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 Q .
Who launched 'Operation GARUDA' to dismantle drug networks on 29th Sep 2022?
A)
Indian Police Service
B)
National Investigation Agency
C)
Central Bureau of Investigation
D)
Central Board of Excise and Customs

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Central Bureau of Investigation

Note :

The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has launched a multi-phase ‘Operation Garuda’ against illicit drug trafficking network, registering 127 new cases, arresting 175 people and seizing huge quantities of narcotic drugs, the probe agency said in a statement on Thursday(29th Sep 2022).

* Operation Garuda is a Global Operation that was initiated in close coordination with Interpol and Narcotics Control Bureau.

* Operation Garuda was initiated to combat the smuggling of illicit drugs and psychotropic substances, with a special focus on the Indian Ocean Region.

* The CBI and the NCB have been closely coordinating with all the states and UTs police agencies for information exchange, analysis, and development of Operational Information.

* Across multiple states of India several arrests, searches, and seizures were carried out under Operation Garuda.
* The agency said, during this special operation with several state police forces including from Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Maharashtra, and Narcotics Control Bureau, around 6,600 suspects/persons were checked.

* 127 new cases wereregistered and around 175 persons including six absconders/proclaimed offenders arrested. Searches, seizures, and arrests were carried out across multiple states/UT in India..

Source : Mint

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Published On : October 3, 2022
 Q .
India's unemployment rate fell to what percentage in September 2022?
A)
5.68%
B)
6.12%
C)
6.43%
D)
6.81%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 6.43%

Note :

India's unemployment rate fell to 6.43% in September 2022, its lowest level since August 2018 and after touching a one-year high of 8.3% in August 2022, the latest data shared by the private think tank Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) shows. 
 
The jobless rate fell in both urban and rural parts of the country, thanks to the addition of new jobs during September 2022. In urban areas, the unemployment rate fell to 7.7% from 9.57%, while it dropped to 5.84% from 7.68% in rural areas of the country.
 
As of October 2, 2022, the country's jobless rate stands at 6.5% -- urban at 7.7% and rural at 6%.

The unemployment rate is the highest in Rajasthan at 23.8%, followed by J&K at 23.2%, Haryana at 22.9%, Tripura at 17%, Jharkhand at 12.2% and Bihar at 11.45%
 
The fall in the unemployment rate follows after around 8 million jobs were added in September 2022. 
 
The lowest unemployment rate among the states was recorded in Chhattisgarh at 0.1% in September, followed by Assam at 0.4%, Uttarakhand at 0.5%, Madhya Pradesh at 0.9%, and Gujarat at 1.6%..

Source : Fortune India

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Published On : October 3, 2022
 Q .
Who has launched various projects worth more than 6,900 crore rupees at Ambaji, Gujarat?
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Nitin Gadkari

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that respect for women is ingrained in our culture and power of women is central to all government schemes. The PM was addressing a public rally after the inauguration and laying the foundation stone of projects worth more than 6,900 crore rupees in Ambaji, Gujarat.
 
PM said the projects launched at Ambaji will have a transformational impact on the region. The upcoming Taranga Hill-Ambaji-Abu Rail line will boost tourism activities and benefit the marble industries of the region. PM said due to the sincere efforts of 20 years, the face of Banaskantha has changed. 
 
Sujlam-Sufalam scheme and drip irrigation, waters of River Narmada have played a major role in changing the situation. He urged the people to work together to achieve the dream of a developed India in the coming 25 years.
 
The PM laid the foundation stone for the long-awaited Taranga Hill - Abu Road rail line. The PM dedicated and laid the foundation stone for more than 60 thousand houses under various housing schemes. He also laid the foundation stone for the new Ambaji Bypass Road..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : October 2, 2022
 Q .
Who launched the website of YSR Kalyanamasthu and Shadi Tofa schemes?
A)
V. Vijayasai Reddy
B)
Roja Selvamani
C)
Kodali Nani
D)
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Correct Answer : Option (D) - YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Note :

Andhra Praesh CM, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the website of YSR Kalyanamasthu and Shadi Tofa schemes.

