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 Q .
When will this year's first Partial Solar Eclipse occur?
A)
30th Apr 2022
B)
1st May 2022
C)
2nd May 2022
D)
3rd May 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 30th Apr 2022

Note : The first partial solar eclipse of the year(2022) is scheduled to take place this weekend on April 30th and will be visible across parts of the Southern Hemisphere. Interestingly, the partial eclipse on Saturday(30th Apr 2022) is coinciding with what is known as the ‘Black Moon'. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) explained that the ‘Black Moon' will block out some of the Sun during the day just before and during sunset, causing a partial eclipse.

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Published On : April 28, 2022
 Q .
Which airline has proposed to acquire AirAsia India?
A)
Indigo
B)
Air India
C)
Vistara
D)
SpiceJet

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Air India

Note :

In what will be its first M&A under new owner Tata Sons, Air India has proposed to buy low-cost carrier AirAsia India, according to an application with the Competition Commission of India (CCI). The move will see Malaysia's AirAsia exiting the airline venture nine years after it entered India with high hopes.
 
AirAsia owns 16.33% in the India unit and, according to the shareholders' agreement between the company and Tata Sons, the latter can acquire the former's stake directly or through an affiliate. Since Air India is now an affiliate of Tatas, the purchase of AirAsia's stake has been routed through it, sources said.
 
Air India will buy AirAsia's 16.3% in the airline venture for Rs 139 crore. The remaining stake of 83.7% in AirAsia India is held by Tata Sons. This too will be purchased by Air India. Tata Sons had acquired Air India through its 100% arm Talace in a Rs 18,000-crore equity and debt deal on January 27 this year..

Source : Times of india

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Published On : April 28, 2022
 Q .
Russia has withdrawn from which among the following UN body?
A)
UNSC
B)
UNGA
C)
UNHRC
D)
UNWTO

Correct Answer : Option (D) - UNWTO

Note :

Russia is withdrawing from the United Nation's tourism body, the UNWTO said Wednesday(27th Apr 2022) ahead of a vote by its executive council to suspend Moscow's membership over its invasion of Ukraine.
 
"Russia has announced its intention to withdraw from UNWTO," the organisation said in a tweet, adding that Russia's suspension "is effective immediately".

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : April 28, 2022
 Q .
Which state signed MoU with the Netherlands for "Cosmos Malabaricus" Project?
A)
Assam
B)
Bihar
C)
Kerala
D)
Rajasthan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kerala

Note :

Kerala and the Netherlands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the ‘Cosmos Malabaricus’ project. This study will contribute to a better understanding of Kerala’s history in the 18th century.
 
In Malappuram and Kollam, the state will also collaborate with the Netherlands to establish paint academies.
 
The agreements were inked in the presence of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Dutch Ambassador to India Marten van den Berg.
 
The Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR), which is part of the Department of Higher Education, the University of Leiden, and the National Archives of the Netherlands, is carrying out this project.

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : April 27, 2022
 Q .
Which Ministry Netflix launch videos on women changemakers?
A)
Ministry of Culture
B)
Information and Broadcasting Ministry
C)
Ministry of Home Affairs
D)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Information and Broadcasting Ministry

Note :

The Information and Broadcasting(I&B) ministry and Netflix on Tuesday(26th Apr 2022) launched short films on seven-inspiring women as part of the celebrations to mark the 75th year of Independence.
 
The short films on 'seven changemakers', released by Information and Broadcasting Minister "Anurag Thakur here, also marks the beginning of a collaboration of the ministry with Netflix, which will produce a series of a short film titled ‘Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniya’ on diverse themes such as women's empowerment, environment and sustainable development.
 
"Netflix will produce 25 to 30 two-minute short films for the ministry which will be shared on social media platforms and telecast on the Doordarshan network,” Thakur told a press conference which was also attended by Bela Bajaria, head of global TV, Netflix.
 
Thakur also nudged Bajaria to increase the number of short films from 25-30 to 75 to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence..

Source  : Outlook India

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Published On : April 27, 2022
 Q .
How many ropeway projects have the Government of Himachal Pradesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for development?
A)
7
B)
8
C)
9
D)
10

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 7

Note :

* Himachal Pradesh government has signed an MoU for the development of seven(7) ropeway projects in Kangra, Kullu, Chamba, Sirmour and Bilaspur districts.

