Current Affairs of Today 16 July 2022 that will help you in the selection of IBPS , UPSC , SSC ,RLY and other competitive exams. We provide daily current affairs with 10 quizes and great explanations.
Q. In which city did the Ministry of Culture host the ‘Dhammakka Day 2022 Celebrations’?
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind addressed the Dhammakka Divas 2022 celebrations at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh.
The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation is celebrating Ashadha Purnima Day as part of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.
Q. Which countries belong to the ‘I2U2 Grouping’?
I2U2 (India-Israel-UAE-USA) Grouping Key The concept was mooted during the meeting of foreign ministers of the four countries in October 2021.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Israeli counterpart Yair had previously participated in the I2U2 Leaders Virtual Summit. Lapid, UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and US President Joe Biden.
Q. Which organization releases the ‘Global Gender Gap Report’?
United Nations Women
World Economic Forum
International Monetary Fund
Answer: World Economic Forum
The Global Gender Gap Index for 2022 was recently released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Iceland (90.8%) led the global ranking in the first place, while India is ranked 135 out of 146 countries. Last year, India was ranked 140 out of 156 countries. According to the report, it will take another 132 years to bridge the global gender gap.
Q. ‘Denial of Safe Haven Initiative’ and ‘Workshop on Anti-Corruption and Economic Development’ are associated with which block?
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh recently addressed the BRICS Anti-Corruption Ministerial Meeting and reiterated India’s commitment to implement FATF Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Standards.
Dr Jitendra Singh expressed satisfaction over the finalization of the BRICS Denial of Safe Haven initiative and shared experiences in the BRICS Workshop on Anti-Corruption and Economic Development.
Q. Ajitnath Jain Temple, one of the holy Jain Tirthankaras in Targa Hill, is located in which state/UT?
Ajitnath Jain Temple, one of the holy Jain Tirthankaras at Targa Hill, is located in the state of Gujarat.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Taranga Hill-Ambaji-Abu Road new rail line to provide connectivity and improve mobility. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 2798.16 crore and will be completed by 2026-27.
Q. Which of the following has recently released data on India’s Retail Inflation and Index of Industrial Production (IIP)?
National Statistical Office
Answer: National Statistical Office
National Statistical Office has recently released data on India’s Retail Inflation and Index of Industrial Production (IIP). According to which, retail inflation in June 2022 was above the RBI’s upper tolerance limit for the sixth consecutive month.
Q. Which of the following bank has introduced the mechanism for international trade in rupees?
Bank of India
Reserve Bank of India
Answer: Reserve Bank of India
The Reserve Bank of India has recently introduced the mechanism for international trade in rupees with an aim to boost global trade and focus on exports from India. However, for making payments in rupees, banks will have to take prior permission from the foreign exchange department of RBI.
Q. Which of the following country’s government has posthumously honored former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum?
Government of Australia Government of
Japan Government of
China Government of
Answer: Government of Japan
The Government of Japan has recently posthumously awarded the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He was the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan. Shinzo Abe was assassinated on July 8, 2022.
Q. Who has been recently selected by PESB as the CMD of RailTel?
Answer: Sanjay Kumar
The Selection Board of Public Enterprises (PESB) has recently selected Sanjay Kumar as the CMD of RailTel for the post of Chairman and Managing Director of RCIL. He is an officer of the Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
Q. By which of the following year, the Dwarka Expressway will become the country’s first elevated?
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that by the year 2023, the Dwarka Expressway will become the country’s first elevated. The Dwarka Expressway will ease the pressure on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and on main roads experiencing severe traffic congestion mainly from commuters from West Delhi.
Q. Which of the following airport is being made the country’s first carbon-neutral airport?
Answer: Leh Airport
The country’s first carbon-neutral airport is being built by the Airports Authority of India. Which is the first in India. A “Geothermal System” in hybridisation with a Solar PV Plant will be provided for heating and cooling purposes in the new airport terminal building.
Q. Recently who has been appointed as the head of Eureka Forbes, one of the portfolio companies?
Answer: Prateek Pota
PE firm Advent International has appointed Prateek Pota as the head of Eureka Forbes, one of its portfolio companies. He will join Forbes as Managing Director and CEO.