Current Affairs Quiz 27th February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. The Centre has approved the continuation of Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) scheme till _____________ with financial outlay of Rs 1,364.88 crores.

केंद्र ने 1,364.88 करोड़ रुपये के वित्तीय परिव्यय के साथ _________ तक आप्रवासन वीजा विदेशी पंजीकरण ट्रैकिंग (IVFRT) योजना को जारी रखने की मंजूरी दी है।

(a) March 2022 / मार्च 2022

(b) December 2022 / दिसंबर 2022

(c) June 2023 / जून 2023

(d) December 2023 / दिसंबर 2023

(e) March 2026 / मार्च 2026

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Centre approved continuation of IVFRT visa scheme till March 2026 with an outlay of Rs 1,364.88 crores

The Centre has approved the continuation of Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme till March 31, 2026 with a period of five years which starts from April 1, 2021 and its financial outlay is Rs 1,364.88 crores.

In order to Modernize and upgrade the Immigration services, “Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking (IVFRT)” has been identified and included as one of the MMPs to be undertaken by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).

The aim is to provide a secure and integrated service delivery framework that facilitates legitimate travellers by strengthening national security.

The main objective for the continuation of IVFRT is the modernization and up-gradation of Immigration and Visa services.

Q.2. India’s first of its kind ‘electronic-waste eco-park’ will be set up in ______________________.

भारत का अपनी तरह का पहला इलेक्ट्रॉनिकअपशिष्ट इकोपार्क‘ ______________ में स्थापित किया जाएगा।

(a) Delhi / दिल्ली

(b) Vadodara / वड़ोदरा

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Surat / सूरत

(e) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Delhi Cabinet approved India’s first’ e-waste eco-park

The Delhi Cabinet has approved to set up India’s first of its kind ‘electronic-waste eco-park’. It has also agreed to devise ‘Delhi Film Policy 2022’, as a thrust to promote tourism.

The electronic waste eco-friendly park is to be built on 20 acres of land in Delhi. Nearly, 2 lakh tonnes of e-waste are thrown by Delhi every year. This eco-park will recycle, refurbish and dismantle e-waste in a scientific and a safe way.

This eco-park will act as an Integrated Facility, by engaging in dismantling, segregating, refurbishing, material-wise storage, testing and plastic recycling. It will also have precious metal extraction facilities, especially from Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) through high-end technologies.

The Delhi Film Policy 2022 is to promote tourism in Delhi, making the National Capital- a Brand. It will also make it a hub for modern film-making, meeting European Standards.

The government is to create an ‘e-Film Clearance Portal’ and provide an aid of Rs 3 crores for film production. It has also decided to incentivize hiring locals in the cinema industry.

Q.3. Union Minister for MSME, Narayan Rane has announced the establishment of MSME-Technology Centre with an outlay of Rs. 200 Crore, in which of the following state?

केंद्रीय एमएसएमई मंत्री, नारायण राणे ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में 200 करोड़ रुपये के परिव्यय के साथ एमएसएमईप्रौद्योगिकी केंद्र की स्थापना की घोषणा की है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. MSME Technology Centre with an outlay of Rs 200 crores to be set up in Sindhudurg

Union Minister for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Narayan Rane has announced the establishment of MSME-Technology Centre with an outlay of Rs. 200 Crore, in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.

The MSME-Technology Centre will provide the best of technology, incubation as well as advisory support to the industry, especially MSMEs, to enhance their competitiveness and provide skilling services for the employed and unemployed youth of the area to enhance their employability.

The Ministry is presently focussing to create a benchmark for MSMEs across the country by scaling them to new heights in terms of exports, quality of products, contribution to GDP and providing World-class infrastructure to all MSMEs in India.

Q.4. With which country, India has agreed to set up a joint task force on “proposal to construct a hydropower project” from investments of both the countries?

किस देश के साथ, भारत दोनों देशों के निवेश से जलविद्युत परियोजना के निर्माण के प्रस्तावपर एक संयुक्त कार्य बल गठित करने पर सहमत हुआ है?

