Current Affairs Quiz 20th September 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 20th September 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which of the following state has decided to introduce a ‘no-bag day’ in schools?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य ने स्कूलों में ‘नो बैग डेशुरू करने का फैसला किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Bihar / बिहार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Bihar to introduce mandatory games period ‘no-bag day’ in schools

The Bihar government has decided to introduce a ‘no-bag day’ rule in schools along with a mandatory games period at least once a week in order to lighten the load on students.

The policy is being brought to engage students in activities that can positively impact their learning.

‘No-bag day’ will be devoted to practical and experiential learning.

This new initiative by the state government is in line with the National Education Policy 2020.

About Bihar

Capital – Patna

Chief Minister – Nitish Kumar

Governor – Phagu Chauhan

Q.2. Telangana government has announced to increase ST reservation from 6% to how much percent?

तेलंगाना सरकार ने एसटी आरक्षण को 6% से बढ़ाकर कितने प्रतिशत करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) 10%

(b) 12%

(c) 15%

(d) 20%

(e) 30%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Telangana government increased ST reservation to 10% from 6%

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced that the Telangana government would increase reservations to Scheduled Tribes (STs) to 10% from the existing 6%.

The state government would also implement the Girijana Bandhu scheme for tribals on the lines of Dalit Bandhu for scheduled castes in the state.

Under this scheme, Rs 10 lakh would be given to each tribal family in the state to start their own businesses.

About Telangana

Capital – Hyderabad

Chief Minister – K. Chandrashekar Rao

Governor – Tamilisai Soundararajan

Q.3. Which of the following place is declared as India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh?

निम्नलिखित में से किस स्थान को भारत का पहला स्वच्छ सुजल प्रदेश घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Dadra and Nagar Haveli / दादरा और नगर हवेली

(b) Andaman & Nicobar / अंडमान और निकोबार

(c) Daman & Diu / दमन और दीव

(d) Goa / गोवा

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Andaman & Nicobar Islands declared India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh

Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has declared Andaman and Nicobar Islands as India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh.

Now, all villages of Andaman and Nicobar Island have been certified as Har Ghar Jal and verified as open defecation free.

The sanitation level of the country has widened and ODF status has been achieved before the set target as per Sustainable Development Goals.

About Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Capital -Port Blair

Lieutenant Governor – Admiral DK Joshi

Districts -3

Q.4. Who among the following has dedicated a 120 feet tall National Flag to the nation at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने जम्मू और कश्मीर के पुलवामा में 120 फीट लंबा राष्ट्रीय ध्वज राष्ट्र को समर्पित किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(c) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(d) Manoj Sinha / मनोज सिन्हा

(e) RK Mathur / आरके माथुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. LG Manoj Sinha dedicated 120 feet tall National Flag to nation

Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has dedicated a 120 feet tall National Flag to the nation at Pulwama in South Kashmir.

He also laid the foundation stone for various youth-oriented projects in the district worth 9.11 crores rupees.

The new initiatives are aimed to empower the youth, enable self-development, and sharpen skills.

Q.5. Which of the following state government has given in-principal nod to a proposal to set up an institution on the lines of NITI Aayog to make studied decisions on various sectors?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य सरकार ने विभिन्न क्षेत्रों पर अध्ययन किए गए निर्णय लेने के लिए नीति आयोग की तर्ज पर एक संस्थान स्थापित करने के प्रस्ताव को सैद्धांतिक मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Maharashtra to set up NITI Aayog like institution

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde has given in-principle nod to a proposal to set up an institution on the lines of NITI Aayog.

The institution would be set up for comprehensive data analysis and to make studied decisions on various sectors.

In the meeting, the chief minister and the NITI Aayog officials discuss several issues ranging from monetization of assets, blockchain in agriculture, transportation taking to alternative fuel or EV policy, non-conventional energy, drone in healthcare and agriculture, among others.

The NITI Aayog is the apex public policy think tank of the Centre, and the nodal agency tasked with catalyzing economic development and fostering cooperative federalism through the involvement of state governments in the economic policy-making process.

It was set up in January 2015 by the Narendra Modi government to replace the Planning Commission.

About Maharashtra

Capital – Mumbai

Chief Minister – Eknath Sindhe

Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Q.6. Union Social Justice & Empowerment Minister Virendra Kumar has inaugurated 9 District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRCs). Which district is not in the list?

केंद्रीय सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्री वीरेंद्र कुमार ने 9 जिला विकलांगता पुनर्वास केंद्रों (डीडीआरसी) का उद्घाटन किया। कौन सा जिला सूची में नहीं है?

(a) Badaun / बदायूं

(b) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(c) Rampur / रामपुर

(d) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(e) Amravati / अमरावती

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Social Justice Minister Virendra Kumar inaugurated 9 model DDRCs

Union Social Justice & Empowerment Minister Virendra Kumar has inaugurated 9 District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRCs).

The 9 DDRCs include – Badaun, Pilibhit, Barielly, Balaghat, Golaghat, Ahmedabad, Amravati, Kullu, and Rampur.

