Current Affairs Quiz 16th August 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 16th August 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. From which year, India will start supplying petrol with 20 percent ethanol at select petrol pumps?

भारत किस वर्ष से चुनिंदा पेट्रोल पंपों पर 20 प्रतिशत इथेनॉल के साथ पेट्रोल की आपूर्ति शुरू करेगा?

(a) 2022

(b) 2023

(c) 2024

(d) 2025

(e) 2026

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. India to start supplying petrol with 20% ethanol from April 2023

India will start supplying petrol with 20% ethanol at select petrol pumps from April 2023.

Oil minister Hardeep Puri said a fifth of petrol will be made up of ethanol by 2025.

India achieved the target of supplying petrol mixed with 10 percent ethanol (10% ethanol, 90% petrol) ahead of schedule in June 2022.

Supply of petrol with 20 percent ethanol will result in a saving of an estimated USD 4 billion annually.

India is the world’s fifth largest producer of ethanol after the US, Brazil, EU, and China. Ethanol worldwide is largely used for consumption but nations like Brazil and India also dope it in petrol.

List of Important India’s Target Year

2022 – Trans Fat Free status.

2021-22 – Indian Railways planned 1000-Megawatt Solar Power

2022 – Indian renewable energy 175 GW installation

2022 – Doubling Farmers income

2022 – Doubling tiger population

2023 – Indian Railways electrify Broad Gauge routes

2023-24 – India produce one billion tonnes of coal

2024 – Renewable energy to replace diesel in agriculture

2024 – India aims to reduce road accidents by 50%

2024 – Indian railways 100% electrification.

2024 – Provide Clean Drinking Water to All Citizens.

2024 – Har Ghar Jal for rural households.

2025 – Defence target of Rs 35,000 crores

2025 – To Eliminate TB

2025 – India’s vision of 5 trillion economy

2025 – India set the target to create 220 new airports

2030 – Indian railways Net Zero’ Carbon Emission

2030 – India reduce the energy intensity by 33-35%

2030 – India plans 500 GW renewable energy

Q.2. Which state government has signed an MoU with the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) for the protection of its coasts?

किस राज्य सरकार ने अपने तटों की सुरक्षा के लिए राष्ट्रीय महासागर प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान (एनआईओटी) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(c) Odisha / उड़ीसा

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Odisha Government signed an MoU with NIOT for protecting coastline

The Odisha govt has signed an MoU with the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) for the protection of its coasts.

National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences is a premier institute in the country specializing in the field of ocean engineering and coastline protection.

According to the MoU, the NIOT will provide technical guidance, design, and drawing of climate resilient coastal protection measures to the state government.

Odisha has a vast coastline of about 480 km and the coastal areas are exposed to natural disasters. Cyclones cause high tidal surges with very high wind speed, resulting in loss of lives and properties.

About Odisha

Capital – Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik

Governor – Ganeshi Lal

Recent MoUs

Paytm partnered with Piramal Finance to offer loans

IDFC FIRST Bank partnered with LetsVenture to support startups

HDFC Bank partnered with M1xchange for Trade receivables Discounting System (TReDs)

Indian Bank signed an MoU with SRM University-AP for starts up

Indian Army signed an MoU with DFI to accelerate drone technology for frontline soldiers

Q.3. India has added how many wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites bringing the country’s total tally of these sites to 75?

भारत ने रामसर स्थलों की सूची में कितने आर्द्रभूमि जोड़े हैं, जिससे देश में इन स्थलों की कुल संख्या 75 हो गई है?

(a) 10

(b) 11

(c) 12

(d) 13

(e) 14

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. India added 11 more wetlands to its list of Ramsar sites

India has added 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make total 75 Ramsar sites covering an area of 13 lakh 26 thousand 677 Hectares in the country in the 75th year of Independence.

Of the 11 new sites four are in Tamil Nadu, three in Odisha, two in Jammu & Kashmir, and one each in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of Ramsar sites at 14, followed by Uttar Pradesh which has 10.

India is one of the Contracting Parties to Ramsar Convention, signed in Ramsar, Iran in 1971. India signed it on 1st February 1982. From 1982 to 2013, a total of 26 sites were added to the list of Ramsar sites.

From 2014 to 2022, the country has added 49 new wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites.

The 11 Indian wetlands which have been designated as new Ramsar sites

  1. Tampara Lake – Odisha
  2. Hirakud Reservoir – Odisha
  3. Ansupa Lake – Odisha
  4. Yashwant Sagar – Madhya Pradesh
  5. Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary – Tamil Nadu
  6. Such-dram Theroor Wetland Complex – Tamil Nadu
  7. Vaduvur Bird Sanctuary – Tamil Nadu
  8. Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary – Tamil Nadu
  9. Thane Creek – Maharashtra
  10. Hygam Wetland Conservation Reserve – Jammu and Kashmir
  11. Shallbugh Wetland Conservation Reserve – Jammu and Kashmir

Q.4. Which company has completed clinical development for phase III trials and booster doses for BBV154 intranasal Covid vaccine?

