Current Affairs Quiz 19th October 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 19th October 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. The Union Cabinet has approved an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for all Rabi Crops for the Marketing Season 2023-24. The highest increase has been cleared for lentils with a hike of how many rupees per quintal?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने विपणन सीजन 2023-24 के लिए सभी रबी फसलों के लिए न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य (MSP) में वृद्धि को मंजूरी दी है। दाल के लिए अधिकतम कितने रुपये प्रति क्विंटल की बढ़ोतरी के साथ मंजूरी दे दी गई है?

(a) 100

(b) 200

(c) 350

(d) 500

(e) 750

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Government approved increase in Minimum Support Price for all Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24

The Union Cabinet has approved an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for all Rabi Crops for the Marketing Season 2023-24.

The highest increase has been cleared for lentils with a hike of 500 rupees per quintal.

The MSP on wheat has been hiked by 110 rupees and barley by 100 rupees.

The increase is in line with the Union Budget 2018-19 announcement of fixing the MSP at a level of a minimum of 1.5 times of the All-India weighted average Cost of Production.

Q.2. Who has launched the Single Integrated Pensioners’ Portal?

सिंगल इंटीग्रेटेड पेंशनर्स पोर्टल किसने लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Anurag Thakur / अनुराग ठाकुर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) Jitendra Singh / जितेंद्र सिंह

(d) Suresh Prabhu / सुरेश प्रभु

(e) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Jitendra Singh launched Integrated Pensioners’ Portal

Union Minister Jitendra Singh has launched the Single Integrated Pensioners’ Portal.

The portal is developed in collaboration with the State Bank of India and aimed at ‘Ease of Living’ for the central government pensioners.

All remaining 16 pension disbursing banks will now begin their integration with Bhavishya.

Bhavishya 9.0 version is being released with its integration with Pension Disbursing Banks.

Bhavishya is a portal for pension payment and tracking system. It is being integrated with the Pension Seva portal of SBI and will enable pensioners to get all information and services at one place with a single login.

The following portals have now been merged with the Bhavishya window: CPENGRAMS, ANUBHAV, ANUDAAN, SANKALP & Pension.

Q.4. PM Narendra Modi has launched the ‘One Nation, One Fertilizer’ scheme (or PM Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana) at the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). IARI is located in which of the following city?

पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान संस्थान (आईएआरआई) में पीएम किसान सम्मान सम्मेलन 2022 में ‘वन नेशन, वन फर्टिलाइजरयोजना (या पीएम भारतीय जन उर्वरक परियोजना) की शुरुआत की है। IARI निम्नलिखित में से किस शहर में स्थित है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Guwahati / गुवाहाटी

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. PM Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana

PM Narendra Modi has launched the ‘One Nation, One Fertilizer’ scheme (or PM Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana) at the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi.

The One Nation One Fertilizer scheme will prevent the criss-cross movement of fertilizers and reduce high freight subsidies.

Modi has also launched an e-magazine on fertilizers, called Indian Edge.

The magazine will provide information on domestic and international fertilizer scenarios, including recent developments, price trend analysis, availability and consumption, and success stories of farmers, among others.

Modi also inaugurated 600 PM Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PM-KSK) that will act as a one-stop-shop for farmers who can buy products and avail of multiple services related to the agriculture sector.

The Centre also intends to convert more than 3.3 lakh fertilizer retail shops in the country into PM- Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PM-KSK) in a phased manner.

The PM-KSK will supply agri-inputs like seeds, fertilizers, and farm implements. It will also provide testing facilities for soil, seeds and fertilizers. Information about government schemes will also be provided.

About the One Nation One Fertilizer scheme-

  1. All subsidized soil nutrients – urea, di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), Muriate of Potash (MoP), and NPK – will be marketed under the single brand Bharat across the nation.
  2. With the launch of this scheme, India will have a common bag design across the country like Bharat urea, Bharat DAP, Bharat MOP, Bharat NPK, and so on.
  3. The rationale is that since fertilizers of a particular category must meet the nutrient-content specifications of the Fertilizer Control Order (FCO), there is no product differentiation among different brands for each type of fertilizer.

The objective of both the initiatives, the PMKSK and ‘One Nation, One Fertilizer’, is to maximize farm production by ensuring easy availability of fertilizers and other Agri services to farmers at affordable prices and to promote the balanced nutrient application.

Q.5. Who has partnered with the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide a ’travel now pay later’ (TNPL) payment option?

