Top Current Affairs 21 April 2022

Top Current Affairs 21 April 2022

Top Current Affairs 21 April 2022

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Which company has received a work order from Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) to create network services in the country?

1.Which company has received a work order from Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) to create network services in the country?

    1. ‘CenturyLink’
    2. ‘ Reliance Jio ‘
    3. ‘ Vodafone Group ‘
    4. ‘ RailTel Corporation of India ‘

Solution:
The correct answer is RailTel Corporation of India.
Key Points

  • RailTel Corporation of India has received a work order from Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) aggregating ₹11.57 crore.
  • RailTel will install Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in 33 locations of RVNL.
  • Under the agreement, MPLS VPN networks services will be created and maintained by RailTel at 33 locations of RVNL.
  • The services will be provided for 5 years.

Additional Information

  • Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is under the ownership of Indian Railways, the Ministry of Railways, and the Government of India involved in building rail infrastructure required by the railways.

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited:

  • Founded: 24 January 2003
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

Which state government has partnered with US-based aircraft engine manufacturer GE to set up a center of excellence?

2. Which state government has partnered with US-based aircraft engine manufacturer GE to set up a center of excellence?

    1. ‘Karnataka’
    2. ‘Goa’
    3. ‘Kerala’
    4. ‘Tamil Nadu’

Solution:
The correct answer is Tamil Nadu.
Key Points

  • US-based aircraft engine manufacturer GE has partnered with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO).
  • It will set up a centre of excellence in Tamil Nadu on emerging aviation engine technologies.
  • It will work towards the technology development of aviation engine parts.
    An investment of about Rs 141.26 crore over 5 years was proposed to be funded by TIDCO and GE in two phases.

Additional Information

  • Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples.
  • In Madurai, Meenakshi Amman Temple has high ‘gopuram’ towers ornamented with colourful figures.

Tamil Nadu:

  • Governor: R. N. Ravi
  • Capital: Chennai
  • Chief minister: M. K. Stalin

Which day is celebrated as the World Liver Day to spread awareness about liver health?

3.Which day is celebrated as the World Liver Day to spread awareness about liver health?

    1. ’19 April’
    2. ’18 April’
    3. ’15 April’
    4. ’12 April’

Solution:
The correct answer is 19 April.
Key Points

  • World Liver Day is observed on the 19th of April every year to spread awareness about liver health.
  • The liver is a vital organ of the body which helps to flush out the unwanted toxins from the body.
  • It is the second-largest part of the body and is less complex than the brain.
  • It is said that it performs almost 500 body functions and holds 13 per cent of the total blood supply.

Additional Information

List of Important Days in April 2022:

Important Days & Dates in April 2022

List of Important Days in April
1 AprilOrissa Day, Prevention of Blindness week
2 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day
4 AprilInternational Day for Mine Awareness
5 AprilNational Maritime Day
7 AprilWorld Health Day
10 AprilWorld Homeopathy Day
11 AprilNational Safe Motherhood Day, National Pet Day
13 AprilJallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
17 AprilWorld Haemophilia Day
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day
21 AprilNational Civil Service Day, Secretaries’s Day
22 AprilWorld Earth Day
23 AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day
24 AprilNational Panchayati Day
25 AprilWorld Malaria Day
26 AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day
28 AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work, World Veterinary Day

Which union minister has launched the two new portals for agriculture sector to make process for export-import simple and transparent?

4.Which union minister has launched the two new portals for agriculture sector to make process for export-import simple and transparent?

    1. ‘Hardeep Singh Puri’
    2. ‘Kiren Rijiju’
    3. ‘Sarbanand Sonowal’
    4. ‘Narendra Singh Tomar’

Solution:
The correct answer is Narendra Singh Tomar.
Key Points

  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on 18 April 2022 launched two new portals.
  • The portals are CROP (Comprehensive Registration of Pesticides) and PQMS (Plant Quarantine Management System).
  • They will make the process of pesticides registration and documentation process for export-import simple and transparent.

Additional Information

Current Affairs Related to Ministers:

  • Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi on 9 April 2022, inaugurated the INDIA Alumni portal to facilitate foreign scholars who have studied in the country to remain connected.
  • Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the ‘Digital Dashboard for District Ganga Committees (DGCs) Performance Monitoring System’ on 6 April 2022.
  • Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal left New Delhi on a 3-day visit to Australia on 5 April 2022, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar was on a four-day official visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka from March 26-30, 2022.
  • Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the book “Birsa Munda – Janjatiya Nayak” on 5 April 2022.
  • The Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Bhupender
    Yadav launched a mascot ‘Prakriti’, on 5 April 2022.