(a) Bhutan / भूटान

(b) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(c) Nepal / नेपाल

(d) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

(e) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. India & Nepal will set up a joint task force on building hydropower project

India and Nepal agreed to set up a joint task force on “proposal to construct a hydropower project” from investments of both the countries.

The task force will have maximum three members from both the countries. Agreement was signed at the 9th meeting of Nepal-India Energy Secretary-Level Joint Steering Committee in Kathmandu.

Meeting was co-chaired by Secretary of the Energy Ministry of India Alok Kumar and Secretary of Energy Ministry Debendra Karki from Nepal.

The issues including existing transmission lines between the two countries, under-construction and proposed interstate transmission line, the Arun III hydropower and transmission line and interstate power trade were discussed.

They agreed to increase the capacity of energy being imported and exported using interstate 400 KV Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line. This 400 KV transmission line will span over 140 kilometres, of which 20 kilometres will be in Nepal while remaining 120 km will be in Indian territory.

Arun-3 Hydro Electric project is a 900 MW run-of-river project, located on Arun River in Eastern Nepal. Government of Nepal and Sutlej Jal Vikas Nigam (SJVN) Limited had signed a memorandum of understanding for the project in 2008 to execute on Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis for a period of 30 years, which also include five years of construction period.

Q.5. What was the rank of India in the 10th edition of International Intellectual Property (IIP) Index, ‘Compete for Tomorrow’ (IIP Index 2022), released by Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC) of United States Chambers of Commerce (USCC)?

यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स चैंबर्स ऑफ कॉमर्स (USCC) के ग्लोबल इनोवेशन पॉलिसी सेंटर (GIPC) द्वारा जारी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बौद्धिक संपदा (IIP) इंडेक्स के 10वें संस्करण, ‘कॉम्पिट फॉर टुमॉरो‘ (IIP इंडेक्स 2022) में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 43rd

(b) 73rd

(c) 83rd

(d) 90th

(e) 104th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. 10th International Intellectual Property Index (IIP Index 2022): India ranked 43rd; US topped

Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC) of United States Chambers of Commerce (USCC) released the 10th edition of International Intellectual Property (IIP) Index, ‘Compete for Tomorrow’ (IIP Index 2022). India has ranked 43 out of 55 countries on the 2022 IIP Index.

The Index is topped by the US with 95.48 percent followed by the United Kingdom (UK) with 94.14 percent and third position is occupied by Germany with 92.46 percent.

India’s overall score has increased from 38.40 percent (19.20 out of 50) in the ninth edition to 38.64 percent (19.32 out of 50) in the 10th edition.

The top 5 countries:

Rank 1: United States of America

Rank 2: United Kingdom

Rank 3: Germany

Rank 4: Sweden

Rank 5: France

Q.6. National Hydropower Generation Company (NHPC) Limited has signed a facility agreement with which bank to securitise return on equity (RoE) of its 540-MegaWatt Chamera-I Power Plant in Himachal Pradesh for 10 years?

नेशनल हाइड्रोपावर जनरेशन कंपनी (NHPC) लिमिटेड ने हिमाचल प्रदेश में अपने 540 मेगावॉट के चमेराI पावर प्लांट की इक्विटी पर रिटर्न (RoE) को 10 साल के लिए सुरक्षित करने के लिए किस बैंक के साथ एक सुविधा समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(e) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. NHPC inked pact with HDFC Bank to monetise RoE of Chamera-I Power Plant

State-owned National Hydropower Generation Company (NHPC) limited signed a facility agreement with HDFC bank limited to securitise return on equity (RoE) of its 540-MegaWatt (3 X 180 MegaWatt) Chamera-I Power Plant in Himachal Pradesh for 10 years.

The facility agreement is in compliance with the Regulation 30 of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.

The amount of securitization facility has arrived Rs. 1,016.39 crore at 5.24% per annum and the discounting rate is linked with 3 months Treasury bills (T-Bills).

