Current Affairs Quiz 16th February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 16th February 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Under the Saubhagya scheme, which state has the maximum number of households electrified through the solar-based standalone system?

सौभाग्य योजना के तहत, किस राज्य में सौरआधारित स्टैंडअलोन सिस्टम के माध्यम से सबसे अधिक घरों का विद्युतीकरण किया गया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Rajasthan topped solar electrification under Saubhagya Scheme

Under the Saubhagya scheme, Rajasthan has the maximum number of households electrified through the solar-based standalone system.

In hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir had nil beneficiaries under the initiative. Under the Saubhagya Scheme, 2.817 crore households were electrified up to March 31 last year, including 4.16 lakh through solar-based standalone systems.

Under the Saubhagya scheme, as many as 1,23,682 households were electrified through the solar-based standalone system in Rajasthan, followed by Chhattisgarh (65,373), Uttar Pradesh (53,234), Assam (50,754), Bihar (39,100), Maharashtra (30,538), Odisha (13,735), Madhya Pradesh (12,651), Power Minister R K Singh told the Lok Sabha.

The Saubhagya scheme was launched on 25th September 2017 to achieve universal household electrification covering every village and every district in the country. Scheme outlay is 16,320 crore including Gross Budgetary Support of 12,320 crores.

Q.2. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, has allocated Rs. 2.26 crores for Medaram Jatara 2022 Festival. Medaram Jatara is celebrated in which state?

भारत सरकार के जनजातीय मामलों के मंत्रालय ने मेदारम जतारा 2022 महोत्सव के लिए 2.26 करोड़ रुपये आवंटित किए हैं। मेदाराम जतारा किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Govt sanctioned Rs 2.26 crores for Medaram Jatara Festival of Telangana

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, has allocated Rs. 2.26 Crores for Medaram Jatara 2022 Festival in Telangana.

In 2022, the festival is being held from February 16 to 19, 2022. Medaram Jatara is the second-largest fair in India, after the Kumbh Mela.

Medaram Jatara is conducted in honour of the Goddesses Sammakka and Saralamma. It was declared a State Festival in 1998.

The four-day tribal festival is celebrated once in two years in the month of “Magha” (February) on the full moon day, in Medaram Village of Mulugu district in Telangana. The festival is organised by the second-largest Tribal Community of Telangana, the Koya tribe, in collaboration with the Tribal Welfare Department, Government of Telangana.

Q.3. Which state’s Governor has flagged off historic first-ever all-women officers offshore sailing expedition of Indian Army?

किस राज्य के राज्यपाल ने भारतीय सेना के ऐतिहासिक पहली महिला अधिकारियों की अपतटीय नौकायन अभियान को हरी झंडी दिखाकर रवाना किया?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Telangana flagged off first-ever all-women officers sailing expedition

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Sounderarajan has flagged off historic first-ever all-women officers offshore sailing expedition of Indian Army between Chennai-Vizag-Chennai at Chennai Port Trust.

Governor praised Indian Army for opening its doors to women and the enhanced role and respect that they command to this day.

Women officers completed grueling training for the expedition which is yet another step towards women empowerment.

Q.4. Which Union territory has launched Kunsnyoms scheme for differently-abled persons?

किस केंद्र शासित प्रदेश ने विकलांग व्यक्तियों के लिए कुनस्योम्स योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(b) Puducherry / पुदुचेरी

(c) Lakshadweep / लक्षद्वीप

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Ladakh / लद्दाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. LAHDC, Leh launched “Kunsnyom scheme” for differently abled persons

Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh has launched Kunsnyoms scheme for differently-abled persons.

Kunsnyoms = Equal for All, Fair for All and aims inclusive and accessible Ladakh. Under this, Leh Hill council is providing assistive devices, technologies to needy people at 90 percent subsidy.

Under the scheme, 28 tri-scooters, battery-run wheelchair, walking aids and other aids required for special needs of the individuals has been distributed.

Q.5. The Central Government has constituted Ken-Betwa Link Project Authority (KBLPA) for the implementation of the Ken-Betwa interlinking of rivers (ILRs) project, and constituted a 20-member National Steering Committee which will monitor the implementation. Who will head this National Steering Committee?

