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A)
Sonia Gandhi
B)
Mallikarjun Kharge
C)
Shashi Tharoor
D)
Priyanka Gandhi

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Mallikarjun Kharge

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Veteran Karnataka leader "Mallikarjun Kharge" defeated his rival Shashi Tharoor to become the first non-Gandhi Congress president in 24 years, and the first Scheduled Caste chief of the grand old organization in four decades.

Kharge polled 7897 of the 9385 votes cast while Tharoor garnered a meagre 1072. Sources said 416 votes were invalid.
 
About The Election : He is the first non-Gandhi to head the Congress in 24 years, after Sitaram Kesri was unceremoniously ousted in 1988 through a Congress Working Committee resolution that invited Sonia Gandhi to become the party chief. Sonia had become a primary member of the Congress only a year ago at the AICC Kolkata plenary in 1997.
 
Kharge’s Elevation : Kharge’s elevation is strategic. He is a tall SC leader, a man who rose from humble beginnings and entered politics in 1972. Also, he is known in party circles to be a Gandhi yes man and is not expected to rock the boat for the first family, having already said that he would seek the counsel of Gandhis and “there was no shame in doing so.” Kharge is also the only Congress chief who has been leader of opposition in a state assembly (Karnataka); leader of the party in Lok Sabha and who is now the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha.
 
The veteran, however, resigned as RS leader of opposition after filing his papers for the party president’s election, in deference to the Congress’ ‘one person, one post’ rule formalised at the Udaipur Chitan Shivir in May. This was the first election for the post of Congress president in 22 years and only the fifth major contest in the party’s 137 year history. In 2000 Sonia Gandhi had trounced Jitendra Prasad garnering 7448 votes against Prasad’s 96...

Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : October 20, 2022
A)
World Bank
B)
United Nations
C)
World Health Organization
D)
World Trade Organization

Correct Answer : Option (A) - World Bank

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The World Bank has appointed a "neutral expert" and a chairman of the Court of Arbitration regarding the Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric power plants, in view of disagreements and differences between India and Pakistan over the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.
 
Announcing the appointments, the World Bank said on October 17, 2022 that it is confident that the highly qualified experts appointed as Neutral Expert and as members of the Court of Arbitration will engage in fair and careful consideration of their jurisdictional mandate, as they are empowered to do by the Treaty.
 
Michel Lino has been appointed as the Neutral Expert and Sean Murphy has been appointed as Chairman of the Court of Arbitration. They will carry out their duties in their individual capacity as subject matter experts and independently of any other appointments they may currently hold, the World Bank said in a statement..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : October 20, 2022
A)
19th Oct 2022
B)
18th Oct 2022
C)
17th Oct 2022
D)
16th Oct 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 16th Oct 2022

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Father of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS), Renowned physician Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis, credited with pioneering the oral rehydration therapy, died at a private hospital here on Sunday(16th Oct 2022). 
 
* Mahalanabis, 87, was suffering from lung infection and other old-age ailments, they said. 
 
* He had hit the headlines during the Liberation War in Bangladesh in 1971 when the doctor saved thousands of lives with the oral rehydration solution during an outbreak of cholera while serving in a refugee camp at Bangaon in West Bengal.  
 
* Oral rehydration therapy is a solution used to prevent and treat dehydration.
 
* Expressing grief at his passing away, the Director of the Institute of Child Health, Dr. Apurba Ghosh said Mahalanabis was a pioneer in the treatment of cholera and enteric diseases through low-cost methods..

Source : Outlook India

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Published On : October 20, 2022
A)
Reliance Jio
B)
MTNL
C)
Bharti Airtel
D)
Vodafone Idea

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Reliance Jio

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Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio became the largest landline service provider in the country for the first time, in August 2022. With 7.35 million landline connections as on August 31, 2022. 
 
Reliance Jio beat state-owned telecom operator and hitherto market leader BSNL’s 7.13 million connections, according to the latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). 
 
Third-placed MTNL provided 2.6 million connections.
 
Trai had earlier pointed out the declining number of landline connections in the country as a cause for concern since the same network is also used to deliver fixed-line broadband services. 
 
Largely dominated by BSNL and MTNL, the number of landline connections declined from 36.76 million in 2010 to 20.58 million in 2020..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : October 20, 2022
A)
TCS
B)
Meta
C)
Google
D)
Twitter

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Google

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Tech giant Google on Monday(17th Oct 2022) announced it has collaborated with the government of Assam to drive digital-led learning and skill development for students and youth in the state.
 
Under the initiative, Google will collaborate with the Assam Government's Skill, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Department (SEED) to strengthen its school digitisation efforts with learning tools and solutions.
 
The 'Be Internet Awesome' programme would also promote the fundamentals of online safety and digital citizenship to school children.
 
Google will extend scholarships for Google Career Certificates to Assam's youth in collaboration with the Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM), according to a statement.
 
Under the pact, Google will collaborate with ASDM to provide scholarships and wrap-around training to enable youth to become job-ready for the demand for digital talent.
 
