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 Q .
When is International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery 2022?
A)
March 27th
B)
March 26th
C)
March 25th
D)
March 24th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - March 25th

Note : The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed every year on March 25th to honor and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. 

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Published On : March 25, 2022
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki in April 2022?
A)
Osamu Suzuki
B)
Toshihiro Suzuki
C)
Hisashi Takeuchi
D)
R. C. Bhargava

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Hisashi Takeuchi

Note :

India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) has appointed "Hisashi Takeuchi" as the MD and Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from 1st April 2022, consequent to the completion of the term of Kenichi Ayukawa on 31st March 2022.
 
Takeuchi’s appointment comes at a time when Maruti Suzuki’s market share in the Indian passenger vehicle (PV) market has taken a hit amidst the semiconductors shortage crisis and strong demand for sports utility vehicles (SUV), a segment where the company doesn't have enough appealing products. MSIL has lost 740 bps of market share in the domestic PV market over the last 2 years from the peak of 51%.
 
Takeuchi said, “Maruti Suzuki is a great organization with a rich legacy and it will be my endeavor that we keep serving more and more customers both in India and the world with exciting cars that are good for them, environment and society.”
 
Takeuchi joined SMC in 1986 and has been on the Board of Maruti Suzuki since July 2019 and as Joint Managing Director (Commercial) since April 2021..

Source : New Indian Express

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Published On : March 25, 2022
 Q .
Who has recently(March 2022) passed away computer scientist and GIF creator?
A)
Stephen Wilhite
B)
Gerrit Blaauw
C)
Christian B. Anfinsen
D)
Kenneth E. Iverson

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Stephen Wilhite

Note :

Computer scientist "Stephen E. Wilhite" – who created the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) image format back in 1987 – died on 14th March 2022 at the age of 74. His wife Kathaleen R. Wilhite said his death was due to complications from Covid-19.
 
“He was an avid camper and loved traveling and camping. Even with all his accomplishments, he remained a very humble, kind, and good man,” Wilhite’s obituary reads. He was a recipient of the Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in New York and retired in 2001 as chief architect of America Online.
 
Wilhite was an employee at America’s first major online service CompuServe when he created a prototype of the GIF – or Graphics Interchange Format – at home and brought it to work to be perfected. What was first designed to compress images to quickly display color images has since become a driving force of internet culture – and debate about its proper pronunciation.
 
The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite told the New York Times in 2013. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
 
Wilhite is survived by his wife, his son David, stepchildren Rick Groves, Robin Landrum, Renee Bennett, and Rebecca Boaz in addition to 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four sisters..

Source : Rolling Stone

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Published On : March 25, 2022
 Q .
What is the total value of the Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB), also known as Rhino Bond?
A)
$100 million
B)
$150 million
C)
$200 million
D)
$250 million

Correct Answer : Option (B) - $150 million

Note : Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB) is also known as “Rhino Bond”.  It is a five-year $150 million Sustainable Development Bond.  It includes a potential performance payment from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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Published On : March 25, 2022
 Q .
Who has been virtually inaugurates "Biplobi Bharat Gallery" in Bengal?
A)
Mamata Banerjee
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Yogi Adityanath
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas on Wednesday(23rd Mar 2022), virtually inaugurated the "Biplobi Bharat Gallery" at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata.
 
He said that the gallery provides a holistic view of the events that led to Independence, highlighting the contributions of revolutionaries in the freedom struggle.
 
“Our past gives us direction for the present. On this day in 1931, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged. Khudiram Bose was younger than them when he was hanged on August 11, 1908,” Modi said.
 
Urging the youth of the country not to underestimate their strength and potential, the prime minister asserted that India will reach great heights as a superpower due to the hard work of today’s youngsters.
 
He said that the country is now assessing its past glorious heritage with new insight.
 
“We have set up Dr Ambedkar National Memorial in Delhi and Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial Park in Ranchi among other such structures to boost heritage tourism,” he added. PTI SUS ACD ACD
 
This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content..

Source : The Print

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
How many new airports does the indian government aim to set up by 2025?
A)
350
B)
280
C)
250
D)
220

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 220

Note :

Underlining the importance of the Civil Aviation sector in the Indian economy and calling it a "key element" of India's growth, Civil Aviation Minister "Jyotiraditya Scindia" on Wednesday(23rd Mar 2022) said that his government has set a target of creating 220 airports by 2025 in the country.
 
While speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday(23rd Mar 2022), Scindia informed the House that the market share of Indian companies in international freight was limited to only 2% during the COVID environment and has now reached 19%. He also spoke about the cargo revenue and said, "The revenue of cargo, which was only Rs 1,500 crore, has gone up to Rs 2,300 crore today."
 
