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Current Affairs Quiz: 22 June 2022

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    1. Which of the following points are ‘correct’ with respect to the recent (in June’22) Inauguration by PM Narendra Modi?
      A) PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates & lays Foundation Stones of Development Projects Worth of Rs 21000cr in Vadodara, Gujarat.
      B) The PM launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana‘ with an outlay of Rs 800 crores to provide nutritional food to pregnant and lactating women.
      C) The PM virtually released a book ‘Bhartiya Samvidhan: Ankahi Kahani (Indian constitution: untold stories)’ by Ram Bahadur Rai at Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi, Delhi.

      1) All A, B & C
      2) Only A & B
      3) Only B & C
      4) Only A & C
      5) Only A
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) All A, B & C
      Explanation:
      PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates & lays Foundation Stones of Development Projects Worth ∼Rs 21000 cr in Vadodara, Gujarat.
      i. The PM launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana‘ with an outlay of Rs 800 crores to give 2 kg of chickpeas, 1 kg of tur dal, and 1 kg of edible oil free of cost from Anganwadi Centres every month to provide nutritional food to pregnant and lactating women.
      ii. The PM virtually released a book ‘Bhartiya Samvidhan: Ankahi Kahani (Indian constitution: untold stories)’ by senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai at Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi, Delhi. It was published by Prabhat publication.

    2. Which organisation recently (in June’22) signed a USD 165 million pact with GE Steam Power to supply three nuclear steam turbines?
      1) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
      2) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
      3) THDC India Limited
      4) Power Grid Corporation of India
      5) Power Finance Corporation
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
      Explanation:
      GE Steam Power, a world energy leader, has inked a USD 165 million pact with state-run engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to supply three nuclear steam turbines.
      i. The pact is for the supply of three nuclear steam turbines out of six units for Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) domestic nuclear program- phase 1 being developed at Gorakhpur in Haryana (units – 1 to 4 [Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP)] and Kaiga in Karnataka (Kaiga Generating Station-5&6).

    3. Which of the following points are ‘correct’ with respect to the FATF (as of June’22)?
      1) Pakistan will continue to be on the ‘Grey List’ of countries under increased monitoring of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
      2) FATF removed Iran from the ‘Grey List’ of FATF and added Ukraine to the list.
      3) FATF blacklist is a list of countries that the intragovernmental organization considers non-cooperative in the global effort to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
      4) Only 1 & 2
      5) Only 1 & 3
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-5) Only 1 & 3
      Explanation:
      In June 2022 plenary session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was held in Berlin, Germany. According to this session, Pakistan will continue to be on the ‘Grey List’ of countries under increased monitoring of the FATF, a french based international watchdog.
      i. Paris-based FATF added Pakistan in 2018 to the “grey list,” which is composed of countries with a high risk of money laundering and terrorism financing but which have formally committed to working with the task force to make changes.
      ii. FATF removed Malta from its “grey list” but added Gibraltar.
      iii. FATF blacklist is a list of countries that the intragovernmental organization considers non-cooperative in the global effort to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. North Korea and Iran are the only two countries on the FATF black list.

    4. Which of the following points are ‘correct’ with respect to the Payments Vision 2025 released by RBI’s Department of Payment and Settlement Systems (DPSS) in June 2022?
      A) The DPSS of RBI released a document on ‘Payments Vision 2025’ on the core theme of ‘E-Payments for Everyone, Everywhere, Everytime (4Es)’ to provide affordable e-payment options.
      B) The RBI’s ‘Payments Vision 2025’ aims to increase the number of digital payment transactions by more than 3X by 2025.
      C) Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to register average annualized growth of 25% and Immediate Payment Service (IMPS)/National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT ) at 60%.

      1) Only C
      2) Only A & B
      3) Only B & C
      4) Only A & C
      5) All A, B & C
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Only A & B
      Explanation:
      The Department of Payment and Settlement Systems (DPSS) of RBI released a document on ‘Payments Vision 2025’ on the core theme of ‘E-Payments for Everyone, Everywhere, Everytime (4Es)’ to provide every user with 6 attributes of safe, secure, fast, convenient, accessible, and affordable e-payment options.
      i. The RBI’s ‘Payments Vision 2025’ aims to increase the number of digital payment transactions by more than 3X by 2025.
      ii. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to register average annualized growth of 50% and Immediate Payment Service (IMPS)/National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) at 20%

    5. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently (in June’22) established a 20-member Hybrid Securities Advisory Committee (HySAC).
      The HySAC will be chaired by whom?

      1) G. Mahalingam
      2) Ashish Chauhan
      3) KV Kamath
      4) Naina Lal Kidwai
      5) Jai Narayan Patel
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) KV Kamath
      Explanation:
      The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), India’s market regulator, has established a 20-member Hybrid Securities Advisory Committee (HySAC), which will make recommendations for boosting the growth of such instruments, including measures focusing on ease of issuance and attracting domestic & global capital.
      i. Kundapur Vaman Kamath(KV Kamath), the Chairperson of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development, will chair the committee.

