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A)
Indian Government
B)
Russian Government
C)
USA Government
D)
UK Government

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Indian Government

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The Indian government has decided to extend a Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 55 million to Sri Lanka for the procurement of Urea Fertiliser.
 
This credit line was extended in response to an urgent request from the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL), amid the ongoing economic crisis.
 
“In this context, a LOC agreement was signed between GOSL and the Export-Import Bank of India today (June 10, 2022) at Colombo, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera, and the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay. Senior officials from the Sri Lankan and Indian side were also present during the signing ceremony,” the Indian High Commission said in a statement.
 
The support from India ranges from economic assistance of close to USD 3.5 billion to helping secure Sri Lanka’s food, health, and energy security by supplying essential items like food, medicines, fuel, kerosene etc..

Source : The Print

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Published On : June 12, 2022
A)
Rajesh Kumar
B)
Manikanta
C)
Pramodh Singh
D)
Vikram Doraiswami

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Vikram Doraiswami

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The High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami inaugurated a five-storied women’s hostel at Sylhet on Saturday(11th June 2022). Umesh Chandra-Nirmalabala Chhatrabas at Chalibandar in Sylhet has been constructed with financial assistance of Bangladeshi Taka 4.35 crore from the government of India.

The hostel can accommodate 160 women students. It will be run on a not-for-profit basis by the Umesh Chandra-Nirmalabala Chhatrabas Trust.
 
After the inauguration of the women’s hostel, the High Commissioner along with Minister of Rural Development and Cooperatives Md. Tazul Islam, Foreign Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, and Mayor of Sylhet City Ariful Haque Chowdhury jointly inaugurated three more projects. The projects included development of Dhupadighipar area, the Construction of Cleaners Colony building at Kastoghar, and Construction of a School building at Chara Dighi Par in  Sylhet.
 
These projects have been funded by the Government of India and implemented by the Sylhet City Corporation as part of an MOU signed in 2017 for the ‘construction of Infrastructure for Education and better Environment of Sylhet City Corporation.
 
All three projects are focussed on improving the lives of the local community. These are part of many such projects being implemented under development assistance across Bangladesh with funding from the Government of India, said the Press Release issued by the High Commission of India on Saturday(11th June 2022)..

Source : DD News

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Published On : June 12, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the Hypogonadism, consider the following statements:
 
  1. It is a condition caused by the deficiency of the female sex hormone.
 
  2. Testosterone replacement therapy is the standard treatment for hypogonadism, which can cause sexual dysfunction, weakening of bones and muscles, and reduced quality of life.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2 only

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Hypogonadism is a condition caused by the deficiency of the male sex hormone, testosterone, and a new study in Lancet Health Longevity looks at the short- to medium-term safety of testosterone treatment.
 
Analysis of data from more than 3,400 patients with hypogonadism from 17 clinical trials found little evidence that testosterone treatment increases the risk of cardiovascular events such as arrhythmia, heart attack, and stroke, in the short to medium terms.

Testosterone replacement therapy is the standard treatment for hypogonadism, which can cause sexual dysfunction, weakening of bones and muscles, and reduced quality of life. Risk factors include ageing (as testosterone levels decline with age), obesity and diabetes.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : June 11, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the Amyloidosis, consider the following statements :
 
  1. It is a rare disease that occurs when an abnormal protein, called amyloid, builds up in one's organs, affecting their shape and functioning.
 
  2. Amyloid isn’t normally found in the body, but can be formed from several different types of proteins.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Both 1 and 2

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* Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf (retired) has been hospitalized for the last 3 weeks due to a complication of his ailment (Amyloidosis).
 
* Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when an abnormal protein, called amyloid, builds up in one’s organs, affecting their shape and functioning.

* Amyloid deposits can build up in the heart, brain, kidneys, spleen and other parts of the body, leading to life-threatening conditions like organ failure.

* Amyloid isn’t normally found in the body, but can be formed from several different types of proteins. Some varieties of amyloidosis occur in association with other diseases.
These types may improve with treatment of the underlying disease. Some varieties of amyloidosis may lead to life-threatening organ failure.

There are also different amyloidosis that are prevalent :
 
* Light-chain (AL) amyloidosis : People with conditions such as multiple myeloma or a bone marrow illness are more likely to have AL amyloidosis.

* Another type is the AA amyloidosis. Previously known as secondary amyloidosis, this condition is the result of another chronic infectious or inflammatory disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : June 11, 2022
A)
World Bank
B)
NITI Aayog
C)
Greenpeace International
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (D) - None of the above

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The newly released Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2022, measured by Yale and Columbia universities, ranks India at the bottom position among 180 countries.
 
The EPI is an international ranking system of countries based on their environmental health.

It is a biennial index, first started in 2002 as the Environment Sustainability Index by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and Columbia University Center for International Earth Information Network.

