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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
AirAsia
B)
Singapore Airlines
C)
Cebu Pacific
D)
IndiGo

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IndiGo

Note :

IndiGo becomes the first airline in Asia to land its aircraft using the indigenous navigation system GAGAN. This is a huge leap for Indian Civil Aviation and a firm step toward Aatmanirbhar Bharat, as India becomes the third country in the world to have its own SBAS system after the USA and Japan.
 
The flight was conducted using an ATR-72 aircraft and landed at the Kishangarh airport in Rajasthan on Wednesday (April 27th, 2022) morning, using GPS-Aided Geo-Augmented Navigation (GAGAN), which has been jointly developed by the Centre-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
Tripura
B)
Gujarat
C)
Assam
D)
Nagaland

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Assam

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation seven cancer hospitals in Assam at a function in Dibrugarh on April 28, 2022

He will then visit the Assam Medical college in Dibrugarh district and dedicate the Dibrugarh Cancer Hospital to the nation. He will then dedicate six more cancer hospitals – in Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, and Jorhat – to the nation at a public function at Dibrugarh’s Khanikar ground. He will also lay the foundation of seven more new cancer hospitals in Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat.

Source : Business Today

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
Tripura
B)
Assam
C)
Telangana
D)
Meghalaya

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Assam

Note : The Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Assam on 28th April 2022 to address 'Peace, Unity and Development Rally' Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a visit to Assam tomorrow. He will address the Peace, Unity and Development Rally at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district at around 11 AM.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : April 29, 2022
4 .
With reference to Chenab River, consider the following statements:
 
1. It rises in the upper Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh state
2. It joins Jhelum river in the plain regions of Pakistan.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 1 only

Note :

* Chenab river rises in the upper Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh state. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

* The river is formed by the confluence of two rivers, Chandra and Bhaga, at Tandi, 8 km southwest of Keylong, in the Lahaul and Spiti district.

* The Bhaga River originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few kilometers west of the Bara-lacha la pass in Himachal Pradesh.
The Chandra River originates from glaciers east of the same pass (near Chandra Taal).

* It flows through the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir into the plains of Punjab, Pakistan, before flowing into the Indus River. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : April 28, 2022
5 .
Consider the following statements with reference to Feroz Shah Tughlaq:
 
1. He was the third ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty.
2. He was the one who started the imposition of Jaziya or Jizya.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
A)
1 only
B)
Both 1 and 2
C)
2 only
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Both 1 and 2

Note :

Feroz Shah Tughlaq
* He was born in 1309 and ascended the throne of Delhi after the demise of his cousin Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq.
* He was the third ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty that ruled over Delhi from 1320 to 1412 AD. Tughlaq was in power from 1351 to 1388 AD. Hence statement 1 is correct.
* He was the one who started the imposition of Jaziya. Jaziya' or 'Jizya' implies a per capita yearly taxation historically levied in the form of financial charge on permanent non-Muslim subjects of a state governed by Islamic law to fund public expenditures of the state. Hence statement 2 is correct.
* He provided the principle of inheritance to the armed forces where the officers were permitted to rest and send their children to the army in their place. However, they were not paid in real money but by land.
* The British called him the ‘father of the irrigation department’ because of the many gardens and canals that he built.

Source : IE

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Published On : April 28, 2022
6 .
Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Section 144 of CrPC, 1973 (Code of Criminal Procedure):
 
  1. This order can be passed against a particular individual or general public.
  2. Educational institutions do not remain closed upon the imposition of Section 144.
  3. No order under this section can remain in force for a period of more than 2 months.
 
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
A)
1 and 2 only
B)
2 and 3 only
C)
1 and 3 only
D)
1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1 and 3 only

Note :

Section 144 CrPC
* This law empowers the magistrate of any state or union territory in India to pass an order prohibiting the gathering of four or more people in a specified area.
* It is imposed in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger of some event that has the potential to cause trouble or damage to human life or property.
* This order can be passed against a particular individual or general public. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
Features of Section 144:
* It places restrictions on handling or transporting any kind of weapon in the given jurisdiction.
   * The maximum punishment for such an act is three years.
* According to the order under this section, there shall be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.
* Further, there will be a complete bar on holding any kind of public meeting or rallies during the period of operation of this order.
* It also empowers the authorities to block internet access in the region.
* The ultimate purpose of Section 144 is to maintain peace and order in the areas where trouble could erupt to disrupt the regular life.
Duration of Section 144 Order:
* No order under this section can remain in force for a period of more than 2 months. Hence, statement 3 is correct.
  * Under the state government’s discretion, it can choose to extend the validity for two more months with the maximum validity extendable to six months.

