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Q.1. Which state has recently launched the portal of ‘Mukhya Mantri Bagwani Bima Yojana’ with an initial corpus of Rs 10 crore for the scheme?

किस राज्य ने हाल ही में योजना के लिए 10 करोड़ रुपये के प्रारंभिक कोष के साथ मुख्यमंत्री बगवानी बीमा योजनाका पोर्टल लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Haryana govt launched crop insurance portal of ‘Mukhya Mantri Bagwani Bima Yojana’

The Haryana Agriculture Minister J P Dalal launched the portal of ‘Mukhya Mantri Bagwani Bima Yojana’ with an initial corpus of Rs 10 crore for the scheme.

Under which the farmers will be compensated for the damage caused to their crops due to adverse weather and natural calamities.

The scheme compensates a sum of Rs 30,000 per acre for vegetable and Spices and Rs 40,000 per acre for fruits, which will be compensated to the farmers upon claim via four categories such as 25 percent, 50 percent, 75 percent and 100 percent based on the survey.

The farmers contribution will be only 2.5 percent of the insured amount i.e., Rs 750 per acre for vegetable and Spices and Rs 1000 per acre for fruits.

The Scheme covers 21 crops – 14 vegetables, 2 spices, and 5 fruits. The scheme will be optional for all those farmers who will get registered under ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ (a web portal through which the problems of the farmers of the state will be resolved).

Q.2. The 1st of its kind, Mumbai International Cruise Terminal is expected to be commissioned by July 2024. What is the total cost of the project?

अपनी तरह का पहला, मुंबई इंटरनेशनल क्रूज़ टर्मिनल जुलाई 2024 तक चालू होने की उम्मीद है। परियोजना की कुल लागत क्या है?

(a) Rs 100 crores / 100 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 180 crores / 180 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 200 crores / 200 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 320 crores / 320 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 495 crores / 495 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Mumbai International Cruise Terminal will be commissioned by July 2024

The 1st of its kind, Mumbai International Cruise Terminal is expected to be commissioned by July 2024. It is the sea cruise terminal which will be coming up at BPX-Indira Dock in Maharashtra.

It was announced by the Mumbai Port Authority on the occasion of completion of 7 years of Sagarmala project.

It is built on an area of 4.15 lakh sq ft, the first-of-its-kind iconic sea cruise terminal in India, two cruise ships will be able to berth at a time on the dock. The terminal will have 22 elevators, 10 escalators and multi-storied car parking for 300 cars.

The total project cost of Rs. 495 crores, however Rs. 303 crores will be incurred by Mumbai Port Authority and the remaining by private operators.  The terminal will have a capacity of handling 200 ships and 1 million passengers per annum.

Q.3. The present Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20, which is effective through March 31, 2022, has been extended until ______________________, according to a notification from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.

विदेश व्यापार महानिदेशालय की एक अधिसूचना के अनुसार, वर्तमान विदेश व्यापार नीति 2015-20, जो 31 मार्च, 2022 तक प्रभावी है, को _______________ तक बढ़ा दिया गया है।

(a) September 2022 / सितंबर 2022

(b) December 2022 / दिसंबर 2022

(c) June 2023 / जून 2023

(d) December 2023 / दिसंबर 2023

(e) January 2025 / जनवरी 2025

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 extended by six months till September 30, 2022

The present Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20, which is effective through March 31, 2022, has been extended until September 30, 2022, according to a notification from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the policy was first extended for a year, until the end of March 2020, and subsequently for another year, until September 30.

The strategy lays out recommendations for boosting exports to boost economic growth and create jobs, as well as incentives under various programmes like Duty-Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) and Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG).

Q.4. Which state government has signed an MoU with Samsung Data System India Pvt Ltd and Abhitech IT Solutions Pvt Ltd for setting up a world-class “Sports Digital Experience Centre”?

किस राज्य सरकार ने विश्व स्तरीय स्पोर्ट्स डिजिटल एक्सपीरियंस सेंटरस्थापित करने के लिए सैमसंग डेटा सिस्टम इंडिया प्राइवेट लिमिटेड और अभिटेक आईटी सॉल्यूशंस प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Manipur govt signed MoU with Samsung and Abhitech to set up Sports Digital Experience Centre in Imphal

The Manipur state government has signed an MoU with Samsung Data System India Pvt Ltd and Abhitech IT Solutions Pvt Ltd for setting up a world-class “Sports Digital Experience Centre” as a domain of Manipur Olympian Park and Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.

