Current Affairs Quiz 20th January 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 20th January 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which of the following has launched a mobile app “Saa₹thi” based on investor education in Mumbai, Maharashtra?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने मुंबई, महाराष्ट्र में निवेशक शिक्षा पर आधारित एक मोबाइल ऐप साथीलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Securities and Exchange Board of India / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(b) National Payments Corporation of India / भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम

(c) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(d) Association of Mutual Funds of India / एसोसिएशन ऑफ म्युचुअल फंड ऑफ इंडिया

(e) National Housing Bank / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. SEBI launched ‘Saa₹thi’ mobile app for investor education & awareness

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) launched a mobile app “Saa₹thi” based on investor education in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The Saa₹thi app aims to create awareness and provide education to investors about the basic concepts of the securities market.

It will provide knowledge about KYC (Know Your Customer) process, trading and settlement, mutual funds (MF), market developments, investor grievances redressal mechanism, etc.

Q.2. The first BRICS Sherpas meeting of 2022 was held virtually on January 18-19 2022 under the chairship of which country?

2022 की पहली ब्रिक्स शेरपा बैठक वस्तुतः 18-19 जनवरी 2022 को किस देश की अध्यक्षता में आयोजित की गई थी?

(a) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) India / भारत

(d) China / चीन

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. First BRICS Sherpas meeting of 2022 held under Chinese chairship

The first BRICS Sherpas meeting of 2022 was held virtually on January 18-19 2022, with the members thanking India for its BRICS chairship in 2021.

China has taken on the rotating chairmanship of BRICS in 2022. BRICS is a grouping of five major emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

India’s BRICS Sherpa: Sanjay Bhattacharyya

Q.3. International Labour Organisation (ILO) has released its report titled ‘World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) Trends 2022’ projecting global unemployment at ____________ in 2022.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय श्रम संगठन (ILO) ने वर्ल्ड एम्प्लॉयमेंट एंड सोशल आउटलुक (WESO) ट्रेंड्स 2022शीर्षक से अपनी रिपोर्ट जारी की है, जिसमें 2022 में वैश्विक बेरोजगारी को _________ पर अनुमान लगाया गया है।

(a) 100 million / 100 मिलियन

(b) 150 million / 150 मिलियन

(c) 207 million / 207 मिलियन

(d) 234 million / 234 मिलियन

(e) 250 million / 250 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022 projected global unemployment at 207 million in 2022

International Labour Organisation (ILO) released its report titled ‘World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) Trends 2022’ projecting global unemployment at 207 million in 2022, surpassing its 2019 level (186 million) by 21 million.

This rise is due to slow economic recovery and the spread of new COVID-19 variants viz. Delta and Omicron.

The global unemployment rate is projected to reach 5.9% in 2022. This figure shows an improvement from 6.2% in 2021 and 6.6% in 2020, but it is still above 5.4% in 2019 (pre-pandemic level).

Q.4. Reliance Retail Ventures Limited has acquired a ___________ stake in Addverb Technologies Private Limited, a Noida based robotics startup, for USD 132 million (~Rs 983 crore).

रिलायंस रिटेल वेंचर्स लिमिटेड ने 132 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर (~ 983 करोड़ रुपये) के लिए नोएडा स्थित रोबोटिक्स स्टार्टअप, एडवरब टेक्नोलॉजीज प्राइवेट लिमिटेड में ___________ हिस्सेदारी का अधिग्रहण किया है।

(a) 54%

(b) 60%

(c) 74%

(d) 85%

(e) 100%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. RIL acquired 54% stake in Addverb Technologies for $132 million

Reliance Retail Ventures Limited, the retail unit of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has acquired a 54% stake in Addverb Technologies Private Limited, a Noida based robotics startup, for USD 132 million (~Rs 983 crore).

With this investment, RIL has become a strategic partner of Addverb Technologies. This is in line with RIL’s vision to automate its businesses.

With this funding, Addverb technology plans to deploy robots across hospitals and airports. Following the funding, Addverb Technologies is valued at USD 270 million.

The co-founders of the company hold around 24-25% stake and the remaining stakes are held by Jalaj Dani of Asian Paints.

Q.5. Reserve Bank of India’s Digital Payment Index rose by ______________ to 304.06 in September 2021 against 217.74 in the year-ago month.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक का डिजिटल भुगतान सूचकांक सितंबर 2021 में ______________ बढ़कर 304.06 हो गया, जो एक साल पहले इसी महीने में 217.74 था।

(a) 25.54%

(b) 26.70%

(c) 30.74%

(d) 39.64%

(e) 40.70%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. RBI’s Digital Payment Index: Digital payments rose by 39.6% in Sept 2021

The Reserve Bank of India’s Digital Payment Index rose by 39.64% to 304.06 in September 2021 against 217.74 in the year-ago month.

