Current Affairs Quiz 14th April 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 14th April 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government will implement the ‘Him Prahari’ scheme for ex-servicemen and youngsters?

कौन सी राज्य सरकार पूर्व सैनिकों और युवाओं के लिए हिम प्रहरीयोजना लागू करेगी?

(a) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Uttarakhand will launch “Him Prahari” scheme for ex-servicemen & youngsters

The Government of Uttarakhand is set to implement the ‘Him Prahari’ Scheme which is meant for ex-servicemen and youngsters.

The scheme is aimed at stopping the migration of people from Uttarakhand and will focus on areas where migration occurs at a rapid phase so that people stay put, and not move out.

The Uttarakhand Govt is seeking the cooperation of the Union Government to implement the scheme in areas bordering the Uttarakhand. The scheme will also prioritise settling ex-servicemen in areas bordering the state.

The estimated expenditure of the scheme is around Rs 5.45 crore. The Him Prahari’ Scheme was announced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Uttarakhand unit in its 2022 Election Manifesto.

Q.2. Union government has extended the scheme to provide Rs ___________ grants-in-aid to the Dalai Lama’s Central Tibetan Relief Committee (CTRC) for another five years i.e., from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

केंद्र सरकार ने दलाई लामा की केंद्रीय तिब्बती राहत समिति (CTRC) को ___________ रुपये की अनुदान सहायता प्रदान करने की योजना को और पांच साल के लिए यानी 2021-22 से 2025-26 तक बढ़ा दिया है।

(a) Rs 30 crore / 30 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 40 crore / 40 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 50 crore / 50 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 60 crore / 60 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 70 crore / 70 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Centre extended ₹40 crore relief to Dalai Lama’s Central Tibetan Relief Committee

The Union government has extended the scheme to provide Rs 40 crore grants-in-aid to the Dalai Lama’s Central Tibetan Relief Committee (CTRC) for another five years i.e., from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

An amount of Rs 8 crore to CTRC has been released for the year 2021-22. In 2015, the Central government came out with a new policy for the Tibetan refugees and sanctioned a scheme of providing grant-in-aid of Rs 40 crore to CTRC for five years to meet the administrative and social welfare activities expenses of 36 Tibetan settlement offices in different States.

Purpose: To meet the administrative expenses of settlement offices and social welfare

Q.3. India’s first Community Museum has been inaugurated in __________________________.

भारत के पहले सामुदायिक संग्रहालय का उद्घाटन ___________________ में किया गया है।

(a) Leh, Ladakh / लेह, लद्दाख

(b) Chiktan, Kargil, Ladakh / चिकत्तन, कारगिल, लद्दाख

(c) Jammu, J&K / जम्मू, जम्मू और कश्मीर

(d) Srinagar, J&K / श्रीनगर, जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Manali, Himachal Pradesh / मनाली, हिमाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. India’s first Community Museum inaugurated in Gya-Sasoma villages of Leh, Ladakh

Tashi Gyaltson, Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, LAHDC, Leh inaugurated the Community Museum in Gya – Sasoma villages of Leh district in Ladakh. This is a first of its kind museum in India.

The Community Museum is a joint collaboration between National Museum Institute (NMI), New Delhi, Delhi and Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, Ladakh.

The Museum aims to preserve and take forward the rich cultural heritage of the region.  Gya-Sasoma villagers in Leh have contributed to a variety of articles and collections to establish the Community Museum in traditional Ladakhi house.

Q.4. Which state government has inked an MoU with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for a period of five years to set up a renewable energy plant and green hydrogen plant providing Round the Clock (RTC) power for consumers for both domestic consumption and export?

किस राज्य सरकार ने भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (BPCL) के साथ पांच साल की अवधि के लिए एक नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा संयंत्र और हरित हाइड्रोजन संयंत्र स्थापित करने के लिए घरेलू खपत और निर्यात दोनों के लिए उपभोक्ताओं के लिए चौबीसों घंटे (RTC) बिजली प्रदान करने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Odisha signed MoU with BPCL for developing renewable energy plant and green hydrogen plant

The Odisha Government and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) inked an MoU for a period of five years to set up a renewable energy plant and green hydrogen plant providing Round the Clock (RTC) power for consumers for both domestic consumption and export.

Odisha is the single largest manufacturer of steel, sharing 33 percent of steel manufacturing in India.

BPCL is an Indian government-owned oil and gas explorer and producer. It aims to achieve Net-Zero in Scope I and Scope II emission by 2040.

