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A)
IG Drones
B)
Skylark Drones
C)
Equinox's Drones
D)
Asteria Aerospace Limited

Correct Answer : Option (A) - IG Drones

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The Delhi-based leading Drone enterprise platform company "IG Drones" has been felicitated with the “Best Drone Organization – Start-up Category” by Airwards. IG Drones has been selected for the award for its approach of helping local communities and giving access to technology to various stakeholders during natural disasters and calamities.
 
Airwards is The first panoptic global awards programme of its kind dedicated to identifying, recognising and championing the breadth of positive drone use cases from around the world which are innovative, safe and having a real-world impact.
 
Over 120 global submissions were judged by 38 drone experts and business leaders to award this year’s 18 Airwards main category winners. Announced during the second-ever Airwards Winners’ Week (23-31 May 2022), the winners have been recognised by Airwards as the pinnacle in innovative, responsible, and impactful projects made possible with drones.
 
From 2010 to 2019, there were 119 climate and weather events that cost $1 billion or more, causing an average of $80.2 billion in damage per year. The decade before that (2000–2009) saw only 59 billion-dollar events in India, at an average cost of $52 billion..

Source : Outlook India

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)
B)
Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC)
C)
American International Group (AIG)
D)
Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC)

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC)

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Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC), a leading Kerala Government-owned Financial Institution, has enhanced the upper loan limit under the CM's Entrepreneurship Development Programme (CMEDP) to Rs 2 crore based on an order issued by the State Government as per the declaration made by Finance Minister while presenting the Budget 2022-23.
 
Now the Micro, Small and Medium Sector enterprises of the State will get loans at five per cent interest rate, a statement said.
 
The Government of Kerala will provide a subsidy of three per cent with the Corporation chipping in with two per cent to make the effective interest five. 
 
The Corporation has so far assisted a total of 2122 units under the scheme and the target is to lend 2,500 enterprises in five years at the rate of 500 enterprises every year, for which the Corporation will set aside Rs 500 crore every year.
 
The age limit for SC/ ST entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs and non-resident Keralites is 55 years. Loans are available for starting new ventures and modernising existing ones.
 
The loan will be made available up to 90 per cent of the project cost. Large projects will get even higher disbursements, in which cases, loans up to Rs 2 crore will be sanctioned at the rate of five per cent and the balance at normal interest rates.
 
KFC also declared business campaign with 50% waiver in processing fee for new MSME loans and 0.25% interest discount for top rated clients as part of International MSME day celebrations.
 
Source : UNI India

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Insurance and Finance
A)
Sushil Kumar
B)
Yogeshwar Dutt
C)
Deepak Punia
D)
Bajrang Punia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Deepak Punia

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Tokyo Olympian "Deepak Punia" won a bronze medal after defeating Maksat Satybaldy in the 86kg freestyle weight category at the U23 Asian wrestling championships 2022 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Despite a win, it was an unimpressive result from him as the Indian contingent was expecting a better outing from the world championships silver medallist in the tournament. 
 
In the opening two rounds, the 23-year-old Punia lost to eventual gold medallist Azizbek Fayzullaev of Uzbekistan and Nurtilek Karypbaev of Kyrgyzstan. However, he overpowered Satybaldy of Kazakhstan to settle for the bronze. India won 25 medals in all in the U23 meet in the event, including 10 gold medals..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Ireland
B)
West Indies
C)
South Africa
D)
New Zealand

Correct Answer : Option (D) - New Zealand

Note : India is scheduled to tour New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and three ODIs after T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. This was announced by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on June 28, 2022. The series will be held between November 18 to 30 and New Zealand will return to India for a white-ball series in January 2023. 

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Dharmendra Yadav
B)
Ghanshyam Lodhi
C)
Mohm. Asim Raja
D)
Dinesh Lal Yadav

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ghanshyam Lodhi

Note : In UP Lok Sabha Bypoll Results 2022, BJP's Ghanshyam Lodhi defeated SP's Dharmendra Yadav in Rampur Lok Sabha bypoll 2022 by a margin of 42192 votes, while BJP's Dinesh Lal Yadav won from Azamgarh constituency by 8679 votes against SP's Mohm. Asim Raja. 

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Indian Polity
A)
Gurmail Singh
B)
Ghanshyam Lodhi
C)
Simranjit Singh Mann
D)
Dharmendra Yadav

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Simranjit Singh Mann

Note : Shiromani Akali Dal's Simranjit Singh Mann defeated AAP's Gurmail Singh with a margin of 5822 votes from the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. Simranjit Singh Mann said that his priority after becoming Sangrur MP will be to raise the issue of the poor economic condition of Sangrur including the condition of farmers under debt.

