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Correct Answer :   RINL

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL) bagged Steel Ministry’s "Ispat Rajbhasha Samman" First Prize for the year 2021-22.

* CMD, RINL Shri Atul Bhatt received this prestigious award from the Minister of State for Steel and Rural Development Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste in the meeting of Hindi Salahkar Samiti held at Srinagar on Monday.

* Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha, Secretary Steel, Smt Ansuli Arya, Secretary, Department of Official Language and Smt Ruchika Chaudhary Govil, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Steel were also present on this occasion.

* Shri Kulaste also released RINL's March issue of Hindi In-house Magazine "Rashtriya Ispat Sugandh".

* Shri Lalan Kumar, GM (Rajbhasha) and Admin Incharge, RINL-Visakhapatnam steel plant was also awarded First Prize for his special efforts in ensuring effective implementation of Hindi in the organisation.

* The members of Hindi Salahkar Samiti appreciated various activities being undertaken by RINL for use of E-tools, E-office, training, publications etc..

Source : PIB

Published On : April 27, 2023
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Correct Answer :   N Kamakodi

Kumbakonam-based City Union Bank (CUB) on Wednesday (26th April 2023), said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the reappointment of N. Kamakodi as Managing Director and CEO for a period of three years with effect from May 1, 2023.

* The RBI has given its approval vide letter dated April 26, 2023, for the appointment of N. Kamakodi as MD of the bank, City Union Bank said in a regulatory filing.

* Kamakodi joined the bank as deputy general manager in 2003 and was later elevated to general manager in 2005.

* In 2006, he was appointed as executive director. From May 2011, he was serving the bank as its managing director and chief executive officer.

* The bank registered a net profit of Rs 217.83 crore for the October-December 2022 quarter. Net profit for the quarter ending December 31, 2022, was at Rs 196.11 crore in the corresponding period of last year.

* The total income during the quarter under review grew to Rs 1,429.97 crore from Rs 1,195.24 crore registered in the same period of the 2022..

Source : CNBC

Published On : April 27, 2023
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Correct Answer :   26th April

Every year on April 26, World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) is observed to promote awareness about the influence of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and design on daily life. The function of intellectual property (IP) rights is to stimulate innovation and creativity across the various civilizations present in the world.

The day is celebrated to see the potential of the younger generation and help them focus on transitioning to a more suitable future. Inventions, literary and creative works, designs, symbols, names, and pictures utilised in business are all examples of intellectual property.

World Intellectual Property Day History and Significance :

The day plays a significant role in helping young inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs to use intellectual property (IP) to achieve their goals, generate income, create jobs, and tackle local and global challenges by supporting community and national development.

The WIPO convention came into effect in 1970 and, in the year 2000, WIPO's member states declared April 26 as World Intellectual Property.

The initiative was to minimize the gap between IP as a business or legal concept and its relevance to individuals' lives.

World Intellectual Property Day 2023 Theme :

Women all over the world are influencing the world with their imagination, inventiveness, and hard work, but they frequently face substantial barriers to gaining the information, skills, resources, and support they require to prosper.

The theme for this year (2023) is the ‘can do’ attitude of women inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs around the world and their ground-breaking work.

What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property (IP) is a non-physical asset that a person or corporation possesses. Intellectual property rights are the rights granted to individuals over the production of minds.

Types of  Intellectual Property :

* Patents
* Copyright
* Trademarks
* Industrial designs
* Geographical indications
* Trade secret..

Source : India Today

Published On : April 26, 2023
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Correct Answer :   Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu

Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu, a retired judge, has been sworn in as the new president of Bangladesh for a five-year term, replacing Abdul Hamid.

* Parliamentary Speaker Shirin Sharmin Choudhury on Monday (24th April 2023) administered the oath of office to Shahabuddin, the 22nd president of the South Asian republic, at the Bangabhaban presidential palace in Dhaka.

* The event was aired live by state-run Bangladesh Television and other private broadcasters.

* Chuppu, the nominee of the ruling Awami League (AL) party, was elected unopposed on February 13 as no other candidate submitted papers to contest the race.

