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A)
Amit Shah
B)
Venkaiah Naidu
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ram Nath Kovind

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President "Ram Nath Kovind" landed in Amsterdam for the final leg of his two-nation journey — his first visit to the Netherlands in 34 years — during which he would hold talks with the Dutch top leadership names a new yellow tulip variety 'Maitri'.
 
Main Points :
 
* President Kovind arrived from Turkmenistan, where he met with his Turkmen colleague Serdar Berdimuhamedov and pledged to expand bilateral economic and energy cooperation to improve the multifaceted relationship. He is the first Indian President to visit Turkmenistan since its independence.
 
* President Ram Nath Kovind will meet with King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima, as well as Prime Minister Mark Rutte, during his visit to the Netherlands from April 4 to 7.
 
* His visit is significant since, in 2022, India and the Netherlands will commemorate 75 years of diplomatic relations.
 
* Later, President Kovind paid a visit to Keukenhof, one of the world’s largest flower gardens,  names a new yellow tulip variety ‘Maitri‘, and here  washe was met by Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra.
 
* A Strategic Partnership on Water was started in 2021 during the Virtual Summit between the Prime Ministers of the two countries to increase the level of engagement between the two sides in this crucial sector.

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Published On : April 6, 2022
A)
Prakriti
B)
Parivesh
C)
Parushan
D)
Paraakram

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Prakriti

Note : The Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change "Bhupender Yadav" on March 5th, 2022 launched awareness mascot ‘Prakriti’ & other green initiatives for effective plastic waste management. Mascot ‘Prakriti’ has been launched to spread mass awareness about how adoption of small changes in our lifestyle can play a big role in environment sustainability. It also teaches about various efforts and initiative that the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have taken in order to ensure effective Plastic Waste Management (PWM) in the country.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : April 6, 2022
A)
Sameer
B)
Rachna
C)
Manthan
D)
Chintan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Manthan

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SEBI Chairperson "Madhabi Puri Buch" on Wednesday(30th Mar 2022) said that India is well positioned to leverage technology in the securities market to deliver customised solutions at a very low cost to individuals across the country as she launched an ideathon to promote innovation.
 
Launching the ideathon 'Manthan', Buch highlighted that adoption of financial technology (FinTech) in the securities market presents significant opportunities for stakeholders.
 
Manthan is a six-week long ideathon being organised by Sebi in association with BSE, NSE, NSDL, CDSL, KFintech, CAMS, LinkInTime and MCX. It will facilitate the creation of a pool of ideas and innovative solutions revolving around the securities market, as per a release issued by Sebi.
 
Workable ideas emanating from Manthan, which was launched at a function in Mumbai on Wednesday, may translate into possibilities and prototypes through a hackathon..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : April 6, 2022
A)
Sanjay Kumar Panda
B)
Ram Karan Verma
C)
Vinay Mohan Kwatra
D)
Hemant H. Kotalwar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Vinay Mohan Kwatra

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India’s ambassador to Nepal and an IFS officer of 1988 batch, Vinay Mohan Kwatra will take over as the new foreign secretary upon incumbent Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s retirement later this month, the government announced Monday(4th Apr 2022).
 
Kwatra will bring with him vast experience accumulated from key positions that he has held over 34 years. Shringla is likely to be appointed a special coordinator for G20 after his retirement, an official source said.
 
Described by his colleagues as a low-key but solid, conventional diplomat, Kwatra has served in Washington, Beijing and also the Indian consulate in Karachi in 1993 before it was shut down. He has served as ambassador to a P-5 country, France, and also Nepal, a key neighbour. He was appointed ambassador in Kathmandu in the middle of a flare-up of the border dispute that saw Nepal controversially redrawing its political map. After a while though, the 2 countries managed to keep a lid on the dispute and prevented it from coming in the way of bilateral cooperation. They reaffirmed commitment to bilateral cooperation, particularly in energy and connectivity, during the visit of Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba last week and agreed to address the boundary issue "responsibly" and without politicising it..

