Current Affairs APP

Current Affairs Quiz: 22 & 23 May 2022

AffairsCloud brings you the complete and important daily Current Affairs 22 & 23 May 2022 Quiz to achieve more marks in Banking, Insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT, Railways and all other competitive Exams. We have prepared the current affairs quiz question from our daily current affairs 2022 updates.

Our Current Affairs March 2022 events will help you to get more marks in Banking, Insurance, SSC, Railways, UPSC, CLAT and all State Government Exams. Also, try our Current Affairs Quiz.

  1. In May 2022, the 42nd Meeting of the Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) approved 11 projects worth of _______ to develop water infrastructure projects along the River Ganga.
    1) Rs 550 crores
    2) Rs 800 crores
    3) Rs 120 crores
    4) Rs 200 crores
    5) Rs 660 crores
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Rs 660 crores
    The 42nd Meeting of the Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Chairmanship of G. Asok Kumar, Director General, NMCG approved 11 projects with an estimated cost of approx Rs 660 crores to develop Water Infrastructure Projects along the River Ganga.
    i. Projects approved for Interception, Diversion and Treatment Works in Saharanpur Town focusing on cleaning River Hindon, Uttar Pradesh.
    ii. Rejuvenation of Chamunda Mai Pond in GarhMukteshwar, Uttar Pradesh, was announced.The total area of the pond to be rejuvenated is about 10,626 Square metres and the Environmental Upgradation of Shivna River in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, with the cost of Rs. 28.68 crore dol immersion facility.

  2. Which institute recently (in May ’22) partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in the United States of America to Create A Global Just Transition Network?
    1) IIT Bombay
    2) IIT Delhi
    3) IIT Madras
    4) IIT Kharagpur
    5) IIT Kanpur
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) IIT Kanpur
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur’s Just Transition Research Centre (JTRC) has partnered with the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., United States of America(USA) to work on energy transition globally, including in India under Global Just Transition Network (GJTN).
    i. IIT Kanpur and CSIS will co-arrange a sequence of workshops and bilateral conferences between senior officers and different key stakeholders from coal-dependent states/provinces in India, the United States, and South Africa.
    ii. Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana are among the Indian states with which the IIT-CSIS collaboration will interact, allowing them to access assets and connect with senior officers working on simple transition in other countries.

  3. The Greenko Group is to set up the ‘World’s largest Integrated Renewable Energy Storage Project (IRESP)’ in which state?
    1) Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
    2) Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
    3) Tumkur, Karnataka.
    4) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    5) Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
    The Greenko Group and the Government of Andhra Pradesh is setting up the World’s largest Integrated Renewable Energy Storage Project (IRESP) with a capacity to store 5,230 Mega Watt (MW), in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It will be the first-of-its-kind Single location energy storage project with wind and solar capacities.
    i. The project is scheduled to be commissioned by the last quarter of 2023.
    ii. It is being implemented with an investment of over USD 3 billion comprising pumped storage (10,800 megawatt hour of daily storage), solar (3,000 MW) and wind (550 MW) and the project will help avoid 15 million tonnes of CO2 annually which is equivalent to emissions from three million cars.

  4. A 48-member high level multi-sectoral delegation headed by Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef visited India in May 2022.
    Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef is the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion of which country?

    1) Yemen
    2) Oman
    3) Saudi Arabia
    4) United Arab Emirates
    5) Kuwait
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Oman
    A 48-member high level multi-sectoral delegation headed by Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion of Oman visited India on May 10-14, 2022.
    i. The 10th Session of the India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) 2022 was held in New Delhi, Delhi which was co-chaired by Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), and Oman’s Commerce Minister Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef.
    ii. The 10th meeting of the India-Oman Joint Business Council (JBC) was jointly organized by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi.

  5. In May 2022, RBI directed the banks to provide the option of ICCW at their ATMs in order to curb frauds.
    In ICCW, what does ‘I’ stand for?