किस कंपनी ने BBV154 इंट्रानैसल कोविड वैक्सीन के लिए तीसरे चरण के परीक्षण और बूस्टर खुराक के लिए नैदानिक ​​विकास पूरा कर लिया है?

(a) Serum Institute of India / सीरम इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ इंडिया

(b) AstraZeneca / एस्ट्राजेनेका

(c) Bharat Biotech / भारत बायोटेक

(d) Johnson & Johnson / जॉनसन एंड जॉनसन

(e) Zydus Cadila / जाइडस कैडिला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Bharat Biotech completed trials for India’s first intranasal vaccine

Bharat Biotech has completed clinical development for phase III trials and booster doses for BBV154 intranasal Covid vaccine.

The adenoviral intranasal vaccine BBV154 is the first of its kind Covid-19 vaccine to undergo human trials in India. “BBV154 has proven to be safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in subjects in controlled clinical trials.

BBV154 is stable at 2-8°C for easy storage and distribution.

The company has established large manufacturing capabilities at multiple sites across India, including Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana, with operations pan India.

Q.5. Which State/UTs government has launched Village Defence Guards Scheme?

किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश की सरकार ने ग्राम रक्षा गार्ड योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(d) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. J&K Government launched Village Defence Guards Scheme

Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned approval for the creation of Village Defence Guard Scheme – 2022 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, this scheme was known as Village Defence Committee in which volunteers from villages were trained by the Indian Army and Police.

Under this scheme, rifles were provided to VDC’s and they protected their villages from terrorist attacks and terror-related activities.

Q.6. Which state government has rolled out nearly 1,000 model Anganwadi centres constructed across the state?

किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य भर में निर्मित लगभग 1,000 मॉडल आंगनवाड़ी केंद्रों की शुरुआत की है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Meghalaya / मेघालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Assam CM launched 1,000 model Anganwadi centres

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has rolled out nearly 1,000 model Anganwadi centres constructed across the state and 15,000 such units would be constructed by 2026

He also launched the ‘Adopt an Anganwadi’ portal, aimed at providing philanthropists, NGOs, and citizens concerned with a platform through which they can contribute to the welfare of the society by adopting full or partial expenses of an Anganwadi centre.

Anganwadis are centres where the physical and mental foundations of a child are built. It prepares the child for their journey towards the higher education system.

About Assam

  • Capital –Dispur

Chief Minister –Himanta Biswa Sarma

Governor – Prof Jagdish Mukhi

Q.7. The Central government has reappointed four independent directors on the RBI central board for a term of four years. Who among the followings is not in the list?

केंद्र सरकार ने चार साल की अवधि के लिए आरबीआई के केंद्रीय बोर्ड में चार स्वतंत्र निदेशकों की फिर से नियुक्ति की है। निम्नलिखित में से कौन सूची में नहीं है?

(a) Revathy lyer / रेवती अय्यर

(b) Sachin Chaturvedi / सचिन चतुर्वेदी

(c)  Krishnan Iyer / कृष्णन अय्यर

(d) Satish K Marathe / सतीश के मराठे

(e) Swaminathan Gurumurthy / स्वामीनाथन गुरुमूर्ति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Government re-appointed 4 independent directors on central board of RBI

The central government has re-appointed Satish Kashinath Marathe, Swaminathan Gurumurthy, Revathy Iyer, and Sachin Chaturvedi as part-time non-official directors on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India for a term of four years.

Iyer and Chaturvedi have been re-appointed as a Member of the Northern Local Board and on the Eastern Local Board of the Reserve Bank of India.

In June, the government nominated Mahindra and Mahindra group Chairman Anand Mahindra, TVS Motors Chairperson Venu Srinivasan, Zydus Lifesciences’ Chairman Pankaj Patel, and Ravindra Dholakia, a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee, as part-time non-official directors on the central board of the RBI.

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Founded – 1 April 1935

RBI Nationalized – 1 January 1949

Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

RBI set up – Hilton Young Commission

1st Governor – Sir Osborne Smith (Australia)

1st Indian Governor – CD Deshmukh

25th Governor – Shaktikanta Das

RBI Deputy Governor (4) – 1. Tavarna Rabi Sankar

  1. Mukesh Kumar Jain
  2. Michael D Patra
  3. M Rajeshwar Rao

Recent Appointment

  • Deputy President of FIDE – Viswanathan Anand a
  • First woman Director General of CSIR – Nallathamby Kalaiselvi
  • MD & CEO of Unity SF Bank – Inderjit Camotra
  • CFO of BharatPe – Nalin Negi
  • Central Vigilance Commissioner – Suresh N Patel

Q.8. Which bank has launched Utsav fixed deposit scheme?

