Current Affairs Quiz 12th January 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 12th January 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Alikhan Smailov has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of which of the following country?

अलीखान स्माइलोव को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश का नया प्रधान मंत्री नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Kazakhstan / कजाखस्तान

(b) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(c) Tajikistan / ताजिकिस्तान

(d) Kyrgyzstan / किर्गिस्तान

(e) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Alikhan Smailov appointed as Kazakhstan’s new Prime Minister

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev nominated Alikhan Smailov as the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and the lower house of parliament also voted in favour of him during a session that broadcasted live on state television.

Alikhan Smailov was appointed as the acting Prime Minister on 5 January 2022 following the resignation of the Askar Mamin Cabinet during the ongoing violent 2022 Kazakh protests.

Alikhan Smailov has served as First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2019.

Q.2. What is the rank of India in the latest Henley Passport Index 2022?

नवीनतम हेनले पासपोर्ट इंडेक्स 2022 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 45th

(b) 73rd

(c) 83rd

(d) 90th

(e) 104th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Henley Passport Index 2022: India ranked 83rd; Japan & Singapore topped

Henley Passport Index 2022 was recently released recently. As per the Index, in first quarter of 2022, India has improved its passport power. India has climbed seven places up and has been ranked at 83rd position.

In 2021, it was ranked at 90th position. Now, India has access to 60 countries without a prior visa.

Japan and Singapore have been ranked 1st, with passport holders have accessibility of 192 destinations visa-free. Afghanistan has been listed at the bottom of this index.

It is prepared on the basis of exclusive data provided by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Henley Passport Index 2022 rankings:

Rank 1: Japan, Singapore

Rank 2: Germany, South Korea

Rank 3: Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain

Rank 4: Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands and Sweden

Rank 5:  Ireland, Portugal

Rank 6:  Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, UK and US

Rank 104:  North Korea

Rank 105:  Nepal and Palestinian

Rank 106:  Somalia

Rank 107:  Yemen

Rank 108:  Pakistan

Rank 109:  Syria

Rank 110:  Iraq

Rank 111: Afghanistan

Q.3. Which of the following country has topped the Henley Passport Index 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा देश हेनले पासपोर्ट इंडेक्स 2022 में शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) China / चीन

(d) Germany / जर्मनी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Henley Passport Index 2022: India ranked 83rd; Japan & Singapore topped

Henley Passport Index 2022 was recently released recently. As per the Index, in first quarter of 2022, India has improved its passport power. India has climbed seven places up and has been ranked at 83rd position.

In 2021, it was ranked at 90th position. Now, India has access to 60 countries without a prior visa.

Japan and Singapore have been ranked 1st, with passport holders have accessibility of 192 destinations visa-free. Afghanistan has been listed at the bottom of this index.

It is prepared on the basis of exclusive data provided by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Henley Passport Index 2022 rankings:

Rank 1: Japan, Singapore

Rank 2: Germany, South Korea

Rank 3: Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain

Rank 4: Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands and Sweden

Rank 5:  Ireland, Portugal

Rank 6:  Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, UK and US

Rank 104:  North Korea

Rank 105:  Nepal and Palestinian

Rank 106:  Somalia

Rank 107:  Yemen

Rank 108:  Pakistan

Rank 109:  Syria

Rank 110:  Iraq

Rank 111: Afghanistan

Q.4. World Bank has projected India’s economy growth rate at ____________ in the fiscal year 2021-2022.

विश्व बैंक ने वित्तीय वर्ष 2021-2022 में भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था की विकास दर _________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 10.8%

(b) 12%

(c) 8.3%

(d) 11.5%

(e) 9.6%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. World Bank Projected Indian Economy to grow at 8.3% in FY22 in its ‘Global Economic Prospects’ Report

World bank’s Global Economic Prospects’ Report notes that, Global economic growth will decrease sharply to 4.1% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023, from 5.5% in 2021.

It projected India’s annual growth to be 8.3% in the fiscal year 2021-2022, 8.7% in 2022-23, while 6.8% in 2023-24.

As per advance estimates from statistics office, India’s economy is likely to grow by 9.2% in the financial year 2021-22.

Q.5. Indian government will own almost ____________% of stakes of Vodafone Idea in the form of equity, as company’s board has approved conversion of Rs 16,000 crores in interest into equity.

भारत सरकार के पास इक्विटी के रूप में वोडाफोन आइडिया के लगभग ___________ % हिस्सेदारी होगी, क्योंकि कंपनी के बोर्ड ने इक्विटी में ब्याज में 16,000 करोड़ रुपये के रूपांतरण को मंजूरी दी है।

(a) 9.9%

(b) 15.2%

(c) 23.8%

(d) 35.8%

(e) 41.7%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. GoI will hold 35.8% stakes of Vodafone Idea in the form of equity

Govt of India is set to become the largest shareholder in Vodafone Idea. Company’s board approved conversion of Rs 16,000 crores in interest into equity.