केंद्र सरकार ने केनबेतवा लिंक प्रोजेक्ट अथॉरिटी (KBLPA) का गठन केनबेतवा इंटरलिंकिंग ऑफ नदियों (ILRs) परियोजना के कार्यान्वयन के लिए किया है, और एक 20 सदस्यीय राष्ट्रीय संचालन समिति का गठन किया है जो कार्यान्वयन की निगरानी करेगी। इस राष्ट्रीय संचालन समिति का अध्यक्ष कौन होगा?

(a) Bhaskar Ramamurthy / भास्कर राममूर्ति

(b) Pankaj Kumar / पंकज कुमार

(c) Bharadwaj Amrutur / भारद्वाज अमृतुर

(d) NG Subramaniam / एनजी सुब्रमण्यम

(e) Tarun Kapoor / तरुण कपूर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Centre constituted Ken-Betwa link Project Authority, and 20-member National Steering Committee headed by Pankaj Kumar

The Central Government has constituted a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) i.e., Ken-Betwa Link Project Authority (KBLPA) for the implementation of the Ken-Betwa interlinking of rivers (ILRs) project. The SPV will be headed by a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of additional secretary rank.

It also formed a 20-member National Steering Committee (SC) which will monitor the implementation. The committee will be chaired by the Secretary (Currently- Pankaj Kumar), Ministry of Jal Shakti.

The river Betwa or Betravati which is also called river Vetrawati in Sanskrit one of the major river basins of Madhya Pradesh (MP). It is a tributary of the Yamuna. It rises in the Vindhya Range just north of Hoshangabad in MP and flows north-east through MP and Orchha to UP.

Q.6. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued interim directions to ban 54 mobile applications of Chinese origin in February 2022, under Section ___________ of the Information Technology Act 2000.

इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय ने सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी अधिनियम 2000 की धारा ___________ के तहत फरवरी 2022 में चीनी मूल के 54 मोबाइल एप्लिकेशन पर प्रतिबंध लगाने के लिए अंतरिम निर्देश जारी किए हैं।

(a) Section 69A / धारा 69ए

(b) Section 70A / धारा 70ए

(c) Section 69B / धारा 69बी

(d) Section 70B / धारा 70बी

(e) Section 69C / धारा 69सी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. India blocks 54 Chinese mobile apps over security threat and privacy risks

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued interim directions to ban 54 mobile applications of Chinese origin. India has banned a total of 321 Chinese apps since May-June 2020.

The ban was recommended by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), as these apps pose a threat to India’s security. The 54 apps allegedly obtain various critical permissions and collect sensitive user data.

The banned apps include Garena Free Fire; Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD; Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade; Viva Video Editor; Tencent Xriver among others.

MeitY had banned the apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000 which empowers to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource. Read more here

Q.7. Vedanta has tied up with which country’s Foxconn to form joint venture to manufacture semiconductors in India?

वेदांत ने भारत में सेमीकंडक्टर्स के निर्माण के लिए संयुक्त उद्यम बनाने के लिए किस देश के फॉक्सकॉन के साथ करार किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(c) Taiwan / ताइवान

(d) USA / अमेरिका

(e) Japan / जापान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Vedanta tied up with Foxconn to form joint venture to manufacture semiconductors in India

The Indian mining major Vedanta has tied up with Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company, Hon Hai Technology Group (better known as Foxconn) to form a joint venture (JV) for manufacturing semiconductors in India. Anil Agarwal, the non-executive Chairman of Vedanta, will be the Chairman of the JV company.

This is the first JV in the electronics manufacturing sector after the government announced a Rs 76,000 crore production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for semiconductor and display manufacturing, to create an ecosystem of local production of semiconductors in India.

Vedanta will be the majority shareholder in the JV while Foxconn will hold minority share.

Q.8. Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation has declined to _______________ in January 2022.