The programme will support qualified applicants to pursue Google career certificates in high-demand fields like IT support, IT automation, project management, and data analytics among others..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : October 20, 2022
A)
Paytm
B)
CASHe
C)
Zestmoney
D)
moneyview

Correct Answer : Option (B) - CASHe

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CASHe, (18th Oct 2022) announced that it has partnered with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), to provide a ’travel now pay later’ (TNPL) payment option on its travel app, IRCTC Rail Connect.
 
This feature will enable travellers of Indian Railways to book their rail tickets instantly and pay for it later in EMIs, ranging from three to six months.
 
With this option, the booking and paying for rail tickets on the IRCTC travel app, is become easier and hassle-free.
 
The IRCTC travel app has over 90 million downloads and powers over 1.5 million railway ticket bookings per day.
 
V. Raman Kumar, founder chairman, CASHe, said, “This is India’s biggest travel now pay later embedded EMI payment journey with IRCTC of its kind. I am delighted to say that our association with IRCTC is another step to reach out and accelerate digitised EMI payments in the country. .

Source : Mint

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Published On : October 20, 2022
A)
Kiren Rijiju
B)
Hardeep Singh Puri
C)
R. K. Singh
D)
Vijay Kumar Singh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Hardeep Singh Puri

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Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas "Hardeep Singh Puri" inaugurated Asia's largest Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plant in Lehragaga, in Punjab's Sangrur on Tuesday(18th Oct 2022).
 
Addressing the inaugural event of the CBG plant, Puri said the plant in Sangrur is just the beginning of India's master plan for a CBG-based rural economy and the government is taking all steps to promote the ecosystem around it.
 
The plant has been commissioned with a foreign direct investment of approximately Rs. 220 crores by Verbio AG, one of Germany's leading bio-energy companies.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and senior management from Verbio India Private Limited were also present at the inaugural ceremony.
 
The CBG plant at Sangrur is spread across an area of 20 acres.

The plant's present production is about six tonnes per day but soon it will process 300 tonnes of paddy straw per day to produce 33 TPD of compressed biogas using eight digesters of 10,000 cubic meters..

Source : India Today

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Published On : October 20, 2022
A)
Jeevan
B)
Kalyan
C)
Sankalp
D)
Bhavishya

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bhavishya

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Union Minister of state for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh launched the 'Single Integrated Pensioners' Portal named ‘BHAVISHYA’ for the Central Government pensioners on Tuesday(18th Oct 2022). 
 
"Bhavishya is a portal for pension payment and tracking system. It is being integrated with Pension Seva portal of SBI and will enable pensioners to get all information and services at one place with a single login." 
 
“The portal is developed in collaboration with State Bank of India and aimed at ‘Ease of Living’ for the central government pensioners. All remaining 16 pension disbursing banks will now begin their integration with Bhavishya," the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.
 
On completion of all phases of this integration the retirees can choose a bank and branch for opening an online pension account, check their monthly pension slips, Form 16, status of life certificate as well as change their pension disbursing bank through Bhavishya
 
Singh added that Bhavishya was recently rated as the 3rd best portal among all government of India service portals by National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA)
 
“The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) therefore chose this end-to-end digitized portal for the integration with Bhavishya as the base portal which will finally become a single window for all central government pensioners. The following portals have now been merged with Bhavishya window: CPENGRAMS, ANUBHAV, ANUDAAN, SANKALP & Pension Dashboard." ..

Source : Mint

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Published On : October 19, 2022
A)
Gujarat
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gujarat

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The National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal in Gujarat, will act as a centre for learning and understanding India’s diverse maritime history, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday(18th Oct 2022) while reviewing the work in progress at the site via video conferencing. 
 
* Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that Indian maritime heritage is handed down by our ancestors. “There are many such tales of our history, which have been forgotten and ways have not been found to preserve them to pass them on to the next generation.

* How much can we learn from those events of history? India’s maritime heritage is also a topic that has been talked about inadequately." 
 
* He added that India’s trade and business was vast spread in the old times. It has relations with every civilization of the world.

* “The Chola Empire, Chera Dynasty, and Pandya Dynasty from South India understood the power of marine resources and took it to unprecedented heights. It led to the strengthening of the naval powers of the country while also expanding trade from India to all parts of the globe.".

Source : Mint

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Published On : October 19, 2022
A)
Nitin Gadkari
B)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
C)
Rajeev Chandrasekhar
D)
Dharmendra Pradhan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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Union Minister of state for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar flagged off the first SemiconIndia Future Design roadshow in Gujarat on Monday(17th Oct 2022). 
 
“As part of the efforts to give a boost to the semiconductor design industry in India, the ministry launched a series of SemiconIndia FutureDesign roadshows across the country.

Reposing faith in PM Narendra Modi’s pitch for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and IndiaTechade, Gujarati Industrialists and HNIs pledged Rs. 1500 Crore for catalyzing the Gujarat’s Startup ecosystem," the ministry of Electronics & IT said. 
 
Addressing the occasion, Chandrasekhar said that the roadshows have been planned with an aim to inspire the startups, next-gen innovators and industry leaders to invest in Semiconductor Design. It will help create a robust Semiconductor ecosystem in the country, as envisioned by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. 
 
“We intend to take the Semicon India program to every student, every college and make as many young Indians excited by and participate in the Semicon India journey."..

Source : Mint

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Published On : October 19, 2022