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A)
Gujarat
B)
Haryana
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gujarat

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The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated five-day long Madhavpur Ghed Fair at Madhavpur Ghed, Porbandar in Gujarat today (April 10, 2022).  Since 2018, the Government of Gujarat in association with the Ministry of Culture is organizing this fair every year to celebrate the sacred union of Lord Krishna and Rukmini.  
 
 Speaking on the occasion, the President extended his greetings to the fellow citizens on the occasion of Ram Navami. He said that Mahatma Gandhi had hoped for the establishment of Ram-Rajya in modern India on the ideals of Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram. President Kovind said that it was his privilege to inaugurate the Madhavpur Ghed fair organized in the village associated with the life of Shri Krishna and near Porbandar, the birth place of Bapu.
 
 The President said that folk-story of marriage of Shri Krishna and Rukmini shows that how ancient is the cultural unity of India and how deep were the roots of our social harmony. Born in today's Uttar Pradesh, Shri Krishna makes Gujarat his workplace and marries Rukmini, a princess from today's north-eastern region of our country. According to folk belief, the land of Madhavpur Ghed village has been a witness to their union..

Source : PIB

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Published On : April 12, 2022
A)
Annie Besant
B)
Kasturba Gandhi
C)
Rani Lakshmi Bai
D)
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kasturba Gandhi

Note : In India, the National Safe Motherhood Day is observed every year on April 11th to raise awareness about adequate access to care for women during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal services. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi, the wife of the father of Nation Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi.

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Published On : April 12, 2022
A)
Shehbaz Sharif
B)
Nawaz Sharif
C)
Shaukat Aziz
D)
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Shehbaz Sharif

Note : Pakistan will have a new Prime Minister on Monday(11th Apr 2022) when the National Assembly, which was adjourned in the early hours of Sunday(10th Apr 2022), reconvenes to elect a new head of the government after Imran Khan was ousted from office through a no-confidence vote, becoming the first premier in the country’s history to suffer this ignominy.

 
The combined Opposition has already named Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif as its joint candidate to replace Khan.
 
The marathon proceedings of the National Assembly, Parliament’s lower house, were adjourned in the early hours of Sunday to meet again on Monday at 2 pm to elect the new prime minister.
 
Khan, 69, the country’s 22nd prime minister, was unceremoniously removed from the office through the no-confidence vote, becoming the first premier in Pakistan’s history to be ousted through a no-trust motion.
 
He was sworn as the prime minister of Pakistan on August 18, 2018 and the no-confidence motion against him was passed on April 10, 2022 after which his term as the premier came to a sudden end..

Source : The Print

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Published On : April 12, 2022
A)
M. K. Alagiri
B)
V. K. Sasikala
C)
M. K. Stalin
D)
Edappadi K. Palaniswami

Correct Answer : Option (C) - M K Stalin

Note : The chief minister of Tamil Nadu "Mr. M K Stalin" inaugurated today(5th Apr 2022) the "Periyar Memorial Samathuvapuram" in Periyakozhuvaari Panchayat in Vanur taluk of Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu adjoining Puducherry. Allottees were given the keys at the function. 100 dwelling units with all basic amenities were built at the cost of 2 crore 88 lakh rupees.

At another function held at Ozhunthiapattu in the nearby area in Vanur Taluk, the Chief Minister also inaugurated 38 projects that were completed in Villuppuram District. He also handed over various welfare schemes worth over 42 Crore rupees to a total of 10722 beneficiaries.

Speaking at the function, Mr. Stalin said that, all the 248 Samathuvapuram Villages would be renovated at the cost of 190 Crore Rupees.

He also laid a foundation for a Lotus Footwear Park that would offer jobs for 6000 persons in Tindivanam Taluk of Villupuram..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : April 11, 2022
A)
Kerala
B)
Karnataka
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Himachal Pradesh

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Kangra Tea is on the path of continuous improvement and soon the Geographical Indication Tag (GI Tag) for the European Union is also likely to be awarded soon with concerted efforts of all stakeholder departments, an official of Himachal Pradesh Agriculture department said on Wednesday(6th Apr 2022).
 
The official said that the subject of Tea Cultivation and Development was transferred from the Industries department to the Agriculture department in April 1999 and since then various steps have been taken to improve tea cultivation in the state and particularly in Kangra.
 
