Current Affairs Quiz 2nd February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 2nd February 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Torgya Festival of the Monpa tribal community is celebrated in which of the following state?

मोनपा आदिवासी समुदाय का तोर्ग्या महोत्सव निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Manipur / मणिपुर

(d) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Torgya Festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh at Tawang Monastery

The three days long Torgya Festival of the Monpa tribal community of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated at Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh.

This year is the ‘Dungyur Torgya’ festival, which marks special occasion as every 3rd year, the festival is organised on a broader level with the name Dungyur Festival during which Dalai Lama offers blessings (also known as Tse-Boom) to other lamas by sending Feb Jum which is a holy item to be used in rituals.

The main attractions of the festival is the ‘Sha-na Cham’, the ritual dance performed by monks to showcase the Choe-gyal Yap & Yum Tsa-Munde deity.

Q.2. A Global Center of Excellence in Affordable and Clean Energy has been launched at which of the following IIT?

निम्नलिखित में से किस IIT में किफायती और स्वच्छ ऊर्जा में उत्कृष्टता का वैश्विक केंद्र शुरू किया गया है?

(a) IIT Bombay / आईआईटी बॉम्बे

(b) IIT Dharwad / आईआईटी धारवाड़

(c) IIT Guwahati / आईआईटी गुवाहाटी

(d) IIT Kharagpur / आईआईटी खड़गपुर

(e) IIT Roorkee / आईआईटी रुड़की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Global Center of Excellence in Affordable and Clean Energy launched in IIT Dharwad

A Global Center of Excellence in Affordable and Clean Energy has been launched at the IIT Dharwad, Karnataka.

The center is supported by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) donation from Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF).

The first phase of the CSR project with HHSIF is to establish equipment for the GCoE-ACE mainly as skill development, fabrication, and R&D equipment.

Q.3. Tata Sky has dropped the ‘sky’ brand name and renamed itself as ________________.

टाटा स्काई ने स्काईब्रांड नाम छोड़ दिया है और खुद का नाम बदलकर _________ कर दिया है।

(a) Tata Flix / टाटा फ्लिक्स

(b) Tata Direct / टाटा डायरेक्ट

(c) Tata Super / टाटा सुपर

(d) Tata Play / टाटा प्ले

(e) Tata Show / टाटा शो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Tata Sky rebranded itself as ‘Tata Play’

Tata Sky (founded in 2006) has dropped the ‘sky’ brand name and rechristened itself as ‘Tata Play’.

One of the largest Direct to Home (DTH) platforms has joined hands with Netflix to offer new OTT (over the top) content-centric channel packs as well.

‘Tata Sky’ is a joint venture between the Tata Sons (60%) and The Walt Disney Company (30%), with Temasek Holdings, Singapore (10%).

Q.4. THE JET ZeroEmission announced the launch of the World’s first hydrogen powered flying boat ‘THE JET’ in ____________________.

THE JET ZeroEmission ने _____________ में दुनिया की पहली हाइड्रोजन संचालित फ्लाइंग बोट THE JET के लॉन्च की घोषणा की।

(a) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआला लम्पुर, मलेशिया

(b) Tashkent, Uzbekistan / ताशकंद, उज्बेकिस्तान

(c) Dubai, UAE / दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Riffa, Bahrain / रिफा, बहरीन

(e) Tokyo, Japan / टोक्यो, जापान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Dubai will launch World’s first Hydrogen-powered Flying Boat ‘The Jet’

THE JET ZeroEmission announced the launch of the World’s first hydrogen powered flying boat ‘THE JET’ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

THE JET will have its inaugural flight during the COP28, which is scheduled to be held in Dubai, UAE in 2023.

This announcement comes as a result of the agreement signed between Swiss startup THE JET ZeroEmission, UAE-based Zenith Marine Services and US-based DWYN to manufacture and operate ‘The Jet’ in Dubai.

