Current Affairs Quiz 17th February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 17th February 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a G20 Secretariat and its reporting structures for India’s G20 Presidency in 2023. Who is the chair for the G20 2022?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने 2023 में भारत के G20 प्रेसीडेंसी के लिए G20 सचिवालय और इसकी रिपोर्टिंग संरचनाओं की स्थापना को मंजूरी दी है। G20 2022 के लिए अध्यक्ष कौन है?

(a) Italy / इटली

(b) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(c) India / भारत

(d) Brazil / ब्राजील

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Union Cabinet approved setting up of Secretariat for India’s G20 Presidency

Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi approved the setting up of a G20 Secretariat and its reporting structures. India is all set to hold the Presidency of the G20 (Group of Twenty) from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023.

This Secretariat, functional till February 2024, will be responsible for the implementation of overall policy decisions and affairs needed for India’s G20 Presidency. India to host the 2023 G20 Summit in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

It will be guided by an Apex Committee headed by the PM, and comprising the Finance Minister, Home Minister, External Affairs Minister, and G20 Sherpa (Union Minister Piyush Vedprakash Goyal, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution).

A Coordination Committee will also be set up to oversee all G20 preparations and report to the Apex Committee.

Formation: 26 September 1999

The 2021 summit is planned to be held in Italy. The 2022, 2023 and 2024 summits will be hosted by Indonesia, India and Brazil respectively.

Q.2. Union Government has approved a new scheme “New India Literacy Programme” during the FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of adult education. The scheme will cover non-literates of the age of _____________ and above in the country.

केंद्र सरकार ने वयस्क शिक्षा के सभी पहलुओं को कवर करने के लिए वित्त वर्ष 2022-2027 के दौरान एक नई योजना न्यू इंडिया लिटरेसी प्रोग्रामको मंजूरी दी है। यह योजना देश में _____________ और उससे अधिक आयु के गैरसाक्षरों को कवर करेगी।

(a) 10 years / 10 साल

(b) 12 years / 12 साल

(c) 15 years / 15 साल

(d) 18 years / 18 साल

(e) 20 years / 20 साल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Government approved ‘New India Literacy Programme’, a new scheme of Adult Education for FYs 2022-27

The Union Government approved a new scheme “New India Literacy Programme” during the FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of adult education and also to align with national education policy 2020.

The scheme will cover non-literates of the age of 15 years and above in the country. Now, Government has replaced the term “Adult Education (प्रौढ़ शिक्षा)” as ‘Education for All’ in the country.

It will be implemented through volunteerism through online mode.

Q.3. Central Government of India gave approval to the project proposals for the construction of more than 60,000 houses in 5 states under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U). PMAY-U was launched in which year?

भारत की केंद्र सरकार ने प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना शहरी (PMAY-U) के तहत 5 राज्यों में 60,000 से अधिक घरों के निर्माण के लिए परियोजना प्रस्तावों को मंजूरी दी। PMAY-U को किस वर्ष लॉन्च किया गया था?

(a) 2014

(b) 2015

(c) 2016

(d) 2017

(e) 2018

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Centre sanctioned construction of 60,000 homes under PMAY(U) in 5 states

Central Government of India gave approval to the project proposals for the construction of more than 60,000 houses in 5 states including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U), during the 58th meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC).

The virtual meeting was chaired by Manoj Joshi, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

The meeting discussed the issues pertaining to grounding and construction of houses in different States under different verticals of PMAY(U).

At Present, the total number of sanctioned houses under PMAY(U) stand at 114.04 Lakhs, of which around 93.25 Lakh have been grounded for construction and around 54.78 Lakh are completed and delivered to the beneficiaries.

The total investment under the Mission is INR 7.52 Lakh crore, with INR 1.87 Lakh Crore as direct assistance from the Central Government. So far, Central Assistance amounting to INR 1.21 Lakh Crore has already been released.

Launched: 25 June 2015

Q.4. In association with which company, NITI Aayog has launched the “Fintech Open Hackathon” to provide an opportunity for innovators, digital creators and developers from all over India to think, ideate and code?

