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 Q .
Which country photographer won the 2022 World Press Photo of the Year award?
A)
Australia
B)
France
C)
Canada
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Canada

Note :

World Press Photo of the Year 2022

A photograph by Canadian photographer "Amber Bracken" titled “Kamloops Residential School” has won the 2022 World Press Photo of the Year award. The photo shows children’s clothing hung on crosses commemorating the more than two hundred children who died of maltreatment, neglect and disease at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. Ms Bracken’s photo also won the Singles award in the regional North and Central America category.

Another category :
* Australian photographer Matthew Abbott won the Photo Story of the Year prize for a series of images for National Geographic/Panos Pictures that document how the Nawarddeken people of West Arnhem Land in northern Australia fight fire with fire by deliberately burning off undergrowth to remove fuel that could spark far larger wildfires.

* The Long-Term Project award went to Lalo de Almeida of Brazil for a series of photos for Folha de São Paulo/Panos Pictures called “Amazonian Dystopia” that charts the effects of the exploitation of the Amazon region, particularly on Indigenous communities forced to deal with environmental degradation.

* In regional awards announced previously, Bram Janssen of The Associated Press won the Stories category in Asia with a series of photos from a Kabul cinema and AP photographer Dar Yasin earned an honourable mention for photos from Kashmir titled “Endless War.”
 
About the World Press Photo of the Year award :
 
The annual World Press Photo of the Year award is part of the World Press Photo Awards, organized by the Dutch foundation World Press Photo. The award rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.

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Published On : April 9, 2022
 Q .
SEBI has set up a Working Group on MF Trustees to streamline the role and responsibilities of trustees of MFs. Who is the head of this panel?
A)
Vinod Bisht
B)
Manoj Vaish
C)
Sameer Kamdar
D)
Dhrubo Chaudhuri

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Manoj Vaish

Note : The working group on MF trustees will be chaired by Manoj Vaish, Independent Trustee, Mirae MF.

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Published On : April 9, 2022
 Q .
When the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) Valour Day is observed?
A)
April 6th
B)
April 7th
C)
April 8th
D)
April 9th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - April 9th

Note : Every year on April 9th, people in India observe Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Shaurya Diwas (Valour Day) in order to pay respect and tribute to the brave men of the Reserve Force. This year will mark the 57th celebration of CRPF Valour Day. It was on this day in 1965, a small contingent of CRPF created history by defeating an invading Pakistani army, several times larger, at the Sardar Post located in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. The CRPF men eliminated 34 Pakistani soldiers and captured four alive. In the conflict, CRPF lost six personnel who had attained martyrdom.

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Published On : April 9, 2022
 Q .
Union Cabinet has extended the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) for a time period of _________
A)
March 2023
B)
March 2024
C)
March 2025
D)
March 2026

Correct Answer : Option (A) - March 2023

Note :

The Union Cabinet approved the continuation of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) until March 2023. AIM’s stated goals include developing 10,000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), 101 Atal Incubation Centres (AICs), and sponsoring 200 entrepreneurs through the Atal New India Challenges, according to the statement.
 
Important Points :
 
* The AIM’s goals are to foster an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country through interventions at the school, university, research, MSME, and industry levels.
* The AIM has concentrated on both infrastructural development and institution formation, according to the statement.
* A total budgeted expenditure of Rs 2,000 crore plus will be incurred in the establishment and support of the beneficiaries.
* According to the finance minister’s proclamation in the 2015 Budget speech, the mission will be run by the NITI Aayog.
 
According to the announcement, AIM-supported businesses have received over Rs 2,000 crores from the government and private equity investors, in addition to creating thousands of jobs. The AIM programmes, which span 34 states and union territories, are aimed at maximising India’s demographic dividend by encouraging more engagement in the innovation ecosystem.

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Published On : April 9, 2022
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the Working Group on Sponsors, constituted by SEBI?
A)
Nimesh Shah
B)
Harsha Upadhyaya
C)
Imtaiyazur Rahman
D)
A. Balasubramanian

Correct Answer : Option (D) - A. Balasubramanian

Note : The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has set up two separate Expert Groups to examine the roles, eligibility criteria and functions of sponsors and trustees at asset management companies (AMCs). A sponsor is like a promoter who brings in the capital for setting up an AMC. The working group on Sponsors will be chaired by Balasubramanian, MD & CEO, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC.

