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A)
Meira Kumar
B)
Om Birla
C)
Sumitra Mahajan
D)
Mohammad Hamid Ansari

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Om Birla

Note :

Lok Sabha Speaker "Om Birla" on Saturday(7th May 2022) formally launched the "Kalam website", a literary initiative of the Prabha Khaitan Foundation to support and encourage vernacular literature.
 
The aim of Kalam is to popularize Hindi literature and provide a platform for veteran and young authors and poets to talk about their writings and love for vernacular literature.
 
Kalam started its journey back in the summer of 2015 in the cities of Jaipur and Patna and has conducted over 550 sessions spread over 40 cities in India and overseas since then.
 
As a fond gathering of authors with audiences who enjoy Hindi literary creations, the sessions of Kalam are insightful, inspiring, enriching, and enjoyable.
 
Kalam is in sync with the philosophy of our nation – ‘Unity in Diversity’ which is reflected in the tagline of Prabha Khaitan Foundation – ‘Aapne Bhasha Aapne Log’..

Source : The Print

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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
Bharat K Sheth
B)
Bjorn Hojgaard
C)
Rajesh Unni
D)
Graham Westgarth

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rajesh Unni

Note :

Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO of Synergy Marine Group, one of the world’s leading ship managers and one of India’s largest maritime enterprises, believes shipping is becoming a more transparent industry, but more can and should be done to tackle corruption.
 
Speaking as he took up his new position after being elected as Vice-Chair at the Denmark-based Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), Captain Unni said the shipping sector needed to pull out all the stops against corruption.
 
“Ridding out the shipping of corruption must be a core objective as we become an even more transparent and sustainable industry. MACN is leading this fight, and as Vice-Chair, I will endeavour to do my utmost to help MACN achieve its goals,” said Captain Unni..

Source  : The Hindu Business line

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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
11th May 2022
B)
10th May 2022
C)
9th May 2022
D)
8th May 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 11th May 2022

Note :

Veteran Himachal Pradesh Congress leader and Former Union Minister and a Congress stalwart in Himachal Pradesh politics Pandit Sukh Ram has passed away(11th May 2022) at 94.
 
He was the Union Minister of State, Communications and Information Technology from 1993 to 1996 and a member of Lok Sabha from the Mandi constituency (Himachal Pradesh).

He won the Lok Sabha elections three times and the Vidhan Sabha elections five times.

He also served as a junior minister in the Rajiv Gandhi government..

Source : Indian Express


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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
May 31st, 2022
B)
June 26th, 2022
C)
July 31, 2022
D)
August 15, 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - July 31, 2022

Note : New Zealand will open its international borders for visitors from 11.59 PM on July 31, 2022. The news was announced by the Prime Minister of New Zealand "Jacinda Ardern".

The country will also welcome back the cruise ships to the local ports on the same day. International tourism in New Zealand came to a stop in early 2020 after the country imposed some of the world’s toughest border restrictions.

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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
India
B)
Japan
C)
Malaysia
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

Note :

India has been elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024. Commission on Elections, Manila was the current chair of AAEA. The new member in the Executive Board now includes Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Taiwan and Philippines.
 
The decision to elect India as the new Chair of the AAEA was unanimously taken at a meeting of the Executive board and General Assembly at Manila, Philippines, which was held on 7 May, 2022.
 
A 3-member delegation of the Election Commission of India (ECI) headed by Deputy Election Commissioner Nitesh Vyas, along with CEO Manipur Rajesh Agrawl and CEO Rajasthan Praveen Gupta, attended the Executive Board meeting at Manila and presented the work plan for 2022-23 as also futuristic activities for 2023-24 to the Executive Board.
 
A presentation on 'Gender Issues in Elections' was also given, highlighting various concerted and targeted interventions by India to break socio-political barriers in electoral and political processes for inclusive and participative elections..

Source : Firstpost

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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
May 12th
B)
May 11th
C)
May 10th
D)
May 9th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - May 11th

Note :

India observed "National Technology Day" on May 11th to celebrate the achievements made by the scientists, engineers, teachers and researchers across the nation.
 
Theme 2022 : Integrated Approach in science and technology for a sustainable future
 
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Former Prime Minister) declared 11 May as the National Technology Day as India has successfully carried out a series of nuclear tests in Pokhran on May 11, 1998..

Source : News18

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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Nirmala Sitharaman
D)
Anurag Thakur

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Anurag Thakur

Note : Union Information and Broadcasting Minister "Anurag Thakur" will be leading an Indian delegation comprising major artists from across India at the opening day of Cannes 2022 Film Festival on May 17. The delegation will include celebrities such as AR Rahman, Akshay Kumar, R Madhavan, Nayantara, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pooja Hegde

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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
All India Radio
B)
Doordarshan
C)
Radio Mirchi
D)
Prasar Bharati

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Prasar Bharati

Note :

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation and collaboration in Broadcasting between Prasar Bharati and ORTM (Office de la Radio et de la Television) was signed in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo yesterday(10th May 2022)
 
It was signed by India’s Ambassador to Madagascar "Abhay Kumar" and ORTM Director-General  Mr. BELALAHY Jean Yves. The ceremony was graced by the Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Communication and Culture and representatives of the Government of Madagascar.
 
Madagascar National Television (TVM) will broadcast programmes from internal productions of Prasar Bharati in the fields of culture, education, science, entertainment, sports, news as well as other areas of mutual interest..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
15 Cargo Terminals
B)
26 Cargo Terminals
C)
33 Cargo Terminals
D)
52 Cargo Terminals

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 33 Cargo Terminals

Note :

The government will establish 33 new domestic cargo terminals by 2024-2025 which will allow India's cargo sector to flourish and grow. Civil Aviation Minister "Jyotiraditya Scindia" said this while addressing the annual event of Air Cargo Forum India. 
 
Talking about the reforms in Cargo Sector, the Minister said that industry players need to focus on transportation of smaller cargo loads from Tier II and III cities to metros to achieve the target of 10 million metric tons in cargo
 
He said this can be achieved by acquisition of smaller size aircraft. To facilitate this, he said 33 new domestic cargo terminals will be established by 2024-2025. 
 
He also stressed the need to work on ease of doing business in cargo sector by making processes paperless, adapting automation, and digitalization which can make cargo processing swift.
 
During the last two years in the midst of COVID pandemic, cargo sector has emerged as a promising area not just for Indian aviation but for global aviation. The Indian cargo sector has witnessed a growth rate of 9 to 10 percent since 2013-14. During the last two years, airlines have witnessed 520 percent increase in cargo revenue..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 11, 2022
A)
Yoon Suk Yeol
B)
Ahn Cheol-soo
C)
Park Geun-hye
D)
Hong Joon-pyo

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Yoon Suk Yeol

Note :

* Yoon Suk-yeol (a conservative former prosecutor) has been sworn in as the president of South Korea in a ceremony held at Seoul's National Assembly.
 
* He served as South Korea's prosecutor general from 2019 to 2021 under Moon Jae-in (former president) rule.
 
* He played an important role in the conviction of Park Geun-hye (former President) as a chief prosecutor of South Korea.

Source : aljazeera

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Published On : May 11, 2022

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