Current Affairs Quiz 18th October 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 18th October 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. The International Cricket Council (ICC) and which of the following organization has launched a global partnership to empower women & girls & promote inclusion and gender equality through cricket?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) और निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने महिलाओं और लड़कियों को सशक्त बनाने और क्रिकेट के माध्यम से समावेश और लैंगिक समानता को बढ़ावा देने के लिए एक वैश्विक साझेदारी शुरू की है?

(a) World Vision International / वर्ल्ड विजन इंटरनेशनल

(b) International Committee of the Red Cross / रेड क्रॉस की अंतर्राष्ट्रीय समिति

(c) United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund / संयुक्त राष्ट्र अंतराष्ट्रीय बाल आपातकालीन फ़ंड

(d) Oxfam / ऑक्सफैम

(e) Amnesty International / एमनेस्टी इंटरनेशनल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. ICC partnered with UNICEF to promote gender equality

The International Cricket Council (ICC) & United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have launched a global partnership to empower women & girls & promote inclusion and gender equality through cricket.

The partnership will be activated in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia where all 16 nations will hold ‘Cricket 4 Good Coaching Clinics’ with up to 40 school children taking part in each one.

The players will introduce the children to ‘Criiio 4 Good’, a cricket development curriculum as the participants will also learn more about gender equity and get to meet their cricketing heroes.

About International Cricket Council (ICC)

  • Formation –15 June 1909
  • Headquarters – Dubai, UAE
  • Chairman –Greg Barclay (New Zealand)
  • Deputy Chairman –Imran Khwaja (Singapore)
  • CEO– Geoff Allardice (Australia)
  • General Manager –Wasim Khan
  • Membership – 108 members

Q.2. Union MoS for Electronics & Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar has flagged off the first SemiconIndia Future Design roadshow in which of the following state?

इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी के लिए केंद्रीय राज्य मंत्री राजीव चंद्रशेखर ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में पहले सेमीकॉनइंडिया फ्यूचर डिजाइन रोड शो को हरी झंडी दिखाई है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Rajeev Chandrasekhar flags off 1st SemiconIndia FutureDesign roadshow

Union MoS for Electronics & Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar has flagged off the first SemiconIndia Future Design roadshow in Gujarat.

The roadshow has been launched as part of the efforts to give a boost to the semiconductor design industry in India.

The minister also launched the ISRO-tested and qualified NavIC Receiver Chipsets at the event.

About Gujarat

Capital- Gandhinagar

Chief Minister- Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel

Governor- Acharya Devvrat

Q.3. Which edition of the biennial DefExpo has begun in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat?

द्विवार्षिक DefExpo का कौन सा संस्करण अहमदाबाद और गांधीनगर, गुजरात में शुरू हुआ है?

(a) 5th

(b) 9th

(c) 12th

(d) 15th

(e) 10th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. 12th edition of Defence Expo begins in Gandhinagar

The 12th edition of the biennial DefExpo has begun in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The theme of 12th DefExpo is ‘Path to Pride’.

At DefExpo-2022, the participants will get an opportunity to showcase their equipment and platforms and be able to explore the strengths and capabilities of the expanse of Indian Defence industry for forging business partnerships.

For the first time, States/Union Territories (UTs) have been invited to set up pavilions at the event.

About Gujarat

Capital- Gandhinagar

Chief Minister- Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel

Governor- Acharya Devvrat

Q.4. Shehan Karunatilaka has won the Booker Prize for his second novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, about a war photographer murdered in the country’s civil war. He is from which country?

देश के गृहयुद्ध में मारे गए एक युद्ध फोटोग्राफर के बारे में शेहान करुणातिलका ने अपने दूसरे उपन्यास  सेवन मून्स ऑफ माली अल्मेडा के लिए बुकर पुरस्कार जीता है। वह किस देश से हैं?

