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 Q .
Janaushadhi Diwas week to be observed from _________
A)
20th Feb 2022 to 27th Feb 2022
B)
25th Feb 2022 to 4th March 2022
C)
1st March 2022 to 7th March 2022
D)
3rd March 2022 to 10th March 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1st March 2022 to 7th March 2022

Note : Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers will organize the Janaushadhi Diwas from 1st March 2022 to 7th March 2022. On 7th March 2022, the 4th Jan Aushadhi Diwas will be celebrated. The theme of 4th Janaushadhi Diwas: “Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi”. The Government has set a target to increase the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) to 10,500 by the end of March 2025.

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Published On : March 1, 2022
 Q .
When the Zero Discrimination Day observed?
A)
March 1st
B)
28th Feb 2022
C)
27th Feb 2022
D)
26th Feb 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - March 1st

Note :

Zero Discrimination Day is celebrated on March 1st every year most notably by United Nations among other international organisations. The observance is aimed at promoting equality and fairness, both before the law and in practice.
 
Zero Discrimination Day 2022 Theme : "Remove laws that harm, create laws that empower," is the powerful theme under which UNAIDS aims to address the urgent need for action against discriminatory laws. The theme for 2021 was “Zero Discrimination against Women and Girls.”
 
Zero Discrimination Day History : The day was launched and first celebrated on March 1, 2014 by UNAIDS, the organisation that has championed the cause of dismantling systems of oppression against people with HIV/AIDS in UN member countries. It started out as a campaign by the same name in December 2013. Then-Executive Director Michel Sidibé launched the day with a major event in Beijing. Over 30 business leaders pledged to eliminate workplace discrimination.
 
UNAIDS said, "Make some noise around zero discrimination, to speak up and prevent discrimination from standing in the way of achieving ambitions, goals and dreams."

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : March 1, 2022
 Q .
Which country destroyed the largest plane in the world 'Mriya'?
A)
China
B)
Pakistan
C)
Russia
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Russia

Note :

The largest plane in the world -- Ukraine's Antonov-225 cargo plane -- was destroyed by Russian strikes outside Kyiv on the fourth day of Moscow's invasion, Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom group said Sunday(27th Feb 2022).
 
"The biggest plane in the world "Mriya" (The Dream) was destroyed by Russian occupants on an airfield near Kyiv. We will rebuild the plane. We will fulfill our dream of a strong, free, and democratic Ukraine," tweeted Ukraine from their official Twitter handle, mourning the destruction of the aircraft.
 
Along with the tweet, Ukraine's handle posted a picture of the plane with a caption that read: "They burned the biggest plane but our Mriya will never perish."
 
Weapons manufacturer Ukroboronprom estimated that restoring the "Mriya" would cost over $3 billion (2.7 billion euros) and could take over five years, news agency AFP reported.
 
"This was the world's largest aircraft, AN-225 'Mriya'" Ukraine' Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted Sunday(27th Feb 2022).
 
"Russia may have destroyed our 'Mriya'. But they will never be able to destroy our dream of a strong, free and democratic European state. We shall prevail!", he added.

Source : Livemint

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Published On : March 1, 2022
 Q .
West Indies legendary spinner Sonny Ramadhin has passes away?
A)
26th Feb 2022
B)
27th Feb 2022
C)
28th Feb 2022
D)
1st Mar 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 27th Feb 2022

Note :

Former West Indies cricketer Sonny Ramadhin passed away on Sunday(27th Feb 2022) at the age of 92. The legendary spinner was first of many West Indies cricketers of Indian origin. Cricket West Indies (CWI) has paid tribute to Ramadhin on its official website. CWI President Ricky Skerritt expressed sympathy to the friends and family of Ramadhin. "Today we salute Sonny Ramadhin for his outstanding contribution to West Indies cricket," the CWI statement read. 
 
"On behalf of CWI, I want to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sonny Ramadhin, one of the great pioneers of West Indies cricket. Mr. Ramadhin made an impact from the moment he first stepped onto the field of World Cricket. Many stories are told of his tremendous feats on the 1950 tour when he combined with Alf Valentine to form cricket’s ‘spin twins’ as West Indies conquered England away from home for the first time," CWI President Ricky Skerritt said in a statement. 
 
"This iconic tour is part of our rich cricket legacy, which was pioneered by Mr. Ramadhin and others of his generation. His English exploit was celebrated in a famous calypso – and is still remembered more than 70 years later. Today we salute Sonny Ramadhin for his outstanding contribution to West Indies cricket," Skerritt added. 

Source : Republic World

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Published On : March 1, 2022
 Q .
Who has inaugurated the seminar on "Industry Connect 2022": Industry and Academia Synergy?
A)
Dr. Sukumar Mandaviya
B)
Dr. Harish Mandaviya
C)
Dr. Chaithanya Mandaviya
D)
Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya

Note :

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Chemicals & Fertilizers has inaugurated the seminar on “Industry Connect 2022”: Industry and Academia Synergy. The stress is on the importance of innovation & technology for the progress of the country and it is for the greater industry-academia partnerships. The innovative zeal and manufacturing quality products at scale will help the Prime Minister’s vision of Make in India and Make for the World.
 