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Published On : April 9, 2022
 Q .
Which government launched Mukhyamantri Udyam Kranti Yojana?
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Madhya Pradesh

Note :

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan"" will launch the Udyam Kranti Yojana. According to officials, the MP Mukhyamantri Udyam Kranti plan was announced for the first time in November 2021, as per the MSME department’s gazette announcement, but it was never executed. Loans ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh would be offered to youth under this scheme for self-employment.
 
IMPORTANT POINTS :
 
* The scheme’s unique feature is that the state government would provide a 3% interest subsidy as well as a bank guarantee.
* Udyam Kranti Yojana will be launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday(5th Apr 2022). According to officials, the MP Mukhyamantri Udyam Kranti plan was first introduced in November 2021, as per the MSME department’s gazette announcement, but it was never implemented.
* Young people will be able to apply for loans ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh under this plan. The proposal is unique in that the state government will provide a 3% interest subsidy in addition to a bank guarantee.

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Published On : April 8, 2022
 Q .
Who has been launched an Anti-Human Trafficking Cell to improve effectiveness in tackling cases of human trafficking?
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
National Commission for Women
C)
National Commission for Minorities
D)
National Human Rights Commission of India

Correct Answer : Option (B) - National Commission for Women

Note :

The National Commission for Women(NCW) launched an Anti-Human Trafficking Cell to improve effectiveness in tackling cases of human trafficking, raising awareness among women and girls, capacity building and training of Anti Trafficking Units and increasing responsiveness of law enforcement agencies. The Cell has been set up with an aim of increasing awareness among law enforcement officials and facilitating their capacity building.
 
Key Points :
 
* The Cell will conduct Gender Sensitization Training and Workshops in combating human trafficking for police officers and for prosecutors at the regional, state and district levels.
* The complaints related to human trafficking received by the Commission will be addressed by this cell.
* The Commission has observed that some of the major issues faced in combating trafficking include lack of rehabilitation for victims and insensitive attitude towards trafficked survivors and their families.
* Therefore, the Cell will improve the monitoring mechanisms and encourage government agencies regarding measures being adopted for the prevention of trafficking and rehabilitation of victims.
* The Cell will also help survivors of trafficking in rebuilding their lives by providing them with need-based training and by organizing capacity building programs for them to prevent the re-traumatization of victims.

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Published On : April 8, 2022
 Q .
A two-month-long ceasefire was announced in which nation from April 2nd?
A)
Sudan
B)
Yemen
C)
Syria
D)
Israel

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Yemen

Note : A two-month ceasefire was announced in the Yemen conflict from April 2, 2022 at the initiative of UNSG's Special Envoy Hans Grundberg. India has welcomed the announcement and expressed hope that this truce will lead to an inclusive political process to end the eight-year-long conflict in Yemen.

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Published On : April 8, 2022
 Q .
India has signed how many MoUs with Nepal for the construction of school, health and irrigation projects?
A)
Three
B)
Four
C)
Five
D)
Six

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Three

Note : India and the Ministry of Federal Affairs of Nepal signed three MoUs for the construction of school, health post, and irrigation projects in Nepal. The MoU was signed with Duhun Rural Municipality, Darchula, for the construction of Janabikash Secondary School. The second MoU was signed with Naugad Rural Municipality, Darchula for the construction of the Earcoat Health Post Building. The third agreement was signed with Galchhi Rural Municipality, Dhading for Maheshfaat Irrigation Project.

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Published On : April 8, 2022
 Q .
Which nation's Supreme Court has restored its National Assembly and directed holding of a no-trust vote on April 9th?
A)
Hungary
B)
Tunisia
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Pakistan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Pakistan

Note : Pakistan Supreme Court has restored National Assembly and declared Imran Khan's decision to advise the President to dissolve National Assembly as unconstitutional, ruling that he was bound by Constitution and therefore could not advise taking such an action. The court also set aside the ruling of the Deputy Speaker which rejected the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government and gave directions for holding the sitting of the National Assembly at 10 am on April 9th for the no-trust vote.

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Published On : April 8, 2022