Current Affairs Quiz 19th April 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 19th April 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. The first Ayushman Bharat-Health & Wellness Centre was inaugurated on ______________, at Jangla, a serene village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

14 अप्रैल 2018 को छत्तीसगढ़ के बीजापुर जिले के एक शांत गांव जंगला में पहले आयुष्मान भारतस्वास्थ्य और कल्याण केंद्र का उद्घाटन किया गया।

(a) April 2018 / अप्रैल 2018

(b) February 2019 / फरवरी 2019

(c) March 2019 / मार्च 2019

(d) February 2020 / फरवरी 2020

(e) January 2021 / जनवरी 2021

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Ayushman Bharat-Health & Wellness Centre Scheme marked 4th year anniversary

The Union Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, organised a week-long celebration under the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, marking the fourth anniversary of Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) from April 16 to April 22.

The inauguration of the first AB-HWC was on 14th April 2018, at Jangla, a serene village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Mansukh Mandaviya, the union Health minister addressed the fourth anniversary celebration of AB-HWCs in a meeting organised virtually, which saw the participation of more than 1 Lakh AB-HWCs, State Health ministers, senior Officials of all the States and Union Territories, healthcare workers from various hospitals and development partners.

Q.2. Which of the following will build the world’s highest tunnel at Shinku La Pass at 16,580 feet to connect Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh?

हिमाचल प्रदेश को लद्दाख से जोड़ने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से कौन 16,580 फीट पर शिंकू ला दर्रे पर दुनिया की सबसे ऊंची सुरंग का निर्माण करेगा?

(a) Border Security Force / सीमा सुरक्षा बल

(b) Border Roads Organisation / सीमा सड़क संगठन

(c) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways / सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय

(d) Indo-Tibetan Border Police / भारत-तिब्बत सीमा पुलिस

(e) National Highways Authority of India / भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. BRO will construct world’s highest tunnel connecting Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh at Shinku La Pass

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will build the world’s highest tunnel at Shinku La Pass at 16,580 feet to connect Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh.

The construction will begin by July this year and be completed by 2025. The Centre has already made ‘Project Yojak’ of BRO to execute this ambitious project.

Presently, one has to travel 101 km from Manali to Darcha and thereafter, take a turn towards Shinku La Pass and enter Zanskar valley. The tunnel’s south portal will be at Shinku La, and the tunnel’s north portal will be at Lhakhang.

Q.3. World Bank has cut the global growth forecast for 2022 to _______% due to the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

विश्व बैंक ने यूक्रेन पर रूस के आक्रमण के प्रभावों के कारण 2022 के लिए वैश्विक विकास पूर्वानुमान में _________% की कटौती की है।

(a) 1.5%

(b) 2.7%

(c) 3.2%

(d) 4.4%

(e) 5.8%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. World Bank slashed global growth forecast for 2022 to 3.2% from 4.1%

The World Bank has cut the global growth forecast for 2022 to 3.2% from 4.1% due to the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The reason for lowering the projection is that people are facing reduced commercial activity and trade, and the debt crisis and currency depreciations have placed a heavy burden on the poor.

The world is also facing reversals in development in education, health and gender equality.

Q.4. State Bank of India (SBI) has raised 3-year funds of _______________ through a syndicated loan facility at “very fine pricing” through its IFSC Gift City branch.

भारतीय स्टेट बैंक (SBI) ने अपनी IFSC गिफ्ट सिटी शाखा के माध्यम से बहुत बढ़िया मूल्यपर एक सिंडिकेटेड ऋण सुविधा के माध्यम से ____________________ का 3 साल का फंड जुटाया है।

(a) $ 100 million / $ 100 मिलियन

(b) $ 150 million / $ 150 मिलियन

(c) $ 250 million / $ 250 मिलियन

(d) $ 300 million / $ 300 मिलियन

(e) $ 500 million / $ 500 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. SBI raised $500 million through IFSC Gift City branch

State Bank of India (SBI) has raised 3-year funds of $500 million (over Rs 3,800 crore) through a syndicated loan facility at “very fine pricing” through its IFSC Gift City branch.

This is the first offshore USD Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) linked syndicated loan raised by SBI through its Gift City branch.

The facility is for USD 400 million plus USD 100 million as a green shoe option. MUFG, Bank of America and JP Morgan were the Joint lenders for this offering whereas Fist Abu Dhabi Bank acted as the facility agent.

Q.5. Which company has become India’s first fintech led NBFC (non-banking financial company)-Factor to receive the Certificate of Registration (CoR) under Registration of Factors (Reserve Bank) Regulations 2022?

कौन सी कंपनी पंजीकरण (रिज़र्व बैंक) विनियम 2022 के तहत पंजीकरण प्रमाणपत्र (सीओआर) प्राप्त करने वाली भारत की पहली फिनटेक एनबीएफसी (गैरबैंकिंग वित्तीय कंपनी)-फैक्टर बन गई है?

