Current Affairs Quiz 24th February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. The PM CARES for Children Scheme has been extended by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India till February 28, 2022. The PM CARES for Children Scheme was announced by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on __________________________.

पीएम केयर्स फॉर चिल्ड्रन योजना को भारत सरकार के महिला और बाल विकास मंत्रालय द्वारा 28 फरवरी, 2022 तक बढ़ा दिया गया है। पीएम केयर्स फॉर चिल्ड्रन योजना की घोषणा भारत के प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा ___________________ को की गई थी।

(a) April 24, 2020 / 24 अप्रैल, 2020

(b) November 11, 2020 / 11 नवंबर, 2020

(c) January 31, 2021 / 31 जनवरी, 2021

(d) May 29, 2021 / 29 मई, 2021

(e) August 2, 2021 / 2 अगस्त, 2021

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Centre extended PM CARES for Children scheme till 28th Feb 2022

The PM Cares for Children Scheme has been extended by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India till February 28, 2022.

Previously, the scheme was applicable till December 31, 2021. A letter has been written in this respect to all Principal Secretaries/ Secretaries, Women and Child Development, Social Justice & Empowerment Departments of all States and UTs, with a copy to all District Magistrates/District Collectors.

To be eligible for the scheme, the child must be under the age of 18 at the time of their parents’ death, to be considered eligible for payments under this plan. Those who are eligible can now be registered in the PM CARES for Children Scheme until February 28, 2022 via the website.

The PM CARES for Children Scheme on May 29, 2021 was announced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for the children who have lost the parents or legal guardians, adoptive parents, or surviving parents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic onset on March 11, 2020.

The scheme intends to assist these children by providing them the long-term comprehensive care and protection, through a convergent strategy, gap financing for education and health, a monthly stipend begins at the age of 18, and prepare them for self-sufficiency with financial assistance of lump sum payment of Rs. 10 lakhs once they reach the age of 23.

Q.2. Which state government will launch a 4-year mentorship programme “Project Arohan”, to mentor the students of state and to hone their skills?

राज्य के छात्रों को सलाह देने और उनके कौशल को सुधारने के लिए कौन सी राज्य सरकार 4 साल का परामर्श कार्यक्रम प्रोजेक्ट आरोहणशुरू करेगी?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Assam govt launched “Project Arohan” to hone student’s skills

The government of Assam is set to launch a 4-year mentorship programme “Project Arohan”, to mentor the students of Assam and to hone their skills.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, met with Anita Rajan, Chief Executive officer of Tata STRIVE, the skill development initiative of Tata Trusts, to seek cooperation for Project Arohan.

Q.3. Home Ministry has declared Delhi headquarters of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd (SPMCIL) as a ‘prohibited place’ under Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act, 1923. SPMCIL was incorporated in __________________.

गृह मंत्रालय ने आधिकारिक गोपनीयता अधिनियम, 1923 की धारा 2 के तहत सिक्योरिटी प्रिंटिंग एंड मिंटिंग कॉरपोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया लिमिटेड (SPMCIL) के दिल्ली मुख्यालय को निषिद्ध स्थानघोषित किया है। SPMCIL का गठन ________________ में किया गया था।

(a) 1999

(b) 2002

(c) 2004

(d) 2006

(e) 2008

Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Delhi headquarters declared a prohibited place

Answer & Explanation
Home Ministry has declared Delhi headquarters of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd. (SPMCIL) as a ‘prohibited place’ under Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act, 1923.

This prevents the entry of unauthorized persons into it. It is the only currency and bank notes manufacturer of India, that printed new series of notes of denomination ₹2,000 and ₹500 in 2016.

SPMCIL is a government printing and minting agency, which was incorporated in 2006.

Q.4. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved Rs ____________________ project for cleaning up rivers Mula, Mutha and Mula-Mutha (confluence of both rivers) of Pune Municipal Corporation area.

जापान इंटरनेशनल कोऑपरेशन एजेंसी (JICA) ने पुणे नगर निगम क्षेत्र की मुला, मुथा और मुलामुथा (दोनों नदियों का संगम) नदियों की सफाई के लिए _________________ रुपये की परियोजना को मंजूरी दी है।

(a) Rs 1000 crores / 1000 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 1810 crores / 1810 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 2000 crores / 2000 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 3020 crores / 3020 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 4100 crores / 4100 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. JICA approved Rs 1,000 crores river clean-up project in Pune

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) approved the tender for cleaning up rivers Mula, Mutha and Mula-Mutha (confluence of both rivers) of Pune Municipal Corporation area.

