Current Affairs Quiz 13th April 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 13th April 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which Ministry has launched the ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’ program in addition to 126 cities across 14 States and UT?

14 राज्यों और केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों के 126 शहरों के अलावा किस मंत्रालय ने स्वनिधि से समृद्धिकार्यक्रम शुरू किया है?

(a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs / आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मत्रांलय

(d) Ministry of Rural Development / ग्रामीण विकास मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises / सूक्ष्म, लघु और मझौले उद्यम मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’ program in addition to 126 cities across 14 States and UT.

SVANidhi se Samriddhi is an additional program of PM-SVANidhi which was launched on 4th January 2021 in 125 cities in Phase 1, covering approximately 35 Lakh Street vendors and their families.

MoHUA has been implementing Prime Minister Street Vendors AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi), a Central Sector Scheme since 1st June 2020. The scheme aims to provide an affordable working capital loan to Street Vendors and has successfully crossed the 30 Lakh mark.

Q.2. Which city has been recognised as ‘2021 Tree City of the World’ by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र खाद्य और कृषि संगठन द्वारा किस शहर को 2021 ट्री सिटी ऑफ द वर्ल्डके रूप में मान्यता दी गई है?

(a) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Pune / पुणे

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mumbai & Hyderabad recognised as ‘2021 Tree City of the World’ by UN-FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Arbor Day Foundation have jointly recognised Mumbai and Hyderabad as the ‘2021 Tree City of the World.

The two Indian cities have won the recognition for their “commitment to growing and maintaining urban trees and greenery in building healthy, resilient and happy cities”.

It must be noted that Hyderabad has been recognised for a second consecutive year. In 2021, Hyderabad was the only city in India to be recognised as a ‘2020 Tree City of the World’. Apart from Hyderabad and Mumbai, 136 other cities from 21 countries have been recognised in the third edition of the Tree City of the World list.

The United Nations’ ‘Tree City of the World’ programme provides direction, assistance, and worldwide recognition for communities’ dedication to its urban forest, and provides a framework for a healthy, sustainable urban forestry.

Q.3. Which company has collaborated with Microsoft to speed up the digital transformation in the oil and gas industry?

तेल और गैस उद्योग में डिजिटल परिवर्तन को गति देने के लिए किस कंपनी ने माइक्रोसॉफ्ट के साथ सहयोग किया है?

(a) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited / भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन

(b) Oil India Limited / ऑयल इंडिया लिमिटेड

(c) Indian Oil Corporation Limited / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(d) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(e) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. BPCL collaborated with Microsoft to step up digital transformation

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Microsoft have come into a strategic cloud partnership to speed up the digital transformation in the oil and gas industry.

The partnership will accelerate the BPCL’s digital transformation effort named ‘Project Anubhav’.

The services will be provided by Microsoft to BPCL including platform-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, network and security services on the cloud and many more.

Q.4. World Trade Organization (WTO) has revised its global trade growth forecast for 2022 from 4.7% to _________ due to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.

विश्व व्यापार संगठन (WTO) ने रूसयूक्रेन युद्ध के प्रभाव के कारण 2022 के लिए अपने वैश्विक व्यापार वृद्धि पूर्वानुमान को 4.7% से __________ तक संशोधित किया है।

(a) 2.5%

(b) 3.0%

(c) 4.7%

(d) 5.3%

(e) 6.0%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. WTO slashed global trade growth projection for 2022 to 3% from 4.7%

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has revised its global trade growth forecast for 2022 from 4.7% to 3% due to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The WTO has forecasted that the global trade growth in 2022 will be 3 percent while in 2023 it would rise to 3.4 percent. The forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are uncertain due to the conflict.

The organization has also issued a warning regarding a potential food crisis that can affect the world as there are exports disruptions from Russia and Ukraine, both of which are major suppliers of grains and several other commodities.

Q.5. Which Airport has topped the Airports Council International (ACI)’s list of the top 10 busiest airports worldwide for 2021?

