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A)
Karnataka
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Tamil Nadu

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"Tamil Nadu" chief minister "M K Stalin" announced a free breakfast scheme for government school students. In the first phase, the scheme would be implemented in primary schools in a few corporations, municipalities, and remote villages through local body administration. It would be extended across the state in a phased manner.
 
It is one of the five schemes announced by the chief minister under Rule 110 in the assembly to mark the completion of one year of the DMK government. A nutrition scheme would be rolled out for children below the age of six years. The government would establish "schools of excellence" and urban health centres at a cost of 180.45 crore to extend integrated medical care to urban dwellers. "Ungal Thoguthiyil Muthalamaichar" would be extended to all constituencies at a cost of 1,000 crore, said the CM..

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : May 10, 2022
A)
Vimla Pradhan
B)
Sunil Kumar
C)
Vinod S. Shenoy
D)
Pushp Kumar Joshi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Pushp Kumar Joshi

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Pushp Kumar Joshi on Sunday(8th May 2022) took over as the new chairman and managing director(CMD) of India's third largest oil refining and fuel marketing company Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).
 
"Prior to this Dr Joshi was Director-HR of the Corporation from August 01, 2012," the company said in a statement.
 
Joshi, the senior-most director on the HPCL board, was in January picked by the government headhunter PESB to replace Mukesh Kumar Surana. Surana superannuated from services on April 30, 2022, but in absence of a formal order from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister, Joshi was named interim head.
 
The ACC confirmation of his appointment has now come and he has formally taken over as the chairman and managing director of HPCL..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : May 9, 2022
A)
Assam
B)
Mizoram
C)
Manipur
D)
Meghalaya

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Manipur

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Giving an impetus to Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh’s initiative on “War on Drugs”, the Poumai Naga community has declared Poumai areas in the state as “drug free zone”.
 
A resolution to this effect and against poppy plantation was made on April 28 during the Poumai general body meeting. Paomai is the second largest Naga tribe in Manipur predominantly settled in Senapati district.
 
On Saturday(7th May 2022), a huge delegation of Poumai tribe, led by MLA J Kumo Sha representing Karong seat in Senapati and leaders of various civil bodies of the community, submitted a copy of the resolution to Biren Singh at his official bungalow.
 
Poumai Naga Union president D Dailord Pao, Poumai Naga Women’s Union president P Delilah Pao and former United Naga Council (UNC) president Paul Leo were among the Paomai leaders in the delegation. Talking to reporters, the CM appreciated the Poumai tribe for the resolution and declaration and further commended saying it is quite encouraging as well as supportive of the government’s war against drugs..

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : May 9, 2022
A)
Kami Rita Sherpa
B)
Apa Sherpa
C)
Phurba Tashi
D)
Mark Inglis

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kami Rita Sherpa

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A Nepali sherpa scaled "Mount Everest" for a record 26th time, beating his own previous record set last year, a government official said on Sunday(8th May 2022).
 
Kami Rita Sherpa, 52, scaled the 29,000-foot mountain on Saturday(8th May 2022) along the traditional southeast ridge route, leading 10 other Sherpa climbers.
 
“Kami Rita has broken his own record and established a new world record in climbing,” said Taranath Adhikari, director general of the Department of Tourism in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal..

Source : NBC News

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Published On : May 9, 2022
A)
Delhi Startup Policy
B)
Delhi Education Policy
C)
Delhi Health Insurance Policy
D)
Delhi Construction Portal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi Startup Policy

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The Delhi cabinet has approved the “Delhi Startup Policy” with an aim to create an ecosystem for people to launch startups and provide them with fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, collateral-free loans, and free consultancy from experts, lawyers, and CA. The 20 members task force will be set up to oversee the startup policy. This committee will be headed by Delhi’s Finance Minister. To encourage, facilitate, and support 15,000 startups by 2030.
 
The Delhi Government will pay up to 50% of the rent of a startup’s office lease or pitch in for a portion of the salaries that these startups will pay to their employees. We will also reimburse them for the costs incurred on applying for patents, copyrights and trademarks.

