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

Daily Current Affairs 23rd March 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state became the first state in India to introduce carbon-neutral agricultural practices in select locations for better soil health?

बेहतर मृदा स्वास्थ्य के लिए चुनिंदा स्थानों में कार्बनतटस्थ कृषि पद्धतियों को शुरू करने वाला भारत का पहला राज्य कौन सा राज्य बन गया?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Kerala became 1st state to introduce carbon-neutral farming methods

Kerala became the first state in India to introduce carbon-neutral agricultural practices in select locations for better soil health. The Kerala Government in its Budget 2022-23, allocated ₹6 crore for introducing Carbon-neutral farming methods in the state.

In the first phase, the Agriculture Department will implement the carbon-neutral farming in 13 farms including in tribal areas and steps were also taken to convert the State Seed Farm at Aluva to a carbon-neutral farm.

In the second phase, model carbon-neutral farms will be developed in all the 140 Assembly constituencies.

Carbon-neutral farming is the technique of decreasing carbon emissions and aid carbon storage in the soil, through techniques such as Integrated farming methods, Crop rotation, Fertigation, Precision Farming methods, shifting how the soil is irrigated, and restricting the haphazard use of Fertiliser application.

Q.2. Pushkar Singh Dhami sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for the second consecutive term. Name the Governor of Uttarakhand who administered him the oath of office and secrecy.

पुष्कर सिंह धामी ने लगातार दूसरी बार उत्तराखंड के मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली। उत्तराखंड के राज्यपाल का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने उन्हें पद और गोपनीयता की शपथ दिलाई।

(a) RN Ravi / आरएन रवि

(b) Gurmit Singh / गुरमीत सिंह

(c) Banwarilal Purohit / बनवारीलाल पुरोहित

(d) Ramesh Bais / रमेश बैस

(e) Jagdish Mukhi / जगदीश मुखी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Pushkar Singh Dhami took oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for 2nd term

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pushkar Singh Dhami sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the Parade Ground in Dehradun for the second consecutive term. Along with him, eight cabinet ministers were also administered the oath.

Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh administered him the oath of office and secrecy. The BJP contested the Assembly elections under Dhami’s leadership and secured a comfortable majority in the 70-member House, winning 47 seats.

He was appointed CM of Uttarakhand for the first time in 2021. He was elected as MLA in Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha from Khatima in 2012 and 2017 respectively. He is also the youngest CM of Uttarakhand.

Governor of Uttarakhand: Lieutenant General (Retd) Gurmit Singh

Q.3. Which city has been ranked the world’s most polluted capital city for the second consecutive year as per IQAir’s 2021 World Air Quality Report?

IQAir 2021 विश्व वायु गुणवत्ता रिपोर्ट के अनुसार किस शहर को लगातार दूसरे वर्ष दुनिया के सबसे प्रदूषित राजधानी शहर का दर्जा दिया गया है?

(a) New Delhi (India) / नई दिल्ली (भारत)

(b) Dhaka (Bangladesh) / ढाका (बांग्लादेश)

(c) N’Djamena (Chad) / एन’जमेना (चाड)

(d) Dushanbe (Tajikistan) / दुशांबे (ताजिकिस्तान)

(e) Muscat (Oman) / मस्कट (ओमान)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. IQAir’s 2021 World Air Quality Report: New Delhi is world’s most polluted capital city

New Delhi has been ranked the world’s most polluted capital city for the second consecutive year as per IQAir’s 2021 World Air Quality Report.

New Delhi is followed by Dhaka (Bangladesh), N’Djamena (Chad), Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and Muscat (Oman) as the top five most polluted capital cities respectively.

Meanwhile, Bhiwadi was the most polluted city in India, followed by Ghaziabad, Delhi and Jaunpur.

Bangladesh was the most polluted country, followed by Chad, Pakistan and Tajikistan. India was the fifth most polluted country.

The 2021 World Air Quality Report by Swiss organisation IQAir is the first major global air quality report based on updated annual WHO air quality guidelines for PM2.5. The new guidelines were released in September 2021 and cut existing annual PM2.5 guideline values from 10 Aug/m 3 to 5 Aug/m 3.

Q.4. What is the rank of India in the ‘Global House Price Index Q4 2021’ released by property consultant Knight Frank?