थोक मूल्य सूचकांक (WPI) आधारित मुद्रास्फीति जनवरी 2022 में गिरकर __________ हो गई है।

(a) 7.35%

(b) 8.21%

(c) 10.49%

(d) 11.74%

(e) 12.96%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Wholesale price-based inflation declines to 12.96% in January

India’s wholesale inflation eased to 12.96 % in January from 13.56 % in the previous month. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation has declined consistently in recent months.

It fell from 14.87 % in November 2021 to 13.56 % in December 2021 and further to 12.96 % in January 2022. However, inflation still remains at an elevated level and is a matter of concern for economic policymakers.

“The high rate of inflation in January 2022 is primarily due to rise in prices of mineral oils, crude petroleum & natural gas, basic metals, chemicals, and chemical products, food articles etc as compared the corresponding month of the previous year”.

Wholesale food inflation hardened during the month of January. The rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index increased marginally from 9.24 % in December 2021 to 9.55 % in January, 2022. Prices of Minerals rose by 11.08 % and non-food articles became costlier by 0.37 % in January 2022 as compared to December 2021.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)?

केंद्रीय माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड (सीबीएसई) के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(b) Indrajit Mahanty / इंद्रजीत महंती

(c) V. Krishnaswamy / वी कृष्णस्वामी

(d) Vineet Joshi / विनीत जोशी

(e) R.C. Kuhad / आर सी कुहाड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Vineet Joshi appointed as new Chairman of CBSE

IAS Vineet Joshi has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

He replaced IAS Manoj Ahuja, who has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

Mr Joshi, a 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre, is an Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, under the Ministry of Education. He is also the Director-General of the National Testing Agency (NTA). In 2010 as well he got the responsibility of CBSE chairman.

Q.10. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Committee of Administrators which will run the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे टेबल टेनिस फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया (TTFI) चलाने वाली प्रशासकों की समिति के अध्यक्ष के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) M Venugopal / एम वेणुगोपाल

(b) Navrang Saini / नवरंग सैनी

(c) Gita Mittal / गीता मित्तल

(d) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

(e) Deepak Das / दीपक दास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Gita Mittal appointed as chairperson of Committee of Administrators to run TTFI

The Delhi High Court has appointed former Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal as the Chairperson of the Committee of Administrators which will run the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI).

The court ordered that all communications on behalf of TTFI with any sportsperson or international sports bodies, will now take place only through the Committee of Administrators and the existing office bearers shall no longer be entitled to discharge any functions.

The office bearers will help the Committee of Administrators, as and when requested and a monthly honorarium of Rs 3 lakh and Rs 1 lakh each will be paid to Chairperson and two members, respectively.

Q.11. Who has been named Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21?

बिजनेस स्टैंडर्ड बैंकर ऑफ द ईयर 2020-21 किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Sandeep Bakhshi / संदीप बख्शी

(b) Girish Chandra Chaturvedi / गिरीश चंद्र चतुर्वेदी

(c) Rakesh Makhija / राकेश मखीजा

(d) Amitabh Chaudhry / अमिताभ चौधरी

(e) Anup Bagchi / अनूप बागची

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Sandeep Bakhshi named Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21

Sandeep Bakhshi, managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank, is the Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21 for turning around the private sector lender and changing the perception about it during his tenure of the past three and a half years.

Bakhshi took charge in October 2018 amid a controversy around his predecessor, who had to step down over corporate governance issues. Since then, he has not just unhinged the bank from the controversy but also delivered growth on almost all parameters.

The unanimous decision was taken by a high-profile jury of five, chaired by former Reserve Bank of India deputy governor S S Mundra. Other members were Keki Mistry; Anil Singhvi,; P S Jayakumar; and A Balasubram.

Q.12. Name the cricketer who has won the ICC Male Player of the Month award for January 2022.

उस क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए, जिसने जनवरी 2022 के लिए ICC मेल प्लेयर ऑफ द मंथ का पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) David Warner / डेविड वार्नर

(b) Ajaz Patel / एजाज पटेल

(c) Asif Ali / आसिफ अली

(d) Keegan Petersen / कीगन पीटरसन

(e) Devon Conway / डेवोन कॉनवे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Keegan Petersen, Heather Knight declared ICC players of the month for January 2022

South Africa’s Test sensation Keegan Petersen and England women’s team captain Heather Knight were voted ICC Players of the Month for January 2022.