ट्रैवल नाउ पे लेटर‘ (TNPL) भुगतान विकल्प प्रदान करने के लिए भारतीय रेलवे खानपान और पर्यटन निगम (IRCTC) के साथ किसने भागीदारी की है?

(a) Freecharge / फ्रीचार्ज

(b) CASHe / कैशे

(c) PhonePe / फोनपे

(d) AmazonPay / अमेज़न पे

(e) Paytm / पेटीएम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. CASHe partnered with IRCTC to launch ‘travel now pay later’ facility

AI-driven financial wellness platform CASHe has partnered with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide a ’travel now pay later’ (TNPL) payment option on its travel app IRCTC Rail Connect.

This will enable travelers of Indian Railways to book their rail tickets instantly and pay for it later in pocket-friendly EMIs, ranging from three to six months.

The EMI payment option will be available on the IRCTC travel app’s checkout page for passengers booking their reserved and tatkal tickets.

More than 1.5 million railway tickets are booked on the IRCTC travel app per day.

Recent MoUs

  • RBL Bank partnered with BookMyShow to launch ‘Play’ credit card
  • IDBI Bank partnered with Vayana Network on supply chain finance
  • DBS partnered with sandbox to launch ‘DBS BetterWorld’
  • HDFC Bank signed an MoU with Institute of Economic Growth to conduct independent research
  • HDFC ERGO to build online insurance platform on Google Cloud
  • HDFC Bank partnered with Tata Neu to launch two new credit cards
  • Universal Sompo partnered with Repco Home Finance to insure loans

Q.6. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri has inaugurated Asia’s largest Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plant in which of the following state?

केंद्रीय पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्री हरदीप सिंह पुरी ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में एशिया के सबसे बड़े संपीड़ित बायो गैस (सीबीजी) संयंत्र का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Hardeep Puri inaugurated Asia’s largest Compressed Bio Gas plant

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri has inaugurated Asia’s largest Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plant in Lehragaga, Sangrur, Punjab.

The plant has been commissioned with a foreign direct investment (FDI) of approximately Rs. 220 crores by Verbio AG, one of Germany’s leading bio-energy companies.

The CBG plant at Sangrur is spread across an area of 20 acres. The plant’s present production is about six tonnes per day but soon it will process 300 tonnes of paddy straw per day to produce 33 TPD of compressed biogas using eight digesters of 10,000 cubic meters.

The present production of plant is about six tonnes per day.

Q.7. Who has topped among all govt depts for resolving public grievances in the rankings report published by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances for September 2022?

सितंबर 2022 के लिए प्रशासनिक सुधार और लोक शिकायत विभाग द्वारा प्रकाशित रैंकिंग रिपोर्ट में सार्वजनिक शिकायतों के समाधान के लिए सभी सरकारी विभागों में कौन शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Employees’ State Insurance / कर्मचारी राज्य बीमा

(b) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited / भारत संचार निगम लिमिटेड

(c) Income Tax Department / आयकर विभाग

(d) The Unique Identification Authority of India / भारतीय विशिष्ट पहचान प्राधिकरण

(e) Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation / भारतीय रेलवे खानपान और पर्यटन निगम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. UIDAI topped Grievance Redressal Index for second consecutive month

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has topped among all govt depts for resolving public grievances in the rankings report published by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances for Sept 2022.

This is the second consecutive month UIDAI has topped the rankings.

UIDAI is able to resolve around 92% of Grievances within a week.

Q.8. According to a Multidimensional Poverty Index 2022, the number of people living below the poverty line in India decreased by 415 million between 2005-06 & 2019-21. Multidimensional Poverty Index is released by which of the following organization?

बहुआयामी गरीबी सूचकांक 2022 के अनुसार, भारत में गरीबी रेखा से नीचे रहने वाले लोगों की संख्या में 2005-06 और 2019-21 के बीच 415 मिलियन की कमी आई है। बहुआयामी गरीबी सूचकांक निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन द्वारा जारी किया जाता है?

(a) United Nations Human Rights Council / संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद

(b) United Nations Development Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(c) United Nations Children’s Fund / संयुक्त राष्ट्र बाल निधि

(d) United Nations Population Fund / संयुक्त राष्ट्र जनसंख्या कोष

(e) World Health Organization / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. India lifted 415 million out of poverty in 15 years: UN report

The number of people living below the poverty line in India decreased by 415 million between 2005-06 & 2019-21, according to a Multidimensional Poverty Index 2022.