(a) CredAvenue / क्रेडिट एवेन्यू

(b) 121 Finance / 121 फाइनेंस

(c) Mahila Money / महिला मनी

(d) Multipl / मल्टीपल

(e) Zerodha / ज़ेरोधा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. RBI certified fintech led 121 Finance as India’s first NBFC-Factor, after revised Registration of Factors Regulations (2022)

Jaipur-based 121 Finance becomes India’s first fintech led NBFC (non-banking financial company)-Factor to receive the Certificate of Registration (CoR) under Registration of Factors (Reserve Bank) Regulations 2022.

That means, it is the first NBFC to convert from an Investment and Credit Company (ICC) to an NBFC-Factor.

Until now, Factoring was offered only to the large corporates. Under this registration, MSME can sell a receivable invoice to 121 Finance, without any collateral. With this the business can convert these invoices into cash instantly and be free from the management of the receivables.

Q.6. Sugar export in India has witnessed an impressive growth of 291% from USD 1,177 million in the financial year 2013-14 to USD _______________ in the last financial year.

भारत में चीनी निर्यात में वित्त वर्ष 2013-14 में 1,177 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर से पिछले वित्तीय वर्ष में _______________ अमरीकी डालर की प्रभावशाली वृद्धि देखी गई है।

(a) USD 3500 million / 3500 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(b) USD 4600 million / 4600 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(c) USD 5700 million / 5700 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(d) USD 6800 million / 6800 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(e) USD 7900 million / 7900 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Sugar export jumped 65% in 2021-22 corresponding to the previous year

Sugar export in India has witnessed an impressive growth of 291% from USD 1,177 million in the financial year 2013-14 to USD 4,600 million in the last financial year.

The sugar export has jumped 65% in 2021-22 corresponding to the previous year.

The growth was achieved despite the logistical challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic. The country had exported sugar worth 1,965 million US dollars in 2019-20, which increased to 2,790 million US dollars in 2020-21.

Q.7. Which company has launched world’s 1st crypto-backed payment card with Mastercard & DiPocket?

किस कंपनी ने मास्टरकार्ड और डिपॉकेट के साथ दुनिया का पहला क्रिप्टोसमर्थित भुगतान कार्ड लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Torque / टोर्क

(b) Aave / आवे

(c) Nuo / नुओ

(d) Nexo / नेक्सो

(e) Celcius / सेल्सिअस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Nexo launched world’s 1st crypto-backed payment card “Nexo Card” with Mastercard & DiPocket

London-based Cryptocurrency lender, Nexo has joined hands with global payments company Mastercard to launch the world’s first “crypto-backed” payment card. Electronic money firm DiPocket is Nexo’s card issuer.

Interest remains at 0% for customers who maintain a loan-to-value ratio of 20% or below.

This move by crypto and incumbent financial networks forces digital assets to become more mainstream. Initially, The card will be available in selected European countries.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the 29th Chief of Army Staff of India?

भारत के 29वें सेनाध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) R Hari Kumar / आर हरि कुमार

(b) V R Chaudhari / वी आर चौधरी

(c) Manoj Kumar Mago / मनोज कुमार मागो

(d) P K Purwar / पीके पुरवार

(e) Manoj Pande / मनोज पांडे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed as India’s 29th Chief of Army Staff

Lieutenant General Manoj Pande has been appointed as the 29th Chief of Army Staff. Lt Gen Pande is the incumbent Vice-Chief of the Army.

He will take over from General MM Naravane, who is set to retire on April 30, 2022. Lt Gen Manoj Pande is the first-ever officer from the Corps of Engineers to be appointed as Army Chief.

He has served as chief engineer in the UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was the Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) from June 2020 to May 2021.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India Asset Holding (AIAHL)?

एयर इंडिया एसेट होल्डिंग (AIAHL) के अध्यक्ष और प्रबंध निदेशक (CMD) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Alok Mishra / आलोक मिश्रा

(b) Vikram Dev Dutt / विक्रम देव दत्त

(c) Jose J Kattoor / जोस जे कट्टूर

(d) Atul Bhatt / अतुल भट्ट

(e) Ilker Ayci / इल्कर अइसी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Vikram Dev Dutt appointed as CMD of Air India Asset Holding

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, approved Vikram Dev Dutt’s appointment as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India Asset Holding (AIAHL), with effect from 27th January 2022, in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

Prior to this, Dutt was in-charge of Air India as a CMD till the airline was handed over to the Tata Group.

Air India Asset Holding (AIAHL) was set up in 2019 by the government for holding debt and non-core assets of the Air India group. The government had on October 8, 2021, announced that the Tata Group won the bid to acquire Air India for Rs 18,000 crore.

Q.10. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chairman of India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे भारत दलहन और अनाज संघ (IPGA) के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Bimal Kothari / बिमल कोठारी

(b) Ravi Chopra / रवि चोपड़ा

(c) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

(d) Vineet Joshi / विनीत जोशी

(e) KN Raghavan / केएन राघवन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Bimal Kothari appointed as Chairman of India Pulses and Grains Association

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the apex body for India’s pulses trade and industry, has appointed Bimal Kothari as the new Chairman with immediate effect.