During the Seminar, there were two technical sessions organised. Many officials from the CIPET, TDB (Technology Development Board) and various industry associations were also present on in this seminar.

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Published On : March 1, 2022
 Q .
Which countries have renewed the Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) the size of which is up to USD 75 billion?
A)
India and Japan
B)
Germany and Russia
C)
China and United Kingdom
D)
North Korea and United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India and Japan

Note :

India and Japan on Monday(28th Feb 2022) renewed their bilateral swap arrangements to the extent of $75 billion, a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) statement said. The Bank of Japan, acting as an agent for the Minister of Finance Japan, and the RBI signed the amendment and restatement agreement of the Bilateral Swap Agreement (BSA), the statement read.
 
“Japan and India believe that the BSA, which aims to strengthen and complement other financial safety nets, will further deepen financial cooperation between the two countries and contribute to regional and global financial stability”, the RBI statement said.
 
Essentially, BSA is a two-way arrangement where both authorities can swap their local currencies in exchange for dollars.
 
This means, India can acquire dollars from Japan in exchange for rupees. And, conversely, Japan can also seek dollars from India in exchange for yen
 
The BSA was negotiated between India and Japan during the Indian prime minister’s visit to Japan in 2018. Consequently, the swap arrangement was signed to the tune of $75 billion in October 2020, to bring greater stability to foreign exchange.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : March 1, 2022
 Q .
On which day in the year 2022 Maha Shivaratri came?
A)
1st March 2022
B)
2nd March 2022
C)
3rd March 2022
D)
4th March 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 1st March 2022

Note :

Shivaratri is great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha in month of Magha is known as Maha Shivaratri according to South Indian calendar. However according to North Indian calendar Masik Shivaratri in month of Phalguna is known as Maha Shivaratri. In both calendars it is naming convention of lunar month which differs. However both, North Indians and South Indians, celebrate Maha Shivaratri on same day.

Maha Shivaratri is an annual Hindu festival that honors Lord Shiva, one of the primary forms of God in Hinduism. It is celebrated in many countries around the world and is considered a public holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maurutius.
 
Shiva is one of the most popular Hindu deities. There are several feasts dedicated to him. Maha Shivaratri (“the Great Night of Shiva”) commemorates the day he was married to Parvati, the Hindu goddess of fertility, love and devotion.

Mahashivratri 2022 is being celebrated on Tuesday, 1st March 2022 across the country.
 
Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12:08 AM to 12:58 AM, Mar 02
On 2nd Mar, Shivaratri Parana Time - 06:45 AM
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time - 06:21 PM to 09:27 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time - 09:27 PM to 12:33 AM, Mar 02
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time - 12:33 AM to 03:39 AM, Mar 02
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 03:39 AM to 06:45 AM, Mar 02
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 03:16 AM on Mar 01, 2022
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 01:00 AM on Mar 02, 2022

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Published On : March 1, 2022
 Q .
Who will lead microblogging platform Twitter's public policy and philanthropy efforts in India and South Asia?
A)
Akshay Kothari
B)
Ajit Mohan
C)
Samiran Gupta
D)
Ryan Roslansky

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Samiran Gupta

Note :

Samiran Gupta will lead microblogging platform Twitter's public policy and philanthropy efforts in India and South Asia. Prior to joining Twitter, Gupta was the head of stakeholder engagement in South Asia for ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
 
"Thrilled to join @Twitter to lead the Public @Policy team's work to engage with govts, NGOs, and partners in India & SouthAsia. Can't wait to get started with the incredible @Policy team and contribute towards an Internet that is a global force for good," Gupta tweeted on Thursday(24th Feb 2022).
 
It is pertinent to mention that big social media platforms have drawn flak in the past over hate speech, misinformation and fake news circulating on their platforms. The government had notified IT rules last year to make digital intermediaries more accountable and responsible for content hosted on their platforms.

Source : News18

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Published On : February 28, 2022
 Q .
Which was the first country in the world to authorize the use of the plant-based COVID-19 vaccine?
A)
China
B)
Canada
C)
Germany
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Canada

Note :

Canada became the first country in the world that has authorized the use of a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine. The two-dose vaccine of Medicago Inc. (a biopharma company owned by Mitsubishi Chemical and Philip Morris), can be given to adults who are aged between 18 to 64, but little data is available on the shots received by people aged 65 and above.
 
The decision to authorize the vaccine was based on a study conducted on 24,000 adults that showed the efficacy rate of the vaccine is 71% at preventing COVID-19 – although the tests were conducted before the omicron variant emerged. Covifenz is the name given to this vaccine. Canada agreed to buy 20 million doses of this plant-based vaccine, with an option to purchase 56 million additional doses.

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Published On : February 28, 2022
 Q .
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was formerly a part of which industry?
A)
Food
B)
Sports
C)
Health
D)
Entertainment

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Entertainment

Note : Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was an actor before his entry into politics. He was an actor and comedian and had a production company of his own. His famous TV show Servant of the People featured him as a school teacher who becomes Ukraine's president after his rant goes viral.

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Published On : February 28, 2022