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Question 01.When is ‘Ambedkar Jayanti’ observed in India?
- January 14
- February 14
- March 14
- April 14
Question 02.Which state/UT launched the ‘A-HELP Programme’?
- West Bengal
Question 03.Which institution released the ‘Status of Women in Agrifood Systems’ Report?
- NITI Aayog
Question 04.Which country has developed the ‘Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile’?
- North Korea
Question 05.Which country was recently hit by ‘Cyclone Ilsa’?
Question 06. Apple company has launched its first store in India in which city?
- New Delhi
Question 07. Which Union Minister has started a campaign – ‘Prosperity through Organization’?
- Smriti Irani
- Giriraj Singh
- Piyush Goyal
- R K Singh
Question 08. Asian Development Bank has given how many million dollar loans to Bangladesh for flood rehabilitation?
- 230 Million
- 100 Million
- 200 Million
- 350 Million
Question 09. In which city the meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group was held?
Question 10. Which state becomes the first to prepare a DNA database for the identification of unidentified dead bodies?
- Uttar Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
Question 11. Which automobile company has launched an online retail sales platform ‘Wheels on Web’?
- Tata Motors
Question 12. Who was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court?
- Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan
- Justice Ramesh Singh Talwar
- Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani
- Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyay
Answer 01. [Option 4: April 14]
Ambedkar Jayanti is observed on April 14, to mark the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
The birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar is being celebrated as the ‘Equality Day’ in Tamil Nadu. Dr Ambedkar headed the committee drafting the Constitution of India.
Answer 02. [Option 2: Uttarakhand]
A-HELP (Accredited Agent for Health and Extension of Livestock Production) programme was launched by the Uttarakhand Chief Minister.
A-HELP are community-based women activists involved in helping livestock farmers avail loans, assisting veterinarians in local departmental work and more.
Answer 03. [Option 1: FAO]
The Status of Women in Agrifood Systems report was released recently by the Food and Agricultural Organisation.
According to the report, eliminating gender discrimination in agriculture could result in increase in the size of global economy and alleviate hunger at a time when over 345 million people are estimated to experience acute food insecurity.
Answer 04. [Option 2: North Korea]
Hwasong-18 ICBM is a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile developed by North Korea. It was test fired recently to confirm the performance of the high-thrust solid-fuel engines, the stage-jettisoning technology and various functional control systems.
Answer 05. [Option 2: Australia]
Cyclone Ilsa is a category 5 storm that recently made landfall into a remote stretch of coast in Western Australia.
Its high wind speeds broke previous records that were set around a decade ago in the same place. Severe Tropical Cyclone Ilsa struck the places close to Port Hedland, the world’s largest iron ore export hub.
Answer 06. [Option 4: Mumbai]
Apple’s first retail store in India has been opened for the common people today. The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Cook himself welcomed the customers. This retail outlet of Apple (Apple BKC) is located on the ground floor of Reliance Jio World Drive Mall in Bandra Kurla Complex. After Mumbai, the company is going to open its retail outlet in Saket, Delhi as well. This store will be opened on 20th April. The first Apple Stores opened in 2001 at Tyson’s Corner in McLean, Virginia and the Glendale Galleria in California.
Answer 07. [Option 2: Giriraj Singh]
Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh launched the campaign ‘Prosperity through Organization’. It will help in empowering marginal rural households by bringing all eligible rural women under Self Help Groups (SHGs). Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the government is targeting to bring the existing 9 crores to 10 crore women under the fold of SHGs.
Answer 08. [Option 1: 230 Million]
Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide USD 230 million as a loan to Bangladesh for flood rehabilitation. In the northeastern part of Bangladesh, there was a devastating flood between May to June 2022. This loan is being given to help in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts. This loan agreement between ADB and the Government of Bangladesh was signed in Dhaka. Asian Development Bank was established on December 19, 1966. Its headquarter is in Manila, Philippines.
Answer 09. [Option 1: Hyderabad]
Under India’s G20 Presidency, the G20 Digital Economy Working Group meeting was held in Hyderabad. In this meeting, experts from different fields spoke on issues like high-speed mobile broadband and digital inclusion. Also, the topic ‘Digital Inclusion – Connecting the Unconnected’ was discussed. Significantly, India is presiding over the G20 group this year.
Answer 10. [Option 3: Himachal Pradesh]
Himachal Pradesh becomes the first Indian state to prepare a DNA database of unidentified dead bodies. A state government official said that the process was started in April last year and so far made a record of 150 DNA samples of unidentified bodies entered into the database. According to police records, every year over 100 bodies are recovered in various parts of the state which remain unidentified due to a lack of data and identifiable objects. This initiative of the government will help in identifying unknown dead bodies.
Answer 11. [Option 1: Toyota]
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) recently launched an online retail sales platform ‘Wheels on Web’. It has been set up for the customers of Bangalore city. It is an online retailing platform that will facilitate customers to book, buy and take delivery of their favourite Toyota model from the comfort of their homes. Toyota customers will continue to get updates through WhatsApp and e-mail at every stage from booking to delivery.
Answer 12. [Option 1: Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan]
The Union Ministry of Law and Justice has appointed Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, the senior-most judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court as the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court. Justice. He was born on 9 January 1964 in Tehsil Rohru. He completed his schooling at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla. He was associated with the Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh as an advocate in 1989.