The boat can silently fly over the waters at a cruising speed of 40 knots and also has a capacity of carrying 8-12 passengers.

Q.5. Which of the following has surpassed Intel to become the world’s leading chipmaker by revenue in 2021, according to a report released by research firm Counterpoint Technology Market Research?

रिसर्च फर्म काउंटरपॉइंट टेक्नोलॉजी मार्केट रिसर्च द्वारा जारी एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, निम्नलिखित में से किसने 2021 में राजस्व के मामले में इंटेल को पीछे छोड़ते हुए दुनिया का अग्रणी चिपमेकर बन गया है?

(a) Samsung Electronics / सैमसंग इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स

(b) IBM / आईबीएम

(c) Alphabet / अल्फाबेट

(d) Apple / एप्पल

(e) Amazon / अमेज़न

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Samsung surpassed Intel to become World’s top semiconductor company in 2021

South Korean electronics manufacturing giant, Samsung Electronics surpassed U.S chipmaker Intel to become the world’s leading chipmaker by revenue in 2021, according to a report released by research firm Counterpoint Technology Market Research.

Memory vendors continued to lead the industry with SK Hynix and Micron taking the third and fourth positions, followed by IC design vendors, including Qualcomm and NVIDIA. The year saw 19% YoY revenue growth.

While Intel posted relatively flattish results, Samsung took the lead with a strong DRAM and NAND flash market performance in 2021. Samsung also saw solid momentum in logic chips this year.

Q.6. According to National Statistical Office (NSO)’s First Revised Estimates of National Income, Consumption Expenditure, Saving and Capital Formation for the financial year 2020-21, Indian economy has contracted by _______________ in 2020-21.

राष्ट्रीय सांख्यिकी कार्यालय (NSO) के वित्तीय वर्ष 2020-21 के लिए राष्ट्रीय आय, उपभोग व्यय, बचत और पूंजी निर्माण के पहले संशोधित अनुमानों के अनुसार, भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था में 2020-21 में _____________ की कमी आई है।

(a) 6.4%

(b) 6.6%

(c) 7.3%

(d) 8.1%

(e) 8.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. NSO First Revised GDP estimates FY21: Indian economy contracts by 6.6% in 2020-21

The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released the First Revised Estimates of National Income, Consumption Expenditure, Saving and Capital Formation for the financial year 2020-21.

The data showed that the Indian economy contracted by 6.6 percent in 2020-21 as against the earlier estimate of 7.3 percent in May 2021. The real GDP for 2020-21 is 135.58 lakh crores rupees. Nominal GDP for the 2020-21 is 198.01 lakh crores rupees.

The NSO has also revised downward the real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth number for 2019-20 to 3.7 percent as against the earlier estimate of 4 percent.

Under the 1st revision released in January 2021, real GDP or GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for 2019-20 stood at Rs 145.69 lakh crore with 4 percent growth.

Q.7. The government is setting up the National Land Monetisation Corporation (NLMC) to carry out the monetization of the land and other non-core assets. Initial authorized share capital of NLMC will be _____________ crores.

सरकार भूमि और अन्य गैरप्रमुख संपत्तियों का मुद्रीकरण करने के लिए राष्ट्रीय भूमि मुद्रीकरण निगम (NLMC) की स्थापना कर रही है। NLMC की प्रारंभिक अधिकृत शेयर पूंजी _____________ करोड़ होगी।

(a) Rs 1800 crores / 1800 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 4810 crores / 4810 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 2095 crores / 2095 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 3020 crores / 3020 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 5000 crores / 5000 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Center setting up National Land Monetisation Corporation

The government is setting up the National Land Monetisation Corporation (NLMC) to carry out the monetization of the land and other non-core assets.

Initial authorized share capital of NLMC will be ₹5000 crores and subscribed share capital of ₹150 crores.

So far, CPSEs have referred 3,400 acres of land and other non-core assets for monetisation from CPSEs including MTNL, BSNL, BPCL, B&R, BEML, HMT Ltd, Instrumentation Ltd.