Spread across the country DDRCs have been providing effective rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities (PwDs) for the last two decades.

In these DDRCs services like hearing aids test lab, speech therapy room & psychologist room will be available for Persons with Disabilities.

Q.7. 25-year-old climate activist Vanessa Nakate has been appointed as the newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She is from which country?

25 वर्षीय जलवायु कार्यकर्ता वैनेसा नाकाटे को नवीनतम यूनिसेफ सद्भावना राजदूत के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है। वह किस देश की है?

(a) Tanzania / तंजानिया

(b) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(c) Oman / ओमान

(d) Uganda / युगांडा

(e) UAE / यूएई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. UNICEF appointed climate activist Vanessa Nakate as Goodwill Ambassador

25-year-old Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has been appointed as the newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

She has been recognized by UNICEF for her outstanding global advocacy for climate justice for current and future generations.

Most recently, UNICEF appointed actress Millie Bobby Brown as its youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador

About Uganda

Capital – Kampala

Currency – Ugandan shilling

President – Yoweri Museveni

About United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Founded – 1946

Headquarters – New York City, USA

Director General – Catherine M. Russell

Membership – 192

Q.8. Which of the following Union Ministers is going to lead a joint ministerial delegation to the US to participate in the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in September 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा केंद्रीय मंत्री सितंबर 2022 में ग्लोबल क्लीन एनर्जी एक्शन फोरम में भाग लेने के लिए अमेरिका में एक संयुक्त मंत्रिस्तरीय प्रतिनिधिमंडल का नेतृत्व करने जा रहे हैं?

(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.8.(c)

Exp. Jitendra Singh to lead delegation for Global Clean Energy Action forum

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh will lead a joint ministerial delegation to the US to participate in the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.

During the visit, the Union minister will interact with eminent academicians as well as the Indian diaspora.

He will also participate in the joint convening of Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM13) and Mission Innovation (MI-7) from 21st to 23rd September 2022 in Pennsylvania, US.

Q.9. Which of the following country has emerged as the largest bilateral lender for Sri Lanka, overtaking China?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा देश चीन को पछाड़कर श्रीलंका के लिए सबसे बड़ा द्विपक्षीय ऋणदाता बनकर उभरा है?

(a) India / भारत

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) USA / यूएसए

(e) France / फ्रांस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. India emerged as Sri Lanka’s largest bilateral lender overtaking China

India has emerged as the largest bilateral lender for Sri Lanka, overtaking China.

India has provided a total of 968 million US dollars in loans to the island nation in four months of 2022.

In the past five years from 2017-2021, China has been the largest bilateral lender to Sri Lanka.

India had provided nearly 4 billion dollars in food and financial assistance to Sri Lanka.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been the largest multilateral lender in the past five years and disbursed funds amounting to 610 million dollars in 2021.

About Sri Lanka

Legislative capital – Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Executive and Judicial capital – Colombo

Currency – Sri Lankan rupee

President – Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister – Dinesh Gunawardena

Q.10. Adani Green has commissioned a 324.4 MW wind power plant in which of the following state?

अदानी ग्रीन ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में 324.4 मेगावाट का पवन ऊर्जा संयंत्र चालू किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Adani Green commissioned 325-MW wind power project in Madhya Pradesh

Adani Green commissioned a 324.4 MW wind power plant in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh.

The operational generation capacity has increased to 6.1 GW after the commissioning of this plant.

The plant has two 25-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), one for 274.4 MW energy and another for 50 MW power, at a tariff of Rs 2.83 per kWh (kilowatt hour).

GEL has a total of 20.4 GW of renewable energy portfolio which includes the operational ones, under-construction, awarded and assets under acquisition catering to investment-grade counterparties.

About Madhya Pradesh

Capital – Bhopal

Chief Minister – Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Governor – Mangubhai C. Patel

Q.11. The gross direct tax collections has registered a growth of how much percent in the current financial year in comparison to 2021-22?

चालू वित्त वर्ष में सकल प्रत्यक्ष कर संग्रह में 2021-22 की तुलना में कितने प्रतिशत की वृद्धि दर्ज की गई है?

(a) 20 percent

(b) 30 percent

(c) 25 percent

(d) 22 percent

(e) 35 percent

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Gross Direct Tax Collection registered growth of 30% in 2022-23

The gross direct tax collections has registered a growth of 30% in the current financial year in comparison to 2021-22.

As on Sept 2022, the gross collection of direct taxes in 2022-23 is at over 8,36,000 crore rupees compared to over 6,42,000 crore rupees in 2021-22.

Net Direct Tax collections have also grown at 23 percent for the current financial year (2022-23).

Gross collection of Rs 8.36 lakh crore includes Corporate Income Tax at ₹ 4.36 lakh crore and Personal Income Tax (PIT), including Securities Transaction Tax at ₹ 3.98 lakh crore.

Q.12. Who has assumed charge as secretary of the ex-servicemen welfare department in the defence ministry?

