Current Affairs Quiz 18th July 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 18th July 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. To boost exports and job creation ___________ in the Centre has extended the Scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (ROSCTL) till March 2024.

केंद्र में निर्यात और रोजगार सृजन को बढ़ावा देने के लिए ___________ ने राज्य और केंद्रीय करों और लेवी (आरओएससीटीएल) की छूट के लिए योजना को मार्च 2024 तक बढ़ा दिया है।

(a) Chemical industries / रासायनिक उद्योग

(b) Commerce sector / वाणिज्य क्षेत्र

(c) Textile sector / कपड़ा क्षेत्र

(d) Rural sector / ग्रामीण क्षेत्र

(e) Agriculture Sector / कृषि क्षेत्र

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Government approves extension of RoSCTL scheme till March 2024 for textiles exporters

The Centre has extended the Scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) till March 2024 to boost exports and job creation in the textile sector.

After this decision, the rates of exports of apparel and garments will continue the same as earlier.

After the introduction of GST in 2017, the RoSL (Rebate of State Levies) scheme was replaced by a new scheme RoSCTL in 2019.

The move is aimed at enhancing competitiveness of the labor-intensive textiles sector.

Q.2. The Department of Consumer Affairs has launched ________, a mascot for empowering consumer rights.

उपभोक्ता मामलों के विभाग ने उपभोक्ता अधिकारों को सशक्त बनाने के लिए एक शुभंकर ________ लॉन्च किया है।

(a) Jagran

(b) Jagriti

(c) Digi Jagriti

(d) Digital Jankari

(e) Satya

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Govt launched ‘Jagriti’ mascot for empowering consumers and generating awareness towards their rights

The Department of Consumer Affairs has launched Jagriti, a mascot for empowering consumers and generating awareness towards their rights.

Jagriti will be projected as an empowered consumer who is spreading awareness about consumer rights and addressing solutions to the problems faced by the consumers.

Jagriti mascot shall be shown along with tagline ‘Jago Grahak Jago’ in all its media campaigns.

The ‘Jagriti’ mascot will be used to generate consumer awareness about various themes of the Department.

Q.3. Which IIT has inaugurated a new census workstation at the Economics Lab of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences?

किस IIT ने मानविकी और सामाजिक विज्ञान विभाग की अर्थशास्त्र प्रयोगशाला में एक नए जनगणना कार्य केंद्र का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) IIT Hyderabad / आईआईटी हैदराबाद

(b) IIT Delhi / आईआईटी दिल्ली

(c) IIT Madras / आईआईटी मद्रास

(d) IIT Kanpur / आईआईटी कानपुर

(e) IIT Roorkee / आईआईटी रुड़की

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Census Data Workstation inaugurated at IIT Delhi

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has inaugurated a new census workstation at the Economics Lab of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Census Data Workstation shall help spread awareness about the extensive amount of data colleges during Census operations in the country.

The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, Dr Vivek Joshi inaugurated the Census Data Workstation. The new workstation seeks to facilitate access to census microdata for academicians and researchers.

Q.4. India’s first e-waste eco park will be setup in which of the following city?

भारत का पहला कचरा इको पार्क निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में स्थापित किया जाएगा?

(a) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Bhubaneswar / भुवनेश्वर

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s first e-waste eco park to be established in Holambi Kalan in Delhi

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced the government’s plan to develop India’s first e-waste eco park in Holambi Kalan in Delhi in an area of about 21 acres.

Delhi produces over two lakh tonnes of e-waste every year, or about 9.5 percent of the total amount produced in India, and only five per cent of the generated e-waste is properly recycled.

Delhi is the fifth-largest producer of e-waste in India, after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Q.5. Which state has become the first and only state in India to have its own internet service?

कौन सा राज्य भारत का पहला और एकमात्र राज्य बन गया है जिसके पास अपनी इंटरनेट सेवा है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kerala becomes first state to have its own internet service

Kerala has announced that it has become the first and only state in the country to have its own internet service.

It was announced when the Kerala Fiber Optic Network Ltd (KFON) received the Internet Service Provider (ISP) license from the Dept of Telecommunications.

What is KFON?

K-Fon or Kerala Fiber Optic Network Limited is a state government initiative that aims to eliminate the digital gap. As per the government, the infrastructure created by this project is expected to complement the state’s current telecom ecosystem.

Aim – Create a core network infrastructure (information highway) with non-discriminatory access to all service providers so that they can augment their connectivity gap.

