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A)
June 5th
B)
June 4th
C)
June 3rd
D)
June 2nd

Correct Answer : Option (C) - June 3rd

Note :

World Bicycle Day is celebrated every year on June 3rd. The day aims to develop a culture of cycling for basic transportation, commutation, and strengthening physical and mental health. 
 
World Bicycle Day draws attention to recognise the longevity, uniqueness, and versatility of the bicycle, and that it is an affordable, reliable, simple, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.
 
Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, the scraped knees and scratched elbows after falling from our cycles are part of what makes childhood memories of playing so nostalgic.
 
World Bicycle Day History : The first bicycle day was celebrated on June 3, 2018. Professor Leszek Sibilski, a Polish social scientist working in the United States, led a grassroots campaign with his sociology class to promote a UN Resolution for World Bicycle Day.
 
The original UN Blue and White #June3WorldBicycleDay logo was designed by Isaac Feld and the accompanying animation was done by Professor John E. Swanson..

Source : India Today

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Published On : June 3, 2022
A)
3rd June 2022
B)
2nd June 2022
C)
1st June 2022
D)
31st June 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2nd June 2022

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Santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori, often referred to as the 'saint of santoor' and 'king of strings' for his mastery over the instrument, died on Thursday(2nd June 2022) at a Gurugram hospital following a battle with cancer. He was 73. 
 
He has received Padma Shri in 2004, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992 and the Jammu and Kashmir State Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
He belonged to north Kashmir's Sopore district and came from the 'Sufiana Gharana'.
 
He was specialised in both the sitar and the santoor.
 
He gave his first public performance at the age of 10..

Source : Business Today

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Published On : June 3, 2022
A)
GAIL
B)
Coal India
C)
NLC India Limited
D)
NTPC Limited

Correct Answer : Option (D) - NTPC Limited

Note :

India’s largest power generating firm NTPC Limited has issued renewed Biodiversity Policy 2022 to establish a comprehensive vision and guiding principle for conservation, restoration, and enhancement of biodiversity.
 
According to the Ministry of Power, this Biodiversity Policy is an integral part of NTPC’s Environmental Policy.
 
The Ministry said that its objectives are aligned with environmental and sustainability policies.
 
Moreover, the policy is also designed to support all the professionals of the NTPC Group to help them contribute toward the achievement of the targets set in this field.
 
“NTPC has always been mindful about avoiding operations in areas with the highest biodiversity value and judiciously selecting project sites. The company will further strengthen its current efforts to achieve a ‘no net loss’ of biodiversity at all of its currently operating sites and ensure there is a net positive balance wherever applicable,” it said.

NTPC also became a member of the India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) in 2018.

Source : The Print

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Published On : June 3, 2022
A)
India and Israel
B)
India and Japan
C)
India and France
D)
India and Russia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India and Israel

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India and Israel today(2nd June 2022) discussed key issues pertaining to defence cooperation and global and regional scenarios.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Gantz in New Delhi. In a series of tweets, Mr. Singh said, both the countries have adopted a vision statement which will pave the way for defence cooperation in future.

He said, there is a broad consensus between the two countries on further strengthening the bilateral strategic and defence cooperation.
 
Defence Ministry said, a wide range of issues concerning bilateral, regional and defence industrial cooperation were discussed during the meeting. The two Ministers reviewed the existing military-to-military activities which have increased despite the challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic.

They discussed ways to increase cooperation in all domains with a focus on Research and Development in future technologies and defence co-production..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : June 3, 2022
A)
Ministry of Finance
B)
Ministry of Culture
C)
Ministry of Home Affairs
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ministry of Culture

Note :

Puri residents had moved the High Court alleging that the structural safety of the 800-year-old Jagannath Temple could be in jeopardy if land around the temple were dug up.
 
National Monuments Authority (NMA) which functions under the Union Ministry of Culture, was set up in 2011 for the protection and preservation of monuments and sites through management of the prohibited and regulated area around the centrally protected monuments.

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Published On : June 3, 2022
A)
FedEx
B)
Delhivery
C)
Blue Dart
D)
Ekart Logistics

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Blue Dart

Note :

* Blue Dart has signed the 'Climate Neutral Now' (CNN) pledge by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
 
* The Climate Neutral Now is an Initiative to encourage and support the interested stakeholders to act now in order to achieve a climate neutral world by 2050.
 
* Blue Dart, is a part of the Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group.
 
* The Group has adopted a package of measures worth up to 7-billion Euros to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 3, 2022
A)
30th May 2022
B)
31st May 2022
C)
1st June 2022
D)
2nd June 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1st June 2022

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday(1st June 2022) condoled the passing away of distinguished Indian National Army (INA) veteran from MalaysiaAnjalai Ponnusamy at the age of 102, and said that her courage and inspiring role in India's freedom movement will always be remembered.

"Anguished by the passing away of the distinguished INA Veteran from Malaysia Anjalai Ponnusamy Ji. We will always remember her courage and inspiring role in India's freedom movement. Condolences to her family and friends," PM Modi said in a tweet.

Source : ANI News

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Published On : June 2, 2022
A)
Titan Supercomputer
B)
Sierra Supercomputer
C)
Tianhe-2 Supercomputer
D)
Frontier Supercomputer

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Frontier Supercomputer

Note : Frontier, a supercomputer built using Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) architecture and equipped with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processors, outperformed Fugaku to become the world’s fastest supercomputer, according to the Top500 list of world’s most powerful supercomputers.

The supercomputer, built for the United States Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has reached Linmark benchmark score of 1.1 exaflops, making it the world’s first supercomputer to break the exascale speed barrier. 

Frontier has 8,730,112 total cores and is built on the latest HPE Cray EX235a architecture and powered with AMD EPYC 64C 2GHz processorsFugaku, now the second-most powerful supercomputer, has 7,630,848 cores..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 2, 2022
A)
Bihar
B)
Odisha
C)
Telangana
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bihar

Note : The Chief Minister of Bihar "Nitish Kumar" announced on June 1, 2022, that a caste-based count rather than a census will be held in Bihar to avoid any conflict. The announcement regarding the Caste-based census in Bihar was made after an all-party meeting on a caste census.

The Chief Minister also said that all the parties, including BJP has agreed on a caste-based census in one of the largest states of India.

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Published On : June 2, 2022
A)
Sourav Ganguly
B)
Sachin Tendulkar
C)
Kapil Dev
D)
Virender Sehwag

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sachin Tendulkar

Note : Sachin Tendulkar will continue as United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for a record 20th year, working for the welfare of underprivileged children. The iconic cricketer has been associated with UNICEF for a long for various causes. In his almost two-decade-long partnership with UNICEF, he has been vital in furthering the campaigns, especially the ones aimed at providing a better future for underprivileged children.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : June 2, 2022