संपत्ति सलाहकार नाइट फ्रैंक द्वारा जारी ग्लोबल हाउस प्राइस इंडेक्स Q4 2021में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 45

(b) 49

(c) 50

(d) 51

(e) 55

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index Q4 2021: India ranked 51st; Turkey topped

India has improved its rank by five spots to be placed at 51st position in the ‘Global House Price Index Q4 2021’ released by property consultant Knight Frank.

India was placed at 56th position in Q4 of 2020. India witnessed a 2.1 per cent annual appreciation in housing price rates during the October-December quarter of 2021 against Q4 of 2020.

Turkey saw the highest annual price growth rate by 59.6 per cent in Q4 2021. New Zealand (22.6 per cent), Czech Republic (22.1 per cent), Slovakia (22.1 per cent) and Australia (21.8 per cent) are among the top 5 countries respectively in the latest research report.

Malaysia, Malta and Morocco markets recorded a decline in housing prices by 0.7 per cent, 3.1 per cent and 6.3 per cent, respectively, in the year 2021.

Q.5. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the license of People’s Co-operative Bank Limited based at ___________________, Uttar Pradesh.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने ___________, उत्तर प्रदेश स्थित पीपुल्स कोऑपरेटिव बैंक लिमिटेड का लाइसेंस रद्द कर दिया है।

(a) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(b) Gorakhpur / गोरखपुर

(c) Kanpur / कानपुर

(d) Mathura / मथुरा

(e) Meerut / मेरठ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. RBI cancelled license of People’s Co-operative Bank Ltd, Kanpur, UP

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the license of People’s Co-operative Bank Limited, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh as the bank failed to adhere to the requirements of Sections 22(3) (a), 22 (3) (b), 22(3)(c), 22(3) (d) and 22(3)(e) – under Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

The bank is found to lack adequate capital and earning prospects under the provisions of Section 11(1) and Section 22 (3) (d) – under Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – ‘Act to apply to co-operative societies subject to modifications’.

The bank is prohibited from continuing its ‘banking’ business such as acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits as defined in Section 5(b) as mentioned in Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with effect from the close of business on March 21, 2022.

Q.6. Fitch Ratings has projected India’s GDP growth at ______________ for FY23.

फिच रेटिंग्स ने वित्त वर्ष 2023 के लिए भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि _________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 7.4%

(b) 7.5%

(c) 8.4%

(d) 8.5%

(e) 9.8%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Fitch Ratings projected India’s FY23 growth forecast at 8.5%

Fitch Ratings in its ‘Global economic Outlook-March 2022’ declined India’s growth forecast for FY23 (2022-2023) by 1.8 percentage points to 8.5% from 10.3% due to high energy prices amid Russia-Ukraine war.

On the other hand, for FY22, the agency has increased the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth by 0.6 pp to 8.7% from 8.1%. For 2023-24, it is estimated at 7 per cent.

For FY22, the agency declined the world GDP growth forecast by 0.7 pp to 3.5% from 4.2%. For FY23, it also revised down world growth by 0.2pp to 2.8% from 3%.

Q.7. Which company has acquired a 100% stake in GigIndia, which is a network for freelance micro-entrepreneurs?

किस कंपनी ने गिगइंडिया में 100% हिस्सेदारी का अधिग्रहण किया है, जो फ्रीलांस सूक्ष्म उद्यमियों के लिए एक नेटवर्क है?

(a) PhonePe / फ़ोन पे

(b) Paytm / पेटीएम

(c) Google Pay / गूगल पे

(d) Amazon Pay / अमेज़न पे

(e) BharatPe / भारत पे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. PhonePe acquired 100% stake in freelance entrepreneur network GigIndia

PhonePe, a digital payment company backed by Flipkart announced the acquisition of 100 % stake in GigIndia, which is a network for freelance micro-entrepreneurs.

Under the acquisition, PhonePe will get the leverage of GigIndia’s network of 1.5 million freelance micro-entrepreneurs to help corporates and promote development. GigIndia’s customer base includes companies like Amazon, Paytm, Tata Group, Reliance Industries, Swiggy, PayU, among others.

Aim: To strengthen its offerings to corporate and enterprise partners.

