Current Affairs Quiz - December, 2022
21. Which city is set to host the India International Science Festival (IISF)-2022?
Correct Answer: C [Bhopal]
Union Minister of State Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh said that India International Science Festival (IISF)-2022 will be held in Bhopal in January 2023 .
It is one of the major events to be held after India took over G-20 Presidency. IISF is the initiative of the Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Science in association with Vijnana Bharati science movement.
22. Okavango delta and Murchison Falls, which were seen in the news, are located in which region?
[B] Southern Asia
[C] Southern Africa
[D] Southern America
Correct Answer: C [Southern Africa]
The Okavango delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern African country Botswana and Murchison Falls is Uganda’s oldest and largest national park.
As per the report ‘Who is Financing Fossil Fuel Expansion in Africa?’, Oil companies are threatening these biodiversity hotspots in an effort to drill for oil, which will benefit other rich countries.
23. When is the ‘National Energy Conservation Day 2022’ observed in India?
[A] December 10
[B] December 12
[C] December 14
[D] December 15
Correct Answer: C [December 14]
National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on December 14 in India to raise awareness about global warming, climate change and promote ways of save energy resources.
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the power ministry of India, launched the National Energy Conservation Awards in 1991. It aims to recognise the contribution of industries and establishments in reducing energy consumption while maintaining their production. The first time the awards were given away was on December 14.
24. Ministry of Agriculture partnered with which department to develop Krishi-Decision Support System (Krishi-DSS)?
[A] Department of Science and Technology
[B] Department of Space
[C] Department of Commerce
[D] Indian Computer Emergency Response Team
Correct Answer: B [Department of Space]
The Ministry of Agriculture and Department of Space signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a Krishi-Decision Support System (Krishi-DSS) using satellite data.
It is a decision support system using RISAT-1A and VEDAS of Department of Space. It uses geospatial technologies and related databases for enhancing evidence based decision making of all stakeholders in the agriculture sector.
25. Airbnb signed MoU with which state government to promote inclusive tourism?
Correct Answer: B [Goa]
Airbnb recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Goa Tourism Department, to promote inclusive tourism.
The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the official launch of ‘Rediscover Goa’, a week-long celebration of Goa’s vast cultural diversity. The MoU seeks to make Goa as one of the most sought-after tourism destinations among local and foreign tourists.
26. The government has approved a package of Rs 1,64,000 crore for revival of which institution?
[A] Air India
[B] Yes Bank
[D] IDBI Bank
Correct Answer: C [BSNL]
The government has approved a revival package of Rs 1,64,000 crore for revival of BSNL. Union Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced that this project will transform BSNL.
The revival measures focus on infusing fresh capital for upgrading BSNL services, allocating spectrum, de-stressing its balance sheet and merging Bharat Broadband Nigam Limited (BBNL) with BSNL.
27. Which Union Ministry implements the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)?
[A] Ministry of Heavy Industries
[B] Ministry of Power
[C] Ministry of MSME
[D] Ministry of Science and Technology
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Heavy Industries]
Ministry of Heavy Industries stated that under phase-II of FAME-India Scheme, Rs. 1000 Cr. is allocated for the development of charging infrastructure.
FAME stands for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. The Ministry has sanctioned 2,877 electric vehicle charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states/UTs. It also sanctioned 520 Charging Stations for developing charging Infrastructure under Phase-I of FAME India Scheme.
28. Who were crowned as the ITF world champions for the year 2022?
[A] Rafael Nadal- Iga Swiatek
[B] Rafael Nadal- Jessica Pegula
[C] Novak Djokovic- Iga Swiatek
[D] Novak Djokovic- Jessica Pegula
Correct Answer: A [Rafael Nadal- Iga Swiatek]
Ace Tennis player Rafael Nadal was crowned the ITF world champion for the fifth time in his career, according to the International Tennis Federation (ITF). World number 2 Nadal captured his 22nd major in June with a record-extending 14th French Open title.
21-year-old Iga Swiatek who went on a 37-match winning run won the women’s awards. She was also named WTA Player of the Year.
29. A recent agreement signed by the European Commission aims to set up power line to bring electricity from which country to Europe?
Correct Answer: B [Azerbaijan]
The leaders of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary signed an agreement on the construction of an electric cable running under the Black Sea to carry green energy from Azerbaijan.
The agreement involves a 1,100 km 1,000 MW cable running from Azerbaijan to Romania as part of European Union efforts to diversify energy resources away from Russia amid the Ukraine war.
30. Which country is the host of the ‘UN Biodiversity Conference- COP15’?
Correct Answer: C [Canada]
The United Nations Biodiversity Conference or COP15 was organised in Montreal, Canada. Governments from around the world are convened to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade.
The negotiators at a UN biodiversity conference reached an agreement, which seeks to spend USD 200 billion toward supporting biodiversity by 2030.
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