Current Affairs Quiz 27th December 2022 Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 27th December 2022 Quiz

Current Affairs quiz 2022, Daily gk updates and Current affairs is playing a major role in any competitive exam. so here we are providing the current affairs quiz on daily basis for Bank, SSC, Railway and Other Government Competitive Examinations.

Here you can find Current Affairs Quiz for IBPS PO Mains, Current Affairs Quiz for IBPS RRB PO Mains, Current Affairs Quiz for IBPS RRB Clerk Mains, Current Affairs Quiz for RBI Assistant Mains, Current Affairs Quiz for RBI Grade B, Current Affairs Quiz for SSC.

Q.1. Which state government will build a huge statue of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a research centre as part of his grand memorial?

कौन सी राज्य सरकार पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी की विशाल प्रतिमा और उनके भव्य स्मारक के हिस्से के रूप में एक शोध केंद्र का निर्माण करेगी?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Madhya Pradesh Government to build Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s grand memorial in Gwalior

Madhya Pradesh Government will build a huge statue of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a research centre as part of his grand memorial in Gwalior.

The ‘Gwalior Gaurav Diwas’ function marked the 98th birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The event was also attended by Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Narendra Singh Tomar.

The Madhya Pradesh government has allotted nearly 4,050 hectares of land in the Sirol area of Gwalior to build a memorial of Vajpayee.

Vajpayee was born in Gwalior on December 25, 1924.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • Capital –Bhopal
  • Chief Minister– Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor –Mangubhai C. Patel

Q.2. Which prison has been awarded the ‘Eat Right Campus’ tag by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently?

किस जेल को हाल ही में भारतीय खाद्य सुरक्षा और मानक प्राधिकरण (FSSAI) द्वारा ‘ईट राइट कैंपसटैग से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Agra Prison / आगरा जेल

(b) Bulandshahr Prison / बुलंदशहर जेल

(c) Indore Prison / इंदौर जेल

(d) Nagpur Prison / नागपुर जेल /

(e)  Kochi Prison / कोच्चि जेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Bulandshahr prison foods become the 2nd jail in UP to be rated five star by FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has awarded the food provided by the Bulandshahr prison of Uttar Pradesh a five-star rating and the tag ‘Eat Right Campus’.

Bulandshahr Jail is the second prison after Farrukhabad jail to get this tag from Uttar Pradesh.

The FSSAI team inspected the kitchen’s food quality, storage and hygiene on stringent measures, based on which the Bulandshahr prison was given a five-star rating, the ‘Eat Right Campus’ tag in addition to the remark of ‘Excellent’ by the FSSAI.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Capital– Lucknow
  • Chief Minister– Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor –Anandiben Patel

About Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been set up under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

Founded – 5 September 2008

Headquarters: New Delhi

Under – Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Chairperson – Rita Teaotia

Q.3. How many startups selected in the first-of-its-kind product accelerator program for innovators developing sustainable solutions, will soon start working towards solutions in the healthcare and agriculture domains?

स्थायी समाधान विकसित करने वाले नवप्रवर्तकों के लिए अपनी तरह के पहले उत्पाद त्वरक कार्यक्रम में कितने स्टार्टअप चुने गए हैं, जो जल्द ही स्वास्थ्य सेवा और कृषि क्षेत्र में समाधान की दिशा में काम करना शुरू करेंगे?

(a) 10

(b) 15

(c) 20

(d) 25

(e) 30

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. 15 Start-ups selected in product accelerator program

The Ministry of Science and Technology has said that fifteen Startups, selected in the first-of-its-kind product accelerator program for innovators developing sustainable solutions, will soon start working towards solutions in the healthcare and agriculture domains.

The accelerator program supported by the Department of Science and Technology through its NIDHI scheme portfolio will help solve challenges in the product development journey of indigenous innovations.

This is the first cohort of the NIRMAN Accelerator Program launched by Start-ups Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) IIT, Kanpur.

This Start-up Incubation and Innovation Center (SIIC) is the first cohort of the manufacturing accelerator program launched by IIT Kanpur.

A total of 15 startups will be selected under the programme. The best-performing startups in a cluster of 15 startups will receive a cash award of up to Rs 10 lakh.

Q.4. Recently, Losar Festival has celebrated in which of the following states / UTs?

हाल ही में, लोसार महोत्सव निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में मनाया गया है?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(b) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Ladakh / लद्दाख

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Losar Festival celebrated in Ladakh

Losar Festival was celebrated in Ladakh on 24 December 2022 to mark the Ladakhi New Year.

Ladakhi New Year is the major socio-religious festival of Ladakh celebrated in winter.

The Losar festivities continue for nine more days from the New Year with the offering of prayers in the name of God and Goddess, dances and songs in honour of Ibex, and the pilgrimage of Mount Kailash.

