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

Daily Current Affairs 13th January 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated an ‘MSME Technology Centre’ in which of the following UT?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने निम्नलिखित में से किस केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में एक ‘MSME प्रौद्योगिकी केंद्रका उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(b) Puducherry / पुदुचेरी

(c) Lakshadweep / लक्षद्वीप

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Ladakh / लद्दाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated MSME Technology Centre & Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam in Puducherry

On the occasion of the National Youth Day 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated an ‘MSME Technology Centre’, which will function under the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), in Puducherry.

The technology centre was built at a cost of ~Rs 122 crore with a focus on the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector. The centre was inaugurated during the inauguration event of the 25th National youth Festival (12th & 13th January 2022) in Puducherry.

He also inaugurated the ‘Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam’, a modern auditorium with an open-air theatre in Puducherry.

Q.2. India’s oldest sloth bear, named Gulabo, died at the Van Vihar National Park and Zoo. Van Vihar National Park is situated in which state?

भारत की सबसे बुजुर्ग सुस्त भालू, जिसका नाम गुलाबो है, की वन विहार राष्ट्रीय उद्यान और चिड़ियाघर में मृत्यु हो गई। वन विहार राष्ट्रीय उद्यान किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Haryana / हरियाणा

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Bihar / बिहार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. India’s oldest sloth bear ‘Gulabo’ died at Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal

India’s oldest female sloth bear, named Gulabo, died at the Van Vihar National Park and Zoo in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Gulabo was the oldest sloth bear of the country. She died at the age of 40. She was rescued from a street performer (Madaari) in May 2006, when she was 25 years.

The Van Vihar National Park, located on the banks of Bhopal’s Upper Lake, also runs a rescue and breeding centre for sloth bears.

Q.3. Supreme Court has appointed high-level committee to look into the alleged security breach of Prime Minister’s Punjab visit. Who has been appointed the chairperson of this committee?

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने प्रधानमंत्री की पंजाब यात्रा में कथित सुरक्षा उल्लंघन की जांच के लिए उच्च स्तरीय समिति नियुक्त की है। इस समिति का अध्यक्ष किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Vivek Joshi / विवेक जोशी

(b) Tarun Kapoor / तरुण कपूर

(c) S Sahoo / एस साहू

(d) Sudhir Kumar Saxena / सुधीर कुमार सक्सेना

(e) Indu Malhotra / इंदु मल्होत्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. SC appointed a high-level committee to investigate PM’s security breach in Punjab; headed by Indu Malhotra

Supreme Court has appointed high-level committee to look into the alleged security breach of Prime Minister’s Punjab visit.

The 5-member committee will look into the alleged security breach of Prime Minister’s Punjab visit on 5th January this year.

Chairperson of the committee: Former SC Judge Indu Malhotra.

Other members of the panel include the Inspector General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Director-General of Police of Chandigarh, the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Additional DGP (Security) of Punjab.

Three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, have passed the order for the same.

Q.4. Ministry of Civil Aviation will establish India’s first-ever Heli Hub in which city?

नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्रालय किस शहर में भारत का पहला हेली हब स्थापित करेगा?

(a) Delhi / दिल्ली

(b) Gurugram / गुरुग्राम

(c) Noida / नॉएडा

(d) Lucknow /लखनऊ

(e) Ghaziabad / गाज़ियाबाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. India’s 1st Heli-Hub to be set up in Gurugram, Haryana

The government of Haryana in collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Aviation is set to establish India’s first-ever Heli Hub in Gurugram.

The first of its kind heli-hub in Gurugram is designed to all the facilities in one place for Helicopters.

The hub will have several aviation facilities like Heliport, Hangars, repairs and other related services. The hub will be developed in 10-20 acres of land well connected with Dwarka Expressway and National Highway (NH) 8.

Q.5. Name the new initiative launched by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Western Railways zone of Indian Railways, to help railway passengers get back their lost luggage.

भारतीय रेलवे के पश्चिमी रेलवे क्षेत्र के रेलवे सुरक्षा बल (RPF) द्वारा शुरू की गई नई पहल का नाम बताइए, जिससे रेल यात्रियों को उनका खोया हुआ सामान वापस मिल सके।

(a) Mission Devi Shakti / मिशन देवी शक्ति

(b) Mission Sampatti / मिशन संपत्ती

(c) Mission Adhikar / मिशन अधिकार

(d) Mission Amanat / मिशन अमानत

(e) Mission Khoj / मिशन खोज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Indian Railway has launched “Mission Amanat” to help passengers track their lost belongings

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Western Railways zone of Indian Railways has launched a new initiative called “Mission Amanat” to make it easier for railway passengers to get back their lost luggage.

Under Mission Amanat, the details of lost luggage and belongings along with photos will be uploaded on the official website of the zonal railway, https://wr. indianrailways. gov. in/.

