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

Daily Current Affairs 14th February 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Union Power Minister R K Singh has announced that India will achieve zero-diesel use in agriculture and replace fossil fuel with renewable energy by ________________.

केंद्रीय ऊर्जा मंत्री आर के सिंह ने घोषणा की है कि भारत ____________तक कृषि में शून्यडीजल का उपयोग करेगा और जीवाश्म ईंधन को अक्षय ऊर्जा से बदल देगा।

(a) 2023

(b) 2024

(c) 2025

(d) 2028

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. India will replace diesel by renewable energy in agriculture by 2024

Union Power Minister R K Singh has announced that India will achieve zero-diesel use in agriculture and replace fossil fuel with renewable energy by 2024.

For this, states should develop action plan to achieve the assigned targets and specific agency dedicated for energy efficiency and conservation.

This initiative is a part of government’s commitment to increase the share of non-fossil fuels by 2030 and become a net zero emitter by 2070.

Q.2. Government has approved the continuation of the Scheme of Modernization of State Police Forces (MPF Scheme) for five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with a Total Central financial outlay of Rs ___________________.

सरकार ने _________________ रुपये के कुल केंद्रीय वित्तीय परिव्यय के साथ 2021-22 से 2025-26 तक पांच वर्षों के लिए राज्य पुलिस बलों के आधुनिकीकरण की योजना (एमपीएफ योजना) को जारी रखने की मंजूरी दी है।

(a) Rs 15000 crores / 15000 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 18100 crores / 18100 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 26275 crores / 26275 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 30210 crores / 30210 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 41005 crores / 41005 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Govt approved Rs 26,275 crores outlay for modernization of police forces

The Government has approved the continuation of the Scheme of Modernization of State Police Forces (MPF Scheme) for five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Total Central financial outlay for five years is Rs. 26,275 crores. The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) since 1969-70.

Initiatives to modernize and improve the functioning of Police Forces of States and Union Territories is started by Home Minister Amit Shah.

MPF is an umbrella scheme that comprises all relevant sub-schemes for modernization and improvement. Scheme for modernization of state police forces has Central outlay of Rs 4,846 crores.

Q.3. India has signed an agreement with the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) for the distribution of 50,000 MT of wheat to ___________________________ as part of a humanitarian assistance.

भारत ने मानवीय सहायता के हिस्से के रूप में ___________________ को 50,000 मीट्रिक टन गेहूं के वितरण के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र के विश्व खाद्य कार्यक्रम (डब्ल्यूएफपी) के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं।

(a) Israel / इज़राइल

(b) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(c) Lebanon /लेबनान

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. India signed MoU with UN’s World Food Programme to hand over wheat to Afghanistan

India signed an agreement with the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) for the distribution of 50,000 MT of wheat that it has committed to sending Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian assistance.

According to the MoU, the wheat will be taken through Pakistan to the Afghan border crossing and handed over to WFP officials in Kandahar beginning February 22.

The wheat will eventually be divided into five batches of 10,000 tonnes, to be distributed across the country on approximately 200 trucks that are run by the WFP.

Q.4. Which country has become the first-ever country to allow drone flights in civilian airspace?

कौन सा देश नागरिक हवाई क्षेत्र में ड्रोन उड़ानों की अनुमति देने वाला पहला देश बन गया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(c) Lebanon /लेबनान

(d) Germany / जर्मनी

(e) Israel / इज़राइल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Israel became first country to allow drones in civilian airspace

Israel becomes the first-ever country to allow drone flights in civilian airspace.

The certification was issued to the Hermes Starliner unmanned system by the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority, and was manufactured and developed by Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense electronics company.

The UAVs will be used for the benefit of agriculture, environment, public welfare, economic activity and against crime.

Q.5. Who among the following has been re-elected as President of Germany for another term of five years?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे पांच साल के दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए जर्मनी के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में फिर से चुना गया है?

(a) Frank-Walter Steinmeier / फ्रैंक-वाल्टर स्टीनमीयर

(b) Olaf Scholz / ओलाफ स्कोल्ज़

(c) Robert Habeck / रॉबर्ट हैबेक

(d) Angela Merkel / एंजेला मर्केल

(e) Joachim Gauck / जोआचिम गौक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Frank-Walter Steinmeier re-elected as President of Germany for another term

Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected to a second term of five years as Germany’s president.

He was elected with a big majority by a special assembly comprising of the members of lower house of parliament and representatives of 16 states of Germany.

