Daily Current Affairs Quiz : October 13, 2022 – GKToday

Daily Current Affairs Quiz : October 13, 2022

1. ‘Skilling of girls in non-traditional livelihood (NTL)’ has been included in which flagship scheme?

[A] Beti Bachao Beti Padao
[B] Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
[C] POSHAN Abhiyaan
[D] Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

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Correct Answer: A [Beti Bachao Beti Padao]
Notes:
The Union government announced the inclusion of skilling of girls in non-traditional livelihood (NTL) options in its flagship programme of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’.
Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani emphasised the importance of convergence between various departments for providing quality education to empower girls.
2. Which Union Ministry is associated with ‘One Nation, One Grid, One Frequency and One National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC)’?

[A] Ministry of Communications
[B] Ministry of Electronics and IT
[C] Ministry of Power
[D] Ministry of Science and Technology

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Correct Answer: C [Ministry of Power]
Notes:
The Union Power Ministry has started the process setting up transmission systems for renewable energy zones (REZ) with 66.5 GW capacity by the current year to integrate non-fossil fuel energy sources with the national grid.
It will also establish 13 RE management centres (REMC) to address the variability of generation. A transmission system to integrate an additional 52 GW potential REZ by 2026-27 is also being planned. The Power Minister briefed the steps being taken towards creating a ‘One Nation, One Grid, One Frequency and One National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC)’.
3. ‘PM-DevINE’ Scheme, which was seen in the news, aimed at development of which region?

[A] Coastal regions
[B] Hilly regions
[C] North-Eastern regions
[D] Border areas

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Correct Answer: C [North-Eastern regions]
Notes:
The Union Cabinet approved projects worth over ₹13,000 crore, including a Rs 6,600 crore-scheme for developing physical and social infrastructure in the North-East.
The ‘Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE)’ will be implemented during the remaining four years of the 15th Finance Commission from 2022-23 to 2025-26. It is a Central sector scheme and will be administered by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).
4. The evidence of ‘The Trapping Zone’ has been discovered in which country?

[A] Maldives
[B] Australia
[C] Japan
[D] Italy

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Correct Answer: A [Maldives]
Notes:
Scientists on the Nekton Maldives Mission have discovered evidence of ‘The Trapping Zone’. It has been described as ‘an oasis of oceanic life’, 500 metres below the surface.
As per the country’s president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the discovery of ‘The Trapping Zone’ and the oasis of life surrounding the Maldives provides with new knowledge that will support fisheries and tourism.
5. As per the recent data, what is the CPI-based retail inflation recorded in India?

[A] 6.25 %
[B] 7.2 %
[C] 7.41 %
[D] 7.91 %

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Correct Answer: C [7.41 %]
Notes:
Official data released by National Statistical Office (NSO) showed that the retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was at 7.41 per cent in September
The figure was at 7 per cent in August. Retail inflation rose to a five-month high of 7.41 per cent in September due to costlier food items. It is for the ninth month in a row that retail inflation remained above the Reserve Bank of India’s upper band of 6 per cent.

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