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- In April 2022, Shivamogga airport will be named after which state’s former Chief Minister?
2) Uttar Pradesh
4) Andhra Pradesh
5) GujaratAnswer-1) Karnataka
The Karnataka State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister (CM) Basavaraj Bommai, gave nod to name the under-construction Shivamogga airport after the former CM Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa, the proposal will now be sent to the Union Civil Aviation Ministry for further clearance.
i. The estimated cost of airport construction is Rs 384 crore.
ii. The construction of Shivamogga Airport was begun in 2020 under UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) Scheme by the efforts of the Former CM B S Yediyurappa.
- In April 2022, Oil India Limited (OIL) inaugurated India’s first pure green hydrogen plant in which state?
1) Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
2) Puri, Odisha
3) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
4) Bathinda, Punjab
5) Jorhat, AssamAnswer-5) Jorhat, Assam
Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second-largest hydrocarbon explorer and producer, has inaugurated “India’s first 99.999 % pure” Green Hydrogen Pilot Plant in Jorhat, Assam, marking the country’s first significant step toward a green hydrogen economy.
i. The first plant of its sort in India, has an installed capacity of 10 kg hydrogen per day and was commissioned in a record time of 3months at Jorhat pump station in Assam.
ii. The plant is also the first in India to utilise the Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) technology.
- In April 2022, _______ became India’s first state to install an L-Route server to provide uninterrupted internet access.
1) West Bengal
2) Himachal Pradesh
5) GujaratAnswer- 3) Rajasthan
Rajasthan has become India’s first state to install an L-Route server to provide uninterrupted internet access. The new facility is installed at the Bhamashah State Data Centre in Rajasthan and is built in collaboration with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
i. With flawless internet connectivity, the Rajasthan government will be able to provide its flagship digital services and enforce e-governance.
- Which of the following points are “correct” with respect to the recent (in April’22) steps taken by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
A) RBI allowed Rural Cooperative Banks to raise funds from people in their area of operation or existing shareholders through preference shares and debt instruments.
B) The outstanding amount of Redeemable Non-Cumulative Preference Shares (RNCPS) and Perpetual Debt Instruments should not exceed 50% of total Tier-II capital.
C) RBI has broadened the scope of exemptions for opening current and CC/OD accounts to allow them to open and operate inter-bank accounts as well as accounts of all India financial institutions (AIFIs).
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only A & C
4) Only B & C
5) All A, B & CAnswer-3) Only A & C
RBI allowed Rural Cooperative Banks to raise funds from people in their area of operation or existing shareholders through preference shares and debt instruments with effect from April 19, 2022.
i. The outstanding amount of Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares and Perpetual Debt Instruments along with outstanding Innovative Perpetual Debt Instruments (IPDI) should not exceed 35% of total Tier-I capital at any point of time with the maturity period of Perpetual (endless).
ii. RBI has expanded the scope of exemptions under its circular for “opening of current accounts and cash credit (CC)/overdraft (OD) accounts” by banks, permitting them to open and operate inter-bank accounts and accounts of All India Financial Institutions (AIFIs), among others.
- Name the bank that recently (on 21st April’22) signed an MoU with the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to collect Direct Taxes and Indirect Taxes.
1) Induslnd Bank
2) Dhanlaxmi Bank
3) Karur Vysya Bank
4) DCB Bank
5) IDFC First BankAnswer-2) Dhanlaxmi Bank
Dhanlaxmi Bank has signed an MoU with the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) for collection of Direct Taxes and Indirect Taxes.
i. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has authorized the Bank to collect various taxes, based on a recommendation by the Controller General of Accounts.
ii. As a result of this partnership, the customers of Dhanlaxmi Bank will be able to pay their direct taxes and GST payments & other indirect taxes through the branch network and digital platforms of the Bank.
- Which of the following points are “correct” with respect to the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2022, a cricket reference book published in April 2022?
A) Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah (India), along with Devon Conway (New Zealand), Ollie Robinson (England) and Dane van Niekerk (women cricketer of South Africa), have been named as Wisden’s “Cricketers of the Year” 2022.
B) Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan has earned the title of leading T20 cricketer in the world.
C) Joe Root (England) has been named as leading cricketer (Men) in the world and Lizelle Lee (South Africa) is named as the Leading Woman Cricketer in the World.
1) Only A
2) Only C
3) Only A & B
4) Only B & C
5) All A, B & CAnswer-5) All A, B & C
In the 2022 edition of the Almanack, Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah (India), along with Devon Conway (New Zealand), Ollie Robinson (England) and Dane van Niekerk (women cricketer of South Africa), have been named as Wisden’s “Cricketers of the Year” 2022.
i. Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) has earned the title of leading T20 cricketer in the world, for his world-record 2,036 runs in all 20-over matches, at an average of 56.
ii. Joe Root (England) has been named as leading cricketer (Men) in the world and Lizelle Lee (South Africa) is named as the Leading Woman Cricketer in the World.
- Name the Padma awardee who was recently (in April ’22) appointed as Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India for 3 years.
1) Ajay Kumar Sood
2) Aditya Prasad Dash
3) K Vijay Raghavan
4) Subbanna Ayyappan
5) Moti Lal MadanAnswer- 1) Ajay Kumar Sood
The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Eminent Prof. and Padma awardee, Ajay Kumar Sood (AK Sood) as the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI) for a period of 3 years with effect from the date he assumes charge of the post, or until further orders.
i. He will succeed renowned biologist K Vijay Raghavan, who retired on 2nd April 2022.
ii. Ajay Kumar Sood, the Honorary Professor of the Department of Physics · Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bengaluru and he is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
iii. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2013 for science and Engineering.
- Which country recently (in April’22) tested the World’s Most Powerful Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile-‘RS-28 Sarmat’?
5) United StatesAnswer-3) Russia
Russia had test-launched a new nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (world’s Most Powerful) namely ‘RS-28 Sarmat’ for the 1st time from Plesetsk in northwest Russia and hit targets in the Kamchatka peninsula, nearly 6,000 km (3,700 miles) away.
i. It is also called ‘Satan 2’ and it will replace the R-36M ICBM (SS-18 ‘Satan’) in Russia’s arsenal. The Sarmat ICBM has been developed at the Makeyev State Rocket Center (part of Roscosmos) and is manufactured at the Krasmash enterprise.
ii. Sarmat is a three-stage, liquid-fueled missile with a range of 18,000 km and a launch weight of 208.1 metric tons, to be exact. The missile is 35.3 meters long and 3 meters in diameter.
- The 15th National Civil Services Day was observed across India on _________ with the theme of “Vision [email protected] – Bringing Citizens and Government closer”.
1) 18th April 2022
2) 21st April 2022
3) 19th April 2022
4) 20th April 2022
5) 22nd April 2022Answer- 2) 21st April 2022
The National Civil Services Day is annually observed across India on 21st April to celebrate the Civil Servants who serve the nation in different terrains and across different sectors.
i. 21st April 2022 marks the observance of the 15th National Civil Services Day with the theme of “Vision [email protected] – Bringing Citizens and Government closer”.
ii. Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions inaugurated the 15th National Civil Services Day function in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Delhi.
iii. Prime Minister(PM) Narendra Modi conferred the PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2021, a total of 16 awards, 10 Awards for 5 identified Priority Programmes and 6 Awards to organizations of Central/ State Government/Districts for innovations, were awarded during the event.
- Which state’s Disaster Management Authority recently (in April’22) signed an MoU with the Geological Survey of India (GSI) to develop a regional level Early Warning System (EWS) for rainfall and landslides?
1) Arunachal Pradesh
5) TripuraAnswer-3) Sikkim
The Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority and the Geological Survey of India (GSI) inked an MoU to develop a regional level Early Warning System (EWS) which predicts excessive rainfalls resulting in landslides.
i. The objective of the MoU is to create a Disaster resilient ecosystem to save lives of people from natural disasters with the support of relevant and timely data from the GSI.
ii. The GSI has mapped around three lakh square-kilometres of land across 17 states, including Sikkim for their landslide susceptibility, providing 60 to 70 percent accurate forecast.
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