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A)
Devasahayam Pillai
B)
Jakob Lorso
C)
Monte Paullu
D)
Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Devasahayam Pillai

Note :

* Devasahayam Pillai has become the first Indian layman, who was declared a saint by Pope Francis on Sunday(15th May 2022). Pillai had embraced Christianity in the 18th century.  
 
* During the Canonisation Mass, 85-year-old pope canonised Blessed Devasahayam. The ceremony was organised in St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.  
 
* It was also attended by more than 50,000 people from all over the world. There were also government delegations for honouring the 10 new saints..

Source : WION

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Published On : May 16, 2022
A)
G S Bhati
B)
Kalpana Kaul
C)
Vivek Kumar Dewangen
D)
R Lakshmanan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Vivek Kumar Dewangen

Note :

Vivek Kumar Dewangen, a Manipur cadre 1993 batch IAS officer, has been appointed Chairman and Managing Director of REC Ltd., Ministry of Power. In a top-level bureaucratic upheaval, the Centre has nominated senior IAS officer Nidhi Chibber"" as the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
 
Vivek Kumar Dewangen is now the Ministry of Power’s Additional Secretary. Nidhi Chibber is the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Heavy Industries. She is a 1994 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from the Chhattisgarh cadre. She has been appointed as the chairwoman of the CBSE with the status and pay of Additional Secretary to the Indian government.
 
* Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) S Gopalakrishnan has been appointed to the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

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According to the decision, Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, would be the Managing Director of the Ministry of Minority Affairs’ National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd.

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Aditi Das Rout, the Ministry of Women and Child Development’s Joint Secretary, has been promoted to Additional Secretary.

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Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat will be Shyam Bhagat Negi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal.

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Manisha Sinha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance’s Department of Economic Affairs, has been promoted to Additional Secretary.

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Kumar Anugreh Prasad Sinha has been promoted to Additional Secretary of the National Disaster Management Authority.

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : May 16, 2022
A)
Manoj Soni
B)
Ghanta Chakrapani
C)
Damodar Goutam Sawang
D)
Nidhi Chibber

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Nidhi Chibber

Note :

Senior bureaucrat Nidhi Chibber has been appointed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre on Friday(13th May 2022). Chibber, a 1994 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre, is currently Additional Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries.
 
She has been appointed as chairperson of the CBSE in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to the government of India, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said. Vivek Kumar Dewangen, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Manipur cadre, has been named Chairman and Managing Director, REC Ltd., Ministry of Power. He is currently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Power.
 
S Gopalakrishnan, Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare. A total of 17 joint secretary and Additional Secretary-level officers have been appointed to different posts in the central government departments and organisations in Friday's(13th May 2022) reshuffle. .

Source : Republic World

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Published On : May 16, 2022
A)
K. T. Rama Rao
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
K. Chandrashekar Rao

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Amit Shah

Note :

National Cyber Forensic Laboratory (NCFL) was inaugurated by union home minister Amit Shah on Hyderabad’s Central Forensic Science Laboratory campus on Saturday(15th May 2022).
 
Shah, too, tweeted about the inauguration event and said he will be addressing a public meeting in Tukkuguda, which is a municipality in Telangana’s Rangareddy district.
 
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) gave its nod to the establishment of the NCFL for evidentiary purposes in CFSL, Hyderabad, in December last year. On March 22, minister of state for home affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra told the Lok Sabha in a written response: “There are seven CFSL in the country which have dedicated facilities for electronic forensics, including computer and cyber forensics. A state-of-the-art NCFL has been established at CyPAD, Dwarka, New Delhi to provide early-stage cyber forensic assistance to Investigating Officers (IOs) of State/UT Police.”.

Source : News18

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Published On : May 15, 2022
A)
Harshil Mathur
B)
Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan
C)
Yashish Dahiya
D)
Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan

Note :

* Pine Labs has appointed Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan as the company’s new Chief People Officer.

* Before joining b, she worked with Amazon India where she was heading the Human Resources function.

* She was one of the founding Partners at CoCoon Consulting, a cross-sectoral boutique HR consulting firm.

* She has also worked with FMCG major Unilever for bolstering the company’s employer brand.
 

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Published On : May 15, 2022
A)
Chennai from May 16th to 19th.
B)
Bengaluru from May 16th to 19th.
C)
Delhi from May 16th to 19th.
D)
Mumbai from May 16th to 19th.

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Delhi from May 16th to 19th.

