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  1. In May 2024, the World Health Organisation (WHO) granted certification to 3 countries in the Americas i.e. Belize, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines for ‘Eliminating the Mother-To-Child Transmission’(EMTCT) of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and ____________.
    1) Syphilis
    2) Viral hepatitis
    3) Cervical Cancer
    4) Coronavirus
    5) Congenital Chagas
    Answer-1) Syphilis
    On 7th May 2024, The World Health Organisation (WHO) granted certification to 3 countries in the Americas i.e. Belize, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines for eliminating the mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Syphilis.
    Criteria for Certification:
    i.Countries which have brought the mother-to-child HIV transmission rate to under 5%.
    ii.Countries which provided antenatal care and antiretroviral treatment to more than 90% of pregnant women.
    iii.Countries which reported fewer than 50 new cases of congenital syphilis per 100, 000 newborns.
    iv.Countries which achieved a HIV rate of fewer than 500 per 100, 000 live births.

  2. In May 2024, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has lifted restrictions on __________(Bank) mobile app, _____________, to onboard new customers in it.
    1)  Canara Bank, Canara ai1
    2) Jammu & Kashmir Bank’s, mPAY – Delight
    3) Bank of Baroda’s, BoB World
    4) Karnataka Bank, KBL Mobile Plus
    5) ICICI Bank, Money2India
    Answer-3) Bank of Baroda’s, BoB World
    In May 2024, The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has lifted restrictions on Bank of Baroda(BoB)’s mobile application “BoB World” with immediate effect. This allows BoB to onboard customers through BoB World application in accordance with the applicable guidelines and extant laws /regulations.
    In October 2023, RBI in exercise of its power given under Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, ordered BoB to immediately suspend the process of adding customers through its “BoB World” mobile application based on certain supervisory concerns.

  3. Which of the following organisation has recently ( in May ‘24) received SEBI approval to function as an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Ratings Provider (ERP)?
    1) Acuite Ratings & Research Limited
    2) Pragati Development Consulting Services Limited
    3) CRISIL ESG Ratings & Analytics Limited
    4) CARE ESG Ratings Limited
    5) India Ratings and Research
    Answer-4) CARE ESG Ratings Limited
    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has given approval to CARE ESG Ratings Limited (CareEdge-ESG – formerly known as CARE Advisory Research & Training Limited), a wholly owned subsidiary of CARE Ratings Limited, to function as a Category I Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Ratings Provider (ERP).
    ·         CareEdge-ESG received the received the registration under the SEBI (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999 on 2nd May 2024.
    ·         The ratings will enable the issuers to discern steps for the betterment of their sustainability performance.

  4. Who has been recently (in May ‘24) reappointed as the Prime Minister (PM) of Russia?
    1) Gabriel Attal
    2) Mikhail Mishustin
    3) Ilham Aliyev
    4) Luis Filipe Montenegro
    5) Aleksandar Vučić
    Answer-2) Mikhail Mishustin
    On 10th May 2024, Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed the reappointment of Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin(58) as Prime Minister (PM) of Russia. He proposed his name for State Duma, lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia.
    ·         Mishustin who held the post of Russia’s PM for last 4 years, submitted his resignation to the Cabinet on 7th May 2024, when Vladimir Putin officially sworn-in as President of Russia for the 5th term during a ceremony held at Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia.

  5. Who has been recently (in may ‘24) appointed as Chairperson of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH)?
    1) Jagjit Pavadia
    2) Joyshree Das Verma
    3) Shashi Kumar Singh
    4) Pramod Kumar Tiwari
    5) Rizwan Koita
    Answer-5) Rizwan Koita
    Rizwan Koita, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Director of the Koita Foundation (KF) has been appointed Chairperson of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
    ·         He replaced Padma Shri Dr. Mahesh Verma, Vice Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IPU) in Delhi, who assumed the role of Chairperson NABH in 2022.
    Note: NABH, a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI), sets benchmarks for quality and accredits healthcare organizations.