Chamera-I Power Plant (3 x 180 MW) is an underground powerhouse with an installed capacity of 540 MW houses 3 units of 180 MW capacity each designed which generates 1664.56 million units of hydropower from river Ravi in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

Q.7. Which bank has launched MSME RuPay Credit Card, in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

किस बैंक ने भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम (NPCI) के सहयोग से MSME RuPay क्रेडिट कार्ड लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Karnataka Bank / कर्नाटक बैंक

(c) Indian Bank / इंडियन बैंक

(d) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Union Bank of India launched MSME RuPay Credit Card

Union Bank of India (UBI), in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), launched ‘Union MSME RuPay Credit Card’ for meeting business-related operational expenses of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

This Card comes with interest-free credit for up to 50 days. The dedicated card for MSMEs is available to eligible borrowers of the Union Bank of India.

It also offers EMI facility for the customers on their business-related purchases.

On this card, MSME customers will get accidental insurance coverage of up to Rs 10 lakh. They will also get domestic airport lounge access of 2 per quarter and other rewards.

Q.8. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has extended the deadline for the implementation of Client Level Segregation of Funds and Monitoring of Collateral at Stock Brokers to ___________________ from February 28, 2022.

भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड (सेबी) ने 28 फरवरी, 2022 से ___________ तक स्टॉक ब्रोकर्स पर फंड के क्लाइंट लेवल सेग्रिगेशन और कोलेटरल की निगरानी के कार्यान्वयन की समय सीमा बढ़ा दी है।

(a) May 2, 2022 / 2 मई 2022

(b) July 31, 2022 / 31 जुलाई, 2022

(c) March 25, 2023 / 25 मार्च, 2023

(d) December 1, 2023 / 1 दिसंबर, 2023

(e) January 5, 2024 / 5 जनवरी, 2024

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. SEBI extended deadline for client-level segregation of funds

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) extended the deadline for the implementation of Client Level Segregation of Funds and Monitoring of Collateral at Stock Brokers to May 2, 2022 from February 28, 2022.

The guidelines on client-level segregation were notified in 2021 by SEBI amid instances of misuse of client collateral by brokers. This is the second time SEBI has extended the deadline for these rules. Earlier, it was supposed to be implemented from December 1, 2021.

The new rules for segregating and monitoring are aimed at further strengthening the protection of client collateral from misuse by Trading Member (TM) or Clearing Member (CM) and default of such members and other clients.

TM and CM have to report disaggregated information (segment-wise and asset type-wise break-up) of each client collateral. Besides, CM will be required to maintain at least 50% of the total collateral in the form of cash or cash equivalents (futures and options, currency, and commodities) with Clearing Corporations (CCs).

Q.9. Brickwork Ratings has projected India’s GDP at _______ in FY22.

ब्रिकवर्क रेटिंग्स ने वित्त वर्ष 22 में _______ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 5.5%

(b) 6.7%

(c) 7.4%

(d) 8.3%

(e) 9.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Brickworks Ratings projected India’s GDP growth at 8.3% in FY22

Brickworks Ratings has revised downwards India’s GDP growth forecast to 8.3% in the current fiscal 2021-22 (FY22). Earlier in January 2022, the rating agency had estimated this between 8.5-9%.

Brickwork Ratings is one of the seven Sebi-registered credit rating agencies (CRA). The latest growth indicators suggest a loss of economic momentum in recent months. The rapid spread of Covid in January 2022 led to renewed restrictions on economic activities, dampening the revival process, particularly in contact-intensive sectors.

Q.10. Bharti Airtel has decided to acquire an additional _________% stake in Indus Towers from Vodafone Group.

भारती एयरटेल ने वोडाफोन समूह से इंडस टावर्स में अतिरिक्त _________% हिस्सेदारी हासिल करने का निर्णय लिया है।

(a) 3.3%

(b) 4.7%

(c) 5.0%

(d) 6.1%

(e) 7.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Bharti Airtel inked deal with Vodafone to acquire 4.7% stake in Indus Towers

Bharti Airtel has decided to acquire an additional 4.7% stake in Indus Towers from Vodafone Group, the company announced.

