Daily & Latest Current Affair in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Robin Uthappa
B)
Shikhar Dhawan
C)
Dinesh Karthik
D)
Ravindra Jadeja

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Robin Uthappa

Note :

The Karnataka State Government in association with NIMHANS and Niti Ayog launched the Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI) in January. Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa has been recently appointed as the brand ambassador for Karnataka- Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI). Training of doctors and preparations to start Brain Health Clinics in the three pilot hospitals has also commenced.
 
While training of doctors and preparations to start Brain Health Clinics in the three pilot hospitals – Jayanagar General hospital in Bengaluru Urban, SNR Hospital in Kolar and District Hospital in Chickballapur has begun.

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Published On : April 19, 2022
A)
12.3%
B)
14.5%
C)
15.9%
D)
17.5%

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 12.3%

Note : The extreme poverty rate in India fell from 22.5% in 2011 to 10.2% in 2019 as per World Bank Policy Research Working Paper. This represents a decline of 12.3% points in extreme poverty count between 2011 to 2019 in the country.

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Published On : April 19, 2022
3 .
Consider the following statements with reference to the UDAN Scheme:
 
1. Its objective is to develop the international and regional aviation market.
2. Financial incentives from the Centre, state governments and airport operators are extended to selected airlines.

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 (B) - 2 only

Note :

The Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (UdeDeshkaAamNagrik), the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has been selected for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 under the category “Innovation (General) – Central”.
 
Launch : It was launched as a RCS under the Ministry of Civil Aviation in 2016.
 
About the UDAN Scheme : UDAN scheme emphasizes on Good Governance, Qualitative achievements, and last mile connectivity rather than only on achievement of quantitative targets. In a short span of five years, 415 UDAN routes have connected 66 underserved and unserved airports, including heliports and over 92 lakh people have benefited from it.
 
Objectives :
* To develop the regional aviation market.
* To provide affordable, economically viable and profitable air travel on regional routes to the common man even in small towns.
 
Features :
* The scheme envisages providing connectivity to un-served and underserved airports of the country through the revival of existing air-strips and airports. The scheme is operational for a period of 10 years.
 
* Under-served airports are those which do not have more than one flight a day, while unserved airports are those where there are no operations.
 
* Financial incentives from the Centre, state governments and airport operators are extended to selected airlines to encourage operations from unserved and under-served airports, and keep airfares affordable.

Source : PIB

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Published On : April 18, 2022
4 .
With reference to Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme, consider the following statements:
 
1. It was started in 2021 as a replacement for the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS).
2. Iron & steel and Pharma sectors are omitted from the scheme.
 
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

Note :

Recently, the government had left out sectors such as iron and steel, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, from the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme.
 
These sectors were omitted from the scheme, as iron and steel were ‘already booming’ and the pharma industry’s business had also increased during the pandemic.

About :
* The RoDTEP scheme would refund to exporters the embedded central, state and local duties or taxes that were so far not been rebated or refunded and were, therefore, placing India’s exports at a disadvantage.

* The rebate under the scheme would not be available in respect of duties and taxes already exempted or remitted or credited.

Launch :
* It was started in January 2021 as a replacement for the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), which was not compliant with the rules of the World Trade Organisation.

  i) The MEIS scheme provided additional benefits of 2% to 7% on the Freight On Board (FOB) value of eligible exports.
 
* For garment exporters, the Rebate of State and Central Levies and Taxes (RoSCTL) Scheme has been notified separately.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : April 18, 2022
A)
Joe Biden
B)
Justin Trudeau
C)
Vladimir Putin
D)
Boris Johnson

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Boris Johnson

Note : UK Prime Minister "Boris Johnson" will pay an official visit to India from April 21-22, 2022. This will be Boris Johnson's maiden visit to India as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The UK PM's visit to India has been overdue for a long after being canceled twice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. He was first invited as a Chief Guest of India's Republic Day celebrations in early 2021 but it was canceled due to a massive COVID-19 spike in the United Kingdom.

He was then scheduled to visit India in April 2021 but it again was canceled due to the pandemic situation in India around the time. 