किस बैंक ने उत्सव सावधि जमा योजना शुरू की है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. SBI launched Utsav fixed deposit scheme

On the occasion of the nation’s 76th year of Independence celebrated as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the largest lender in the nation, State Bank of India (SBI), introduced a unique term deposit programme called “Utsav Deposit.”

This fixed deposit scheme has higher interest rates and is only available for a limited time.

In the Utsav Fixed Deposit Scheme, SBI is offering an interest rate of 6.10% per annum on fixed deposits with a tenure of 1000 days. And senior citizens will be eligible to get an additional interest rate of 0.50% over and above the regular rate.

These rates are effective as of 15th August 2022 and the scheme is valid for a period of 75 days.

About State Bank of India (SBI)   

Founded – 1 July 1955

Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Chairman – Dinesh Kumar Khara

Managing Director – (4) Alok Kumar Choudhary, Swaminathan Janakiraman, Challa Sreenivasulu Setty, and Ashwini Kumar Tewari

Imperial Bank of India was previous name of SBI.

The presidency Banks of Bengal, Bombay and Madras with merged in 1921 to Imperial Bank of India.

Tagline – (1) Pure Banking Nothing Else

(2) With you all the way

(3) A bank of the common man

(4) The banker to every Indian

(5) The Nation banks on us

Q.9. India may become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2028-29 only if the GDP grows at nine percent per annum consistently for the next five years, who has given this statement?

भारत 2028-29 तक 5 ट्रिलियन अमेरिकी डॉलर की अर्थव्यवस्था तभी बन सकता है जब जीडीपी अगले पांच वर्षों तक लगातार नौ प्रतिशत प्रतिवर्ष की दर से बढ़े, यह कथन किसने दिया है?

(a) Urjit Patel / उर्जित पटेल

(b) Raghuram Rajan / रघुराम राजन

(c) D. Subbarao / डी सुब्बाराव

(d) Bimal Jalan / बिमल जालान

(e) Shaktikanta Das / शक्तिकांत दास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. India can be USD 5 trillion economy by FY29 if GDP grows at 9% for 5 years: Former RBI Governor D Subbarao

India may become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2028-29 only if the GDP grows at nine percent per annum consistently for the next five years, former RBI Governor D Subbarao

Speaking at the Federation of Telangana Chamber of Commerce and Industry on India @75- Marching Towards USD 5 Trillion Economy on the occasion of 75 years of Indian Independence, he said there are eight key challenges for India to overcome to achieve the dream of 5 trillion economy.

The challenges are increasing investment, improving productivity and education and health outcomes, creating jobs, raising agriculture productivity, maintaining macroeconomic stability, managing global megatrends and improving governance.

the States and union government must realize that, the country does not have surplus budgets and while some safety net is surely needed. They must be cautious and selective on what freebies to be given from borrowed money and future generations should not be burdened with unnecessary debt burden.

Q.10. In August 2022, the Government has notified the appointments of another how many High Court Judges in the Punjab and Haryana High Court?

अगस्त 2022 में, सरकार ने पंजाब और हरियाणा उच्च न्यायालय में कितने उच्च न्यायालय के न्यायाधीशों की नियुक्ति को अधिसूचित किया है?

(a) 10

(b) 11

(c) 12

(d) 13

(e) 14

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Government appointed 11 new High Court Judges in Punjab & Haryana

The Government has notified the appointments of another 11 High Court Judges in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The appointments include the names Nidhi Gupta, Sanjay Vashisth, Tribhuvan Dahiya, Namit Kumar, Harkesh Manuja, Aman Chaudhary, Naresh Singh, Harsh Bunger, Jagmohan Bansal, Deepak Manchanda and Alok Jain.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court are currently functioning with just 46 judges against the sanctioned strength of 85 with around a dozen of the 46 judges set to retire in the next two years. With the appointment of new additional judges, the number of judges will rise to 57.

On 13th August 2022, the govt had appointed 26 High Court Judges in the High Courts of Allahabad, Andhra, Telangana, Gauhati, Orissa, and Himachal Pradesh.

About Haryana

  • Capital –Chandigarh

Chief Minister – Manohar Lal Khattar

Governor – Bandaru Dattatreya

About Punjab

  • Capital –Chandigarh

Chief Minister – Bhagwant Mann

Governor – Banwarilal Purohit

Q.11. How many Police personnel have been awarded the Police Medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2022?

स्वतंत्रता दिवस, 2022 के अवसर पर कितने पुलिस कर्मियों को पुलिस पदक से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) 1062

(b) 1072

(c) 1075

(d) 1082

(e) 1092

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. 1082 Police personnel awarded Police Medals in 2022

The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has awarded 1,082 police personnel from CAPFs and state forces with various categories of service medals, including for gallant action on the eve of Independence Day.

