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Current Affairs Quiz: 16 June 2022

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    1. In June 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) awarded the first Type Certificate (TC) under the Drone Rules, 2021 to IoTechWorld Avigation Pvt Ltd. (IoTechWorld).
      IoTechWorld company is located in which city?

      1) Bengaluru, Karnataka
      2) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
      3) Pune, Maharashtra
      4) Gurugram, Haryana
      5) Noida, Uttar Pradesh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Gurugram, Haryana
      Explanation:
      Union Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) awarded the first Type Certificate (TC) under the Drone Rules, 2021 to IoTechWorld Avigation Pvt Ltd. (IoTechWorld).
      i. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), MoCA, issues a Type Certificate for a specific type of unmanned aircraft system (drone) on the recommendation of the Quality Council of India (QCI) or an authorised testing entity under the Drone Rules 2021.
      ii. IoTechWorld, one of India’s leading manufacturers of kisan drones, was established in April 2017 in Gurugram, Haryana and the company received the first Type Certificate just 34 days after submitting its online application on the DGCA’s DigitalSky Platform.

    2. Name the state that recently (in June’22) became the first Indian state to approve drone policy and public use of drones.
      1) Bihar
      2) Himachal Pradesh
      3) Punjab
      4) Jharkhand
      5) Uttarakhand
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Himachal Pradesh
      Explanation:
      Himachal Pradesh (HP) becomes the first state in India to approve drone policy and public use of drones. The ‘Himachal Pradesh Drone Policy 2022’ was approved by the chief minister of HP, Jai Ram Thakur.
      i. The policy visions to create a drone ecosystem built upon the foundation of Governance and Reforms Using Drones (GARUD). The aim is to propagate the use of drone-enabled technology in different sectors such as defence, transport, health, agriculture and more.

    3. Which state recently (in June’22) celebrated the Baikho festival, a spring festival?
      1) Assam
      2) Kerala
      3) Maharashtra
      4) Madhya Pradesh
      5) Gujarat
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 1) Assam
      Explanation:
      The ancient tradition known as Baikho festival, a spring festival, is annually celebrated in the month of June across the state of Assam. The festival is predominantly celebrated by the Rabha tribes.
      i. Rabha tribes is a Tibeto-Burman agriculture based community who resides majorly in Lower Assam, Garo hills and Dooar region in West Bengal.
      ii. The celebration of the Baikho festival is meant to bring abundant crops and good health.

    4. Which bank recently (in June’22) signed an MoU with the BRICS Partnership on New Industrial Revolution (PartNIR) Innovation Centre to facilitate bilateral cooperation?
      1) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
      2) New Development Bank
      3) African Development Bank
      4) World Bank
      5) Asian Development Bank
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 2) New Development Bank
      Explanation:
      The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Partnership on New Industrial Revolution (PartNIR) Innovation Centre and the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) signed an MoU to facilitate bilateral cooperation and promote the common development of BRICS countries.
      Aim – To promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in BRICS as well as other emerging markets and developing countries.
      i. Under this MoU, both sides will prioritize cooperation in fields such as Artificial Intelligence(AI), the industrial internet, energy conservation and environmental protection through joint research, personnel training and information sharing on infrastructure and sustainable programs.

    5. Name the bank that was recently (in June’22) signed an MoU with 100X.VC to support the start-up community.
      1) IndusInd Bank
      2) YES Bank
      3) Axis Bank
      4) ICICI Bank
      5) HDFC Bank
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 5) HDFC Bank
      Explanation:
      HDFC Bank has inked a MoU with 100X.VC, a leading early-stage venture capital firm, to engage more deeply with the start-up community.
      i. Under the MoU, HDFC Bank will extend its Smart-Up initiative, which helps start-ups achieve their goals by providing smart financial tools, smart advisory services, and technology, to all the companies associated with 100X.VC.

    6. Who was recently (in June’22) appointed as the new Director-General (DG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?

