Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Karnataka
B)
Gujarat
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Uttar Pradesh

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Minister for energy and urban development "Arvind Sharma" has launched the SAMBHAV (Systemic Administration Mechanism for Bringing Happiness and Value) portal for disposal of public grievances and monitoring programmes and schemes of the two departments in Uttar Pradesh. The portal, www.sambhav.up.gov.in, will work as a platform for flagging grievances received from the public to officers who have been provided login IDs. The officers will have to feed their response and action taken report (ATR).
 
About SAMBHAV Portal :
 
*SAMBHAV is a multi-modal platform which has been launched to dispose public grievances swiftly and effectively and provide good governance and make the public service delivery transparent and accountable.
 
* SAMBHAV will work as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platform for flagging grievances received from the public to the concerning officers who have been provided login IDs.
 
* The officers are required to feed their response and Action Taken Report (ATRs) on the issues concerned. The portal will also have the facility of videoconferencing and teleconferencing for dialogue with the officials.
 
* The portal will take grievances and issues from various sources, including pending cases and grievances under the chief minister’s Jan Sunwai/ Integrated Grievance Redressal System (IGRS) system..

Source : First Post

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Published On : May 24, 2022
A)
ONGC
B)
NTPC Limited
C)
Indian Oil Corporation
D)
GAIL Limited

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ONGC

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State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on Monday(23rd May 2022) said it has become the first gas producer to trade domestic gas on the Indian Gas Exchange, trading unspecified volumes from its eastern offshore KG-DWN-98/2 block. 
 
In a statement, ONGC said it will increase volumes slowly.
 
"ONGC has become the first exploration and production (E&P) company in India to trade domestic gas on Indian Gas Exchange. The first online trade was made on May 23, 2022 by ONGC Director (Onshore) & In-charge Marketing Anurag Sharma on India's first automated national level Gas Exchange, IGX," it said. 
 
The gas traded is from ONGC Krishna Godavari 98/2 block, it said, but did not specify the volumes that were sold.
 
After the deregulation in gas pricing ecosystem in 2000-21, ONGC has prepared itself to reap the benefits.
 
"The quantity sold by ONGC through the Gas Exchange will be enhanced slowly," it said..

Source : Business World

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Published On : May 24, 2022
A)
May 21st
B)
May 22nd
C)
May 23rd
D)
May 24th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - May 24th

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Commonwealth Day is traditionally commemorated on the second Monday of March each year. However, Commonwealth Day is observed on May 24th in India every year.

Here are seven things you must know about Commonwealth Day:

* The day marks the establishment of the British Empire in India and other British colonies.
* Commonwealth Day was earlier known as Empire Day. Empire Day was first observed in 1901, following the death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901.
* The inaugural Empire Day was observed on May 24, 1902, the late Queen's birth anniversary.
* However, it was celebrated in many schools across the British Empire even before it was formally recognised as an annual event.
* On this day, youngsters were also treated to moving lectures and stories of the Empire's valour.
* By the 1950s, the British Empire had begun to disintegrate as several colonies gained independence, and Empire Day had lost its significance.
* However, the majority of them kept ties with Britain and established the Commonwealth of Nations. Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day in 1958..

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : May 24, 2022
A)
Ministry of Finance
B)
Ministry of Railways
C)
Ministry of Power
D)
Ministry of Defence

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ministry of Railways

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The Ministry of Railways will collaborate with IIT Madras for the development of an "indigenous" Hyperloop system and will also help set-up a Centre of Excellence for Hyperloop Technologies at the premier institute, officials said.
 
In 2017, the then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had expressed his interest in the Hyperloop technology, saying that India would be keenly watching the project and since then, several rounds of talks over the proposed project had been held between the ministry and US-based Hyperloop One, but nothing substantial emerged.
 
Hyperloop works on a technology that would use magnetic levitation in low-pressure tubes to transport people and goods at airplane-like speeds..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : May 24, 2022
A)
Jet Airways
B)
Air India
C)
Vistara
D)
SpiceJet

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Jet Airways

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The DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) on Friday(20th May 2022) granted air operator’s permit to Jet Airways. This will allow the airline to restart commercial flight operations after remaining grounded for more than three years.
 