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Published On : April 18, 2022
A)
April 17th
B)
April 18th
C)
April 19th
D)
April 20th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - April 18th

Note :

The International Day for Monuments and Sites is observed globally on April 18th every year to promote culture and heritage. World Heritage Day is another name for it. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), based in Paris, is the driving force behind this worldwide event.
 
History And Significance : In 1982, ICOMOS proposed that April 18th be designated as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. The date was adopted by UNESCO during its 22nd General Conference the following year, and it became a global event. ICOMOS has been proposing a theme for this day every year since then.
 
World Heritage Day theme for 2022 : The World Heritage Day theme for 2022 is Heritage and Climate. ICOMOS has called on its members, individuals, and organisations to hold activities around the theme. This year's theme offers an opportunity to respond to questions of climate justice and equity to protect heritage. It is also an opportunity to discuss ways in which we may achieve equitable protection of vulnerable communities.

Source : NDTV

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Published On : April 18, 2022
A)
Punjab
B)
Gujarat
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Gujarat

Note : Prime Minister Modi will be on a 3-day visit to Gujarat starting from April 18, 2022, and during his visit, he will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Gujarat.

Prime Minister Modi, during his visit, will join the programmes in Banaskantha, Gandhinagar, Dahod, and Jamnagar which will cover different sectors and will also boost the Ease of Living for people. WHO Chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus will also be present during PM Modi’s 3-day visit and will participate in a few events alongside the Prime Minister.

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Published On : April 18, 2022
A)
17th April 2022
B)
16th April 2022
C)
15th April 2022
D)
14th April 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 15th April 2022

Note :

In a rather saddening piece of news, Manju Singh, who played Amol Palekar’s sister Ratna in the 1979 film Gol Maal, passed away on April 15 due to cardiac arrest. The veteran actress was quite popular in the 80s. The actress-producer breathed her last at her Mumbai residence.

Manju Singh

MANJU SINGH PASSES AWAY :
Actress-producer Manju Singh passed away on April 15th, 2022. She was famous for playing Amol Palekar’s sister Ratna in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1979 film Gol Maal. In her lifetime, Manju Singh had anchored and produced DD shows like Show Time, Ek Kahani, Adhikaar and Swaraj . Her family issued an obituary with funeral details in a Mumbai newspaper. She passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 73..

Source : India Today

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Published On : April 18, 2022
A)
Nagaland
B)
Mizoram
C)
Manipur
D)
Tripura

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Manipur

Note :

The Chief Minister of Manipur "N. Biren Singh" said that a 165 ft. tall Indian National Flag, the highest in the Northeast region, would be installed at the Indian National Army (INA) Headquarter Complex at Moirang of Manipur.
 
Speaking at the 78th Anniversary of Flag Hoisting Day observed today at INA Martyr’s Memorial Complex, Moirang, Shri Biren Said that the pole for 165 feet tall Indian National Flag had already been erected and the Union Home Minister will visit the State and unfurl the Indian National Flag as part of the State government's 100 Days Action Plans.
 
Shri Biren said that Flag Hoisting Day is a historical day for the people of the country. On 14th April 1944, Lieutenant Colonel Shaukat Ali of Indian National Army (INA) hoisted the Tricolor Flag of Free India, under the guidance of INA Supreme Commander Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, for the first time on Indian soil, he said..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : April 18, 2022
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
Ministry of External Affairs
C)
Central Vigilance Commission
D)
National Development Council

Correct Answer : Option (A) - NITI Aayog

Note :

The NITI Aayog is planning to launch a National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) in May to provide government data in a user-friendly format, to promote data-driven decision making and research. Conceived in 2020, the platform aims to standardise data across government sources and provide flexible analytics that make it easy for users to analyse information using multiple datasets.
 
AIR correspondent quoting a Senior Adviser at NITI Aayog reports, the portal will help policymakers, academics and researchers to easily analyse data without having to process it. The portal will have 200 datasets from more than 46 ministries at the time of the launch. New datasets will be added up to the village level in the future. Presently, many government departments have public dashboards with options to download data, some are available as image files while others are in PDF format, making it difficult to compile information. Experts say this will be addressed in NDAP..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : April 18, 2022