Current Affairs Quiz 29th March 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 29th March 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Pramod Sawant took oath as Goa’s Chief Minister for the second time. Name the Governor of Goa who administered him the oath of office and secrecy.

प्रमोद सावंत ने दूसरी बार गोवा के मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली। गोवा के राज्यपाल का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने उन्हें पद और गोपनीयता की शपथ दिलाई।

(a) PS Sreedharan Pillai / पीएस श्रीधरन पिल्लै

(b) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

(c) Satyadev Narayan Arya / सत्यदेव नारायण आर्य

(d) V. P. Singh Badnore / वी पी सिंह बदनोर

(e) Banwarilal Purohit / बनवारीलाल पुरोहित

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Pramod Sawant took oath as Goa’s Chief Minister for the 2nd time

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and three–time MLA Dr. Pramod Sawant was sworn–in as Goa’s Chief Minister for the second time in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP guns at the Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee stadium in Taleigao.

Mr. Sawant, who was first appointed CM of the coastal State following Manohar Parrikar’s untimely death in March 2019, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor P.S. Shreedharan Pillai along with eight other BJP MLAs who will be Ministers in the new Goa cabinet.

Mr Sawant, 48, is an MLA from Sankhalim in North Goa. He was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly when the BJP formed its government under the leadership of Manohar Parrikar in 2017.

Q.2. Which city became India’s first city to get a road that is made out of steel waste (first ever ‘steel slag ’road) at Hazira Industrial Area?

हजीरा औद्योगिक क्षेत्र में स्टील के कचरे (पहला स्टील स्लैगरोड) से बनी सड़क पाने वाला भारत का पहला शहर कौन सा शहर बन गया है?

(a) Indore / इंदौर

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(d) Lucknow /लखनऊ

(e) Surat / सूरत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Surat, Gujarat became India’s 1st city to get ‘steel slag road’

The Diamond City of India, Surat in Gujarat became India’s first city to get a road that is made out of steel waste (1st ever ‘steel slag ’road) at Hazira Industrial Area, Surat.

The road was built with 100 % processed steel slag. The project will be constructed under the initiative of the Waste to Wealth and Clean India Campaign.

The steel slag road has been built by ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India with CSIR India (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) & CRRI (Central Road Research Institute) New Delhi along with the support of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

Q.3. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has set up the Ink Manufacturing Unit named, “Varnika” under Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) in Mysuru, Karnataka.

आरबीआई गवर्नर शक्तिकांत दास ने ________________ में भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक नोट मुद्रण प्राइवेट लिमिटेड (BRBNMPL) के तहत वर्णिका नामक स्याही निर्माण इकाई की स्थापना की है।

(a) Salboni / सालबोनी

(b) Nasik / नासिक

(c) Devas / देवास

(d) Mysuru / मैसूरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Shaktikanta Das dedicated Varnika Ink Manufacturing Unit of BRBNMPL in Mysuru to nation

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has set up the Ink Manufacturing Unit named, Varnika under Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of RBI in Mysuru, Karnataka.

Varnika has an annual ink manufacturing capacity of 1,500 MT, which helps to enhance the security of banknotes.  This unit also manufactures Colour Shift Intaglio Ink (CSII).

Shaktikanta Das has dedicated “Varnika” to the nation. This will help to boost the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Q.4. According to the Annual Frontier Report, 2022 published by United Nations Environment Programme, which city is the second noisiest city in the world?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम द्वारा प्रकाशित वार्षिक फ्रंटियर रिपोर्ट, 2022 के अनुसार विश्व का दूसरा सबसे शोर वाला शहर कौन सा है?

(a) Dhaka (Bangladesh) / ढाका (बांग्लादेश)

(b) Moradabad (India) / मुरादाबाद (भारत)

(c) Islamabad (Pakistan) / इस्लामाबाद (पाकिस्तान)

(d) Rajshahi (Bangladesh) / राजशाही (बांग्लादेश)

(e) Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) / हो ची मिन्ह सिटी (वियतनाम)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. UNEP’s Annual Frontier Report: Dhaka 1st and Moradabad 2nd most noise polluted city in world

According to the Annual Frontier Report, 2022 published by United Nations Environment Programme, Bangladesh’s Dhaka is the noisiest city in the world.

