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Current Affairs Quiz: 28 May 2022

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    1. The Ministry of Ayush recently (in May ’22) signed an MoU with the Department of Biotechnology for cooperation on biotechnology interventions in the Ayush sector.
      Who is the current (as of May’22) Union minister of Ayush?

      1) Giriraj Singh
      2) Kiren Rijiju
      3) Sarbananda Sonowal
      4) Bhupender Yadav
      5) Mansukh L. Mandaviya
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Sarbananda Sonowal
      Sarbananda Sonowal is the Union minister of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Ministry.
      The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush) has signed an MoU with the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, to explore the possibility of cooperation, convergence, and synergy in bringing out expertise under one platform towards evidence-based biotechnological interventions in the Ayush sector.
      i. The MoU will enable the possibility to undertake innovative and path-breaking research that can be used to explore various Fundamental principles of Ayush systems.

    2. Which organisation recently (in May ’22) set up various committees through the General Insurance Council(GIC) to overhaul the insurance sector?
      1) Reserve Bank of India
      2) Securities and Exchange Board of India
      3) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
      4) Life Insurance Corporation
      5) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
      The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed various committees through the General Insurance Council(GIC) to overhaul the insurance sector. The committees formed through GIC will suggest reforms in the various areas of general, reinsurance and life insurance.
      i. These committees were set up after new IRDAI Chairman Debasish Panda held an interaction with insurance industry players in April 2022.
      ii. About the Committee and Panels:
      Around 5 committees have been formed to suggest the changes in the general insurance, and non-life insurance and 2 panels to explore the reinsurance segment and the members of these panels include heads of private and public sector insurance companies, members of IRDAI and representatives from the GIC.

    3. Who recently (in May ’22) won the International Booker Prize for Translated Fiction 2022 for the first Hindi Novel ‘Tomb of Sand’ & became the 1st Indian to win the prize?
      1) Namita Gokhale
      2) Preeti Shenoy
      3) Arundhati Roy
      4) Geetanjali Shree
      5) Indira Dangi
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Geetanjali Shree
      Geetanjali Shree won the 2022 International Booker Prize for Translated Fiction for her Hindi Novel Tomb of Sand and became the 1st Indian to win the prize. The book became the 1st Indian-language book to be recognised by the award and this is the first novel translated from Hindi to win the award. The award is annually presented by the Booker Prize Foundation.
      i. The book originally written in Hindi as “Ret Samadhi”(published in 2018) was translated into English by Daisy Rockwell.
      ii. ‘Tomb of Sand’ is the first book of Geetanjali Shree to be published in the United Kingdom (UK) in English by Tilted Axis Press in August 2021.
      iii. The International Booker Prize was instituted in 2005 as the “Man Booker International Prize” and is awarded every year for a single book that is translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.

    4. In May 2022, Coal India Ltd (CIL) decided to divest the ______ stake in the Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) and subsequent listing on stock exchanges.
      1) 35%
      2) 30%
      3) 15%
      4) 25%
      5) 10%
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) 25%
      Coal India Ltd (CIL), under the Ministry of Coal(MoC), is set to divest the 25% paid-up share principle of its unlisted subsidiary, Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) and its subsequent listing on stock exchanges after getting further clearances.
      i. The board of Directors meeting to his effect was held on 10th March 2022 and the board also advised forwarding the proposal to the MoC for further clearance. The board has given only the ‘in principle’ approval to the proposal.
      ii. According to the BCCL’s annual report, the decrease in sales affected the finance of BCCL and as a result, BCCL could not maintain its profitability and incurred a loss of RS 1577.06 core.

    5. Name the 2nd survey Vessel project was launched (in May ’22) for the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
      1) Nirdeshak
      2) Samudrakhoj
      3) Jalprahar
      4) Samudrayaan
      5) Sandhayak
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Nirdeshak
      The second of the four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) ‘Nirdeshak’ (Yard 3026), was launched at Kattupalli, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The ship was built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in collaboration with L&T Shipbuilding Limited for the Indian Navy.
      i. The contract for building four SVL ships was signed between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata on 30 October 2018. The first of class ship ‘Sandhayak’ was launched on 05 December 2021 at GRSE, Kolkata.