This will help the passengers in tracking and getting back their lost belongings as well as ensure the safety and security of passengers and their luggage and belongings.

Q.6. As per the report released by Cirium titled ‘the On-Time Performance Review 2021 Airlines and Airports’, which Indian Airport has ranked globally 8th under the large airports category?

सीरियम द्वारा द ऑनटाइम परफॉर्मेंस रिव्यू 2021 एयरलाइंस एंड एयरपोर्ट्सशीर्षक से जारी रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, किस भारतीय हवाई अड्डे को बड़े हवाई अड्डों की श्रेणी के तहत विश्व स्तर पर 8 वां स्थान दिया गया है?

(a) Delhi International Airport / दिल्ली अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा

(b) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai / छत्रपति शिवाजी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, मुंबई

(c) Chennai International Airport, Chennai / चेन्नई अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, चेन्नई

(d) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru / केम्पेगौड़ा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, बेंगलुरु

(e) Puducherry airport / पुदुचेर्री हवाई अड्डा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Chennai International Airport ranked 8th in Global List for ‘On-Time Performance’

As per the report released by Cirium titled ‘the On-Time Performance Review 2021 Airlines and Airports’, the Chennai International Airport has ranked globally 8th under the large airports category, and is the only Indian Airport to enter the top 10 positions of the list.

The first three positions have been acquired by United State’s Itami Airport, Japan’s Fukuoka Airport, and Haneda Airport.

Cirium analysed about 70 international routes taken by flights at Chennai airport and the ‘On-Time Departure’ were about 89.32 percent. It is the sixth busiest airport in India.

Q.7. Global economy will shrink by ________% by 2024 as per World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2022.

विश्व आर्थिक मंच की वैश्विक जोखिम रिपोर्ट 2022 के अनुसार 2024 तक वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था _________ तक सिकुड़ जाएगी।

(a) 1.4%

(b) 2.3%

(c) 3.4%

(d) 4.1%

(e) 5.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Global economy will shrink by 2.3% by 2024 as per WEF’s Global Risks Report 2022

The World Economic Forum recently released the Global Risks Report 2022. Cybersecurity, pandemic, climate change and space advancements are the emerging risks to global economy.

The global economy is to shrink by 2.3% by 2024. However, in developing countries this is to be 5.5%. In rich countries, it will be 0.9%

Q.8. UBS Securities has projected the growth of the Indian economy for the current financial year i.e., FY22 at _____________________.

यूबीएस सिक्योरिटीज ने चालू वित्त वर्ष यानी वित्त वर्ष 22 के लिए _______________ पर भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था की वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 9.1%

(b) 9.5%

(c) 10.1%

(d) 11.2%

(e) 12.3%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. UBS Securities projected India’s GDP growth at 9.1% in FY22

Swiss brokerage UBS Securities has lowered the growth forecast of the Indian economy for the current financial year i.e., FY22 at 9.1 % due to a massive surge in Omicron infections.

Earlier this was estimated at 9.5 %. However, UBS Securities has revised upwards the real GDP forecast of India in FY23 to 8.2 %. This was projected at 7.7 % earlier.

Q.9. LazyPay by PayU Finance, has partnered with which bank to launch LazyCard, a prepaid payment instrument backed by a credit line that works on the Visa payment network?

PayU Finance द्वारा LazyPay ने किस बैंक के साथ LazyCard लॉन्च करने के लिए भागीदारी की है, जो एक प्रीपेड भुगतान साधन है जो एक क्रेडिट लाइन द्वारा समर्थित है जो वीज़ा भुगतान नेटवर्क पर काम करता है?

(a) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(b) SBM Bank / SBM बैंक

(c) DCB Bank / डीसीबी बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) IDFC FIRST Bank / IDFC फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. LazyPay collaborated with SBM Bank India to Launch LazyCard for Easy Credit

LazyPay, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution by PayU Finance, announced its partnership with SBM Bank India to launch LazyCard, a prepaid payment instrument backed by a credit line that works on the Visa payment network.

Aim: To empower financially underserved Indians with easy access to credit as their card has limited credit options.

LazyCard reaches over 62 million pre-approved users of LazyPay, with a credit limit of up to Rs. 5 lakhs. Consumers could avail the Lazycard at zero joining fee and zero annual fee along with multiple transactional benefits and rewards.

Q.10. Which bank has partnered with MinkasuPay to offer a biometric authentication solution for net banking payments in merchant apps using Fingerprint or Face ID?

फ़िंगरप्रिंट या फेस आईडी का उपयोग करके मर्चेंट ऐप में नेट बैंकिंग भुगतान के लिए बायोमेट्रिक प्रमाणीकरण समाधान की पेशकश करने के लिए किस बैंक ने मिंकासुपे के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(c) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Axis Bank partnered with MinkasuPay for biometric-based banking payments

Axis Bank has partnered with MinkasuPay to offer a biometric authentication solution for net banking payments in merchant apps using Fingerprint or Face ID, without the need for usernames, passwords, and One-Time Passwords (OTPs).

