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A)
Arjun Ram Meghwal
B)
Meenakshi Lekhi
C)
Ashwini Kumar Choubey
D)
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Arjun Ram Meghwal

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* Minister of State for Culture & Parliamentary Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal has launched ‘Pramarsh 2022’, a mega career counselling workshop, for the students of the Bikaner District region in Rajasthan.

* Workshop conducted with the support of The National Institute of Career Services (NICS) which comes under the Ministry of Labour & Employment and educational start-up Edumilestones. Directorate of Education, Rajasthan also extended the support and facilitation for this workshop.
 
* More than one Lakh students mainly from rural areas participated in the event, the Minister "Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal" stated that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the central government has taken various initiatives to bring out the full potential of the Youth in Nation Building Process.
 
* The nation is celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the occasion of the 75th Year of Independence. It is an apt moment to reflect our progress and resolve for the upcoming Amrit Kaal upto the year 2047 when we will be celebrating the centenary celebration of our independence..

Source : PIB

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Published On : February 19, 2022
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Arvind Kejriwal
C)
Mamata Banerjee
D)
Amit Shah

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Amit Shah

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In order to provide techno friendly digital services to the citizens of the national capital, the Delhi Police has become the first police force in the country to introduce 'Smart Card Arms License', officials said.
 
The Delhi Police Licensing unit has decided to replace the existing bulky arms license booklet with a ‘Smart Card Arms License’.
 
According to police, the smart card, with inherent security features, is easy to carry and handle. It will be printed in-house after verification of data of the arms license holders.
 
Smart card arms license has also been integrated with e-beat book through mobile application ‘Shastra App’ for effective policing.
 
The smart card and Shastra App has been formally launched by Union Home Minister "Amit Shah on Wednesday(16th Feb 2022)" on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the Delhi Police.
 
The Shastra App helps beat officers in identifying the credentials of arms license holders during day-to-day random checking, Joint Commissioner of Police (Licensing) O P Mishra said..

Source : India Today

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Published On : February 19, 2022
A)
Hockey
B)
Tennis
C)
Cricket
D)
Football

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Football

Note : The former India footballer "Surajit Sengupta", who played as a midfielder, has passed away at a city hospital on Thursday(17th Feb 2022), due to COVID-19 complications. He was 71. At the club level, Sengupta had been associated with Kolkata’s three big clubs, Mohun Bagan (1972-1973, 1981-1983), East Bengal (1974- 1979) and Mohammedan Sporting (1980). He was part of the Indian national team that won a bronze medal in the 1970 Asian Games, held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Published On : February 19, 2022
A)
Fourth Saturday of February
B)
Third Saturday of February
C)
Second Saturday of February
D)
First Saturday of February

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Third Saturday of February

Note : World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the “Third Saturday of February” every year. In 2022, the annual World Pangolin Day is being celebrated on 19 February 2022. It marks the 11th edition of the event. The day aims to raise awareness about these unique mammals and speed up conservation efforts. Pangolin numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa.

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Published On : February 19, 2022
A)
Sunil Lanba
B)
Ravneet Singh
C)
G Ashok Kumar
D)
Karambir Singh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - G Ashok Kumar

Note : Former Vice Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar has been appointed as India’s first National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC) on February 16, 2022.

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Published On : February 19, 2022
A)
38 convicts
B)
42 convicts
C)
49 convicts
D)
56 convicts

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 38 convicts

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A special court here on Friday sentenced 38 convicts to deat and 11 others to life imprisonment in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts case.
 
As many as 56 people were killed and 246 others injured after 20 explosions ripped through the city on July 26, 2008.
 
Special judge A R Patel awarded the death penalty to 38 people for three offences – Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 10 and 16(1)(2) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The rest 11 convicts got life imprisonment on similar charges. 
 
All convicts except Usman Agarbattiwala have been fined Rs 2.85 lakh..

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : February 19, 2022
A)
United Kingdom
B)
France
C)
Australia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - United Kingdom

Note : The United Kingdom on February 17, 2022 decided to close its Tier 1 investor visa to all new applicants due to security concerns. The UK Home Office took the action as the investor visa route failed to deliver for the UK people and it seemed to give corrupt elites access to the country.

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Vistara
B)
IndiGo
C)
SpiceJet
D)
Air India

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IndiGo

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IndiGo co-promoter Rakesh Gangwal on Friday(18th Feb 2022) resigned with immediate effect from the board of directors of the parent firm, InterGlobe Aviation, where he served as a non-executive, non-independent director.
 
While Gangwal in his letter to the board said that he would sell his entire holding in the airline over a period of five years, he also added that he may consider joining the board again as a member at a later stage.
 
Gangwal’s resignation comes around two weeks after other promoter Rahul Bhatia took charge as the company’s managing director...
 

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Japan
B)
France
C)
Germany
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - France

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France announced on Thursday(17th Feb 2022) that it would withdraw its troops from Mali over a breakdown in relations with the country's ruling junta, after nearly 10 years of fighting a jihadist insurgency that still poses a major threat to the West African nation and beyond.
 
The deployment has been fraught with problems for France -- of the 53 French soldiers killed serving in West Africa's Sahel region, 48 died in Mali.
 
"Multiple obstructions" by the military junta that took power in August 2020 meant the conditions were no longer in place to operate in Mali, said a statement signed by France and its African and European allies.
 
The decision applies to both the 2,400 French troops in Mali, where France first deployed in 2013, and a smaller European force of several hundred soldiers, called Takuba, that was created in 2020 with the aim of taking the burden off French forces..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Rs 737.96 crore
B)
Rs 858.27 crore
C)
Rs 967.63 crore
D)
Rs 1037.90 crore

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 1037.90 crore

Note : Ministry of Education has approved a new scheme named “New India Literacy Programme (नव भारत साक्षरता कार्यक्रम) for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education. The total outlay of “New India Literacy Programme” is Rs.1037.90 crore for the FYs 2022-27.

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Published On : February 18, 2022