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A)
Jharkhand
B)
Uttarakhand
C)
Rajasthan
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttarakhand

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Commercial utilisation of drones to bring quality healthcare to Indians in the remotest areas seems to be a reality now. Redcliffe Labs, a unit of Redcliffe Lifetech in the U.S., has come up with its first commercial drone flight in the country’s healthcare sector. The company has recently opened its commercial drone corridor between Uttarkashi and Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
 
Dheeraj Jain, Founder, Redcliffe Labs informed that Uttarkashi to Dehradun by road is 144 km, 6-8 hours by road and 12 hours during a landslide. “But using drone technology this distance was covered in 88 minutes with one battery swap in between," he said.
 
The project was a part of Redcliffe and Skye Air tie-up and in the past three months they have done 40 successful trials in North India.
 
Redcliffe Lab, delivered 5 kilograms payload in temperature-controlled boxes from Gyansu, Uttarkashi to Vivek Vihar, Dehradun, which is 60 kilometres aerial distance.
 
The company said it “will be operating two flights daily for both routine and specialized tests sample collection from June 10, 2022.

Source : Mint

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
National Human Rights Commission
C)
University Grants Commission
D)
National Health Authority

Correct Answer : Option (D) - National Health Authority

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The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has announced the launch of a revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile application.
 
“The updated version of the ABHA app has a new User Interface (UI) and added functionalities that enable individuals to access their health records anytime and anywhere. Existing ABHA app users can also update their previous app versions to the latest one," NHA said in a press statement.
 
The application enables an individual to create an ABHA address (username@abdm), an easy to remember username that can be linked with the 14 digit randomly generated ABHA number..

Source : Mint

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
Mr Neeraj Akhoury
B)
Mr Gaurav Sachdeva
C)
Mr Ashish Dwivedi
D)
Mr M. Ravinder Reddy

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Mr Gaurav Sachdeva

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Mr Gaurav Sachdeva has been appointed as the CEO of JSW One Platforms, an e-commerce venture by JSW Group. This ecommerce business aims to bring transparency, timely delivery, trust and ease-of-doing business digitally for MSMEs. Gaurav transitioned from his role at JSW Ventures where he led venture capital investments for the fund.
 
In his role as the CEO of JSW One Platforms, he aims to create a nimble organization backed by the credibility and scale of JSW Group to create a robust transparent platform that will ease buying and selling of steel and other products for manufacturing and construction MSMEs in the country..

Source : India Info Line

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
Dr Anish Shah
B)
Ola Kallenius
C)
Kishore Jayaraman
D)
Anand Padmanabhan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kishore Jayaraman

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Kishore Jayaraman, President, India and South Asia for Rolls-Royce, has received an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen, British Deputy High Commission, Mumbai said in a statement.
 
“He received the award for services to international trade and investment, with a key focus on promotion of India-U.K. trade,” the statement added.
 
Mr. Jayaraman is a board member of the U.K.-India Business Council, which supports U.K. businesses set-up in India. He has also been instrumental in promoting bilateral ties by setting up a strategic ecosystem for boosting manufacturing in India enabled by U.K.’s technology. .

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
112
B)
123
C)
151
D)
176

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 112

Note : PM Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for phase I in 112 aspirational districts across the country. The program’s goal was to develop agriculture and related activities in these promising districts. During this time, Krishi Vigyan Kendras served as the nodal point for an action plan that included actions from all three departments: DAC&FW, DAHD&F, and DARE. Because of the positive response, Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan Phase II will begin in 117 aspirational districts across all states.

Source : KVK

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
BPCL
B)
HPCL
C)
ONGC
D)
PGCI

Correct Answer : Option (A) - BPCL

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Uttarakhand Government on Thursday(19th May 2022) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited(BPCL) for the development of new and renewable energy projects in the state.
 
The agreement was signed in the presence of Uttarakhand Chief Minister "Pushkar Singh Dhami".
 
Talking to ANI after signing of the agreement, Dhami said the agreement will give boost to green energy..

