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Current Affairs MCQs of 16th and 18th April 2022
Q.1 Who has been conferred with the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy, 2021 in the individual category?
a. Radhika Rao
b. Nikkhil Advani
c. Bhushan Kumar
d. Vikram Malhotra
Q.2 Which Indian state has announced to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar on April 14 as ‘Equality Day’?
c. Tamil Nadu
d. New Delhi
Q.3 Which Union Ministry implements the RGSA?
a. Ministry of Women and Child Development
b. Ministry of Panchayati Raj
c. Ministry of Home Affairs
d. Ministry of Rural Development
Q.4 Which Indian city the 70 feet statue of Babasaheb ‘Statue of Knowledge’ has been made?
Q.5 Which day is being celebrated as World Art Day?
a. April 14
b. April 12
c. April 15
d. April 13
Q.6 Which ministry has launched the ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’ program in addition to 126 cities across 14 States and UT?
a. Ministry of Finance
b. Ministry of Rural Development
c. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
d. Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Q.7 Microplastics have been found in fish in the Kaveri river under the leadership of experts from which institutes?
Q.8 The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya has been inaugurated at which of these sites in New Delhi?
a. National Museum
b. Rashtrapati Bhavan
c. Lodhi Gardens
d. Teen Murti Complex
Q.9 Which Indian author has launched his book titled ‘Hear Yourself’ for the Indian subcontinent in Mumbai?
a. Prem Rawat
b. Sachin Sharma
c. Vijay Bhardwaj
d. Bhanu Singh
Q.10 In which city Australia will host the 2026 Commonwealth Games?
Q.11 Who has been re-appointed as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities?
a. Kersi Kaikhushroo Deboo
b. Syed Shahezadi
c. Iqbal Singh Lalpura
d. Rinchen Lhamo
Q.12 PM Modi inaugurated KK Patel Super Speciality Hospital at which place?
Q.13 Which State government has launched the ‘Him Prahari’ scheme to stop the migration of ex-servicemen and youngsters of the state?
Q.14 ‘Iron Beam’ laser missile-defence system is developed by which country?
a. United States
Q.15 The Indian Air Force has inked an MoU with which institution to develop solutions for maintaining weapon systems?
a. IIT Kanpur
b. IIT Delhi
c. IIT Madras
d. IIT Ropar
Q.16 The World Voice Day is being celebrated on which date?
a. April 16
b. April 17
c. April 18
d. April 19
Q.17 Which state Chief Minister announced 300 units of free power?
Q.18 Which is the first state to develop Migration tracking system (MTS) application?
d. Uttar Pradesh
Q.19 ‘Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme’ is associated with which Union Ministry?
a. Ministry of MSME
b. Ministry of Commerce Ministry
c. Ministry of External Affairs
d. Ministry of Finance
Q.20 ‘Poison Bill’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which field?
a. Pharmaceutical Industry
b. Food Safety
c. Acquisition of Company
Q.1 c) Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy, 2021 to Dr. Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh under the Indian nomination (individual) category and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust.
Q.2 c) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin announced in the Legislative Assembly that the birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar on April 14 would be celebrated as ‘Equality Day’ from this year onwards.
Q.3 b) The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched the ‘Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA), the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ program, under the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
Q.4 d) ‘Statue of Knowledge’, a 70-feet tall statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, will be unveiled in Latur city of Maharashtra in the presence of Union ministers Kiren Rijiju and Ramdas Athawale.
Q.6 c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’ program in addition to 126 cities across 14 States and UT.
Q.7 b) Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has found microplastics in fish in the Cauvery river.
Q.8 d) Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is located at the Teen Murti complex in New Delhi and has integrated the erstwhile Nehru Museum (now designated as Block I) with the newly constructed building (designated as Block II).
Q.11 c) Centre has re-appointed Iqbal Singh Lalpura as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities.
Q.12 a) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated the KK Patel Super Speciality Hospital at Bhuj in Gujarat to the nation via video conferencing on 15th April 2022.
Q.13 b) Uttarakhand Government will launch the ‘Him Prahari’ Scheme for ex-servicemen and youngsters.
Q.14 d) Israel successfully tested a new laser missile-defence system ‘Iron Beam’which can destroy any airborne object including drones.
Q.15 c) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for technology development and finding indigenous solutions for the sustenance of various weapons systems.
Q.17 d) Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced 300 units of free electricity each month for every household in the state.
Q.18 c) The Maharashtra government has developed a website-based migration tracking system (MTS) application to map the movement of vulnerable seasonal migrant workers.The state women and child development department launched it as a pilot project in November last year in six districts with high tribal population. It aims for tracing and porting of ICDS facilities to anganwadi beneficiaries during their seasonal migration.
Q.19 b) The Commerce Ministry has relaxed various procedures under the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme. Under the scheme, imports of capital goods are allowed duty free, subject to an export obligation.The relaxations were announced in order to reduce compliance requirements and facilitate ease of doing business.
Q.20 c) In the field of finance related to merger and acquisition, limited-duration shareholder rights plan is also known as a “Poison pill”.Recently, in response to Elon Musk’s take-over bid, Twitter has adopted “poison pill”, which allows existing shareholders to purchase freshly issued shares in a company at a discount to the trading price. This will in turn make buyout plan extremely expensive and complicated.