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A)
Assam
B)
Haryana
C)
Kerala
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kerala

Note : Kerala has reported at least 82 cases of Tomato Fever in Kollam city, as per local media. Tomato fever also known as Tomato flu is a rare kind of viral infection that is affecting children below the age of 5.

The state health department is reportedly monitoring the situation closely and has taken preventive measures in the areas where the cases have been reported-Aryankavu, Anchal and Neduvathur. The Anganwadi centres in the areas have been closed while authorities launched awareness campaigns in the villages. 

Symptoms of 'Tomato fever' :
* Colour change in hands and legs
* Tiredness
* Joint pain
* Abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea
* Coughing, sneezing, wheezing, or runny nose
* High fever
* Body aches

Prevention of tomato flu : Though the health officials said that the virus is not lethal and could be treated, here are some points to prevent this virus:
 
* Do not scratch the blisters
* Stay hydrated by drinking boiled water.
* Maintain proper hygiene.
* Avoid close contact with the infected person.
* Use warm water for bathing
* Take proper rest to avoid the long-lasting effect of the disease

Source : Republicworld

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Published On : May 8, 2022
Category : Diseases
A)
UK
B)
US
C)
India
D)
China

Correct Answer : Option (A) - UK

Note : UK Health Security Agency confirmed that an individual has been diagnosed with monkeypox in England. The patient has a recent travel history from Nigeria, where the virus is believed to have been contracted. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between individuals. The infected individual is being treated at an expert disease unit in London. 

Source : GOV.UK

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Published On : May 8, 2022
Category : Diseases
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Pankaj Singh
C)
Nitin Gadkari
D)
Rajnath Singh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajnath Singh

Note :

* Rajnath Singh (Defence Minister) has released a book titled ‘INDO-PAK WAR 1971- Reminiscences of Air Warriors’ at the 37th Air Chief Marshal PC Lal Memorial Lecture.

* Edited by : Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh and Group Captain Shailendra Mohan.

* The book has 50 Swarnim articles which are penned in detailed narrations by veterans.

* Air Chief Marshal PC Lal was commissioned in the IAF in 1939 and awarded the Padma Bhushan (1966) and Padma Vibhushan (1972).

Source : PIB

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Published On : May 8, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
Hexaware Technologies
B)
KPIT Technologies
C)
Larsen & Toubro Infotech
D)
Zensar Technologies

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Larsen & Toubro Infotech

Note :

Larsen & Toubro Infotech and Mindtree, the two independently listed IT services companies under Larsen & Toubro Group, on Friday(6th May 2022) announced a merger that would create India’s fifth-largest IT services provider.
 
The combined entity will be known as “LTIMindtree”.
 
The Boards of Directors of Mindtree and L&T Infotech (LTI) at their respective meetings held on Friday(6th May 2022) approved a composite scheme of amalgamation of both these independently listed IT services companies under the Larsen & Toubro Group. The proposed integration will see Mindtree and LTI join strengths to create an efficient and scaled up IT services provider exceeding USD 3.5 billion, Mindtree said in a statement.

Source : The Print

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Published On : May 7, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
NCRTC
B)
DMRC
C)
RLDA
D)
NHSRCL

Correct Answer : Option (A) - NCRTC

Note :

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) will be receiving India's first semi-high speed train set for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) at Alstom's Savli plan in Gujarat today(7th May 2022).
 
The event will be held in presence of the Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Manoj Joshi at 3.30 pm.
 
The RRTS train sets are being manufactured under Make In India initiative and are capable of running at a top speed of 180 kilometre per hour. The train set will be brought to Duhai Depot in Uttar Pradesh and will be maintained and operated from there.
 
The fully air-conditioned train boasts of several modern commuter-centric features including cushioned seating, laptop-mobile charging, luggage racks and dynamic route-map.
 
NCRTC is the implementing agency of India's first RRTS corridor between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut. The construction work on the 82-kilometre-long corridor is in full swing. The 17 km long priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai is targeted to be commissioned by 2023 and the full corridor will be fully operational by 2025.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 7, 2022
Category : Railways
A)
MSDE
B)
MSME
C)
MWCD
D)
NITI Aayog

Correct Answer : Option (A) - MSDE

Note :

With an aim to upskill the technical staff at the Department of Space in the Indian Space Research Organisation, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) signs a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The MoU was signed by Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary MSDE and Shri S. Somanath, Secretary Department of Space/ Chairman ISRO.
 
The programme is aimed at creating a formal framework for short-term courses to provide training for the skill development and capacity- building of the technical staff of ISRO as per the industry requirements, in the space domain in the country. More than 4000 ISRO technical employees will be trained in the programme over the course of the next 5 years. The location of the training will be the National Skill Training Institutes (NSTI) under MSDE located across India.
 
The objective of the training programme is to boost the skills of various technical staff working across ISRO centres and units under Department of Space (DOS). With the help of MSDE and its state-of-the-art training institutes across the country, the programme will impart training in specific disciplines to upgrade employees' skill sets as per the latest industry trends and requirements. Under the MoU, ISRO will jointly work with MSDE and associated NSTI to prepare a detailed training calendar, training curriculum, and syllabus to accomplish the larger objectives of the programme. ISRO will provide trainee kits to the trainees.
 
With that, MSDE will also arrange labs, workshops, classrooms, specimens, and other training facilities to effectively carry out the programme at identified National Skill Training Institutes (NSTI) in consultation with Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO). MSDE will also be responsible for the overall management and complete supervision of the programme for its successful execution..

Source : PIB

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Published On : May 7, 2022
Category : Space
A)
Arup Raha
B)
Birender Singh Dhanoa
C)
Sanjeev Kapoor
D)
Norman Anil Kumar Browne

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sanjeev Kapoor

Note :

Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumed the appointment of Director General (Inspection and Safety) [DG(I&S)] of Indian Air Force at Air HQ New Delhi on 01 May 2022.
 
The Air Marshal is a graduate of National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Flying branch of IAF in December 1985 as a Transport Pilot. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) Wellington, College of Defence Management and National Defence College.  The Air Officer is a Qualified Flying Instructor with more than 7700 hours of flying experience on various aircraft in the inventory of IAF..

Source : PIB

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Published On : May 7, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
India
B)
Japan
C)
China
D)
South Korea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note : Asian Games 2022, which were due to take place in September 2022 in Hangzhou, China have been postponed until an unspecified date. Though no reason has been given for the indefinite postponement of the event, the resurgence of the COVID-19 cases in China is expected to be the key cause.

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Published On : May 6, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Numataphocoena
B)
Harbour Porpoise
C)
Vaquita
D)
Yangtze finless porpoise

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Vaquita

Note : The world's smallest marine mammal 'Vaquita Porpoise' are on the verge of extinction with just 10 left in their sole habitat within Mexico's Gulf of California, as per World Wildlife Data. The vaquita porpoise reproduces just once in every two years. They have been pushed to the brink of extinction after getting accidentally trapped in fishing nets and due to illegal fishing. 

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Published On : May 6, 2022
Category : Animals and Birds
A)
Pfizer
B)
Moderna
C)
Johnson & Johnson
D)
AstraZeneca

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Johnson & Johnson

Note : The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limited the authorized use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on May 5, 2022 saying that it can cause "life-threatening blood clots". The FDA determined that the risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) warrants limiting the authorized use of the vaccine. TTS is a syndrome of rare and potentially life-threatening blood clots in combination with low levels of blood platelets. 

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Published On : May 6, 2022
Category : Diseases