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A)
NITI Aayog
B)
World Health Organization
C)
Ministry of Heath & Family Welfare, GOI
D)
National Payments Corporation of India

Correct Answer : Option (B) - World Health Organization

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The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the ‘Quit Tobacco App’ to help people give up the use of tobacco in all forms - including smokeless and other newer products. 
 
“Tobacco is deadly in every form. Innovative approaches such as this app are much needed to support people to give up tobacco, which they may be aware is harmful, but are unable to quit for various reasons,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO, South-East Asia Region, launching the app.
 
The app, the first such by WHO and the first that targets all forms of tobacco, helps users to identify the triggers, set their targets, manage cravings, and stay focused to quit smoking..

Source : New Indian Express

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Published On : February 17, 2022
A)
Uday Kotak
B)
Anand Mahindra
C)
Dilip Shanghvi
D)
Cyrus Poonawalla

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Uday Kotak

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Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) board has decided to make provision for separation of the roles of chairperson and MD/CEO as ‘voluntary’ against ‘mandatory’ earlier. The market regulator had in June 2017 set up a committee on corporate governance under Uday Kotak with a view to seek recommendations to further enhance corporate governance norms for listed companies.
 
One of the recommendations that the Committee came out with was the separation of the roles of chairperson and MD/CEO of listed companies. This was proposed to provide a better and more balanced governance structure by enabling more effective and objective supervision of the management. The Sebi board, in its meeting in March 2018 approved the proposal for the top 500-listed entities. Later the deadline for compliance was extended by two years in January 2020.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
A)
Maharashtra
B)
Chhattisgarh
C)
West Bengal
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - West Bengal

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Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched the ‘Waste to Wealth Creation’ programme for women in the Sundarbans in West Bengal. In this, the women will make ornaments and showpieces from the fish scales. SIDBI will extend benefits to 50 women indirectly generating revenues from alternate livelihoods.
 
Under this programme, Later, these women are expected to become a trainer for replicating and disseminating the knowledge among other aspirants. This is a part of mission Swavalamban of SIDBI that aims to support artisans to become sustainable.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
A)
Raj Kumar Singh
B)
Pralhad Joshi
C)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
D)
Hardeep Singh Puri

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Raj Kumar Singh

Note : The 4th India-Australia Energy Dialogue was on February 15th, 2022 through video-conferencing. The dialogue was co-chaired by Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh and Australian Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
A)
Japan
B)
Germany
C)
Australia
D)
Indonesia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indonesia

Note : In 2021, the G20 summits was held in Rome, Italy. In 2022 the G20 summit will be held in Bali, Indonesia while in 2023 it will be held in New Delhi, India.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
A)
16th Feb 2022
B)
15th Feb 2022
C)
14th Feb 2022
D)
13th Feb 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 15th Feb 2022

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After a prolonged battle with COVID, legendary Bengali singer "Sandhya Mukherjee", who had refused to accept the Padma award last month, died on Tuesday(15th Feb 2022) evening following a massive "cardiac arrest". She was hospitalized on January 27 and was recovering after prolonged illness.
 
Sandhya Gupta (Mukherjee) suffered a sudden "cardiac arrest" at around 7:30 pm because of an irregular heart beat and could not be revived. The hospital deeply mourns the passing away of the legendary singer,” a medical bulletin issued by the private hospital in Kolkata where Mukherjee breathed her last, said.
 
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, condoled the death of Sandhya Mukherjee, and said that “the death of the veteran singer is “irreparable loss” to the world..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : February 17, 2022
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Nirmala Sitharaman
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nirmala Sitharaman

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Finance Minister "Nirmala Sitharaman" on Friday(11th Feb 2022) launched the first colour souvenir coin on 'Panchtantra' on the occasion of 17th foundation day of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL).
 
The finance minister in her address stressed on upskilling and acquiring new skills, and upgradation to meet the technology driven economy.
 
Further, she emphasized on ramping up the quality of products and to brand SPMCIL as lead producers of currency and other sovereign products.
 
The minister was also joined by Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth and other senior officials of the ministry, a finance ministry statement said.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
7.5% to 6.5%
B)
7.5% to 6%
C)
7.5% to 5%
D)
7.5% to 4%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 7.5% to 5%

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With a view to provide further relief to consumers and to keep in check any further rise in the prices of domestic edible oils, the Centre has reduced the agri-cess for Crude Palm Oil from 7.5 percent to 5 percent. The current basic rate of import duty of zero per cent on Crude Palm Oil, Crude Soyabean oil, and Crude Sunflower Oil up to the 30th of September this year. This will give relief to consumers and prevent a further rise in the price of domestic edible oils.
 
The 12.5 percent import duty on refined palm oils, 17.5 percent on refined soyabean oil, and 17.5 percent on refined sunflower oil will continue in effect until September 30, 2022. Furthermore, under the Essential Commodities Act of 1955, the government has set stock limit levels on edible oils and oilseeds up to June 30th of this year.

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
Assam
B)
Gujarat
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Assam

Note : Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that the state government will launch a portal to invite suggestions for change of names of cities, towns & villages, which are contrary to Indian civilisation, culture and derogatory to any caste or community.

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
February 13th
B)
February 14th
C)
February 15th
D)
February 16th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - February 16th

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This year(2022) Guru Ravidas Jayanti is observed on February 16, 2022, across the country. It is the 645th birth anniversary of the saint Ravidas. India is home to saints and poets. Ravidas is one of the greatest poets and spiritual figures and social reformers of that time. He was known for his belief in one God and unbiased religious poems. He invested his whole life in the abolition of the caste system and openly despised the notion of the caste system.
 
 
Ravidas Jayanti Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
 
Purnima Tithi Begins: 09:42 PM on Feb 15, 2022
 
Purnima Tithi Ends: 10:25 PM on Feb 16, 2022
 
History and Significance : Guru Ravidas was a saint-poet in the popular Bhakti movement. He was born in the 14th century in the holy city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
 
It falls on Magh Purnima, a full moon day in the month of Magha. So the followers observe this day with great importance.
 
He was the first saint who used poetry and spiritual teachings to spread equality and challenge the Indian caste system.
 
He himself found the Ravidassia religion and was a disciple of Sant Kabir, who marked his contribution with 40 devotional poems and songs by Guru Granth Sahib.
 
He was also popular as Mira Bai's spiritual guide.

Source : India Today

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Published On : February 16, 2022