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Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 1

Name the operation that was launched by the Indian Government (in Feb’22) to rescue Indian citizens from Ukraine due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 1

The Government of India (GoI) has launched ‘Operation Ganga’ to evacuate Indian citizens from Ukraine, due to Ukraine’s war against Russia. The GoI has planned to help nearly 15,000 Indians to reach India with the help of Air India flights.
(i) With the help of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, the GoI has guided the Indian citizens towards the border of Ukraine.
Assignment To The Ministries:
The Prime Minister of India has decided to send 4 Union Ministers to Poland and Romania to oversee the evacuation.

  • Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs and Petroleum and Natural Gas – Hardeep Singh Puri
  • Minister for Law and Justice – Kiren Rijiju
  • Civil Aviation Minister – Jyotiraditya Scindia
  • Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation – General V K Singh
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 2

In February 2022, ________ became the first Indian to be named for the Boltzmann Medal in 2022 for contributions in the field of statistical physics.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 2

The renowned Indian physicist and Emeritus Professor at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, Prof Deepak Dhar will be conferred the prestigious Boltzmann Medal 2022 for contribution in the field of statistical physics.

  • He became the first Indian to be awarded the Boltzmann Medal. He will share the medal with John J Hopfield of Princeton University.
  • The medal presentation ceremony will be held during the StatPhys28 conference in August 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 3

In February 2022, China claimed a domestic record for launching 22 satellites into space by using which of the following rocket?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 3

China claimed a domestic record for the most spacecraft launched by a single rocket by launching a ‘Long March-8 rocket’ to place 22 satellites in space from the ‘Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site’ in south China’s Hainan Province with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
About China:
Capital – Beijing
Currency – Renminbi
President – Xi Jinping

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 4

What is the theme of the 3rd National Protein Day that was observed across India on 27th February, 2022?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 4

National Protein Day is annually observed across India on 27th February to create public awareness and educate India about the health benefits of protein.

  • The 27th February 2022 marks the observance of the 3rd National Protein Day in India.
  • The theme of National Protein Day 2022 is “Food Futurism”.
  • The first-ever National Protein Day was observed on 27th February 2020.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 5

Which of the following points are correct with respect to the Cabinet approval in February 2022?
(A) CCEA has approved the offering of coal (dry fuel) by coal companies via a common e-auction window of Coal India Limited which will replace the sector-specific auctions.
(B) CIL also has ambitious coal production plans for the future with an aim of producing 1 BT (Billion Tonne) coal by 2023-24.
(C) CCEA approves the national roll-out of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with a budget of Rs 1,600 crore for 5 years.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 5

CCEA has approved the offering of coal (dry fuel) by coal companies via a common e-auction window of Coal India Limited which will replace the sector-specific auctions.

  • CIL also has ambitious coal production plans for the future with an aim of producing 1 BT (Billion Tonne) coal by 2023-24.
  • CCEA approves the national roll-out of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with a budget of Rs 1,600 crore for 5 years.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 6

In February 2022, Japan and India extended their bilateral swap agreements up to _________.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 6

Japan and India have renewed the Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) under which the 2 countries can swap their local currencies in exchange for the US Dollar of up to USD 75 billion with effect from 28th February 2022.
Signatories – The Bank of Japan which is acting as agent for the Minister of Finance of Japan, and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on behalf of the Government of India (GoI) signed the Amendment and Restatement Agreement of the BSA.
About Japan:
Capital – Tokyo
Currency – Japanese Yen
Prime Minister – Fumio Kishida

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 7

Who recently (in Feb’22) got appointed as the new CEO & President of the National e-Governance Division (NeGD)?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 7

Digital India Corporation Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abhishek Singh appointed as new CEO & President of National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).
(i) Abhishek Singh will continue to hold the post of Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Digital India Corporation.
About National e-Governance Division (NeGD):
Established - 2009
Headquarters - New Delhi

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 8

In February 2022, ________ became the new ATP world number 1 in the Mexican Open ATP 2022 by overthrowing Novak Djokovic.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 8

The Russian born tennis player Daniil Medvedev (8615 points), has ranked the new ATP World number 1 in the Mexican Open ATP Feb, 2022.

  • He overthrew the Serbian player Novak Djokovic (8465 points – current rank 2), who held the top spot in men’s tennis for a record 361 total weeks.
  • Medvedev is the first player outside the ‘Big Four’, Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to hold the top spot in 18 years, three weeks and six days.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 9

In February 2022, PM Narendra Modi addressed a webinar on the vision of GatiShakti and its convergence with Union Budget 2022.
Which of the following departments organized the webinar on a vision of ‘GatiShakti’?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 9

The Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi addressed a webinar on the vision of GatiShakti and its convergence with Union Budget 2022.

