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A)
BitPay
B)
Nexo
C)
Skrill
D)
Uphold

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nexo

Note :

Crypto lender "Nexo" said it has teamed up with global payments company "Mastercard" to launch on Wednesday(13th Apr 2022) what it calls the world's first "crypto-backed" payment card.

* It signals the latest move by crypto and incumbent financial networks to join forces as digital assets become more mainstream.
 
* Nexo said the card, available in selected European countries initially, allows users to spend without having to sell their digital assets such as bitcoin, which are used as collateral to back the credit granted.
 
* Most traditional credit cards are unsecured and have a set credit limit.
 
* The card is linked to a Nexo-provided, crypto-backed credit line and can be used at 92 million merchants worldwide where Mastercard is accepted, allowing investors to spend up to 90% of the fiat value of their crypto assets, Nexo said.
 
* "The card requires no minimum repayments, monthly, or inactivity fees. There are no FX fees for up to 20,000 euros per month," Nexo said.
 
* There are no restrictions on how much a customer can spend or withdraw from the open credit line and interest is only paid on the amount of credit actually used. Interest remains at 0% for customers who maintain a loan-to-value ratio of 20% or below.
 
* "Mastercard recognizes that digital assets are revolutionizing the financial landscape," said Raj Dhamodharan, Mastercard's head of crypto and blockchain products and partnerships.

Source : NDTV

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Published On : April 20, 2022
A)
Kerala
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Goa
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Goa

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The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) kicked off the 8th edition of the two-day National Level Pollution Response Exercise, ‘NATPOLREX-VIII’, on April 19, 2022, off Mormugao harbour, Goa. The marine spill preparedness exercise was inaugurated by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar. The exercise is being attended by more than 85 participants from 50 agencies, including 29 observers from 22 friendly foreign countries & International Organisations and two Coast Guard ships from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
 
The objective of the Exercise :
 
* The objective of NATPOLREX-VIII is to enhance the preparedness and response capability of all the stakeholders in combating marine spills.

* It aims at validating the procedures and guidelines as contained in the National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOSDCP) at the national and regional levels under the aegis of SACEP MoU to which India is a member state.

* During the exercise, various components of NOSDCP were invoked to validate and improve the contingency plans and evaluate the preparedness of the resource agencies as well as stakeholders to meet any marine spill disaster at sea.

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Published On : April 20, 2022
A)
Bengaluru
B)
Lucknow
C)
Ahmedabad
D)
Gandhinagar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Gandhinagar

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The country's first portable solar rooftop system in India has been inaugurated at Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The 10 Photovoltaic PV Port system has been manufactured by New Delhi-based Servotech Power Systems Ltd and designed by the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). 
 
The systems have been installed under the initiative of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to develop renewable energy cities across India.
 
The PV Ports have been manufactured by New Delhi-based Servotech Power Systems Ltd (SPSL), a leading maker of high-end solar products like LEDs, oxygen concentrators and EV charging equipment under the Make in India project, it added. 
 
The PV Port system is highly cost-effective, requires low maintenance, has a long shelf life of 25-30 years, can be easily installed by a single person and is ideal for the Indian climate..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : April 20, 2022
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Ram Nath Kovind
C)
Yogi Adityanath
D)
Arvind Kejriwal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narendra Modi

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In a joint venture with the World Health Organization (WHO), Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" on Tuesday(19th April 2022) laid the foundation stone of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar. The GCTM will be the first and only global outpost centre for traditional medicine across the world and will emerge as an international hub of global wellness. In his address, Prime Minister Modi said that this is a tribute to both India's contribution and potential in the field of traditional medicine as WHO has entered into a new partnership with India in the form of this centre of traditional medicine. During the launch, PM Modi also shed light on India’s traditional medicine system, the importance of Yoga, and released five goals for the Global Centre.
 
The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of the Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
 
PM Modi's 5 Goals For WHO's Global Centre :
 
On the second day of his Gujarat visit, PM Modi released the five goals for WHO's Global Centre including the compilation of a database for traditional medicines using tech.
 
* Use technology to create a traditional medicine repository
* International centre for traditional standard guidelines & benchmark documents 
* Annual meet of worldwide experts 
* Further, propel funding in research 
* Establish a treatment protocol where modern and traditional integrate together for holistic wellness.

