Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
India
B)
China
C)
Russia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (D) - United States

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The United States said Tuesday(June 21, 2022) it will return to a ban on landmines other than on the Korean peninsula, reversing course from former president Donald Trump as it drew a contrast with Russia's use of the explosives in Ukraine.
 
President Joe Biden's administration said it would stop the use and production of anti-personnel landmines, which kill thousands of civilians a year.
 
It said it will destroy the US stockpile of three million mines except when judged to be needed in Korea.
 
"The administration's actions today are in sharp contrast to Russia's actions in Ukraine," senior State Department official Stanley Brown told reporters..

Source : WIO News

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Published On : June 24, 2022
A)
Austrian
B)
France
C)
Germany
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Austrian

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The Austrian government said Thursday(June 24, 2022) it will scrap the country's controversial policy of mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus, just months after it became law.
 
The measure -- which was an EU first -- came into legal effect at the beginning of February and the first checks had been planned for mid-March, with those refusing to get the jab facing fines of up to 3,600 euros ($4,100)..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : June 24, 2022
A)
Vijay Salaskar
B)
Dinkar Gupta
C)
Hemant Karkare
D)
Vinod Kumar Chaubey

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dinkar Gupta

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Former Punjab Director General of Police DGP Dinkar Gupta was on Thursday(23rd June 2022) appointed as the new Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), an anti-terror probe agency formed after the 26/11 attack in Mumbai.

Director General of Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) Kuldiep Singh was given additional charge of the NIA in May last year after the retirement of Y C Modi.
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According to an official order issued by the Personnel Ministry, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared the name of Dinkar Gupta, a 1987-batch India Police Service (IPS) officer from Punjab, for the top NIA post.
 
According to the order, Dinkar Gupta will hold the post of NIA chief till March 31, 2024, that is the date of his retirement or till further orders, whichever comes earlier.
 
Having a Master's degree in police administration, Former Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta was on Thursday(23rd June 2022) appointed as the new Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), an anti-terror probe agency formed after the 26/11 attack in Mumbai.
 
He has also held the post of Director General of Police, Intelligence, Punjab, which involved the direct supervision of Punjab State Intelligence Wing, State Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Organized Crime Control Unit (OCCU)..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : June 24, 2022
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Bhupendra Patel
C)
Harsh Sanghavi
D)
Pramod Sawant

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bhupendra Patel

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In Gujarat, the Chief Minister "Bhupendra Patel" launched the 17th ‘Shala Praveshotsav’, the drive to enrol students in primary schools in the state from 23rd June 2022. The three-day enrollment drive begins from Memadpur primary school in Vadgam taluka of Banaskantha district. Speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Patel said that the dropout rate of students’ reduced drastically following the mass enrolment drives of the children. 
 
He said that the drop out rate has been reduced to just 3.07 percent from 37.22 percent in 2002. He said that the priority of the state government is to see that every child has access to education. According to official sources, the state officials including IAS and IPS officers and Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly will visit different schools of the state and enrol children in Class I..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : June 24, 2022
A)
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad)
B)
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata)
C)
Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (Delhi)
D)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad)

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (Delhi)

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Delhi Airport has become India's first airport to move to green energy and now runs entirely on hydro and solar power since June 1, the airport operator GMR Group said. The transition will help in the reduction of energy emissions of 2 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide per year.
 
Currently, the airport sources approximately 6 percent of its electricity requirement is met from onsite solar power plants and the remaining 94 percent of its demand is via hydropower plants.

The solar power plants are on the airside and on the roofs of the cargo terminals of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport..

Source : CNBC

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Published On : June 24, 2022
A)
Nitin Gadkari
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
D)
Piyush Goyal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Piyush Goyal

Note : Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal on June 17, 2022 (local time) inaugurated a ‘Mango Festival’ organised in Brussels to create awareness among the Europeans and create a market for Indian mangoes in Europe. Santosh Jha, Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and European Union (EU) shared his thoughts on the event and the "immense potential" Indian mango has in the European market. “Indian mangoes in Europe have immense potential.

