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International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is celebrated in honor of whom?
|Answer : Option D|
On the 24th of March every year, the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is commemorated in honor of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was assassinated on this day in 1980.
Monsignor Romero was passionately involved in speaking out against the infringement of human rights suffered by the most marginalized people in El Salvador.
On December 21, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 24 as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.
This date was chosen because on March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador was assassinated after speaking out against human rights abuses.
Name the mobile application launched by Income Tax Department to view taxpayer’s tax-related information in the Annual Information Statement?
|Answer : Option A|
On March 22, the Income Tax Department launched a mobile application called "AIS for Taxpayer" that enables taxpayers to view their tax-related information in the Annual Information Statement (AIS) or Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS).
The app has become essential and beneficial since starting from the new financial year on April 1, Form 26AS will only show information related to tax deducted at source (TDS) and tax collection at source (TCS).
Taxpayers can get a detailed summary of their information from Form 26AS by referring to the Annual Information Statement (AIS).
The AIS not only provides a comprehensive overview of the taxpayer’s information, but it also has a feedback mechanism.
Which country has recently become a member of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB)?
|Answer : Option D|
After President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi visited India, Egypt has become a member of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB).
After President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi visited India as a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, Egypt has become a member of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB).
Egypt officially joined the NDB on February 20, with a formal notification issued on March 22.
The upcoming BRICS Summit, scheduled to be hosted by South Africa in August, is anticipated to promote intra-BRICS trade using national currencies, allowing member nations to safeguard their foreign exchange reserves.
World Tuberculosis Day 2023 is observed every year on which day of March?
|Answer : Option C|
World Tuberculosis Day is observed on March 24th every year to raise awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to end the TB epidemic by 2030.
The theme for this year’s World Tuberculosis Day is “Yes! We can end TB!” and it focuses on urging leaders from around the world to take action to stop the TB epidemic.
World Tuberculosis Day has been observed annually on March 24th since 1982, commemorating the date when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium in 1882. Koch’s discovery paved the way for diagnosing and treating TB, which had been a major cause of illness and death in Europe at the time.
In 1982, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) established World TB Day to raise public awareness about the global epidemic of TB and the efforts needed to control and eliminate the disease.
Recently, India celebrated which festival of the spring season mark the beginning of the traditional new year in India?
|Answer : Option B|
Recently, India celebrated Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba. These festivals of the spring season mark the beginning of the traditional new year in India.
It marks the beginning of the new year of the Vikram Samvat also known as the Vedic [Hindu] calendar.
Gudi Padwa and Ugadi:
These festivals are celebrated by the people in the Deccan region including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Cheti Chand is the new year festival of the Sindhi community.
It is also pronounced as Baisakhi, observed by Hindus and Sikhs.
Navreh is the Kashmiri New Year’s Day.
It is considered one of the most important festivals of Manipur.
It is a Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala, Tulu Nadu region in Karnataka, Mahé district of Union Territory of Pondicherry, neighbouring areas of Tamil Nadu and their diaspora communities.
Also known as Puthuvarudam or Tamil New Year, is the first day of the year on the Tamil calendar and traditionally celebrated as a festival.
Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu also called Xaat Bihu (seven Bihus) is a traditional aboriginal ethnic festival celebrated in the state of Assam and other parts of northeastern India by the indigenous ethnic groups of Assam.
Which company has signed agreement with France-based McPhy for electrolyzer manufacturing?
|Answer : Option A|
Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational that specializes in EPC projects, hi-tech manufacturing, and services, has signed a binding agreement with McPhy Energy.
The agreement establishes a long-term partnership between the two companies to explore opportunities in the emerging green hydrogen market.
Specifically, L&T and McPhy Energy will collaborate on electrolyzer manufacturing, which is a key technology for the production of green hydrogen.
As part of the partnership, McPhy Energy has granted L&T an exclusive license to use its pressurized alkaline electrolyzer technology for manufacturing electrolyzers, including future upgrades.
Recently inaugurated National Centre of Excellence in Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) has been set-up in which city?
|Answer : Option E|
India is aiming to become a leader in the global shipbuilding industry by launching the Green Tug Transition Programme (GTTP) and setting a goal of becoming a ’Global Hub for Green Ship’ building by 2030.
The GTTP will start with the production of Green Hybrid Tugs, which will run on Green Hybrid Propulsion systems, and eventually switch to alternative fuel sources like Methanol, Ammonia, and Hydrogen.
Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda SonowaI has inauguarted the National Centre of Excellence in Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) set-up in Gurugram, Haryana, and the Green Tugs will begin operating in major ports by 2025.
By 2030, it is expected that 50% of all Tugs will be converted into Green Tugs, resulting in a significant reduction in emissions and contributing to the country’s sustainable development goals.
Which Indian Institute of Technology has been ranked among the top 50 engineering institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2023?
|Answer : Option A|
The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi has been ranked among the top 50 engineering institutions in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
Additionally, this year, a total of 44 programmes offered by Indian higher education institutions in various disciplines have been ranked in the top 100 globally.
This represents an increase from last year’s report, which saw 35 Indian programmes listed in the top 100.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released a statement indicating that Delhi University has the highest number of entries (27) among Indian universities, followed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (25), and IIT Kharagpur (23).
IIT Bombay has featured among the world’s top 100 in mathematics by clinching the 92nd spot, up by 25 places.
Which tech giant has introduced "Bing Image Creator" powered by OpenAI’s DALL-E?
|Answer : Option A|
In the latest preview of Bing and Edge, Microsoft has added a new functionality called "Bing Image Creator", which enables users to generate an image based on their written description by utilizing an enhanced version of Open AI’s DALL-E model.
In addition to the aforementioned image generator, Bing will introduce two additional search capabilities: Visual Stories and Knowledge Cards 2.0.
According to Microsoft, these features are being made available to all Bing users to meet the growing demand for more visual search experiences.
Knowledge Cards 2.0 is an AI-powered infographic-like display that provides users with interesting facts and vital information in a quick, easily digestible format.
The update includes interactive, dynamic content, such as charts, graphs, timelines, and visual stories.
Global mass movement "Mission Lifestyle for Environment" has been inaugurated in which state in March 2023?
|Answer : Option B|
Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma has inaugurated the "Mission Lifestyle for Environment" (LiFE) in the state, which is a global mass movement led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As part of the Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) initiative, various week-long activities will be conducted across all districts in Assam.
These activities will target seven identified categories, including energy and water conservation, reducing plastic and e-waste, and promoting healthy lifestyles, according to Sarma.
Due to deforestation, loss of wetlands, and other natural bodies, seasonal changes have become unpredictable, and research suggests that North East India will suffer severe consequences of climate change.
India’s Mission LiFe is a global initiative that aims to aid the world in combatting climate change and promote a sustainable way of life to attain the United Nations’ set sustainable development goals.