Source : The Print

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
Smt. Smriti Irani
B)
Smt. Anupriya Patel
C)
Smt. Shobha Karandlaje
D)
Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi

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Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs "Meenakshi Lekhi" has said that India with its diverse cultural expression ensures to provides a platform for the BRICS countries to familiarize cultural values through exchange programmes. She was speaking at the 7th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting yesterday hosted by China through a video conference. 
 
Ms Lekhi said India believes in diversity of cultural heritage and intercultural dialogue. She asserted that India strongly advocates a sustainable and resilient environment integrating heritage and traditional knowledge into innovative and culture-based solutions to environmental concerns.
 
The discussion was held for advancement and expansion of cultural activities amongst BRICS countries under the theme “Establishing a Cultural Partnership Featuring Inclusiveness and Mutual Learning among BRICS”. 
 
The areas of focus of the discussion were promoting the development and cooperation on cultural digitalization, strengthening cooperation on cultural heritage protection, and advancing the building of cultural exchange platforms of BRICS countries.  
 
The Ministers adopted the BRICS Action Plan 2022-2026 to further strengthen the cultural cooperation and implement the BRICS Cultural Cooperation Agreement signed in 2015..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
May 24th
B)
May 25th
C)
May 26th
D)
May 27th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - May 25th

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Every year, World Thyroid Awareness Day is observed between May 22 to May 28 and this year it falls on May 25th to raise awareness of thyroid disease. The day is for understanding the disease and how to prevent and treat it.It first began in the year 2008 on a proposal suggested by the European Thyroid Association (ETA).
 
It is believed that there are millions of people having the disorder with a majority of them undiagnosed. The thyroid gland exists in the neck portion of the body, which is the largest endocrine gland in the body. The hormones produced play an important role in bodily functions and metabolism.
 
WORLD THYROID AWARENESS DAY 2022 HISTORY : The history of this day started at the Annual General Meeting prior to the European Thyroid Association (ETA) congress in September 2007.The day marks its foundation in 1965, which raised the awareness regarding thyroid disorders.
 
WORLD THYROID AWARENESS DAY 2022 THEME : The thyroid federation described the theme as ‘It’s not you. It’s your thyroid.’The theme focuses on thyroid disorders by taking necessary steps to cure it before causing any complications..

Source : India Today

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
21st May 2022
B)
22nd May 2022
C)
23rd May 2022
D)
24th May 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 23rd May 2022

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Veteran Communist leader and three-time Member of Parliament Shivaji Patnaik passed away here on Monday(23rd May 2022). He was 93.
 
“Shivaji Babu passed away in a private hospital here on Monday. He was admitted in the hospital on Sunday after his potassium level dropped,” said Ali Kishore Pattanaik, CPI(M) State Secretary.
 
Shivaji Patnaik is lauded as the founder of CPI (Marxist) in Odisha. Born on August 10, 1930, the veteran leader had joined the State student’s movement at the age of 17 when he was studying in Ravenshaw College.
 
Patnaik had a crucial role in the formation of CPI(M) when the Communist party faced division in 1964. He remained the party secretary from 1971 to 1990. He was also elected to the Central Committee of the party.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : May 25, 2022
A)
Karataka
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Telangana
D)
Chhattisgarh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Maharashtra

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At the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, the Maharashtra Government has signed MOUs worth 30 thousand crore rupees with 23 companies from different parts of the world. This was informed by Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai in a press statement issued yesterday. Desai and other ministers from Maharashtra Cabinet including Energy Minister Dr. Nitin Raut and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray are in Davos to attract investment opportunities.
 
Mr. Desai said, with the inking of these MOUs 66 thousand people in the state will get employment. He said, in the deals that were signed yesterday, more than 55 percent of investment would come from Singapore, Indonesia, USA, and Japan.
 
Some of the prominent sectors where the investment would be done are manufacturing of medicines, textile, engineering, packaging, food processing, steel, information technology, logistics, etc.
 
The state Industries Minister said, one of the world’s biggest IT companies, Microsoft will set up its Data Centre in Pune with an investment of 3,200 crore rupees..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 24, 2022