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    1. Which of the following points are ‘Incorrect’ with respect to the Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (SAIFMM) 2022 held in June 2022?
      1) For the first time, India hosted the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and Secretary-General for a 2-day SAIFMM 2022 in New Delhi, Delhi.
      2) Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister of Singapore and S. Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister launched the logo for the celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations.
      3) An MoU between the Narcotics Control Bureau of India and the National Narcotics Board of Indonesia, to combat illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances.
      4) ​The 12th edition of the Delhi Dialogue 2022, a premium Track 1.5 Dialogue in the ASEAN-India calendar, was hosted by India under the theme ‘Building Bridges in the Indo-Pacific’.
      5) The 24th ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting 2022 was held in June 2022 in New Delhi, Delhi, and was attended by senior officials from ASEAN Member States and India.
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister of Singapore and S. Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister launched the logo for the celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations.
      Explanation:
      For the first time, India hosted the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and Secretary-General for a 2-day SAIFMM 2022 in New Delhi, Delhi.
      S. Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister (EAM), and Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, co-chaired the SAIFMM.
      i. Bui Thanh Son, Foreign Minister of Vietnam and EAM, India launched the logo for the celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations.
      ii. An MoU between the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of India and the National Narcotics Board of Indonesia, to combat illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, and precursors.
      iii. ​The 12th edition of the Delhi Dialogue (DDXII) 2022, a premium Track 1.5 Dialogue in the ASEAN-India calendar, was hosted by India on June 16-17, 2022 under the theme ‘Building Bridges in the Indo-Pacific’.
      iv. The 24th ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting 2022 was held on June 15, 2022 in New Delhi, Delhi, and was attended by senior officials from ASEAN Member States and India.

    2. Name the country that recently (in June’22) hosted the 8th meeting of the Heads of the Border Services of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
      1) Pakistan
      2) Uzbekistan
      3) India
      4) China
      5) Kyrgyzstan
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) India
      Explanation:
      India hosted the 8th meeting of the Heads of Border Services of the competent authorities of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in New Delhi, Delhi. India is represented by Border Security Force (BSF) Director General (DG) Pankaj Kumar Singh.
      i. This was one of several events being organised in 2022 by India as Chair of SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) mechanism. India became the chair of SCO-RATS on October 28, 2021 for a one-year period.
      ii. The 12th meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors (NSA) was held virtually which was chaired by Yang Jiechi, a member of the political bureau of the CPC (Chinese Communist Party) Central Committee in Beijing, China.

    3. Which of the following points is ‘Incorrect’ with respect to the 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards?
      A) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Ahmedabad, Gujarat was named as the finest in India & South Asia for the 2nd consecutive year and ranked 32th position in 2021.
      B) Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport for the 2nd year followed by Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan.
      C) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has been named the Finest Regional Airport in India and South Asia.

      1) Only A
      2) Only B
      3) Only C
      4) Only A & B
      5) Only B & C
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Only A
      Explanation:
      The 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards named Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport the finest in India and South Asia for the 4th consecutive year at the ceremony conducted in Paris, France on 16th June 2022. The airport rose to 37th position from 45th position in 2021, and it is the only airport from India to be featured in the world’s top 50 airports. IGI Airport has also been declared “the cleanest airport” in India and South Asia 2022.
      Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport for the 2nd year followed by Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan and Singapore Changi Airport.
      Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) has been named the Finest Regional Airport in India and South Asia and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad) has been named as the ‘Best Airport Staff in India and South Asia’.
      The World Airport Awards began in 1999, based on an annual global airport customer satisfaction survey assessing customer service and facilities across 500 airports.

    4. Which of the following banks, along with NPCI’s Information Technology (IT) resources, was declared (as of June’22) as the ‘Critical Information Infrastructure (CII)’ by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY)?
      1) HDFC Bank
      2) ICICI Bank
      3) YES Bank
      4) Both 1 & 2
      5) Both 1 & 3
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Both 1 & 2
      Explanation:
      The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has declared the Information Technology (IT) resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) as ‘Critical Information Infrastructure (CII)’ under Section 70 of the IT Act, 2000. The computer resources of their associated dependencies will also be regarded as the protected systems.
      i. CII imply means any harm to this infrastructure can have an impact on national security and any unauthorized person accessing these resources may be jailed for up to 10 years, and also be liable to fine.
      ii. The Central Government, under the IT Act, 2000, has the power to declare any data, database, IT network or communications infrastructure as CII to protect that digital asset.

