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    1. In which city, India’s 1st Government MLD Desalination Plant for Industrial Use was inaugurated in June 2022?
      1) Kaiga, Karnataka
      2) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
      3) Haripur, West Bengal
      4) Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
      5) Dahej, Gujarat
      Answer- 5) Dahej, Gujarat
      India’s first government desalination plant only for industrial use was inaugurated at Dahej in Bharuch (Gujarat) by the Chief Minister (CM) of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel. It was set up with an outlay of ~Rs 881.19 crore.
      Its construction work was awarded to the joint venture company of Larsen & Toubro and Tecton.
      A special purpose vehicle (SPV), Dahej Desal Foundation, has been constituted by the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), and the beneficiary industrial units for operation and maintenance of the plant.

    2. In June 2022, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions reconstituted a ______ member panel of the committee to examine the representation of officials sacked for alleged inefficiency or corruption in the government service.
      1) Seven
      2) Five
      3) Three
      4) Six
      5) Four
      Answer-3) Three
      The three-member panel of the committee to examine the representation of officials sacked for alleged inefficiency or corruption in the government service has been reconstituted by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions of the Government of India (GoI).
      Members of the Panel
      i. Arti Ahuja, Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has been appointed in place of Leena Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change.
      ii. Puneet Kansal, Joint Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, has been appointed in place of Ashutosh Jindal, Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat.
      iii. One member of the panel will be nominated by the cadre controlling authority (under whose administrative control the alleged corrupt officials come).
      The committee examines the representation of employees sacked in accordance with Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (J), (I), and Rule 48 of the Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension Rules, 1972.

    3. Which airport recently (in June’22) introduced Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) enabled tag to track check-in luggage?
      1) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
      2) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
      3) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
      4) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
      5) Cochin International Airport, Kochi
      Answer-4) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
      In a first in India, the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi introduced radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled baggage tags which will give passengers real-time information about the location of their luggage. The RFID technology will be personalised and help arriving passengers keep track of their check-in luggage.
      i. The bag tags will be called ‘Bagg Trax’, and It will not only help domestic and international arrival passengers but also those in transit to track their checked-in baggage.

    4. Which country recently (in June’22) co-hosted the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva along with Switzerland?
      1) Kenya
      2) Czech Republic
      3) Kazakhstan
      4) Belgium
      5) Kyrgyzstan
      Answer- 3) Kazakhstan
      The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) was co-hosted by Switzerland, and Kazakhstan at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland after a gap of almost five years from June 12-June 17, 2022. It was attended by the Trade ministers of 164 nations.
      i. It was chaired by Timur Suleimenov, First Deputy Chief of Staff of Kazakhstan’s President. Kazakhstan was originally scheduled to host MC12 in June 2020 but the conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
      ii. The meeting agreed on curbing harmful fishing subsidies, temporarily waiving intellectual property (IP) obligations concerning COVID-19 vaccines deals on e-commerce, responding to pandemics and reforming the organisation itself.
      iii. The Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) represented India at the WTO’s MC12 during the Thematic Session on Agriculture and he also attended the ministerial meeting of G33, a coalition of developing countries of which India is a key member.

    5. Which Insurance company recently (in June’22) partnered with PhonePe to offer motor insurance on the PhonePe platform?
      1) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
      2) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance
      3) SBI General Insurance
      4) Kotak Mahindra General Insurance
      5) Edelweiss General Insurance
      Answer-4) Kotak Mahindra General Insurance
      Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company Limited (Kotak General Insurance) has partnered with PhonePe Insurance Broking Services Pvt. Ltd (PhonePe), a digital payments platform, to offer motor insurance to 380 million customers on the PhonePe platform.
      i. Through PhonePe, Kotak General Insurance will provide quick and seamless car and two-wheeler insurance policies to its customers.
      ii. This Partnership will empower PhonePe customers to buy car and two-wheeler insurance end-to-end online in just a few clicks from the comfort of their smartphones.

