Current Affairs Quiz 2nd and 3rd July 2022 : Daily GK Update

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Q.1. Which of the following state was NOT classified as “Achievers” in the Ease of Doing Business ranking according to the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2022 report?

बिजनेस रिफॉर्म एक्शन प्लान (बीआरएपी) 2022 रिपोर्ट के अनुसार ईज ऑफ डूइंग बिजनेस रैंकिंग में निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य को “अचीवर्सके रूप में वर्गीकृत नहीं किया गया था?

(a) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / उड़ीसा

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation

Exp. FM Nirmala Sitaraman released the Business Reform Action Plan 2020 in New Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2020 in New Delhi.

In the report, seven states have been identified as the top achievers based on implementation of the Business Reforms Action Plan. The states are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh figure under the Achievers category.

Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Rajasthan and West Bengal have been placed in the Aspirers category.

Andaman and Nicobar, Bihar, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Puducherry, and Tripura have been clubbed under the Emerging Business Ecosystems category.

Q.2. Competetion Commmision of India (CCI) has approved a Google International LLCs stake purchase ________ of equity capital of Bharti Airtel limited.

भारतीय प्रतिस्पर्धा आयोग (सीसीआई) ने भारती एयरटेल लिमिटेड की इक्विटी पूंजी _________ की एक Google अंतर्राष्ट्रीय एलएलसी हिस्सेदारी खरीद को मंजूरी दे दी है।

(a) 1.28%

(b) 2.28%

(c) 3.28%

(d) 1.88%

(e) 2.88%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CCI approved Google’s 1.28% stake buy in Bharti airtel

Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved Google’s proposed acquisition of a minority stake in telecom major Bharti Airtel.

Google International LLC and Airtel have entered into an investment agreement to buy a minority and non-controlling stake of 1.28 per cent of equity share capital in the telecom player.

Google has already partnered with Reliance Jio to launch of low cost smartphone – JioNext   with an optimized Android OS, as part of Google’s investment into Jio last year. Jio Platforms, the holding company of Reliance Jio, has also received a $5.7 billion investment from Facebook, now Meta, for a 9.99% stake.

About Competition Commission of India (CCI)

  • Founded – 2003
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Chairman –Ashok Kumar Gupta

Q.3. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi participated in the ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme and launched RAMP program. What is the full form of RAMP?

प्रधान मंत्री, नरेंद्र मोदी ने ‘उद्यमी भारतकार्यक्रम में भाग लिया और RAMP योजना का शुभारंभ किया। RAMP का फुल फॉर्म क्या है?

(a) Real and Accelerating MSME Performance

(b) Realizing and Accelerating MSME Performance

(c) Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance

(d) Revamping and Accelerating MSME Performance

(e) Raising and Accelerate MSME Performance

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM Modi participated Udyami Bharat Programme, and launched schemes for MSME sector

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi participated in the ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme and launched key initiatives like ‘Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance’ (RAMP) scheme, ‘Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters’ (CBFTE) scheme and new features of the ‘Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme’ (PMEGP) to ramp up the MSME sector.

He also digitally transferred assistance to beneficiaries of PMEGP for 2022-23; announced results of the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022; distributed National MSME Awards, 2022; and issued Digital Equity Certificates to 75 MSMEs in the Self Reliant India (SRI) Fund.

‘Udyami Bharat’ is reflective of the continuous commitment of the government, right from day one, to work towards empowerment of MSMEs. Government has launched several initiatives from time to time like MUDRA Yojana, Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme, and Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) etc. to provide necessary and timely support to the MSME sector, which has helped benefit crores of people across the country.

Prime Minister has launched the ‘Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters’ (CBFTE) scheme, which aims to encourage MSMEs to offer products and services of international standards for the global market. This will enhance the participation of Indian MSMEs in the global value chain and help them realize their export potential.

