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 Q .
Who becomes 1st woman to feature on IMF's 'wall of former chief economists'?
A)
Anshula Kant
B)
Leena Nair
C)
Tessy Thomas
D)
Gita Gopinath

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Gita Gopinath

Note :

The First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) "Gita Gopinath" has made it as the first woman to be featured on the 'wall of former chief economists' of the IMF, making it a proud moment in the history of IMF. 
 
This makes her only the second Indian to achieve this feat as the first Indian to achieve the honour was none other than Raghuram Rajan as IMF's Chief Economist and Director of Research between the years 2003 and 2006.
 
Gita Gopinath took to Twitter to display the wall of former chief economists with her photograph with a caption, "breaking the trend I joined the wall of former Chief Economists of the IMF." 
 
Gita Gopinath's journey with the IMF began when she was appointed as its Chief Economist in October 2018. She was later promoted as the IMF's First Deputy Managing Director in December 2021. 
 
Notably, Gopinath had served as the first female chief economist of the Washington-based global lender for- the last three years..

Source : Mint

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Published On : July 8, 2022
 Q .
Which government will soon introduce in the Assembly the Right to Health Bill, the first of its kind in India?
A)
Telangana
B)
Madhya Pradesh
C)
Rajasthan
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rajasthan

Note :

The Rajasthan government is soon likely to introduce in the Assembly the Right to Health Billthe first of its kind in Indiawhich aims to commit to quality and affordable health care services through government and private health care providers.
 
In January, the government had prepared a draft bill that defines the rights of patients, their attendants and health care providers, as well as a system for addressing grievances of the stakeholders. According to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, all necessary provisions in the bill should be included in the interest of patients..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
When the "World Kiswahili Language Day" is observed on annually?
A)
8th July
B)
7th July
C)
6th July
D)
5th July

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7th July

Note :

World Kiswahili Language Day is being celebrated 7th July. World Kiswahili Day is celebrated on the 7th of July every year following a declaration by UNESCO member states in this regard. Kiswahili is one of the most widely spoken languages in Africa and the most widely spoken in sub-Saharan Africa. Kiswahili is also the only African language that is an official language of the African Union.
 
In an Exclusive Interview with AIR News, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to India, Anisa Kapufi Mbega said that Kiswahili language needs to be nurtured as it reflects African heritage..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Which country's Prime Minister has stepped down 7th july 2022?
A)
UK
B)
Italy
C)
France
D)
Denmark

Correct Answer : Option (A) - UK

Note :

United Kingdom(UK) Prime Minister "Boris Johnson" announced on Thursday(7th July 2022) that he will both step down from his position and resign as the leader of the Conservative Party just weeks after surviving a no-confidence vote in Parliament following embarrassing findings about his administration.
 
“I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world, but them's the breaks,” Johnson said during a news conference outside 10 Downing Street, while confirming that he will remain prime minister until a new leader is elected.
 
The announcement comes months after an initial report from Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary Sue Gray found that Johnson’s office had a culture of excessive drinking in the workplace and other examples of “failure of leadership” from his administration, including repeated violations of COVID-19 protocols to host holiday gatherings. The scandal became known as “Partygate” and has followed Johnson since..

Source : US News

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer of IKEA in India?
A)
Murali Iyer
B)
Manjri Chandak
C)
Rajneesh Jain
D)
Sanjeev Churiwala

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Murali Iyer

Note :

Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA announced the appointment of Murali Iyer as its new Chief Financial Officer, in India. He takes over from Preet Dhupar, who has moved into a global role within Ingka Group, that owns IKEA, as per a company statement.
 
Mr. Iyer would be part of IKEA India leadership team reporting to Susanne Pulverer, CEO & CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer). The new CFO has over two decades of experiences in financial leadership, having worked with the Volvo Group in India and Sweden in multiple roles.

Source : Thehindu

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who has been appointed the Force Commander in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in July 2022?
A)
Lt Gen Amardeep Singh Bhinder
B)
Lt Gen Nav Kumar Khanduri
C)
Lt Gen Surinder Singh Mahal
D)
Lt Gen Mohan Subramanian

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Lt Gen Mohan Subramanian

Note :

India’s ​Lieutenant General "Mohan Subramanian" has been appointed the Force Commander in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
 
United Nations Secretary-General "António Guterres" announced the appointment on July 5th, 2022. Subramanian succeeds Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar of India.
 