Provide a reliable, secure and scalable intranet connecting all government offices, educational institutions, hospitals, etc.

Partner with Multiple System Operators, Telecommunication Service Providers, and Internet Service Providers for providing free internet to economically backward households.

According to the K-Fon website, The K-Fon network will function as a strong foundation for all government-to-government, government-to-citizens and business-to-citizens interactions. However, to achieve the goals, the state intends to build a state-wide core optical fibre network that will connect more than 30,000 government organizations, as well as while using the K-Fon infrastructure, it wants to provide free internet to economically disadvantaged families and subsidized internet to others. It was launched in 2019.

About Kerala

Capital – Thiruvananthapuram

Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan

Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan

Q.6. Which state government has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA)?

किस राज्य सरकार ने जलवायु लचीला कृषि (डीआईसीआरए) में डेटा के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम (यूएनडीपी) के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Telangana government partnered with UNDP for Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA)

The Telangana government has joined hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to add Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA) to the Digital Public Goods Registry.

DiCRA is a first-of-its-kind digital solution that aims to strengthen food systems and food security by the use of Artificial Intelligence (Al) technology.

DiCRA will help farmers mitigate the effects of climate change on their crops and livestock.

DiCRA now joins more than 100 digital solutions that adhere to privacy and other applicable laws and best practices to help attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Recent Agreement

  • NASSCOM partnered with Google for DigiVaani Call Center
  • RBI and Bank Indonesia signed an MoU to improve mutual cooperation
  • RIL partnered with Athletics Federation of India to support Indian Athlete
  • Vedanta partners with IIT Madras incubated startup
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Q.7. Which company has planned capital expenditure (capex) of Rs 12,000 crore on its India and Europe operations during the current financial year (FY23)?

किस कंपनी ने चालू वित्त वर्ष (FY23) के दौरान अपने भारत और यूरोप परिचालन पर 12,000 करोड़ रुपये के पूंजीगत व्यय (कैपेक्स) की योजना बनाई है?

(a) Tata Steel / टाटा स्टील

(b) Reliance Industries / रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज

(c) Adani Group / अदानी ग्रुप

(d) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(e) Aditya Birla Group / आदित्य बिड़ला ग्रुप

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tata Steel to invest Rs 12,000 crore in FY23 on India, Europe operations

Tata Steel has planned capital expenditure (capex) of Rs 12,000 crore on its India and Europe operations during the current financial year (FY23).

The domestic steel major plans to invest Rs 8,500 crore in India and Rs 3,500 crore on the company’s operations in Europe

In India, the focus will be on the Kalinganagar project expansion and mining activity, and in Europe it will be focused on sustenance, product mix enrichment and environment-related capex.

The company is in process of expanding capacity of its plant in Kalinganagar, Odisha to 8 MT from 3 MT. Tata Steel recently also spent Rs 12,100 crore on the acquisition of Odisha based steel mill NINL.

Q.8. Facebook-owned Meta has released its first annual human rights report in July 2022. Which company is not owned by Meta?

फेसबुक के स्वामित्व वाली मेटा ने जुलाई 2022 में अपनी पहली वार्षिक मानवाधिकार रिपोर्ट जारी की है। कौन सी कंपनी मेटा के स्वामित्व में नहीं है?

(a) Duo / डुओ

(b) Messenger / मैसेंजर

(c) Mapillary / मैपिलरी

(d) Oculus / ओकुलस

(e) Diem / डायम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Facebook-owner Meta released first annual human rights report

Facebook owner Meta has released its first annual human rights report following years of accusations that it turned a blind eye to online abuses that fueled real-world violence in places like India and Myanmar.

The report, which covers due diligence performed in 2020 and 2021, includes a summary of a controversial human rights impact assessment of India by law firm Foley Hoag.

Q.9. The Indian Navy’s Kilo-class submarine, ___________has decommissioned from service after 35 years in service.

भारतीय नौसेना की किलोश्रेणी की पनडुब्बी, ___________ को 35 साल की सेवा के बाद सेवा से हटा दिया गया है।

(a) INS Sindhughosh / आईएनएस सिंधुघोष

(b) INS Sindhurashtra / आईएनएस सिंधुराष्ट्र

(c) INS Shankul / आईएनएस शंकुल

(d) INS Sindhudhvaj / आईएनएस सिंधुध्वज

(e) INS Sindhuvijay / आईएनएस सिंधुविजय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. INS Sindhudhvaj decommissioned after 35 years of service to nation

INS Sindhudhvaj has decommissioned after 35 years of glorious service to the nation.