The MoU was exchanged in the presence of chief minister N Biren Singh at the cabinet hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

With the setting up of the Digital Experience Centre, various achievements of Olympians from Manipur will be digitally displayed making the public aware about their achievements.

Q.5. With which country, India has recently signed an Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement to enhance bilateral trade?

भारत ने हाल ही में किस देश के साथ द्विपक्षीय व्यापार बढ़ाने के लिए आर्थिक सहयोग और व्यापार समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. India & Australia signed Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement

India and Australia have signed an Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister of Australia Dan Tehan signed this agreement.

The agreement was signed in a virtual ceremony in the presence of PM Modi and the PM of Australia Scott Morrison. The agreement was finalised in a short span of time which showed that India and Australia share mutual trust.

It will significantly enhance the bilateral trade in goods and services, create new employment opportunities, raise living standards and ensure the welfare of the peoples of the two countries.

Q.6. India will provide USD 1 million to BIMSTEC to increase operational budget. Which country took over as chair nation of BIMSTEC?

भारत परिचालन बजट बढ़ाने के लिए बिम्सटेक को 1 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर प्रदान करेगा। किस देश ने बिम्सटेक के अध्यक्ष राष्ट्र के रूप में पदभार संभाला?

(a) Bhutan / भूटान

(b) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(c) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(d) Nepal / नेपाल

(e) India / भारत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. India will provide USD 1 million to BIMSTEC to increase operational budget

Narendra Modi participated in and addressed the 5th BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit hosted in virtual mode by Sri Lanka, the chair of BIMSTEC from September 2018 to March 2022.

2022 marks the 25th year of the establishment of BIMSTEC. At the conclusion of the Summit, Thailand took over as chair nation of BIMSTEC.

While addressing the 5th BIMSTEC Summit, PM Modi announced that India will provide USD 1 million to the BIMSTEC secretariat to increase its operational budget.

The announcement was made in the backdrop of making early progress on the proposal of the BIMSTEC Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to enhance mutual business.

Theme of 5th BIMSTEC Summit: “Towards a Resilient Region, Prosperous Economies, Healthy People”.

Q.7. Which organization and HSBC India have agreed to set up a USD 100 million partial guarantee program to help over 400,000 micro-borrowers and largely women-owned microenterprises across India?

किस संगठन और एचएसबीसी इंडिया ने पूरे भारत में 400,000 से अधिक सूक्ष्मउधारकर्ताओं और बड़े पैमाने पर महिलाओं के स्वामित्व वाले सूक्ष्म उद्यमों की मदद के लिए 100 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर का आंशिक गारंटी कार्यक्रम स्थापित करने पर सहमति व्यक्त की है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) European Investment Bank / यूरोपीय इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(c) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(d) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. ADB, HSBC India signed USD 100 Million partial guarantee program for MFI sector

The Asian Development Bank and HSBC India have agreed to set up a USD 100 million partial guarantee program to help over 400,000 micro-borrowers and largely women-owned microenterprises across India.

It is the ADB’s first partnership with HSBC, and under the terms of the agreement, an equivalent of USD 30 million in aggregate financing would be disbursed to three Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in India by April 2022 to stimulate the partnership.

The partial guarantee mechanism will help the MFIs access funding for on-lending activities, breaking the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and allowing them to expand operations.

Since its inception in 2010, the ADB’s microfinance programme has granted over USD 1.8 billion in loans and helped mobilise USD 881 million in co-financing, benefiting microfinance borrowers, with 98% of them being women.

Q.8. Which of the following has released a report titled ‘State of the World Population 2022: Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy’?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने स्टेट ऑफ द वर्ल्ड पॉपुलेशन 2022: सीइंग द अनसीन: द केस फॉर एक्शन इन नेग्रेटेड क्राइसिस ऑफ अनइंटेडेड प्रेग्नेंसीशीर्षक से एक रिपोर्ट जारी की है?