* With 302 members, the AL party has the majority in the 350-seat national parliament, and no other party had the numbers to nominate a presidential candidate.

* After taking the oath, the new president was congratulated by the outgoing president, Hamid – the only person in Bangladesh to hold the presidential post for 10 years in two consecutive terms.

* According to the country’s constitution, the presidential election must be held 60 to 90 days before the expiry of each five-year term.

* Born in 1949 in the northern Bangladeshi town of Pabna, Chuppu retired as a judge in 2006.

* A freedom fighter in the country’s independence war in 1971, he also served as commissioner of the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission from 2011 to 2016...

Source : Aljazeera

Published On : April 26, 2023

Correct Answer :   Australia

Ratan Tata, the chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons has been conferred with Order of Australia (AO) honour, the highest civilian honour of the country. He was honoured for his longstanding commitment to the India Australia bilateral relations.

In March 2023, the Government of Australia appointed Ratan Tata as Honorary Officer in the General Division for distinguished service to “the Australia-India bilateral relationship, particularly to trade, investment and philanthropy.”

The Australian government, in its citation said, "In recognition of his support for the Australia-India relationship, Mr Ratan Tata is worthy of formal national recognition with an appointment as an Honorary Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO)."

"Ratan Tata has been a strong and influential advocate for deeper ties between Australia and India, including advocating for the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement, which was finalised in 2022, and supporting visiting business and government leaders in India," it added...

Source : CNBC

Published On : April 26, 2023
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Correct Answer :   26th April 2023 to 28th April 2023

The Y 20 Pre Summit Meeting under G20 hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs is slated to start on Wednesday (26th April 2023) and more than 100 delegates would attend the meeting. The meeting is being organised from 26th to 28th April 2023.

Nagaraj Naidu Kakanur, Joint Secretary G20, Saugat Biswas, Divisional Commissioner, Ladakh; Pankaj Kumar Singh, Director, Youth Affairs; Manish Gautam, Director, PIB; Falit Sijariya, Representative of the Y20 India Secretariat and Prof. Rajendra S. Dhaka, Chairman Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS) addressed the media at the Curtain Raiser of Y20 Pre-Summit on Tuesday in Leh.

Five Y20 themes :

* Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance
* Future of Work: Industry 4.0, Innovation & 21st Century Skills
* Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a Way of Life
* Peace Building and Reconciliation: Ushering in an era of No War
* Health Wellbeing & Sports: Agenda for Youth

Source : The Print

Published On : April 26, 2023
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Correct Answer :   25th April 2023

Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister of Punjab and senior leader of Shiromani Akali Dal passed away in Mohali last evening, 25th April 2023. He was 95. Mr. Badal, a five-time chief minister.

President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the demise of the SAD leader.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has also expressed condolences on the demise of the leader. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be paying tribute to the departed leader at SAD Headquarters in Chandigarh today. Later, his mortal remains will be taken to his native village Badal in Punjab and his last rites will be performed tomorrow afternoon.

Prakash Singh Badal was born on 8 December 1927 at Abul Khurana in Punjab province. Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch started his political career in 1947 as a sarpanch of his native village Badal and went on to become the Chief Minister of Punjab for five times.

Prakash Singh Badal remained active in politics throughout his life. He entered the state Assembly from Malout in 1957 as the Congress nominee and in 1969, entered the Assembly from Gidderbaha seat on the SAD ticket. He was Shiromani Akali Dal President from 1995 to 2008 and was elected to Assembly for ten times, losing only twice.

Badal became the Chief Minister for the first time in 1970. Heading the coalition government, he was the youngest Chief Minister. But the government did not complete its term. Later, he became the Chief minister for four times, from 1977 to 1980, 1997 to 2002, 2007 to 2012, and from 2012 to 2017.

He was also a leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Assembly from 1972 to 1977, from 1980 to 1983, and from 2002 to 2007. In 1977, he briefly joined Morarji Desai’s government as the Agriculture minister at the Centre. The Government of India awarded him the second-highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, in 2015...

