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 Q .
Which government will provide free wi-fi facilities at more than 58 thousand places in the villages of the state?
A)
Uttar Pradesh
B)
Andhra Pradesh
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Uttar Pradesh

Note :

Uttar Pradesh government will provide free wi-fi facility at more than 58 thousand places in the villages of the state. This internet facility will be available for the people within 50 meters of the Gram Sachivalaya (village secretariat) building which is being built in every Gram Panchayat of the state.
 
In order to make every village a smart village, high-speed internet connectivity will be provided to the village secretariats and free high-speed Wi-Fi internet facility will be provided to the villagers within a radius of 50 meters of the village secretariat building. The process of establishment of village secretariats in 58,189 gram panchayats of the state is going on continuously.
 
The government informed that the Gram Panchayat office was being established in the name of 'Gram Sachivalaya'. Arrangements are also being made to ensure that all the documents/records/documents required by the villagers can be obtained through Panchayat Assistant/Common Service Center (CSC) in the village secretariat..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 7, 2022
 Q .
Who is signs MoU with AVA for trafficking free nation?
A)
Indian Armed Forces
B)
Indian Air Force
C)
National Security Guard
D)
Railway Protection Force

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Railway Protection Force

Note :

* Railway Protection Force (RPF) has signed MoU with Association for Voluntary Action (AVA) for a trafficking free nation.
 
* It will enhance the scale, reach and effectiveness of Operation AAHT (Action against Human Trafficking) launched by RPF across the nation.
 
* RPF is entrusted with the responsibility of security of railway property, passenger area and passengers.
 
* RPF has also set up Anti Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) at more than 740 locations across India

Source : PIBa

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Published On : May 7, 2022
 Q .
Which country embarks on the World's Largest "Film Restoration Project"?
A)
USA
B)
India
C)
Franec
D)
Canada

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

Note :

Information and Broadcasting Minister, "Anurag Thakur" said that an amount of Rs. 363 crore has been allotted for the world’s largest film restoration project under the National Film Heritage Mission. The mission was launched in 2016 with an outlay of 597 crore rupees. It aims at preserving, restoring and digitizing the cinematic heritage.
 
The Minister informed that the process of restoring over 5900 short films, documentaries and features is underway. He said this exercise carried out by the National Film Archive of India proves to be one of the world’s biggest restoration, conservation, preservation and digitization process undertaken. The Minister also held a meeting to review the functioning of the Film and Television Institute of India, FTII and deliberated on the vision of taking FTII to international standards of excellence. Mr. Thakur said FTII should nurture entrepreneurial skills and equip students to launch start ups in film and television productions.

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Published On : May 7, 2022
 Q .
Who was inaugurates Health Summit 2022 in Gujarat?
A)
Mansukh Mandaviya
B)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
C)
Nusrat Jahan
D)
Dharmendra Pradhan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mansukh Mandaviya

Note :

Union Health Minister "Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya" on Thursday(5th May 2022) inaugurated a three-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir- Health Summit at Kevadiya in Gujarat.
 
Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Mandaviya said that the main objective of this Chintan Shivir will be a detailed discussion on various topics and policies related to the health sector and discussion on the future road map with a holistic approach. He said that the nectar emanating from this Shivir through 'Sabka Prayas' will give a new impetus to the goal of 'Healthy India'.
 
Dr. Mandaviya said that the Narendra Modi Government is committed to develop health facilities as a common model for the people by making them qualitative, accessible and affordable. He assured everyone to work with participation and cooperation by taking the goal of 'Healthy State, Healthy Nation'.
 
This Swasthya Chintan Shivir is being organized as a part of the 14th Convention of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare - CCHFW. The Health Ministers of different States and Union Territories along with members of NITI Aayog and other senior officials are participating in this summit. It will also discuss India's fight against COVID-19 and the Centre’s initiative on 'Heal by India and Heal in India'. 
 
Another significant focus area in this Swasthya Chintan Shivir is to inspire states to boost National Health Infrastructure since the budget assigned to various States and Union Territories is often seen to be under-utilized.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 6, 2022
 Q .
Which government launches Vehicle Movement Tracking System in May 2022?
A)
Punjab
B)
Gujarat
C)
Haryana
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Haryana

Note :

Haryana Chief Minister "Manohar Lal Khattar" on Wednesday(4th May 2022) launched a Vehicle Movement Tracking System (VMTS) mobile app that will help in tracking vehicles carrying sand and other mining material.
 