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Published On : May 9, 2022
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Nirmala Sitharaman
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Venkaiah Naidu

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nirmala Sitharaman

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* Union Finance Minister "Nirmala Sitharaman" has launched the National Securities Depository Limited’s (NSDL) investor awareness programme for students named ‘Market Ka Eklavya’.

* Aim : To introduce the basics of the securities market and also impart training on financial markets for students.

* This is available in Hindi and other regional languages.

* NSDL has launched a new investor awareness programme as part of its silver jubilee celebration.

* NSDL CEO: Padmaja Chunduru

Source : The Print

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Published On : May 9, 2022
A)
May 6th
B)
May 7th
C)
May 8th
D)
May 9th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - May 9th

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Every year, Russia celebrates "Victory Day" on May 9th to commemorate the Soviet Union’s victory over Germany’s Nazi forces in World War II. The Russian military holds a parade at Moscow’s Red Square and in other cities to mark the event. An elaborate ceremony also takes place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial in Moscow dedicated to Soviet soldiers who died during the war.
 
Over eight million Russian soldiers are estimated to have died during World War II. Russia and other parts of the erstwhile Soviet Union refer to the Second World War as the Great Patriotic War.
 
What is the history of Russia’s Victory Day?
The erstwhile Soviet Union first celebrated Victory Day on May 9, 1945, after Germany signed the Instrument of Surrender. At the end of World War II in 1945, the Allied Powers declared May 8 as Victory in Europe Day. USSR, however, wanted to wait till the official document was signed by German authorities in Soviet-controlled Berlin. By the time the document was signed, it was already past midnight in Moscow. Russia, therefore, celebrates Victory Day on May 9.
 
The occasion, however, was not always celebrated with similar pomp and glory.
 
In 1965, USSR leader Leonid Brezhnev made May 9 a national holiday. The mid-1960s also saw the introduction of grand celebrations and military parades on Victory Day. But it is President Vladimir Putin who is often credited with elevating the scale of the event to its present form..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : May 9, 2022
A)
Gujarat
B)
Punjab
C)
Kerala
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kerala

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* The Kerala government is ready to launch an Android app named ‘Shaili App’ to diagnose and control lifestyle diseases among people in the southern State.

* The app will help the citizen to provide an accurate picture of such ailments both locally and at the State-level.

* The app was set up under the e-Health initiative, and will provide data to the government so that health plans can be formulated to control such diseases.

Source : The Print

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Published On : May 8, 2022
A)
Karnataka
B)
Manipur
C)
Kerala
D)
Haryana

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Haryana

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Haryana government on Thursday(5th May 2022) launched its ambitious “e-Adhigam” scheme under which nearly three lakh tablets were distributed to government school students of Classes 10 and 12. These devices come with pre-loaded content along with personalised and adaptive learning software, and 2GB free data.
 
The government intends to provide the gadget to five lakh students from Classes 10-12. However, it said Class 11 students will get them after they clear the Class 10 board exams and qualify for the succeeding year.
 
From next year, all classes from 9-12 will be covered,” Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said after launching the Advance Digital Haryana Initiative of Government with Adaptive Modules (Adigham) scheme at Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak. “Tablets and data are tools for students which will help them acquire skills of the 21st century and open new opportunities. Through e-learning, students of Haryana will become global students,” he said.
 
During COVID-19, Khattar said, many families struggled to upgrade their children to online education and that the initiative was an effort to address this concern. ”With these tablets, we will not be limited to classroom teaching, but we will remain connected with the affairs of the world,” Khattar said..

Source : News18

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

Correct Answer : Option (A) - May 8th

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World Thalassemia Day is celebrated on May 8th every year to commemorate Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that doesn’t let the body to create enough haemoglobin. The disease weakens and destroys the blood cells. There are two types of thalassemia, alpha and beta, along with Thalassemia minor, intermedia and major as its subcategories.
 
The theme of World Thalassemia Day : The theme for this year’s World Thalassemia day is ‘Be Aware.Share.Care: Working with the global community as one to improve thalassemia knowledge.’
 
History of the World Thalassemia Day : In the year 1994, Thalassemia International Federation (TIF) announced May 8 as International Thalassemia Day. And it was on this day the president and the founder of TIF, Panos Englezos, created this day in the loving memory of his son George and the other thalassemia patients who fought this disease.

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Published On : May 8, 2022

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