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Q.1. Which state government will launch an Android App ‘Shaili’, aimed at diagnosing and controlling lifestyle diseases among the people?

कौन सी राज्य सरकार लोगों में जीवन शैली की बीमारियों का निदान और नियंत्रण करने के उद्देश्य से एक एंड्रॉइड ऐप शैलीलॉन्च करेगी?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Kerala Govt will launch ‘Shaili App’ for diagnosing, controlling lifestyle diseases

The government of Kerala is set to launch an Android App ‘Shaili’, aimed at diagnosing and controlling lifestyle diseases among the people in the state of Kerala.

The app has been set up as part of the population-based screening project launched by the Kerala State Health Department under the ‘Nava Kerala Karma plan’.

Under the health-screening project, the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers have been tasked with collecting information from persons over the age of 30 in their respective areas about any lifestyle diseases or risk factors they may have.

Q.2. India’s first semi-high-speed train set for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) has been handed over to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) at Alstom’s Savli project in ________________.

क्षेत्रीय रैपिड ट्रांजिट सिस्टम (आरआरटीएस) के लिए भारत की पहली सेमीहाईस्पीड ट्रेन सेट को __________________ में अल्सटॉम की सावली परियोजना में राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र परिवहन निगम (एनसीआरटीसी) को सौंप दिया गया है।

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. India’s 1st Regional Rapid Transit System to be handed over to NCRTC in Gujarat

India’s first semi-high-speed train set for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) has been handed over to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) at Alstom’s Savli project in Gujarat.

RRTS train sets are being manufactured under Make In India initiative and are capable of running at speed of 180 km per hour.

It will be brought to Duhai Depot in Uttar Pradesh. NCRTC is the implementing agency of India’s first RRTS corridor between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut. The 82-kilometer-long route is now under construction.

Q.3. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has signed MoU with which organization to promote renewable energy to realize India’s green energy initiative?

गृह मंत्रालय ने भारत की हरित ऊर्जा पहल को साकार करने के लिए अक्षय ऊर्जा को बढ़ावा देने के लिए किस संगठन के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(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.3.(b)

Exp. MHA signed MoU with SECI to realize India’s green energy initiative

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has signed MoU with Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) to promote renewable energy thereby moving towards a carbon neutral economy in Delhi.

This MoU envisages collaboration between the two parties for jointly undertaking installation of Solar Rooftop PV Power Plants. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has estimated the total solar power potential of 71.68 MWs in the campuses of CAPFs & NSG.

Q.4. Which State Government has launched ‘e-Adhigam’ scheme under which nearly 3 lakh students will be receiving tablet computers to aid their online education?

किस राज्य सरकार ने अधिगमयोजना शुरू की है जिसके तहत लगभग 3 लाख छात्र अपनी ऑनलाइन शिक्षा में सहायता के लिए टैबलेट कंप्यूटर प्राप्त करेंगे?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) Bihar / बिहार

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Haryana launched ‘e-Adhigam’ scheme to distribute tablets to three lakhs students

The Haryana State Government launches ‘e-Adhigam’ scheme under which nearly 3 lakh students will be receiving tablet computers to aid their online education.

Under the scheme, Class 10 and Class 12 students of Haryana Board will be eligible to receive free tablets with 2GB internet data.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched Advance Digital Haryana Initiative of Government with Adaptive Modules (Adigham) scheme at Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana.

Q.5. Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has inaugurated a three-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir (Health Summit) at ___________________.

केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्री डॉ मनसुख मंडाविया ने ___________ में तीन दिवसीय स्वास्थ्य चिंतन शिविर (स्वास्थ्य शिखर सम्मेलन) का उद्घाटन किया।

(a) Gandhinagar, Gujarat / गांधीनगर, गुजरात

(b) Bhavnagar, Gujarat / भावनगर, गुजरात

(c) Anand, Gujarat / आनंद, गुजरात

(d) Porbandar, Gujarat / पोरबंदर, गुजरात

(e) Kevadiya, Gujarat / केवड़िया, गुजरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated 3-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir- Health Summit in Gujarat

Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has inaugurated a three-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir (Health Summit) at Kevadiya in Gujarat.

