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Current Affairs Quiz: 24 June 2022

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    1. Which airport recently (in June’22) became India’s 1st airport to run on hydro and solar power for its consumption needs?
      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 & Explanation
      Answer-4) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
      Explanation:
      Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport becomes the 1st airport in India that switched to hydro and solar power for its consumption needs from 1st June 2022, to run entirely on a combination of these forms of green energy. The majority of the consumption is hydro dependent.
      i. This reduces energy emissions by 2 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide per year which would satisfy the airport’s goal to achieve the ‘Net Zero Carbon Emissions Airport’ target by 2030.
      ii. The Delhi IGI airport has 7.84 MW solar plants on the airside and 5.3 MW of rooftop solar power plants on the cargo terminals of the IGI airport.

    2. Which of the following points is ‘Incorrect’ with respect to the RBI date on India’s balance of payments (BoP) for the Q4 (January-March 2021-22) in FY22?
      1) India’s current account deficit (CAD) decreased to USD 13.4 billion in Q4 FY22 from USD 22.2 billion in Q3 FY22 due to a trade deficit.
      2) On an annual basis, CAD recorded a deficit of 1.5% of GDP in FY22 as against a surplus of 1.0% in FY21.
      3) Net Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) recorded an outflow of US$ 15.2 billion, mainly from the equity market.
      4) Net Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stood at US$ 13.8 billion which was higher than US$ 2.7 billion in Q4FY21.
      5) None of the above
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 2) On an annual basis, CAD recorded a deficit of 1.5% of GDP in FY22 as against a surplus of 1.0% in FY21.
      Explanation:
      India’s current account deficit (CAD) decreased to US$ 13.4 billion(bn) (1.5% of GDP) in Q4:FY22 from US$ 22.2 billion (2.6% of GDP) in Q3:FY22 due to a wider trade deficit.
      On an annual basis, CAD recorded a deficit of 1.2% of GDP in FY22 as against a surplus of 0.9% in FY21 because the trade deficit widened to USD 189.5 billion in FY22 from USD 102.2 in FY21.
      Net Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) recorded an outflow of US$ 15.2 billion, mainly from the equity market.
      Net Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stood at US$ 13.8 billion which was higher than US$ 2.7 billion in Q4FY21.
      Note- Goods imports in India stood at USD 618.6 billion in FY22 as against USD 398.5 billion in FY21.

    3. As per the new Surrogacy Rules 2022 issued by the Government, Couples opting for surrogacy to buy _______ year health insurance for surrogate mothers.
      1) Six
      2) Two
      3) Four
      4) Three
      5) Five
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Three
      Explanation:
      As per the new surrogacy rules 2022 issued by the Government for the benefit of Surrogate mothers, couples who wish to become parents through surrogacy must buy 3-years (36 months) health insurance plans for surrogate mothers.
      i. According to the new surrogacy rules, this insurance plan should be availed from an insurance company or an agent recognized by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).

    4. Which bank recently (in June’22) launched an online savings bank (SB) account opening facility using the ‘Video-based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP)’?
      1) YES Bank
      2) Karnataka Bank
      3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
      4) South Indian Bank
      5) RBL Bank
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 2) Karnataka Bank
      Explanation:
      Karnataka Bank has launched an online savings bank (SB) account opening facility via the ‘Video-based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP)’.
      i. This V-CIP facility will elevate the customer experience by eliminating the need for a customer’s physical presence at the branch to complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) process.
      About Karnataka Bank:
      MD & CEO – Mahabaleshwara M.S
      Establishment – 1924
      Headquarters – Mangaluru, Karnataka
      Tagline – Your Family Bank Across India

    5. Name the Small Finance Bank (SFB) that recently (in June ’22) introduced the Industry’s 1st Customizable Credit Card.
      1) AU SFB
      2) Jana SFB
      3) Equitas SFB
      4) Ujjivan SFB
      5) Utkarsh SFB
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 1) AU SFB
      Explanation:
      AU Small Finance Bank, the largest Small Finance Bank (SFB) in India, has introduced an innovative credit card called “AU Bank LIT” (Live-It-Today), which combines the features of multiple credit cards into a single card, ushering in a new revolution in the credit card landscape. This is the industry’s first customizable Credit Card.
      i. Customers may track their savings and earnings everyday with the AU0101 app, allowing them to maximise their benefits with the LIT credit card.
      About AU Small Finance Bank Ltd:
      MD & CEO – Sanjay Agarwal
      Headquarters – Jaipur, Rajasthan
      Tagline – ‘Badlaav Humse Hai’

