Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
13th July 2022
B)
12th July 2022
C)
11th July 2022
D)
10th July 2022

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
A)
VK Saxena
B)
Anil Baijal
C)
Harsh Vardhan
D)
Kapil Sibal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - VK Saxena

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Lieutenant Governor (L-G) "VK Saxena" on Monday(11th July 2022) announced significant changes in the property tax policy of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) after its unification. The L-G also launched a SAH-BHAGITA scheme to increase the involvement of the Residential Welfare Association (RWAs) in optimal tax collection and waste management systems. 
 
Under this scheme, the RWAs will be incentivised for their efforts to improve efficiency and compliance in tax collection. The RWAs, on achieving 90% tax collection from the total number of properties in their societies, can recommend development work to the tune of 10% of the tax collection subject to a ceiling of Rs 1 lakh in their areas. 
 
In addition to this, an added incentive of 5% of the tax paid shall be available if the colony concerned implements 100% waste segregation at source, compositing of the wet waste in the colony, re-cycles dry waste and hands over the remaining to the MCD or its authorized agencies. .

Source : New indian Express

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Published On : July 13, 2022
A)
Narayan Rao
B)
Shri Apurva Chandra
C)
Arnab Goswami
D)
Jaideep Bose

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Apurva Chandra

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Prasar Bharati India's public broadcaster, unveiled its new logo on 11th July 2022 & with that added a new chapter in its glorious history.
 
The new logo was released by the Secretary I&B Shri Apurva Chandra, in the presence of CEO Prasar Bharati Shri Mayank Kumar Agrawal, Prasar Bharati, Member (Finance) Shri DPS Negi, and senior officers of Ministry of I&B and Prasar Bharati.
 
The new logo of Prasar Bharti is replete with rich meaning. In the new logo symbol for Prasar Bharati, an autonomous statutory body under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the elements in the central circle and map of India signify the service of trust, security, and perfection for the common man.

The organization started as All India Radio (AIR) in the past and Doordarshan (DD) was born to cater television services later and finally came Prasar Bharati (PB) by enactment of an act by the parliament, which is visualized in the logo identity as emerging and evolving from the centre..

Source : PIB

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

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 10th July 2022

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Former New Zealand cricket captain "Barry Sinclair" has died 10th July 2022, aged 85.
 
Sinclair made his test debut in 1963 against England at Eden Park and captained the side in three of the 21 tests he played until 1968.
 
He was the third New Zealander, after Bert Sutcliffe and John R Reid, to score 1000 runs in test cricket. He also made more than 6000 first-class runs for Wellington, for whom he debuted as an 18-year-old.
 
Former broadcaster Bill Francis literally wrote the book on Sinclair. As a small boy, Francis followed Sinclair’s cricketing exploits and during the writing of In Pursuit of Excellence: The Barry Sinclair Story, got to know Sinclair well.
 
Born : 23 October 1936
 
Died : 10 July 2022

Source : Stuff

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Published On : July 13, 2022