नीति आयोग ने किस कंपनी के साथ मिलकर फिनटेक ओपन हैकथॉनलॉन्च किया है ताकि पूरे भारत के नवप्रवर्तनकर्ताओं, डिजिटल रचनाकारों और डेवलपर्स को सोचने, विचार करने और कोड करने का अवसर प्रदान किया जा सके?

(a) PhonePe / फ़ोन पे

(b) Paytm / पेटीएम

(c) Google Pay / गूगल पे

(d) Amazon Pay / अमेज़न पे

(e) BharatPe / भारत पे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. NITI Aayog in association with PhonePe launched Fintech Open Hackathon

NITI Aayog in association with PhonePe will launch the Fintech Open Hackathon. The Hackathon will provide an opportunity for innovators, digital creators and developers from all over India to think, ideate and code.

It aims to showcase path-breaking solutions for the Fintech Ecosystem. The last date to register for the event is 23rd February and the deadline to submit the final entries is on 25th February this year. The winners of the Hackathon will be announced on the 28th of February.

Q.5. Which organization has launched ‘Quit Tobacco App’ to help people end Tobacco consumption?

तंबाकू की खपत को समाप्त करने में लोगों की मदद करने के लिए किस संगठन ने तंबाकू छोड़ो ऐपलॉन्च किया है?

(a) National Health Authority (NHA) / राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य प्राधिकरण

(b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) / स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय

(c) NITI Aayog / नीति आयोग

(d) World Health Organization (WHO) / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. WHO launched ‘Quit Tobacco App’ to help people end Tobacco consumption

World Health Organization launched the ‘Quit Tobacco App’ to help people quit tobacco use in all forms including smokeless and other related products.

It is a first-of-its-kind app which helps users identify the triggers, set their targets, manage cravings, and stay focused on quitting tobacco.

The ‘WHO Quit Tobacco App’ is the first such initiative of the WHO. It was launched during WHO’s year-long ‘Commit to quit’ tobacco control campaign.

Q.6. Reserve Bank of India has extended the deadline for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to comply with new Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) classification norms to ____________________ from the earlier deadline of March 2022.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने गैरबैंकिंग वित्तीय कंपनियों (एनबीएफसी) के लिए नए गैरनिष्पादित आस्तियों (एनपीए) वर्गीकरण मानदंडों का पालन करने की समय सीमा मार्च 2022 की पूर्व समय सीमा से __________________- तक बढ़ा दी है।

(a) September 2022 / सितंबर 2022

(b) December 2022 / दिसंबर 2022

(c) June 2023 / जून 2023

(d) December 2023 / दिसंबर 2023

(e) January 2025 / जनवरी 2025

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. RBI extended deadline for NBFCs to meet new NPA upgradation norms till September 2022

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the deadline for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to comply with new Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) classification norms (the norms are issued by RBI in November 2021) to September 2022 from the earlier deadline of March 2022.

As per the ‘Prudential norms on Income Recognition, Asset Classification and Provisioning pertaining to Advances – Clarifications’, which was issued by RBI on November 15, 2021, the loan accounts that are classified as NPAs could be upgraded as ‘standard’ asset only if entire arrears of interest and principal are paid by the borrower.

Currently, RBI has clarified that, the definition of ‘out of order’ as applicable to all loan products being offered as an OD facility, including those not meant for business purposes and/or which entail interest repayments as the only credits.

The ‘90 days period’ for determination of ‘out of order’ status of a Cash credit/Overdraft (CC/OD) account should be inclusive of the day for which the day-end process is being run.

Q.7. Which bank has tied up with Ezetap to provide integrated Point of Sale (PoS) solutions across 4,000 locations in India?

भारत में 4,000 स्थानों पर एकीकृत पॉइंट ऑफ़ सेल (PoS) समाधान प्रदान करने के लिए किस बैंक ने Ezetap के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Kotak Mahindra Bank tied up with Ezetap to provide integrated PoS solutions

Kotak Mahindra Bank has tied up with Ezetap to provide integrated Point of Sale (PoS) solutions across 4,000 locations in India.

The initiative will strengthen the bank’s presence in the digital payments market space. The partnership will enable it to scale up its PoS product base across merchant segments, including retail enterprises and government customers.

Q.8. Which bank has launched the ‘interest-only home loan’ facility for completed residential properties where borrowers can pay only the interest without principal deduction during a limited period?