  • It was organized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI). It was a platform for dignitaries, academicians and industry stakeholders to discuss the plans for improving India’s logistics sector.
  • National logistics portal to be integrated with ULIP The Central Government announced that the National Logistics Portal (NLP) will be integrated with Unified Logistics Interface Platform- ULIP to formalize the methods and speed up the processes related to the overall trade.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 10

Which of the following points are correct with respect to the 9th edition of Down To Earth’s annual ‘State of India’s Environment Report 2022’ released by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change?
(A) India has slipped three spots to 120 from 117 in 2021 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda in 2015.
(B) Kerala ranked 1st followed by Tamil Nadu & Himachal Pradesh in the 2nd position under State/UT-wise preparedness category to meet SDGs by 2030.
(C) As per report, India is now behind all south Asian nations except Pakistan, which stands at 129.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 10

India has slipped three spots to 120 from 117 in 2021 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda in 2015.
(i) Kerala ranked 1st followed by Tamil Nadu & Himachal Pradesh (HP) in the 2nd position under State/UT-wise preparedness category to meet SDGs by 2030.

  • Jharkhand and Bihar are the least prepared to meet the SDGs by the target year 2030. Among the Union Territories (UTs), Chandigarh was ranked 1st, followed by Delhi, Lakshadweep and Puducherry in the 2nd place and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on the 3rd.

(ii) As per report, India is now behind all south Asian nations except Pakistan, which stands at 129. The south Asian countries ahead of India are Bhutan ranked 75, Sri Lanka (87), Nepal (96) and Bangladesh (109).

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 11

Which Bank recently (in March’22) signed a co-lending agreement with Edelweiss Housing Finance Limited (EHFL) to offer property loan to MSME?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 11

Edelweiss Housing Finance Limited (EHFL) and Standard Chartered Bank signed a strategic co-lending agreement for extending property loans to Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
(i) Under the partnership, EHFL will originate, process, service the loans and retain 20% of the loan on its books and remaining 80 % will be on the books of Standard Chartered Bank.
Edelweiss Housing Finance Limited (EHFL):
MD & CEO-Rajat Avasthi
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 12

Which organisation recently (in March’22) launched the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite named “GOES-T” through the Atlas V 541 rocket?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 12

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has successfully launched the third in a series of ‘Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)-R’ weather satellites namely GOES-T through United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States (US).

  • It was launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • The first two of the GOES-R series were launched in 2016 and 2018 viz. GOES-16 and GOES-17 respectively.
  • Once GOES-T is positioned in a geostationary orbit 22,300 miles above Earth, it will be renamed GOES-18.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 13

The Polio National Immunization Day 2022 (NID) was organised across India on _________, 2022.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 13

The Polio National Immunization Day 2022 (NID) was organised across India on 27th February 2022.

  • Annually India conducts one nationwide NID and 2 Sub-National Immunization Day (SNIDs) for polio with an aim to maintain the population immunity against wild poliovirus and to sustain its polio-free status.
  • On 26th February 2022, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the National Polio Immunization Drive for 2022 and administered polio drops to children below five years of age.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 14

Which of the following points are Incorrect with respect to the Knight Frank’s 16th Edition of the Wealth Report 2022 released in March 2022?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 14

India ranked 3rd in billionaire population globally while United States (US) Tops with most billionaires.

  • The number of ultra-high-net-worth-individuals (UHNWIs) globally increased by 9.3 percent in 2021 to 6,10,569, from 5,58,828 in 2020.
  • Amongst the Indian cities, Bengaluru witnessed the highest growth in the number of UHNWIs followed by Delhi.
  • The declining countries in UHNWI population are Malaysia, Vietnam.
  • In India, the UHNWI population is expected to grow by 39 percent between 2021 and 2026
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 15

Which of the following points are correct with respect to the 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2022 launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?
(A) The survey has been initiated with around 3,000 assessors of Ipsos Research Pvt. Ltd., an Assessment Agency headquartered in Paris France.
(B) Swachh Survekshan 2022 is designed with the notion of ‘People First’ as its driving philosophy.
(C) Another new indicator, “Swachh Technology Challenge,” was added to SS 2022, which was launched by MoHUA on December 6, 2021.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 15

The survey has been initiated with around 3,000 assessors of Ipsos Research Pvt. Ltd., an Assessment Agency headquartered in Paris France.

  • Swachh Survekshan 2022 is designed with the notion of ‘People First’ as its driving philosophy.
  • Another new indicator, “Swachh Technology Challenge,” was added to SS 2022, which was launched by MoHUA on December 6, 2021.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 16

The Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) released a special logo (in March’22) to mark 75 years of diplomatic relations with which country?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 16

Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to India released a joint “Special logo” to mark 75 years of Indo-Netherlands Diplomatic Relations.

  • 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and the Netherlands.
  • The Netherlands was one of the first European countries to have bilateral relations with India. The official relations between India and the Netherlands were established in 1947.

