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A)
USA
B)
Russia
C)
Japan
D)
China

Correct Answer : Option (D) - China

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The world’s largest electric cruise ship has made its maiden voyage, settling back into port in Yichang in China’s central Hubei province after cruising up and down the Yangtze River.
 
Powered by a massive 7,500 kilowatt-hour marine battery from the world’s No. 1 battery manufacturer for electric cars, Contemporary Amperex Technology, the ship will go into commercial operations from next month, being used mainly for sightseeing trips.
 
At 100 meters long and around 16 meters wide, the Yangtze River Three Gorges 1 can carry up to 1,300 passengers. It can travel for around 100 kilometers on a single charge, saving around 530 metric tons of fuel.
 
Developer China Yangtze Power plans to use the ship as a starting point to expand China’s marine electric vehicle market.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : April 2, 2022
A)
Mahesh Verma
B)
Sandip Das
C)
Kamini A. Rao
D)
Sandeep A. Varma

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mahesh Verma

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Vice-Chancellor of Indraprastha University, "Mahesh Verma" has been appointed as the new chairperson of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH). NABH is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI). This is responsible for setting benchmarks for quality and certifying hospitals and other health facilities. NABH is also a member of the board of the Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua).
 
About the Dr Mahesh Verma : Dr Verma is a recipient of Padma Shri as well as Dr. B. C. Roy award. He has also received the National Science and Technology award. He is currently the vice-chancellor of Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, and Professor Emeritus at Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences. He is the president of the India chapter of the International Association for Disability and Oral Health and the Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is also the president-elect of the International Association of Dental Research, India Division, and the Indian Society of Dental Research.

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Published On : April 2, 2022
A)
4th April
B)
3rd April
C)
2nd April
D)
1st April

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 2nd April

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"World Autism Awareness Day" is observed on 2nd April, every year to make people understand and accept people with autism, foster worldwide support, and inspire people. It is a day that spread kindness and autism awareness.
 
The UN Secretary-General's message for 2022 is, The United Nations supports the rights of persons with autism to fully participate in society, in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
 
On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world for persons with autism.
 
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2022 THEME : The theme for World Autism Awareness Day 2022 is ‘Inclusion in the Workplace’, Inclusive education is the key to the transformative promise of the Sustainable Development Goals, to 'Leave no one behind'.
 
The event is organized by the UN Department of Global Communications and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, with the support of civil society partners including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the Global Autism Project, and the Specialisterne Foundation.
 
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY HISTORY : The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism, so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
 
In 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force, reaffirming the fundamental principle of universal human rights for all.
 
Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that manifests during early childhood, irrespective of gender, race, or socio-economic status. The term Autism Spectrum refers to a range of characteristics.

WHAT IS AUTISM : Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by deficits in social and language communication, as well as repetitive behaviors and restricted interests.
 
Children and adults with autism spectrum disorder have a wide range of abilities. Some people cannot speak at all and many have delayed or limited verbal communication..

Source : India Today

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Published On : April 2, 2022
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Anurag Singh Thakur
D)
Prem Kumar Dhumal

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Anurag Singh Thakur

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Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports "Anurag Singh Thakur" and Governor of Karnataka, TC Gehlot launched the logo, jersey, mascot and anthem of the Khelo India University Games 2021 (KIUG 2021) on April 01, 2022, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. The theme song has been composed by Kannada rapper Chandan Shetty. The KIUG 2021 will be held in Karnataka between April 24 and May 3, 2022.
 
This will be the second edition of KIUG. The first edition was hosted by Odisha in 2020. KIUG 2021 was postponed for 2022 due to the Covid crisis. A Khelo India App for live updates on the Games has also been launched by Karnataka. Around 4500 athletes, representing 20 sports from across the country will participate in the KIUG 2021.

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Published On : April 2, 2022
A)
April 1st
B)
April 2nd
C)
April 3rd
D)
April 4th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - April 2nd

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The International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is organised annually on the 2nd of April since 1967, by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). IBBY is an international non-profit organization, to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.
 
In 2022, Canada is hosting International Children’s Book Day with this chosen Theme: “Stories are wings that help you soar every day.” Every year, a different international section of IBBY hosts a children’s books event on or around April 2 (which is the birthday of classic children’s book author Hans Christian Andersen). The host country picks a theme and invites a well-known author and illustrator to create a message for children around the world.

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Published On : April 2, 2022
A)
Sikkim
B)
Manipur
C)
Nagaland
D)
Meghalaya

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Meghalaya

Note : The famous living root bridges found in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, have been included on the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The site has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list as ‘Jingkieng Jri: Living Root Bridge Cultural Landscapes of Meghalaya’

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Published On : April 2, 2022
A)
2014-2019
B)
2015-2020
C)
2016-2021
D)
2017-2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2015-2020

Note : The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced an extension in the existing Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020 by another six months till September 30, 2022, to ensure policy continuity in external trade.