Aim : Providing financial assistance for daughter's wedding in poor families.

Eligibility : SSC pass a mandatory clause for both bride and groom to get the assistance under this scheme.

This will encourage parents to see that their children complete at least high school studies

The scheme would also prevent the child marriages and promote girl education.

He said since the marriage age for girls is 18 and boys is 21, they would surely complete intermediate after finishing high school instead of sitting ideal at home..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : October 2, 2022
 Q .
Which government has launched a welfare scheme named 'Asara' pension on Sep 2022?
A)
Telangana
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Karnataka
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Telangana

Note :

Telangana government has introduced the 'Aasara' pensions, with a view to ensuring secured life for all the poor.
 
It is a welfare scheme of pensions to old people, widows, physically disabled and beedi workers.
 
Tahsildar of Asif Nagar, D Sunil Kumar said that 10,000 new Aasara pensions have been sanctioned under Asif Nagar Mandal jurisdiction.
 
"We have distributed the sanctioned pension in a meeting under the presence of MLAs. The remaining cards are distributed in the morning in the MRO office. 
 
Total pensioners in Asif Nagar Mandal are 35,000 and new pensions are 10,000 and previous old pensions existing are 25,000. Window pensions sanctioned by the Telangana government have been given to respected people," he said.
 
A beneficiary, Najmunisa expressed her gratitude to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao as she received the widow pension card and received Rs 2,100 through the card..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : October 2, 2022
 Q .
India will celebrate whose 118th birth anniversary on 2 October 2022?
A)
Jawaharlal Nehru
B)
Lal Bahadur Shastri
C)
Indira Gandhi
D)
Vallabhbhai Patel

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Lal Bahadur Shastri

Note :

2nd October 2022, the nation is celebrating the 118th birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the man who instilled this sense of duty towards the country with his great words.
 
“Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan”, this slogan continues to reverberate in every Indian’s mind, it was said long before but still pumps up enthusiasm among the soldiers and cheers farmers to do their best. 
 
President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their tributes to India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the former PM, PM Narendra Modi shared some glimpses from his gallery in the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya in Delhi.
 
Early Life : He was born in the year 1904, at Mughalsarai, a small railway town seven miles from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, and received schooling in a small town that was not very remarkable. However, as he grew up, he eventually became more interested in the country’s struggle for freedom.
 
Lal Bahadur Shastri was only eleven years old at the time when the very idea to contribute to the national stage had already propelled him. When Mahatma Gandhi urged his countrymen to join the Non-Cooperation Movement, Shastri Ji was sixteen years old. In response to the Mahatma’s call, he made the decision right away to put a pause to his studies.

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Published On : October 2, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the Nord Stream pipelines, consider the following statements:
 
1. Nord Stream 1 is a 1,224 km underwater gas pipeline running from Vyborg in northwest Russia to Lubmin in northeastern Germany via the Baltic Sea.
 
2. The 1,200-km Nord Stream 2 pipeline was to run from Ust-Luga in Russia to Greifswald in Germany through the Baltic Sea and carry 55 billion cubic metres of gas per year.
 
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 :

Recently it has been discovered the fourth leak in the two damaged offshore pipelines that comprise the crucial Nord Stream pipelines (Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2).
 
Nord Stream 1 is a 1,224 km underwater gas pipeline running from Vyborg in northwest Russia to Lubmin in northeastern Germany via the Baltic Sea.

The majority owned by the Russian energy giant Gazprom, it is the primary network through which gas reaches Germany.

Most of the gas goes directly to Germany, while the rest travels west and southwards through onshore links to other countries and into storage caverns.

The 1,200-km Nord Stream 2 pipeline was to run from Ust-Luga in Russia to Greifswald in Germany through the Baltic Sea and carry 55 billion cubic metres of gas per year.

