1.Who has been selected as new Prime Minister of Iraq by the Iraqi Parliament?
A. Mustafa Al Kadhimi
B. Barham Salih
C. Haider al-Abadi
D. Muqtada al-Sadr
2.Which of the following entity has launched virtual ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ to ensure well being of senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic in association with Piramal Foundation?
A. National Institute of Social Defense (NISD)
B. National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog
C. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
D. Social Justice and Empowerment Department
3.Which housing finance company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Delhi to develop washable and reusable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits?
A. Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd.
B. St Bank Home Finance Limited
C. PNB Housing Finance Limited
D. ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd
4.Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairman of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla?
A. Mallikarjun Kharge
B. Rahul Gandhi
C. Shashi Tharoor
D. Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary
5.Who has authored the book titled ‘Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil Hero’, a biography of Vir Chakra awardee (posthumously) Captain Vijyant Thapar?
A. VN Thapar
B. Neha Dwivedi
C. Mayanti Langer
D. Both A and B
6.World Red Cross Day was celebrated on:
A. 8 May
B. 7 May
C. 6 May
D. 5 May
7.Consider the following statements:
1.States like Delhi and Andhra Pradesh are levying an additional 70-75% excise duty on the purchase of liquor due to the damage caused by the Kovid-19 epidemic.
2.This number is 18 percent more than Rs 1,50,657.95 crore collected during the financial year 2018- 19.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
8.Consider the following statements:
1.Gas leakage has come to light in a pharma company in Visakhapatnam.
2.Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced a grant of Rs 2 crore to the families of those killed in this incident.
3.Styrene is a chemical compound that has been identified as neruo-toxins.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
9.Consider the following statements related to Pulitzer Prize:
1.Indian Photojournalists Won Pulitzer Prize.
2.The Pulitzer Prize is considered America’s most prestigious honor in the field of journalism.
3.Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
Mustafa Al Kadhimi has been chosen as Iraq’s new Prime Minister.In November 2019, Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned due to massive anti-governmental protests. Since then, it is Mustafa who has become the proper Iraq Prime Minister.
Constitution of Iraq
NITI Aayog has virtually launched a campaign titled “Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan” in association with Piramal Foundation to protect senior citizens during COVID-19. The campaign targets to reach 2.9 million senior citizens that are spread in 25 Aspirational Districts. The districts are spread in Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh. The scheme is aimed to create awareness about several aspects of senior citizens including their lifestyle and health. The main objective of the scheme is to protect the senior citizens.
Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog: Rajiv Kumar.
Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant.
PNB Housing Finance , signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Delhi to help research and development in regards to kits that are being used by healthcare workers across India, for fighting Covid-19. In a notification, PNB Housing stated that the will support critical research and development (R&D) of a unique prototype material to be used in manufacturing sustainable (washable and reusable) PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) surgical gowns and masks.The kits will be supplied to notable government hospitals.
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been reappointed as chairperson of the Parliament’s public accounts committee (PAC) by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Public accounts committee
Penguin Random House will publish the e-book titled as “Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil Hero”. The book is“first-ever” biography giving a rare insight into the heart and mind of one of India’s bravest soldiers. The book has been penned by Vijyant’s father Colonel VN Thapar and writer Neha Dwivedi, a martyr’s daughter herself. Captain Vijyant Thapar was only 22 when he was martyred in the Kargil war in 1999.
May 8 is observed as the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Every year, the day celebrates the principles of the “International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement”. The celebrations aim to pay tribute to the volunteers who participated in the event as well as welcome their precious contribution to helping people in need. Mainly, World Red Cross Day focuses on the food shortage, natural calamities, war as well as diseases of the epidemic. This day commemorates the birth anniversary of the Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Henry Dunant. Henry Dunan won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. The Red Cross Society has won the Nobel Prize thrice: in 1917, 1944 and 1963. No other organisation has won the Peace Prize more than the Red Cross.
States like Delhi and Andhra Pradesh are levying an additional 70-75% excise duty on the purchase of liquor due to the damage caused by the Kovid-19 epidemic.
State governments’ earnings from alcohol?
What are the other sources of revenue for the states?
The states’ revenues comprise broadly two categories
Again, Own Tax Revenue comprises three principal sources:
Non tax revenues:
Role of Alcohol in State Economy
A case of gas leakage has come to light in a pharma company in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The incident occurred on the morning of 07 May 2020. Chemical gas leaked at the LG Polymer Industry plant in RS Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam when people were sleeping in their homes. When people had difficulty breathing due to gas leakage and more than thousand people fell ill.
What is Styrene Gas?
In which products it is used as a raw material?
How does inhalation of Styrene Gas Affect a Human Body?
Going by the reports coming in from Vizag, inhalation of Styrene gas affects body in following stages
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Recently, five Indian Photographers were among the winners of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize.
Highlights of Prize distribution
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