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

Daily Current Affairs 17th March 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman has presented Rs ___________________ Budget for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for FY 2022-23 in Lok Sabha, New Delhi.

केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण ने लोकसभा, नई दिल्ली में वित्त वर्ष 2022-23 के लिए केंद्र शासित प्रदेश जम्मू और कश्मीर के लिए _________________ रुपये का बजट पेश किया है।

(a) ₹1.03 lakh crore / ₹ 1.03 लाख करोड़

(b) ₹1.16 lakh crore / ₹ 1.16 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹1.23 lakh crore / ₹ 1.23 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹1.38 lakh crore / ₹ 1.38 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹1.42 lakh crore / ₹ 1.42 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Nirmala Sitharaman presented Rs 1.42 Lakh crore Budget for FY 2022-23 for J&K in Lok Sabha

Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman presented Rs 14215009.87 crore (~1.42 Lakh Crore) Budget for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha, New Delhi.

J&K government will be spending Rs 112950 crore in fiscal 2022-23 i.e., Revenue Expenditure: Rs 71615 crore, and Capital Expenditure: Rs 41335 crore (22 % of GSDP).

She also presented supplementary Demands for Grants, and Demands for Excess Grants totaling Rs 18,860.32 crore for J&K. The budget projected 7.5% Growth in GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) of J&K.

Q.2. Welspun One Logistics Parks has signed an MoU with which state/UT to invest Rs. 1500 crores for the development of large-scale warehousing facilities?

वेलस्पन वन लॉजिस्टिक्स पार्क्स ने बड़े पैमाने पर वेयरहाउसिंग सुविधाओं के विकास के लिए 1500 करोड़ रुपये का निवेश करने के लिए किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Kerala / केरल

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Haryana / हरयाणा

(d) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Welspun One Logistics Parks signed MoU with Haryana Govt to invest Rs. 1500 crores to set up warehouses

Welspun One Logistics Parks (WOLP) and Government of Haryana signed an MoU for the development of large-scale warehousing facilities in Haryana, WOLP will invest Rs. 1500 Crores.

The project aims to explore the available government land parcels to build Grade A warehousing facilities across key warehousing micro-markets.

Welspun Group will invest under the integrated fund Rs 1,500 crores in Haryana for the warehousing infrastructure and development.

The developmental projects will be around 5 million square feet of land over 3-4 years and will also help generate more than 4,500 jobs.

Q.3. The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways has attained a landmark achievement by sailing the Motor Vessel Ram Prasad Bismil, the longest vessel ever to sail on the river Brahmaputra. Who is the minister responsible for Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways?

बंदरगाह, नौवहन और जलमार्ग मंत्रालय ने मोटर वेसल राम प्रसाद बिस्मिल को नौकायन करके एक ऐतिहासिक उपलब्धि हासिल की है, जो ब्रह्मपुत्र नदी पर अब तक का सबसे लंबा जहाज है। बंदरगाह, नौवहन और जलमार्ग मंत्रालय के लिए जिम्मेदार मंत्री कौन है?

(a) Narayan Tatu Rane / नारायण तातु राणे

(b) Sarbananda Sonowal / सर्बानंद सोनोवाल

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank / रमेश पोखरियाल निशंक

(e) Jyotiraditya M Scindia / ज्योतिरादित्य एम सिंधिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. MV Ram Prasad Bismil became longest vessel to sail from Ganga to Brahmaputra via Bangladesh

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways has attained a landmark achievement by sailing the Motor Vessel Ram Prasad Bismil, the longest vessel ever to sail on the river Brahmaputra.

The vessel is 90 meters long flotilla is 26 meters wide, loaded with a draft of 2.1 meters. With this, it successfully completed the aspiring pilot run of heavy cargo movement from Haldia Dock in Kolkata to Pandu Port, Guwahati, Assam.

The vessel along with two barges DB Kalpana Chawla and DB APJ Abdul Kalam were flagged off by Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (PSW), Sarbananda Sonowal, from the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port in Haldia.

Q.4. The 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) will be held virtually from 20th to 22nd March 2022 in ______________________.

36वीं अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भूवैज्ञानिक कांग्रेस (IGC) वस्तुतः 20 से 22 मार्च 2022 तक ______________ में आयोजित की जाएगी।

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. 36th International Geological Congress will be held in New Delhi

The 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) will be held virtually from 20th to 22nd March 2022. It is also known as the Olympics of Geosciences.

