Current Affairs Quiz 23rd February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 23rd February 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Centre has approved continuation of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) for a period of five years from 2021-22 to 2025-2, with a financial outlay of Rs 1,827 crores. When was NMMSS scheme launched?

केंद्र ने 1,827 करोड़ रुपये के वित्तीय परिव्यय के साथ 2021-22 से 2025-2 तक पांच साल की अवधि के लिए राष्ट्रीय साधनसहमेरिट छात्रवृत्ति योजना (NMMSS) को जारी रखने की मंजूरी दी है। NMMSS योजना कब शुरू की गई थी?

(a) 2006-07

(b) 2007-08

(c) 2008-09

(d) 2009-10

(e) 2010-11

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Centre approved continuation of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme for 5 years with an outlay of Rs 1,827 crores

Centre has approved continuation of Central Sector National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) for a period of five years from 2021-22 to 2025-2, with a financial outlay of Rs 1,827 crores.

Income ceiling for the scheme has been increased from Rs 1.5 lakh per annum to Rs 3.5 lakh per annum. It was launched in 2008-09.

Aim: to award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections.

Q.2. Central Government has approved the continuation of the Central Sector Umbrella Scheme of ‘Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM)’ over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle from 2021-22 to 2025-26, at a cost of Rs ________________________.

केंद्र सरकार ने _________________ की लागत से 2021-22 से 2025-26 तक 15वें वित्त आयोग चक्र पर बॉर्डर इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर एंड मैनेजमेंट (बीआईएम)की केंद्रीय क्षेत्र की छाता योजना को जारी रखने की मंजूरी दी है।

(a) 13020 crores / 13020 करोड़

(b) 18217 crores / 18217 करोड़

(c) 20500 crores / 20500 करोड़

(d) 21960 crores / 21960 करोड़

(e) 25805 crores /25805 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Centre approved continuation of umbrella scheme of BIM from 2021-22 to 2025-26 at a cost of Rs 13,020 crores

Central Government approved the continuation of the Central Sector Umbrella Scheme of ‘Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM)’ over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle from 2021-22 to 2025-26, at a cost of Rs 13,020 crore.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is responsible for the improvement of BIM. This continuation will strengthen the border infrastructure for improving border management, policing and guarding the borders.

The BIM scheme will help in the creation of infrastructure such as construction of border fence, border flood lights, technological solutions, border roads and Border Outposts (BOPs)/Company Operating Bases (COBs) to secure the Indo-Pakistan, Indo-Bangladesh, Indo-China, Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar borders.

Q.3. With which country, India has signed a roadmap to enhance their bilateral exchanges on the blue economy and ocean governance?

किस देश के साथ, भारत ने नीली अर्थव्यवस्था और महासागर शासन पर अपने द्विपक्षीय आदानप्रदान को बढ़ाने के लिए एक रोडमैप पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. India and France signed Roadmap on Blue Economy and Ocean Governance

India and France have signed roadmap to enhance their bilateral exchanges on the blue economy and ocean governance.

This tie-up will help to explore the potential for collaboration in marine science research for a better understanding of oceans, and ensure that ocean remains a global common, a space of freedom and trade, based on the rule of law.

India and France underscored that fishery is a vital economic sector and play a decisive role in food security and livelihood security, particularly for coastal populations.

The agreement was signed between India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Q.4. Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited will introduce its next generation multi-terabit India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in which country?

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited अपनी अगली पीढ़ी की मल्टीटेराबिट इंडियाएशियाएक्सप्रेस (IAX) अंडरसी केबल सिस्टम किस देश में पेश करेगी?

(a) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(b) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(c) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(d) Maldives / मालदीव्स

(e) Bhutan / भूटान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Reliance Jio will launch India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Maldives

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will introduce its next generation multi-terabit India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Hulhumale, Maldives in collaboration with Ocean Connect Maldives.

The new subsea cable system will connect the Maldives, Hulhumale directly with world’s major internet hubs in India and Singapore. Another subsea cable system India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) is also built by RJIL that connects Mumbai and Milan.

Undersea cable systems along with data centres supports 5G and the digital economy that builds large integrated capacities to enable India’s digital ecosystem.

Q.5. Which bank has signed an agreement with Verve Financial Services (VFSPL) to acquire a 9.49% stake for a cash investment of INR 19.99 crore in the equity shares of VFSPL?