The app will be used at different checkpoints in all the districts of Haryana and vehicle details —like vehicle number, vehicle type, moving from, moving to — along with driver details, like name, driver mobile number and driver license number, will bepunched into it.
 
4th May 2022 launch event also saw the presence of Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, JP Dalal, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Dr Kamal Gupta, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, V Umashankar, and Chief Executive Officer of Haryana Parivar Pehchan Authority, Vikas Gupta..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : May 6, 2022
 Q .
Who addresses the inaugural session of JITO Connect 2022?
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Venkaiah Naidu
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Note :

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of Jain International Trade Organisation’s - JITO Connect 2022 by video conferencing.

* JITO is a global organisation which connects Jains all over the world.

* JITO Connect is an attempt to help businesses and industries by providing a direction for mutual networking and personal interactions.

* This is a three-day event being organized at Gangadham Annex, Pune from 6th May 2022.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 6, 2022
 Q .
Who has been launches Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) for organic farmers in Manipur?
A)
Conrad Sangma
B)
Biren Singh
C)
Pramod Sawant
D)
Yumnam Joykumar Singh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Biren Singh

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Manipur CM "N. Biren Singh" has launched(5th May 2022) the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for 18,000 registered farmers under Horticulture Department for Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER), Phase- III (2020-23).
 
DBT of Rs. 11,250 per farmer, for the components of assistance for on-farm input for both 1st year and 2nd year and for off-farm inputs production for 1st was transferred to the individual registered farmer’s account.

The programme was held at the Darbar Hall of CM's Secretariat in Imphal. Besides, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Letpao Haokip, Additional Chief Secretary P. Vaiphei also attended the programme..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 6, 2022
 Q .
Who has become the first Indian woman to scale five peaks above 8,000m?
A)
Bachendri Pal
B)
Arunima Sinha
C)
Krushnaa Patil
D)
Priyanka Mohite

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Priyanka Mohite

Note :

Priyanka Mohite from Satara in western Maharashtra has become the first Indian woman to scale five peaks above 8,000 metres after she climbed Mount "Kanchenjunga" on Thursday(5th May 2022).
 
Priyanka (30), the recipient of Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award 2020, successfully completed her expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the third highest mountain on the planet, at 4.52 pm," her brother Akash Mohite told PTI.
 
In April 2021, she had scaled Mt Annapurna (8,091 m), the 10th highest mountain peak in the world and had become the first Indian woman climber to achieve the feat. Priyanka has also climbed the world's highest peak Mount Everest (8,849 m) in 2013, Mount Lhotse (8,516 m) in 2018, Mount Makalu (8,485 m) and Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) in 2016..

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : May 6, 2022
 Q .
A fatal case of Shigella bacteria was reported recently in which among the following Indian states?
A)
Kerala
B)
Karnataka
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Telangana

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kerala

Note : A teenage girl passed away earlier this week after eating Shawarma from an eatery in Kasargod, Kerala. The state health department identified Shigella bacteria as the main cause of food poisoning. Several others have also been admitted to the hospital in the district after eating shawarma from the same eatery.

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Published On : May 6, 2022
 Q .
Who has received the 2022 World Food Prize from the World Food Prize Foundation?
A)
Cynthia Rosenzweig
B)
James Annan
C)
Julie Arblaster
D)
David Archer

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Cynthia Rosenzweig

Note :

Cynthia Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, received the 2022 World Food Prize from the World Food Prize Foundation on May 5th. According to the World Food Prize Foundation, the World Food Prize is a prestigious international award conceived as the "Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture" with a mission to elevate innovations and inspire action to sustainably increase the quality, quantity and availability of food for all.
 
Rosenzweig was selected for the award for her research to understand the relationship between climate and food systems and forecast how both will change in the future. Her modeling work has provided a foundation for decision-makers around the world to create strategies to mitigate climate change and adapt our food systems to a changing planet, which has helped communities worldwide address the consequences of Earth’s changing climate.
 
“I am thrilled and honored to receive the World Food Prize this year because food systems are now emerging as a key component of climate change,” said Rosenzweig.
 
Rosenzweig has been a research scientist at NASA GISS and head of the Climate Impacts Group since 1994. Her research focuses on improving models and assessments of how climate change will affect agriculture and the food supply in the future. In addition, she uses data from NASA satellites and models to study agricultural regions around the world and how they are changing. Rosenzweig has previously served as coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 and the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land in 2019.
 
She is also a co-founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), an international project using climate science, crop modeling and economic modeling to understand crop yield and food security in a changing climate.

Source : NASA

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Published On : May 6, 2022