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 Q .
Sheryl Sandberg has stepped down as the Chief Operating Officer of which company?
A)
Meta
B)
Google
C)
Microsoft
D)
Alphabet

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Meta

Note :

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and its parent company Meta, has announced on 1st June 2022 she will step down from her role, ending 14 years in the job that made her one of the most powerful figures in the tech world and saw the company weather a meteoric rise and multiple controversies.
 
Sheryl announced that she will leave after a 14-year tenure that included helping steer scandal-prone Facebook to advertising dominance. 
 
The 52-year old has been one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley and her departure has come at a time when the social media giant faces an uncertain future and fierce competition.
 
In his own Facebook post, Zuckerberg called it “the end of an era” and said Sandberg “deserved the credit for so much of what Meta is today”.
 
“When Sheryl joined me in 2008, I was only 23 years old and I barely knew anything about running a company … Sheryl architected our ads business, hired great people, forged our management culture, and taught me how to run a company,” the CEO added.
 
Sandberg referenced in her departure missive the ways the tech landscape has evolved since she began at the company..

Source : The Guardian

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Published On : June 2, 2022
 Q .
Who among the following has launched a worldwide educational application?
A)
Sachin Tendulkar
B)
Anil Kumble
C)
Sourav Ganguly
D)
Virender Sehwag

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sourav Ganguly

Note :

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday(June 1, 2022) said that he had launched a worldwide educational app.
 
Speculation was rife about the former captain’s position as BCCI president following his cryptic tweet on June 1st, in which he thanked his fans and said he was planning to start something would probably "help a lot of people".
 
With the announcement, he shut down all speculations surrounding his resignation as President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)..

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Published On : June 2, 2022
 Q .
Who is the new Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in 31st May 2022?
A)
Kuldeep Singh
B)
Kuldeep Singh
C)
Vivek Ram Chaudhari
D)
Zulfiquar Hasan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Zulfiquar Hasan

Note :

Senior IPS officers Zulfiquar Hasan and S L Thaosen have been appointed as the new Directors General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) respectively.
 
Two separate orders issued by the Centre, following the sanction by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC), on Tuesday(31st May 2022) appointed the two 1988-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officers to the posts that have been vacant since the beginning of the year.
 
While Hasan, a West Bengal-cadre IPS officer, has been serving as the special director general of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Delhi, Thaosen, a Madhya Pradesh-cadre IPS officer, is working in the same capacity in the Border Security Force (BSF).
 
The post of the DG, BCAS has been vacant since January 4 after incumbent Nasir Kamal opted for voluntary retirement.
 
BCAS Joint DG Jaideep Prasad has been holding the charge of the DG in an additional capacity. The BCAS functions under the Union civil aviation ministry and is tasked with framing security-related protocols for aviation operations.
 
The government order said Hasan has been appointed “for a tenure up to his superannuation on 31.10.2024”.
 
Thaosen’s order said he has been appointed as the DG, SSB “up to 30.11.2023 i.e. date of his superannuation or till further orders, whichever is earlier”.
 
The SSB chief’s post has been lying vacant after incumbent DG Kumar Rajesh Chandra retired on December 31 last year..

Souce : The Print

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Published On : June 2, 2022
 Q .
Who laid the foundation stone of the Olympic level sports center in Ahmedabad (May 2022)?
A)
Yogi Adityanath
B)
Vijay Rupani
C)
Amit Shah
D)
Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Amit Shah

Note : The government wants to have international level grounds and venues for all sports for the Olympics in Ahmedabad with the Sardar Patel Sports Complex, Narendra Modi Stadium, Naranpura Sports Complex, and three more sports complexes. Amit Shah, the Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation, laid the foundation stone for an Olympic-level sports complex in AhmedabadGujarat, on Sunday (29th May 2022) at a cost of Rs 632 crore.

Important Points :
 
* The world-class sports stadium is set across 18 acres in Ahmedabad’s Naranpura neighbourhood, with facilities for playing and training in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including swimming. It can also accommodate up to 7,000 people at once.
 
* This enormous sports facility with over 1.15 lakh square metres of built up area includes an indoor sports arena, a community sports arena, and an aquatic stadium.
 
* The BJP-led central and state administrations hope that the presence of the world’s largest cricket stadium, the Sardar Patel Sports Complex, and the Naranpura Sports Complex will make Ahmedabad a city where Olympic preparations may be made..

Source : The Print

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Published On : June 2, 2022
 Q .
When the Telangana Formation Day is observed on every year?
A)
1st June
B)
2nd June
C)
3rd June
D)
4th June

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2nd June

Note : Telangana, India’s 28th state, was founded on 2nd June 2014. Telangana celebrates its Formation Day to mark the people’s contribution to forming a separate state outside of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana’s 30 districts honour this day by hoisting the national flag.