किस बैंक ने VFSPL के इक्विटी शेयरों में INR 19.99 करोड़ के नकद निवेश के लिए 9.49% हिस्सेदारी हासिल करने के लिए Verve Financial Services (VFSPL) के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(c) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. ICICI Bank bought 9.49% stake in Verve Financial Services for Rs. 19.9 crores

ICICI Bank signed an agreement with Verve Financial Services (VFSPL). The bank has acquired a 9.49% stake for a cash investment of INR 19.99 crore in the equity shares of VFSPL.

VFSPL operates ‘Indiafilings’ platform, it provides various services like incorporation, trademark, tax filings, compliance, payroll management and other business services to MSMEs, corporates and entrepreneurs.

The investment agreement is expected to be completed by the end of March 2022. Later, ICICI Bank will hold a 9.49% stake (on a fully diluted basis) in VFSPL through acquisition of 2,29,600 equity shares.

For the acquisition of shareholding below 10%, the regulatory approval is not required under Companies Act 1956.

Q.6. Which of the following company has partnered with SBI Payments, as an extension of its flagship campaign ‘Team Cashless India’, to boost the digital payments infrastructure in Guwahati, Lucknow & Varanasi?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने गुवाहाटी, लखनऊ और वाराणसी में डिजिटल भुगतान के बुनियादी ढांचे को बढ़ावा देने के लिए अपने प्रमुख अभियान टीम कैशलेस इंडियाके विस्तार के रूप में एसबीआई पेमेंट्स के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) American Express / अमेरिकन एक्सप्रेस

(b) Diners Club International Limited / डाइनर्स क्लब इंटरनेशनल लिमिटेड

(c) Mastercard / मास्टरकार्ड

(d) VISA / वीजा

(e) RuPay / रुपे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Mastercard partnered with SBI Payments to boost digital payments infrastructure in Guwahati, Lucknow & Varanasi

Mastercard, as an extension of its flagship campaign ‘Team Cashless India’ along with SBI Payments partnered with the Auto Rickshaw Association in Lucknow, All Assam’s Restaurant Association (AARA) in Guwahati, local shopkeepers, and Boat Union in Varanasi to boost the digital payments infrastructure.

In Guwahati, Mastercard collaborates with All Assam’s Restaurant Association (AARA) in line with the Government’s ‘Digital Northeast Vision 2022’ which equips restaurant and hotel owners with a safe, seamless, secure mode of payment to consumers.

In Lucknow, Mastercard partnered with local transport bodies, including the Auto Rickshaw Association, to enable more than 700 auto-rickshaw drivers to accept digital payments.

In Varanasi, Mastercard partnered with the Boat Union to encourage over 1,000 members to accept digital payments from tourists and also local shopkeepers committed to digital payments which has increased tourism.

Q.7. IIFL Home Finance Limited has signed a loan agreement of _______________________ with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide the financial support for affordable green housing for lower-income women borrowers in India.

IIFL होम फाइनेंस लिमिटेड ने भारत में कम आय वाली महिला उधारकर्ताओं के लिए किफायती ग्रीन हाउसिंग के लिए वित्तीय सहायता प्रदान करने के लिए एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) के साथ _______________ के ऋण समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं।

(a) $ 35 million / $ 35 मिलियन

(b) $ 41 million / $ 41 मिलियन

(c) $ 55 million / $ 55 मिलियन

(d) $ 68 million / $ 68 मिलियन

(e) $ 100 million / $ 100 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. IIFL Home Finance signs $68-million loan agreement with ADB for affordable Green Housing

IIFL Home Finance Limited signed a loan agreement of USD 68 million (INR 434 crore) with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide the financial support for affordable green housing for lower-income women borrowers in India.

It mainly focuses on the efficient use of “energy, water, and building materials. These houses are designed to be environmentally more sustainable and climate resilient.

The funding pattern includes up to USD 58 million direct loan by the ADB and a USD 10 million concessional loan by the Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector (CFPS) in Asia.

Under the ADB’s loan, 80% will be lended to women borrowers or co-borrowers and 20% will be allocated to financing mortgages for green certified homes for low-income households.

Q.8. Which Payments Bank has announced to sign up as an official acquiring partner for ‘e-RUPI vouchers’, which will be accessible at offline stores across India?