It is a joint endeavour of Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Indian National Science Academy and Science Academies of Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

They are held quadrennial under the International Union of Geological Congress (IUGS).

Theme: Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future

Q.5. Which bank has announced a tie-up with Emirates Skywards to launch a range of co-branded credit cards?

किस बैंक ने सहब्रांडेड क्रेडिट कार्ड की एक श्रृंखला शुरू करने के लिए अमीरात स्काईवर्ड्स के साथ गठजोड़ की घोषणा की है?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. ICICI Bank launched co-branded credit cards with Emirates Skywards

ICICI Bank has announced a tie-up with Emirates Skywards, a loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, to launch a range of co-branded credit cards named “Emirates Skywards ICICI Bank Credit Card”, an exclusive card for avid travellers that gives them access to unmatched luxury and comfort.

The cards will enable customers to earn reward points, called Skywards Miles, on travel, lifestyle and everyday spending. For every Rs. 100 spent, it awards up to 2.5 Skywards Miles.

ICICI bank is the first Indian bank to partner with Emirates Skywards, to offer an exclusive range of credit cards in India.

The co-branded credit cards are powered by Visa as the network partner and available in three variants: Emeralde, Sapphiro and Rubyx.

Q.6. India’s retail inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), rose to ________________% in the month of February 2022.

उपभोक्ता मूल्य सूचकांक (सीपीआई) द्वारा मापी गई भारत की खुदरा मुद्रास्फीति फरवरी 2022 के महीने में बढ़कर _________% हो गई।

(a) 5.51%

(b) 5.79%

(c) 5.99 %

(d) 6.01%

(e) 6.07%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. CPI-based Retail inflation rose to 6.07% in February, above RBI’s upper limit for 2nd straight month

In February, India’s retail inflation rate climbed to an eight-month high, maintaining above the central bank’s comfort level of 6% for the second month in a row.

The consumer price index (CPI)-based inflation rate increased to 6.07% in February from 6.01% the previous month, according to data issued by the statistics department, with food and beverages, apparel and footwear, and fuel and light groups driving the increase.

Meanwhile, food inflation in the reporting month stood at 5.85% as against 5.43% in January. A Reuters poll predicted inflation at 5.93% in February on an annual basis.

Q.7. Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation has risen to _______________ in February 2022.

थोक मूल्य सूचकांक (WPI) आधारित मुद्रास्फीति फरवरी 2022 में बढ़कर _______________ हो गई है।

(a) 9.21%

(b) 10.49%

(c) 11.74%

(d) 12.96%

(e) 13.11%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Wholesale price index-based inflation rose to 13.11% in February

The wholesale pricing index (WPI)-based inflation rate climbed to 13.11% in February after falling for two months, according to data issued by the industry department. Wholesale price inflation continued to be in double digits for continuous eleventh month in a row.

WPI was 12.96% in January 2022. WPI was 4.83% in February 2021. Inflation in food articles, however, eased to 8.19% in February from 10.33%. Vegetable inflation was 26.93% in February, against 38.45% in the previous month.

While inflation for manufactured goods increased to 9.84 % in February as manufacturers passed on rising input costs to consumers, inflation for food and gasoline fell to 8.19 % and 31.5 per cent, respectively.

After a downward trend since May 2021, edible oil inflation increased to 14.9 % in February. Inflation in crude petroleum spiked to 55.17% during February, against 39.41% in the previous month, on rising prices of crude oil globally.

Q.8. Which IIT has joined hands with RBI Innovation Hub (RBIH) to work together in developing the ecosystem necessary to support and scale fintech startups in India?

किस IIT ने भारत में फिनटेक स्टार्टअप्स को समर्थन और स्केल करने के लिए आवश्यक पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र को विकसित करने में एक साथ काम करने के लिए RBI इनोवेशन हब (RBIH) के साथ हाथ मिलाया है?

(a) IIT Delhi / IIT दिल्ली

(b) IIT Guwahati/ IIT गुवाहाटी

(c) IIT Bombay / IIT बॉम्बे

(d) IIT Madras / IIT मद्रास

(e) IIT Roorkee / IIT रुड़की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. IIT Madras signed MoU with RBI Innovation Hub to boost fintech startups

India’s leading deep-tech startup hub spearheaded by IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) has joined hands with RBI Innovation Hub (RBIH) to work together in developing the ecosystem necessary to support and scale fintech startups in India.