PM has also launched new features of the ‘Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme’ (PMEGP). These include increase in the maximum project cost to ₹50 lakhs (from ₹25 lakhs) for manufacturing sector and ₹20 lakhs (from ₹10 lakhs) in the service sector and inclusion of applicants from Aspirational districts & Transgenders in the Special Category applicants for availing higher subsidies. Also, handholding support is being provided to applicants/entrepreneurs through engagement of banking, technical & marketing experts.

Q.4. Spark.NXT is the new smart campus of which company?

Spark.NXT किस कंपनी का नया स्मार्ट कैंपस है?

(a) Tata / टाटा

(b) Reliance / रिलायंस

(c) Wipro / विप्रो

(d) Bosch India / बॉश इंडिया

(e) Infosys / इंफोसिस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated the first smart campus of Bosch in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtually inaugurated Bosch’s new campus in Bengaluru, built at a cost of 800 crore.

The Bosch 76-acre Spark.NXT campus features multiple smart solutions based on sustainability, security, and user experience for associates, visitors, and facility management. The smart campus will take a lead in the development of futuristic products and solutions for India and for the world.

It is a special year for both India and Bosch India, as the nation celebrates 75 years of Independence and Bosch celebrates a century of its presence in India. 100 years ago, Bosch came to India as a German company and now it is as much Indian as German. This is a great example of German engineering and Indian energy.

Over the last five years, Bosch has invested Rs 800 crore in developing the campus, which has the capacity to potentially house 10,000 associates.

Q.5. As per the UN-Habitat’s “World Cities Report 2022: Envisaging the Future of Cities seeks”, India’s Urban Population is projected to be 675 million in which year?

यूएनहैबिटेट की “वर्ल्ड सिटीज़ रिपोर्ट 2022: एनविज़िंग  फ्यूचर ऑफ़ सिटीज़ सीक्सके अनुसार, भारत की शहरी जनसंख्या किस वर्ष 675 मिलियन होने का अनुमान है?

(a) 2027

(b) 2029

(c) 2030

(d) 2032

(e) 2035

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s urban population to stand at 675 million in 2035, behind China: United Nations

According to United Nations-Habitat’s World Cities Report 2022- India’s urban population is estimated to stand at 675 million in 2035, 2nd highest behind China’s one billion. The report also noted that after the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s urban population is once again on track to increase by another 2.2 billion people by the year 2050.

By 2035, percentage of urban residing population in India at mid-year will be 43.2%.

China’s urban population in 2035 is projected at 1.05 billion.

About United Nations (UN)

  • Founded – 24 October 1945
  • Headquarters – New York, US
  • Official languages– Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian & Spanish
  • Membership –193 member states & 2 observer states
  • 1st Secretary General– Trygve Halvdan Lie ( Norway)
  • 9th SecretaryGeneral– António Guterres (Portugal)
  • Deputy Secretary-General –Amina J. Mohammed (Nigeria)

Q.6. Name the organization has launched ‘Project Surya’ along with ReNew Power and Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA) to train low-income women salt pan workers?

उस संगठन का नाम बताइए जिसने कम आय वाली महिला नमक पैन श्रमिकों को प्रशिक्षित करने के लिए रिन्यू पावर और सेल्फएम्प्लॉयड वीमेन एसोसिएशन ऑफ इंडिया (SEWA) के साथ ‘प्रोजेक्ट सूर्या लॉन्च किया है?

(a) International Labour Organization / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय श्रम संगठन

(b) International Monetary Fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(c) United Nations Environment Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम

(d) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(e) United Nations Development Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ReNew Power, UNEP, SEWA launched ‘Project Surya’ to train women as solar technicians

ReNew Power Limited, a subsidiary of ReNew Energy Global Plc., in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA) launched a one-of its-kind, transformative initiative ‘Project Surya’ to train low-income women salt pan workers to work in the renewable industry.

Objective – To train 1,000 low-income women salt-pan workers to work in the renewable industry.

The project kicks off in Gujarat to address multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including No Poverty, Gender Equality, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth and Climate Action.

The programme will be supported by the government’s National Skill Development Corporation.

