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Q. What name has been given to the second squadron of Tejas aircraft recently inducted into the Air Force?

Ans - Flying Bullets

Explanation - On May 27, 2020, the Air Force has inducted the second squadron of indigenously built indigenous aircraft Tejas. This second squadron is named Flying Bullets. These aircraft are included in the 18th Squadron of the Air Force. This squadron is also commonly known as the Flying Bullets Unit. The second squadron of these Tejas aircraft inducted into the Air Force was first flown by Air Force Chief RKS Bhadoria. He flew from the Tejas aircraft to Coimbatore Cellular Air Base. Explain that the weight of Tejas planes is up to 6 thousand kilograms.

Q.  Which campaign has been launched by the Indian National Congress to join its workers in the country recently?

Ans - Speak Up India

Explanation - On 28 May 2020, the Indian National Congress has launched a campaign called Speak up India to join its cadres in the country. As part of this campaign, the Congress Party has set a target of joining more than 50 lakh workers in the country. Apart from this, under this campaign, the Congress Party will raise its voice in the interest of the poor. The Congress Party has fixed two issues under this program. In this, the government has been demanded to provide the facility of free transport to the laborers and immediately provide 10,000 rupees per month to all the poor people of the country. Apart from this, the Congress Party has also demanded to provide fixed employment of 200 days a year to the laborers under MNREGA in the country.

Q.  Which country has started measuring the height of Everest again?

Ans - China

Explanation - China has decided to re-measure the height of Everest, the world's highest mountain. For this work, on 27 May 2020, a survey team from China reached this mountain via Tibet. China has decided to re-measure the height of Everest because the forgiveness made by China and the recent measurement by Nepal has caused a difference of 4 meters in the height of the mountain. According to China's measurements, the height of Mount Everest currently is 8844.43 meters . But the figures that Nepal has released are only 4 meters less than this. In this way, due to the difference in the measurement of China and Nepal, China has decided to measure the height of Everest again.

Q. The  Promotion Directorate (ED) has recently seized the assets of which other company in the Amrapali case?

Ans - JP Morgan

Explanation - On 27 May 2020, the Enforcement Directorate ie the Directorate of Emigration (ED) seized the assets of JP Morgan in the Amrapali case. The ED has given this information in a hearing in the Supreme Court on 27 May 2020. JP Morgan is accused of embezzling the money deposited by the common people in the Amrapali Group to buy a house. However, JP Morgan has denied any investment in Amrapali Group. ED has captured assets worth 187 crores of JP Morgan. In future, the ED will sell this property to compensate for the embezzlement of the embezzlers in the Amrapali Group.

Q. In recent years, which medal will be given to Indian soldiers who have been martyred while serving in UN peacekeeping operations?

Ans - Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Explanation - Dag Hammarskjold Medal will be awarded to Indian soldiers who have been martyred in recent years, serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations. The medal will be given posthumously to the 5 Indian soldiers who were martyred while working in the United Nations peacekeeping mission. All these soldiers have been martyred in different countries giving their services. Dag Hammarskjold Medal is named after Dag Hammarskjold, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. He died in a plane crash in Zambia in September 1961.

Q.  The Government of India has announced the closure of which bond-related scheme from May 28, 2020?

Ans – 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018

Explanation - The government of India has announced the closure of 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018 scheme linked to bonds with immediate effect from 28 May 2020. 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018 The scheme is also commonly known as RBI Bonds or Government of India Bonds (RBI Bonds or GOI bonds). The government has taken this decision due to the continuous cut in interest rates. This government scheme was very popular among retail investors. The main reason for this was that in this plan there was complete security of money as well as a fixed amount of interest. A release has been issued by both the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India regarding the closure of the scheme.

Q.  What has been renamed as Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology?

Ans – Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology

Explanation - Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) renamed Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology ) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Technology)   has been renamed. The new name of CIPET has been registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975 (Tamil Nadu Act 27, 1975). Information regarding change of name of CIPET was given by the concerned Ministry of Government of India on 28 May 2020 is.

Q.  Government of India and Asian Development Bank have taken a loan of $ 177 million to upgrade the roads of which state?

Ans - Maharashtra

Explanation - On May 28, 2020, the Government of India has taken a loan of $ 177 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toupgrade11 State Highways and 2 Main District Roads of Maharashtra. Kilometer length roads will be upgraded under which 2 lanes of 11 State Highways passing through about 7 districts of Maharashtra will be done.

Q. When is  World Hunger Day celebrated?

Ans - On 28th May

Explanation - World Hunger Day (WHD) is celebrated worldwide on May 28 each year. This day was started in 2011. The main purpose of celebrating World Hunger Day is to make people who are hungry all over the world And motivate people to help the hungry. According to the data, 820 Million people worldwide are forced to go hungry. 60% of them are of women and children. Keeping this in mind. Celebrated World Hunger Day was started on this day, in which people are encouraged to work together to end hunger and poverty.

Q.  India has decided to give pesticide to which country fed by locusts?

Ans - Iran

Explanation - India has decided to give 25 metric tons of pesticides to locust-fed Iran. To meet this goal, HIL (India) Limited, a company under the Chemicals and Petrochemicals Department of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers,  will produce the pesticide and then it will be sent to Iran. Please tell that at this time Iran is badly disturbed by grasshoppers. The locust is unexpectedly harming crops. India has decided to give pesticides to Iran to protect crops from destruction. Here, along with Iran, grasshoppers or herds have now knocked in many states of India besides Pakistan and are causing great damage to crops.

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