by the State police. These are Lakshya Nasha Mukt Uttarakhand, Meri Yatra, Gaura Shakti, Traffic eye, and Public eye.

The emergency number 112 and cyber helpline number 1930 have also been connected to this app.

About Uttarakhand

Capital – Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)

Chief Minister – Pushkar Singh Dhami

Governor – Gurmit Singh

Q.8.  NHPC Limited has signed two MoUs for the development of “Pilot Green Hydrogen Technologies” in which two districts?

एनएचपीसी लिमिटेड ने किन दो जिलों में “पायलट ग्रीन हाइड्रोजन टेक्नोलॉजीजके विकास के लिए दो समझौता ज्ञापनों पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Kishtwar & Srinagar / किश्तवाड़ और श्रीनगर

(b) Kathua & Udhampur / कठुआ और उधमपुर

(c) Udhampur & Leh / उधमपुर और लेह

(d) Kargil & Leh / कारगिल और लेह

(e) Kargil & Kathua / कारगिल और कठुआ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. NHPC signed two MoU for development of Pilot Green Hydrogen Technologies

NHPC has signed two MoUs for the development of ‘Pilot Green Hydrogen Technologies’ to reduce the carbon footprint in the Power Sector in Leh and Kargil of Ladakh.

As per MoU signed for Leh district, NHPC shall consider the development of Pilot Green Hydrogen fuel cell-based Microgrid.

According to the MoU signed for the Kargil district, the hydrogen generated in Kargil will be used in fuel cells, capable to run two buses for up to 8 hours in the local area.

These two pilot projects will create a roadmap for future development of Green Hydrogen and subsequent reduction of carbon emission in the transportation/heating sector and will also attract long-term investment in the Hydrogen economy creating different revenue streams and job opportunities for the youth of Ladakh.

Recent MoU

  • RIL partnered with Athletics Federation of India to support Indian Athlete
  • Vedanta partners with IIT Madras incubated startup
  • SBICAP Ventures Ltd (SVL) signed an MoU with MEA for Trilateral Development Cooperation Fund
  • HAL signed an agreement with Safran to build helicopter engines
  • Health Ministry and Panchayati Raj Ministry signed an MoU to eliminate TB

Q.9. The RBI and which bank has signed an MoU to improve mutual cooperation between them?

आरबीआई और किस बैंक ने आपसी सहयोग में सुधार के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bank Indonesia / बैंक इंडोनेशिया

(b) Bank of Japan / बैंक ऑफ जापान

(c) Bank of England / बैंक ऑफ इंग्लैंड

(d) Swiss National Bank / स्विस नेशनल बैंक

(e) Central Bank of Argentina / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ अर्जेंटीना /

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. RBI and Bank Indonesia signed an MoU to improve mutual cooperation

The RBI and the Bank Indonesia has signed an MoU in Bali Indonesia to improve mutual cooperation between them.

With this MoU, RBI and BI committed to deepening relations between the two central banks and strengthening the exchange of information and cooperation in the area of central banking.

It includes payment systems, digital innovation in payments services, and a regulatory and supervisory framework for Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT).

The MoU will also provide a good basis for promoting mutual understanding, developing efficient payment systems, and achieving cross-border payment connectivity.

RBI Governor – Shaktikanta Das

Bank Indonesia Governor – Perry Warjiyo

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • Founded – 1 April 1935
  • RBI Nationalized– 1 January 1949
  • Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • RBI set up –Hilton Young Commission
  • 1st Governor –Sir Osborne Smith (Australia)
  • 1st Indian Governor –CD Deshmukh
  • 25th Governor– Shaktikanta Das
  • RBI Deputy Governor(4) – 1. Tavarna Rabi Sankar
  1. Mukesh Kumar Jain
  2. Michael D Patra
  3. M Rajeshwar Rao
  • Four Subsidiaries of RBI
    1. Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (DICGC)
    2. Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL)
    3. Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT)
    4. Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS)
  • Four currencies note printing presses
  1. Nashik in Maharashtra owned by govt of India
  2. Dewas in Madhya Pradesh owned by govt of India
  3. Mysuru in Karnataka owned by RBI
  4. Salboni in West Bengal owned by RBI
  • Four mints owned by the Government of India

Mumbai, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Noida

Q.10. Which bank has completed technical integration with the new e-filing portal of the Income Tax department?

किस बैंक ने आयकर विभाग के नए फाइलिंग पोर्टल के साथ तकनीकी एकीकरण पूरा कर लिया है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) IDBI Bank / आईडीबीआई बैंक

(c) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

(d) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Kotak Mahindra Bank completed integration with new tax portal

Kotak Mahindra Bank has completed technical integration with the new e-filing portal (eportal.incometax.gov.in) of the Income Tax department.

It has become one of the first private sector banks to be integrated for direct tax payments.

Its customers can now pay their direct taxes through the e-pay tax tab on the portal using Kotak net banking or by visiting a branch. This will make the tax payment process simple, instant, and convenient for customers, said the bank.

