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____ becomes the first metro city to get its biodiversity register.
Explanation- Kolkata is the first metro city to prepare a detailed register of biodiversity. Kolkata Municipal Corporation released the People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR), a document with details about the floral and faunal varieties in the city and its land use and human activities. The document is prepared by the biodiversity management committee (BMC) of the civic body under the supervision of the state biodiversity board and with help from NGOs. Chandigarh and Indore are other important cities that have prepared the document.
International Missing Children’s Day is observed on _____.
- 28th May
- 26th May
- 25th May
- 27th May
Explanation- International Missing Children’s Day is an awareness event that is observed every year on the 25th of May. The aims of the day are to place a spotlight on the issue of child abduction, educate parents on safeguarding measures to protect their children and also honour those who have never been found and celebrate those who have. This awareness event is run in conjunction with the Global Missing Children’s Network. The network, which was formed in 1998, has 23 member countries who all connect in order to share information and best practice, working towards improving the effectiveness and success rate of missing children investigations.
India’s First Olympic Values Education launched in _____.
- Madhya Pradesh
- Andhra Pradesh
Explanation- The Olympic Values Education Programme of the International Olympic Committee was launched in Odisha by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in collaboration with the Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust (ABFT). The OVEP is a practical set of resources to introduce young people to the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship. It will be a values-based curriculum implemented initially in 90 schools in Rourkela and Bhubaneswar, catering to about 32,000 children.
A new book titled “Listen to Your Heart, The London Adventure” is authored by _____.
- Danzy Senna
- Stephen King
- J.K. Rowling
- Ruskin Bond
Ans:- Ruskin Bond
Explanation- A new book titled “Listen to Your Heart: The London Adventure” authored by Ruskin Bond, was published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI) on Ruskin Bond’s 88th birthday (19th May 2022).
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India _____ in the Travel and Tourism Development Index 2021.
Explanation- The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ranked India 54th position (down from 46th in 2019) with a score of 4.1 in its Travel and Tourism Development Index 2021, but still, India remains the top performer in South Asia. Japan has topped (1) the global chart, and the bottom position (117) is occupied by the country Chad.
A supercomputer named Param Porul was inaugurated at _____ under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).
- NIT Manipur
- NIT Jaipur
- NIT Nagpur
- NIT Tiruchirappalli
Ans:- NIT Tiruchirappalli
Explanation- A supercomputer named Param Porul was inaugurated at NIT Tiruchirappalli under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The NSM is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Param Porul supercomputing facility is established under phase two of the national supercomputing mission to facilitate computational research.
The 250th Birth Anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy was celebrated on _____ this year.
- May 26th
- May 22nd
- May 25th
- May 21st
Ans:- May 22nd
Explanation- The 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy was celebrated and commemorated by the Ministry of Culture. The ministry of Culture organized an inaugural ceremony on 22nd May 2022, which was organized at the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Salt Lake, Kolkata, and at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata.
The Bilateral Exercise ‘Bongosagar’ is between the Indian Navy and _____.
- German Navy
- The US Navy
- Bangladesh Navy
- Russian Navy
Ans:- Bangladesh Navy
Explanation- The third edition of the Indian Navy – Bangladesh Navy Bilateral Exercise ‘Bongosagar’ commenced at Port Mongla, Bangladesh, on 24 May 2022. The Harbour Phase of the exercise begins from 24-25 May, which will be followed by a Sea Phase in the Northern Bay of Bengal from 26-27 May.
Who won the VASVIK industrial research award 2020?
- Radhakishan Damani
- Adar Poonawalla
- Sanjiv Bajaj
- A Gopalakrishnan
Ans:- A Gopalakrishnan
Explanation- A Gopalakrishnan, Director of the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, has won the VASVIK (Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra) Industrial Research Award for the year 2020 in the category of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 1.51 lakh and citation, is in recognition of his significant contribution to the research works related to fish genetics.
____ has been elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organization?
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
- Anders Nordström
- Margaret Chan
- Lee Jong-Wook
Ans:- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Explanation- World Health Organization(WHO) has re-appointed Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director-General of WHO for the second term with effect from 16th August 2022. His re-election was confirmed during the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva. He was the sole candidate. Dr Tedros was first elected in 2017. Before joining the WHO, Dr Tedros served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as Minister of Health in Ethiopia.