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A)
Vishakha Mulye
B)
Vikram Limaye
C)
Naina Lal Kidwai
D)
Chitra Ramkrishna

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Vishakha Mulye

Note :

The board of Aditya Birla Capital has appointed Vishakha Mulye as the next Chief Executive Officer, of Aditya Birla Capital. Mulye is currently the executive director in charge of corporate banking, proprietary trading, markets and transaction banking.
 
Mulye replaces Ajay Srinivasan who will now take up another role within the Aditya Birla Group. The company is yet to disclose his exact role.
 
"Ms. Mulye will be joining the Company on 1st June 2022 and will operate as the Chief Executive Officer (Designate) with an overlap of one month with Mr. Ajay Srinivasan to ensure smooth transition of leadership. She will take charge of her role as the CEO of Aditya Birla Capital Limited post this period of overlap," said the company in its stock exchange notification.
 
In a career spanning thirty years, Mulye has held many significant roles and led several strategic initiatives. In her prior roles she was the head of ICICI Lombard and ICICI Ventures..

Source : Livemint

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Published On : April 24, 2022
A)
Punjab
B)
Gujarat
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Maharashtra

Note :

* Small Industries Development Bank of India has provided the first approval under the SIDBI Cluster Development Fund (SCDF) to the Maharashtra Govt. 

* The ₹600 crore aid has been approved for reviving/ upgrading ITIs/polytechnics run by the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training under the Department of Skills, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 

* SIDBI is the principal financial institution focused on promotion, financing and development of MSMEs..

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : April 24, 2022
A)
April 23rd
B)
April 22nd
C)
April 21st
D)
April 20th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - April 23rd

Note :

The United Nations launched Language Days in 2010 to promote equal usage of the organisation’s six official languages and to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.
 
23rd April 2022 : English Language Day

* Every year on April 23rd, the United Nations celebrates English Day.
* The UN Department of Public Information created the event in 2010 to “celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity, as well as promote equal use of all six official languages within the Organisation.
 
23rd April Celebrated as English Language Day :
 
The date of April 23rd was chosen for English Language Day because it is “traditionally honoured as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare.”

23rd April 2022 : Spanish Language Day
 
The date was chosen since it is the anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s death in Spain, as well as William Shakespeare’s birth and death in England. Not only because of their historic status in the canon, but also because of how they represent the power of language in culture, politics, and business, these two literary titans are excellent icons. Their works continue to have an impact even after they have passed away.
 
Spanish Day relevance with Shakespeare :

* Shakespeare’s works have been translated into more than 100 languages since the 1600s, including, of course, Spanish.
* In a number of countries, his figures and slogans have become part of everyday culture and philosophy.
        * Shakespeare’s works are used in business courses and staff training sessions to study creativity, innovation, emotional intelligence, teamwork, and ethics in universities and even large corporations.

Source : News18
Source : National day Calendar

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Published On : April 23, 2022
 Q .
Consider the following statements with reference to the Wildlife (Protection) Act (WPA), 1972:
 
1. It prohibits the hunting of any wild animal.
2. It also prohibits the uprooting, damage, collection, possession or selling of some plants.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2 only

Note :

Wildlife (Protection) Act (WPA), 1972

* It prohibits the hunting of any wild animal specified in Schedules I, II, III and IV of the Act. Hence statement 1 is not correct.

Exception : A wild animal listed under these schedules can be hunted/ killed only after getting permission from the Chief Wildlife Warden (CWLW) of the state if:
It becomes dangerous to human life or to property (including standing crops on any land).
It is disabled or suffering from a disease that is beyond recovery.

* It prohibits the uprooting, damage, collection, possession or selling of any specified plant from any forest land or any protected area. Hence statement 2 is correct.

Exception : The CWLW, however, may grant permission for uprooting or collecting a specific plant for the purpose of education, scientific research, preservation in an herbarium or if a person/institution is approved to do so by the central government.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : April 23, 2022
A)
Japan and China
B)
France and India
C)
Japan and Russia
D)
South Korea and China

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Japan and Russia

Note :

* The Kuril Islands dispute between Japan and Russia is over the sovereignty of South Kuril Islands.

