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A)
Israel
B)
France
C)
North Korea
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Israel

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Israel successfully tested a new laser missile-defence system "Iron Beam" which can destroy any airborne object including drones. Iron Beam is the world’s first energy-based weapons system that uses a laser beam to shoot down incoming UAVs, rockets, mortars, long-range missiles, anti-tank missiles etc. The Iron Beam which is developed by the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is using a directed-energy weapon system and can go a long way in providing aerial defence.
 
How it works Iron Beam :
 
* Iron Beam works on a fibre laser system to destroy any airborne object.
* Iron Dome defense system has been a great success, with a 90% interception rate against incoming rocket fire.

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Published On : April 16, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
3
B)
4
C)
5
D)
6

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 3

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Three(3) public sector general insurance businessesNational Insurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited, and United India Insurance Company – have had their authorised share capital increased by the government. This will allow for a capital inflow of Rs. 5,000 crore into these businesses.
 
 
Important Points :
 
* The permitted capital for National Insurance will now be 15,000 crore (1,500 crore shares with a face value of 10 apiece), up from the current 7,500 crore, according to a notification released by the Finance Ministry (1,500 crore shares with a face value of ten each).

* Oriental Insurance would have a market capitalization of 7,500 crore (750 crore shares with a face value of ten rupees each), up from 5,000 crore (500 crore shares with a face value of ten rupees each).

* United India Insurance’s permitted capital has been increased to Rs 7,500 crore.

* United India Insurance’s authorised capital has been raised from 5,000 crore (500 crore shares with a face value of 10) to 7,500 crore (750 crore shares with a face value of 10).

* Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in her FY 2018-19 Budget speech that three public sector general insurance companies, National Insurance Company Ltd., United India Assurance Company Limited, and Oriental India Insurance Company Limited, would be merged into a single insurance entity and then listed.

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Published On : April 15, 2022
Category : Insurance and Finance
A)
State Bank of India
B)
Kotak Mahindra Bank
C)
IDFC FIRST Bank
D)
Punjab National Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kotak Mahindra Bank

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Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMBL) has launched Kotak FYN, a new enterprise platform designed specifically for Business Banking and Corporate clients. Customers of the bank can utilise the portal to conduct all trade and service transactions.
 
Main Points of Kotak FYN :
 
* According to a press release, the Kotak FYN portal will contain many other services by the fourth quarter of 2022, including account services, payments, and collections.

* The portal will also have a dashboard that consumers can personalise, real-time tracking of transaction limits, access to prior transactions, and upcoming transaction events, among other things.

* It also promises to deliver a tailored experience in small steps with system stability.

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Published On : April 15, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
India
B)
England
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
South Africa

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

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India will host Street Child Cricket World Cup 2023 ((SCCWC 2023) to champion the rights of street children worldwide. Organised by Save the Children India (Bal Raksha Bharat) and Street Child United, the 10-day event, which will be held in September, will have 22 teams from 16 countries participating in it.
 
The event will have street-connected children and young people take part in a mixed-gender cricket tournament, a festival of arts and a congress to champion the rights of street children worldwide.
 
SCCWC 2023 is the second edition of the tournament. The inaugural event was held in London/Cambridge in 2019, where eight teams competed, and Team India South emerged victorious after beating hosts England in a highly competitive final.
 
The winners will return in 2023 to defend their title alongside seven other teams from India who will represent organisations from across different regions of the country. They will be joined by teams from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, England, Hungary, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Source : Times of India

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Published On : April 15, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Yogi Adityanath
B)
M. Venkaiah Naidu
C)
Mamata Banerjee
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (B) - M. Venkaiah Naidu

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Vice President "M. Venkaiah Naidu" on Wednesday(13th Apr 2022) conferred the International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021 to Dr. Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust, Gujarat at a function in New Delhi. The annual award was instituted by Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Naidu lauded the efforts of the recipients and said that both Dr. Bhushan Kumar and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust have been working diligently to raise awareness about leprosy and in providing care to those afflicted with it.  
 
The Vice President also called for intensified efforts for early detection of leprosy cases, equitable access to appropriate treatment and integrated leprosy services. Mr. Naidu urged the people and civil society organizations to join the campaign to eradicate leprosy. He said, there should be social mobilization in support of this noble cause. He also wanted Gram Sabhas to include leprosy eradication in their programmes.
 
Acknowledging India’s steady fight against leprosy, Mr. Naidu said that India successfully accomplished levels of leprosy eradication defined as less than one case per ten thousand population..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : April 15, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
7%
B)
8%
C)
8.6%
D)
9.8%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 8%

Note : The World Bank has slashed the GDP growth forecast for India in FY2022/23 to 8% in its bi-annual “South Asia Economic Focus” report, due to the negative impact of the war in Ukraine on FY23 growth. Earlier in January 2022, the growth forecast for FY23 was estimated at 8.7%.

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Published On : April 15, 2022
Category : Indian Economy
A)
KL Rahul
B)
Rohit Sharma
C)
Virat Kohli
D)
Shikhar Dhawan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rohit Sharma

Note : Rohit Sharma became the second Indian after Virat Kohli to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket during the Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings IPL Match on April 13, 2022. He has become the seventh batsman overall to reach the major milestone after Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli and David Warner. 

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Published On : April 14, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
India
B)
Pakistan
C)
Bangladesh
D)
Sri Lanka

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

Note : The 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be hosted by India this year for the very first time. This will be the seventh edition of the tournament and it is scheduled to start from October 11 and conclude on October 30, 2022.

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Published On : April 14, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Dwayne Bravo
B)
Chris Gayle
C)
Kieron Pollard
D)
Shikhar Dhawan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chris Gayle

Note : West Indies cricketer "Chris Gayle" was the first-ever cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. He achieved the feat during the IPL match between his team Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions at Rajkot on April 19, 2017. Gayle had come into the match just three runs short of the milestone and reach it with a single in the four over of RCB's innings.

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Published On : April 14, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
MS Dhoni
B)
Rishabh Pant
C)
Rohit Sharma
D)
Faf Du Plessis

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rohit Sharma

Note : Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma as he became the fifth batsman to score 500 fours in the Indian Premier League. He achieved the feat in the IPL match against Punjab Kings at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on April 13, 2022

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Published On : April 14, 2022
Category : Sports