Current Affairs Quiz 13th October 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 13th October 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which of the following has announced its empanelment by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), allowing it to apply cloud technology to solve complex problems for government organizations?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने इलेक्ट्रॉनिक और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय (MeitY) द्वारा अपने पैनल में शामिल होने की घोषणा की है, जिससे यह सरकारी संगठनों के लिए जटिल समस्याओं को हल करने के लिए क्लाउड प्रौद्योगिकी को लागू करने की अनुमति देता है?

(a) Microsoft Azure / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट अज़ूर

(b) Google Cloud / गूगल क्लाउड

(c) Apache Hadoop / अपाचे हडूप

(d) IBM cloud computing / आईबीएम क्लाउड कंप्यूटिंग

(e) GitHub / गिटहब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Google Cloud gets MeitY nod to partner with public sector firms

Google Cloud has announced its empanelment by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), allowing it to apply cloud technology to solve complex problems for government organizations.

With the empanelment, referred to as the MeitY accreditation, Google is now positioned to fully partner with India’s public sector organizations.

This empanelment enables the Indian public sector, including government agencies at the centre and state levels, and public sector units (PSUs) in sectors such as power, banking financial services and insurance (BFSI), transportation, oil and gas, public finance, and others, to deploy Google Cloud.

Q.2. Which of the following company has signed an agreement with 75F Smart Innovations India to jointly promote automation and energy-efficiency solutions in the commercial building space?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने वाणिज्यिक भवन क्षेत्र में ऑटोमेशन और ऊर्जा दक्षता समाधानों को संयुक्त रूप से बढ़ावा देने के लिए 75F स्मार्ट इनोवेशन इंडिया के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) ReNew Power / रिन्यू पावर

(b) Tata Power Trading Company / टाटा पावर ट्रेडिंग कंपनी

(c) JSW Energy / जेएसडब्ल्यू एनर्जी

(d) NTPC Limited / एनटीपीसी लिमिटेड

(e) Torrent Power / टोरेंट पावर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Tata Power partnered with 75F Smart Innovations for energy-efficiency solutions

A wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, Tata Power Trading Company (TPTCL) has signed an agreement with 75F Smart Innovations India to jointly promote automation and energy-efficiency solutions in the commercial building space.

With this collaboration, TPTCL and 75F shall jointly offer solutions in the space of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) optimization and smart building automation powered by cutting edge technologies like IoT, cloud and AI/ML.

These solutions shall help commercial buildings with centrally air-conditioned spaces attain assured savings on their HVAC energy consumption, which typically constitutes 50% or more of total building energy consumption, along with intelligent automation, analytics, and actionable insights regarding their facility and portfolio data.

Q.3. India hosted which edition of meeting of the India-Norway Joint Working Group on Higher Education in New Delhi?

भारत ने नई दिल्ली में उच्च शिक्षा पर भारतनॉर्वे संयुक्त कार्य समूह की बैठक के किस संस्करण की मेजबानी की?

(a) 4th

(b) 5th

(c) 6th

(d) 7th

(e) 8th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. India hosted 6th meeting of India-Norway Joint Working Group

The Ministry of Education hosted the 6th meeting of the India-Norway Joint Working Group on Higher Education in New Delhi.

The meeting was chaired by Ms. Neeta Prasad, Joint Secretary, International Cooperation, Ministry of Education from the Indian side and by Ms. Anne Line Wold, Director General, Ministry of Education and Research from the Norwegian side.

The Joint Working Group was established to monitor and oversee the implementation of the MoU on Cooperation in the field of Higher Education signed between India and Norway on 25 April’22.

The two sides reviewed the progress made under the Indo-Norwegian Cooperation Programme.

About Norway

Capital- Oslo

Currency- Krone

President – Jonas Gahr Støre

Q.4. Who has launched the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Biological Passport Symposium -2022 in New Delhi?

विश्व डोपिंग रोधी एजेंसी (वाडा) एथलीट जैविक पासपोर्ट संगोष्ठी -2022 को नई दिल्ली में किसने लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) Jitendra Singh / जितेंद्र सिंह

(d) Hardeep Singh Puri / हरदीप सिंह पुरी

(e) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Anurag Thakur launched the WADA Athlete Biological Passport Symposium

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has launched the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Biological Passport Symposium -2022 in New Delhi.

The event is being jointly organized by National Anti-Doping Agency and National Dope Testing Laboratory for the first time in the country.

On the anti-dopping front, the government has tied up with the National Forensic Science University and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India so that nutrition supplements can be tested and its information can be shared with the athletes.

