Current Affairs Quiz 23rd May 2022 : Daily GK Update

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Q.1. 42nd Meeting of the Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 11 projects with an estimated cost of approx Rs 660 crores to develop Water Infrastructure Projects along the River Ganga. Who is the present Director General of NMCG under Ministry of Jal Shakti?

राष्ट्रीय स्वच्छ गंगा मिशन (NMCG) की कार्यकारी समिति की 42वीं बैठक में गंगा नदी के किनारे जल अवसंरचना परियोजनाओं को विकसित करने के लिए लगभग 660 करोड़ रुपये की अनुमानित लागत वाली 11 परियोजनाओं को मंजूरी दी गई है। जल शक्ति मंत्रालय के तहत NMCG के वर्तमान महानिदेशक कौन हैं?

(a) Dharmendra S Gangwar / धर्मेंद्र एस गंगवार

(b) Sanjay Bandopadhyay / संजय बंदोपाध्याय

(c) Neelam Shammi Rao / नीलम शम्मी राव

(d) G Asok Kumar / जी अशोक कुमार

(e) Sundeep Kumar Nayak / संदीप कुमार नायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. NMCG approved Rs 660 crores Water Infrastructure Projects

The 42nd Meeting of the Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Chairmanship of G Asok Kumar, Director General, NMCG approved 11 projects with an estimated cost of approx Rs 660 crores to develop Water Infrastructure Projects along the River Ganga.

Projects approved for Interception, Diversion and Treatment Works in Saharanpur Town focusing on cleaning River Hindon, Uttar Pradesh.

Rejuvenation of Chamunda Mai Pond in GarhMukteshwar, Uttar Pradesh, was announced.The total area of the pond to be rejuvenated is about 10,626 Square metres.

Environmental Upgradation of Shivna River in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, with the cost of Rs. 28.68 crore dol immersion facility.

Q.2. Name the Union Minister for Education and Skill Development who has launched the North East Research Conclave (NERC) 2022 at IIT Guwahati.

केंद्रीय शिक्षा और कौशल विकास मंत्री का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने IIT गुवाहाटी में नॉर्थ ईस्ट रिसर्च कॉन्क्लेव (NERC) 2022 का शुभारंभ किया है।

(a) Narayan Tatu Rane / नारायण तातु राणे

(b) Sarbananda Sonowal / सर्बानंद सोनोवाल

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank / रमेश पोखरियाल निशंक

(e) Jyotiraditya M Scindia / ज्योतिरादित्य एम सिंधिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated North East Research Conclave 2022 at IIT-Guwahati

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan launched the North East Research Conclave (NERC) 2022 at IIT Guwahati.

It is being held between 20th and 22nd May 2022 jointly with the Science, Technology, and Climate Change Department and the Department of Education, Government of Assam at the IIT Guwahati campus.

The inauguration of the conclave was followed by the signing of a MoU between IIT Guwahati and the Government of Assam to establish ‘The Assam Advanced Health Innovation Institute (AAHII).

Q.3. Who has led Indian delegation at World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland from May 22 to 26?

22 से 26 मई तक स्विट्जरलैंड के दावोस में विश्व आर्थिक मंच (WEF) की वार्षिक बैठक में भारतीय प्रतिनिधिमंडल का नेतृत्व किसने किया?

(a) K Rajaraman / के राजारामन

(b) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

(c) V M Kwatra / वी एम क्वात्र

(d) Harsh Vardhan Shringla / हर्षवर्धन श्रृंगला

(e) T.V. Somanathan / टी वी सोमनाथन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Piyush Goyal will lead Indian delegation at the WEF in Davos

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will lead Indian delegation at World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland from May 22 to 26.

This event will assist to strengthen India’s status as a vital and relevant player in creating the global narrative, especially as it prepares to take over the G-20 presidency next year.

The annual meet of the WEF, a Geneva-based international organisation working towards an array of global issues, will take place in a physical form for the first time since January 2020.

