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 Q .
Which state government observed 10th November 2022 as 'Mandia Divas' or 'Millet Day'?
A)
Punjab
B)
Gujarat
C)
Haryana
D)
Odisha

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Odisha

Note :

Odisha Chief Minister "Naveen Patnaik" has announced to observe November 10, 2022 - The first Thursday of the Margasira month of the Hindu calendar as ‘Mandia Divas’ or ‘Millet Day’ in the State.
 
* The objective is to popularize and promote the use and cultivation of superfood-millet among the people.
 
* Odisha has become the first State to declare a Day dedicated to Millets on November 10.
 
* The State government launched Odisha Millet Mission in the year 2017-18.
 
* Initially, Millet Mission was implemented in 30 blocks of seven(7) districts.  Now it is being implemented in 142 blocks of 19 districts..

Source : Ommcomnews

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Published On : November 11, 2022
 Q .
Who launches single window facility 'Veerangana Sewa Kendra' for welfare and grievances redressal of Veer Naris?
A)
DRDO
B)
Indian Army
C)
Indian Navy
D)
Indian Air Force

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Indian Army

Note :

Indian Army has launched a single window facility - Veerangana Sewa Kendra (VSK) for welfare and grievances redressal of Veer Naris.
 
* Taking yet another step in leveraging technology, the Indian Army with a motto of "Taking Care of Our Own, No Matter What” launched this facility.

* The project was inaugurated by President Army Wives Welfare Association yesterday at the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans premises located at Delhi Cantt.  
 
* The VSK will be available as a service to the Indian Army Veterans Portal www.indianarmyveterans.gov.in

* The system caters to registering grievances with tracking, monitoring, and regular feedback to the applicant..

Source : AIR

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Published On : November 11, 2022
 Q .
Which telecom company has launched True-5G services in Bangalore and Hyderabad on 10th Nov 2022?
A)
Reliance Jio
B)
Bharti Airtel
C)
Vodafone Idea
D)
Adani Data Networks

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Reliance Jio

Note :

Telecom major Reliance Jio on Thursday(10th Nov 2022) launched Jio True 5G in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
 
* As part of the "Jio Welcome Offer", users will be provided unlimited 5G data with up to 1Gbps+ speeds with no extra cost..
 
* Jio is already testing its Jio True-5G services in six cities including, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Varanasi and Nathdwara.
 
* Jio True 5G, in these two tech-centric cities will help realize the true potential of some of the latest technologies, the company said in a statement.
 
* Last month, Jio announced the launch of the beta trial of its True-5Gservices for Jio users in four cities Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi, offering users unlimited 5G data with up to 1 Gbps plus speed
 
* In a statement, Jio said, "Post the successful demonstration of its True-5G services at the India Mobile Congress 2022, Jio is announcing the Beta trial of its True-5G services on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, for Jio users in 4 cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi.

* Dussehra symbolizes the triumph over hurdles caused by legacy technologies such as 2G, with knowledge and wisdom that Jio True 5G will genuinely enable."
 
* Jio is rolling out its True-5G beta services in a phase-wise manner and is seeking customer feedback as it expands the service to new cities, the telco said.
 
* The network uses stand-alone 5G architecture with a mix of 5G spectrum across 700 MHz, 3500 MHz, and 26 GHz bands..

Source : Outlook India

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Published On : November 11, 2022
 Q .
Who has launched Woman centric challenges under phase-II of the 2nd edition of the Atal New India Challenge (ANIC)?
A)
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Reserve Bank of India
B)
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog
C)
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Planning Commission
D)
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Ministry of Home Affairs

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog

Note :

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog 9th Nov 2022 launched Woman centric challenges under phase-II of the 2nd edition of the Atal New India Challenge (ANIC).

ANIC is an initiative by AIM, NITI Aayog targeted to seek, select, support and nurture technology-based innovations that solve sectoral challenges of national importance and societal relevance. through a grant-based mechanism of up to INR 1 crore.
 
