Current Affairs Quiz 17th November 2022, Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 17th November 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) has changed its name to ‘Grid Controller of India Limited. Where is the headquarters of POSOCO?

पावर सिस्टम ऑपरेशन कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (POSOCO) ने अपना नाम बदलकर ‘ग्रिड कंट्रोलर ऑफ इंडिया लिमिटेडकर दिया है। पोसोको का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Bhubaneswar / भुवनेश्वर

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. POSOCO renamed as Grid Controller of India

Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) has changed its name to ‘Grid Controller of India Ltd.

The change in name has been made to reflect the critical role of Grid Operators in ensuring integrity, reliability, economy, resilience and sustainable operation of the Indian Electricity Grid.

The Grid Controller of India Limited (Grid-India) operates the national load despatch centre (NLDC) and five regional load despatch centres (RLDCs).

The Grid-India is also designated as the nodal agency for major reforms in the power sector.

About Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO)

Founded- March 2009

Headquarters- New Delhi

CMD – S. R. Narasimha

Q.2. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has inaugurated the GeoSmart India 2022 Summit in which of the following city?

केंद्रीय जल शक्ति मंत्री गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत ने निम्नलिखित में से किस शहर में जियोस्मार्ट इंडिया 2022 शिखर सम्मेलन का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. GeoSmart India 2022 Summit inaugurated in Hyderabad

Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has inaugurated the GeoSmart India 2022 Summit in Hyderabad.

Objective – To eradicate poverty, combat climate change, and improve business and living standards.

About 2500 representatives from about 500 government, private, organizations working on geospatial technology and date have attended the three-day summit.

It is being co-hosted by the Indian Society of Remote Sensing and the Indian Society of Geomatics

Q.3. Who has inaugurated the silver jubilee edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS 22)?

बेंगलुरु टेक समिट (बीटीएस 22) के रजत जयंती संस्करण का उद्घाटन किसने किया?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(c) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(d) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(e) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the silver jubilee edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022 (BTS 22) virtually.

The central theme of BTS this year is ‘Tech4NexGen’ and focuses on Electronics, IT, Deep Tech, Biotech, and Startups.

The 3-day BTS2022 event witnessed the coming together of global tech leaders, Indian corporates and startups from IT, Deep tech and Biotech, showcasing disruptive technologies, forging partnerships and alliances.

Bengaluru Tech Summit 22, which has attracted more than 575 exhibitors, will witness at least 9 MoUs being signed and the launch of more than 20 products.

Recent Inauguration of PM Modi

  • PM Modi inaugurated Maze Garden, ‘OYO Ekta Houseboat’ Miyawaki’forest in Gujarat.
  • PM Modi  laid foundation stone of projects worth 860 cr in Gujarat
  • PM Modi declared Mangarh Dham national monumentin Rajasthan.
  • PM Modi flags off south India’s first Vande Bharat Expresstrain in Bengaluru.
  • PM Modi unveiled 108-feet tall statue named Statue of Prosperityat Bengaluru

Q.4. Which among the following has launched the 4th phase of the Digital Shakti Campaign?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने डिजिटल शक्ति अभियान के चौथे चरण का शुभारंभ किया है?

(a) NITI Aayog / नीति आयोग

(b) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(c) Election Commission / चुनाव आयोग

(d) National Commission for Women / राष्ट्रीय महिला आयोग

(e) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights / बाल अधिकारों के संरक्षण के लिए राष्ट्रीय आयोग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. NCW launched 4th phase of Digital Shakti campaign

National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma has launched the 4th phase of the Digital Shakti Campaign.

Digital Shakti 4.0 is focused on making women digitally skilled and aware to stand up against any illegal/inappropriate activity online.

Digital Shakti was started by NCW in 2018 to help women across the nation to raise the awareness level on the digital front.

Q.5. President Droupadi Murmu has participated in the conference of women’s self-help groups in which of the following city?

राष्ट्रपति द्रौपदी मुर्मू ने निम्नलिखित में से किस शहर में महिला स्वयं सहायता समूहों के सम्मेलन में भाग लिया है?

(a) Malappuram / मलप्पुरम

(b) Indore / इंदौर

(c) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(d) Bhopal / भोपाल

(e) Amravati / अमरावती

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. President Murmu addressed women’s self-help group conference in Bhopal

President Droupadi Murmu has participated in the conference of women self-help groups of Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

About 15,000 women of various self-help groups participated in this conference.

She also visited the exhibition for the products of Self-Help Groups of Livelihood Mission.