PhonePe’s key services are payments and financial services, and the Walmart-owned company has a 47 percent share of monthly Unified Payments Interface (UPI) volumes.

Q.8. Who among the following has won the 51st Pritzker Architecture Prize 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 51वां प्रित्ज़कर वास्तुकला पुरस्कार 2022 जीता है?

(a) Jean-Philippe Vassal / जीन-फिलिप वासाल

(b) Anne Lacaton / ऐनी लैकटन

(c) Diebedo Francis Kere / डाइबेडो फ्रांसिस केरे

(d) Balkrishna Doshi / बालकृष्ण दोशी

(e) Shelley McNamara / शेली मैकनामारा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Diebedo Francis Kere became first African to win 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Architect, educator and social activist Diebedo Francis Kere from Burkina Faso, West Africa became the first African to win the 51st Pritzker Architecture Prize 2022. It’s a most prestigious honour in the field of architecture.

In 2021 French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal won the 50th Pritzker Architecture Prize. Balkrishna Doshi is the first Indian winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize.

Established by the Hyatt Foundation in 1979, the Pritzker architecture prize is bestowed on architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of talent, vision, and commitment.

Diebedo Francis Kere, known for his pioneering and sustainable designs of schools, health facilities, housing, civic buildings, and public spaces across Africa.

In 2017, he became the first African architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom. It is a prestigious assignment awarded each year to a prominent architect.

He was also one of the architects behind Geneva’s International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

Q.9. Who has become the first para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan award?

पद्म भूषण पुरस्कार प्राप्त करने वाले पहले पैराएथलीट कौन बने हैं?

(a) Mariyappan Thangavelu / मरियप्पन थंगावेलु

(b) Devendra Jhajharia / देवेंद्र झाझरिया

(c) Deepa Malik / दीपा मलिक

(d) Pooja Jatyan / पूजा जत्यान

(e) Avani Lekhara / अवनि लेखरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Devendra Jhajharia became 1st para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan

Devendra Jhajharia became the first para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan award. He has won many Paralympic medals, including gold at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens and 2016 Rio Games, and silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Avani Lekhara (para-shooter) was also awarded Padma Shri award in the Sports category. She is the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals in the same Games, as well as the first Indian woman to earn Paralympic gold.

Q.10. Ministry of Civil Aviation and FICCI have jointly organized Asia’s largest event on Civil Aviation (Commercial, General and Business Aviation), titled as ‘WINGS INDIA 2022’ in ______________________.

नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्रालय और फिक्की ने संयुक्त रूप से ___________________ में विंग्स इंडिया 2022शीर्षक से नागरिक उड्डयन (वाणिज्यिक, सामान्य और व्यावसायिक विमानन) पर एशिया का सबसे बड़ा कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया है।

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Pune / पुणे

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Ministry of Civil Aviation & FICCI organized ‘WINGS INDIA 2022’ in Hyderabad

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and FICCI are jointly organizing Asia’s largest event on Civil Aviation (Commercial, General and Business Aviation), titled as ‘WINGS INDIA 2022’. WINGS INDIA AWARDS will also be conferred during this event.

The event focuses on new business acquisition, investments, policy formation and regional connectivity. It is being held from 24th to 27th March 2022, Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad.

Theme: India@75: New Horizon for Aviation Industry

Q.11. With which country, India has conducted the 3rd edition of joint military exercise EX-DUSTLIK in 2022?

भारत ने किस देश के साथ 2022 में संयुक्त सैन्य अभ्यास EX-DUSTLIK का तीसरा संस्करण आयोजित किया है?

(a) Kazakhstan / कजाखस्तान

(b) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(c) Tajikistan / ताजिकिस्तान

(d) Kyrgyzstan / किर्गिस्तान

(e) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. 3rd India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise EX-DUSTLIK began in Yangiarik, Uzbekistan

The third edition of the joint training exercise between Indian and Uzbekistan armies titled ‘EX-DUSTLIK’ is being conducted at Yangiarik, Uzbekistan from 22 to 31 March 2022.

It will focus primarily on sharing tactical level drills and learning of best practices from each other. The Indian contingent will be represented by the Grenadiers Regiment and will join the Uzbekistan Army contingent represented by troops of the North-Western Military District.

