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Current Affairs Quiz: 10 May 2022

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    1. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, _________ became the 1st state to develop 10 GigaWatt (GW) solar power generation (as of May’22).
      1) Jharkhand
      2) Rajasthan
      3) Gujarat
      4) Uttar Pradesh
      5) Punjab
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Rajasthan
      According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Rajasthan is fast emerging as the solar hub after becoming the first state in India to develop 10 GigaWatt (GW) or 10,506 MegaWatt (MW) Large Scale Solar Power generation out of total 49,346 MW of Solar power.
      i. Of the 10,506 MW shared Solar – 9,542 MW is from ground-mounted solar, 668 MW is from rooftop Solar and 296 MW is from the off-grid Sector.
      ii. Rajasthan has a total of 32.5 GW of installed power capacity, out of which 55 percent was from renewable energy, 43 percent from thermal and 2 percent from Nuclear Energy.

    2. In May 2022, The Lokpal of India gets its own office at the World Trade Centre Building in New Delhi, Delhi.
      Who is the current (as of May’22) chairman of Lokpal?

      1) Ranjit Sinha
      2) Pinaki Chandra Ghose
      3) Ranjan Gogoi
      4) Dipak Misra
      5) Vinod Rai
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Pinaki Chandra Ghose
      The Lokpal of India is slated to start a new office at the World Trade Centre in Nauroji Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi.
      i. According to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the office is spread over 59,504 square feet on two floors, and was purchased for Rs. 254.88 crore.
      ii. As of May 2022, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is the Chairman of Lokpal, 5 years after the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act was passed in 2013, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was appointed as India’s first chairperson of Lokpal along with eight other members in 2019.
      iii. Ambit of Lokpal: Anyone who is or has been Prime Minister, a Minister in the Union government, or a Member of Parliament, as well as officers of the Union government in Groups A, B, C, and D, can be investigated by the Lokpal.

    3. In May 2022, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) formed an advisory committee for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related matters.
      The committee will be chaired by whom?

      1) Vinay M. Tonse
      2) Chandresh Nigam
      3) Vinod Dhall
      4) Navneet Munot
      5) Nimesh Shah
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Navneet Munot
      The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has formed an advisory committee for advising on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) related matters pertaining to the securities markets.
      i. The committee will be chaired by Navneet Munot, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HDFC Mutual Fund.

    4. In May 2022, the 5th Romain Rolland Book Prize of 2022 was awarded to the Bengali translation of the French novel “Meursault, contre-enquête” (The Meursault Investigation).
      The book was translated by _____.

      1) Bhaskar Maiya
      2) Swapnastha
      3) Prashanti Talpankar
      4) Trinanjan Chakraborty
      5) Vishwanath Bhatt
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Trinanjan Chakraborty
      The fifth Romain Rolland Book Prize – Romain Rolland Book Prize 2022 has been awarded to the Bengali translation of the French novel “Meursault, contre-enquête” (The Meursault Investigation). The award ceremony was organized by the French Institute in India.
      i. Meursault, contre-enquête is the debut novel of Algerian writer and journalist Kamel Daoud.
      ii. The award was presented to translator Trinanjan Chakraborty and publisher Esha Chatterjee of Patra Bharati, a leading publisher of prestigious Bengali books, during the French Literary Festival-French LitFest 2022 at Bikaner House in New Delhi on May 07, 2022.

    5. Who recently (in May ’22) became the President of Costa Rica for a 4-year term?
      1) Carlos Alvarado Quesada
      2) Laura Chinchilla
      3) Rodrigo Chaves
      4) Luis Guillermo Solís
      5) Óscar Arias
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 3) Rodrigo Chaves
      Rodrigo Chaves of the Social Democratic Progress Party(SDPP) sworn in as President of Costa Rica for a four-year term, promising to eliminate corruption and revitalise one of Latin America’s most stable economies.
      i. He will succeed Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada, the outgoing President.

    6. Who recently (in May ’22) won the 1st edition of the Formula 1 ‘Miami Grand Prix’ 2022 held in Florida, United States (US)?
      1) Valtteri Bottas
      2) Sergio Pérez
      3) Charles Leclerc
      4) Max Verstappen
      5) Lewis Hamilton
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Max Verstappen
      The Red Bull driver Max Verstappen (Belgian-Dutch), had won the first edition of the Formula 1(F1) 2022 Miami Grand Prix title, which was held from 6th to 8th May 2022 at Miami International Autodrome in Miami Gardens, Florida, United States (US).
      i. Verstappen defeated the Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc (Monacan) by 3.786 seconds and pushed Charles Leclerc to the second position.
      ii. The Miami Grand Prix event was the fifth round of the 2022 Formula One (F1) World Championship.

    7. Name the Indian Grandmaster (GM) who recently (in May ’22) won the 1st Chessable Sunway Formentera Open 2022 chess tournament held in Spain.
      1) Arjun Vishnuvardhan
      2) Aadit Khanna
      3) N. R. Visakh
      4) Karthik Venkataraman
      5) D Gukesh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-5) D Gukesh
      Indian Grand Master (GM) D Gukesh from Chennai, Tamilnadu became champion in the 1st Chessable Sunway Formentera Open 2022 chess tournament held in Spain. It was a hat-trick for GM Gukesh after he had previously won the 48th La Roda tournament and the Menorca Open which were held in spain.
      i. He settled for a draw with Armenian GM Haik M Martirosyan in the final round to win the title.

    8. In May 2022, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports & the Haryana government jointly launched the mascot, logo, jersey, & theme song for the 4th Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021.
      What is the ‘mascot’ of the 4th Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021?

      1) Bing Dwen Dwen
      2) Bholu
      3) Dhakad
      4) Stumpy
      5) Veera
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 3) Dhakad
      Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar unveiled the mascot ‘Dhakad,’ as well as the official emblem and jersey of the Fourth Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021 in Panchkula , Haryana.
      i. Haryana is set to host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games from June 4 to 13, 2022 in Panchkula and the Games are being organised jointly by the Haryana government, the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports and the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

    9. Padma Shri Awardee Rajat Kumar Kar recently (in May ’22) passed away. In which field did he receive the Padma Shri award in 2021?
      1) Medicine
      2) Public Service
      3) Social Work
      4) Literature and Education
      5) Art
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Literature and Education
      Padma Shri Awardee and an Eminent Odia littérateur, Rajat Kumar Kar passed away in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on May 8, 2022.
      i. He was conferred with the Padma Shri award in the year 2021 for his contribution in the field of Literature and Education.

    10. The _____ Raising Day of Border Roads Organisation(BRO) was observed across India on 7th May 2022.
      1) 66th
      2) 63rd
      3) 65th
      4) 62nd
      5) 64th
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) 63rd
      The Border Roads Organisation(BRO), annually celebrated its Raising Day on 7th May to mark the establishment of the BRO on 7th May 1960. 7th May 2022 marks the observance of the 63rd Raising Day of BRO.
      i. The day aims to recognise the contribution of the BRO personnel toward the creation and maintenance of infrastructure across the border region. BRO is the leading road construction organisation in India under the Ministry of Defence which also provides support to the Indian Armed Forces.
      ii. On 7th May, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged in ‘BRO@63 Multi-Dimensional Expedition’ organised in the run-up to 63rd Raising Day.

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