Current Affairs Quiz 1st and 2nd October 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 1st and 2nd October 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which of the following state Tourism Board has signed an MoU with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to promote tourist places in the state?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य पर्यटन बोर्ड ने राज्य में पर्यटन स्थलों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए भारतीय रेलवे खानपान और पर्यटन निगम (IRCTC) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. IRCTC signed an agreement with Chhattisgarh toursim board to promote tourist spots of state

The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board has signed an MoU with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to promote tourist places of the state.

The IRCTC will attract travelers from all over the country by promoting Chattisgarh’s tourism on their social media websites like Twitter, and Facebook.

Tourism in the state was neglected for a long time and even after the formation of the state (in 2000) it could not get due popularity and the focus remained centred on Maoist issues.

About Chhattisgarh

  • Capital –Raipur
  • Chief Minister– Bhupesh Baghel

Governor – Anusuiya Uikey

Recent MoUs

  • UPL partnered with CleanMax on 61.05 MW solar-wind project in Gujarat
  • Odisha Government signed an MoU with NIOT for protecting coastline
  • Andhra Pradesh government signed an MoU with NISG for integrated land management system
  • Andhra Pradesh signed an MoU with Parley for the Oceans to save seas from pollution
  • CPRI signed an MoU with Chhattisgarh Government to set up a regional testing la

Q.2. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has launched its grassroots football development (GFD) scheme in which of the following state?

अखिल भारतीय फुटबॉल महासंघ (एआईएफएफ) ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में अपनी जमीनी फुटबॉल विकास (जीएफडी) योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(e) Meghalaya / मेघालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. AIFF launched football development scheme in Arunachal Pradesh

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has launched its grassroots football development (GFD) scheme in Arunachal Pradesh.

Objective – To tap, select and nurture football talents in the age group of 6 to 12 years.

The state government would begin this scheme in 100 schools.

Physical training teachers of selected schools would be trained by AIFF experts so that they are technically equipped to train budding footballers in their respective schools.

Schools with existing infrastructure along with a qualified physical training teacher would be given preference.

About Arunachal Pradesh

  • Capital –Itanagar

Chief Minister – Pema Khandu

Governor – B. D. Mishr

Q.3. The government has banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates for how many years?

सरकार ने पॉपुलर फ्रंट ऑफ इंडिया (PFI) और उसके सहयोगियों पर कितने वर्षों के लिए प्रतिबंध लगा दिया है?

(a) 2

(b) 3

(c) 4

(d) 5

(e) 6

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Centre bans PFI and its associates for 5 years

The government has declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates or affiliates or fronts as unlawful associations with immediate effect for 5 years.

This has been done in exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967).

The associated or affiliates include Rehab India Foundation, Campus Front of India, etc.

Q.4. The Union Cabinet has increased the dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief by how much percent effective July 1, 2022, benefiting 4.18 million central government employees and 6.97 million pensioners?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने 1 जुलाई, 2022 से प्रभावी महंगाई भत्ते (डीए) और महंगाई राहत में कितने प्रतिशत की वृद्धि की है, जिससे 4.18 मिलियन केंद्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों और 6.97 मिलियन पेंशनभोगियों को लाभ हुआ है?

(a) 4 percent

(b) 5 percent

(c) 6 percent

(d) 7 percent

(e) 8 percent

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Centre gives 4% hike in DA to its employees and pensioners

The Union Cabinet has increased the dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief by 4 percent effective July 1, 2022, benefiting 4.18 million central government employees and 6.97 million pensioners.

The additional installment of DA and dearness relief (DR) is an increase of 4 percent over the existing rate of 34 percent of basic pay/pension.

The increase in the DA and DR is based on the percentage increase in 12 monthly average of All India Consumer Price Index for the period ending June, 2022.

Q.5. Which of the following state will develop the world’s largest jungle safari park?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा राज्य दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा जंगल सफारी पार्क विकसित करेगा?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Haryana to Build the ‘World’s Largest Jungle Safari’

Haryana will develop the world’s largest jungle safari park in the Aravalli range.

The 10,000-acre safari park will cover Gurugram and Nuh districts.

The largest artfully curated safari park outside of Africa is currently located in Sharjah. The Sharjah Safari, which was opened in February 2022. It spans roughly 2,000 acres.

