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    1. In May 2023, ____________ became the first state in India to make digital health cards for children.
      1) West Bengal
      2) Bihar
      3) Gujarat
      4) Uttar Pradesh
      5) Madhya Pradesh
      Answer-4) Uttar Pradesh
      The Urban Development Department and Lucknow Smart City launched the ‘School Health Program’ making Uttar Pradesh (UP) the first Indian state to make digital health cards for children.
      i. As a pilot project, the program has been started by Lucknow Smart City in three schools in Lucknow viz. Aminabad Inter College, Kashmiri Mohalla Girls Inter College and Kashmiri Mohalla Montessori School.
      • These schools have been given the responsibility of health checkup of 1765 children.
      ii. Under this, a digital health report card will be prepared on 130 parameters for the overall physical and mental well-being of municipal schools. A health insurance worth Rs 25,000 will also be given to these children

    2. In which state/UT, Union Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh has recently (in May ‘23) inaugurated India’s first-of-its-kind Indian Air Force (IAF) Heritage Centre?
      1) Punjab
      2) Uttarakhand
      3) Chandigarh
      4) Assam
      5) Delhi
      Answer-3) Chandigarh
      During his visit to Chandigarh on May 08, 2023, the Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministry of Defence, inaugurated India’s first-of-its-kind Indian Air Force (IAF) Heritage Centre in Chandigarh’s Sector 18 to highlight the IAF’s various aircraft and its contributions in various wars.
      • The IAF heritage is spread across 17,000 square feet at the Government Press Building in Chandigarh.
      • It includes five vintage aircraft and would provide visitors with cockpit exposure and an experience with flight simulators.
      i. The heritage centre has the first IAF-made patent aircraft Air Force ‘Kanpur-1 Vintage Prototype Aircraft’, a single-engine indigenous flying machine designed and built by the late Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh in 1958 at Base Repair Depot Kanpur.

    3. In May 2023, _______________ became the 1st Indian Airline to operate a commercial domestic flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
      1) SpiceJet
      2) Go First
      3) Akasa Air
      4) IndiGo
      5) Air Vistara
      Answer-5) Air Vistara
      On 4th May 2023, Air Vistara became the 1st Indian carrier (Airline) to operate a commercial domestic flight on a widebody aircraft using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
      i. The feat was achieved by the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flying from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Delhi to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai using a blend of 17% SAF and 83% conventional jet fuel, reducing carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions by around 4,500 kilograms (kg).
      ii. On this flight, Vistara was able to reduce approximately 10,000 pounds of CO₂ emissions.

    4. Name the company that has recently (in May ‘23) launched a Cardholder Verification Value (CVV) free feature for tokenized cards in India.
      1) Mastercard
      2) Visa
      3) American Express
      4) Capital One
      5) Rakuten Card
      Answer-2) Visa
      Visa, the Card payments company, launched a Cardholder Verification Value (CVV) free feature for tokenized cards in India to make the online transaction process easier. Thus, enabling the users to carry out online transactions without the need to enter the CVV.
      • It eliminates the need for customers to enter the CVV for every domestic transaction.
      • The feature allows the merchants only to verify the three-digit CVV once when tokenizing the card.
      i. The process of Authentication:
      • Under tokenized cards, the tokenization process replaces card details with a unique code, which improves transaction security.
      • The tokenized transactions require two-factor authentication i.e. first at tokenization and then when entering the OTP.

    5. Who has recently (in May ‘23) received the 13th edition of the Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award from former President of India, Ram Nath Kovind?
      1) Yogi Adityanath (CM of Uttar Pradesh)
      2) Shivraj Singh Chouhan (CM of Madhya Pradesh)
      3) Eknath Shinde (CM of Maharashtra)
      4) Naveen Patnaik (CM of Odisha)
      5) Bhupendra Patel (CM of Gujarat)
      Answer-1) Yogi Adityanath (CM of Uttar Pradesh)
      Ram Nath Kovind, a former President of India, honoured Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh (UP), with the 13th edition of the Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award, for creating a fear-free UP, during the ceremony held at Shanmukhananda Auditorium in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
      i. The award was received by Lalji Prasad, a Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) in UP, on behalf of CM Yogi Adityanath.
      ii. The award ceremony event was organised by the Buddhanjali Research Foundation.