Vice Adm Biswajit Dasgupta Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command was the Chief Guest for the ceremony.

The submarine crest depicts a gray colour nurse shark and the name means flag bearer at sea.

Sindhudhvaj, as the name suggests, was the flag bearer of indigenization and Indian Navy’s efforts towards achieving Atmanirbharta in the Russian-built Sindhughosh class submarines throughout her journey in the navy.

Commissioned into the Navy in 1987, Sindhudhvaj, was one of the 10 Kilo-class submarines India acquired from Russia between 1986 and 2000.

It was the only submarine to be awarded the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) rolling trophy for Innovation by PM Modi.

Q.10. Which country has launched an ‘Aviation Passenger Charter’ to help passengers know their rights?

यात्रियों को उनके अधिकारों को जानने में मदद करने के लिए किस देश ने ‘एविएशन पैसेंजर चार्टरलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Finland / फिनलैंड

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) USA / यूएसए

(e) UK / यूके

Answer & Explanation

Exp. British government launched ‘Aviation Passenger Charter’ to help passengers know their rights

The British government has launched an ‘Aviation Passenger Charter’ to help passengers know their rights if they are faced with problems at airports after the widespread disruption seen this year.

It has been developed by the British government in partnership with the aviation sector & travel industry.

The new charter will help passengers know what to do if they are confronted by cancellations, delays or missing baggage, the government said, with guidance on how to complain if they feel they have been treated unfairly.

Last month, the government published a 22-point support plan to avoid further disruption, including telling airlines to run “realistic” summer schedules and promising to speed up security checks.

Q.11. Who has been appointed as the new MD and CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE)?

नेशनल स्टॉक एक्सचेंज (एनएसई) के नए एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) L V Prabhakar / एल वी प्रभाकरी

(b) VP Nandkumar / वीपी नंदकुमार

(c) Ashish Kumar Chauhan / आशीष कुमार चौहान

(d) Murali M. Natrajan / मुरली एम. नटराजन

(e) B. Ramesh Babu / बी रमेश बाबू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ashish Kumar Chauhan appointed as the next MD & CEO of NSE

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the appointment of Ashish Kumar Chauhan as its new managing director and CEO.

He will succeed Vikram Limaye whose 5-year term ended on 16 July 2022.

Chauhan was one of the founders of NSE where he worked from 1992 to 2000. He is best known as the father of modern financial derivatives in India due to his work at NSE.

Recent Appointment

  • Director General of Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS) – Joy Bhattacharjya
  • India’s next Ambassador to Bhutan – Sudhakar Dalela
  • NaBFID Managing Director – G Rajkiran Rai (recommend)
  • Additional charge as NIACL CMD – Madhulika Bhaskar
  • New president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -T Raja Kumar
  • MD and CEO of Aviva India Life Insurance Company – Asit Rath

Q.12. Who has been appointed as Non-Independent Non- Executive Director of Indigo?

इंडिगो के गैरस्वतंत्र गैरकार्यकारी निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Michel Platini / मिशेल प्लैटिनी

(b) Rahul Bhatia / राहुल भाटिया

(c) Natarajan Chandrasekaran / नटराजन चंद्रशेखरन

(d) M Damodaran / एम दामोदरन

(e) Rajiv Bansal / राजीव बंसल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. IndiGo appointed M Damodaran as non-independent non-executive director

InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of IndiGo airline, board has approved the appointment of former SEBI Chairman M Damodaran as non-independent non-executive director.

Damodaran (a retired IAS office) was Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) from February 2005 to February 2008.

On May, Venkataramani Sumantran was appointed as the chairman of the board of directors of InterGlobe Aviation.

Q.13. Who has become the first Indian to enter the men’s long jump final at the World Athletics Championships?

विश्व एथलेटिक्स चैंपियनशिप में पुरुषों की लंबी कूद के फाइनल में प्रवेश करने वाले पहले भारतीय कौन बने हैं?

(a) Vijay Singh Chauhan / विजय सिंह चौहान

(b) Mayookha Johny / मयूखा जॉनी

(c) Sammudi Balasubramaniam / सम्मुदी बालासुब्रमण्यम

(d) Murali Sreeshankar / मुरली श्रीशंकर

(e) Reeth Abraham / रीथ अब्राहम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Murali Sreeshankar becomes first ever Indian to qualify for men’s long jump final at WAC

Murali Sreeshankar has become the first Indian to enter the men’s long jump final at the World Athletics Championships (WAC).