The lighting of prayer lamps, illumination of buildings, houses, religious places like monasteries, stupas, and other business establishments making appear that the entire Ladakh is lit in lights are part of celebrations of the Losar Festival.

Famous festivals of Ladakh

  • Spituk Gustor Festival
  • Ladakh Festival
  • Diskit Gustor Festival
  • Chemrey Wangchok Festival
  • Galdan Namchot Festival

Q.5. Recently, Dharmadam becomes the first complete library constituency in India. Dharmadam is the town of which state?

हाल ही में, धर्मदम भारत का पहला पूर्ण पुस्तकालय निर्वाचन क्षेत्र बन गया है। धर्मदाम किस राज्य का शहर है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(c) Odisha / उड़ीसा

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Kerala’s Dharmadam becomes first complete library constituency in India

Dharmadam, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s constituency has achieved the position of complete library constituency in India, the first in India.

Out of the total 138 wards in the constituency, there were no libraries in 63 wards. Dharmadam reached the achievement with the opening of libraries in these wards too.

Complete librarianisation was made possible with the support of all sections of the people of the constituency. The People’s Mission for Social Development, a people’s organization, has taken up the work of establishing libraries and expanding the existing ones in Dharmadam constituency

A mission was formed to consolidate operations. The District Library Council and local self-governing bodies, which are part of the mission, became active participants in the activities.

About Kerala

  • Capital –Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chief Minister– Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Governor –Arif Mohammad Khan

Q.6. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated the Sports Science Centre in which of the following state?

केंद्रीय युवा मामले और खेल मंत्री अनुराग सिंह ठाकुर ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में खेल विज्ञान केंद्र का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated Sports Science Centre

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated the Sports Science Centre in Udupi, Karnataka.

The government has increased the sports budget from 854 crores before 2014 to 3,100 crore rupees this year and spent 2700 crore rupees to enhance sporting infrastructure as against 630 crore rupees earlier.

For Khelo India Games, the government has spent 3,136 crore rupees for a period of five years.

These initiatives are yielding fruits as India went on to win seven medals in the Olympics, 19 in the Paralympics and the highest of 61 medals in the Commonwealth Games and India also won the Thomas cup.

About Karnataka

  • Capital –Bengaluru
  • Chief Minister–Basavaraj Bommai
  • Governor –Thawar Chand Gehlot

Recent Inauguration by Anurag Thakur

  • Anurag Singh Thakur launched new dashboard for Khelo India
  • Anurag Thakur inaugurated the National Level Kabaddi Championshipin Udupi in Karnataka.
  • Anurag Thakur unveiled FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 trophyin New Delhi
  • Anurag Thakur inaugurated Water Sports Centerin Himachal Pradesh
  • Anurag Thakur launched the WADA Athlete Biological Passport Symposium.
  • Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated ’53 Hours Challenge’for ‘75 Creative Minds Tomorrow’.

Q.7. The leading credit card issuers in India State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank will soon issue RuPay credit cards on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) feature by which date?

भारत में प्रमुख क्रेडिट कार्ड जारीकर्ता भारतीय स्टेट बैंक (एसबीआई), आईसीआईसीआई बैंक और एक्सिस बैंक जल्द ही यूनिफाइड पेमेंट इंटरफेस (यूपीआई) सुविधा पर रुपे क्रेडिट कार्ड किस तारीख तक जारी करेंगे?

(a) January 2023 / जनवरी 2023

(b) February 2023 / फरवरी 2023

(c) March 2023 / मार्च 2023

(d) April 2023 / अप्रैल 2023

(e) May 2023 / मई 2023

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. SBI, ICICI and Axis Bank to launch Rupay-based Credit card on UPI platform by March 2023

The leading credit card issuers in India State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank will soon issue RuPay credit cards on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) feature by March 2023.

The move will boost daily transaction values on this feature, which stand at Rs 50 lakh a day now.

At present three Public sector banks Union Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Indian Bank, and private sector Bank HDFC bank have gone live on the RuPay credit card segment on the UPI platform.

Q.8. The UK-based economics consultancy firm Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has predicted that India will become the third-largest economy by which year?

यूके स्थित अर्थशास्त्र सलाहकार फर्म सेंटर फॉर इकोनॉमिक्स एंड बिजनेस रिसर्च (सीईबीआर) ने भविष्यवाणी की है कि भारत किस वर्ष तक तीसरी सबसे बड़ी अर्थव्यवस्था बन जाएगा?

(a) 2030

(b) 2035

(c) 2037

(d) 2040

(e) 2045

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. India to become 3rd largest Economy in the world by 2037- CEBR

The United Kingdom-based economics consultancy firm Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has predicted that India will become the third-largest economy by 2037.  India’s annual rate of GDP growth is expected to average 6.4 percent after which growth is expected to average 6.5 percent in the subsequent nine years.