Source : IE


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Published On : April 28, 2022
7 .
Consider the following statements :
 
  1. Disguised Unemployment arises from the mismatch between the jobs available in the market and the skills of the available workers.
  2. Structural Unemployment arises wherein more people are employed than actually needed.

Which of the above statements are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Neither 1 nor 2

Note :

Types of Unemployment

Disguised Unemployment : It is a phenomenon wherein more people are employed than actually needed.
It is primarily traced to the agricultural and unorganized sectors of India. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.

Structural Unemployment : It is a category of unemployment arising from the mismatch between the jobs available in the market and the skills of the available workers in the market.

Many people in India do not get jobs due to lack of requisite skills and due to poor education level, it becomes difficult to train them. Hence, statement 1 is not correct.

Cyclical Unemployment : It is a result of the business cycle, where unemployment rises during recessions and declines with economic growth.

Cyclical unemployment figures in India are negligible. It is a phenomenon that is mostly found in capitalist economies.

Technological Unemployment : It is the loss of jobs due to changes in technology.

In 2016, World Bank data predicted that the proportion of jobs threatened by automation in India is 69% year-on-year.

Frictional Unemployment : Frictional Unemployment, also called Search Unemployment, refers to the time lag between the jobs when an individual is searching for a new job or is switching between jobs.

Vulnerable Employment : This means people working informally, without proper job contracts and thus lacking any legal protection.

      These people are deemed ‘unemployed’ since records of their work are never maintained.
      It is one of the main types of unemployment in India.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : April 28, 2022
A)
15%
B)
22%
C)
31%
D)
40%

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 40%

Note :

* India accounted for the highest volume of real-time payments among businesses around the world, with over 40% of all such payments made through 2021 originating in the country. 
 
* According to a report by payment solutions provider ACI Worldwide, data analytics firm GlobalData, and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), India made 48.6 billion real-time payments through 2021 – which is over 2.6 times higher than China, which is at the second place with 18.5 billion real-time transactions.
 
* India's transaction volume is seven times greater than the combined volumes of Germany, USA, UK, Canada, and France.
 
* Top Five countries : India(48.6 billion); China (18.5 billion); Thailand(9.7 billion); Brazil(8.7 billion); South Korea (7.4 billion)

Source : Mint

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Published On : April 28, 2022
A)
Poonch
B)
Ramban
C)
Udhampur
D)
Samba

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Samba

Note :

In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Samba district of the Jammu division has become the first district in India to cover 100% of households under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (ABPMJAY)- SEHAT scheme
 
The district achieved this milestone after the conclusion of a special registration drive organized by the State Health Agency (SHA) from April 11 to April 21 in all BDO offices across the district which was aimed to cover all families under the ABPMJAY SEHAT scheme in the district.
 
The Samba district has a total of 62,641 families with 3,04,510 people eligible for ABPM-JAY SEHAT golden cards. However, 100% family coverage for the Ayushman Bharat Golden card in the district is a major achievement for the UT Government.
 
Worth to mention, the ABPMJAY SEHAT scheme is the world’s largest health insurance scheme fully financed by Government and the people with Ayushman Bharat Golden Card get free treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh in all government and empanelled private hospitals across India.
 
Source : News On Air

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Published On : April 28, 2022
A)
Agra
B)
Mumbai
C)
Chennai
D)
Ahmedabad

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Agra

Note :

* Agra (UP) has become the first city in India to have vacuum-based sewers. These vacuums will be used in public places.

* The corporation has connected vacuums to 240 such houses (near the Taj Mahal) where conventional sewer systems can not be used.

* The estimated cost for the work of sewer connection is Rs 100 crore.

* Presently, this technology is being used in low-lying areas.

* The Maintenance and complete care will be done by the Netherlands company for up to five years.

Source : India Today

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Published On : April 28, 2022

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