Kothari takes over from Jitu Bheda, who was the IPGA chairman since 2018. Kothari, one of the key founding members of the association, has been the Vice-Chairman of IPGA since 2011 when it was formed. Bimal Kothari takes over as the third chairman of the association after Pravin Dongre and Jitu Bheda.

Q.11. Which bank has won global ‘Celent Model Bank’ Award under the category of ‘Payments System Transformation’ for building a best-in-class Enterprise Payments Hub (EPH)?

किस बैंक ने सर्वश्रेष्ठइनक्लास एंटरप्राइज पेमेंट्स हब (EPH) के निर्माण के लिए पेमेंट्स सिस्टम ट्रांसफॉर्मेशनकी श्रेणी के तहत वैश्विक सेलेंट मॉडल बैंकपुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(e) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. IndusInd Bank won global ‘Celent Model Bank’ Award for its Enterprise Payments Hub (EPH) initiative

IndusInd Bank has been awarded the global ‘Celent Model Bank’ award under the category of ‘Payments System Transformation’ for building a best-in-class Enterprise Payments Hub (EPH).

The award recognises the Bank’s outstanding journey in creating a cloud-based central payments hub. The award is given by Celent, a leading research and advisory firm focused on technology for financial institutions globally.

This payment hub is capable of seamlessly processing high transaction loads originating across all forms of payment instructions, and across all originating client touchpoints.

Q.12. Which director has been honoured with the Director Of The Year award at 2021 AIMA Managing India Awards?

किस निर्देशक को 2021 AIMA मैनेजिंग इंडिया अवार्ड्स में डायरेक्टर ऑफ द ईयर अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Anurag Kashyap / अनुराग कश्यप

(b) Mani Ratnam / मणिरत्नम

(c) Shoojit Sircar / शूजीत सरकार

(d) Rajkumar Hirani / राजकुमार हिरानी

(e) S. S. Rajamouli / एस. एस. राजामौली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. AIMA honoured Shoojit Sircar with Director of The Year award

Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, presented the 2021 AIMA Managing India Awards in multiple categories in Delhi.

In the films category, Shoojit Sircar was honoured with the Director Of The Year award for Sardar Udham. This year, the 12th edition of the AIMA Managing India Awards is being organised physically, coinciding with the 7th National Leadership Conclave.

Every year, AIMA presents the Director Of The Year award, which recognises an individual “who has exemplified the spirit of filmmaking and created a masterpiece out of it”.

Q.13. Which team has won 12th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship?

12वीं सीनियर पुरुष राष्ट्रीय हॉकी चैंपियनशिप किस टीम ने जीती है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Haryana won 12th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship

Haryana has been crowned the champions of the 12th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship after beating Tamil Nadu by 3-1 in the shootout.

Haryana has won the trophy for the first time since 2011. The hockey tournament was held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from April 6 to 17, 2022. Karnataka has triumphed over Maharashtra by 4-3 in the third/fourth place classification match.

Q.14. Name the Indian Grandmaster who has clinched the 48th La Roda International Open chess tournament title in Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

उस भारतीय ग्रैंडमास्टर का नाम बताइए, जिसने स्पेन के कैस्टिलेला मंचा में 48वां ला रोडा इंटरनेशनल ओपन शतरंज टूर्नामेंट का खिताब जीता है।

(a) R Praggnanandhaa / आर प्रज्ञानानंद

(b) Harshit Raja / हर्षित राजा

(c) Dommaraju Gukesh / डोम्माराजू गुकेश

(d) Sankalp Gupta / संकल्प गुप्ता

(e) Mitrabha Guha / मित्रभा गुहा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Indian GM D Gukesh won 48th La Roda International Open chess tournament title

Indian Grandmaster Dommaraju Gukesh has clinched the 48th La Roda International Open chess tournament title in Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

He defeated Israel’s Victor Mikhalevski in the final round. GM Haik M. Martirosyan from Armenia placed second with 7.5 points.

Indian GM Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa finished third followed by Raunak Sadhwani (India), Manuel Lopez Martinez Josep (Spain) and Ramon Martinez (Venezuela).

Q.15. World Liver Day is observed on ______________ every year.

विश्व लीवर दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 16 April / 16 अप्रैल

(b) 17 April / 17 अप्रैल

(c) 18 April / 18 अप्रैल

(d) 19 April / 19 अप्रैल

(e) 20 April / 20 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. 19 April: World Liver Day

World Liver Day is observed on 19 April annually to spread awareness about the causes of liver disease and tips for its prevention so as to take holistic care of the liver.

The liver is the second largest and the second most complex organ in the body, after the brain. It performs crucial body functions and is associated with a person’s digestion, immunity, metabolism, and nutrition storage.

The liver regulates blood sugar, removes toxic substances from the body, helps blood clot, and controls cholesterol levels.

On 28th July 2018, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme. This programme aims to prevent and control viral hepatitis in India in order to achieve Sustainable Developmental Goal 3.3 by 2030.

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