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Question 01.What is the name coined for the collection of marine debris in the Northern Pacific Ocean?
- High Sea Debris
- Mid Oceanic Debris
- Great Pacific Garbage Patch
- American Debris Stream
Question 02.The PTP-NER Scheme has been launched by which Ministry?
- Ministry of Home Affairs
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of Tribal Affairs
- Ministry of Commerce
Question 03.Where is ‘Mt Annapurna’ situated?
Question 04.Which state in India has become the first to adopt Water Budget?
- Uttar Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
Question 05.Kisan Sampark Abhiyan Programme is associated with which state / UT?
- Jammu and Kashmir
Question 06. Who has become the first woman Air Force officer to receive the ‘Gallantry Award’?
- Bhawana Kanth
- Deepika Mishra
- Avni Chaturvedi
- Shalija Dhami
Question 07. Who launched the world’s largest and most powerful rocket ‘Starship’ Key launching failure?
- European Space Agency
Question 08. Which Indian company has recently achieved a market capitalization of Rs 5 lakh crore?
- ITC Limited
- Adani Power
- Hero MotoCorp
- Solar Energy Corporation of India
Question 09. When is National Civil Services Day celebrated every year in India?
- 20 April
- 21 April
- 22 April
- 23 April
Question 10. Which state won the National Award for best implementation of ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’?
- Uttar Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
Question 11. Who was the Deputy Prime Minister of Britain, who has recently resigned from his post?
- Michael Heseltine
- George Brown
- Dominic Raab
- Therese Coffey
Question 12. HDFC Bank has appointed whom as Deputy Managing Director?
- Aman Saxena
- Kaizad Bharucha
- Neeraj Anand
- Vishnu Yashvardhan
Answer 01. [Option 3: Great Pacific Garbage Patch]
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. It is also known as the Pacific trash vortex, spans waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan.
Marine debris is litter that ends up in the ocean, seas, and other large bodies of water. A recent study by Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) shows that this giant collection of plastic trash has also become home to thousands of marine life, creating a new kind of ecosystem.
Answer 02. [Option 3: Ministry of Tribal Affairs]
The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched a new Central Sector Scheme “Marketing and Logistics Development for Promotion of Tribal Products from North -Eastern Region (PTP-NER)”.
The scheme with a substantial outlay of Rs.143 crore is intended to benefit Scheduled Tribes of North-eastern India. programme has been designed to strengthen the opportunities for tribal craftsmen to support their livelihoods.
Answer 03. [Option 2: Nepal]
The Mt Annapurna is situated in the Annapurna mountain range of Gandaki Province of Nepal. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres above sea level.
The mountain was recently in news as, an Indian climber Anurag Maloo, who went missing after falling into a deep crevasse on Mount Annapurna, has been found alive in critical condition by rescuers.
Answer 04. [Option 4: Kerala]
The state Government of Kerala has introduced the first of its kind Water Budget which aims to address water scarcity in the state through proper utilization of the resources and prevention of wastages.
Thee first phase of the project would cover 94 gram panchayats and 15 block panchayats of the state.
Answer 05. [Option 3: Jammu and Kashmir]
The Agriculture Production Department of Jammu and Kashmir will launch the Kisan Sampark Abhiyan programme, which seeks to ensure the overall welfare of farmers across the Union Territory. The scheme will cover 3565 panchayats in J&K.
To ensure that the programme is successful, nearly 2400 resource persons have been identified and trained for all districts.
Answer 06. [Option 2: Deepika Mishra]
Wing Commander Deepika Mishra has become the first woman Air Force officer to receive the Gallantry Medal. The award was announced by the President on the occasion of Independence Day last year. Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary honoured Deepika at an investiture ceremony held in New Delhi. She was deployed in August 2021 to provide humanitarian assistance in the floods in northern Madhya Pradesh.
Answer 07. [Option 4: SpaceX]
SpaceX has launched the world’s largest and most powerful rocket ‘Starship’ from Texas, USA. This was the first full testing of this 120-meter-high rocket of the Starship rocket system. Shortly after launch, it exploded and resulted in vehicle failure. SpaceX told that the teams are reviewing the data, after which work will be done towards the next testing. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk.
Answer 08. [Option 1: ITC Limited]
After a record rise in the shares of ITC Limited, the company has become the 11th company in India to achieve a market capitalization of Rs 5 lakh crore during the trading session. Earlier, 10 big companies in the country achieved a market capitalization of Rs 5 lakh crore. These big companies include Reliance Industries Limited, Infosys Limited, ICICI Bank Limited, etc. ITC Limited becomes the 8th largest company by market capitalization in India.
Answer 09. [Option 2: 21 April]
Every year on 21 April in India, National Civil Services Day is celebrated to mark the contribution of civil servants in the progress and betterment of the nation. The theme of this year’s Civil Services Day is ‘Viksit Bharat – Empowering Citizens and Reaching the Last Mile’. The Prime Minister addressed the people on the occasion of 16th Civil Services Day at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. In 2006, this day was observed for the first time in Vigyan Bhavan.
Answer 10. [Option 1: Karnataka]
For the best implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the state of Karnataka has been awarded the National Award. Between the Kharif season 2021 and 2022, an increase of 47.74% was registered in the enrollment of farmers under the scheme in the state. According to the data shared by the officials of the Agriculture Department, 16.15 lakh farmers had enrolled under the scheme in the Kharif season 2021. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana was started in 2016.
Answer 11. [Option 3: Dominic Raab]
British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has resigned from his post. He was a close aide of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. He is accused of threatening officials in various government departments. He is the third prominent leader to be dropped from Rishi Sunak’s cabinet since he took over as British Prime Minister in October last year. Dominic Raab became the Deputy Prime Minister of Britain on October 25, 2022.
Answer 12. [Option 2: Kaizad Bharucha]
Kaizad Bharucha has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of HDFC Bank. Also, Bhavesh Jhaveri has been appointed as Executive Director for a tenure of 3 years. Recently these appointments were approved by the Reserve Bank of India. Kaizad Bharucha is a seasoned banker with over 35 years of work experience. HDFC Bank was established in the year 1994.