About the logo:

  • The logo features a lotus and a tulip, the national flowers of India and the Netherlands respectively and has a Chakra in the middle which depicts the bond of friendship between both countries.
  • The flag colours of both the countries in the logo enhance the existing connections between the people.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 17

Name the NBFC company that recently (in March’22) partnered with NIRA to provide personal loans.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 17

IIFL Finance Limited, a non-banking financial company collaborated with fintech NIRA to strengthen its digital footprint by providing personal loans.
Aim – To provide credit to largely unbanked and underbanked borrowers and small entrepreneurs.
(i) Through this partnership, salaried customers can avail a personal loan of up to Rs. 1 lakh from IIFL Finance by downloading the NIRA app from Google’s Play store.
About IIFL Finance Limited:
Establishment – 1995
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman – Nirmal Jain

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 18

In February 2022, ________ 1st Indian to win a silver medal in an individual section of the 13th World Archery Para Championships in Dubai, UAE.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 18

Indian Para Archer, Pooja Jatyan (World Rank 21) won the silver medal in Recurve Women Open at the Dubai 2022 World Archery Para Championships (13th edition of the World Archery Para Championships), held at Dubai Club for People of Determination, Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE) from 19th to 27th February 2022.

  • She became the first Indian to win a silver medal in Individual Category in a Para Championships.
  • Indian compound para archers Shyam Sundar Swami (World Rank 20) and Jyoti Baliyan (World Rank 28) have won silver in the compound mixed team event at the 13th World Archery Para Championships.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 19

Which organization recently (in March’22) partnered with the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) for the 1st time to preserve the intangible cultural heritage of India?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 19

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has partnered with The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help preserve and promote the intangible cultural heritage of India, as part of an initiative which aims to transform the travel landscape in the post pandemic world.

  • IHCL & UNESCO Partnership is the Industry’s first collaboration to work towards preserving India’s intangible cultural heritage.
  • IHCL and UNESCO will offer experiential tours for travellers at various IHCL hotels and enable them to better experience the living heritage of India.
  • IHCL & UNESCO Partnership is the Industry’s first collaboration to work towards preserving India’s intangible cultural heritage.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 20

Which company recently (in March’22) partnered with VTEX to offer Multiple Local Payment Methods for merchants?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 20

PayU has collaborated with VTEX, one of the largest global digital commerce platforms, to offer multiple payment solutions to VTEX merchants.

  • Through this collaboration, PayU platform will be available for VTEX’s merchants that includes global players operating in different industries in India and provides seamless access to PayU’s payment solutions.

Aim – To simplify payment methods for the merchants using VTEX platform.

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 21

Name the company that recently (in March’22) received Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) Award for Sustainability Excellence in Energy Management.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 21

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) awarded its Award for Sustainability Excellence in Energy Management to CtrlS, a DataCenter Company in Hyderabad, Telangana.
About CtrlS Datacenter (DC):

  • Asia’s largest and India’s only Rated 4 Hyperscale Datacenter(DC) which is at the forefront of innovation and sustainability. CtrlS became world’s 1st DC to Win Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award.

Founder and CEO: Sridhar Pinnapureddy, The Green Man of Indian Data Centers. Founded: 2008

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 22

Former Cricketer Rodney William Marsh recently (in March’22) passed away. Which country did he represent in International cricket?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 22

Former Australia cricketer (wicketkeeper) Rodney William Marsh (Rod Marsh) has passed away in Adelaide Australia.

  • Rod Marsh played 96 test matches for Australia from 1970 to 1984 and 92 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia and later retired from top-flight cricket in February 1984.
  • He was the 1st Australian wicketkeeper to score a century in test cricket, and finished his career with 3 centuries.
  • He was named as one of Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year in 1982.He received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and a Centenary Medal in 2001.
Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 23

The government of India recently (in March’22) approved the ‘Modernisation Plan-IV for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)’ scheme with a financial outlay of ____________.

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 23

The Government of India (GoI) has approved ‘Modernisation Plan-IV for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)’ scheme to improve the overall operational efficiency and preparedness of the CAPFs with a financial outlay of Rs 1,523 crore.

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs under guidance of Union Home Minister, Amit Shah will implement the scheme from 1st February 2022 to 31st March 2026. This approval was made as a continuation of ‘Modernisation Plan-III for CAPFs’.

About Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA):
Union Minister – Amit Shah (Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat).
Minister of state – Nityanand Rai (Ujiarpur, Bihar); Ajay Kumar Mishra (Kheri, Uttar Pradesh); Nisith Pramanik (Coochbehar, West Bengal).

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 24

Which company recently (in March’22) partnered with Kotak Mahindra Bank to launch a co-branded fuel credit card?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 24

Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Limited launched the Indian Oil Kotak co-branded fuel credit card that will offer more value to customers in the form of an enhanced rewards programme.

  • The program gives customers value on fuel spends and on special non-fuel & frequent-spend categories, such as fuel, dining and groceries.
  • This partnership will help IOC and KMBL to further strengthen their brand reach and deepen customer engagement.

About Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL):
Establishment – 2003
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director (MD) & CEO – Uday Kotak
Tagline – Let’s Make Money Simple

Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 25

Who recently (in March’22) got appointed as the “Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)” for the period of 4years?

Detailed Solution for Test: March 2022 Weekly Current Affair - 1 - Question 25

The Central Govt. has appointed Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, as the Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) for the period of 4years.

  • The Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notification regarding the approval of his appointment by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

About Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT):
Created in accordance with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act (TRAI), 1997 (Amended in 2000) authorized by TRAI.
Establishment: 2000
Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi (NCT)

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