    6. Which Indian Company recently (in June’22) India’s first multiplex named ‘Xstream multiplex’ in the metaverse on the Partynite Metaverse platform?
      1) MTNL
      2) BSNL
      3) Bharti Airtel
      4) Vodafone Idea
      5) Reliance Jio
      Answer-3) Bharti Airtel
      Bharti Airtel (Airtel), has launched Xstream multiplex, India’s first multiplex in the metaverse on the Partynite Metaverse platform. The Xstream multiplex is an extension of Airtel’s Xstream Premium offering.
      i. Xstream is a 20-screen platform with access to content portfolios from leading (Over-The-Top) OTT partners available on its application. ii.Xstream multiplex with multiple engagement layers allows the users to interact on Partynite Metaverse.
      ii. The idea of the multiplex was initiated by Essence, the integrated media agency of record of Airtel and developed by Gamitronics, creator of Party Nite, a blockchain-powered digital parallel universe.

    7. Who was recently (in June’22) appointed as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Equitas Small Finance Bank (ESFB) for a period of one year w.e.f 23rd July 2022?
      1) Narasimhan Srinivasan
      2) Vinod Kumar Sharma
      3) Ramesh Rangan
      4) Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan
      5) Arun Ramanathan
      Answer-4) Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the proposal to reappoint Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan (Vasudevan P N) as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Equitas Small Finance Bank (ESFB), for a period of one year with effect from July 23, 2022.
      i. Vasudevan P N, the founder and CEO of ESFB, had urged the lender to choose his successor in May 2022 because of his plan to step down. ESFB is a small-cap company with a market capitalization of Rs. 4,833 crore.
      About Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited (ESFB):
      It is the first Private Sector Bank from Tamil Nadu to commence operations post Indian Independence.
      Commencement of Operation – September 5, 2016
      Headquarters – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
      Tagline – “It’s Fun Banking”

    8. Which of the following countries will jointly host the FIFA World Cup 2026?
      1) United States
      2) Canada
      3) Mexico
      4) Only 1 & 2
      5) All 1, 2 & 3
      Answer-5) All 1, 2 & 3
      Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA -International Federation of Association Football) announced that the FIFA World Cup 2026 will be jointly hosted by the United States (US), Canada, and Mexico for the first time in the history of FIFA world cup the event will be hosted by 3 countries. Los Angeles (US), Toronto (Canada) and Mexico City (Mexico) are among the host cities for the tournament.
      i. It will also be the first time that 48 teams will feature in the tournament, an increase from the 32 that will contest in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 from November 21 – December 18. This will be the first World Cup hosted by more than one nation since 2002. Japan and South Korea jointly hosted the 2002 World Cup.
      ii. FIFA is an acronym for Federation Internationale de Football Association/International Federation of Association Football. The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition and the championship has been awarded every four years.

    9. When was Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022 observed across the globe?
      1) 15th June 2022
      2) 18th June 2022
      3) 16th June 2022
      4) 19th June 2022
      5) 17th June 2022
      Answer- 2) 18th June 2022
      Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022 was celebrated across the globe on June 18th 2022 to raise public awareness of gastronomy’s role in sustainable development. The objective of this day is to recognize the practices involved with sustainable food consumption, particularly the art of collecting and preparing the food we eat.
      i. Sustainable Gastronomy refers to cuisine that considers where the ingredients come from, how the food is cultivated, and how it gets to our markets and, ultimately, our plates. Gastronomy is often known as the “art of food.” It relates to regional cuisine and food.
      ii. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN General Assembly work to facilitate the observance of Sustainable Gastronomy Day, in collaboration with Member States, UN organizations and other international and regional bodies, as well as civil society.

    10. In June 2022, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (CM) flagged off the luxury tourism cruise Ship “Empress” from Chennai port, Tamil Nadu.
      Who is the current (in June’22) Chief Minister (CM) of Tamil Nadu?

      1) Pinarayi Vijayan
      2) K Chandrasekhar Rao
      3) O. Panneerselvam
      4) M.K. Stalin
      5) Edappadi K. Palaniswami
      Answer-4) M.K. Stalin
      Tamil Nadu(TN) Chief Minister(CM) Muthuvel Karunanidhi (M.K.) Stalin flagged off the luxury tourism cruise Ship “Empress” from Chennai port, Tamil Nadu.The cruise is being operated by Cordelia Cruises. This is the first luxury cruise liner to be operated from Tamil Nadu.
      i. The 11-storey tourist vessel can accommodate up to 2000 passengers and about 800 crew members. The ship will go to the high seas from chennai port and will also anchor at Pondicherry and Visakhapatnam harbours.