He became president in 2017. Before that, he served two stints as foreign minister of Chancellor Angela Merkel and as chief of staff to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

Q.6. What is the rank of India in the 9th annual ranking of top 10 countries outside of the United States (US) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) released by the 2021 US Green Building Council (USGBC)?

2021 यूएस ग्रीन बिल्डिंग काउंसिल (USGBC) द्वारा जारी ऊर्जा और पर्यावरण डिजाइन (LEED) में नेतृत्व के लिए संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका (यूएस) के बाहर शीर्ष 10 देशों की 9वीं वार्षिक रैंकिंग में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 1st / पहला

(b) 2nd / दूसरा

(c) 3rd / तीसरा

(d) 4th / चौथा

(e) 5th / पांचवां

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. 9th USGBC top 10 ranking of Countries outside of US for LEED in 2021: India ranked 3rd; China topped

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) released the 9th annual ranking of top 10 countries outside of the United States (US) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2021 in which India ranked 3rd with 146 projects.

It has been topped by China with 1,077 LEED projects certified in 2021, which is followed by Canada at 2nd position with 205 projects.

The ranking highlights countries and regions outside the US that are doing good in healthy, sustainable, and resilient building design, construction, and operations.

Q.7. Which bank will buy Citigroup Inc’s India retail banking business in a transaction that could be valued at about $2.5 billion?

कौन सा बैंक सिटीग्रुप इंक के भारत के खुदरा बैंकिंग व्यवसाय को एक लेनदेन में खरीदेगा जिसका मूल्य लगभग 2.5 बिलियन डॉलर हो सकता है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Axis Bank will buy Citigroup’s India retail banking business

Axis Bank Ltd is nearing a deal to buy Citigroup Inc’s India retail banking business in a transaction that could be valued at about $2.5 billion.

An agreement for the consumer unit may be announced as soon as the next few weeks and is contingent on approval from the Reserve Bank of India.

The deal would include a cash component of less than $2 billion, accounting for the consumer business’s liabilities.

Q.8. Bank of Baroda will acquire Union Bank of India’s __________% stake in IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company.

बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा इंडियाफर्स्ट लाइफ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी में यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया की __________% हिस्सेदारी का अधिग्रहण करेगा।

(a) 18%

(b) 21%

(c) 25%

(d) 32%

(e) 35%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Bank of Baroda will acquire Union Bank’s stake in IndiaFirst Life Insurance

Bank of Baroda will acquire Union Bank of India’s 21% stake in IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company.

It is a joint venture between Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India and Carmel Point Investments. At present, the shareholding in IFIC is BoB holds 44%, Carmel Point Investments India holds 26% and UBI holds 30%.

The acquisition is pursuant to a ‘Right of First Offer’ made by UBI to the existing shareholders of IndiaFirst Life, to divest 21% of its stake in IndiaFirst Life.

Q.9. Which bank has announced the launch of an annual startup enabler program, Agri Infinity?

किस बैंक ने एक वार्षिक स्टार्टअप एनेबलर प्रोग्राम, एग्री इन्फिनिटी शुरू करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) HSBC Bank / एचएसबीसी बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Yes Bank launched Agri Infinity program

Yes Bank has announced the launch of an annual startup enabler program, Yes Bank Agri Infinity.

It seeks to co-develop digital financial solutions for the food and agriculture ecosystem.

Those meeting the eligibility criteria will receive the guidance and support necessary to develop their solutions and apply them across the agricultural value chain.

Through the initiative, a select cohort of startups will receive mentoring by veteran bankers.

Q.10. Paisabazaar. com has partnered with which bank to offer ‘Paisa on Demand’ (PoD), a credit card that will be exclusively available on the Paisabazaar platform?

पैसाबाज़ार. कॉम ने पैसा ऑन डिमांड‘ (पीओडी), एक क्रेडिट कार्ड जो विशेष रूप से पैसाबाज़ार प्लेटफॉर्म पर उपलब्ध होगा, की पेशकश करने के लिए किस बैंक के साथ साझेदारी की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Paisabazaar & RBL bank partnered to offer ‘Paisa on Demand’ credit card

Paisabazaar. com, a digital platform for consumer credit, has partnered with RBL Bank Limited to offer ‘Paisa on Demand’ (PoD), a credit card that will be exclusively available on the Paisabazaar platform.

Aim: To build products that offer integrated services for the large under-served segments across India.

The credit card from RBL Bank will be lifetime free with a digital onboarding process. It provides options of availing personal loans from RBL Bank, using the same credit limit at normal personal loan rates to customers.