* The South Kuril Islands comprise Etorofu island, Kunashiri island, Shikotan island and the Habomai island.

*  These islands are claimed by Japan but occupied by Russia as the successor state of the Soviet Union.

Source : Epaper Thehindu

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Published On : April 23, 2022
A)
J&J
B)
Biotech
C)
Pfizer
D)
Moderna

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Pfizer

Note : Paxlovid is an oral covid antiviral pill developed by Pfizer that can be taken at home by high-risk covid patients with mild infection, preventing the need for hospitalisation. It is a combination of nirmatrelvir and ritonavir and is easier to administer in comparison to intravenous remdesivir and antibodies. The pill is reportedly a better choice of treatment for the unvaccinated and elderly and immunocompromised people with COVID-19, as per WHO experts.

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Published On : April 23, 2022
A)
April 20th
B)
April 21th
C)
April 22nd
D)
April 23rd

Correct Answer : Option (B) - April 21th

Note : World Creativity and Innovation Day is observed every year on April 21th. The day aims to raise awareness about the important roles that innovation and creativity play in every aspect of human development. The day is celebrated to encourage people to come up with multi-disciplinary thinking both at individual and group levels.

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Published On : April 23, 2022
A)
US
B)
UK
C)
China
D)
India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - India

Note :

* India will give Sri Lanka an additional $500 million in financial assistance to buy fuel, the troubled island nation's foreign minister told reporters Wednesday, adding that Bangladesh was also willing to postpone $450 million in swap repayments to ease Colombo's burden.
 
* Assistance by the IMF will take about six months to come to us and it will come in tranches," Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris was quoted by Reuters. "During the intervening period, we need to find funds to keep our people supplied with essentials."
 
* This will be the second $500 million India has provided in fuel credit to a Sri Lanka government battling the country's worst financial crisis in living memory.
 
* The first line of credit was used up earlier this month after a shipment of 120,000 tons of diesel and 40,000 tons of petrol.
 
* So far India has provided nearly 400,000 tons of fuel.
 
* Massive protests broke out on Tuesday after fuel reserves ran low.
 
* Thousands of angry motorists burned tyres and blocked a major road leading into capital Colombo, news agency AFP reported citing police and local officials..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : April 23, 2022
 Q .
Consider the following statements regarding :
 
1. GO 111 was a government order issued by the erstwhile Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1996.
2. GO 111 prohibited the development or construction works in the catchment area of the Osman Sagar reservoir, built on the tributary of Godavari River.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 1 only

Note :

* On 8th March 1996, the government of erstwhile (undivided) Andhra Pradesh had issued GO 111 prohibiting development or construction works in the catchment area of the Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar lakes up to a radius of 10 km

* The GO prohibited the setting up of industries, residential colonies, hotels, etc. which cause pollution.

* The aim of the restrictions was to protect the catchment area, and to keep the reservoirs pollution-free.

* The reservoirs were created by building dams on the Musi (also known as Moosa or Muchkunda) river, a major tributary of the Krishna, to protect Hyderabad from floods. 

* The proposal to build the dams came after a major flood during the reign of the sixth nizam Mahbub Ali Khan (1869-1911) in 1908, in which more than 15,000 people were killed.

* The lakes came into being during the reign of the last nizam, Osman Ali Khan (1911-48). Osman Sagar was completed in 1921, and Himayat Sagar in 1927. The nizam’s guesthouse at Osman Sagar is now a heritage building..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : April 23, 2022
A)
April 23th
B)
April 24th
C)
April 25th
D)
April 26th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - April 23th

Note :

World Book and Copyright Day are celebrated on April 23th, to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. The celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.
 
Books have long embodied the human capacity to conjure up worlds, both real and imagined, giving voice to the diversity of human experience. They help us share ideas, obtain information, and inspire admiration for different cultures, enabling far-reaching forms of dialogue between people across space and time.
 
WORLD BOOK DAY 2022 THEME : The theme for World Book and Copyright Day 2022 is “Read, so you never feel low.”
 
WORLD BOOK DAY HISTORY : In 1995, UNESCO decided to celebrate April 23 as World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day, and since then, the date has prominence in the history of literature..
 
Source : India Today

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Published On : April 23, 2022