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Current Affairs Quiz: 24 May 2022

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    1. Which country recently (in May ’22) conducted the 4th edition of the Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) along with India in the Northern Bay of Bengal?
      1) France
      2) Bangladesh
      3) Singapore
      4) Indonesia
      5) Sri Lanka
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Bangladesh
      Explanation:
      The 4th edition of the Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy (IN-BN) Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was conducted in the Northern Bay of Bengal to ensure maritime security in the region.
      i. Both sides undertook joint patrolling along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
      ii. Participants:
      IN– Indigenously Built, Indian Naval Ships (INS) Kora, a guided-missile corvette, and Sumedha, an offshore patrol vessel
      BN– Bangladesh Navy Ship (BNS) Ali Haider and BNS Abu Ubaidah. Maritime Patrol Aircraft of both navies also participated in the Coordinated Patrol.

    2. Which airway recently (in May’22) got the Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) nod to resume commercial flight operations after being grounded since 2019?
      1) Jet Airways
      2) Go First
      3) Vistara
      4) IndiGo
      5) SpiceJet
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Jet Airways
      Explanation:
      The Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) granted Jet Airways the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) permit which would allow the airline to resume commercial flight operations after being grounded since 2019 due to mounting debts.
      i. The AOC enables Jet Airways to resume its scheduled commercial operations in India.
      ii. An air operator’s certificate (AOC) is the approval granted by a civil aviation authority (CAA) to an aircraft operator to allow it to use aircraft for commercial purposes.

    3. Name the personality from Kenya who recently (in May’22) received the first Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2022.
      1) Rachel Abraham Joseph
      2) Anna Qabale Duba
      3) Lincy Padicala Joseph
      4) Florence Nightingale
      5) Manju Dhandapani
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 2) Anna Qabale Duba
      Explanation:
      Anna Qabale Duba,a nurse from Marsabit County in Kenya, became the winner of First Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2022 at an award ceremony held at Atlantis the Palm in Dubai.
      i. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Airline and Group, honoured the winner in the award event.
      ii. Aster DM Healthcare has launched the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award on International Nurses Day 2021(12th May 2021) to recognise the phenomenal contribution of nurses to humanity.

    4. In May 2022, Anthony Norman Albanese was appointed as the new Prime Minister (PM) of which country?
      1) Austria
      2) Belgium
      3) Spain
      4) Australia
      5) Indonesia
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Australia
      Explanation:
      Anthony Norman Albanese was sworn in as 31st Prime Minister (PM) of Australia by Governor-General David Hurley, ahead of the Quad Summit 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.
      i. PM Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party of Australia defeated previous PM Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition in Australia’s federal election in 2022.
      ii. In Australia’s 121-year history, he is the first candidate for Prime Minister with a “non-Anglo Celtic” background.

    5. Who was recently (in May’22) reappointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Paytm?
      1) Rahul Chari
      2) Binny Bansal
      3) Vijay Shekhar Sharma
      4) Sameer Nigam
      5) Kalyan Krishnamurthy
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Vijay Shekhar Sharma
      Explanation:
      The One 97 Communications Limited (OCL), which operates under Paytm brand, has reappointed its founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The tenure of 5 years which will be effective from December 19, 2022, to December 18, 2027.
      i. Paytm’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Madhur Deora has been re-appointed by the company’s board as a whole-time director till May 19, 2027.

    6. Who was recently (in May ’22) reappointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys for a period of 5 years?
      1) Nandan M. Nilekani
      2) Chitra Nayak
      3) D. Sundaram
      4) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
      5) Salil Parekh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 5) Salil Parekh
      Explanation:
      Board of Directors of Infosys Limited on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC) have reappointed Salil Parekh as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys for five more years from July 1, 2022 to March 31, 2027.
      i. Salil Parekh took over as CEO and MD of Infosys in 2018.
      ii. Infosys also offers Performance Stock Units (PSU’s) of 1,04,000 shares to 6 KMPs (Key Managerial Personnel) and another 3,75,760 shares to 88 other senior executives of the organisation under the Infosys Expanded Stock Ownership Plan 2019.

    7. In May 2022, the Ministry of Science and Technology established a Single National Portal named ‘BioRRAP’ for Biotechnology researchers and start-ups.
      In BioRRAP, What does 2nd R stand for?

      1) Record
      2) Rational
      3) Remote
      4) Regulatory
      5) Registry
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Regulatory
      Explanation:
      In the spirit of One Nation, One Portal, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoS&T), has established a Single National Portal-Biological Research Regulatory Approval Portal (BioRRAP)-for Biotechnology researchers and start-ups.
      i. The Department of Biotechnology has developed Biological Research Regulatory Approval Portal (BioRRAP).
      ii. The “BioRRAP” portal will assist all those seeking regulatory approval for biological research and development activities in India, providing a significant boost to “Ease of Science and Ease of Business.”
      iii. The Portal will also enable stakeholders to view the approvals granted to a specific application using a unique BioRRAP ID.

    8. Which of the following points are ‘correct’ with respect to the 12th edition of 2022 International Boxing Association (IBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship held in May 2022?
      A) The 12th edition of 2022 International Boxing Association (IBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship was held at Istanbul, Turkey.
      B) India has won a total medal tally of 4, which includes one gold and 3 bronze, while Ireland tops the medal tally.
      C) The Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen won the gold in the flyweight (52 kg) by defeating Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas, and she became the fifth Indian women boxer to win the World Championship.

      1) Only A
      2) Only B
      3) Only A & B
      4) Only A & C
      5) All A, B & C
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Only A & C
      Explanation:
      The 12th edition of 2022 International Boxing Association (IBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship was held at Istanbul, Turkey from May 8 to May 20, 2022.
      i. India has won a total medal tally of 3, which includes one gold and two bronze, while Turkey tops the medal tally.
      ii. The Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen (from Telangana) won the gold in the flyweight (52 kg) by defeating Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas, and she became the fifth Indian women boxer to win the World Championship.
      Other Four Indian boxers who have won the world title for India are – Mary Kom , Sarita Devi , Jenny RL and Lekha KC.
      iii. The other two Indian women boxers Manisha Moun (from Haryana) and Parveen Hooda(from Haryana) had won the bronze medals in 57kg and 63kg categories respectively.

    9. The Anti-Terrorism Day 2022 was observed across India on 21st May 2022 to mark the death anniversary of Whom?
      1) Rajiv Gandhi
      2) Mahatma Gandhi
      3) Indira Gandhi
      4) Bhagat Singh
      5) Chandra Shekhar Azad
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Rajiv Gandhi
      Explanation:
      Anti-Terrorism Day 2022 was observed across India on 21st May 2022 to mark the death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister (PM) Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated in 1991 at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
      i. 21st May 2022 marks the 31st death anniversary of 6th former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.
      ii. Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India(At 40) and he was one of the youngest elected heads of Government in the world and he was honoured with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna(posthumously) in 1991 for his contribution to the development of India.

    10. Which state government will launch India’s first state-owned over-the-top (OTT) platform named “CSpace” in November 2022?
      1) Maharashtra
      2) Telangana
      3) Karnataka
      4) Andhra Pradesh
      5) Kerala
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 5) Kerala
      Explanation:
      The Government of Kerala is set to launch India’s first State-owned over-the-top (OTT) platform named “CSpace” on 1st November 2022. This will be managed by Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC).
      i. The registration of the films to be streamed on CSpace will begin in June 2022. This will allow the user to watch a particular film by paying for it alone and This initiative will ensure a long-lasting income for the producers like a pension on their intellectual property.





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