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Correct Answer :   Bhavishya

Union Minister of state for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh launched the 'Single Integrated Pensioners' Portal named ‘BHAVISHYA’ for the Central Government pensioners on Tuesday(18th Oct 2022). 
"Bhavishya is a portal for pension payment and tracking system. It is being integrated with Pension Seva portal of SBI and will enable pensioners to get all information and services at one place with a single login." 
“The portal is developed in collaboration with State Bank of India and aimed at ‘Ease of Living’ for the central government pensioners. All remaining 16 pension disbursing banks will now begin their integration with Bhavishya," the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.
On completion of all phases of this integration the retirees can choose a bank and branch for opening an online pension account, check their monthly pension slips, Form 16, status of life certificate as well as change their pension disbursing bank through Bhavishya
Singh added that Bhavishya was recently rated as the 3rd best portal among all government of India service portals by National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA)
“The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) therefore chose this end-to-end digitized portal for the integration with Bhavishya as the base portal which will finally become a single window for all central government pensioners. The following portals have now been merged with Bhavishya window: CPENGRAMS, ANUBHAV, ANUDAAN, SANKALP & Pension Dashboard." ..

Source : Mint

Published On : October 19, 2022
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer :   Gujarat

The National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal in Gujarat, will act as a centre for learning and understanding India’s diverse maritime history, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday(18th Oct 2022) while reviewing the work in progress at the site via video conferencing. 
* Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that Indian maritime heritage is handed down by our ancestors. “There are many such tales of our history, which have been forgotten and ways have not been found to preserve them to pass them on to the next generation.

* How much can we learn from those events of history? India’s maritime heritage is also a topic that has been talked about inadequately." 
* He added that India’s trade and business was vast spread in the old times. It has relations with every civilization of the world.

* “The Chola Empire, Chera Dynasty, and Pandya Dynasty from South India understood the power of marine resources and took it to unprecedented heights. It led to the strengthening of the naval powers of the country while also expanding trade from India to all parts of the globe.".

Source : Mint

Published On : October 19, 2022
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Ashwini Vaishnaw
Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Dharmendra Pradhan

Correct Answer :   Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Union Minister of state for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar flagged off the first SemiconIndia Future Design roadshow in Gujarat on Monday(17th Oct 2022). 
“As part of the efforts to give a boost to the semiconductor design industry in India, the ministry launched a series of SemiconIndia FutureDesign roadshows across the country.

Reposing faith in PM Narendra Modi’s pitch for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and IndiaTechade, Gujarati Industrialists and HNIs pledged Rs. 1500 Crore for catalyzing the Gujarat’s Startup ecosystem," the ministry of Electronics & IT said. 
Addressing the occasion, Chandrasekhar said that the roadshows have been planned with an aim to inspire the startups, next-gen innovators and industry leaders to invest in Semiconductor Design. It will help create a robust Semiconductor ecosystem in the country, as envisioned by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. 
“We intend to take the Semicon India program to every student, every college and make as many young Indians excited by and participate in the Semicon India journey."..

Source : Mint

Published On : October 19, 2022

Correct Answer :   Pakistan

Pakistan is likely to exit the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) this week after it was placed in the infamous category since 2018 for failing to check money laundering and terrorist financing, a media report said on Monday(17th Oct 2022).
Pakistan was included in the increased monitoring list in June 2018 for deficiencies in its legal, financial, regulatory, investigations, prosecution, judicial and non-government sector to fight money laundering and combat terror financing considered serious threat to global financial system, Dawn reported.
The Paris-based global watchdog on money laundering and terrorist financing said that the “first FATF Plenary under the two-year Singapore Presidency of T Raja Kumar will take place on October 20 and 21”. Pakistan has made high-level political commitments to address these deficiencies under a 27-point action plan. But later, the number of action points was enhanced to 34.
The country had since been vigorously working with the FATF and its affiliates to strengthen its legal and financial systems against money laundering and terror financing to meet international standards in line with 40 recommendations of the FATF..

Source : Tribune India

Published On : October 19, 2022
Bank of America
JP Morgan
Citizens Financial Group

Correct Answer :   JP Morgan

Wall Street investment bank JP Morgan has announced a slew of appointments, including a new India head in "Kaustubh Kulkarni" to succeed the incumbent Madhav Kalyan, who is moving to a larger global role within the company. 
The bank said Kalyan will be heading the payments division in Asia Pacific effective from November 1, 2022 and is succeeding Sridhar Kanthadai, who will be moving into his new role as co-head of global payment rails and payment VAS. Kalyan, however, will continue as vice-chairman of Asia Pacific.
Kulkarni succeeds Kalyan as senior country officer (country head) for India, effective November 1, 2022.
In another appointment, the bank said Navin Wadhwani has been appointed as head of investment banking for JP Morgan India. Wadhwani joins from Reliance Industries where he headed M&A for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he was a senior managing director at Rothschild India.
PD Singh will expand his current responsibilities as head of corporate banking in India and be appointed as interim chief executive of JP Morgan Chase Bank India from November 1, 2022.
With Kalayan's new role, Vineet Mishra will become the sole head of investment banking for Southeast Asia, the bank said..

