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A)
France
B)
United Kingdom
C)
United States
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (B) - United Kingdom

Note : The Home Secretary has taken decisive action to shut the Tier 1 Investor visa route to all new applicants from all nationalities with immediate effect.

 
The route had allowed entry and stay in the UK if an applicant invested funds in share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.
 
It has been under constant review and some cases had given rise to security concerns, including people acquiring their wealth illegitimately and being associated with wider corruption.
 
While work has been done to reform the route in order to prevent abuse, the Home Office has acted to close it today(17th Feb 2022).
 
This demonstrates the government’s New Plan for Immigration in action – being firm against those wanting to abuse the immigration system while those who want to come to the UK and play by the rules will have that opportunity.
 
The Home Office will be making reforms to the Innovator route, part of the new points-based immigration system, to provide an ambitious investment route which works more effectively in support of the UK’s economy.  .

Source : Gov.uk

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Singapore
B)
North Korea
C)
United Kingdom
D)
South Korea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - United Kingdom

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India’s first indigenously designed, developed and manufactured Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, will take part in the famed ‘Cobra Warrior’ exercises, a multi-nation air exercise at Royal Air Force (station) Waddington, United Kingdom. Though Tejas has taken part in flying displays at international air shows, most notably in Dubai and Singapore, this will be its first-ever outing in an international air exercise of this magnitude.
 
The Cobra Warrior exercises are the largest joint military exercises conducted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the United Kingdom for over a decade. These exercises are, as per the RAF, "the most challenging training for aircrew and the final step for those seeking to qualify as Qualified Weapons Instructors (QWI), Qualified Multi-engine Tactics Instructors, QWI Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and [for the] Qualified Space Instructors Course".
 
The forthcoming Cobra Warrior exercises will witness pilots from the Indian Air Force flying five Tejas fighters along with combat aircraft from the Royal Air Force and other leading air forces, including from Saudi Arabia, Belgium and Sweden. The exercise is scheduled to be held between March 6 and 27.
 
The IAF said on February 23 that five Tejas fighters would fly out to the United Kingdom. An IAF, C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft, with support from two C-130Js will provide the necessary transport support for the induction and de-induction of Tejas and also ferry maintenance crew and ground equipment.
 
Stated the IAF : "The exercise is aimed at providing operational exposure and share best practices amongst the participating air forces, thereby enhancing combat capability and forging bonds of friendship. This will be a platform for LCA Tejas to demonstrate its manoeuvrability and operational capability."..

Source : Frontline Thehindu

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
MiG-21
B)
Rafale
C)
Su-30MKI
D)
LCA Tejas

Correct Answer : Option (D) - LCA Tejas

Note : India will be sending five indigenous LCA Tejas fighter aircraft to participate in the Cobra Warrior exercise in the United Kingdom. A C-17 aircraft will also go along to provide transport support. The IAF jets will participate in the exercise along with the fighter aircraft of UK and other leading Air Forces.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
19th February 2022
B)
20th February 2022
C)
21st February 2022
D)
22nd February 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 22nd February 2022

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Veteran Malayalam actor KPAC Lalitha breathed her last on the night of 22nd February 2022, days before her 74th birthday. The actor was not keeping well and was recently hospitalized. She was later brought to her son's residence in Kochi, Kerala.
 
Maheshwari Amma, better known by her stage name KPAC Lalitha, is survived by her son Sidharth Bharathan and daughter Sreekutty. 
 
Maheshwari Amma was born on 25 February 1948 in Kayamkulam to Kadaykatharayil Veettil K. Ananthan Nair and Bhargavi Amma. She was the eldest of four siblings-- Indira, Babu, Rajan and Shyamala. 
 
Her father was a photographer while her mother was a homemaker. She spent most of her childhood at Ramapuram and the family later migrated to Changanassery, Kottayam where Lalitha joined dance classes. She was first trained under Chellappan Pillai and later under Kalamandalam Gangadharan.
 
At 10, she started acting and her first stage appearance was in the play Geethayude Bali. She later joined Kerala People's Arts Club (KPAC), a prominent leftist theatre troupe in the state. 
 
Lalitha was her on-screen name and KPAC was added to it when she forayed into movies to differentiate from another actress by the same name.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
India and France
B)
India and China
C)
India and Japan
D)
India and United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India and France

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India and France are maritime nations with thriving maritime economies that include, marine technology and scientific research, fisheries, port and shipping. Both have vast exclusive economic zones, and their fate is inextricably linked to the sea and the ocean.
 