    6. In June 2022, India’s 1st ‘demand-driven’ Communication Satellite, NewSpace India Limited’s (NSIL), GSAT 24 satellite was successfully launched through Ariane-5 Rocket by Arianespace from ________.
      1) Hainan Province, South China
      2) Bhadrak, Odisha
      3) French Guiana, South America
      4) Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
      5) Florida, United States
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) French Guiana, South America
      Explanation:
      The India’s Communication Satellite, NewSpace India Limited’s (NSIL), GSAT (Geosynchronous Satellite)-24 satellite was successfully launched through Ariane-5 Rocket/Ariane Flight VA257 by French company Arianespace from the Guiana Space Centre, in Kourou, French Guiana in South America. This is India’s 1st ‘demand-driven’ communication satellite
      i. GSAT24 is built by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for NSIL. It was the 25th Indian satellite launched by Arianespace and the 11th of the GSAT series.
      ii. GSAT24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4180 kg with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH (Direct-To-Home) application needs. It will provide high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services over India with a mission life of 15 years.
      iii. GSAT-24 is NSIL’s first dedicated commercial satellite launch mission Tata Play’s (formerly TataSky) DTH services.

    7. Who recently (in June’22) became India’s 1st weightlifter to Win Gold Medal at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships 2022 held in León, Mexico?
      1) Omkar Otari
      2) Gurunaidu Sanapathi
      3) Sathish Sivalingam
      4) Vijay Prajapati
      5) Vikas Thakur
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Gurunaidu Sanapathi
      Explanation:
      Gurunaidu Sanapathi, from Andhra Pradesh (AP), has won the gold medal at the 55 Kg Men event at the 2022 IWF Youth World Championships, held from 11th to 18th June 2022 in León, Mexico.
      i. He became the first Indian weightlifter to win a Gold Medal at the IWF Youth World Championships. He won the gold medal with a total effort of 230 kg – 104kg(snatch) and 126kg (Clean & Jerk) in the 55 Kg Men’s category.
      ii. India’ ranked 5th in the medal tally at the event with 4 medals where the Indian athletes have secured 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. Kazakhstan tops the medal tally with 4 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

    8. When was International Olympic Day 2022 observed across the globe with the theme of ‘Together, For a Peaceful World’?
      1) 21st June 2022
      2) 19th June 2022
      3) 22nd June 2022
      4) 20th June 2022
      5) 23rd June 2022
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 5) 23rd June 2022
      Explanation:
      International Olympic Day 2022 was observed across the world on 23rd June 2022 with the theme of “Together, For a Peaceful World” to promote the Olympic Movement. The day also celebrates the founding of the International Olympic Committee(IOC) at the Sorbonne, Paris, on 23rd June 1894, where the Olympic games were revived by Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
      i. The first-ever Olympic Day was celebrated on 23rd June 1948 by 9 National Olympic Committees(NOC) – Austria, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela – in their respective countries.

    9. When was the United Nations Public Service Day 2022 observed across the globe by the United Nations(UN)?
      1) 23rd June 2022
      2) 21st June 2022
      3) 24th June 2022
      4) 20th June 2022
      5) 22nd June 2022
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) 23rd June 2022
      Explanation:
      United Nations(UN)’s United Nations Public Service Day 2022 was observed across the globe on 23rd June 2022 to recognise the value and virtue of public service to the community.
      i. United Nations Public Service Day 2022 is led by the 2022 theme of the UN high-level political forum (HLPF) “Building back better from COVID-19 – Enhancing innovative partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goal”.
      ii. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) announced the winners of the 2022 United Nations Public Service Award (2022 UNPSA) during the online event.
      iii. Winner of 2022 UNPSA in India, Mo Bus, a public transport bus service run in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, operated by Capital Region Urban Transport(CRUT), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), formed under the Housing and Urban Development Department of the Government of Odisha has won the 2022 UNPSA.

    10. Name the state that recently (in June’22) launched “Nalaya Thiran” (Tomorrow’s Ability), a Skilling Programme for College Students.
      1) Karnataka
      2) Telangana
      3) Kerala
      4) Tamil Nadu
      5) Andhra Pradesh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 4) Tamil Nadu
      Explanation:
      The Government of Tamil Nadu (TN) has launched a skilling Programme called “Nalaya Thiran” (Tomorrow’s ability) under the “Naan Mudhalvan” (I am the first), the umbrella programme of Chief Minister(CM) MK Stalin. This programme will provide hands-on experience on problems and help the industry to get skilled students. (This is not a pilot programme).
      i. This multi-agency programme was created by NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies), ICT Academy and Skill Development Corporation.





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