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Current Affairs MCQs of 26th and 27th April 2022
Q.1 Emmanuel Macron has won the Presidential Election of which country?
d. South Africa
Q.2 ‘Raisina Dialogue’ which was inaugurated recently, is a Conference in which field?
a. Foreign policy
b. Climate Change
c. Information and Communication Technology
Q.3 What is the primary objective of ‘Amrit Sarovar initiative’, which was seen in the news recently?
a. Elimination of Single Use Plastic
b. Rejuvenation of Water Bodies
c. Desalination of Sea Water
d. Rain Water Harvesting
Q.4 Which is the venue of the ‘Khelo India University Games 2021’, being held in April-May 2022?
Q.5 ‘Trilateral Development Corporation (TDC) Fund’ is a new diplomatic initiative of which country?
Q.6 Kuril Islands, which was seen in the news, is claimed by which countries?
a. China and Russia
b. Japan and Russia
c. Ukraine and Russia
d. UK and Russia
Q.7 Which billionaire has struck a deal to buy the Global micro-blogging platform Twitter?
a. Jeff Bezos
b. Elon Musk
c. Warren Buffet
d. Bill Gates
Q.8 What is the rank of India in the SIPRI Data on Global Military expenditure in 2021?
Q.9 Which is the venue of Asia’s biggest international food and hospitality fair ‘AAHAR 2022’?
b. New Delhi
c. Gandhi Nagar
Q.10 The Falkland islands are located in the
a. Pacific Ocean
b. Atlantic Ocean
c. Indian Ocean
d. Southern Ocean
Q.11 Why is a plant called Senna spectabilis often mentioned in news?
a. Its extract is widely used in alcoholic beverages.
b. It tends to reduce the biodiversity in the area in which it grows.
c. Its extract is used in the medicines.
d. None of the above
Q.12 Consider the following statements about the National Panchayati Raj day:
1. It is celebrated every year on the 24th of April.
2.The day is also marked to honour the passing of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act in 1992.
3.The first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated in 1995.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3
Q.13 Who has been honoured with the 6th Entrepreneurial Leadership Award 2022 by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce?
a. Sudhir Reddy
b. Vivek Lal
c. Dr. Bina Modi
d. Shri KK Modi
Q.14 Which country will host the Bersama Shield 2022 training exercise?
Q.15 Indian Army’s “Agnibaaz Division” organized a joint exercise “Suraksha Kavach 2” with which state police?
d. Jammu & Kashmir
Q.16 The first edition of the IONS Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) has been held in which state?
d. Tamil Nadu
Q.17 The 19th edition of the India-US MCG meeting was conducted in which place?
a. Pune, Maharashtra
b. Pokhran, Rajasthan
c. New Delhi, Delhi
d. Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Q.18 Which cargo vessel has become the longest vessel ever to sail on the river Brahmaputra?
a. MV Northern Jaguar
b. MV Ram Prasad Bismil
c. MV APL Raffles
d. MV MSC Valeria
Q.19 What is the name of India’s first indigenously developed Flying Trainer?
Q.20 The offshore security exercise, ‘Prasthan’ has been organised by which unit of the Indian Navy?
a. Eastern Naval Command
b. Daman and Diu Command
c. Western Naval Command
d. Southern Naval Command
Q.2 a) Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship foreign policy and geo-economics conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the seventh edition with the chief guest Ursula von der Leyen, the President of European Union Commission.Over 200 speakers from 90 countries are participating in the seventh edition. The conference is a joint venture of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF). This year’s theme is “Terranova: Impassioned, Impatient, and Imperilled”.
Q.3 b) Under the Amrit Sarovar initiative, 75 water bodies will be developed and rejuvenated in each district as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.India’s first ‘Amrit Sarovar’ has been completed in Rampur’s Gram Panchayat Patwai, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Seventy-five ponds in Rampur were selected to be developed as Amrit Sarovar.
Q.5 b) Union Ministry of External Affairs of India has recently launched a platform called the Trilateral Development Corporation (TDC).The fund would involve private sectors with state support for investments in the Indo-Pacific region and other regions. It aims to provide an alternative to China’s Belt-Road Initiative (BRI), a global infrastructure development strategy. UK offers 5G, nuclear and high-speed rail technologies for BRI.
Q.6 b) Ever since the Soviet Union conquered the Kuril Islands in 1945, the ownership has been challenged by Japan.In the latest version of the 2022 Diplomatic Bluebook, which was published by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Northern Territories are “islands over which Japan has sovereignty, but now are illegally occupied by Russia.”
Q.7 b) The board of top micro-blogging company Twitter has agreed to a USD 44bn takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk.
Q.8 b) According to new data on global military spending published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), total global military expenditure increased by 0.7 per cent in 2021, to reach USD 2113 billion. This was the seventh consecutive year that spending increased and the first time to cross USD 2.1 trillion.The five largest spenders in 2021 were the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom and Russia, respectively together accounting for 62 per cent of expenditure.
Q.9 b) Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) in association with the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) is organising Asia’s biggest international food and hospitality fair AAHAR 2022.
Q.10 b) Falkland islands are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom located to the southwest Atlantic Ocean at the southernmost point of South America.
Q.11 c) Senna spectabilis has a few medicinal properties. The plant can be used as a treatment for ringworm and skin diseases. After extracting a leaf on alcohol there was significant antifungal activity, which suggests it can be used with infections caused by Candida albicans.Senna spectabilis is an invasive species found mostly in the forest areas of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR).
Q.12 a) Observed on 24th April every Year.The first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated in 2010.It marks a defining moment in the history of decentralisation of power, with the institutionalisation of Panchayati Raj, through the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992which came into force with effect from 24th April 1993.
Q.13 b) The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce has picked Indian-American chief executive of General Atomics Global Corporation Vivek Lall for the prestigious Entrepreneur Leadership Awards.
Q.15 a) Indian Army’s “Agnibaaz Division” organized a joint exercise “Suraksha Kavach 2” with Maharashtra Police at Lullanagar, Pune.
Q.16 c) The premier forum Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) held its maiden Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) at Goa and in Arabian Sea from 26 – 30 Mar 22 which witnessed participation of 16 out of the 25 member nations of IONS which included Iran.
Q.18 b) The MV Ram Prasad Bismil has become the longest vessel ever to sail from Ganga to the Brahmaputra.
Q.19 c) India’s first indigenously developed Flying Trainer, ‘HANSA-NG’, successfully completed the sea-level trials at Puducherry.
Q.20 c) The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy organised an offshore security exercise, ‘Prasthan’ in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Mumbai.