The two companies signed an agreement on the condition that Vodafone will use the proceeds to invest in Vodafone Idea (Vi) and the latter will clear its pending dues with Indus Towers.

In addition, Airtel is also protected with a capped price, which is lower than the price for the block of Indus shares sold by Vodafone on February 24. This shall be value accretive to Airtel and protect its existing significant shareholding in Indus Towers.

With the acquisition, Airtel’s shareholding in Indus Towers will increase to 46.4 %. Vodafone holds a 28.1 % stake in the company at present and its shareholding will reduce to 21 %.

Q.11. Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of stakes in ISMT Limited by Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited. Where is the headquarters of CCI?

भारतीय प्रतिस्पर्धा आयोग (सीसीआई) ने किर्लोस्कर फेरस इंडस्ट्रीज लिमिटेड द्वारा आईएसएमटी लिमिटेड में हिस्सेदारी के अधिग्रहण को मंजूरी दे दी है। सीसीआई का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. CCI approved acquisition of stakes by Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Ltd in ISMT

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of stakes in ISMT Limited by Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited, a flagship company of Kirloskar Group.

The Proposed Combination is notifiable under Section 5 (a) of the Competition Act, 2002.

Under the proposed combination, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries proposes to acquire sole control of the ISMT, pursuant to the subscription of preferential allotment, equity shares as per the terms of the Securities Subscription Agreement (SSA) dated 25th November 2021, and an open offer to acquire up to 25.05% of the Emerging Voting Capital of the ISMT, as per the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011.

Under this combination, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries seeks to acquire up to 51.25% of the EmergingVoting Capital of the ISMT and will acquire up to 76.3% of the Emerging Voting Capital of the ISMT.

About Competition Commission of India (CCI):

  • Founded: 14 October 2003
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chairperson: Ashok Kumar Gupta

Q.12. Ideal Finance Ltd has announced to rebrand its company as _________________________________.

आइडियल फाइनेंस लिमिटेड ने अपनी कंपनी को _________________________________ के रूप में रीब्रांड करने की घोषणा की है।

(a) Bajaj Ideal Finance / बजाज आइडियल फाइनेंस

(b) Mahindra Ideal Finance / महिंद्रा आइडियल फाइनेंस

(c) Muthoot Ideal Finance / मुथूट आइडियल फाइनेंस

(d) Cholamandalam Ideal Finance / चोलामंडलम आदर्श वित्त

(e) Tata Ideal Finance / टाटा आइडियल फाइनेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Ideal Finance rebranded itself to Mahindra Ideal Finance ltd

Ideal Finance Ltd, a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd, announced to rebrand its company as Mahindra Ideal Finance Ltd (MIFL).

The purpose of the renaming is to make MIFL into one of the leading licensed finance companies (LFC) in Sri Lanka.

Mahindra Ideal Finance Ltd (MIFL) is a joint venture of Mahindra Finance and Ideal Group. The entity was rebranded to Mahindra Ideal Finance in order to enhance its customer value base and offer a wider suite of products.

Q.13. Who among the following has been appointed as the new National e-Governance Division (NeGD) chief?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे नए राष्ट्रीय ईगवर्नेंस डिवीजन (NeGD) के प्रमुख के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Vineet Joshi / विनीत जोशी

(b) Ravi Chopra / रवि चोपड़ा

(c) Sandeep Bakhshi / संदीप बख्शी

(d) Chetan Ghate / चेतन घाट

(e) Abhishek Singh / अभिषेक सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Abhishek Singh appointed as National e-Governance Division chief

A 1995-batch IAS officers and Digital India Corporation CEO, Abhishek Singh appointed as new National e-Governance Division (NeGD) chief. The IAS officer from Nagaland cadre will hold the position in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

The officer will continue to hold the additional charge of the post of Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Digital India Company.

Also, a 1997-batch Uttarakhand cadre IAS officer Ramesh Kumar Sudhanshu as MyGov, CEO under the Union ministry of electronics & information technology for a tenure of five years.