    6. Identify the Indian Navy warship of the Talwar class that was used to test the Indian Navy’s Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System in May 2022.
      1) INS Tarkash
      2) INS Teg
      3) INS Trikand
      4) INS Tabar
      5) INS Trishul
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) INS Teg
      The Indian Navy successfully tested its ship-based surface to air missile system by taking down a low flying target. The Indian Navy’s guided-missile anti-submarine stealth frigate successfully engaged a low flying target with its surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The test fire took place from Talwar Class Indian Navy warship – INS Teg.
      i. A surface-to-air missile, also known as a ground-to-air missile(GTAM)or surface-to-air guided weapon(SAGW), is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft or other missiles.
      ii. SAM can be Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) and Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM).

    7. In May 2022, Money spiders were discovered for the first time in India at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
      Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Which state?

      1) Telangana
      2) Karnataka
      3) Andhra Pradesh
      4) Kerala
      5) Tamil Nadu
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Kerala
      Money spiders, commonly found in European meadows, have been reported for the first time in India from the Muthanga range of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad,kerala. This spider belongs to the family of dwarf spiders – Linyphiidae under the genus Prosoponoides. So this dwarf money spider is given the binomial as Prosoponoides biflectogynus.
      i. In the research, the researchers also discovered ant-mimicking spiders, belonging to the group of jumping spiders, from the Mananthavady range in Wayanad. They belong to the family of Salticidae. This discovered ant-mimicking spider (jumping) is given the name as Toxeus alboclavus.
      ii. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1973, Kabini river (a tributary of Cauvery river) flows through the sanctuary.

    8. Who recently (in May’22) won the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Chessable Masters 2022 online tournament by defeating Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa?
      1) Anish Giri (Russia)
      2) Ding Liren (China)
      3) Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
      4) Levon Aronian (USA)
      5) Wesley So (Philippines)
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Ding Liren (China)
      World No.2 Ding Liren of China won the tournament against India’s teenage Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa in the final of Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Chessable Masters 2022 online tournament.
      i. The Indian GM had defeated the highly-rated Dutchman Anish Giri in the semifinal to become the first Indian player to reach the final of a Meltwater Champions Chess Tour event.

    9. When was Africa Day 2022 observed across the continent of Africa with the theme of “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent”?
      1) 25th May 2022
      2) 27th May 2022
      3) 24th May 2022
      4) 22nd May 2022
      5) 26th May 2022
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) 25th May 2022
      Africa Day is annually observed across the continent of Africa on 25th May to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was created on 25th May 1963 and was transformed and remodelled into the African Union(AU) on 9 July 2002.
      i. The 25th May 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the African Union, which was launched in South Africa, with the theme of “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent”.
      ii. The African Union has designated 2022 as the Year of Nutrition with the theme of “Rationale for Nutrition”.
      iii. According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)’s statement issued on the occasion of Africa Day, the cumulative investments of India in Africa stand at USD 70 billion.

    10. __________ became the 1st Indian state to create health accounts with the help of World Health Organisation (WHO).
      1) Karnataka
      2) Odisha
      3) Rajasthan
      4) West Bengal
      5) Uttar Pradesh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Rajasthan
      Rajasthan is the first Indian state to institutionalise health accounts with the help of World Health Organisation (WHO) which will help in estimating the amount spent on the health sector and its impact.
      i. Efforts are now made to create health accounts in Rajasthan with sufficient capacity with the aid from The WHO.
      ii. Rajasthan’s State Government allocates more than 7 percent of the total budget for health, which is higher than the national average. Now, the Health Accounts would aid to monitor and track the health expenditure which could act as an important tool in evidence-based policy making.

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