The project will cost around Rs 1,000 crores for pollution abatement of rivers. The Mula and Mutha are the most polluted city Pune, which later meets Krishna River in Western Ghats and finally empties into the Bay of Bengal.

Aim: To improve the water quality by augmenting sewage collection systems, sewage treatment facilities and improving sanitation in Pune Municipal Corporation area.

Q.5. Minister of State for Culture & External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi has released signature tune for ‘Vande Bharatam’. The tune is composed by _____________________.

संस्कृति और विदेश राज्य मंत्री मीनाक्षी लेखी ने वंदे भारतमके लिए सिग्नेचर ट्यून जारी किया है। धुन _____________ द्वारा रचित है।

(a) Ricky Kej / रिकी केज

(b) Bickram Ghosh / बिक्रम घोष

(c) A R Rahman / ए आर रहमान

(d) Mohit Chauhan / मोहित चौहान

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Minister of State for Culture released signature tune of ‘Vande Bharatam’ composed by Ricky Kej and Bickram Ghosh

Minister of State for Culture & External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi has released signature tune for ‘Vande Bharatam’.

The tune is composed by Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej and Oscar contender Bickram Ghosh. It was produced for Vande Bharatam, Nritya Utsav of Ministry of Culture presented at Rajpath, New Delhi for Republic Day event 2022.

It was followed by the fascinating live performance by composers of Vande Bharatam song Ricky Kej and Bikram Ghosh.

Q.6. Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh has launched Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAYG) Dashboard for stringent monitoring of the implementation of the scheme. PMAY-G was rolled out in April 2016, with the objective of providing “Housing to All” by _________________.

केंद्रीय ग्रामीण विकास और पंचायती राज मंत्री, गिरिराज सिंह ने योजना के कार्यान्वयन की कड़ी निगरानी के लिए प्रधान मंत्री आवास योजना ग्रामीण (PMAYG) डैशबोर्ड लॉन्च किया है। PMAY-G को अप्रैल 2016 में ___________________ तक सभी को आवासप्रदान करने के उद्देश्य से शुरू किया गया था।

(a) 2022

(b) 2023

(c) 2024

(d) 2025

(e) 2026

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Giriraj Singh launched Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAYG) Dashboard

Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh has launched Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAYG) Dashboard for stringent monitoring of the implementation of the scheme.

It will be used by the Stakeholders of PMAYG for monitoring and managerial purpose. It will provide complete transparency in the implementation of the scheme and should reach from the Sarpanchs of villages to the Members of Parliament of constituencies.

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) was rolled out in April 2016, with the objective of providing “Housing to All” by 2024. The scheme seeks to complete 2.95 crore PMAY-G houses with all basic amenities. As of now, a total of 1.73 crores PMAY-G houses have been completed out of allocated cumulative target of 2.62 crore houses.

Q.7. The Indian Institute of Technology will establish its first branch outside India in ________________.

भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान ___________ में भारत के बाहर अपनी पहली शाखा स्थापित करेगा।

(a) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(b) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(c) Uruguay / उरुग्वे

(d) Egypt / मिस्र

(e) Turkey / तुर्की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. India will set up its first IIT outside the country in UAE

The Indian Institute of Technology will establish its first branch outside India in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of the India-UAE trade deal signed.

The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed between the UAE and India will usher in a new phase of joint strategic cooperation in all sectors. The two nations will also set up an India-UAE cultural council to facilitate and promote cultural projects, cross-cultural exchanges and exhibitions.

The two countries and realising the need to establish world-class institutions that encourage and support innovation and technological progress, the leaders agreed to establish an Indian Institute of Technology in the United Arab Emirates.

The agreement was signed after a virtual summit held with an agenda to boost trade and investments between both countries and usher in a new era of economic progress.

Q.8. Adani Group has signed a non-binding MoU with Which country’s Ballard Power Systems to evaluate a joint investment case for the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cells in mobility and industrial applications in India?

अदानी समूह ने भारत में गतिशीलता और औद्योगिक अनुप्रयोगों में हाइड्रोजन ईंधन कोशिकाओं के व्यावसायीकरण के लिए एक संयुक्त निवेश मामले का मूल्यांकन करने के लिए किस देश के बैलार्ड पावर सिस्टम्स के साथ एक गैरबाध्यकारी समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) Canada / कनाडा

(d) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(e) Vietnam / वियतनाम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Adani Group tied up with Ballard Power Systems for commercialisation of Hydrogen Fuel Cells in India

Adani Group, an Indian multinational conglomerate, has signed a non-binding MoU with Canada’s Nasdaq-listed Ballard Power Systems a global leader in fuel cell technology, to evaluate a joint investment case for the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cells in mobility and industrial applications in India.