Q.5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the fourth Vande Bharat Express train in which of the following state?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में चौथी वंदे भारत एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated 4th Vande Bharat Express in Himachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the fourth Vande Bharat Express train in Una district of Himachal Pradesh.

The train will chug from Delhi to Amb-Andaura Railway station in Una, Himachal Pradesh.

The train will run six days a week except on Wednesdays, with stops at Ambala, Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib, and Una.

Last month, PM Modi flagged off the third Vande Bharat Express in another poll-bound state Gujarat. This train runs from Gandhinagar to Mumbai.

The Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train 18, is an Indian semi-high-speed, intercity, EMU train which is operated by the Indian Railways only on two prominent routes as of March 2022, one from New Delhi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra and the other from New Delhi to Varanasi.

Vande Bharat train is completely manufactured in India. It is a self-propelled engine train, that is, it does not have a separate engine. It has automatic doors and air-conditioned chair car coaches and a revolving chair that can rotate up to 180 degrees.

Earlier, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced 400 Vande Bharat Express in the next three years.

About Himachal Pradesh

  • Capital –Shimla (Summer), Dharamshala (Winter)

Chief Minister – Jai Ram Thakur

Governor – Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

Q.6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated Phase I of the Mahakal Lok Project to the nation at Shri Mahakal Lok in which city?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने किस शहर में श्री महाकाल लोक में महाकाल लोक परियोजना के पहले चरण को राष्ट्र को समर्पित किया है?

(a) Ujjain / उज्जैन

(b) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(c) Puri / पुरी

(d) Haridwar / हरिद्वार

(e) Omkareshwar / ओंकारेश्वर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated Shri Mahakal Lok complex in Ujjain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated Phase I of the Mahakal Lok Project to the nation at Shri Mahakal Lok in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

The project aims to decongest the entire area and also put special emphasis on the conservation and restoration of heritage structures.

Under the project, the temple precinct will be expanded nearly seven times. The total cost of the entire project is around ₹850 crore.

The Phase-I of the ‘Mahakal Lok’ project will help in enriching the experience of pilgrims visiting the temple by providing them with world-class modern amenities.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • Capital –Bhopal

Chief Minister – Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Governor – Mangubhai C. Patel

Q.7. Which of the following state government has announced the state’s first-ever draft ‘State Mental Health and Social Care Policy’?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य के पहले मसौदे ‘राज्य मानसिक स्वास्थ्य और सामाजिक देखभाल नीतिकी घोषणा की है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Meghalaya / मेघालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Meghalaya announced first-ever ‘Mental Health and Social Care Policy’

Meghalaya government on World Mental Health Day has announced the state’s first-ever draft ‘State Mental Health and Social Care Policy’.

Objective – To promote overall mental health &well-being &facilitate appropriate access and care pathways for common and severe mental health concerns.

The draft mental health policy is a result of extensive research, situational analysis in the context of the State and focused group discussions conducted by key stakeholders involved in the drafting process.

Meghalaya is the first state in the Northeast to come out with its own Mental Health Policy.

About Meghalaya

  • Capital– Shillong
  • Chief Minister– Conrad Kongkal Sangma
  • Governor – D. Mishra (additional charge)

Q.8. National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has signed an MoU with which company to cover ICT & digital transformation services of NMDC?

राष्ट्रीय खनिज विकास निगम (एनएमडीसी) ने एनएमडीसी की आईसीटी और डिजिटल परिवर्तन सेवाओं को कवर करने के लिए किस कंपनी के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) BEML Limited / बीईएमएल लिमिटेड

(b) Ircon International / इरकॉन इंटरनेशनल

(c) Rail Vikas Nigam / रेल विकास निगम

(d) Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India / डेडिकेटेड फ्रेट कॉरिडोर कॉर्पोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया

(e) RailTel Corporation of India / रेलटेल कॉर्पोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp.  NMDC signed an MoU with RailTel for ICT and digital solutions

Mining major National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) & RailTel Corporation of India have signed an agreement covering ICT & digital transformation services of NMDC.

This partnership would focus on the optimal utilization of resources and build mineral accountability, thus paving the way for a robust digital transformation in the mining sector.

RailTel will provide Consultancy, Project Management and Execution services that will enhance efficiency and transparency. It is a huge step forward to keep NMDC in the top league.

About National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)

Founded – 1958

Headquarters – Hyderabad

Q.9. Israel and which country have agreed to resolve a decades-old dispute over the control of an eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea?

भूमध्य सागर के पूर्वी हिस्से पर नियंत्रण को लेकर दशकों पुराने विवाद को सुलझाने के लिए इजरायल और कौन सा देश सहमत हुए हैं?