Q.8. In the Phase I, Banks will transfer 15 NPA accounts (stressed assets) worth ________________ to National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) or bad bank in FY22.

पहले चरण में, बैंक वित्त वर्ष 2012 में _________________ के 15 एनपीए खाते (तनावग्रस्त संपत्ति) नेशनल एसेट रिकंस्ट्रक्शन कंपनी लिमिटेड (NRCL) या बैड बैंक में स्थानांतरित करेंगे।

(a) Rs. 25,000 crores / रु. 25,000 करोड़

(b) Rs. 50,000 crores / रु. 50,000 करोड़

(c) Rs. 75,000 crores / रु. 75,000 करोड़

(d) Rs. 82,845 crores / रु. 82,845 करोड़

(e) Rs. 1 lakh crores / रु. 1 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Banks will transfer 15 NPA accounts worth Rs 50,000 crores to NARCL in FY22

As per SBI Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara, National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) or bad bank and India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL) are ready to commence operations.

A total of 38 NPA accounts worth Rs 82,845 crore have been identified to be transferred to NARCL initially. In the Phase I, 15 stressed assets (i.e. Non-Performing Asset accounts) worth Rs 50,000 crore will be transferred to NARCL in the current financial year.

Public Sector Banks have taken a majority stake in NARCL, IDRCL will be majorly owned by private sector banks.

Q.9. Vedanta Ltd has tied up a facility of Rs 8,000 crores (replacement facility) with which Bank at 7.75% to take over majority of the syndicated facility after discussions with lenders?

वेदांत लिमिटेड ने उधारदाताओं के साथ चर्चा के बाद सिंडिकेटेड सुविधा के अधिकांश हिस्से को लेने के लिए 7.75% पर किस बैंक के साथ 8,000 करोड़ रुपये (प्रतिस्थापन सुविधा) की सुविधा का करार किया है?

(a) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

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

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Vedanta tied up ₹8000 crores facility with Union Bank of India to take over syndicated facility

Vedanta Ltd has tied up a facility of Rs 8,000 crores (replacement facility) with Union Bank of India at 7.75% to take over majority of the syndicated facility after discussions with lenders.

During 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vedanta Ltd had tied up a syndicated facility of ₹10Kcr with State Bank of India as the lead bank at a running cost of 10.5 per cent.

This replacement facility was availed on December 28, 2021 to take over the existing Syndicated facility to reduce the overall interest cost of the company and to prepay high-cost debt raised at over 10% two years ago.

Q.10. Which bank has collaborated with Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd. for financing solar power projects in the Ballard Estate in Mumbai, and launched a dedicated centralized processing cell named ‘Surya Shakti Cell’?

मुंबई में बैलार्ड एस्टेट में सौर ऊर्जा परियोजनाओं के वित्तपोषण के लिए किस बैंक ने टाटा पावर सोलर सिस्टम्स लिमिटेड के साथ सहयोग किया है, और सूर्य शक्ति सेलनामक एक समर्पित केंद्रीकृत प्रसंस्करण सेल लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(e) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. SBI launched ‘Surya Shakti Cell’ in partnership with Tata Power Solar Systems

State Bank of India has collaborated with Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd. for financing solar power projects in the Ballard Estate in Mumbai.

SBI has launched a dedicated centralized processing cell named ‘Surya Shakti Cell’ with the objective of strengthening the existing financing arrangement for solar power projects.

The Surya Shakti Cell will process all the loan applications for Solar Projects from across India by Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd (max capacity of up to 1 MW).

Q.11. Who has been appointed as the new head of the Defence Intelligence Agency?

रक्षा खुफिया एजेंसी के नए प्रमुख के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Vinay Kumar Tripathi / विनय कुमार त्रिपाठी

(b) G Asok Kumar / जी अशोक कुमार

(c) Amir Subhani / अमीर सुभानी

(d) GAV Reddy / जीएवी रेड्डी

(e) Manoj Pande / मनोज पांडे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. GAV Reddy appointed as new Head of Defence Intelligence Agency

Lieutenant General GAV Reddy has been appointed as the new head of the Defence Intelligence Agency.