एयरपोर्ट काउंसिल इंटरनेशनल (ACI) की 2021 के लिए दुनिया भर के शीर्ष 10 सबसे व्यस्त हवाई अड्डों की सूची में कौन सा हवाई अड्डा सबसे ऊपर है?

(a) Atlanta / अटलांटा

(b) Dallas Fort Worth / डलास फोर्ट वर्थ

(c) Denver / डेनवर

(d) Chicago O’Hare / शिकागो ओ’हारे

(e) Los Angeles / लॉस एंजिल्स

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ACI list of Top 10 busiest airports in the world 2021: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport topped

The Airports Council International (ACI) released the list of the top 10 busiest airports worldwide for 2021. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has topped the list with 75.7 million passengers.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) 62.5 million passengers) is second, followed by Denver International Airport (DEN, 58.8 million passengers) at the third spot.

Among the top 10 airports for passenger traffic, 8 are in the United States with the two remaining in China. The airports are ranked based on the preliminary compilation of 2021 global data from airports around the world including passenger traffic, cargo volumes, and aircraft movements.

Top 10 busiest airports in the world for 2021:

Rank Airport
1 Atlanta
2 Dallas Fort Worth
3 Denver
4 Chicago O’Hare
5 Los Angeles
6 Charlotte
7 Orlando International
8 Guangzhou
9 Chengdu
10 Las Vegas

Q.6. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a USD 2 million Project Readiness Financing (PRF) Loan to which state for urban infrastructure development?

एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) और भारत सरकार ने शहरी बुनियादी ढांचे के विकास के लिए किस राज्य को 2 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर के प्रोजेक्ट रेडीनेस फाइनेंसिंग (PRF) ऋण पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Manipur / मणिपुर

(d) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ADB will provide $2 million project readiness financing loan to Nagaland for urban infrastructure development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a USD 2 million Project Readiness Financing (PRF) Loan on 12th April 2022.

The loan is being given for strengthening the institutional capacity, designing urban infrastructures that are climate-resilient, and improving the mobilization of municipal resources in Nagaland’s 16 district headquarter towns (DHTs).

The PRF loan will help in the facilitation of various key preparatory activities to ensure projects that are aimed to improve urban infrastructure and other services to boost the economic potential of Nagaland.

Q.7. India’s retail inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), rose to ________________% in the month of March 2022.

उपभोक्ता मूल्य सूचकांक (CPI) द्वारा मापी गई भारत की खुदरा मुद्रास्फीति मार्च 2022 के महीने में बढ़कर _________% हो गई।

(a) 5.51%

(b) 5.79%

(c) 5.99 %

(d) 6.07%

(e) 6.95%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CPI-based Retail inflation rose to 6.95% in March, highest in 17 months

India’s retail inflation surged to a 17-month high of 6.95% in March from 6.07% in the previous month due to a sharp increase in food prices, the National Statistical Office (NSO) data showed.

Retail inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has remained above the upper limit of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tolerance band for the third consecutive month. The retail inflation stood at 6.01 per cent in January 2022.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation stood at 5.52% in March 2021. The price rise was sharper in rural India than in urban. CPI for rural India surged to 7.66% in March from 6.38% in the previous month.

CPI-based inflation for urban India rose to 6.12% in March 2022 from 5.75% in the previous month. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation data is released monthly by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Q.8. Who among the following has been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee as a Member Board Representative?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे ICC क्रिकेट समिति में सदस्य बोर्ड प्रतिनिधि के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(b) Jay Shah / जय शाह

(c) Mahela Jayawardene / महेला जयवर्धने

(d) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

(e) Ramesh Powar / रमेश पोवार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Jay Shah appointed as Member Board Representative of ICC Cricket Committee

Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, has been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee as a Member Board Representative, while Mahela Jayawardene has been reappointed as the Past Player Representative.

Other important decisions were also made at the ICC Board Meeting in Dubai.

