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 Q .
When is World Tuberculosis Day observed every year?
A)
March 21st
B)
March 22nd
C)
March 23rd
D)
March 24th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - March 24th

Note :

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed on March 24th every year to raise awareness about tuberculosis and the devastating health, social and economic consequences of it in the world. Every year, World TB Day is celebrated by organizing various campaigns and health awareness programs with the aim of preventing and treating the deadly infection of tuberculosis.
 
According to WHO, TB remains one of the world's deadliest infectious killers. Each day, nearly 4000 lose their lives to TB and close to 28,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 63 million lives since the year 2000.
 
WORLD TUBERCULOSIS (TB) DAY HISTORY : World Tuberculosis Day was first celebrated on March 24th, 1982, on the 100th anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch's presentation, who discovered the Tuberculosis Bacillus virus.
 
WORLD TUBERCULOSIS (TB) DAY THEME : Each World TB Day addresses a different theme. The theme of World TB Day 2022 is ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives.’ conveys the urgent need to invest resources to ramp up the fight against TB and achieve the commitments to end TB made by global leaders.

Source : India Today

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
The classical wind instrument 'Narasinganpettai Nagaswaram' from which state has recently received the Geographical Index (GI) tag?
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Telangana
C)
Karnataka
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tamil Nadu

Note :

Tamil Nadu's traditional wind instrument, "Narasinghapettai Nagaswaram" made by traditional village artisans of Kumbakonam has got the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag
 
The GI registry has issued the registration certificate based on the application filed on January 31, 2014
 
Nodal officer for GI registration of products of Tamil Nadu government, P. Sanjai Gandhi, in a statement, said that the application for the GI tag for the Narasinghapettai Nagaswaram was filed on behalf of the Thanjavur Musical Instruments Workers Cooperative Cottage Industrial society and felicitated by his team. 
 
He said that the artisans based in Narasinganpetti village are making them through specialised processing skills. The technique and skill of making these instruments were inherited from their forefathers. 
 
Sanjai Gandhi said that the nagaswaram now used by artists throughout is called pari naggeswaram and is longer than Thimiri. A major portion of Narasinghapettai Nagaswaram is made from the traditional wood "acha", according to the makers, and provides a unique sound modulation. 
 
N. Karuppuswamy, an artisan working in his field, told IANS: "We use the wood from parts of old houses and the wood used is 'acha' or Hardwickia binate. We use drilling machines also other than carpentry tools and these nagaswarams are played widely in functions like temples festivals and weddings. We are happy that our product has got the GI tag.".

Source : Deccan Herald

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
When is "International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims" observed?
A)
22nd March
B)
23rd March
C)
24th March
D)
25th March

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 24th March

Note :

Each year, on 24th March, the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed.
 
On 21 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24th March as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.
 
This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.
 
The purpose of the Day is to honour the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and promote the importance of the right to truth and justice. The day also pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
The Sujalam 2.0 campaign aims to manage which of the following?
A)
Rainwater
B)
Groundwater
C)
Greywater
D)
Artificial water

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Greywater

Note : Union Minister of Jal Shakti, "Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat" launched the "Sujalam 2.0 campaign" for "greywater" management at a virtual event hosted by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti to mark the World Water Day, 22 Mar 2022. A Joint Advisory was also signed by 9 Ministries namely the Ministry of (M/o) Jal Shakti, M/o Rural Development, M/o Women & Child Development, M/o Youth Affairs and Sports, M/o Tribal Affairs, M/o Health and Family Welfare, M/o Education, M/o Environment, Forest and Climate Change and M/o Panchayati Raj, on how greywater management will be taken up at their level based on convergence model with all those who are directly associated in programme implementation..

Source : PIB

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
Shahabuddin Ahmed, the recently deceased former President of which country?
A)
Pakistan
B)
Bangladesh
C)
Saudi Arabia
D)
Afghanistan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bangladesh

Note :

Bangladesh's former president and chief justice "Shahabuddin Ahmed" passed away on Friday(18th MAr 2022) at the age of 92 at a military hospital here.
 
Ahmed, who was the interim head of state as the consensus nominee of all parties amid a mass upsurge in 1990 to topple ex-military dictator HM Ershad, had been suffering from complications due to old age for some time.
 
He was being treated at CMH (Dhaka's combined military hospital) since February 23, his family told the media.
 
Ex-military dictator Ershad, bowing to pressure from opposition political parties amid an uprising, handed over power to the then Chief Justice Ahmed after nine years of rule under an extra-ordinary constitutional arrangement on December 6, 1990.
 
He became the head of the government as acting president of Bangladesh..

Source : New Indian Express

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Published On : March 24, 2022
 Q .
What is the rank of India in Global House Price Index Q4 2021 as per Knight Frank?
A)
48
B)
49
C)
50
D)
51

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 51

Note : India has improved its rank by five spots to be placed at 51st position in the ‘Global House Price Index Q4 2021’ released by property consultant Knight Frank. India was placed at 56th position in Q4 of 2020.

