Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 19th January 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 19th January 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 19th January 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 19th January 2023

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1. Which of the following organization recently released Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks’ Outlook 2021-22?

  1. Niti aayog
  2. Reserve Bank of India
  3. Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Reserve Bank of India

Explanation:  Reserve Bank of India released the 9th volume of the annual publication titled ‘Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks’ Outlook 2021-22’. The publication has been brought out by the ‘Department of Supervision’ of the RBI. The publication covers the financial accounts of Scheduled and Non-Scheduled Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks for the financial year 2021-22.

2. Vedanta Ltd. will acquire the embattled power company Meenakshi Energy Ltd. For_____________.

  1. Rs 1140 crore
  2. Rs 1,440 crore
  3. Rs 1,000 crore
  4. Rs 940 crore
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Rs 1,440 crore

Explanation:  Anil Agarwal led Vedanta Ltd on Wednesday said it has been declared successful bidder for debt ridden Meenakshi Energy Limited, in a regulatory filing. The company said it will acquire the debt-ridden Meenakshi Energy for a consideration of ₹1,440 crore. “Vedanta Limited shall acquire 100% of the paid-up capital and management control of Meenakshi Energy Limited,” said Vedanta in its regulatory filing.

  • According to the filing, Vedanta said that of the total consideration, the company will pay ₹312 crores upfront and balance ₹1,128 crore in the form of secured unlisted non-convertible debentures issued by Meenakshi Energy to the financial creditors. The consideration will mature in five equal instalments over a period of five years.
  • “Balance INR 1,128 Cr in the form of secured unlisted non-convertible debentures issued by Meenakshi Energy Limited to the Financial Creditors to be repaid in 5 equal installments over a period of 5 years starting from the end of 2nd year,” said Vedanta in its filing.

3. The Network Planning Group (NPG) held its 41st session in New Delhi. It was chaired by-

  1. Sunil Duggal
  2. Anil Agrawal
  3. Mahendra Mehta
  4. Anand Agarwal
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Anil Agrawal

Explanation:  The Network Planning Group (NPG) held its 41st session in New Delhi on 18 January 2023. It was chaired by Anil Agrawal, the Special Secretary of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). During the session, it was observed by the NPG that the Ahmedabad Station has been one of the busiest stations on the Western Railway Corridor for freight movement. The meeting saw deliberations on the 4 Lane Accessed Controlled Greenfield Highway as part of the Nagpur-Vijaywada corridor and new rail connectivity projects connecting Barejadi Nandej to Sanand in Gujarat, and Barbil, Barsuan and Nayagrah in Odisha.

The 4 Lane Accessed Controlled Greenfield Highway, covering a distance of 306 km, will connect Mancherial to Vijawada. The project proposed will improve connectivity to 21 economic nodes such as Mega Food Parks, Fishing Seafood Clusters, Pharma and Medical Clusters, SEZs and Textile Clusters across the 11 districts and more than 27 social nodes across 3 States.

4. The world’s oldest person, French nun Lucile Randon, passed away recently at the age of_________.

  1. 110
  2. 113
  3. 115
  4. 118
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 118

Explanation:  The world’s oldest person, French nun Lucile Randon, has died aged 118. Randon, also known as Sister Andre, was born in southern France on February 11, 1904, a decade before World War I. She was long regarded as the oldest European, but the death of Japan’s Kane Tanaka at the age of 119 last year made her the world’s oldest person. The record for oldest confirmed age reached by a human belongs to Jeanne Calment, also of southern France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Guinness World Records had officially recognised her status in April 2022.

5. Recently, _______________ organises Cyber Threat Seminar cum Workshop “Sayanya Ran Kshetram 2.0”.

  1. Indian Navy
  2. Indian Army
  3. Indian Air Force
  4. Indian Coast Guard
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Indian Army

Explanation:  The Indian Army, under the HQ Army Training Command, organised the second edition of Hackathon – “Sannya Rankshetram 2.0” from October 2022 to January 2023.

  • “Sayanya Ran Kshetram 2.0” aims to identify indigenous talent in the field and raise the level of training in the areas of cyber deterrence, security software coding, Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Was.
  • This cyber threat seminar cum workshop was organised under four sub-programmes. This includes the following activities:-
  • Secure Software Coding – The objective was to engage with academia to identify talent capable of securing software programs and meeting cyber security needs in software code.
  • ESMO: Indian Army Specific Stack Optimized for Wi-Fi 6 – The objective of this sub-program was to explore a solution with respect to implementing the Indian Army specific version of the secure Wi-Fi stack to enhance the level of security .
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning –This subprogram helped build an AI stack to address the conversion and decryption of multilingual radio transmissions.