About United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Founded – 5 June 1972
  • Headquarters – Nairobi,  Kenya
  • Executive Director – Inger Andersen (Denmark)
  • Member countries – 193

Q.7. According to the Knight Frank’s Asia Pacific Sustainability Index 2021, which Indian city ranked 14th in the APAC region in the Gold standard category?

नाइट फ्रैंक के एशिया पैसिफिक सस्टेनेबिलिटी इंडेक्स 2021 के अनुसार, कौन सा भारतीय शहर एपीएसी क्षेत्र में स्वर्ण मानक श्रेणी में 14वें स्थान पर है?

(a) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Chennai / चेन्नई

(e) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Asia Pacific Sustainability Index 2021: Bengaluru topped in India, Ranks 14th In the APAC Region

According to the ‘Asia Pacific Sustainability Index 2021’ released by Knight Frank, an international property consultant based in London, UK, four Indian cities made it to the top 20 of the Asia Pacific (APAC) Sustainably Led Cities Index Ranking.

Bengaluru ranked 14th in the list of top 20 cities in the APAC region in the Gold standard category in terms of compliance with sustainability norms in the development of commercial real estate. Delhi is at 17th, Hyderabad at 18th and Mumbai 20th positions in Silver standard category.

The top five green-rated cities in the APAC region are Singapore, Sydney (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), Perth (Australia), and Melbourne (Australia). These five cities earned the Platinum category, the highest category of the index.

The report also noted that India’s green bond issuances increased 523% on a yearly basis, from $1.1 billion in 2020 to $6.8 billion in 2021.

Green bond issuances that were negatively impacted by the pandemic in 2020 recovered in 2021, surpassing pre-pandemic levels and posting an increase of 116.9% from $3.1 billion raised in 2019.

Recent Ranking

  • Global Environmental Performance Index 2022:180th; Denmark topped
  • IMD’s World Competitiveness Index 2022:37th; Denmark topped
  • Coursera Global Skill Report 2022: 68th; Switzerland topped
  • Ookla Speedtest Global Index 2022: 115th; Norway and Singapore topped
  • World Gold Council Report2021 (Global gold recycling): 4th; China topped

Q.8. According to the QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023 released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

Mumbai, Maharashtra secured _______ rank in the list, while London (UK) ranked 1st as the Best City for Students.

क्वाक्वेरेली साइमंड्स (क्यूएस) मुंबई द्वारा जारी क्यूएस बेस्ट स्टूडेंट सिटीज रैंकिंग 2023 के अनुसार, महाराष्ट्र ने सूची में _______ रैंक हासिल किया, जबकि लंदन (यूके) ने छात्रों के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ शहर के रूप में पहला स्थान हासिल किया।

(a) 103

(b) 114

(c) 125

(d) 129

(e) 130

Answer & Explanation

Exp. QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023- London ranks Best City for Student, Mumbai tops in India

According to the QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023, released by global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Mumbai ranked at 103 has emerged as India’s highest-ranked student city.

The other Indian cities in the rankings include Bengaluru at 114, Chennai at 125 and New Delhi at 129.

London (UK) has topped the list ranked 1 followed by Munich (Germany) and Seoul (South Korea) ranked 2nd and Zurich (Switzerland) ranked 4th.

The ranking provides students with independent data regarding a range of factors relevant to their study decisions: affordability, quality of life, the standard of university, and the views of previous students that have studied in that destination.

Cities based on QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023

  • Rank 1 – London (UK)
  • Rank 2 – Munich (Germany)
  • Rank 3 – Seoul (South Korea)
  • Rank 4 – Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Rank 5 – Melbourne (Australia)
  • Rank 51 – Dubai (UAE)
  • Rank 103 – Mumbai (India)
  • Rank 114 –Bengaluru (India)
  • Rank 125 – Chennai (India)
  • Rank 129 – New Delhi (India)

Q.9. How much amount has been by the World Bank to support and enhance the health sector of India?

विश्व बैंक द्वारा भारत के स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्र को समर्थन और बढ़ाने के लिए कितनी राशि दी गई है?

