Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Uday Lalit
B)
N. V. Ramana
C)
Ranjan Gogoi
D)
Vineet Saran

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Vineet Saran

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed retired Supreme Court judge Justice "Vineet Saran" as the ombudsman and ethics officer.
 
Sources in the BCCI have confirmed to Sportstar that Justice Saran, who retired in May this year, has already taken charge, even though the Board’s website does not mention anything about the appointment yet.
 
The position has been lying vacant for more than a year after Justice (retired) DK Jain’s tenure ended in June, 2021. 
 
Justice Saran enrolled as an advocate with the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council in 1980 and started his practice in the High Court of Allahabad in 1980 and continued till February 2002. In his tenure, Justice Saran successfully conducted numerous cases on the original, constitution, civil and criminal sides. 
 
In 1995, he held the post of Additional Advocate General for the State of Uttar Pradesh and was elevated as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court in February, 2016.
 
In August, 2018, he was elevated as the judge of the Supreme Court, where he continued until his retirement..

Source : Thehindu

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Published On : July 20, 2022
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
Planning Commission
C)
National Development Council
D)
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Correct Answer : Option (A) - NITI Aayog

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NITI Aayog and the World Food Programme (WFP), India, will launch the ‘Mapping and Exchange of Good Practices’ initiative for mainstreaming millets in Asia and Africa on 19 July 2022 in a hybrid event.
 
NITI and WFP will prepare a compendium of good practices for scaling up the production and consumption of millets in India and abroad.
 
The event will be inaugurated by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Suman Bery in the presence of Member Prof. Ramesh Chand and Adviser Dr Neelam Patel, WFP Representative and Country Director India Bishow Parajuli, National Rainfed Area Authority CEO Dr Ashok Dalwai, and Agriculture Ministry Joint Secretary Shubha Thakur.
 
Representatives from ICAR, Central and state government departments, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, industry, Central and state agriculture universities, FPOs, NGOs, start-ups, academic and research institutions, and international organizations such as the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Food Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), etc., will also participate in the event..

Source : PIB

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Published On : July 19, 2022
A)
5%
B)
7%
C)
12%
D)
18%

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 5%

Note : The new GST rate for pre-packed, labeled food items including rice, wheat, atta, paneer, curd, jaggery, lassi, butter milk, labeled meat (except frozen) and fish has now been fixed at 5 percent. Dried makhana, puffed rice, meslin flour, labeled meat and fish will also attract 5 percent GST. All these items were exempted from GST tax earlier. However, loose, unbranded and unlabelled goods will continue to remain exempted from GST. The new GST rates came into effect from July 18, 2022.

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Published On : July 19, 2022
A)
karnataka
B)
Rajasthan
C)
Telangana
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rajasthan

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During the 18th All India Legal Services Authorities’ convention, which was held here, National Legal Services Authority Chairman "Uday Umesh Lalit" unveiled the first digital Lok Adalat driven by artificial intelligence. Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority’s (RSLSA) digital Lok Adalat was created by Jupitice Justice Technologies, the organization’s technological partner.
 
N V Ramana, the Chief Justice of India, opened the two-day event in the presence of Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of Law and Justice, and Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
 
India’s increasing litigation backlog has recently made attention, particularly during the pandemic when courts were temporarily halted.
 
The oldest pending case in the nation was recently resolved by a district court in Bihar after 108 years of deliberation.
 
The NITI Aayog report also estimated that it would take 324 years to resolve every case now outstanding in India.
 
According to the survey, between 5 million and 40 million legal issues arise each month but only between 75% and 97% of them end up in court..

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Published On : July 19, 2022
A)
Kerala
B)
Bihar
C)
Delhi
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Delhi

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The Delhi government on Thursday(14th July 2022) celebrated ‘Happiness Utsav’ marking the fourth anniversary of its Happiness Curriculum for schools, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
 
Life coach Gaur Gopal Das taught the nuances of happiness in a special session for students on the occasion at Kautilya Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Chirag Enclave.
 
“Happiness Classes have brought a pathbreaking change in students’ mindset. Through the Happiness Utsav, we will teach lakhs of Delhiites to lead happy life.
 
“Happiness Curriculum has seen a tremendous journey in the last four years. The students’ focus on studies has been increasing and the children are staying stress-free,” Sisodia said.
 
The Deputy Chief Minister said that during the Happiness Utsav, various activities will be organised for the next 15 days and this time “happiness” will not be limited to Delhi government schools only..

Source : The Print

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Published On : July 19, 2022
A)
Kishore Kumar
B)
Pradeep Varma
C)
Vishal Singh
D)
Manoj Kumar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Manoj Kumar

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Manoj Kumar has assumed the charge as Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC), an official statement said on Saturday(16th July 2022).
 
His predecessor Vinai Kumar Saxena was appointed the Lt Governor of Delhi on May 23.
 
After taking over as the KVIC Chairman, Kumar said realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of Aatmanirbhar Bharat would be his priority while also establishing maximum number of small and micro units and creating self-employment through various schemes of KVIC to achieve the larger goal of self-reliant India.
 
