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 Q .
The Conference Amrit Samagam was organised by which ministry as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations?
A)
Ministry of External Affairs
B)
Ministry of Finance
C)
Ministry of Culture
D)
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ministry of Culture

Note : The Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah, inaugurated the "Amrit Samagam", a conference of tourism and culture ministers of the country, held in New Delhi today. On this occasion, the Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North East Region, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi and Minister of State for Defense and Tourism, Shri Ajay Bhatt were present among many dignitaries.

Source : PIB

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Published On : April 13, 2022
 Q .
When the celebrates International Turban Day?
A)
April 16th
B)
April 15th
C)
April 14th
D)
April 13th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - April 13th

Note : The International Turban Day is celebrated every year on April 13th since 2004 to bring awareness of the strict requirement on Sikhs to put the turban as a mandatory part of their religion. The 2022 Turban Day marks the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev and the festival of Baisakhi.

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Published On : April 13, 2022
 Q .
What amount has been announced by UNDP and the partners of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) as climate action grants for 22 local innovators across 19 countries, including India?
A)
$7 million
B)
$5 million
C)
$2 million
D)
$1 million

Correct Answer : Option (C) - $2 million

Note : The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the partners of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) have approved $2.2 million in climate action grants for 22 local innovators across 19 countries, including India.The funding will be done through Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA) window.

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Published On : April 13, 2022
 Q .
Which country has come under international criticism for its Zero-COVID Policy?
A)
France
B)
Australia
C)
China
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note : China defended its strict COVID-19 measures on April 12, 2022 amid growing criticism against its Zero-COVID policy. A spike in COVID cases recently led China to place over 193 million people across at least 23 cities in full or partial lockdown, including its financial hub Shanghai in an effort control its worst COVID-19 outbreak. Shanghai, a city of 25 million people has been put under a strict lockdown, denying people access to essential health care and food.

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Published On : April 13, 2022
 Q .
When did the tragic Jallianwala Bagh massacre take place?
A)
April 13th
B)
April 12th
C)
April 11th
D)
April 10th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - April 13th

Note : The Jallianwala Bagh massacre completed 103 years on April 13, 2022. The gruesome tragedy took place on April 13, 1919, when British General R. E. H. Dyer ordered his troops to open fire at a large group of unarmed protestors at the Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab, killing hundreds of people and injuring over 1000.

The General ordered his troops to block the main entrance and without any warning ordered them to begin shooting towards the densest section of the crowd. The firing continued till the troops exhausted their ammunition, killing thousands of unarmed civilians including men, women, the elderly and children.

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Published On : April 13, 2022
 Q .
When is Siachen Day observed?
A)
April 12th
B)
April 13th
C)
April 14th
D)
April 15th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - April 13th

Note :

38th Siachen Day : Indian Army observed 38th Siachen Day on April 13, 2022. The day is observed every year to commemorate the courage displayed by the Indian Army troops in securing the highest battlefield in the world 'Siachen Glacier' under Operation Meghdoot.
 
The Indian Army had launched 'Operation Meghdoot' to gain control of Bilafond La and other passes on the Saltoro Ridgeline from Pakistani aggression on April 13, 1984. Siachen Day is celebrated largely by the Siachen Warriors Brigade of Fire & Fury Corps.
 
Siachen Day not only commemorates the courage and valour of the Indian Army but also honours the brave Siachen Warriors who laid down their lives to capture the icy Siachen glacier and serve their motherland successfully. This year completes 38 years since the Indian Army successfully captured Siachen Glacier. 

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Published On : April 13, 2022
 Q .
Which airport has emerged as the world's busiest airport for 2021 as per the survey of Airports Council International (ACI) World?
A)
Hong Kong International Airport
B)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
C)
Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport
D)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Note : The Airports Council International (ACI) World [Headquarter- Montreal, Canada] released the list of the top 10 busiest airports worldwide for 2021 on April 11, 2022. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has topped the list with 75.7 million passengers.

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Published On : April 13, 2022
 Q .
Who will take over next month as India's G20 chief coordinator, the government officially announced?
A)
Dr Radha Krishna
B)
Harsh Vardhan Shringla
C)
Dr Srinivasulu Reddy
D)
Aadhithya Varma

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Note :

Foreign secretary "Harsh Vardhan Shringla" will take over next month as G20 chief coordinator, the government officially announced on Saturday(9th Apr 2022). The appointment is significant as In dia will assume the G20 presidency on December 1, 2022 from Indonesia, and will convene the G20 Leaders Summit for the first time in India in 2023. Shringla will retire la ter this month, handing over charge to foreign secretary-designate V M Kwatra, who is currently India’s ambassador to Nepal.
 
On the day Kwatra’s appointment was announced, officia l sources had said that Shringla was likely to join as chief G20 coordinator. Shringla has been serving as foreign secretary since January, 2020. An IFS officer of 1984 ba tch, he has also served as ambassador in the US, Thailand and Bangladesh.
 
The G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation, which reflects, according to the the ministry of external affairs, a recognition that global prosperity is interdependent and that economic opportunities and challenges are interlinked. “G20 countries have come together to better prepare for the future. As a founding member of the G20, India has used the platform to raise issues of vital importance,” the government had said earlier while announcing that India is now amember of the G20 Troika which consists of Indonesia, Italy, and India — the current, previous and incoming G20 presidencies, respectively..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : April 13, 2022
 Q .
Which country has announced that it will default on all its $51 billion external debt?
A)
Nepal
B)
Thailand
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sri Lanka

Note : Sri Lanka, which is currently grappling with its worst economic crisis, announced default on all its external debt worth $51 billion, on April 12, 2022. The Island nation called the move a "last resort" after running out of foreign exchange to import desperately needed goods. The government's debt policy shall apply to the amounts of affected debts outstanding on April 12, 2022

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Published On : April 12, 2022
 Q .
Who will be the first recipient of Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar?
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
A R Rahman
C)
Shankar Mahadevan
D)
Amitabh Bachchan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narendra Modi

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honoured with the inaugural Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar. This was announced by the late singer's family on April 11, 2022. He will receive the award at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards ceremony on April 24th, on the 80th death anniversary of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar, the legend's father

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Published On : April 12, 2022