This is the 1st time it is being held in Belgium, all the organisations of EU are here,” he said. “The idea behind organising this is to showcase Indian mangoes in the European market abnd to show Belgium consumers the varieties of mangoes offered by India and this is the exportable surplus which we have,” said Dr Smita Sirohi, Advisor, Agriculture and Marine Products at the Embassy of India..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : June 24, 2022
A)
Prahlad Singh Patel
B)
Pralhad Joshi
C)
Narendra Singh Tomar
D)
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Prahlad Singh Patel

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Union Minister of State for M/o Food Processing Industries, "Shri Prahlad Singh Patel" 23rd June 2022 inaugurated the National Conference on Millets on the theme ‘The Future Super Food for India' in New Delhi, organised by industry body ASSOCHAM with the support of M/o Food Processing Industries. The conference has been organised to discuss opportunities and challenges in ensuring food and nutritional security.
 
In his inaugural address, the Union Minister said that the production of coarse cereals in the country has increased to 17.96 million tonnes in 2020-21 from 14.52 million tonnes in 2015-16 and the production of bajra (pearl millet) has also increased to 10.86 million tonnes in the same period.
 
Shri Prahlad Singh Patel said that due to its ability to be easily preserved for a long time even under ordinary conditions, coarse grain is also considered a storehouse in times of famine...

Source : PIB

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Published On : June 24, 2022
A)
IBM
B)
Oracle
C)
Adobe
D)
Cisco

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Oracle

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US-based technology major Oracle’s cloud services platform, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) has launched ‘OCI dedicated region’ for the India market to offer public cloud services to customers on their premises.
 
The new offering will help customers meet latency, data residency, and data sovereignty requirements that are key to many IT modernisation efforts. It will also allow Oracle to offer customers nearly 100 services within their premises, which were earlier available only to public cloud consumers.
 
“The new OCI Dedicated Region requires 60%-75% less data centre space and power on average, with a significantly lower entry price of around $1 million a year for a typical customer," Kapil Makhija, Vice-President -Technology Cloud, Oracle India.

Source : Mint

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Published On : June 24, 2022
A)
China
B)
India
C)
Brazil
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - China

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At the 14th BRICS summit which is to be hosted by China in a virtual mode on 23-24 June 2022, the member nations will review the current global issues and will reach key agreements, said Russian Embassy in India on Wednesday(22nd June 2022).
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 14th BRICS summit in a virtual mode. "At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be attending the 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China in virtual mode on 23-24 June 2022. This includes a High-Level Dialogue on Global Development with guest countries on June 24," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
 
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa will discuss the status of diverse political, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, the Embassy said.
 
"There are also plans to review current international and regional issues. The #BRICS summit's final Declaration will formalise key agreements. On June 24, Vladimir #Putin will also speak at a 'BRICS Plus' session involving the leaders of several invited states," it added..

Source  : Business Standard

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Published On : June 23, 2022
A)
H1N1
B)
Norovirus
C)
Monkeypox
D)
Nipah Virus

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Monkeypox

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A coalition of scientists formed against the Covid-19 threat has declared the Monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of Global Concern.
 
This comes days after the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee has been convened due to the spread of the Monkeypox virus to 32 non-endemic countries.
 
According to news agency ANI, the experts will meet on June 23 to assess whether the continuing outbreak represents a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the highest level of global alert, which currently applies only to the COVID-19 pandemic and polio.
 
This designation of Monkeypox as a public emergency by the World Health Network (WHN) indicates that this outbreak is not limited to a single country or region and should be addressed by immediate actions to prevent community transmission, reported news agency ANI.
 
"The World Health Network declares the monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of Global Concern, by which it indicates that this outbreak is not limited to a single country or region and should be addressed by immediate actions taken wherever community transmission is taking place in order to ensure that the least effort is needed and the smallest impact is suffered due to this outbreak," the World Health Network said.
 
The growth of Monkeypox in 58 countries through local community transmission around the world, with 3,417 confirmed Monkeypox cases reported across 58 countries, and the rate of growth of cases increasing week by week across multiple continents..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : June 23, 2022