(a) USD 4 billion / 4 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(b) USD 2 billion / 2 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(c) USD 3 billion / 3 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(d) USD 6 billion / 6 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(e) USD 1 billion / 1 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Bank approved USD 1 billion to support India’s health sector

Two complementary loans totaling $500 million each were authorized by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors to help and develop the health sector in India.

Through this combined financing of $1 billion, the World Bank is looking to assist the Pradhan Mantri-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), which was launched by the government in October 2021 for the development the public healthcare infrastructure across the country.

Along with the involvement at the national level, one of the loans is meant to provide priority to the states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh for the improvement of their current medical infrastructure.

Under health, two loans-Public Health Systems for Pandemic Preparedness Programme (PHSPP) and Enhanced Health Service Delivery Programme (EHSDP) are designed to be complementary and transformational in impact.

PHSPP and EHSDP loans have a combined final term of 18.5 years, including a 5-year grace period.

About World Bank  

  • Founded– 1944
  • Headquarters  – Washington DC
  • President – David Malpass
  • MD & CFO– Anshula Kant
  • Chief Economist-Carman Reinhart
  • Executive Director– Taufila Nyamadzabo
  • Member Countries-189
  • World Bank Group– 5 (IBRD, IDA, IFC, MIGA and ICSID)
  • All of these efforts support the Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity of the poorest 40% of the population in all countries.

Recent Funding approved by WB

  • USD 162 million for the RIGHTS project in Tamil Nadu
  • USD 150 million funding to support the recovery of India’s fisheries sector
  • USD 250 million funding to GOAL; an education project in Gujarat
  • USD245 million funding  to modernize India’s railway logistics infra
  • USD 250 million funding to India’s road safety programme

Q.10. The fiscal deficit for first two months of the current fiscal reached over ___________  of the Budget Estimate.

चालू वित्त वर्ष के पहले दो महीनों के लिए राजकोषीय घाटा बजट अनुमान के ___________ से अधिक हो गया।

(a) 11 percent /11 प्रतिशत

(b) 12 percent /12 प्रतिशत

(c) 13 percent /13 प्रतिशत

(d) 14 percent /14 प्रतिशत

(e) 15 percent /15 प्रतिशत

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Fiscal Deficit for April-May at period at 12% of Budget estimates

The fiscal deficit for first two months of the current fiscal reached over 12 per cent of the Budget Estimate. It is 4 percentage points higher than deficit during the corresponding period of last fiscal. Experts estimate fiscal deficit for the whole year to be higher than the Budget Estimate of 6.4 per cent for FY23.

Fiscal deficit is the difference between total expenditure and revenue of the government. It is an indication of the total borrowings that are needed by the government.

The fiscal deficit was at 8.2 per cent of the Budget Estimate (RE) of 2021-22 during the corresponding period. In actual terms, the deficit was at Rs 2,03,921 crore at the end of May, as per the data released by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).

Q.11. What is the GST rate that will be levied on fees charged by banks for the issue of cheques?

चेक जारी करने के लिए बैंकों द्वारा लिए जाने वाले शुल्क पर लगने वाली जीएसटी दर क्या है?

(a) 5 percent /5 प्रतिशत

(b) 10 percent /10 प्रतिशत

(c) 9 percent /9 प्रतिशत

(d) 18 percent /18 प्रतिशत

(e) 12 percent /12 प्रतिशत

Answer & Explanation

Exp. All rate changes recommended by the 47th GST Council to be made effective from July 18

The 47th GST council meeting under the Chairmanship of Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in Chandigarh.

In the meeting, the GST on LED Lamps, lights and fixtures, and their metal printed circuits board is raised from 12 per cent to 18 per cent.  In the case of the Solar Water Heater system GST was raised from 5 to 12 per cent whereas in the Works contract for roads, bridges, railways, metro, effluent treatment plant, crematoriums, etc.  The tax was raised by 12 to 18 percent.