Adani Group partners with Ballard to create a shared fuel cell ecosystem in India. Under this MoU, Adani Group and Ballard will examine the options to cooperate, including potential collaboration for fuel cell manufacturing in India.

The efforts taken under this MoU will be coordinated by Adani New Industries Ltd (ANIL), the newly formed subsidiary of Adani Enterprises. ANIL is focused on the generation of green hydrogen, green electricity generation, manufacture of electrolysers and wind turbines.

Q.9. Which bank has partnered with Indore Clean Energy Private Limited (ICEPL) to fund the conversion process of 550 tonnes/day of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into Compressed Biogas at the Gobar-Dhan plant in Indore, Madhya Pradesh?

मध्य प्रदेश के इंदौर में गोबरधन संयंत्र में 550 टन / दिन म्यूनिसिपल सॉलिड वेस्ट (MSW) को कंप्रेस्ड बायोगैस में बदलने की प्रक्रिया के लिए किस बैंक ने इंदौर क्लीन एनर्जी प्राइवेट लिमिटेड (ICEPL) के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. HDFC Bank collaborated with ICEPL to finance Asia’s largest Bio-CNG plant ‘Gobar-Dhan’

HDFC Bank has partnered with Indore Clean Energy Private Limited (ICEPL) to fund the conversion process of 550 tonnes/day of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into Compressed Biogas at the Gobar-Dhan plant, the largest Bio-CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) plant in Asia located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

This is the largest waste to energy project funded by HDFC Bank under its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) commitments to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change and make the bank carbon neutral by 2031-2032.

The plant is expected to treat 50% of municipal waste generated in Indore City and convert to 100% green products (biogas and manure).

ICEPL is promoted by Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF), which is the largest climate impact fund in India with investors like National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) & Government of UK.

Q.10. Which Life Insurance Company will reclassify BNP Paribas Cardif, holding 0.2% share capital, from the promoter and promoter group category to public category?

कौन सी जीवन बीमा कंपनी बीएनपी पारिबा कार्डिफ को प्रमोटर और प्रमोटर समूह श्रेणी से सार्वजनिक श्रेणी में पुनर्वर्गीकृत करेगी, जिसके पास 0.2 प्रतिशत शेयर पूंजी है?

(a) HDFC Life Insurance / HDFC लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(b) Max Life Insurance / मैक्स लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(c) ICICI Prudential Life insurance / आईसीआईसीआई प्रूडेंशियल लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(d) SBI Life Insurance / SBI लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(e) Religare Health Insurance / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. SBI Life Insurance to reclassify BNP Paribas Cardif as non-promoter

SBI Life Insurance Company (SBI Life) said its promoter BNP Paribas Cardif, holding 0.2 per cent share capital, has requested to be reclassified as a public shareholder.

The company has received request from BNP Paribas Cardif, one of the promoters of the company, holding 0.20 per cent of the paid-up share capital of the company, for reclassifying its shareholding in the company from the promoter and promoter group category to public category.

As per SEBI guidelines, a promoter or promoter group seeking reclassification should not hold more than 10 per cent of the voting rights in the company.

Q.11. Which of the following company has acquired 0.085% additional stakes of Capri Global Capital Ltd (CGCL) through market purchase and increased its stake in CGCL from 4.959% to 5.044%?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने बाजार खरीद के माध्यम से कैपरी ग्लोबल कैपिटल लिमिटेड (सीजीसीएल) के 0.085% अतिरिक्त हिस्सेदारी का अधिग्रहण किया है और सीजीसीएल में अपनी हिस्सेदारी 4.959% से बढ़ाकर 5.044% कर दी है?

(a) United India Insurance Company Limited / यूनाइटेड इंडिया इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(b) New India Assurance Company Limited / न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(c) Life Insurance Corporation of India / भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम

(d) National Insurance Company Limited / नेशनल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(e) Oriental Insurance Company Limited / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. LIC acquired additional stake of 0.085% in Capri Global Capital

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has acquired 0.085% additional stakes of Capri Global Capital Ltd (CGCL) through market purchase and increased its stake in CGCL from 4.959% to 5.044%.

CGCL is a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE).

LIC has acquired 150000 shares (0.085%) carrying voting rights. Following the acquisition, LIC holds an equity share capital of 35,11,96,210.

Q.12. According to the estimates released by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell, under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural gas, India’s fuel demand is likely to grow ____________ in FY23.

पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्रालय के तहत पेट्रोलियम योजना और विश्लेषण प्रकोष्ठ द्वारा जारी अनुमानों के अनुसार, वित्त वर्ष 2023 में भारत की ईंधन की मांग _________ बढ़ने की संभावना है।

(a) 1.4%

(b) 2.3%

(c) 3.4%

(d) 4.1%

(e) 5.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. India’s fuel demand expected to grow at 5.5% in FY23

According to the estimates released by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell, under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural gas, India’s fuel demand is likely to grow 5.5 percent in FY23.

