Current Affairs Quiz 17th June 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 17th June 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. India’s biggest private hospital 2,400-bed Amrita Hospital will be opened in which city?

भारत का सबसे बड़ा निजी अस्पताल 2,400 बिस्तरों वाला अमृता अस्पताल किस शहर में खोला जाएगा?

(a) Meerut / मेरठ

(b) Coimbatore / कोयंबटूर

(c) Faridabad / फरीदाबाद

(d) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(e) Guwahati / गुवाहाटी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. India’s biggest private hospital 2,400-bed Amrita Hospital is all set to open in Faridabad

The first phase of the 2,400 bed Amrita Hospital in Sector 88, Faridabad, Haryana, a jumbo facility across 133 acres of land and being touted as India’s largest private hospital, is set to get operational this August, with 500 beds.

The total project cost for the jumbo facility is estimated at more than Rs 2,000 crore.

This would be the second large-scale Amrita Hospital in India after the iconic 1,200-bed Amrita Hospital in Kochi, Kerala, which was established 25 years ago by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.

About Haryana:

Capital: Chandigarh

Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya

Chief minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

Q.2. The three-day international literary festival ‘Unmesh’ held in which of the following state?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में तीन दिवसीय अंतर्राष्ट्रीय साहित्यिक उत्सव उनमेशआयोजित किया गया?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. 3-day International literary festival ‘Unmesh’ held in Himachal Pradesh

Three-day international literary festival ‘Unmesh’ began at Gaiety Theater at Himachal Pradesh.

The festival was formally inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Culture Arjun Ram Meghawal.

The festival is organised by the Union Ministry of Culture and the Sahitya Akademi with the support of the Himachal Pradesh Department of Art and Culture as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’

About Himachal Pradesh

Capital: Shimla (Summer), Dharamshala (Winter)

Chief Minister:  Jai Ram Thakur

Governor: Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh (Retd)

Q.3. Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Industrial Decarbonization Summit 2022 in which city?

नितिन गडकरी ने किस शहर में औद्योगिक डीकार्बोनाइजेशन समिट 2022 का उद्घाटन किया?

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) Chennai / चेन्नई

(c) Mumbai / मुंबई

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Industrial Decarbonization Summit 2022 in New Delhi

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated ‘Industrial Decarbonization Summit 2022’ (IDS-2022) – Road Map for Carbon Neutrality by 2070 in New Delhi.

He emphasized on maintaining balance between ecology, environment and development. The government is giving the priority to green hydrogen and using biotechnology to increase the productivity of Biomass.

Q.4. What amount of fund has been approved by USA for top three Indian medical research institutions prevent avoidable epidemics?

शीर्ष तीन भारतीय चिकित्सा अनुसंधान संस्थानों के लिए संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका द्वारा परिहार्य महामारियों को रोकने के लिए कितनी राशि स्वीकृत की गई है?

(a) USD 210 million / 210 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(b) USD 122 million / 122 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(c) USD 110 million / 110 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(d) USD 250 million / 250 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(e) USD 222 million / 222 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. US announced $122 million fund for India to prevent avoidable epidemics

The United States has announced a funding of USD 122 million to top three Indian medical research institutions to prevent avoidable epidemics, early detection of disease threats, and rapid and effective response.

The total funding of USD 122,475,000 from Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will, over a period of five years, be distributed to the top three Indian health research institutions – Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Institute of Virology (NIV) and National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE).

About Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Founded: 1 July 1946

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Director: Rochelle Walensky (Incumbent)

Q.5. Japan has participated in NATO Summit in Madrid for the first time in June 2022. Who is the present Secretary General of NATO?

जापान ने जून 2022 में पहली बार मैड्रिड में नाटो शिखर सम्मेलन में भाग लिया है। नाटो के वर्तमान महासचिव कौन हैं?

(a) Robert Abela / रॉबर्ट अबेला

(b) Ian Fry / इयान फ्राई

(c) Gilbert Houngbo / गिल्बर्ट हौंगबो

(d) Jens Stoltenberg / जेन्स स्टोल्टेनबर्ग

(e) Katalin Novak / कैटलिन नोवाक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Japan to participate in NATO summit for the first time

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will attend this month’s NATO summit in Madrid, becoming the country’s first leader to join a top meeting of the transatlantic alliance.

Sweden and Finland, which have applied to join NATO, are sending delegations to the summit, and South Korea’s new President Yoon Suk-yeol will also be the first leader from his country to attend.

About NATO:

Formation: 4 April 1949

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Secretary General: Jens Stoltenberg

Total Member: 30

Last member of NATO: North Macedonia

Q.6. 47th meeting of GST Council will be held on June 28-29 in _______________________.

