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 Q .
Which state/ UT has decided to provide electricity subsidy to only those who ask for it from October 1, 2022?
A)
Goa
B)
Delhi
C)
Gujarat
D)
Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Delhi

Note :

"Delhi" Chief Minister "Arvind Kejriwal" on May 5, 2022 announced that subsidised electricity in the national capital will be given only to those who ask for it. The new rule will be implemented from October 1, 2022.
 
"Now cheap electricity will be optional in Delhi. From 1st October 2022, the Delhi government to provide electricity subsidy to only those who ask for it. We will give options to people whether or not they need electricity subsidy," Kejriwal announced in a press conference.
 
He added that "the work of asking people about subsidised electricity will begin soon."
 
At present, consumers in the national capital get ''zero'' power bill up to 200 units of electricity and a subsidy of Rs 800 on consuming 201 to 400 units of power per month..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
Who is Next Amazon CEO On 5th July 2022?
A)
Andy Jassy
B)
Bernard Arnault
C)
MacKenzie Scott
D)
Jeffrey Blackburn

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Andy Jassy

Note :

Jeff Bezos, who established Amazon exactly 27 years ago on July 5, 1994, has stepped down as CEO, and Andy Jassy, a longtime AWS executive, has taken over as the company’s new CEO. Jassy is currently identified as President and CEO of Amazon.com, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, on the Amazon investor relations website.
 
* Bezos said in May that Jassy would take over as CEO of the e-commerce behemoth on 5th July.

* AWS is thought to account for around half of the company’s revenue.

* In the March quarter of this year, AWS, Amazon’s cloud division, posted a $54 billion annualised run rate, up 32% year over year.

* Bezos is also the owner of the Washington Post and the founder of the aerospace business Blue Origin, which is working to reduce the cost and increase the safety of spaceflight. He has founded two charitable organisations.

* On July 20, Bezos and his brother will ride to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard tourism rocket.

* Bezos, who grew an online bookshop into a $1.7 trillion corporate company that reaches into space.

About Andy Jassy : From its founding, Jassy developed and directed Amazon Web Services (AWS), serving as its CEO from April 2016 until July 2021.
Jassy joined Amazon in 1997 and held several leadership positions across the company before developing AWS, including both business-to-business and business-to-consumer.

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
What is the position of India in Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022?
A)
6th
B)
5th
C)
4th
D)
3rd

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 4th

Note :

The Times Higher Education (THE) has released the 2022 edition of its Impact Rankings. 8 Universities from India are placed in the top 300 universities in the world. The ranking is topped by Western Sydney University (Australia); followed by Arizona State University (The US), Western University (Canada). This year, a record 1,524 institutions from 110 countries participated in the rankings. Australia’s Western Sydney University secured the top position globally in the overall ranking.
 
* India is the joint fourth(4th) most-represented nation across the rankings, with 64 universities featuring in total (the same number as Turkey).

* In South Asia, India breaks through into the world’s top 50, with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham claiming 41st place in the overall table. Lovely Professional University makes the top 100 at joint 74th place in the overall table.

* Calcutta University has been ranked first among all the central and state-aided public universities in the country by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022. Calcutta University grabbed 14th position globally in the ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’ sub-category.

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
Who has won 14th edition ENBA Award 2021?
A)
StarPlus
B)
Republic TV
C)
Doordarshan
D)
Prasar Bharati

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Doordarshan

Note :

Doordarshan has won ENBA Award 2021 for the best in-depth Hindi series. TV series based on pet care ‘Best Friend Forever’ on Doordarshan has won big at the 14th edition of the Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA).
 
Best Friend Forever is half-an-hour weekly live phone-in show on DD National, wherein two pet experts guide people on how to take care of their pets, about their food, nutrition, routine health check-ups, vaccination and other pet related issues.

The show is aired every Sunday at 7 pm and is also available on the YouTube channel of DD National..

Source : PIB

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
Which university Ties Up With India Meteorological Department For Developing User-Friendly Weather Forecasting App?
A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IIT Kanpur
C)
IIT Kharagpur
D)
IIT Bombay

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IIT Bombay

Note :

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) has tied up with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) to develop climate solutions for the stakeholder at village, city and district level. The collaboration will help the institute to develop sensors and drone-based smart monitoring systems, climate-smart agriculture technology for water and food security, intelligent and automated early warning systems, climate and health, smart power grid management, wind energy and heat wave forecasts.
 
Given the country's ambitious target of reaching net zero by 2070, IIT Bombay is aiming to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Climate Services and Solutions within the Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies (IDPCS). "IDPCS at IIT Bombay was set up in 2012 and has completed its 10-year journey with major financial support from the Department of Science and Technology," the release mentioned..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
When the Coal Miners Day is observed on every year to honor the coal miners?
A)
5th May
B)
4th May
C)
3rd May
D)
2nd May

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 4th May

Note :

National Coal Miners’ Day, celebrated on May 4th annually, highlights the contributions of coal miners in meeting our energy demands. Below, we share a bit of the history of coal mining, the current energy scenario, and the role of coal miners in India.
 