Keeping in mind that “a woman is an architect of society”, ANIC’s Woman centric challenges address the major issues faced by woman from all spheres of life. These include driving women hygiene through innovation, innovations to improve women’s safety, professional networking opportunities for women, innovations that make working mothers’ life better, and easing the life of Rural Women.
 
Addressing the gathering, CEO NITI Aayog Parmeswaran Iyer said “At NITI Aayog and AIM, our huge focus is on women empowerment and today’s event is especially important because we are launching women centric challenges.

I congratulate the AIM team and I am glad to be opening such challenges to our young innovators. These challenges are thought provoking and can lead to major innovations and solutions.
 
While launching the challenges, Mission Director AIM NITI Aayog said “we at AIM are launching the Woman Centric Challenges in line with our honourable Prime Minister’s vision to enable women and girls to live up  to  their fullest potential. These Challenges crafted ANIC to address the major issues faced by woman from all spheres of life. I encourage innovators to visit our website and apply for this noble initiative at earliest.”..

Source : PIB

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Published On : November 11, 2022
 Q .
Who approves the final Sovereign Green Bonds framework of India?
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Nirmala Sitharaman
D)
Droupadi Murmu

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Nirmala Sitharaman

Note :

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs "Nirmala Sitharaman" approves the final Sovereign Green Bonds framework of India. This approval will further strengthen India’s commitment towards its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs) targets.
 
What Is The Need : The Framework comes close on the footsteps of India’s commitments under Panchamrit as elucidated by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at COP26 at Glasgow in November, 2021. The approval is fulfillment of the announcement in the Union Budget FY 2022-23 by the Union Finance Minister that Sovereign Green Bonds will be issued for mobilising resources for green projects.
 
It will help in attracting global and domestic investments in eligible green projects. The proceeds generated from issuance of such bonds will be deployed in Public Sector projects which help in reducing carbon intensity of the economy.
 
What Are Green Bonds : A green bond is a debt instrument with which capital is being raised to fund ‘green’ projects, which typically include those relating to renewable energy, clean transportation, sustainable water management etc.
 
* A bond is a fixed income instrument that represents a loan made by an investor to a borrower (typically corporate or governmental).
* Bonds traditionally paid a fixed interest rate (coupon) to investors.

Benefits Of Green Bonds : 

Enhances Reputation :
* Green bonds enhance an issuer’s reputation, as it helps in showcasing their commitment towards sustainable development.
Fulfillment of Commitments :
* Ability to meet commitments, for signatories to climate agreements and other green commitments.
* India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) document puts forth the stated targets for India’s contribution towards climate improvement and following a low carbon path to progress.
Raised at Lower Costs :
* Green bonds typically carry a lower interest rate than the loans offered by the commercial banks.
* With an increasing focus of foreign investors towards green investments, it could help in reducing the cost of raising capital.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : November 11, 2022
 Q .
Who has been elected(8th Nov 2022) as president the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) for 2022-23?
A)
Mr. Arnob Guha
B)
Mr. Sanjeev Sikka
C)
Mr. Singh Shashikumar
D)
Mr. Ramesh Kejriwal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mr. Ramesh Kejriwal

Note :

Ramesh Kejriwal has been elected as president the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) for 2022-23.

* He has succeeded Dr. Sawar Dhanania.

* Role : Leading forward the road map of AIRIA for rubber industries in the country.

* Prior to this, he was a Managing Committee Member of AIRIA and had served as the Eastern Region Chairman.

* Shashi Singh has also appointed as the senior vice president of AIRIA.

* AIRIA was set up in 1945, is an apex body for rubber industries..

Source : Devdiscourse

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Published On : November 10, 2022
 Q .
Which state has approved the proposal to engage retired Army veterans for training the State Police Personnel?
A)
Kerala
B)
Meghalaya
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Assam

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Assam

Note : Assam Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal to engage the retired Army veterans for training the State Police Personnel.

