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 Q .
Who was appointed MD and CEO of Larsen & Toubro in 2022?
A)
S.N. Subrahmanyan
B)
Mr. Ravi Goel
C)
Dr BPS Reddy
D)
R Srikrishna

Correct Answer : Option (A) - S.N. Subrahmanyan

Note : S.N. Subrahmanyan, the current deputy managing director and president of Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T), has been named Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer, marking the first change of guard at the top of India’s largest engineering and construction corporation in 18 years. S.N. Subramanyam will replace A.M. Naik as the CEO of the company.

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Published On : May 18, 2022
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the new Non-Executive Chairman of Gram Unnati (Agritech startup) in May 2022?
A)
Sushil Chandra
B)
Ashok Lavasa
C)
Om Prakash Rawat
D)
Sunil Arora

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sunil Arora

Note :

Gram Unnati (Agritech startup) has appointed former chief election commissioner Sunil Arora as the new non-executive chairman of its board.
 
He is a retired civil servant (IAS) with an experience of over 36 years.
 
He has served as secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
 
Gram Unnati was founded by IIT Kharagpur graduate "Aneesh Jain" in 2013.

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : May 18, 2022
 Q .
Which country has become the 4th largest automotive market?
A)
China
B)
India
C)
Russia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

Note :

India, which is the fourth(4th) largest automotive market in the world, is set to see a growth of 10% in 2022 on strong underlying demand reflecting the general economic recovery and consumers' preference for personal vehicles over public transportation, the report said. India had seen a 27% growth in 2021.
 
The research firm has, however, lowered the global vehicle sales forecast on supply chain problems & the invasion of Ukraine. The reduced forecast for global light vehicle sales is mainly the result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it said.
 
Moody’s has revised its forecast for Asia-Pacific from a 4.7% growth seen earlier to 3.4% now, reflecting further temporary Covid-related lockdowns that could constrain supply chains and production in the region..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : May 18, 2022
 Q .
When is World Hypertension Day celebrated every year?
A)
May 16th
B)
May 17th
C)
May 18th
D)
May 19th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - May 17th

Note :

World Hypertension Day is celebrated on May 17th every year. It is observed annually to raise awareness about the symptoms of hypertension. The main aim of World Hypertension Day is to educate the public and increase awareness of hypertension, which is also commonly known as high blood pressure.
 
According to the World Hypertension League (WHL) organisation, there are two critical components to increasing awareness of hypertension:
 
The first is to “establish high-capacity community screening programs for recognition of high BP in those at risk”
 
The second is to “promote the routine measurement of BP by a health-care professional at all clinical encounters.”
 
WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2022 THEME : The theme of WHD for 2022 is Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer. It focuses on combating low awareness rates worldwide, especially in low to middle-income areas, and accurate blood pressure measurement methods.
 
WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY HISTORY : World Hypertension Day was first inaugurated in May 2005, and ever since it has become an annual event.
 
The main purpose behind the celebration of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic..

Source : India Today

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
Who was elected the new President of Somalia in May 2022?
A)
Omar Sharmarke
B)
Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed
C)
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
D)
Abdikarim Hussein Guled

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Note :

Somali legislators have elected former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s next president, following a long-overdue election on Sunday(15th May 2022) in the troubled Horn of Africa nation.
 
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served as Somalia’s president between 2012 and 2017, won the contest in the capital, Mogadishu, amid a security lockdown imposed by authorities to prevent deadly rebel attacks..
 
Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
Which country has joined Finland in formally signing request to join NATO membership in 17th May 2022?
A)
Sweden
B)
Cyprus
C)
Switzerland
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sweden

Note :

Sweden on Tuesday(17th May 2022) signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance. Finland’s Parliament has overwhelmingly endorsed a bid from the Nordic country’s government to join NATO.
 
The moves by the two Nordic countries, ending Sweden’s more than 200 years of military nonalignment and Finland’s nonalignment after World War II, have provoked the ire of the Kremlin.
 
In Stockholm, Swedish Foreign Minister "Ann Linde" signed the formal request to join the Alliance, which she said would be sent to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
India has banned the export of which food grain?
A)
Wheat
B)
Rice
C)
Corn
D)
Barley

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Wheat

Note :

India has banned exports of wheat effective immediately, citing a risk to food security, partly due to the war in Ukraine and as a scorching heatwave curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high.
 
Although not one of the world’s top wheat exporters, India’s ban could drive global prices to new peaks given already tight supply, hitting poor consumers in Asia and Africa particularly hard.
 
Agriculture ministers from the G7 industrialised nations immediately condemned India’s decision on Saturday(14th May 2022).
 
“If everyone starts to impose export restrictions or to close markets, that would worsen the crisis,” German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said at a news conference in Stuttgart.
 
Government officials in New Delhi said on Saturday(14th May 2022) that India would still allow exports backed by already issued letters of credit and to countries that request supplies “to meet their food security needs”.

Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
Who is launches indigenous Navy destroyer warship INS Surat, frigate INS Udaygiri?
A)
Nitin Gadkari
B)
Ajit Doval
C)
Uddhav Thackeray
D)
Rajnath Singh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajnath Singh

Note :

Defence Minister "Rajnath Singh" launched Today(17th May 2022) the two frontline warships of the Indian Navy at Mazgaon Docks Limited, Mumbai which will mark a significant milestone in their construction.

The first ship is Surat, which is the fourth and last of the stealth destroyers under the 'Project 15B' programme.

The second ship is Udaygiri, part of the 'Project 17A' frigate programme. It is the third ship of Project 17A frigates.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
Elisabeth Borne has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister in 30 years of which nation?
A)
Japan
B)
France
C)
Italy
D)
Denmark

Correct Answer : Option (B) - France

Note : Elisabeth Borne was picked by the French President "Emmanuel Macron" on May 16, 2022, as his new Prime Minister as he prepared for the legislative elections in June this year. It is the second time in 30 years that a woman has been appointed for the topmost position.

The former Prime Minister of France Jean Castex handed over his resignation, earlier in the day, paving way for a cabinet overhaul after Macron’s re-election in April 2022.

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : May 19, 2022
 Q .
Who addressed the Silver Jubilee celebrations of TRAI?
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Yogi Adityanath

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Note :

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed Silver Jubilee Celebrations programme of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) through video conferencing.

* During the programme, PM Modi also launched a 5G Test Bed, developed as a multi-institutional collaborative project by a total of eight institutes led by IIT Madras. 

* TRAI was established in 1997 through the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.

* Describing 2G era as the symbol of policy paralysis and corruption, Mr Modi said the nation has moved transparently to 4G and now 5G.  He asserted that the country should be able to launch 6G service by the end of this decade as the task force has started working on it.
 
* Speaking on the occasion, Communications, Electronics  and IT Minister Ashwini Vasihnaw said the country has developed a complete 4G  stack, while the 5G technology stack is in the advanced stage. He expressed confidence that India should see its own indigenous 5G technology stack by the end of this year.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 17, 2022