(a) United Nations Development Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(b) United Nations Environment Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम

(c) United Nations Children’s Fund / संयुक्त राष्ट्र बाल निधि

(d) United Nations Human Rights Council / संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद

(e) United Nations Population Fund / संयुक्त राष्ट्र जनसंख्या कोष

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. UNFPA released ‘State of the World Population 2022: Seeing the Unseen’ report

The United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) has released a report titled ‘State of the World Population 2022: Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy’. The report shows that nearly half of all pregnancies were unintended.

The report highlights over 60% of unintended pregnancies ended in abortion, with 45% of all abortions considered unsafe, causing 5-13% of all maternal deaths. USD 553 million per year in treatment costs is the cost of unsafe abortion in developing countries.

In 1967, UNFPA was established. It is a sexual and reproductive health agency of the United Nations. In 1969, the UNFPA became operational and it works as a subsidiary under the UN General Assembly. Its earlier name was United Nations Fund for Population Activities and in 1987 it was renamed as United Nations Population Fund but retained the abbreviation ‘UNFPA.’

Q.9. Union Cabinet has approved a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners by 3% to ____________.

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने केंद्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों को महंगाई भत्ता (डीए) और पेंशनभोगियों को महंगाई राहत (डीआर) में 3% से ___________ तक की बढ़ोतरी को मंजूरी दे दी है।

(a) 31%

(b) 32%

(c) 33%

(d) 34%

(e) 35%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Dearness Allowance for central govt employees hiked by 3% to 34%

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners by 3% to 34%, over the existing rate of 31% of the Basic Pay/Pension.

The hike announced will be effective from January 1, 2022, to compensate for the price rise. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 9,544.50 crore per annum.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The hike will benefit about 47.68 lakh Central Government employees and 68.62 lakh, pensioners.

Q.10. The Ministry of Finance has decided to keep the interest rates unchanged on small savings schemes or post office schemes for the Quarter-1 of FY2022-23 (April-June 2022). What is the interest rate on Kisan Vikas Patra?

वित्त मंत्रालय ने वित्त वर्ष 2022-23 की तिमाही-1 (अप्रैलजून 2022) के लिए छोटी बचत योजनाओं या डाकघर योजनाओं पर ब्याज दरों को अपरिवर्तित रखने का निर्णय लिया है। किसान विकास पत्र पर ब्याज दर क्या है?

(a) 6.6%

(b) 6.9%

(c) 7.0%

(d) 7.1%

(e) 7.6%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Govt kept interest rate of small savings schemes unchanged for Q1 of 2022-23

The Ministry of Finance has decided to keep the interest rates unchanged on small savings schemes or post office schemes for the Quarter -1 of FY2022-23 (April-June 2022).

The interest rates on the various instruments for April-June 2022 range from 4.0 per cent to 7.6 per cent. It must be noted that the Government notifies the Interest rates for small savings schemes on a quarterly basis.

This is the eighth consecutive quarter when the interest rates on small savings instruments remained unchanged.

Interest Rates for first Quarter (April-June) of 2022-23 are:

Small Savings Instruments Interest Rate For Apr-June 2022 Compounding frequency
Savings deposit 4.0% Annually
One-year time deposit 5.5% Quarterly
Two-year time deposit 5.5% Quarterly
Three-year time deposit 5.5% Quarterly
Five-year time deposit 6.7% Quarterly
Five-year recurring deposit 5.8% Quarterly
Senior Citizen Savings Scheme 7.4% Quarterly and Paid
Monthly Income Account 6.6% Monthly and Paid
National Savings Certificate 6.8% Annually
Public Provident Fund Scheme 7.1% Annually
Kisan Vikas Patra 6.9% Annually
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 7.6% Annually

Q.11. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has crossed the 500 crore mark in terms of volume in March 2022. When was UPI introduced?

मार्च 2022 में यूनिफाइड पेमेंट्स इंटरफेस (UPI) ने वॉल्यूम के मामले में 500 करोड़ का आंकड़ा पार कर लिया है। UPI को कब पेश किया गया था?

(a) 2014

(b) 2015

(c) 2016

(d) 2017

(e) 2018

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. UPI crossed 500 crore milestone in terms of volume in March

The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed the 500 crore mark in terms of volume in March 2022. It is close to touching the ₹10-lakh crore milestone in value terms in March this year.