Last October, Kotak Mahindra Bank became the first scheduled private sector bank to receive approval as a collections partner for taxes, after the announcement to permit all banks to participate in government business.

About Kotak Mahindra Bank

  • Founded –2003
  • Founders –Uday Kotak
  • Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Chairman – Prakash Apte
  • MD & CEO –Uday Kotak

Q.11. What is the rate of inflation based on All-India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in June 2022?

जून 2022 में अखिल भारतीय थोक मूल्य सूचकांक (WPI) पर आधारित मुद्रास्फीति की दर क्या है?

(a) 15.81 %

(b) 15.80 %

(c) 15.18 %

(d) 14.55 %

(e) 12.96 %

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. India’s WPI inflation at 15.18% in June

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) of India for the month of June 2022 is 15.18% (Provisional), is marginally lower than the WPI number of 15.88% in May, 2022.

Reason of high rate of inflation- Rise in prices of mineral oils, food articles, crude petroleum & natural gas, basic metals, chemicals & chemical products, food products etc.

Fuel and Power category- Index increased by 0.65% to 155.4 in June.

It remained in double-digit for the 15th straight month.

Previous Months Wholesale Price Index (WPI)  

June 2022 – 15.18%

May 2022 – 15.88%

April 2022 – 15.8%

March 2022 – 14.55%

February 2022 – 13.11%

January 2022 – 12.96%

About Wholesale Price Index (WPI)

WPI is an index that measures and tracks the changes in the price of goods in the stages before the retail level.

The base year for the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is 2011-12.

The WPI is published by the Economic Adviser of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Q.12. Who has been appointed as Director (Technical) of REC Limited?

आरईसी लिमिटेड के निदेशक (तकनीकी) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Anupam Rai / अनुपम राय

(b) Dr. Suman K Bery / डॉ सुमन के बेरी

(c) Pankaj Saran / पंकज सरन

(d) VK Singh / वीके सिंह

(e) Rahul Kulshreshth / राहुल कुलश्रेष्ठ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. VK Singh appointed as Director (Technical) of REC

V.K. Singh has appointed as Director (Technical) of REC Limited.

Before this elevation, Singh was Executive Director in REC holding portfolio of key business areas.

REC is an NBFC focusing on power sector financing and development across India.

Established in 1969, REC Limited has completed over fifty years in the area of its operations.

Recent Appointment

  • Director General of Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS) – Joy Bhattacharjya
  • India’s next Ambassador to Bhutan – Sudhakar Dalela
  • NaBFID Managing Director – G Rajkiran Rai (recommend)
  • Additional charge as NIACL CMD – Madhulika Bhaskar
  • New president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -T Raja Kumar

Q.13.  Who among the followings has joined the board of Google parent Alphabet Inc.?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन Google पैरेंट Alphabet Inc. के बोर्ड में शामिल हुआ है?

(a) Sundar Pichai / सुंदर पिचाई

(b) Tim Cook / टिम कुक

(c) Alex Gorsky / एलेक्स गोर्स्की

(d) Marty Chavez / मार्टी चावेज़ो

(e)  Satya Nadela / सत्य नडेला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Google Parent Alphabet appointed Goldman Sachs Veteran, Marty Chavez to Board

Wall Street veteran Marty Chavez is joining the board of Google parent Alphabet Inc. adding significant finance muscle to the technology giant. His appointment marks the first change to the Alphabet board since 2020 when former Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt departed.

Chavez, a vice chairman and partner with Sixth Street Partners, has worked as an investor and software executive but is best known for his 20-year tenure at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

His appointment marks the first change to the Alphabet board since 2020, when former Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt departed.

About Google

  • Founded –1998
  • Founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin
  • Headquarters – Mountain View, California, US
  • CEO –Sundar Pichai

Q.14. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) National Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza, and Environmental Activist Afroz Shah were felicitated with Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2021. The award is given by which government?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम (यूएनईपी) की राष्ट्रीय सद्भावना राजदूत दीया मिर्जा और पर्यावरण कार्यकर्ता अफरोज शाह को सामाजिक न्याय 2021 के लिए मदर टेरेसा मेमोरियल अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया। यह पुरस्कार किस सरकार द्वारा दिया जाता है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Dia Mirza honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial Award by the Maharashtra government

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) National Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza, and Environmental Activist Afroz Shah were felicitated with Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2021.

The award is given by the Government of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.

They were awarded for their commendable and notable achievements in Environmental Sustainability.

Dia Mirza was awarded for her astounding and notable efforts in leading pivotal environmental campaigns across India as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNEP, India.

Afroz Shah was awarded for his impeccable and seminal efforts to lead one of the world’s largest beach clean-up movements in India that have inspired people around the world.