Works contract supplied to central and state governments, local authorities for historical monuments, canals, dams, pipelines, plants for water supply, educational institutions, hospitals, etc. & sub-contractor from 12 to 18 percent.

GST rate on Tetra Packaging has been raised from 12 to 18 percent. Cut and Polished diamonds are up from 0.25 per cent to 1.5 percent.

Pre –packed & labelled food item like meat, fish, curd, paneer and honey will now attracts 5% GST.

18% GST will be levied on fee charged by banks for issue of cheques.

All rate changes recommended by the 47th GST Council will be made effective from 18th July, 2022.

What is GST Council?

The GST Council, formed in 2016 after inserting Article 279A (1) of the Constitution to implement the goods and services tax (GST), is the highest decision-making body for the indirect tax regime in the country. It is headed by the Union finance minister (currently Nirmala Sitharaman) and comprises finance ministers or other representatives of all states and Union Territories. The revenue secretary is the ex-officio secretary to the GST Council and the secretariat office is situated in New Delhi.

Q.12. State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank has acquired what percent of stake in Perfios Account Aggregation Services Private Limited?

भारतीय स्टेट बैंक, HDFC बैंक और ICICI बैंक ने Perfios Account Aggregation Services Private Limited में कितने प्रतिशत हिस्सेदारी का अधिग्रहण किया है?

(a) 6.54%

(b) 7.54%

(c) 9.65%

(d) 9.54%

(e) 8.54%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank acquired 9.54% stake each in Perfios Account Aggregation Services

State Bank of India, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank has acquired a 9.54 per cent stake each in Perfios Account Aggregation Services Private Limited.

The three banks acquired 8, 05,520 equity shares each by paying Rs 4.03 crore each for the stakes. The investments will be subject to the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

The lenders bought the shares at a price of Rs 50 apiece, according to regulatory filings

Q.13. Who among the following has been sworn in as the new Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra?  

निम्नलिखित में से किसने महाराष्ट्र के नए उपमुख्यमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) Raj Thackrey / राज ठाकरे

(b) Eknath Shinde / एकनाथ शिंदे

(c) Shrikant Shinde / श्रीकांत शिंदे

(d) Devendra Fadnavis / देवेंद्र फडणवीस

(e) Ajit Pawar / अजीत पवार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Eknath Shindhe sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Eknath Shinde (20th) took oath as the new chief minister of Maharashtra at the Raj Bhavan. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as the deputy chief minister.

Shinde has served as the urban development minister in the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

Devendra Fadnavis had served as the CM of Maharastra from 2014-19.

About Maharashtra

  • Capital –  Mumbai
  • Chief MInister– Eknath Sindhe
  • Governor –Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Vidhan Sabha – 288 Seats
  • Lokshabha – 48 Seats
  • Rajyasabha –19 Seats

Q.14. Who has become the first Black woman judge to serve on the US Supreme Court?

यूएस सुप्रीम कोर्ट में सेवा देने वाली पहली अश्वेत महिला न्यायाधीश कौन बनी हैं?

(a) Elhan Omar / एल्हान ओमार

(b) Rebeca Macron / रेबेका मैक्रोन

(c) Williams Smith / विलियम्स स्मिथ

(d) Ketanji Brown Jackson / केतनजी ब्राउन जैक्सन

(e) Charles Smith / चार्ल्स स्मिथ

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first black woman on US Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court.

He replaced Justice Stephen Breyer’s. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice

Q.15. Who has been elected as the new President of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), to succeed incumbent Dr. Marcus Pleyer of Germany?

जर्मनी के मौजूदा डॉ. मार्कस प्लीयर की जगह लेने के लिए किसे फाइनेंशियल एक्शन टास्क फोर्स (FATF) के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में चुना गया है?

(a) Vivek Murthy / विवेक मूर्ति

(b) Bharat Ramamurti / भरत राममूर्ति

(c) T. Raja Kumar / टी राजा कुमार

(d) Gautam Raghavan / गौतम राघवन

(e) Krishna Sobti / कृष्णा सोबती

Answer & Explanation

Exp. T Raja Kumar appointed as new president of FATF

  1. Raja Kumar of Singapore has been appointed as the president of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the anti-money laundering watchdog.