As per the report, the city recorded noise pollution of 119 decibels at its highest (dB) in 2021. Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad came second in the list with noise pollution of 114 decibels.

The WHO guidelines state that sounds with a frequency of over 70 dB are considered harmful to health. For residential areas, the sound limit of 55-dB are standard, while for traffic and business sectors, this limit is 70 dB.

Most noise polluted cities in the world: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Moradabad (UP, India), Islamabad (Pakistan), Rajshahi (Bangladesh), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Quietest cities in the world: Irbrid at 60 dB, Lyon at 69 dB, Madrid at 69 dB, Stockholm at 70 dB, and Belgrade at 70 dB.

Most noise polluted cities in India: Moradabad, Kolkata (89 dB), Asansol (89 dB), Jaipur (84 dB), and Delhi (83 dB).

Q.5. Robert Abela has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of which country for a second term?

रॉबर्ट अबेला को दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए किस देश के प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में फिर से चुना गया है?

(a) San Marino / सैन मैरिनो

(b) Estonia / एस्टोनिया

(c) Monaco / मोनाको

(d) Luxembourg / लक्समबर्ग

(e) Malta / माल्टा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Robert Abela re-elected as Prime Minister of Malta

The Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela has been sworn in for a second term after his ruling Labour Party won the 2022 general election in a landslide victory.

Labour Party has won 55.11% of the total vote against the Nationalist Party’s 41.7%. This is the Labour Party’s third consecutive general election win since 2013.

He was administered the oath of office by President George Vella. Abela was first sworn in as prime minister in January 2020 after the former Labour Party leader and prime minister Joseph Muscat resigned.

Q.6. Which bank has collaborated with EaseMyTrip to launch an environment-friendly green international debit card made using 99% recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material?

99% पुनर्नवीनीकरण पॉलीविनाइल क्लोराइड (पीवीसी) सामग्री का उपयोग करके बनाए गए पर्यावरण के अनुकूल ग्रीन इंटरनेशनल डेबिट कार्ड लॉन्च करने के लिए किस बैंक ने ईजमाईट्रिप के साथ सहयोग किया है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

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

(d) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. DBS Bank India partnered with EaseMyTrip to launch a green debit card

DBS Bank India collaborated with EaseMyTrip to launch an environment-friendly green international debit card made using 99% recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material.

Green Debit Card provides exclusive travel-related offers and rewards to customers for adopting eco-friendly practices.

Withdrawal Limit – ₹1,50,000 per day (India and Overseas) & Purchase Limit – ₹1,50,000 in India and up to ₹1,00,000 globally.

Q.7. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a framework for Geo-tagging of Payment System Touch Points/acceptance infrastructure. Which of the following is not a fully owned subsidiary of RBI?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने भुगतान प्रणाली टच पॉइंट्स/स्वीकृति बुनियादी ढांचे की जियोटैगिंग के लिए एक रूपरेखा जारी की है। निम्नलिखित में से कौन RBI की पूर्ण स्वामित्व वाली सहायक कंपनी नहीं है?

(a) Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (DICGC) / भारतीय जमा बीमा और ऋण गारंटी निगम (डीआईसीजीसी)

(b) Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक नोट मुद्रण प्राइवेट लिमिटेड (बीआरबीएनएमपीएल)

(c) Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT) / रिजर्व बैंक सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी प्राइवेट लिमिटेड (रीबीआईटी)

(d) Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS) / भारतीय वित्तीय प्रौद्योगिकी और संबद्ध सेवाएं (आईएफटीएएस)

(e) National Housing Bank (NHB) / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक (एनएचबी)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. RBI unveiled framework for geo-tagging of payment system touch points

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a framework for Geo-tagging of Payment System Touch Points/acceptance infrastructure under Section 10 (2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

This system will be deployed by banks / non-bank Payment System Operators (PSOs) to ensure proper monitoring of the availability of payment acceptance infrastructure.

The framework was issued on the lines of the Monetary Policy Statement 2020-21 of October 08, 2021.