This Solution will reduce the time of payment from 50-60 seconds to just 2-3 seconds and also increase the transaction success rate.

MinkasuPay’s biometric authentication solution, which is a 2-Factor-Authentication (FA) solution (mandated by the Reserve Bank of India), will help in increasing quick and secure digital transactions through device binding and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Q.11. Who has been appointed as the 10th Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and secretary, department of space (DoS)?

भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (ISRO) के 10वें अध्यक्ष और अंतरिक्ष विभाग (DoS) के सचिव के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) G Satheesh Reddy / जि सतीश रेड्डी

(b) Kailasavadivoo Sivan / कैलासावादिवू सिवान

(c) Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan / कृष्णस्वामी कस्तूरीरंगन

(d) S Somanath / एस सोमनाथ

(e) Pawan Goenka / पवन गोयनका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. S Somanath appointed as the new chairman of ISRO

Eminent Senior rocket scientist S. Somanath has been appointed as the 10th Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and secretary, department of space (DoS).

He will replace K Sivan, who will complete his term on 14 January. Somanath is currently serving as director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).

He has been instrumental in the development of the GSLV Mk-III launcher and was a team leader for the Integration of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) during the early phases of his career.

Q.12. Which bank has been named as the ‘Best Private Bank’ in India at the ‘Global Private Banking Awards 2021’?

ग्लोबल प्राइवेट बैंकिंग अवार्ड्स 2021में भारत में किस बैंक को सर्वश्रेष्ठ निजी बैंकके रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(e) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. HDFC Bank named as Best Private Bank in India at the Global Private Banking Awards 2021

HDFC Bank was named as the ‘Best Private Bank’ in India at the ‘Global Private Banking Awards 2021’ which was organised by Professional Wealth Management (PWM) in a virtual ceremony.

PWM is a wealth management Magazine, published by the Financial Times Group.

The award was given for contributing to accelerate key trends, including digitalisation, communication and investment in environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies.

Q.13. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the final deliverable configuration of the Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) at a range in Southern India. MPATGM will be manufactured by _________________________.

रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन (DRDO) ने दक्षिणी भारत में एक सीमा पर मैन पोर्टेबल एंटीटैंक गाइडेड मिसाइल (MPATGM) के अंतिम वितरण योग्य विन्यास का सफलतापूर्वक परीक्षण किया है। MPATGM का निर्माण ___________________ द्वारा किया जाएगा।

(a) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) / भारत अर्थ मूवर्स लिमिटेड

(b) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(c) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

(d) Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) / भारत डायनेमिक्स लि

(e) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. DRDO successfully test-fired MPATGM in its final “deliverable configuration”

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the final deliverable configuration of the Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) at a range in Southern India.

It is indigenously developed anti-tank missile low weight (15kg), fire and forget missile and is launched from a man portable launcher, integrated with thermal sight.

MPATGM will be manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited at its facility in Bhanoor, Telangana. The purpose of testing the missile was to check its consistent performance at a minimum range, which is 200-300 metres.

MPATGM has already completed a similar successful test for a maximum range of 4,000 metres. With this successful test of the MPATGM, the system is now ready for production in large numbers in India.

Q.14. Which company has replaced Vivo as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the 2022 & 2023 seasons?

किस कंपनी ने 2022 और 2023 सीज़न के लिए इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग (आईपीएल) के शीर्षक प्रायोजक के रूप में वीवो की जगह ली है?

(a) Byju’s / बायजू

(b) Star India / स्टार इंडिया

(c) Dream 11 / ड्रीम 11

(d) Patanjali / पतंजलि

(e) Tata Group / टाटा समूह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. Tata group replaced Vivo as the title sponsor of the IPL for the 2022 & 2023 seasons

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed that Tata group has replaced Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Vivo as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

The multinational conglomerate will pay Rs. 300 crore per year as the title sponsor of IPL for the next two seasons. This is about 60% of what Vivo would have paid.

Q.15. Deon Lendore passed away recently. He was a/an _________________.

हाल ही में डीओन लेंडोर का निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Hockey Player / हॉकी खिलाड़ी

(b) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(c) Athlete / एथलीट

(d) Footballer / फुटबॉलर

(e) Chess Player / शतरंज खिलाड़ी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Olympic medal winning Athlete Deon Lendore passed away

Olympic athlete Deon Lendore, who participated in the 400 meters race at the 2020 Olympics, passed away at the age 29 years due to a fatal car accident in Texas, United States (US).

Deon Lendore was born on 28 October 1992 in Trinidad and Tobago (the Caribbean Islands, South America), was an expert of 400 meters championships.

He participated in the London Olympics in 2012 and won a Bronze medal in 4×400 meter relay. He also participated in the Tokyo Olympic 2021 and in 2016 Rio Olympics.

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