The index has been released jointly by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Oxford University.

However, the index has stated that India still has the world’s highest number of poor at 228.9 million, followed by Nigeria (96.7 million projected in 2020).

The report found that across 111 countries which were assessed using the most recent comparable data available, 1.2 billion people (19.1 percent) live in acute poverty and almost half of these people (593 million) are children under the age of 18 years.

The developing region with the largest number of poor people is Sub-Saharan Africa (nearly 579 million), followed by South Asia (385 million).

According to the report, India had 97 million poor children in 2019-21. This translates into more than one in five children (21.8 percent)–more than the total number of poor people in any other country covered by MPI.

Ninety percent of India’s poor people live in rural areas and 10 percent in urban areas.

Bihar continues to be the poorest state in the country. Others among the top 10 poorest states were Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan. West Bengal was the only state among the top 10 poorest in India in 2015-16, and not in 2019-21.

About United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Formation – 22 November 196

Headquarters – New York City

Head – Achim Steiner

Total Countries – 170

Q.9. Who has been appointed as Interim CEO of Paytm Payments Bank?

पेटीएम पेमेंट्स बैंक के अंतरिम सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Talwar / राजेश तलवार

(b) Alok Chakrawal / आलोक चक्रावली

(c) Deependra Singh Rathore / दीपेंद्र सिंह राठौर

(d) Brijesh Kumar Upadhyay / ब्रजेश कुमार उपाध्याय

(e) Brijesh Gupta / ब्रजेश गुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Deependra Singh Rathore appointed as Interim CEO of Paytm Payments Bank

Paytm Payments Bank has appointed Deependra Singh Rathore as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), in addition to his role as Chief Product & Technology Officer.

He will replace Satish Gupta, who is presently serving as the bank’s CEO, and retire in October 2022.

The bank will announce the new full-time CEO after receiving regulatory approvals.

The bank has also appointed Sunil Chander Sharma, a former IRS officer as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Recent Appointment in Banking Sector

  • Interim CEO of Paytm Payments Bank – Deependra Singh Rathore
  • Chairman of Yubi – Atanu Chakraborty
  • 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

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA)?

नए नियंत्रक महालेखाकार (CGA) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dipak Dash / दीपक दास

(b) Pankaj Mohan Pawar / पंकज मोहन पवार

(c) Bharati Das / भारती दास

(d) Sonali Singh / सोनाली सिंह

(e) Suresh N. Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Bharati Das appointed as new Controller General of Accounts

An officer of the Indian Civil Accounts Service of 1988 batch Bharati Das has been appointed as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

She is the 27th Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance.

Das has served as the Principal Chief Controller of Accounts at the Central Board of Direct Taxes, at the Ministry of External Affairs, and at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In February 2022, the Centre had given the charge of the Controller General of Accounts, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance to Sonali Singh, Additional Controller General of Accounts, after the superannuation of Dipak Dash.

Sonali Singh joined CGA as Additional Controller General of Accounts in October 2019. Before that she served as Additional Secretary at Central Vigilance Commission.

Other appointment

  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) – G. C. Murmu
  • National Security Advisor of India (NSA) – Ajit Doval
  • Central Vigilance Commission of India (CVC) – Suresh N. Patel
  • Chairman of Competition Commission of India  (CCI) – Ashok Kumar Gupta

Q.11. Which of the following insurance company has launched a new scheme ‘Dhan Varsha’?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बीमा कंपनी ने एक नई योजना ‘धन वर्षाशुरू की है?

(a) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance / बजाज आलियांज जनरल इंश्योरेंस

(b) Bharti AXA General Insurance / भारती एक्सा जनरल इंश्योरेंस

(c) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance / चोलामंडलम एमएस जनरल इंश्योरेंस

(d) Go Digit General Insurance / गो डिजिट जनरल इंश्योरेंस

(e) Life Insurance Corporation / जीवन बीमा निगम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. LIC launched new ‘Dhan Varsha’ plan

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has launched a new scheme ‘LIC Dhan Varsha.’

This is a non-linked, non-participating, individual, savings life insurance plan that offers a combination of protection and savings.

This is a close-ended plan and would be available for sale till March 31, 2023.

Premiums can be paid in single (lumpsum) payment mode only.

The policy can be surrendered by the policyholder at any time during the policy term.

About Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)

Founded – 1956

Headquarters – Mumbai

Chairman – M. R. Kumar

Managing Director – 4 ( Mini Ipe, BC Patnaik, Siddhartha Mohanty, & Raj Kumar)

Q.12. Who has become the first Indian woman to finish the 100m hurdles race in under 13 seconds at the National Open Athletics Championships in Bengaluru?

बेंगलुरु में नेशनल ओपन एथलेटिक्स चैंपियनशिप में 13 सेकंड से कम समय में 100 मीटर बाधा दौड़ पूरी करने वाली पहली भारतीय महिला कौन बनी है?

(a) Dutee Chand / दुती चांद

(b) Tintu Luka / टिंटू लुका

(c) Jyothi Yarraji / ज्योति यारराजिक

(d) Saritaben Gayakwad / सरिताबेन गायकवाडी

(e) Hima Das / हिमा दास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Jyothi Yarraji breaks national record in 100m hurdles

Jyothi Yarraji has become the first Indian woman to finish the 100m hurdles race in under 13 seconds at the National Open Athletics Championships in Bengaluru.

Jyothi, 23, clocked her victory at 12.82 seconds & also broke her own national record at the event.

She had won the same event in the National Games in Gandhinagar in a time of 12.79 seconds but was supported by wind that exceeded the permissible limit. Her earlier national record was 13.04 set in May.

 

Q.13. American historian Barbara Metcalf has been awarded the Sir Syed Excellence Award 2022 by which of the following Institute?

अमेरिकी इतिहासकार बारबरा मेटकाफ को निम्नलिखित में से किस संस्थान द्वारा सर सैयद उत्कृष्टता पुरस्कार 2022 से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) University of Delhi / दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय

(b) Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University / डॉ. भीमराव अम्बेडकर विश्वविद्यालय

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru University / जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय

(d) Aligarh Muslim University / अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम विश्वविद्यालय

(e) Jamia Millia Islamia Central University / जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Barbara Metcalf conferred Sir Syed Excellence Award for 2022

American historian Barbara Metcalf has been awarded the Sir Syed Excellence Award 2022 by the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on the 205th birth anniversary of its founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.

She has written extensively on the history of the Muslim population of India and Pakistan.

Metcalf pointed out that her studies on Indian nationalism and the role of Indian Muslims, especially Islamic scholars in the freedom movement, had convinced her that Islamic scholars, the Ulemas, are “one social category which has often been subjected to the stereotype derived just by looking at their physical appearance.”

Recent Awards

  • Booker Prize 2022 – Sri Lanka’s Shehan Karunatilaka (Seven Moons of Maali Almeida)
  • 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

Q.14. Who has won the Ballon d’Or 2022 trophy at the 66th Ballon d’Or ceremony held at Theatre du Chatelet Paris, France?

फ्रांस के थिएटर डू चेटेलेट पेरिस में आयोजित 66वें बैलोन डीओर समारोह में बैलोन डीओर 2022 ट्रॉफी किसने जीती है?

(a) Lionel Messi / लियोनेल मेसी

(b) Gerd Muller / गर्ड मुलर

(c) Karim Benzema / करीम बेंजेमा

(d) Bayern Munich / बायर्न म्यूनिख

(e) Cora Gauthier / कोरा गौथियर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp.  Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema won the Ballon d’Or 2022

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has won the Ballon d’Or 2022 trophy at the 66th Ballon d’Or ceremony, held at Theatre du Chatelet Paris, France.

While Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas won the women’s Ballon d’Or.

The Real Madrid striker also became the first Frenchman to claim the award since Zinedine Zidane did in 1998.

Other awards:

Kopa Award – Barcelona’s Gavi (best-performing player under the age of 21).

Club of the Year Award – Manchester City

Yachine Award -Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

Gerd Muller – FC Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski

Socrates Award – Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane

Recent Awards

  • 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
  • Lata Mangeshkar Award 2020 – Anand-Milind
  • Lata Mangeshkar Award 2019 – Shailendra Singh
  • 52nd Dadasaheb Phalke Award – Asha Parekh

Q.15. World Menopause Day is observed every year on which day?

विश्व रजोनिवृत्ति 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.15.(c)

Exp. 18 October – World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day is held every year on 18 October.

Objective – To raise awareness of menopause and to support options to improve health and well-being for women in mid-life and beyond.

Theme 2022 – Cognition and Mood

World Menopause Day was established in 1984 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Menopause Society (IMS).

Govt. Schemes Related to Women’s Health –

Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK)

  • Kasturba Poshan Sahay Yojana (KPSY)
  • Women Helpline Scheme
  • Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
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