Q.11. Who among the following has been elected as the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the 2022-23 term?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे 2022-23 के कार्यकाल के लिए इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ चार्टर्ड अकाउंटेंट्स ऑफ इंडिया (ICAI) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में चुना गया है?

(a) Ashok Bhushan / अशोक भूषण

(b) Debashis Mitra / देबाशीष मित्र

(c) Sanjiv Mehta / संजीव मेहता

(d) Atul Keshap / अतुल केशप

(e) Ramalingam Sudhakar / रामलिंगम सुधाकर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Debashis Mitra elected President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Debashis Mitra has been elected as the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the 2022-23 term.

Aniket Sunil Talati has been elected as Vice President of the institute, which has more than 3.40 lakh members and over 7 lakh students.

Mitra, who is serving his third term in ICAI Council, has been in the accounting profession for more than 34 years. Apart from being a Chartered Accountant, he is also a Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary.

Q.12. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chairman of Rockefeller International?

रॉकफेलर इंटरनेशनल के प्रबंध निदेशक और अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ruchir Sharma / रुचिर शर्मा

(b) Vasudevan PN / वासुदेवन पी एन

(c) Rajeev Ahuja / राजीव आहूजा

(d) Chanchal Kumar / चंचल कुमार

(e) HO Suri / एच ओ सूरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Ruchir Sharma appointed as MD & Chairman of Rockefeller International

Former Morgan Stanley executive, Ruchir Sharma will take over as the Managing Director and Chairman of Rockefeller International, the international unit of Rockefeller Capital Management on 14th February 2022.

He will also act as an advisor to the company, be a resource to Rockefeller’s global family office, its advisors and clients, and serve as the company’s global brand ambassador.

Previously he has served as the chief global strategist and head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Q.13. ISRO has successfully launched its Earth Observation Satellite named ______________ from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

इसरो ने सतीश धवन अंतरिक्ष केंद्र, श्रीहरिकोटा से _______ नाम के अपने पृथ्वी अवलोकन उपग्रह को सफलतापूर्वक लॉन्च किया है।

(a) EOS-01 / EOS-01

(b) EOS-02 / EOS-02

(c) EOS-03 / EOS-03

(d) EOS-04 / EOS-04

(e) EOS-05 / EOS-05

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. ISRO successfully launched earth observation satellite ‘EOS-04’

ISRO has successfully launched its Earth Observation Satellite ‘EOS-4’ and two other tech demonstrator and scientific satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

EOS-04, INSPIREsat-1 and INST-2TD were injected successfully into a sun-synchronous polar orbit by PSLV-C52.

EOS-04 is designed to provide high-quality images under all weather conditions for applications such as agriculture, forestry and plantations, soil moisture and hydrology and flood mapping.

Q.14. Agricultural Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has celebrated its 36th Foundation Day on ___________________.

कृषि उत्पाद निर्यात विकास प्राधिकरण (APEDA) ने ___________ को अपना 36 वां स्थापना दिवस मनाया है।

(a) 13 February / 13 फरवरी

(b) 14 February / 14 फरवरी

(c) 15 February / 15 फरवरी

(d) 16 February / 16 फरवरी

(e) 17 February / 17 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. 13 February 2022: APEDA celebrated its 36th Foundation Day

Agricultural Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) celebrated its 36th Foundation Day on 13th February.

APEDA actively supported the Government in taking the export of agricultural products to 20.67 billion dollars in 2020-21 from 0.6 billion dollar in 1986 when it was founded.

The target given to APEDA in the current financial year is 23.7 billion dollars, out of which more than 70 per cent has been achieved till January this year.

Q.15. International Epilepsy Day is observed every year on _____________________________ across the world.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मिर्गी दिवस हर साल _____________________ को दुनिया भर में मनाया जाता है।

(a) Second Monday of February / फ़रवरी का दूसरा सोमवार

(b) Second Tuesday of February / फ़रवरी का दूसरा मंगलवार

(c) Second Wednesday of February / फ़रवरी का दूसरा बुधवार

(d) Second Thursday of February / फ़रवरी का दूसरा गुरुवार

(e) Second Friday of February / फ़रवरी का दूसरा शुक्रवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. 14 February: International Epilepsy Day 2022

International Epilepsy Day is observed every year on the Second Monday of February across the world. In 2022, International Epilepsy Day falls on February 14, 2022.

International Epilepsy Day seeks to raise awareness and educate the general public on the true facts about epilepsy and the urgent need for improved treatment, better care, and greater investment in research.

The day is organised jointly by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) to raise awareness about epilepsy and highlight the kinds of problems faced by victims, their friends and family.

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