GST परिषद की 47वीं बैठक 28-29 जून को _______________ में आयोजित की जाएगी।

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) Kanpur / कानपुर

(c) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(d) Dehradun / देहरादून

(e) Srinagar / श्रीनगर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp.  47th meeting of GST Council to be held on June 28-29 in Srinagar

The 47th meeting of the GST Council will be held on June 28 and 29, 2022 in Srinagar. The GST Council is chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

This is the second time that the GST Council meeting is being held in Srinagar. Before the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, 2017, the 14th meeting of the Council was held on May 18 and 19 in the city.

The Council had last year set up a seven-member panel of state ministers, headed by Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, to suggest ways to augment revenue by rationalising tax rates. The GoM had last met in November 2021.

Q.7. In June 2022, RBI has lifted restrictions on which payments technology company over onboarding of new domestic customers?

जून 2022 में, RBI ने नए घरेलू ग्राहकों के ऑनबोर्डिंग पर किस भुगतान प्रौद्योगिकी कंपनी पर प्रतिबंध हटा दिया है?

(a) American Express / अमेरिकन एक्सप्रेस

(b) Diners Club International Limited / डाइनर्स क्लब इंटरनेशनल लिमिटेड

(c) MasterCard / मास्टरकार्ड

(d) VISA / वीजा

(e) RuPay / रुपे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. RBI lifted restrictions on MasterCard over onboarding of new domestic customers

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has lifted restrictions on US-based payments technology major MasterCard that was imposed on July 14, 2021, from issuing new credit, debit, and prepaid cards.

The restrictions were put in place because of the company’s failure to comply with local data storage norms that require payments companies to store data related to Indian customers only in the country.

Q.8. RBI has raised the Additional Factor of Authentication (AFA) limit of e-mandates for transactions from Rs. 5,000 to ____________.

आरबीआई ने लेनदेन के लिए ई-जनादेश की अतिरिक्त फैक्टर ऑफ ऑथेंटिकेशन (AFA) सीमा को 5,000 रुपये से बढ़ाकर _________ कर दिया है।

(a) Rs 10,000

(b) Rs 15,000

(c) Rs 20,000

(d) Rs 25,000

(e) Rs 30,000

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. RBI raised limit of e-mandates for transactions up to Rs 15,000

The Reserve Bank of India raised the Additional Factor of Authentication (AFA) limit from Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 per transaction for e-mandates on cards, Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs) and UPI for recurring transactions.

It implies, additional authentication will not be need for payment of ₹15,000 per transaction.

Under e-mandate, an individual can give standing instruction to the bank to debit a specific amount automatically on a recurring basis.

Q.9. NPCI International has signed an MoU with which country’s Lyra network for acceptance of UPI & Rupay Card?

एनपीसीआई इंटरनेशनल ने यूपीआई और रुपे कार्ड की स्वीकृति के लिए किस देश के लायरा नेटवर्क के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Japan / जापान

(b) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(c) USA / यूएसए

(d) France / फ्रांस

(e) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. NPCI International signed an MoU with France’s Lyra Network for acceptance of UPI & Rupay Card in France

The NPCI International has signed a MoU with Lyra Network, a French payment solutions company.

As part of the MoU, Lyra Networks will allow Indians to pay using UPI and Rupay cards at terminals and machines offered by Lyra Networks, making it easier especially for students and tourists from India to make payments.

This comes just two months after NPCI International had announced a partnership with NeoPay, a payments subsidiary of UAE’s Mashreq Bank, allowing Indians in the UAE to make payments using UPI on the company’s terminals across the country.

UPI is already accepted in UAE, Singapore and Bhutan.

About NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL):

Establishment: 2020

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

CEO: Ritesh Shukla

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the new chief of Press Council of India?

भारतीय प्रेस परिषद के नए प्रमुख के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ranjana Prakash Desai / रंजना प्रकाश देसाई

(b) Ranjan Gogoi / रंजन गोगोई

(c) P N Vasudevan / पी एन वासुदेवन

(d) Swarup Kumar Saha / स्वरूप कुमार साहा

(e) Amandeep Singh Gill / अमनदीप सिंह गिल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Ranjana Prakash Desai appointed as new chief of Press Council of India

Former Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai has been appointed as chairperson of the Press Council of India, the self-regulatory watchdog for print media.

She replaced Justice (retd) Chandramauli Kumar Prasad who vacated office in November 2021. Justice Desai recently served as the chairman of the Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir, which was established to redesign the Union Territory’s assembly constituencies.

Q.11. Who has been re-appointed as the MD & CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank?

