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 Q .
Elisabeth Borne has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister in 30 years of which nation?
A)
Japan
B)
France
C)
Italy
D)
Denmark

Correct Answer : Option (B) - France

Note : Elisabeth Borne was picked by the French President "Emmanuel Macron" on May 16, 2022, as his new Prime Minister as he prepared for the legislative elections in June this year. It is the second time in 30 years that a woman has been appointed for the topmost position.

The former Prime Minister of France Jean Castex handed over his resignation, earlier in the day, paving way for a cabinet overhaul after Macron’s re-election in April 2022.

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : May 19, 2022
 Q .
Who addressed the Silver Jubilee celebrations of TRAI?
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Yogi Adityanath

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Note :

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed Silver Jubilee Celebrations programme of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) through video conferencing.

* During the programme, PM Modi also launched a 5G Test Bed, developed as a multi-institutional collaborative project by a total of eight institutes led by IIT Madras. 

* TRAI was established in 1997 through the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.

* Describing 2G era as the symbol of policy paralysis and corruption, Mr Modi said the nation has moved transparently to 4G and now 5G.  He asserted that the country should be able to launch 6G service by the end of this decade as the task force has started working on it.
 
* Speaking on the occasion, Communications, Electronics  and IT Minister Ashwini Vasihnaw said the country has developed a complete 4G  stack, while the 5G technology stack is in the advanced stage. He expressed confidence that India should see its own indigenous 5G technology stack by the end of this year.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
When the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is observed on every year?
A)
May 18th
B)
May 17th
C)
May 16th
D)
May 15th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - May 17th

Note :

WTISD (World Telecommunication and Information Society Day) is observed every year to raise awareness of the benefits that the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can offer to society and economies, as well as initiatives to close the digital gap.
 
May 17th is celebrated as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, commemorating the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the founding of the International Telegraph Union(ITU).

HISTORY : World Information Society Day and World Telecommunication Society Day have been combined to establish World Telecommunication Day and Society Day 2022. World Telecommunication Day commemorates the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865, whereas World Information Day highlights the importance of information technology and the wide range of issues raised by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). ITU members have developed critical services that save lives and sustain economies..

Source : India Today

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
Who launched the National Data and Analytics Platform in May 2022?
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
Planning Commission
C)
Ministry of Home Affairs
D)
Central Vigilance Commission

Correct Answer : Option (A) - NITI Aayog

Note :

NITI Aayog launched the National Data & Analytics Platform (NDAP) for open public use today(13th May 2022). The platform aims to democratize access to public government data by making data accessible, interoperable, interactive, and available on a user-friendly platform. It hosts foundational datasets from various government agencies, presents them coherently, and provides tools for analytics and visualization. 
 
NDAP follows a use-case based approach to ensure that the datasets hosted on the platform are tailored to the needs of data users from government, academia, journalism, civil society, and the private sector. All datasets are standardized to a common schema, which makes it easy to merge datasets and do cross-sectoral analysis.
 
The platform was launched by Mr. Suman Bery, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, in the presence of Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; Dr. Anantha Nageswaran, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India; and other senior officials from NITI Aayog, various ministries and state governments, academics and researchers..

Source : PIB

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
When did former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds Passes away?
A)
16th May 2022
B)
15th May 2022
C)
14th May 2022
D)
13th May 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 15th May 2022

Note :

* Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds passed away in a car accident, Cricket Australia said on Sunday(15th May 2022). Symonds was 46.
 
* "Early information indicates shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled," a police statement read according to cricket.com.au.
 
* "Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries," it added.
 
* The 46-year-old had played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia.
 
* "Australian cricket has lost another of its very best," Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson said in a statement.
 
* "Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia's success at World Cups and as part of Queensland's rich cricket history..

Source : Firstpost

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Published On : May 16, 2022
 Q .
When the International Day of Light 2022 Observed on every year?
A)
May 14th
B)
May 15th
C)
May 16th
D)
May 17th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - May 16th

Note :

Every year on May 16th, the International Day of Light commemorates the first successful operation of the laser by scientist and engineer "Theodore Maiman" in 1960. The laser is a prime illustration of how a scientific breakthrough may help society in areas such as communications, healthcare, and many others.
 
The International Day of Light is a global project that serves as an annual focal point for the continued enjoyment of light and its significance in science, culture, art, education, sustainable development, and disciplines as diverse as medical, communications, and energy. The broad topic of light will enable many diverse sectors of society across the world to engage in events that highlight how science, technology, art, and culture can assist UNESCO accomplish its aims of education, equality, and peace.
 
