Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Karnataka
B)
Gujarat
C)
Maharashtra
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Gujarat

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for development of Phase I of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs. 1305 crore, to be completed within 48 months
 
The project is being implemented by Dholera International Airport Company Limited (DIACL), which is a Joint Venture Company comprising Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Gujarat (GoG) and National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) holding equity in the ratio of 51:33:16.
 
Dholera Airport is to get Passenger and Cargo traffic from Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) and is expected to become a major cargo hub to serve the industrial region.  This Airport will also cater to the nearby region and serve as a second airport to Ahmedabad. 
 
The New Greenfield Airport at Dholera is situated at an aerial distance of 80 Km from Ahmedabad, Airport. The Airport is planned for operationalization from the year 2025-26 and initial passenger traffic is estimated to be 3 lakh passengers per annum, expected to grow to 23 lakh over a period of 20 years.  The annual cargo traffic is also estimated from the year 2025-26 at 20,000 tonne, which would increase to 2,73,000 tonne over a period of 20 years.

Source  : PIB

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
WhatsApp
B)
Telegram
C)
Twitter
D)
Instagram

Correct Answer : Option (A) - WhatsApp

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Financial wellness platform CASHe has launched an industry-first credit line service using its AI-powered chat capability on WhatsApp.
 
Aim : To provide customers with a fast, seamless and convenient way to access instant credit line by merely typing their name.
 
The firm offers an instant credit limit without the need for any documents, app downloads or filling up tedious application forms.
 
CASHe’s WhatsApp chat service is built on the WhatsApp Business Platform..

Source : Mint

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
B)
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
C)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
D)
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai

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The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai has become India’s first airport to launch a one-of-its-kind Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) & Solar PV hybrid (Solar Mill) to explore the possibility of utilization of wind energy at the airport.  
 
The CSMIA has introduced this pilot program in collaboration with WindStream Energy Technologies India Pvt Ltd, which ensures 24/7 energy generation, harnessing maximum energy through wind power systems, while enabling a highly efficient and low carbon future for aviation.  
 
This sustainable initiative undertaken by CSMIA reduces dependence on conventional electricity which propels its journey towards ‘Net Zero’ emissions. 
 
The CSMIA has deployed a 10Kwp Hybrid SolarMill consisting of 2 Kwp TurboMill (3 Savonius type VAWT) and 8 Kwp Solar PV modules with an estimated minimum energy generation of 36 Kwh/day.  
 
WindStream Energy Technologies India Pvt Ltd has developed this novel and patented, first-of-its-kind, fully integrated, hybrid renewable energy product which harnesses solar and wind energy combined to generate electricity..

Source : Deccan Herald

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
14th June
B)
15th June
C)
16th June
D)
17th June

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 15th June

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is annually observed on 15th June. The day aims to draw attention to the impact of elder abuse. It also highlights how the abuse is perpetuated and what can be done to combat it. This year theme of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 “Combatting Elder Abuse”.
 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 Significance :
 
This year, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) coincides with two important events. The first is the start of the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030). This marks the beginning of ten years of concerted, catalytic and sustained collaboration with diverse stakeholders on improving the lives of older people, their families and their communities.

The second is the 20th milestone of the Second World Assembly on Ageing and the fourth review and appraisal of the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). These provide an opportunity to generate renewed momentum for international action to advance the ageing agenda.
 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day History : 
 
It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/127, December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006..

Source : India Today

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
12th June
B)
13th June
C)
14th June
D)
15th June

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 15th June

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15th June, Global Wind Day is celebrated across the world, annually and it is marked as a day of discovering the possibilities of wind power. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems.
 
This day is dedicated to learn about wind energy and its potential to reshape energy systems, decarbonizing economies and boosting employment as well as growth. The purpose of this day is to increase public knowledge of wind energy and its uses.

Global Wind Day 2022 Theme : Global Wind Day 2022 is based on the theme is celebrate to enjoy the benefits of Wind energy and providing education to the individuals about the power and potential of wind energy to change the world.

History : 

* In the year, 2007, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) organized the 1st wind day.

* In 2009, the EWEA joined forces with the Global Wind Energy council (GWEC) and made it a worldwide event.

* In recent years, Wind Europe and the GWEC have organized the day together.

* In 2012, the organization sponsored a photo competition. People around the world were encouraged to enter photos that best captured the theme for the year. Recent themes have included "The Wind in Mind" and Future Wind".

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
Dinesh Maheshwari
B)
D.H. Waghela
C)
Subhro Kamal Mukherjee
D)
Bhimanagouda Sanganagouda Patil

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bhimanagouda Sanganagouda Patil

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* Former Karnataka High Court judge "Bhimanagouda Sanganagouda Patil" was sworn in as the Lokayukta of Karnataka on June 15, 2022.
 
* Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office to Justice Patil. 
 
* The post of the head of the anti-corruption ombudsman in Karnataka was vacant after the end of the tenure of Justice P. Vishwanath Shetty in January 2022, served in the post for five years.
 
* He, was elevated to the post of Lokayukta on June 14.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
Karnataka
B)
Gujarat
C)
Delhi
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Delhi

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Delhi Government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India, has set up an oxygen generation plant at G. B. Pant Hospital in the national capital to augment the oxygen supply capabilities.

The oxygen plant utilises Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology to produce over one thousand liters of oxygen per minute. It will serve approximately 750 hospital beds, including those supported by ventilators and the Intensive Care Unit. The hospital is a super-specialty tertiary care centre and manages referrals from across the country.
 
United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Kanni Wignaraja today(13th June 2022) inaugurated the oxygen plant in the presence of Medical Director G. B. Pant Hospital Dr. Anil Agarwal.
 
Before the launch, Ms. Wignaraja also visited the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. She interacted with the staff and witnessed the working of Co-WIN, that supports one of the largest vaccination programmes in India..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
Leh
B)
Srinagar
C)
Manali
D)
Shimla

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Leh

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Amara Raja Power Systems will be setting up a green hydrogen fuelling station, the first such in the country, in Leh, Ladakh, for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
 
The pilot project will produce a minimum of 80kg/day of 99.97% pure hydrogen that will be compressed, stored and dispensed, the Amara Raja group entity said. NTPC, which has awarded the contract, plans to ply five hydrogen fuel cell buses in the region..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
June 14, 2022
B)
June 15, 2022
C)
June 16, 2022
D)
June 17, 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - June 15, 2022

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Microsoft has announced the retirement of 27-year-old Internet Explorer as the firm's oldest browser will be completely phased out from June 15, 2022.
 
Internet Explorer was launched in 1995 as an add-on package for Windows 95. Microsoft later started providing the app for free as part of the package.
 
The nearly three-decade-old browser peaked at 95 per cent usage share in 2003. However, IE could not maintain its position, and its user base started to decline drastically as other competitors released new browsers with better user interfaces, faster internet speed and smoother performance.
 
Internet Explorer, over time, has devolved into a default browser that is used to install other browsers.
 
"The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 lies in Microsoft Edge," said Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge program manager, quoted Mashable..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : June 15, 2022
A)
4th
B)
5th
C)
6th
D)
7th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 5th

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This year, 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the Central Government’s dream initiative, Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN). The effort began slowly but grew in popularity as newer airlines, such as Star Air, began to explore this vast untapped market. 
 
According to analysts, UDAN is a gamechanger in the aviation business since it allows the average person to commute between smaller cities in minutes rather than hours and at a reasonable cost. Over 415 UDAN routes connect 66 underserved/unserved airports, including heliports and water aerodromes, benefiting over 92 lakh people.

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Published On : June 15, 2022