Daily Current Affairs – 17 July 2022

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daily Current Affairs 17 July 2022

Q. Recently who has released the promo of a new serial ‘Swaraj: The Samagra Saga of India’s Freedom Struggle’ in New Delhi?

a) Jitendra Singh b) Giriraj Singh c) Arjun Ram Meghwald) Anurag Thakur

Ans :- Anurag Thakur

Explanation:-

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur released the promo of a new serial ‘Swaraj: The Samagra Saga of India’s Freedom Struggle’ in New Delhi. 
  • This serial will air on Doordarshan from 14 August 2022. 
  • The 75-episode serial will highlight the contribution of freedom fighters and unsung heroes of the freedom struggle. 
  • This serial will also be telecast on All India Radio.

Q. Recently who was honored with the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial Award by the Government of Maharashtra?

a) Dia Mirzab) Afroz Shahc) Both 1 and 2d) Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Ans :- Dia Mirza and Afroz Shah

Explanation:-

  • United Nations Environment Program National Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza and environmental activist Afroz Shah were honored with the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2021. 
  • The award was given by the Governor of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. 
  • Both were awarded for their commendable and remarkable achievements in environmental sustainability.
  • The Harmony Foundation hosts the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice.  

Q. Ministry of Defense has constituted Apex Committee for performance and efficiency audit in various aspects of its activities. Who is the chairman of the Apex Committee?

a) Defense Minister b) Chief of Defense Staffc) Defense Secretaryd) Controller General of Defense Accounts

Ans :- Defense Secretary

Explanation:-

  • The Defense Ministry has constituted the Apex Committee under the Chairmanship of the Defense Secretary.
  • Apex Committee has been constituted to conduct performance and efficiency audit in various aspects of the activities of the Ministry.
  • The Deputy Chiefs of the three Services, the Secretary Defense (Finance), and the Chief of the Integrated Staff Committee are the members of the Committee.
  • The committee also includes the Controller General of Defense Accounts, the Director General (Acquisition) and other senior officials from the Ministry of Defense and Defense Research and Development Organization.
  • The committee will identify specific areas for performance and conduct of audit by the Controller General of Defense Accounts.
  • The committee will also advise the Defense Minister on the remedial measures to be adopted.
  • It will also advise the Defense Minister on overall reform measures in strengthening the internal oversight and risk management framework.

Q. Recently the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform has been launched by?

a) Narendra Singh Tomarb) B C Patilc) Shobha Karandlajed) Mansukh Mandaviya 

Ans :- Narendra Singh Tomar

Explanation:-

  • The Platform of Platforms (POP) under the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) was unveiled by the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar at the State Agriculture and Horticulture Ministers’ Conference in Karnataka. 
  • A total of 1,018 Farmer Producer Organizations have received equity grant of over Rs 37 crore, which will help 3.5 lakh farmers. 
  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare – Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Chief Minister of Karnataka – Basavaraj Bommai
  • Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers – Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya
  • Union Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare – Shobha Karandlaje and Kailash Choudhary 

Q. Where will India’s first E-Waste Eco Park be set up recently?

a) New Delhi b) Kanpur c) Chandigarh d) Gurugram 

Ans :- New Delhi 

Explanation:-

  • Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced the development of India’s first e-waste eco-park in Delhi.
  • Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai convened a joint review meeting with representatives of Environment Department and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to discuss the development of e-waste eco park. 
  • Around 21 acres of land will be used to build India’s first e-waste eco park in Delhi’s neighborhood Holambi Kalan. 
  • The Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, the implementing agency of the project, was formed as part of an 11-member steering group. 

Q. Which minister has recently launched the book ‘Connecting Through Culture’?

a) Dr. S Jaishankarb) Dr. Harsh Vardhanc) Ram Vilas Paswand) Nitin Gadkari

Ans :- Dr. S Jaishankar

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Explanation:-

  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar launched ‘Connecting Through Culture’, a compilation of essays on various aspects of India’s soft power strength, at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in New Delhi, India.

Q. Which country tops the medal tally with 8 medals in the ISSF Shooting World Cup?

a) South Koreab) Italyc) Irand) India

Ans :- India

Explanation:-

  • India topped the medal tally with 8 medals at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in South Korea.
  • India finished the tournament with eight medals including three gold, four silver and one bronze.
  • Arjun Babuta, Shahu Tushar Mane and Partha Makhija helped India win its third gold in the 10m air rifle team event.
  • The trio of Elavenil Valaviran, Mehuli Ghosh and Ramita won the silver medal in the team event.
  • In the 10m Air Pistol Team Women’s category, India defeated South Korea to win the silver medal.
  • In the final of the men’s 10m air pistol team event, India lost to Italy and won the silver medal.

Q. For how many months has the ICC banned Bangladeshi fast bowler Shohidul Islam for committing doping violations?

a) 5 monthsb) 10 monthsc) 4 monthsd) 11 months

Ans :- 10 months

Explanation:-

  • Bangladesh fast bowler Shohidul Islam has been banned by the ICC for 10 months for a doping violation. 
  • He admitted his offense on 28 May 2022 and will now be able to play from 28 March 2023. 
  • Shohidul’s urine test found clomiphene, which is on the WADA’s list of banned substances.

Q. Who recently launched its Nifty 50 ETF Fund of Funds?

 a) SBI Mutual Fund b) Quantum Mutual Fund c) HDFC Mutual Fundd) Max Life Mutual Fund

Ans :- Quantum Mutual Fund 

Explanation:-

  • Quantum Mutual Fund launched Quantum Nifty 50 ETF Fund of Funds.
  • It is an open ended Fund of Fund scheme investing in the units of Quantum Nifty 50 ETF.
  • This is the first of its kind Nifty 50 ETF Fund of Funds in India.
  • The New Fund Offer will open on 18 July 2022 and close on 1 August 2022.

Q. Who is considered the father of Internet revolution in India, who passed away recently?

a) Brijendra Kumar Singleb) Rahul Sachdevac) Mohan Agnihotrid) Sanjay Tripathi

Ans :- Brijendra Kumar Single

Explanation:-

  • Former Chairman of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) Brijendra Kumar Single has passed away at the age of 82. 
  • Brijendra Kumar Single is considered the father of internet revolution in India. 
  • He was instrumental in the introduction and development of the Internet in India.
  • Brijendra Kumar was an IITian. Singal had taken over the charge of VSNL in the year 1991 from satellite communication company Inmarsat.

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