Current Affairs Quiz 6th January 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 6th January 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. PM Modi inaugurated & laid foundation stone of developmental projects worth over Rs. 4800 crores in Imphal, Manipur. He also inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport. Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport is located in which state?

प्रधान मंत्री मोदी ने इंफाल, मणिपुर में 4800 करोड़ रुपये से अधिक की विकास परियोजनाओं का उद्घाटन और शिलान्यास किया। उन्होंने महाराजा बीर बिक्रम हवाई अड्डे पर नए एकीकृत टर्मिनल भवन का भी उद्घाटन किया। महाराजा बीर बिक्रम हवाई अड्डा किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Manipur / मणिपुर

(d) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated & laid foundation stone of developmental projects worth over Rs. 4800 crores in Imphal, Manipur

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, visited the states of Manipur and Tripura. He inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 22 Developmental Projects worth over Rs. 4800 crores in Imphal, Manipur.

In Manipur, the PM inaugurated 13 Projects worth ~Rs 1850 crores and laid the foundation stone of 9 projects worth ~Rs 2950 crore.

After that, in Agartala, Tripura he inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport and will also launch two key development initiatives viz. Mukhyamantri Tripura Gram Samriddhi Yojana and Project Mission 100 of Vidyajyoti Schools.

Q.2. On 5th January 2022, the Power Ministry successfully completed 7 years of distributing and selling LED lights under its flagship UJALA programme. How many LEDs have been distributed across the country so far (as on 5th January 2022) under UJALA initiative?

5 जनवरी 2022 को, बिजली मंत्रालय ने अपने प्रमुख उजाला कार्यक्रम के तहत एलईडी लाइटों के वितरण और बिक्री के 7 साल सफलतापूर्वक पूरे किए। उजाला पहल के तहत अब तक (5 जनवरी 2022 तक) देश भर में कितनी एलईडी वितरित की गई हैं?

(a) 25.45 crores / 25.45 करोड़

(b) 36.78 crores / 36.78 करोड़

(c) 44.45 crores / 44.45 करोड़

(d) 52.18 crores / 52.18 करोड़

(e) 61.55 crores / 61.55 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. UJALA scheme completed 7 years; over 36 crores 70 lakh LEDs distributed across the country so far

On 5th January 2022, the Power Ministry successfully completed 7 years of distributing and selling LED lights under its flagship Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme.

UJALA initiative is the world’s largest zero subsidy domestic lighting programme with more than 36.78 crore LEDs distributed across the country.

As on 5th January 2022, 47,778 million (~48 billion) kilowatt hour (kWh) per annum energy has been saved. The demand of 9,565 Megawatt (MW) has been avoided, along with 386 crore tonnes of reduction in CO2 emissions.

Q.3. United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in India, has partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) to enhance the effectiveness of the Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN) scheme. Where is the headquarters of UNWFP?

भारत में संयुक्त राष्ट्र के विश्व खाद्य कार्यक्रम (डब्ल्यूएफपी) ने प्रधानमंत्री पोषण शक्ति निर्माण (पीएम पोषण) योजना की प्रभावशीलता को बढ़ाने के लिए अक्षय पात्र फाउंडेशन (टीएपीएफ) के साथ भागीदारी की है। UNWFP का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Amsterdam, Netherland / एम्स्टर्डम, नीदरलैंड

(b) Atlanta, Georgia, United States/ अटलांटा, जॉर्जिया, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(c) Glasgow, Scotland / ग्लासगो, स्कॉटलैंड

(d) Rome, Italy / रोम, इटली

(e) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. World Food Programme & The Akshaya Patra Foundation partnered to enhance PM POSHAN Scheme

The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in India, has partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF), a not-for-profit organisation, to enhance the effectiveness of the Pradhan Mantri – Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN) scheme (earlier known as National Programme for Mid-Day Meal in Schools).

Aim: The partnership aims to enhance food safety and hygiene projects, capacity building of cooks-cum-helpers and nutritional quality of school meals.