Who among the followings has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise on 18 April 2022?

5.Who among the followings has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise on 18 April 2022?

    1. ‘Ajit Doval’
    2. ‘Amit Shah’
    3. ‘Rajnath Singh’
    4. ‘Nitin Gadkari’

Solution:
The correct answer is Ajit Doval.
Key Points

  • Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor, inaugurated the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise on 18 April 2022.
  • National Cyber Exercise (NCX) India will be conducted as a hybrid exercise over a period of ten days till 29 April 2022.
  • The program is being conducted by the National Security Council Secretariat(NSCS) supported by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

Additional Information

  • The 9th edition of India – Seychelles Joint Training Exercise LAMITIYE-2022 concluded on 31 March 2022.
  • The 10 days long exercise focused on enhancing interoperability for developing the capability to undertake joint operations in a semi-urban environment.

Below are the list of Exercises and Participating Nations:

Ajeya Warrior –  India and United Kingdom
Sampriti –  India and Bangladesh
Vajra Prahar  – India and US
Garuda Shakti –  India and Indonesia
Surya Kiran –  India and Nepal
Hand in Hand Exercise – India and China

Which state government has launched its SpaceTech Framework on Facebook's Metaverse?

6.Which state government has launched its SpaceTech Framework on Facebook’s Metaverse?

    1. ‘Karnataka’
    2. ‘Telangana’
    3. ‘Kerala’
    4. ‘Goa’

Solution:
The correct answer is Telangana.
Key Points

  • The Telangana government on 18 April 2022 launched its ‘SpaceTech Framework’.
  • It will support the participation of private industry in the space tech sector and the framework’s vision is to establish the state as a ”globally recognised one-stop destination” in the technology.
  • The event was held on Metaverse and was the country’s first-ever official event hosted in the virtual-reality space.

Additional Information
About Telangana:

Founded: 2 June 2014
Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
Capital: Hyderabad
Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao

In which city, the second edition of Khelo India University Games is scheduled to held in April 2022?

7.In which city, the second edition of Khelo India University Games is scheduled to held in April 2022?

    1. ‘Bhubaneswar’
    2. ‘Bengaluru’
    3. ‘Gurugram’
    4. ‘Mumbai’

Solution:
The correct answer is Bengaluru.
Key Points

  • In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the second edition of the Khelo India University Games to be held in Bengaluru will have its own mobile application.
  • The unique ‘Khelo India Uni Games 2021’ mobile app promises to be a one-stop shop for all information regarding the prestigious event scheduled to begin on April 24.
  • It is the brainchild of the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES).

Additional Information

  • Pritam Siwach Hockey Academy won the Khelo India Women’s Hockey League (U-21) on 30 March 2022.
  • Governor of Karnataka Shri TC Gehlot and Union Sports Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur launched the logo, jersey, mascot and anthem of Khelo India University Games 2021 in Bengaluru on 01 April 2022.
  • Gehlot launched the logo and official mascot of the game Veera.
  • While Shri Thakur launched the official jersey of the games as well as the anthem, sung by Chandan Shetty and Nikhil Joshi.

India and _________ have agreed to establish a Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing.

8.India and _________ have agreed to establish a Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing.

    1. ‘Japan’
    2. ‘United Kingdom’
    3. ‘China’
    4. ‘Finland’

Solution:
The correct answer is Finland.
Key Points

  • India and Finland have agreed to establish an Indo-Finnish Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing.
  • It will attempt to stimulate innovative research and development projects to address the needs of both nations.
  • The Indian side has identified three premier institutes, IIT-Madras, IISER-Pune and CDAC-Pune, for the Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing.

Additional Information

Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia.
Finland:

Prime minister: Sanna Marin Trending
Capital: Helsinki
Currency: Euro
President: Sauli Niinistö

The 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship began in ________ in April 2022

9.The 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship began in ________ in April 2022

    1. ‘Nagaland’
    2. ‘Mizoram’
    3. ‘Meghalaya’
    4. ‘Tripura’

Solution:
The correct answer is Meghalaya.
Key Points

  • In Meghalaya, the 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship began on 19 April 2022 at SAI Indoor Stadium, NEHU, Shillong.
  • The event is being organised by the Meghalaya Table Tennis Associations in
    collaboration with the Department of Sports Youth Affairs, Government of Meghalaya under the aegis of the Table Tennis Federation of India.
  • Around 450 players from 36 different teams are participating.