COAL MINERS’ DAY HISTORY : While the first-ever coal mine was opened in 1575 by one George Bruce of Carnock, Scotland. India, however, got its first coal mine in the year 1774, notes the Ministry of Coal website. This mine is the Raniganj Coalfield, at the banks of the river Damodar, which functioned under the erstwhile East India company’s John Summer and Suetonius Grant Heaty. Following Independence, India’s coal usage climbed with the 5-year development roadmap laid down by the new government.
 
COAL MINERS’ DAY - INDIAN LAWS THAT PROTECT MINER : The Mines Act 1952, Mine Rules 1955, Coal Mine Regulation-1957, among others, lay down the provisions for the health, safety and welfare of workers in coal, oil and metal mines..

Source : News18

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
In which state did RailTel and WHO jointly launch a mobile container hospital?
A)
Andhra Pradesh
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Andhra Pradesh

Note :

* The RailTel Corporation of India Ltd had designed and established a “Health Cloud" at Visakhapatnam premises of Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ).
 
* AMTZ is the world’s first integrated medical device manufacturing hub.
 
* The “Health Cloud" has been inaugurated by Louise Agersnap (Head of WHO Innovation Hub).
 
* Health Cloud can also be operationalised on wheels and can dispense the medicines by Health ATM through Mobile App having a digital payment interface..

Source : Live Mint

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
Who has launched a focused effort under "Operation Satark"?
A)
Railway Protection Force
B)
Border Security Force
C)
Central Industrial Security Force
D)
Central Reserve Police Force

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Railway Protection Force

Note :

* Railway Protection Force(RPF) has launched a focused effort under “Operation Satark” from 5th April to 30th April 2022.
 
* Focused effort under “Operation Satark” was launched from 5th April to 30th April 2022 wherein 26 cases of transportation of illegal tobacco products were detected with seizure of tobacco products worth more than Rs 44 Lakhs and arrest of 14 persons involved. 177 cases of transportation of illicit liquor were intercepted with arrest of 97 persons and seizure of illicit liquor worth about Rs 18 Lakhs
 
* Unaccounted gold/silver jewellery and unaccounted cash is transported through rail for the purpose of tax evasion. RPF detected 23 such cases of tax evasion and handed over unaccounted cash/gold/silver worth about Rs 2.60 Crores to the respective tax authorities.
 
* Being aware of its responsibility as the first responder in cases of smuggling through rail, RPF took concerted action in such cases and seized smuggled items worth about Rs. 3.18 Crores during the period mentioned above.
 
* Arms, ammunition and explosives are sometimes transported by forces inimical to the nation in order to commit crime or realize nefarious design in different parts of the country. RPF has been conducting intensive checks in stations, trains and railway area under “Operation Satark” to thwart the design of such elements. In course of such an effort across the nation, RPF nabbed 17 persons and recovered one AK 47 rifle, one pipe gun, one Double Barrel Gun, one pistol, 06 country made pistols, 3 daggers, 10 pieces of 12 bore ammunition, 140 pieces of .315” bullet, 404 pieces of 7.62 mm bullets and 9 pieces of different caliber ammunition..

Source : PIB

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
Who has signed an MoU with Eqaro Surety (financial guarantee provider) to set up a digital lending platform for MSMEs?
A)
FICCI
B)
NASSCOM
C)
FISME
D)
ASSOCHAM

Correct Answer : Option (C) - FISME

Note :

* The Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) has signed an MoU with Eqaro Surety (financial guarantee provider) to set up a digital lending platform for MSMEs in the country.
 
* The platform will provide collateral-free capital up to Rs 25 lakh to fulfil MSMEs need for urgent funds post due diligence of their businesses.
 
* The credit for MSMEs would be backed by guarantees from Eqaro.

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : May 5, 2022
 Q .
What is the Indian Rank in "World Press Freedom Index 2022"?
A)
132
B)
136
C)
142
D)
150

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 150

Note :

India has slipped 8 places on the World Press Freedom Index 2022. With a global score of 41, India has gone down to the 150th position from 142 last year.
 
The index released by Reporters Without Borders(RSF) on May 3rd, which is observed as the World Press Freedom Day, assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries and territories.
 
Among India's prominent neighbours, both Pakistan and China are way below on the index. Pakistan with a global score of 37.99 is at 157th position, while China with a score of 25.17 is at 175th spot.
 
Bhutan with a score of 76.46 is at the 33rd position, the best in the region.
 
Norway with a global score of 92.65 is at the top of the list, followed by Denmark and Sweden.
 
The worst performer is North Korea with a global score of 13.92. The other countries in bottom 5 are Eritrea, Iran, Turkmenistan and Myanmar.
 
The index also reveals a two-fold increase in polarisation amplified by information chaos – that is, media polarisation fuelling divisions within countries, as well as polarisation between countries at the international level...

Read More : Times Of India


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Published On : May 4, 2022