Fully Owned Subsidiaries of Reserve Bank of India (RBI):

  • Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (DICGC),
  • Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL),
  •  Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT),
  • Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS),
  • Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH)

Q.8. Which organization has approved a Rs 837 crores grant to the Government of Odisha to promote and develop 18 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) infrastructure projects in Odisha?

किस संगठन ने ओडिशा में 18 सूक्ष्म, लघु और मध्यम उद्यमों (MSME) बुनियादी ढांचा परियोजनाओं को बढ़ावा देने और विकसित करने के लिए ओडिशा सरकार को 837 करोड़ रुपये के अनुदान को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(b) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(c) National Housing Bank (NHB) / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक

(d) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(e) Export Import Bank of India (EXIM) / एक्सपोर्ट इम्पोर्ट बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. SIDBI approved Rs 837 crores grant for Odisha to develop MSME Clusters

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has approved a Rs 837 crores grant to the Government of Odisha under its SIDBI Cluster Development Fund (SCDF) to promote and develop 18 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) infrastructure projects in Odisha.

The projects include the development of five new MSME parks, the construction of 11 worker’s hostels and two projects to support MSME infrastructure and will be implemented by the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO).

It has also inked an agreement with the state to set up Project Management Unit (PMU) to design schemes and programmes that strengthens the MSME ecosystem. So far, SIDBI has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with around 15 states to set up PMUs.

The SCDF scheme offers the state governments low-interest loans to upgrade existing MSME clusters and build new industrial infrastructure. The UK Sinha committee on MSME was constituted by the Reserve Bank of India in 2019. Based on its report, SIDBI offers support to various state governments.

Q.9. Who among the following has been re-elected as the president of Badminton Association of India (BAI)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे भारतीय बैडमिंटन संघ (BAI) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में फिर से चुना गया है?

(a) Pullela Gopichand / पुलेला गोपीचंद

(b) Sanjay Mishra / संजय मिश्रा

(c) Himanta Biswa Sarma / हिमंत बिस्वा सरमा

(d) Arun Lakhani / अरुण लखानी

(e) Ajay Kumar Singhania / अजय कुमार सिंघानिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma re-elected as President of Badminton Association of India

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma was re-elected unopposed as the president of Badminton Association of India (BAI) for another four years term from 2022 to 2026.

Sarma, who took over the reins of BAI in 2017, is also the Badminton Asia vice president and a member of the Badminton World Federation Executive Council member.

Former junior national coach Sanjay Mishra would be the new general secretary with incumbent Ajay Kumar Singhania becoming vice-president in the new executive council. Maharashtra Badminton Association president Arun Lakhani will be the new treasurer.

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand will make a foray into BAI administration after being elected as vice-president along with Anbumani Ramadoss and nine others.

Q.10. Who among the following has won TIME100 Impact Award for contribution to mental health awareness?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने मानसिक स्वास्थ्य जागरूकता में योगदान के लिए TIME100 इम्पैक्ट अवार्ड जीता है?

(a) Priyanka Chopra / प्रियंका चोपड़ा

(b) Sushmita Sen / सुष्मिता सेन

(c) Anushka Sharma / अनुष्का शर्मा

(d) Deepika Padukone / दीपिका पादुकोण

(e) Vidya Balan / विद्या बालन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Deepika Padukone won TIME100 Impact Award for contribution to mental health awareness

Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone has been honoured at the TIME100 Impact Awards.

The actress has got featured on the inaugural TIME100 Impact Awards list for her work in mental health struggles and raising awareness, through her LiveLoveLaugh Foundation.

Deepika is the founder of the LiveLoveLaugh Foundation, which helps to create awareness about mental health.

The award ceremony was held at the Museum of the Future in Dubai. She also got on the list of one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018 by TIME.

Q.11. Ministry of Defence has signed a Rs 473 crore deal with which of the following to construct eight Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard?