Aim: Detailed discussion on various topics and policies related to the health sector and recommend ways and means for better implementation of these policies/programmes.

This summit is being organized as a part of the 14th Convention of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare (CCHFW).

Q.6. Which state government has government announced Startup Policy to aid the entrepreneur?

किस राज्य सरकार ने उद्यमी की सहायता के लिए स्टार्टअप नीति की घोषणा की है?

(a) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(b) Ladakh / लद्दाख

(c) Delhi / दिल्ली

(d) Puducherry / पुदुचेरी

(e) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Delhi government announced Startup Policy to aid the entrepreneur

The Delhi cabinet has approved the “Delhi Startup Policy” with an aim to create an ecosystem for people to launch startups and provide them with fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, collateral-free loans, and free consultancy from experts, lawyers, and CA.

The Delhi Government will pay up to 50% of the rent of a startup’s office lease or pitch in for a portion of the salaries that these startups will pay to their employees. We will also reimburse them for the costs incurred on applying for patents, copyrights and trademarks.

The 20 members task force will be set up to oversee the startup policy. This committee will be headed by Delhi’s Finance Minister.

Aim: To encourage, facilitate, and support 15,000 startups by 2030.

Q.7. United Nations has launched UN-Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025 to catalyze large-scale action and support needed for transition to clean, affordable energy for all and net-zero emissions. Where is the headquarter of United Nations?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र ने बड़े पैमाने पर कार्रवाई और सभी के लिए स्वच्छ, सस्ती ऊर्जा और शुद्धशून्य उत्सर्जन के लिए संक्रमण के लिए आवश्यक समर्थन को उत्प्रेरित करने के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्रऊर्जा योजना की 2025 की शुरुआत की है। संयुक्त राष्ट्र का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(b) Jakarta, Indonesia / जकार्ता, इंडोनेशिया

(c) Shanghai, China/ शंघाई, चीन

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. United Nations launched Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025

United Nations has launched UN-Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025 to catalyze large-scale action and support needed for transition to clean, affordable energy for all and net-zero emissions.

It was launched by some 30 leading organizations comprising UN-Energy. UN-Energy is the United Nations’ mechanism for inter-agency collaboration in the field of energy established by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

It aims to promote coherence in the UN system´s multi-disciplinary response to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Energy Compact Action Network was also launched to match those govt seeking support for their clean energy goals with those govt and businesses that have pledged over $600 billion. It sets out a framework for collective action by nearly 30 UN and international organizations.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Founded: 24 October 1945, San Francisco, California, United States

Secretary general: António Guterres

Q.8. Which company has become the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company (FMCG) in India beating Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), after the announcement of its Quarter Four results for the financial year 2022 (Q4FY2022)?

वित्तीय वर्ष 2022 (Q4FY2022) के लिए अपने तिमाही चार परिणामों की घोषणा के बाद, हिंदुस्तान यूनिलीवर लिमिटेड (HUL) को पछाड़कर कौन सी कंपनी भारत में सबसे बड़ी फास्ट मूविंग कंज्यूमर गुड्स कंपनी (FMCG) बन गई है?

(a) Ruchi Soya / रुचि सोया

(b) Adani Wilmar Limited / अदानी विल्मर लिमिटेड

(c) Tata Power / टाटा पावर

(d) ITC Limited / आईटीसी लिमिटेड

(e) Wipro / विप्रो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Adani Wilmar became India’s largest FMCG company surpassing HUL

Adani Wilmar Limited became the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company (FMCG) in India beating Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), after the announcement of its Quarter Four results for the financial year 2022 (Q4FY2022).

AWL has reported the total operational revenue of Rs 54,214 crore in the Financial Year 2022 whereas HUL reported the revenue of Rs 51,468 crore in the Financial Year (FY) 2021-22.

