Current Affairs Quiz 28th September 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 28th September 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which Ministry has developed a JALDOOT App to capture the water level of selected wells in a village across the country?

किस मंत्रालय ने देश भर के एक गाँव में चयनित कुओं के जल स्तर को पकड़ने के लिए जलदूत ऐप विकसित किया है?

(a) Ministry of Water Resources / जल संसाधन मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Environment and Forests / पर्यावरण और वन मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Rural Development / ग्रामीण विकास मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Earth Sciences / पृथ्वी विज्ञान मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Jal Shakti (Water) / जल शक्ति मंत्रालय (जल)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp.  Government launched JALDOOT App

Rural Development Ministry has developed a JALDOOT App to capture the water level of selected wells in a village across the country.

The App was jointly launched by Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Kapil Moreshwar Patil, Ministers of State for Rural Development, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, and Faggan Singh Kulaste in New Delhi.

It will enable Gram Rojgar Sahyak to measure the water level of well twice a year pre-monsoon and post-monsoon.

This app will be used across the country to capture the water level of selected 2-3 wells in a village. Manual monitoring of water levels in open wells will be measured twice in a year, from 1st May to 31st May as pre-monsoon water level and from 1st October to 31st October for post-monsoon level for the same well.

Q.2. Hitachi Astemo has installed its India’s first solar power plant in which of the following state?

हिताची एस्टेमो ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में अपना भारत का पहला सौर ऊर्जा संयंत्र स्थापित किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Hitachi Astemo installed its first solar power plant in India

Hitachi Astemo has installed its India’s first solar power plant at Jalgaon manufacturing plant in Maharashtra.

The 3 megawatts (MW) solar power plant will be built in an area of 43301 sqm.

The 43301-square-meter solar power plant consists of 7128 ground-mounted solar panels and 10 inverters.

Hitachi Astemo is a known for the development, manufacture, sale, and service of automotive and transportation components. This solar power plant will embark on its new journey in the field of sustainable energy in India.

Hitachi is working to reduce its carbon emissions and become carbon neutral by 2050. With this plant, the company would be able to eliminate close to 4000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. This will be equal to planting around 1,50,000 trees.

About Maharashtra

  • Capital – Mumbai
  • Chief Minister– Eknath Sindhe
  • Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Q.3. Which country has granted citizenship to former US security contractor Edward Snowden?

किस देश ने अमेरिका के पूर्व सुरक्षा ठेकेदार एडवर्ड स्नोडेन को नागरिकता प्रदान की है?

(a) France / फ्रांस

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) UK / यूके

(d) India / भारत

(e) Israel / इजराइल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former US security contractor Edward Snowden.

Snowden, 39, is one of 75 foreign nationals who have been granted Russian citizenship.

Snowden, a former employee of the U.S. National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the US after leaking classified documents detailing govt surveillance programs.

About Russia

  • Capital –Moscow
  • Currency –Rubel
  • President –Vladimir Putin

Q.4. Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 has been extended for a further period of how many months?

विदेश व्यापार नीति 2015-20 को और कितने महीनों के लिए आगे बढ़ाया गया है?

(a) 4

(b) 5

(c) 6

(d) 8

(e) 12

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 extended further

Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 has been extended for a further period of six months.

The extension will come into effect from 1 October 2022.

Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 was unveiled in 2015.

The policy provides a framework for increasing exports of goods and services keeping Make in India vision of Prime Minister in focus.

It also emphasizes on improving the ease of doing business.

Q.5. Which of the following bank will devote at least $14 billion through 2025 to help ease a worsening food crisis in the Asia-Pacific?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा बैंक एशियाप्रशांत में बिगड़ते खाद्य संकट को कम करने में मदद करने के लिए 2025 तक कम से कम $14 बिलियन का निवेश करेगा?

(a) New Development Bank (NDB) / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक (एनडीबी)

(b) African Development Bank / अफ्रीकी विकास बैंक

(c) Asian Development Bank (ADB) / एशियन डेवलपमेंट बैंक (ADB)

(d) World Bank / विश्व बैंक

(e) International Monetary Fund (IMF) / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष (आईएमएफ)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. ADB to devote $14 billion to help ease food crisis in Asia-Pacific

The Asian Development Bank will devote at least $14 billion through 2025 to help ease a worsening food crisis in the Asia-Pacific.

