Current Affairs Quiz 17th &18th September 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 17th & 18th September 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which city has signed an MoU with the firm Pataa Navigations to become the country’s first ‘Smart City’ with digital address?

किस शहर ने डिजिटल पटा के साथ देश का पहला ‘स्मार्ट सिटीबनने के लिए फर्म पटा नेविगेशन्स के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Indore / इंदौर

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Bhubaneswar / भुवनेश्वर

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Indore to become the country’s first “Smart City” with digital address

Indore city of Madhya Pradesh has signed an MoU with the firm Pataa Navigations to implement a fully digital addressing system, making it the first city in India to do so.

As per the MoU, Pataa app will be used by all government agencies and emergency services in Indore.

Pataa has developed patented technology and is working with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to develop a digital addressing system for the nation.

Pataa is a brief and distinctive code that helps the user find the specific geotagged location.

This app will also be essential for bringing down Indore’s pollution levels. The alliance seeks to raise the standard of living for those living in rural areas of India by making resources like loans, seeds, and technical support more accessible.

Q.2. Which paramilitary forces’ first female camel riding squad is being deployed along the India- Pak border?

भारतपाक सीमा पर किस अर्धसैनिक बलों की पहली महिला ऊंट सवारी दस्ते को तैनात किया जा रहा है?

(a) BSF

(b) CISF

(c) Assam Rifles

(d) ITBP

(e) CRPF

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. BSF’s first female camel riding squad to be deployed along the India- Pak border

BSF’s first female camel riding squad will be deployed along the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan & Gujarat.

This Squad will be the first of its kind in the world.

It will participate for the first time in the BSF Raising Day Parade on 1 December 2022.

The BSF is India’s primary border-guarding force.

About BSF

  • Founded -1965
  • Director General – Pankaj Kumar Singh
  • Headquarters – New Delhi

Q.3. Who has launched Dashboard of Department of Science and Technology (DST)?

विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग (डीएसटी) का डैशबोर्ड किसने लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) Jitendra Singh / जितेंद्र सिंह

(d) Nitin Gadkari / नितिन गडकरी

(e) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Jitendra Singh launched Dashboard of Dept. of Science and Technology

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has launched Dashboard of Department of Science and Technology (DST).

It has been launched to ensure effective implementation of projects, schemes, scholarships and fellowships funded by DST.

Through this dashboard, details of each of the schemes and programmes for any group in every State can be accessed on a real time basis.

The impact analysis of the schemes and scholarships both age wise and gender wise for SC/ST/OBCs and General Castes is embedded in the Dashboard for suggesting reformative measures to states.

Q.4. Who has inaugurated Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening ‘ programme for students of classes 1 to 5?

कक्षा 1 से 5 तक के छात्रों के लिए रामकृष्ण मिशन के ‘जागृतिकार्यक्रम का उद्घाटन किसने किया?

(a) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) Smriti Irani / स्मृति ईरानी

(d) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(e) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Dharmendra Pradhan launched Ramakrishna Mission’s Awakening programme

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening ‘ programme for students of classes 1 to 5.

It is an initiative towards ensuring the overall personality development of a child in line with the philosophy of National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.

This unique initiative is a step toward ensuring holistic personality development of a child aligned with the philosophy of NEP 2020.

Education Minister said that Social transformation is one of the key goals of education. Values and wisdom are more important than material wealth. Value-based education is important for building a future-ready and socially conscious generation, he added

Q.5. Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of seven National Highway projects costing over 1128 crore rupees in which state?

केंद्रीय सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्री नितिन गडकरी ने किस राज्य में 1128 करोड़ रुपये से अधिक की लागत वाली सात राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग परियोजनाओं का उद्घाटन और आधारशिला रखी है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 7 NH projects in Gwalior

In Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of seven National Highway projects costing over 1128 crore rupees in Gwalior.

The total length of these projects is 222 kilometers.

A 6-lane Agra-Gwalior Greenfield Expressway would be connected to Yamuna Expressway and a logistics park would also be set up along the Agra-Gwalior Expressway.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • Capital –Bhopal
  • Chief Minister– Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor –Mangubhai C. Patel

Q.6. Agro-chemical firm UPL Ltd. has announced a joint venture with CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions (CleanMax), to set up a hybrid solar-wind energy power plant in which of the following state?

