Current Affairs Quiz 26th January 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 26th January 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Name the Union Minister who has digitally launched revamped CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website and mobile app, ‘MyCGHS’.

उस केंद्रीय मंत्री का नाम बताइए जिसने डिजिटल रूप से संशोधित CGHS (केंद्र सरकार स्वास्थ्य योजना) वेबसाइट और मोबाइल ऐप, ‘ MyCGHS ‘ लॉन्च किया है।

(a) Mansukh Mandaviya / मनसुख मंडाविया

(b) Kiren Rijiju / किरेन रिजिजू

(c) Pashu Pati Kumar Paras / पाशु पति कुमार पारस

(d) Jitendra Singh / जीतेन्द्र सिंह

(e) Ashwini Vaishnaw / अश्विनी वैष्णव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Mansukh Mandaviya launched revamped CGHS website and mobile app

Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya has digitally launched revamped CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website and mobile app, ‘MyCGHS’.

Revamped CGHS website linked with mobile app is an important and timely step towards catering to India’s increasing digital penetration.

It has several updated features which shall hugely benefit more than 40 lakhs beneficiaries (both in-service and retired personnel) with real-time information.

Q.2. India has recently launched a commemorative logo to mark the 30 years of diplomatic relations with which of the following country?

भारत ने हाल ही में निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ 30 साल के राजनयिक संबंधों को चिह्नित करने के लिए एक स्मारक लोगो लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Russia / रूस

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. India & Israel launched a commemorative logo to mark 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties

India and Israel recently launched a commemorative logo to mark the 30 years of diplomatic relations.

The logo has Ashoka Chakra and Star of David – the two symbols that adorn the national flags of both countries. It also has the numeral 30, featuring 30th anniversary of the countries.

India officially recognized Israel in 1950. However, the diplomatic ties between the countries were established only in 1992. As of 2020, India is one of the 164 countries to have diplomatic ties with Israel.

Q.3. What is the rank of India in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2021 released by Transparency International?

ट्रांसपेरेंसी इंटरनेशनल द्वारा जारी भ्रष्टाचार धारणा सूचकांक (CPI) 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 12th / 12 वाँ

(b) 35th / 35 वाँ

(c) 49th / 49 वाँ

(d) 63rd / 63 वाँ

(e) 85th / 85 वाँ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI): India ranked 85th

India’s rank improved one place to 85 among 180 countries in a corruption perception index (CPI) of 2021, according to a new report by Berlin, Germany-based non-governmental organisation Transparency International which, however, raised concern over the country’s democratic status.

Denmark, Finland, New Zealand topped the list with the highest score 88.

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

Among those with weak scores are some of the world’s most populous countries such as China (45) and India (40), and other large economies such as Indonesia (38), Pakistan (28) and Bangladesh (26), the report by the anti-corruption watchdog said.

Except Bhutan, all of India’s neighbours are ranked below it. Pakistan dropped 16 spots in the index and was ranked at 140.

Q.4. Which country has topped in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2021 released by Transparency International?

ट्रांसपेरेंसी इंटरनेशनल द्वारा जारी भ्रष्टाचार धारणा सूचकांक (CPI) 2021 में किस देश ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(c) Finland / फिनलैंड

(d) All of the above / ऊपर के सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI): India ranked 85th

India’s rank improved one place to 85 among 180 countries in a corruption perception index (CPI) of 2021, according to a new report by Berlin, Germany-based non-governmental organisation Transparency International which, however, raised concern over the country’s democratic status.

Denmark, Finland, New Zealand topped the list with the highest score 88.

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

Among those with weak scores are some of the world’s most populous countries such as China (45) and India (40), and other large economies such as Indonesia (38), Pakistan (28) and Bangladesh (26), the report by the anti-corruption watchdog said.

Except Bhutan, all of India’s neighbours are ranked below it. Pakistan dropped 16 spots in the index and was ranked at 140.

Q.5. Union government has changed spending norms for Contingency Fund of India. As per new norm, an amount equivalent to what percent of the total Fund corpus has to be placed at the disposal of the secretary, ministry of finance (expenditure secretary), to meet the unforeseen expenditure?