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : April 6, 2022
A)
4th April
B)
5th April
C)
6th April
D)
7th April

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 5th April

Note : The United Nations General Assembly has designated 5th April to be observed as an International Day of Conscience every year. The resolution was adopted on 31 July 2019 by the UN General Assembly.

The year 2022 marks the third edition of the celebrations. This day serves to remind people to self-reflect, follow their conscience, and do the right things. This Day is observed every year on the 5th of April and the first International Conscience Day was observed in 2020.

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Published On : April 6, 2022
A)
Arunachal Pradesh
B)
Punjab
C)
Himachal Pradesh
D)
Uttarakhand

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Uttarakhand

Note : Uttarakhand Chief Minister "Pushkar Singh Dhami" met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the Parliament on April 5, 2022 and sought the Centre's cooperation in the smooth implementation of the Him Prahari scheme in areas bordering the state. The Him Prahari scheme is meant for ex-servicemen and youngsters and is aimed at stopping the migration of people from the state.

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Published On : April 5, 2022
A)
Delhi
B)
Gujarat
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi

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A project to set up ‘Hobby Hubs’ in government schools in Delhi with after-school dance, music, arts and crafts activities during this new academic session is in the works.
 
For the 2022-2023 academic session, this project will only be implemented in single shift government schools. The idea is to make optimum use of school infrastructure and to use it after school hours to promote these extra-curricular activities.
 
Private academies, individuals and NGOs will be roped in to provide free training in fields selected by the schools. They will also be allowed to train private students during these sessions and charge them, but government school students will have to make up 50 per cent of the total students enrolled and no student of the concerned school will be denied admission into hobby classes being conducted in their own school.
 
The Directorate of Education (DoE) will invite applications from interested academies, which can apply for any number of schools in order of preference but each will only be allotted up to five schools..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : April 5, 2022
A)
Covaxin
B)
Coviks-19
C)
Sputnik V
D)
Covishield

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Covaxin

Note : The World Health Organisation suspended Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin's supply through UN agencies. WHO said that there will be an interruption of the supply of Covaxin due to the suspension of production for export. WHO also clarified that Covaxin is effective and no safety concerns exist.

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Published On : April 5, 2022
A)
15
B)
19
C)
22
D)
25

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 22

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday(5th Apr 2022) blocked twenty-two(22) YouTube news channels including eighteen Indian and four Pakistan based, three Twitter accounts, one Facebook account, and one news website. “The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, utilising the emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021, has issued orders on April 4, 2022 for blocking twenty-two (22) YouTube based news channels, three (3) Twitter accounts, one (1) Facebook account and one (1) news website,” it said.
 
ARP News, AOP News, LDC News, SarkariBabu, SS ZONE Hindi, Smart News, News23Hindi, Online Khabar, DP news, PKB News, KisanTak, Borana News, Sarkari News Update, Bharat Mausam, RJ ZONE 6, Exam Report, Digi Gurukul and Dinbhar ki khabrein are the Indian channels that have been blocked. DuniyaMeryAagy, Ghulam NabiMadni, HAQEEQAT TV and HAQEEQAT TV 2.0 are the four Pakistan based YouTube news channels that have been blocked.
 
The blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of over 260 crore, and were used to spread fake news, and coordinated disinformation over social media on subjects sensitive from the perspective of national security, India’s foreign relations, and public order, the Ministry said in a statement. “Multiple YouTube channels were used to post fake news on various subjects such as the Indian Armed Forces, Jammu and Kashmir, among others. The content ordered to be blocked also included certain anti-India content posted from multiple social media accounts operated in a coordinated manner from Pakistan,” it added..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : April 5, 2022
A)
Gopal Baglay
B)
Vinay Mohan Kwatra
C)
Manpreet Vohra
D)
K J Srinivasa

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Vinay Mohan Kwatra

Note : Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been named as the new Foreign Secretary of India by the Central Government on April 4, 2022. He will succeed Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is set to retire from his position at the end of April 2022. Vinay Kwatra was India’s Ambassador to Nepal.

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Published On : April 5, 2022