Around 540.56 crore payments have been processed by UPI in March amounting to Rs 9,60,581.66 crore. This data has been revealed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

In February 2022, 452.74 crore transactions were processed by UPI that were worth Rs 8,26,843 crore. For FY 2021-22, the USD 1 trillion mark was crossed at Rs 84,17,572.48 crore payments. The 100-crore mark in terms of volume was crossed by UPI in October 2019.

Introduced 11 April 2016; 5 years ago

Q.12.  Reserve Bank of India has decided to extend the deadline for banks to use lockable cassettes in their ATMs that can be swapped during cash replenishment by a year, till _____________________.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने बैंकों के लिए अपने एटीएम में लॉक करने योग्य कैसेट का उपयोग करने की समय सीमा _________________ तक बढ़ाने का निर्णय लिया है, जिसे नकद पुनःपूर्ति के दौरान एक वर्ष तक स्वैप किया जा सकता है।

(a) May 2, 2022 / 2 मई 2022

(b) July 31, 2022 / 31 जुलाई, 2022

(c) March 31, 2023 / 31 मार्च, 2023

(d) December 1, 2023 / 1 दिसंबर, 2023

(e) January 5, 2024 / 5 जनवरी, 2024

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. RBI extended the timeline for implementation of use of lockable cassettes in all ATMs till March 31, 2023

The Reserve Bank of India has decided to extend the deadline for banks to use lockable cassettes in their ATMs that can be swapped during cash replenishment by a year, till March 31, 2023.

Earlier, the same was advised to be implemented covering at least one-third of ATMs operated by the banks every year, which was extended to March 2022.

Previously, banks were expected to begin using lockable cassettes in a gradual way, with at least one-third of their ATMs protected by March 31, 2021. The deadline was later extended until March 31, 2022.

Cassette Swap is lockable cassettes that are swapped at the time of cash replenishment in the ATMs. The framework for cassette swap was recommended by the Committee on Currency Movement chaired by D.K. Mohanty.

Q.13. Which of the following has sanctioned a loan of over 267 crore rupees to start-up company BluSmart Mobility for the purchase of three thousand electric cars?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने स्टार्टअप कंपनी ब्लूस्मार्ट मोबिलिटी को तीन हजार इलेक्ट्रिक कारों की खरीद के लिए 267 करोड़ रुपये से अधिक का ऋण मंजूर किया है?

(a) Power Finance Corporation / पावर फाइनेंस कॉर्पोरेशन

(b) Solar Energy Corporation of India / भारत सौर ऊर्जा निगम

(c) NHPC Limited / एनएचपीसी लिमिटेड

(d) NTPC Limited / एनटीपीसी लिमिटेड

(e) Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency / भारतीय अक्षय ऊर्जा विकास एजेंसी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. IREDA sanctioned Rs 267 crores loan to BluSmart Mobility for electric cars

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, IREDA has sanctioned a loan of over 267 crore rupees to start-up company BluSmart Mobility for the purchase of three thousand electric cars.

IREDA is a Mini Ratna Company under the administrative control of the New and Renewable Energy Ministry. It is country’s leading financial institution dedicated to clean energy expansion.

BluSmart company is working for India’s path to zero-emission mobility, improve the quality of lives of the driver-partners and continue to provide reliable ride-hailing service to the customers.

Q.14. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited?

महिंद्रा मैन्युलाइफ इन्वेस्टमेंट मैनेजमेंट प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के प्रबंध निदेशक (एमडी) और मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (सीईओ) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Pralay Mondal / प्रलय मंडल

(b) Anthony Heredia / एंथोनी हेरेडिया

(c) Rajnish Kumar / रजनीश कुमार

(d) Vinod G Khandare / विनोद जी खंडारे

(e) Shashi Sinha / शशि सिन्हा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Anthony Heredia appointed MD & CEO of Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund

Anthony Heredia was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited (Formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited) with effect from 1st April 2022.

He will succeed Ashutosh Bishnoi, who retired on 31st March 2022. Anthony Heredia has served as the CEO of BOI AXA Investment Managers Private Limited from August 2021 to February 2022.

He has also served as the Director on the Board of the Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI).