केंद्र सरकार ने भारत के आकस्मिकता कोष के लिए खर्च के मानदंडों में बदलाव किया है। नए मानदंड के अनुसार, अप्रत्याशित व्यय को पूरा करने के लिए वित्त मंत्रालय (व्यय सचिव) के सचिव के निपटान में कुल फंड कॉर्पस के कितने प्रतिशत के बराबर राशि रखी जानी है?

(a) 20%

(b) 25%

(c) 40%

(d) 50%

(e) 60%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Centre changed the spending norms for Contingency Fund of India

Union government has changed spending norms for Contingency Fund of India. Budget 2021-22 had proposed to enhance the Contingency Fund of India to Rs 30,000 crore from Rs 500 crore, through Finance Bill.

As per new norm, an amount equivalent to 40 percent of the total Fund corpus has to be placed at the disposal of the secretary, ministry of finance (expenditure secretary), to meet the unforeseen expenditure.

Beyond this limit, all other Contingency Fund releases has to be made with approval of secretary, department of economic affairs, after the approval of secretary, department of expenditure.

The contingency fund of India is held by the department of economic affairs on behalf of President of India. It can be operated by executive action. The fund is used in case of disasters and related unforeseen expenditures. Funds can be withdrawn, after approval of the secretary of department of economic affairs, in accordance with Contingency Fund of India Act, 1950.

Q.6. Reserve Bank of India announced that, government has notified a draft scheme for amalgamation of Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank with Unity Small Finance Bank. Where is the Headquarter of Unity Small Finance Bank?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने घोषणा की कि, सरकार ने पंजाब और महाराष्ट्र सहकारी (पीएमसी) बैंक के यूनिटी स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक के साथ एकीकरण के लिए एक मसौदा योजना को अधिसूचित किया है। यूनिटी स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Govt approved draft scheme for amalgamation of PMC Bank with Unity Small Finance Bank

Reserve Bank of India announced that, government has notified a draft scheme for amalgamation of Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank with Unity Small Finance Bank (SFB).

The amalgamation came into force with effect from date of the notification of the scheme, i.e., January 25, 2022. All the branches of PMC Bank will function as branches of Unity SFB, from this date.

Final scheme envisages to start pay-outs for depositors with around Rs 5 lakh in balance within one year, as opposed to two years in the draft scheme.

Unity SFB is promoted by Centrum Financial Services, in which BharatPe owner Resilient Innovation is a joint investor.

Unity SFB is required to transfer the amount received from Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) to all eligible depositors of PMC Bank, within 90-day period. Amount will be equal to the balance in their deposit accounts, up to Rs 5 lakh.

About Unity Small Finance Bank (USFB):

  • Founded: 1st November 2021
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Independent Chairman: Vinod Rai

Q.7. IMF has projected India’s economic growth forecast at __________ for 2021-22 in its World Economic Outlook.

आईएमएफ ने अपने विश्व आर्थिक आउटलुक में 2021-22 के लिए भारत के आर्थिक विकास का अनुमान __________ पर लगाया है।

(a) 7.4%

(b) 8.3%

(c) 9.0%

(d) 10.7%

(e) 12.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. IMF cut India’s economic growth forecast to 9% for 2021-22 in its World Economic Outlook

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook released on January 25, 2022, said that India will grow at 9% in 2021-2022.

Earlier in October 2021 estimate, IMF had estimated India’s growth prospects at 9.5% for the year. IMF now projects 7.1% growth for India’s economy in 2022-23.

As per report, Global economic growth will decrease by half a percentage point less than it was forecasted earlier. The growth will decrease from 5.9% in 2021 to 4.4% in 2022. It will further reduce to 3.8% in 2023.

Q.8. Which company has become a decacorn with the valuation of $10.7 billion, after it signed a $700 million funding round led by asset manager Invesco?

संपत्ति प्रबंधक इनवेस्को के नेतृत्व में $ 700 मिलियन के फंडिंग राउंड पर हस्ताक्षर करने के बाद, कौन सी कंपनी $ 10.7 बिलियन के मूल्यांकन के साथ एक डेकाकॉर्न बन गई है?