It was 270.59 in March 2021. In September 2020, the online transaction measure was 217.74. The index is released in the months of March and September.

RBI has introduced Digital Payments Index in January 2021 with March 2018 as the base year to capture the extent of digitisation of payments across the country. This means that the DPI score for March 2018 is set at 100.

Q.6. Which of the following company has signed a $69 billion deal to buy US gaming giant Activision Blizzard?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने यूएस गेमिंग दिग्गज एक्टिविज़न ब्लिज़ार्ड को खरीदने के लिए $69 बिलियन के सौदे पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) IBM / आईबीएम

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Google / गूगल

(d) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(e) Intel / इंटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Microsoft to buy video game company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Microsoft announced a landmark $69 billion deal to buy US gaming giant Activision Blizzard, betting big on the prospects of the video game market by scooping up the scandal-hit “Call of Duty” maker.

If the deal is confirmed, it will be the largest acquisition in the industry, far ahead of Take-Two’s $12.7 billion purchase of Zynga announced last week.

After the deal, Microsoft will become the world’s third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as ambassador of Universal Acceptance Steering Group?

यूनिवर्सल एक्सेप्टेंस स्टीयरिंग ग्रुप के एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Shiv Das Meena / शिव दास मीणा

(b) Pradeep Kumar Rawat / प्रदीप कुमार रावत

(c) Anupam Ray / अनुपम राय

(d) Vijay Shekhar Sharma / विजय शेखर शर्मा

(e) Jayant Khobragade / जयंत खोबरागड़े

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Vijay Shekhar Sharma appointed as ambassador of Universal Acceptance Steering Group

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group appointed Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of Paytm, as its UA Ambassador.

Universal Acceptance Steering Group, is an international organization that works on developing and recommending standards for languages script which are not currently used for accessing the internet.

The group is supported by the global internet body, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Q.8. Who has been elected as the 17th Chairman of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)?

भारतीय किसान उर्वरक सहकारी (इफको) के 17वें अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Rajnish Kumar / रजनीश कुमार

(b) Sanjiv Mehta / संजीव मेहता

(c) Sanjay Bandopadhyay / संजय बंदोपाध्याय

(d) Sambit Patra / संबित पात्रा

(e) Dileep Sanghani / दिलीप संघानी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Dileep Sanghani elected as the 17th Chairman of IFFCO

The board of Directors of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) Limited has elected Dileep Sanghani, the former cabinet Minister of Gujarat as the 17th Chairman of IFFCO.

He has been serving as the Vice-Chairman of IFFCO since 2019. The elections were held following the demise of incumbent Chairman Balvinder Singh Nakai.

Q.9. Name the person who has been appointed as the Managing Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH).

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए, जिसे सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय (MoRTH) के तहत राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग और बुनियादी ढांचा विकास निगम लिमिटेड (NHIDCL) का प्रबंध निदेशक नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) Baldev Prakash / बलदेव प्रकाश

(b) Vasudevan PN / वासुदेवन पी एन

(c) Rajeev Ahuja / राजीव आहूजा

(d) Chanchal Kumar / चंचल कुमार

(e) HO Suri / एच ओ सूरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Chanchal Kumar appointed as new MD of NHIDCL

Chanchal Kumar has been appointed as the Managing Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH).

He is appointed in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, presently Principal Secretary of Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The ACC has also approved the extension in the central deputation tenure of Ashutosh Jindal, Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat for 1 year beyond 16th February 2022 to 16th February 2023.

Q.10. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Air India?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे एयर इंडिया के नए अध्यक्ष और प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Alok Mishra / आलोक मिश्रा

(b) Vikram Dev Dutt / विक्रम देव दत्त

(c) Vartika Shukla / वर्तिका शुक्ला

(d) Atul Bhatt / अतुल भट्ट

(e) S L Tripathy / एस एल त्रिपाठी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Vikram Dev Dutt appointed as new CMD of Air India

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Vikram Dev Dutt, a 1993-batch IAS officer of AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India.

He has been appointed in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary, in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Vikram Dev Dutt will succeed Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, who was holding the additional charge of Air India CMD.

Q.11. Indian Army has signed its first contract worth Rs _________ crores with Anadron Systems Pvt Ltd under Make-II for Maneuverable Expendable Aerial Target, for Army Air Defence and Indian Air Force.