Also, BPCL plans to spend Rs 25,000 crore to build renewable energy capacity of 10 gigawatts comprising a mix of solar, wind, small hydro and biomass by 2040.

Q.5. Which organization and partners of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) have announced $2.2 million in climate action funding for 22 local innovators from 19 countries, including India?

अडेप्टेशन इनोवेशन मार्केटप्लेस (AIM) के किस संगठन और भागीदारों ने भारत सहित 19 देशों के 22 स्थानीय नवप्रवर्तकों के लिए क्लाइमेट एक्शन फंडिंग में $2.2 मिलियन की घोषणा की है?

(a) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) / व्यापार और विकास पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र सम्मेलन

(b) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(c) United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद

(d) United Nations Security Council (UNSC) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद

(e) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) / संयुक्त राष्ट्र शैक्षिक, वैज्ञानिक और सांस्कृतिक संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. UNDP announced $2.2 million in climate action grants for innovators

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) have announced $2.2 million in climate action funding for 22 local innovators from 19 countries, including India.

The Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA) window’s first round of funding will improve local climate action and speed the achievement of the Paris Agreement’s and Sustainable Development Goals’ ambitions.

The project enables local actors and contributes to UNDP’s and partners’ worldwide endorsement of the principles for locally driven adaptation action. The Adaptation Innovation Marketplace will provide technical support and know-how for new funding applications launched.

AIM is a strategy platform that supports scaled-up adaptation at the local level, concentrating on civil society, non-governmental organisations, and women and youth innovators, and was launched by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner at the Climate Adaptation Summit in January 2021.

Q.6. Which organization has sanctioned an amount of $76.25 million or Rs 551 crore for three specific projects under the Agartala Smart City Limited (ASCL)?

किस संगठन ने अगरतला स्मार्ट सिटी लिमिटेड (एएससीएल) के तहत तीन विशिष्ट परियोजनाओं के लिए 76.25 मिलियन डॉलर या 551 करोड़ रुपये की राशि मंजूर की है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) European Investment Bank / यूरोपीय इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(c) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. ADB sanctioned 551 crores for three Agartala projects

Asian Development Bank (ADB) sanctioned an amount of $76.25 million or Rs 551 crore for three specific projects under the Agartala Smart City Limited (ASCL).

The ADB agreed to fund 23 kilometres of road by retrofitting 15 stretches at a cost of Rs 444 crore, revive lakes and water bodies of Maharaja Bir Bikram College and its adjoining areas at Rs 30.67 crore and renovate and restore Ujjayanta Palace and its surrounding at Rs 35.68 crore in the current financial year in a phased manner.

Q.7. Mashreq Neo has tied up with which bank to enable its United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian customers to open Non-Resident (NR) accounts?

मशरेक नियो ने अपने संयुक्त अरब अमीरात (यूएई) स्थित भारतीय ग्राहकों को अनिवासी (एनआर) खाते खोलने में सक्षम बनाने के लिए किस बैंक के साथ करार 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.7.(d)

Exp. Mashreq NEO tied up with Federal Bank to enable NR accounts opening for Indians in UAE

Mashreq Neo has tied up with Federal Bank to enable its United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian customers to open Non-Resident (NR) accounts with the Federal Bank in India instantly through the Neo app.

Mashreq Neo is a full-service digital bank from Mashreq Bank in Dubai, UAE. Federal Bank has representative offices at Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Customers are able to view the balance in their NR accounts with Federal Bank on the Mashreq Neo App. They can also make instant remittances to India via its Quick Remit facility.

Q.8. Who has been re-appointed as the chairman of National Commission for Minorities?

राष्ट्रीय अल्पसंख्यक आयोग के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे फिर से नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Mukhmeet S Bhatia / मुखमीत एस भाटिया

(b) Iqbal Singh Lalpura / इकबाल सिंह लालपुरा

(c) Indu Malhotra / इंदु मल्होत्रा

(d) Arun Kumar Singh / अरुण कुमार सिंह

(e) Nirlep Singh Rai / निर्लेप सिंह राय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Iqbal Singh Lalpura re-appointed as chairperson of National Commission for Minorities

The central government has re-appointed retired Punjab-cadre IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura as the chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities.

Lalpura, who was first appointed as chairman in September last year, had to resign from the post in December to contest as the BJP candidate from the Ropar assembly constituency, which he lost.

