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1 .
Consider the following statements :
 
1. India has installed 162 GW (1 GW is 1,000 MW) of renewable energy capacity, which is 41% of the 402 GW of electricity installed.
 
2. In 2015, India committed to ensuring that 40% of its energy would be from renewable sources by 2030 as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
 
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 :   Both 1 and 2


India has achieved clean energy targets nine years ahead of schedule, Union Power Minister "R.K. Singh" said at the Sydney Energy Forum in Sydney on 13th july 2022.
 
India has installed 162 GW (1 GW is 1,000 MW) of renewable energy capacity, which is 41% of the 402 GW of electricity installed.

“We reached this target on November 2021 and what our Prime Minister did was ask us to raise our ambition and so in Glasgow (at the UN COP-21) our Prime Minister committed to installing 500 GW of renewable energy by 2030, which would then be 50% of the installed capacity.” Mr. Singh said.

In 2015, India committed to ensuring that 40% of its energy would be from renewable sources by 2030 as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
Sydney Energy Forum
 
Ministers from the United States, Japan, India, Indonesia, and the Pacific Island nation of Samoa are attending the forum along with leaders of major companies that are committed to low emissions technologies.

The forum will “foster connections between investors, business and government with a focus on innovations in key clean energy technologies such as solar, hydrogen, critical minerals and batteries”.

Source : The Hindu

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
B)
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
C)
Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI)
D)
Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB)

Correct Answer :   Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB)


The Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) has recommended former Union Bank of India managing director Rajkiran Rai as the head of government-owned development finance institution (DFI).
 
As part of its first appointment after getting restructured, the FSIB interviewed five candidates for the position of Managing Director(MD) of National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID).

The Centre, earlier this month, transformed the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) into FSIB and expanded the headhunter’s role to suggest appointments for public sector banks, insurance companies and financial institutions.
 
After initially failing to attract adequate response for candidates for the post of MD of NaBFID, the Centre had lured applicants with a hefty pay package and relaxed the eligibility criteria. The FSIB, in its earlier avatar, had notified that the total compensation — total of fixed pay and performance bonus — will not exceed Rs 3.36 crore per annum. This was against a previous notification that merely stated that salary for NaBFID’s head would be market driven. The criteria for the experience of candidates at the board-level position was also to at least two years from three years earlier.
 
The government has already infused Rs 20,000 crore into NaBFID to help the DFI start its operations to catalyse investment in the infrastructure sector..

Source : Business Standard

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Kerala
B)
Sikkim
C)
Gujarat
D)
Karnataka

Correct Answer :   Kerala


Ahmedabad city and the state of Kerala have been listed by TIME magazine among the “50 extraordinary destinations to explore” in its list of the world’s greatest places of 2022.
 
“As persistent as the challenges of life in 2022 is the hope that understanding and human connection can be found through travel. So, with much of the global population now vaccinated against COVID-19, world travelers are again hitting the road—and the skies. The hospitality industry is reopening and excited to safely welcome them and revitalise local communities,” TIME said on Tuesday(12th July 2022)..

Source : Indian Express

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Ahmedabad
B)
Ladakh
C)
Pune
D)
Varanasi

Correct Answer :   Ahmedabad


Kerala and Ahmedabad have been named among Time's World's Greatest Places of 2022 along with 50 other extraordinary destinations. Time's described Ahmedabad, India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City, as a city that boasts of both ancient landmarks and contemporary innovations that make it a mecca for cultural tourism including the serene Gandhi Ashram on the banks of the Sabarmati River and Navratri, the vibrant nine-day celebration. 

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Karnataka
B)
Haryaa
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer :   Uttarakhand


Uttarakhand on Tuesday(12th July 2022) became the first state in the country to initiate process of implementing the Centre’s New Education Policy(NEP), with Chief Minister "Pushkar Singh Dhami" inaugurating ‘Bal Vatikas’ at anganwadi kendras across the state to strengthen the pre-primary education system
 
The ‘Bal Vatikas’ will function at 4,457 anganwadi kendras in the state and will be equivalent to the nursery classes at a private school.
 
Mr Dhami said the implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP) marks the beginning of culture-based education in the country focusing on the overall personality development of students. “The NEP will lay the foundation of a strong and bright future of youngsters,” he said.
 
NEP replaces the Macaulay system of education which was followed in the country for decades.
 
“It offers children an opportunity to pursue choice-based education. They can now study the subjects of their choice in the language they are conversant with,” Mr Rawat said. "By 2030, the New Education Policy will be fully implemented in Uttarakhand," he said..