Almost 20,000 peacekeepers serve with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to protect civilians and build durable peace in the conflict-affected country.
 
The civilian, police and military personnel from 73 countries carry out many duties under the mandate provided by the United Nations Security Council..

Source : News18

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
CMIE data, India's unemployment rate has increased to what percentage in April 2022?
A)
7.10%
B)
7.52%
C)
7.83%
D)
7.96%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 7.83%

Note :

The unemployment rate in the country grew to 7.83 percent in April 2022 from 7.60 percent in March 2022, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) data.
 
The unemployment rate in urban areas was higher at 9.22 per cent compared to 8.28 per cent in March.
 
In the rural area, the unemployment rate was at 7.18 per cent in April compared to 7.29 per cent in the previous month.
 
Unemployment rate was the highest in Haryana at 34.5 percent followed by Rajasthan at 28.8 percent, Bihar 21.1 per cent and Jammu and Kashmir 15.6 per cent, the data showed.
 
CMIE managing director Mahesh Vyas told PTI that it is important to note that the labour force participation rate and the employment rate also increased in April..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
India's first Autonomous Navigation facility, "TiHAN" inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh at which campus?
A)
IIT Guwahati
B)
IIT Hyderabad
C)
IIT Bhubaneswar
D)
IIT Gandhinagar

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Hyderabad

Note :

India’s first Autonomous Navigation facility, "TiHAN" was inaugurated by "Jitendra Singh", Union Minister of State for Science & Technology at the IIT Hyderabad campus on Monday. 
 
* Developed at a budget of Rs. 130 crores by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology, TiHAN (Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation) is a multidisciplinary initiative that will make India a global player in the futuristic and next generation ‘smart mobility’ technology. 
 
* The minister said that the vision of TiHAN-IITH is to become a global player for next generation smart mobility technologies and the Ministry of Science & Technology has come forward to support this initiative, which will be a trendsetter for others as well. 
 
*Limited testbeds or proving grounds exist worldwide to investigate the operation of unmanned and connected vehicles in a controlled environment by simulating various scenarios that may occur in real-life traffic operations, ranging from frequently occurring to extreme cases.
 
* Singh said that giving a mega push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Technology vision, Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation Foundation (TiHAN)-IITH has already taken many forward-looking initiatives to promote innovation in the mobility sector. 
 
*TiHAN Testbed will provide a unique platform for high quality research between academia, industry and R&D labs both at the national and international level, thus making India a global leader in autonomous navigation technologies." .

Source : Mint

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who is inaugurated new center for artificial intelligence at Netaji Subhas University of Technology(NSUT)?
A)
Manish Sisodia
B)
Arvind Kejriwal
C)
Smriti Irani
D)
Himanta Biswa Sarma

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Manish Sisodia

Note : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister "Manish Sisodia" inaugurated a new centre of excellence in artificial intelligence at Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT) Wednesday(6th July 2022).

According to the institute spokespersons, the centre is envisaged to enhance the university’s research capabilities and is equipped with high-end graphical processing units, workstations, data storage and communication systems.
 
A state-of-the-art supercomputing system, comprising DGX A100 with 324 GB RAM and eight graphical processing units, 100TB storage, smart rack, and high-speed switches, has been installed in the centre which is capable of executing training at 5 petaflops and 56 instances can be executed in parallel, according to a statement.
 
The centre also has 10 high-end workstations having their independent graphical processing units and 256 GB RAM. Additionally, 30 terminals have also been provided to cater to the needs of the user, according to the statement..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who has been given additional charge of Ministry of Minority Affairs and Ministry of Steel in 7th july 2022?
A)
Sachin Pilot and Kamal Nath
B)
Hardeep Singh Puri and Kiren Rijiju
C)
Smriti Irani and Jyotiraditya Scindia
D)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Digvijaya Singh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Smriti Irani and Jyotiraditya Scindia

Note :

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has been assigned the charge of Ministry of Minority Affairs, in addition to her existing portfolio

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Steel. The developments come after the President accepted the resignations of  Minority  Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh from the Union Council of Ministers. .

Source : News On Air

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Published On : July 7, 2022