The Jungle safari project of Haryana would be a joint project of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Haryana government. Under the scheme, the central government will also provide funds to Haryana for the project.

An Aravalli Foundation will also be set up to manage the project.

About Haryana

  • Capital –Chandigarh

Chief Minister – Manohar Lal Khattar

Governor – Bandaru Dattatreya

Q.6. Which statement is correct about re-development of railway stations in the country recently?

हाल ही  देश में रेलवे स्टेशनों के पुनर्विकास के बारे में कौन सा कथन सही है?

(i) Union Cabinet has approved Indian Railways’ proposal for the redevelopment of 3 major railway stations in the country named New Delhi Railway Station, Surat Railway Station and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.

(ii) The project involves an investment of approximately ₹10,000 crores.

(iii) Currently, the redevelopment of 99 railway stations across India is already underway.

(a) Only i

(b) Only ii

(c) Only iii

(d) Only i & ii

(e) Only ii & iii

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Government approved Railways proposal for redevelopment of 3 major stations

Union Cabinet has approved Indian Railways’ proposal for the redevelopment of 3 major railway stations in the country.

These are New Delhi Railway Station, Ahmedabad Railway Station and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.

The project involves an investment of approximately ₹10,000 crores.

Currently, the redevelopment of 199 railway stations across India is already underway. The first phase of the project is covering stations having footfalls of 50 lakhs and above each year.

The overall cost of the redevelopment of these 199 stations as well as the New Delhi, CSMT and Ahmedabad railway stations is Rs.60,000 crore.

The progress the re-development work of station with 10 lakhs and above will begin in the second phase.

Chairman of Railway Board – V K Tripathi

Q.7. According to the ‘India Tourism Statistics 2022’ report, which statement is not correct?

इंडिया टूरिज्म स्टैटिस्टिक्स 2022′ रिपोर्ट के अनुसार कौन सा कथन सही नहीं है?

(i) The report titled ‘India Tourism Statistics 2022’ was released by President Droupadi Murmu in New Delhi.

(ii) Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh had the highest numbers of foreign tourist visits.

(iii) Taj Mahal was the most popular centrally-protected ticketed monument for domestic visitors.

(iv) The two states with the most domestic tourists visiting are Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh with 140.65 million and 86.12 million, respectively.

(a) Only i

(b) Only i & ii

(c) Only ii & iii

(d) Only iii & iv

(e) Only iv

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu topped destinations for foreign tourists in 2021

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu had the highest numbers of foreign tourist visits, with 1.26 million & 1.23 million, respectively in 2021, as per a report by Union Tourism Ministry.

The report titled ‘India Tourism Statistics 2022’ was released by Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar in New Delhi.

The number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India during 2021 decreased to 1.52 million as compared to 2.74 million in 2020, registering a negative growth of 44.5 percent.

The total number of foreign visitors for 2021-22 was 3,18,673, declining 23.4 percent on year from 4,15,859 in 2020-21.

Taj Mahal was the most popular centrally-protected ticketed monument for domestic visitors in 2021-22, while the Group of Monuments at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu was the most visited centrally-protected ticketed monument for foreign visitors during the same period.

The two states with the most domestic tourists visiting are Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh with 140.65 million and 86.12 million, respectively.

Q.8. Ministry of Women and Child Development has organized Poshan Utsav under the POSHAN Abhiyaan from 30 September to 2nd October 2022 at Kartavyapath in New Delhi. Poshan Abhiyan was launched by which year?

महिला एवं बाल विकास मंत्रालय ने 30 सितंबर से 2 अक्टूबर 2022 तक नई दिल्ली के कार्तव्यपथ में पोषण अभियान के तहत पोषण उत्सव का आयोजन किया है। पोषण अभियान किस वर्ष शुरू किया गया था?

(a) 2016

(b) 2017

(c) 2018

(d) 2019

(e) 2020

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Ministry of Women and Child Development organized Poshan Utsav

Ministry of Women and Child Development has organized Poshan Utsav from 30 September to 2nd October 2022 at Kartavyapath in New Delhi.

It is being held to celebrate the culmination of the 5th Rashtriya Poshan Maah.

