Current Affairs Quiz 5th July 2022 : Daily GK Update

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Q.1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. What is the theme of Digital India Week 2022?

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने गुजरात के गांधीनगर में महात्मा मंदिर में डिजिटल इंडिया वीक 2022 का उद्घाटन किया। डिजिटल इंडिया वीक 2022 का विषय क्या है?

(a) Catalyzing New India’s Technology

(b) Digital India a New Era

(c) Catalyzing New India’s Techade

(d) Make the Digital

(e) Transform India into Digital

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 at Gandhinagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The theme of this Digital India Week is ‘Catalyzing New India’s Techade’ to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

He has also launched ‘Digital India GENESIS’ a National Deep tech Startup Platform, to discover, support, grow and make successful startups in TIER-II and TIER-III cities of India.

He has launched ‘indiastack global’, ‘MyScheme’- a service discovery platform facilitating access to government schemes.

The total budget of 750 crore rupees has been envisaged for these schemes.

About Gujarat

  • Capital– Gandhinagar
  • Chief  Minister– Bhupendra Patel
  • Governor – Acharya Devvrat
  • Gujarat Day–  1 May

Q.2. The Vivek Express, running from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, holds the title of the longest train route in the country both in terms of distance and time. This train goes through how many states?

असम के डिब्रूगढ़ से तमिलनाडु के कन्याकुमारी तक चलने वाली विवेक एक्सप्रेस, दूरी और समय दोनों के मामले में देश के सबसे लंबे रेल मार्ग का खिताब रखती है। यह ट्रेन कितने राज्यों से होकर गुजरती है?

(a) 8

(b) 9

(c) 10

(d) 11

(e) 12

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Vivek Express: India Railways longest train route

The Vivek Express, running from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, currently holds the title of the longest train route in the country both in terms of distance and time.

It covers 4247 km of distance and nine States with 58 stops.

The train goes through Assam, Nagaland, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.

The announcement of the Vivek Express was made in 2011 during the presentation of the railway budget for 2011-12 by Mamata Banerjee, the then Railway Minister of India.

The train route was established to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Although the longest in the country, the Vivek Express is still far behind the world’s longest train route. A train journey that takes six days and measures a total of 9,250 kilometers (almost double the distance covered by Vivek Express) is the Trans-Siberian Railway that connects Moscow and Vladivostok. The Russian rail route connects the western part of the country to the far eastern parts. The train crosses several time zones along its journey.

The Vivek Express ranks 24th in the world’s longest train route, the first position is held by the Trans-Siberian railway that connects Moscow and Vladivostok, it takes 6 days and covers 9250 kilometers of the journey to complete the railway network.

Q.3. The privatisation of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL) has completed. It has handover to which company?

नीलाचल इस्पात निगम लिमिटेड (एनआईएनएल) का निजीकरण पूरा हो गया है। यह किस कंपनी को सौंप दिया गया है?

(a)  HPCL / एचपीसीएल

(b) BHEL / भेल

(c) TSLP / टीएसएलपी

(d) GAIL / गेल

(e) BPCL / बीपीसीएल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp.  NINL ownership handed over to Tata group-owned TSLP

The privatisation of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL) has completed. It has handover to Tata group firm Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP).

NINL is the second successful privatisation by the current government. Incidentally, Air India the first company on the privatisation list too was bought by Tata Group.

Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP) had in January emerged as the winning bidder, putting in bids worth Rs 12,100 crore for loss-making NINL, which is a joint venture of 4 CPSEs (Central Public Sector Enterprises) – MMTC, NMDC, BHEL, MECON, and 2 Odisha government PSUs OMC and  IPICOL.

NINL Strategic Disinvestment transaction has been completed with the transfer of 93.71 percent shares of the joint venture partners to the Strategic Buyer Tata Steel Long products Ltd.

MMTC has the largest shareholder in NINL holding 49.78 percent stake, NMDC 10.10 percent, BHEL 0.68 percent, and MECON 0.68 percent. Besides, 2 Odisha government PSUs held 20.47 percent and 12 percent, respectively, in NINL.

The Rs 12,100 crore has been utilised for settlement of dues of employees, operational creditors, secured financial creditors, and sellers (operational and financial dues) and for equity of selling shareholders, as per the share purchase agreement.

