Current Affairs Quiz 5th January 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 5th January 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state has become the first LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) enabled and smoke free Indian state?

कौन सा राज्य पहला एलपीजी (तरलीकृत पेट्रोलियम गैस) सक्षम और धूम्रपान मुक्त भारतीय राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Himachal Pradesh became 1st LPG enabled & smoke free Indian state

Himachal Pradesh has become the first LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) enabled and smoke free Indian state.

This success is backed by the Central Government’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme and HP Government’s Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojana (GSY).

Q.2. Which state topped in the country in the list of the highest number of open defecation free (ODF Plus) villages under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II programme till December 31, 2021?

स्वच्छ भारत मिशन (ग्रामीण) चरणII कार्यक्रम के तहत 31 दिसंबर, 2021 तक सबसे अधिक खुले में शौच मुक्त (ओडीएफ प्लस) गांवों की सूची में देश में कौन सा राज्य शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Bihar / बिहार

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Telangana topped in highest number of ODF villages

Telangana stood first in the country in the list of the highest number of open defecation free (ODF Plus) villages under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II programme till December 31, 2021.

As many as 13,737 out of 14,200 villages in the State are on the ODF Plus list, which is 96.74%. This was followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,432 villages (35.39%) and Karnataka with 1,511 villages (5.59%). Gujarat took the 17th position with only 83 villages (0.45%).

Q.3. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched NEAT 3.0, a single platform to provide best-developed ed-tech solutions, courses to students. What does A stand for in NEAT?

केंद्रीय शिक्षा मंत्री धर्मेंद्र प्रधान ने छात्रों को सर्वोत्तम विकसित एडटेक समाधान, पाठ्यक्रम प्रदान करने के लिए एकल मंच NEAT 3.0 लॉन्च किया है। NEAT में A का क्या अर्थ है?

(a) Amnesty

(b) Alliance

(c) Aatmanirbhar

(d) Ambient

(e) Affordable

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched NEAT 3.0 ed-tech solutions

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched NEAT (National Educational Alliance for Technology) 3.0, a single platform to provide best-developed ed-tech solutions, courses to students.

He also launched AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) prescribed technical books in regional languages.

It will help more than 12 lakhs socially and economically disadvantaged students have received free ed-tech course coupons worth over Rs 253 crore.

It is a Public-Private Partnership model between the Government (through its implementing agency AICTE) and the Education Technology companies.

Q.4. Azure Power Global has commissioned a 600 MWs Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar project allocated by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in which state?

Azure Power Global ने किस राज्य में भारतीय सौर ऊर्जा निगम (SECI) द्वारा आवंटित 600 मेगावाट की अंतरराज्यीय पारेषण प्रणाली (ISTS) से जुड़ी सौर परियोजना शुरू की है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Azure Power commissioned 600 MW soler project by SECI in Bikaner, Rajasthan

Azure Power Global, a leading independent sustainable energy solutions provider in India, commissioned a 600 Megawatts (MWs) Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar project allocated by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

This is the largest solar power project in India, owned and operated at a single location by any developer.

Azure Power has commissioned the project in phases. Now on Jan, 2022 they had commissioned the last 100 MWs making the total to 600 MWs.

Q.5. Which company became the world’s first company to touch $3 trillion Market Cap?

कौन सी कंपनी 3 ट्रिलियन डॉलर मार्केट कैप को छूने वाली दुनिया की पहली कंपनी बन गई है?

(a) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(b) IBM / आईबीएम

(c) Alphabet / अल्फाबेट

(d) Apple / एप्पल

(e) Amazon / अमेज़न

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Apple became world’s first company to touch $3 trillion M-Cap

Apple Inc. became the world’s first company to touch $3 trillion Market Cap. The market cap of Apple hit $182.86 per share, which made it the world’s first company to touch the $3 trillion mark.

However shortly after hitting the mark, the share value dipped below it and did not rise again until the market closed. The iPhone maker passed $2 trillion in 2020 and over $1 trillion in 2018.

Q.6. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the inclusion of Airtel Payments Bank in the second schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Where is the headquarters of Airtel Payments Bank?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक अधिनियम, 1934 की दूसरी अनुसूची में एयरटेल पेमेंट्स बैंक को शामिल करने की घोषणा की है। एयरटेल पेमेंट्स बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Airtel Payments Bank got scheduled bank status from RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the inclusion of Airtel Payments Bank in the second schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

Being a Scheduled Payments Bank, Airtel Payments Bank can take part in government and other large corporations issued Request for Proposals (RFP), primary auctions, fixed-rate and variable rate repos, and reverse repos, along with participation in Marginal Standing Facility.