Mahindra Manulife Investment Management, formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company, acts as the investment manager of Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund which was earlier known as Mahindra Mutual Fund.

In April 2020, Mahindra Finance divested a 49% stake in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mahindra Manulife Investment Management to Manulife Investment Management of Singapore to form the 51:49 joint venture.

Q.15. Who among the following has been appointed to High Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे गैरराज्य संस्थाओं की शुद्धशून्य उत्सर्जन प्रतिबद्धताओं पर उच्च स्तरीय विशेषज्ञ समूह में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Arunabha Ghosh / अरुणाभा घोष

(b) Raj Subramaniam / राज सुब्रमण्यम

(c) CS Rajan / सीएस राजन

(d) Renu Singh / रेणु सिंह

(e) Vishwas Patel / विश्वास पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Arunabha Ghosh appointed to High Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres appointed Arunabha Ghosh (India) to a High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities.

Arunabha Ghosh is the CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), a climate and energy think tank. He has been appointed to the Government of India’s G20 Finance Track Advisory Group for India’s G20 Presidency in 2023. In 2021, he was appointed as Co-Chair of the T20 Task Force on climate and energy for Indonesia’s G20 2022

The group was launched by Antonio Guterres on 31 March 2022. Dr Ghosh will be among three Asians (and the only South Asian) serving on the expert group.

It will be chaired by former Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. The 16-member expert group comprises independent experts, drawn from different countries.

Aim: To develop stronger and clearer standards for net-zero emissions pledges by non-state entities including businesses, investors, cities and regions and speed up their implementation.

Q.16. Who has taken over as the Director-General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI)?

भारतीय भूवैज्ञानिक सर्वेक्षण (GSI) के महानिदेशक के रूप में किसने पदभार संभाला है?

(a) Prashant Jhaveri / प्रशांत झावेरी

(b) Rajesh Gopinathan / राजेश गोपीनाथन

(c) Suchitra K Ella / सुचित्रा के एला

(d) Ramesh Murthy / रमेश मूर्ति

(e) S Raju / एस राजू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. S Raju appointed as DG of Geological Survey of India

Dr S Raju has taken over as the Director-General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI) with effect from April 01, 2022.

He succeeds R. S. Garkhal who superannuated on March 31, 2022. Prior to this, Dr Raju was holding the post of Additional Director General and National Head, Mission-III & IV at GSI HQ.

Dr.S. Raju joined the Geological Survey of India in 1988. With his expertise, he has supplemented in the geology of Tamil Nadu especially, establishing the metamorphic and techtono-magmatic history of the Satyamangalam Group of rocks.

Q.17. Name the person who has been selected vice-chairperson of ITU Council Standing Committee on Administration and Management.

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसे प्रशासन और प्रबंधन पर आईटीयू परिषद की स्थायी समिति का उपाध्यक्ष चुना गया है।

(a) Shankar Prasad Sharma / शंकर प्रसाद शर्मा

(b) A Manimekhalai / ए मणिमेखलाई

(c) Alok Kumar Choudhary / आलोक कुमार चौधरी

(d) Aprajita Sharrma / अपराजिता शर्मा

(e) Jay Shah / जय शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(d)

Exp. India’s Aprajita Sharrma selected vice-chairperson of ITU Council Standing Committee on Administration and Management

An Indian official has been selected as vice-chairperson of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Council Standing Committee on Administration and Management, giving India a leadership position.

Ms Aprajita Sharma, an IP&TAF Service officer, has been appointed vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Administration and Management at the International Telecommunication Union’s Council sessions in Geneva from March 21 to March 31, 2022.

Aprajita will continue to serve as vice-chairperson of the Council Standing Committee in 2023 and 2024, and as chairman in 2025 and 2026.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations’ information and communication specialised organisation. The Plenipotentiary Conference and the Administrative Council manage the ITU.

Q.18. Which company has signed an MoU with Tawazun Economic Council (TEC), United Arab Emirates (UAE) to explore new business opportunities in various areas of mutual interest in the field of defence?

