Current Affairs Quiz 3rd January 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 3rd January 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched a Free Mobile Tablet scheme for students?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने छात्रों के लिए मुफ्त मोबाइल टैबलेट योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami launched Free Mobile Tablet scheme

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched a Free Mobile Tablet scheme for students.

About 2 lakh 65 thousand students of Class 10 and 12 of degree colleges and state schools will get benefit from this scheme, as per government data. The state government official said that ₹12,000 was given by the DBT for buying mobile tablets to class 10 and 12 students of state government schools.

Q.2. Name the Union Education Minister, who launched ‘Padhe Bharat’, a 100-days reading campaign.

केंद्रीय शिक्षा मंत्री का नाम बताइए, जिन्होंने 100 दिनों के पठन अभियान पढ़े भारतकी शुरुआत की।

(a) Narayan Tatu Rane / नारायण तातु राणे

(b) Sarbananda Sonowal / सर्बानंद सोनोवाल

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank / रमेश पोखरियाल निशंक

(e) Jyotiraditya M Scindia / ज्योतिरादित्य एम सिंधिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches ‘Padhe Bharat’, a 100-days reading campaign

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched a 100-day Reading Campaign called ‘Padhe Bharat’.

Padhe Bharat Campaign was launched to improve learning levels of students. It marks a significant step to improve learning levels because it develops creativity, critical thinking, vocabulary as well as ability to express in writing & verbal forms.

It will help children in relating to their surroundings and real-life situation. Children studying in Balvatika to class 8 will be covered under the campaign. It will be organized for 100 days (14 weeks) starting from 1st January 2022 to 10th April 2022.

Q.3. Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has launched the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM). The fiscal support of up to ________ percent of the project cost (ceiling of Rs 12,000 crore per fab) will be provided for the scheme for setting up display fabs.

सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्री अश्विनी वैष्णव ने इंडिया सेमीकंडक्टर मिशन (ISM) लॉन्च किया है। डिस्प्ले फैब स्थापित करने के लिए योजना के लिए परियोजना लागत के ________ प्रतिशत (12,000 करोड़ रुपये प्रति फैब की सीमा) तक की वित्तीय सहायता प्रदान की जाएगी।

(a) 30%

(b) 40%

(c) 50%

(d) 60%

(e) 70%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched “India Semiconductor Mission”

Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) to attract large investments for setting up semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities in India.

The companies that are interested are invited by the Centre for the development of the semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem in India. ISM is a specialised and independent business division within the Digital India Corporation.

The fiscal support of up to 50 percent of the project cost (ceiling of Rs 12,000 crore per fab) will be provided for the scheme for setting up display fabs.

Fiscal support will be provided on ‘pari-passu’ basis for a period of six years from the date of approval both for semiconductor fabs and display fabs.

Q.4. Six Task Forces have been set up by Department of Telecommunications under the Technology Innovation Group (TIG) on 6G technology. Who is the chairman of Technology Innovation Group on 6G?

दूरसंचार विभाग द्वारा 6जी तकनीक पर टेक्नोलॉजी इनोवेशन ग्रुप (टीआईजी) के तहत छह टास्क फोर्स का गठन किया गया है। 6G पर टेक्नोलॉजी इनोवेशन ग्रुप के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) H R Nagendra / एच आर नागेंद्र

(b) Baijayant Panda / बैजयंत पांडा

(c) Vijay C Daga / विजय सी डागा

(d) K Rajaraman / के राजारामन

(e) C K Mishra / सी के मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Six Task Forces set up by Department of Telecommunications to explore 6G development

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of the Ministry of Communication formed a task force under the Technology Innovation Group (TIG) on 6G technology to explore technological innovations and various commercial uses.

Under the 6G TIG, the Six task forces will be set up to provide research and development support in the form of inputs.

Task force on Multi-Platform for Next Generation Networks :- Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Chennai.

Task force on Spectrum Policy : – Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT-Kanpur

Task force on Multi-Disciplinary Innovative Solutions and Devices :- Bharadwaj Amrutur, Director, Indian Institute of Science (IIsc) Bangalore.

Task force on Devices :- Kiran Kumar Kuchi, Director, IIT-Hyderabad

Task Force Group for Financing Research And Development :- Ashok Kumar Tiwari, Member (Technology), Digital Communications Commission (DCC)

Task force on international standards :- NG Subramaniam, chairman of the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)

K Rajaraman is the chairman of Technology Innovation Group on 6G, formed by DoT

Q.5. Who is the chairman of the Energy Transition Advisory Committee set up by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to Prepare Energy Transition Roadmap for India?