A Sikh intellectual, who has written books on Sikh and Punjabi culture, Lalpura, was appointed BJP spokesperson in September last year. He had retired as deputy inspector general (DIG), Punjab Police, before joining the BJP in 2012.

Q.9. Who among the following has been named as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021, at the 23rd edition of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year India awards?

ईवाई एंटरप्रेन्योर ऑफ द ईयर इंडिया अवार्ड्स के 23वें संस्करण में निम्नलिखित में से किसे वर्ष 2021 का ईवाई एंटरप्रेन्योर नामित किया गया है?

(a) Radha Vembu / राधा वेम्बु

(b) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw / किरण मजूमदार-शॉ

(c) Falguni Nayar / फाल्गुनी नायर

(d) Harshil Mathur / हर्षिल माथुर

(e) Sahil Barua / साहिल बरुआ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Falguni Nayar won EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2021

Falguni Nayar has been named as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021, at the 23rd edition of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year India awards.

She is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of beauty supply company Nykaa (FSN E-commerce). She will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) on June 9, 2022, at Monaco.

The Lifetime Achievement was given to A. M. Naik, Group Chairman of Larsen & Toubro. Awards were also announced for nine other categories with the winners representing both mature industries and young entrepreneurs from startups, including unicorns.

The winners under different categories include:

Start-up: Vidit Aatrey, Co-founder & CEO and Sanjeev Barnwal, Co-founder & CTO, Fashnear Technology (Meesho)

Business Transformation: Abhay Soi, Chairman and Managing Director, Max Healthcare

Manufacturing: Sunil Vachani, Founder and Executive Chairman, Dixon Technologies

Services: Sahil Barua, Co-founder and CEO, Delhivery

Consumer Products & Retail: Shiv Kishan Agarwal, Chairman; and Manohar Lal Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director respectively, Haldiram Group

Life Sciences & Healthcare: Dr. Satyanarayana Chava, Founder and CEO, Laurus Labs

Financial Services: Harshil Mathur, Co-founder and CEO; and Shashank Kumar, Co-founder and CTO, Razorpay

Technology, Media and Telecom: Girish Mathrubootham, Co-founder and CEO, Freshworks

Entrepreneurial CEO: Vivek Vikram Singh, Managing Director and Group CEO, Sona Comstar

Q.10. Who among the following has not received Madhya Pradesh Champion of Change Award 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे मध्य प्रदेश चैंपियन ऑफ चेंज अवार्ड 2021 नहीं मिला है?

(a) Shivraj Singh Chouhan / शिवराज सिंह चौहान

(b) Aziz Qureshi / अजीज कुरैशी

(c) Divyanka Tripathi / दिव्यंका त्रिपाठी

(d) Mangubhai Patel / मंगूभाई पटेल

(e) Piyush Mishra / पीयूष मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Madhya Pradesh Champion of Change Award 2021 announced

Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the program of Madhya Pradesh Champions of Change 2021 organized by ‘Interactive Forum on Indian Economy’(IFIE) at Kushabhau Thackeray auditorium in Bhopal.

The organization recognizes them for the great work done by individuals and organizations towards promoting the values of courage, community service and inclusive social development.

Champions of Change is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, (Swachata), community service and social development (in Aspirational district in India), selected by constitutional jury members headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman NHRC along with Former Judge of Supreme Court of India. The champions of Change Telangana award is a state version of the Champions of change national award.

Complete list of the awardees:

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Former Governor of UP and Mizoram Dr Aziz Qureshi

Music performer Padma Vibhushan Teejan Bai

Mayor of Indore Malini Laxmansingh Gaur

Rajya Sabha MP Syed Zafar Islam

Indian actress Divyanka Tripathi

Indian film actor and lyricist Piyush Mishra

BJP leader Vikram Verma, Banwari Lal Chouksey, Dr Bhagirath Prasad, Kalapini Komakali, Sudhir Bhai Goyal, Girish Agarwal, Dilip Suryavanshi, Abhijeet Sukhdane, Aarya Chavda, Rohit Singh Tomar, Megha Parmar, Vikas Bhaduaria, Priyanka Dwivedi

CEO of FidyPay Manan Dixit, Mayur Sethi, Renu Sharma, Dr Prakash Jain and Rajneet Jain

Q.11. Who among the following has won the prestigious Reykjavik Open chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने रिक्जेविक, आइसलैंड में प्रतिष्ठित रेकजाविक ओपन शतरंज टूर्नामेंट जीता है?