Note :

India on Monday(16th May 2022) hosted the key meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s(SCO) anti-terror body Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) in New Delhi to trashout anti-terror measures and discuss the security situation in Afghanistan.
 
The four-day meeting of the RATS begun at 9 am in the national capital in the presence of a three-member Pakistani delegation among other foreign dignitaries from seven other countries including China and Russia. The conclave will continue until May 19, 2022.
 
The RATS is a permanent body under the SCO based out of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The meeting, which will be held between Monday(16th May 2022) and Thursday(19th May 2022), will see the participation of Pakistan and China.
 
The participation of Pakistan and its decision to send a three-member delegation to India holds significance since this is the first such government delegation that will be visiting New Delhi after Shahbaz Sharif took over the power in the country last month..

Source : News18

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Published On : May 15, 2022
A)
Manik Saha
B)
Jishnu Dev
C)
Ratan Lal Nath
D)
Narendra Chandra Debbarma

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Manik Saha

Note : * Manik Saha (Tripura BJP chief) has become the 12th Chief Minister of Tripura after Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from the post.

* Tripura's governor Satyadev Narayan Arya has administered the oath of office on May 15 at Raj Bhawan in Agartala (Capital city).

* Dr Saha is a dental surgeon by profession and joined BJP in 2016 after quitting Congress.

* Deb had taken oath as the CM of Tripura in 2018, ending the 25-year Communist rule in the state.

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : May 15, 2022
A)
China
B)
Japan
C)
South Korea
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Russia

Note :

Russia has suspended the electricity supply to Finland. Russia's largest electricity company RAO Nordic has suspended electricity supply to Finland, owing to non-payment for the supplied electricity.
 
RAO Nordic Oy has been importing electricity from Russia to Finland for many years. The company said, this situation is exceptional and happened for the first time in over twenty years of our trading history.
 
Meanwhile, Russian President "Vladimir Putin" told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that ditching neutrality and joining NATO would be a mistake that could damage relations between their two countries.
 
The two countries said their Presidents spoke by phone two days after Finland declared its intention to join the Western alliance. Moscow has described that as a security threat that will require it to respond but has not specified how.
 
The Kremlin said, Mr. Putin stressed that abandoning the traditional policy of military neutrality would be a mistake, since there are no threats to Finland's security. It said, such a change in the country's foreign policy may have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations. .

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 15, 2022
A)
May 15th
B)
May 16th
C)
May 17th
D)
May 18th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - May 15th

Note :

The International Day of Families is observed on May 15th every year. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

The United Nations began focusing on issues related to the family since 1980s. Then in 1983, the Commission for Social Development in its resolution on the role of the family in the development process urged United Nations Secretary General to enhance awareness among decision makers and the public about the needs and problems faced by the family. The resolution also dealth with effective ways of meeting the needs of the families.

Theme of International Day of Families :  Every year, the United Nations secretary-general announces the theme of day. This year's(2022) theme is Families and Urbanisation. Urbanisation is one of the most important megatrends shaping the world and the life and wellbeing of families globally. This year’s theme aims to raise awareness on the importance of sustainable, family-friendly urban policies.

History of the day : The United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 44/82 of 9 December 1989, proclaimed 'International Year of the Family'. In 1993, the General Assembly decided in a resolution that 15 May of every year should be observed as The International Day of Families..

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : May 15, 2022
A)
First Saturday in May and First Saturday in October
B)
Second Saturday in May and Second Saturday in October
C)
Third Saturday in May and Third Saturday in October
D)
Fourth Saturday in May and Fourth Saturday in October

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Second Saturday in May and Second Saturday in October

Note :

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is a global campaign that emphasises the importance of migratory bird conservation and habitat preservation. We commemorate this day on the Second Saturday in May and the Second Saturday in October. This year, World Migratory Bird Day is on May 14, with October 8 being the second time. The day raises awareness about the problems that migratory birds face, their ecological value, and the need for worldwide collaboration to protect them.
 
WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2022 THEME : "Impact of Light Pollution on Migratory Birds" is the theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day campaign.
 
HISTORY : The day began in 2006 when the United Nations (UN) decided to raise awareness of migratory birds’ connections between regions worldwide. Since then, the event has been held and attended by a total of 118 countries.
 
The United Nations Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds inspired the creation of World Migratory Bird Day. However, the idea of World Migratory Bird Day was conceived in the United States in 1993 when several agencies and organisations started celebrating the day.
 
World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of October across Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The day is observed on the second Saturday of May in the United States and Canada..

Source : News18

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Published On : May 14, 2022