भारत के लिए ऊर्जा संक्रमण रोडमैप तैयार करने के लिए पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्रालय द्वारा स्थापित ऊर्जा संक्रमण सलाहकार समिति के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Bhaskar Ramamurthy / भास्कर राममूर्ति

(b) Abhay Karandikar / अभय करंदीकर

(c) Bharadwaj Amrutur / भारद्वाज अमृतुर

(d) NG Subramaniam / एनजी सुब्रमण्यम

(e) Tarun Kapoor / तरुण कपूर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Energy Transition Advisory Committee set up by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to Prepare Energy Transition Roadmap for India; chaired by Tarun Kapoor

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has set up the Energy Transition Advisory Committee (ETAC) headed by the former petroleum secretary Tarun Kapoor, who resigned from the office, to draft the strategy.

The Government of India has been planning to come up with an energy transition roadmap for the oil and gas sector to enhance India’s efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070.

The committee tasked to prepare a step-by-step plan for complete transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy has been given 6 months (middle of 2022) time to prepare and submit the roadmap.

Q.6. India will chair Counter-Terrorism Committee of UNSC in January 2022. How many member countries are there in United Nations Security Council (UNSC)?

भारत जनवरी 2022 में UNSC की आतंकवादरोधी समिति की अध्यक्षता करेगा। संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद (UNSC) में कितने सदस्य देश हैं?

(a) 15

(b) 20

(c) 23

(d) 31

(e) 65

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. India will chair Counter Terrorism Committee of UNSC in January 2022

India will chair Counter-Terrorism Committee of UNSC in January 2022 after 10 years.

It was established by Security Council resolution 1373 adopted unanimously on 28 September 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US.

The Committee was tasked with monitoring the implementation of resolution 1373 which requested countries to implement a number of measures aimed at enhancing their legal and institutional ability to counter terrorist activities at home and around the world.

Formation: 24 October 1945

Membership: 15 countries

Q.7. Security Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has reconstituted 20 members Market Data Advisory Committee (MDAC) to recommend policy measures in areas like securities market data access and privacy. Who is the head of MDAC?

सिक्योरिटी एक्सचेंज बोर्ड ऑफ इंडिया (सेबी) ने सिक्योरिटीज मार्केट डेटा एक्सेस और प्राइवेसी जैसे क्षेत्रों में नीतिगत उपायों की सिफारिश करने के लिए 20 सदस्यीय मार्केट डेटा एडवाइजरी कमेटी (एमडीएसी) का पुनर्गठन किया है। एमडीएसी के प्रमुख कौन हैं?

(a) H R Nagendra / एच आर नागेंद्र

(b) S Sahoo / एस साहू

(c) Madhabi Puri Buch / माधाबी पुरी बुच

(d) Abhay Karandikar / अभय करंदीकर

(e) C K Mishra / सी के मिश्रा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. SEBI reconstituted Market Data Advisory Committee; headed by S Sahoo

Security Exchange Board of India (SEBI) reconstituted 20 members Market Data Advisory Committee (MDAC) to recommend policy measures in areas like securities market data access and privacy. Committee will be headed by S. Sahoo.

The previous committee was headed by Madhabi Puri Buch, ex-whole-time member of SEBI.

The panel will work in analysing segment-wise data perimeters, data driven requirements and gaps and will provide recommendations in data privacy and data access regulations in the market data.

Q.8. PM has released 10th instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. PM-KISAN Yojana was launched on ___________________.

पीएम ने प्रधानमंत्री किसान सम्मान निधि (पीएम-किसान) योजना के तहत वित्तीय लाभ की 10वीं किस्त जारी की है। PM-KISAN योजना ___________ को शुरू की गई थी।

(a) March 2018 / मार्च 2018

(b) February 2019 / फरवरी 2019

(c) April 2019 / अप्रैल 2019

(d) February 2020 / फरवरी 2020

(e) January 2021 / जनवरी 2021

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. PM released 10th instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme

PM Narendra Modi has released 10th installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme.

It is a centrally sector scheme, which was launched in 2019. More than Rs 20 thousand crore have been transferred to over than ten crore farmer families.

Under PM-KISAN scheme, financial benefit of six thousand rupees per year is provided to the eligible family of farmers. The fund is transferred directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Date of launch: February 2019

Q.9. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of a 96.42% stake in _____________________ by Worldone Private Limited.