He said KVIC would continue working on the vision of the PM that would make youths job-givers instead of being job-seekers .
 
Kumar, who has worked as Expert Member (Marketing) at KVIC, has a vast experience in the areas of marketing and rural development.
 
He believes that Khadi is spreading like a silent revolution in the country which is being led by the PM, the MSME Ministry stated.
 
The KVIC chairman said he would ensure that the money disbursed by the government reaches directly into the hands of Khadi artisans that would, in turn, pave the way for economic empowerment of the weaker sections of the society particularly the poorest of the poor.
 
He said the KVIC would strive to ensure that every hand gets sufficient work and is fairly remunerated for their works..

Source : Businesstoday

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Published On : July 19, 2022
A)
Telangana
B)
Karnataka
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Telangana

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The Telangana State government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA), the latest addition to the Digital Public Goods Registry.
 
Powered by Artificial Intelligence, the platform is geared towards strengthening food systems and food security. IT Minister KT Rama Rao, who was the chief guest at the programme, said: “DiCRA becoming a digital public good is an important milestone in our commitment to open data policy, service delivery to farmers and anticipatory governance to combat the global challenge of food security.”

* With UNDP Accelerator Labs and partner organisations, they are thrilled to support this first-of-its-kind digital commons to promote climate action not only for Telangana but for the entire world, said DiCRA of its cooperation with Telangana’s thriving innovation ecosystem.

* Climate change has multiple effects on agriculture, impacting crop output, nutrient quality, and livestock productivity. DiCRA can distinguish between farms that are highly vulnerable to climate change and those that are climate change-resilient using remote sensing and pattern identification algorithms.

* On the basis of empirical inputs crowdsourced from hundreds of data scientists and citizen scientists on top-performing farms, it specifically uses open-source technology to promote analysis and insights sharing on climate resilience.

* In order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, DiCRA has now joined more than 100 other digital solutions (SDGs)..

Source : Telangana Today

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Published On : July 19, 2022
A)
30th
B)
36th
C)
39th
D)
42nd

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 36th

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Mexico has topped the Expat Insider Rankings for 2022, which was released by the InterNations recently, while India has been ranked on 36th position out of the 52 countries on the list, with a high affordability score.
 
Indonesia is in the second spot while Taiwan, Portugal, Spain, UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, and Singapore are also among the top 10 countries' top destinations preferred by expats, as per the InterNations.
 
According to the survey of InterNations, expats in Mexico are happy with their personal finance and the ease of settling in. In fact, the country comes first in the local friendliness, finding friends, and culture & welcome subcategories. Expats describe the local residents as friendly and find it easy to make friends among them. Overall, 91 percent of expats are happy with their life in Mexico.
Expat Rank
India, meanwhile, ranked 36 out of the 52 countries. Sandwiched between Egypt (35th) and the UK (37th), expats are mostly happy with the affordability and the availability of health care. However, it was rated as the world’s worst in terms of air quality, second-worst in the environment, and travel and transit facilities...

Source : Timesnownews

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Published On : July 19, 2022
A)
Zaheer Abbas
B)
Narinder Batra
C)
Mustafa Kamal
D)
David Morgan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narinder Batra

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Narinder Batra on Monday(18th July 2022) resigned as President of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and also gave up his membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
 
Batra ceased to be President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) when the Delhi High Court, on May 25, struck down the post of ‘Life member’ in Hockey India, courtesy which he had contested the IOA elections and won back in 2017.
 
In three separate letters, Batra officially tendered his resignations from the IOA, IOC and FIH respectively.
 
“Due to personal reasons I submit my resignation from the post of President FIH," Batra wrote to the Executive Board of FIH.
 
Batra’s IOC membership was linked to IOA presidency but his resignation from FIH has come as surprise since in May he had said that he wants to focus on his job in the world hockey body..

Source : News18

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Published On : July 19, 2022
A)
16th July 2022
B)
17th July 2022
C)
18th July 2022
D)
19th July 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 18th July 2022

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Renowned ghazal singer "Bhupinder Singh", known for crooning classics like "Naam Gum Jayega" and "Dil Dhoondta Hai", died on Monday(18th July 2022) due to suspected colon cancer and COVID-19-related complications at a city hospital, his wife Mitali Singh said.
 
During his decades-long journey in the film industry, the singer came to be best known for songs like "Do Diwane Shehar Mein", "Ek Akela is Shehar Mein", "Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Aasman", "Duniya Chhute Yaar Na Chhute" and "Karoge Yaad Toh", among others.
 
According to Mitali Singh, herself a noted singer, the veteran artist was admitted to the hospital following a urine infection, wherein he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
 
"He was admitted to the hospital eight to ten days ago as he had some infection in the urine. After tests were performed, he tested positive for COVID-19. He passed away at around 7.45 pm due to suspected colon cancer and had COVID-19".

Born : 6 February 1940
Died : 18 July 2022.

Source : NDTV

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Published On : July 19, 2022