It will have cultural performances, poshan parades, health check-up camps, healthy food stalls, and games with a message of nutrition

About Rashtriya Poshan Maah

Under Poshan Abhiyaan, the month of September is observed as Poshan Maah every year, since 2018.

It includes one month of activities focused on antenatal care, breastfeeding, anaemia, growth monitoring, girl child education, diet, right age of marriage, hygiene and healthy eating (food nutrition).

Poshan Abhiyan was launched by the Prime Minister on the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2018 from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.

Q.9. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a multi-phase Operation against illicit drug trafficking network recently. What is the name of this operation?

केंद्रीय जांच ब्यूरो (सीबीआई) ने हाल ही में अवैध मादक पदार्थों की तस्करी नेटवर्क के खिलाफ एक बहुचरणीय अभियान शुरू किया है। इस ऑपरेशन का नाम क्या है?

(a) Operation Varuna / ऑपरेशन वरुणा

(b) Operation Rakshak / ऑपरेशन रक्षक

(c) Operation Drug / ऑपरेशन ड्रग

(d) Operation Garuda / ऑपरेशन गरुड़

(e) Operation Red dawn / ऑपरेशन रेड डॉन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. CBI launched Operation ‘GARUDA’ to dismantle drug networks

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a multi-phase ‘Operation Garuda’ against illicit drug trafficking network.

During this special operation with several state police forces including from Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Maharashtra, and Narcotics Control Bureau, around 6,600 suspects/persons were checked; 127 new cases were registered and around 175 persons including six absconders/proclaimed offenders arrested.

This global operation was initiated in close coordination with Interpol and Narcotics Control Bureau, with special focus on Indian Ocean region.

Operation Garuda seeks to target drug networks with international footprints for action against handlers & production zones.

About Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

Founded – 1942

Headquarters – New Delhi

Motto – Industry, Impartiality, Integrity

Director General – Subodh Kumar Jaiswal

Q.10. Leading stock exchange BSE has received the final approval from SEBI for introducing the EGR on its platform. What is the full form of EGR?

प्रमुख स्टॉक एक्सचेंज बीएसई को अपने प्लेटफॉर्म पर ईजीआर शुरू करने के लिए सेबी से अंतिम मंजूरी मिल गई है। ईजीआर का पूर्ण रूप क्या है?

(a) Electronic Gold Receive

(b) Electronic Gold Report

(c) Exchange Gold Receipt

(d) Exchange Gold Report

(e) Electronic Gold Receipt

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. BSE received SEBI final approval to launch EGR on its platform

Leading stock exchange BSE has received the final approval from SEBI for introducing the Electronic Gold Receipt (EGR) on its platform.

EGRs will cater to all market participants, which means that buyers and sellers on the exchange will include individual investors, as well as commercial participants along the value chain like importers, banks, refiners, jewellery manufacturers, etc.

The EGR platform will lead to greater assurance in the quality of gold supplied, efficient price discovery, and transparency in transacting. This can create a vibrant gold ecosystem in India by enabling actual fungibility of gold, which is the need of the hour.

India is the second largest consumer of gold globally with an annual gold demand of approximately 800-900 tonnes and holds an important position in the global markets.

About Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 

Founded – 1875

Headquarters – Mumbai Maharashtra

Chairman – Subhash Sheoratan Mundra

MD & CEO -Ashish Kumar Chauhan

Q.11. The Reserve Bank of India has informed that India’s current account deficit rises ______ to USD 23.9 billion in Q1.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने सूचित किया है कि भारत का चालू खाता घाटा Q1 में ______ से बढ़कर 23.9 बिलियन अमेरिकी डॉलर हो गया है।

(a) 2.6%

(b) 2.7%

(c) 2.8%

(d) 2.9%

(e) 3%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. India’s current account deficit rises 2.8%to USD 23.9 billion in Q1

The Reserve Bank of India has informed that India’s current account balance recorded a deficit of 23.9 billion dollars in the first quarter of FY23, an increase of 13.4 billion from the last quarter.

This rise of the current account deficit was from 1.5 percent of GDP to 2.8 percent of GDP.

The net outgo of investment income payments also increased from 7.5 billion dollars to 9.3 billion dollars.