Cyber Nivaran: Capture the Flag (CTF) –This was a seven stage cyber security exploit challenge to identify talent to strengthen the existing cyber security regime.

6. Govt declares ________ as ‘Free Area’ for purposes of Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009.

  1. Ladakh
  2. Chandigarh
  3. Delhi
  4. Jammu & Kashmir
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Jammu & Kashmir

Explanation:  Jammu and Kashmir’s governments have declared the union territory as a “Free Area” for purposes of the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act 2009. According to the notification issued by the government, the declaration has been made in the exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (5) of section 6 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals (PCICDA) Act 2009. The Notification has been issued after the Government on being satisfied that no cases of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) have been reported from any district of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak in India resulted in massive deaths of cattle in India with the number going above 90,000. The Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak in India started in Gujarat and Rajasthan and in three months cattle in 15 states across India were affected. The Lumpy virus mostly affected cows, buffaloes, and deer. It is transmitted by blood-feeding insects such as certain species of flies and mosquitoes or ticks. The virus causes fever and nodules on the skin and can lead to the death of the cattle. Lumpy Skin disease is a contagious viral disease that spreads among cattle through mosquitoes, flies, lice, and wasps by direct contact. It can also be transmitted through contaminated food and water. The disease has spread in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh. The disease was first reported in India in 2019.

7. Gogoro and Belrise has inked a strategic energy partnership with the _______________ government to establish a battery-swapping infrastructure.

  1. Telangana
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Andra Pradesh
  4. Tamil Nadu
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Maharashtra

Explanation:  Taiwan-headquartered electric vehicle and infrastructure company Gogoro is advancing its plans to deploy battery swapping network in India. The company along with Belrise Industries (formerly known as Badve Engineering) has inked a strategic energy partnership with the Maharashtra government to establish a battery swapping infrastructure. This follows up to Gogoro’s earlier announced partnership with Hero MotoCorp and Zypp Electric among others.

As per the understanding, Gogoro and Belrise Industries are planning a 50-50 JV to invest around $2.5 billion (Rs 20,617 crore) over a course of eight years to build energy infrastructure across the state. The non-binding MoU agreement was signed at the Maharashtra pavilion, World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The battery swapping infrastructure expects to begin deploying across the State of Maharashtra in 2023 which will leverage Gogoro’s smart energy ecosystem including smart battery stations, swapping technologies, network management solutions.

8. Russia has become India’s _________ largest trading partner with imports from the country spiking five-fold to $32.9 billion during the April-December period.

  1. Second
  2. Fifth
  3. fourth
  4. Third
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. fourth

Explanation:  Russia has become India’s fourth-largest trading partner with imports from the country spiking five-fold to $32.9 billion during the April-December period, according to a report in The Times of India. There are two main contributors to India’s higher imports from Russia — crude oil and fertilisers. After Russia-Ukraine war broke out, the West slapped sanctions on Moscow, limiting its trade opportunities.

  • India bargained a deal with Russia for crude petroleum, seeing this as an opportunity to push the export of petrol and diesel to countries such as the Netherlands and Brazil. Riding on the crude trade, Russia became India’s 20th largest source of imports in the last financial year.
  • The TOI reported that if the current pace of increase persists, Russia’s imports could hit $50 billion, just shy of the value of goods shipped from the US, which is the third-largest source of imports for India.

9. 18th National Disaster Response Force day is celebrated on ___________ by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

  1. 16th January 2023
  2. 17th January 2023
  3. 19th January 2023
  4. 18th January 2023
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. 19th January 2023

Explanation:  18th National Disaster Response Force day is celebrated on January 19, 2023 by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). The day has been celebrated on this day since 2006 when the rescue force was officially formed. The specialised, multi-skilled rescue force is made up of battalions from the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Assam Rifles. The NDRF is the primary agency responsible for conducting rescue operations during disasters like drowning, building collapses, landslides, devastating floods, earthquakes and cyclones.

10. Who among the following has won the Gaja Capital Business Book Prize 2022 for a book titled ‘Broke to Breakthrough’?

  1. Harsh Mariwala
  2. Narotam Sekhsaria
  3. Harish Damodaran
  4. Sandhya Mendonca
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Harish Damodaran

Explanation:  Indian Express journalist, Harish Damodaran was awarded the Gaja Capital Business Book Prize 2022 for his book ‘Broke to Breakthrough’. This book is a detailed and perceptive account of the rise of dairy company Hatsun Agro and its founder R.G. Chandramogan.