In response to the Civil Aviation Ministry's demand for grants for 2022–23, Scindia stated that India has made progress in both domestic and international travel during the COVID-19 period. "Cargo flights for perishable food items will be boosted by 30% in the next few years with 133 new flights," he stated.
 
The Union Minister unveiled some of the important steps his ministry will be taking to help boost the civil aviation sector. "Simplification of the pilot licence will be done in the coming days with the latest technology," Scindia said in the Lower House of Parliament. He added, "We are planning to create 33 new domestic cargo terminals and set up 15 new flight training schools for pilots, create more employment, and boost emphasis on the drone sector.".

Source : Republic World

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
Ministry of Civil Aviation and FICCI organized 'WINGS INDIA 2022' in which city?
A)
Mumbai
B)
Ahmedabad
C)
Hyderabad
D)
Visakhapatnam

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Hyderabad

Note :

Hyderabad kick-off Asia's largest event for commercial, general and business aviation, Wings India, from 24th Mar 2022. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and industry body FICCI have jointly organised Wings India 2022 from March 24.
 
The event organised at Begumpet Airport will conclude on March 27th. The aviation event will focus on new business acquisitions, investments, policy formation and regional connectivity.
 
It will also provide a fillip to the aviation sector. The event will act as a platform to connect the buyers, sellers, investors, and other stakeholders.
 
WINGS INDIA 2022 THEME : The theme of the event this year is ‘India@75: New Horizon for Aviation Industry’.The Civil Aviation Ministry will also present awards to aviation-related companies, institutions and organisations for their contributions to the sector on March 25.
 
Minister of Civil Aviation "Jyotiraditya M Scindia" will inaugurate the event tomorrow. Talking about the same, he said "Wings India 2022 epitomises the Government of India’s commitment to transform India into the world’s top civil aviation hub. It will bring investment and business opportunities, creating millions of jobs for those looking to enter this industry.".

Source : India Today

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
Who became 1st para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan?
A)
Devendra Jhajharia
B)
Sumit Antil
C)
Varun Singh Bhati
D)
Sundar Singh Gurjar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Devendra Jhajharia

Note :

Devendra Jhajharia became the first para-athlete to receive the Padma Bhushan award. He has won many Paralympic medals, including gold at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens and 2016 Rio Games, and a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
 
Avani Lekhara (para-shooter) was also awarded the Padma Shri award in the Sports category. She is the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals in the same Games, as well as the first Indian woman to earn Paralympic gold.

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
When is Assam Rifles Day observed?
A)
March 26th
B)
March 25th
C)
March 24th
D)
March 23rd

Correct Answer : Option (C) - March 24th

Note :

Assam Rifles Raising Day is observed every year on March 24th in India to celebrate and honour the Assam rifles who served the country in several conflicts including both the World Wars. Assam Rifles Raising Day 2022 marks the 187th raising day of Assam Rifles which are also the oldest paramilitary force of India. It dates back to 1835 under the British Raj.

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
Which company has partnered with IIT Madras to launch M.Tech in Industrial Artificial Intelligence?
A)
HCL
B)
TCS
C)
Google
D)
Microsoft

Correct Answer : Option (B) - TCS

Note :

* Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) to launch an M.Tech programme in Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI) for working professionals.
 
* The M.Tech programme at IIT-M is an 18-month-long course, designed in consultation with TCS, that will be offered in a live teaching mode through virtual classrooms to upskill corporate employees in the applications of AI and to solve industrial problems
 
* TCS expects that the course will help scale up capability across the Indian workforce and expand the knowledge ecosystem in AI and machine learning, drive innovation and position India as a global innovation powerhouse.
 
* “TCS Research partners with premier academic institutes to explore emerging technologies with scientific rigour as they gain mainstream adoption,” said K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, TCS.
 
* The theoretical courses will cover concepts in fundamental mathematical techniques required for understanding data science algorithms, time series analysis, multivariate data analysis, machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning and applying AI solutions for industrial problems in a case study format, TCS said in a statement.
 
* “We are happy to collaborate with IIT-Madras, a member of the TCS Academic Co-Innovation Network, to create a new M Tech program in Industrial AI for working professionals so that they gain a deeper understanding of data science and AI which they can apply to drive innovation in industry,” Krishnan said.
 
* Each subject will have one mid-term and a final examination conducted in online mode, besides project work. There will be a total of 28-30 hours of online classes per week, with post-classroom activities, such as assignments, reading, and preparation, likely to take up 20-22 hours per week.
 
*  “AI is going to impact every aspect of human experience in the years to come. This course, designed in partnership with TCS, will provide a unique perspective on the impact of AI in industrial systems. Leveraging AI techniques in industries can lead to processes that are robust, inherently safer and ultimately lead to environmentally benign processes,” added Rengasamy..

Source : Business Today

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Published On : March 24, 2022