The approval comes after the airline conducted proving flights for the safety regulator between May 15 and May 17.
 
With the grant of the permit, Jet Airways has fulfilled all the pre-conditions laid down by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) as part of the insolvency process for the transfer of the ownership of the airline to the successful resolution applicant- the consortium of UAE-based NRI Murari Lal Jalan and U.K.-based Kalrock Capital Management in London.
 
Last June, the NCLT approved the Jalan-Kalrock consortium’s resolution plan for revival of Jet Airways. They had proposed a cash infusion of ₹1,375 crore into the airline, which included ₹475 crore for payment to creditors and ₹900 crore for capex and working capital requirements.
 
The airline aims to start operations in the second quarter, i.e. between July and September. It will be a full service carrier with a business and economy classes..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : May 24, 2022
A)
Delhi Government
B)
Karnataka Government
C)
Gujarat Government
D)
Uttar Pradesh Government

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi Government

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* The Delhi Government inducted two robots into firefighting fleet that will be able to douse fires in narrow streets, warehouses, basements, stairs, forests and enter places like oil, chemical tankers
 
* The Arvind Kejriwal Government has undertaken a unique initiative of using robots for extinguishing fires in the city. Initially, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government on Friday(20th May 2022) inducted two robots into Delhi's firefighting fleet that will be able to douse fires in narrow streets, warehouses, basements, stairs, forests and enter places like oil and chemical tankers and factories.
 
* This comes days after a massive fire that broke out last week in a factory in Mundka. In the incident, 27 people had died.
 
* These remote-controlled fire fighting robots will have greater accessibility to places and will be able to navigate narrow lanes, reach spaces inaccessible to humans and perform tasks too risky for people..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
Norway
B)
Sweden
C)
East Timor
D)
Belgium

Correct Answer : Option (C) - East Timor

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* Former independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of East Timor.

* He defeated incumbent Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres (his fellow independence fighter) in election.

* Ramos-Horta was prime minister from 2006 to 2007 and president from 2007 to 2012.

* East Timor is marking the 20th anniversary of independence for Asia’s youngest country..

Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
20th May
B)
21st May
C)
22nd May
D)
23rd May

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 23rd May

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Like every year, this year too, World Turtle Day is being celebrated today, 23rd May globally. It is a day to raise awareness about helping turtles survive and thrive in their natural habitat. The main objective behind this day is to also educate people about the things to do to protect the habitats of turtles as well as tortoises.
 
Turtles are said to be fascinating creatures that date back to the time of the dinosaurs, which is over 200 million years ago. There are a total of 300 species of turtles around the world, out of which nearly 129 species are said to be endangered.
 
Reports also suggest that these animals belong to one of the oldest reptile groups across the globe. Interestingly, this makes turtles significantly older than alligators, snakes, and crocodiles.
 
Theme : The theme for World Turtle Day 2022 is - 'Shellebrate!' Asks Everyone to Love and Save Turtles.
 
History and significance : This special day was founded by the American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a non-profit organisation, in the year 1990. The ATR was established by a husband and wife duo, Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson.
 
In this organisation, they rescue and rehabilitate all species of tortoise and turtle, who are vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Since its establishment, ATR has taken care of about 4,000 tortoises and turtles in care homes. They also help in providing information to people with sick, neglected, or abandoned turtles..

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
UNEP
B)
WHO
C)
UNHRC
D)
UNICEF

Correct Answer : Option (B) - WHO

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India’s one million ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, who have been at the forefront of healthcare delivery in India have been honored with the Global Health Leaders Award 2022 in the backdrop of the ongoing 75th World Health Assembly
 
ASHA workers were one of the six recipients of the Global Health Leaders Award. The ASHA Workers were honoured for their outstanding contribution to advancing global health, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to regional health issues. 

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
India
B)
Japan
C)
Australia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Japan

Note : The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD), a strategic security dialogue between India, Australia, Japan, and the United States, will be hosted by Japan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on a two-day visit to Japan to attend the QUAD Summit. The summit is aimed at further bolstering cooperation among the member nations of the influential grouping and discussing developments in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Published On : May 23, 2022