भारतीय सेना ने सेना वायु रक्षा और भारतीय वायु सेना के लिए मेकII के तहत मैन्युवरेबल एक्सपेंडेबल एरियल टारगेट के लिए एनाड्रोन सिस्टम्स प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के साथ _____________ करोड़ रुपये के अपने पहले अनुबंध पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं।

(a) 73 crores / 73 करोड़

(b) 61 crores / 61 करोड़

(c) 50 crores / 50 करोड़

(d) 96 crores / 96 करोड़

(e) 85 crores / 85 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Indian Army signed 1st contract worth Rs 96 crore with Anadron Systems Pvt Ltd under Make-II for Maneuverable Expendable Aerial Target

The Indian Army has signed its first contract with Anadron Systems Pvt Ltd under Make-II for Maneuverable Expendable Aerial Target, for Army Air Defence and Indian Air Force.

The contract worth Rs 96 crore is the first contract with the private sector aimed at Atmanirbhar Defence’.

Q.12. Name the Indian-American golfer who has won The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour.

उस भारतीयअमेरिकी गोल्फर का नाम बताइए, जिसने कोर्न फेरी टूर पर द बहामास ग्रेट एक्सुमा क्लासिक जीता है।

(a) Harmeet Desai / हरमीत देसाई

(b) Aanchal Thakur / आंचल ठाकुर

(c) Akshay Bhatia / अक्षय भाटिया

(d) Nitesh Kumar / नितेश कुमार

(e) Aditya Mehta / आदित्य मेहता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Indian-American golfer Akshay Bhatia won The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic

Young Indian origin golfer Akshay won the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour at Sandals Emerald Bay.

The win made him the third-youngest player to win a Korn Ferry Tour event since the Tour’s establishment in 1990.

Bhatia’s 14-under 274 marked the second-lowest 72-hole score in the event’s five-season history. Paul Haley II, who was second at -12, recorded his third runner-up finish and seventh top-10 in his last 35 Korn Ferry Tour starts.

Q.13. Which company has signed a partnership agreement with Canada Running Series to become the new title sponsor & official technology consulting partner of Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Virtual Race through November 2026?

किस कंपनी ने नवंबर 2026 तक टोरंटो वाटरफ्रंट मैराथन और वर्चुअल रेस का नया शीर्षक प्रायोजक और आधिकारिक प्रौद्योगिकी परामर्श भागीदार बनने के लिए कनाडा रनिंग सीरीज़ के साथ एक साझेदारी समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Infosys / इंफोसिस

(b) Accenture / एक्सेंचर

(c) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(d) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(e) Wipro / विप्रो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. TCS became new Title Sponsor & Technology Partner of ‘Toronto Waterfront Marathon’

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) signed a partnership agreement with Canada Running Series to become the new title sponsor & official technology consulting partner of Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Virtual Race through November 2026.

Under the agreement TCS and Canada Running Series (CRS) aim to modernise marathon running in Canada through a new official race app.

The app is equipped with Augmented Reality (AR) features and it will track the performance of both in-person and virtual runners on the same racecourse.

The organization includes Trans Canada Trail and Trees for Life Canada as the charity partners of TCS & CRS.

Q.14. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta passed away recently. He was the former president of which country?

इब्राहिम बाउबकर कीस्ता का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस देश के पूर्व राष्ट्रपति थे?

(a) Nigeria / नाइजीरिया

(b) Mali / माली

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Sudan / सूडान

(e) Yemen / यमन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Former President of Mali Ibrahim Keïta passed away

Former President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta passed away recently at the age of 76.

IBK was in the office for 7 years from 2013-2020, until he was overthrown by Special forces Commander Assimi Goita. IBK had also served as Prime Minister of Mali from 1994 to 2000.

He had promised to restore Mali’s honour as a model for democracy in West Africa as he campaigned as a unifying figure in his fractured country, pledging “zero tolerance” for corruption.

Q.15. Name the Padma Shri awardee theatre personality who has passed away recently.

पद्म श्री पुरस्कार विजेता थिएटर व्यक्तित्व का नाम बताइए, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Saranya Sasi / सरन्या शशि

(b) Varun Singh / वरुण सिंह

(c) G S Lakshmi / जी एस लक्ष्मी

(d) Saoli Mitra / साओली मित्र

(e) Vrinda Rathi / वृंदा राठी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Padma Shri awardee theatre personality Saoli Mitra passed away

Saoli Mitra, a well-known theatre figure and daughter of famed performers Sombhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra passed away in South Kolkata, West Bengal.

Mitra’s solo performances as Draupadi in ‘Naathvati Anathbat’ which she herself authored and directed and Sita in ‘SitaKatha’ or Bitata Bitangcol are some of the important plays.

Saoli Mitra has received Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2003 and the Padma Shri in 2009 in arts. West Bengal also conferred the Banga Bibhushan award on her in 2012.

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