Q.4. Greenko has signed an MoU with which IIT to launch India’s first dedicated school for sustainable science and technology?

ग्रीनको ने स्थायी विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी के लिए भारत का पहला समर्पित स्कूल शुरू करने के लिए किस IIT के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) IIT Delhi / आईआईटी दिल्ली

(b) IIT Madras / आईआईटी मद्रास

(c) IIT Kharagpur / आईआईटी खड़गपुर

(d) IIT Hyderabad / आईआईटी हैदराबाद

(e) IIT Roorkee / आईआईटी रुड़की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. IIT Hyderabad signed an MoU with Greenko to set up school of sustainable science & tech

Renewable energy major Greenko and IIT Hyderabad have signed an MoU to launch India’s first dedicated school for sustainable science and technology.

The school will be advancing knowledge in the key thrust areas of climate change mitigation, artificial intelligence and space technology, energy transition and industrial transformation, circular and regenerative economy among others.

Greenko is working in consultation with the Ministry of Education, AICTE, NCERT, and NCVET to ensure GSSST both conforms to and advances learning in sustainable science and technology.

Q.5. Tata Power has signed an MoU with which state to invest about Rs 3,000 crore to set up solar cell, and module manufacturing unit in the state?

टाटा पावर ने राज्य में सौर सेल और मॉड्यूल निर्माण इकाई स्थापित करने के लिए लगभग 3,000 करोड़ रुपये का निवेश करने के लिए किस राज्य के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Odisha / उड़ीसा

(b) Kerala / केरल

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Tata Power signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu government to setup solar manufacturing plant

Tata Power has signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu Government to invest about Rs 3,000 crore for setting up a greenfield 4GW Solar Cell and 4GW Solar Module manufacturing plant in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu.

The investment in the plant will be made for 16 months and will directly or indirectly create over 2,000 employment opportunities with a majority of them being women employees.

Tata Power also has a manufacturing unit in Bangalore, which has a production capacity of 635 megawatts of modules and 500 megawatts of cells.

Tamil Nadu facility will be the second manufacturing unit of the company after Bangalore.

About Tamil Nadu

  • Capital – Chennai
  • Chief Minister– MK Stalin
  • Governor –RN Ravi

Q.6. Which state government has signed an MoU with IGSS Ventures for establishing a semiconductor park?

सेमीकंडक्टर पार्क की स्थापना के लिए किस राज्य सरकार ने IGSS वेंचर्स के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Odisha / उड़ीसा

(b) Kerala / केरल

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. IGSS Ventures signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu government for setting up semiconductor park

Singapore-based IGSS Ventures (a leading player in the semiconductor technology space) has proposed to invest ₹25,600 crores in Tamil Nadu over the next five years to set up a semiconductor fab unit and a semiconductor high-tech park.

The project will come up over a 300-acre area and the location for the same will be worked out.

IGSS Ventures has proposed to set up the facility under “Project Suria” and submitted an application under the “Scheme for Setting up of Semiconductor Fabs in India” under India Semiconductor Mission.

Semiconductor mission – The Semicon India programme, with a total outlay of ₹76,000 crore for the development of the semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem in India, seeks to provide financial incentives to investors in semiconductors, display manufacturing and design ecosystem

Q.7. Which company has partnered with Avanse Financial Services to provide travel insurance to Indian students going abroad for higher education?

उच्च शिक्षा के लिए विदेश जाने वाले भारतीय छात्रों को यात्रा बीमा प्रदान करने के लिए किस कंपनी ने अवांसे फाइनेंशियल सर्विसेज के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Bharti AXA General Insurance / भारती एक्सा जनरल इंश्योरेंस

(b) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance / चोलामंडलम एमएस जनरल इंश्योरेंस

(c)  Bajaj Allianz General Insurance / बजाज आलियांज जनरल इंश्योरेंस

(d) Kotak Mahindra General Insurance / कोटक महिंद्रा जनरल इंश्योरेंस

(e) Edelweiss General Insurance /एडलवाइस जनरल इंश्योरेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Edelweiss partnered with Avanse Financial for student travel insurance

Edelweiss General Insurance (EGI) has partnered with Avanse Financial Services (an education-focused NBFC) to provide travel insurance to Indian students going abroad for higher education.