किस बैंक ने पूर्ण आवासीय संपत्तियों के लिए ब्याजकेवल गृह ऋणसुविधा शुरू की है जहां उधारकर्ता सीमित अवधि के दौरान मूलधन कटौती के बिना केवल ब्याज का भुगतान कर सकते हैं?

(a) Standard Chartered Bank / स्टैंडर्ड चार्टर्ड बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(d) HSBC Bank / एचएसबीसी बैंक

(e) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Standard Chartered Bank launched interest-only home loan facility

Standard Chartered Bank India has launched the ‘interest-only home loan’ facility for completed residential properties where borrowers can pay only the interest without principal deduction during a limited period.

This facility is available to both new and existing clients of Standard Chartered Bank.

Borrowers can choose to pay only the interest amount without principal through Equated Monthly Instalment (EMI) for an initial period of up to 1-3 years, after which it will be treated like a normal loan account where the EMIs comprise of both the principal and interest till the maturity of the loan.

The facility is available for a loan amount ranging from Rs 35 lakh to Rs 3.5 crore with the maximum tenure of 30 years for salaried individuals and 25 years for self-employed individuals.

Q.9. Which bank has signed an MoU with Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force, to provide the ‘Central Forces Salary Package’ to all personnel of the Assam Rifles, both serving and retired?

असम राइफल्स के सभी सेवारत और सेवानिवृत्त कर्मियों को केंद्रीय बल वेतन पैकेजप्रदान करने के लिए किस बैंक ने सबसे पुराने अर्धसैनिक बल, असम राइफल्स के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(e) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Bank of Baroda signed MoU with Assam Rifles to provide Central Forces Salary Package

Bank of Baroda had signed an MoU with Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force, to provide the ‘Baroda Central Forces Salary Package (BCFSP)’ to all personnel of the Assam Rifles, both serving and retired.

BoB will offer services such as free unlimited transactions at all Bank ATMs, free remittance services like National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT)/ Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) online or through branch, free debit card, free unlimited demand draft facilities, 50% discount on locker rentals, 100% waiver on Demat annual maintenance charges and 75% waiver on issuance charges for Gift and Travel cards.

It also offers special benefits like Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and a co-branded credit card.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Gaming app A23?

गेमिंग ऐप A23 का ब्रांड एंबेसडर किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(b) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(c) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

(d) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(e) Shah Rukh Khan / शाहरुख खान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Shah Rukh Khan appointed as Brand Ambassador of Gaming app A23

A23, the gaming application owned by Head Digital Works, an online skill gaming company, has roped in Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador.

Shahrukh Khan will feature in A23’s ‘Chalo Saath Khele’ campaign, along with a first of its kind responsible gaming campaign, which showcases all the multi-gaming platforms of A23 such as carom, fantasy sports, pool and rummy, among others.

As the brand ambassador, Shah Rukh will support to elevate the brand among Indians who relate to using their skills to win.

According to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s gaming committee, India has become the largest fantasy sports market in the world with over 13 crore users playing fantasy sports.

Q.11. Who among the following has been appointed as India’s first national maritime security coordinator?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे भारत के पहले राष्ट्रीय समुद्री सुरक्षा समन्वयक के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dharmendra S Gangwar / धर्मेंद्र एस गंगवार

(b) Sanjay Bandopadhyay / संजय बंदोपाध्याय

(c) Neelam Shammi Rao / नीलम शम्मी राव

(d) G Ashok Kumar / जी अशोक कुमार

(e) Sundeep Kumar Nayak / संदीप कुमार नायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. G Ashok Kumar appointed as India’s first national maritime security coordinator

Retired Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar has been appointed as the India’s first national maritime security coordinator by the government.

Government of India has taken the decisive move to ensure reliability on security and its objective to strengthen the country’s maritime security.

The NMSC (National Maritime Security Coordinator) will be working with coordination with the National Security Council Secretariat which is headed by NSA Ajit Doval.

The main task will be given to NMSC to make coordination among the Indian Navy, the Coast Guard, security agencies those tangled in coastal and maritime security and 13 coastal states and Union Territories.

Q.12. Which bank has recently bagged three awards at the 17th Annual Banking Technology Conference and Awards: 2020-21 Next Gen Banking?