In Tests, one neutral and one home umpire will be permitted beginning in the 2022-23 season, while home umpires will be permitted in ODIs and T20s. Based on the recent decision to increase the ICC Women’s Championship to ten teams, the ICC Board approved a recommendation that Associate Member women’s teams be granted ODI status, allowing them to compete in global qualifying events based on ODI rankings.

The ICC Board of Directors agreed that South Africa will host the inaugural ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in January of next year, among other decisions. The competition will feature 16 teams and 41 matches.

The eight-team ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualification process was also revealed. At the conclusion of the 22-25 ICC Women’s Championship, the host team, as well as the next five highest-placed teams, will automatically qualify. The remaining two teams will be determined by a worldwide qualifying tournament that will include the four lowest-ranked countries in the IWC as well as two teams from the ODI rankings.

The ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2024 qualification road has also been established, with 12 teams qualifying automatically. The top eight teams from the 2022 tournament will be joined by the two host countries, the West Indies and the United States, as well as the next highest-ranked teams on the MRF ICC Men’s Rankings Men’s T20 rankings table as of November 14, 2022.

Q.9. Which organization has been awarded with one gold and one silver award in the 80th SKOCH Summit in New Delhi?

नई दिल्ली में 80वें SKOCH शिखर सम्मेलन में किस संगठन को एक स्वर्ण और एक रजत पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) NTPC Limited / एनटीपीसी लिमिटेड

(b) Coal India Ltd / कोल इंडिया लिमिटेड

(c) National Mineral Development Corporation / राष्ट्रीय खनिज विकास निगम

(d) Steel Authority of India / भारतीय इस्पात प्राधिकरण

(e) NHPC Limited / एनएचपीसी लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. NMDC won a gold and a silver award at 80th SKOCH Summit 2022

National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), under the Ministry of Steel has been awarded with one gold and one silver award in the 80th SKOCH Summit in New Delhi.

NMDC won gold in the category of social responsibility and silver in the category digital inclusion for the ‘Project Kalpataru’ for ERP implementation.

The Theme of 80th SKOCH Summit 2022 is ‘State of BFSI & PSUs’.

Q.10. Which of the following country will host the 2026 Commonwealth Games?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा देश 2026 राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों की मेजबानी करेगा?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) Italy / इटली

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Australia’s Victoria will host the 2026 Commonwealth Games

The Victoria state of Australia will be hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games. During the games focus will also be given to boosting the economy of the region.

The 2026 Games will be spread across the cities of Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, and Ballarat thus a new multi-city model will be implemented.

In 2018, Australia hosted the Games on the Gold Coast and the 2006 edition of the games was hosted in Melbourne. Birmingham, England will be hosting the 2022 edition of the games from 28th July to 8th Aug.

Q.11. Which team has won the FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022 at Potchefstroom, South Africa?

किस टीम ने दक्षिण अफ्रीका के पोटचेफस्ट्रूम में FIH जूनियर महिला हॉकी विश्व कप 2022 जीता है?

(a) Germany / जर्मनी

(b) Ireland / आयरलैंड

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Netherlands / नेदरलैंड्स

(e) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Netherlands won FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022

Netherlands has lifted their fourth title of FIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022 after beating Germany at Potchefstroom, South Africa. Netherlands is the most successful team.

England claimed the bronze medal in the third-place match after defeating India by 3-0 in the shoot-out. The FIH has banned Russia from the 2022 Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup due to 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The 2023 Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup will be the tenth edition and will be held in Santiago, Chile.

Q.12. Which country will host the National Delphic Games for Arts and Cultures in 2023?

कौन सा देश 2023 में कला और संस्कृति के लिए राष्ट्रीय डेल्फ़िक खेलों की मेजबानी करेगा?

(a) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(b) Canada / कनाडा

(c) India / भारत

(d) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India will host National Delphic Games for Arts and Cultures in 2023

The International Delphic Council has announced that India will host the National Delphic Games in 2023; encompassing arts and cultures from 36 States/UT to celebrate the vast diversity of India’s cultures and their artistic expressions.

