Current Affairs Quiz 25th January 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 25th January 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a grand statue of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chand Bose in ______________________.

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने ______________ में प्रतिष्ठित स्वतंत्रता सेनानी नेताजी सुभाष चंद बोस की एक भव्य प्रतिमा का अनावरण किया है।

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Vadodara / वड़ोदरा

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Surat / सूरत

(e) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grand hologram statue installed at India Gate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a grand statue of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chand Bose at India Gate, New Delhi. The size of the hologram statue is 28 feet in height and 6 feet in width.

A grand statue, which will be made of granite, will replace the hologram statue once it is completed. The statue is being installed on the 125th birth anniversary as a tribute to the immense contribution of Netaji in the country’s freedom struggle and would be a symbol of the country’s indebtedness to him.

Q.2. Which of the following state has got first-of-its-kind State-level bird atlas in India?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य को भारत में अपनी तरह का पहला राज्य स्तरीय पक्षी एटलस मिला है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Kerala got its first ever scientific bird atlas

Kerala Bird Atlas (KBA), first-of-its-kind State-level bird atlas in India, has created solid baseline data about distribution and abundance of bird species across all major habitats, giving an impetus to futuristic studies

It is being conducted as a citizen science-driven exercise with participation of over 1,000 volunteers of the birdwatching community KBA has been prepared based on systematic surveys held twice over 60 days year.

Q.3. Armen Sarkissian has recently resigned from the post of president of which of the following country?

आर्मेन सरकिसियन ने हाल ही में निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के राष्ट्रपति पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया है?

(a) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

(b) Georgia / जॉर्जिया

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) Armenia / अर्मेनिआ

(e) Turkmenistan / तुर्कमेनिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian resigned

The President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian has resigned from his presidential position because his office was unable to influence policy during times of national crisis. He became President in 2018.

Armenia’s political crisis followed the war between Armenia and its rival Azerbaijan for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Armen Sarkissian served as prime minister between 1996 and 1997. He was Armenia’s ambassador to the UK when he was elected president in March 2018.

Q.4. Union Agriculture Ministry has amended guidelines of Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) to provide 40-100% subsidy until March 2023 in purchasing drones for farm mechanization. Under which, Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institutes, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and State Agriculture Universities are entitled to receive ____________________________ subsidy.

केंद्रीय कृषि मंत्रालय ने कृषि मशीनीकरण पर उपमिशन (एसएमएएम) के दिशानिर्देशों में संशोधन किया है ताकि कृषि मशीनीकरण के लिए ड्रोन खरीदने में मार्च 2023 तक 40-100% सब्सिडी प्रदान की जा सके। जिसके तहत, कृषि मशीनरी प्रशिक्षण और परीक्षण संस्थान, भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद (ICAR) संस्थान, कृषि विज्ञान केंद्र और राज्य कृषि विश्वविद्यालय ____________________________ सब्सिडी प्राप्त करने के हकदार हैं।

(a) 40%

(b) 50%

(c) 60%

(d) 80%

(e) 100%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Centre announced 40-100% subsidy to popularize drone in agriculture

Union Agriculture Ministry has amended guidelines of Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) to provide 40-100% subsidy until March 2023 in purchasing drones for farm mechanization.

After amendment, grant for the purchase of drones up to 100% of the cost of agriculture drones or ₹10 lakhs, whichever is less, can be given.

Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institutes, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and State Agriculture Universities are entitled to receive 100% subsidy (Rs 10 lakh maximum).

Agriculture graduates establishing Custom Hiring Centers (CHCs) are entitled to receive 50% subsidy (up to Rs 5 lakh).

Existing CHCs or new ones, already or to be set up by a cooperative society of farmers, farmer producers organizations (FPOs) and rural entrepreneurs are entitled to receive 40% subsidy (maximum Rs 4 lakh).

Q.5. Ministry of New and Renewable Ministry (MNRE) has announced to infuse ____________________ in Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for financing renewable energy capacity.

नवीन और नवीकरणीय मंत्रालय (MNRE) ने अक्षय ऊर्जा क्षमता के वित्तपोषण के लिए भारतीय सौर ऊर्जा निगम (SECI) में _____________ का निवेश करने की घोषणा की है।

(a) Rs 1000 crores / 1000 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 2000 crores / 2000 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 2500 crores / 2500 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 3000 crores / 3000 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 3100 crores / 3100 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. MNRE announced to infuse ₹1,000 crore in SECI for financing renewable energy capacity

Ministry of New and Renewable Ministry (MNRE) has announced to infuse ₹1,000 crores in Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

It has been done to enhance the capital asset base of SECI. As per present RBI norms, agency can extend loans on 20% of its net worth.