रक्षा मंत्रालय में भूतपूर्व सैनिक कल्याण विभाग के सचिव के रूप में किसने पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Prasad K Panicker / प्रसाद के पणिक्कर

(c) Sanjay Khanna / संजय खन्ना

(d) Vijoy Kumar Singh / विजॉय कुमार सिंह

(e) Sanjay Kumar Verma / संजय कुमार वर्मा

Answer & Explanation
 Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Vijoy Kumar Singh appointed as secretary of the ex-servicemen welfare department

Bureaucrat Vijoy Kumar Singh has assumed charge as secretary of the ex-servicemen welfare department in the defence ministry.

He is a 1990-batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre, who has an experience of more than 32 years in administration.

He recently served as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Textiles.

Prior to this appointment, he had served as Joint Secretary in the Department of Personnel and Training.

Recent Appointment

Chairman of PMLA – Chief Justice of Madras HC Munishwar Bhandari

Chairman of Naryara Energy – Prasad K

Interim Head of AICTE – Jagadesh Kumar

CMD of NHPC – Yamuna Kumar Chaubey

Interim Chairman of ONGC – Rajesh Kumar Srivastava

Q.13. Who among the following has won the bronze medal in the men’s 65kg category at the World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने बेलग्रेड में विश्व कुश्ती चैंपियनशिप में पुरुषों के 65 किग्रा वर्ग में कांस्य पदक जीता है?

(a) Bajrang Punia / बाज्रंग पुणिया

(b) Deepak Punia / दीपक पुणिया

(c) Yogeshwar Dutt / योगेश्वर दत्त

(d) Satyawart Kadian / सत्यवर्ट कडियन

(e) Amit Panghal / अमित पंगल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Bajrang Punia won bronze medal in World Wrestling Championships 2022

Bajrang Punia won the bronze medal in the men’s 65kg category at the World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade.

Punia captured a bronze medal in the men’s 65 kg category.

With this, Bajrang became the 1st Indian to win 4 medals at the world wrestling championships.

He defeated Puerto Rico’s Sebastian Rivera 11-9 to secure India’s second medal of the event.

Earlier, Vinesh Phogat won bronze in the women’s 53kg competition.

Q.14. Who has won a silver medal in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix, in Morocco?

मोरक्को में विश्व पैरा एथलेटिक्स ग्रां प्री में रजत पदक किसने जीता है?

(a) Singhraj Adhana / सिंहराज अधाना

(b) Devendra Jhajharia / देवेंद्र झाझरिया

(c) Avani Lekhara / अवनी लेखरा

(d) Sumit Antil / सुमित एंटिलो

(e) Varun Singh Bhati / वरुण सिंह भाटी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Devendra Jhajharia won silver in World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Indian javelin thrower and Paralympics gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia clinched a silver medal in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix, in Morocco.

Devendra threw the javelin to a distance of 60.97 meters to win the silver medal.

India’s Ajit Kumar won the gold by achieving the best throw of 64 m.

Devendra is a three-time Paralympics medalist.

Q.15. Which football club has won its maiden and the 131st edition of the Durand Cup?

किस फुटबॉल क्लब ने अपना पहला और डूरंड कप का 131वां संस्करण जीता है?

(a) ATK Mohun Bagan / एटीके मोहन बागान

(b) FC Goa / एफसी गोवा

(c) Kerala Blasters / केरल ब्लास्टर्स

(d) Bengaluru FC / बेंगलुरु एफसी

(e) Mumbai FC / मुंबई एफसी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Durand Cup 2022 – Bengaluru defeated Mumbai City 2-1 to become Champions

Bengaluru FC has won its maiden and the 131st edition of the Durand Cup by defeating Indian Super League (ISL) giants Mumbai City FC.

This is the seventh domestic title for Bengaluru FC.

The 2022 Durand Cup was played across three states for the first time.

A total of 47 matches were played across 3 cities: Kolkata, Guwahati & Imphal from 16th Aug to 18th Sept 2022.

Earlier, Mumbai City FC defeated two times champion Mohammedan SC in the semis while Bengaluru FC beat Hyderabad FC to seal their spot in the final. The first edition of the competition was played in 1888.

Q.16. International Week of Deaf People 2022, is observing from ____________ to _________ 2022.

बधिर लोगों का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सप्ताह 2022, _________ से _________ 2022 तक मनाया जा रहा है।

(a) 18 September to 24 September / 18 सितंबर से 24 सितंबर

(b) 19 September to 25 September / 19 सितंबर से 25 सितंबर

(c) 20 September to 26 September / 20 सितंबर से 26 सितंबर

(d) 21 September to 27 September / 21 सितंबर से 27 सितंबर

(e) 22 September to 28 September / 22 सितंबर से 28 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. 19 to 25 September 2022 – International Week of Deaf People 2022

International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is observed on the full week ending on the last Sunday of September.

In 2022, IWD is being observed from 19 September to 25 September 2022.

Theme 2022 – Building Inclusive Communities for All

It is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy to commemorate the month when the first World Congress of the WFD was held.

 

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