Theme: “Working Together, Restoring Trust”

Q.4. Who among the following has sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने ऑस्ट्रेलिया के 31वें प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) Justin Trudeau / जस्टिन ट्रूडो

(b) Sanna Marin / सना मारिन

(c) Anthony Albanese / एंथोनी अल्बनीज

(d) Scott Morrison / स्कॉट मॉरिसन

(e) Mannuel Marrero Cruz / मन्नुएल मारेरो क्रूज़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Anthony Albanese sworn in as Australia’s 31st PM

Labour Party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister with four key Cabinet members, including new Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

Richard Marles is the new Deputy Prime Minister and Employment Minister, Jim Chalmers is Treasurer, and Katy Gallagher is Attorney General and Finance Minister. It is Australia’s first Labour.

Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who was heading the Liberal-National coalition has conceded defeat.

Q.5. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has sworn in as president of which country?

नोबेल शांति पुरस्कार विजेता जोस रामोस-होर्टा ने किस देश के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) East Timor / ईस्ट तिमोर

(b) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(c) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(d) Papua New Guinea / पापुआ न्यू गिनी

(e) Brunei / ब्रुनेई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Jose Ramos-Horta sworn in as president of East Timor

Former independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of East Timor (Timor-Leste).

He defeated incumbent Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres, his fellow independence fighter, in election.

Ramos-Horta was prime minister from 2006 to 2007 and president from 2007 to 2012. East Timor is marking the 20th anniversary of independence for Asia’s youngest country.

Q.6. India has recently signed an MoU with which country for cooperation in fertiliser sector to ensure the supply of Phosphatic and Potassic fertilizers to India?

भारत ने हाल ही में भारत को फॉस्फेटिक और पोटासिक उर्वरकों की आपूर्ति सुनिश्चित करने के लिए उर्वरक क्षेत्र में सहयोग के लिए किस देश के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Turkey / तुर्की

(b) Mali / माली

(c) Jordan / जॉर्डन

(d) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(e) Japan / जापान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. India and Jordan signed MoU for cooperation in fertiliser sector

During the visit of Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya to Jordan, MoUs were signed with Jordan to ensure the supply of Phosphatic and Potassic fertilizers to India.

The objective is to secure fertilizers for the short and long term. This comes in the backdrop of the ongoing global fertilizer crisis.

For the current year, MoUs were signed with Jordan Phosphate Mining Company (JPMC) for the supply of 30 LMT Rock Phosphate, 2.50 LMT DAP, and 1 LMT phosphoric acid.

A long-term MOU for 5 years was also signed with Jordan for annual supplies of 2.75 LMT of Muriate of potash (MoP) which will be increased every year up to 3.25 LMT.

In 2015, a Joint venture project worth USD 860 million between the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) and the Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative (IFFCO) for the manufacturing of Phosphoric Acid was set up in Jordan.

Q.7. As per the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India has recorded all-time high annual FDI inflow of _______ in 2021-22.

वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय के अनुसार, भारत ने 2021-22 में _______ का सर्वकालिक उच्च वार्षिक एफडीआई प्रवाह दर्ज किया है।

(a) US $ 67.54 billion / यूएस $ 67.54 बिलियन

(b) US $ 79.57 billion / यूएस $ 79. 57 बिलियन

(c) US $ 81.53 billion / यूएस $ 81.53 बिलियन

(d) US $ 83.57 billion / यूएस $ 83.57 बिलियन

(e) US $ 87.23 billion / यूएस $ 87.23 बिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. India recorded all-time high FDI inflow of $83.57 bn in 2021-22

As per the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India has recorded the highest-ever annual FDI inflow of USD 83.57 billion in 2021-22.

In 2020-21, the inflow stood at USD 81.97 billion. FDI equity inflow in manufacturing sectors has increased by 76% in 2021-22 (USD 21.34 bn) compared to 2020-21 ($12.09 billion).

In terms of top investor countries, Singapore is at the top with 27%, followed by the US (18%) and Mauritius (16%) during the last fiscal.

Among sectors, computer software and hardware attracted maximum inflows followed by the services sector and automobile industry.

Q.8. Which bank has entered into a share purchase agreement to sell its remaining 25% stake in Ageas Federal Life Insurance for Rs 580 crore?

किस बैंक ने एजेस फेडरल लाइफ इंश्योरेंस में अपनी शेष 25% हिस्सेदारी 580 करोड़ रुपये में बेचने के लिए एक शेयर खरीद समझौता किया है?