(a) Zomato / ज़ोमैटो

(b) Foodpanda / फ़ूड पांडा

(c) Swiggy / स्विग्गी

(d) Fasoos / फासूस

(e) Domino’s / डोमिनोस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Swiggy became decacorn with valuation of $10.7 billion

Food-ordering and instant grocery delivery platform, Swiggy has signed a $700 million funding round led by asset manager Invesco. With this, the total valuation of Swiggy has reached to $10.7 billion i.e., it is now a decacorn.

A decacorn is a startup with a valuation of more than $10 billion. Swiggy’s latest valuation is almost double that of Zomato before the latter went for its initial public offering. Zomato was valued at $5.4 billion before its IPO.

Q.9. Which of the following company has partnered with Fullerton India to scale up digital lending to MSMEs?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने एमएसएमई को डिजिटल ऋण देने के लिए फुलर्टन इंडिया के साथ भागीदारी की 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.9.(b)

Exp. Paytm partnered with Fullerton India to scale up digital lending to MSMEs

Fullerton India and One97 Communications Limited, which owns the brand Paytm, have announced a partnership to provide lending products to merchant partners and consumers.

With the partnership, the two established institutions will leverage data-driven insights and wide reach to bring credit to new-to-credit users. They aim to co-create innovative merchant loan products using customer payment behaviour and Fullerton’s years of experience of understanding of this segment.

The program will offer Paytm Postpaid (buy-now-pay-later) to millions of consumers on the Paytm platform while utilizing Fullerton’s deep risk assessment capabilities and scale.

Q.10. Who among the following has been honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal on the eve of Republic Day by President Ram Nath Kovind?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे राष्ट्रपति राम नाथ कोविंद द्वारा गणतंत्र दिवस की पूर्व संध्या पर परम विशिष्ट सेवा पदक से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Chanu Saikhom Mirabai / चानू सैखोम मीराबाई

(b) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

(c) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपरा

(d) Mary Kom / मैरी कोम

(e) Ravi Kumar Dahiya / रवि कुमार दहिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Neeraj Chopra honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Olympian Neeraj Chopra honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal on the eve of Republic Day by President Ram Nath Kovind.

He is the first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics. Neeraj is a Subedar in the Indian Army. He had enrolled in 4 Rajputana Rifles as a direct entry to Naib Subedar in 2016. He was chosen for training at the Mission Olympics Wing and Army Sports Institute in Pune.

The Haryana state will also showcase the life-size replica of Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra in the form of a tableau during the 2022 Republic Day parade.

Q.11. Who has been conferred the prestigious ‘Asom Baibhav’ 2021 award by Assam Government?

असम सरकार द्वारा प्रतिष्ठित असम बैभव2021 पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Ratan Tata / रतन टाटा

(b) Dipak Chand Jain / दीपक चंद जैन

(c) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

(d) Kamalendu Deb Krori / कमलेंदु देब क्रोरिक

(e) Neel Pawan Baruah / नील पवन बरुआ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Assam government conferred ‘Asom Baibhav Award’ to Ratan Tata

Government of Assam conferred its highest civilian award ‘Assam Baibhav’ on Industrialist Ratan Tata, on January 24, 2022.

Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi conferred the award to the former chairman of Tata sons on 24 January, 2022. The Assam government conferred ‘Asom Baibhav’ to Ratan Tata for his contribution to setting up cancer treatment facilities in the state.

Assam Saurav award was conferred on Professor Dipak Chand Jain, Lovlina Borgohain, Professor Kamalendu Deb Krori, Dr Lakshmanan S, and Neel Pawan Baruah.

Assam Gaurav award was conferred on Manoj Kumar Basumatary, Munindra Nath Ngatey, Dharanidhar Boro, Hemoprabha Chutia, Dr Basanta Hazarika, Kaushik Baruah, Khorsing Terang, Akash Jyoti Gogoi, Namita Kalita, Dr Asif Iqbal, Kalpana Boro, Boby Hazarika, and Bormita Momin.

Q.12. Who among the following has NOT been awarded the Padma Vibhushan award 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे पद्म विभूषण पुरस्कार 2022 से सम्मानित नहीं किया गया है?

