Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Ahmedabad
B)
Ladakh
C)
Pune
D)
Varanasi

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ahmedabad

Note : Kerala and Ahmedabad have been named among Time's World's Greatest Places of 2022 along with 50 other extraordinary destinations. Time's described Ahmedabad, India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City, as a city that boasts of both ancient landmarks and contemporary innovations that make it a mecca for cultural tourism including the serene Gandhi Ashram on the banks of the Sabarmati River and Navratri, the vibrant nine-day celebration. 

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Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Karnataka
B)
Haryaa
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uttarakhand

Note :

Uttarakhand on Tuesday(12th July 2022) became the first state in the country to initiate process of implementing the Centre’s New Education Policy(NEP), with Chief Minister "Pushkar Singh Dhami" inaugurating ‘Bal Vatikas’ at anganwadi kendras across the state to strengthen the pre-primary education system
 
The ‘Bal Vatikas’ will function at 4,457 anganwadi kendras in the state and will be equivalent to the nursery classes at a private school.
 
Mr Dhami said the implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP) marks the beginning of culture-based education in the country focusing on the overall personality development of students. “The NEP will lay the foundation of a strong and bright future of youngsters,” he said.
 
NEP replaces the Macaulay system of education which was followed in the country for decades.
 
“It offers children an opportunity to pursue choice-based education. They can now study the subjects of their choice in the language they are conversant with,” Mr Rawat said. "By 2030, the New Education Policy will be fully implemented in Uttarakhand," he said..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
qHCV
B)
qHPV
C)
qHQV
D)
qHRV

Correct Answer : Option (B) - qHPV

Note :

India's first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer gets Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval for market authorisation. This vaccine will be manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
 
The Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted to make the announcement. "For the first time, there will be an Indian HPV vaccine to treat cervical cancer in women that is both affordable and accessible. We look forward to launching it later this year and we thank the DCGI, MoHFW_INDIA for granting approval today," it read.
 
The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) had recently also approved the qHPV after reviewing the clinical trial data of the vaccine.
 
The Subject Expert Committee on June 15 recommended Serum Institute of India (SII)'s indigenously developed Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccine against cervical cancer for regular market authorisation.
 
"It is expected that vaccine will be launched in the market before the year-end. The qHPV will be India's first indigenously vaccine against cervical cancer. The Pune-based Serum Institute of India has applied for market authorisation after completing the phase 2/3 clinical trial with the support of the Department of Biotechnology to ensure its early availability in the country."
 
On June 15, the DCGI's Subject Expert Committee recommended Serum Institute's indigenously developed quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccine for cervical cancer patients above 9 years to 26 years of age..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
13th July 2022
B)
12th July 2022
C)
11th July 2022
D)
10th July 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 12th July 2022

Note :

Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Avdhash Kaushal died at a private hospital here early on Tuesday(12th July 2022) following a prolonged illness. He was 87.
 
Kaushal who founded an NGO named Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra fought for human rights and the conservation of the environment.
 
He had been ailing for a long time and his vital organs had stopped working since Monday. He breathed his last at 5 am on Tuesday(12th July 2022), the social worker’s daughter-in-law Rushi Kaushal said.
 
Expressing grief over Avdhash Kaushal’s demise, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said he symbolised courage and always fought for social issues.
 
Kaushal is credited with bringing mining activities to an end in Mussoorie in the 1980s. This arrested the damage caused to its fragile ecology..

Source : Theprint

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Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Madhuri
B)
Alekya Shinha
C)
Deepa Kumari
D)
Jahnavi Dangeti

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Jahnavi Dangeti

Note :

Nineteen-years(19)-old "Jahnavi Dangeti" has scripted history by becoming the youngest to complete the Analog Astronaut programme from the Analog Astronaut Training Centre (AATC) at Krakow in South Poland.
 
A native of Palakollu in West Godavari district, Ms.Jahnavi has completed the two-week training programme (June 14 to 25) at the AATC, a private agency set up by the European Space professionals to carry out spaceflight scientific studies.
 
The AATC has picked up six persons from across the globe, including three women, for the programme based on their previous achievements and association with the space programmes..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
Shikhar Dhawan
B)
Rohit Sharma
C)
KL Rahul
D)
Virat Kohli

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Shikhar Dhawan

Note :

Indian cricketer, Shikhar Dhawan announced a collaboration with Web3 fintech startup, Bliv.Club, and Web3 metaverse startup, WIOM to launch the first sports city in the metaverse. The launch is scheduled for September.
 