किस पेमेंट्स बैंक ने e-RUPI वाउचरके लिए आधिकारिक अधिग्रहण भागीदार के रूप में साइन अप करने की घोषणा की है, जो पूरे भारत में ऑफलाइन स्टोर पर उपलब्ध होगा?

(a) Jio Payments Bank / जिओ पेमेंट्स बैंक

(b) NSDL Payments Bank / एनएसडीएल पेमेंट्स बैंक

(c) India Post Payments Bank / इंडिया पोस्ट पेमेंट्स बैंक

(d) Fino Payments Bank / फिनो पेमेंट्स बैंक

(e) Paytm Payments Bank / पेटीएम पेमेंट्स बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Paytm Payments Bank signed up as acquiring partner for e-RUPI service

Paytm Payments Bank Limited announced that it is an official acquiring partner for ‘e-RUPI vouchers’, which will be accessible at offline stores across India.

The PPBL has also partnered with ‘One97 Communications Limited’ (OCL) which owns Paytm for improving its strong merchant base.

Paytm’s merchants will be able to collect payments through e-RUPI by scanning the voucher, and entering the amount to be paid directly into their bank accounts.

e-RUPI, a Government of India’s (GOI) initiative is a cashless and contactless prepaid voucher – based digital payment solution through which, the users could send e-RUPI e-Voucher/coupon in the form of SMS-string or QR code (instead of Money) to the beneficiaries’ mobile.

The vouchers were developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform.

Q.9. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Jet Airways with effect from March 1, 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे 1 मार्च, 2022 से जेट एयरवेज का मुख्य वित्तीय अधिकारी (सीएफओ) नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ravi Chopra / रवि चोपड़ा

(b) Vipula Gunatilleka / विपुल गुनातिलका

(c) Vineet Joshi / विनीत जोशी

(d) Gita Mittal / गीता मित्तल

(e) Ilker Ayci / इल्कर अइसी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Vipula Gunatilleka appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Jet Airways

Former Sri Lankan Airlines CEO, Vipula Gunatilleka has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Jet Airways with effect from March 1, 2022.

His appointment is made by new promoters of Jet Airways, Jalan Kalrock Consortium. He was the CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines till January 2022.

He was also the CFO and board member of TAAG Angola Airlines from November 2015 to July 2018 under Emirates Management.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the new President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL)?

होंडा कार्स इंडिया लिमिटेड (HCIL) के नए अध्यक्ष और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Takuya Tsumura / ताकुया सूमारा

(b) Eishin Chihana / ईशिन चिहाना

(c) Seon Seob Kim / सीन सेब किम

(d) Hayley Matthews / हेले मैथ्यूज

(e) Unsoo Kim / अनसू किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Takuya Tsumura appointed as President & CEO of Honda Cars India

Japanese auto major Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has announced the appointment of Takuya Tsumura as the new President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) with effect from 1 April 2022.

The appointment comes as part of the management changes announced annually by the company. Tsumura will take over from Gaku Nakanishi, who moves from India to regional headquarters in Asia and Oceania region – Asian Honda as General Manager, Automobile Business for the region.

Tsumura has been associated with Honda Motor for more than 30 years. He has worked in several international markets including Thailand, Australia, China, Japan, Turkey, Europe and Asia & Oceania regions.

Q.11. Name the person who has been appointed as chairman of International Rubber Study Group (IRSG).

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसे अंतर्राष्ट्रीय रबर अध्ययन समूह (IRSG) का अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) G Ashok Kumar / जी अशोक कुमार

(b) Manoj Tiwari / मनोज तिवारी

(c) Chetan Ghate / चेतन घाट

(d) Sandeep Bakhshi / संदीप बख्शी

(e) KN Raghavan / केएन राघवन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. KN Raghavan appointed as chairman of International Rubber Study Group; India elected for chairmanship of IRSG

India has been elected for the Chairmanship of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), a Singapore based inter-governmental organisation of natural rubber and synthetic rubber producing and consuming countries. India succeeds Cote’d Ivoire as the chairman of IRSG.

KN Raghavan, Executive Director of Indian Rubber Board and the Head of the Indian delegation to IRSG will officiate as the Chairman of IRSG for the next 2 years.

KN Raghavan will preside over the meeting of the Head of Delegations which will be held on 31st March 2022 at Singapore. Macquarie Bank Limited, Singapore has joined the IRSG Panel of Associates.