With infusion of Rs 1000 crores in SECI its network will increase and hence it can extend more loans. With this additional capital infusion, the government aims at financing renewable energy capacity of 3,300 MW.

Q.6. World Bank has approved a loan of ______________________ to the government of West Bengal to support its effort towards social protection service access to the poor and vulnerable groups.

विश्व बैंक ने गरीब और कमजोर समूहों के लिए सामाजिक सुरक्षा सेवा की पहुंच के लिए अपने प्रयास का समर्थन करने के लिए पश्चिम बंगाल सरकार को ______________ के ऋण को मंजूरी दी है।

(a) USD 125 million / 125 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(b) USD 230 million / 230 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(c) USD 350 million / 350 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(d) USD 430 million / 430 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(e) USD 560 million / 560 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. World Bank approved USD 125 million loan to West Bengal for social protection services

The World Bank has approved a loan of USD 125 million (around Rs 1,000 crore) to the government of West Bengal to support its effort towards social protection service access to the poor and vulnerable groups.

The loan will be sanctioned under the ‘WB Building State Capability for Inclusive Social Protection’ operation which will strengthen the access to social assistance and targeted service for poor and vulnerable groups.

The WB government has been running a ‘government at your doorstep’ initiative named ‘Duare Sarkar’, the programme which offers several government schemes’ benefits at the ‘doorstep’.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of GoodDot?

गुडडॉट के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

(b) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(c) Farhan Akhtar / फरहान अख्तर

(d) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Neeraj Chopra appointed as the brand ambassador of GoodDot

Plant-based meat company GoodDot has roped in Neeraj Chopra as its brand ambassador. With this association, the company wants to create awareness about the new category of plant-based meats.

It also wants to send out a message that small changes in lifestyle and food choices can go a long way in making the world a better place.

The company provides alternatives to mutton, chicken and eggs and is a Direct-to-consumer (D2C) player so far and sells also through online marketplaces like Amazon, Flipkart, etc.

Q.8. PM Modi has conferred 29 Children with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. ______________.

पीएम मोदी ने 29 बच्चों को प्रधान मंत्री राष्ट्रीय बाल पुरस्कार 2022 से सम्मानित किया है। इस पुरस्कार में _______ रुपये का नकद पुरस्कार दिया जाता है।

(a) Rs 1 lakh / 1 लाख रु

(b) Rs 1.5 lakh / 1.5 लाख रु

(c) Rs 2 lakh / 2 लाख रु

(d) Rs 2.5 lakh / 2.5 लाख रु

(e) Rs 5 lakh / 5 लाख रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. PM conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022 on 29 Children

PM Modi has conferred 29 Children with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022, from all regions of the country for their exceptional achievements.

The PMRBP award is given by the Government of India to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments in 6 categories i.e., Innovation (7), Social Service (4), Scholastic (1), Sports (8), Art & Culture (6) and Bravery (3).

Digital certificates were given to winners of PMRBP 2021 and 2022 using Block Chain-driven technology developed by IIT Kanpur under National Blockchain Project.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/-.

Q.9. Which language drama film “Koozhangal” has won the best film award in the Asian Film Competition category at the 20th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) 2022?

20वें ढाका अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव (DIFF) 2022 में एशियाई फिल्म प्रतियोगिता श्रेणी में किस भाषा की ड्रामा फिल्म कूझंगलने सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्म का पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Telugu / तेलुगू

(b) Kannada / कन्नड़

(c) Tamil / तमिल

(d) Konkani / कोंकणी

(e) Malayalam / मलयालम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Koozhangal won best film award at 20th Dhaka International Film Festival

P S Vinothraj directed film Koozhangal (Tamil) from India won the best film award in the Asian Film Competition category at the 20th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Apart from this, four more Indian movies were included among 17 awards.

Best actor award: Jayasurya for Ranjith Sankar-directed film Sunny.

Best Script Writer Award: Indranil Roychowdhury and Sugata Sinha for India-Bangladesh film Mayar Jonjal.

Special audience award was given to Aimee Baruah Directed film Semkhor.