Recently President Murmu in News

  • President Droupadi Murmu launched startup platform ‘herSTART’ for women entrepreneurs
  • President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated projects in Gujarat worth 1,330 crore
  • President Droupadi Murmu flags off two train services in Northeast
  • President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated ‘PARAM KAMRUPA’ Supercomputer facility and a high-power active and passive component laboratory of SAMEER at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Q.6. Which of the following country has launched the 1st edition of the Global Media Congress (GMC)?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने ग्लोबल मीडिया कांग्रेस (जीएमसी) का पहला संस्करण लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Netherland / नीदरलैंड

(b) India / भारत

(c) USA / यूएसए

(d) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(e) UAE / यूएई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. UAE hosts 1st Global Media Congress in Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the 1st edition of Global Media Congress (GMC), a platform to boost business connections and foster innovation in the media sector.

The conference-cum-exhibition Congress is organized by ADNEC Group in partnership with Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The 3-day event is being held under the theme of “Shaping the Future of the Media Industry”.

More than 1,200 media practitioners & experts are participating in it from across the world.

About United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Capital – Abu Dhabi

Currency – Dirham

President – Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Prime Minister – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktou

Q.7. Which among the following has signed an MoU with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for collaboration in the field of regulation and supervision of regulated entities in their respective jurisdictions?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने अपने संबंधित अधिकार क्षेत्र में विनियमित संस्थाओं के विनियमन और पर्यवेक्षण के क्षेत्र में सहयोग के लिए भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Brigade International Financial Center / ब्रिगेड इंटरनेशनल फाइनेंशियल सेंटर

(b) International Financial Services Centres Authority / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वित्तीय सेवा केंद्र प्राधिकरण

(c) Share India Securities Private Limited / शेयर इंडिया सिक्योरिटीज प्राइवेट लिमिटेड

(d) Bombay Stock Exchange / बॉम्बे स्टॉक एक्सचेंज

(e) Frankfurt Stock Exchange / फ्रैंकफर्ट स्टॉक एक्सचेंज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. IFSCA signed MoU with the Reserve Bank of India for collaboration in the field of regulation

The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has signed an MoU with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for collaboration in the field of regulation and supervision of regulated entities in their respective jurisdictions.

The MoU facilitates technical cooperation and the exchange of information.

The IFSCA is entrusted with the responsibility of regulation and supervision of authorized banks and non-banking financial institutions operating in such IFSCs.

Recent MoUs

  • NIIFL signed an agreement with JBIC to boost Japanese investments in India
  • SIDBI signed an MoU with Bureau of Energy Efficiency to finance green MSMEs
  • Mahindra Finance partnered with India Post Payments Bank to boost credit access for customers
  • CASHe partnered with IRCTC to launch ‘travel now pay later’ facility
  • RBL Bank partnered with BookMyShow to launch ‘Play’ credit card
  • IDBI Bank partnered with Vayana Network on supply chain finance

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

Q.8. Who has been appointed as a full-time member of NITI Aayog?

नीति आयोग का पूर्णकालिक सदस्य किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Dixit Joshi / दीक्षित जोशी

(d) Mahendra Shah / महेंद्र एन शाह

(e) Arvind Virmani / अरविंद विरमानी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Arvind Virmani appointed as full-time member of NITI Aayog

Former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Virmani has been appointed as a full-time member of NITI Aayog.

Virmani served as the chief economic adviser in the finance ministry from 2007-09.

He is also the founder-chairman of the non-profit public policy organization Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare.

Virmani has served in various capacities in the government. He was a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy from February 2013 to August 2016.

He has also served at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC.

NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)

Founded – 1st January 2015

Preceding – Planning Commission (15th March 1950)

Headquarters – New Delhi

Chairperson – Narendra Modi

Vice Chairperson – Suman K Bery

CEO – Parameswaran Iyer

NITI Aayog comes under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Recent Appointment 

  • President of FICCI  Subhrakant Panda
  • Chairman of BPCL – VR Krishna Gupta
  • Director General of Police of Rajasthan – Umesh Mishra
  • Executive Chairman of Samsung Electronic – Jay Y Lee
  • Chairperson of Air Transport Committee of ICAO – Shefali Junej

Q.9. Who has been reappointed as Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)?

भारत के ड्रग्स कंट्रोलर जनरल (DCGI) के रूप में किसे फिर से नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dr. V. G. Somani / डॉ. वी. जी. सोमानी

(b) Dr. S. Eswara Reddy /  डॉ. एस ईश्वरा रेड्डी

(c) Dr. P.B.N. Prasad / डॉ. पी.बी.एन. प्रसाद

(d) A. K. Pradhan / ए के प्रधान

(e) Dr. Ravi Kant Sharma / डॉ. रविकांत शर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Government extends tenure of DCGI V G Somani by another three months

The tenure of Dr. V G Somani as the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has been again extended by another three months.