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Published On : March 23, 2022
 Q .
When did the former Prime Minister of Malian "Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga" passed away?
A)
21st Mar 2022
B)
22nd Mar 2022
C)
23rd Mar 2022
D)
24th Mar 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 21st Mar 2022

Note :

Mali’s former Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, arrested over corruption allegations last year, has died of an undisclosed illness in hospital.
 
One of his lawyers told the Reuters news agency that the 68-year-old died at a clinic in the capital, Bamako, on Monday(21st Mar 2022) morning.
 
Maiga was arrested in August over his suspected role in the purchase of a presidential plane during the rule of then-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, overthrown in a military coup a year earlier.
 
He was charged with multiple counts of corruption and was awaiting trial. Lawyers maintained their client was innocent..

Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : March 23, 2022
 Q .
Which company acquires freelance entrepreneur network GigIndia?
A)
PhonePe
B)
Paytm
C)
Paytm
D)
MobiKwik

Correct Answer : Option (A) - PhonePe

Note :

Walmart-owned fintech firm PhonePe said that it has acquired GigIndia, the country’s leading network for freelance micro-entrepreneurs. As a part of the acquisition, GigIndia which has 1.5 million entrepreneurs, and over 100 enterprises as customers, will integrate with PhonePe. The companies did not reveal the value of the transaction. GigIndia has about 100 employees and they will join PhonePe.
 
PhonePe will leverage GigIndia's network of freelance microentrepreneurs to help corporates and enterprises acquire more customers and scale up their distribution channels. This acquisition will also strengthen PhonePe’s offerings and value proposition to its enterprise partners and result in the creation of millions of opportunities for individual freelance micro-entrepreneurs in India. According to reports, India’s freelance community is projected to grow to $20-30 billion by 2025.
 
 
“We are excited to welcome GigIndia’s team to PhonePe and leverage their domain expertise to offer value-added services to our enterprise partners, helping them scale, expand and grow their businesses,” said Vivek Lohcheb, head of offline business at PhonePe. “GigIndia has already served many businesses, with its pool of high-quality, skilled freelance micro-entrepreneurs. We are looking forward to working closely with them.”
 
Sahil Sharma, CEO at GigIndia said PhonePe is a leader in the digital payments space. “We are delighted to be joining forces with them,” said Sharma. “GigIndia has been a trusted partner for fast-growing enterprises across India and in PhonePe we have found a like-minded partner, who supports our vision.’’
 
Aditya Shirole, COO at GigIndia, his firm has been playing a pivotal role in transforming the way businesses are collaborating with the intent of empowering freelance micro-entrepreneurs with readily available opportunities. “PhonePe’s vision and values strongly resonate with our ethos of innovation. We are looking forward to working closely with the PhonePe team."..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : March 23, 2022
 Q .
On which day of the year is "World Weather Day" celebrated around the world?
A)
March 21st
B)
March 22nd
C)
March 23rd
D)
March 24th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - March 23rd

Note :

"World Meteorological Day" is celebrated globally on March 23rd every year. The day is celebrated as the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and it concentrates on the behaviour of Earth’s atmosphere. The day also helps people be aware of their role in protecting Earth’s atmosphere. World Meteorological Day is a significant day as it focuses on the global acknowledgement of different issues of planet earth. The day is conducted by raising awareness about multiple concerns of the Earth around the globe.
 
 
World Meteorological Day 2022 Theme : World Meteorological Day is celebrated with a different motto every year. This year World Meteorological Day is celebrated keeping the theme of Early Warning and Early Action.
 
World Meteorological Day History : orld Meteorological Day is celebrated as the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which was established on March 23, 1950. Today, it’s been 72 years of the organization, and it has made immense progress and helped the world to be a better place. WMO headquarters is situated in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
The roots of the organization emerged from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) and was inspected by Vienna International Meteorological Congress 1873. In the year 1950, WMO finally came into motion by the sanction of the WMO convention. Nearly a year after its establishment, WMO became a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN).

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Published On : March 23, 2022
 Q .
When is Martyrs' Day observed?
A)
March 22nd
B)
March 23rd
C)
March 24th
D)
March 25th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - March 23rd

Note :

Every year, the Nation was observed on March 23rd as Martyrs Day (Shaheed Diwas or Sarvodaya Day). The day was observed to pay tribute to the death anniversary of the freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, who laid their lives for the freedom of India. Also, 30 January is observed as Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Why is Martyr’s Day celebrated on 23rd March?
 
On March 23rd, three heroes of our nation were hanged to death, namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar by the British. No doubt, they also sacrificed their lives for the welfare of our nation. These heroes fought for the welfare of people and sacrificed their lives for the same cause. For many young Indians, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev have become a source of inspiration. Even during British rule, their sacrifice urged many people to come forth and fight for their freedom. Therefore, in order to homage to the three of these revolutionaries, India has commemorated March 23 as Shaheed Diwas.

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Published On : March 23, 2022