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • Founded – 1 April 1935
  • RBI Nationalized– 1 January 1949
  • Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • RBI set up –Hilton Young Commission
  • 1st Governor –Sir Osborne Smith (Australia)
  • 1st Indian Governor –CD Deshmukh
  • 25th Governor– Shaktikanta Das
  • RBI Deputy Governor(4) – 1. Tavarna Rabi Sankar
  1. Mukesh Kumar Jain
  2. Michael D Patra
  3. M Rajeshwar Rao

Q.12. Who has been appointed as CEO of Packaged foods company Britannia Industries Ltd.?

पैकेज्ड फूड्स कंपनी ब्रिटानिया इंडस्ट्रीज लिमिटेड के सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Vijay Jasuja / विजय जसुजा

(c) Rajneet Kohli / रजनीत कोहली

(d) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(e) Sanjay Kumar Verma / संजय कुमार वर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Rajneet Kohli appointed as CEO of Britannia Industries

Packaged foods company Britannia Industries Ltd. has announced the appointment of Rajneet Singh Kohli as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Rajneet joins Britannia from food services company Jubilant Food Works (JFL).

He has held various positions including in Asian Paints and Coca-Cola.

Varun Berry has been appointed as Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director.

About Britannia Industries Limited

Founded 1892

Headquarters Bengaluru

CEO – Rajneet Kohli

VC & MD – Varun Berry

Parent organization Wadia Group

Recent Appointment

  • Attorney General of India – R Venkataramani
  • Director General of ESIC – Rajendra Kumar
  • Independent Director of Stashfin – Vijay Jasuja
  • MD and CEO of NPCI – Dilip Asbe (re-appointment)
  • MD and Chairman of RailTel Corp – Sanjai Kumar

Q.13. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Data Security Council of India (DSCI)?

भारतीय डेटा सुरक्षा परिषद (DSCI) के नए सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Vijay Jasuja / विजय जसुजा

(c) Sanjay Khanna / संजय खन्ना

(d) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(e) Vinayak Godse / विनायक गोडसे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Vinayak Godse appointed as new CEO of Data Security Council of India

Premier industry body Data Security Council of India (DSCI) established by NASSCOM, has appointed its senior vice president Vinayak Godse as the new CEO.

Godse succeeded Rama Vedashree, who oversaw Data Security Council of India (DSCI) for nearly six years.

Vedashree also served on the Justice BN Srikrishna committee, which was charged with developing a model for the nation’s Personal Data Protection Bill.

About Data Security Council of India (DSCI)

Founded- 2008

Founder- NASSCOM

Headquarters – Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Chairman- Rajendra S Pawar

Recent Appointment

  • Director of AIIMS Delhi – Dr. M Srinivas
  • Director General of ICMR – Dr. Rajiv Bahl
  • Director General of National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) – Bharat Lal
  • President of Hockey India – Dilip Tirkey

Q.14. Who has been appointed as the national president of Indian American Chambers of Commerce (IACC)?

इंडियन अमेरिकन चैंबर्स ऑफ कॉमर्स (IACC) के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Vijay Jasuja / विजय जसुजा

(c) Sanjay Khanna / संजय खन्ना

(d) Lalit Bhasin / ललित भसीन

(e) Vinayak Godse / विनायक गोडसे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Lalit Bhasin elected new IACC national president

Noted lawyer Lalit Bhasin has been appointed as the national president of Indian American Chambers of Commerce (IACC).

A well – known name in business and social circles Bhasin was the executive vice president of IACC.

Bhasin is the 54th national president of IACC, which was set up in October 1968 and is headquartered in Mumbai.

He is closely associated with India’s apex business organizations like CII, PHD CCI and served as chairman of its legal committees.

Recent Appointment

  • Interim Head of AICTE – Jagadesh Kumar
  • CMD of NHPC – Yamuna Kumar Chaubey
  • Interim Chairman of ONGC – Rajesh Kumar Srivastava
  • Interim chairman at GAIL – M V lyer
  • DG of News Services Division of AIR – Vasudha Gupta

Q.15. Who has been appointed as director, refineries at Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)?

हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कार्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (एचपीसीएल) में निदेशक, रिफाइनरी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Jayanti Prasad / जयंती प्रसाद

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Vinayak Pai / विनायक पाई

(d) Sanjay Kumar Jain / संजय कुमार जैन

(d) S Bharathan / एस भारतन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. S Bharathan appointed as Director-refineries at HPCL

S Bharathan has been appointed as director, refineries at Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL).

He replaced Vinod S Shenoy.

HPCL is the 3rd-largest oil refining and fuel marketing company.

Bharathan earlier served as executive director, Refineries Coordination, with additional charge of research and development (R&D).

Bharathan has wide exposure to the refinery operations of the company and has worked in operations and technical departments of Mumbai and Visakh refinery for over 25 years.

About Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Founded – 1974

Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Chairman – Pushp Kumar Joshi

Q.16. Which of the following state has received the best adventure tourism destination from the Ministry of Tourism?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य को पर्यटन मंत्रालय से सर्वश्रेष्ठ साहसिक पर्यटन स्थल प्राप्त हुआ है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. Uttarakhand awarded for adventure tourism

Uttarakhand received the first prize in two categories, for the best adventure tourism destination and all-around development of tourism from the Ministry of Tourism.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar awarded this prize to the State Tourism and Culture Minister of Uttarakhand Satpal Maharaj.

The awards were presented on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

About Uttarakhand

Capital – Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)

Chief Minister – Pushkar Singh Dhami

Governor – Gurmit Singh

Recent Awards

  • 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
  • First Queen Elizabeth II Woman award – Indian-origin Suella Braverman
  • German PEN award – Indian author & poet Meena Kandasamy

Q.17. Which statement is not correct about the 68th National Film Awards? 134

68वें राष्ट्रीय फिल्म पुरस्कारों के बारे में कौन सा कथन सही नहीं है?

(i) Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has presented the 68th National Film Awards in New Delhi.

(ii) Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2020 was given to actress Asha Parekh for her exemplary lifetime contribution to Indian Cinema.

(iii) Best Actor award – Ajay Devgn (Soorarai Pottru) & Suriya (Tanhaji -The Unsung Warrior)

(iv) Best feature film award – Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

(v) Best Actress Award – Parna Balamurali (Soorarai Pottru)

(a) Only i & ii

(b) Only ii & iii

(c) Only iii & iv

(d) Only i, ii & iii

(e) Only i, iii & iv

Ans.17.(e)

Exp. 68th National Film Awards announced

President Droupadi Murmu has presented the 68th National Film Awards in New Delhi.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2020 was given to actress Asha Parekh for her exemplary lifetime contribution to Indian Cinema.

Best feature film award – Soorarai Pottru (Tamil film)

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (Hindi film)

Best Actor award – Ajay Devgn (Tanhaji -The Unsung Warrior) & Suriya (Soorarai Pottru)

Best Actress Award – Parna Balamurali (Soorarai Pottru)

Best Director Award – Sachidanandan KR (Malayalam Film: AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum)[/su_spoiler]

Q.18. Who was honoured with the ‘Changemaker’ award at UN SDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) Action Awards?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र एसडीजी (संयुक्त राष्ट्र सतत विकास लक्ष्य) एक्शन अवार्ड्स में ‘चेंजमेकरपुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया?

(a) Dr. Vasudha Gupta / डॉ वसुधा गुप्ता

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Dixit Joshi / दीक्षित जोशी

(d) Srishti Bakshi / सृष्टि बख्शी

(e) Srishti Chopra / सृष्टि चोपड़ा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(d)

Exp. Srishti Bakshi won ‘Changemaker’ award at UN SDG Action Awards

Indian women’s rights activist Srishti Bakshi was honoured with the ‘Changemaker’ award at UN SDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) Action Awards.

The award is given to recognise the efforts of Srishti Bakshi to raise awareness of gender-based violence and inequality.

This is a flagship of the UN SDG Action Campaign that ‘Mobilise, Inspire and Connect’ people to drive action towards a more sustainable future on a healthy planet.

Recent Awards

  • Top French civilian honour – Swati Piramal
  • Lok Nayak Foundation Sahitya Puraskar – Tanikella Bharani
  • International Tourism award 2023 – West Bengal (for best destination for culture)
  • Emmy award for his narration in Netflix documentary – Barack Obama (Our Great National Parks)

Q.19. National Pension System (NPS) Diwas has observed on which day?