  6. Which organisation has recently (in may ‘24) developed India’s 1st indigenous Loitering Aerial Munitions for Armed Forces?
    1) Skyroot Aerospace Private Limited
    2) Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt Ltd.
    3) Munitions India Limited
    4) Kadet Defence Systems
    5) Adani Defence and Aerospace
    Answer- 4) Kadet Defence Systems
    Kadet Defence Systems(P) Limited (KDS) has introduced India’s 1st pioneering Loitering Aerial Munitions (LAM) for the Indian Armed Forces. It was developed under a unique Development cum Production Partner(DCPP) model with the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO).
     LAM system encompasses cutting-edge technologies such as: Canister Aerial Loitering Munition (CALM), Combat Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAVs) with stand-off capabilities and Tactical Vertical Takeoff & Landing (VTOL) UAVs.

  7. Name the the rocky exoplanet with an atmosphere that has been recently (in may 24) detected by astronomers using the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)?
    1) TOI-715 b
    2)  55 Cancri e
    3)  Titan
    4) 2005 EX296
    5) Gaia BH1
    Answer-2)  55 Cancri e
    Astronomers using the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have detected atmospheric gases surrounding 55 Cancri e, also known as Janssen, a hot rocky exoplanet 41 light-years from Earth.
     This is one of the 5 known planets orbiting the 55 Cancri, Sun-like star in the constellation Cancer.
     This discovery marks the first time an atmosphere has been identified surrounding a terrestrial planet outside our Solar System.
     The planet is classified as a super-Earth: larger than Earth, smaller than Neptune, and likely similar in composition to the rocky planets in our solar system.

  8. Which Space startup has recently(in may’24) signed an MoU with IN-SPACe To Enhance Satellite Tech for Earth Observation?
    1) GalaxEye
    2) AeroSpace Services India
    3) Tata Advanced Systems Limited
    4) Skyroot Aerospace
    5) Garuda Aerospace
    Answer-1) GalaxEye
    The Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GalaxEye Space, which grants GalaxEye access to world-class laboratories and testing facilities operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
    ·         GalaxEye has become the first Indian company to benefit from IN-SPACe’s top-tier co-working and testing space as a partner in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
    ·         GalaxEye is presently working on India’s first private constellation of Earth observation satellites ‘Drishti Mission’ (multi-sensor imaging satellite)

  9. Name the institute from which researchers recently (in May ‘24) discovered two new species of needlefish ‘ Ablennes gracalii’ and ‘Ablennes joseberchmansis’.
    1) Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture
    2) National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
    3) Zoological Survey of India
    4) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
    5) North East Institute Of Science And Technology
    Answer-4) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
    Researchers at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) in Kochi (Kerala) have identified 2 new species of needlefish named “Ablennes joseberchmansis” and “Ablennes gracalii” from Indian waters.
     The findings of the new species were published in the Journal of Regional Studies in Marine Science.
     The research was carried out by Toji Thomas, a research scholar at CMFRI, under the guidance of Dr EM Abdussamad, principal scientist and Head-in-charge of the Pelagic Fisheries Division at CMFRI.
    Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), the apex institute for fish genetic resources in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, discovered a new catfish species named Glyptothorax punyabratai from the Brahmaputra River drainage in Arunachal Pradesh.
    ·         The species is named after Dr. Punyabarata Das, the founding director of ICAR-NBFGR, to commemorate his substantial contributions to fisheries research.

  10. In which league/tournament did Mumbai City Football Club (MCFC) recently (in may ‘24) defeat Mohun Bagan SuperGiants (MBSG) to win the title?
    1) Santosh Trophy
    2) Women’s Premier League
    3) Khelo India University Games
    4) Khelo India Youth Games
    5) Indian Super League
    Answer-5) Indian Super League
    Mumbai City Football Club (MCFC) beat Mohun Bagan SuperGiants (MBSG) 3-1 to win the 10th edition of the  Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) in Kolkata, West Bengal(WB).
    ·         This is the second ISL title for Mumbai City Football Club, it previously won the 2020-21 season against Atlético de Kolkata Mohun Bagan.