Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Namibia
B)
Tanzania
C)
South African
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (C) - South African

Note : South African President "Cyril Ramaphosa" tested positive for COVID-19 on December 12, 2021. He has mild symptoms and is receiving treatment for the same. The President is on self-isolation in Cape Town. He is fully vaccinated and had recently returned from a trip to West Africa though he had tested negative for COVID-19 upon his return on December 8.

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Published On : December 13, 2021
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10001
B)
11111
C)
14566
D)
12554

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 14566

Note : The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched a National Helpline Against Atrocities (NHAA) on December 13, 2021 to prevent atrocities on members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). The toll-free number is 14566 and will be available across the country.

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Published On : December 13, 2021
A)
Dubai
B)
Tokyo
C)
Toronto
D)
Abu Dhabi

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Dubai

Note : Dubai has become the very first government in the world to turn 100% paperless. Dubai's Paperless Strategy means that the Government will no longer be issuing or asking for paper documents across all of its operations.

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Published On : December 13, 2021
A)
Planning Commission
B)
Union Public Service Commission
C)
National Development Council
D)
NITI Aayog

Correct Answer : Option (D) - NITI Aayog

Note :

The NITI Aayog has planned to establish 1000 Atal Tinkering Laboratories in Jammu and Kashmir. Out of 1000 Atal Tinkering Laboratories, 187 will be established by the end of the financial year 2021-22. Out of 187 ATLs, 31 are being established across government schools of J&k while 50 will be established in several educational institutions like KVs, JNVs, and Private schools.
 
About : Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) is a sub-mission under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of the Central Government in India. It is the flagship initiative of AIM, that seeks to nurture an innovative mindset amongst high school students across India.

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Published On : December 13, 2021
A)
DRDO
B)
ISRO
C)
NASA
D)
SpaceX

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)

Note : The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has signed an agreement with Chinese smart devices maker Oppo’s Indian arm to strengthen the research and development of the NavIC messaging service. The messaging service is mainly used for broadcasting safety-of-life alerts in areas with poor or no communication, particularly in the oceans. Oppo India has its manufacturing unit in Noida and an R&D centre in Hyderabad.

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Published On : December 13, 2021
A)
India
B)
France
C)
Japan
D)
Germany

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

Note : India assumed the Chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO) for 1 year from October 28, 2021. The National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Government of India, in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), as a Knowledge Partner, organized a 2-day Practical Seminar on ‘Securing Cyberspace in the Contemporary Threat Environment’ for delegates from SCO member States.

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Published On : December 13, 2021
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36th
B)
47th
C)
56th
D)
59th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 56th

Note :

International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitive Centre published its “World Talent Ranking Report”. In the report, Europe has dominated the ranking in 2021. Global top 10 countries are from this region. Switzerland has retained its top spot. India has been ranked at 56th position. In the Middle East & North Africa, UAE maintained its second position, following Israel (first in this region). Israel has been ranked 22nd.
 
In the Arab world, UAE maintained its top position. The UAE has improved its global talent ranking by one position to 23rd. Taiwan has been ranked at third place in Asia while at 16th place In Asia, Taiwan has been ranked behind Hong Kong (11) and Singapore (12) but ahead of South Korea (34), China (36), and Japan (39).

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Published On : December 13, 2021
A)
United Nations Trusteeship Council (UNTC)
B)
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
C)
United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
D)
United Nations Economic and Social Council(UNESC)

Correct Answer : Option (B) - United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

Note :

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has granted Observer Status to International Solar Alliance (ISA) by adopting resolution 76/123. This decision has been taken based on the UNGA’s Sixth Committee report. In November 2015, ISA was jointly launched by India and France during the 21st session of the United Nations Climate Change COP-21 in Paris, France to promote solar energy among its Member Countries.
 
A total of 108 countries participated in the Assembly, including 74 Member Countries and 34 Observer and Prospective Countries, 23 Partner Organizations and 33 Special Invitee Organisations. The launch of the ISA was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and former French President Francois Hollande in November 2015, at the 21st session of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Paris, France.

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Published On : December 13, 2021
A)
Central Bank of India
B)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
C)
State Bank of India (SBI)
D)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Asian Development Bank

Note : Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a Rs 2653.05 crore (USD 350 million) policy-based loan to improve urban services in India. This loan supports the policies formulated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to benefit the urban poor, economically weaker sections, and low-income groups.

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Published On : December 13, 2021
A)
Catherine Russell
B)
Lesley Vickerage
C)
Jen Psaki
D)
Jemma Redgrave

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Catherine Russell

Note : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Catherine Russell as the head of UN children’s agency UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund. Catherine Russell is an assistant to US President Joe Biden. She also heads the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Russell will succeed Henrietta Fore, who resigned in July 2021 because of a family health issue.

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Published On : December 13, 2021