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT’S PRIMARY GOALS ARE :
 
* Improve public knowledge of how light and light-based technologies affect everyone’s everyday life and are critical to the global society’s future growth.

*
Build global educational capacity through initiatives aimed at young people, addressing gender concerns, and focusing particularly on poor and emerging economies.

*
Highlight and explain the close connection between light, art, and culture, strengthening the role of optical technology in cultural heritage preservation.

*
Improve international collaboration by serving as a primary information resource for activities organised by learned societies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government agencies, educational institutions, businesses, and other partners.

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Emphasise the importance of basic research in the underlying science of light, the need for investment in light-based technologies to develop new applications, and the global need to encourage careers in science and engineering in these domains.

Source : News18

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Published On : May 16, 2022
 Q .
Who has launched the GatiShakti Sanchar portal, which would streamline the application and approval procedure for RoW pan India?
A)
Ministry of Home Affairs
B)
Department of Space
C)
Department of Telecommunications
D)
Department of Atomic Energy

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Department of Telecommunications

Note :

The Department of Telecommunications has launched the GatiShakti Sanchar portal, which would streamline the application and approval procedure for Right of Way (RoW) across the country. According to Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, the platform would help achieve the goal of Ease of doing business for telecoms infrastructure projects, which is in line with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister.
 
The prompt disposal of RoW apps by various service and infrastructure providers would allow for faster infrastructure building, which will aid in the timely deployment of 5G networks, he added. The minister praised the states’ and UTs’ contributions and collaboration with the central government in bringing the GatiShakti Sanchar portal online.

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Published On : May 16, 2022
 Q .
When the International Day of Living Together in Peace is held on every year?
A)
May 15th
B)
May 16th
C)
May 17th
D)
May 18th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - May 16th

Note :

The International Day of Living Together In Peace is celebrated every year on May 16. The day is meant to signify unity in differences and diversity. People around the world come from different races, genders, nationalities, classes, colors, disabilities and birth status. But irrespective of all this diversity, “having the ability to listen to, recognise, respect and appreciate others, as well as living in a peaceful and united way,” should be our mission, according to the United Nations.
 
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIVING TOGETHER IN PEACE HISTORY : After World War II ended, the devastation that it caused led the United Nations to work towards saving the coming generations from the death and destruction of war. The UN strives to bring about world peace and eradicate problems faced by people internationally. This includes inequalities people face in every country on the basis of color, race, sex, birth status, disability, etcetera.
 
In 1997, the General-Assembly declared by its resolution 52/15 that the year 2000 to be observed as the International Year For Culture of Peace. The following year, it declared the period of 2001-2010 to be observed as “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for Children of the World."
 
In 1999, by resolution 53/243, the General-Assembly adopted the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, which is a universal mandate for the international community to follow in order to sustain peace and non-violence to protect the future generations from the peril of war.
 
Finally in 2017, the UN General-Assembly, by its resolution 72/130, declared May 16 to be observed as International Day of Living Together in Peace to promote inclusion, tolerance, solidarity and peace. Amongst the diverse communities of people..

Source : News18

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Published On : May 16, 2022
 Q .
On which day is Vesak Day or Buddha Purnima 2022 celebrated?
A)
May 16, 2022
B)
May 17, 2022
C)
May 18, 2022
D)
May 19, 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - May 16, 2022

Note :

Buddha Purnima 2022 : Every year Buddha Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Baisakh month (April/May). This year, Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on May 16, 2022.

Buddha Purnima on Monday, May 16, 2022
 
Purnima Tithi Begins :  At 12:45 PM on May 15, 2022
Purnima Tithi Ends :  At 09:43 AM on May 16, 2022
 
It is believed that Gautama Buddha obtained Enlightenment on this day. Buddha Purnima is also known as Buddha Jayanti, Vesak, Vaishaka and Buddha's Birthday. This is believed to be the 2584th Birth Anniversary of Gautama Buddha..

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : May 16, 2022
 Q .
When is National Dengue Day celebrated?
A)
13th May
B)
14th May
C)
15th May
D)
16th May

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 16th May

Note :

In India, the National Dengue Day is observed every year on 16th May. The day is an initiative by the Ministry of Healthy and Family Welfare, to raise awareness about dengue and its preventive measures, and preparedness for control of the vector-borne disease before the transmission season begins.
 
* Dengue is spread through the bite of the female mosquito (Aedes aegypti).

* Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that is caused by the dengue virus of four distinct serotypes — DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4.

* Dengue, which is spread by the Aedes albopictus species of mosquitos, can lead to flu-like illness such as severe muscle pain and nausea and can lead to death if not cured properly.

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Published On : May 16, 2022