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Published On : June 2, 2022
 Q .
Renowned Singer-composer 'Krishnakumar Kunnath', who fondly known as KK, has passed away in when and which city?
A)
31st May 2022 (Kolkata)
B)
30th May 2022 (Chennai)
C)
29th May 2022 (Mumbai)
D)
28th May 2022 (Ahmedabad)

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 31st May 2022 (Kolkata)

Note :

Singer-composer KK, whose real name was "Krishnakumar Kunnath", died in Kolkata on Tuesday(31st May 2022) at the age of 53
 
He was in the city for a two-day concert, and took ill during an event at Nazrul Mancha. “He was brought dead to the hospital around 10 pm,” said a CMRI hospital staff. He died of a suspected heart attack.

His debut album 'Pal' was released in 1999.
 
He has recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali, among other languages.
 
He gave his last performance in the iconic Nazrul Mancha auditorium on May 31, 2022.
 
Songs : Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, 1999), Dus Bahane (Dus, 2005)

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : June 1, 2022
 Q .
Founder of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, senior leader, and lawyer Bhim Singh When did passed away?
A)
June 1st 2022
B)
May 31st 2022
C)
May 30th 2022
D)
May 29th 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - May 31st 2022

Note :

Founder of "Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party" Professor "Bhim Singh" passed away in Jammu on Tuesday(May 31st 2022), after being unwell for about a month. He was 81.
 
The former legislator hailed from Udhampur district’s Bhugterian village. He has left behind his wife Jai Mala and son Ankit Love, who lives in London.
 
Singh breathed his last at GMC Hospital here.
 
Expressing his condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Prof Bhim Singh Ji will be remembered as a grassroots leader who devoted his life for the welfare of Jammu and Kashmir. He was very well-read and scholarly. I will always recall my interactions with him. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”
 
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said he was deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Singh..

Source : The Wire

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Published On : June 1, 2022
 Q .
World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) 2022 is being organized by _________
A)
IMF
B)
World Bank
C)
International Telecommunications Unions (ITU)
D)
All of the Above

Correct Answer : Option (C) - International Telecommunications Unions (ITU)

Note :

Union Minister for Communications attended the opening ceremony of World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) 2022, being organized by International Telecommunications Unions(ITU) at its headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland from 30th May to 3rd June, 2022.
 
The participation comes with India contesting the re-election to the ITU Council, for the term 2023-2026. India has been a member of ITU, since 1869 and has been continuously participating, actively in the works, and activities of the Union.

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2022 represents the world's largest annual gathering of the ICT for development community.

The WSIS Forum 2022 started from 15 March onwards in a virtual format with the final week being held physically with enhanced remote participation from 30 May to 3 June 2022 at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Theme for this year is ICTs for Well-Being, Inclusion and Resilience : World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) Cooperation for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs.

The WSIS Forum is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line Facilitators/Co-Facilitators.

Source : PIB

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Published On : June 1, 2022
 Q .
Which of the following country is the present chair of the sanctions committee, which comprises all the 15 UNSC members?
A)
China
B)
Russia
C)
France
D)
India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - India

Note :

A new report from the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) says that foreign terrorist organisations continue to enjoy safe haven under the Taliban regime.
 
It adds that the terrorist groups are not likely to launch major attacks outside Afghanistan before 2023. Two India-focussed terrorist groups, Jaish-i-Mohammed (JiM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), are reported to have training camps in Afghanistan.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) constitutes the largest component of foreign terrorist fighters in Afghanistan, with their numbers estimated at 3,000-4,000.
Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team of UNSC
 
The monitoring team assists the UNSC sanctions committee. India is currently the chair of the sanctions committee, which comprises all the 15 UNSC members.

Its report, circulated among committee members, informs the formulation of UN strategy in Afghanistan.

This report — the 13th overall — is the first since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021. The UN team could not visit Afghanistan for evidence-gathering. This is the first of its reports not informed by official Afghan briefings. Instead, the team relied on consultations with UN member states, international and regional organisations, private sector financial institutions, and the work of bodies such as the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 1, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the Fiscal deficit, consider the following statements:
 
  1. Fiscal deficit improved to 6.71% of the FY22 GDP over the revised budget estimate of 6.9% mainly on account of higher tax realisation.
 
  2. Tax receipts during the fiscal were at ₹18.2 lakh crore as against the revised estimates (RE) of ₹17.65 lakh crore.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 Only
B)
2 Only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Both 1 and 2

Note :

Fiscal deficit improved to 6.71% of the FY22 GDP over the revised budget estimate of 6.9% mainly on account of higher tax realisation.
 
Unveiling the revenue-expenditure data of the Union government, the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) said that the fiscal deficit in absolute terms was ₹15,86,537 crore (provisional).

Tax receipts during the fiscal were at ₹18.2 lakh crore as against the revised estimates (RE) of ₹17.65 lakh crore, the data showed.

Total expenditure too was higher at ₹37.94 lakh crore against the RE of ₹37.7 lakh crore presented to Parliament on February 1, 2021. The CGA further said the revenue deficit at the end of the fiscal was 4.37% for fiscal year 2021-22.

The fiscal deficit of the Centre was contained marginally below the FY22 revised estimate, benefitting from the higher tax and non-tax revenue receipts and lower capital spending, which absorbed the deficit in non-debt capital receipts and higher revenue expenditure.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 1, 2022