भारतीय प्रतिस्पर्धा आयोग (CCI) ने Worldone Private Limited द्वारा _____________ में 96.42% हिस्सेदारी के अधिग्रहण को मंजूरी दे दी है

(a) Tata Power SED / टाटा पॉवर SED

(b) Adani Green Energy / अदानी ग्रीन एनर्जी

(c) Jindal Power Limited / जिंदल पावर लिमिटेड

(d) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर

(e) JSW Energy / जेएसडब्ल्यू एनर्जी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. CCI approved acquisition of 96.42% Stake in Jindal Power Limited by Worldone Pvt Ltd

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of a 96.42% stake in Jindal Power Limited (JPL), a subsidiary of Jindal Steel & Power Limited, by Worldone Private Limited.

Worldone Private Ltd is a private company owned by the Promoter Group of JSPL, managing and holding investments across various listed and unlisted companies. JSPL is a part of the OP Jindal Group that works in steel, power, mining and infrastructure sectors.

Q.10. Paisabazaar. com has partnered with which bank to launch a pre-qualified program for unsecured loans on its platform?

पैसाबाजार. कॉम ने अपने प्लेटफॉर्म पर असुरक्षित ऋण के लिए पूर्वयोग्य कार्यक्रम शुरू करने के लिए किस बैंक के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Paisabazaar. com partnered with Axis Bank to launch pre-qualified program for unsecured loans

Paisabazaar. com, the digital marketplace for consumer credit partnered with Axis Bank to launch a pre-qualified program for unsecured loans on its platform.

The pre-qualified program involves deep technology and analytics collaboration with banks and non-bank financiers, enabling customers to view customized and pre-qualified lending offers.

Q.11. Which country’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has been suspended over allegations of corruption?

किस देश के प्रधान मंत्री मोहम्मद हुसैन रोबले को भ्रष्टाचार के आरोप में निलंबित कर दिया गया है?

(a) Somalia / सोमालिया

(b) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(c) Sweden / स्वीडन

(d) South Sudan / दक्षिण सूडान

(e) Slovenia / स्लोवेनिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble suspended over allegations of corruption

President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has suspended Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble over allegations of corruption, misuse of public land and trade allegations over the holding up of parliamentary elections.

The president has also suspended Brigadier General Abdihamid Mohamed Dirir, the commander of the Somali Navy.

Q.12. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has announced 27 border infrastructure projects implemented and managed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). Who is the present Director General of BRO?

रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने सीमा सड़क संगठन (बीआरओ) द्वारा कार्यान्वित और प्रबंधित 27 सीमा बुनियादी ढांचा परियोजनाओं की घोषणा की है। बीआरओ के वर्तमान महानिदेशक कौन हैं?

(a) Kuldiep Singh / कुलदीप सिंह

(b) Rajeev Chaudhary / राजीव चौधरी

(c) B S Raju / बी एस राजू

(d) V R Chaudhari / वी आर चौधरी

(e) A.K. Chawla / ए.के. चावला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Defence Minister announced 27 Border Infrastructure Projects

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh listed the development of critical border infrastructure as a key priority to boost India’s overall defence and security system.

He announced 24 bridge projects and 3 road projects implemented and managed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in four states and two union territories.

Out of the 24 bridges, nine are in Jammu and Kashmir, five each in Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, three in Uttarakhand and one each in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Out of the 3 road projects, two are in Ladakh and one is in West Bengal.

Director General: Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chaudhary

Q.13. Which country has test-fired Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missiles from frigate and submarine?

किस देश ने फ्रिगेट और पनडुब्बी से सिरकोन हाइपरसोनिक क्रूज मिसाइलों का परीक्षण किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Russia test-fired Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missiles from frigate and submarine

On 31 December 2021, Russia successfully test-fired around 10 new Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missiles from a frigate and other two missiles from a submarine.

The Zircon missile would be capable of flying at nine times the speed of sound and have a range of 1,000 kilometres (620 miles).

The Tsirkon Cruise Missile will join Avangard glide vehicles and the air-launched Kinzhal (Dagger) missiles in Russia’s hypersonic arsenal.

Q.14. Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has celebrated its 64th foundation day on ________________ 2022.

रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन (DRDO) ने ______________ 2022 को अपना 64वां स्थापना दिवस मनाया है।

(a) 1 January / 1 जनवरी

(b) 2 January / 2 जनवरी

(c) 3 January / 3 जनवरी

(d) 4 January / 4 जनवरी

(e) 5 January / 5 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. 1 January: DRDO Foundation Day

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated its 64th foundation day on January 1, 2022.

DRDO was established on January 1, 1958 after merging Directorate of Technical Development & Production of Indian Ordnance Factories and Technical Development Establishment, with Defence Science Organisation.

In 1979, Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) was set up as a service of Group ‘A’ Officers / Scientists.

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