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    1. Which department recently (in May’22) signed an MoU with Government e Marketplace (GeM) and Common Services Centers (CSC) e-Governance Services India to enable last mile public procurement transactions?
      1) Department of Posts
      2) Department of Electronics
      3) Department of Information Technology
      4) Department of Science and Technology
      5) Department of Telecommunications
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Department of Posts
      Government e Marketplace (GeM), Common Services Centers (CSC) e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), and the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications (MoC), have signed an MoU for the advocacy, outreach, mobilization and capacity-building of last-mile government buyers, sellers, and service providers in public procurement.
      i. The MoU will resolve the twin challenges of “access to markets” & “access to finance” experienced by under-served seller groups, bringing together the untapped entrepreneurial potential of last-mile producers and service providers in rural India with local government buyers.
      ii. Over 4.5 lakh CSCs and 1.5 lakh India Post offices would be trained to help buyers, sellers, and service providers via the GeM portal with product catalogue upload, order acceptance, fulfilment, and invoice generation.

    2. Which company recently (in May’22) signed an MoU with the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) to develop the Internet to things/Machine to Machine (IoT/M2M ) solutions in India?
      1) BSNL
      2) Vodafone Idea
      3) MTNL
      4) Bharti Airtel
      5) Reliance Jio
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Vodafone Idea
      During the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD),the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier R&D centre of the Department of Telecommunications under Ministry of Communications of India and Vodafone Idea Limited, one of the major telecom operators of India signed an MoU to develop and deploy IoT/M2M (Internet to things/Machine to Machine) solutions in India.
      Utility of MoU: Collaboration fostered by this MoU would develop an opportunity to see the oneM2M specifications in action in a diverse set of sectors and applications, from smart energy to the connected cars.

    3. Which ministry recently (in May’22) signed an MoU with the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) for the enhancement of the Capital Goods Scheme?
      1) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
      2) Ministry of Heavy Industries
      3) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
      4) Ministry of Textiles
      5) Ministry of External Affairs
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Ministry of Heavy Industries
      The Ministry of Heavy Industries has signed an MoU with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) for undertaking various activities for smooth implementation of the Scheme for enhancement of competitiveness in the Indian capital goods sector.
      i. By this MoU, the NRDC will conduct the activities like evaluation and review of the scheme, management of intellectual property rights, and commercialization support for the products developed under Capital Goods Scheme.

    4. In which city, the world’s 1st urban airport for drones and flying cars is located?
      1) Osaka, Japan
      2) Samara, Russia
      3) Coventry, England
      4) Moc Chau, Vietnam
      5) Dolní Morava, Czech Republic
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Coventry, England
      The Coventry City Council and Urban-Air Port Limited, United Kingdom (UK) based Start-up parterened to set up the world’s first Urban airport Pop-up Air-One, for electric drones and flying cars in the city of Coventry, England.
      i. The aim of the project is to reduce Urban congestion and Pollution.It’s designed for zero-emission electric drones and air taxis and the airport itself is powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
      ii. The Pop-up Air-one is one of the first hundreds of airports planned. The airport is itself powered by the Hydrogen Fuel Cells.

    5. As per the DPIIT recent (as of May’22) data, Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation reached a 30-year high of ____ in April 2022.
      1) 13.12%
      2) 15.08%
      3) 13.98%
      4) 10.74%
      5) 12.89%
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 2) 15.08%
      The Office of the Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)released the index numbers of wholesale price in India (Base Year: 2011-12) for the month of April, 2022 (Provisional) and for the month of February, 2022 (Final).
      i. The annual rate of inflation was 15.08% (Provisional) for the month of April, 2022 (Y-o-Y) as compared to 10.74% in April, 2021. It is the highest since September 1991, a 30-year high.
      ii. The rate of inflation based on WPI (Wholesale Price Index) Food Index increased marginally from 8.71% in March, 2022 to 8.88% in April, 2022.

    6. At what percentage, retail inflation in India increase in April 2022 (on an annual basis), which is an 8-year high?
      1) 6.12%
      2) 7.66%
      3) 8.38%
      4) 7.79%
      5) 6.98%
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) 7.79%
      Retail inflation in India surged to 7.79% on an annual basis in the month of April 2022 owing to higher edible oil & fuel prices. It is now at the highest level since the 8.33% hit in May 2014.
      i. Rural inflation rose to 8.38% in April as compared to 7.66% in March and 3.75%% in April 2021 while urban inflation stood at 7.09% in April as compared to 6.12% in March and 4.71% in April 2021.

    7. Who was recently (on May ’22) appointed as the Additional Charge of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL)?
      1) Anand Kumar Singh
      2) Sanjai Kumar
      3) Aruna Singh
      4) Rakesh Ranjan
      5) V. Shanker
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Aruna Singh
      Aruna Singh took over the additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL). Aruna Singh is currently working as Additional Member (Telecom) in the Railway Board.
      i. RCIL is an Indian public sector enterprise focusing on providing broadband and VPN services. It also modernizes Train operations and administration network systems.

    8. Which organisation recently (in May’22) test-fired the 1st Naval Anti-ship missile along with the Indian Navy at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha?
      1) Indian Space Research Organisation
      2) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
      3) Bharat Electronics Ltd
      4) Defence Research and Development Organisation
      5) Bharat Dynamics Ltd
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Defence Research and Development Organisation
      The Indian Navy in association with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the first indigenously developed air-launched Naval Anti-ship missile from a Seaking 42B Helicopter at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha.
      i. The missile is fitted with many new technologies such as an indigenously developed launcher for the helicopter, Missile Guidance System, a State-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.

    9. In May 2022, India’s first indigenous trainer aircraft, “HANSA-NG”, successfully completed an in-flight engine relight test in the Chitradurga district of Karnataka.
      Name the organisation that developed the ‘HANSA-NG’ aircraft.

      1) Bharat Dynamics Ltd
      2) CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories
      3) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
      4) Defence Research and Development Organisation
      5) Indian Space Research Organisation
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories
      The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) designed and developed, ‘HANSA-NG’ India’s first indigenous trainer aircraft (the new generation two seater flying trainer aircraft) was successfully completed in-flight engine relight test at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) facility of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) at Challakere, Chitradurga district of Karnataka.
      i. The new generation HANSA-NG aircraft is designed to meet the Indian flying club needs and is an ideal aircraft for commercial pilot licensing due to its low cost and fuel consumption and The flight test was carried out at an altitude of 7,000-8,000 feet with a speed range of 60 to 70 knots

10.Which state/UT is set to organising its 1st ever Bird Festival to promote             sustainable ecotourism?
1) Kerala
2) Karnataka
3) Jammu and Kashmir
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Delhi

Answer & Explanation
Answer-3) Jammu and Kashmir
A first of its kind Bird Festival is going to be organized in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to promote sustainable ecotourism and give impetus to nature-based alternative sources of livelihood for the local people.
i. The festival is planned to be held in Pahalgam and Dachigam, Jammu and Kashmir. The Tourism Department, Forests and Wildlife Departments with the support of Sanctuary Nature Foundation will conduct the pre-festival bird watching trails for more than a month all across J&K.

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