Current Affairs Quiz 18th March 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 18th March 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which of the following state has developed “Dishaank app” to ensure easy access to land records?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य ने भूमि अभिलेखों तक आसान पहुंच सुनिश्चित करने के लिए दिशांक ऐप विकसित किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Karnataka developed Dishaank app to ensure easy access to land records

The Survey Settlement and Land Records (SSLR) unit of Karnataka’s revenue department is ensuring easy availability of original land records through an app called Dishaank.

The Dishaank app is developed under the Geographical Information System (GIS) program of the Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Center (KSRSAC).

The KSRSAC provides satellite data to agencies such as the SSLR unit for innovative use. Dishaank leverages Karnataka’s decision to digitize land records under the Bhoomi project.

The Dishaank app provides information about the land, which includes the name of the landowner, the extent of land, type of ownership, type of land, litigations, land category, and any other active transactions being done on the land.

Bhoomi is a project to digitize Karnataka’s land records. The project is jointly funded by the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka. The project was developed and implemented by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Q.2. For the development of a futuristic railway system by _____________, the Indian Railways has come up with ‘National Rail Plan (NRP) for India’.

_________________ तक एक भविष्यवादी रेलवे प्रणाली के विकास के लिए, भारतीय रेलवे भारत के लिए राष्ट्रीय रेल योजना (एनआरपी)लेकर आया है।

(a) 2024

(b) 2025

(c) 2026

(d) 2028

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Indian Railways prepared National Rail Plan (NRP) for India– 2030

For the development of a futuristic railway system by 2030, the Indian Railways has come up with ‘National Rail Plan (NRP) for India-2030’.

Its objective is to formulate strategies based on both operational capacities and commercial policy initiatives to increase modal share of the Railways in freight to 45%.

Vision 2024 is a part of NRP. Vision 2024 has been launched under which implementation of certain critical projects by 2024 will be accelerated which include 58 Supercritical Projects of a total length of 3,750 km costing Rs 39,663 Crore; and 68 Critical Projects of a total length of 6913 km costing Rs 75,736 crore.

Q.3. According to Deloitte’s report titled “Global Powers of Retailing 2022: Resilience Despite Challenges”, Reliance Retail Limited, has ranked ___________th on the list of Top 250 global retailers.

डेलॉयट की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार “रिटेलिंग की वैश्विक शक्तियां 2022: चुनौतियों के बावजूद लचीलापन”, रिलायंस रिटेल लिमिटेड, शीर्ष 250 वैश्विक खुदरा विक्रेताओं की सूची में _____________वें स्थान पर है।

(a) 34

(b) 56

(c) 67

(d) 71

(e) 85

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2022: Reliance Retail ranked 56th; Walmart Inc topped

According to the global consulting firm Deloitte’s report titled “Global Powers of Retailing 2022: Resilience Despite Challenges”, Reliance Retail Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited has ranked 56th on the list of Top 250 global retailers.

Walmart Inc., an American multinational retail corporation, topped the list, followed by Amazon, Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Schwarz Group, and The Home Depot, Inc.

Reliance Retail was the second-fastest-growing retailer, posting a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) growth in retail revenue of 49.4% in FY2015- FY2020.

Q.4. What is the global rank of Mukesh Ambani, who emerged as Richest Indian & Asian, in Hurun India’s report titled “2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List”?

हुरुन इंडिया की रिपोर्ट “2022 M3M हुरुन ग्लोबल रिच लिस्ट” में मुकेश अंबानी की वैश्विक रैंक क्या है, जो सबसे अमीर भारतीय और एशियाई के रूप में उभरे हैं?

(a) 7

(b) 8

(c) 9

(d) 10

(e) 11

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. 2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List: Mukesh Ambani emerged as Richest Indian & Asian; Elon Musk topped globally

Hurun India released a report titled “2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List”, a ranking of United States dollar billionaires in the world.

According to the report, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited has emerged as the Richest Indian and Richest Asian & ranked 9th globally. Mukesh Ambani is the only India to feature in the world’s top 10 billionaires list.

Elon Musk co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla has topped the Billionaires list as the World’s richest person for the 2nd consecutive year with USD 205 billion(bn).

Q.5. State Bank of India (SBI) will set up an Innovation, Incubation and Acceleration Centre (IIAC) at ________________________.

स्टेट बैंक ऑफ इंडिया (SBI) _________________ में एक इनोवेशन, इनक्यूबेशन एंड एक्सेलेरेशन सेंटर (IIAC) स्थापित करेगा।

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. SBI will set up Innovation, Incubation and Acceleration Centre at Hyderabad

The State Bank of India (SBI) will set up an Innovation, Incubation and Acceleration Centre (IIAC) at Hyderabad, Telangana which will be operational in six to nine months of on-boarding a consultant.