In Q4FY22 (January-March 2022), the AWL has seen a 40 percent jump in revenue from operations to Rs 14,960 despite a 26 percent i.e., Rs 234.29 crore hit in net profit in the same period.

Q.9. L&T Infotech has announced merger with which of the following company, to create India’s fifth-largest IT services provider?

एलएंडटी इन्फोटेक ने भारत की पांचवीं सबसे बड़ी आईटी सेवा प्रदाता बनाने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ विलय की घोषणा की है?

(a) Mphasis / एमफैसिस

(b) Coforge / कोफोर्ज

(c) Cognizant / कॉग्निजेंट

(d) Mindtree / माइंडट्री

(e) Hexaware Technologies / हेक्सावेयर टेक्नोलॉजीज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. L&T Infotech and Mindtree announced merger to become India’s 5th-largest IT services provider

L&T Infotech and Mindtree, two independently listed IT services companies under Larsen & Toubro Group have announced merger that would create India’s fifth-largest IT services provider.

This combined entity will be known as LTIMindtree This proposed integration will see Mindtree and LTI join strengths to create an efficient and scaled up IT services provider exceeding USD 3.5 billion.

These opportunities will create a more distinctive employee value proposition and stronger partnerships with ecosystem players.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as Managing Director of TVS Motor company?

टीवीएस मोटर कंपनी के प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sudarshan Venu / सुदर्शन वेणु

(b) Ralf Dieter Speth / राल्फ डाइटर स्पेथ

(c) Venu Srinivasan / वेणु श्रीनिवासन

(d) Manoj Soni / मनोज सोनी

(e) Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas / कमलेश नीलकंठ व्यास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Sudarshan Venu appointed as Managing Director of TVS Motor company

Sudarshan Venu has taken over as the Managing Director of TVS Motor Company. Prior to this, he was the Joint Managing Director of the company.

His elevation coincides with the appointment of Prof Sir Ralf Dieter Speth as the Chairman of the company. He succeeded Venu Srinivasan, who has become the Chairman Emeritus of the company.

TVS Motor Company is Indian motorcycle manufacturer headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is the 3rd largest motorcycle company in India.

Q.11. Who among the following has assumed charge as Director General (Inspection and Safety) of Indian Air Force?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने भारतीय वायु सेना के महानिदेशक (निरीक्षण और सुरक्षा) के रूप में पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Sanjeev Kapoor / संजीव कपूर

(b) Manoj Pande / मनोज पांडे

(c) BS Raju / बीएस राजू

(d) R Hari Kumar / आर हरि कुमार

(e) Arvind Kumar / अरविंद कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumed charge as Director General (Inspection and Safety) of Indian Air Force

Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor has assumed the appointment of Director General (Inspection and Safety) of Indian Air Force at Air HQ New Delhi.

The Air Marshal is a graduate of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Flying branch of IAF in December 1985 as a Transport Pilot.

Sanjeev Kapoor is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) Wellington, College of Defence Management and National Defence College.

He is a recipient of Vayu Sena Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal. In a service career spanning over 36 years, he has tenanted important command and staff appointments.

Q.12. Name the person who has been appointed as new Secretary for Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसे इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय के नए सचिव के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) Amir Subhani / अमीर सुभानी

(b) Tarun Kapoor / तरुण कपूर

(c) B V R Subrahmanyam / बी वी आर सुब्रह्मण्यम

(d) Alkesh Kumar Sharma / अलकेश कुमार शर्मा

(e) Naresh Kumar / नरेश कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Alkesh Kumar Sharma appointed as new Secretary for Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

Alkesh Kumar Sharma, 1990 batch IAS of Kerala cadre, has assumed charge as Secretary of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).

Sharma worked as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of the National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (NICDC) (earlier DMICDC) from October 2015 to September 2019.  He was also CEO of National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT).

Prior to this, he served as the Additional Secretary and Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat. He was also chairman of Indian Highways Management Company and implemented FASTAG system of toll collection.

Q.13. Which ministry has signed an MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation with the goal of upskilling the technical workforce at the Department of Space of ISRO?