    1) Interoperable
    2) Individual
    3) Identifiable
    4) Issuer
    5) Immediate
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Interoperable
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked banks to provide the option of Interoperable Card-less Cash Withdrawal (ICCW) at their ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) in order to curb frauds like skimming, card cloning and device tampering. This directive is issued under Section 10(2) read with Section 18 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).
    i. For this ICCW, RBI also advises National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to facilitate Unified Payments Interface (UPI) integration with all banks and ATM networks.
    ii. Withdrawal limits for ICCW transactions will be in line with the limits for regular on-us/off-us ATM withdrawals.

  6. Name the bank that recently (in May ’22) partnered with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer UPI payments.
    1) RBL Bank
    2) South Indian Bank
    3) Bandhan Bank
    4) IDFC FIRST Bank
    5) YES Bank
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) RBL Bank
    RBL Bank has tied up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer UPI (Unified Payments Interface) payments for peer-to-peer and peer-to-merchant transactions.
    i. With this integration, Amazon Pay will issue NPCI’s (National Payments Corporation of India) allocated UPI ID with the handle @rapl to RBL Bank and under this partnership the bank will utilize Amazon Pay’s customer base and transaction volumes, and will expand its presence in the UPI segment with its payment processing platform hosted on AWS.

  7. In May 2022, HDFC Bank carved out rural banking as a separate vertical to increase penetration in remote areas of India.
    The separate vertical will be headed by whom?

    1) Sashidhar Jagdishan
    2) Srikanth Nadhamuni
    3) Anil Bhavnani
    4) Srinivasan Vaidyanathan
    5) Smita Bhagat
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Anil Bhavnani
    HDFC Bank has carved out rural banking as a separate vertical which will be headed by Anil Bhavnani, who has been working with it for 19 years.
    i. The bank has also tied up with Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat to prepare its rural initiative strategy which will look at consumer behaviour, customer satisfaction, service design, and service delivery.
    ii. Under the rural vertical, bank will build new products and services and it will act as a one stop shop solution to small farmers, workers, and traders.

  8. Name the Indian Aerospace startup company that recently (in May’22) tested the Kalam-100 Engine on Vikram 1 launch vehicle.
    1) Agnikul Cosmos
    2) Bellatrix Aerospace
    3) Pixxel
    4) Skyroot Aerospace
    5) Dhruva Space
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) Skyroot Aerospace
    Hyderabad-based space startup Skyroot Aerospace successfully tested a solid fuel-based engine Kalam-100 Engine, that would be used in the third stage of the launch vehicle called Vikram 1.
    i. The Vikram 1 rocket will use four fuel-based stages which includes 3 solid fuel and one 1 liquid fuel stages for the launch with the capable of putting 225 kg payloads into sun-synchronous polar orbit whose payload capacity is very small.
    ii. Launch vehicle contains four stages, in which the third stage contains a solid fuel-based engine called Kalam-100 Engine, named after scientist and India’s former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
    About Testing: Test firing ran for 108 seconds and the engine produces a peak vacuum thrust of 100kilonewton(kN) or 10Tons .

  9. When was World Bee Day 2022 observed across the globe by the United Nations (UN) with the theme of ‘Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems’?
    1) 21st May 2022
    2) 19th May 2022
    3) 22nd May 2022
    4) 20th May 2022
    5) 18th May 2022
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) 20th May 2022
    The United Nations (UN)’s World Bee Day 2022 was observed across the globe on 20th May 2022 with the theme of ‘Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems’.
    i. The day was observed to raise awareness of the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy and the date 20th May coincides with the birth anniversary of Anton Janša, a pioneer of modern apiculture.
    ii. The first ever World Bee Day was observed on 20th May 2018.
    iii. Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare (MoA&FW) participated in the event organised by MoA&FW to celebrate World Bee Day at Tent City -II, Ekta Nagar, Narmada, Gujarat.

  10. Which state recently (in May’22) signed an MoU with the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for renewable energy projects?
    1) Uttarakhand
    2) Karnataka
    3) Jharkhand
    4) Uttar Pradesh
    5) West Bengal
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-1) Uttarakhand
    Uttarakhand Government signed an MoU with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for the development of new and renewable energy projects in the state.
    i. The MoU intends to take forward Uttarakhand by balancing both in the field of renewable energy and ecological economy and the MoU would lead to progress in the field of renewable energy, especially Solar Energy in the Hilly State.

Exit mobile version