It plans a comprehensive program of support to help the 1.1 billion people in the region who lack healthy diets due to poverty and soaring food prices.

The funds will go to both existing and new projects spanning farming, food production and distribution, water resources management and social supports.

The plan calls for improving long-term food security by strengthening farming and food supplies to cope with climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

In a recent update, the bank downgraded its forecast for growth in the region to 4.3% from an earlier estimate of 5.2%. Next year’s outlook is for 4.9% annual growth.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Founded – 19 December 1966

Headquarters – Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines

President – Masatsugu Asakawa

Vice President – Ashok Lavasa

Director of ADB for India – Takeo Konishi

Executive Director – Sameer Kumar Khare

Member Countries – 68 (Nuie)

Q.6. Which of the following bank has inaugurated the Ethical Hacking Lab at the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (CCoE)?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक ने साइबर सुरक्षा उत्कृष्टता केंद्र (CCoE) में एथिकल हैकिंग लैब का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Union Bank of India inaugurated ethical hacking lab

The Union Bank of India inaugurated the Ethical Hacking Lab at the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (CCoE).

The lab with a cyber defence mechanism will protect the bank’s information system, digital assets, and channels, against potential cyber threats.

The lab was inaugurated by the bank’s managing director and CEO A. Manimekhalai.

About Union Bank of India (UBI)

Founded- 11 November 1919

Headquarters- Mumbai

CEO- A. Manimekhalai

Q.7. Who has been appointed as Independent Director of Stashfin?

स्टैशफिन के स्वतंत्र निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Vijay Jasuja / विजय जसुजा

(c) Sanjay Khanna / संजय खन्ना

(d) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(e) Sanjay Kumar Verma / संजय कुमार वर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Vijay Jasuja appointed as Independent Director of Stashfin

Leading Fintech platform Stashfin has appointed BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) expert and former MD and CEO of SBI Cards, Vijay Jasuja as Non-Executive Independent Director.

He also served as a Director at PNB Cards.

He has held multiple leadership positions at SBI including General Manager, Hyderabad; Country Head and CEO, Maldives and Regional Head, Sub-Saharan Africa.

About Stashfin

Stashfin is a leading fintech platform with a mission to deliver seamless and transparent financial services to consumers across a wide spectrum. Our aim is to empower the customers by improving their financial health, which will lead to inclusivity, growth and economic independence.

CEO and Founder of Stashfin – Tushar Aggarwal

Recent Appointment

  • MD and CEO of NPCI – Dilip Asbe (re-appointment)
  • MD and Chairman of RailTel Corp – Sanjai Kumar
  • Director of AIIMS Delhi – Dr. M Srinivas
  • Director General of ICMR – Dr. Rajiv Bahl
  • Director General of National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) – Bharat Lal
  • President of Hockey India – Dilip Tirkey

Q.8. Who has been appointed the director general of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)?

कर्मचारी राज्य बीमा निगम (ESIC) का महानिदेशक किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Dixit Joshi / दीक्षित जोशी

(d) Rajendra Kumar / राजेंद्र कुमार

(e) Sanjay Kumar Verma / संजय कुमार वर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Rajendra Kumar appointed as Director General of ESIC

Senior bureaucrat Rajendra Kumar has been appointed the director general of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

Kumar, a 1992-batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, is currently an additional secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

ESIC is the statutory social security body under the ownership of the Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Jaideep Kumar Mishra, who is currently an additional secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, will now be the additional secretary and financial adviser to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, replacing Srivastava.

About Employees Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

Founded – 25 February 1952

Owner – Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India

Director General – Rajendra Kumar

Recent Appointment

  • Chairman of Naryara Energy – Prasad K
  • CEO of American Express India – Sanjay Khanna
  • Interim Head of AICTE – Jagadesh Kumar
  • CMD of NHPC – Yamuna Kumar Chaubey
  • Interim Chairman of ONGC – Rajesh Kumar Srivastava

Q.9. Who will be honoured with the 52nd Dadasaheb Phalke Award?

52वें दादा साहब फाल्के पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया जाएगा?

(a) Asha Parekh / आशा पारेख

(b) Sudha Parekh / सुधा पारेख

(c) Waheeda Rehman / वहीदा रहमान

(d) Dharmendra / धर्मेंद्र

(e) Hema Malini / हेमा मालिनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Asha Parekh to be honoured with 52nd Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The Information & Broadcasting Ministry announced that Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2020 will be presented to Asha Parekh.