(a) Sri Lanka / श्रीलंका

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Bhutan / भूटान

(d) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Sri Lanka’s Shehan Karunatilaka won Booker Prize 2022

Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka has won the Booker Prize for his second novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, about a war photographer murdered in the country’s civil war.

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida comes more than a decade after his debut, Chinaman, which was published in 2011.

Karunatilaka is the second Sri Lankan to win the award, following Michael Ondaatje’s victory in 1992 for The English Patient, which was later turned into a blockbuster film.

Mr. Karunatilaka received a trophy from Queen Consort Camilla at the English language literary award’s first in-person ceremony since 2019. He also gets a 50,000 pound ($56,810) prize.

Recent Awards

  • World Green City award 2022 – Hyderabad
  • FIH Goalkeeper of the Year awards 2021-22 – women’s  – Savita Punia & men’s – PR Sreejesh
  • 32nd Bihari Puraskar – Madhav Hada
  • SASTRA Ramanujan Prize 2022 – Yunqing Tang
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by US President – Dr. Vivek Lall
  • Changemaker’ award at UN SDG Action Awards – Srishti Bakshi
  • Best adventure tourism destination award – Uttarakhand
  • Lata Mangeshkar Award 2021 – Kumar Sanu

Q.5. PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 15,670 crore in which state recently?

पीएम मोदी ने हाल ही में किस राज्य में लगभग 15,670 करोड़ रुपये की परियोजनाओं की 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.(b)

Exp. PM Modi laid foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 15670 crore in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of projects worth around 15,670 crore rupees in Gujarat.

He lay the foundation stone of various development projects worth around 3,580 crore rupees in Junagadh. In the first phase of this project, a total highway length of over 270 Kilometre will be covered across 13 districts.

Modi also dedicated and laid the foundation stone of projects worth around 5,860 crore rupees in Rajkot.

Q.6. Which of the following bank has launched ‘KBL Centenary Deposit Scheme?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक ने ‘केबीएल शताब्दी जमा योजनाशुरू की है?

(a) Karur Vyasya Bank / करूर व्यास बैंक

(b) Karnataka Bank / कर्नाटक बैंक

(c) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Bandhan Bank / बंधन बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Karnataka Bank launched ‘KBL Centenary Deposit Scheme

Karnataka Bank has launched a Term Deposit Scheme “KBL Centenary Deposit Scheme” with a higher rate of interest.

This deposit will be for a period of 555 days with interest rate of 7.20 percent.

The rate of interest will be 7.60 percent for senior citizens. it is a golden opportunity to customers to save and invest to realize better returns.

About Karnataka Bank

Founded- 18 February 1924

Headquarters– Mangalore, Karnataka

MD & CEO- Mahabaleshwara M S

Q.7. Who has been appointed as Chairman of Yubi?

यूबी के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Sanjay Khanna / संजय खन्ना

(d) Atanu Chakraborty/ अतनु चक्रवर्ती

(e) Sanjay Kumar Verma / संजय कुमार वर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Atanu Chakraborty appointed as Chairman of Yubi

Atanu Chakraborty has been appointed as Chairman of Yubi (formerly CredAvenue).

He is a 1985 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service, of the Gujarat cadre.

Yubi is a unified credit platform with a product suite catering to every stage of the debt lifecycle.

Chakraborty, who is a former Economic Affairs Secretary, is also currently the Chairman of the Board of HDFC Bank.

Recent Appointment in Banking Sector

  • Whole-time member at SEBI – Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan
  • MD & CEO of SBI General Insurance – Kishore Poludasu
  • MD & CEO of Yes Bank – Prashant Kumar
  • MD & CEO of Aviva Life Insurance – Asit Rath
  • MD & CEO of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank – Krishnan Sankarasubramaniam
  • MD of IDFC Limited  – Mahendra Shah

Q.8. IT services major Infosys president Ravi Kumar S has resigned from his post. Where is the headquarters of Infosys?

