Current Affairs Quiz : September 06 2022


The Indian Army contingent participated in Exercise(Ex) Vostok-2022 that was conducted in ________ in September 2022.

   A.) Russia
   B.) France
   C.) Indonesia
   D.) Mongolia

Answer: Option 'A'


The Indian Army contingent, made up of personnel from the 7/8 Gorkha Rifles, is participating in the multinational strategic and command Exercise(Ex) Vostok-2022(East 2022), which is taking place from September 01 -07, 2022, at the training grounds of Russia’s Eastern Military District.<br />
i. Aim: Interaction and cooperation between other participating military contingents and observers.<br />
ii. The military exercise involves troops from Russia, China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Syria, and other ex-Soviet countries such as Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. 

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In September 2022, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) restructured the Panel on Cyber Security and expanded the committee to 6 members from 4. 
The committee will be chaired by whom?

   A.) G Mahalingam
   B.) Navin Kumar Singh
   C.) Vikram Limaye
   D.) Madhabi Puri Buch

Answer: Option 'B'

Navin Kumar Singh

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has restructured its 4 members, high-level panel on cyber security that suggests measures to safeguard the capital markets from cyber-attacks. 
i. The committee has now expanded to six members, which will be chaired by Navin Kumar Singh, Director General (DG), National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC).

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In August 2022, the State Bank of India (SBI) decreased India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth to _______ from the earlier projection of 7.5% for FY23.

   A.) 7.3%
   B.) 6.8%
   C.) 7.0%
   D.) 7.2%

Answer: Option 'B'


The State Bank of India (SBI) Chief Economist Soumya Kanti Ghosh, has slashed India’s full-year GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth forecast to 6.8% for FY23 from the earlier 7.5%. 
i. The reason behind this downward revision is statistical adjustments. On the other hand, it expects growth momentum to increase in the second half of FY23. 
ii. For Q1FY23, the economist had forecasted GDP growth at 15.7%. In the remaining quarters, GDP growth will be at 6.9% in Q2FY23, further dropping to 4.1% in Q3 followed by a 4% rate in Q4.

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Which of the following personality is ‘Not’ in the list of winners of the 64th Ramon Magsaysay Award 2022? 

   A.) Vinoba Bhave (India)
   B.) Gary Bencheghib (Indonesia)
   C.) Bernadette Madrid (Philippines)
   D.) Sotheara Chhim (Cambodia)

Answer: Option 'A'

Vinoba Bhave (India)

The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) announced the winner of the 64th Ramon Magsaysay Award 2022. The 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees are Sotheara Chhim (Cambodia), Bernadette Madrid (Philippines), Tadashi Hattori (Japan) and Gary Bencheghib (Indonesia). 
i. The theme of 2022 Awards is “Greatness of Spirit, Beyond Borders”. 
ii. The Ramon Magsaysay Award, established in 1957, is Asia’s greatest honour and distinction. The award is managed by RMAF. It is named after Ramon Magsaysay, the seventh president of the Philippines. 
iii. The award is regarded around the world as “Asia’s Nobel Prize”. The first Ramon Magsaysay Awards ceremony was held on 31st August 1958. 
Note- Vinoba Bhave(India), was one of the inaugural recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1958).                                                            

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Which organisation recently (in Aug ‘22) signed an MoU with Smiths Detection Group for High-Energy Scanning Systems for the Indian market?

   A.) Defence Research and Development Organisation
   B.) Bharat Electronics Limited 
   C.) Bharat Dynamics Limited
   D.) Indian Space Research Organisation

Answer: Option 'B'

Bharat Electronics Limited 

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Defence public sector undertaking (PSU) signed an MoU with Smiths Detection Group Ltd., a threat detection and security inspection technologies company, to offer advanced, high-energy scanning systems to the Indian market.<br />
The MoU is for a period of 5 years and can be extended further.<br />
i. The MoU, signed in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative, will leverage the high-end, technological capabilities of both the firms to meet India’s security needs.  

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Who was recently (in Sept ‘22) nominated as the Prime Minister (PM) of Serbia for the second consecutive time?

   A.) Ana Brnabic
   B.) Mirko Cvetkovic
   C.) Boris Tadic
   D.) Aleksandar Vucic

Answer: Option 'A'

Ana Brnabic

Ana Brnabic has been nominated as prime minister (PM) of Serbia by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic for the second consecutive time. 
i. Ana Brnabic who was 46 years old became Serbia&#8217;s first female and first openly gay person to hold this postion. 
ii. She has been the Prime Minister of Serbia since 2017 and her term will be continued till 2024.

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In September 2022, India launched its First indigenously-developed quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccine against Cervical Cancer. 
Which company developed the ‘qHPV vaccine’ along with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)?

   A.) SIRO Clinpharm
   B.) Bharat Biotech International Limited
   C.) Serum Institute of India
   D.) Panacea Biotec Limited

Answer: Option 'C'

Serum Institute of India

India had launched its First indigenously-developed quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccine on 1 September, 2022 against Cervical Cancer. 
i. This vaccine was developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the market was granted by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), which was recommended by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC). 
Note- As per the data of the World Health Organisation (WHO), 41,91,000 women have died due to Cervical Cancer since 2019 (in India). Cervical Cancer ranks 2nd most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age in India.                                                            

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What is the theme of the 14th World Coconut Day 2022 that was observed across the globe on 2nd September 2022?

   A.) Cultivate Coconut For A Happy Life And Future
   B.) Invest In Coconut To Save The World
   C.) Coconut for Good Health, Wealth &amp; Wellness
   D.) Coconut: Promoting Health, Creativity, and Resilience

Answer: Option 'A'

Cultivate Coconut For A Happy Life And Future

The 14th World Coconut Day 2022 was celebrated across the globe on 2nd September 2022 with the theme of “Cultivate Coconut For A Happy Life And Future”. 
i. The day is celebrated to promote coconuts and bring awareness regarding its value and health benefits and the Day also coincides with the Foundation Day of the International Coconut Community (ICC) formerly known as Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). 
ii. The Asia Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) celebrated the first World Coconut Day on 2nd September 2009.

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Name the personality who recently (in Aug ‘22) became the new President of All India Football Federation (AIFF).

   A.) Kalyan Chaubey
   B.) Nalapad Ahmed Haris
   C.) Nilanjan Datta
   D.) Shaji Prabhakaran

Answer: Option 'A'

Kalyan Chaubey

The former Indian Footballer and Indian Politician (BJP), Kalyan Chaubey from West Bengal defeated former Indian Professional Footballer Bhaichung Bhutia from Sikkim, in 33-1 polls to become new President of All India Football Federation (AIFF). 
i. Kalyan Chaubey replaces the long time president Praful Patel (2009-2022). The election was voted by the 34 state association representatives. 
ii. In AIFFs 85-year history, Chaubey is the 1st Indian player (former) to chair as President in the football federation.  

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Paban Kumar Borthakur was recently (in Aug ‘22) appointed as the new Chief Secretary of which state?

   A.) Tripura
   B.) Mizoram
   C.) Assam
   D.) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option 'C'


Paban Kumar Borthakur, senior IAS officer, took charge as the new Chief Secretary of Assam. 
i. Borthakur replaced Jishnu Barua, who retired from service on 31 August, 2022. Barua will continue as the Chairman of the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL). 
ii. Borthakur, a 1989-batch IAS officer, previously served as the additional Chief Secretary to the State Government in the transformation and development, cultural affairs and tourism departments.

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