Under this collaboration, WFP and TAPF will share knowledge through workshops and policy and strategy dialogues with the government to enhance the quality of the school meal programme.

Headquarters: Rome, Italy

Founded: 1961

Executive Director: David Beasley

Q.4. Which country has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as the 102nd member by signing the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सौर गठबंधन फ्रेमवर्क समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर करके कौन सा देश 102वें सदस्य के रूप में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सौर गठबंधन (आईएसए) में शामिल हो गया है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Tunisia / ट्यूनीशिया

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) United States of America / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(e) Antigua and Barbuda / एंटीगुआ और बारबुडा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Antigua and Barbuda joined International Solar Alliance as 102nd member

The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as the 102nd member by signing the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement, the India-led global green energy initiative.

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne signed the framework agreement in the presence of Indian High Commissioner Dr K. J. Srinivasa to catalyze global energy transition through a solar-led approach.

ISA was jointly launched by India and France in 2015 during the 21st session of the United Nations Climate Change COP-21 in Paris, France to promote solar energy.

  1. Sweden
  2. Tunisia
  3. Israel
  4. United States of America
  5. Antigua and Barbuda

Q.5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) of Muthoot Vehicle & Asset Finance, and Eko India Financial Services for non-compliance with regulatory requirements. The CoA was cancelled by RBI on 31st December 2021, in the exercise of the powers conferred on it under which act?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने नियामक आवश्यकताओं का अनुपालन न करने के लिए मुथूट व्हीकल एंड एसेट फाइनेंस, और एको इंडिया फाइनेंशियल सर्विसेज के प्रमाणीकरण प्रमाणपत्र (CoA) को रद्द कर दिया है। सीओए को 31 दिसंबर 2021 को आरबीआई द्वारा किस अधिनियम के तहत प्रदत्त शक्तियों का प्रयोग करते हुए रद्द कर दिया गया था?

(a) Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2005 / भुगतान और निपटान प्रणाली अधिनियम, 2005

(b) Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2006 / भुगतान और निपटान प्रणाली अधिनियम, 2006

(c) Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 / भुगतान और निपटान प्रणाली अधिनियम, 2007

(d) Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2008 / भुगतान और निपटान प्रणाली अधिनियम, 2008

(e) Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2009 / भुगतान और निपटान प्रणाली अधिनियम, 2009

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. RBI cancelled authorisation certificates of Muthoot Vehicle & Asset Finance, and Eko India Financial Services

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cancelled the Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) of two Payment System Operators (PSOs), Muthoot Vehicle & Asset Finance, and Eko India Financial Services for non-compliance with regulatory requirements.

The CoA was cancelled by RBI on 31st December 2021, in the exercise of the powers conferred on it under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.

Q.6. CryptoWire has launched India’s first index of cryptocurrencies named _________________, to empower knowledge on the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem.

क्रिप्टोकरंसी और ब्लॉकचेन इकोसिस्टम पर ज्ञान को सशक्त बनाने के लिए क्रिप्टोवायर ने भारत का पहला क्रिप्टोकरेंसी इंडेक्स _________ नाम से लॉन्च किया है।

(a) IC13

(b) IC14

(c) IC15

(d) IC16

(e) IC17

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. CryptoWire launched India’s 1st Index of Cryptocurrencies named ‘IC15’

CryptoWire, a global crypto super app launched India’s first index of cryptocurrencies named ‘IC15’, to empower knowledge on the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem.

It will monitor the crypto assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance coin, Solana, Cardano, Ripple, Terra, Dogecoin, and Shiba inu.

CryptoWire’s index governance committee will maintain, monitor and administer the index. Base value of the index is set at 10,000 and base date is 1 April 2018.

Aim: IC15 Index which is a rule-based broad market index by market capitalization will measure the performance of 15 widely traded liquid cryptocurrencies listed on exchanges across the world.

Q.7. Bank of Baroda (BoB) has appointed which Indian woman cricketer as the Brand Endorser of the bank?

बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा (BoB) ने किस भारतीय महिला क्रिकेटर को बैंक का ब्रांड एंडोर्सर नियुक्त किया है?