Source : Economic Times

Published On : October 19, 2022
Dr Monisha Rawat
Dr Manoj Gupta
Dr Anjan Bhattacharya
Dr Prashant Garg

Correct Answer :   Dr Prashant Garg

The Executive Chair of Hyderabad-based L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Dr Prashant Garg has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Ophthalmological Internationalis (AOI), a press release on Monday(17th Oct 2022) said.
The AOI is a university-centred international organization committed to excellence in education, research and culturally appropriate medical services to preserve and restore the vision of people of the world.
The membership in AOI is limited to 100 active members, consisting of eminent academicians from the field of ophthalmology. Dr Prashant Garg’s tenure as a member of AOI will formally commence next year during AOI’s next general assembly meeting. Dr Garg becomes the fifth from India to ever receive this honour.
Dr Prashant Garg is an internationally renowned leader in corneal infections, anti-microbial resistance and eye banking. Dr Garg has received numerous prestigious awards and has over 190 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and has also authored several book chapters. He has been invited to faculty for prestigious international meetings and has delivered several named lectures..

Source : Telangana Today

Published On : October 19, 2022
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer :   Kerala

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala will conduct Indian Navy Sailing Championship 2022 at Marakkar Watermanship Training Centre in Kerala from Tuesday(18th Oct 2022).

This mega championship is the largest intra-Navy sailing regatta in which nearly one hundred yatchpersons from all three Indian Naval Commands will participate.

This Sailing Championship is one of the events being conducted by the Indian Navy to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and khelo India. The Championship will be held from 18 October 2022 to 21st October 2022..

Source : AIR

Published On : October 19, 2022
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Correct Answer :   4 Years

India’s internet freedom improves after 4 years : Following initiatives to close the digital divide in the nation, India’s internet freedom score increased by two points to 51 in the overall ranking, according to the US government-funded NGO Freedom House said on Tuesday (18th Oct 2022). 
Reduced frequency and intensity of nationwide internet outages also contributed to the score improvement. In terms of internet freedom, India scored 49 in 2021.
India’s internet freedom improves after 4 years :

* The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, among other laws allowing the government to censor online content, have reportedly been challenged in court, leading to restrictions being placed on some of the government’s powers.

* The US government-funded NGO discovered that internet freedom had deteriorated worldwide for the 12th year in a row, with Russia, Myanmar, Sudan, and Libya experiencing the biggest declines.

According to the research, China had the worst internet freedom conditions in the world for the eighth year in a row, while internet freedom in the United States somewhat improved for the first time in six years..

Source : Business Standard

Published On : October 19, 2022
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
Singapore - Sentosa
Qatar - Doha
Saudi Arabia - Riyadh

Correct Answer :   United Arab Emirates - Dubai

The 22nd global edition of the World Blockchain Summit is taking place in Dubai’s Atlantis from October 17 to 19, 2022. The Summit is an attempt to bring experts including government and investors together to initiate conversation and action on blockchain.
The next Summit will be held in Bangkok from December 8 to 9, 2022. Earlier, Dubai hosted the Summit in March 2022 and October 2021.
World Blockchain Summit : World Blockchain Summit is a global series of gatherings that take place in 19+ destinations across the world. The initiative aims to bring together the most important stakeholders from the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency ecosystem such as investors, blockchain and crypto projects, exchanges, enterprises, government representatives, technology leaders among others. The platform provides space to discuss and deliberate the future of the industry and ways it can transform businesses and government functions.
There will also be product showcase, blockonnect, investor connect and expert sessions as part of the Summit.
What Is Blockchain Technology : Blockchain technology is a technology that leads to a chain of blocks, containing digital information stored in a public database. It is a distributed database existing on multiple computers at the same time, which constantly grows as new sets of recordings or blocks are added to it.
How Does Blockchain Work : Blockchain consists of three important concepts: blocks, nodes and miners.
What Are Blocks :
* Every chain consists of multiple blocks and each block has three basic elements:
* The data in the block. A 32-bit whole number called a nonce. The nonce is randomly generated when a block is created, which then generates a block header hash.
* The hash is a 256-bit number wedded to the nonce. It must start with a huge number of zeroes (i.e., be extremely small).
* When the first block of a chain is created, a nonce generates the cryptographic hash. The data in the block is considered signed and forever tied to the nonce and hash unless it is mined.

Source : News on Air

Published On : October 19, 2022
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Correct Answer :   FY 2023-24

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24.
Government has increased the MSP of Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24, to ensure remunerative prices to the growers for their produce. 

The absolute highest increase in MSP has been approved for lentil (Masur) at Rs.500/- per quintal followed by rapeseed and mustard at Rs.400/-  per quintal

For safflower, an increase of Rs.209/- per quintal has been approved.  For wheat, gram and barley an increase of Rs.110/- per quintal, Rs.100 per quintal respectively has been approved.
MSP for all Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24









Cost* of production RMS 2023-24

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Source : PIB

Published On : October 19, 2022