Source : Republic World

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Published On : April 19, 2022
A)
Joe Biden
B)
Xi Jinping
C)
Vladimir Putin
D)
Ursula Von Der Leyen

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ursula Von Der Leyen

Note :

European Commission President "Ursula Von Der Leyen" will pay an official visit to India on April 24- April 25, 2022, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday(19th Apr 2022).
 
The MEA said in a statement that this will be her first visit to India as the President of the European Commission. During her visit, the President of the European Commission will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 
She will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries. The President of the European Commission has been invited as the Chief Guest for this year’s edition of Raisina Dialogue and will address the inaugural session on April 25th.
 
“India and the European Union share a vibrant Strategic Partnership which has been witnessing strong growth with wider and deeper cooperation in Political and Strategic, Trade and Commerce, Climate and Sustainability, Digital and Technology aspects as well as people-to-people ties,” the MEA statement read.
 
The India-EU Leaders’ Meeting in May 2021 set new milestones with the decision to resume trade talks and the launch of the India-EU Connectivity Partnership..

Source : The Print

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Published On : April 19, 2022
A)
Manipur
B)
Tripura
C)
Meghalaya
D)
Nagaland

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Tripura

Note : African Swine Fever (ASF) cases have been detected in a government breeding farm in Tripura. The farm is located in Devipur, Sepahijala district and is run by the state's Animal Resources Development Department (ARDD). A total of 63 mature pigs had died on the farm due to unknown reasons which raised an alarm. The state government has ordered the mass execution of pigs to curb the spread of the viral fever. 

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Published On : April 19, 2022
A)
27 Ministers
B)
31 Ministers
C)
34 Ministers
D)
39 Ministers

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 34 Ministers

Note : Pakistan Prime Minister "Shebaz Sharif-led's" new Pakistan cabinet took oath in a ceremony held on April 19, 2022. The new cabinet was sworn in almost a week after Pakistan's Parliament elected PM Shehbaz Sharif to replace Imran Khan, who lost the no-confidence vote on April 11. In total, 34 Ministers were administered the oath of the office by Pakistan Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani during a brief ceremony at the Presidency in Islamabad. The cabinet ministers list includes 30 Federal Ministers and four Ministers of State.

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Published On : April 19, 2022
A)
Nauru
B)
Palau
C)
Solomon Islands
D)
Papua New Guinea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Solomon Islands

Note : China confirmed on April 19, 2022 that it has sealed a wide-ranging security pact with the Solomon Islands, an agreement Western governments fear could give Beijing a military foothold in the South Pacific region. 

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Published On : April 19, 2022
A)
HCL
B)
IOCL
C)
HPCL
D)
ONGC

Correct Answer : Option (D) - ONGC

Note : Pomila Jaspal has been appointed as the Director (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer of the government-owned oil and gas explorer and producer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) with immediate effect. Jaspal has 36 years of experience across varied segments of the oil & gas Industry comprising operating, regulatory, and policy aspects of upstream and downstream industry.

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Published On : April 19, 2022
A)
17th April 2022
B)
18th April 2022
C)
19th April 2022
D)
16th April 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 17th April 2022

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Popular Odia singer and music director "Prafulla Kar" passed away following breathing difficulties here on Sunday(17th April 2022).
 
He was 83 and is survived by wife and two sons. Kar’s songs enriched more than 70 Odia films over six decades.
 
Born on February 16, 1939 in Puri, Kar had early exposure to the world of music. His elder brother Khetramohan Kar was an accomplished tabla player and hence musicians and singers used to come to his home frequently. From childhood, he was attracted to music and singing.
 
After completing his education from SCS College, Puri, and Utkal University, he started learning from legendary musicians and gurus such as Markendiya Mohapatra, K. Aditya Narayan and J.V. S. Rao.
 
At the age of 21, he received contract for singing in Akashvani. Kar created his own aura in the field of music and playback singing. and his songs have become immortal among Odia music followers. For six decades, the prominent singer enthralled generations of Odias.
 
He started his career as a singer in 1962 with Odia film Shri Shri Patita Pabana. In 1975, he became a music composer in the film Mamata which turned out to be an instant hit. Some of the movies which would forever carry the legacy of his melodious music are Batighara, Shesha Shrabana, Sindura Bindu, Bandhu Mahanti, Balidaan and Ram Balaram.
 
He received the State film award for a record six times. In 2015, he was conferred with Padma Shri award in the field of art..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : April 19, 2022

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