    6. Which country recently (in June’22) signed an MoU with the NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) to accept the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and RuPay Cards?
      1) France
      2) Switzerland
      3) Saudi Arabia
      4) Spain
      5) Italy
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 1) France
      Explanation:
      The NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), the international arm of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), has signed an MoU with Lyra Network of France for the acceptance of the UPI and RuPay Cards in France, giving a boost to the digital payment ecosystem.
      i. The UPI payment system is currently available in countries such as Bhutan, Singapore, Nepal, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
      Recent Data on UPI:
      In May 2022, UPI processed about 6 billion transactions worth USD 134.3 billion(Rs 10.4 lakh crore).
      From April to June 2022, UPI payments platform recorded a 6.6 %month-on-month increase in transaction volume.

    7. In June 2022, The Indian Coast Guard’s (ICGs) inducted a first made in India Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark III Indigenous aircraft in Chennai, Tamilnadu.
      Which organisation developed the ALH Mark III aircraft?

      1) Indian Navy
      2) Bharat Electronics Limited
      3) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
      4) Indian Army
      5) Defence Research and Development Organisation
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 3) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
      Explanation:
      The Indian Coast Guard’s (ICGs) inducted a first made in India Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark III aircraft in the Coast Guard Region East which is headquartered in Chennai, Tamilnadu. The ALH is an indigenous aircraft designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL).
      i. This is the first induction into the newly created ‘840 Squadron’ that is to be based in Chennai, three more choppers of the same variant are to be inducted. The new aircraft was received at the Coast Guard Air Station, Chennai.
      ii. The ALH MK III has the multifold capability of Beyond Visual Range detection, using the state-of-the-art radar integrated with long range imaging and identification using the Electro Optical Pod and Automatic Identification System.

    8. Who recently (in June’22) became India’s 74th Grandmaster (GM) during the 9th Cattolica Chess Festival in Italy?
      1) Raja Rithvik R.
      2) Bharath Subramaniyam
      3) Harshit Raja
      4) Rahul Srivatshav P
      5) Sankalp Gupta
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 4) Rahul Srivatshav P
      Explanation:
      Rahul Srivatshav P of Telangana has become India’s 74th Grandmaster (GM) after breaking the 2500 (Elo points) barrier in live International Chess Federation (FIDE) ratings during the 9th Cattolica Chess Festival 2022 in Italy.
      i. Rahul Srivatshav reached the 2500 Elo live rating mark after drawing his 8th round game against Grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia in the Cattolica event.
      Note – To become a GM, a player must secure 3 GM norms and cross the live rating of 2500 Elo points. Viswanathan Anand became India’s 1st GM in 1988.

    9. When was World Music Day 2022 celebrated across the globe with the theme of “Music on the intersections”?
      1) 19th June 2022
      2) 17th June 2022
      3) 21st June 2022
      4) 18th June 2022
      5) 20th June 2022
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) 21st June 2022
      Explanation:
      World Music Day 2022 was celebrated across the globe on 21st June 2022 with the theme of “Music on the intersections”.
      i. The day was observed to encourage young and talented musicians across the globe. The year 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the celebration of “Fête de la Musique”.
      ii. World Music Day is also known as “Fête de la Musique” which means “Festival of Music” in French. The World Music Day was first celebrated as “Fête de la Musique” in France, organised by Maurice Fleuret, Director of Music and Dance of France’s ministry of culture and Jack Lang, the then French minister of culture in 1982.

    10. Which of the following points is ‘Incorrect’ with respect to the International Day of Yoga 2022?
      A) The 7th International Day of Yoga(IDY) 2022 was observed across the globe by the United Nations (UN) on 21st June 2022 with the theme of “Yoga For Wellness”.
      B) The government of India has envisaged a programme “The Guardian Ring” to celebrate the movement of the Sun, with the concept of ‘One Sun, One Earth’.
      C) The PM’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution towards the Development & Promotion of Yoga 2021 awards are presented to 2 individuals & 2 organisations which includes the National Organisation named Divine Life Society from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

      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 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2022 was observed across the globe by the United Nations (UN) on 21st June 2022 with the theme of “Yoga for Humanity”. The first ever International Day of Yoga was observed at the United Nations on 21st June 2015.
      i. The government of India has envisaged a unique, one of a king and innovative programme “The Guardian Ring” to celebrate the movement of the Sun, with the concept of ‘One Sun, One Earth’.
      ii. The PM’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution towards the Development and Promotion of Yoga 2021 awards are presented to 2 individuals & 2 organisations which includes the National Organisation named Divine Life Society from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.





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