(a) Syria / सीरिया

(b) Cyprus / साइप्रस

(c) Egypt / मिस्र

(d) Lebanon / लेबनान

(e) Jordan / जॉर्डन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Israel and Lebanon agreed to ‘historic agreement’ on the maritime dispute

Israel and Lebanon have agreed to resolve a decades-old dispute over the control of an eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea.

It is the first agreement on border demarcation between the 2countries.

In a major diplomatic breakthrough between two neighbours that technically remain at war and have no direct diplomatic relations.

The agreement is meant to resolve a territorial dispute in the eastern Mediterranean sea in an area where Lebanon aims to explore for natural gas.

About Israel

Capital – Jerusalem

Currency – Sheqel

President – Isaac Herzog

Prime Minister – Yair Lapid

About Lebanon

Capital- Beirut

Currency– Lebanese pound

President- Michel Aoun

Prime Minister– Najib Mikati

Q.10. What is the rank of India in the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII) 2022?

असमानता सूचकांक (सीआरआईआई) 2022 को कम करने की प्रतिबद्धता में भारत की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 101st

(b) 121st

(c) 115th

(d) 118th

(e) 123rd

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index: India ranked 123, topped by Norway

According to the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII), India has moved up six places to rank 123 out of 161 countries for reducing inequality.

Norway leads the CRII followed by Germany and Australia.

The 2022 CRII looks at government policies and actions in 161 countries to fight inequality during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

India’s overall rank has improved by six points from 129 in 2020 to 123 in 2022. It has moved up 12 places to rank 129 for reducing inequality through progressive spending.

The Index which is prepared by Oxfam International and Development Finance International (DFI) measures governments policies and actions in three areas proven to have a major impact on reducing inequality.

The three areas are public services (health, education, and social protection), taxation and workers’ rights.

Recent index

  • Global Crypto Adoption Index 2022 – India ranked 4th;topped by Vietnam
  • Human Development Index 2021 – India ranked 132;topped by Switzerland
  • Henley Passport Index 2022 – India ranked 87th; topped by Japan
  • Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index 2022 – India ranked 118th; topped by Norway
  • Expat Insider Rankings for 2022 – India ranked 36th; topped by Mexico
  • Global Gender Gap Report 2022 – India ranked 135th; topped by Iceland

Q.11. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of J&K and Ladakh High Court?

जम्मूकश्मीर और लद्दाख उच्च न्यायालय के नए मुख्य न्यायाधीश के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Justice Pankaj Mithal / जस्टिस पंकज मिथाल

(b) Justice PB Varale / जस्टिस पीबी वराले

(c) Justice AM Magrey / जस्टिस एएम माग्रे

(d) Justice S Muralidhar / जस्टिस एस मुरलीधर

(e) Justice KV Chandran / जस्टिस केवी चंद्राण

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Centre appointed 3 judges as Chiefs of high courts

Union government has notified the appointment of 3 new chief justices in different high courts following the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium.

The new appointments are-

New Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court – Justice Pankaj Mithal

New Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court – Justice PB Varale

New Chief Justice of the Justice J&K and Ladakh High Court – Justice AM Magrey

Three other proposals which are still pending with the government relate to transfer of Orissa high court chief justice S Muralidhar as the chief justice of Madras high court, elevation of Orissa high court judge Jaswant Singh as the chief justice of the same high court, and transfer of Kerala high court judge KV Chandran to the Bombay high court.

Q.12. Who has been elected as a member of the executive committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) from Asia Pacific Group (APG) countries?

एशिया प्रशांत समूह (APG) देशों से अंतरसंसदीय संघ (IPU) की कार्यकारी समिति के सदस्य के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Aparajita Sarangi / अपराजिता सारंगी

(b) Aparajita Mohanty / अपराजिता मोहंती

(c) Sarmistha Sethi / शर्मिष्ठा सेठी

(d) Pratap Chandra Sarangi / प्रताप चंद्र सारंगी

(e) Baijayant Panda / बैजयंत पांडा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Odisha MP Aparajita Sarangi elected to IPU panel

Lok Sabha MP from Odisha Aparajita Sarangi has been elected as a member of the executive committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) from Asia Pacific Group (APG) countries.

Sarangi bagged 12 out of the total 18 available votes in the election to the post. The election was held in Kigali, Rwanda.

Sarangi will represent India on the 15-member executive committee of the union.

About Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Founded- 1889

Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland

President- Saber Hossain Chowdhury

Secretary General- Martin Chungong

Recent Appointment 

  • Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) – A Balasubramanian
  • Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) – Dr. Anil Kumar
  • Chairman and MD of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) – Sandeep Kumar Gupta
  • Chairman of Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)- N S Rajana
  • Deputy Election Commissioner – Ajay Bhadoov
  • Q.13. Kamalpreet Kaur has been banned for three years by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for using the prohibited substance Stanozolol. She is related to which sport?
  • कमलप्रीत कौर को एथलेटिक्स इंटीग्रिटी यूनिट (एआईयू) ने प्रतिबंधित पदार्थ स्टैनोजोलोल के इस्तेमाल के लिए तीन साल के लिए प्रतिबंधित कर दिया है। वह किस खेल से संबंधित है?

    (a) Hockey / हॉकी

    (b) Weightlifting / भारोत्तोलन

    (c) Kabaddi / कबड्डी

    (d) Wrestling / कुश्ती

    (e) Discus thrower / डिस्कस थ्रोअर

    Answer & Explanation
    Ans.13.(e)

    Exp. Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur banned for three years

    Top Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has been banned for three years by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for using the prohibited substance Stanozolol.

    Kaur had made a rapid rise last year when she set a national record of 65.06m in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics.

    She finished second in the qualifying round at Tokyo to progress to the final, where she finished sixth with a best throw of 63.70m.

    It was the third-best performance by an Indian in a field event at the Games.

    Q.14. INS Tarkash has participated in the 7th edition of IBSAMAR. The IBSAMAR exercise was conducted between which countries?

    INS तरकश ने IBSAMAR के 7वें संस्करण में भाग लिया। IBSAMAR अभ्यास किन देशों के बीच आयोजित किया गया था?

    (a) India, Bangladesh and South Africa / भारत, बांग्लादेश और दक्षिण अफ्रीका

    (b) India, Brazil and South Africa / भारत, ब्राजील और दक्षिण अफ्रीका

    (c) India, Brazil and South Korea / भारत, ब्राजील और दक्षिण कोरिया

    (d) India, Brazil and Sri Lanka / भारत, ब्राजील और श्रीलंका

    (e) India, Brazil and South Africa / भारत, ब्राजील और दक्षिण अफ्रीका

    Answer & Explanation
    Ans.14.(e)

    Exp. INS Tarkash participated 7th edition of IBSAMAR exercise in South Africa

    INS Tarkash has participated in the 7th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint multinational maritime exercise among Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies.

    The Indian Navy is represented by the Teg class guided missile frigate, INS Tarkash, a Chetak helicopter and the personnel from the Marine Commando Force (MARCOS).

    The Joint Maritime Exercise will strengthen maritime security, joint operational training, sharing of best practices and building interoperability to address common maritime threats.

    The previous edition of IBSAMAR was conducted in South Africa from 1-13 Oct 2018.

    Recent Exercise

    • INS Satpura and P81 Maritime Patrol Aircraft reached Darwin in Australia to participate in the Multinational Naval Exercise ‘Kakadu’.
    • The 6th edition of Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22) hosted by the Indian Navy began in the Bay of Bengal.
    • Indian Army’s Kharga Corps & Indian Air Force have conducted a joint exercise ‘Gagan Strike’ in Punjab to showcase the might & prowess of the armed forces.
    • Indian army and Chinese Army will attend the Vostok 2022 military exercises that will be held in Russia from August 30 to September 5.

    The biennial Pacific Dragon ballistic missile defense exercise between the military of South Korea, the United States and Japan is being held from August 01 to August 14, 2022 off the coast of Hawaii.

    4th Edition of India-Oman Joint Military Exercise ‘AL NAJAH-IV’ is scheduled to be held in Rajasthan at the Foreign Training Node of Mahajan Field Firing Ranges.

    Q.15. World Sight Day is observed every year on which day?

    विश्व दृष्टि दिवस प्रतिवर्ष किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

    (a) Second Monday of October / अक्टूबर का दूसरा सोमवार

    (b) Second Sunday of October / अक्टूबर का दूसरा रविवार

    (c) Second Thursday of October / अक्टूबर का दूसरा गुरुवार

    (d) Second Tuesday of October /अक्टूबर के दूसरा मंगलवार

    (e) Second Wednesday of October / अक्टूबर का दूसरा बुधवार

    Answer & Explanation
    Ans.15.(c)

    Exp. 13 October 2022 – World Sight Day

    World Sight Day is observed every year on the second Thursday of October.

    This year, World Sight Day is on October 13th.

    Objective – To raise awareness about eye health

    Theme 2022 – Love Your Eyes

    The first World Sight Day was celebrated on October 8, 1998. The “SightFirstCampaign” of Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) initiated this day.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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