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A)
T. V. Narendran
B)
Tapan Singhel
C)
Sunaina Kejriwal
D)
Sanjiv Bajaj

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sanjiv Bajaj

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Bajaj Finserv Limited's Chairman and Managing Director "Sanjiv Bajaj" has assumed the office of Confederation of Indian Industry,(CII) President for the year 2022-23
 
During a meeting today, CII elected its new office-bearers and accordingly Chairman and CEO of Hero MotoCorp Limited Pawan Munjal, has taken over as CII President-Designate. Executive Vice Chairman of TVS Supply Chain Solutions R Dinesh has taken over as Vice President. 
 
According to an official press release, Mr. Bajaj has been engaged with CII for many years. He had led CII National Committees on Insurance and Pensions and CII Taskforce on Fintech. .

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 13, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
Petrobras
B)
Microsoft
C)
Alphabet Inc.
D)
Saudi Aramco

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Saudi Aramco

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Oil magnate Saudi Aramco on Thursday(12th May 2022) overtaken Apple as the world's most valuable company, underscoring the recent surge in oil prices that have boosted the energy giant this year.
 
Aramco is now worth about $2.43 trillion, compared with Apple's $2.37 trillion, according to data from Refinitiv.
 
Market capitalizations fluctuate frequently: earlier this year, Apple (AAPL) hit the $3 trillion mark, becoming the first to do so and making it by far the most valuable company on the planet.
 
Aramco at one point also held that mantle after a historic initial public offering in 2019, which propelled its valuation to $2 trillion.
But the latest market moves point to how the outlook for energy and tech producers have shifted lately..

Source : CNN

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Published On : May 13, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
Mars
B)
Moon
C)
Saturn
D)
Jupiter

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Moon

Note : Scientists have grown plants in the soil collected from Moon, which is a historic first in human history and a major milestone in space exploration. The experiment was jointly undertaken by NASA and researchers from the University of Florida. The researchers used lunar soil samples collected by  Apollo 11, 12, and 17 missions to grow Arabidopsis, a relative of mustard greens. A gram of lunar soil was used to grow each plant.

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Published On : May 13, 2022
Category : Space
A)
Ladakh
B)
Sikkim
C)
Mizoram
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ladakh

Note : Scientists have discovered fossil of a rare Madtsoiidae snake from the molasse deposits of Ladakh Himalaya. The rare fossil indicates the prevalence of the species in the subcontinent for much longer time than previously thought. Madtsoiidae is an extinct group of medium-sized to gigantic snakes. They had first appeared during the late Cretaceous period and the whole group largely disappeared in the mid-Paleogene across most Gondwanan continents except for Australia where it survived with its last known taxon Wonambi till late Pleistocene.

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Published On : May 13, 2022
Category : Animals and Birds
A)
2nd June 2022
B)
10th June 2022
C)
June 30th
D)
July 15th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 10th June 2022

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Elections will be held on 10th June 2022  to fill 57 Rajya Sabha seats from 15 states falling vacant due to the retirement of members on different dates between June and August, the Election Commission said on Thursday(12th May 2022).
 
Prominent among those retiring are Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Congress leaders Ambika Soni, Jairam Ramesh and Kapil Sibal, and BSP's Satish Chandra Misra.
 
Members are retiring between June 21 and August 1.
 
While 11 seats are falling vacant in Uttar Pradesh, six members each are retiring from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, five from Bihar and four each from Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : May 13, 2022
Category : Indian Polity
A)
Dr. David Gross
B)
Dr. Jens Eisert
C)
Dr. Frank Wilczek
D)
Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dr. Frank Wilczek

Note :

Dr. Frank Wilczek, a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author, whose boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature have transformed our understanding of the forces that govern our universe, was announced today as the winner of the 2022 Templeton Prize
 
The Templeton Prize, valued at more than $1.3 million, is one of the world’s largest annual individual awards. Established by the late global investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, it is given to honor those who harness the power of the sciences to explore the deepest questions of the universe and humankind’s place and purpose within it.
 
“We are delighted and honored to award Dr. Frank Wilczek this year, as he is one of those rare and wonderful individuals who bring together a keen, creative intellect and an appreciation for transcendent beauty,” said Heather Templeton Dill, president of the John Templeton Foundation. “Like Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, he is a natural philosopher who unites a curiosity about the behavior of nature with a playful and profound philosophical mind.”

Source : Physics

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Published On : May 13, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Lili Das
B)
Anuradha Biswa
C)
Amlan Borgohain
D)
Jyothi Yarraji

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Jyothi Yarraji

Note :

• India's Jyothi Yarraji (Andhra Pradesh) has smashed the national record to clinch a gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles at Limassol in Cyprus International Athletics Meeting 2022 with a timing of 13.23 seconds.
 
• She break the 20-year-old national record (13.38 seconds) in the name of Anuradha Biswal in 2002.
 
• Another Indian athlete Lili Das has also won gold in the women's 1500 meter race.
 
• Amlan Borgohain won the bronze medal in the men's 200m.

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Published On : May 13, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Tennis
B)
Boxing
C)
Basketball
D)
Baseball

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Basketball

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* Lionel Messi has topped the list of Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes 2022 with a reported income of $130 million, followed by Basketball player, Lebron James with $121.2 million while Cristiano Ronaldo was third with $115m.
 
* Messi had moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2021 and Cristiano Ronaldo rejoined Manchester United from Juventus in the same month.

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Published On : May 13, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
BEL
B)
BDL
C)
HAL
D)
BEML Limited

Correct Answer : Option (A) - BEL

Note :

Indian Army has put forward a proposal to buy 12 more Made-in-India 'Swathi' weapon-locating radars for China border.
 
The system, enables soldiers to automatically detect the location from where enemy weapons like mortars, shells and rockets are being fired upto a distance of 50 kilometres.  The system is capable of simultaneously detecting multiple projectiles which have been fired towards friendly positions. 
 
The Swathi radars, which have been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and built by Bharat Electronics Limited, will likely cost the ex-chequer Rs.1000 crores if the acquisition is cleared by a high-level Defence Ministry meeting..

Source : NDTV
 

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Published On : May 12, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
Malaysia
B)
Australia
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Indonesia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Malaysia

Note :

"Malaysia" will host the 2027 SEA Games and Singapore the 2029 edition, the two countries said on Thursday(12th May 2022), hours ahead of the opening ceremony of the Covid-delayed 2021 showpiece in Vietnam.
 
Olympic Council of Malaysia president "Norza Zakaria" said in a statement that a meeting at a Hanoi hotel saw the SEA Games Federation "unanimously" award his country the event for the seventh time.

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : May 12, 2022
Category : Sports