Current Affairs Quiz - May 2022
1. Which University has been ranked first among all public universities in India by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022?
[A] Jawaharlal Nehru University
[B] Calcutta University
[C] Anna University
[D] Delhi University
Correct Answer: B [Calcutta University]
Calcutta University has been ranked first among all the central and state-aided public universities in the country by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was placed at 41st place in the overall table. India is the fourth most-represented nation across the rankings, with 64 universities featuring in total along with Turkey. Australia’s Western Sydney University is ranked at the top spot in the overall ranking, which includes 1,406 institutions.
2. When is the ‘World Veterinary Day’ annually observed?
[A] Last Friday of April
[B] Last Saturday of April
[C] Last Sunday of April
[D] First Monday of May
Correct Answer: B [Last Saturday of April]
‘World Veterinary Day’ is annually observed on the last Saturday of April. This year, it fell on April 30. The day aims to highlight and promote the work performed by veterinarians all over the world.
In 1959, World Veterinary Association (WVA) was founded in Madrid, Spain. In 2001 the WVA proposed to celebrate the World Veterinary Day. WVA deals with issues related to animal safety and environment. It also ensures the availability of necessary natural resources to raise livestock.
3. India ranks at which place worldwide for production in terms of volume of Pharma exports?
Correct Answer: C [Third]
India ranks third worldwide for production in terms of volume of Pharma exports and 14th by value. The current market size of the domestic pharmaceutical industry is around USD 50 billion. The share of pharmaceuticals and drugs of India in the global exports is 5.92 percent.
As per the Commerce Ministry, Pharma exports have touched Rs 1,83,422 crore in 2021-22. The exports had positive growth despite global trade disruptions and drop in demand for COVID related medicines. 60 percent of the world’s vaccines and 20 percent of generic medicines came from India.
4. Youth Affairs and Sports Minister inaugurated the 2nd Khelo Masters Games 2022 at which place?
[D] New Delhi
Correct Answer: D [New Delhi]
Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated 2nd Khelo Masters Games Delhi-2022 in New Delhi.
In this game, over 3000 master players of the age group over 30 to 95 years, from 23 State and Union Territories are participating in eight category of games. It concludes on May 3.
5. ‘International Dark Sky Week’ is celebrated in which month?
Correct Answer: A [April]
The International Dark Sky Week is an annual event hosted by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). This year, astronomers and sky enthusiasts marked the 2022 International Dark Sky Week from April 22-30.
Hundreds of events were conducted across the globe where participants learn astrophotography, take night walks, and observe night sky without light pollution and learn how it negatively impacts our ecosystem.
6. India’s first green-field grain-based ethanol plant has been inaugurated in which state/UT?
Correct Answer: C [Bihar]
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the country’s first greenfield grain-based ethanol plant in Purnea.
The 105-crore plant by Eastern India Biofuels is the first one developed since the Centre gave approval to Bihar’s ethanol production and promotion policy-2021. The state government has proposed opening at least 17 ethanol plants over the next two years.
7. Which Indian state has launched a comprehensive healthcare programme for newly-wed tribal couples?
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Tamil Nadu
Correct Answer: C [Kerala]
Attappadi, Kerala’s only tribal block has recorded increasing infant deaths, mainly due to malnutrition and health problems of mothers. Since 2012, as many as 137 tribal infant deaths have occurred.
The Health Department of the state launched a comprehensive healthcare programme for all newly-wed tribal couples in Attappadi. It aims to improve the health of tribal women and prevent neonatal deaths and children born with genetic disorders.
Who has been appointed as the advisor to the Indian Prime Minister (in 2022)?
[A] Tarun Bajaj
[B] Tarun Kapoor
[C] Michael D Patra
[D] Jayati Ghosh
Correct Answer: B [Tarun Kapoor]
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved appointment of Tarun Kapoor, as an advisor to the Prime Minister, in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in the rank and scale of Secretary to Government of India, initially for a period of two years
Former petroleum secretary and 1987-batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre, superannuated as the Secretary of the Ministry of petroleum and natural gas in 2021.
9. Which University won the ‘Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021’?
[A] Punjab University
[B] Madras University
[C] Jain University
[D] Lovely Professional University
Correct Answer: C [Jain University]
Bengaluru-based Jain (Deemed-to-be University), the host for the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021, has bagged the top position in ‘Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021’.
The team won 20 gold, seven silver and five bronze medals. Lovely Professional University (LPU) and Punjab University bagged the first runner-up and the second runner-up positions respectively. In this edition, 2 national records and 76 previous Khelo India University games records were broken.
10. PMFME Scheme and One District One Product (ODOP) scheme are associated with which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Food Processing Industries
[B] Ministry of Agriculture
[C] Ministry of MSME
[D] Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Food Processing Industries]
Union Minister of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) launched Three One District One Product (ODOP) brands under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme in New Delhi.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has signed an agreement with National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) for developing 10 brands of selected 20 ODOPs under the ‘branding and marketing component’ of the PMFME scheme.
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