इसरो के अंतरिक्ष विभाग में तकनीकी कार्यबल को बढ़ाने के लक्ष्य के साथ किस मंत्रालय ने भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare / स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution / उपभोक्ता मामले, खाद्य और सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology / इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Commerce and Industry / वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship / कौशल विकास और उद्यमिता मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signed MoU with ISRO to launch ISRO Technical Training Programme

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) signs an MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation with the goal of upskilling the technical workforce at the Department of Space of ISRO.

The initiative aims to establish a formal framework for short-term courses to provide training for the skill development and capacity building of ISRO technical professionals in the space domain in the country, in accordance with industry requirements.

Over the next five years, more than 4000 ISRO technical professionals will be taught in the programme. The training will take place at MSDE’s National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) throughout India.

Q.14. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has announced that Asian Games 2022, due to be held in __________________ in September, has been postponed to 2023 due to rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

ओलंपिक काउंसिल ऑफ एशिया (OCA) ने घोषणा की है कि सितंबर में _____________________-में होने वाले एशियाई खेलों 2022 को देश में बढ़ते COVID-19 मामलों के कारण 2023 तक के लिए स्थगित कर दिया गया है।

(a) Hangzhou, China / हांग्जो, चीन

(b) Shantou, China / शान्ताउ, चीन

(c) Chengdu, China / चेंगडू, चीन

(d) Shanghai, China / शंघाई, चीन

(e) Beijing, China / बीजिंग, चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Asian Games 2022 to be held in Hangzhou, China postponed to 2023

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced that Asian Games 2022, due to be held in Hangzhou, China in September, has been postponed to 2023 due to rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body for the Asian Games, said it will announce the new dates for the 19th edition of the Games. The Asian Games 2022 were originally scheduled from September 10 to 25.

The OCA also announced that the third edition of the Asian Youth Games, scheduled to be held in Shantou in December, have been cancelled. The World University Games 2021, to be held from June 26 to July 27 in Chengdu this year, have also been pushed to 2023.

Q.15. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released a book titled ‘INDO-PAK WAR 1971- Reminiscences of Air Warriors’ at the 37th Air Chief Marshal PC Lal Memorial Lecture organised by the Air Force Association in New Delhi, Delhi. The book has been edited by __________________________.

रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने नई दिल्ली, दिल्ली में वायु सेना संघ द्वारा आयोजित 37वें एयर चीफ मार्शल पीसी लाल स्मृति व्याख्यान में भारतपाक युद्ध 1971- वायु योद्धाओं की यादनामक पुस्तक का विमोचन किया। पुस्तक को __________________________ द्वारा संपादित किया गया है।

(a) Shailendra Mohan / शैलेंद्र मोहन

(b) Jagjeet Singh / जगजीत सिंह

(c) Amitava Kumar / अमिताभ कुमार

(d) Prem Rawat / प्रेम रावत

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. Rajnath Singh released a book titled ‘INDO-PAK WAR 1971- Reminiscences of Air Warriors’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released a book titled ‘INDO-PAK WAR 1971- Reminiscences of Air Warriors’ at the 37th Air Chief Marshal PC Lal Memorial Lecture organised by the Air Force Association in New Delhi, Delhi.

The book was edited by Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh and Group Captain Shailendra Mohan. The book features 50 Swarnim articles written by veterans narrating their experience in detail.

Defence Minister also paid tribute to Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal (PC Lal).  Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal (PC Lal), served as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff during the 1965 war and had served as the 7th Chief of the Air Staff during the 1971 war.

Q.16. On which date, World Athletics Day has been observed in 2022?

2022 में विश्व एथलेटिक्स दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया गया है?

(a) 1 May / 1 मई

(b) 3 May / 3 मई

(c) 5 May / 5 मई

(d) 7 May / 7 मई

(e) 9 May / 9 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. 7 May: World Athletics Day 2022

World Athletics Day is being celebrated globally on the 7th May 2022 to raise awareness about the importance of fitness and encourage them to play sports, especially athletics.