(a) Mithali Raj / मिताली राज

(b) Smriti Mandhana / स्मृति मंधाना

(c) Jhulan Goswami / झूलन गोस्वामी

(d) Shafali Verma / शैफाली वर्मा

(e) Harmanpreet Kaur / हरमनप्रीत कौर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Shafali Verma appointed as Brand Endorser of Bank of Baroda

Bank of Baroda (BoB) appointed Indian Women’s Cricketer Shafali Verma as the Brand Endorser of the bank.

In 2019, at the age of 15, Shafali became the youngest cricketer to play in a Women’s Twenty20 International match for India. Previously in 2021, Shafali Verma became the 1st Women Cricketer to Hit 3 Sixes in Test Match.

Q.8. Who among the following has been named the new Chair of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे संयुक्त राष्ट्र आतंकवाद विरोधी समिति (CTC) का नया अध्यक्ष नामित किया गया है?

(a) Shiv Das Meena / शिव दास मीणा

(b) T S Tirumurti / टी एस तिरुमूर्ति

(c) Anupam Ray / अनुपम राय

(d) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(e) Jayant Khobragade / जयंत खोबरागड़े

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. TS Tirumurti assumed new chair of UN Counter-Terrorism Committee

TS Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations was named the new Chair of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC).

Prior to taking up his current position as Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, in May 2020, Tirumurti served as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, handling the Economic Relations portfolio (which included, inter alia, the Gulf and the Arab World, Africa, and India’s Development Partnership).

India will chair the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in January.

Q.9. Who has assumed the charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Dept of Drinking Water and Sanitation?

जल शक्ति मंत्रालय, पेयजल और स्वच्छता विभाग में सचिव के रूप में किसने पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Dharmendra S Gangwar / धर्मेंद्र एस गंगवार

(b) Sanjay Bandopadhyay / संजय बंदोपाध्याय

(c) Neelam Shammi Rao / नीलम शम्मी राव

(d) Vini Mahajan / विनी महाजन

(e) G Asok Kumar / जी अशोक कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Vini Mahajan took charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Jal Shakti

Vini Mahajan assumed the charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Dept of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Prior to this, she was serving as the Punjab Chief Secretary from 26th June 2020. She also served as Principal Secretary of Department of Medical Education and Research, and Principal Secretary Finance, Punjab.

She served as Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister of India from 2007-2012, and earlier in 2004-05 as Director in Department of Economic Affairs.

Q.10. Who among the following has achieved the first-ever Guinness World Record in Numerology and the first world record of 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने अंक ज्योतिष में पहली बार गिनीज वर्ल्ड रिकॉर्ड और 2022 का पहला विश्व रिकॉर्ड हासिल किया है?

(a) JC Chaudhry / जेसी चौधरी

(b) Bharat Pannu / भारत पन्नू

(c) Renjith Kumar / रंजीत कुमार

(d) Viral Desai / विरल देसाई

(e) Namita Gokhale / नमिता गोखले

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. JC Chaudhry achieved first ever Guinness World Record in Numerology

JC Chaudhry, India’s one of the top numerologists, has achieved the first-ever Guinness World Record in Numerology and the first world record of 2022 by educating about ancient science to around 6000 participants, enthusiasts of numerology joined from the United States, the United Kingdom, Middle East, and India.

The Guinness World Record London office has opened a new category, “Numerology” for this achievement.

The initiative was organised by CNPL (Chaudhry Nummero Pvt Ltd) and the Indian Institute of Numerology to create awareness regarding numerology, which is prevalent across ancient cultures like Greece, Egypt, China, Chaldea and India.

Q.11. Which bank has won the UiPath Automation Excellence Awards 2021 for Best Automation under ‘Crisis for Business Continuity’?

किस बैंक ने क्राइसिस फॉर बिजनेस कंटिन्यूइटीके तहत सर्वश्रेष्ठ ऑटोमेशन के लिए यूआईपाथ ऑटोमेशन एक्सीलेंस अवार्ड्स 2021 जीता है?