With the concerted efforts of the department, in the year 2005, the Kangra Tea was accorded the status of Geographical Indication Tag in India..

Source : The States Man

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Published On : April 11, 2022
A)
Punjab
B)
Uttarakhand
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister "Pushkar Singh Dhami" on Friday(8th Apr 2022) launched an anti-corruption mobile app, saying the state government's campaign against corruption will go on.

Developed by the vigilance department, '1064 Anti-Corruption Mobile App', makes it easier for people to lodge graft related complaints directly with the authorities, Mr Dhami said after launching the app.
 
"It is another step towards building a corruption-free Uttarakhand. It is our commitment. Our campaign against corruption will continue at any cost," he said at the state secretariat.
 
Director vigilance Amit Sinha said the app is available in both Hindi and English and anybody can lodge a complaint on the number through the app or by phone. All complaints will be registered through the app and the data as well as the identity of the complainant will be protected..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : April 11, 2022
A)
Dr Misri Varma
B)
Dr Manveer Singh
C)
Dr Radha Krishna
D)
Dr Manoj Soni

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr Manoj Soni

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Dr Manoj Soni, a monk associated with the Anoopam Mission of the Swaminarayan sect, was appointed the Chairman of the country’s premier government recruiting agency, i.e., the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 5th April 2022.
 
According to this report, Dr Manoj Soni was appointed as the UPSC Chairman on Tuesday (5 April 2022), and his tenure will end on 27 June 2023. Dr Soni has been appointed to replace the previous UPSC chairman Pradip Kumar Joshi. Prior to this assignment, Soni has also served as the vice-chancellor of two universities, and has earned several national and international awards and recognitions.

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Published On : April 11, 2022
A)
Anurag Singh Thakur
B)
Jay Shah
C)
Jyotiraditya Scindia
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Anurag Singh Thakur

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Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and Youth Affairs & Sports, "Shri Anurag Singh Thakur" today(4th Apr 2022) launched the Broadcast Seva Portal in New Delhi, heralding a new chapter in Ease of Doing Business in the Broadcasting sector. Broadcast Seva Portal is an online portal solution for speedy filing and processing of applications of broadcasters for various kinds of licenses, permissions, registrations, etc.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Anurag Thakur said Government has harnessed technology to bring transparency in the system and make it more accountable. The Broadcast Seva Portal will reduce the turnaround time of applications and at the same time will help applicants track the progress. This portal will reduce the human interface that was required earlier and thus add to capacity building of the Ministry and will be a major step towards Ease of Doing Business.
 
Shri Thakur further added that the 360 degree digital solution will facilitate the stakeholders in seeking permissions, applying for registration, tracking applications, calculating fees and executing payments. This portal will provide its services under the wider umbrella efforts of Digital India to all stakeholders to private satellite TV channels, teleport operators, MSOs, community and private radio channels etc..

Source : PIB

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Published On : April 11, 2022
A)
UK PM Boris Johnson
B)
Australian PM Scott Morrison
C)
US President Joe Biden
D)
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Correct Answer : Option (C) - US President Joe Biden

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US President Joe Biden in a virtual meeting Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" on Monday(11th Apr 2022) said that the US and India will continue their close consultation on how to manage and stabilise effects of Russia-Ukraine war. Stating that India and the US share a strong and growing major defence partnership, he hailed India’s “humanitarian support” towards the people of war-ravaged Ukraine.
 
PM Modi too reciprocated stating as world’s two largest and oldest democracies, the two countries are natural partners.
 
Expressing concerns about the situation in Ukraine, Modi said, “Our talks today are taking place at a time when situation in Ukraine remains very worrying,” adding that India hopes that ongoing talks between Russia and Ukraine will pave way for peace. “I spoke to Presidents of Ukraine and Russia. I suggested President Putin to have direct talks with President of Ukraine,” Modi said..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : April 11, 2022
A)
Punjab
B)
Gujarat
C)
Kerala
D)
Telangana

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Gujarat

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Gujarat was ranked at the top in NITI Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index-Round 1 among the larger states with a score of 50.1 points. Kerala was ranked second and Punjab was ranked third under the same category. The State Energy and Climate Index ranks states and the Union Territories on six parameters including energy efficiency, discom’s performance, and environmental sustainability.

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Published On : April 11, 2022