Current Affairs Quiz 24th May 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 24th May 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which company has become the first Exploration and Production (E&P) company in India to trade domestic gas on Indian Gas Exchange?

भारतीय गैस विनिमय पर घरेलू गैस का व्यापार करने के लिए भारत में कौन सी कंपनी पहली अन्वेषण और उत्पादन (ईएंडपी) कंपनी बन गई है?

(a) GAIL India Limited / GAIL इंडिया लिमिटेड

(b) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(c) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(d) Reliance Industries / रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज

(e) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited / नेशनल थर्मल पावर कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. ONGC first Indian Exploration and Production firm to trade domestic gas on Indian Gas Exchange

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) has become the first Exploration and Production (E&P) company in India to trade domestic gas on Indian Gas Exchange.

The first online trade was made on 23 May 2022 by Anurag Sharma (ONGC Director (Onshore) In-charge Marketing) on India’s first automated national level Gas Exchange, IGX.

The gas exchanged came from the ONGC Krishna Godavari 98/2 block, but did not identify the quantity sold. ONGC has geared itself to reap the benefits of the liberalization of the gas price ecosystem in 2000-21.

Q.2. Which state/UT government has undertaken a unique initiative of using robots for extinguishing fires by inducting two robots in their firefighting fleet?

किस राज्य/यूटी सरकार ने अपने अग्निशमन बेड़े में दो रोबोटों को शामिल करके आग को बुझाने के लिए रोबोट का उपयोग करने की एक अनूठी पहल की है?

(a) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(b) Puducherry / पुदुचेरी

(c) Lakshadweep / लक्षद्वीप

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Ladakh / लद्दाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Delhi government inducted two robots in their firefighting fleet

Delhi Government has undertaken a unique initiative of using robots for extinguishing fires in the city.

By inducting the two robots into Delhi’s firefighting fleets, the fire fighters would be able to extinguish fires easily in narrow streets, warehouses, basements, stairs, forests and enter places like oil and chemical tankers and factories.

These remote-controlled firefighting robots will have greater accessibility to places and will be able to navigate narrow lanes, reach spaces inaccessible to humans and perform tasks too risky for people.

These robots will also be capable of releasing high water pressure at the rate of 2,400 litres per minute.

Q.3. Which state government has signed an MoU with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for the development of new and renewable energy projects in the state?

किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य में नई और नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा परियोजनाओं के विकास के लिए भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (BPCL) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Uttarakhand Govt signed MoU with BPCL for renewable energy projects

Uttarakhand Government signed an MoU with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for the development of new and renewable energy projects in the state.

The MoU intends to take forward Uttarakhand by balancing both in the field of renewable energy and ecological economy.

The MoU would lead to progress in the field of renewable energy, especially Solar Energy in the Hilly State. Along with this MoU, the investment procedures are simplified.

Q.4. Which state government has signed MoUs worth 30,000 crore rupees with 23 companies from different parts of the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos?

किस राज्य सरकार ने दावोस में वर्ल्ड इकोनॉमिक फोरम में दुनिया के विभिन्न हिस्सों की 23 कंपनियों के साथ 30,000 करोड़ रुपये के एमओयू पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Maharashtra signed MoUs worth Rs 30,000 crores with 23 companies at WEF in Davos

Maharashtra Government has signed MoUs worth 30,000 crore rupees with 23 companies from different parts of the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai and other ministers from Maharashtra Cabinet were in Davos to attract investment opportunities. More than 55% of investment would come from Singapore, Indonesia, USA, and Japan.

Microsoft will set up its Data Centre in Pune with an investment of 3,200 crore rupees.

Q.5. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), under the chairmanship of who among the following, has constituted a committee to review Customer Service Standards in RBI Regulated Entities (REs)?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (आरबीआई) ने निम्नलिखित में से किसकी अध्यक्षता में आरबीआई विनियमित संस्थाओं (आरई) में ग्राहक सेवा मानकों की समीक्षा के लिए एक समिति का गठन किया है?

(a) Sunil Bajpai / सुनील बाजपई

(b) Gurumoorthy Mahalingam / गुरुमूर्ति महालिंगम

(c) Navneet Munot / नवनीत मुनोट

(d) Pradeep Nandrajog / प्रदीप नंदराजोग

(e) B P Kanungo / बी पी कन्नुंगो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. RBI constituted committee to review customer service standards at banks, NBFCs; headed by B.P. Kanungo

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the chairmanship of Former Deputy Governor B.P. Kanungo has constituted a committee to review Customer Service Standards in RBI Regulated Entities (REs) and for examining and reviewing the state of customer service in the REs and adequacy of customer service regulations.

The mandate of the committee is also to suggest measures to improve customer service. The Committee will submit its report within three months from the date of its first meeting.

The members of the committee include A. K. Goel, Chairman IBA and MD & CEO, PNB; A. S. Ramasastri, former Director, IDRBT; Amitha Sehgal, Secretary, All India Bank Depositors Association (AIBDA); Rajeshri N. Varhadi, Professor, Department of Law, University of Mumbai and Anil Kumar Sharma, Executive Director, RBI.