It offers complete coverage against medical, stay, travel inconvenience-related covers, emergencies and losses.

Students will also have the choice to customize their plan with optional covers as per their needs and requirements from universities.

Industry reports suggest the number of Indian students going abroad for higher studies is expected to touch 18 lakh by 2024.

Q.8. Who among the following has been crowned Femina Miss India World 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे फेमिना मिस इंडिया वर्ल्ड 2022 का ताज पहनाया गया है?

(a) Shinata Chauhan / शिनाता चौहान

(b) Sini Shetty/ सिनी शेट्टी

(c) Karolina Bielawska / करोलिना बिलाव्स्का

(d) Milena Sadowska / मिलिना सदोव्स्क

(e) Rubal Shekhawat / रूबल शेखावाटी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Karnataka’s Sini Shetty crowned Femina Miss India World 2022

Sini Shetty from Karnataka has been announced the winner of Femina Miss India World 2022 at the Grand Finale of VLCC Femina Miss India 2022 in Mumbai.

Rajasthan’s Rubal Shekhawat has emerged as Femina Miss India 2022 first runner-up and Shinata Chauhan from Uttar Pradesh has named Femina Miss India 2022 second runner-up.

She will represent India at the prestigious 71st Miss World pageant.

21-year-old Sini Shetty was born in Mumbai and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. Currently, she is pursuing a professional course called CFA (chartered financial analyst). She is also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.

Q.9. Which organisation recently conducted the maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator from Chitradurga, Karnataka?

हाल ही में किस संगठन ने कर्नाटक के चित्रदुर्ग से ऑटोनॉमस फ्लाइंग विंग टेक्नोलॉजी डिमॉन्स्ट्रेटर की पहली उड़ान का संचालन किया?

(a) Defence Research and Development Organisation / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(b) Indian Space Research Organisation / भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

(d) Airbus Helicopters India / एयरबस हेलीकाप्टर इंडिया

(e) Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited / पवन हंस हेलीकॉप्टर लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. DRDO conducted successful maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the Maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator from Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga in Karnataka.

The flight operated in a fully autonomous mode. The aircraft exhibited a perfect flight, including take-off, way point navigation and a smooth touchdown. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) powered by a small turbofan engine.

It has been designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru, one of the research laboratories of DRDO.

The focus is now on Atmanirbhar Bharat in defence and the government has urged the armed forces to buy the indigenous platforms and less imports. This year in the Union Budget, Rs 70,221 crore has been set aside for domestic defence procurement, and this accounts for 63 percent of the defence capital budget.

About Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

  • Founded –1 January 1958
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Chairman – G. Satheesh Reddy
  • Motto –Strength’s Origin is in Knowledge

Q.10. Who among the following has won the maiden Formula One British Grand Prix 2022 at Silverstone?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने सिल्वरस्टोन में पहला फॉर्मूला वन ब्रिटिश ग्रां प्री 2022 जीता है?

(a) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

(b) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन
(c) Sergio Perez / सर्जियो पेरेज़

(d) Carlos Sainz / कार्लोस सैन्ज़ो

(e) Fernando Alonso / फर्नांडो अलोंसो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Carlos Sainz won maiden F1 British Grand Prix 2022

Ferrari driver, Carlos Sainz claimed his maiden Formula One win on his 150th start in a thrilling British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

He beat Red Bull driver Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes.

World champion, Max Verstappen has finished at the 7th spot for Red Bull.

Recent Grand Prix Winner 2022

  • Spanish Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Miami Grand Prix 2022– Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Canadian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Monaco Grand Prix 2022 – Sergio Perez  (Mexico)
  • Australian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • British Grand Prix 2022 – Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain)

Q.11. Who has become the first athlete from India to clock a sub-nine-minute time in the women’s 3000 meter running event?

महिलाओं की 3000 मीटर दौड़ स्पर्धा में नौ मिनट का समय पूरा करने वाली भारत की पहली एथलीट कौन बनी हैं?