It includes 6 categories of the arts: Musical Arts and Sounds, Performing Arts and acrobatics, Language Arts and Rhetoric, Visual Arts and Crafts, Social Arts and communications, Ecological Arts & Architecture

Q.13. International Day of Street Children is annually observed across the globe on _______________________.

स्ट्रीट चिल्ड्रेन का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस प्रतिवर्ष _______________________ को दुनिया भर में मनाया जाता है।

(a) 11 April / 11 अप्रैल

(b) 12 April / 12 अप्रैल

(c) 13 April / 13 अप्रैल

(d) 14 April / 14 अप्रैल

(e) 15 April / 14 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 12 April: International Day of Street Children

International Day of Street Children is annually observed across the globe on 12th April to acknowledge the strength and resilience of millions of street children across the world.

The day also recognise the humanity, dignity and defiance of street children in the face of unimaginable hardships.

Theme 2022: 4th Step in Consortium for Street Children (CSC)’s 4 Steps to Equality campaign.

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC), an international children’s charity fighting for the rights of street children worldwide, launched the first International Day for Street Children on 12th April 2011. International Day for Street Children has been celebrated globally since 2012.

Q.14. The 38th Siachen Day was celebrated by Indian Army on ____________, 2022.

38 वां सियाचिन दिवस भारतीय सेना द्वारा ____________, 2022 को मनाया गया।

(a) 13 April / 13 अप्रैल

(b) 14 April / 14 अप्रैल

(c) 15 April / 15 अप्रैल

(d) 16 April / 16 अप्रैल

(e) 17 April / 17 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 13 April: Siachen Day

Indian Army marks Siachen Day on April 13 every year. The day is observed to commemorate the courage of the Indian Army under “Operation Meghdoot”.

On April 13, 1984, Operation Meghdoot was launched which was led by the Lieutenant-General Prem Nath Hoon.

The Day also honours Siachen Warriors serving their motherland successfully from the enemy. Every year this day is observed to pay solemn tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives to capture the icy heights of Siachen 38 years ago. This year marks the 38th Siachen Day.

The Siachen Glacier is the highest battleground on earth, where India and Pakistan have fought intermittently since 1984. Both countries maintain a permanent military presence in the region at a height of over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft). More than 2,000 soldiers people have died in this inhospitable terrain, mostly due to weather extremes and the natural hazards of mountain warfare.

Q.15. International Turban Day is celebrated every year on _________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पगड़ी दिवस हर साल _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 11 April / 11 अप्रैल

(b) 12 April / 12 अप्रैल

(c) 13 April / 13 अप्रैल

(d) 14 April / 14 अप्रैल

(e) 15 April / 15 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 13 April: International Turban Day

International Turban Day is celebrated every year on April 13 since 2004 to bring awareness of the strict requirement on Sikhs to put the turban as a mandatory part of their religion.

The 2022 Turban Day marks the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev and the festival of Baisakhi. The turban, also known as “dastar” or “pagri” or “pag” refers to the garment worn by both men and some women to cover their heads.

Since 2004, on Turban Day, Sikhs worldwide organise various events to give information about the turban to the general community in their locality.

Q.16. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day is commemorated on __________________.

जलियाँवाला बाग नरसंहार दिवस __________________ को स्मरण किया जाता है।

(a) 10 April / 10 अप्रैल

(b) 11 April / 11 अप्रैल

(c) 12 April / 12 अप्रैल

(d) 13 April / 13 अप्रैल

(e) 14 April / 14 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 13 April: Jallianwala Bagh massacre Day

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre also known as massacre of Amritsar completed 103 years on 13 April 2022.

On the festival of Baisakhi on April 13, 1919, British troops under the Command of Gen Dyer resorted to indiscriminate firing on a large gathering of unarmed Indians at Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab’s Amritsar, killing hundreds of people and injuring over 1,000 more.

The massacre marked a turning point in Indian Independence movement.

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