(a) Karur Vysya Bank / करूर वैश्य बैंक

(b) South Indian Bank / साउथ इंडियन बैंक

(c) Karnataka Bank / कर्नाटक बैंक

(d) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. South Indian Bank won UiPath Automation Excellence awards 2021

South Indian Bank (SIB) won the UiPath Automation Excellence Awards 2021 for Best Automation under ‘Crisis for Business Continuity’.

The 2021 edition of the award recognises contribution of the individuals and organizations across India and South Asia (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal) for bringing change through transformative automation projects.

Q.12. Which company has announced joint venture (JV) with Hughes Communications India Private Limited (HCIPL) to provide satellite broadband services in India?

किस कंपनी ने भारत में उपग्रह ब्रॉडबैंड सेवाएं प्रदान करने के लिए ह्यूजेस कम्युनिकेशंस इंडिया प्राइवेट लिमिटेड (HCIPL) के साथ संयुक्त उद्यम (जेवी) की घोषणा की है?

(a) Oppo / ओप्पो

(b) Reliance Jio / रिलायंस जिओ

(c) VIVO / विवो

(d) Skyroot Aerospace / स्काईरूट एयरोस्पेस

(e) Bharti Airtel / भारती एयरटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Bharti Airtel partnered with HCIPL to offer satellite broadband services

Bharti Airtel Limited and Hughes Communications India Private Limited (HCIPL) has announced joint venture (JV) to provide satellite broadband services in India.

HCIPL will hold a 67 percent stake in the joint venture, while Airtel will hold a 33 percent.

HCIPL will combine the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) business of both companies. The JV has a combined base of over 2 lakh VSATs, making it the largest satellite service operator in India.

Q.13. Who among the following is the author of the new book titled “Mamata: Beyond 2021”?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन ममता: बियॉन्ड 2021″ नामक नई पुस्तक के लेखक हैं?

(a) Rahul Rawail / राहुल रवैल

(b) SS Oberoi / एसएस ओबेरॉय

(c) Shantanu Gupta / शांतनु गुप्ता

(d) V L Indira Dutt / वी एल इंदिरा दत्त

(e) Jayanta Ghosal / जयंत घोषाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. A new book titled “Mamata: Beyond 2021” authored by Jayanta Ghosal

HarperCollins Publishers India is set to publish a new book titled “Mamata: Beyond 2021”, authored by political journalist Jayanta Ghosal and translated by Arunava Sinha.

The announcement about the release of the book was made on 5th January 2022, the birthday of Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister (CM) of West Bengal and the leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party.

The book explores and examines why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost the 2021 West Bengal Election.

Q.14. World Day of War Orphans is observed on _______________ every year.

विश्व युद्ध अनाथ दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 4 January / 4 जनवरी

(b) 5 January / 5 जनवरी

(c) 6 January / 6 जनवरी

(d) 7 January / 7 जनवरी

(e) 8 January / 8 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. 6 January: World Day of War Orphans

World Day of War Orphans is observed on 6 January every year to create awareness about the plight of children who have lost their parents due to conflict.

World Day of War Orphans was started by the French organisation SOS Enfants en Detresses, which aimed to help children affected by conflict.

Q.15. Padma Shri awardee Sindhutai Sapkal passed away. She was a/an ____________________.

पद्म श्री पुरस्कार से सम्मानित सिंधुताई सपकाल का निधन हो गया। वह एक _____________ थी।

(a) Painter / चित्रकार

(b) Folk Singer / लोक गायक

(c) Social Worker / समाज सेवक

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. Padma Shri awardee social worker Sindhutai Sapkal passed away

Renowned social worker and Padma Shri recipient Sindhutai Sapkal passed away at the age of 74 years in Pune, Maharashtra.

She was popularly known as the ‘mother of orphaned children’. ‘Maai’ or Sindhutai Sapkal has adopted around 1,500 children and founded the orphanage ‘Sanmati Bal Niketan Sanstha’.

A biographical movie was made on her in Marathi titled ‘Mee Sindhutai Sapkal’.

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