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The Current Affairs Gyan
Today we gonna discuss important current affairs of January 2022.
Which state/UT recognised Takht Damdama Sahib, as the fifth Takht of Sikhs?
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Right answer is:- Delhi
Brief:- Delhi Assembly passed an amendment Bill to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971, to recognise Takht Damdama Sahib as the fifth Takht of Sikhs. A Takht, or a throne, is a seat of temporal authority for Sikhs. There are five Sikh Takhts, three in Punjab and one each in Maharashtra and Bihar. The amendment also adds one more ex officio member in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managament Committee (DSGMC) house from the earlier 4.
Which state signed MoU with Singapore-based LNG Alliance Company, to set up its first LNG Terminal?
Right answer is:- Karnataka
Brief:- The Karnataka state government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore-based LNG Alliance Company for setting up the State’s first LNG Terminal. The first such terminal will be set up in Mangaluru, in association with New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) with an investment of ₹2,250 crore.
The subsidiary of which Indian company signed agreements on jointly developing the Trincomalee oil tank farm?
[A] Indian Oil Corporation
[B] Bharat Petroleum
[C] Hindustan Petroleum
[D] Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Right answer is:- Indian Oil Corporation
Brief:- Lanka IOC, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Government of Sri Lanka signed lease agreements on jointly developing the Trincomalee oil tank farm. Indian Oil Corporation’s subsidiary Lanka IOC is set to run the 14 oil storage tanks while CPC would run 24 tanks. Trinco Petroleum Terminal Pvt. Ltd would develop the remaining 61 tanks, in a joint venture where 51% stakes will be held by CPC and 49% by Lanka IOC.
Which New Technology sends signals to power plants every four seconds to maintain a constant frequency in India?
[A] Automatic Generation Control
[B] Automatic Frequency Control
[C] Frequent Frequency Control
[D] Semi Layered Frequency Control
Right answer is:- Automatic Generation Control
Brief:- The Union Minister for Power and new and renewable energy Raj Kumar Singh has dedicated a new technology named Automatic Generation Control (AGC) to the nation. This technology would send signals to power plants every four seconds, in order to maintain a constant frequency thereby maintaining the reliability of India’s power generation system.
Which state signed agreement with ‘National Dairy Development Board’ to create a Rs 2,000-crore Dairy joint venture?
[D] Arunachal Pradesh
Right answer is:- Assam
Brief:- The Assam government and National Dairy Development Board signed an agreement to create a Rs 2,000-crore joint venture for holistic development of the sector in the state. As per the MoU, a joint venture company will be set up for Rs 2,000 crore with a target of processing 10 lakh litres of milk from six new units in seven years. Foundation stone of Dairy’s expansion initiative under the World Bank-funded ‘Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transportation Project’ was also laid.
The ‘Artificial Sun’ is an ambitious project of which country?
Right answer is:- China
Brief:- China is conducting experiment with an “artificial sun,” which is dubbed as Experiential Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), for making way to clean energy in the future. The experiments started in December 2021 and is likely to last until June, 2022.
How many states are covered in the second phase of the Green Energy Corridor scheme?
Right answer is:- Seven
Brief:- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the second phase of the Green Energy Corridor scheme. Under the scheme, over 20 GW of Renewable energy projects will be installed across seven states namely Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh in this phase. The estimated cost of the scheme is Rs 12,031 crore, and 33 per cent of the project cost will be provided as central financial assistance.
Sanjay Lake is a wetland located in which state/UT?
[B] New Delhi
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Andhra Pradesh
Right answer is:- New Delhi
Brief:- The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) is being carried out across seven wetlands in the NCR — Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhanauri and Surajpur wetlands in Greater Noida, Delhi Zoo and Sanjay Lake, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Najafgarh Jheel and the Yamuna River. The census recorded only 13 species in the Sanjay Lake, down from 17 species recorded from 2019 to 2021. The two migratory species recorded were the Great Cormorant, which migrates from Southeast Asia, and the Eurasian Coot, which migrates from Temperate Asia.
‘Electric Bike Taxi Scheme’ is the initiative of which Indian state/UT?
[A] Tamil Nadu
Right answer is:- Karnataka
Brief:- The ‘Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme’ was launched in Karnataka six months ago. It allowed private players, individuals, firms, and aggregators to run electric bike taxis in Bengaluru. Citizens can avail of the service for a maximum distance of 10 km. However, the Transport Department has received only one application for a licence. The state has not yet fixed the bike taxi fares.
‘Global Economic Prospects Report’ is the flagship publication of which institution?
[A] World Bank
[B] International Monetary Fund
[C] World Economic Forum
[D] Asian Development Bank
Right answer is:- World Bank
Brief:- ‘Global Economic Prospects report’ is the flagship report of World Bank. As per the latest report released, India’s economy is estimated to contract by 3.2% in the current fiscal year 2020-21. The report also expects the Indian economy would grow at 3.1% in the next fiscal year. In the earlier report released in April, the GDP growth rate for this fiscal year was predicted at 1.5%-2.8% growth. The growth of next year was also earlier predicted at 6.1%. The report also highlighted that global economy will contract by 5.2% in 2020.