28th October 2022

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Ministry of Education to organize ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ programme.

‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ will be organized by the Ministry of Education next month. The ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ is a month-long program that will be held from the 16th of the next month. The ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’ aims to rediscover the centuries-old bond of knowledge and ancient civilizational linkage between Varanasi and Tamil Nadu.

  • The Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan addressed the media and informed more than 2400 Tamil people in 12 groups.
  • He addressed a huge and diverse section of society including academics, philosophy, agriculture, entrepreneurship, arts, etc.
  • These 12 groups will visit Kashi for eight days to get familiarised with the ancient knowledge shared by these two ancient cities.
  • These groups of people will come from Rameshwaram, Chennai, and Coimbatore by train.
  • During this time, seminars, lectures, and discussions will be held during the program.
  • On this occasion, Mr. Pradhan also launched a website for the registration process for this month-long event.
  • The program will be organized under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The hosting partners of this event will be IIT- Madras and Banaras Hindu University.

Which of the following ministry will organise ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’, a month-long programme, from the 16 Nov 2022 in Varanasi?

A – Ministry of Culture
B – Ministry of Environment and Forests
C – Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
D – Ministry of Education

Odisha’s Jeypore Airport gets license from DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) granted Jeypore Airport the license to carry out commercial flight operations under the regional connectivity scheme. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has described it as a milestone. The airport is 33km northwest of Koraput town and 500km southwest of Bhubaneswar.

  • The DGCA granted a license to Jeypore Airport to carry out commercial flight operations.
  • The Jeypore Airport of Odisha gets a license to carry out scheduled air operations under the UDAN.
  • The license authorizes the aerodrome to be used as a regular place of landing and departure.
  • The license would be liable to suspension, modification, or withdrawal of the provisions of the aircraft act, and the aircraft rules were violated.
  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik praised the growth of airports in Odisha and said that it will fulfill people’s aspirations and give a boost to connectivity.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has granted an aerodrome licence to Jeypore airport. It is located in which state?

A – Uttar Pradesh
B – Gujarat
C – Rajasthan
D – Odisha

Trees Beyond Forests initiative launched in Assam.

Trees Beyond Forests initiative: The “trees outside forests in India (TOFI)” programme was introduced by the Assam government and the US Agency for International Development (USAID)with the goal of bringing together farmers, businesses, and private institutions to increase the amount of trees in the State’s non-traditional forests.

Which of the following state government in association with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the “Out-of-Forest Trees in India (TOFI)” program?

A – Tripura
B – Jammu and Kashmir
C – Assam
D – Arunachal Pradesh

Diwali To Be A Public School Holiday in New York City from 2023.

Diwali will be a holiday for the New York City public school starting next year in 2023, Mayor Eric Adams announced. Adams, joined by New York Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar, who had introduced the legislation to recognize Diwali as a holiday.

Addressing a press conference, Rajkumar said, “The time has come to recognize over 200,000 New Yorkers of the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain faiths who celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights.” She called Anniversary Day “an obscure and antiquated day,” as compared to Diwali, which is celebrated by a “growing number of New Yorkers.

Diwali will be a public school holiday in which of the following city from 2023?

A – New York
B – Berlin
C – Paris
D – Tokyo

National Intellectual Property Award won by IIT Madras for 2021 and 2022

National Intellectual Property Award: The national award for intellectual property was given to the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) for 2021 and 2022. The prize was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Which of the following IIT has been conferred the ‘National Intellectual Property Awards 2021 and 2022’ by the Government of India?

A – IIT Guwahati
B – IIT Delhi
C – IIT Madras
D – IIT Kanpur

Cyclone Sitrang hit densely populated area in Bangladesh, Indian region affected.

Cyclone Sitrang hit Bangladesh: Cyclone Sitrang ploughed into heavily populated, low-lying parts of Bangladesh on night, killing at least nine people. The districts of Barguna, Narail, Sirajganj, and the island district of Bhol all reported death. Officials warned that as more casualties are reported from other districts, the death toll could rise.

  • Cyclone Sitrang quickly degraded into a deep depression after crossing Bangladesh, and as of Tuesday morning, it had further degraded into a low pressure region.
  • Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura may experience widespread moderate to heavy rainfall on Tuesday due to the system, which is now moving towards northeastern areas of India.
  • Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department issued a warning for squally winds on Tuesday morning along and off the coast of West Bengal, with gusts up to 60 kmph.
  • By afternoon, these winds will gradually weaken to 30 to 40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph. According to the IMD, Tuesday’s forenoon is predicted to see an improvement in the weather in south Bengal regions.
  • In West Bengal’s coastal districts of South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, and East Midnapore, the cyclone caused moderate to heavy rain between 9.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. on Monday, dampening Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.

Which of the following strong cyclones made its landfall in Bangladesh bringing heavy rains to the coastal areas of West Bengal, Odisha and North Eastern States?

A – Jawaad
B – Gulaab
C – Sitrang
D – Yaas

Formula-1 Racing: Max Verstappen wins action-packed US Grand Prix 2022.

Belgium’s Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing won the 2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022 which was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States (US). With this, he equalled Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 wins in a Formula 1 season. He defeated the UK’s Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. Hamilton had to settle for second place, with Mercedes’ wait for a 2022 victory continuing, while Charles Leclerc salvaged a podium finish for Ferrari as the Italian team mathematically dropped out of contention for the constructors’ crown.

Who has won the 2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022?

A – Max Verstappen
B – Sebastian Vettel
C – Sergio Pere
D – Lewis Hamilton

Karnataka cabinet increased reservation for SC, ST community.

The Karnataka cabinet decided to promulgate an ordinance to raise reservations for Scheduled Caste (SCs) by 2 percent and for Scheduled Tribe (STs) by 4 percent. The Karnataka cabinet is chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The decision by the Karnataka government aims to uplift the ST/SC community in the state and provide adequate opportunities in the education and employment sector.

Which of the following state cabinet recently increases reservation for SC, ST community?

A – Assam
B – Karnataka
C – Andhra Pradesh
D – Madhya Pradesh

Army Celebrates 76th Infantry Day On 27 October.

Indian Army Infantry Day is celebrated on October 27 every year to pay homage to the soldiers who fought for the country and laid down their lives in the line of duty. To celebrate the 76th Infantry Day this year on October 27, soldiers are organising four simultaneous bike rallies from all cardinal directions, Wellington (Tamil Nadu), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Shillong (Meghalaya), and Ahmedabad (Gujarat). The rally started on October 16 and will cover the travel across the country, culminating at the National War Memorial on Infantry Day

Indian Army Infantry Day is celebrated on __________________ every year

A – October 25
B – October 26
C – October 27
D – October 28

National Film Award Recipient Bengali Film Director Pinaki Chaudhuri passes away.

Bengali film Director and National award recipient Pinaki Chaudhuri, has passed away at the age of 82. He died due to lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He was born on 19th September 1940 and had a varied interest in the arts and music. He made his debut in the world of films in 1983, directing ‘Chena Achena’. At a young age, he was a tabla player, trained by Ustad Karamatullah Khan. After some time he gave up playing the Tabla and began producing films in 1977.

Pinaki Chaudhuri who has recently been passed away belongs to which of the following field of interest?

A – Actor 
B – Film Director 
C – Folk Singer 
D – Journalist

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