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Consider the following statements with reference to the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification Scheme:
 
  1. It is an extensive drive to enable and facilitate MSMEs adopting Zero Defect Zero Effect practices.
  2. There are three levels of certifications which are Bronze, Silver and Gold.

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 (C) - Both 1 and 2

Note :

MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification Scheme :

This Scheme is an extensive drive to enable and facilitate MSMEs adopt ZED practices and motivate and incentivize them for ZED (Zero Defect Zero Effect) Certification while also encouraging them to become MSME Champions. Hence statement 1 is correct.

MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification can be attained in Three Levels after registering and taking the ZED Pledge:

Certification Level 1: BRONZE
Certification Level 2: SILVER
Certification Level 3: GOLD. Hence statement 2 is correct.

After taking the ZED Pledge, the MSME can apply for any Certification Level if it feels that it can fulfil the requirements mentioned in each level.

The intent of taking a ZED Pledge is to take a “pre-commitment” or a solemn promise by MSMEs to uphold the values of Zero Defect Zero Effect in their practices and to urge them to move ahead on the journey of ZED.

Source : PIB

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Published On : April 30, 2022
A)
Rajnish Kumar
B)
Chanda Kochhar
C)
Dinesh Kumar Khara
D)
Arundhati Bhattacharya

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajnish Kumar

Note :

Indifi Technologies, lending platform for MSMEs, Thursday(28th April 2022) announced the appointment of Rajnish Kumar, former chairman of the State Bank of India, as an advisor. In this capacity, Kumar will engage with the management on the company’s growth strategy and provide guidance in the financial services sector.
 
In his capacity as an advisor, Kumar will engage with the management on the company's growth strategy and provide guidance in the financial services sector, online lender Indifi said in a statement. Kumar has had a long and illustrious career in banking and finance. He currently sits on the boards of HSBC Asia Pacific, L&T Infotech, Hero MotoCorp and BharatPe..

Source : CNBCTV18

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
Vijay Sampla
B)
Som Parkash
C)
Anju Bala
D)
Dharmendra Kashyap

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Vijay Sampla

Note :

* BJP leader and former Union minister Vijay Sampla has been appointed as the chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) for a second time.
 
* The official order for his appointment was issued by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday(27th April 2022).
 
* Sampla had resigned as the NCSC chairman ahead of the Punjab elections and had contested the polls.
 
* Sampla, a prominent Dalit politician from Punjab, began his political career in 1998 as the sarpanch of Sofipind village in Jalandhar Cantonment. He has also served in the Punjab government.
 
* He was the chairman of Punjab Khadi Board from 2008 to 2012 and the chairman of the Punjab State Forest Development Corporation in 2014..
 

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
Tech Mahindra
B)
Adani Group
C)
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
D)
ITC Limited

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

Note :

* Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed an agreement with IIT Bombay to jointly pursue their research and development work in the green hydrogen value chain.
 
* Both organizations will contribute to the green hydrogen industry and develop next-generation technology.
 
* Hydrogen is produced through electrolysis process by using renewable energy which is known as green hydrogen, it has no carbon footprint.

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
National Security Guard(NSG)
B)
Indian Coast Guard(ICG)
C)
Defence Security Corps(DSC)
D)
Indian Air Force (IAF)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indian Air Force (IAF)

Note :

A national seminar on Logistics Management was held on 28 April 2022 at Air Force Auditorium, New Delhi. Chief of the Air Staff inaugurated the seminar and delivered the keynote address. He emphasized on the need for exploiting advancements in digital technologies, which would aid in sustaining logistics stamina in support of operations. CAS also urged stakeholders in IAF to work towards achieving the broad aims of the National Logistics Policy (NLP) and Atmanirbharta goals of Govt of India.
 
Prominent speakers and subject matter experts shared their views on NLP and Logistics in National Defence. Renowned consultants from the industry spoke about new technologies in Supply Chain Management. Selected logisticians of IAF presented their views on 'Logistics for Combat Operations and Futuristic needs of IAF'. .

Source : PIB

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
TCS
B)
Pencilton
C)
Cognizant
D)
HCL Technologies

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Pencilton

Note :

Pencilton, a teen-focused fintech startup, has launched PencilKey, a National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) compliant RuPay contactless keychain, in partnership with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Transcorp.
 
Users can activate and manage their PencilKey through the Pencilton app which is also used to load money, check spends, block/unblock the account, set limits, etc.,
 
PencilKey is linked to the PencilCard which is an all-in-one prepaid card, metro card, and bus card. PencilKey is equipped with the benefits of NCMC which works at the Delhi Airport Metro line and Goa’s buses currently. It is also scheduled to be accepted for metro travel in Pune, Chennai & Mumbai as well as in BEST buses in Mumbai.
 
According to Pencilton, the virtual PencilCard comes for free. Users can buy their PencilKey for ₹150 and PencilCard for ₹100, but as part of the company’s launch offer, users can also buy a PencilKit (combo) which includes both PencilCard and PencilKey for ₹200..

Source : Live Mint

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
Rajkot
B)
Surat
C)
Nagpur
D)
Ahmedabad

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Surat

Note :

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Global Patidar Business Summit (GPBS) on 29 April 2022 through video conferencing, according to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
 
* Sardardham is organizing GPBS under ‘Mission 2026’ to provide an impetus for the socio-economic development of the Patidar community. 
 
* The first two summits were held in Gandhinagar in 2018 and 2020, and the current Summit is now(2022) being held in Surat
 
* The main theme of GPBS 2022 is "Aatmanirbhar Community to Aatmanirbhar Gujarat and India", PMO said in a press statement. 
 
* The summit aims to bring together small, medium and large enterprises within the community; nurture and support new entrepreneurs and provide training and employment assistance to the educated youth, it said. 
 
* The three-day summit, being organized from 29 April to 1 May, covers various aspects of government industrial policy,  MSMEs, start-ups and innovation, among others.


Source : Business World

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Siddaramaiah
D)
Basavaraj Bommai

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narendra Modi

Note :

* PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Semicon India Conference 2022 at Bengaluru, aiming to visualize as the launchpad to start India’s ambition of becoming the global semiconductor hub and nurturing the chip design and manufacturing ecosystem.
 
* The conference focused on policy, talent, and the government’s role and efforts in creating a successful growth environment.
 
* The government has also formed an advisory committee for Semicon India to drive Rs 72,000-crore project.

Source : DD News

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Published On : April 29, 2022
A)
27th April
B)
28th April
C)
29th April
D)
30th April

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 29th April

Note :

To celebrate this incredible art form, International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29th every year. It was first announced by the International Dance Council in 1982.
 
History of the day : In 1982 the Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th of April, the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), creator of modern ballet. The intention of the International Dance Day Message is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a common language – dance.
 
Significance : The idea behind celebrating International Dance Day is to encourage participation and educate people across the world about different dance forms – such as tap dance, belly dance, ballet, and the popular Indian forms like Bharatnatyam and Kathakali.
 
Kathakali (meaning ‘story play') took shape in Kerala in the 17th century. Stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata provide the content of most Kathakali plays..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : April 29, 2022
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

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