Source : AIR

Published On : April 26, 2023

Correct Answer :   Sydney

Australia is set to host the third in-person Quad Summit on 24th May 2023 in Sydney, as announced Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday (26th April 2023).

* The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprises of India, the US, Japan and Australia.

* This will be the first time Australia will be hosting the meeting, which comes amid growing global concerns over China's increasing assertiveness in the region.

* The meeting will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

* The leaders will discuss how they can deepen their cooperation on issues that matter to the people of the Indo-Pacific, including critical and emerging technologies, high-quality infrastructure, global health, climate change, maritime domain awareness and other pressing issues.

* US President Joe Biden is set to arrive in Australia after attending the G7 Leaders' Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19 to May 21, the White House announced on 25 April 2023..

Source : CNBC

Published On : April 26, 2023
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Correct Answer :   New Delhi

India as the Chair of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2023 will host the SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting on 28 April 2023 in New Delhi.

* Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organization established in 2001.

* The SCO membership includes Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan besides India. Apart from the member states, two observer countries Belarus and Iran will also be participating in the SCO Defence Ministers Meeting on 28 April 2023.

* The Defence Ministers will discuss amongst other issues matters concerning regional peace and security, counter terrorism efforts within SCO and an effective multilateralism.

* The theme of India’s Chairmanship of SCO in 2023 is ‘SECURE-SCO’. India attaches special importance to SCO in promoting multilateral, political, security, economic and people-to-people interactions in the region.

* The ongoing engagement with SCO has helped India promote its relations with the countries in the region with which India has shared civilizational linkages, and is considered India’s extended neighbourhood.

* SCO pursues its policy based on the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations, non-interference in internal affairs, equality of all member States and mutual understanding and respect for opinions of each of them.

* Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh will also hold bilateral meetings with the Defence Ministers of participating countries on the side-lines of the SCO Defence Ministers’ Meet...

Source : PIB

Published On : April 26, 2023

Correct Answer :   DRDO

A four-day International Conference on ‘Optimising Human Capital of Armed Forces: Psychological Perspective’ organised by Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), a Delhi-based laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was inaugurated in Delhi on April 25, 2023.

Aim : The conference aims to deliberate recent advances, emerging trends and challenges of psychology with respect to human capital of the Armed Forces upon world over. The conference has participation from the three Services, DRDO labs and academia.

* Major themes of the conference include emerging trends in personality assessment, leadership, psychological testing and neuro-cognitive assessment, psychological warfare & psychological functions under hi-tech and extreme environments.

* It has keynote addresses, panel discussions and sessions from luminaries of psychology from Indian and international academia and research institutions which includes speakers from USA, UK and Australia.

* During the inaugural function, Chief Guest, Member NITI Aayog Dr VK Saraswat appreciated the contributions of DIPR and said that the technology continues to evolve rapidly and needs to be integrated effectively. He stated that cognitive warfare and cognitive domain operations are emerging as one of the significant new dimensions and will play a decisive role in future warfare. He emphasised that in the current era of techno-centric warfare, psychology will play a vital role in creating optimum man-machine interface.

* Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO and Chief Patron of the conference Dr Samir V Kamat, through his message, emphasised on the importance of research in the relevant domains and conveyed his best wishes to the delegates and organisers for fruitful deliberations on diverse areas, exchange of new ideas and perspectives for strengthening research efforts at DIPR for the Indian Armed Forces.

* Adjutant General, Indian Army Lt Gen CB Ponnappa hoped that the wide areas being deliberated during the conference will be helpful for the Armed Forces.

* Director General Life Sciences, DRDO Dr UK Singh highlighted the collaborative approaches among Psychological Sciences, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning, data mining and big data analysis using psychological system approach for addressing very complex problems when it comes to the military psychology and advanced warfare techniques.

* Director, DIPR Dr K Ramachandran stated that the international conference will be a great enabler to bring to the fore various trends and emerging challenges in military psychology...

Source : PIB

Published On : April 26, 2023