Current Affairs Quiz 15th June 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 15th June 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the first national conference of chief secretaries. The conference of chief secretaries will be held in which state?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी मुख्य सचिवों के पहले राष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन की अध्यक्षता करेंगे। मुख्य सचिवों का सम्मेलन किस राज्य में होगा?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. PM Modi to chair first chief secretaries’ meet in Himachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the first national conference of chief secretaries at Dharamshala to prepare a common development agenda for higher economic growth, ahead of the Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog later in the year.

The conference of chief secretaries will be held at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium with more than 200 people in attendance, representing the central government, all states/Union Territories and domain experts.

Three themes have been identified for detailed deliberations in the conference: implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP), urban governance, and crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds, pulses and other agri-commodities.

Q.2. Under the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme of the Indian Railways, India’s first private train flagged off from which place to Shirdi?

भारतीय रेलवे की भारत गौरवयोजना के तहत, भारत की पहली निजी ट्रेन को किस स्थान से शिरडी के लिए हरी झंडी दिखाकर रवाना किया गया?

(a) Allahabad / इलाहाबाद

(b) Puri / पुरी

(c) Chennai / चेन्नई

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Coimbatore / कोयंबटूर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. India’s 1st private train service between Coimbatore and Shirdi flagged off under ‘Bharat Gaurav Scheme’

Under the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme of the Indian Railways, the first train to be operated between Coimbatore and Shirdi by a private operator has been flagged off.

Ministry of Tourism has informed that the first ever Bharat Gaurav Train has been flagged off on Coimbatore north to Sainagar Shirdi route. The train will cover several historical destinations on the route while giving the passengers an insight into the cultural heritage of the country.

Indian Railways had launched the operation of theme-based Bharat Gaurav train in the month of November 2021. The objective of this theme is to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world, through Bharat Gaurav Trains.

Q.3. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for development of Phase 1 of new greenfield airport in which state at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,305 crores?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में आर्थिक मामलों की कैबिनेट समिति ने 1,305 करोड़ रुपये की अनुमानित लागत से किस राज्य में नए ग्रीनफील्ड हवाई अड्डे के चरण 1 के विकास के प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी दे दी है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Cabinet approved development of new Greenfield airport in Dholera, Gujarat

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for development of Phase 1 of new greenfield airport in Dholera, Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,305 crores. The project is estimated to be completed by 2025-26.

Dholera International Airport Company Limited, a joint venture company comprising Airports Authority of India, Government of Gujarat and National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust, holding equity in the ratio of 51:33:16, is implementing the project.

Q.4. In June 2022, which country has become India’s second-biggest supplier of oil?

जून 2022 में, कौन सा देश भारत का तेल का दूसरा सबसे बड़ा आपूर्तिकर्ता बन गया है?

(a) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

(b) Iraq / इराक़

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Russia / रूस

(e) Sweden / स्वीडन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Russia became India’s 2nd biggest oil supplier

Russia has taken over Saudi Arabia to become India’s second-biggest supplier of oil behind Iraq as refiners grab Russian crude available at a deep discount following the war in Ukraine.

Indian refiners bought about 25 million barrels of Russian oil in May or over 16 per cent of all their oil imports.

India, the world’s third-biggest oil-importing and consuming nation, has long defended purchases of crude oil from Russia following President Vladimir Putin ordering the invasion of Ukraine.

Iraq remained the top supplier to India in May and Saudi Arabia is now the third biggest supplier.

Q.5. What is the rank of Bengaluru in the Global Startup Ecosystem ranking, released by Startup Genome?

स्टार्टअप जीनोम द्वारा जारी ग्लोबल स्टार्टअप इकोसिस्टम रैंकिंग में बेंगलुरु का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 15

(b) 22

(c) 31

(d) 40

(e) 54

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Global Startup Ecosystem ranking: Bengaluru ranked 22nd

As per the report released by the policy advisory and research firm Startup Genome, the city of Bengaluru has moved up to number 22 in the Global Startup Ecosystem ranking.