He leapt 8m & finished second in the qualification round at the ongoing WAC in Oregon, USA.

Sreeshankar has jumped 8m to directly qualify in the finals of the event, ahead of his compatriots Jeswin Aldrin (7.79m) and Muhammed Anees Yahiya (7.73m).

Anju Bobby George was the first Indian to make it to the World Championships long jump finals and the first to win a bronze medal in the 2003 edition in Paris.

Q.14. Which city has been selected as the host city for the World Athletics Championship 2025?

विश्व एथलेटिक्स चैम्पियनशिप 2025 के लिए मेजबान शहर के रूप में किस शहर को चुना गया है?

(a) Beijing / बीजिंग

(b) Tokyo / टोक्यो

(c) Paris / पेरिस

(d) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(e) Berlin / बर्लिन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tokyo to host 2025 World Athletics Championships

The World Athletics Council has selected Tokyo (Japan) to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships.

At the World Athletics Council Meeting in Oregon, USA, the Council also announced that the 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Championships will be held in Medulin and Pula in Croatia and the 2026 World Athletics Cross Country Championships will be held in Tallahassee, Florida.

The 18th edition of the World Athletics Championships begins in Oregon USA while Budapest in Hungary will host the 2023 event.

The 2022 edition is currently being organized in Oregon, USA, which was originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but postponed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.15. Who has won the Women’s Single title of the Singapore Open Badminton tournament?

सिंगापुर ओपन बैडमिंटन टूर्नामेंट का महिला एकल खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Sayali Gokhale / सयाली गोखले

(b) Saina Nehwal / साइना नेहवाल

(c) Parul Parmar / पारुल परमार

(d) Sunila Apte / सुनीला आप्टे

(e) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PV Sindhu won 2022 Singapore Open Badminton title

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has clinched her maiden Women’s Single title of the Singapore Open Badminton tournament2022.

She defeated Wang Zhi Yi of China in the final of the Singapore Open 2022.

Sindhu has won three titles in 2022 – the Swiss Open, Syed Modi India International, and now the Singapore Open.

Q.16. Who has won the 15th International Chess Open Paracin held in Serbia?

सर्बिया में आयोजित 15वां अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शतरंज ओपन पैरासीन किसने जीता है?

(a Hikaru Nakamura / हिकारू नाकामुरा

(b) Magnus Carlsen / मैग्नस कार्लसन

(c) Alireza Firouzja / अलीरेज़ा फिरोजा

(d) Mitrabha Guha / मित्रभा गुहा

(e) R Praggnanandhaa / आर प्रग्नानंदा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa won Paracin Open Chess title in Serbia

Young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa has won the 15th Paracin Open ‘A’ chess tournament 2022 in Serbia.

The 16-year-old remained unbeaten and finished half a point ahead of the field.

Alexandr Predke took the second spot with 7.5 points ahead of Alisher Suleymenov and India’s AL Muthaiah, who both scored 7 points.

R Praggnanandhaa will also part of India ‘B’ team in the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held near Chennai from July 28.


74th – Rahul Shrivastava P (Telangana)

73rd – Bharath Subramanian (Tamil Nadu)

72nd – Mitrabha Guha (West Bengal)

71st – Sankalp Gupta (Maharstra)

70th – Raja Ritwik (Telangana)

Q.17. Which day is celebrated as the World Day for International Justice?

किस दिन को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय न्याय के लिए विश्व दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 13 July / 13 जुलाई

(b) 14 July / 14 जुलाई

(c) 15 July / 15 जुलाई

(d) 16 July / 16 जुलाई

(e) 17 July / 17 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 17 July – World Day for International Justice

The World Day for International Justice is observed on July 17 every year.

Objective – To mark the strengthening system of international justice and to promote the rights of the victims.

The World Day for International Justice celebrates the momentous approval of the Rome Statute and the formation of the new international criminal justice system in 1998.

Theme 2022 – Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment

Q.18. Nirmal Singh Khalon, who passe away recently was a politician from which state?

निर्मल सिंह कहलों, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, किस राज्य के राजनेता थे?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Shirommani Akali Dal Leader and Former Punjab Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon passed away

Former Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Nirmal Singh Kahlon has passed away. He was 79.

The 79-year-old leader served as state minister of Rural Development and Panchayats from 1997 to 2002, and Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly from 2007 to 2012.

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