(a) R Praggnanandhaa / आर प्रज्ञानानंद

(b) Harshit Raja / हर्षित राजा

(c) D Gukesh / डी गुकेश

(d) Abhimanyu Mishra / अभिमन्यु मिश्रा

(e) Mitrabha Guha / मित्रभा गुहा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Indian GM R Praggnanandhaa won Reykjavik Open chess tournament

16-year-old chess sensation R Pragganandhaa has won the prestigious Reykjavik Open chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland.

In the final played between two Indian players, it was R Praggnanandhaa who won the contest beating compatriot GM D Gukesh in the final round.

The Indian youngster scored 7½/9 and finished a half-point ahead. R Praggnanandhaa also posted four other wins, including the one over American Abhimanyu Mishra, who, last year, became the then youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12 years and four months.

Q.12. Who has won silver in Men’s Singles at the Orléans Masters badminton tournament 2022 held in Orleans, France?

ऑरलियन्स, फ्रांस में आयोजित ऑरलियन्स मास्टर्स बैडमिंटन टूर्नामेंट 2022 में पुरुष एकल में किसने रजत जीता है?

(a) Priyanshu Rajawat / प्रियांशु राजावत

(b) Chirag Shetty / चिराग शेट्टी

(c) Subhankar Dey / शुभंकर डे

(d) Chirag Sen / चिराग सेन

(e) Mithun Manjunath / मिथुन मंजुनाथ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Indian Shuttler Mithun Manjunath won silver in Men’s Singles at Orleans Masters 2022

Indian shuttler Mithun Manjunath has won silver in Men’s Singles at the Orléans Masters 2022, a badminton tournament held from 29th March to 3rd April 2022 in Orleans, France.

Playing in his maiden BWF final, the 79th ranked Indian shuttler lost 11-21, 19-21 to world number 32 Frenchman Toma Junior Popov at the Palais des Sports Arena.

Women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam has won the bronze in Women’s doubles at the tournament.

Q.13. Who among the following is the author of the book titled ‘Hear Yourself’?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन हियर योरसेल्फनामक पुस्तक के लेखक हैं?

(a) Deepam Chatterjee / दीपम चटर्जी

(b) Abhinav Chandrachud / अभिनव चंद्रचूड़

(c) Amitava Kumar / अमिताभ कुमार

(d) Prem Rawat / प्रेम रावत

(e) Mithilesh Tiwari / मिथिलेश तिवारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. A book titled ‘Hear Yourself’ authored by Prem Rawat

Indian author Prem Rawat has launched his book ‘Hear Yourself’ for the Indian subcontinent in Mumbai.

This New York Times bestseller book is already available in 58 countries and five languages. This book is to help people understand their own potential.

It will help them find peace in a noisy world. He also advised the audience that they have more wisdom in themselves than they perceive. This book is to help them develop better self-understanding.

Q.14. Every year India celebrates Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti on _______________.

हर साल भारत में _______________ को अंबेडकर जयंती या भीम जयंती मनाता 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
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. 14 April: B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day is also known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti which is observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B.R Ambedkar.

This day celebrates the birthday of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, an Indian politician, and social rights activist.

The day has been observed as an official public holiday throughout India since 2015. In 2022, we are marking the 131st birth anniversary of Babasaheb.

Dr Ambedkar is known as the Father (chief architect) of the Indian Constitution. He was the first Law and Justice Minister Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.of the country after the independence. Dr Bhim has been bestowed with the country’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna in 1990 posthumously.

Q.15. World Chagas Disease Day is observed on _______________ annually.

विश्व चगास रोग दिवस प्रतिवर्ष ___________ को मनाया जाता है।

(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
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. 14 April: World Chagas Disease Day

World Chagas Disease Day is observed on 14 April to raise public awareness and visibility among people about Chagas Disease (also called American trypanosomiasis or silent or silenced disease) and the resources needed for the prevention, control or elimination of the disease.

It is often termed a “silent and silenced disease” as the infected majority have no symptoms or extremely mild symptoms. There are approximately 6-7 million people infected with Chagas disease worldwide, with 10,000 deaths, every year. It is one of 11 official global public health campaigns marked by WHO.

The WHO approved the designation of Chagas Disease Day on May 24, 2019, at the 72nd World Health Assembly. The first World Chagas Disease Day was observed on 14 April 2020. The disease has been named after Carlos Ribeiro Justiniano Chagas, the Brazilian doctor who diagnosed the first case on 14 April 1909.

Theme 2022: finding and reporting every case to defeat chagas disease.

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