The basic objective of World Athletics Day is to boost the participation of youths in athletics.

In 1996, World Athletics Day was started by the then International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) President Primo Nebiolo. The World Athletics federation and an international governing body for the field of athletics.

Q.17. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has celebrated its 62nd Raising Day on _______________________ 2022.

सीमा सड़क संगठन (बीआरओ) ने _______________ 2022 को अपना 62वां स्थापना दिवस मनाया है।

(a) 7 May / 7 मई

(b) 8 May / 8 मई

(c) 9 May / 9 मई

(d) 10 May / 10 मई

(e) 11 May / 11 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. 7 May 2022: BRO 62nd raising day

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) was founded on 7th May 1960 as a leading road construction agency under the Ministry of Defence with Shramena Sarvam Sadhyam (everything is achievable through hard work) as its motto.

On 7 May 2022 BRO celebrated its 62nd Raising Day (foundation day). BRO is a leading road construction agency under the Ministry of Defence.

Its primary role is to provide road connectivity in India’s border areas. It also creates upgrades and maintains infrastructure along borders to meet India’s overall tactical and strategic goals.

Q.18. Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on _______________________.

मातृ दिवस हर साल _______________________ पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) Second Sunday of May / मई का दूसरा रविवार

(b) Second Monday of May / मई का दूसरा सोमवार

(c) Second Tuesday of May / मई का दूसरा मंगलवार

(d) Second Wednesday of May / मई का दूसरा बुधवार

(e) Second Thursday of May / मई का दूसरा गुरुवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(a)

Exp. 8 May 2022: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is being celebrated this year on 8 May 2022.  Mother’s Day is celebrated to show appreciation and love towards motherhood worldwide. It is celebrated all over the world on the second Sunday in May.

The first Mother’s Day was celebrated by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia in the year 1908. On 12th May 1908, she held a memorial for her late mother in the church of Grafton, West Virginia.

Within five years, nearly every state had observed the day, and President Woodrow Wilson of the United States declared it a national holiday in 1914.

Q.19. World Thalassemia Day is observed on __________________ every year.

विश्व थैलेसीमिया दिवस हर साल __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 7 May / 7 मई

(b) 8 May / 8 मई

(c) 9 May / 9 मई

(d) 10 May / 10 मई

(e) 11 May / 11 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(b)

Exp. 8 May: World Thalassaemia Day

World Thalassemia Day is observed on May 8, every year to create awareness about the ailment and support patients, their families and health care workers with information to combat it.

The event was first organised by the Thalassemia International Federation (TIF) in 1994, in memory of George Englezos, the son of TIF founder Panos Englezos. He had lost his life to the disease. Since then, the event is observed every year.

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body fails to create enough haemoglobin, resulting in the weakening and destruction of red blood cells. Two types of thalassemia, alpha and beta occur, with Thalassemia Minor, Thalassemia Intermedia and Thalassemia Major being sub-categories.

Theme 2022: “Be Aware. Share. Care: Working with the global community as one to improve Thalassemia knowledge.”

Q.20. World Red Cross Day or Red Crescent Day is celebrated on _________ every year.

विश्व रेड क्रॉस दिवस या रेड क्रिसेंट डे हर साल _________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 4 May / 4 मई

(b) 5 May / 5 मई

(c) 6 May / 6 मई

(d) 7 May / 7 मई

(e) 8 May / 8 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(e)

Exp. 8 May: World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day is observed globally on 8th May every year. The day aims to broaden the public’s understanding of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Red Crescent Societies are affiliated and work in cooperation with the World Red Cross to assist in the activities of the movement.

Henry Dunant was born on 8th May, 1828 and also was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. World Red Cross Day is also known as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. In 1863, Henry Dunant established the Red Cross Committee International in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 1934, the principles of the Red Cross Truce were presented at the 15th International Conference. It was approved at the same conference. World Red Cross Day is annually celebrated on May 8, 1948. In 1984 it was named as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.

Theme 2022: #BeHUMANKIND (Believe in the power of Kindness).

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