Bengaluru’s tech ecosystem value is at $105 billion which is higher than that of Singapore at $89 billion and Tokyo at $62 billion, report showed.

In 2021, Bangalore also beat out both Beijing and Shanghai in the amount of venture capital raised and number of rounds, according to London & Partners and Dealroom.

Kerala has been ranked first in Asia in Affordable Talent in Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER). The State has also been ranked fourth in global ranking.

Q.6. Which tech giant has announced a startup accelerator program for women founders in India?

किस तकनीकी दिग्गज ने भारत में महिला संस्थापकों के लिए स्टार्टअप एक्सेलेरेटर कार्यक्रम की घोषणा की है?

(a) Infosys / इंफोसिस

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Facebook / फेसबुक

(d) Google / गूगल

(e) TCS / टीसीएस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Google announced a startup accelerator program for women founders

Google announced a startup accelerator program for women founders. The program will help them address challenges such as fundraising and hiring. Google for Startups Accelerator India – Women Founders will run from Jul-2022 to Sep-2022.

The inaugural batch of the ‘Google for Startups Accelerator – India Women Founders’ will accept up to 20 women-founded / co-founded startups in the country, and support them through a three-month program.

Google is looking for Indian startups that are solving problems using advanced technology like AI/ML or data in healthcare, education, finance, media & entertainment, gaming, enterprise & other industries and that can scale globally.

Q.7. Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) in India has rose to ______________ in May 2022.

भारत में थोक मूल्य सूचकांक (WPI) पर आधारित मुद्रास्फीति मई 2022 में बढ़कर ______________ हो गई है।

(a) 13.78 %

(b) 19.29 %

(c) 15.88 %

(d) 12.54 %

(e) 14.56 %

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. WPI inflation spiked to 15.88% in May 2022, highest in 30-years

Wholesale price inflation spiked to 15.88% in May, the highest since September 1991 as a surge in price pressure in food and fuel overwhelmed a moderation in the dominant manufactured product segment. In April, the WPI inflation was recorded at 15.08%.

Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) has remained in double digits for 14 months now, mirroring elevated global commodity prices, especially of oil, according to the official data released.

Q.8. Trade data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed that India’s May trade deficit widened to ______________.

वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय द्वारा जारी किए गए व्यापार आंकड़ों से पता चला है कि भारत का मई व्यापार घाटा बढ़कर ____________________ हो गया है।

(a) $24.29 billion / $24.29 बिलियन

(b) $37.29 billion / $37.29 बिलियन

(c) $42.02 billion / $42.02 बिलियन

(d) $74.24 billion / $74.24 बिलियन

(e) $85.75 billion / $85.75 बिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Trade deficit of India broadens to $24.29 billion in May 2022

Trade data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed that India’s May trade deficit widened to $24.29 billion from $6.53 billion a year ago.

May’s trade deficit was pushed up by a surge in imports, which rose 62.83% year-on-year to $63.22 billion, while exports rose 20.55% to $38.94 billion.

India’s merchandise exports in the month of May rose by 20.55% to $38.94 billion. Imports grew by 62.83% to $63.22 billion. The trade deficit stood at $6.53 billion on May 2021. Cumulative exports in April-May 2022-23 rose by about 25% to $78.72 billion. Imports in April-May 2022-23 rose 45.42% to $123.41 billion.

Q.9. Which Financial wellness platform has launched an industry-first credit line service using its AI-powered chat capability on WhatsApp?

किस वित्तीय कल्याण मंच ने व्हाट्सएप पर अपनी एआई-संचालित चैट क्षमता का उपयोग करके उद्योग की पहली क्रेडिट लाइन सेवा शुरू की है?

(a) PaySense / पेसेंस

(b) CASHe / कैशइ

(c) Early Salary / अर्ली सैलरी

(d) Kredit Bee / क्रेडिट बी

(e) Dhani / धनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. CASHe has launched an industry-first credit line service on WhatsApp

Financial wellness platform CASHe has launched an industry-first credit line service using its AI-powered chat capability on WhatsApp to provide customers with a fast, seamless and convenient way to access instant credit line by merely typing their name.

