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 Q .
Which country has been elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA)?
A)
India
B)
Japan
C)
Malaysia
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

Note :

India has been elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024. Commission on Elections, Manila was the current chair of AAEA. The new member in the Executive Board now includes Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Taiwan and Philippines.
 
The decision to elect India as the new Chair of the AAEA was unanimously taken at a meeting of the Executive board and General Assembly at Manila, Philippines, which was held on 7 May, 2022.
 
A 3-member delegation of the Election Commission of India (ECI) headed by Deputy Election Commissioner Nitesh Vyas, along with CEO Manipur Rajesh Agrawl and CEO Rajasthan Praveen Gupta, attended the Executive Board meeting at Manila and presented the work plan for 2022-23 as also futuristic activities for 2023-24 to the Executive Board.
 
A presentation on 'Gender Issues in Elections' was also given, highlighting various concerted and targeted interventions by India to break socio-political barriers in electoral and political processes for inclusive and participative elections..

Source : Firstpost

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
When is National Technology Day observed?
A)
May 12th
B)
May 11th
C)
May 10th
D)
May 9th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - May 11th

Note :

India observed "National Technology Day" on May 11th to celebrate the achievements made by the scientists, engineers, teachers and researchers across the nation.
 
Theme 2022 : Integrated Approach in science and technology for a sustainable future
 
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Former Prime Minister) declared 11 May as the National Technology Day as India has successfully carried out a series of nuclear tests in Pokhran on May 11, 1998..

Source : News18

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
Which Union Minister will be leading the Indian delegation at Cannes 2022 Festival?
A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Nirmala Sitharaman
D)
Anurag Thakur

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Anurag Thakur

Note : Union Information and Broadcasting Minister "Anurag Thakur" will be leading an Indian delegation comprising major artists from across India at the opening day of Cannes 2022 Film Festival on May 17. The delegation will include celebrities such as AR Rahman, Akshay Kumar, R Madhavan, Nayantara, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pooja Hegde

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
Who signed the MoU on cooperation and collaboration in Broadcasting between ORTM (Office de la Radio at de la Television) in Madagascar?
A)
All India Radio
B)
Doordarshan
C)
Radio Mirchi
D)
Prasar Bharati

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Prasar Bharati

Note :

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation and collaboration in Broadcasting between Prasar Bharati and ORTM (Office de la Radio et de la Television) was signed in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo yesterday(10th May 2022)
 
It was signed by India’s Ambassador to Madagascar "Abhay Kumar" and ORTM Director-General  Mr. BELALAHY Jean Yves. The ceremony was graced by the Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Communication and Culture and representatives of the Government of Madagascar.
 
Madagascar National Television (TVM) will broadcast programmes from internal productions of Prasar Bharati in the fields of culture, education, science, entertainment, sports, news as well as other areas of mutual interest..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
How many new domestic cargo terminals will the indian government set up by 2024-2025?
A)
15 Cargo Terminals
B)
26 Cargo Terminals
C)
33 Cargo Terminals
D)
52 Cargo Terminals

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 33 Cargo Terminals

Note :

The government will establish 33 new domestic cargo terminals by 2024-2025 which will allow India's cargo sector to flourish and grow. Civil Aviation Minister "Jyotiraditya Scindia" said this while addressing the annual event of Air Cargo Forum India. 
 
Talking about the reforms in Cargo Sector, the Minister said that industry players need to focus on transportation of smaller cargo loads from Tier II and III cities to metros to achieve the target of 10 million metric tons in cargo
 
He said this can be achieved by acquisition of smaller size aircraft. To facilitate this, he said 33 new domestic cargo terminals will be established by 2024-2025. 
 
He also stressed the need to work on ease of doing business in cargo sector by making processes paperless, adapting automation, and digitalization which can make cargo processing swift.
 
During the last two years in the midst of COVID pandemic, cargo sector has emerged as a promising area not just for Indian aviation but for global aviation. The Indian cargo sector has witnessed a growth rate of 9 to 10 percent since 2013-14. During the last two years, airlines have witnessed 520 percent increase in cargo revenue..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
Who is sworn in as South Korea's new President in 2022?
A)
Yoon Suk Yeol
B)
Ahn Cheol-soo
C)
Park Geun-hye
D)
Hong Joon-pyo

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Yoon Suk Yeol

Note :

* Yoon Suk-yeol (a conservative former prosecutor) has been sworn in as the president of South Korea in a ceremony held at Seoul's National Assembly.
 