It will jointly provide incubation support and nurture early-stage startups with innovative and disruptive solutions. It will empower startups to scale with agility and deploy technological innovations transforming Fintech landscape.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank?

उज्जीवन स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक के नए मुख्य वित्तीय अधिकारी (सीएफओ) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ravi Chopra / रवि चोपड़ा

(b) Ittira Davis / इत्तिरा डेविस

(c) Ramesh Murthy / रमेश मूर्ति

(d) Gita Mittal / गीता मित्तल

(e) Vineet Joshi / विनीत जोशी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Ramesh Murthy appointed as CFO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Ramesh Murthy has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank.

As a CFO, he will be responsible for formulating and guiding bank’s strategy for growth, while also leading the Finance and Accounts functions.

Murthy joins Ujjivan SFB from Karur Vysya Bank where he was the CRO and subsequently, the CFO, leading and directing the Finance, Accounts, Analytics & MIS, Tax and Regulatory functions of the Bank.

Q.10. Who among the following has been appointed as the President of Nissan India?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे निसान इंडिया का अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Takuya Tsumura / ताकुया सूमारा

(b) Frank Torres / फ्रैंक टोरेस

(c) Seon Seob Kim / सीन सेब किम

(d) Sinan Özkök / सिनान ओज़्कोक

(e) Hayley Matthews / हेले मैथ्यूज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Frank Torres appointed as President of Nissan India

Senior executive of Nissan, Frank Torres has been appointed as the President of Nissan India with effect from 1st April 2022. He succeeded Sinan Özkök.

He has also been appointed as the Region Divisional Vice President for Business Transformation in AMIEO region (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe, and Oceania).

He joined Nissan in 2007 in Spain as a Production Engineering Analyst, before becoming Managing Director for Nissan Motor Iberica (NMISA) in 2011.

Q.11. Who among the following has been selected for the 31st GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for his outstanding contribution in the field of material sciences?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे भौतिक विज्ञान के क्षेत्र में उनके उत्कृष्ट योगदान के लिए वैज्ञानिक अनुसंधान के लिए 31वें जीडी बिड़ला पुरस्कार के लिए चुना गया है?

(a) Rizwana Hasan / रिजवाना हसन

(b) Deepak Dhar / दीपक धर

(c) Annpurna Devi / अन्नपूर्णा देवी

(d) Narayan Pradhan / नारायण प्रधान

(e) Neena Gupta / नीना गुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Narayan Pradhan selected for GD Birla Award for Scientific Research

Professor Narayan Pradhan has been selected for the 31st GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for his outstanding contribution in the field of material sciences.

Instituted in 1991, the award recognises eminent Indian scientists below the age of 50 for their original and outstanding contributions to any branch of science. It carries a cash prize of ₹5 lakh. The recipient is chosen by a selection board, whose present head is professor Chandrima Shaha, the president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

Pradhan’s research work focused on understanding the chemistry and physics of light-emitting semiconductor nanocrystals. His research group has significantly contributed to the surface construction of the newly emerged light-emitting halide perovskite nanocrystals, which are expected to be the next-generation lighting materials for photovoltaics and making LEDs. He has provided his expertise in crystal modulations to help design new shapes of these tiny lighting materials.

Pradhan has been a recipient of the LNJ Bhilwara Nanoscience award, the DST Swarnajayanti Fellowship award, the DST Nanoscience Young Career award, and the Oxford Nanoscientist award.

Q.12. Indian Army has dedicated Chair of Excellence in the memory of late Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat at the United Service Institution of India (USI) in _____________________________.

भारतीय सेना ने _____________________ में यूनाइटेड सर्विस इंस्टीट्यूशन ऑफ इंडिया (USI) में दिवंगत चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ, जनरल बिपिन रावत की स्मृति में चेयर ऑफ एक्सीलेंस को समर्पित किया है।

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Vadodara / वड़ोदरा

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Surat / सूरत

(e) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Gen Bipin Rawat Memorial Chair of Excellence instituted at United Service Institution of India

Indian Army has dedicated Chair of Excellence in the memory of late Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat at the United Service Institution of India (USI), the country’s oldest think tank founded in 1870, on the eve of General Bipin Rawat’s 65th birthday anniversary.

The purpose of Gen Bipin Rawat Memorial Chair of Excellence at USI will be to conduct research on strategic issues related to the armed forces, with a focus on the field of Jointness and Integration.