CASHe’s WhatsApp chat service is built on the WhatsApp Business Platform, an enterprise solution that allows businesses to communicate with new and existing customers on WhatsApp in a simple, secure, and reliable way.

Q.10. CCI has approved the acquisition of how much percent stake in IIFL Wealth Management (IIFLWM) by BC Asia Investments?

CCI ने BC Asia Investments द्वारा IIFL वेल्थ मैनेजमेंट (IIFLWM) में कितनी प्रतिशत हिस्सेदारी के अधिग्रहण को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) 27.98%

(b) 24.98%

(c) 22.98%

(d) 30.98%

(e) 18.98%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. CCI approved acquisition of 24.98% in IIFL by BC Asia investments

Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of 24.98% stake in IIFL Wealth Management (IIFLWM) by BC Asia Investments X Ltd.

IIFL Wealth Management Ltd is a wealth management subsidiary of IIFL Holdings Ltd.

BC Asia Investments X Ltd is indirectly held by Bain Capital Investors LLC (Bain Private Equity). Bain Private Equity is a private equity firm that invests in companies across many industries.

Q.11. Adani Transmission Limited’s revolving loan facility has been tagged as ‘green loan’ by Sustainalytics. What is the amount of this revolving loan facility being implemented in Gujarat and Maharashtra?

अदानी ट्रांसमिशन लिमिटेड की रिवॉल्विंग लोन सुविधा को Sustainalytics द्वारा ग्रीन लोनके रूप में टैग किया गया है। गुजरात और महाराष्ट्र में लागू की जा रही इस रिवॉल्विंग लोन सुविधा की राशि कितनी है?

(a) $200 million / $200 मिलियन

(b) $450 million / $450 मिलियन

(c) $500 million / $500 मिलियन

(d) $700 million / $700 मिलियन

(e) $950 million / $950 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Adani Transmission’s $700 million loan gets ‘green loan’ tag

Adani Transmission Limited’s $700 million revolving loan facility has been tagged as ‘green loan’ by Sustainalytics. This provides assurance on the green loan framework for the revolving facility.

A revolving loan facility is a flexible financing tool that provides the borrower with the ability to draw down or withdraw, repay, and withdraw again.

The projects associated with the USD 700 million revolving facility are being implemented in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

In October 2021, the company in a regulatory filing had announced raising USD 700 million for its under-construction transmission asset portfolio through the definitive agreements signed with leading international banks.

Q.12. Name the Indian born American who will be appointed as science adviser to the President of United States (head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy).

उस भारतीय मूल के अमेरिकी का नाम बताइए जिसे संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति के विज्ञान सलाहकार (व्हाइट हाउस ऑफिस ऑफ साइंस एंड टेक्नोलॉजी पॉलिसी के प्रमुख) के रूप में नियुक्त किया जाएगा।

(a) Abhilasha Barak / अभिलाषा बराक

(b) Asha Kumari / आशा कुमारी

(c) Arati Prabhakar / आरती प्रभाकर

(d) Aditi Inamdar / अदिति इनामदार

(e) Arunima Prakash / अरुणिमा प्रकाश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Indian born American Arati Prabhakar to be appointed as science adviser to the President of US

US president Joe Biden is expected to name Arati Prabhakar as the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Arati also served in top roles during the presidential tenures of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The Clinton administration picked her to lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Obama administration picked her to lead the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Arati was born in India and raised in Texas. She completed her Ph.D from the  California Institute of Technology in 1984 following which she spent 7 years as a program manager at DARPA before leading the NIST.

Q.13. Who has been appointed as part-time non-official Directors on the central board of RBI?

RBI के केंद्रीय बोर्ड में अंशकालिक गैर-आधिकारिक निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Anand Mahindra / आनंद महिंद्रा

(b) Venu Srinivasan / वेणु श्रीनिवासन

(c) Pankaj Patel / पंकज पटेल

(d) Ravindra Dholakia / रवींद्र ढोलकिया

(e) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Anand Mahindra, Venu Srinivasan, Pankaj Patel, and Ravindra Dholakia appointed as part-time non-official Directors on the central board of RBI

The government has nominated Anand Gopal Mahindra, Venu Srinivasan, Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel, and Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia as part-time non-official Directors on the central board of RBI for tenure of 4 years.

