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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • July 9, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
India's 1st floating LNG terminal at which state to operationalize in the second half of 2022?
Maharashtra
Tamil Nadu
Odisha
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's first floating terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Jaigarh in Maharashtra is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022.

2.
Which institution released the 'Global Findex database 2021'?
IMF
World Bank
RBI
World Economic Forum
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The World Bank released the Global Findex Database 2021: Financial Inclusion, Digital Payments, and Resilience in the Age of COVID-19.

3.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will organize "Hariyali Mahotsav at which state?
Bangalore
Hyderabad
New Delhi
Mumbai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Environment Ministry will organize Hariyali Mahotsav in New Delhi today commemorating the 75th year of "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

4.
Who has been appointed as the Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan?
Lt Gen B. S. Raju
Lt Gen YK Joshi
Lt Gen M. Subramanian
Lt Gen Ajai Singh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's Lieutenant General Mohan Subramanian has been appointed the Force Commander in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

5.
OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo passes away at which age?
63
92
88
69
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) Secretary-General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, passed away in his home country Nigeria at the age of 63.

6.
Who among the following won the top mathematics prize, the Fields Medal 2022?
June Huh
Maryna Viazovska
James Maynard
All of the above
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The four awardees of the prestigious prize include France's Hugo Duminil-Copin, US-based June Huh, Britain's James Maynard and Ukraine's Maryna Viazovska.

7.
As per the RBI's liberalised norms, what is the new limit of External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) under the automatic route?
USD 1.5 billion
USD 500 million
USD 1 billion
USD 2 billion
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The measures include easing norms for FPI investment in the debt market, and increasing the External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) limit under the automatic route from USD750 million or its equivalent per financial year to USD 1.5 billion.

8.
Ilaiyaraaja, who was nominated to Rajya Sabha, is an eminent personality in which field?
Literature
Music
Business
Sports
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Legendary music director Ilaiyaraaja was recently nominated to Rajya Sabha, along with veteran athlete PT Usha, film screenwriter V Vijayendra Prasad and spiritual leader Veerendra Heggade.

9.
Which state has topped in the state ranking for implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) through ration shops?
Jharkhand
Andhra Pradesh
Odisha
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Odisha has topped in the state ranking for implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) through ration shops, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

10.
Who is the author of the book "Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life"?
Manjoot Singh
Gitika Tripathi
Susan Ninan
Sanjay Tiwari
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Hachette India has announced the expanded paperback edition of five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand's widely acclaimed memoir "Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life". It is written by Anand with author-journalist Susan Ninan.

11.
Which country supplied upgraded N-fuel to India's Kudankulam plant with a longer fuel cycle?
UAE
Russia
China
Brazil
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom has supplied the first batch of upgraded nuclear fuel to India for two functioning units of the Tamil Nadu-based Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

12.
Which company launched the 'Startup School India (SSI)' initiative?
Amazon
Microsoft
Meta
Google
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tech Major Google announced the launch of Start-up School India (SSI) as part of the Google for Start-ups initiative.

13.
Which city is the host of the '2022 Global biodiversity conclave'?
Bonn
Paris
Geneva
Davos
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 2022 Global biodiversity conclave is organised in Bonn, Germany. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) announced that an Assessment on the Sustainable Use of Wild Species will be released.

14.
Which bank has renewed the MoU with the Indian Air Force for the Defense Salary Package scheme?
BOB
HDFC
RBI
SBI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The country's largest bank, the State Bank of India has simultaneously renewed its existing MoU on the defence salary package scheme with IAF.

15.
Salesforce announced how many million grants for education, and workforce development in India?
2 million
3 million
32 million
1 million
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Salesforce on Wednesday announced USD 2 million (about Rs 15.85 crore) in grants to over 22 non-profits across India as the software company underlined its commitment to education and workforce development in the country.

16.
On which bank did RBI impose a monetary penalty of Rs.1 crore for non-compliance with certain directions on 'Reserve Bank of India (Know Your Customer (KYC)) Directions, 2016'?
IndusInd Bank
HDFC Bank
Punjab National Bank
SBI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
RBI has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs.1 crore on IndusInd Bank for non-compliance with certain directions issued by RBI on 'RBI (KYC) Directions, 2016'.

17.
Who is the richest Indian-American on the list of America's richest self-made women in the 8th annual Forbes?
Anjali Sud
Leena Nair
Neha Narkhede
Jayshree Ulla
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Jayshree Ullal is the richest Indian-American on the list, thanks in part to the stock she owns in Arista, the computer networking firm of which she has been president and CEO since 2008.

18.
Which bank has signed an agreement with the Forest and Wildlife Department to enable digital collection of payments?
State Bank of India
South Indian Bank
Union Bank of India
Bank of Baroda
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The South Indian Bank has signed an agreement with Kerala's Forest and Wildlife Department to enable digital collection of payments at eco-tourism centres, Vanasree shops, mobile Vanasree units and eco-shops across the State, of Tamil Nadu.

19.
Who has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) of Aviva India?
Asit Rath
Tarun Chugh
Naveen Tahilyani
Kamlesh Rao
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Life insurance company Aviva India has announced the appointment of Asit Rath as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD).

20.
Who announced his resignation, one day before the end of his term in the Rajya Sabha?
R. Girirajan
Satish Chandra Dubey
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Damodar Rao Divakond
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Central ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and RCP Singh resigned, a day before the end of their Rajya Sabha term.