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 Q .
Who has been appointed the Force Commander in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in July 2022?
A)
Lt Gen Amardeep Singh Bhinder
B)
Lt Gen Nav Kumar Khanduri
C)
Lt Gen Surinder Singh Mahal
D)
Lt Gen Mohan Subramanian

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Lt Gen Mohan Subramanian

Note :

India’s ​Lieutenant General "Mohan Subramanian" has been appointed the Force Commander in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
 
United Nations Secretary-General "António Guterres" announced the appointment on July 5th, 2022. Subramanian succeeds Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar of India.
 
Almost 20,000 peacekeepers serve with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to protect civilians and build durable peace in the conflict-affected country.
 
The civilian, police and military personnel from 73 countries carry out many duties under the mandate provided by the United Nations Security Council..

Source : News18

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
CMIE data, India's unemployment rate has increased to what percentage in April 2022?
A)
7.10%
B)
7.52%
C)
7.83%
D)
7.96%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 7.83%

Note :

The unemployment rate in the country grew to 7.83 percent in April 2022 from 7.60 percent in March 2022, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) data.
 
The unemployment rate in urban areas was higher at 9.22 per cent compared to 8.28 per cent in March.
 
In the rural area, the unemployment rate was at 7.18 per cent in April compared to 7.29 per cent in the previous month.
 
Unemployment rate was the highest in Haryana at 34.5 percent followed by Rajasthan at 28.8 percent, Bihar 21.1 per cent and Jammu and Kashmir 15.6 per cent, the data showed.
 
CMIE managing director Mahesh Vyas told PTI that it is important to note that the labour force participation rate and the employment rate also increased in April..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
India's first Autonomous Navigation facility, "TiHAN" inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh at which campus?
A)
IIT Guwahati
B)
IIT Hyderabad
C)
IIT Bhubaneswar
D)
IIT Gandhinagar

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Hyderabad

Note :

India’s first Autonomous Navigation facility, "TiHAN" was inaugurated by "Jitendra Singh", Union Minister of State for Science & Technology at the IIT Hyderabad campus on Monday. 
 
* Developed at a budget of Rs. 130 crores by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology, TiHAN (Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation) is a multidisciplinary initiative that will make India a global player in the futuristic and next generation ‘smart mobility’ technology. 
 
* The minister said that the vision of TiHAN-IITH is to become a global player for next generation smart mobility technologies and the Ministry of Science & Technology has come forward to support this initiative, which will be a trendsetter for others as well. 
 
*Limited testbeds or proving grounds exist worldwide to investigate the operation of unmanned and connected vehicles in a controlled environment by simulating various scenarios that may occur in real-life traffic operations, ranging from frequently occurring to extreme cases.
 
* Singh said that giving a mega push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Technology vision, Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation Foundation (TiHAN)-IITH has already taken many forward-looking initiatives to promote innovation in the mobility sector. 
 
*TiHAN Testbed will provide a unique platform for high quality research between academia, industry and R&D labs both at the national and international level, thus making India a global leader in autonomous navigation technologies." .

Source : Mint

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who is inaugurated new center for artificial intelligence at Netaji Subhas University of Technology(NSUT)?
A)
Manish Sisodia
B)
Arvind Kejriwal
C)
Smriti Irani
D)
Himanta Biswa Sarma

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Manish Sisodia

Note : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister "Manish Sisodia" inaugurated a new centre of excellence in artificial intelligence at Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT) Wednesday(6th July 2022).

According to the institute spokespersons, the centre is envisaged to enhance the university’s research capabilities and is equipped with high-end graphical processing units, workstations, data storage and communication systems.
 
A state-of-the-art supercomputing system, comprising DGX A100 with 324 GB RAM and eight graphical processing units, 100TB storage, smart rack, and high-speed switches, has been installed in the centre which is capable of executing training at 5 petaflops and 56 instances can be executed in parallel, according to a statement.
 
The centre also has 10 high-end workstations having their independent graphical processing units and 256 GB RAM. Additionally, 30 terminals have also been provided to cater to the needs of the user, according to the statement..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who has been given additional charge of Ministry of Minority Affairs and Ministry of Steel in 7th july 2022?
A)
Sachin Pilot and Kamal Nath
B)
Hardeep Singh Puri and Kiren Rijiju
C)
Smriti Irani and Jyotiraditya Scindia
D)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Digvijaya Singh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Smriti Irani and Jyotiraditya Scindia

Note :

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has been assigned the charge of Ministry of Minority Affairs, in addition to her existing portfolio

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Steel. The developments come after the President accepted the resignations of  Minority  Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh from the Union Council of Ministers. .

Source : News On Air

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who will be organizing "Hariyali Mahotsav" on 8th July, 2022 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi?
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
Ministry of Home Affairs
C)
Ministry of Power
D)
Ministry of Environment

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ministry of Environment

Note :

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change will be organizing “Hariyali Mahotsav” on 8th July, 2022 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi in the spirit of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. 
 
* Hariyali Mahotsav, the “Tree Festival” is being organized to create awareness about the importance of trees in sustaining not only the life of the present generations but also to secure the future of forthcoming generations. 
 
* Trees play extremely important role in mitigating adverse effects of climate change. This Mahotsav is perceived as an effective tool to instill enthusiasm among masses for forest conservation and planting trees. It holds immense importance in complementing the policy and program initiatives of the government towards environmental conservation. 
 