इक्विटास स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे फिर से नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Karnam Sekar / कर्णम सेकर

(b) PN Vasudevan / पीएन वासुदेवन

(c) Injeti Srinivas / इंजेती श्रीनिवास

(d) Swaroop Kumar Saha / स्वरूप कुमार साह

(e) A Manimekhalai / ए मणिमेखलाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. RBI re-appointed PN Vasudevan as MD & CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved a proposal of Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB) to reappoint P.N. Vasudevan as managing director and chief executive officer for a period of one year from July 23.

The bank had earlier this month received SEBI approval for the Scheme of Amalgamation of Equitas Holdings with the bank.

Vasudevan, who founded Equitas in 2007 as a microfinance institution (MFI), announced his decision on May 19 to move on from the SFB to work for his trust going ahead.

About Equitas SFB:

Founded: 2016

Headquarters: Chennai, Tami Nadu

MD & CEO: Vasudevan P N

Tagline: It’s Fun Banking

Brand ambassador: Rani Rampal & Smriti Mandhana

Q.12. Indian origin Radha Iyengar appointed as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment of which country?

भारतीय मूल की राधा अयंगर को किस देश के अधिग्रहण और निरंतरता के लिए उप रक्षा सचिव के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया?

(a) France / फ्रांस

(b) Canada / कनाडा

(c) UK / यूके

(d) USA / यूएसए

(e) Japan / जापान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Indian-American Radha Iyengar appointed as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment of US

U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-American security expert Radha Iyengar Plumb to a top Pentagon position to the post of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.

She is currently serving as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

About United States of America:

Capital: Washington, D.C.

Currency: Dollar

President: Joe Biden (46th)

Q.13. Hamza Abdi Barre has been appointed as the prime minister of which country?

हमजा अब्दी बर्रे को किस देश के प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Kenya / केन्या

(b) Sudan / सूडान

(c) Somalia / सोमालिया

(d) Zimbabwe / जिम्बाब्वे

(e) Ethiopia / इथियोपिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Hamza Abdi Barre appointed as PM of Somalia

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appointed a former chairman of the Jubbaland state election commission, Hamza Abdi Barre as the Prime Minister.

The 48-year-old Hamza Abdi Barre from the semi-autonomous state of Jubaland replaced Mohamed Hussein Roble.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidency for the 2nd time in May 2022, having previously served from 2012 to 2017.

About Somalia:

Capital: Mogadishu

Currency: Somali Shilling

President: Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Q.14. Which company has partnered with Jio-bp to accelerate EV adoption?

EV अपनाने में तेजी लाने के लिए किस कंपनी ने Jio-bp के साथ साझेदारी की है?

(a) Zomato / ज़ोमैटो

(b) Foodpanda / फ़ूड पांडा

(c) Swiggy / स्विग्गी

(d) Fasoos / फासूस

(e) Domino’s / डोमिनोस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Zomato partnered with Jio-bp to accelerate EV adoption

Zomato has collaborated with the Jio-bp to support Zomato’s commitment towards “The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative of 100% EV fleet by 2030”.

This partnership will accelerate EV adoption in the rapidly growing Indian delivery and transportation segment.

Jio-bp, is the fuel and mobility JV between Reliance Industries Ltd and bp.

Q.15. Which Indian umpire has been retained in the ICC Elite Panel?

ICC एलीट पैनल में किस भारतीय अंपायर को बरकरार रखा गया है?

(a) Srinivas Venkatraghavan / श्रीनिवास वेंकटराघवन

(b) Nitin Menon / नितिन मेनन

(c) Sundaram Ravi / सुंदरम रवि

(d) Ranjan Madugalle / रंजन मदुगले

(e) Anil Chaudhary / अनिल चौधरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. ICC retained Nitin Menon in their 11-member Elite Panel

India’s Nitin Menon has retained his place in the ICC Elite Panel. He is the only Indian in the 11- member Elite Panel.

Menon first made it to the Elite Panel in 2020, becoming only the third Indian umpire after S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi to be on the list.

About ICC:

Formation: 15 June 1909

Headquarters: Dubai, UAE

Chairman: Greg Barclay (New Zealand)

New CEO: Geoff Allardice (Australia)

Membership: 106 members

Deputy Chairman: Imran Khwaja (Singapore)

Q.16. When is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought celebrated globally?

विश्व स्तर पर मरुस्थलीकरण और सूखे का मुकाबला करने के लिए विश्व दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

(a) 10 June / 10 जून

(b) 12 June / 12 जून

(c) 14 June / 14 जून

(d) 17 June / 17 जून

(e) 18 June / 18 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. 17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance celebrated each year on 17 June.

Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought

The United Nations General Assembly declared 17 June to be “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” by its resolution A/RES/49/115 (link is external) adopted in December 1994.

Theme 2022: Rising up from drought together

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