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A)
132
B)
136
C)
142
D)
150

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 150

Note :

India has slipped 8 places on the World Press Freedom Index 2022. With a global score of 41, India has gone down to the 150th position from 142 last year.
 
The index released by Reporters Without Borders(RSF) on May 3rd, which is observed as the World Press Freedom Day, assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries and territories.
 
Among India's prominent neighbours, both Pakistan and China are way below on the index. Pakistan with a global score of 37.99 is at 157th position, while China with a score of 25.17 is at 175th spot.
 
Bhutan with a score of 76.46 is at the 33rd position, the best in the region.
 
Norway with a global score of 92.65 is at the top of the list, followed by Denmark and Sweden.
 
The worst performer is North Korea with a global score of 13.92. The other countries in bottom 5 are Eritrea, Iran, Turkmenistan and Myanmar.
 
The index also reveals a two-fold increase in polarisation amplified by information chaos – that is, media polarisation fuelling divisions within countries, as well as polarisation between countries at the international level...

Read More : Times Of India


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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Vivek Kumar
B)
Tarun Kapoor
C)
Anil Kumar Gupta
D)
Arvind Kumar Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Tarun Kapoor

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The government on Monday(2nd May 2022) announced the appointment of retired bureaucrat Tarun Kapoor as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with several other changes in the top brass of various departments, according to orders from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
 
Kapoor, a 1987 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), who retired as petroleum secretary last year, has extensive experience at central and state levels including as vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and as additional chief secretary in the government of Himachal Pradesh. He had also served in the ministry of new and renewable energy looking after the national solar mission.
 
ACC said in its order that Kapoor’s term as PM’s advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is in the rank and scale of secretary to the government of India and is initially for a period of two years from his date of joining..

Source : Live Mint

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Sweden
B)
Iceland
C)
Finland
D)
Denmark

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Denmark

Note : The second India-Nordic summit was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 4, 2022. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the summit along the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The summit primarily focused on post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, renewable energy and the evolving global security scenario. The first such summit was held in 2018. 

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
15 May 2022 and 16 May 2022
B)
17 May 2022 and 18 May 2022
C)
19 May 2022 and 20 May 2022
D)
21 May 2022 and 22 May 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 15 May 2022 and 16 May 2022

Note : The very first Lunar Eclipse of the year 2022 will take place between 15 May 2022 and 16 May 2022. The flower moon will enter the Earth's shadow causing a Lunar Eclipse that will be visible from most parts of the world. The Moon is also called the Blood Moon during Lunar Eclipse due to its reddish hue.

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Bali
B)
Sydney
C)
Wellington
D)
Auckland

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Wellington

Note : "Wellington" could expect 30 centimetre sea level rise by 2040, a level that had not been expected before 2060, as per research published on May 2, 2022. The research revealed that the sea level is rising twice as fast as previously forecast around parts of New Zealand and will put the country's two largest cities at risk decades earlier than expected. This includes the capital city Wellington and the country's largest city Auckland.

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Sushil Chandra
B)
Rani Singh Nair
C)
Sangeeta Singh
D)
Pramod Chandra Mody

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sangeeta Singh

Note :

Sangeeta Singh, a 1986 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer has been given additional charge of Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), after incumbent JB Mohapatra retired as the head of the direct taxes administration body on April 30th.
 
Sangeeta Singh will take charge on Monday(2nd May 2022).
 
 
Mohapatra, a 1985-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the Income Tax department, was appointed as the full-time chairman in September last year.
 
An order issued by the Union Finance Ministry on Sunday(1st May 2022) said Singh, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) of the Income Tax cadre, "shall discharge the duties and responsibilities of the post of chairman, CBDT in addition to her own duties for a period of three months or till a regular Chairman is appointed, whichever is earlier."..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Jharkhand
B)
Chhattisgarh
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chhattisgarh

Note :

* "Chhattisgarh" Chief Minister "Bhupesh Baghel" has launched a "doorstep delivery scheme" named "Mukhyamantri Mitaan Yojna" (Mitaan stands for a friend).
 
* The scheme will be implemented as a pilot project in 14 civic bodies.
 
* Citizens of Chhattisgarh can avail around 100 public services, including delivery of birth, caste, income and marriage certificates, at their doorstep under a new scheme launched by the state government.

Source : Theprint

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
IIM Bangalore
B)
IIM Rohtak
C)
IIM Nagpur
D)
IIM Ahmedabad

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IIM Ahmedabad

Note :

The first International Research Conference on Insolvency and Bankruptcy was organised by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) in association with the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) concluded Sunday(1st May 2022).
 
Rao Inderjit Singh (Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation) has highlighted the journey of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016.

As per a release issued by IIMA, in his inaugural address, Singh cited that the Code has assumed larger significance during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been instrumental in saving both lives and livelihoods..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Cochin Shipyard Limited
B)
Hindustan Shipyard
C)
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
D)
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Cochin Shipyard Limited

Note :

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways will to build the first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessels at Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL).
 
Union Minister "Sarbananda Sonowal" announced this while unveiling the government’s plan for building the vessels in keeping pace with the global maritime green transitions at a workshop on green shipping organised by the Ministry jointly with CSL and The Energy and Resources Institute here on Saturday(30th April 2022).
 
The hydrogen fuel cell vessel based on Low Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Technology (LT-PEM) called Fuel Cell Electric Vessel (FCEV) is expected to cost around ₹17.50 crore of which 75 per cent would be funded by the Government, the Minister said.
 
The project would be carried out by Cochin Shipyard Limited in collaboration with Indian partners. The ground work has already begun, wherein CSL has partnered with KPIT Technologies Limited and Indian developers in the areas of Hydrogen Fuel cell, power train and Indian Register of Shipping for developing rules and regulation for such vessels..

Source : The Hiindu Businessline

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
3rd May
B)
2nd May
C)
1st May
D)
30th April

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 3rd May

Note :

World Asthma Day is celebrated across the globe on 3rd May. The day is set aside to raise awareness about asthma and how those battling the condition can best equip themselves. It is a long-term inflammatory disease that affects the airways of the lungs and can cause symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. 

While asthma cannot be cured permanently, it can be controlled to an extent that the symptoms become negligible and can be appropriately managed by patients. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 15 to 20 million people in India suffer from asthma, which includes patients from every age group (as of 2021).
 
World Asthma Day 2022 Theme : World Asthma Day is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma. GINA is a World Health Organization collaborative organization that was founded in 1993. For the 2022 World Asthma Day, GINA has chosen ‘Closing Gaps in Asthma Care' as the theme.

Source : NDTV

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Published On : May 3, 2022