रक्षा के क्षेत्र में पारस्परिक हित के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में नए व्यापार के अवसरों का पता लगाने के लिए किस कंपनी ने तवाज़ुन आर्थिक परिषद (टीईसी), संयुक्त अरब अमीरात (यूएई) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) / भारत अर्थ मूवर्स लिमिटेड

(b) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(c) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

(d) Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) / भारत डायनेमिक्स लि

(e) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(d)

Exp. Bharat Dynamics Ltd signed MoU with Tawazun Economic Council, UAE in the field of defence

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Tawazun Economic Council (TEC), United Arab Emirates (UAE), signed an MoU to explore new business opportunities in various areas of mutual interest in the field of defence.

Both BDL and TEC will work together to identify different business opportunities and assess the viability and feasibility of jointly implementing them in the field of co-development, co-production, establishment of joint ventures, setting up of maintenance, repair, refurbishment, life extension facilities, supply of military products as well as licensed production.

They will also explore the export possibility of the products to reach out to global demands.

Q.19. Logo, mascot, jersey & anthem of Khelo India University Games 2021 has been launched. The KIUG 2021 will be held in which state?

खेलो इंडिया यूनिवर्सिटी गेम्स 2021 का लोगो, शुभंकर, जर्सी और गान लॉन्च किया गया है। KIUG 2021 किस राज्य में आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(c)

Exp. Logo, mascot, jersey & anthem of Khelo India University Games 2021 launched

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur and Governor of Karnataka, TC Gehlot launched the logo, jersey, mascot and anthem of the Khelo India University Games 2021 (KIUG 2021) on April 01, 2022, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

The theme song has been composed by Kannada rapper Chandan Shetty. The KIUG 2021 will be held in Karnataka between April 24 and May 3, 2022.

This will be the second edition of KIUG. The first edition was hosted by Odisha in 2020. KIUG 2021 was postponed for 2022 due to the Covid crisis.

Q.20. Who is the author of the new book “Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises”?

नई पुस्तक क्रंच टाइम: नरेंद्र मोदीज नेशनल सिक्योरिटी क्राइसिसके लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Gita Piramal / गीता पीरामल

(b) Sreeram Chaulia / श्रीराम चौलिया

(c) R Kaushik / आर कौशिक

(d) Richa Mishra / ऋचा मिश्रा

(e) Tehemton Erach Udwadia / तेहमटन एराच उडवाडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(b)

Exp. A new book “Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises” authored by Sreeram Chaulia

Dr Sreeram Chaulia has authored a new book titled “Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises”.

The book was released by Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs at the India International Centre in New Delhi, Delhi.

The book highlights the much needed public faith in the state to protect the country from security threats posed by India’s external adversaries.

The book analyses PM Modi’s series of decision-making moves during the crises with China and Pakistan.

Q.21. On which date, International Children’s Book Day is observed every year?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बाल पुस्तक दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 30 March / 30 मार्च

(b) 31 March / 31 मार्च

(c) 1 April / 1 अप्रैल

(d) 2 April / 2 अप्रैल

(e) 3 April / 3 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.21.(d)

Exp. 2 April: International Children’s Book Day

The International Children’s Book Day is celebrated annually on the 2nd of April since 1967, by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

IBBY is an international non-profit organization, to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

In 2022, Canada is hosting International Children’s Book Day with this chosen theme: “Stories are wings that help you soar every day”.

Every year, a different international section of IBBY hosts a children’s books event on or around April 2 (which is the birthday of classic children’s book author Hans Christian Andersen).

Q.22. World Autism Awareness Day is observed on _____________ every year.

विश्व ऑटिज्म जागरूकता दिवस हर साल _____________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 April / 1 अप्रैल

(b) 2 April / 2 अप्रैल

(c) 3 April / 3 अप्रैल

(d) 4 April / 4 अप्रैल

(e) 5 April / 5 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.22.(b)

Exp. 2 April: World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on 2 April by the member states of the United Nations.

The day is observed to raise awareness among its citizens about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world.

World Autism Awareness Day is organized by the UN Department of Global Communications and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, with the support of civil society partners including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the Global Autism Project and the Specialisterne Foundation.

The United Nations General Assembly designated a resolution (A/RES/62/139). The council passed ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ on November 1, 2007, and adopted it on December 18, 2007.

The very first World Autism Day was observed in the year 2008 on April 2. World Autism Day is one of only seven official health-specific UN Days.

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