Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
CSIR
B)
ICAR
C)
NITI Aayog
D)
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

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Three of every four river monitoring stations in India posted alarming levels of heavy toxic metals such as lead, iron, nickel, cadmium, arsenic, chromium and copper, according to the State of Environment Report, 2022 from the environmental NGO, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
 
The report is an annual compendium of environment-development data and is derived from public sources. Of the 588 water quality stations monitored for pollution, total coliform and biochemical oxygen demand was high in 239 and 88 stations across 21 States — an indicator of poor wastewater treatment from industry, agriculture and domestic households.

India dumps 72% of its sewage without treatment. Ten States do not treat their sewage at all, as per the Central Pollution Control Board.

Over a third of India’s coastline that is spread across 6,907 km saw some degree of erosion between 1990 and 2018. West Bengal is the worst hit with over 60% of its shoreline under erosion.

The reasons for coastal erosion include increase in frequency of cyclones and sea level rise and activities such as construction of harbours, beach mining and building of dams.

While the global average of the Ocean Health Index, a measure that looks at how sustainably humans are exploiting ocean resources, has improved between 2012 and 2021, India’s score in the index has declined over the same period.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 6, 2022
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With reference to the 10% ethanol blending, consider the following statements:
 
  1. India has achieved the target of 10% ethanol blending in petrol.
 
  2. Farmers earned ₹40,600 crore in the past eight years due to increase in ethanol blending.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Both 1 and 2

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India has achieved the target of 10% ethanol blending in petrol, five months ahead of schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
 
This, he claimed, had led to a reduction of 27 lakh tonnes of carbon emissions and saved foreign exchange worth ₹41,000 crore. Farmers earned ₹40,600 crore in the past eight years due to increase in ethanol blending, Mr. Modi said.

Last June, Mr. Modi made public the “Road map for ethanol blending in India, 2020-25”, which laid out a pathway for achieving 20% ethanol blending by 2025-26.

The 10% blending target was to be achieved in November 2022..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : June 6, 2022
A)
Mansukh Mandaviya
B)
Harsh Vardhan
C)
Nitin Gadkari
D)
Jyotiraditya Scindia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mansukh Mandaviya

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Union Health and Family Welfare Minister "Mansukh Mandaviya" inaugurated the National Food Laboratory (NFL) on Sunday(5th June 2022) in Raxaul of Bihar’s East Champaran district.
 
The inauguration took place in the presence of the Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Government of Nepal, Mahendra Rai Yadav.
 
According to a press release, the NFL at Raxaul, established by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), is a modern facility equipped with advanced facilities and infrastructure for testing of food samples entering India..

Source : F T L

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Published On : June 6, 2022
A)
Espresso Machine
B)
Typewriter
C)
Light Bulb
D)
Hair Dryer

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Espresso Machine

Note : The 171st birth anniversary of Angelo Moriondo, an inventor of the Espresso Machine, was celebrated by Google with an interesting Doodle on June 6, 2022. Google honored the Godfather of Espresso Machine with an animated Doodle, which is a delight, particularly for Coffee lovers. Angelo Moriondo was credited for patenting the earliest known Espresso Machine back in 1884.

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Published On : June 6, 2022
A)
Virat Kohli
B)
MS Dhoni
C)
Rahul Dravid
D)
Virender Sehwag

Correct Answer : Option (B) - MS Dhoni

Note : Former Indian cricket team captain, MS Dhoni has invested an undisclosed sum in Chennai-based Garuda Aerospace, India’s leading drone-as-a-service (DaaS) provider. He will also be the face and brand ambassador of the company. 

The investment is part of a bridge round, ahead of a $30-million Series A round, which the company is currently in the process of closing by end-July at a valuation of $250 million, confirmed founder Agnishwar Jayaprakash.

Source : F T L

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Published On : June 6, 2022
A)
Guindy National Park
B)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Park
C)
Nehru Zoological Park
D)
Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Arignar Anna Zoological Park

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The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai has introduced a novel method to check the littering of plastic bottles inside its premises.
 
Coinciding with the World Environment Day (5th June 2022), the authorities of the state’s biggest zoo have begun collecting a deposit of ten rupees each for every bottle of water from the visitors. The money is refunded if they return the empty bottle. The officials say the initiative has begun yielding good results..

Source : F T L

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Published On : June 6, 2022
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
President Kovind
D)
Venkaiah Naidu

Correct Answer : Option (C) - President Kovind

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President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Sant Kabir Academy and Research Centre at Sant Kabir Nagar in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday(5th June 2022).
 
He said the life of Kabir is an epitome of human virtue and his teachings are still relevant even after 650 years today. He described Kabir’s life as an ideal example of communal solidarity..

Source : F T L

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Published On : June 6, 2022
A)
Goa
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Tamil Nadu

Note : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister "MK Stalin" flagged off the luxury cruise liner “Empress” from Chennai port on Saturday(4th June 2022). The eleven-storey tourist vessel can accommodate up to two thousand passengers and about 800 crew members.

The packages include going to the high seas from the city port and to return, and also to anchor at Puducherry and Visakhapatnam harbours, as said by the operator. The three different packages consist of two, three and five days.

Source : F T L

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Published On : June 6, 2022
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Anurag Thakur
C)
Amit Shah
D)
Yogi Adityanath

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narendra Modi

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PM Narendra Modi has launched a global initiative 'Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE)' Movement, on the occasion of World Environment Day.

To initiate ‘LiFE Global Call for Papers’ inviting ideas and suggestions from academics to influence and persuade individuals, communities and organisations to adopt an environment conscious lifestyle.

The idea of LiFE was introduced by the Prime Minister during the 26th UN COP-26 in Glasgow 2021.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : June 6, 2022
A)
Amitabh Chaudhry
B)
Rakesh Sharma
C)
A Manimekhalai
D)
Sashidhar Jagdishan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - A Manimekhalai

Note : The government on Friday(3rd June 2022) appointed A Manimekhalai as Managing Director and Chief Executive oOfficer (MD and CEO) of Union Bank of India for a period of three years. 

We hereby inform that the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to clause (a) of sub-section (3) of Section 9 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970, has appointed A Manimekhalai Executive Director, Canara Bank as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) in Union Bank of lndia for a period of three years with effect from the date of assumption of office or until further order, whichever is earlier, Union Bank of India said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges..

Source : F T L

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Published On : June 5, 2022