Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Sweden
B)
Iceland
C)
Finland
D)
Denmark

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Denmark

Note : The second India-Nordic summit was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 4, 2022. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the summit along the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The summit primarily focused on post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, renewable energy and the evolving global security scenario. The first such summit was held in 2018. 

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
15 May 2022 and 16 May 2022
B)
17 May 2022 and 18 May 2022
C)
19 May 2022 and 20 May 2022
D)
21 May 2022 and 22 May 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 15 May 2022 and 16 May 2022

Note : The very first Lunar Eclipse of the year 2022 will take place between 15 May 2022 and 16 May 2022. The flower moon will enter the Earth's shadow causing a Lunar Eclipse that will be visible from most parts of the world. The Moon is also called the Blood Moon during Lunar Eclipse due to its reddish hue.

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Bali
B)
Sydney
C)
Wellington
D)
Auckland

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Wellington

Note : "Wellington" could expect 30 centimetre sea level rise by 2040, a level that had not been expected before 2060, as per research published on May 2, 2022. The research revealed that the sea level is rising twice as fast as previously forecast around parts of New Zealand and will put the country's two largest cities at risk decades earlier than expected. This includes the capital city Wellington and the country's largest city Auckland.

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Sushil Chandra
B)
Rani Singh Nair
C)
Sangeeta Singh
D)
Pramod Chandra Mody

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sangeeta Singh

Note :

Sangeeta Singh, a 1986 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer has been given additional charge of Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), after incumbent JB Mohapatra retired as the head of the direct taxes administration body on April 30th.
 
Sangeeta Singh will take charge on Monday(2nd May 2022).
 
 
Mohapatra, a 1985-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the Income Tax department, was appointed as the full-time chairman in September last year.
 
An order issued by the Union Finance Ministry on Sunday(1st May 2022) said Singh, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) of the Income Tax cadre, "shall discharge the duties and responsibilities of the post of chairman, CBDT in addition to her own duties for a period of three months or till a regular Chairman is appointed, whichever is earlier."..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Jharkhand
B)
Chhattisgarh
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chhattisgarh

Note :

* "Chhattisgarh" Chief Minister "Bhupesh Baghel" has launched a "doorstep delivery scheme" named "Mukhyamantri Mitaan Yojna" (Mitaan stands for a friend).
 
* The scheme will be implemented as a pilot project in 14 civic bodies.
 
* Citizens of Chhattisgarh can avail around 100 public services, including delivery of birth, caste, income and marriage certificates, at their doorstep under a new scheme launched by the state government.

Source : Theprint

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
IIM Bangalore
B)
IIM Rohtak
C)
IIM Nagpur
D)
IIM Ahmedabad

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IIM Ahmedabad

Note :

The first International Research Conference on Insolvency and Bankruptcy was organised by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) in association with the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) concluded Sunday(1st May 2022).
 
Rao Inderjit Singh (Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation) has highlighted the journey of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016.

As per a release issued by IIMA, in his inaugural address, Singh cited that the Code has assumed larger significance during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been instrumental in saving both lives and livelihoods..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
Cochin Shipyard Limited
B)
Hindustan Shipyard
C)
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
D)
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Cochin Shipyard Limited

Note :

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways will to build the first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessels at Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL).
 
Union Minister "Sarbananda Sonowal" announced this while unveiling the government’s plan for building the vessels in keeping pace with the global maritime green transitions at a workshop on green shipping organised by the Ministry jointly with CSL and The Energy and Resources Institute here on Saturday(30th April 2022).
 
The hydrogen fuel cell vessel based on Low Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Technology (LT-PEM) called Fuel Cell Electric Vessel (FCEV) is expected to cost around ₹17.50 crore of which 75 per cent would be funded by the Government, the Minister said.
 
The project would be carried out by Cochin Shipyard Limited in collaboration with Indian partners. The ground work has already begun, wherein CSL has partnered with KPIT Technologies Limited and Indian developers in the areas of Hydrogen Fuel cell, power train and Indian Register of Shipping for developing rules and regulation for such vessels..

Source : The Hiindu Businessline

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Published On : May 4, 2022
A)
3rd May
B)
2nd May
C)
1st May
D)
30th April

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 3rd May

Note :

World Asthma Day is celebrated across the globe on 3rd May. The day is set aside to raise awareness about asthma and how those battling the condition can best equip themselves. It is a long-term inflammatory disease that affects the airways of the lungs and can cause symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. 

While asthma cannot be cured permanently, it can be controlled to an extent that the symptoms become negligible and can be appropriately managed by patients. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 15 to 20 million people in India suffer from asthma, which includes patients from every age group (as of 2021).
 
World Asthma Day 2022 Theme : World Asthma Day is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma. GINA is a World Health Organization collaborative organization that was founded in 1993. For the 2022 World Asthma Day, GINA has chosen ‘Closing Gaps in Asthma Care' as the theme.

Source : NDTV

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Published On : May 3, 2022
A)
May 1st
B)
May 2nd
C)
May 3rd
D)
May 4th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - May 3rd

Note :

* World Press Freedom Day is celebrated annually on May 3rd. 
* The day is dedicated to press freedom and its importance in today's world. 
* The UN General Assembly declared May 3rd as World Press Freedom Day in 1993.
 
World Press Freedom Day is celebrated annually on May 3rd. According to UNESCO, the day dedicated to press freedom highlights the importance of governments and people around the world upholding their commitment to press freedom. The day also serves as a day for media workers to reflect on issues of press freedom and ethical standards. World Press Freedom Day is a day to demonstrate support for journalists, photojournalists, and others in the media who work tirelessly to distribute information and bring news from across the world to people's homes. The day also commemorates those journalists who have lost their lives in search of a story. 
 
Theme : This theme for World Press Freedom Day this year is 'Journalism under Internet Siege,' which focuses on the influence of the digital era on freedom of expression, journalist safety, and information access. In Punta Del Este, Uruguay, UNESCO and the Republic of Uruguay will organise the annual World Press Freedom Day Global Conference in a hybrid format from May 2 to 5, 2022 to mark the day..

Source : News9 Live

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Published On : May 3, 2022
A)
Tejashwi Yadav
B)
Nitish Kumar
C)
Ram Vilas Paswan
D)
Lalu Prasad Yadav

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nitish Kumar

Note :

Bihar, chief minister "Nitish Kumar" inaugurated on Saturday(30th April 2022) a greenfield grain-based ethanol plant built at a cost of Rs 105 crore at Purnea. The project is a part of Bihar’s ambitious foray into ethanol production using sugarcane, maize and rice to meet the country’s fuel needs.
 
 
The ethanol plant has been built using the latest technology and will not discharge any waste, making it a zero-liquid discharge plant that is completely environment friendly. It was commissioned under the Government of India and the Bihar dispensation’s ethanol promotion policies announced in 2021.
 
The plant will buy 130 tons of rice husk and 145-150 tons of maize or rice directly from local farmers. It will generate direct employment to 52 people and create avenues of earning for hundreds of others in the area..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : May 3, 2022