IRSG is the only forum for NR and SR producers and consumers to discuss matters affecting the world rubber industry and act as an interface between government and the industry.

Q.12. Who has won “2021 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians” for her outstanding work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra?

एफ़िन बीजगणितीय ज्यामिति और कम्यूटेटिव बीजगणित में उनके उत्कृष्ट कार्य के लिए युवा गणितज्ञों के लिए 2021 रामानुजन पुरस्कारकिसने जीता है?

(a) Carolina Araujo / कैरोलिना अरुजो

(b) C.S. Seshadri / सी.एस. शेषाद्रि

(c) Neena Gupta / नीना गुप्ता

(d) Nikhil Srivastava / निखिल श्रीवास्तव

(e) Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan / गोपालस्वामी कस्तूरीरंगन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Neena Gupta received Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians for 2021

Mathematician of the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, Neena Gupta received Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians for 2021.

She received the award for her outstanding work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.

This prize is awarded annually to researcher from a developing country funded by Dept of Science and Technology (DST) in association with ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) and International Mathematical Union (IMU).

Q.13. Which country’s Defence Forces has successfully tested C-Dome missile defense system?

किस देश के रक्षा बलों ने सीडोम मिसाइल रक्षा प्रणाली का सफलतापूर्वक परीक्षण किया है?

(a) Israel / इज़राइल

(b) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(c) Lebanon /लेबनान

(d) Germany / जर्मनी

(e) Russia / रूस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Israeli Defence Forces successfully tested C-Dome missile defense system

Israel has successfully tested naval configuration of the Iron Dome missile defense system, C-Dome.

C-Dome system is a naval version of Iron Dome, which has been used to shoot down rockets fired from the Gaza Strip for the past decade. It is developed by Israel Missile Defense Organization.

It is being installed on Israel’s latest-generation corvette ships, which protect Israel’s coastline and offshore natural gas assets in the Mediterranean Sea.

Q.14. Which IIT has recently organized a regional farmers’ awareness programme as part of the ‘Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa’ (GKMS) project and launched KISAN mobile application for the farmers?

किस IIT ने हाल ही में ग्रामीण कृषि मौसम सेवा‘ (GKMS) परियोजना के हिस्से के रूप में एक क्षेत्रीय किसान जागरूकता कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया है और किसानों के लिए KISAN मोबाइल एप्लिकेशन लॉन्च किया है?

(a) IIT Bombay / आईआईटी बॉम्बे

(b) IIT Kanpur / आईआईटी कानपूर

(c) IIT Guwahati / आईआईटी गुवाहाटी

(d) IIT Kharagpur / आईआईटी खड़गपुर

(e) IIT Roorkee / आईआईटी रुड़की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. IIT Roorkee launched ‘KISAN’ mobile app for regional farmers of Haridwar, Uttrakhand

The Indian Institute of technology Roorkee organized a regional farmers’ awareness programme as part of the ‘Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa’ (GKMS) project and launched KISAN mobile application for the farmers. The app will provide agro-meteorological services to the farmers.

A book in Hindi titled ‘Agrometeorological Advisory Services for Cereal Crops, Horticultural Crops, and Livestock‘ released at the event. KISAN app provides farmers with easy access to weather forecasts and weather based Agro-meteorological Advisory Bulletins for all six blocks of Haridwar district through phones.

The Agro-meteorological Advisory Services are offered jointly by the AMFU (Agromet Field Unit Roorkee) IIT Roorkee and the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The app was developed by Dr. Khushboo Mirza, Senior Scientist, Regional Remote Sensing Centre (RRSC), National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), New Delhi under the guidance of Dr. C S Jha, Outstanding Scientist and Chief General Manager at RRSC, NRSC, ISRO, Hyderabad.

Q.15. KPAC Lalitha passed away recently. She was a/an __________________________.

केपीएसी ललिता का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ___________________ थी।

(a) TV Anchor / टीवी एंकर

(b) Singer /गायक

(c) Actress / अभिनेत्री

(d) Lawyer / वकील

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Noted Malayalam actress KPAC Lalitha passed away

Renowned Malayalam actress KPAC Lalitha passed away.  She was 74. In a career spanning over five decades, KPAC Lalitha acted in over 500 films in Malayalam and Tamil.

The versatile actress won the national award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the Malayalam film ‘Amaram’ and ‘Santham’. Other awards included Kerala State Film Awards and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

She also served as the Chairperson of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy.

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