* He served as South Korea's prosecutor general from 2019 to 2021 under Moon Jae-in (former president) rule.
 
* He played an important role in the conviction of Park Geun-hye (former President) as a chief prosecutor of South Korea.

Source : aljazeera

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
Who is elected as Hong Kong's next Chief Executive in 2022?
A)
Chris Tang
B)
John Lee
C)
Paul Chan Mo-po
D)
Leung Chun-ying

Correct Answer : Option (B) - John Lee

Note :

* John Lee, a Beijing loyalist, has been elected to be Hong Kong’s next chief executive.
 
* Lee, the only candidate for Hong Kong’s top post, won 1,416 votes in Sunday’s(8th May 2022) election.
 
* At a press conference after his election, Lee was asked if his performance will be “challenged by the lack of electoral mandate and legitimacy in the eyes of some people.”

* About 1,500 members of a largely pro-Beijing election committee cast their votes to select the new leader. Lee only needed a simple majority to win.
 
* The 64-year-old Lee, who was formerly Hong Kong’s chief secretary, will begin his five-year term on July 1, replacing outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
 
* Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China which returned to Chinese rule in 1997, after the U.K. handed over the former colony to Beijing. It is governed under the “one country, two systems” framework, and has limited election rights and a mostly separate legal and economic system.

Source : CNBC

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
Which state CM launched the second phase of the Ladli Laxmi scheme (Ladli Laxmi scheme-2.0)?
A)
Madhya Pradesh
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Madhya Pradesh

Note :

In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister "Shivraj Singh Chouhan" has launched Ladli Laxmi schme-2.0 during a state-level function at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal today.
 
More than seven thousand girls were present in the programme.AIR correspondent reports that the Chief Minister also dedicated the Ladli e-Samvad app to establish a continuous dialogue with Ladlis.
 
Ladli Laxmi schme - 2.0 is an innovative initiative to encourage daughters to pursue higher education and make them self-dependent. Decision has also been taken to honour gram panchayats as Ladli Friendly panchayat who have done remarkable work for the economic empowerment, skill enhancement and protection of rights along with nutrition, health and education of the daughters and to boost their self-confidence..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
Which country Faces Economic Crisis with Increasing International Debts in 2022?
A)
India
B)
Sri Lanka
C)
Russia
D)
Germany

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sri Lanka

Note :

The Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a state of emergency. This is the second time that the president has declared an emergency in a month(May 2022).

The strikes and protests are increasing day by day because of the increasing economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Last Friday after the announcement of a state emergency the general strike closed all the shops and businesses across the state.

The protesters attacked the lawmakers inside the parliament building in Colombo for hours and the police were left with no choice but and used water cannons and tear gases over the protesters.
 
The protesters are not happy with the current government and are demanding the resignation of Mr. Rajapaksa and his elder brother Mahendra Rajapaksha to resign as the prime minister. Mahindra Raja prime minister of Sri Lanka has been accused of mismanaging the economy and he is accused of being the main reason Sri Lanka is pushed towards bankruptcy and economic crisis.

According to the finance minister, the usable foreign exchange results are below $50 million and the food prices are ascending every day. The hospitals in Sri Lanka have a shortage of essential medicine and there are lengthy power cuts due to a shortage of fuel.

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Published On : May 11, 2022
 Q .
Who is receives British Honours 'MBE' For His Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
A)
Pradeep Kar
B)
Omkar Nisal
C)
Clare Barclay
D)
Guruswamy Krishnamoorthy

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Guruswamy Krishnamoorthy

Note :

Guruswamy Krishnamoorthy, CEO of Penlon, a world-class British medical technology firm, is likely to receive The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) Award 2022Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) recognition from the Queen at Buckingham Palace, London, UK. Guruswamy Krishnamoorthy hails from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. The British Honorary Awards are awarded twice a year, first during the new year and again in June, on the date of the Queen’s official birthday.
 
Guruswamy’s Contribution : Guruswamy led a group of companies that formed a consortium with Penlon as its hub. In 12 weeks, 11,700 ventilators were provided to the United Kingdom government by employing around 4,000 people for three round-the-clock shifts. The effort also resulted in an award from the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.
 
About the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) :
 
* An MBE is the third-highest ranked Order of the British Empire award (excluding a knighthood or damehood), after Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), the highest award, and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), the second-highest award.
 
* The MBE is given in recognition of great achievement or contribution to the community that has had a long-term, significant impact and serves as an example to others.

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Published On : May 10, 2022