EPI 2022 uses 40 performance indicators to assess and rank 180 countries. The 40 indicators are under the broad categories of climate change performance, environmental health, and ecosystem vitality.

With a rank of 180 and a score of 18.9, India has fallen from rank 168 and a score of 27.6 in 2020. India comes after Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Myanmar, the poorest performers. Denmark tops the list with a score of 77.9.

The Environment Ministry of India has issued a rebuttal saying the indicators used in the assessment are based on “unfounded assumptions”..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : June 11, 2022
A)
Pune
B)
Delhi
C)
Mumbai
D)
Kolkata

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Pune

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sant Tukaram Shila Mandir in the temple town of Dehu in Pune district.
 
Shila refers to a rock that is currently on the Dehu Sansthan temple premises, and that for centuries has been the starting point of Wari, the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur.

The Bhakti saint Sant Tukaram had sat on this piece of rock for 13 continuous days when challenged about the authenticity of the Abhyangs he had written.

prior to this, the saint had immersed his entire work in the Indrayani river; the work miraculously reappeared after 13 days, proving their authenticity.

Sant Tukaram and his work are central to the Warkari sect spread across Maharashtra. His message about a casteless society and his denial of rituals had led to a social movement. Sant Tukaram is credited with starting the Wari pilgrimage..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : June 11, 2022
A)
Bhutan
B)
Nepal
C)
Bangladesh
D)
Pakistan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bangladesh

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India and Bangladesh's cross-border bus service resumed, two years after its suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flagging off marked the opening of the bus services through the Akhaura-Agartala and Benapole-Haridaspur Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) between the two countries.

The bus services through the Dawki-Tamabil ICP will start after the necessary clearances are obtained between the two countries..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : June 11, 2022
A)
USA
B)
China
C)
Russia
D)
Israel

Correct Answer : Option (A) - China

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China has released a new geological map of the moon, which it says is the most detailed to date, registering even finer details of the lunar surface than mapped by the US in 2020.
 
The new map, which has details of craters and structures not charted before, will assist in further research of the moon, Chinese state media reported on 8th June 2022.
 
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Centre had, for the first time, mapped and classified the entire lunar surface in collaboration with Nasa and the Lunar Planetary Institute in 2020.
 
That digital map showed the moon’s geology in, what the Science Centre described as, incredible detail at a scale of 1:5000000.
 
Chinese scientists, however, say they have done better.
 
China has released a new comprehensive geologic map of the moon to a scale of 1:2500000, the most detailed to date,” China’s national broadcaster, CGTN said in a brief report on 8th June 2022.
 
“The map includes 12,341 impact craters, 81 impact basins, 17 rock types and 14 types of structures, providing abundant information about geology of the moon and its evolution,” the report said.
 
The new map was first published in a Chinese science journal called the Science Bulletin a week ago.
 
“It is expected to make a great contribution to scientific research, exploration and landing site selection on the moon.”..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : June 11, 2022
A)
Arvind Kejriwal
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Yogi Adityanath
D)
Ashwini Vaishnaw

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the headquarters of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) at Bopal, Ahmedabad 10th June 2022. The programme also witnessed the exchange of MoUs between IN-SPACe and private sector companies working in the field of space-based applications and services. 
 
The promotion and enabling of private entities in the space sector will provide a major fillip to the space sector and open up new vistas of opportunity for India’s talented youth. Union Minister Shri Amit Shah, Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel and representatives of the space industry were among those present on the occasion.
 
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that a wonderful chapter has been added in the development journey of modern India in the 21st century and congratulated all the countrymen, and the scientific community for the headquarters of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center i.e. IN-SPACe. 
 
The Prime Minister termed the launch of IN-SPACe as a ‘watch this space’ moment for the Indian space industry as it is a precursor to many development and opportunities. He said “IN-SPACe will give an opportunity to the youth of India to showcase their talent to the best minds of India. Whether they are working in the government or in the private sector, IN-SPACe will create great opportunities for all.” 
 
The Prime Minister further elaborated “IN-SPACe has the potential to revolutionize India’s space industry. So this is what I would say – ‘Watch this space’. IN-SPACe is for space, IN-SPACe is for pace, and IN-SPACe is for ace.”..

Source : PM India

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Published On : June 11, 2022
A)
Gurmit Singh
B)
Pushkar Singh Dhami
C)
Trivendra Singh Rawat
D)
Amandeep Singh Gill

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Amandeep Singh Gill

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed senior Indian diplomat Amandeep Singh Gill as his envoy on technology to coordinate programmes for international digital cooperation.
 
Mr Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric made the announcement yesterday, calling Mr Gill a thought leader on digital technology, who has a solid understanding of how to leverage the digital transformation responsibly and inclusively for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
Amandeep Singh Gill has been India's permanent representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva from 2016 to 2018. He is now the chief executive officer of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : June 11, 2022