This Centre will be the bank’s in-house capability to enhance its current performance and drive higher top-line growth through innovation.

It will help the bank to develop a set of technologies, knowledge, and skills for the introduction of new products and services. It will act as a central body to govern and drive fin-tech partnerships and implement change across the bank.

Q.6. Which company has inked a pact to acquire 51% stake in power distribution utility of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu?

दादरा और नगर हवेली, दमन और दीव की बिजली वितरण उपयोगिता में 51% हिस्सेदारी हासिल करने के लिए किस कंपनी ने समझौता किया है?

(a) Adani Power / अदानी पावर

(b) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर

(c) JSW Energy / JSW एनर्जी

(d) Tata Power / टाटा पावर

(e) Torrent Power / टोरेंट पावर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Torrent Power inked pact to acquire 51% stake in power distribution utility of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu

Torrent Power Limited signed a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) and Share Holders Agreement (SHA) with Administrator of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Holding Entity) and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (the SPV) for purchase of 51 per cent Equity Share Capital of the SPV from the Holding Entity.

The agreement is a part of the Central government, to privatize the power distribution companies in the Union Territory (UT).

The SPV will have various responsibilities including distribution and retail supply of electricity and it also holds distribution license in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (DNH & DD).

Q.7. Which insurance company has announced the launch of the “Smart Guaranteed Pension Plan”, a non-linked, non-participating single premium individual or group general annuity plan?

किस बीमा कंपनी ने “स्मार्ट गारंटीड पेंशन प्लान”, एक नॉन-लिंक्ड, नॉन-पार्टिसिपेटिंग सिंगल प्रीमियम इंडिविजुअल या ग्रुप जनरल एन्युटी प्लान लॉन्च करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) SBI Life Insurance / SBI लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(b) Max Life Insurance / मैक्स लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(c) ICICI Prudential Life insurance / आईसीआईसीआई प्रूडेंशियल लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(d) HDFC Life Insurance / HDFC लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(e) Religare Health Insurance / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Max Life Insurance launched Smart Guaranteed Pension Plan

The Max Life Insurance Company Limited has announced the launch of the “Max Life Smart Guaranteed Pension Plan”, a non-linked, non-participating single premium individual or group general annuity plan, guaranteeing a regular income and ensuring the future financial security of the annuitant.

Corporates and public-sector enterprises can purchase this plan directly as a group annuity product to meet the retirement needs of their employees. It offers attractive annuity rates and unique benefits, which enable National Pension System (NPS) subscribers to be eligible buyers of this product.

Additionally, the product will be available through the direct channel of the company to direct customers in the business-to-consumer (B2C) segment. Its key features include Guaranteed Annuity, Death Benefit, Surrender Option, Top-up Option, Advance Annuity Option and Tax benefits.

Q.8. Mahila Money and Transcorp Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) have launched Mahila Money Prepaid Card with which company, to help women entrepreneurs easily collect payments, loans and get incentives for transactions?

महिला मनी और ट्रांसकॉर्प प्रीपेड पेमेंट इंस्ट्रूमेंट्स (PPI) ने महिला उद्यमियों को आसानी से भुगतान, ऋण लेने और लेनदेन के लिए प्रोत्साहन प्राप्त करने में मदद करने के लिए किस कंपनी के साथ महिला मनी प्रीपेड कार्ड लॉन्च किया है?

(a) American Express / अमेरिकन एक्सप्रेस

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

(c) Mastercard / मास्टरकार्ड

(d) VISA / वीजा

(e) Discover Financial Services / डिस्कवर फाइनेंसियल सर्विसेस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Mahila Money, Visa and Transcorp launched Prepaid Card for Women Entrepreneurs

The digital payments networks Mahila Money, Visa and Transcorp Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) have launched Mahila Money Prepaid Card to help women entrepreneurs easily collect payments, loans and get incentives for transactions.

It will help women entrepreneurs use digital payments more effectively. It is for community members who want the convenience of a bank account with flexibility, safety, and convenience.

It will pave the way to economic freedom and financial inclusion for millions of women entrepreneurs.

Q.9. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-southern region has appointed who among the following as the chairperson for the year 2022-23?

भारतीय उद्योग परिसंघ (CII)-दक्षिणी क्षेत्र ने निम्नलिखित में से किसे वर्ष 2022-23 के लिए अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया है?