Q.14. Who has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India (NCDFI) based at Anand, Gujarat?

आनंद, गुजरात में स्थित भारतीय राष्ट्रीय सहकारी डेयरी संघ (NCDFI) के निदेशक मंडल के लिए किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Surajit Sengupta / सुरजीत सेनगुप्ता

(b) Ilker Ayci / इलकर अइसी

(c) Gita Mittal / गीता मित्तल

(d) KS Mani / केएस मनि

(e) G Ashok Kumar / जी अशोक कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. KS Mani elected to the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India

K S Mani, Chairman of Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), known by its brand name ‘Milma’ has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India (NCDFI) based at Anand, Gujarat.

NCDFI is the apex body of dairy and edible oil cooperatives in India. The election was held at the Special General Body meeting of the NCDFI, held at Anand, Gujarat.

K S Mani took charge as the Chairman of KCMMF in July 2021. He is also serving as the Chairman of the Malabar Regional Cooperative Milk Producers Union (MRCMPU).

Q.15. Acquisition Wing of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract for Rs 1075 crores with which of the following company for retro-modification of Commander Sight of Battle Tanks-T-90?

रक्षा मंत्रालय (MoD) के अधिग्रहण विंग ने निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ युद्धक टैंकT-90 के कमांडर साइट के रेट्रोसंशोधन के लिए 1075 करोड़ रुपये के अनुबंध पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) / भारत अर्थ मूवर्स लिमिटेड (BEML)

(b) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) / भारत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स लिमिटेड (BEL)

(c) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड (BHEL)

(d) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड (HAL)

(e) Bharat Dynamics Ltd / भारत डायनेमिक्स लि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. MoD signed Rs 1075 crores contract with BEL for retro-modification of Commander Sight of Battle Tanks T-90

Acquisition Wing of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract for Rs 1075 crores with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for retro-modification of Commander Sight of Battle Tanks-T-90.

Retro-modification will be carried out in 957 T-90 tanks of Indian Army. It will provide further boost to ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government.

T-90’s present Image Converter (IC) tube-based sight for night viewing will be replaced with the advanced Mid Wave Thermal Image (MWIR) based sight which is jointly designed and developed by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) and BEL. This modification is based on the requirement by the Indian Army.

Q.16. With which country, India has conducted a joint military exercise named ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022’ in Karnataka?

भारत ने किस देश के साथ कर्नाटक में धर्म गार्डियन-2022नामक संयुक्त सैन्य अभ्यास का आयोजन किया है?

(a) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(b) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. 3rd India-Japan joint military exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022’ conducted in Karnataka

The third edition of the joint military exercise “EX DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022” between India and Japan will be conducted from 27 February to 10 March 2022, at Belagavi (Belgaum), Karnataka.

The 15th Battalion the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army and 30th Infantry Regiment of Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) are participating in this 12 days long joint exercise.

The military exercise will focus on operations in Jungle & Semi-Urban/Urban terrains. The exercise aims at enhancing the inter-operability and foster mutual understanding between the two Armies.

Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual military training event, being conducted in India since 2018.

Q.17. Which country became the first country in the world that has authorized the use of world’s 1st plant-based COVID-19 vaccine named Covifenz?

कौन सा देश दुनिया का पहला देश बन गया है जिसने दुनिया के पहले प्लांटआधारित COVID-19 वैक्सीन के उपयोग को अधिकृत किया है, जिसका नाम Covifenz है?

(a) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(b) Canada / कनाडा

(c) Finland / फिनलैंड

(d) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. Canada approved world’s 1st plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine

Canada became the first country in the world that has authorized the use of a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine.

The two-dose vaccine of Medicago Inc. (a biopharma company owned by Mitsubishi Chemical and Philip Morris), can be given to adults who are aged between 18 to 64, but little data is available on the shots received by people aged 65 and above.

The decision to authorize the vaccine was based on a study conducted on 24,000 adults that showed the efficacy rate of the vaccine is 71% at preventing COVID-19 – although the tests were conducted before the omicron variant emerged.

