5th October 2022

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Nobel Prize goes to Svante Paabo for Neanderthal work

Swedish geneticist Svante Pääbo won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discoveries related to genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.
Pääbo sequenced the genome of the Neanderthal, an extinct relative of present-day humans. He also made the discovery of a previously unknown hominin named Denisova. The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (over USD 1.14 million).

Svante Pääbo, won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, is a geneticist from which country?

A –  USA
B – Germany
C – Australia
D –  Sweden

India’s economic growth to decline to 5.7% in 2022

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates India’s economy to grow 5.7% in 2022 and 4.7% in 2023.
In its annual Trade and Development Report 2022, it said that world economy is expected to grow 2.6% in 2022. As per the report, the world is headed towards a global recession and stagnation unless we quickly change the current policy course of monetary and fiscal tightening in advanced economies.

What is India’s GDP growth projection for 2022-23, as per UNCTAD Annual Trade and Development Report?

A – 6.2 %
B – 6.0 %
C – 5.7 %
D – 5.5 %

U.K. scraps tax cut for wealthy

British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced into reversing the plans to cut the highest rate of income tax for the wealthy.
Earlier the Government made an announcement of a stimulus package that includes 45 billion pounds (USD 50 billion) in tax cuts, to be paid by government borrowing. This decision has sent the pound to a record low position against the dollar.

Which country has scrapped the proposal to cut tax for the wealthy?

B – UK
C – France
D – Italy

Digital India Conference of State IT Minister

The ‘Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers’ was recently held in New Delhi. It was held under chairmanship of the Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT, Ashwini Vaishnaw.
Union Minister announced that Rs 26,000 crore had been approved to install new 25,000 towers in the next 500 days.

Which state/UT is the host of the ‘Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers’?

A – Varanasi
B – New Delhi
C – Mumbai
D – Mysuru

Tesla Reveals Optimus, a Walking Humanoid Robot

Tesla CEO Elon Musk presented a prototype humanoid robot named ‘Optimus’ that shares artificial intelligence software and sensors with its cars’ Autopilot driver assistance features.
The Optimus robot is designed for mass production in millions of units. It carries a 2.3kWh battery pack, runs on a Tesla SoC, and contains Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity. The human-like hands with ‘Biologically Inspired Design’ will make them suitable for picking up objects of various shapes and sizes, holding a bag, and containing a precision grip on small parts.

‘Optimus’ is the prototype humanoid robot, launched by which company?

A – Apple
B – Tesla
C – Amazon
D – Google

India signs deal with Armenia for export of missiles, weapon systems

India has signed a significant export order for missiles, rockets, and ammunition to Armenia as the Asian nation is engaged in a prolonged border conflict with neighbor Azerbaijan. The government-to-government route was used to sign a number of contracts for the supply of arms and ammunition to Armenia earlier this month.

While the value of the contracts has not been revealed, it is estimated that weapons worth over Rs 2,000 crore will be supplied to the country over the coming months. While the value of the contracts has not been revealed, it is estimated that weapons worth over Rs 2,000 crore will be supplied to the country over the coming months. India has been making significant efforts to increase weapons exports, with policy reforms and active support of the government to secure overseas orders.

India has signed an agreement with which of the following country to export missiles, rockets & ammunition?

A – Armenia
B – Azerbaijan
C – Georgia
D – Turkey

1st Indian cricketer to play 400 T20s

Indian Skipper, Rohit Sharma has achieved yet another milestone in his T20 career and has become the first-ever Indian to play 400 T20s. The India captain has achieved the milestone in the 2nd T20I of the series against South Africa in Guwahati. The first Indian to hit a century in T20 cricket, Rohit had made his shortest format debut for Mumbai against Baroda in April 2007. Among Indians, Rohit is followed by Dinesh Karthik, who has played 368 T20s. MS Dhoni sits at the 3rd spot with 361 caps. Virat Kohli is playing his 354th T20.

Who has become the first player from India to feature in 400 T20 matches?

A – KL Rahul
B –  Rishabh Pant
C – Rohit Sharma
D – Virat Kohli

Akash Tripathi MyGov’s CEO

Akash Tripathi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.

Recently, who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MyGov under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology?

A – Ajay Bhadoo
B – Basant Garg
C – Lochan Sehra
D – Akash Tripathi

Suzlon Energy founder Tulsi Tanti passes away

Tulsi Tanti, the founder chairman and managing director of Suzlon Energy and a renowned expert on renewable energy, died due to cardiac arrest on Saturday evening.

Tanti, 64, who was also the chairman of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, was on his way to Pune from Ahmedabad when he suffered a cardiac arrest, a company official said.

He is survived by his daughter Nidhi and son Pranav.

Renowned expert on renewable energy Tulsi Tanti passed away at the age of 64. He is the founder of which of the following company?

A -Websol Energy Systems Ltd
B – Urja Global Ltd
C – Orient Green Power
D – Suzlon Energy

The Indian-made LCH ‘Prachand’ 

The Indian Air Force formally inducted the first indigenously developed multirole light combat helicopter (LCH), named Prachand, into its fleet at its Jodhpur base in Rajasthan in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Designed, developed and extensively test-flown for over a decade by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), the multi-role attack helicopter has been customised as per the requirements of the Indian armed forces to operate both in desert terrains and high-altitude sectors. The LCH is the only attack helicopter in the world that can land and take off at an altitude of 5,000 metres (16,400 ft), which makes it ideal to operate in the high-altitude areas of the Siachen glacier. It is also capable of firing a range of air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles and can destroy air defence operations of the enemy.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who presided over the formal event, termed the induction of the LCH into the Air Force as an “important milestone” reflecting India’s capability in defence production. “The LCH meets the requirements of modern warfare and necessary quality parameters under varied conditions of operations. This versatile helicopter perfectly meets the needs of our armed forces in various terrains and as such LCH is an ideal platform for both our Army and Air Force,” the Minister said. IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhary said the induction of LCH adds unique capabilities to the IAF’s combat potential.

 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inducted the first indigenously developed light combat helicopters (LCH) named _____ in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

A – Prachand
B – Dhruv
C – Chetak
D – Rudra

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