Kumar has replaced Marcus Pleyer.

The FATF is an intergovernmental organization set up by the G7 in 1989 to prevent and combat money laundering, terrorism, and proliferation finance. The FATF also reviews and supervises member jurisdictions to ensure that they fully and effectively apply the FATF standards.

About Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

  • Founded – 1989
  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Membership –39
  • President– T. Raja Kumar ( Singapore)

Recent Appointment

  • Acting President of IOA– Anil Khanna
  • President of India International Centre – Shyam Sharan
  • Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm- Akash Ambani
  • Additional directors of Jio Infocomm – Raminder Singh Gujral & KV Choudhary
  • MD of Jio Infocomm – Pankaj Mohan Pawar
  • Chairman of GAIL – Sandeep Kumar Gupta (effect from August)

Q.16. Who has been elected as the 14th Prime Minsiter of Israel?

इज़राइल के 14 वें प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Naftali Benett / नफ्ताली बेनेट

(b) Benny Gantz / बेनी गैंट्ज़ो

(c) Benjamin Netanyahu / बेंजामिन नेतन्याहू

(d) Ayelet Shaked / आइलेट शेक्ड

(e) Yair Lapid / यायर लैपिड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Yair Lapid elected as the 14th Prime Minister of Israel

Leader of Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid has been officially became the 14th prime minister of Israel, after replacing the Naftali Benett.

He is a former journalist who serving as PM of Israel since 1 July 2022.

About Israel

  • Capital – Jerusalem
  • Currency– New Shekel
  • President – Isaac Herzog
  • Prime Minister– Yair Lapid

Q.17. Who has been conferred with CII Quality Ratna Awards 2021?

CII गुणवत्ता रत्न पुरस्कार 2021 से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Ashok Gupta

(b) Ashok Soota

(c) Charudutt Mishra

(d) Beryl Thanga

(e) Danish Siddiqui

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ashok Soota conferred with CII Quality Ratna Awards 2021

Ashok Soota, founder and Executive Chairman of Happiest Minds Technologies, has been conferred with CII Quality Ratna Award 2021.

The Annual CII Quality Ratna Award constituted in the year 2019 is in recognition of outstanding leadership, contribution, and distinguished service to the Quality Movement in India.

The CII Awards Committee unanimously concurred to bestow the 2021 Award to Mr. Soota considering his significant contribution to building the competitiveness of the Indian industry through quality Initiatives

Q.18. Who among the following Javelin throwers has won the gold medal with a best throw of 90.31 meters at the prestigious 2022 Diamond League meet in Stockholm?

स्टॉकहोम में प्रतिष्ठित 2022 डायमंड लीग मीट में निम्नलिखित में से किस भाला फेंकने वाले ने 90.31 मीटर के सर्वश्रेष्ठ थ्रो के साथ स्वर्ण पदक जीता है?

(a) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(b) Shivpal Singh / शिवपाल सिंह

(c) Anderson Peters / एंडरसन पीटर्स

(d) Arshad Nadeem / अरशद नदीम

(e) Johannes Vetter / जोहान्स वेटर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Javelin Thrower, Neeraj Chopra clinched Silver medal at prestigious Diamond League meet

Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has clinched his first-ever silver medal at the prestigious Diamond League meet in Stockholm.

Chopra finished 2nd at the Stockholm Diamond League with a massive throw of 89.94 meter. Anderson Peters won gold medal with a best throw of 90.31 meter.

Chopra broke his own national record of 89.30m that he set at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku.

Q.19. Which of the following sports company has become an official partner with the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Hangzhou Asian Games 2022, and Paris Olympic Games 2024?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी स्पोर्ट्स कंपनी आगामी बर्मिंघम राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों 2022, हांग्जो एशियाई खेलों 2022 और पेरिस ओलंपिक खेलों 2024 के लिए भारतीय ओलंपिक संघ (IOA) के साथ आधिकारिक भागीदार बन गई है?