    5. Name the organisation/Ministry that recently (in June’22) partnered with Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) to activate e-Commerce in Agriculture Domain.
      1) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
      2) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
      3) ICAR – Indian Agricultural Research Institute
      4) Indian Council of Agricultural Research
      5) Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 2) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
      Explanation:
      An Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) have joined hands to activate e-commerce in the agriculture domain. It is one of the first initiatives to drive ONDC enablement in the domain.
      i. Under this, both entities will host the NABARD-ONDC Grand Hackathon which aims to establish market linkages for the players with market ready Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs) in India. This is the first-such initiative to introduce FPOs to the tech world.

    6. Which Co-operative Bank licence was recently (in June’22) cancelled by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) due to insufficient capital and earning potential?
      1) Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank
      2) Millath Co-operative Bank
      3) Janata Co-operative Bank
      4) Saraswat Co-operative Bank
      5) Bharat Co-operative Bank
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Millath Co-operative Bank
      Explanation:
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Millath Co-operative Bank Ltd., Davangere, Karnataka, due to insufficient capital and earning potential, and its continued operation is detrimental to the interests of depositors.
      i. As a result, the bank ceased to conduct banking operations on June 18, 2022, at the close of business.
      ii. The bank lacks sufficient capital and profit potential. As a result, it does not comply with the provisions of Sections 11 (1) and Section 22 (3) (d) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
      iii. The bank has failed to comply with Sections 22(3)(a), 22(3)(b), 22(3)(c), 22(3)(d), and 22(3)(e) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

    7. Which of the following constituent units of the NCERT has been awarded the ‘UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize’ for the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education for the year 2021?
      1) Pandit Sundarlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education
      2) Central Institute of Educational Technology
      3) National Institute of Education
      4) Both 1 & 2
      5) Both 2 & 3
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Central Institute of Educational Technology
      Explanation:
      The Central Institute of Education Technology (CIET), a constituent unit of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under the Department Of School Education and Literacy (DOSEL), MoE has been awarded the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education for the year 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic under PM eVIDYA.
      i. The Department of School Education and the MoE gained UNESCO recognition for its use of ICT during the COVID-19 pandemic under PM eVIDYA.
      ii. It will be awarded to the “Initiatives for Inclusive and Accessible Education during COVID-19” implemented by the CIET from India, and the “Digital Educational Programme” implemented by Ubongo from the United Republic of Tanzania.

    8. Who recently (in June’22) became the 1st leftist President of Colombia?
      1) Gustavo Petro
      2) Sergio Fajardo
      3) Rodolfo Hernandez
      4) Marelen Castillo
      5) Enrique Gomez
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Gustavo Petro
      Explanation:
      Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego (Gustavo Petro), a former Mayor of capital Bogota and a longtime senator, who has transformed the social and economic system, becomes 1st leftist President of Colombia, who will take office in August 2022. Francia Marquez, will be the country’s first Afro-Colombian woman Vice-President.
      i. He will succeed Iván Duque Márquez who has been serving as the President of Colombia since 2018 and Gustavo Petro won the Presidential Election against his rival Rodolfo Hernandez.
      About Colombia:
      Capital – Bogota
      Currency – Colombian Peso

    9. Who recently (in June ’22) won the Formula One (F1) Canadian Grand Prix 2022 held in Montreal?
      1) Lewis Hamilton
      2) Max Verstappen
      3) Sergio Pérez
      4) Carlos Sainz
      5) Sebastian Vettel
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Max Verstappen
      Explanation:
      2021 Formula One World Champion and a red bull racer, Max Verstappen of the Netherlands has won his 6th Formula One(F1) title of the 2022 season in the Canadian Grand Prix 2022 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. Verstappen has won the four of the previous five Grand Prix this season.
      i. Carlos Sainz of Spain, Ferrari driver placed 2nd and Lewis Hamilton of United kingdom, Mercedes driver placed 3rd in the Canadian Grand Prix 2022.
      ii. Verstappen has won six races this season(2022) – Saudi Arabian GP, Emilia Romagna GP, Miami GP, Spanish GP, Azerbaijan GP, and now the Canadian GP.

    10. What is the theme of World Refugee Day 2022 that was observed across the globe by the United Nations(UN) on 20th June 2022?
      1) Together we heal, learn and shine
      2) Global Compact on Refugees
      3) The Right to Seek Safety
      4) Every action counts
      5) A time for solidarity with refugees
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) The Right to Seek Safety
      Explanation:
      The United Nations(UN)’s World Refugee Day 2022 was observed across the globe on 20th June 2022 with the theme of “The Right to Seek Safety”.
      i. The day was observed to honour refugees around the world and to create awareness and sensitivity towards the people who have been displaced due to war, persecution, political turmoil or violence.
      ii. The first ever World Refugee Day was observed on 20th June 2001.





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