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Current Affairs Quiz: 15 June 2022

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  1. In June 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) launched the National Air Sports Policy 2022 (NASP 2022), which aims to make India one of the top sports nations in the world by_______ year.
    1) 2050
    2) 2030
    3) 2027
    4) 2025
    5) 2040
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) 2030
    Explanation:
    The National Air Sports Policy 2022 (NASP 2022) was launched by Union Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), with the aim of optimizing India’s potential in the field of air sports. This is India’s First National Airsports Policy.
    i. By 2030, the NASP 2022 aims to make India one of the top sports nations in the world by providing a safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable, and sustainable air sports ecosystem.
    ii. Target-The policy has the potential to be an income generator worth Rs. 8,000–10,000 crores.
    iii. In this industry, India now produces revenues of around Rs 80 crore to Rs 100 crore.

  2. Which of the following points are ‘correct’ with respect to the 2nd edition “National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment 2021(NeSDA 2021): Reaching citizens through seamless service delivery” report?
    1) The Ministry of Planning released the NeSDA 2021 report prepared by the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog).
    2) Jammu and Kashmir, assessed for the first time, ranked the highest among Union Territories with an overall compliance score of nearly 90 percent for NeSDA
    3) Kerala has secured the highest overall compliance score among all the States and UTs.
    4) Both 2 & 3
    5) Both 1 & 2
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Both 2 & 3
    Explanation:
    Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State(MoS) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions released the 2nd edition “National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment 2021(NeSDA 2021): Reaching citizens through seamless service delivery” prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.
    i. Jammu and Kashmir, assessed for the first time, ranked the highest among Union Territories with an overall compliance of nearly 90 percent for national e-governance service delivery assessment (NeSDA),
    ii. Kerala has secured the highest overall compliance score among all the States and UTs.

  3. In June 2022, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved the new scheme called “Agneepath” for ___________.
    1) Special Home loan to soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force
    2) Allowance benefits to soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force
    3) Recruitment of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force
    4) Insurance coverage for soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force
    5) Pension details for soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer- 3) Recruitment of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force
    Explanation:
    Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the new scheme called “Agneepath” (Agnipath) for recruitment of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force. This aims to reduce the increasing salary and pensions.
    At present, the average age in the force is 32 years, this will be reduced to 26 in 6 to 7 years. The scheme was initially named as “Tour of Duty”, and was launched in the presence of the chiefs of all the three services.
    i. Under this new scheme, the soldiers will be initially inducted for a period of 4 years. On completion of the service period, the soldiers will receive a tax free service fund package of ~Rs. 11.71 lakh as Seva Nidhi Package.
    Features:
    Salary: The soldiers will get a salary of Rs.30000, along with additional benefits, this will go up to 40000 by the end of 4 years service.
    Eligibility: Youths of 17 and half years to 21 years.
    The Agniveer will be provided a non-contributory Life Insurance Cover of Rs 48 lakhs for the duration of their engagement period in the Indian Armed Forces.

  4. Which of the following points is ‘Incorrect’ with respect to the Iconic Week Celebrations of the Ministry of Finance (FinMin) and Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) in 6th to 12th June 2022?
    1) The Ministry of Finance (FinMin) and Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) was held under the theme of “AatmaNirbhar Bharat”.
    2) The PM also launched a special series of coins of Re 1, Rs 2, 5, 10 and 20 denominations having AKAM design are not commemorative coins and will be part of circulation.
    3) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a special window facility for senior citizens above 75 years seeking refund from the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA).
    4) The Union Finance Minister also launched NETRA (New e-Tracking and Remote Administration) portal, and Mobile App for India Development and Economic Assistance Scheme (IDEAS).
    5) The Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) released Aarohan, a Coffee Table Book and e-book on the progressive contribution of the Income Tax (IT) Department over the decades.
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) The Ministry of Finance (FinMin) and Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) was held under the theme of “AatmaNirbhar Bharat”.
    Explanation:
    As a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM)’, Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi inaugurated Iconic Week Celebrations of the Ministry of Finance (FinMin) and Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) was held under the theme of “Transforming Lives”.
    The PM also launched a special series of coins of Re 1, Rs 2, 5, 10 and 20 denominations having AKAM design are not commemorative coins and will be part of circulation.
    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a special window facility for senior citizens above 75 years seeking refund from the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA). It is an initiative by IEPFA.
    The Union Finance Minister also launched NETRA (New e-Tracking and Remote Administration) portal, and Mobile App for India Development and Economic Assistance Scheme (IDEAS).
    The Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) released Aarohan, a Coffee Table Book and e-book on the progressive contribution of the Income Tax (IT) Department over the decades.