Covifenz is the name given to this vaccine. Canada agreed to buy 20 million doses of this plant-based vaccine, with an option to purchase 56 million additional doses.

Q.18. Who has qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the 55 kg weight category by clinching the gold in the Singapore Weightlifting International?

सिंगापुर वेटलिफ्टिंग इंटरनेशनल में स्वर्ण पदक जीतकर 55 किलोग्राम भार वर्ग में 2022 राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों के लिए किसने क्वालीफाई किया है?

(a) Vinesh Phogat / विनेश फोगट

(b) Ravi Kumar / रवि कुमार

(c) Bajrang Punia / बजरंग पुनिया

(d) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

(e) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu / सैखोम मीराबाई चानू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(e)

Exp. Mirabai Chanu won gold in Singapore, qualified for CWG in 55kg weight category

Star Indian Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the 55 kg weight category by clinching the gold in the Singapore Weightlifting International.

She lifted a total 91 kg (86kg+105kg) to stand on top of the podium. Mirabai Chanu has also qualified for the CWG in the 49kg weight category on the basis of her Commonwealth rankings.

The other three Indian lifters competing on day one of the event — Sanket Sagar (55kg), Rishikanta Singh (55kg) and Bindyarani Devi (59kg)– also sealed Commonwealth Games berths.

Q.19. Which country’s Carlos Alcaraz Garfia has won the Men’s Singles title at the 2022 Rio Open, and became the youngest to clinch an ATP 500 title?

किस देश के कार्लोस अल्कराज गार्फिया ने 2022 रियो ओपन में पुरुष एकल का खिताब जीता है, और एटीपी 500 का खिताब जीतने वाले सबसे कम उम्र के खिलाड़ी बन गए हैं?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(d)

Exp. Carlos Alcaraz became youngest ATP 500 winner by winning men’s singles title in Rio Open 2022

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz Garfia has won the Men’s Singles title at the 2022 Rio Open, defeating Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, and became the youngest to clinch an ATP 500 title.

The 2022 Rio Open was held from 14th February to 20th February 2022 at Jockey Club Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This is Carlos Alcaraz’s first ever Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) 500 trophy and he has become the youngest ATP 500 Winner.

2022 Rio Open.

2022 Rio Open is the 8th edition of the Rio Open and it is a part of the selected group of 13 tournaments named ATP 500 (ATP Tour 500) of 2022 ATP Tour. Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli of Italy won the 2022 Rio Open Doubles title defeating Jamie Murray (the United Kingdom) and Bruno Soares (Brazil).

Q.20. World NGO Day is celebrated every year on _____________ globally.

विश्व एनजीओ दिवस हर साल _____________ को विश्व स्तर पर 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.20.(d)

Exp. 27 February: World NGO Day

World NGO Day is observed every year on 27th February in several countries across the world. Non-Governmental Organizations or NGOs work in the upliftment of society.

It is an international day to recognise, celebrate and honour non-government and non-profit organisations and also those who contribute their time and efforts in making society a better place to live in.

World NGO Day aims to create awareness about the sector and encourage people across the world who work in the sector for a good cause.

The Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea State officially recognised this day on April 27, 2010. It was adopted in the forum’s Final Statement Resolution two years later. In 2014, February 27 was declared as World NGO Day and it became a historic day for the NGO community across the globe.

Q.21. Hemananda Biswal passed away recently. He was the first tribal chief minister of which of the following state?

हाल ही में हेमानंद बिस्वाल का निधन हो गया। वह निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य के पहले आदिवासी मुख्यमंत्री थे?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.21.(c)

Exp. Odisha’s 1st tribal Chief Minister Hemananda Biswal passed away

Former Odisha Chief Minister and prominent tribal Congress leader Hemananda Biswal passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was the first tribal chief minister of Odisha.

Mr. Biswal was elected chief minister for the first time for the period December 7, 1989, to March 5, 1990, and again from December 6, 1999, to March 5, 2000.

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