* The MoU was signed between Ropeways and Rapid Transport System Development Corporation (RTDC) HP Limited and National Highways Logistic Management Limited (NHLML).

* The MoU was signed in the presence of road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur in New Delhi.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : April 27, 2022
 Q .
Who has formally taken charge as chairman of Tata Digital in April 2022?
A)
N Chandrasekaran
B)
Cyrus Mistry
C)
Rajesh Gopinathan
D)
Guenter Butschek

Correct Answer : Option (A) - N Chandrasekaran

Note :

Tata Sons executive chairman N Chandrasekaran has formally taken charge as chairman of Tata Digital.

After several delays, Tata Group finally launched its much-awaited super app Tata Neu for the public on Thursday(7th Apr 2022).
 
ET had first reported on March 15 that Tata Neu would be launched on April 7.
 
“Tata Neu is an exciting platform that gathers all our brands into one powerful app,” Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran said in a LinkedIn post, “Combining our traditional consumer-first approach with the modern ethos of technology, it is an all-new way to discover the wonderful world of Tata.”
 
Tata-owned brands including BigBasket, 1mg, Croma, AirAsia, IHCL, Qmin, Starbucks, Tata Cliq, Tata Play, and Westside will be available on the super app initially, he said. Vistara, Air India, Titan, Tanishq, and Tata Motors will be added soon, Chandrasekaran said.

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : April 27, 2022
 Q .
When did Padma Shri Structural Biologist M. Vijayan passes away?
A)
27th Apr 2022
B)
26th Apr 2022
C)
25th Apr 2022
D)
24th Apr 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 24th Apr 2022

Note :

Eminent structural biologist M. Vijayan, DAE Homi Bhabha Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), passed away in Bengaluru on Sunday(24th Apr 2022) morning. Prof. Vijayan, who was instrumental in the development of macromolecular crystallography in India, was 80.
 
Born in Cherpu, Thrissur, in 1941, Prof. Vijayan graduated from the Kerala Varma College, and continued his studies in Allahabad University, before pursuing his PhD in X-ray Crystallography from IISc, Bangalore. His main research areas covered protein structures, lectins, and interactions of mycobacterial proteins.
 
 
“One of the foremost crystallographers of India, Prof. Vijayan successfully established & expanded macromolecular crystallography in the country. He also mentored several successful researchers in his laboratory at MBU, IISc. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered forever,” the Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU), IISc, tweeted on Sunday.
 
As a post-doctoral fellow in the U.K., he was a co-researcher with Prof. Dorothy Hodgkin, the 1964 Nobel laureate in Chemistry. On his return to India in 1971, he joined the MBU at IISc. He was the associate Director of IISc from 2000-2004. A recipient of the Padma Shri and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, Prof. Vijayan was the president of the Indian National Science Academy from 2007 to 2010..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : April 27, 2022
 Q .
Elvera Britto has passed away, was a former captain of which sports team of India?
A)
Cricket
B)
Polo
C)
Hockey
D)
Volleyball

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Hockey

Note :

Former Indian women's "hockey" team captain "Elvera Britto" died here on Tuesday(26th Apr 2022) due to old age related problems. She was 81.
 
Elvera, the eldest of the three famous Britto sisters (others are Rita and Mae), ruled the domestic circuit from 1960 to 1967, guiding Karnataka to seven national titles.
 
She represented India against Australia, Sri Lanka and Japan.
 
In 1965, Elvera became only the second woman hockey player to be conferred with the Arjuna Award after Anne Lumsden (1961)..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : April 27, 2022
 Q .
When did former Meghalaya CM Rymbai die?
A)
21st Apr 2022
B)
22nd Apr 2022
C)
23rd Apr 2022
D)
24th Apr 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 21st Apr 2022

Note :

* Veteran statesman and former chief minister of Meghalaya "James Dringwell Rymbai" died on Thursday(21st Apr 2022) at the age of 88.
 
* He had entered into electoral politics in 1982 and contested elections to the legislative assembly from the Jirang constituency successfully.
 
* He was elected the speaker of the Meghalaya Assembly in 1993 and became the CM in  June 15, 2006 and served till March 2007. .
 
* The State government has declared a three-day state mourning as a mark of respect for James Dringwell Rymbai.

Source : Times of India

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Published On : April 27, 2022