As per Assam Chief Minister "Himanta Biswa Sarma", at least 34 retired Army personnel will be appointed by the state government to impart training to the state police personnel in battalions.

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Published On : November 10, 2022
 Q .
How many billion dollar loan has International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved for Bangladesh to deal with financial crisis?
A)
$4.5 billion
B)
$4.9 billion
C)
$5.4 billion
D)
$6.2 billion

Correct Answer : Option (A) - $4.5 billion

Note :

Bangladesh and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday(9th Nov 2022) reached a preliminary agreement under which the global lender will provide a $4.5 billion support package to stabilise its economy and protect the vulnerable people.
 
The IMF agreement came months after discussions between the global lender and Bangladesh officials.
 
Bangladesh is the third South Asian nation after Sri Lanka and Pakistan to secure a bailout package from the IMF to tide over the sharp rise in food and energy prices caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the global inflation due to the Russia-Ukraine war.
 
The amount will be disbursed in seven installments till December 2026. The first installment of $447.48 million will be cleared in February 2023, while the loan's interest rate would depend on the market rate at the time of maturity, Finance Minister A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal told a news briefing after the signing of the agreement in Dhaka.
 
"We are getting the loan just the way we wanted. The International Monetary Fund will lend us a total of $4.5 billion," Mr. Kamal said.
 
The deal is subject to approval by the IMF's executive board, which is expected within weeks..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : November 10, 2022
 Q .
Renowned Tropicalia and Brazilian singer, Gal Costa when did passed away?
A)
10 November 2022
B)
9 November 2022
C)
8 November 2022
D)
7 November 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 9 November 2022

Note :

Singer "Gal Costa", an icon in the Tropicalia and Brazilian popular music movements who enjoyed a nearly six-decade career, died on Wednesday(9th Nov 2022). She was 77
 
* The soprano with wild curls of dark hair was best known for lending her unique voice to compositions such as Ary Barroso’s “Aquarela do Brasil” (Watercolor of Brazil), Tom Jobim’s “Dindi,” Jorge Ben Jor’s “Que Pena” (What a Shame) and Caetano Veloso’s “Baby.”
 
*Gal Costa was among the world’s best singers, among our principal artists to carry the name and sounds of Brazil to the whole planet,” President-elect Luiz Inácio da Silva wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of him hugging her. “Her talent, technique and courage enriched and renewed our culture, cradled and marked the lives of millions of Brazilians.”..

* She debuted her professional career on the night of 22 August 1964 at the concert Nós, por exemplo.

* In 2011, she was honoured with the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Born : 26 September 1945, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil

Died : 9 November 2022, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : November 10, 2022
 Q .
Which state has announced(10th Nov 2022) the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary as 17th wildlife sanctuary?
A)
Kerala
B)
Karnataka
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Tamil Nadu

Note :

The Tamil Nadu government has notified the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary on 68,640 hectares as the state’s 17th wildlife sanctuary, Chief Minister M K Stalin announced on Tuesday(10th Nov 2022).
 
The sanctuary, covering reserve forest areas in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts, is home to 35 species of mammals, 238 species of birds, Leith’s soft shelled turtles, smooth coated otters, marsh crocodile and four horned antelopes, and is a wildlife paradise.
 
Grizzled giant squirrel, four-horned antelope, and Lesser Fish Eagle which are exclusively dependent on the Cauvery river and its riverine forest ecosystem, are also found here. These are also red-listed and in urgent need for focused conservation and protection of their habitat.
 
The sanctuary was notified under Section 26-A of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, today(10th Nov 2022).
 
It will connect Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu with the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in neighbouring Karnataka thereby forming a large, contiguous network of protected areas for wildlife.
 
“This area has unique ecological, faunal, and floral significance and is also an important elephant habitat in Southern India”...

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : November 10, 2022