    6. Name the Indian Naval Ship (INS) that was recently (in May ‘23) decommissioned by the Indian Navy (IN) in Kochi after 36 years of Service.
      1) INS Kumbhir
      2) INS Kesari
      3) INS Magar
      4) INS Guldar
      5) INS Shardul
      Answer-3) INS Magar
      On May 6, 2023, the Indian Navy (IN) decommissioned Indian Naval Ship (INS) Magar, the oldest Landing Ship Tank (Large) after 36 years of service at the Naval base in Kochi, Kerala. It was commanded by CDR Hemant V Salunkhe.
      • It was decommissioned in the presence of Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, as a Chief Guest. He helmed the ship from 2005-06.
      i. INS Magar was launched on November 16, 1984 by Meera Tahiliani and commissioned on July 18, 1987 at Garden Reach Shipyard and Engineers (GRSE) Limited, Kolkata (West Bengal) by late Admiral Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani.

    7. In May 2023, Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first indigenously designed and developed Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) loitering munitions.
      Which company developed the munitions?

      1) Mahindra Aerospace Limited
      2) Tata Advanced Systems Limited
      3) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
      4) Bharat Electronics Limited
      5) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
      Answer-2) Tata Advanced Systems Limited
      Indian Air Force (IAF) has received its first indigenously designed and developed Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) loitering munitions named the TATA ALS 50 which are capable of operating from all kinds of terrain and high altitude areas and can take down targets at a range of over 50 km, without exposing any personnel to risk.
      • The munitions which are also known as suicide drone has been developed by Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL).
      • The munitions are designed for VTOL and have successfully demonstrated their capability to carry out precision strikes (less than 2 meters) during trials and tests.
      • TATA ALS 50 could allow for real-time targeting, either by the operator or autonomously.

    8. In May 2023, the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s 1st C295 medium transport aircraft completed its maiden flight in _____________ (country).
      1) Spain
      2) Germany
      3) Russia
      4) Australia
      5) Indonesia
      Answer-1) Spain
      The Indian Air Force (IAF)’s 1st C295 medium transport aircraft has completed its maiden flight in Spain, marking a significant milestone towards its delivery by the second half of 2023. The aircraft took off from Seville, Spain, on 5 May 2023 and landed after 3 hours of flight.
      i. This first flight represents a significant accomplishment for the 1st Make in India aerospace programme.
      ii. India acquired 56 C295 aircraft in September 2021 to replace the (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet.

    9. Name the personality who has recently (in May ‘23) won the Formula 1(F1) Miami Grand Prix (GP) title 2023.
      1) Sergio Perez
      2) Fernando Alonso
      3) Sebastian Vettel
      4) Lewis Hamilton
      5) Max Verstappen
      Answer-5) Max Verstappen
      Dutch-Belgian racing driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the Formula 1(F1) Miami Grand Prix(GP) 2023 title, the 5th round of the 2023 F1 World Championship, at the Miami International Autodrome, Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the United States of America (USA).
      • This marks Max Verstappen’s 38th career win, tying him with Sebastian Vettel for most victories for Red Bull.
      i. Mexico’s Sergio Perez (Red Bull) finished 2nd and Spain’s Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) finished 3rd in Miami GP 2023.
      Note- The Miami GP 2023, officially known as the F1 Miami Grand Prix 2023, is the 2nd edition of Miami GP.

    10. The ____________ Raising Day of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) observed across India on 7th May 2023.
      1) 65th
      2) 61st
      3) 63rd
      4) 66th
      5) 64th
      Answer-5) 64th
      The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), annually celebrated its Raising Day on May 7th to mark the establishment of the BRO on 7th May 1960.
      • 7th May 2023 marks the observance of the 64th Raising Day of BRO.
      i. As a part of the celebration of BRO’s 64th Raising Day, the ‘Chief Engineers and Equipment Management Conference’ was organised at BRO School and Centre, Pune in Maharashtra. The event was attended by Ajay Bhatt, the MoS for Defence (RakshaRajya Mantri).
      • BRO-centric softwares- Recruitment Management System, Electronic Measurement Book & Work Management System, developed as part of ‘Digital India’ initiative, were also launched at the event.
      • On the occasion of the 64th Raising Day of BRO, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the BRO and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Limited for construction of indigenous Class 70R Double Lane Modular Bridges, which will help in bolstering the operational preparedness of the Armed Forces.