CEBR also adds that by 2037, the world gross domestic product will be doubled as developing economies will catch up with the richer ones.

The shifting balance of power will see the East Asia and Pacific region account for over a third of global output by 2037, while Europe’s share shrinks to less than a fifth.

Its annual report titled ‘World Economic League Table’ tracks macroeconomic developments globally and country-wise. It presents forecasts for 191 countries of the world.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Railway Board?

रेलवे बोर्ड के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी और अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Anil Kumar Lahoti / अनिल कुमार लाहोटी

(b) Vijay Jasuja / विजय जसुजा

(c) Sanjay Khanna / संजय खन्ना

(d) N S Rajana / एन एस राजन

(e) Vinayak Godse / विनायक गोडसे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Anil Kumar Lahoti appointed as Chairman of Railway Board

The former General Manager of Central Railway Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Railway Board.

Lahoti will take over the chairmanship from Vinay Kumar Tripathi on January 1, 2023.

Lahoti belongs to the 1984 batch of the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), and his appointment is a part of an overhaul at the top management of the railway board.

Lahoti was appointed as the general manager of Central Railway in July 2021, before which he worked in several key positions in both zonal railways and the railway board in Delhi.

Recent Appointment 

  • Captain of Indian team at the FIH men’s world cup 2023 – Harmanpreet Singh
  • CEO of Air India Express – Aloke Singh
  • Chairperson of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) – Former SC Justice Hemant Gupta
  • Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) – Dinesh Kumar Shukla
  • CEO of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Cindy Hook
  • First black president in Harvard University – Claudine Gay

Q.10. According to Taste Atlas, What is the rank of India on the global list of the best cuisines for 2022?

टेस्ट एटलस के अनुसार, 2022 के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ व्यंजनों की वैश्विक सूची में भारत का स्थान क्या है?

(a) First / पहला

(b) Second / दूसरा

(c) Third / तीसरा

(d) Fourth / चौथा

(e) Fifth / पांचवां

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. India’s Cuisine Ranked Fifth in the list of best Cuisines of the World

According to Taste Atlas, India is ranked fifth on the global list of the best cuisines for 2022.

The ranking is based on audience votes for ingredients, dishes, and beverages.

Italy’s food came in first place followed by Greece and Spain.

India received 4.54 points and the best-rated foods of the country include “garam masala, malai, ghee, butter garlic naan, keema”.

It has a total of 460 items in the list. Furthermore, the best restaurants to try Indian cuisine are Shree Thaker Bhojanalay (Mumbai), Karavalli (Bengaluru), Bukhara (New Delhi), Dum Pukht (New Delhi), Comorin (Gurugram) and 450 others, according to the list.

Japan, the United States of America, Turkiye, France, and Peru were also among the top 10 countries with the best cuisines.

Chinese cuisine, which is the world’s most popular, however, ranked 11th on the list.

Recent index

  • Social Progress Index 2022: Puducherry best-performing States; Jharkhand and Bihar scored the lowest
  • Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2022: India ranked 68th; topped by Finland
  • Global ranking in scientific publications paper – India ranked3rd, topped by China
  • Passport Index 2022 published by Arton Capital – India ranked 87th; topped by UAE
  • Henley Passport Index 2022 – India ranked 87th; topped by Japan
  • Global Aviation Safety Rankings: India ranked 48th; topped by Singapore
  • List of countries at risk of mass killings: India ranked 8th; Pakistan topped

Q.11. Who has been awarded Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2022?

वर्ष 2022 के लिए एकलव्य पुरस्कार किसे प्रदान किया गया है?

(a) Swasti Singh / स्वस्ति सिंह

(b) Abhijit Nair / अभिजीत नायर

(c) Rameshwori Devi / रामेश्वरी देवी

(d) Esow Alben / एसो एल्बेन

(e) Ronaldo Singh / रोनाल्डो सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Cyclist Swasti Singh gets Ekalabya Puraskar

The ‘Ekalabya Puraskar’ for the year 2022 was presented to cyclist Swasti Singh.

The award is given every year to encourage young sports talents.

Singh was presented with a citation, trophy, and Rs 5 lakh cash in a programme organized by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT).

She was honoured for her performance from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022 at both national and international levels.

Football player Pyari Xaxa and Hockey player Shilanda Lakra also were honoured with a citation and Rs 50,000 cash each.

Recent Awards

  • VinFuture special prize 2022 – Prof. Thalappil Pradeep
  • Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22 – Sudeep Sen and Shobhana Kumar
  • Platinum Icon in Digital India Awards 2022 – Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
  • First Rohini Nayyar prize for rural development – Sethrichem Sangtam
  • Mrs World 2022 title- India’s Sargam Koushal

Q.12. Who has been awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022?