According to government estimates India’s fuel consumption (especially oil demand) in FY23 could rise to 214.5 million tons (MT) from the revised estimates of 203.3 MT for FY22.

In 2019-20, India had consumed 214.1 MT of petroleum products such as petrol, diesel and LPG.

FY22 (April-December 2021): Demand for petroleum products grew by 4.9 percent in FY22 (April-December 2021). Fuel consumption was 148.3 MT during the same period.

Q.13. India Ratings has projected India’s GDP growth for 2021-22 at _______________.

इंडिया रेटिंग्स ने 2021-22 के लिए भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान ___________ पर लगाया है।

(a) 6.9%

(b) 7.5%

(c) 8.6%

(d) 9.8%

(e) 10.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. India Ratings projected GDP growth at 8.6% for FY22

India Ratings has revised downwards its GDP growth forecast for 2021-22 to 8.6 per cent from the consensus 9.2 per cent projected earlier.

According to an India rating analysis, National Statistical Organisation (NSO) is likely to peg the FY22 real gross domestic product growth at Rs 147.2 lakh crore. This translates into a GDP growth rate of 8.6 per cent, down from the 9.2% forecast in the first advance estimate released on January 7, 2022.

The major reason for the likely downward revision is the upward revision of FY21 GDP to Rs 135.6 lakh crore in the first revised estimate of national income for FY21, which was released on January 31, 2022.

Q.14. Who among the following has been inducted as a full-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे प्रधान मंत्री (ईएसीपीएम) की आर्थिक सलाहकार परिषद के पूर्णकालिक सदस्य के रूप में शामिल किया गया है?

(a) H R Nagendra / एच आर नागेंद्र

(b) Sanjeev Sanyal / संजीव सान्याल

(c) Bibek Debroy / बिबेक देबरॉय

(d) Sudarshan Sen / सुदर्शन सेन

(e) Ashok Kumar Tandon / अशोक कुमार टंडन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Sanjeev Sanyal inducted as full-time member of Economic Advisory Council to PM

Finance Ministry’s Principal Economic Advisor, Sanjeev Sanyal has been inducted as a full-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), the panel’s chairman Bibek Debroy announced.

The appointment is for a tenure of two years. He had advised the finance ministry to devise economic policies during the pandemic. The EAC-PM is an independent body constituted by the Union government to advise the prime minister on economic matters.

The veteran economist has been working with the financial markets since the 1990s and his induction to the EAC-PM is likely to help the top economic advisory body. Sanyal was appointed as Finance Ministry’s principal economic adviser in February 2017 and was earlier the managing director at Deutsche Bank.

Q.15. Indian Air Force will participate in multi-nation air exercise titled as ‘Exercise Cobra Warrior 22’ in _______________.

भारतीय वायु सेना ___________ में व्यायाम कोबरा योद्धा 22नामक बहुराष्ट्र वायु अभ्यास में भाग लेगी।

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(e) Italy / इटली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Indian Air Force will participate in ‘Exercise Cobra Warrior 22’ in UK

Indian Air Force will participate in multi-nation air exercise titled as ‘Exercise Cobra Warrior 22’ at Waddington, UK. It will be held from 6th to 27th March 2022.

IAF Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will participate in the exercise along with fighter aircraft of UK and other Air Forces. Cobra Warrior is the largest annual exercises conducted by UK’s Royal Air Force.

Aim: Providing operational exposure and share best practices amongst Air Forces, enhancing combat capability and forging friendship bond.

India will be participating in the exercise for the first time. Other countries participating are the United Kingdom, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria.

Q.16. Central Excise Day is observed in India on ___________ every year.

भारत में हर साल ___________ को केंद्रीय उत्पाद शुल्क दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 24 February / 24 फरवरी

(b) 25 February / 25 फरवरी

(c) 26 February / 26 फरवरी

(d) 27 February / 27 फरवरी

(e) 28 February / 28 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. 24 February: Central Excise Day

Central Excise Day of India is celebrated every year on February 24. The day is being celebrated to honour the service of the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country.

The day is celebrated to commemorate the legislation of the Central Excise and Salt act on 24 February 1944.

In India, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is responsible for administering Customs, Goods, and Service Tax (GST), Central Excise, Service Tax, and Narcotics in India.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs is formerly known as the Central Board of Excise and Customs. The Customs and Central Excise/ Central GST department was established to administer customs laws.

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