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A)
MSDE
B)
MSME
C)
MWCD
D)
NITI Aayog

Correct Answer : Option (A) - MSDE

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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

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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
A)
1st May 2022
B)
2nd May 2022
C)
3rd May 2022
D)
4th May 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 4th May 2022

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Formula 1 announced the sad demise of Tony Brooks on Wednesday(4th May 2022). The Brit was the last surviving F1 race winner from the 1950s, who passed away on May 4, 2022, at the age of 90. Brooks, who was born Charles Anthony Standish Brooks on February 25, 1932, was known as the 'Racing Dentist,' having famously dovetailed his studies in dentistry at the University of Manchester during the beginnings of his racing career. He qualified as a dentist in 1956.
 
Who was Tony Brooks?
Tony Brooks was an extremely fast driver, who won sixes Grand Prix despite having just made 38 starts. He narrowly missed out on the world championship in 1959 and was regarded as one of the Best British racers alongside Stirling Moss to never win the title. Brooks was the most successful driver of his era after Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari, and Moss. His most famous victory was perhaps at the 1957 British Grand Prix at Aintree, a home win he shared with his compatriot Moss.
 
Brooks made his debut for BRM at the 1956 British Grand Prix before going on to drive for Vanwall in 1957 and 1958. The year after he was picked by Enzo Ferrari, the season he also came agonizingly close to winning the world title, only to lose it by four points to Jack Brabham..

Source : Republic World

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Published On : May 6, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Wriddhiman Saha
B)
Alzarri Joseph
C)
Srikar Bharat
D)
David Miller

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Wriddhiman Saha

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The BCCI has banned journalist Boria Majumdar for two years for “threatening and intimidating” India wicketkeeper "Wriddhiman Saha". The ban, which includes not getting press accreditation for any matches in India, an embargo on interviewing centrally contracted players and no access to any of the cricket board’s and state units’ facilities, has been made effective after the Apex Council rubber-stamped the three-member fact-finding committee’s recommendations.
 
The Indian Express exclusively reported on April 23 that the BCCI was set to ban Majumdar after its three-member committee comprising the cricket board’s vice-president Rajiv Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal and the BCCI Apex Council member Prabhtej Singh Bhatia found him guilty of “bullying” Saha. As reported by this paper, a communication would be sent to the ICC also, that they ban the journalist for global events.
 
On Wednesday, the BCCI’s interim CEO Hemang Amin wrote to all the member units, The Indian Express has accessed the letter, informing them about the punishment meted out to the journalist and requesting for compliance..

Sourcce : Indian Express

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Published On : May 6, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Manu Bhaker
B)
Vedika Sharma
C)
Antoaneta Boneva
D)
Anudari Tsolmonbaatar

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Vedika Sharma

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* Vedika Sharma won the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol at the ongoing Deaflympics 2021 in Caxias do Sol, Brazil.

* Sharma’s bronze medal takes India in the medal tally to four at the quadrennial event.

* Pranjali Dhumal has finished at fourth position in the same event.

* currently, India stands at the eighth spot with two gold and two bronze medals.

* Earlier in the event, the rifle shooter Dhanush Srikanth and the badminton team had won gold medals for India.

Source : The Print

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Published On : May 6, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Kamalpreet Kaur
B)
Seema Punia
C)
Dutee Chand
D)
Tajinderpal Singh Toor

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kamalpreet Kaur

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May 5th, 2022 : Indian Olympic athlete Kamalpreet Kaur, who finished sixth in the discus throw event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 last year, has been provisionally banned by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after she tested positive for banned drugs. As per The Associated Press, the 26-year-old discus thrower has been put under a provisional ban, while the doping case is being investigated. She tested positive for an anabolic steroid called stanozolol, which is most famously known for being used by sprinter Ben Johnson during the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
 
The AIU, took to their official Twitter handle on Wednesday night to put out a statement about the same. “The AIU has provisionally suspended discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur of India for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol), a breach of the@WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules,” AIU wrote in a tweet. As per the official website of AIU, Kamalpreet’s doping case has been dated 29 March 2022.

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Published On : May 6, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
5th
B)
11th
C)
17th
D)
21st

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 21st

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* According to the data released by crypto analytics firm Chainalysis, investors around the world realized total Crypto gains of $162.7 billion in 2021, compared to $32.5 billion in 2020. This is 2nd consecutive data by Chainalysis. Ethereum is the most noteworthy gainer among the crypto assets.

* The report highlights that Ethereum edged out Bitcoin in total realized gains globally at $76.3 billion to $74.7 billion.
 
* However, India ranked lowly at 21st with realized gains of around $1.85 billion while it is topped by the United States with an estimated realized Crypto gain of $49.95 billion.
 
* The US is followed by the United Kingdom at 2nd with estimated realized Crypto gains of $8.16 billion, Germany ($5.82 billion), Japan ($5.51 billion), and China ($5.06 billion).

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : May 5, 2022
Category : Business and Economics