      1) Kumar Rajesh Chandra
      2) S L Thaosen
      3) Surjeet Singh Deswal
      4) Gopal Sharma
      5) Arun Chaudhary
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 2) S L Thaosen
      Explanation:
      Sujoy Lal Thaosen (S L Thaosen), Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, has been appointed as the new Director-General (DG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Thaosen has been serving as the Special Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF).
      i. The post of SSB chief has been lying vacant after incumbent DG Kumar Rajesh Chandra retired on 31st December 2021.
      ii. IPS officer, Zulfiquar Hasan also appointed as the new Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) for a tenure up to his superannuation on 31st october 2024. Zulfiquar Hasan has been serving as the Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Delhi.

    7. Name the Institute that recently (in June’22) developed ‘HomoSEP,’ a robot to eliminate manual scavenging in India.
      1) IIT-Kharagpur
      2) IIT-Kanpur
      3) IIT- Madras
      4) IIT-Bombay
      5) IIT-Delhi
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) IIT- Madras
      Explanation:
      Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has developed ‘HomoSEP,’ a robot to eliminate manual scavenging in India, which is all set for field deployment in Tamil Nadu. The aim is to prevent deaths which are reported every year across India due to manual scavenging in septic tanks, despite bans and prohibitory orders.
      i. The robot has been developed over the last several years by Prabhu Rajagopal of the Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation, IIT Madras and team.

    8. In which state, India’s Newest Recorded snail named ‘Haploptychius sahyadriensis’ was discovered in June 2022?
      1) Mizoram
      2) Assam
      3) Odisha
      4) Maharashtra
      5) West Bengal
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Maharashtra
      Explanation:
      The Haploptychius sahyadriensis, a carnivorous land snail, India’s newest recorded snail, was discovered in the western Ghats (northern part) of Maharashtra and is endemic to the Vishalgad Conservation Reserve in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
      i. It is named after the type locality of the species in the northern part of the Western Ghats, which is Sahyadri in Sanskrit.
      ii. The Haploptychius sahyadriensis, is the 3rd member of the genus Haploptychius, that was placed based on shell morphology and genital characters. The other two being H. andamanicus and H. pfeifferi were recorded in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the 1860s.

    9. When was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2022 observed across the globe by the United Nations (UN)?
      1) 13th June 2022
      2) 15th June 2022
      3) 11th June 2022
      4) 14th June 2022
      5) 12th June 2022
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) 15th June 2022
      Explanation:
      The United Nations(UN)’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2022 was observed across the globe on 15th June 2022 with the focus on “Combatting Elder Abuse”.
      i. The day was observed to provide a platform to offer a better understanding about the abuse and neglect of older persons.
      ii. International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse(INPEA) initiated and designated the 15th June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2006.
      iii. The first ever UN-recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was observed on 15th June 2012.
      iv. Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) represents the first time the government agreed to link questions of ageing to other frameworks for social and economic development and human right

    10. Which state’s Startup and Innovation Mission recently (in June’22) signed an MoU with Pontaq company to support startups?
      1) Tamil Nadu
      2) Kerala
      3) Gujarat
      4) Andhra Pradesh
      5) Maharashtra
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 1) Tamil Nadu
      Explanation:
      Pontaq, a Cross Border Innovation Fund, has signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation Mission(TANSIM) – StartupTN backed by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Department, Government of Tamil Nadu(TN).
      i. Under this MoU, the government of TN will help the Pontaq-supported companies to expand their business operation in TN. Pontaq is an innovation fund which invests in early stage technology businesses in the United Kingdom(UK), India, the United States of America(USA) and Canada.
      ii. The Department of Employment and Training, Government of Tamil Nadu(TN) and the Tata Technologies Limited(TTL) has signed an MoU for upgrading the 71 Industrial Technical Institutes (ITIs) run by the Government of TN into modern technology centres. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs 2877.43 crore.





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