Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
PARAM Ananta
B)
PARAM Padma
C)
PARAM Brahma
D)
PARAM Pravega

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Param Ananta

Note :

PARAM ANANTA, a state-of the art Supercomputer at IIT Gandhinagar dedicated to the nation under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) - a joint initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), was commissioned on May 30, 2022
 
NSM is a joint initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).
 
Its system is based on Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology.
 
Under NSM, 15 supercomputers have been installed across the country with aggregate compute capacity of 24 petaflops.

Source : F T L

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Published On : May 31, 2022
A)
University Grants Commission
B)
National Commission for Women
C)
National Health Authority
D)
National Human Rights Commission of India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - National Health Authority

Note :

The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has launched a public dashboard for real-time information. The public dashboard will be a one-stop solution for information on the mission’s progress at state level.
 
The dashboard will display detailed information on core registries under the mission – Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) numbers, Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and Health Facility Registry (HFR).
 
Till date, a total of 22.1 crore ABHAs (earlier known as health ID) have been created, over 16.6 thousand healthcare professionals have registered on the HPR, over 69.4 thousand health facilities have registered on the HFR, more than 1.8 lakh health records already linked by users, and the recently revamped ABHA app has crossed over 5.1 lakh downloads..

Source : Mint
 

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Published On : May 31, 2022
A)
Yogi Adityanath
B)
Arvind Kejriwal
C)
Mamata Banerjee
D)
Narendra Modi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Narendra Modi

Note :

PM Narendra Modi will launch credit-linked portal 'Jan Samarth' for delivery of various schemes run by different ministries and departments.

As part of the Narendra Modi government's vision of minimum government maximum governance, the new portal plans to initially onboard 15 credit-linked government schemes, sources said.
 
For example, schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) are being administered by different ministries.
 
Aim : improve the ease of living for the common man.
 
Initially, the new portal will launch with the 15 credit-linked government initiatives.
 
State Bank of India and other lenders were doing the pilot testing and fix the loose ends before the official launch.
 
In 2018, the government had launched a portal http://psbloansin59minutes.com for various kinds of credit products, including MSME, home, auto and personal loans..

Source : Economic Times


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Published On : May 31, 2022
A)
Mexico
B)
Russia
C)
Canada
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Canada

Note : The Prime Minister of Canada "Justin Trudeau" announced on May 30, 2022, a proposed freeze on handgun ownership in Canada following the recent mass shootings in the United States.

The move will effectively ban the import and sale of handguns in Canada. However, the bill imposing ban on handguns must be passed by the Canadian Parliament and the ruling Liberals hold only a minority of seats.

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Published On : May 31, 2022
A)
Italy
B)
Hungary
C)
Turkey
D)
Poland

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Hungary

Note :

The European Union leaders agreed to ban more than 2/3rd of Russian oil with immediate effect on the first day of the special meeting of the "European Council" in Brussels on May 31, 2022.

While the European Council leaders attempted to persuade "Hungarian" Prime Minister Viktor Orban to back the Russian oil embargo after a month of negotiations, Orban said that no comprise had been reached yet.

As per the current proposal, Russian oil arriving in the EU and in Hungary by pipeline will be exempted from sanctions. However, the Hungarian PM wants a guarantee that in case something happens to the pipeline carrying the Russian oil, then they would have the right to receive it by the sea and have it arrive from elsewhere..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : May 31, 2022
A)
Delhi
B)
Punjab
C)
Karnataka
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi

Note :

The Enforcement Directorate has got custody of Delhi health minister "Satyendar Jain" till June 9 in the money laundering case in which he was arrested on Monday(30th May 2022). He will now be produced before the court on June 9.
 
WHAT HAPPENED IN COURT :
Seeking 14-day custody, the ED told the court that it was required to find sources and trail of money in the case.
 
"There's a chequered trail of money. We don't know if the money was his or if he was laundering money for someone else. We need to see if there are other money trails," argued Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. He added that 'accomplices' Ankush and Vaibhav Jain, relatives of the accused, had given statements on affidavit.
 
Senior Advocate N Hariharan, arguing for Satyendar Jain, said there is no evidence. "His house has already been searched on two occasions. His bank accounts also seized," he said.
 
The court finally awarded the central agncy custody of Satyendar Jain till June 9.
 
WHAT'S THE CASE?
The ED initiated a money laundering investigation based on an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Satyendar Jain and others under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
 
Investigations by the financial probe agency have revealed that in 2015-2016, when Jain was a public servant, companies owned and controlled by him received up to Rs 4.81 crore from shell companies through the Hawala network, the ED said..

Source : India Today

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Published On : May 31, 2022
A)
May 31st
B)
May 30th
C)
May 29th
D)
May 28th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - May 31st

Note :

World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31st to raise awareness about the damage caused by consuming tobacco. Consuming tobacco kills over 80 lakh people across the world every year. Besides the human cost, consuming tobacco also causes the environment to degrade. 
 
Tobacco consumption is one of the factors that are believed to adversely impact the efforts to achieve the UN–adopted sustainable development agenda by 2030, which aims to reduce tobacco-related deaths by one-third by that time.
 
 
Theme : 
 
The WHO member countries agreed to observe World No-Tobacco Day on May 31 in 1987. Since then, this day is marked each year with a relevant theme. For this year(2022), the theme is “Protect The Environment”. As per WHO, “The harmful impact of the tobacco industry on the environment is vast and growing adding unnecessary pressure to our planet's already scarce resources and fragile ecosystems.”

Source : NDTV

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Published On : May 31, 2022
A)
Yoga for Heart
B)
Yoga for Family
C)
Yoga for Humanity
D)
Yoga for Health

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Yoga for Humanity

Note : The theme of the 8th International Yoga Day is 'Yoga for Humanity'. The theme was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Maan Ki Baat' address on May 30, 2022.

The theme aims to portray how during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, yoga served humanity in reducing suffering. The theme also aims to highlight how even in the post-Covid geopolitical scenario, yoga can play a major role in bringing people together with compassion, kindness, build resilience among people and foster a sense of unity. 

Source : ABP Live

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Published On : May 30, 2022
A)
27th May
B)
28th May
C)
29th May
D)
30th May

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 30th May

Note : World Vape Day is observed on 30th May across the globe to create awareness about the alternatives to harmful tobacco products and highlights the relative safety of e-cigarettes and their potential as harm reduction and smoking cessation tools.

World Vape Day (May 30th) is observed on the day before World No Tobacco Day(May 31), observed by the World Health Organisation(WHO). World Vape Day was initiated by the World Vapers’ Alliance(WVA). WVA was established by and receives funding from the Consumer Choice Center.

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Published On : May 30, 2022
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Yogi Adityanath
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Addressing the nation in his Mann Ki Baat programme's on All India Radio, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recounted how he received an interesting gift by a Self-Help Group from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The gift was a special Thanjavur Doll, which also has a GI Tag. He said the Thanjavur Doll is  scripting a new saga of women empowerment and Women's Self-Help Groups' stores and kiosks are opening up in Thanjavur.
 
With the help of such kiosks and stores, women are now able to sell their products directly to the customers. The initiative has been named 'Tharagaigal Kaivinai Porutkal Virpanai Angadi'. Mr Modi said 22 Self-Help Groups are associated with this initiative. Apart from GI products like Thanjavur Doll and Bronze Lamp , these women Self Help Groups also craft toys, mats and artificial jewellery. Due to such stores, the sales of GI products as well as handicraft products have seen a significant rise.
 
Mr Modi urged the listeners of 'Mann Ki Baat' to find out which Women Self Help Groups are working in their area and collect information about their products..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 30, 2022