एग्रोकेमिकल फर्म यूपीएल लिमिटेड ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में हाइब्रिड सौरपवन ऊर्जा ऊर्जा संयंत्र स्थापित करने के लिए क्लीनमैक्स एनविरो एनर्जी सॉल्यूशंस (क्लीनमैक्स) के साथ एक संयुक्त उद्यम की घोषणा की है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. UPL partnered with CleanMax on 61.05 MW solar-wind project in Gujarat

Agro-chemical firm UPL Ltd. has announced a joint venture with CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions (CleanMax), to set up a hybrid solar-wind energy power plant in Gujarat.

CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions will develop and maintain a hybrid 28.05 MW solar and 33 MW wind power project under a captive model as envisaged under the electricity laws.

This project will enable UPL to increase its renewable energy usage to 30% of its total global power consumption from the current level of 8%.

This 61.05 MW captive wind-solar hybrid project is a part of a larger wind solar hybrid farm developed by CleanMax in Gujarat. The overall capacity of the CleanMax wind solar hybrid farm stands at over 400 MW; comprising 230 MW wind and 180 MW solar; leading to carbon abatement of 8.75 Lakh tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum.

About Gujarat

  • Capital –Gandhinagar
  • Chief Minister– Bhupendra Patel
  • Governor –Acharya Devvrat

Recent Agreements

  • Odisha Government signed an MoU with NIOT for protecting coastline
  • Andhra Pradesh govt signed an MoU with NISG for integrated land management system
  • Andhra Pradesh signed an MoU with Parlsey for the Oceans to save seas from pollution
  • CPRI signed an MoU with Chhattisgarh Government to set up a regional testing lab

Q.7. Which of the following university has signed an MoU with the Indian Navy to establish a long-term symbiotic relationship for Academic Cooperation?

निम्नलिखित में से किस विश्वविद्यालय ने अकादमिक सहयोग के लिए दीर्घकालिक सहजीवी संबंध स्थापित करने के लिए भारतीय नौसेना के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) University of Delhi / दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय

(b) Amity University / एमिटी विश्वविद्यालय

(c) Allahabad University / इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru University / जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय

(e) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University / डॉ बी आर अंबेडकर विश्वविद्यालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Indian Navy signed an MoU with Amity University for Academic Cooperation

Amity University Uttar Pradesh has signed an MoU with the Indian Navy to establish a long-term symbiotic relationship for Academic Cooperation.

This is a welfare measure for Naval Defence Forces to enhance their educational qualifications, thereby improving the prospects for ‘in service’ appropriate nautical assignments and better placements on superannuation from the Indian Navy.

As per the MoU, Amity University will conduct customized courses for the Indian Navy in niche domains such as 5G Technology and IoT, Control System Integration, AI, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Cryptology, Data Science, Big Data Analysis, Digital Marketing, Computer Networks, Anti Drone Warfare, Cyberwar fare Security, Automation, Surveillance, and Tracking, etc.

These endeavours will also contribute towards grooming ‘Scholar Warriors’ who can think better and adapt to the future challenges of conflict in all domains.

In addition, these courses will ensure better placements of naval personnel upon superannuation from service.

Q.8. Which of the following state government has announced to mark Puneeth Rajkumar’s birthday as Inspiration Day?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य सरकार ने पुनीत राजकुमार के जन्मदिन को प्रेरणा दिवस के रूप में चिह्नित करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Puneeth Rajkumar’s birthday to be celebrated as Inspiration Day

The Karnataka government has announced to mark Puneeth Rajkumar’s birthday as Inspiration Day.

Puneeth was born on March 17, 1975. So from next year, Karnataka will celebrate March 17 as Inspiration Day.

Previously, Puneeth Kumar was posthumously honoured with the Karnataka Ratna award. The Kannada actor breathed his last on 29 October 2021.

About Karnataka

  • Capital –Bengaluru
  • Chief Minister–Basavaraj Bommai
  • Governor –Thawar Chand Gehlot

Q.9. Which state government has decided to name the new integrated Secretariat complex after Babasaheb BR Ambedkar?

किस राज्य सरकार ने बाबासाहेब बीआर अंबेडकर के नाम पर नए एकीकृत सचिवालय परिसर का नाम रखने का फैसला किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Telangana / तेलंगाना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. New Telangana Secretariat complex to be named after B.R. Ambedkar

The Telangana government has decided to name the new integrated Secretariat complex in Hyderabad after Babasaheb BR Ambedkar.

The move came after the Telangana legislative assembly unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to name the new Parliament building in New Delhi after the chief architect of the Constitution.

Construction of the new integrated Secretariat complex has been progressing at a fast pace with the target of getting it ready by the upcoming festival of Dasara.