आईटी सेवा प्रमुख इंफोसिस के अध्यक्ष रवि कुमार एस ने अपने पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया है। इंफोसिस का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Chennai / चेन्नई

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Infosys president Ravi Kumar S resigned

IT services major Infosys president Ravi Kumar S has resigned from his post.

Ravi, as president of the company, led the Infosys Global Services Organization across all industry segments.

He was appointed as the Infosys president in 2016.

Infosys is the 2nd-largest Indian IT company after TCS.

About Infosys

Founded – 2 July 1981

Headquarters – Bengaluru

CEO – Salil Parekh

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India?

भारत के 50वें मुख्य न्यायाधीश के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Justice D Y Chandrachud / जस्टिस डी वाई चंद्रचूड़

(b) Justice Abhinav Chandrachud / जस्टिस अभिनव चंद्रचूड़

(c) Justice Indira Banerjee / जस्टिस इंदिरा बनर्जी

(d) Justice Vineet Saran / जस्टिस विनीत सराण

(e) Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul / जस्टिस संजय किशन कौल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Justice D Y Chandrachud appointed as 50th Chief Justice of India

The second senior judge of the Supreme Court of India Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India.

Justice Chandrachud will succeed current CJI UU Lalit on 9 November 2022.

Justice Chandrachud will have a term of over two years as the 50th Chief Justice of India till 10 November 2024 – making it one of the longest terms for a CJI in the recent past.

Justice Chandrachud is a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and a former judge of Bombay High Court.

Justice Chandrachud’s father Justice YV Chandrachud was the 16th and the longest-serving Chief Justice of India serving from 2 February 1978 to 11 July 1985.

Justice Chandrachud is known for his liberal and progressive judgments, the most recent one being the verdict upholding the rights of unmarried women to seek abortion of pregnancy up to 24 weeks.

He was part of the Constitution Benches which decriminalized consensual homosexuality, recognized privacy as a fundamental right under Article 21, and decriminalized adultery.

He was part of the majority which upheld the right of women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple. Justice Chandrachud was also a member of the 5-judge bench which decided the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid case.

Q.10. Ulf Kristersson has been elected as the new Prime Minister of which of the following country?

उल्फ क्रिस्टर्सन को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के नए प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में चुना गया है?

(a) Netherland / नीदरलैंड

(b) Sweden / स्वीडन

(c) Norway / नॉर्वे

(d) Finland / फिनलैंड

(e) Scotland / स्कॉटलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Ulf Kristersson elected as new PM of Sweden

Conservative leader Ulf Kristersson has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Sweden.

Kristersson, 58, was elected with 176 votes in favour and 173 against to form a three-party government between his Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals.

Kristersson will succeed Magdalena Anderson as Sweden’s new PM.

Anderson became Sweden’s first female prime minister in 2021.

Newly Appointed Prime Minister & President

  • President of Iraq – Abdul Latif Rashid
  • President of Austria – Alexander Van der Bellen (2ndterm)
  • Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia – Mohammed bin Salman
  • First woman Prime Minister of Italy- Giorgia Meloni
  • president of Angola – Joao Lourenco (2nd term)
  • PM of United Kingdom – Liz Truss
  • Prime Minister of Serbia – Ana Brnabic
  • New president of Kenya – William Ruto

Colombia’s first leftist President – Gustavo Petro

New PM of Kuwait – Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al Salem

New PM of Sri Lanka – Dinesh Gunawardena

New President of Sri Lanka – Ranil Wickremesinghe

New President of Colombia – Gustavo Petro

New President of South Korea – Yoon Suk Yeol

New Prime Minister of Pakistan – Shehbaz Sharif

New Prime Minister of France – Elisabeth Borne

1st Woman President of Hungary – Katalin Novak

1st Woman President of Tanzania – Samia Suluhu Hassan

1st Woman President of Honduras Xiomara Castro

Hong Kong’s Next Leader -John Lee

Re-Elected as President of Serbia – Aleksandar Vučić

Hungary’s New Prime Minister - Viktor Orban

New Prime Minister of Kazakhstan - Alikhan Smailov

New President of of Albania – Bajram Begaj

New Prime Minsiter of Israel – Yair Lapid

Q.11. NATO has begun its long-planned annual nuclear exercise “Steadfast Noon” in northwestern Europe. Where is the headquarters of NATO?