General Reddy would be succeeding Lt Gen KJS Dhillon. Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon retired after serving in various strategic positions during his 39-year career in the Indian Army.

The Director-General of the Defence Intelligence Agency is the head of the organisation and is among the principal advisors on intelligence to the Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff.

Q.12. Who is the author of India’s 1st-ever season style book titled ‘The Class of 2006: Sneak Peek into the Misadventures of the Great Indian Engineering Life’?

द क्लास ऑफ़ 2006: स्नीक पीक इन द मिसएडवेंचर्स ऑफ़ द ग्रेट इंडियन इंजीनियरिंग लाइफशीर्षक से भारत की पहली सीज़न शैली की किताब के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Thomas Matthew / थॉमस मैथ्यू

(b) Jayanta Ghosal / जयंत घोषाल

(c) Akash Kansal / आकाश कंसल

(d) Dhirendra Jha / धीरेंद्र झा

(e) Chandrachur Ghose / चंद्रचूर घोष

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. India’s 1st-ever season style book titled ‘The Class of 2006: Sneak Peek into the Misadventures of the Great Indian Engineering Life’, written by Akash Kansal

India’s first-ever season style book titled ‘The Class of 2006: Sneak Peek into the Misadventures of the Great Indian Engineering Life’, written by Akash Kansal a management professional.

The book was virtually launched at one of the biggest book launch ceremonies at IIT Kanpur, & Delhi Technological University. “The Class of 2006” consists of 18 different episodes that recall the times spent in College.

The book was released on Amazon Kindle by R. Madhavan, an Indian film actor, writer, director, and producer.

Q.13. World Wetlands Day is observed every year on _____________.

विश्व वेटलैंड्स दिवस हर साल _____________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 February / 1 फरवरी

(b) 2 February / 2 फरवरी

(c) 3 February / 3 फरवरी

(d) 4 February / 4 फरवरी

(e) 5 February / 5 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. 2 February: World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is observed on February 2 every year to raise global awareness about the importance of wetlands, not only for people but the planet Earth as well. The day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

This is the first year when the World Wetlands Day will be observed as a United Nations international day, following its adoption by the UN General Assembly on August 30, 2021.

The UN defines wetlands as ecosystems where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life.

Theme 2022: Wetlands Action for People and Nature

Q.14. On which date, Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day is observed every year?

रुमेटीइड गठिया जागरूकता दिवस हर साल किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 1 February / 1 फरवरी

(b) 2 February / 2 फरवरी

(c) 3 February / 3 फरवरी

(d) 4 February / 4 फरवरी

(e) 5 February / 5 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. 2 February: Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day is observed on February 2 every year to raise awareness about the Rheumatoid disease.

Rheumatoid disease, also known as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is an autoimmune condition in which the body believes the linings of the joints are foreign tissue, and it attacks and damages them, resulting in inflammation and pain.

The day was created in 2013 by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) to help raise awareness for all of the people who function daily with both pain and misconceptions about this chronic disease.

Q.15. Amitabh Dayal has passed away recently. He was a/an _________________________.

हाल ही में अमिताभ दयाल का निधन हुआ है। वह एक _____________________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Journalist / पत्रकार

(c) Radio Astronomer / रेडियो एस्ट्रोनॉमर

(d) Actor / अभिनेता

(e) Playback singer / पार्श्व गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Actor & filmmaker Amitabh Dayal passed away

Actor and filmmaker Amitabh Dayal has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Mr Dayal has worked in films like Kagaar: Life on the Edge (2003) with Om Puri, Bhojpuri film Rangdari (2012) and Raj Babbar’s Dhuaan (2013), Amitabh Bachchan’s Virrudh (2005).

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