“I have always tried to keep abreast with technology trends. I am really intrigued by how sports can blend with the latest Web3 innovations. With the evolving internet consumption trends of millennials and Gen Z, our multifaceted team is pushing the boundaries in the virtual reality space to make it truly democratic and accessible for everyone,” said Shikhar Dhawan.
 
Virtual sports city : The yet-to-be-launched multifaceted sports city will be home to cricket stadiums, a sportsplex- to watch sport, a sports cafe, gym, e-sports zone, cottages, running tracks, the first of its kind 3D immersive sports museum, sports library, an arena for other sports and more..

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
USA
B)
Russia
C)
China
D)
India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note :

China has planned to launch a new space-based solar observatory to study the relationship between the solar magnetic field, solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Targeted for launch this October, the observatory is currently under the naming process initiated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). A report by CGTN revealed that the CAS is accepting names from all across the globe. 
 
About the new Chinese solar observatory : The Advanced Space-Based Solar Observatory (ASO-S), which weighs around 888 kg, would be the first platform to have three payloads on board. CGTN revealed that these payloads are the Full-disk vector MagnetoGraph (FMG), the Lyman-α Solar Telescope (LST) and the Hard X-ray Imager (HXI). Planned for installment at an altitude of 720 km, the observatory would complete one orbit around the Earth every 90 minutes in a sun-synchronous orbit. 
 
Notably, the ASO-S is a successor of the H-alpha Solar Explorer (CHASE) named "Xihe", which was launched in October 2021 to study the violent and sudden physical processes behind solar flares. As for the observatory's lifespan, it will be operational for four years, one more than the Xihe observatory named after the sun goddess in ancient Chinese mythology..

Source : Republicworld

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Published On : July 14, 2022
A)
UAE
B)
Mauritius
C)
Seychelles
D)
Maldives

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Maldives

Note :

Sri Lankan President "Gotabaya Rajapaksa" fled to the Maldives on Wednesday(13th July 2022), driven out after an economic collapse unleashed a popular uprising that appeared to end his family's near two-decade dominance of the country.
 
His decision to leave his ally Prime Minister "Ranil Wickremesinghe" in charge as acting president triggered more demonstrations, with protesters storming the premier's office demanding that he go too.
 
Rajapaksa, his wife and two bodyguards left the main international airport near Colombo aboard an air force plane early on Wednesday(13th July 2022), the air force said in a statement..

Source : Reuters

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Published On : July 13, 2022
A)
July 13
B)
July 12
C)
July 11
D)
July 10

Correct Answer : Option (B) - July 12

Note :

Every year, World Paper Bag Day is observed on July 12 to raise awareness of the importance of using paper bags instead of plastic bags. The usage of plastic bags is a global concern that not only harms the environment but also is a threat to human health. Therefore, on this day, people need to be informed and educated regarding the dangerous side effects of plastic bags. It completely focuses on encouraging people to opt for paper bags to save the environment for the future generation.
 
World Paper Bag Day 2022 Theme :  The theme for this year is “If You’re ‘Fantastic’, Do Something ‘Dramatic’ To Cut the ‘Plastic’, Use ‘Paper Bags’."
 
World Paper Bag Day 2022 History and Significance : The beginning of the paper bag machine was started in 1852 by an American named Francis Wole.
 
Again, in the year 1871, a paper bag manufacturing machine was established by Margaret E Knight. The machine produced flat-bottom paper bags which became so popular that Knight came to be popularly known as the ‘Mother of Grocery Bags’.
 
Later in the year 1883, Charles Stillwell invented the square bottom paper bags along with pleated sides. These kinds of bags are easy to use and store with pleated sides.
 
In the year 1912, a paper bag with a handle was prepared to make it easy to carry..

Source : India Today

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Published On : July 13, 2022
A)
Yamuna Expressway
B)
Belghoria Expressway
C)
Dwarka Expressway
D)
Panipat Elevated Expressway

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dwarka Expressway

Note :

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways "Nitin Gadkari" on 11 July 2022 said that the Dwarka Expressway will be operational in 2023 and will ease traffic congestion on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway.
 
Revealing more details about the project, Gadkari took to Twitter and wrote, "Dwarka Expressway, which is being developed as the first elevated urban expressway in India, will reduce pressure on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway and arterial roads that experience heavy traffic, primarily from the commuters of West Delhi."
 
The Dwarka Expressway, also known as the Northern Peripheral Road, is a part of Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai arm of Golden Quadrilateral.
 
"The expressway is a 16-lane access-controlled highway with provision of minimum 3-lane service road on both sides"..

Source : Mint

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Published On : July 13, 2022