It was meant to run along with the Nord Stream 1 system. Germany is Russia’s biggest European gas consumer, and most of it comes through the Nord Stream.

Hence both statements are correct.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : October 2, 2022
 Q .
When is 'International Day of Non-Violence' is observed on every year?
A)
29th September
B)
30th September
C)
1st October
D)
2nd October

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 2nd October

Note :

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2nd October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The day is observed to spread the message of non-violence through public awareness and education.

It is commemorated with the hope of building a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence. “Say No to Violence” is the essence of this day. Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. This year, Gandhi Jayanti will mark the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Definition of Non-Violence : The principle of non-violence — also known as non-violent resistance — rejects the use of physical violence in order to achieve social or political change. Often described as “the politics of ordinary people”, this form of social struggle has been adopted by mass populations all over the world in campaigns for social justice.
 
There are three main categories of non-violence action :
 
* protest and persuasion, including marches and vigils;
* non-cooperation; and
* non-violent intervention, such as blockades and occupations.
 
International Day of Non-Violence History : In January 2004, Iranian Noble Laureate Shirin Ebadi proposed the idea for the special day. Her idea was amenable to many Indian National Congress leaders, who later called upon the United Nations to adopt the plan in 2007. Congress leader and then Minister of State for External Affairs, Anand Sharma, went ahead and introduced the resolution in the General Assembly on behalf of 140 co-sponsors.
 
The leader of the Indian Independence Movement, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, served as an inspiration for social change and civil rights across the world. On June 15th, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to designate October 2 as International Day of Non-Violence.
 
According to the UN website, “the resolution reaffirms ‘the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence and the desire ‘to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”.

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Published On : October 2, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the M777 Ultra Light Howitzer, consider the following statements:
 
1. The M777s are a key component of the army’s field artillery rationalisation plan (FARP), cleared in 1999.
 
2. It has a range of up to 300km.
 
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 (A) - 1 only

Note :

The Indian Army is inducting the M777 Ultra Light Howitzer on the northern borders.
 
* In the next five years, the Army’s Regiment of Artillery will see major force accretion with the induction of several guns, including indigenous ones. 

* It includes the Dhanush, Sharang, M777 Ultra Light Howitzer (ULH), additional K9-Vajra howitzers and the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS).

M777 Ultra Light Howitzer
 
* The M777s are a key component of the army’s field artillery rationalisation plan (FARP), cleared in 1999.

* The 155 mm/39-caliber M777 howitzers have a range of up to 30km, but it is capable of striking targets at ranges of more than 40 km in some areas where the geography allows the shells to fly in rarefied air.

* Built with titanium and aluminum alloys, the howitzers weigh 4,218 kg.

* In contrast, 155mm towed guns weigh twice as much.

* The Indian Air Force’s CH-47F Chinook helicopters can carry the howitzers as underslung load for swift deployment in high-altitude areas.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : October 2, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF), consider the following statements:
 
1. It aims to fund R&D in rural-specific communication technology applications and form synergies among academia, start-ups, research institutes, and the industry to build and develop the telecom ecosystem.
 
2. The Scheme aims to promote technology ownership and indigenous manufacturing, create a culture of technology co-innovation, reduce imports, boost export opportunities and creation of Intellectual Property.
 
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 :

* Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) recently launched Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme.
 
* Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) aims to fund R&D in rural-specific communication technology applications and form synergies among academia, start-ups, research institutes, and the industry to build and develop the telecom ecosystem.

* Additionally, the Scheme aims to promote technology ownership and indigenous manufacturing, create a culture of technology co-innovation, reduce imports, boost export opportunities and creation of Intellectual Property.

* Under the scheme, USOF is also targeting to develop standards to meet countrywide requirements and create the ecosystem for research, design, prototyping, use cases, pilots, and proof of concept testing, among others.

* The scheme entails grants to Indian entities to encourage and induct indigenous technologies tailor-made to meet domestic needs..

Source : PIB

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Published On : October 2, 2022