The seven-story Secretariat building with a built-up area of seven lakh square feet is being built at a cost of Rs 650 crore.

About Telangana

  • Capital –Hyderabad
  • Chief Minister– K. Chandrashekar Rao
  • Governor –Tamilisai Soundararajan

Q.10. Which bank has become the third lender and seventh Indian Company to cross the Rs 5-trillion-mark in market capitalization (market cap) for the first time?

कौन सा बैंक पहली बार बाजार पूंजीकरण (मार्केट कैप) में 5 ट्रिलियन का आंकड़ा पार करने वाला तीसरा ऋणदाता और सातवीं भारतीय कंपनी बन गया है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. SBI surpassed Rs 5 trillion market cap

Public lender State Bank of India (SBI) hit the Rs 5-trillion-mark in market capitalization (market cap) for the first time.

SBI stood at the seventh position in the overall market cap ranking, according to the data from BSE.

SBI has become the third lender in the country to cross the market cap of Rs 5 trillion.

HDFC Bank, India’s largest private lender holds first rank in this list, with a market cap of Rs 8.38 trillion, followed by ICICI Bank, which has a market cap of Rs 6.33 trillion.

In the past three months, SBI has outperformed the market by surging 26 percent, as against 13.9 percent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. ICICI Bank has rallied 32 percent, while HDFC Bank has gained 15 percent during the same period.

SBI is the largest bank in India with a balance sheet size of over around Rs 54 trillion crores (as of March 2022).

About State Bank of India (SBI)   

  • Founded –1 July 1955
  • Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Chairman– Dinesh Kumar Khara
  • Managing Director –(4) Alok Kumar Choudhary, Swaminathan Janakiraman, Challa Sreenivasulu Setty, and Ashwini Kumar Tewari
  • Imperial Bank of India was previous name of SBI.
  • The presidency Banks of Bengal, Bombay and Madras with merged in 1921 to Imperial Bank of India.
  • Tagline –(1) Pure Banking Nothing Else

(2) With you all the way

(3) A bank of the common man

(4) The banker to every Indian

(5) The Nation banks on us

Q.11. Which insurance company has launched an Al-powered digital voice agent to track claim status?

दावे की स्थिति को ट्रैक करने के लिए किस बीमा कंपनी ने अलपावर्ड डिजिटल वॉयस एजेंट लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Bajaj Allianz Insurance / बजाज आलियांज इंश्योरेंस

(b) Bharti AXA Insurance / भारती एक्सा इंश्योरेंस

(c) Cholamandalam MS Insurance / चोलामंडलम एमएस इंश्योरेंस

(d) ICICI Lombard Insurance / आईसीआईसीआई लोम्बार्ड

(e) Edelweiss Insurance / एडलवाइस इंश्योरेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. ICICI Lombard introduced digital voice agent to track claim status

ICICI Lombard has launched an Al-powered digital voice agent in collaboration with Skit.ai, an Al-based voice automation platform.

This voice agent will help in simplifying the complex process of seeking claim status while focusing on customer experience.

It will also reduce the average call handling time & improve call containment rates.

About ICICI Lombard General Insurance

  • Founded- 2001
  • Headquarters- Mumbai
  • CEO- Bhargav Dasgupta

Q.12. Pralay Mondal has been appointed as CEO of which of the following bank?

प्रलय मंडल को निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक का सीईओ नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(d) CSB Bank / सीएसबी बैंक

(e) Bandhan Bank / बंधन बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Pralay Mondal appointed as MD & CEO of CSB Bank

The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Pralay Mondal as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSB Bank for three years.

Mondal was the Deputy Managing Director of the bank since February 17, 2022, and was subsequently appointed as interim MD & CEO with effect from April 1, 2022.

Prior to joining CSB Bank, Mondal was Executive Director and Head, Retail Banking at Axis Bank.

About CSB Bank

  • Founded- 26 November 1920
  • Headquarters- Thrissur
  • MD & CEO – Pralay Mondal

Recent Appointment

  • Chairman of PMLA – Chief Justice of Madras HC Munishwar Bhandari
  • Chairman of Naryara Energy – Prasad K
  • CEO of American Express India – Sanjay Khanna
  • CMD of Shipping Corporation of India – Binesh Kumar Tyagi
  • MD & CEO of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank – Krishnan Sankarasubramaniam

Q.13. Who has been elected as the president of Auto industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SAM) for 2022-23?