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Published On : April 2, 2022
A)
Dr. S. Raju
B)
H Rajaram
C)
Lalan Singh
D)
Bhaskar Sharm

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Dr. S. Raju

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Dr.S. Raju, Additional Director General and National Mission Head-III and IV, GSI has taken over the charge of Director General (DG) of Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines, anesteemed geoscientific organization in the country on 1st April 2022. He hails from Pasuvanthanai village, near Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu and heowns under graduation in Geology from V.O.C. College, Thoothukudiand Masters in Geologyfrom Presidency College, Chennai. He was awarded doctoral degree in Geology from University of Lucknow for his outstanding contribution to the field of petrography and geochemistry of dykes of BundelkhandCraton. He has several research publications on national/international journals to his credits.
 
Dr.S. Raju joined Geological Survey of India in 1988. During the initial period of hiscareer, he was instrumental in geological mapping of Bundelkhand Granitic Complex in Uttar Pradesh and alsoexecuted investigation on gold mineralization and carried out geo-environmental appraisal of Jhansi district of Bundelkhand Region, Uttar Pradesh.With his expertise, he has also supplemented in geology of Tamil Nadu especially, establishing the metamorphic and techtono-magmatic history of the Satyamangalam Group of rocks.
 
He has also served as Deputy Director General of State Unit: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, GSI Chennai from 2015 to 2018, during his tenure he has expedited several mapping and mineral exploration projects of Tamil Nadu and also he has given special emphasises on developments of Geological monuments of Tamil Nadu including National Fossil Wood park atThiruvakkarai, National Geological Monuments of Charnockite at St. Thomas Mount, Chennai.
 
He has conceptualized and instrumental in construction of new office cum laboratory complex with modern laboratory facilities at Chennai in the State Unit: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry..

Source : PIB

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Published On : April 2, 2022
A)
Haryana
B)
Karnataka
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Chhattisgarh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra

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Maharashtra government on Tuesday(29th Mar 2022) launched a scheme to provide personal loans for prisoners with the aim to improve the living standard of the families of the inmates.
 
The Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank will give loans under the scheme up to Rs 50,000 at an interest rate of 7 percent. The scheme will be implemented on a pilot basis at Yerawada Central Jail, Pune, said Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil.
 
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Home Minister Patil at Sahyadri Guest House and also a Government Resolution (GR) was issued in this regard.
 
Launching the scheme, Patil said, “It will also be the first innovative loan scheme in the country to get a loan based on the income earned while working in a prison. With this, a welfare scheme can come in concrete form and approximately 1,055 prisoners can benefit from the scheme. Many inmates are serving long-term imprisonment. Since the majority of these inmates are prominent members of the family, their families may become distraught.”..

Source : The Print

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Published On : April 1, 2022
A)
18%
B)
25%
C)
30%
D)
35%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 30%

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If you have invested in cryptocurrencies, be ready to pay tax on the gains from 1st April 2022 under the new scheme for Taxation of Virtual Digital Assets.
 
During the budget speech on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed a flat 30% capital gains tax on all virtual digital assets, a 1% Tax Deductible at Source (TDS) on all transactions involving virtual digital assets ( VDAs), no offsetting of losses, and taxation of crypto gifts. VDAs include cryptocurrency as well as non- fungible tokens (NFTs).
 
The chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes, JB Mohapatra, in a statement on March 17, 2022, confirmed that the proposed 30% taxation on income from cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets will come into effect from April 1, 2022.
 
TDS at the rate of 1% shall be deducted on transactions in such digital asset classes from July 1.
 
How your crypto assets will be taxed :
 
From 1st April 2022, a 30(%) percent I-T plus cess and surcharges will be levied in the same manner as it treats winnings from speculative transactions.
 
One per cent TDS on payments towards virtual currencies beyond Rs 10,000 in a year and taxation of such gifts in the hands of the recipient. The 1 per cent TDS will have to be deducted on the purchase value of the transaction. The threshold limit for TDS would be Rs 50,000 a year for specified persons, which include individuals/HUFs who are required to get their accounts audited under the I-T Act. The provisions related to 1 per cent TDS will come into effect from July 1, 2022, while the gains will be taxed effective April 1.
 
You may sell cryptocurrency at a profit or loss but TDS at the rate of 1 percent would occur irrespective. However, one can claim refund of TDS done on transaction involving loss.
 
"The flat 30% tax rate may not prove to be the best outcome since it does not consider aspects of long and short-term gains calculated in line with the holding period of VDAs. Gifting VDAs may not become mainstream due to this tax regime. The challenge in the trade of VDAs is with respect to determining the identity of payee and thus, VDA transactions demand more transparency, " said Rishi Anand, Partner at DSK Legal..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : April 1, 2022