RBI’s affairs are governed by a central board of directors. The board is appointed by the Government of India in keeping with the Reserve Bank of India Act.

Q.14. Neeraj Chopra has broken his own national record by setting a new one as he threw ____________ metres, to win silver medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland.

नीरज चोपड़ा ने फ़िनलैंड के तुर्कू में पावो नूरमी खेलों में रजत पदक जीतने के लिए __________________ मीटर फेंककर एक नया रिकॉर्ड स्थापित करके अपना ही राष्ट्रीय रिकॉर्ड तोड़ दिया है।

(a) 87.58 m

(b) 88.07m

(c) 89.30 m

(d) 90.96 m

(e) 91.07 m

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Neeraj Chopra won silver at Paavo Nurmi Games; created new national record of 89.30 m throw

India’s ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra broke his own national record to set a new one as he threw 89.30 metres, putting him on the second spot in a star-studded field at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland.

Chopra’s earlier national record was 88.07m which he had set in Patiala in March last year. On August 7, 2021, he won the Tokyo Olympics gold with a throw of 87.58m.

The Paavo Nurmi Games, a gold event in the World Athletics Continental Tour, is one of the biggest track-and-field competitions outside the Diamond League and this year’s event had a super stacked field.

Q.15. Sports Authority of India (SAI) has sanctioned ₹6.52 crore in out of pocket allowance (OPA) for 2,189 Khelo India athletes across 21 disciplines. Who is the Sports Secretary-cum-Director General of SAI?

भारतीय खेल प्राधिकरण (SAI) ने 21 खेलों में 2,189 खेलो इंडिया एथलीटों के लिए 6.52 करोड़ की जेब से भत्ता (OPA) मंजूर किया है। SAI के खेल सचिव-सह-महानिदेशक कौन हैं?

(a) Praful Patel / प्रफुल पटेल

(b) Arun Singhal / अरुण सिंघल

(c) V. G. Somani / वी जी सोमानी

(d) Sandip Pradhan / संदीप प्रधान

(e) R P Tiwari / आर पी तिवारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. The Sports Authority of India sanctioned Rs. 6.52 crore pocket allowances for Khelo India athletes

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has sanctioned ₹6.52 crore in out of pocket allowance (OPA) for 2,189 Khelo India athletes across 21 disciplines, including para.

A financial assistance of ₹6.28 lakhs is allocated for each residential athlete training at the accredited academies as per the annual Khelo India scholarship scheme.

About Sports Authority of India (SAI):

Formed: 1984

Headquarters: Delhi, India

Sports Secretary-cum-Director General: Sandip Pradhan

Q.16. On which date, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed?

विश्व बुजुर्ग दुर्व्यवहार जागरूकता दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 10 June / 10 जून

(b) 12 June / 12 जून

(c) 15 June / 15 जून

(d) 16 June / 16 जून

(e) 18 June / 18 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. 15 June: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day came into existence in June 2006. It is a social issue that affects the mental well-being of millions of senior citizens across the globe. To spread awareness on the issue, world elder abuse day is observed on June 15.

In the year 2011, the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Theme 2022: “Digital Equity for All Ages”

Q.17. Global Wind Day is observed every year on ______.

विश्व पवन दिवस हर साल ______ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 12 June / 12 जून

(b) 13 June / 13 जून

(c) 14 June / 14 जून

(d) 15 June / 15 जून

(e) 16 June / 16 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(d)

Exp. 15 June: Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day which is also known as World Wind Day is observed every year on June 15 to realize, address and execute the wind energy and the possibilities that it brings along for the future.

World Wind Day 2022 highlights the significance of clean energy and how it should be on priority when it comes to keeping the civilization alive and intact.

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) announced the first Global Wind Day in 2007. The Association had joined hands with the Global Wind Energy Council in 2009 and since then it has been celebrated as a global event.

Theme 2022: ‘We are #InWithWind, are you?’

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