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 Q .
Who was elected the new President of Somalia in May 2022?
A)
Omar Sharmarke
B)
Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed
C)
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
D)
Abdikarim Hussein Guled

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Note :

Somali legislators have elected former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s next president, following a long-overdue election on Sunday(15th May 2022) in the troubled Horn of Africa nation.
 
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served as Somalia’s president between 2012 and 2017, won the contest in the capital, Mogadishu, amid a security lockdown imposed by authorities to prevent deadly rebel attacks..
 
Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
Which country has joined Finland in formally signing request to join NATO membership in 17th May 2022?
A)
Sweden
B)
Cyprus
C)
Switzerland
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sweden

Note :

Sweden on Tuesday(17th May 2022) signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance. Finland’s Parliament has overwhelmingly endorsed a bid from the Nordic country’s government to join NATO.
 
The moves by the two Nordic countries, ending Sweden’s more than 200 years of military nonalignment and Finland’s nonalignment after World War II, have provoked the ire of the Kremlin.
 
In Stockholm, Swedish Foreign Minister "Ann Linde" signed the formal request to join the Alliance, which she said would be sent to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
India has banned the export of which food grain?
A)
Wheat
B)
Rice
C)
Corn
D)
Barley

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Wheat

Note :

India has banned exports of wheat effective immediately, citing a risk to food security, partly due to the war in Ukraine and as a scorching heatwave curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high.
 
Although not one of the world’s top wheat exporters, India’s ban could drive global prices to new peaks given already tight supply, hitting poor consumers in Asia and Africa particularly hard.
 
Agriculture ministers from the G7 industrialised nations immediately condemned India’s decision on Saturday(14th May 2022).
 
“If everyone starts to impose export restrictions or to close markets, that would worsen the crisis,” German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said at a news conference in Stuttgart.
 
Government officials in New Delhi said on Saturday(14th May 2022) that India would still allow exports backed by already issued letters of credit and to countries that request supplies “to meet their food security needs”.

Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 Q .
Who is launches indigenous Navy destroyer warship INS Surat, frigate INS Udaygiri?
A)
Nitin Gadkari
B)
Ajit Doval
C)
Uddhav Thackeray
D)
Rajnath Singh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajnath Singh

Note :

Defence Minister "Rajnath Singh" launched Today(17th May 2022) the two frontline warships of the Indian Navy at Mazgaon Docks Limited, Mumbai which will mark a significant milestone in their construction.

The first ship is Surat, which is the fourth and last of the stealth destroyers under the 'Project 15B' programme.

The second ship is Udaygiri, part of the 'Project 17A' frigate programme. It is the third ship of Project 17A frigates.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 17, 2022
 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.

*
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