(a) T Raja Kumar / टी राजा कुमार

(b) B Chandra Sekhar / बी चंद्र शेखर

(c) Suchitra K Ella / सुचित्रा के एला

(d) N Chandrasekaran / एन चंद्रशेखरन

(e) Prabha Narasimhan / प्रभा नरसिम्हन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Suchitra K Ella appointed chairperson of CII Southern Region for 2022-23

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-southern region appointed Suchitra K Ella as the Chairperson for the year 2022-23.  CII also appointed Kamal Bali as the deputy Chairman.

Suchitra K Ella is a co-founder and joint Managing Director of Bharat Biotech International Ltd.

Prior to this appointment, she was serving as deputy Chairperson of CII for the year 2021-22 and she was the past chairperson of CII Andhra Pradesh in 2012-13. She was also founding chairperson of the CII Indian Women Network (southern region) in 2015-18.

Q.10. Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended whom for the position of managing director (MD) and chief executive officers (CEO) at Union Bank of India?

बैंक्स बोर्ड ब्यूरो (बीबीबी) ने यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया में प्रबंध निदेशक (एमडी) और मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (सीईओ) के पद के लिए किसकी सिफारिश की है?

(a) A Manimekhalai / ए मणिमेखलाई

(b) Ajay Kumar Srivastava / अजय कुमार श्रीवास्तव

(c) Swaroop Kumar Saha / स्वरूप कुमार साह

(d) Alok Kumar Choudhary / आलोक कुमार चौधरी

(e) Vasudevan PN / वासुदेवन पी एन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Banks Board Bureau recommended names for chiefs of Union Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank, IOB & SBI

The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended the names for the position of managing director (MD) and chief executive officers (CEO) at public sector undertakings Banks: Union Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank and State Bank of India.

The final appointment will be notified by the Government of India based on these recommendations.

A Manimekhalai: MD & CEO of UBI

Ajay Kumar Srivastava: MD & CEO of IOB

Swaroop Kumar Saha: MD & CEO of Punjab and Sind Bank

Alok Kumar Choudhary: Managing Director at SBI    

Q.11. Ordnance Factories Day is observed in India on ________________ every year.

भारत में प्रत्येक वर्ष ________________ को आयुध कारखाना दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 16 March / 16 मार्च

(b) 17 March / 17 मार्च

(c) 18 March / 18 मार्च

(d) 19 March / 19 मार्च

(e) 20 March / 20 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. 18 March: Ordnance Factory Day

Ordnance Factory Day is observed across India on 18 March to commemorate the foundation of the first ordnance factory at Cossipore near Kolkata in the year 1801.

The erstwhile ordnance factories, which operated under the Ministry of Defence (MoD), were responsible for supplying arms, ammunition and clothing to the country’s armed forces.

The Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), which comprised 41 institutions, ceased to exist from 1 October last year. The OFB was split into seven public sector undertakings (PSUs), which continue to supply the country’s armed forces with a variety of military equipment.

Q.12. World Sleep Day was celebrated on ___________ 2022.

विश्व नींद दिवस ___________ 2022 को मनाया गया।

(a) 13 March / 13 मार्च

(b) 15 March / 15 मार्च

(c) 17 March / 17 मार्च

(d) 18 March / 18 मार्च

(e) 21 March / 21 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. 18 march: World Sleep Day

Every year on the Friday before the Spring Vernal Equinox, World Sleep Day is observed to highlight the importance of quality sleep. This year, it will be observed on 18 March, 2022.

It is a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects, and driving.

World Sleep Day is organised by the World Sleep Society and was first observed in 2008. It has come to be an annual awareness event ever since.

Theme 2022: ‘Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World’

Q.13. Eugene Newman Parker passed away recently. He was a/an ____________________________.

यूजीन न्यूमैन पार्कर का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _____________________ थे।

(a) Astrophysicist / अस्त्रोफिजिसिस्ट

(b) Cardiologist / कार्डियोलॉजिस्ट

(c) Paleontologist / पेलियोन्टोलॉजिस्ट

(d) Radiologist / रेडियोलॉजिस्ट

(e) Cosmologist / कॉस्मोलॉजिस्ट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. American Astrophysicist Eugene Parker passed away

American Astrophysicist Eugene Newman Parker, who contributed to the solar physics, has passed away at the age of 94 at a retirement community in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

Eugene Parker witnessed the launch of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Parker Solar Probe in 2018, the first NASA Mission named after a living person, and became the first person to witness the launch of a spacecraft named after them.

He is a visionary in the field of heliophysics, which focuses on the study of the sun and other stars & he is well known for this theory on the existence of solar wind, a supersonic flow of particles off the sun’s surface. He virtually created the field of heliophysics in the 1950s.

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