Chief General Manager, Consumer Education and Protection Department, Central Office, Reserve Bank of India will be the member secretary of the Committee.

Q.6. Which bank has announced the launch of Real Time Xpress Credit on its internet banking platform, which allows eligible customers to get personal loans of up to ₹35 lakh?

किस बैंक ने अपने इंटरनेट बैंकिंग प्लेटफॉर्म पर रियल टाइम एक्सप्रेस क्रेडिट लॉन्च करने की घोषणा की है, जो पात्र ग्राहकों को 35 लाख रुपये तक का व्यक्तिगत ऋण प्राप्त करने की अनुमति देता है?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. SBI launched Real Time Xpress Credit on YONO platform

State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the launch of Real Time Xpress Credit on its YONO platform which allows eligible customers to get personal loans of up to ₹35 lakh.

It is a flagship personal loan product for salaried customers (Xpress Credit), now has a digital avatar and customers can now avail of it through YONO.

Under Real Time Xpress Credit, central, state government and defence salaried customers of SBI will no longer be required to visit the branch for availing a personal loan. It would be a 100% paperless and digital experience and an end-to-end eight step journey.

Q.7. Which bank has partnered with Retailio to launch a new range of co-branded credit cards primarily targeted at chemists and pharmacies in the merchant segment?

मर्चेंट सेगमेंट में मुख्य रूप से केमिस्ट और फार्मेसियों पर लक्षित सह-ब्रांडेड क्रेडिट कार्ड की एक नई श्रृंखला शुरू करने के लिए किस बैंक ने रिटेलियो के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(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.7.(a)

Exp. HDFC Bank and Retailio launched co-branded credit cards for chemists, pharmacies

HDFC Bank partnered with Retailio to launch a new range of co-branded credit cards primarily targeted at chemists and pharmacies in the merchant segment.

Retailio is the country’s largest B2B pharma marketplace. The co-branded credit card offers up to 50 days of Interest-free credit period, cashbacks on tax payments, reward points, and 5% Cashback on all Business essentials.

The card also offers no-cost and low-cost EMI options for all customers on their credit card along with term loan eligibility for business purposes.

Q.8. Which company has launched ‘Loan Against Shares’, an end-to-end integrated digital financial offering?

किस कंपनी ने एंड-टू-एंड एकीकृत डिजिटल वित्तीय पेशकश शेयरों पर ऋणलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Mahindra Finance / महिंद्रा फाइनेंस

(b) HDB Financial Services / HDB वित्तीय सेवाएं

(c) Tata Capital / टाटा कैपिटल

(d) Bajaj Finserv / बजाज फिनसर्व

(e) IDFC FIRST Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Tata Capital introduced digital loan against shares facility

Tata Capital Ltd has launched ‘Loan Against Shares’ an end-to-end integrated digital financial offering.

Customers can avail loans up to ₹5 crores by simply pledging their dematerialised shares online, facilitated by NSDL.

The entire process, after the required approvals by the respective Depository Participant, is completed in the same day.

The loan amount is customized based on the value of shares in the portfolio of the customer, as per the statement shared by the firm.

Q.9. Who among the following has been appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे दिल्ली का उपराज्यपाल नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajnish Kumar / रजनीश कुमार

(b) Sanjiv Mehta / संजीव मेहता

(c) Sanjay Bandopadhyay / संजय बंदोपाध्याय

(d) Vinai Kumar Saxena / विनय कुमार सक्सेना

(e) Dileep Sanghani / दिलीप संघानी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Vinai Kumar Saxena appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind accepted Anil Baijal’s resignation and appointed Vinai Kumar Saxena as the next Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

On May 18, Baijal had put in his papers citing personal reasons. The 1969-batch IAS officer was appointed as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of the Union territory in December 2016 after the sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung.

Born on March 23, 1958, Saxena is currently the chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). He was appointed in the post in 2015.

Q.10. Who has been awarded the Sangita Kalanidhi award for the year 2021 by Music Academy?

संगीत अकादमी द्वारा वर्ष 2021 के लिए संगीत कलानिधि पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Neyveli R Santanagopalan / नेवेली आर संतानागोपालन

(b) Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam / तिरुवरुर भक्षकोत्सलम

(c) Lalgudi GJR Krishnan / लालगुड़ी गज्र कृष्णन

(d) Vijayalakshmi / विजयालक्ष्मी

(e) Both c & d / दोनों सी एंड डी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Music Academy announced Sangita Kalanidhi awards 2020-22

Music Academy has announced the Sangita Kalanidhi and other awards for various artistes from the years 2020-22.

The Sangita Kalanidhi award will be given to: Renowned vocalist Neyveli R Santanagopalan (2020), eminent mridangam artiste Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam (2021) and violin duo Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi (2022).

The Music academy also announced other awards including Nritya Kalanidhi for three recipients in the dance segment. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin will give away the awards at a ceremony later.

Q.11. Name the Union Minister of State (IC) Ministry of Science and Technology who has launched Single National Portal ‘BioRRAP’ for Biotech researchers and Start-ups.

विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय के केंद्रीय राज्य मंत्री (आईसी) का नाम बताइए, जिन्होंने बायोटेक शोधकर्ताओं और स्टार्ट-अप के लिए एकल राष्ट्रीय पोर्टल बायोरैपलॉन्च किया है।

(a) Rao Inderjit Singh / राव इन्द्रजीत सिंह

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Jitendra Singh / जीतेन्द्र सिंह

(e) Prahlad Singh Patel / प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Dr Jitendra Singh launched single national portal ‘BioRRAP’ for Biotech researchers and Start-Ups

Union Minister of State (IC) Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh has launched Single National Portal for Biotech researchers and Start-ups.

The Biological Research Regulatory Approval Portal (BioRRAP) will cater to all those seeking regulatory approval for biological research & development activity in the country.

The Portal will also allow stakeholders to see the approvals accorded against a particular application through a unique BioRRAP ID. India will figure among the top 5 countries of the world by 2025 in Global Bio-manufacturing Hub.

Q.12. Which state’s hockey team has won the Hockey India sub-junior women’s national championship 2022 in Imphal?

किस राज्य की हॉकी टीम ने इम्फाल में हॉकी इंडिया सब-जूनियर महिला राष्ट्रीय चैंपियनशिप 2022 जीती है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Haryana won Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship in Imphal

Haryana Hockey team has emerged as the winners of the Hockey India sub-junior women’s national championship 2022 after defeating Hockey Jharkhand by 2-0 in the final in Imphal.

Uttar Pradesh Hockey has defeated Madhya Pradesh Hockey by 3-0 to secure third place in the tournament.

Pushpanjali Sonkar, Manisha Patel, and Purnima Yadav scored a goal each to help Uttar Pradesh Hockey seal third place in the competition for the second consecutive time.

Q.13. On which date, World Turtle Day is observed every year?

विश्व कछुआ दिवस हर साल किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 22 May / 22 मई

(b) 23 May / 23 मई

(c) 24 May / 24 मई

(d) 25 May / 25 मई

(e) 26 May / 26 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. 23 May: World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day is observed on May 23 every year by American Tortoise Rescue, a non-profit organization.

The day is celebrated to raise awareness among people to protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. Tortoises and turtles play an important role in the ecological design of Earth.

American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a non-profit organisation was established in 1990 and it started marking World Turtle Day in 2001. This is the 22nd International World Turtle Day that they are celebrating.

Theme 2022: “Shellebrate”.

Q.14. In India, Commonwealth Day is celebrated on __________________.

भारत में, राष्ट्रमंडल दिवस ___________ 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.14.(b)

Exp. 24 May 2022: Indian Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day is traditionally commemorated on the second Monday of March in most of the 54 countries of the Commonwealth, with the British queen delivering a speech on the radio. However, India and a few other countries celebrate it on May 24.

Commonwealth Day was earlier known as Empire Day. Empire Day was first observed in 1901, following the death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901. The inaugural Empire Day was observed on May 24, 1902, the late Queen’s birth anniversary.

Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day in 1958. In 1973, the Royal Commonwealth Society proposed the day be changed, and the second Monday in March was selected by the Commonwealth Secretariat as the observance day.

Theme 2022: ‘Delivering a Common Future’

Q.15. 8th International Day of Yoga will be celebrated in ______________________ on 21 June 2022.

8वां अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस 21 जून 2022 को ______________ में मनाया जाएगा।

(a) Mysuru, Karnataka / मैसूर, कर्नाटक

(b) Jamnagar, Gujarat / जामनगर, गुजरात

(c) Rourkela, Odisha / राउरकेला, ओडिशा

(d) Thrissur, Kerala / त्रिशूर, केरल

(e) Siliguri, West Bengal / सिलीगुड़ी, पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. 8th International Day of Yoga will be celebrated in Mysuru, Karnataka on 21 June

Union Ministry of Ayush has confirmed the observance of the 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 at Mysuru city, which is known as the cultural capital and major historic destination of Karnataka state.

The Ministry of Ayush has written to the Chief Secretary of Karnataka P. Ravikumar regarding the matter and directed him to issue necessary directions to all the concerned to make arrangements for the successful organisation of the main event of IDY-2022.

As the upcoming 8th IDY is falling in the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ year, this Ministry plans to observe IDY at 75 iconic sites across the country.

Q.16. Shivaji Patnaik passed away recently. He was a/an ___________________________.

शिवाजी पटनायक का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ______________________ थे।

(a) Poet / कवि

(b) Choreographer / कोरियोग्राफर

(c) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(d) Director / निर्देशक

(e) Musician / संगीतकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. Veteran Communist leader Shivaji Patnaik passed away

Veteran Communist leader and three-time Member of Parliament Shivaji Patnaik passed away. He was 93.

Shivaji Patnaik is lauded as the founder of CPI (Marxist) in Odisha. Born on August 10, 1930, the veteran leader had joined the State student’s movement at the age of 17 when he was studying in Ravenshaw College.

Patnaik had a crucial role in the formation of CPI(M) when the Communist party faced division in 1964. He remained the party secretary from 1971 to 1990. He was also elected to the Central Committee of the party.

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