(a) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(b) IDBI Bank / आईडीबीआई बैंक

(c) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(d) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(e) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. IDBI Bank will sell 25% stake in Ageas Federal Life Insurance for Rs 580 crores

IDBI Bank has barged into a share purchase agreement to sell its remaining 25% stake in private sector life insurer Ageas Federal Life Insurance for Rs 580 crore.

It will help Ageas, one of the few foreign insurers to increase its stake in its Indian insurance joint venture to 74 percent after the government raised the FDI cap in the insurance sector.

The deal is scheduled to close in Q2FY23, pending regulatory approvals and the fulfilment of the share purchase agreement’s terms and conditions. Ageas, a European insurer, has already expanded its stake in the Indian insurer from 26% to 49% in December 2020.

The insurer’s name was changed from IDBI Federal Life Insurance to Ageas Federal Life Insurance as a result of this.

Ageas Insurance International now owns 49% of the private sector life insurer Ageas Federal Life Insurance, while Federal Bank owns 26%. Ageas Insurance International will increase its investment in the insurance company to 74% after purchasing IDBI Bank’s 25% interest.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at joint secretary level?

संयुक्त सचिव स्तर पर प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के नए निजी सचिव (PS) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Tarun Kapoor / तरुण कपूर

(b) Naresh Kumar / नरेश कुमार

(c) Vinay Mohan Kwatra / विनय मोहन क्वात्र

(d) Amir Subhani / अमीर सुभानी

(e) Vivek Kumar / विवेक कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. IFS Vivek Kumar appointed as new PS to Prime Minister Modi

The appointment committee of the cabinet has approved the appointment of Vivek Kumar as the Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at joint secretary level.

He will take over as PM Modi’s private secretary from Sanjeev Kumar Singla. Vivek Kumar is the director of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and is a 2004 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Kumar has joined the PMO as a deputy secretary in 2014.

He is a BTech in chemical engineering from IIT Bombay and has served in diplomatic positions in Russia and Australia. India’s Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Kumar Singla, is ready to take over.

Q.10. Name the Managing Director and CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank who has stepped down from his role.

इक्विटास स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक के प्रबंध निदेशक और सीईओ का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने अपनी भूमिका से इस्तीफा दे दिया 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.10.(b)

Exp. PN Vasudevan stepped down as MD & CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank

PN Vasudevan, Managing Director and CEO, Equitas Small Finance Bank headquartered at Chennai in Tamil Nādu, has decided to step down from his role in order to focus on the public charitable trust.

Concerned Bank Board shall be forming a Search Committee shortly to undertake the process of identifying a successor to become next Managing Director and CEO.

Till the successor is found, PN Vasuden would officiate as MD & CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank.

Small Finance Banks are the financial institutions which provide financial services to the unserved and unbanked region of the country. SFBs are registered as a public limited company under the Companies Act, 2013.

Q.11. Who has been awarded the Committed Leader Award at CII EXCON 2022 in Bengaluru for the efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace?

अधिक विविध, न्यायसंगत और समावेशी कार्यस्थल बनाने के प्रयासों के लिए बेंगलुरु में CII EXCON 2022 में प्रतिबद्ध नेता पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Ajay Piramal / अजय पीरामल

(b) Subhash Ola / सुभाष ओला

(c) Anjali Pandey / अंजलि पांडे

(d) Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi / बालकृष्ण विट्ठलदास दोशी

(e) Ardeshir B K Dubash / अर्देशिर बी के दुबाश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Anjali Pandey won CII EXCON Committed Leader Award

Anjali Pandey, Engines and Components Business Unit Leader at Cummins India has been awarded the Committed Leader Award at CII EXCON 2022 in Bengaluru for her efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

Cummins views Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) as a competitive advantage and hence it’s a business imperative.

Cummins India has taken active measures to increase its female representation over the past few years resulting in an increase in gender diversity ratio from 5 to 32 per cent over the last two decades, which is a significant achievement for a manufacturing organization.

Q.12. Which edition of the Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) has commenced in the northern Bay of Bengal and would continue between May 22 and 23?