About Airtel Payments Bank:

Founded: January 2017

Headquarters: Delhi

MD & CEO: Anubrata Biswas

Q.7. Which bank will continue to be identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) by RBI in 2022?

2022 में आरबीआई द्वारा किस बैंक को घरेलू व्यवस्थित रूप से महत्वपूर्ण बैंकों (डीएसआईबी) के रूप में पहचाना जाता रहेगा?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(c) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank continue to remain Domestic Systemically Important Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that SBI, ICICI and HDFC banks will continue to be identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), under the same bucketing structure as in the 2020 list of D-SIBs.

SIBs are perceived as banks that are ‘too big to fail (TBTF)’. This perception of TBTF creates an expectation of government support for these banks in times of distress.

Q.8. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a framework for facilitating small-value digital payments in offline mode to push digital transactions in rural and semi-urban areas. The upper limit of an offline payment transaction was fixed at Rs 200, with a total limit of _____________ at any point in time.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने ग्रामीण और अर्धशहरी क्षेत्रों में डिजिटल लेनदेन को बढ़ावा देने के लिए ऑफ़लाइन मोड में छोटे मूल्य के डिजिटल भुगतान की सुविधा के लिए एक रूपरेखा जारी की है। ऑफ़लाइन भुगतान लेनदेन की ऊपरी सीमा किसी भी समय _______________ रुपये की कुल सीमा के साथ 200 रुपये तय की गई थी।

(a) Rs 1000 / 1000 रु

(b) Rs 2000 / 2000 रु

(c) Rs 2500 / 2500 रु

(d) Rs 3000 / 3000 रु

(e) Rs 5000 / 5000 रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. RBI issued framework for facilitating small-value digital payments in offline mode

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a framework for facilitating small-value digital payments in offline mode using cards, wallets, mobile devices, etc, to push digital transactions in rural and semi-urban areas.

The upper limit of an offline payment transaction was fixed at Rs 200, with a total limit of Rs 2,000 at any point in time.

The framework will enable the Authorised Payment System Operators (PSOs) and Payment System Participants (PSPs), Acquirers and Issuers (banks and non-banks) to conduct small value offline digital payments.

Q.9. NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL) has launched a Unified Presentment Management System (UPMS) to simplify recurring bill payments. Who is the present CEO of NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL)?

एनपीसीआई भारत बिलपे लिमिटेड (एनबीबीएल) ने आवर्ती बिल भुगतान को आसान बनाने के लिए एक एकीकृत प्रस्तुति प्रबंधन प्रणाली (यूपीएमएस) शुरू की है। एनपीसीआई भारत बिलपे लिमिटेड (एनबीबीएल) के वर्तमान सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Noopur Chaturvedi / नूपुर चतुर्वेदी

(b) Dilip Asbe / दिलीप अस्बे

(c) N Venudhar Reddy / एन वेणुधर रेड्डी

(d) Ritesh Shukla / रितेष शुक्ला

(e) Biswamohan Mahapatra / विश्वमोहन महापात्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. NBBL launched UPMS to simplify recurring bill payments

NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL), the wholly-owned subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), launched a Unified Presentment Management System (UPMS), which will enable users to set up standing instructions on their recurring bill payments across all modes of digital payments.

The bills will be automatically fetched from the billers and presented to customers for their action, in terms of auto-debit and bill payment management.

UPMS will be available to customers through the centralized infrastructure and application support provided by Bharat BillPay Central Unit (BBPCU).

About NPCI Bharat BillPay Ltd (NBBL):

Founded: 2021

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

CEO: Noopur Chaturvedi

Q.10. Who has been appointed as new executive director of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) के नए कार्यकारी निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ajay Kumar Choudhary / अजय कुमार चौधरी

(b) Deepak Kumar / दीपक कुमार

(c) Ajay Kumar / अजय कुमार

(d) Jose J Kattoor / जोस जे कट्टूर

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Ajay Kumar Choudhary and Deepak Kumar appointed as new Executive Directors of RBI

Deepak Kumar and Ajay Kumar Choudhary have been promoted as new executive directors of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Prior to this, Deepak Kumar was heading the Department of Information Technology of RBI, while Choudhary was Chief General Manager-in-Charge, Department of Supervision.

As executive director, Deepak Kumar will look after Foreign Exchange Dept, Dept of Communication and Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation, wholly owned subsidiary of RBI.