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Indian Polity
A)
Saraswati Saha
B)
Dhanalakshmi
C)
Seema Punia
D)
Dutee Chand

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dhanalakshmi

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Ace sprinter Sekar Dhanalakshmi ran her personal best time to win 200m gold at the Qosanov Memorial Athletics Meet while the likes of shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor and javelin thrower Rohit Yadav returned to India without competing in the event here on Sunday(27th June 2022).
 
Dhanalakshmi ran a creditable sub-23 second, clocking 22.89s to better her earlier personal best of 23.14s she had come up last year.
 
She had won a 200m gold in the national Inter-Sate Championships in Chennai earlier this month with a time of 23.27s.
 
She missed the automatic qualification mark of 22.80s for World Championships (July 15 to 24) in Oregon, USA, but will have to see if she can make it to the showpiece through world ranking quota.
 
The World Championships qualification deadline ends on Sunday midnight.
 
Dhanalakshmi is only the third Indian woman to run sub-23s after national record holder Saraswati Saha (22.82s) and Hima Das (22.88s).
 
Another Indian Dutee Chand was third with a time of 23.60s...

Source : New Indian Express

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Navjeet Dhillon
B)
Seema punia
C)
Dani Stevens
D)
Kamalpreet Kaur

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Navjeet Dhillon

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Indian women’s discus thrower Navjeet Dhillon clinched the gold medal at the Qosanov Memorial 2022 athletics meet, on Saturday(25th June 2022).
 
Navjeet, who is looking to seal her place in the Indian team for Commonwealth Games, won the women’s discus throw with a 56.24m effort. Local athlete Karina Vasilyeva (44.61m) and Uzbekistan’s Yulianna Shchukina (40.48m) followed Navjeet Dhillon on the podium.
 
A Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Navjeet has been provisionally named in India’s athletics squad for the Birmingham 2022 Games. However, she will have to produce good results in competitions ahead of the quadrennial event to confirm her CWG spot, according to the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).
 
Overall, India won 14 medals on the day, including seven golds, an olympics.com report said.
 
Tajinderpal Singh Toor, a national record holder in men’s shot put, will have to produce good results in his event on Sunday to seal his place in the Commonwealth Games. Tokyo Olympian Dhanalakshmi Sekar will also be among the top Indian athletes competing on Sunday at the Qosanov Memorial 2022 athletics, which is a World Athletics bronze-level event..

Source : News18

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
China
B)
Russia
C)
France
D)
India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - India

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The Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) has started authorising Indian private firms, marking the beginning of private space sector launches in India. IN-SPACe is an autonomous, single window nodal agency; formed to promote, authorise, monitor and supervise the space activities of Non-Governmental Private Entities (NGPEs) in India.
 
Dhruva Space Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad and Digantara research & Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru, were authorised by IN-SPACe on June 24 to launch their payloads.
 
Dhruva Space's Dhruva Space Satellite Orbital Deployer - (DSOD 1U), a technology demonstration payload, and Digantara's ROBust Integrating Proton Fluence Meter (ROBI), a Proton dosimeter payload, were authorised, an IN-SPACe statement said on Monday(27th June 2022). 
 
The payloads would fly onboard PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) of PSLV-C53 scheduled to be launched on June 30, 2022. .

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Space
A)
Meghalaya
B)
Nagaland
C)
Tripura
D)
Assam

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Assam

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Guwahati : The annual Ambubachi Mela at Assam’s famed Kamakhya Temple began on Wednesday(22nd June 2022) with devotees allowed to participate after a gap of two years.
 
As a part of the rituals, the temple doors were symbolically closed for four days with the ‘Pravritti’ on Wednesday(22nd June 2022), Maa Kamakhya Devalaya’s head priest or ‘Bor Doloi’ Kabinath Sarma said.
 
Nivriti’ or the opening of the door will take place on the morning of June 26, he said.
 
In view of the devastating floods in the state, the festival is being observed in a subdued manner this time.
 
“As the auspicious Ambubachi Mela begins from today, I pray to Maa Kamakhya to bless everyone with good health, happiness & prosperity, besides help us ward off all evils,” Chief Minister "Himanta Biswa Sarma" tweeted..

Source : The Print

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Published On : June 28, 2022
Category : Arts and Culture