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Current Affairs Quiz: 29 March 2022

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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 29 March 2022

  1. The Union Cabinet recently (in March’22) extended the “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY)” till _________ with an outlay of Rs 80,000 crore.
    1) December, 2022
    2) September, 2022
    3) November, 2022
    4) June, 2022
    5) July, 2022
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) September, 2022
    The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) for another six months till September, 2022, with an outlay of Rs 80,000 crore.
    i. Government has spent approximately Rs. 2.60 Lakh Crore so far and with the above addition of 80,000 crores the total expenditure under the scheme is said to be nearly Rs.3.4 lakh crore which includes all six phases.
    ii. Under the extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) each beneficiary will get an additional 5 kg free ration per person per month in addition to his normal quota of foodgrains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013.

  2. Name the company that recently (in March’22) signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence to purchase two Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPVs) for the Indian Navy with an outlay of Rs.887 crore.
    1) Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd
    2) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd
    3) Larsen and Toubro Ltd
    4) Hindustan Shipyard Ltd
    5) Cochin Shipyard Ltd
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Larsen and Toubro Ltd
    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Larsen and Toubro (L & T) Limited to purchase two Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPVs) for the Indian Navy at a total cost of Rs.887 Crore under the “Buy-Indian” Category.
    i. The MPVs will be the first of their kind, constructed to provide a cost-effective solution to meet a variety of requirements of the Indian Navy.
    ii. The vessels will be built at L & T shipyard in Kattupally (Chennai), with deliveries starting in May 2025 and these MPVs will be capable of towing ships and providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) support.
    About Larsen and Toubro (L & T) Limited:
    MD & CEO – S. N. Subrahmanyan
    Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

  3. In March 2022, _______ became India’s first city to get “Steel Slag” road.
    1) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    2) Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
    3) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    4) Pune, Maharashtra
    5) Surat, Gujarat
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Surat, Gujarat
    The Diamond City of India, Surat in Gujarat became India’s first city to get a road that is made out of steel waste (1st ever ‘steel slag ’road) at Hazira, Surat .
    i. The road was constructed by ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India with CSIR India (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) & CRRI (Central Road Research Institute) New Delhi along with the support of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.
    ii. The project will be constructed under the initiative of the Waste to Wealth and Clean India Campaign and Laid in the Hazira Industrial Area, the road consists of 100% processed steel slag.

  4. Which Indian Navy Ship(INS) was recently (in March’22) recognised as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the field of Marine Engineering by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)?
    1) INS Vikrant
    2) INS Vikramaditya
    3) INS Chilka
    4) INS Shivaji
    5) INS Valsura
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-4) INS Shivaji
    The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has recognised the Indian Navy Ship(INS) Shivaji as a Centre of Excellence(CoE) in the field of Marine Engineering(ME). INS Shivaji is an Indian naval station in Lonavla, Maharashtra.
    i. Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary MSDE handed over the recognition certificate to Commodore Arvind Rawal, Commanding Officer, INS Shivaji at MSDE headquarters Shram Shakti Bhavan, New Delhi, Delhi.
    ii. INS Shivaji has three premier institutions viz. Centre of Marine Engineering and Technology (CMET), Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence (NBCD) School.

  5. As per UNEP’s recent (in March’22) Annual Frontier Report 2022, titled ‘Noise, Blazes and Mismatches’, __________ records the most noise polluted city while Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh (India) secured ______ rank in the list.
    1) Islamabad, Pakistan; 4th
    2) Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2nd
    3) Belgrade, Serbia; 3rd
    4) Islamabad, Pakistan; 2nd
    5) Dhaka, Bangladesh; 3rd
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-2) Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2nd
    According to the recent Annual Frontier Report 2022, titled ‘Noise, Blazes and Mismatches’ published by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh is the second most noise polluted city with a maximum recorded noise pollution level of 114 decibels (dB).
    i. As per the report, the Most polluted city is Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital records the noise pollution level of 119 decibels, Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad ranked Third.
    ii. 3 Indian cities are among the top 15 most noise polluted cities in the world. They are Moradabad(Uttar Pradesh),Kolkata(West Bengal),and Asansol(West Bengal).
    iii. World’s Quietest Cities: The UNEP report found that Irbid (Jordan) at 60 dB is the world’s quietest city, followed by Lyon (France) , Madrid (Spain) , Stockholm (Sweden), and Belgrade (Serbia).