In the men’s category, South African batter Keegan Petersen was a sensation during the home Test series against India. He ended the series as the highest run-scorer with 276 runs and was named the Player of the Series.

For the women’s award, England skipper Knight captained England in the one-off Ashes Test against Australia in Canberra and finished as the highest run-getter.

Q.13. Name the cricketer who has won the ICC Female Player of the Month award for January 2022.

उस क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए, जिसने जनवरी 2022 के लिए ICC फीमेल प्लेयर ऑफ द मंथ का पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) Sophie Ecclestone / सोफी एक्लेस्टोन

(b) Kathryn Bryce / कैथरीन ब्राइस

(c) Stafanie Taylor / स्टेफनी टेलर

(d) Laura Delany / लौरा डेलानी

(e) Heather Knight / हीथर नाइट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Keegan Petersen, Heather Knight declared ICC players of the month for January 2022

South Africa’s Test sensation Keegan Petersen and England women’s team captain Heather Knight were voted ICC Players of the Month for January 2022.

In the men’s category, South African batter Keegan Petersen was a sensation during the home Test series against India. He ended the series as the highest run-scorer with 276 runs and was named the Player of the Series.

For the women’s award, England skipper Knight captained England in the one-off Ashes Test against Australia in Canberra and finished as the highest run-getter.

Q.14. Who has authored the book titled ‘Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War’?

ह्यूमेन: हाउ द यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स एबंडनड पीस एंड रीइन्वेंटेड वॉरनामक पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) Samuel Moyn / सैमुअल मोयन

(b) Roald Dahl / रोआल्ड डाल

(c) JK Rowling / जे के रोवलींग

(d) Ruskin Bond / रस्किन बांड

(e) Andrew Sartori / एंड्रयू सार्टोरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Samuel Moyn authored a book titled ‘Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War’

A new book titled “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War” authored by Samuel Moyn was released.

The book highlights the United States of America (USA) strategy on fighting wars and how armed combat was transformed from an imperfect tool for resolving disputes into an integral component of the modern condition.

This provocative book argues about the endless wars USA created in the past including Vietnam War (1955-1975), Korean War (1950-1953), World War II (1939-1945) etc and this development might not represent progress at all.

Samuel Moyn is the Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a professor of History at Yale University.

Q.15. International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is observed on ________________________ every year.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बचपन कैंसर दिवस (ICCD) हर साल _________________ को मनाया जाता 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.15.(c)

Exp. 15 February: International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is observed on 15 February every year, to raise awareness about the evil that entails this issue and the ways to deal with the same.

The day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.

This annual event was created in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International, a global network of 176 parent organizations, childhood cancer survivor associations, childhood cancer support groups, and cancer societies, in over 93 countries, across 5 continents.

The 3-year campaign for ICCD 2021-2023 called, ‘Tree of Life’, is designed to use the image of painted handprints of children to represent survival rates for childhood cancer on a national, regional and international scale.

Theme 2022: ‘Better Survival’ is achievable #throughyourhands

Q.16. Bappi Lahiri passed away recently. He was a/an ________________________.

बप्पी लाहिड़ी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ________________________ थे।

(a) Music composer / संगीतकार

(b) Singer /गायक

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Theatre Director / थियेटर निर्देशक

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. Legendary Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passed away

Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passed away at the age of 69 in Mumbai. He was ailing for some time and died at CritiCare Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai, due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

He was lovingly called Bappi Da & Disco King of Bollywood in the industry, and he was known for delivering iconic songs in several films of the late 1970s-80s like Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer, and Sharaabi. His last Bollywood song was Bhankas for the 2020 film Baaghi 3.

The singer is known for his gold chains. His real name was Alokesh Lahiri. He joined BJP in 2014. He was declared a BJP candidate from Srerampur (Lok Sabha constituency) in West Bengal for the 2014 Indian general election and lost.

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