Chair will be open to Veterans of three Services and civilians with knowledge of National Security. The topic for 2022 research will be Jointness and Integration in the Context of Land Warfare in India.

About United Service Institution of India (USI):

Founded: 1870

Location: New Delhi, India

Director: Maj Gen (Retd) B.K Sharma

Q.13. Name India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) launched by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi.

केंद्रीय सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्री नितिन गडकरी द्वारा नई दिल्ली में लॉन्च किए गए भारत के पहले ग्रीन हाइड्रोजन फ्यूल सेल इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन (FCEV) का नाम बताइए।

(a) Honda Clarity / होंडा क्लैरिटी

(b) Mercedes-Benz F-Cell / मर्सिडीज-बेंज एफ-सेल

(c) Toyota Mirai / टोयोटा मिराई

(d) Hyundai Nexo / हुंडई नेक्सो

(e) Ford Focus FCV / फोर्ड फोकस एफसीवी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Nitin Gadkari launched India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV ‘Toyota Mirai’

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the world’s most advanced technology-developed Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai at New Delhi.

Toyota Mirai is India’s first Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), which is completely powered by Hydrogen.

Toyota Mirai has been launched by Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd and International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) under a pilot project, to study and evaluate the performance of Toyota Mirai on Indian roads and climatic conditions.

This is a first of its kind project in India which will create a Green Hydrogen based ecosystem in the country and help India to become ‘Energy Self-reliant’ by 2047.

Q.14. Who is the author of the authorized biography of Rahul Bajaj titled “Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Life”?

राहुल बजाज की अधिकृत जीवनी राहुल बजाज: एन एक्स्ट्राऑर्डिनरी लाइफके लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Mithilesh Tiwari / मिथिलेश तिवारी

(b) Gita Piramal / गीता पीरामल

(c) Deepam Chatterjee / दीपम चटर्जी

(d) Amitava Kumar / अमिताभ कुमार

(e) Abhinav Chandrachud / अभिनव चंद्रचूड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Biography of Rahul Bajaj’s titled “Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Life” authored by Gita Piramal

The first authorized biography titled “Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Life”, authored by Gita Piramal will be launched on 21 March 2022.

The book is based on the life of the late iconic industrialist Rahul Bajaj. It highlights his life’s journey, struggle and challenges in becoming one of the most well-regarded business personalities in the world

Rahul Bajaj was the chairman emeritus of the Bajaj Group and a former member of Parliament. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan. He is also a former chairman and member of the International Business Council, World Economic Forum.

Q.15. United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution to observe the International Day to Combat Islamophobia every year on _________________________.

संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा (यूएनजीए) ने हर साल ___________________ को इस्लामोफोबिया से निपटने के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस मनाने के लिए एक प्रस्ताव अपनाया है।

(a) 15 March / 15 मार्च

(b) 16 March / 16 मार्च

(c) 17 March / 17 मार्च

(d) 18 March / 18 मार्च

(e) 19 March / 19 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. 15 March: International Day to Combat Islamophobia

The 193-member United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution to proclaim 15 March as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia every year, starting from 2022.

The resolution regarding International Day to Combat Islamophobia was introduced by Pakistan’s permanent representative to United Nations (UN), Munir Akram.

The resolution was introduced on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries, under the agenda item Culture of peace. The resolution was sponsored by 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and eight other countries including China and Russia.

India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Ambassador T S Tirumurti, expressed concern over phobia against one particular religion being elevated to the level of an international day.

Q.16. Kumudben Manishankar Joshi passed away recently. She was the former Governor of which state?

कुमुदबेन मणिशंकर जोशी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस राज्य की पूर्व राज्यपाल थीं?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. Former Andhra Pradesh Governor Kumudben Joshi passed away

Kumudben Manishankar Joshi, the former Governor of Andhra Pradesh and former Union Minister, has passed away at the Changa Dhanori village in Navsari district, Gujarat.

Kumudben Joshi served as the Union Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting from 1980 to 1982 and as the Union Deputy Minister of Health and Family Welfare from 1982 to 1984.

She served as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 1985 to 1990, she was the 2nd female to hold the office after Sharda Mukherjee. She was also the General Secretary of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC).

She has served as a member of the Rajya Sabha (Gujarat), representing the Indian National Congress (INC) for 3 terms between 1973 and 1988.

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