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Sergio Mattarella has been elected as the President of which country for the second term?

[A] Brazil
[B] Italy
[C] France
[D] Ukraine

Right answer is:- Italy

Brief:- Italian President Sergio Mattarella has been elected to a second term in the recent round of elections. Mattarella was reconfirmed with a broad majority, in the voting done by lawmakers and regional representatives. The 80-year old Jurist-Academic has been serving as the country’s President since 2015.


‘HERMES Mission’ seen in the news is associated with country?

[B] Russia
[C] China

Right answer is:- USA

Brief:- HERMES stands for Heliophysics Environmental and Radiation Measurement Experiment Suite. It is a critical part of NASA’s Artemis mission HERMES is a four-instrument suite to be mounted outside NASA’s Moon-orbiting Gateway, and has recently passed a critical mission review. HERMES will monitor the space weather and the fluctuating conditions in space driven by the Sun.


Which company has started India’s first project of mixing Hydrogen into Natural Gas System?

[D] Power Grid Corporation

Right answer is:- GAIL

Brief:- Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has commenced India’s first-of-its-kind project of mixing Hydrogen into Natural gas system at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The hydrogen blended natural gas will be supplied to Avantika Gas Limited, one of GAIL’s Joint Venture Company with HPCL, which is operating in Indore. This is a pilot project to establish the feasibility of blending hydrogen in City Gas Distribution (CGD) network.


The Government of India has done ‘Conversion or Switch operations’ with which institution?

[B] Reserve Bank of India
[C] International Court of Justice
[D] World Bank

Right answer is:- Reserve Bank of India

Brief:- The Government of India has done ‘Conversion or Switch operations’ with the Reserve Bank of India, for an amount of ₹1,19,701 crore. The transaction involved buying back securities maturing in FY 2022-23, FY 2023-24 and FY 2024-25 from the Reserve Bank and issuing fresh securities for equivalent market value. This conversion will help to reduce the redemption pressure on the Government.


Which Union Ministry released a Draft Report on InDEA 2.0?

[A] Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology
[B] Ministry of Science and Technology
[C] Ministry of Finance
[D] Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Right answer is:- Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology

Brief:- Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (MeitY) has released a draft report on India Digital Ecosystem Architecture 2.0 or the InDEA 2.0. InDEA 2.0 proposes a model of ‘Federated Digital Identities’, which seeks to optimise the number of digital identities that a citizen needs to have. The draft report is headed by former MeitY secretary J Satyanaraya as Chairman and current secretary Ajay P Sawhney as Co-Chairman.


‘Bloody Sunday’ is a commemorative event marked by which country?

[B] Ireland
[C] Germany
[D] Italy

Right answer is:- Ireland

Brief:- Northern Ireland is marking 50 years of Bloody Sunday, on which British soldiers fired upon a crowd of protesters, killing 14 people. Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin also tweeted that the country is paying tribute to the families of the victims. The violence took place during a march organized by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association.


Which Indian state/UT got its first-ever good freight train connectivity post independence?

[A] Goa
[B] Manipur
[C] Ladakh
[D] Arunachal Pradesh

Right answer is:- Manipur

Brief:- Manipur got its first-ever good freight train connectivity post independence, as the first freight train arrived at the Rani Gaidinliu station of the north-eastern state. Earlier, a passenger train from Silchar in Assam reached the Bongaichungpao railway station in Manipur. This is a part of the 111 km long Jiribam-Imphal new line project, which will connect Imphal with Guwahati.


‘Oceans Melting Greenland airborne mission’ is associated with which country?

[A] Russia
[B] Israel
[D] China

Right answer is:- USA

Brief:- NASA’s ‘Oceans Melting Greenland airborne mission’ has found that Greenland’s glaciers that empty into the ocean, such as Apusiaajik Glacier, are at greater risk of rapid ice loss. It revealed that ice loss from Greenland’s ice sheet contributes more to the global rise of the oceans than any other single source. If all of Greenland’s ice sheet were to melt, global sea levels would rise by about 24 feet (7.4 meters).


Which is the nodal agency of the new scheme ‘PM-DevINE’?

[B] North-Eastern Council
[C] NITI Aayog

Right answer is:- North-Eastern Council

Brief:- A new scheme, Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East, PM-DevINE was announced by the Union Minister for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2022-23. PM-DevINE will be implemented through the North-Eastern Council. An initial allocation of Rs. 1,500 crore will be made for the new scheme. It will fund infrastructure and social development projects based on needs of the North-East.


UNCITRAL, seen in the news, is a UN Agency associated with which field?

[A] Children Welfare
[B] Climate Change
[C] Insolvency
[D] Heritage

Right answer is:- Insolvency

Brief:- United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law on Cross border Insolvency (1997) is the most widely accepted legal framework on cross-border insolvency. The Economic Survey suggested the adoption of UNCITRAL Law with certain modifications. It has been adopted by 49 countries such as Singapore, UK, US, South Africa and Korea. Insolvency Law Committee had recommended the adoption of UNCITRAL.