The 68th National Film Awards will be held on 30 September 2022 and will be presided over by President Droupadi Murmu in New Delhi.

Asha Parekh was awarded the Padma Shri in 1992.

She also served as the head of the Central Board for Film Certification from 1998-2001.

The renowned film actress, director and producer started her career as a child actor and made her debut as the lead heroine in Dil Deke Dekho. She has acted in over 95 movies, including Kati Patang, Teesri Manzil, Love in Tokyo, Aya Saawan Jhoom Ke, Aan Milo Sajna, Mera Gaon Mera Desh.

Recent Awards

  • First Queen Elizabeth II Woman award – Indian-origin Suella Braverman
  • German PEN award – Indian author & poet Meena Kandasamy
  • Top French civilian honour – Swati Piramal
  • Lok Nayak Foundation Sahitya Puraskar – Tanikella Bharani
  • International Tourism award 2023 – West Bengal (for best destination for culture)
  • Emmy award for his narration in Netflix documentary – Barack Obama (Our Great National Parks)

Q.10. Team World defeated Team Europe to win the Laver Cup 2022 for the first time. Laver Cup is related to which sport?

टीम वर्ल्ड ने टीम यूरोप को हराकर पहली बार लेवर कप 2022 जीता। लेवर कप किस खेल से संबंधित है?

(a) Hockey / हॉकी

(b) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(c) Squash / स्क्वैश

(d) Football / फ़ुटबॉल

(e) Tennis / टेनिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Team World won Laver Cup 2022

Team World defeated Team Europe to win the Laver Cup 2022 (Tennis) for the first time.

Frances Tiafoe and Felix Auger of Team World defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas & Novak Djokovic of Team Europe to win the competition.

Laver Cup is an international indoor hard court tournament between Team Europe & Team World.

Players from all continents, besides Europe, represent Team World.

First edition: 2017

Q.11. Jhulan Goswami has announced her retirement. She is related to which sport?

झूलन गोस्वामी ने संन्यास की घोषणा कर दी है। वह किस खेल से संबंधित है?

(a) Hockey / हॉकी

(b) Weightlifting / भारोत्तोलन

(c) Kabaddi / कबड्डी

(d) Football / फ़ुटबॉल

(e) Cricket / क्रिकेट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Jhulan Goswami retired from international cricket

The legendary Women’s Cricketer Jhulan Goswami has announced her retirement from all forms of the game.

Goswami made her ODI debut in 2002 against England.

She holds the record for taking the most number of wickets in Women’s ODI cricket.

She also won the ICC Women’s Player of the Year award in 2007.

She played 204 Women’s ODI matches, taking 255 wickets at an average of 22.04.

Recently retired cricketers

  • Ben Stokes – One Day International Cricket – England
  • Dinesh Ramdin – International Cricket – West Indies
  • Tamim Iqbal – T20 International – Bangladesh
  • Lendl Simmons – International Cricket – West Indies
  • Eoin Morgan – International Cricket – England
  • Mohammad Hafeez – International Cricket – Pakistan
  • Ross Taylor – International Cricket – New Zealand
  • Tim Bresnam – All Form of Cricket – England
  • Danushka Gunathilaka – Test Cricket – Sri Lanka
  • Chris Morris – All Form of Cricket – South Africa
  • Suranga Lakmal – International Cricket – Sri Lanka
  • Kieron Pollard – International Cricket – West Indies
  • Hamish Bennett – All Form of Cricket – New Zealand
  • Rahul Sharma – – International Cricket – India
  • Mushfiqur Rahim – T20Is international – Bangladesh
  • Aaron Finch – ODI cricket – Australia
  • Robin Uthappa – all forms of cricket – India
  • Rachael Haynes – International cricket – Australian woman cricketer

Q.12. National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd has signed an agreement with which of the following IITs for undertaking R&D activities in the field of science, engineering & technology?