बीबीसी स्पोर्ट्स पर्सनैलिटी ऑफ  ईयर 2022 का पुरस्कार किसे दिया गया है?

(a) Vivianne Miedema / विवियन मीडेमा

(b) Georgia Stanway / जॉर्जिया स्टैनवे

(c) Beth Mead / बेथ मीड

(d) Ellen White / एलेन व्हाइट

(e) Leah Williamson / लिआ विलियमसन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Beth Mead won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 award

English football player Beth Mead has been awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 as she was the player of the tournament and top scorer at Euro 2022.

Beth Mead has defeated Germany in the finals at Wembley to win England’s first major women’s football trophy.

The 27-year-old competed against Ben Stokes and Ronnie O’Sullivan for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2022 award.

While Sarina Wiegman (England’s manager) has won the Coach of the Year.

Recent Awards

  • ITF World Champions 2022 crowned – Rafael Nadal (Men’s) & Iga Swiatek (Women’s)
  • IEI Industry Excellence Award 2022 – National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)
  • Two Golden Globe Award nominations – Indian film RRR
  • WTA Player of the Year for 2022 – Iga Swiatek
  • SIES Award for public leadership – Venkaiah Naidu

Q.13. Who has been selected for the first KR Gouri Amma national award 2022?

प्रथम केआर गौरी अम्मा राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार 2022 के लिए किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Fidel Castro / फिदेल कास्त्रो

(b) Raúl Castro / राउल कास्त्रो

(c) Aleida Guevara / हिल्डा ग्वेव

(d) Oliver Stone / ओलिवर स्टोन

(e) Camilo Guevara / कैमिलो ग्वेरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Aleida Guevara received with first KR Gouri Amma national award

Cuban social worker and human rights activist Dr. Aleida Guevara has been selected for the first KR Gouri Amma national award 2022.

She is an active member of the Cuban Medical Mission which works to improve the health profile of children in Latin America.

The award has been instituted by the K R Gouri Amma Foundation.

The award will be presented by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at Olympia Hall at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium.

The award consists of $3,000, a statute, and a citation

Recent Awards

  • Safety Performer of the Year’ award by Delhi airport – SpiceJet
  • US Presidential Lifetime Award – Indian origin Krishna Vavilala
  • First prize in Ayushman Bharat health account ID generation – Jammu and Kashmir
  • World Athlete of the Year 2022 awards – McLaughlin-Levrone & Mondo Duplantis
  • Nadoja Award – S Shadakshari, Krishnappa G & Dr. C N Manjunath

Q.14. Who won the gold medal at the 6th Elite National Women’s Boxing Championships 2022 in Bhopal?

भोपाल में 6वीं एलीट राष्ट्रीय महिला मुक्केबाजी चैंपियनशिप 2022 में किसने स्वर्ण पदक जीता?

(a) Shiva Thapa / शिव थापा

(b) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu/ सैखोम मीराबाई चानू

(c) Mary Kom / मैरी कॉम

(d) Bajrang Punia / बजरंग पूनिया

(e) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. Nikhat Zareen & Lovlina Borgohain won gold in National Women’s Boxing Championships 2022

World Champion Nikhat Zarin and the Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain have won gold medals in their respective weight categories at the 6th Elite National Women’s Boxing Championships 2022 in Bhopal.

While the Assam boxer Borgohain beat Arundhati Choudhary of Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) quite comfortably by 5-0 margin in the 75kg final.

Zareen faced a stiff challenge from RSPB’s Anamika in the 50kg gold medal match before the 26-year-old Telangana pugilist tilted the match 4-1 in her favour to successfully defend her title.

Players received the medals in the presence of Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Singh Thakur along with the Boxing Federation of India officials.

Q.15. George Cohen passed away recently at the age of 83. With which of the following sports was he associated?

जॉर्ज कोहेन का हाल ही में 83 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया। वह निम्नलिखित में से किस खेल से जुड़े थे?

(a) Polo / पोलो

(b) Tennis / टेनिस /

(c) Kabaddi / कबड्डी

(d) Football / फ़ुटबॉल

(e) Cricket / क्रिकेट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. England Football Player George Cohen passed away

England’s 1966 World Cup-winning George Cohen has passed away recently at the age of 83.

Cohen played every minute of England’s victorious campaign on home soil. He made 37 appearances for his national team as a right-back.

Cohen played his entire club career for Fulham, where he made 459 appearances between 1956 and 1969. He retired from playing at 29 after a serious knee injury.

Cohen was the vice-captain for England when the team beat West Germany 4-2 in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

England striker Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick in that match, which went to extra time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Leave a Reply