Source : NDTV

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
qHCV
B)
qHPV
C)
qHQV
D)
qHRV

Correct Answer :   qHPV


India's first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer gets Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval for market authorisation. This vaccine will be manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
 
The Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted to make the announcement. "For the first time, there will be an Indian HPV vaccine to treat cervical cancer in women that is both affordable and accessible. We look forward to launching it later this year and we thank the DCGI, MoHFW_INDIA for granting approval today," it read.
 
The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) had recently also approved the qHPV after reviewing the clinical trial data of the vaccine.
 
The Subject Expert Committee on June 15 recommended Serum Institute of India (SII)'s indigenously developed Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccine against cervical cancer for regular market authorisation.
 
"It is expected that vaccine will be launched in the market before the year-end. The qHPV will be India's first indigenously vaccine against cervical cancer. The Pune-based Serum Institute of India has applied for market authorisation after completing the phase 2/3 clinical trial with the support of the Department of Biotechnology to ensure its early availability in the country."
 
On June 15, the DCGI's Subject Expert Committee recommended Serum Institute's indigenously developed quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccine for cervical cancer patients above 9 years to 26 years of age..

Source : Business Standard

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
13th July 2022
B)
12th July 2022
C)
11th July 2022
D)
10th July 2022

Correct Answer :   12th July 2022


Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Avdhash Kaushal died at a private hospital here early on Tuesday(12th July 2022) following a prolonged illness. He was 87.
 
Kaushal who founded an NGO named Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra fought for human rights and the conservation of the environment.
 
He had been ailing for a long time and his vital organs had stopped working since Monday. He breathed his last at 5 am on Tuesday(12th July 2022), the social worker’s daughter-in-law Rushi Kaushal said.
 
Expressing grief over Avdhash Kaushal’s demise, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said he symbolised courage and always fought for social issues.
 
Kaushal is credited with bringing mining activities to an end in Mussoorie in the 1980s. This arrested the damage caused to its fragile ecology..

Source : Theprint

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Madhuri
B)
Alekya Shinha
C)
Deepa Kumari
D)
Jahnavi Dangeti

Correct Answer :   Jahnavi Dangeti


Nineteen-years(19)-old "Jahnavi Dangeti" has scripted history by becoming the youngest to complete the Analog Astronaut programme from the Analog Astronaut Training Centre (AATC) at Krakow in South Poland.
 
A native of Palakollu in West Godavari district, Ms.Jahnavi has completed the two-week training programme (June 14 to 25) at the AATC, a private agency set up by the European Space professionals to carry out spaceflight scientific studies.
 
The AATC has picked up six persons from across the globe, including three women, for the programme based on their previous achievements and association with the space programmes..

Source : The Hindu

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Shikhar Dhawan
B)
Rohit Sharma
C)
KL Rahul
D)
Virat Kohli

Correct Answer :   Shikhar Dhawan


Indian cricketer, Shikhar Dhawan announced a collaboration with Web3 fintech startup, Bliv.Club, and Web3 metaverse startup, WIOM to launch the first sports city in the metaverse. The launch is scheduled for September.
 
“I have always tried to keep abreast with technology trends. I am really intrigued by how sports can blend with the latest Web3 innovations. With the evolving internet consumption trends of millennials and Gen Z, our multifaceted team is pushing the boundaries in the virtual reality space to make it truly democratic and accessible for everyone,” said Shikhar Dhawan.
 
Virtual sports city : The yet-to-be-launched multifaceted sports city will be home to cricket stadiums, a sportsplex- to watch sport, a sports cafe, gym, e-sports zone, cottages, running tracks, the first of its kind 3D immersive sports museum, sports library, an arena for other sports and more..

Source : The Hindu Businessline

Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
USA
B)
Russia
C)
China
D)
India

Correct Answer :   China


China has planned to launch a new space-based solar observatory to study the relationship between the solar magnetic field, solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Targeted for launch this October, the observatory is currently under the naming process initiated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). A report by CGTN revealed that the CAS is accepting names from all across the globe. 
 
About the new Chinese solar observatory : The Advanced Space-Based Solar Observatory (ASO-S), which weighs around 888 kg, would be the first platform to have three payloads on board. CGTN revealed that these payloads are the Full-disk vector MagnetoGraph (FMG), the Lyman-α Solar Telescope (LST) and the Hard X-ray Imager (HXI). Planned for installment at an altitude of 720 km, the observatory would complete one orbit around the Earth every 90 minutes in a sun-synchronous orbit. 
 
Notably, the ASO-S is a successor of the H-alpha Solar Explorer (CHASE) named "Xihe", which was launched in October 2021 to study the violent and sudden physical processes behind solar flares. As for the observatory's lifespan, it will be operational for four years, one more than the Xihe observatory named after the sun goddess in ancient Chinese mythology..

Source : Republicworld

Published On : July 14, 2022