भारतीय नौसेना-बांग्लादेश नेवी कोऑर्डिनेटेड पेट्रोल (CORPAT) का कौन सा संस्करण बंगाल की उत्तरी खाड़ी में शुरू हुआ है और 22 से 23 मई के बीच जारी रहेगा?

(a) 1st / पहला

(b) 2nd / दूसरा

(c) 3rd / तीसरा

(d) 4th / चौथा

(e) 5th / पाँचवा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. 4th India-Bangladesh Navy Bilateral CORPAT exercise commenced in Northern Bay of Bengal

The 4th edition of the Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) commenced. The patrolling drill commenced in the northern Bay of Bengal and would continue between May 22 and 23.

Both units will undertake joint patrolling along International Maritime Boundary Line. The last IN-BN CORPAT was conducted in October 2020.

Indian Navy’s indigenous warships, INS Kora and INS Sumedha along with Bangladesh Navy’s warships BNS Ali Haider and BNS Abu Ubaidah would touch the waters during patrolling. Maritime Patrol Aircraft of both navies will also undertake joint patrol along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) during CORPAT.

Q.13. Who has won the Spanish Grand Prix 2022 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya?

सर्किट डी बार्सिलोना-कैटालुन्या में स्पेनिश ग्रां प्री 2022 किसने जीता है?

(a) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(b) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेटेल

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

(e) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Max Verstappen won Spanish Grand Prix 2022

Formula One world champion, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Mexican Sergio Perez finished second, 13 seconds behind but with the consolation of a bonus point for fastest lap, after being told to let his teammate pass for a third victory in a row after Imola and Miami.

Britain’s George Russell came third for a revived Mercedes and after going wheel-to-wheel with Verstappen early on in a thrilling display of defensive driving as they battled for second place behind Leclerc.

Q.14. Which team has won its first-ever gold in Senior Nationals in the 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship 2022?

किस टीम ने 12वीं हॉकी इंडिया सीनियर महिला राष्ट्रीय चैंपियनशिप 2022 में सीनियर नेशनल में अपना पहला स्वर्ण पदक जीता है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Odisha won 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship title 2022

Odisha women’s team has won its first-ever gold in Senior Nationals as they defeat Karnataka 2-0 in the final of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship.

Earlier, Hockey Jharkhand defeated Hockey Haryana 3-2 in the third-fourth place match. The 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship was held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Punam Barla (34′) opened the scoring in the match in the third quarter as Odisha picked up the lead. Ashim Kanchan Barla (59′) sealed the game with a late goal as Odisha beat Karnataka 2-0 to claim the championship.

Q.15. Which football team has won 2021-22 Premier League Football championship?

किस फुटबॉल टीम ने 2021-22 प्रीमियर लीग फुटबॉल चैंपियनशिप जीती है?

(a) Bayern Munich / बेयर्न म्यूनिख

(b) Manchester City / मैनचेस्टर सिटी

(c) Aston Villa / एस्टन विला

(d) Barcelona / बार्सिलोना

(e) Real Madrid / रियल मैड्रिड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Manchester City won 2021-22 Premier League Football championship

Manchester City have been crowned 2021/22 Premier League champions their fourth title success in the last five seasons.

Manchester City win over Aston Villa in the final game of the season. In Manchester City’s 38 league matches this season, they have won 29, drawn six, and lost three, scoring 99 goals in the process.

Manchester City have now won four Premier League titles and eight major trophies under Pep Guardiola since his arrival in the summer of 2016.

Q.16. UN International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is observed on _______________________ every year.

प्रसूति फिस्टुला को समाप्त करने के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 23 May / 23 मई

(b) 24 May / 24 मई

(c) 25 May / 25 मई

(d) 26 May / 26 मई

(e) 27 May / 27 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. 23 May: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

UN International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is marked on 23rd May since 2013 to promote action towards treating and preventing obstetric fistula, a condition that affects many girls and women during childbirth in developing countries.

In 2003 the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its partners launched the global Campaign to End Fistula, a collaborative initiative to prevent fistula and restore the health of those affected by the condition. The day was officially recognised in 2012.

Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury, and a neglected public health and human rights issue.

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