राष्ट्रीय पेंशन प्रणाली (NPS) दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 September / 29 सितंबर

(b) 30 September / 30 सितंबर

(c) 1 October / 1 अक्टूबर

(d) 2 October / 2 अक्टूबर

(e) 3 October / 3 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(c)

Exp.   1 October 2022 – National Pension System (NPS) Diwas

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, PFRDA has observed 1st of October as the National Pension System Diwas (NPS Diwas).

Objective – To encourage every citizen, whether working professionals or self-employed professionals, to plan towards creating a pension corpus to ensure a financially sound future after retirement

PFRDA is organising this campaign under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

The Day was established last year as part of a programme to encourage pension and retirement plans for worry-free and Azad retiring.

This initiative is being promoted by PFRDA via its social media channels every year.

PFRDA Chairperson – Supratim Bandyopadhya

Q.20. Gandhi Jayanti is observed every year on October 2 to mark the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. This year marks the ______ anniversary of Gandhi’s birth.

गांधी जयंती हर साल 2 अक्टूबर को मोहनदास करमचंद गांधी की जयंती के रूप में मनाई जाती है। इस वर्ष गांधी के जन्म की _________वर्षगांठ है।

(a) 152nd

(b) 151st

(c) 153rd

(d) 154th

(e) 155th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(c)

Exp. 2 October – Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is observed every year on October 2 to mark the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, often known as Mahatma Gandhi.

This year marks the 153rd anniversary of Gandhi’s birth.

On June 15, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 2 as International Day of Non-violence in his honour.

The day honours the “universal significance of the concept of nonviolence” with the goal to “secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding, and nonviolence.

Before leading the Indian freedom movement, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi used to live in South Africa to fight against injustice & class division.

Gandhi ji arrived in South Africa on 24 May 1893 to attend to a legal matter of Dada Abdullah Jhaveri.

In no time, Gandhi ji became the leader of the South African Indian community.

From 1893 to 1914, Gandhi ji worked as an attorney & a public worker.

Gandhi ji formed the Natal Indian Congress in 1894 in South Africa.

Inspired by English author John Ruskin’s book ‘Unto This Last’, Gandhi ji set up Phoenix Farm near Durban.

Here, he trained his cadres on non-violent Satyagraha.

In Sept 1906, he organized the first Satyagraha campaign to protest against the Transvaal Asiatic ordinance that was constituted against the local Indians.

Q.21. International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on 2 October. What was the theme of International Day of Non-Violence 2022?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय अहिंसा दिवस हर साल 2 अक्टूबर को मनाया जाता है। अंतर्राष्ट्रीय अहिंसा दिवस 2022 का विषय क्या था?

(a) Non-violence, moral virtue

(b) Say No to Violence

(c) End racism, Build Peace

(d) End inequality

(e) End inequality, Build Peace

Answer & Explanation
Ans.21.(c)

Exp.2 October – International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on 2 October

Objective – To spread the message of non-violence through public awareness and education.

Theme 2022 – End racism, Build Peace

The United Nations observed his birth anniversary, October 2, as International Day of Non-Violence. Because it was through his impact, that the world now associates “non-violence” synonyms with Mahatma Gandhi.

Q.22. Former MP Jayanti Pattnaik passed away recently. She was the first chairperson of which of the following Commission?

पूर्व सांसद जयंती पटनायक का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह निम्नलिखित में से किस आयोग की पहली अध्यक्ष थीं?

(a) National Commission for Minorities / राष्ट्रीय अल्पसंख्यक आयोग

(b) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights / राष्ट्रीय बाल अधिकार संरक्षण आयोग

(c) National Commission for Scheduled Tribes / राष्ट्रीय अनुसूचित जनजाति आयोग

(d) National Commission for Women / राष्ट्रीय महिला आयोग

(e) National Human Rights Commission of India / भारत का राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.22.(d)

Exp. First Chairperson of NCW Jayanti Patnaik passed away

Jayanti Pattnaik former MP and wife of late Odisha Chief Minister Janaki Ballav Pattnaik passed away recently.

A renowned social worker, Patnaik was the first chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW).

She headed the commission from February 3, 1992 to January 30, 1995.

She was also the President of the All India Mahila Congress in 1987.

 

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