India’s third largest network Vi or Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) has approved the interest on spectrum and Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues into government equity.

VIL accepted a four-year moratorium as well as accepted the equity conversion, which means the Indian government will own almost 35.8% of VIL’s stake followed by Vodafone Group which owns 28.5% and 17.8% by Aditya Birla Group.

Q.6. Which bank has issued industry’s 1st letter of credit (LC) on the Secured Logistics Document Exchange (SLDE), a government-backed blockchain-enabled platform?

किस बैंक ने सरकार समर्थित ब्लॉकचेनसक्षम प्लेटफॉर्म सिक्योर्ड लॉजिस्टिक्स डॉक्यूमेंट एक्सचेंज (SLDE) पर उद्योग का पहला साख पत्र (LC) जारी किया है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Axis Bank issued 1st letter of credit on Govt-backed Platform Secured Logistics Document Exchange

Axis Bank issued industry’s 1st letter of credit (LC) on the Secured Logistics Document Exchange (SLDE), a government-backed blockchain-enabled platform.

The deal, which was executed digitally on the SLDE platform, involved ArcelorMittal Nippon and Lalit Pipes & Pipes Limited (LPPL) (Axis bank’s client). The bank released an LC on behalf of LPPL.

SLDE was launched by the commerce ministry in July 2021 to replace the manual process of generation, exchange and compliance of logistics documents (which takes around 2 weeks of time) with a digitised and secure document exchange system.

Q.7. Who has been named as the next chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष (IMF) के अगले मुख्य अर्थशास्त्री के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Geoffrey Okamoto / जेफ्री ओकामोटो

(b) Gita Gopinath / गीता गोपीनाथ

(c) Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas / पियरे-ओलिवियर गौरिनचास

(d) Kristalina Georgieva / क्रिस्टालिना जॉर्जीवा

(e) David Malpass / डेविड मलपास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas appointed as Chief Economist of IMF

French-born economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas has been named as the next chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He will succeed Gita Gopinath, first woman to serve as the Fund’s chief economist. Gita Gopinath will take over as 1st deputy managing director of IMF from January 21 2022.

He will initially join the IMF on a part-time basis from Jan 24, 2022 and will take up on role on full-time basis from April 1, 2022.

Q.8. Who has been appointed the brand ambassador of RenewBuy for its 1st 360-degree consumer advertisement campaign?

अपने पहले 360-डिग्री उपभोक्ता विज्ञापन अभियान के लिए RenewBuy का ब्रांड एंबेसडर किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Pankaj Tripathi / पंकज त्रिपाठी

(b) Jasprit Bumrah / जसप्रित बुमराह

(c) Manoj Bajpayee / मनोज वाजपेयी

(d) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(e) Rajkummar Rao / राजकुमार राव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. RajKummar Rao appointed as brand ambassador of RenewBuy

RenewBuy, an online insurance platform, has appointed RajKummar Rao as the brand ambassador for its 1st 360-degree consumer advertisement campaign that highlights consumer’s insurance needs.

The campaign was designed and conceptualised by Havas Worldwide India. “Smart Tech, Right Advice” is the theme of the campaign.

This program aims to increase the spread of insurance policies digitally for the consumers from any part of the country.

Q.9. Who among the following has been awarded the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे 12वें भारत रत्न डॉ अम्बेडकर पुरस्कार 2022 से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Nageshwar Reddy / नागेश्वर रेड्डी

(b) Harshaali Malhotra / हर्षाली मल्होत्रा

(c) Anukrti Upadhyay / अनुकृति उपाध्याय

(d) Namita Gokhale / नमिता गोखले

(e) Rajiv Nigam / राजीव निगम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Harshaali Malhotra awarded Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022

Actress Harshaali Malhotra has been awarded the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022 for her performance in the 2015 film Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

She received the award from Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari. She played the role of Munni, who was mute young girl from Pakistan in Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

The Government of Maharashtra organized Bharat Ranta Dr Ambedkar national Awards 2022 ceremony in the memory of Dr Ambedkar. It was first awarded in 1993.

Q.10. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired an extended range sea-to-sea variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from _____________________.

रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन (DRDO) ने _____________ से ब्रह्मोस सुपरसोनिक क्रूज मिसाइल के समुद्रसेसमुद्री संस्करण की विस्तारित रेंज का सफलतापूर्वक परीक्षण किया है।

(a) INS Visakhapatnam / आईएनएस विशाखापत्तनम

(b) INS Tushil / आईएनएस तुशिल

(c) INS Vikrant / आईएनएस विक्रांत

(d) INS Kalinga / आईएनएस कलिंग

(e) INS Khukri / आईएनएस खुकरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. DRDO successfully test-fired naval variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from INS Visakhapatnam

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired an extended range sea-to-sea variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from INS Visakhapatnam, a stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Indian Navy.

BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.

The missile can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms. BrahMos missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound.

Q.11. Name the cricketer who has won the ICC Player of the Month award for December 2021.

उस क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए, जिसने दिसंबर 2021 के लिए ICC प्लेयर ऑफ द मंथ का पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) David Warner / डेविड वार्नर

(b) Ajaz Patel / एजाज पटेल

(c) Asif Ali / आसिफ अली

(d) Shakib Al Hasan / शाकिब अल हसन

(e) Devon Conway / डेवोन कॉनवे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Ajaz Patel declared ICC Player of the Month for December 2021

India-born New Zealand cricketer Ajaz Patel has won the ICC Player of the Month award for December following his stupendous 10-wicket haul against Virat Kohli and Co. in the second Test in Mumbai.

Ajaz picked up 14 wickets in the Mumbai Test match in early December against India, including all 10 in the first innings, to become only the third player in Test history, after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble, to achieve the remarkable milestone.

Q.12. Which state/UT will host the next Khelo India Games in 2023?

कौन सा राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश 2023 में अगले खेलो इंडिया गेम्स की मेजबानी करेगा?

(a) Kerala / केरल

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Haryana / हरयाणा

(d) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Karnataka will host Khelo India Games in 2023

Karnataka Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports, K.C. Narayana Gowda announced that Karnataka will host the next Khelo India Games in 2023.

He also announced that over 75 sports students are being trained in the State to take part in the next Olympics.

Khelo India Games for 2021 is scheduled to be held in February 2022 at Panchkula, Haryana.

Q.13. “Indomitable: A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership” is the autobiography of ____________________.

इंडोमेबल: ए वर्किंग वुमन नोट्स ऑन लाइफ, वर्क एंड लीडरशिप‘ _____________ की आत्मकथा है।

(a) Arundhati Bhattacharya / अरुंधति भट्टाचार्य

(b) Anita Desai / अनीता देसाई

(c) Naureen Hassan / नौरीन हसन

(d) Gowsalya Shankar / गोशाल्य शंकर

(e) Koneru Humpy / कोनेरू हम्पी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Autobiography of Arundhati Bhattacharya “Indomitable: A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership” released

HarperCollins is set to publish “Indomitable: A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership” the autobiography of Arundhati Bhattacharya, retired Indian banker and former first-ever woman Chairperson of the State Bank of India.

Indomitable features the story of Arundhati Bhattacharya’s life as a banker and the difficulties she faced in the male-dominated sector.

Arundhati Bhattacharya is the chairperson and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of salesforce India, a cloud-based Software as a service (SaaS) company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States of America.

Q.14. National Youth Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 10 January / 10 जनवरी

(b) 11 January / 11 जनवरी

(c) 12 January / 12 जनवरी

(d) 13 January / 13 जनवरी

(e) 14 January / 14 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. 12 January: National Youth Day

National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January every year in India to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

In 1985, the Government of India declared Swami Vivekananda’s birthday on January 12 as National Youth Day in honour of the great philosopher and monk.

In 2022, our nation is observing the 159th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand (12 January 1863)

Theme 2022: “It’s all in the mind.”

Q.15. Name the President of the European Parliament who has passed away recently in Aviano, Italy.

यूरोपीय संसद के अध्यक्ष का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में इटली के एविएनो में निधन हो गया है।

(a) Karolos Papoulias / करोलोस पापौलियास

(b) E O Wilson / ई ओ विल्सन

(c) Wilbur Smith / विल्बर स्मिथ

(d) Jimmy Greaves / जिमी ग्रीव्स

(e) David Sassoli / डेविड सासोली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. President of European Parliament David Sassoli passed away

President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, has passed away in Aviano, Italy.

He was a member of the centre-left Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. He has worked as a journalist and television anchor for around 3 decades.

He became a member of the European Parliament in 2009 and later became the speaker in 2019.

Q.16. Professor Chandrashekhar Patil passed away recently. He was a/an ________________.

प्रोफेसर चंद्रशेखर पाटिल का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Writer / लेखक

(c) Singer / गायक

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. Renowned Kannada writer Professor Chandrashekhar Patil passed away

Renowned Kannada writer and activist Professor Chandrashekhar Patil passed away in Bengaluru due to age related illness.

He is popularly known as Champa. He was one of the prominent ‘Bandaya sahithi’ in Kannada literary school of thought and was an important voice in public discourse of Karnataka for over half a century.

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