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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 June 2022

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    1. For which scheme did the National Health Authority (NHA) release (in June ‘22) the revamped public dashboard with new features?
      1) Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana
      2) Janashree Bima Yojana
      3) Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
      4) Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
      5) Universal Health Insurance Scheme
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
      Explanation:
      The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) announced the release of its revamped public dashboard that provides a transparent view about the progress of the scheme and implementation data in a comprehensive manner at both national and state level. Aim – To provide key information about the PM-JAY’s progress through real-time data and analysis on a day-to-day basis.
      i. The updated dashboard has an interactive interface that displays key performance indicators about the scheme through informative charts.
      ii. Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY): Launched in September 2018, the scheme aimed to offer secondary and tertiary care services to the vulnerable population in the society.

    2. In which city, Maruti Suzuki India recently (in June’22) installed Asia’s largest 20 MegaWatt Peak (MWp) carport-type solar power plant?
      1) Kheda, Gujarat
      2) Tumkur, Karnataka
      3) Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
      4) Gurugram, Haryana
      5) Jodhpur, Rajasthan
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 4) Gurugram, Haryana
      Explanation:
      Maruti Suzuki India Limited, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation(Japan), has installed Asia’s largest 20 MegaWatt Peak (MWp) carport-type solar power plant at its Manesar facility in Gurugram, Haryana. The Manesar facility will produce 28,000 MegaWatt Hour(MWh) per annum of solar power.
      i. The generated power will be equivalent to the energy required to produce more than 67000 cars annually which would be around 11.5% of the total energy requirement of the facility.

    3. In June 2022, PM Narendra Modi, announced that India has achieved the target of _____ ethanol blending in Petrol ahead of the original schedule of November 2022.
      1) 10%
      2) 30%
      3) 15%
      4) 20%
      5) 25%
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) 10%
      Explanation:
      Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, announced that India has achieved the target of 10% ethanol blending in Petrol, 5 months ahead of the original schedule of November 2022. He made the announcement while addressing a programme on the “Save Soil Movement” at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on the occasion of World Environment Day 2022(June 5, 2022).
      i. India is aiming to achieve 20% of ethanol blending in Petrol by 2025-2026 in order to reduce the oil import dependence and address environmental issues.
      ii. The achievement has reduced carbon emission by 27 lakh tonnes, saved the country Rs 41,000 crore in foreign exchange spending (on oil imports) and boosted income of farmers by Rs 40,000 crore in eight years.
      iii. “Save Soil Movement” is a campaign which aims to raise awareness about declining soil health and to encourage people to take action to restore it.

    4. In June 2022, Indian Army participated in the Multinational Peacekeeping Military Exercise ‘Ex Khaan Quest (KQ) 2022’, hosted by which country?
      1) France
      2) Bangladesh
      3) Mongolia
      4) Singapore
      5) Indonesia
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Mongolia
      Explanation:
      Exercise Khaan Quest (KQ) 2022, a 14-day long annual Multinational Peacekeeping Military Exercise, commenced on 6th June 2022 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Ex Khaan Quest (KQ) 2022, hosted by Mongolia, is being held from 6th to 20th June 2022. It was inaugurated by the President of Mongolia, Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh.
      i. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mongolia’s first UN peacekeeping contribution. Military contingents from 16 countries are participating in this exercise. Indian Army (IA) is represented by a contingent from the Ladakh Scouts.
      ii. The year 2021 marked the 66th anniversary of diplomatic ties between India and Mongolia.

    5. As per the biennial Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2022, India secured ______ rank globally, while _______ tops the index of emerging as the most sustainable country in 2022.
      1) 130; United Kingdom
      2) 180; Denmark
      3) 176; Finland
      4) 180; United Kingdom
      5) 176; Denmark
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) 180; Denmark
      Explanation:
      According to the biennial Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2022 released which was analysed by the researchers at the Earth Institute of Yale and Columbia University, India has been ranked 180 which is at the bottom amongst other countries with a total score of 18.9. Denmark tops the index of emerging as the most sustainable country in the 2022 rankings followed by the United Kingdom..
      i. India’s neighbouring nations have shown better rankings including Pakistan which ranked 176 and Bangladesh ranked 177.