किस बैंक ने हाल ही में 17वें वार्षिक बैंकिंग प्रौद्योगिकी सम्मेलन और पुरस्कार: 2020-21 नेक्स्ट जेन बैंकिंग में तीन पुरस्कार प्राप्त किए हैं?

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

(b) Karnataka Bank / कर्नाटक बैंक

(c) Indian Bank / इंडियन बैंक

(d) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Karnataka Bank bagged 3 awards at 17th Annual Banking Technology Conference and Awards 2020-21

Karnataka Bank has bagged three awards at the 17th Annual Banking Technology Conference and Awards: 2020-21 Next Gen Banking.

The awards have been instituted by Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). The bank has won the awards under categories: Best Technology Bank of the Year; Best Fintech Adoption; and Best Use of AI/ML & Data Analytics.

Q.13. Which team has won the first FIFA Club World Cup by defeating Brazil’s Palmeiras in extra-time in the final in Abu Dhabi?

किस टीम ने अबू धाबी में फाइनल में ब्राजील के पाल्मेरास को अतिरिक्त समय में हराकर पहला फीफा क्लब विश्व कप जीता है?

(a) Chelsea / चेल्सी

(b) Leicester City / लीसेस्टर सिटी

(c) Liverpool / लिवरपूल

(d) Barcelona / बार्सिलोना

(e) Real Madrid / रियल मैड्रिड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Chelsea won first FIFA Club World Cup by defeating Brazil’s Palmeiras

Chelsea won the first FIFA Club World Cup by defeating Brazil’s Palmeiras in extra-time in the final in Abu Dhabi.

Chelsea defeated South American counterparts in the final at Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium by 2-1. The winner came from the penalty spot in the 117th minute.

Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, West London.

Q.14. Who among the following has authored the book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us”?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने डिग्निटी इन ए डिजिटल एज: मेकिंग टेक वर्क फॉर ऑल ऑफ असनामक पुस्तक लिखी है?

(a) Rahul Rawail / राहुल रवैल

(b) Chandrachur Ghose / चंद्रचूर घोष

(c) Ro Khanna / रो खन्ना

(d) V L Indira Dutt / वी एल इंदिरा दत्त

(e) Jayanta Ghosal / जयंत घोषाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Ro Khanna authored a book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us”

A new book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us” authored by Ro Khanna released.

The book highlights the effects of changing lifestyle patterns of Americans due to technological progress.

It also mentioned about the digital divide i.e., unequal access to technology and the revenue, as it is one of the most pressing issues faced by the United States.

Ro Khanna is an Indian-American who is a US Congressman representing California district that includes the Silicon Valley region.

Q.15. Writer and poet Dr Chennaveera Kanavi passed away recently. He was the writer and poet of which language?

लेखक और कवि डॉ चेन्नवीरा कानवी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस भाषा के लेखक और कवि थे?

(a) Telugu / तेलुगू

(b) Kannada / कन्नड़

(c) Tamil / तमिल

(d) Konkani / कोंकणी

(e) Malayalam / मलयालम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Kannada poet Chennaveera Kanavi passed away

Kannada writer and poet Dr Chennaveera Kanavi passed away due to age-related illnesses at a private hospital in Dharwad.

He was also known as ‘Samanvaya Kavi’ (Poet of Reconciliation). Katavi’s first book, Kavyakshi, was published in 1949.

Dr Kanavi received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1981 for his work Jeeva Dhwani (Poetry).

Q.16. Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passed away recently. She was a/an __________________________.

संध्या मुखोपाध्याय का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ____________________ थी।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Writer / लेखक

(c) Singer / गायक

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. Renowned Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passed away

The Veteran Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passed away at the age of 90 years due to cardiac arrest in Kolkata, West Bengal.

She was an Indian playback singer and musician, specializing in Bengali music. She got the fame for her playback singing for films, which emerged as a new genre and labeled modern Bengali songs (“adhunik gaan”).

Sandhya Mukhopadhyay’s first album of Durga Puja songs was released in 1948 and her first playback singing was for the film ‘Samapika’ released in 1948.

She received National Film Award in the Best Female Playback Singer category in 1970, and Banga Bibhushan, the highest civilian honour to be conferred in West Bengal, in 2011. She had recently refused to accept the Padma award from the central government that was awarded in January 2022.

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