Current Affairs Quiz - December, 2022
11. Aditya Mittal, who was seen in the news, is associated with which sports?
Correct Answer: B [Chess]
Sixteen-year-old Aditya Mittal has recently become India’s 77th chess Grandmaster. The Mumbai-based player crossed 2,500 ELO points mark during the sixth round of the ongoing Ellobregat Open tournament in Spain.
Mittal is also the fifth Indian to achieve the GM title in 2022 after Bharath Subramaniyam, Rahul Srivatshav, V Pranav and Pranav Anand.
12. Which city is the host of opening ceremony for the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYM2023)?
[A] New Delhi
Correct Answer: B [Rome]
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations organized an opening ceremony for the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYM2023) in Rome, Italy.
An Indian delegation led by Sushri Shobha Karandlaje, Minister of State, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and other senior officials were present at the opening ceremony. Raising awareness to create ‘Millet Mindfulness’ is an important part of this movement.
13. Arun Kumar Singh, former chairman of BPCL, has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of which organisation?
Correct Answer: B [ONGC]
Arun Kumar Singh, former chairman of oil refining and marketing company BPCL, is appointed Chairman and Managing Director of ONGC.
He will head the company for a three-year tenure with effect from the date of assumption of charge. He retired as the BPCL head 13 months later in October 2022.
14. Who topped the ‘Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’?
[A] Christine Lagarde
[B] Ursula von der Leyen
[C] Kamala Harris
[D] Sanna Marin
Correct Answer: B [Ursula von der Leyen]
In the 19th annual Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen was ranked first for her leadership during the Ukraine war.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde came on second position while US Vice-President Kamala Harris was on third. From India, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is at 36th rank. SEBI Chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch, SAIL Chairperson Soma Mondal, Biocon Chair Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Nykaa CEO Falguni Nayar were on the list.
15. Which state/UT is the host of 9th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo 2022?
Correct Answer: B [Goa]
The 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) and Arogya Expo 2022was inaugurated today at Panaji, Goa. It aims to showcase the efficacy of AYUSH systems of medicine at Global level.
The third edition of the ‘Ayushman’ comic book series was also released on this occasion. A MoU was signed between All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and Rosenberg’s European Academy of Ayurveda, Germany for advanced studies in traditional Indian medicine systems.
16. Which country is the top oil supplier of India in November?
[B] Saudi Arabia
Correct Answer: C [Russia]
Russia has remained India’s top oil supplier in November for the second month in a row, surpassing traditional sellers Iraq and Saudi Arabia,
According to Vortexa, an energy intelligence firm, Russia supplied 9,09,403 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil to India in November. India imported 8,61,461 bpd of oil from Iraq in November and 5,70,922 bpd from Saudi Arabia.
17. When is the UNICEF Day observed every year?
[A] December 10
[B] December 11
[C] December 14
[D] December 15
Correct Answer: B [December 11]
Every year UNICEF Day is celebrated on December 11. UNICEF was originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and now officially called as United Nations Children’s Fund.
After World War II, the United Nations formed the International Children’s Emergency Fund to provide with humanitarian aid for the well-being of the children whose future was at risk. It also defends children’s rights and helps them fulfil their potential.
18. ‘Artemis’ is the Lunar Mission launched by which country?
Correct Answer: C [USA]
After completing the Artemis-1 mission, NASA’s Orion capsule splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
It was the first test flight of a new spaceship meant to carry people back to the Moon. Orion’s next trip will be a loop around the Moon with astronauts on board, named ‘Artemis II’. It is scheduled around 2024.
19. Who has been selected as the first woman president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA)?
[A] Mary Kom
[B] P T Usha
[C] Anju Bobby George
[D] Karnam Malleswari
Correct Answer: B [P T Usha]
Legendary athlete PT Usha was elected as the first woman president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
She is a multiple Asian Games gold medalist and fourth place finisher in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics 400m hurdles final. The 58-year-old athlete was declared elected unopposed for the top post in the polls. The elections were held under the supervision of Supreme Court-appointed retired SC judge L Nageswara Rao. She became the first Olympian and first international medallist to head the IOA in its 95 year history.
20. Which Indian cricketer broke Chris Gayle’s record for the fastest to 200 in an ODI innings?
[A] Rohit Sharma
[B] Ravindra Jadeja
[C] Ishan Kishan
[D] K L Rahul
Correct Answer: C [Ishan Kishan]
Young Indian cricketer Ishan Kishan created many records in the third and final ODI match of the series against Bangladesh.
He became the seventh batter in the world to score a double century in ODIs and fourth from India after Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Virender Sehwag. He scored a double century off just 126 balls. He became the seventh batter in the world to achieve the feat. Ishan also broke Chris Gayle’s record for the fastest to 200 in an ODI innings.
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