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1.In April 2022, the Digital India RISC-V Microprocessor (DIR-V) Program was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in New Delhi, Delhi.
Who is named as Chief Architect of the DIR-V programme?
1) A. N. Rajagopalan
2) V. Kamakoti
3) Subhasis Chaudhuri
4) Krishnakumar Rao
5) Renu Rameshan
The Digital India RISC-V Microprocessor (DIR-V) Program was launched by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in New Delhi, Delhi.
i. Its ultimate purpose is to allow the development of next generation microprocessors in India and around the world, with the goal of achieving commercial silicon and design wins by December 2023.
ii. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Director Professor V. Kamakoti has been named Chief Architect of the DIR-V programme, while Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Trivandrum (Kerala) Scientist Krishnakumar Rao has been named Program Manager.
iii. This first set of commercial silicon SHAKTI and VEGA microprocessors are expected to be available for incorporation by December 2023 or early 2024.
2.Which of the following points are correct with respect to the cabinet approval in April 2022?
1) The Union Cabinet has approved NBS rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for Kharif Season from April 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022 at Rs. 60,939.23 Crores.
2) Cabinet approves revised cost estimate of Rs 2255 crore for Setting up India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).
3) CCEA approved extension of the PM SVANidhi beyond March 2022 till January 2023.
4) A Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) was approved to upgrade 2G mobile sites to 4G at security sites in left-wing extremism areas.
5) The cabinet also approved the construction of 540 Megawatt Kwar Hydro Electric Project through Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited in J&K.
CCEA approved extension of the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) beyond March 2022 till December 2024.
The Union Cabinet has approved NBS rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for Kharif Season from April 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022 at Rs. 60,939.23 Crores.
Cabinet approves revised cost estimate of Rs 2255 crore for Setting up India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).
A Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) was approved to upgrade 2G mobile sites to 4G at security sites in left-wing extremism areas.
The cabinet also approved the construction of 540 Megawatt Kwar Hydro Electric Project through Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited in J&K.
The Union Cabinet has approved the amalgamation of Consultancy Development Centre (CDC) with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of
3.In April 2022, _______ became the 1st district in India to cover 100% households under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)- SEHAT scheme.
1) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
2) Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
3) Howrah, West Bengal
4) Samba, Jammu & Kashmir
5) Jamtara, Jharkhand
The Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) Samba District has became the first district in India to cover 100% households under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)- SEHAT (Social, Endeavor for Health And Telemedicine) scheme.
i. The aim of the scheme is to extend health insurance coverage to all residents of UT of J&K and It provides free of cost insurance to cover all the residents of the UT of J&K.
4.Which organisation recently (in April ’22) signed an MoU with Equinor ASA for exploration and production (E & P) and clean energy projects?
1) Bharat Petroleum Limited
2) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
3) Hindustan Petroleum Limited
4) Oil India Limited
5) Indian Oil Corporation
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has signed an MoU with Equinor ASA (formerly Statoil and StatoilHydro), for collaboration in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) as well as exploring clean energy projects for a period of two years during a visit of high-level delegation from Norway to India in New Delhi.
i. The MoU aimed for collaboration with each other in the field of Upstream (extracting oil and gas from ground), Midstream (safe transportation to plant) and Downstream (converting the resources into final products) exploration of Oil and Natural Gas.
5.Which company recently (in April’22) introduced contactless RuPay Cards in the form of Keychain along with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Transcorp PPI.?
3) Cashfree Payments
Pencilton, a teen-focused fintech start-up, has launched PencilKey, a National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) compatible RuPay on-the-go contactless keychain for teens, in collaboration with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Transcorp PPI.
i. PencilKey is linked to the PencilCard which is an all-in-one prepaid card, metro card, and bus card.
6.Name the personality from India who recently (in April’22) was honoured with the “Order of Merit in the Diplomatic Service of Peru José Gregorio Paz Soldan
1) Ardeshir B.K. Dubash
2) Shivaji Sen
3) Renu Rameshan
4) Vikram Vishwanath
5) Srikumar Banerjee
Ardeshir B.K. Dubash, the former Honorary Consul of Peru, Mumbai, was honoured with the Order of “Merit in the Diplomatic Service of Peru José Gregorio Paz Soldán”, the highest distinction conferred by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Peru. H. E. Carlos R Polo, Ambassador of Peru in India presented the decoration, issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, to Ardeshir B.K. Dubash in a private ceremony held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
i. Ardeshir B.K. Dubash served as the Honorary Consul of Peru for a period of around 50 years since 1973.
7.Who was recently (in April’ 22) appointed as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) for a 2nd Term?
1) R. S. Katheria
2) Buta Singh
3) P. L. Punia
4) Vijay Sampla
5) Suraj Bhan
Vijay Sampla, Former Union Minister of State(MoS) for Social Justice and Empowerment, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) for a 2nd time. He assumed the charge as Chairman of NCSC on 24th April 2022.
i. Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, issued the official order of this appointment.
ii. Initially, in February 2021, Vijay Sampla was appointed as the Chairman of the NCSC and Ahead of the Punjab Elections he resigned from his post and contested in the polls.
8.In April 2022, Bharti Airtel acquired a _______ stake in Cnergee Technologies under the Airtel Startup Accelerator Program.
Bharti Airtel acquired a 7% stake in Navi Mumbai based Cnergee Technologies, a cloud-based networking solution, under the Airtel Startup Accelerator Program.
i. This acquisition is a part of Bharti Airtel’s Network as a Service(NaaS) proposition for small and medium businesses (SMBs) looking to shift to cloud-based solutions.
9.Name the Padma Awardee who authored the book, “Not Just a Nightwatchman: My Innings in the BCCI.”
1) Sankaran Nair
2) Rajiv Mehrishi
3) Vinod Rai
4) Pitambar Pant
5) Moosa Raza
Padma Bhushan Vinod Rai, former (11th) Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) India, has authored a new book titled “Not Just A Nightwatchman: My Innings in the BCCI”.
i. The book features his 33-month stint as the Chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
ii. Vinod Rai,was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2016 for civil service.
10.What is the theme of International Girls in ICT Day 2022, observed across the globe on April 28th, 2022?
1) Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes
2) Girls and Women and Innovation
3) Bridging the gender digital divide
4) Access & Safety
5) Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity
International Girls in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Day is annually observed across the globe on the fourth Thursday in April to inspire the next generation girls and young women to prosper in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.
i. The International Girls in ICT Day 2022 was observed on 28th April 2022 with the theme of “Access & Safety”.