Last edition of DUSTLIK was conducted in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand in March 2021.

Q.12. World number one Tennis player in the women’s category, Ashleigh Barty has announced her retirement from professional tennis. For which country did she play?

महिला वर्ग में विश्व की नंबर एक टेनिस खिलाड़ी एशले बार्टी ने पेशेवर टेनिस से संन्यास की घोषणा की है। वह किस देश के लिए खेलती थी?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(c) Canada / कनाडा

(d) England / इंग्लैंड

(e) Netherlands / नेदरलैंड्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty announced retirement from professional tennis

World number one Tennis player in the women’s category, Ashleigh Barty aged 25 years, has announced her retirement from professional tennis.

She won her first Grand Slam at the 2019 French Open. In January 2022, she became 1st home player to win the Australian Open men’s or women’s singles title in 44 years.

Serena Williams is the only other active female player to have won major titles on clay, grass, and hard courts.

Q.13. Who has authored the new book titled “Unfilled Barrels: India’s oil story”?

अनफिल्ड बैरल्स: इंडियाज ऑयल स्टोरीनामक नई पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) Jayanta Ghosal / जयंत घोषाल

(b) Richa Mishra / ऋचा मिश्रा

(c) Dhirendra Jha / धीरेंद्र झा

(d) Chandrachur Ghose / चंद्रचूर घोष

(e) Navdeep Singh Gill / नवदीप सिंह गिल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. A new book titled “Unfilled Barrels: India’s oil story” authored by Richa Mishra

Indian journalist and reporter (Hindu Busiuness line) Richa Mishra has authored a new book titled “Unfilled Barrels: India’s oil story”. The book is published by Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd (Bloomsbury).

Through this book, the author aims to recount the story of India’s upstream sector (Oil and Gas) and highlight the need of producing own oil and gas.

Q.14. On which date World Meteorological Day is celebrated?

विश्व मौसम विज्ञान दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 21 March / 21 मार्च

(b) 22 March / 22 मार्च

(c) 23 March / 23 मार्च

(d) 24 March / 24 मार्च

(e) 25 March / 25 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. 23 March: World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day is celebrated globally on March 23rd every year. The day is celebrated as the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and it concentrates on the behaviour of Earth’s atmosphere.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was established on March 23, 1950. The roots of the organization emerged from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) and was inspected by Vienna International Meteorological Congress 1873. In the year 1950, WMO finally came into motion by the sanction of the WMO convention.

Theme 2022: Early Warning and Early Action.

Q.15. Shaheed Diwas, also called Martyrs’ Day, is celebrated in India on _____________ every year.

शहीद दिवस, जिसे मार्टियर्स डे भी कहा जाता है, भारत में हर साल _____________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 19 March / 19 मार्च

(b) 20 March / 20 मार्च

(c) 21 March / 21 मार्च

(d) 22 March / 22 मार्च

(e) 23 March / 23 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. 23 March: Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day

Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day is celebrated on March 23 every year to pay tribute to the freedom fighters who gave their lives for India’s independence from the British rule.

The day was observed to pay tribute to the death anniversary of the freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, who laid their lives for the freedom of India. Also, 30 January is observed as Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.

On March 23, three heroes of our nation were hanged to death, namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar by the British. Therefore, in order to homage to the three of these revolutionaries, India has commemorated March 23 as Shaheed Diwas.

Q.16. Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga passed away recently. He was the former Prime Minister of which of the following country?

हाल ही में सौमेलू बौबे माईगा का निधन हो गया। वह निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के पूर्व प्रधान मंत्री थे?

(a) Nigeria / नाइजीरिया

(b) Mali / माली

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Sudan / सूडान

(e) Yemen / यमन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. Former Prime Minister of Mali Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga passed away

Former Prime Minister of Mali, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga passed away at the age of 67 in Bamako, Mali. He served as the PM of Mali for the tenure of 2 years (2017- 2019).

Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga was born on 8 June 1954 in Gao, Mali. He was the leader of the Alliance for Solidarity party in Mali. He was a journalist by training and in the 1990s he was appointed as the director of intelligence services by President Alpha Oumar Konaré.

Before joining as the PM, He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-12) under President Amadou Toumani Touré. He also served as Minister of Defense (2013 -14) under President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

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