India and France intend to use the blue economy to propel their respective societies forward while also protecting the environment and coastal and marine biodiversity. Considering this, both nations have inked a roadmap to enhance their bilateral exchanges on the blue economy and forge a common vision of ocean governance based on the rule of law and cooperate on sustainable and resilient coastal and waterways infrastructure. The agreement was signed during External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s three-day visit to France with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.
 
India and France want to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, which aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources. To that end, they intend to act in accordance with international law, specifically the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Paris Climate Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, as well as the International Maritime Organization’s initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships. They support the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
 
India and France are aware that the ocean has suffered the harmful effects of global warming and pollution due to human activities which are manifested mainly through acidification phenomena, increased stress on natural mineral and biological resources, fall in fish stocks, displacement, and loss of marine diversity, pollution – including plastic pollution – coastal erosion and rising sea levels..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Himachal Pradesh
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Jammu and Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh gets the first biodiversity park to make its contribution towards the conservation of endangered Himalayan herbs. This park is set to come up at Mandi’s Bhulah valley. With the cost of Rs 1 crore, the biodiversity park is set up under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) by HP’s forest department. 
 
Biodiversity Parks are a very interesting way and an innovative approach to the green environment with reference to conservation of biodiversity. Basically, it is a concerted effort to make balance between nature and mankind.

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Takuya Tsumura
B)
Markus Duesmann
C)
Benedetto Vigna
D)
Håkan Samuelsson

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Takuya Tsumura

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Japanese auto major Honda on Saturday(20th Feb 2022) said it has appointed "Takuya Tsumura" as the new President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) with effect from April 1, 2022. The appointment comes as part of the management changes announced annually by Honda Motor Co Ltd.
 
Tsumura, 54, will take over from Gaku Nakanishi, who moves from India to regional headquarters in Asia and Oceania region - Asian Honda as General Manager, Automobile Business for the region.
 
During his four-year tenure in India, Nakanishi, in his role as President & CEO of HCIL, steered the company through one of the toughest business phase for the Indian auto industry, struck by unprecedented COVID crisis and slowdown, the automaker said in a statement.
 
These years also saw the company taking some tough but important decisions to manoeuver the course of HCIL operations towards strengthening its business constitution, it added..

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Ministry of Defence
B)
Ministry of Home Affairs
C)
Ministry of Education
D)
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ministry of Education

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The Ministry of Education has approved the continuation of the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme till 31st March 2026 with an expenditure of 12,929.16 crores. The new phase of the scheme would support around 1,600 projects. Out of Rs 12,929.16 crores of expenditure, the centre will share Rs 8,120.97 crores, and the state will share Rs 4,808.19 crores.
 
The new phase of the scheme has been designed to implement some of the recommendations of the New Education Policy (NEP). Under the new phase of the scheme, State Governments will support Gender inclusion, Equity Initiatives, Enhance employability through vocationalisation and skill upgradation.
 
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA): Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan was launched in 2013. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to provide funding to state government universities and colleges. Its main objective is to improve the quality of state institutions and ensure reform in affiliation, academic, and examination systems.

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
22nd Feb 2022
B)
21st Feb 2022
C)
20th Feb 2022
D)
19th Feb 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 21st Feb 2022

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Shakuntala Choudhary, a 102-year-old Gandhian social worker and freedom fighter, passed away on Monday(21st Feb 2022). Hailing from Assam's Kamrup, she worked for the wellbeing of villagers, especially women and children, and was popularly known as 'Shakuntala Baideo'.
 
Earlier this year, she was named a Padma Shri award recipient by the Government of India.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer his condolences. He said Shakuntala Choudhary would be remembered for her "lifelong efforts" to promote Gandhian values.
 
"Her noble work at the Sarania Ashram positively impacted many lives. Saddened by her passing away. My thoughts are with her family and countless admirers," he added..

Source : India Today

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Indigo
B)
Vistara
C)
Jet Airways
D)
Air India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jet Airways

Note : Former CEO of SriLankan Airlines, Vipula Gunatilleka has been appointed as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the grounded Jet Airways. He was serving as the CEO of Sri Lankan airways till last month. He has now been tasked with reviving the grounded carrier.

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Published On : February 22, 2022