Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chhello Show
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Comedian
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Gujarat
Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday(20th Sep 2022) virtually inaugurate the two-day ‘National Mayors' Conference’ to be held in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader said.
As many as 121 mayors and deputy mayors of BJP-ruled urban local bodies across the country will participate in the two-day event, which is being organised by the party’s ‘sushasan (good governance) cell, BJP national secretary Rituraj Sinha said.
BJP national president JP Nadda will also attend the inaugural ceremony, while others who will take part in the conference over two days include Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.
“Fadnavis will share his vision for urban development and Puri will brief the guests about various government schemes for urban local bodies. In all, mayors, deputy mayors and other elected representatives from 18 states and Union Territories will participate in the conference and share their views on topics like waste management, traffic management and water-logging etc,” Sinha informed.
Mayors of Surat, Indore, Kanpur and Panaji will brief the audience about the work they have done in waste management, cleanliness and increasing revenue, among other areas, in their respective cities, he added..
Source : India Today
Correct Answer : Option (B) - China
Note : Beijing-based Sinogene Biotechnology Co. has successfully cloned a wild Arctic wolf for the first time.
Sinogene Biotechnology recently shared a video of Maya, the first cloned wild Arctic wolf, 100 days after her birth at a Beijing lab. The company said wolf pup named ‘Maya’, who was born on June 10, was in good health.
The feat is being considered a milestone in conservation of rare and endangered species through cloning technology.
The Arctic wolf is also known as the white wolf or polar wolf. They are found in the High Arctic tundra regions of Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Islands.
Sinogene started research on cloning Arctic wolves in 2020. “After two years of painstaking efforts, the Arctic wolf was cloned successfully. It is the first case of its kind in the world,” the Global Times quoted Mi Jidong, General Manager of Sinogene Biotechnology, as saying.
Maya’s donor cell came from the skin sample of a wild female Arctic wolf, while its oocyte came from a female dog. Maya’s surrogate mother is a beagle, a dog breed, Global Times reported. A beagle was selected for surrogacy as it shared genetic ancestry with ancient wolves..
Source : CNBC
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Maharashtra
Note : "Maharashtra" Tourism minister "Mangal Prabhat Lodha" said that the state government would rename the Daulatabad fort located near Aurangabad to Devgiri.
The decision of renaming Daulatabad fort to Devgiri came after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray renamed Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar after a long demand from Sena Foot Soldiers.
Not to be outdone by Thackeray, the Eknath Shinde-led faction of the Shiv Sena that assumed charge of the state with support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a ‘coup’ that brought down the MVA government then added the ‘Chhatrapati’ to Sambhajinagar to give the medieval city a new identity.
About Daulatabad Fort : Daulatpur Fort is a historic fortified citadel located in Devagiri Village near Aurangabad, Maharashtra. It was earlier the capital of the Yadava Dynasty for a brief time the capital of the Delhi Sultanate. The fort was renamed Daulatabad by Mohammed Tughlaq in the 14th century who understood its Importance as a base for military operations in southern India and conceived the Idea of making his capital. The fort was later known as Qubbatul Islam and coins were minted with this name.
Source : Times now News
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Odisha
Note : As a festive gift for the state government employees in Odisha, Chief Minister "Naveen Patnaik" on Monday(19th Sep 2022) approved the proposal to increase the Dearness Allowance by three percent(3%).
* As per an official statement from the Chief Minister's Office, this rise will increase the Dearness Allowance of government employees from 31 percent to 34 percent.
* The hike will be applicable to be in effect from January 1, 2022.
* "Dearness relief of pensioners drawing pension on revised rate has also been increased by three per cent,".
* In addition to receiving the increased allowance in this month's salary, the arrears of allowance from January 2022 to August 2022 will be paid separately.
* The move will benefit nearly four lakh(4 lakh) government employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners of the state..
Source : ANI
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Manipur
Note : In Manipur, a web portal to receive complaints and grievances from the general public was launched 19th Sep 2022 by Chief Minister "N. Biren Singh" at Imphal.