Q.11. Who among the following has been appointed as the 1st woman Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम (ONGC) की पहली महिला अध्यक्ष और प्रबंध निदेशक (CMD) के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Radhika Jha / राधिका झा

(b) Dhriti Banerjee / ध्रिति बनर्जी

(c) Vartika Shukla / वर्तिका शुक्ला

(d) Harsha Bhupendra Bangari / हर्ष भूपेंद्र बंगारी

(e) Alka Mittal / अलका मित्तल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Alka Mittal appointed as the 1st woman CMD of ONGC

Human Resources (HR) Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Alka Mittal was appointed as the 1st woman Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of ONGC, on additional charge.

Alka Mittal succeeded Subhash Kumar who retired on December 31 2021.  She will hold the position as the CMD for 6 months or until a regular appointment for the post is announced.

Q.12. Who has been appointed as Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti?

जल शक्ति मंत्रालय के तहत स्वच्छ गंगा के लिए राष्ट्रीय मिशन (NMCG) के महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dharmendra S Gangwar / धर्मेंद्र एस गंगवार

(b) Sanjay Bandopadhyay / संजय बंदोपाध्याय

(c) Neelam Shammi Rao / नीलम शम्मी राव

(d) G Asok Kumar / जी अशोक कुमार

(e) Sundeep Kumar Nayak / संदीप कुमार नायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. G Asok Kumar appointed as Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga

The Additional Secretary under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, G Asok Kumar was appointed as the new Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.

He succeeded Director General, Rajiv Ranjan Mishra. He is popularly known as ‘the Rain Man of India’ for his excellent work in rainwater harvesting under the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain” campaign.

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was registered as a society in 2011 under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, towards purification of River Ganga.

Q.13. Name the Indian-origin British Army officer who became the 1st woman of colour to make a solo unsupported trek to the earth’s South Pole.

उस भारतीय मूल के ब्रिटिश सेना अधिकारी का नाम बताइए, जो पृथ्वी के दक्षिणी ध्रुव के लिए अकेले असमर्थित ट्रेक करने वाली पहली रंग की महिला बनीं।

(a) Harpreet Chandi / हरप्रीत चांडी

(b) Vartika Shukla / वर्तिका शुक्ला

(c) Anahat Singh / अनाहत सिंह

(d) Aashritha V Olety / आश्रिता वी ओलेटि

(e) Rekha Sharma / रेखा शर्मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Harpreet Chandi became 1st woman of colour to make solo unsupported trek to South Pole

The Indian-origin British Sikh Army officer, Captain Harpreet Chandi became the 1st woman of colour to make a solo unsupported trek to the earth’s South Pole.

Captain Harpreet Chandi is a 32 years old physiotherapist, who was popularly known as ‘Polar Preet’. She completed her 700 miles solo expedition to the South Pole in 40 days.

Q.14. Name the three-time Olympic Gold winning Triple Jump Champion who passed away recently.

तीन बार के ओलंपिक स्वर्ण विजेता ट्रिपल जंप चैंपियन का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Richard Rogers / रिचर्ड रोजर्स

(b) Desmond Tutu / डेसमंड टूटू

(c) Anne Rice / ऐनी राइस

(d) Viktor Saneyev / विक्टर सानेयेव

(e) Wilbur Smith / विल्बर स्मिथ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Three-time Olympic Gold winning Triple Jump Champion Viktor Saneyev passed away

The Olympic triple jump 3-time gold medalist and former world record holder, Viktor Danilovich Saneyev passed away in Australia at the age of 76 years.

He was a triple long player who represented the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) in the Olympic games. Later he worked as a coach in Australia. He secured gold medals in European Games organized in 1969 Athens and 1974 Rome.

Q.15. Name the Indian Navy’s 1971 Indo-Pak war veteran and senior-most living war veteran who has passed away recently.

भारतीय नौसेना के 1971 के भारतपाक युद्ध के दिग्गज और सबसे वरिष्ठ जीवित युद्ध के दिग्गज का नाम बताइए, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया है।

(a) Ghanshyam Nayak / घनश्याम नायक

(b) Arvind Trivedi / अरविंद त्रिवेदी

(c) Sree Harilal Sarma / श्री हरिलाल सरमा

(d) Nedumudi Venu / नेदुमुदी वेणु

(e) Novy Kapadia / नोवी कपाड़िया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. 1971 Indo-Pak war veteran Vice Admiral Sree Harilal Sarma passed away

The Indian Navy’s 1971 Indo-Pak war veteran Vice Admiral Sree Harilal Sarma (SH Sarma), the senior-most living war veteran has passed away at his residence in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Vice Admiral SH Sarma, a Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) awardee, has served as the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet (FOCEF) during the 1971 Indo Pakistan War.

He was also a veteran of the 1965 Indo Pak war and the 2nd World War. He published his autobiography titled “My Years at Sea” in 2017.

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