11. Which of the following Indian cities hosted the first G20 Health Working Group meeting on January 18, 2023?

  1. Jaipur
  2. Kochi
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Thiruvananthapuram
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Thiruvananthapuram

Explanation: The first G-20 Health Working Group (HWG) meeting under India’s G-20 presidency began on 18 January at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. This meeting will be held from January 18 to 20, 2023. These HWG meetings will be held in various places in the country including Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Goa, Hyderabad in Telangana and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. It will highlight PM Modi’s call to showcase India’s rich and diverse cultures. The meeting will be attended by representatives of G-20 member states, special invitees and relevant international organisations.

India is currently part of the G-20 Troika which refers to the top grouping within the G-20 which includes countries like Indonesia, Brazil and India. This is the first time that three developing countries are part of this troika. Under the presidency of India, the G-20 health track will include four Health Working Group (HWG) meetings and a Health Ministerial Meeting (HMM).

Three priorities for achieving India’s G-20 Presidency mission

  1. Prevention, preparedness and response to health emergencies (with a focus on health and AMR).
  2. Strengthening Cooperation in Pharmaceutical Sector with an emphasis on Access and Availability to safe, effective, quality and Affordable Medical Countermeasures (Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics).
  3. Digital Health Innovations and Solutions to Aid Universal Health Coverage and Improve Healthcare Service Delivery.

12. Which of the following districts was declared the country’s first Constitution-literate district?

  1. Nongpoh
  2. Kollam
  3. Mairang
  4. Baghmara
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Kollam

Explanation:  The Indian district of Kollam has become the country’s first constitution literate district. The announcement was made by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The district’s success is the result of a seven-month campaign launched by the Kollam district panchayat, District Planning Committee, and the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) to educate citizens about the country’s laws and their rights.

  • The campaign aimed to provide constitutional literacy to 23 lakh citizens belonging to 7 lakh families in the district. To achieve this goal, awareness classes were organized for around 90% of the people in Kollam.
  • Around 16.3 lakh people above the age of 10 were educated by 2,200 trainers called “senators,” who visited schools, offices, auto stands, and tribal councils to create awareness.
  • The Constitution literacy campaign in Kollam district is expected to help in a number of ways. By providing education about the country’s laws and citizens’ rights, the campaign aims to create a more informed and aware citizenry.
  • This can lead to better understanding of one’s rights and responsibilities as a citizen, and can also help in holding the government accountable for its actions. It also helps the government’s efforts to improve secularism and the social environment.

13. Who among the following will take over as the Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Auto parts (TKAP), Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM)?

  1. Manasi Tata
  2. Noel Naval Tata
  3. Kenichi Ayukawa
  4. Vikram Kirloskar
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  A. Manasi Tata

Explanation:  Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Thursday said Manasi Tata, daughter of late Vikram Kirloskar, will take over as its new Vice Chairperson with immediate effect. She will also take over as the Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Auto parts (TKAP), Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said in a statement.

14. Badara Alieu Joof passed away recently. He was the Vice President of which country?

  1. Zambia
  2. Gambia
  3. Ghana
  4. Senegal
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Gambia

Explanation:  The Vice President of the West African nation of Gambia, Badara Alieu Joof passed away after a short illness in India, said the country’s President Adama Barrow, on January 18. The 65-year-old took office last year as the vice president and had served as Gambia’s education minister from 2017 to 2022. He had also worked in Gambian civil service as well as in the World Bank as an Education Specialist for West and Central Africa.

15. Which of the following country is South Asia’s weakest economy according to the World Bank?

  1. Nepal
  2. Bhutan
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Pakistan
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Pakistan

Explanation:  World Bank forecast Pakistan’s economic growth to slow further to two percent during the current year. This will mark a drop of two percentage points from its June 2022 estimates, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report. The report said that Pakistan’s economic output was not only declining itself but also bringing down the regional growth rate as well. Forecasting Pakistan’s GDP growth rate to improve to 3.2 per cent in 2024, the report said, “Policy uncertainty further complicates the economic outlook” of Pakistan.

This pace reflects still robust growth in India, Maldives, and Nepal, offsetting the effects of the floods in Pakistan and the economic and political crises in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. The deteriorating global environment, however, will weigh on investment in the region,” the report said pointing to a “sharp, long-lasting slowdown” with the global growth expected at 1.7 per cent this year.

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