The name of the web portal is ‘CM Da Haisi’ (English translation- Inform to CM) and the public can raise their grievances in the web portal by logging on to www.cmdahaisi.mn.gov.in. The complainants can also check the status of their complaints.
The Public Grievances Redressal and Anti-Corruption Cell stationed at CM Secretariat will use the portal to liaison with the concerned department to redress the grievances of the public within a stipulated time and also to provide the actionable complaints to the State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department for further inquiry and investigation.
It may be mentioned that the Public Grievance Redressal and Anti-Corruption Cell has received a total of 134 complaints since March 2022 and out of which 85 percent of the complaints have been resolved and communicated to the complainants.
The launching ceremony of the web-portal ‘CM Da Haisi’ was attended by State Ministers, MLAs, and senior Civil and Police officers..
Source : News on Air
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Google
Note : Google Cloud on Thursday(15th Sep 2022) announced it has launched the first cohort of the its computing foundations with Kubernetes course in collaboration with FutureSkills Prime, an IT Ministry and Nasscom digital skilling initiative.
The beginner-level course aims to provide participants an opportunity to experience cloud computing, cloud basics, big data and machine learning (ML).
The course will offer hands-on training (via Google Cloud Skills Boost platform), for diverse career paths including IT infrastructure, data analytics, Cloud native application development, among others.
After completing the programme, participants will earn a course completion certificate and industry recognised skill badges, Google Cloud said in a statement.
"Google Cloud certifications will help individuals validate their cloud expertise, elevate their careers, and transform businesses with Cloud technology," said Anil Bhansali, VP of Engineering and Head of India Development Centre at Google Cloud.
The course will be offered free to students at higher education Institutions and freshers seeking to skill themselves on emerging technologies.
"An aligned course, it will not only provide individuals an introduction to cloud computing covering cloud basics, big data, and machine learning but also give them an option to learn at their own pace," said Kirti Seth, CEO, Nasscom..
Source : Business Standard
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Maharashtra
Note : A state level institution on the lines of NITI Aayog will be established in Maharashtra. It will help to bring drastic changes in sectors like agriculture, health, education, employment, environment etc. in the state.
Chief executive officer of NITI Aayog and other experts 18th Sep 2022 made a presentation on how Maharashtra will be assisted by the Aayog for bringing about changes in various sectors.
Chief Minister "Eknath Shinde", Deputy Chief Minister "Devendra Fadnavis" and other Senior officials were present for this meeting. Mr. Shinde said that skilled human resource and infrastructural facilities are available in the state and we are also stressing on successful implementation of various schemes of the central government in the state. He expected the co-operation of NITI aayog in establishing this institute and fulfilling expectations of the citizens.
Mr. Fadnavis said, State Government's finance department is well prepared for this institute. State government is planning to achieve target one trillion dollar economy by 2030, but with more hard work it can be achieved by 2027. He further said, ‘Asset monetization’ is important factor tabled by the NITI Aayog and the new constructed Samruddhi Mahamarg in the state is the best example of asset monetization..
Source : News on Air
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Manoj Sinha
Note : Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated Kashmir’s first multiplex in Sonwar area of Srinagar on 20th Sep 2022. With this, cinema halls are back in Kashmir after a gap of three decades.
* The multiplex designed by INOX have three movie theatres with a total capacity of 520 seats.
* The premises also has a food court aimed at promoting local cuisine. To highlight Kashmir's art and design, a Kashmiri wood "Khatambandh" is also used in the lobbies, giving it a Kashmiri cultural look.
* The multiplex was thrown open to the public with a special screening of Aamir Khan-starrer 'Lal Singh Chaddha'.
* The multiplex will be permanently stationed and the latest movies will be released for people of Kashmir to experience the same recreational facilities as they get in the rest of the country.
* On December 31, 1990, all cinema halls in the Kashmir valley were closed amid spread of terrorism..
Source : India Today