  6. Which organisation recently (in March’22) approved a Rs. 837 crore grant to the Government of Odisha to develop MSME infrastructure projects in Odisha?
    1) NABARD
    2) National Securities Depository Limited
    3) SIDBI
    4) National Small Industries Corporation
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) SIDBI
    The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has approved a Rs. 837 crore grant to the Government of Odisha under its SIDBI Cluster Development Fund (SCDF) to promote and develop 18 micro , small, and medium enterprises (MSME) infrastructure projects in Odisha.
    i. The projects include the development of five new MSME parks, the construction of 11 worker’s hostels and two projects to support MSME infrastructure and will be implemented by the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO).
    ii. It has also inked an agreement with the state to set up Project Management Unit (PMU) to design schemes and programmes that strengthens the MSME ecosystem.

  7. Which of the following points are correct with respect to the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars 2022) ceremony held at California, USA in March 2022?
    A) Troy Kotsur has won the Best Actor in A Leading Role for his performance in “CODA”.
    B) Ariana Debose has won the Best Actress in A Leading Role for her role in “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye”.
    C) Film, Dune directed by Denis Villeneuve won 6 awards and CODA has won the Oscars 2022 under 3 categories.
    1) Only A
    2) Only B
    3) Only C
    4) Only A & B
    5) All A, B & C
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Only C
    Will Smith has won the Best Actor in A Leading Role for his performance in “King Richard”.
    i. Jessica Chastain has won the Best Actress in A Leading Role for her role in “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye”.
    ii. Film, Dune directed by Denis Villeneuve won 6 awards and CODA has won the Oscars 2022 under 3 categories.

  8. Who was recently (in March’22) elected as the “11th Director-General of the International Labour Organization”?
    1) Francis Blanchard (France)
    2) Michel Hansenne (Belgium)
    3) Gilbert F. Houngbo (Togo)
    4) Juan Somavia (Chile)
    5) Guy Ryde (UK)
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) Gilbert F. Houngbo (Togo)
    The International Labour Organization (ILO) elected Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo from Togo as its next Director-General (DG) by succeeding Guy Ryder from the United Kingdom (UK), who has held the office since 2012.
    i. He will take office on 1st October 2022 for five years.
    ii. Gilbert F. Houngbo will become the 11th DG of ILO and he is the First African to hold the post of DG. He was the former Prime Minister of Togo who served from 2008 to 2012.
    About International Labour Organization (ILO):
    Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland
    Director-General– Guy Ryder (March 2022)
    Founded- 1919
    Member Countries- 187

  9. Who recently (in March’22) took the oath as the “CM of Goa” for the 2nd consecutive term?
    1) Manohar Parrikar
    2) Laxmikant Parsekar
    3) Digambar Kamat
    4) Pratapsingh Rane
    5) Pramod Sawant
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-5) Pramod Sawant
    Pramod Sawant took oath as the Chief Minister (CM) of Goa, for a second consecutive term (2022-2027) at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Taleigao, Goa.
    i. The Governor of Goa, P S Sreedharan Pillai administered the oath of office and secrecy to Pramod Sawant.
    ii. The other eight Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) also took oath as Cabinet Ministers in the swearing in ceremony.

  10. In March 2022, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India released a book, ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ on late Shri Somepalli Somaiah.
    Who authored the book, ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’?
    1) R. Kaushik
    2) R. Giridharan
    3) K. Syam Prasad
    4) Anant Vijay
    5) Jeet Thayil
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer-3) K. Syam Prasad
    The Vice President (VP), M. Venkaiah Naidu, released a book titled ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ authored by K. Syam Prasad.
    i. The book is based on the life story of late Shri Somepalli Somaiah, a social worker from Andhra Pradesh (AP).
    ii. He inspired youth to dedicate their lives to social welfare and he participated in the Satyagraha of 1948 and against the ban on RSS (Rashtriya Seva Sangh) and was jailed for the same.

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