नाटो ने उत्तर पश्चिमी यूरोप में अपने लंबे समय से नियोजित वार्षिक परमाणु अभ्यास “स्टीडफास्ट नूनकी शुरुआत की है। नाटो का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Brussels, Belgium / ब्रुसेल्स, बेल्जियम

(b) Berlin, Germany / बर्लिन, जर्मनी

(c) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(d) Sofia, Bulgaria / सोफिया, बुल्गारिया

(e) London, UK / लंदन, यूके

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. NATO begins annual nuclear exercises in northwestern Europe

NATO has begun its long-planned annual nuclear exercise “Steadfast Noon” in northwestern Europe.

14 of the 30 NATO members are participating in this exercise which is being hosted by Belgium in 2022.

The military alliance said around 60 aircraft including fighter jets and surveillance and refueling planes will take part in the event.

The main part of the drill will be conducted more than 1,000 km from Russia.

About North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Formation – 4 April 1949

Headquarters – Brussels, Belgium

Secretary General – Jens Stoltenberg

Total Member – 30 (North Macedonia)

Recent Exercise

  • The Indian Navy has conducted a security exercise, called “Prasthan”, in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • INS Tarkash has participated in the 7th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint multinational maritime exercise among Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies
  • INS Satpura and P81 Maritime Patrol Aircraft reached Darwin in Australia to participate in the Multinational Naval Exercise ‘Kakadu’.
  • The 6th edition of Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22) hosted by the Indian Navy began in the Bay of Bengal.
  • Indian Army’s Kharga Corps & Indian Air Force have conducted a joint exercise ‘Gagan Strike’ in Punjab to showcase the might & prowess of the armed forces.
  • Indian army and Chinese Army will attend the Vostok 2022 military exercises that will be held in Russia from August 30 to September 5.

Q.12. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that the Asian Cup football tournament 2023 will be held in which of the following country?

एशियाई फुटबॉल परिसंघ (एएफसी) ने घोषणा की है कि एशियाई कप फुटबॉल टूर्नामेंट 2023 निम्नलिखित में से किस देश में आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) France / फ्रांस

(b) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(c) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

(d) USA / यूएसए

(e) Qatar कतर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Qatar to host AFC Asian Cup 2023

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that the 2023 Asian Cup football tournament will be held in Qatar.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 host, Qatar, will replace China as the host nation of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

China in June 2019 won the bid to host the event but pulled out in May 2022 because of its “zero-Covid” policy.

Also, India and Saudi Arabia have been shortlisted to host the 2027 Asian Cup.

The Asian Cup is held every four years & Qatar won the last edition in 2019.

About Qatar

Capital- Doha

Currency– Riyal

Q.13. World Trauma Day is observed every year on which day?

विश्व आघात दिवस हर साल किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 16 October / 16 अक्टूबर

(b) 17 October / 17 अक्टूबर

(c) 18 October / 18 अक्टूबर

(d) 19 October / 19 अक्टूबर

(e) 20 October / 20 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. 17 October – World Trauma Day

World Trauma Day is observed every year on 17 October.

Objective – To prevent the increasing rate of accidents and injuries causing death and disability across the world.

The day was created in New Delhi, India, in 2011.

Trauma means “any injury caused to the body”. The injury may be caused due to many reasons like road accidents, fires, burns, falls, acts of violence and crimes against the vulnerable population including women, children and elderly.

Every year, about 5 million people die from injuries across the world. In India alone, it is estimated that one million people die and 20 million are hospitalized every year due to injuries.

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), about 1,37,000 people died in road accidents in India in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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