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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 14 April 2022

  1. Which company recently (in April’22) signed a contract with the Nigerian Army for Phase II flying training on Chetak Helicopter?
    1) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    2) Indian Army
    3) Bharat Dynamics Limited
    4) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    5) Bharat Electronics Limited
    Answer- 1) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a contract with the Nigerian Army for Phase II flying training on Chetak Helicopter for six officers of Nigerian Army Aviation. As part of the training, 70 hrs flying training would be imparted for each Nigerian Army Aviation Officer.
    i. The Phase II has been scheduled from 11 April 2022 and is planned to be completed by December 2022.
    ii. The platforms used for the Phase II are the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), with a wide range of capabilities, can be of great strength.

  2. Name the institute that recently (in April’22) partnered with NTPC Limited to develop energy-efficient tech to capture carbon dioxide from power plants.
    1) IIT-Kharagpur
    2) IIT-Ropar
    3) IIT-Kanpur
    4) IIT-Guwahati
    5) IIT-Roorkee
    Answer-4) IIT-Guwahati
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, Assam has partnered with NTPC Limited (formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) to design and develop a highly energy-efficient plant to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plants.
    i. This technology works on flue gas (a mixture of gases produced by the burning of fuel or other) using a newly-activated amine solvent (IITGS), consumes up to 11% less energy compared to commercial activated MDEA (Methyl diethanolamine) solvent and up to 31% energy compared to the MEA (monoethanolamine) solvent.

  3. Which of the following states/UT have not recently (in April’22) signed a Combined Reciprocal Common Transport Agreement (CRCTA) for hassle-free transportation?
    1) Delhi
    2) Haryana
    3) Rajasthan
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer-5) Madhya Pradesh
    The Governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh of National Capital Region (NCR) have signed a Combined Reciprocal Common Transport Agreement (CRCTA) covering both Contract Carriage & Stage Carriage since the validity of earlier Agreements of Reciprocal Common Transport Agreement is about to end soon.
    i. The CRCTA has come into force with immediate effect, and it covers all educational institution vehicles as well as all stage carriage buses operated by state transportation companies in NCR member states.
    ii. For seamless movement, the agreement provides for the countersigning of permits and licences for motor cabs, taxis, and auto-rickshaws registered in the NCR.

  4. In April 2022, ________ and partners of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) announced USD 2.2 million in climate action funding for 22 local innovators from 19 countries.
    1) World Wildlife Fund
    2) United Nations Environment Programme
    3) World Bank
    4) United Nations Development Programme
    5) Environmental Protection Agency
    Answer- 4) United Nations Development Programme
    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) have announced USD 2.2 million in climate action funding for 22 local innovators spanning 19 countries, including India.
    i. The grants focused on resilient agriculture, technology, community-based adaptation, ecosystem-based payments and services, and entrepreneurship.
    ii. Grants were awarded across 19 countries, including seven from Africa, 11 from Asia, and four from the Latin America and Caribbean region.

  5. Which bank celebrated its 128th Foundation Day on 12th April, 2022?
    1) Punjab National Bank
    2) Bank of Baroda
    3) Central Bank of India
    4) Bank of India
    5) Bank of Maharashtra
    Answer-1) Punjab National Bank
    Punjab National Bank (PNB), a public sector bank, has celebrated its 128th Foundation Day on April 12, 2022. PNB was established in 1894 as the First Swadeshi Bank after being influenced by the swadeshi movement.
    i. Atul Kumar Goel, MD & CEO of PNB launched a cardless cash withdrawal service and a virtual debit card for its users
    ii. It has also launched digital initiatives such as, Insta Personal Loan to Pensioners, Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA) facility on PNB One App, PNB 360 Information Portal for employees, Trade Finance Redefined Portal and Collection of loan EMI through Bharat Bill Pay.

  6. Who was recently (in April’22) appointed as the chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?
    1) Arvind Saxena
    2) Deepak Gupta
    3) Alka Sirohi
    4) Manoj Soni
    5) Vinay Mittal
    Answer-4) Manoj Soni
    Eminent scholar-academician Dr Manoj Soni has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), India’s premier government recruiting agency.
    i. His tenure as the Chairman will end on 27th June 2023 and he has been appointed to replace UPSC Chairman Pradip Kumar Joshi. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as a Member of UPSC.
    Awards & Recognition:
    “Honorary Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge” by the Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America(USA) in 2013.
    World Education Congress Global Award for Distance Learning Leadership from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, the United Kingdom(UK) in 2015.

  7. Name the Padma awardee who recently (in April ’22) was appointed as the chairman of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
    1) Tara Jauhar
    2) Dilip Shahani
    3) Mahesh Verma
    4) Dhaneswar Engti
    5) Raghuvendra Tanwar
    Answer-3) Mahesh Verma
    Padma Awardee Dr Mahesh Verma has been appointed the new chairman of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers (NABH).
    i. He is serving as the vice-chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. NABH is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI). He is also the Professor Emeritus at Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences.
    ii. He received the Padma Shri in 2014 for Medicine. He is also a recipient of Dr B. C. Roy Award and the National Science and Technology award.

  8. In April 2022, Union Bank of India is set to buy out a ______ stake jointly held by Bank of Baroda (BoB) and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) in India International Bank (Malaysia) Berhad.
    1) 75%
    2) 90%
    3) 80%
    4) 50%
    5) 65%
    Answer-1) 75%
    Union Bank of India (UBI) is set to buy out 75% stake held jointly by Bank of Baroda (BoB) – 40% and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) – 35%, in India International Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (IIBM).
    i. Following this, the IIBM will become a 100% UBI unit. Background:IOB wanted to discontinue the venture due to its capital issues as it was under the Reserve Bank of India(RBI)’s prompt corrective action framework.
    ii. The proposal is yet to receive formal approval from the RBI and the approval from the Government of India and Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) since IIBM is a bank of strategic importance.

  9. Who recently (in April’22) won the ReyKjavik Open Chess 2022 tournament held at Reykjavík, Iceland?
    1) Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn (Iceland)
    2) Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (India)
    3) Mads Anderson (Denmark)
    4) Gupta Abhijeet (India)
    5) Max Warmerdam (Netherland)
    Answer- 2) Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (India)
    Indian Grandmaster (GM) Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has won the ReyKjavik Open Chess 2022 tournament with 7.5 points from nine rounds held at Reykjavík, Iceland between April 6th to 12th.
    i. Praggnanandhaa won all the nine rounds and finished with wins over France GM Matthieu Cornette and the Indian GM Dommaraju Gukesh in the last two rounds.




    1India GM Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
    NetherlandGM Max Warmerdam
    DenmarkGM Mads Anderson

10.Which state government recently (in April’22) signed an MoU with the Thailand government to Promote Trade and Investment Promotion?
1) Gujarat
2) West Bengal
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Telangana
5) Kerala

Answer-4) Telangana
The Industries & Commerce Department of the Government of Telangana and the Ministry of Commerce, the Royal Thai government have signed an MoU to promote trade and investments between Telangana and Thailand. KT Rama Rao, Telangana’s Minister for Information Technology and Jurin Laksanawisit, Thailand’s Minister of Commerce were virtually present to sign the MoU.
i. The MoU will kickstart the cooperation between Telangana and Thailand in Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Startups through the business incubator and innovation ecosystem “T-Hub” and “” of Thailand with the “GlobalLinker” of Telangana.