(a) Prabha Atre / प्रभा अत्रे

(b) General Bipin Rawat / जनरल बिपिन रावत

(c) Radheyshyam Khemka / राधेश्याम खेमका

(d) Kalyan Singh / कल्याण सिंह

(e) Narinder Singh Kapany / नरिंदर सिंह कपनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Padma Awards 2022 announced: Full list

On the eve of the country’s 73rd Republic Day, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs announced the Padma awards.

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri are the three categories of Padma awards. The award is intended to reward accomplishments in all professions or disciplines where public service is a factor.

President has authorised the conferment of 128 Padma Awards, including two duo cases (the Award is considered as one in a dual case).

There are four Padma Vibhushan awards, seventeen Padma Bhushan awards, and 107 Padma Shri awards on the list. There are 34 women among the awardees, as well as 10 foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 posthumous recipients.  Read full list here

Padma Vibhushan:

Ms. Prabha Atre

Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous)

General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous)

Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous)

Q.13. How many peoples have been awarded “Padma Bhushan” in Padma Awards 2022?

पद्म पुरस्कार 2022 में कितने लोगों को पद्म भूषणसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) 4

(b) 17

(c) 52

(d) 74

(e) 107

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Padma Awards 2022 announced: Full list

On the eve of the country’s 73rd Republic Day, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs announced the Padma awards.

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri are the three categories of Padma awards. The award is intended to reward accomplishments in all professions or disciplines where public service is a factor.

President has authorised the conferment of 128 Padma Awards, including two duo cases (the Award is considered as one in a dual case).

There are four Padma Vibhushan awards, seventeen Padma Bhushan awards, and 107 Padma Shri awards on the list. There are 34 women among the awardees, as well as 10 foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 posthumous recipients.  Read full list here

Q.14. Lucknow’s IPL franchise, which is owned by Sanjiv Goenka, has been renamed _______________.

लखनऊ की आईपीएल फ्रेंचाइजी, जिसका स्वामित्व संजीव गोयनका के पास है, का नाम बदलकर __________ कर दिया गया है।

(a) Lucknow Strikers / लखनऊ स्ट्राइकर्स

(b) Lucknow Scorchers / लखनऊ स्कॉर्चर्स

(c) Lucknow Renegades / लखनऊ रेनेगेड्स

(d) Lucknow Super Giants / लखनऊ सुपर जायंट्स

(e) Lucknow Warriors India / लखनऊ वारियर्स इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Lucknow IPL team to be called Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow’s IPL franchise, which is owned by Sanjiv Goenka (RPSG Group), has been renamed Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction.

Lucknow team roped-in KL Rahul as their captain and also roped in Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi.

The official IPL team of Lucknow crowdsourced its name from fans and consumer engagement campaign was launched on social media on 3rd Jan 2022.

Q.15. Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day is celebrated every year on _________________________.

हिमाचल प्रदेश राज्य स्थापना दिवस हर साल ___________________ 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.15.(a)

Exp. 25 January: Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day

Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 52nd full statehood day on 25 January 2022. On December 18, 1970, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament, and the new State came into being on January 25, 1971.

Himachal Pradesh became the 18th State of the Indian Union with Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar as its first chief minister.

Q.16. India celebrated its __________ Republic Day on 26th January 2022.

भारत ने 26 जनवरी 2022 को अपना __________ गणतंत्र दिवस मनाया।

(a) 69th / 69 वाँ

(b) 70th / 70 वाँ

(c) 71st / 71 वाँ

(d) 72nd / 72 वाँ

(e) 73rd / 73 वाँ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. 26 January 2022: India celebrated 73rd Republic Day

India celebrated the 73rd Republic Day on 26 January 2022. The celebrations this year are special as India is in the 75th year of Independence – being celebrated as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Republic Day marks the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950. It replaced the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.

According to the Ministry of Defence, for the first time, an Indian Air Force (IAF) will show grand flypast by 75 aircraft or helicopters. A drone show by 1,000 indigenously developed drones has been planned for the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony, along with projection mapping will be shown for the first time.

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