Daily Current Affairs Quiz : May 21-22, 2023
May 22, 2023 May 22, 2023
1. Which institution released the ‘World Tourism Barometer’ Report?
[D] World Bank
Correct Answer: B [UNWTO]
World Tourism Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. According to the second UNWTO World Tourism Barometer of the year, international tourism is rebounding to pre-pandemic levels.
Around 235 million tourists travelled internationally in the first three months of 2023. Overall, international arrivals reached 80% of pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2023.
2. Which institution has established a ‘National Energy Management Centre’?
[A] REC Limited
[B] REMC Limited
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] National Gas Exchange
Correct Answer: B [REMC Limited]
REMC – a subsidiary of the RITES Ltd – has established the National Energy Management Centre (NEMC) at its office. REMC stands for Railway Energy Management Company.
The purpose of this centre is to oversee and handle the energy procurement for the Railways at a pan-India level.
3. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in which country?
[D] South Africa
Correct Answer: C [Brazil]
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was confirmed for the first time by Brazil. Two cases were detected in wild birds.
Brazil is the world’s top chicken exporter and the government confirmed the detection of H5N1 subtype of the influenza virus on two birds. While humans can contract H5N1, cases remain very rare.
4. Which Union Ministry launched the ‘Meri LiFE, Mera Swachh Shehar’ Campaign?
[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[B] Ministry of Jal Shakti
[C] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[D] Ministry of MSME
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs]
“Meri LiFE, Mera Swachh Shehar” is a mega campaign of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Its aim is to promote the reduce, reuse and recycle concept in waste management. This nationwide campaign aims to highlight cities to setup ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Centres, one stop collection centres to contribute clothes, shoes, old books, toys and used plastic to be reused or recycled.
5. Amy Pope, the first woman Director General of the International Organization for Migration, is from which country?
[A] United States
Correct Answer: A [United States]
Amy Pope of the United States was recently elected as the direct general of the International Organization for Migration.
She is the first woman to take up this position in the organisation in its more than 70-year-old history. USA is the largest bilateral donor of the International Organization for Migration.
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