  5. The ______ edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was recently conducted between the Indian Navy (IN) and Indonesian Navy (IN) in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.
    1) 40th
    2) 38th
    3) 35th
    4) 32nd
    5) 36th
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) 38th
    Explanation:
    The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between the Indian Navy (IN) Units of Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) and Indonesian Navy have been started in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca which takes place till 24th June 2022. The 38th CORPAT is the first post pandemic Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between India and Indonesia.
    i. The CORPAT have been carried out along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2002.
    About Indonesia:
    President – Joko Widodo
    Capital – Nusantara
    Currency – Indonesian Rupiah

  6. As of June ’22, which country became India’s 2nd-biggest oil supplier by surpassing Saudi Arabia?
    1) United Arab Emirates
    2) Qatar
    3) United States of America
    4) Iraq
    5) Russia
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Russia
    Explanation:
    Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become India’s 2nd-biggest oil supplier next to Iraq, as Russian crude is currently available at discount following the war in Ukraine. Indian refiners have bought Russian crude oil at discount as high as USD 30 per barrel.
    i. Iraq was the top supplier to India and Saudi Arabia stands 3rd biggest supplier to India.
    Note – India is the world’s 3rd biggest oil-importing and consuming nation after the United States (US) and China.
    About Russia:
    President – Vladimir Putin
    Capital – Moscow
    Currency – The Russian Ruble

  7. Which bank recently (in June’22) announced a USD 250 million lending support for high-growth tech-led start-ups in India?
    1) Citibank
    2) HSBC India
    3) DBS Bank India
    4) CSB Bank
    5) Standard Chartered
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) HSBC India
    Explanation:
    The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, India (HSBC India), a retail banking and financial services provider, has announced USD 250 million in lending support for high-growth, technology-led start-ups in India, which has the world’s third largest start-up ecosystem.
    HSBC will administer the lending via its commercial banking division. It has also not mentioned any specific timeframe for disbursal of the amount.
    About Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, India (HSBC India):
    CEO – Hitendra Dave
    Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

  8. In June 2022, which company joined with TotalEnergies from France to build the world’s largest green hydrogen ecosystem?
    1) Adani Enterprises Ltd
    2) Tata Group
    3) Aditya Birla Group
    4) Reliance Industries
    5) Larsen and Toubro Ltd
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Adani Enterprises Ltd
    Explanation:
    Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL) and TotalEnergies of France have formed a strategic alliance to build the world’s largest green hydrogen ecosystem.
    i. TotalEnergies would invest at least USD 12.5 billion to acquire a 25% minority interest in Adani New Industries Limited (ANIL) from AEL as part of this partnership.
    ii. AEL and TotalEnergies will use ANIL as their exclusive platform for the production and commercialization of green hydrogen in India.
    Note- France’s TotalEnergies is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. It already owns a 37.4% stake in Adani Total Gas Ltd.

  9. When was World Blood Donor Day(WBDD) 2022 observed across the globe?
    1) 12th June 2022
    2) 10th June 2022
    3) 14th June 2022
    4) 11th June 2022
    5) 13th June 2022
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) 14th June 2022
    Explanation:
    World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) 2022 was observed across the globe on 14th June 2022 to create awareness about the importance of blood donation and to promote voluntary, non remunerated blood donation. The observance of WBDD is led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and declared 14th June, the birth anniversary of Austrian biologist Karl Landsteiner, as World Blood Donor Day in 2004.
    i. The WBDD 2022 is hosted by Mexico through its National Blood Centre on 14 June 2022. The theme/slogan of WBDD 2022 is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”.
    ii. Karl Landsteiner, an Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist distinguished the main blood groups in 1900 and developed the modern system of classification of blood groups. He won the “Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1930” for the discovery of human blood groups.

  10. Which state recently (in June ’22) launched the ‘Ennum Ezhuthum scheme’ to fill the learning gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic among students aged below 8?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Telangana
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Kerala
    5) Tamil Nadu
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu (TN) Chief Minister (CM) Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin (M.K Stalin) launched the ‘Ennum Ezhuthum scheme’ at an event in Azhinjivakkam panchayat union middle school, Tiruvallur, TN to bridge the learning gap occurred due to COVID-19 pandemic among students aged below 8.
    Aim – To ensure foundational literacy and numeracy by 2025.
    i. The education department will distribute workbooks to students from Classes 1 to 3 to assess and bridge the learning gap.
    ii. Under the scheme, a high level committee has been formed to help each child individually and the children will be trained in 3 subjects – Tamil, English and Mathematics.





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