347 personnel have been awarded for Gallantry while 87 have been awarded for Distinguished Service.

The maximum gallantry medals at 109 have been received by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) followed by 19 to the Border Security Force (BSF) and six each to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Among the state police forces, Jammu and Kashmir Police led by DGP Dilbagh Singh has been awarded the maximum number of medals 108 among all the states and Union Territories. As many as 42 gallantry medals have been given to Maharashtra, 15 to Chhattisgarh and the remaining from the other States/UTs and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

Recent Awards

  • Miss India USA 2022 –Indian Origin Aarya Walvekar (Virginia)
  • First Indian psychologist on US Heritage Wall of Fame – Prof Ramadhar Singh
  • ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award (the highest civilian honour of Ladakh) – Dalai Lama
  • Vice-President presents the ‘President’s Colours’ to Tamil Nadu Police
  • Global Energy Prize 2022 – Indian-Origin Professor Kaushik Rajashekara

Q.12. Which statement is correct regarding Durand Cup 2022? / डूरंड कप 2022 के संबंध में कौन सा कथन सही है?

(i) Durand Cup is related to Football / डूरंड कप फुटबॉल से संबंधित है

(ii) This year the tournament is the 130th edition / इस वर्ष यह टूर्नामेंट 130वां संस्करण है।

(iii) West Bengal, Assam & Mizoram are hosting the Durand Cup 2022 / पश्चिम बंगाल, असम और मिजोरम डूरंड कप 2022 की मेजबानी कर रहे हैं।

(a) Only i

(b) Only ii

(c) Only iii

(d) Only i & ii

(e) Only ii & iii

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Asia’s Oldest tournament Durand Cup starts on August 16

The oldest football tournament in Asia, Durand Cup is scheduled to start on August 16, 2022.

The opening match will be played between FC Goa and Mohammedan SC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. The tournament will feature 20 teams all divided into four groups of five teams each.

For the first time in its history, the tournament is being held in multiple cities. West Bengal, Assam and Manipur are hosting the Durand Cup 2022.

The matches will be played in Salt Lake Stadium (Kolkata, West Bengal), Naihati Stadium (Naihati, West Bengal), Kishore Bharati Stadium (Kolkata, West Bengal), Khuman Lampak Stadium (Imphal, Manipur) and Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium (Guwahati, Assam).

Durand Cup is one of the three major football tournaments in India, the other two being Indian Super League and Super Cup.

This year the tournament is 131st edition.

Q.13. 15 August 2022 has celebrated the _____ birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo.

15 अगस्त 2022 ने श्री अरबिंदो की _____ जयंती मनाई है।

(a) 100th

(b) 125th

(c) 130th

(d) 140th

(e) 150th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. 15 August 2022 – Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary

15 August 2022 has marked the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo.

He was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, poet, and yoga guru.

He published articles in the Bombay-based journal Indu Prakash.

He was born in 1872 in Kolkata and he passed away on 5 December 1950.

His main literary works are ‘The Life Divine’, ‘Synthesis of Yoga’, and ‘Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol

Q.14. Anshu Jain has passed away recently. He was the former co-CEO of which bank?

अंशु जैन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस बैंक के पूर्व सहसीईओ थे?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

(c) Deutsche Bank / ड्यूश बैंक

(d) SEBI / सेबी

(e) SIDBI / सिडबी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Anshu Jain former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank passed away

Deutsche Bank’s former India-born co-CEO Anshu Jain dies after battle with cancer

Anshu Jain, Deutsche Bank’s former India-born co-Chief Executive Officer, has died after a nearly five-year battle with cancer. He was 59.

Jain, who was born in India, spent two decades building Deutsche Bank into one of the world’s top universal banks. He was the first non-European to lead the German institution.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 and the European debt crisis that followed, Jain pushed Deutsche to remain Europe’s “last man standing” as US. firms pulled ahead in global banking.

He resigned from the German lender in 2015 and had been the president of US financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald since 2017.

Q.15. Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has passed away recently. With an estimated net worth of around USD 5.8 billion, Jhunjhunwala was the _______ richest billionaire in India.

दिग्गज निवेशक राकेश झुनझुनवाला का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। लगभग 5.8 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर की अनुमानित कुल संपत्ति के साथ, झुनझुनवाला भारत में _______ सबसे अमीर अरबपति थे।

(a) 12th

(b) 22th

(c) 32th

(d) 36th

(e) 42th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away at 62.

Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, known as the ‘Big Bull’ of Dalal Street, passed away at the age of 62.

With an estimated net worth of around $5.8 billion, Jhunjhunwala was the 36th richest billionaire in India.

Akasa Air – India’s newest budget carrier airline – was one of the business ventures of Jhunjhunwala.

He was also the chairman of Hungama Media & Aptech Limited

 

 

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