Important Points

  • Meghalaya will be hosting the Meghalaya Games in May 2022 and will also be organising the 2nd edition of the Northeast Olympic Games by the end of 2022.
  • The national table tennis team will be selected based on the players’ performance in the 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship.
  • The country’s top table tennis players like Manika Batra, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Achanta Sharath Kamal are competing in the said event.

The senior Asian Wrestling Championship began in which country in April 2022?

10.The senior Asian Wrestling Championship began in which country in April 2022?

    1. ‘China’
    2. ‘India’
    3. ‘Japan’
    4. ‘Mongolia’

Solution:
The correct answer is Mongolia.
Key Points

  • The senior Asian Wrestling Championship began on 19 April 2022 in Mongolia.
  • 30 Indian wrestlers, including Olympic medallists Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia, will participate in the event.
  • A total of 20 wrestlers from the men’s team across the Freestyle and Greco-Roman categories and 10 from the women’s team are participating in the event.

Important Points

  • Sports Authority of India has sanctioned 1.28 crore rupees for the participation of the Indian wrestlers.

List of participants:

Men’s team:
Freestyle – Ravi Dahiya, Mangal Kadiyan, Bajrang Punia, Naveen, Yash, Gourav Baliyan, Deepak Punia, Viky, Satyawart Kadiyan, Anirudh Kumar
Greco-Roman – Arjun Halakurki, Gyanender, Neeraj, Sachin Sehrawat, Vikas, Sajan, Harpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar, Ravi, Prem.
Women’s team:
Manisha, Swati Shinde, Sushma Shokeen, Anshu Malik, Sarita Mor, Manisha,
Radhika, Sonika Hooda, Nikki, Sudesh.
Additional Information
Country –  Capital –  Currency –  Head
China-  Beijing – Chinese Yuan,Renminbi- Xi Jinping
Japan – Tokyo – Japanese yen –  Fumio Kishida
Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar – Mongolian tögrög –Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh

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Which day is celebrated as the World Liver Day to spread awareness about liver health?

3.Which day is celebrated as the World Liver Day to spread awareness about liver health?

    1. ’19 April’
    2. ’18 April’
    3. ’15 April’
    4. ’12 April’

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The 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship began in ________ in April 2022

9.The 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship began in ________ in April 2022

    1. ‘Nagaland’
    2. ‘Mizoram’
    3. ‘Meghalaya’
    4. ‘Tripura’

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The senior Asian Wrestling Championship began in which country in April 2022?

10.The senior Asian Wrestling Championship began in which country in April 2022?

    1. ‘China’
    2. ‘India’
    3. ‘Japan’
    4. ‘Mongolia’

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Which state government has partnered with US-based aircraft engine manufacturer GE to set up a center of excellence?

2. Which state government has partnered with US-based aircraft engine manufacturer GE to set up a center of excellence?

    1. ‘Karnataka’
    2. ‘Goa’
    3. ‘Kerala’
    4. ‘Tamil Nadu’

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Which company has received a work order from Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) to create network services in the country?

1.Which company has received a work order from Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) to create network services in the country?

    1. ‘CenturyLink’
    2. ‘ Reliance Jio ‘
    3. ‘ Vodafone Group ‘
    4. ‘ RailTel Corporation of India ‘

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Which state government has launched its SpaceTech Framework on Facebook's Metaverse?

6.Which state government has launched its SpaceTech Framework on Facebook’s Metaverse?

    1. ‘Karnataka’
    2. ‘Telangana’
    3. ‘Kerala’
    4. ‘Goa’

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Which union minister has launched the two new portals for agriculture sector to make process for export-import simple and transparent?

4.Which union minister has launched the two new portals for agriculture sector to make process for export-import simple and transparent?

    1. ‘Hardeep Singh Puri’
    2. ‘Kiren Rijiju’
    3. ‘Sarbanand Sonowal’
    4. ‘Narendra Singh Tomar’

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In which city, the second edition of Khelo India University Games is scheduled to held in April 2022?

7.In which city, the second edition of Khelo India University Games is scheduled to held in April 2022?

    1. ‘Bhubaneswar’
    2. ‘Bengaluru’
    3. ‘Gurugram’
    4. ‘Mumbai’

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India and _________ have agreed to establish a Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing.

8.India and _________ have agreed to establish a Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing.

    1. ‘Japan’
    2. ‘United Kingdom’
    3. ‘China’
    4. ‘Finland’

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Who among the followings has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise on 18 April 2022?

5.Who among the followings has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise on 18 April 2022?

    1. ‘Ajit Doval’
    2. ‘Amit Shah’
    3. ‘Rajnath Singh’
    4. ‘Nitin Gadkari’

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