He was earlier given an extension in August 2022.

Dr. Somani was appointed as the DCGI for a term of three years on August 14, 2019.

About DCGI

The DCGI heads the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), which is responsible for ensuring quality drugs supply across the country.

It also has authority to give approval to new drugs and regulate clinical trials.

Recent Appointment 

  • Honorary Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) – Amit Dasgupta
  • President of International Hockey Federation – Tayyab Ikram
  • Interim MD of Zensar Tech – Anant Goenka
  • Independent Director of Reliance Industries (RIL) – K V Kamath
  • CEO of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd – Vishal Kapoor

Q.10. Who has been appointed as new Director of Public Policy for all Meta brands in India?

भारत में सभी मेटा ब्रांडों के लिए सार्वजनिक नीति के नए निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a)  Abhijit Bose / अभिजीत बोस

(b) Rajiv Aggarwal / राजीव अग्रवाल

(c) Shivnath Thukral / शिवनाथ ठुकराल

(d) Ajit Mohan / अजीत मोहन

(e) Manish Chopra / मनीष चोपड़ा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. WhatsApp India Head Abhijit Bose steps down

WhatsApp’s head of India Abhijit Bose and Director of Public Policy Meta India Rajiv Aggarwal have resigned from their positions.

Director of WhatsApp Public Policy in India Shivnath Thukral has now been made Director of Public Policy for all Meta brands in India.

Earlier in November 2022, Ajit Mohan, the head of Meta in India, had also stepped down from his role.

A former television journalist, Thukral has been part of the Public Policy team since 2017, of late focusing on WhatsApp.

Recent Appointment 

  • CEO of Prasar Bharati – Gaurav Dwivedi
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Greg Barclay (re-elected)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Maryland – First Indian American Aruna Miller
  • Chairman of National Monuments Authority (NMA) – Prof. Kishor Basa
  • Deputy Chair of GSMA – Gopal Vittal

Q.11. Who has become the first player from India to get elected in the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय टेबल टेनिस महासंघ (ITTF) के एथलीट आयोग में चुने जाने वाले भारत के पहले खिलाड़ी कौन बने हैं?

(a) Manika Batra / मनिका बत्रा

(b) Nikhat Zareen / निकहत ज़रीन

(c) Sreeja Akula / श्रीजा अकुला

(d) Harmeet Desai / हरमीत देसाई

(e) Sharath Kamal / शरथ कमल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Paddler Sharath Kamal becomes first Indian player elected to ITTF

Star Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal has become the first player from India to get elected in the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

8 athletes have been elected from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe & Oceania & will serve in the Commission for 4 years from 2022 to 2026.

Sharath has already been selected for Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, the country’s highest sports recognition this year.

He also received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 2019.

Q.12. International Students’ Day is observed every year on which day?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय छात्र दिवस हर साल किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 14 November / 14 नवंबर

(b) 15 November / 15 नवंबर

(c) 16 November / 16 नवंबर

(d) 17 November / 17 नवंबर

(e) 18 November / 18 नवंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. 17 November – International Students’ Day

International Students’ Day is observed every year on 17 November.

Objective – To emphasize the value of education for all students.

The date commemorates the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague after demonstrations against the German occupation of Czechoslovakia

Q.13. National Press Day is observed every year on which day?

राष्ट्रीय प्रेस दिवस हर साल किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 14 November / 14 नवंबर

(b) 15 November / 15 नवंबर

(c) 16 November / 16 नवंबर

(d) 17 November / 17 नवंबर

(e) 18 November / 18 नवंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. 16 November – National Press Day

National Press Day is observed every year on 16 November to commemorate a free and responsible press.

It was on this day that the Press Council of India started functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that the press maintains high standards and is not fettered by any influence or threats.

The council is traditionally chaired by a retired Supreme Court Judge and 28 additional members

Q.14. National Epilepsy Day is observed every year on which day?

राष्ट्रीय मिर्गी दिवस हर साल किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 14 November / 14 नवंबर

(b) 15 November / 15 नवंबर

(c) 16 November / 16 नवंबर

(d) 17 November / 17 नवंबर

(e) 18 November / 18 नवंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp.  17 November – National Epilepsy Day

National Epilepsy Day is observed every year on 17 November.

Objective – To educate and aware people about the signs, symptoms, and impact of this dreadful disease.

What is epilepsy?

The neurological condition epilepsy is characterized by irregular brain activity that results in seizures or episodes of strange behaviour, sensations, and occasionally loss of consciousness.

Epilepsy can attack any person. Men and women of different ages, races, and cultural backgrounds can develop epilepsy.

International Epilepsy Day is observed every year on the 2nd Monday of February

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