* Hariyali Mahotsav is celebrated across the country in recognition of the crucial role of Forest/Greenery in maintaining the ecological balance and providing many ecosystem services to the planet.
 
* Hariyali Mahotsav 2022 is being organized by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in collaboration with the State Governments, Police Institutions and Schools of Delhi for undertaking plantation drives on the occasion. 
 
* Ceremonial Plantation drives are being organized with participation of 75 Nagar Vans throughout the country, 75 Police Stations and 75 Schools in Delhi/NCR and 75 degraded plantation sites in the different states as part of this Mahotsav..

Source : PIB

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who is inaugurated India's first ever Animal Health Summit?
A)
Jitu Vaghani
B)
G. Kishan Reddy
C)
Narendra Singh Tomar
D)
Parshottam Rupala

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Parshottam Rupala

Note :

Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said that there is need to strengthen the cooperative movement in the livestock sector. Inaugurating First India Animal Health Summit 2022, he called for greater use of Ayurveda for ensuring better animal health.
 
First India Animal Health Summit 2022 was held at NASC Complex, New Delhi 6th July 2022 understanding the significance of animal health towards the broader objective of the country's food and nutrition security, rural incomes and prosperity and overall economic development.
 
Shri Rupala was the chief guest at the inaugural function of ‘India Animal Health Summit 2022’ organized by Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) and the Agriculture Today Group. He said that by ensuring good animal health, veterinarians are playing a very significant role. Shri Rupala called for suggestions from the general public on the initiatives that can be taken to give due recognition to the work of veterinarians in serving the nation..

Source : PIB

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with "DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Private Limited" for setting up a Remote Pilot Training Centre?
A)
Central University of Gujarat
B)
IIT Gandhinagar
C)
Rashtriya Raksha University
D)
Oriental Institute of Science and Technology

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rashtriya Raksha University

Note :

Rashtriya Raksha University at Gandhinagar(Gujarat) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Private Limited for setting up a Remote Pilot Training Centre for imparting drone flying skills.

* This training will be imparted to the Police and security force personnel and citizens at RRU Campus near Gandhinagar. According to official sources, this initiative is in accordance with the mission of the University to identify, prepare and sustain statecraft of national strategic and security culture among the security, police and civilian society.
 
* Following this MoU, the Rashtriya Raksha University will set up a Remote Pilot Training Centre under the Public-Private Partnership model. The training is primarily designed for personnel of Armed Forces, Paramilitary and Police Force, but also offers programmes for citizens willing to acquire the skill.
 
* AIR correspondent reports that while inaugurating the two-day Drone Festival of India in New Delhi on 27th of May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi resolved to make India a global drone hub.

* Now, the Rashtriya Raksha University- RRU in Gandhinagar has taken a lead to fulfill this commitment as part of its basic Mission. According to the Vice-Chancellor of RRU- Dr Bimal Patel, enthusiasm for Drone technology is amazing in India.

* Apart from Police and defence personnel, a large number of school children witnessed and enjoyed the immersive performance of Drone technology..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
How many people from southern states has the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominated(6th July 2022) to the Rajya Sabha?
A)
3 Peoples
B)
4 Peoples
C)
5 People
D)
6 Peoples

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 4 Peoples

Note :

The government on Wednesday(6th July 2022) nominated four noted personalities, including celebrated athlete P T Usha and music maestro Ilaiyaraaja, from as many southern states to the Rajya Sabha, in what is being seen as the ruling BJP's big outreach to recognise prominent figures from south India.
 
Veerendra Heggade, the head of the famous Dharmasthala temple in Karnataka and a philanthropist, and screenwriter K V Vijayendra Prasad, who is from Andhra Pradesh and is known for blockbusters like "RRR", the "Baahubali" series and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", were the two other choices of the government for the Upper House of Parliament.
 
Usha is from Kerala and Ilaiyaraaja, a Dalit, is from Tamil Nadu.
 
The decision came days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at its national executive meeting in Hyderabad, identified south India as the territory for its next phase of growth. The saffron party has been traditionally weak in southern India, barring Karnataka.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all four and cited their contributions in their respective fields..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : July 7, 2022
 Q .
Who is the Indian-American billionaire in Forbes America's Rich List?
A)
Jayshree Ullal
B)
Neerja Sethi
C)
Anjali Sud
D)
Neha Narkhede

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Jayshree Ullal

Note :

Indian-American Jayshree Ullal, CEO of Arista Networks, an American computer networking company, and a member of the board of directors of Snowflake, was ranked near the top of 8th annual Forbes’ America’s Richest Self-Made Women, with a net worth of $1.7 billion as of May 2022.

The list, released in June 2022, ranks her at #15, below Alice Schwartz, co-founder of Bio-Rad Laboratories, and above reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
 
Other Indian American women who made it to the Forbes list are Neerja Sethi, co-founder of Syntel; Neha Narkhede, co-founder and former CTO of Confluent; former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, and Reshma Shetty, co-founder of Ginkgo Bioworks. Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chairman of ABC Supply, topped the list for the fifth year.
 
About Jayshree Ullal :
 
Ullal was born in London and raised in New Delhi. She studied electrical engineering at San Francisco State University and engineering management at Santa Clara University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including E&Y’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2015, Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2018 and one of Fortune’s “Top 20 Business persons” in 2019.

Source : Money Control

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Published On : July 7, 2022