(a) The Sport Fort / स्पोर्ट फोर्ट

(b) Essen Sports / एसेन स्पोर्ट्स

(c) Supra Sports / सुप्रा स्पोर्ट्स

(d) Adani Sportsline / अदानी स्पोर्ट्सलाइन

(e) Paragon Sports  / पैरागॉन स्पोर्ट्स

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Adani Sportsline partnered with Indian Olympic Association as the principal sponsor

Adani Sportsline, the sports arm of the Adani Group, has become an official partner with the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Hangzhou Asian Games 2022, and Paris Olympic Games 2024.

This is the second time that the Adani Group has come on board with IOA. The earlier association was in 2021 when the group sponsored the Indian Contingent during the Tokyo Olympics.

The partnership is an extension of the Adani Group’s sports portfolio that focuses on building a world-class ecosystem to nurture sporting talent, accelerate the sports economy, and play the role of an enabler in India’s journey to becoming a leading sporting nation.

Adani Sportsline has supported over 28 athletes through its athlete support initiative, #GarvHai, across a variety of sports. Six of these athletes represented India at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, and among them was wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who brought home a silver medal in the 57 kg division. Dahiya has been a part of the #GarvHai Initiative since 2019.

Q.20. Which day is celebrated as International Day of Cooperative?

किस दिन को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सहकारिता दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 June / 29 जून

(b) 26 June / 26 जून

(c) 30 June / 30 जून

(d) 1 July / 1 जुलाई

(e) 2 July / 2 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 2 July 2022 – International Day of Cooperative

International Day of Cooperatives is marked annually on the first Saturday of July. This year, the day will be observed on 2 July.

Objective – To promote the successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace.

In addition, the day aspires to strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and government at all three levels — local, national and international.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution on 16 December 1992 to declare the first Saturday of July 1995 as the International Day of Cooperatives. The date was chosen as it marked the centenary of the International Cooperative Alliance’s establishment. It is also called Coops Day.

Theme 2022 – Cooperative Build a Better World

Q.21. Which day is celebrated as World Sport journalist Day?

किस दिन को विश्व खेल पत्रकार दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 June / 29 जून

(b) 26 June / 26 जून

(c) 30 June / 30 जून

(d) 1 July / 1 जुलाई

(e) 2 July / 2 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 2 July – World Sports Journalists Day

World Sports Journalists Day is observed globally on 2nd July every year.

Objective – To acknowledge the work of sports journalists & to encourage them to do better at their work

Q.22. Which day is celebrated as International Plastic Bag Free Day?

किस दिन को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्लास्टिक बैग मुक्त दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 June / 29 जून

(b) 26 June / 26 जून

(c) 3 July / 3 जुलाई

(d) 1 July / 1 जुलाई

(e) 2 July / 2 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 3 July – International Plastic Bag Free

International Plastic Bag Free Day is celebrated on July 3 all over the world.

Objective – To raise awareness of the growing harm that the use of this non-biodegradable substance is causing to the environment.

The first International Plastic Bag Free Day was observed on July 3, 2008, when Rezero, a member of Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), initiated it. The holiday was only observed in Catalonia in its inaugural year. However, a year later, ZWE introduced the International Plastic Bag Free Day to the European Union.

Theme 2022 – Global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags

Extra Information about Plastic use

  • India’s 1st single use plastic- free airport – Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi)
  • Single-Use Plastic use To Banned by Union Govt. From 1st July, 2022
  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park Initiates Use of Plastic Bottles in a Unique Way
  • Dabur becomes first Indian plastic waste neutral’ FMCG Company
  • India’s 1st Credit Card made from recycled PVC plastic launched by HSBC
  • India becomes first Asian Nation to launch ‘Plastics Pact’
  • Dzukou Valley (Nagaland ) became a Plastic Free Zone
  • The India Plastics Pact’s targets to be achieved by 2030





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