About Maharashtra

  • Capital – Mumbai
  • Chief Minister– Eknath Sindhe
  • Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Recent Award

  • Mrs Universe Divine Crown in South Korea – Pallavi Singh (India)
  • Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star award by Japan Govt.– Narayanan Kumar VC of Sanmar Group
  • CII Quality Ratna Awards 2021 –Ashok Soota
  • Shiromani Award at NRI World Summit 2022– Michelle Poonawalla
  • Best Film award at the IIFA Awards– Shershaah

Q.15. Who among the followings launched the fourth P17A stealth frigate ‘Dunagiri’ in Kolkata?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने कोलकाता में चौथा P17A स्टील्थ फ्रिगेट ‘दूनागिरीलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(b) Admiral R. Hari Kumar / एडमिरल आर हरि कुमार

(c) Ajit Doval / अजीत डोभाल

(d) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(e) Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari / एयर चीफ मार्शल वीआर चौधरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Rajnath Singh launched Project 17A stealth frigate ‘Dunagiri’

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the fourth P17A stealth frigate ‘Dunagiri’ into the Hooghly River in Kolkata.

The Project 17A frigate is built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited.

The P-17A class is a follow-on of the P-17 Shivalik Class with improved stealth features & advanced weapons.

The first two ships of the P17A Project were launched in 2019 and 2020 at MDL and GRSE respectively. The third ship (Udaygiri) was launched at MDL on 17 May 22 earlier this year.

Security challenges in the Indian Ocean region and Indo-Pacific are constantly increasing. In order to achieve the Prime Minister’s Vision of ‘SAGAR’, i.e., Security and Growth for All in the Region’ and to protect, preserve and promote India’s national maritime interests, the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and other organizations have to increase the infrastructure and assets so that the country stays ahead of the curve in dealing with these challenges.

Q.16. Syngenta India has announced a launch of Biodiversity Sensor Project, a biodiversity monitoring technology in association with which of the following IIT?

Syngenta India ने निम्नलिखित में से किस IIT के सहयोग से जैव विविधता निगरानी प्रौद्योगिकी, जैव विविधता सेंसर परियोजना शुरू करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) IIT Hyderabad / आईआईटी हैदराबाद

(b) IIT Delhi / आईआईटी दिल्ली

(c) IIT Madras / आईआईटी मद्रास

(d) IIT Kanpur / आईआईटी कानपुर

(e) IIT Ropar / आईआईटी रोपड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. Syngenta India launched Biodiversity Sensor Project with IIT Ropar to monitor farm insects

Syngenta India, a global agri-business major has launched a unique biodiversity sensor project in partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, Punjab to study the behaviour of insects around farms, particularly bees and butterflies.

Syngenta also flagged off India’s first Drone Yatra, that will travel 10,000 kms to create awareness on drone spraying among 10,000 farmers.

The Yatra will travel to 13 states (Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka) to demonstrate and educate farmers on use of drones.

The project includes a centralised biodiversity data repository that can be shared and tracked. The biodiversity monitoring will be done by a modem-like sensor that has a camera to capture real-time images of bees and butterflies flying across it on a farm where it is deployed.

The sensor will be run on solar power and machine learning will also be used in capturing data.

Q.17. IOA has announced ____ member Indian contingent for Commonwealth Games.

IOA ने राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों के लिए ____ सदस्य भारतीय दल की घोषणा की है।

(a) 222

(b) 322

(c) 422

(d) 232

(e) 332

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. IOA announced 322-member Indian contingent for Commonwealth Games

The Indian Olympic Association has announced a 322-strong contingent including 215 athletes and 107 officials and support staff for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

The Games are scheduled to be held in British city from July 28 to August 8, 2022

Team India will compete in 15 sporting disciplines as well as four disciplines in the para sports category.

Rajesh Bhandari, vice president of Boxing Federation of India (BFI), is the Chef de Mission of the squad.

Q.18. Who has won the 41st Villa De Benasque International Chess Open tournament in Spain?

स्पेन में 41वां विला डी बेनास्क इंटरनेशनल शतरंज ओपन टूर्नामेंट किसने जीता है?

(a) Bharath Subramanian / भरत सुब्रमण्यम

(b) Sankalp Gupta / संकल्प गुप्ता

(c) Rahul Shrivastava / राहुल श्रीवास्तव

(d) Aravindh Chithambaram / अरविंद चितंबरम

(e) Raunak Sadhwani / रौनक साधवानी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(d)

Exp. Indian Grandmaster Aravindh Chithambaram won tournament in Spain

Indian Grandmaster Aravindh Chithambaram has emerged winner in the 41st Villa De Benasque International Chess Open.  Chithambaram’s coach R B Ramesh praised his ward for the title.

He defeated Armenia’s Robert Hovhannisyan and compatriot Raunak Sadhwani on the basis of tie-break score here.

Sadhwani finished in third place behind the Armenian.

Chithambaram is also a former national champion.

Grand Master of India (Chess)

74th – Rahul Shrivastava P (Telangana)

73rd – Bharath Subramanian (Tamil Nadu)

72nd – Mitrabha Guha (West Bengal)

71st – Sankalp Gupta (Maharashtra)

70th – Raja Ritwik (Telangana)

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