    6. Which of the following points are ‘correct’ with respect to the RBI’s New Provisioning Norms for Standard Assets by Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)–Upper Layer (UL)?
      A) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued new guidelines regarding Provisioning for Standard assets by NBFC-UL which are aligned with the commercial banks.
      B) NBFC-UL will have to set aside 0.25-2% of the loan amount for standard assets as provisions.
      C) Under the individual home loan customers and small and micro enterprises (SMEs) the NBFC-UL will have to set aside 0.25% of the amount.

      1) All A, B & C
      2) Only A & B
      3) Only B & C
      4) Only C
      5) Only A
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) All A, B & C
      Explanation:
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued new guidelines regarding Provisioning for Standard assets by NBFC-UL which are aligned with the commercial banks.
      i. NBFC-UL will have to set aside 0.25-2% of the loan amount for standard assets as provisions. These will come into effect from October 1, 2022.
      ii. Under the individual home loan customers and small and micro enterprises (SMEs) the upper layer non-bank lenders will have to set aside 0.25% of the amount.
      iii. Under the Advances to Commercial Real Estate – Residential Housing (CRE – RH) Sector will have to set aside 0.75% of the amount and in Advances to Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Sector (other than CRE-RH) will have to set aside 1% of the amount.

    7. Who was recently (in June’22) appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of State Bank of India (SBI) for 2 years?
      1) Alok Kumar Choudhary
      2) Rajkiran Rai G
      3) Partha Pratim Sengupta
      4) S Krishnan
      5) Ajay Kumar Srivastava
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Alok Kumar Choudhary
      Explanation:
      The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of Department of Financial Services for appointment of State Bank of India’s (SBIs) Deputy Managing Director (DMD) Alok Kumar Choudhary as Managing Director (MD) for a period of 2 years, effective from 30th June 2022. He will be handling the Retail Business & Operations of the lender in SBI.
      i. He replaces former MD Ashwini Bhatia who took charge as a whole-time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
      ii. With the appointment of Alok Kumar Choudhary , SBI will have 4 MD’s headed by the Chairman.
      The three other MDs – CS Setty (MD in charge of retail banking),
      Swaminathan Janakiraman (MD in charge of Stressed Assets, Risk and Compliance) and
      Ashwini Kumar Tiwari (MD in charge of international banking).
      Chairman – Dinesh Kumar Khara.

    8. In June 2022, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) restructured its 25-member Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds under the chairmanship of whom?
      1) B.P. Kanungo
      2) Rajeshwar Rao
      3) Shyamala Gopinath
      4) Usha Thorat
      5) Anand Sinha
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Usha Thorat
      Explanation:
      The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has restructured its Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds which advises the SEBI on issues related to the regulation of mutual funds for ensuring investor Protection.
      i. The 25-member advisory committee will be chaired by Usha Thorat, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
      ii. The committee will advise SEBI on issues related to the development of the mutual fund industry.

    9. In June 2022, India test-fired the nuclear-capable Agni-4(“Fire”) missile from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
      Agni-4 is the _____________ missile with a range of around 3500-4,000 kilometres.

      1) Medium Range Ballistic Missile
      2) Short Range Ballistic Missile
      3) Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
      4) Intracontinental Range Ballistic Missile
      5) Integrated Range Ballistic Missile
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-3) Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
      Explanation:
      India successfully carried out a night launch of the nuclear-capable Agni-4(“Fire”) Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. It is a two stage Surface to Surface missile with a range of around 3500-4,000 kilometres. This test reaffirms India’s policy of having a ‘Credible Minimum Deterrence Capability’.
      i. It can carry a 1,000-kg payload and can go as high as 900 km, and is 4th in the Agni series of missiles which was earlier known as Agni II prime.
      ii. Notably, Agni-1 to 5 missiles are designed & developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

    10. What is the theme of World Food Safety Day 2022 that was observed across the globe by the United Nations (UN) on 7th June 2022?
      1) Feeding the world
      2) Safer food, better health
      3) Food safety, everyone’s business
      4) Safe food today for a healthy Tomorrow
      5) Healthy food for future
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) Safer food, better health
      Explanation:
      The United Nations(UN)’s World Food Safety Day 2022 was observed across the globe on 7th June 2022 with the theme of “Safer food, better health”. The 2022 theme highlights the vital role of safe, nutritional food in human health.
      i. The day was observed to create awareness about the importance of improving food safety.
      ii. The annual observance of the World Food Safety Day is jointly led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).





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