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Which State/UT has approved Ex-Gratia relief of Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Delhi
[C] Punjab
[D] Uttar Pradesh

Right answer is:- Delhi

Brief:- The Delhi cabinet approved ex-Gratia relief of Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers whose lands were damaged by rains last year. In September-October 2021, several acres of farmland were damaged due to heavy rain and water-logging in fields. If the damage is found to be 70% or less, the compensation will be 70% of the amount. If the assessed loss is more than 70%, Rs 20,000 per acre will be paid.


French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France, located in which continent?

[A] Asia
[B] Oceania
[C] South America
[D] Africa

Right answer is:- Oceania

Brief:- French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France, comprising more than 100 islands in the South Pacific in Oceania. Scuba divers with the UNESCO have discovered a massive reef of giant rose-shaped corals off the coast of Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia. The structure is in pristine condition and has remained healthy despite recent coral bleaching events.


India adopted the ‘Digital Work Plan 2022’ along with which bloc?

[C] G-20
[D] European Commission

Right answer is:- ASEAN

Brief:- India-ASEAN Digital Work Plan 2022 was approved in the 2nd ASEAN Digital Ministers meeting held in the virtual mode. The Work Plan focuses on tackling the use of stolen and counterfeit mobile handsets and WiFi Access network interface, for the public interest. It also includes knowledge sharing in emerging areas ICT such as Internet of Things, 5G, Advanced Satellite Communication and Cyber Forensics.


What is the name of the Tropical Storm which made landfall on three southern African countries?

[A] Rina
[B] Ana
[C] Boss
[D] Sue

Right answer is:- Ana

Brief:- Tropical Storm Ana hit three southern African countries, leading to a death count of 70. The storm made landfall in Madagascar before entering into Mozambique and Malawi. Madagascar reported 41 dead and 18 others were killed in Mozambique and 11 in Malawi. The Emergency teams were battling to repair damaged infrastructure and help tens of thousands of victims.


As of 2022, which country is the top Steel Producer in the world?

[A] India
[B] China
[D] Australia

Right answer is:- China

Brief:- According to World Steel Association, India’s crude steel production rose by 18 per cent to 118 million tonne (MT) in 2021. India is the second largest steel producing nation, as it manufactured 100.3 MT steel in 2020 and China produced 1 064.7 MT of steel in the same year. China recorded a 3 per cent decline to 1 032.8 MT in 2021.


Which country launched the Hwasong-12 mid-range ballistic missile?

[A] China
[B] Japan
[C] North Korea
[D] South Korea

Right answer is:- North Korea

Brief:- North Korea has confirmed that it fired a Hwasong-12 mid-range ballistic missile. This is the first time it has tested a weapon of that size since 2017. Japan and South Korea detected the launch of the intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), which is the seventh weapons test done by North Korea this month.


Geological Survey of India (GSI) has approved to set up India’s first Geo-Park in which state?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Goa
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Telangana

Right answer is:- Madhya Pradesh

Brief:- The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has approved to set up India’s first Geo-Park at Lamheta village on the banks of the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh. A Geo-Park is a unified area which aims to protect the geological heritage in a sustainable way. The site is already in the UNESCO Geo-heritage tentative list. Several dinosaur fossils had been found in the Narmada valley, in the Bhedaghat-Lameta Ghat area of Jabalpur.


Masada Fortress, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?

[A] India
[B] Sri Lanka
[C] Israel

Right answer is:- Israel

Brief:- Masada Fortress, which is located in Israel, is a symbol of Jewish Heroism. Israel’s Ambassador to India Naor Gilon shared a video that showed the Masada Fortress in Israel illuminated with lights. It commemorates the India-Israel Ties, as the two countries celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations. Earlier both the countries unveiled a commemorative logo.


Which Ministry is the nodal agency of the ‘Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission’?

[A] Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
[B] Ministry of Coal
[C] Ministry of Power
[D] Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Right answer is:- Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Brief:- The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the constitution of a ‘Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission’ in its order. The Secretary of MoEF&CC will be the nodal agency. It aims to coordinate and monitor issues relating to the handling and disposal of fly ash and related issues. It is to be jointly headed by the Secretaries of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ministry of Coal and Power and Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.


Which newly discovered species has been named after the pandemic as ‘Humbertium covidum’?

[A] Snake
[B] Flatworm
[C] House Rat
[D] House Fly

Right answer is:- Flatworm

Brief:- Scientists have discovered an alien hammerhead flatworm species that looks like a miniature king cobra. The researchers found the creatures hunting snails in France and Italy. The flatworm has been named after the COVID-19 pandemic as Humbertium covidum’. These new hammerhead flatworms are also among two newly described species found in countries that are not part of their native range so they were very likely introduced there by humans.