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Daily Current Affairs MCQ Quiz : October 13, 2022

Daily Current Affairs MCQ Quiz: October 13, 2022

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Current affairs today

1. Which Union Ministry is associated with ‘One Nation, One Grid, One Frequency and One National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC)’?

[A] Ministry of Communications
[B] Ministry of Electronics and IT
[C] Ministry of Power
[D] Ministry of Science and Technology

Correct Answer: C [Ministry of Power]

The Union Power Ministry has started the process setting up transmission systems for renewable energy zones (REZ) with 66.5 GW capacity by the current year to integrate non-fossil fuel energy sources with the national grid.
It will also establish 13 RE management centres (REMC) to address the variability of generation. A transmission system to integrate an additional 52 GW potential REZ by 2026-27 is also being planned. The Power Minister briefed the steps being taken towards creating a ‘One Nation, One Grid, One Frequency and One National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC)’.

2. Skilling of girls in non-traditional livelihood (NTL)’ has been included in which flagship scheme?

[A] Beti Bachao Beti Padao
[B] Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
[C] POSHAN Abhiyaan
[D] Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Correct Answer: A [Beti Bachao Beti Padao]

The Union government announced the inclusion of the skilling of girls in non-traditional livelihood (NTL) options in its flagship program of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’.
Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani emphasized the importance of convergence between various departments for providing quality education to empower girls.

3. ‘PM-DevINE’ Scheme, which was seen in the news, aimed at development of which region?

[A] Coastal regions
[B] Hilly regions
[C] North-Eastern regions
[D] Border areas

Correct Answer: C [North-Eastern regions]

The Union Cabinet approved projects worth over ₹13,000 crores, including a Rs 6,600 crore scheme for developing physical and social infrastructure in the Northeast.
The ‘Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE)’ will be implemented during the remaining four years of the 15th Finance Commission from 2022-23 to 2025-26. It is a Central sector scheme and will be administered by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).

4. As per the recent data, what is the CPI-based retail inflation recorded in India?

[A] 6.25 %
[B] 7.2 %
[C] 7.41 %
[D] 7.91 %

Correct Answer: C [7.41 %]
Official data released by National Statistical Office (NSO) showed that the retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was at 7.41 percent in September
The figure was at 7 percent in August. Retail inflation rose to a five-month high of 7.41 percent in September due to costlier food items. It is for the ninth month in a row that retail inflation remained above the Reserve Bank of India’s upper band of 6 percent.

5. As per the IMF’s recent World Economic Outlook report (October 2022), what is India’s 2022-23 GDP forecast?

[A] 5.8 %
[B] 6.0 %
[C] 6.8 %
[D] 7.0 %

Correct Answer: C [6.8 %]
The International Monetary Fund, in its latest World Economic Outlook report, cut the forecast for India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in financial year 2022-23 (FY23) by to 6.8 per cent.
IMF flagged global inflation crisis and gave a warning of a long and tough economic winter. This is a 0.6 percentage downgrade since July forecast, when IMF cut India’s growth forecast to 7.4 percent.

6. Which city is the host of the United Nations World Geospatial Congress (UNWGIC) 2022?

[A] Bengaluru
[B] Hyderabad
[C] Dhaka
[D] Male

Correct Answer: B [Hyderabad]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the United Nations World Geospatial Congress (UNWGIC) 2022 in Hyderabad
The theme of UNWGIC 2022 is ‘Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind, which focuses on building a community for human data and geography.

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