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A)
NITI Aayog
B)
National Health Authority (NHA)
C)
Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)
D)
National Highways Authority of India(NHAI)

Correct Answer : Option (B) - National Health Authority (NHA)

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The National Health Authority (NHA) will be hosting its first ever open-to-all hackathon series to drive ideation and innovations around the different building blocks in the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) ecosystem. The series will begin with a hackathon - ‘Round 1: Kickstarting Unified Health Interface (UHI)’ slated for 14th to 17th July 2022.

The hackathon shall be focussed on the Unified Health Interface (UHI) and would aim at mobilising the health start-up ecosystem in India and bringing together individuals and organisations to develop solutions through UHI.
 
Announcing the Hackathon Series, Dr. R.S. Sharma, CEO, NHA said “India has enabled creation of some of the most efficient public delivery systems in the world, as has been witnessed through JAM and UPI, by breaking silos and unlocking network effects. ABDM and UHI will enable the same for the healthcare ecosystem and this Hackathon Series will enable players to collaborate and build solutions which define the future of healthcare.  All are invited to participate in creating a better health ecosystem for every Indian”
 
ABDM Hackathon Series - Round 1: Kickstarting UHI’ will focus on two major themes:
 
Innovation Track: Challenge for innovative solutions to power digital health in an open network around various use cases such as teleconsultation, ambulance booking, lab tests, physical consultation booking, lab tests booking.
 
Integration Track: Challenge to accelerate development of applications that are compatible with UHI and integrate these applications with the applications of other such participants to enable digital health transactions on the UHI network.
 
The tentative prize pool for ‘Round 1 – Kickstarting UHI’ isRs. 60,00,000*. This shall be awarded to the top performers on each challenge track on the above-mentioned themes. The solutions shall be assessed by an independent jury..

Source : PIB

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Published On : June 27, 2022
A)
Canada
B)
Mexico
C)
Brazil
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Canada

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Miners in the Klondike gold fields of Canada's far north have made a rare discovery, digging up the mummified remains of a near complete baby woolly mammoth.
Members of the local Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation named the calf Nun cho ga, which means "big baby animal."
 
Paleontologist Grant Zazula said the little tyke, which retained its skin and hair, "is beautiful and one of the most incredible mummified ice age animals ever discovered in the world."
 
The baby mammoth's remains were discovered during excavation through permafrost south of Dawson City in Canada's Yukon territory, which borders the US state of Alaska.
 
The animal is believed to be female and would have died during the ice age, more than 30,000 years ago when woolly mammoths roamed this region alongside wild horses, cave lions and giant steppe bison.
 
The discovery marks the first near complete and best-preserved mummified woolly mammoth found in North America.
 
A partial mammoth calf, named Effie, was found in 1948 at a gold mine in Alaska's interior.
 
A 42,000-year old mummified infant woolly mammoth, known as Lyuba, was also discovered in Siberia in 2007. Lyuba and Nun cho ga are roughly the same size, according to the Yukon government..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : June 27, 2022
A)
Sudhir Kumar Saxena
B)
Praveen K. Srivastava
C)
Kapil Dev Tripathi
D)
Parameswaren Iyer

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Parameswaren Iyer

Note :

The Department of Personnel and Training announced on Friday(24th June 2022) that Former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog. Iyer has been appointed for a term of two years.
 
Iyer's term will begin upon the completion of current CEO Amitabh Kant's tenure on June 30, 2022.
 
"The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Parameswaran Iyer, lAS (UP:81), Retd. as Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog vice Shri Amitabh Kant upon completion of his tenure on 30.06.2022, for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, on the same terms and conditions as were applicable in respect of Shri Amitabh Kant," read the official notification from the government.
 
Kant was appointed as the CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti Aayog) on February 17, 2016, for a fixed two-year term. Kant was later given an extension till June 30, 2019. His term was further extended for two years, till this month-end, in June 2019.In June 2021, Kant received another one-year extension.
 
Born in Srinagar, the 63-year-old is an IAS officer from the 1981 batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is an alumnus of The Doon School in Dehradun and St. Stephen's College, Delhi. .

Source : Business Today

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Published On : June 27, 2022
A)
June 24th
B)
June 25th
C)
June 26th
D)
June 27th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - June 26th

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* The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26th.
 
* Aim : To spread awareness about the physical and psychological impact of substance abuse, drug overdose deaths.
 
* The theme 2022 : Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crisis
 
* The UNGA has decided to observe this day on December 7, 1987.
 
* In 2022, the UNODC has started the campaign - “#CareInCrises” - for World Drug Day..
 