Q.10. Who among the following has won the “Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy” for “ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year” at 17th International Cricket Council Awards for the year 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने वर्ष 2021 के 17वें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद पुरस्कारों में आईसीसी महिला क्रिकेटर ऑफ द ईयरके लिए राचेल हेहो फ्लिंट ट्रॉफीजीती है?

(a) Harmanpreet Kaur / हरमनप्रीत कौर

(b) Lizelle Lee / लिज़ेल ली

(c) Tammy Beaumont / टैमी ब्यूमोंट

(d) Smriti Mandhana / स्मृति मंधाना

(e) Fatima Sana / फातिमा सना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. International Cricket Council Awards 2021 announced

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the winners of the 17th edition of ICC Awards for the year 2021 to recognise and honour the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months, between January 01, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

Notably, these awards honour players for their performances for their respective national side in a year.

Winners:

ICC Umpire of the Year: Marais Erasmus

ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Tammy Beaumont (England)

ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Janneman Malan (South Africa)

ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Fatima Sana (Pakistan)

ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Zeeshan Maqsood (Oman)

ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year: Andrea-Mae Zepeda (Austria)

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Babar Azam (Pakistan)

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Lizelle Lee (South Africa)

ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year: Joe Root (England)

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Smriti Mandhana (India)

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

Q.11. Which of the following organization will hold 12-day maritime drills ‘Neptune Strike ’22’ in the Mediterranean Sea?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा संगठन भूमध्य सागर में 12 दिवसीय समुद्री अभ्यास नेप्च्यून स्ट्राइक22आयोजित करेगा?

(a) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) / दक्षिण पूर्व एशियाई राष्ट्र संघ

(b) South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) / क्षेत्रीय सहयोग के लिए दक्षिण एशियाई संघ

(c) Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) / शंघाई सहयोग संगठन

(d) European Union (EU) / यूरोपीय संघ

(e) North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) / उत्तरी अटलांटिक संधि संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. NATO to hold 12-day maritime drills ‘Neptune Strike ’22’ in the Mediterranean Sea

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) members kick off 12-day maritime exercise titled as ‘Neptune Strike ’22’ in the Mediterranean Sea. Naval drill will conclude on February 4, 2022.

NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance between 27 European countries, 2 North American countries, and 1 Eurasian country.

Aim: to demonstrate NATO’s ability to integrate high-end maritime strike capabilities of an aircraft carrier strike group.

Q.12. On which date National Voters Day is celebrated every year?

हर साल किस तारीख को राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) 23 January / 23 जनवरी

(b) 24 January / 24 जनवरी

(c) 25 January / 25 जनवरी

(d) 26 January / 26 जनवरी

(e) 27 January / 27 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. 25 January: National Voters Day

National Voter’s Day or Rashtriya Matdata Diwas is celebrated every year on 25 January to encourage young voters to take part in the political process.

In 2011, the first ever Voters’ Day was celebrated to mark Election Commission of India ‘s Foundation Day. The Election Commission of India was formed on January 25 in 1950.

Theme 2022: ‘Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative’

Q.13. National Tourism Day is celebrated annually on __________________.

राष्ट्रीय पर्यटन दिवस प्रतिवर्ष __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 25 January / 25 जनवरी

(b) 26 January / 26 जनवरी

(c) 27 January / 27 जनवरी

(d) 28 January / 28 जनवरी

(e) 29 January / 29 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. 25 January: National Tourism Day

National Tourism Day is celebrated in India every year on 25 January to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of tourism and the role it plays in the Indian economy.

The day is observed to cultivate awareness among the global community on the importance of tourism and its social, political, financial and cultural worth.

Theme 2022: “Rural and Community Centric Tourism”

Q.14. Thiru R. Nagaswamy passed away recently. He was a/an _________________.

थिरु आर नागास्वामी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Epigraphist / पुरालेखवेत्ता

(b) Archaeologist / पुरातत्वविद्

(c) Historian / इतिहासकार

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Noted historian, archaeologist & epigraphist Thiru R. Nagaswamy passed away

Padma Bhushan awardee (2018) & Eminent Indian historian, archaeologist and epigraphist from Tamil Nadu, Ramachandran Nagaswamy (91 years) passed away.

He was the first director of Tamil Nadu government’s Department of Archaeology. He was known for his work on temple inscriptions and art history of Tamil Nadu.

He has authored more than 100 books and his latest book was ‘Senthamizh Naadum Pandbum’, published in January 2022. He was a great scholar in Tamil and Sanskrit and was known as the ‘Father of Tamil Archaeology’.

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