नेशनल हाइड्रो इलेक्ट्रिक पावर कॉरपोरेशन (NHPC) लिमिटेड ने विज्ञान, इंजीनियरिंग और प्रौद्योगिकी के क्षेत्र में अनुसंधान एवं विकास गतिविधियों को शुरू करने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस IIT के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) IIT Hyderabad / आईआईटी हैदराबाद

(b) IIT Delhi / आईआईटी दिल्ली

(c) IIT Madras / आईआईटी मद्रास

(d) IIT Kanpur / आईआईटी कानपुर

(e) IIT Jammu / आईआईटी जम्मू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. NHPC signed an agreement with IIT Jammu to undertaking R&D activities

National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd & IIT Jammu have signed a pact for availing services of the IIT Jammu for undertaking R&D activities in the field of science, engineering & technology.

NHPC has an established R&D division undertaking various innovative initiatives in different fields of construction, operation, and maintenance of hydropower projects/stations.

This MoU will further provide an impetus to the Research & Development (R&D) activities of the company.

NHPC is an Indian govt hydropower board under the Ministry of Power.

Recent MoUs

  • Skill India partnered with Samsung to train Indian youth
  • TerraPay partnered with NPCI to enable cross-border transactions via UPI
  • Singapore Central Bank partnered with India’s IFSCA to Pursue Fintech Innovations
  • Tamil Nadu signed an MoU with Meghalaya on healthcare services
  • Indian Navy signed an MoU with Amity University for Academic Cooperation

Q.13. Which day has marked the 189th death anniversary of one of India’s greatest revolutionaries, Raja Ram Mohan Roy?

भारत के सबसे महान क्रांतिकारियों में से एक राजा राम मोहन राय की 189वीं पुण्यतिथि किस दिन मनाई गई है?

(a) 29 September 2022 / 29 सितंबर 2022

(b) 25 September 2022 / 25 सितंबर 2022

(c) 26 September 2022 / 26 सितंबर 2022

(d) 27 September 2022 / 27 सितंबर 2022

(e) 28 September 2022 / 28 सितंबर 2022

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. 27 September – Death anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy

27 September 2022 marked the 189th death anniversary of one of India’s greatest revolutionaries, Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

Union Culture Ministry under the Government of India commemorated the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. A statue of Raja Ram Mohan Roy will be unveiled at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata.

A reformer, scholar, and harbinger of the Indian Renaissance, Roy passed away on this day in 1833 in England.

He founded Atmiya Sabha for social and religious reforms.

In 1828, he founded Brahmo Samaj which was one of the first socio-religious reform organizations in the country.

Q.14. World Rabies Day is observed every year on which day?

विश्व रेबीज दिवस हर साल किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 September / 29 सितंबर

(b) 25 September / 25 सितंबर

(c) 26 September / 26 सितंबर

(d) 27 September / 27 सितंबर

(e) 28 September / 28 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. 28 September – World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day has observed every year on 28 September.

Objective – To raise awareness and educate people about the severity of Rabies

Theme 2022 – Rabies: One Health, Zero Deaths.

The first-ever World Rabies Day campaign took place back in 2007.

Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease, which is spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. It is transmitted through animal bites usually from stray dogs or dogs who have not been vaccinated. The symptoms of the disease include headache, extreme fever, excess salivation paralysis, mental disorder, and confusion, eventually leading to death in some cases.

On the day, a network of international government agencies, NGOs, and vaccine manufacturers use World Rabies Day as a tool to organize events, conferences, and campaigns led by experts to assist in the eradication of the disease. The government also announces plans and policies to progress toward the goal. In the long-term goal, the Global Strategic Plan for the eradication of this dog-mediated is aimed to be Zero deaths by 2030.

Q.15. International Day for Universal Access to Information is observed annually on which day?

सूचना तक सार्वभौमिक पहुंच के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस प्रतिवर्ष किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 September / 29 सितंबर

(b) 25 September / 25 सितंबर

(c) 26 September / 26 सितंबर

(d) 27 September / 27 सितंबर

(e) 28 September / 28 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. 28 September – International Day for Universal Access to Information

International Day for Universal Access to Information is observed annually on September 28.

Objective – To raise awareness regarding the need to expand laws related to information.

Theme 2022 – Artificial Intelligence, e-Governance and Access to Information

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on 17 November 2015, declared that International Day for Universal Access to Information will be observed on September 28, every year.

Access to information is crucial for making informed decisions. Whether it is about what government you would want to represent you or to have knowledge of who governs you. Access to information is necessary for developments on all fronts.

 

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