(a) Parul Choudhary / पारुल चौधरी

(b) Dutee Chand / दुती चंद

(c) PT Usha / पीटी उषा

(d) Anju Bobby / अंजू बॉबी

(e) Hima Das / हिमा दास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Parul Chaudhary broke 6-year-old 3000m National Record

Indian runner Parul Chaudhary has broken the women’s 3000m national record at the Sound Running meet in Los Angeles.

She covered the distance at 8:57.19 to finish third.

She broke the six-year-old national record set by Suriya Loganathan (9:04.5) in April 2016.

She has become the first athlete from India to clock a sub-nine-minute time in the women’s 3000m event.

Q.12.  ________ birth anniversary of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju has observed on 4 July 2022.

स्वतंत्रता सेनानी अल्लूरी सीताराम राजू की ________ जयंती 4 जुलाई 2022 को मनाई गई है।

(a) 100th / 100वां

(b) 110th / 110वां

(c) 120th / 120वां

(d) 125th / 125वां

(e) 150th / 150वां

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. 4 July – 125th birth anniversary of Alluri Sitarama Raju

125th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju has observed on 4 July 2022.

PM Modi visited Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh to launch the year-long 125th birth anniversary celebration of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The Prime Minister has also unveiled a 30-feet tall bronze statue of Raju.

Q.13. Which day marks the death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda?

(a) 1 July / 1 जुलाई

(b) 2 July / 2 जुलाई

(c) 3 July / 3 जुलाई

(d) 4 July / 4 जुलाई

(e) 5 July / 5 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. 4 July – Swami Vivekananda’s death anniversary

4 July marks the death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

He was born in Calcutta on 12 January 1863. He passed away on 4 July 1902 at an early age of 39 years.

He was a philosopher who introduced ideals of ‘Vedanta’ and ‘Yoga’ to the western world. He was the chief disciple of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna.

He founded the Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Math by the river Ganga.

Q.14. Which day is celebrated as World Badminton Day?

विश्व बैडमिंटन दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 1 July / 1 जुलाई

(b) 2 July / 2 जुलाई

(c) 3 July / 3 जुलाई

(d) 4 July / 4 जुलाई

(e) 5 July / 5 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp.  5 July – World Badminton Day

To promote the sport and bring people together to experience a friendly version of the sport through events & activities.

1st ever World Badminton Day will take place in 2022.

India’s 1st para-badminton academy launched in Lucknow.

Himanta Biswa Sarma re-elected as President of Badminton Association of India

India to host 2026 World Badminton Championships

About World Badminton Federation

  • Founded –1934
  • President – Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
  • Headquarters – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Q.15. Peter Brook, one of the world’s most innovative _________ has passed away.

दुनिया के सबसे नवीन _________ में से एक पीटर ब्रुक का निधन हो गया है।

(a) Painter / चित्रकार

(b) Architect / वास्तुकार

(c) Theatre director / रंगमंच निदेशक

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Actor / अभिनेता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Visionary British theatre director, Peter passed away

Peter Brook, one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors who perfected the art of staging powerful drama in bizarre venues, has died aged 97.

The British director used the world as his stage mounting productions ranging from challenging versions of Shakespeare through international opera to Hindu epic poems.

Brook put on plays in gymnasiums, deserted factories, quarries, schools and old gas works in towns around the world.

Q.16. Veteran Bengali film director Tarun Majumdar passed away. In which year did he receive the Padma Shri Award?

योवृद्ध बंगाली फिल्म निर्देशक तरुण मजूमदार का निधन हो गया। उन्हें किस वर्ष पद्म श्री पुरस्कार मिला था?

(a) 1990

(b) 1992

(c) 1993

(d) 1999

(e) 2001

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. Veteran Bengali filmmaker Tarun Majumdar passed away

Veteran Bengali  film director Tarun Majumdar passed away at the age of 92.

Tarun Majumdar was known for helming popular Bengali films such as Smriti Tuku Thak, Shriman Prithviraj, Kuheli, Balika Badhu, Dadar Kirti, Chander Bari, among others in his lifetime. He created a significant impact in uplifting the Bengali film industry during the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Tarun Majumdar was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 1990.

He’s the recipient of four National Awards, 7 BFJA Awards, 5 Filmfare Awards, and an Anandalok Award.

 

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