2022-23 के लिए ऑटो उद्योग निकाय सोसाइटी ऑफ इंडियन ऑटोमोबाइल मैन्युफैक्चरर्स (एसएएम) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Vinod Agarwal / विनोद अग्रवाल

(c) Dixit Joshi / दीक्षित जोशी

(d) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(e) Adille Sumariwalla / आदिल सुमरिवाला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Vinod Aggarwal elected as new President of SIAM

Auto industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers has elected Vinod Aggarwal as its new president for 2022-23.

Aggarwal, the MD and CEO of Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, succeeds Maruti Suzuki India Executive Vice Chairman Kenichi Ayukawa.

The SIAM also elected Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Managing Director Shailesh Chandra as the Vice President.

Satyakam Arya, CEO & MD, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles was elected as the Treasurer.

Recent Appointment

  • Interim Chairman of ONGC – Rajesh Kumar Srivastava
  • Interim chairman at GAIL – M V lyer
  • DG of News Services Division of AIR – Vasudha Gupta
  • MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz – Santosh Iyer
  • Interim President of Indian Olympic Association – Adille Sumariwalla

Q.14. Who has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships after clinching a bronze in the 53-kilogram category in Belgrade, Serbia?

बेलग्रेड, सर्बिया में 53 किलोग्राम वर्ग में कांस्य पदक जीतने के बाद विश्व चैंपियनशिप में दो पदक जीतने वाली पहली भारतीय महिला पहलवान कौन बनी हैं?

(a) Babita Phogat / बबीता फोगाट

(b) Sakshi Malik / साक्षी मलिक

(c) Alka Tomar / अलका तोमर

(d) Vinesh Phogat / विनेश फोगट

(e) Anshu Malik / अंशु मलिक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Vinesh Phogat won two medals at the World Championships

Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships after clinching a bronze in 53-kilogram category in Belgrade, Serbia.

She defeated Emma Malmgren of Sweden.

This is her second bronze medal at the Championships.

She had previously earned a podium position in the 2019 edition of the tournament at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Q.15. All-rounder Tahlia McGrath has won the ICC Women’s Player of the month award for August 2022. She is from which country?

ऑलराउंडर ताहलिया मैक्ग्रा ने अगस्त 2022 के लिए आईसीसी महिला प्लेयर ऑफ  मंथ का पुरस्कार जीता है। वह किस देश से हैं?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) England / इंग्लैंड

(e) Netherland / नीदरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Sikandar Raza and Tahlia McGrath named as ICC Player of the month award for August 2022

International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month awards for August 2022.

Zimbabwe’s all-rounder Sikandar Raza and Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath have been declared the winners of the ICC Player of the month award for August 2022 in their respective categories.

In claiming the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award, Raza becomes the first Zimbabwe international to win the award.

Raza has scored centuries against Bangladesh and India in the home ODI series and has also scalped a few wickets.

Tahlia McGrath has also had a memorable month as she helped her team to win the Gold medal in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Q.16. Who has launched the book ‘Ambedkar and Modi – Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation’?

अम्बेडकर एंड मोदी – रिफॉर्मर्स आइडियाज परफॉर्मर्स इम्प्लीमेंटेशनपुस्तक का विमोचन किसने किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) M Venkaiahg Naidu / एम वेंकैयाग नायडू

(c) Ramnath Kovind / रामनाथ कोविंद

(d) Droupadi Murmu / द्रौपदी मुर्मु

(e) Jagdeep Dhankhar / जगदीप धनखड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. Book titled ‘Ambedkar and Modi’ released

Former President of India Ram Nath Kovind has launched the book ‘Ambedkar and Modi – Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation’.

The book illustrates the life, works, and achievements of Dr. B.R Ambedkar.

The book has been compiled by Bluekraft Digital Foundation.

A foreword written by Rajya Sabha MP llaiyaraaja offers valuable insight of the works of Dr. Ambedkar.Navy signed an MoU with Amity University for Academic Cooperation

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Q.17. World Patient Safety Day is observed every year on which day?

विश्व रोगी सुरक्षा दिवस हर साल किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 17 September / 17 सितंबर

(b) 18 September / 18 सितंबर

(c) 19 September / 19 सितंबर

(d) 20 September / 20 सितंबर

(e) 16 September / 16 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. 17 September – World Patient Safety Day

World Patient Safety Day is observed on September 17 every year across the world.

Objective – To increase public awareness, enhance global understanding and call for solidarity and united action by all countries and international partners to increase patient safety and reduce patient harm.

This day was established in 2019 by the 72nd World Health Assembly. World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO.

Theme 2022 – Medication Safety

 

 

 

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