रक्षा मंत्रालय ने भारतीय तटरक्षक बल के लिए आठ फास्ट पैट्रोल वेसल्स के निर्माण के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किसके साथ 473 करोड़ रुपये के सौदे पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers / गार्डन रीच शिपबिल्डर्स एंड इंजीनियर्स

(b) Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Limited / लार्सन एंड टुब्रो शिप बिल्डिंग लिमिटेड

(c) Hindustan Shipyard Limited / हिंदुस्तान शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड

(d) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders / मझगांव डॉक शिपबिल्डर्स

(e) Goa Shipyard Limited / गोवा शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. MoD signed Rs 473 crore contract with Goa Shipyard Ltd for construction of 8 Fast Patrol Vessels for ICG

Ministry of Defence has signed a Rs 473 crore deal with the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) to construct eight Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.

These patrol vessels will be designed, developed, and manufactured by GSL under Buy (Indian-IDDM) category. This deal would boost the indigenous shipbuilding capability.

The deal was signed by Joint Secretary (Maritime & Systems) Dinesh Kumar and Chairman and MD, GSL Commodore BB Nagpal (Retd) in New Delhi.

Q.12. United States military has held the largest-ever military drill, ‘Balikatan 2022’ with the military of which country?

संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका की सेना ने किस देश की सेना के साथ अब तक का सबसे बड़ा सैन्य अभ्यास बालिकतन 2022आयोजित किया है?

(a) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(b) Switzerland / स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(d) Philippines / फिलीपींस

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. US & Philippines hold largest-ever military drills Balikatan 2022

The largest-ever military drill, ‘Balikatan 2022,’ began between the United States military and the military of the Philippines.

This exercise takes place across Luzon in the Philippines region near Taiwan from March 28 to April 8, 2022

The drills will focus on amphibious operations, maritime security, urban operations, live-fire training, aviation operations, counterterrorism, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Around 8,900 Filipino and American troops are participating in the military drill, making it the largest Balikatan military exercise ever.

 

Q.13. Who has won the Formula One 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia?

सऊदी अरब के जेद्दा कॉर्निश सर्किट में फॉर्मूला वन 2022 सऊदी अरब ग्रैंड प्रिक्स किसने जीता है?

(a) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेटेल

(b) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(c) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(d) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

(e) Esteban Ocon / एस्टेबन ओकोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Max Verstappen won 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) has won the Formula One 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia. This is the 21st title of his career.

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari- Monaco) came second and Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari – Spain) came third. It was the second edition of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and the second round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship.

Q.14. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’, released by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu?

उपराष्ट्रपति एम वेंकैया नायडू द्वारा जारी स्पूर्थी प्रदत श्री सोमैयानामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Rajiv Bhatia / राजीव भाटिया

(b) Prakash Kumar Singh / प्रकाश कुमार सिंह

(c) Sagarika Ghose / सागरिका घोष

(d) K Syam Prasad / के श्याम प्रसाद

(e) Akash Kansal / आकाश कंसल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. A book titled ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ authored by K Syam Prasad

The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, released a book titled ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ authored by K. Syam Prasad.

The book is based on the life story of late Shri Somepalli Somaiah, a social worker from Andhra Pradesh. He inspired youth to dedicate their lives to social welfare.

Somepalli somaiah was born in 1927 in “Parlamili” village of Prakasham district. He dedicated his life to reform and betterment of the society for 50 years. He participated in the Satyagraha of 1948 and against the ban on RSS (Rashtriya Seva Sangh) and was jailed for the same.

Q.15. Bangladesh celebrated 52nd Independence Day on _________________ 2022.

बांग्लादेश ने _________ 2022 को 52वां स्वतंत्रता दिवस मनाया।

(a) 23 March / 23 मार्च

(b) 24 March / 24 मार्च

(c) 25 March / 25 मार्च

(d) 26 March / 26 मार्च

(e) 27 March / 27 मार्च

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. 26 March 2022: Bangladesh 52nd Independence Day

On 26th March 2022, Bangladesh celebrated 52nd Independence Day. President M Abdul Hamid and PM Sheikh Hasina paid their tributes to the martyrs of the liberation war at the National War Memorial in Dhaka.

On 26 March 1971, Bangladesh was announced as an independent nation by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami also paid tribute to the martyrs of the liberation war at the National War Memorial.

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