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A)
Abhinav Chandrachud & Arundhati Roy
B)
Prasenjit Duara & Raja Krishnamoorthi
C)
Meena Nayyar & Himmat Singh Shekhawat
D)
Tulsi Chakraborty & Shekhar Gupta

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Meena Nayyar & Himmat Singh Shekhawat

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Meena Nayyar, Mother of Captain Anuj Nayyar and Himmat Singh Shekhawat, a part of Rashtriya Riders, a biking group that pays homage to martyrs and their families has authored a new book titled “Tiger of Drass: Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 23, Kargil Hero”, published by HarperCollins Publishers India.
 
The book features the story of Capt. Anuj Nayyar (23 years old), who martyred during the 1999 Kargil War while fighting to secure the Drass sector which was critical to the success of Operation Vijay and India’s victory in Kargil. Captain Anuj Nayyar was honoured with the Maha Vir Chakra (posthumously), the second-highest gallantry award in 2000.

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Published On : April 8, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
Odisha
B)
Sikkim
C)
Jharkhand
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jharkhand

Note : Sarhul is the festival of the New Year celebrated in the state of Jharkhand by the tribal communities as part of the local Sarna religion. It is celebrated in the Hindu month of Chaitra, three days after the appearance of the new moon. It is also a celebration of the beginning of spring. The word ”Sarhul” is connected with tree worship. It is a festival where nature is venerated. In the year 2022, it falls on 04 April, Monday.

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Published On : April 8, 2022
Category : Arts and Culture
A)
$70,125
B)
$72,124
C)
$79,500
D)
$84,560

Correct Answer : Option (B) - $72,124

Note :

India has contributed $72,124, more than double of last year, to UNESCO fund for elimination of doping in sports.
 
"The Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has released an enhanced contribution of India to UNESCO Fund for Elimination of Doping in Sport to twice the assessed value i.e. $72,124 in 2022" a PIB release said.
 
"First time in 2021, Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports made contribution of $28,172 towards the UNESCO Fund on the basis of request received from UNESCO.
 
"This contribution, doubling the amount of the minimum 1% contribution, will be included in the certified financial statement of the Fund, which will be presented to COP9, States Parties' contributions support the implementation of the Fund's Operational Strategy 2020-2025."

Source : Times of India

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Published On : April 8, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Japan
B)
China
C)
Iraq
D)
Israel

Correct Answer : Option (B) - China

Note : China successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite Gaofen-3 03 on April 07, 2022 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre onboard a Long March-4C rocket. The new satellite will become part of its land-sea radar satellite constellation by forming a network with the orbiting Gaofen-3 and Gaofen-3 02 satellites.

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Published On : April 8, 2022
Category : Space
A)
France
B)
Israel
C)
Russia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Israel

Note :

Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed an agreement related to the possible conversion of commercial aircraft into tankers in India.
 
The memorandum of understanding comes under the auspices of prime minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ policy to increase indigenous production capabilities, says HAL.
 
“Under the pact signed recently, HAL will convert pre-owned Civil (Passenger) aircraft into air refuelling aircraft with cargo and transport capabilities,” it says.
 
“The move will provide India’s defence ecosystem with new capabilities and cost effective solutions in the market.”
 
The Multi-Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT) agreement was signed in Delhi by representatives of HAL and IAI.
 
“We are proud to come together with our counterparts to bring our best value MMTT solution in India, while utilising local resources to manufacture and market the platform,” says IAI president and chief executive Boaz Levy.
 
“By collaborating with HAL and bringing conversion directly to India, we are supporting the ‘Make in India’ campaign”.
 
HAL did not state the type of aircraft that would undergo conversion, but previously IAI has proposed converting Boeing 767s for Indian tanker requirements..

Source : Flight Global

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Published On : April 8, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
Prof Radha Krishna
B)
Prof Mani Shankar
C)
Prof Srinivasan Iyar
D)
Prof Ramdarash Mishra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Prof Ramdarash Mishra

Note :

Noted poet and litterateur Prof Ramdarash Mishra will be awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2021, for his collection of poems ‘Mein to Yahan Hun’, the KK Birla Foundation announced in a statement on Monday(4th Apr 2022).
 
Instituted in 1991, Saraswati Samman is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the country. It is given every year to an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language by an Indian citizen and published within the last 10 years. It carries a citation, a plaque, and a cash prize of ₹15 lakhs. The recipient is chosen by a selection committee, whose current head is Dr Subhash C Kashyap, former secretary-general of the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
 
Born in Dumri village in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district on August 15, 1924, Mishra has excelled in different branches of Hindi literature. In a career spanning decades, the 98-year-old has to his credit 32 collections of poems, 15 novels, 30 short-story collections, 15 books of literary criticism, four collections of essays, travelogues, and several memoirs. He has also served as an important member of different Hindi consultative committees in various ministries and retired as a professor from the Hindi department of the University of Delhi..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : April 7, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Aravind Adiga
B)
Richa Mishra
C)
Harish Mehta
D)
Ravi Subramanian

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Harish Mehta

Note :

“The Maverick Effect”, tells the untold story of how in the 1970s and 80s a ‘band of dreamers’ joined hands to create NASSCOM and pave the way for the IT revolution in India. The book, touted to be an authoritative biography of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), the apex body of software and IT service companies, is written by Harish Mehta.
 
“The Maverick Effect is a definitive and authoritative biography of NASSCOM as recounted by one who led the creation of NASSCOM in 1988 and has been nurturing it like his precious child even after 33 years to the day.  The Maverick Effect is the extraordinary story of this band of dreamers who joined hands to transform a nation while also changing the lens through which the world looked at India.

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Published On : April 7, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
Laura Wolvaardt
B)
Rachael Haynes
C)
Sophie Ecclestone
D)
Alyssa Healy

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Alyssa Healy

Note : The ICC Women's Player of the Month Nominees for March 2022 include England's Sophie Ecclestone, Australia's Rachael Haynes and South Africa's Laura Wolvaardt. Alyssa Healy has not been nominated for the ICC Player of the Month for March.

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Published On : April 7, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
CE
B)
CX
C)
XD
D)
XE

Correct Answer : Option (D) - XE

Note : India reported its first case of a new COVID-19 Omicron XE variant on April 6, 2022 after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) confirmed that a 50-year-old woman with a travel history to South Africa may have been infected with the variant. 

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Published On : April 7, 2022
Category : Diseases
A)
Pune
B)
Chennai
C)
Bhopal
D)
Dehradun

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bhopal

Note :

The prestigious 12th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2022 began in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday(6th Apr 2022).
 
The 12-day tournament will witness 28 teams vie for top honours.
 
In its previous edition, the tournament was won by Hockey Punjab after they beat Uttar Pradesh Hockey in a thrilling shootout while Hockey Karnataka finished third having beaten Hockey Maharashtra 5-2 in the third/fourth placing match.
 
This year, the title defenders Hockey Punjab are grouped in Pool A along with Hockey Rajasthan and Delhi Hockey. In Pool B, Uttar Pradesh Hockey will battle it out against Telangana Hockey and Chhattisgarh Hockey to make the Quarterfinals while in Pool C Hockey Karnataka will take on Hockey Andhra Pradesh and Hockey Uttarakhand. In Pool D, Hockey Maharashtra will take on Hockey Bihar and Kerala Hockey.
 
In Pool E, Hockey Chandigarh is grouped with Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Jammu & Kashmir, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Hockey.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : April 7, 2022
Category : Sports