Source : UN

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Published On : June 26, 2022
A)
Manoj Sinha
B)
Dr Jitendra Singh
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Mansukh Mandaviya

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dr Jitendra Singh

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh will take part in the “2022 UN Ocean Conference” at Lisbon, which starts from June 27, 2022.

The conference is co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal.

He will deliver the Keynote address at the Conference on the theme 'Scaling up Ocean Action based on Science and Innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: Stock taking, Partnerships and Solutions'..

Source : PIB

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Published On : June 26, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the Center of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK), consider the following statements:
 
1. It has been set up by KVIC, Ministry of MSME at NIFT.
 
2. Its objective is to help Khadi Institutions (KIs) to effectively design, produce and market high quality differentiated khadi products in the Indian and global market.
 
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

Note :

Keeping in view the core ideology of Yoga, the design team at Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) has designed a range of ‘Wellness wear’ ‘Svadha’ to showcase the versatility of khadi on International Yoga Day. In Atharva veda, ‘Svadha’ means ease, comfort or pleasure, which are truly the attributes of this collection.

The wellness clothing ‘Svadha’ range emphasizes the values of mindfulness and perseverance and is aimed to attract all age groups from Gen Z to young at heart. The wellness wear has used hand-spun khadi in natural hues. The thread of khadi binds the people globally in true sense towards ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’- the world is one family.

Center of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) has been set up by KVIC, Ministry of MSME at NIFT, with the objective to help Khadi Institutions (KIs) to effectively design, produce and market high quality differentiated khadi products in the Indian and global market..

Source : PIB

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Published On : June 26, 2022
A)
Anti-Defection Law
B)
Rajya Sabha Seats
C)
Presidential Election
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Anti-Defection Law

Note :

Maharashtra is in the throes of a constitutional crisis. All indications are that there is a planned mass defection underway.
 
Anti-Defection Law :
 
* The Tenth Schedule of the Constitution is commonly known as the anti-defection law.

* It was introduced in 1985 with a view to curb the tendency among legislators to switch loyalties from one party to another and facilitate the toppling of regimes and formation of new ones.

* The law provides for the Presiding Officer of the legislature to disqualify any defector on a petition by another member.

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Published On : June 26, 2022
 Q .
Which of the following countries share the boundary with Colombia?
 
1. Venezuela
 
2. Brazil
 
3. Ecuador
 
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A)
1 only
B)
1 and 2 only
C)
2 and 3 only
D)
1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 1, 2 and 3

Note :

* Ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro was elected the first ever left-wing president of Colombia, after beating millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in a tense run-off election.
 
* Mr. Petro will succeed the deeply unpopular conservative Ivan Duque, who was barred by Colombia’s Constitution from standing for re-election, in a country saddled with widespread poverty, a surge in violence and other woes.

* Colombia is a country in South America bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Venezuela to the east, Brazil to the southeast, Ecuador and Peru to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and Panama to the northwest. It is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

* Its capital is Bogotá. Colombia is one of the world's seventeen megadiverse countries.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 26, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the Indian 5G test bed, consider the following statements:
 
1. The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, along with the Army Training Command (ARTRAC), will establish a 5G test bed at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Mhow.
 
2. It aims to facilitate the use of 5G technology for the Army along the borders.
 
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

Note :

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, along with the Army Training Command (ARTRAC), will establish a 5G test bed at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Mhow to facilitate the use of 5G technology for the Army along the borders.
 
The test bed will facilitate Indian Army to utilise the 5G technology for its operational use, especially along its borders. The collaboration would provide an impetus to the induction of systems, devices and equipment using niche technology and use of AI-based algorithms for enhancing capabilities of the Indian armed forces.

Under the ambit of the MoU, IIT Madras will provide consultancy, duly supported by research for feasibility studies and prototype development on 5G enabled future communications.

Hence both statements are correct.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 26, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers, consider the following statements:
 
1. It is launched by NITI Aayog.
 
2. It is under the scheme Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
 
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

Note :

Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs launched an innovative project for skill training of construction workers called ‘NIPUN’ i.e. National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers.
 
* The project NIPUN is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under its flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to train over 1 lakh construction workers, through fresh skilling and upskilling programmes and provides them with work opportunities in foreign countries also.

* The construction industry is poised to become the largest employer by 2022 and needs 45 million additional skilled workers over the next 10 years.

* To fulfil this mission, the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) and the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) have joined Project NIPUN as industry partners and will identify training job roles of aspirational value in the construction sector in collaboration with the SSC.


Hence only statement 2 is correct.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 26, 2022