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Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th April 2022

Published on April 06, 2022
  • The Competition Commission of India penalized 11 companies for Anti-competitive practices in the Indian Railways tender. They were found guilty of bid-rigging and cartelization in the supply of High-Performance Polyamide Bushes (HPPA) and Self Lubricating Polyester Resin Bushes (SLPR) to the Indian Railways.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 5.68 Million TEU (Twenty feet equivalent unit) in FY 22 as against 4.68 Million TEU in FY21. It’s an increase of 21.55% and the highest performance for any financial year.
  • Ministry of Information and Broadcasting using its emergency powers under Rule 16 Part III of IT Rules, 2021 has blocked 22 YouTube channels, 3 Twitter Accounts, and 1 Facebook account and news website for spreading fake news on subjects sensitive from the perspective of national security, India’s foreign relations, and public order.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th April 2022
  • Union Education and Skill Development Minister- Shri Dharmendra Pradhan released a book by the title. ‘Birsa Munda – Janjatiya Nayak’ which has been written by Prof. Alok Chakrawal.
  • President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind reached Amsterdam, Netherlands to attend the naming ceremony of the Tulip breed. The Tulip breed has been named ‘Maitri’ to symbolize the special friendship between India and Netherlands.
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) organized a National Conference on “Women in uniform – an agent of Change” to brainstorm on issues pertaining to its Mahila Personnel. RPF has the strength of 9% Mahila Personnel which is the highest amongst all Central Armed Police forces.
  • The government of India sanctioned more than INR 30,000 crore under the Standup India scheme in the last 6 years to 133,995 accounts to promote entrepreneurship among SC, ST, and women entrepreneurs.
  • Important Personalities
    • Babu Jagjivan Ram – Independence activist and politician from Bihar
      • PM Narendra Modi paid him tribute on his birth anniversary.
    • Falguni Shah – Singer and song-writer
      • She won the Best Children’s Music Album Award at the 64th Grammys Award for ‘A Colorful World’
    • Dr. Devendra Patel – Onco- Surgeon
      • He was awarded Padma Shri Award for his deep knowledge of medicine and for his efforts to boost health infrastructure and cancer care.
    • Vijay Mohan Kwatre – To be Foreign Secretary of India
  • Banking and Finance
    • SEBI constitutes a committee on the strengthening of Governance of Market Infrastructure Institutions
      • The Chairman of this ad-hoc committee is Shri G Mahalingam.
      • Terms of reference of the Committee –
      • Strengthening the role played by the Governing Board and Committees of MIIs.
      • Review requirements related to the appointment of Directors and KMP.
      • Enhancing accountability and transparency of MII.
      • Revisiting the Code of conduct of its directors, KMP, and governing board.
      • Any other measures
    • SEBI launched ‘Manthan’ – SEBI Ideathon in Mumbai
      • To promote innovation in the securities market
      • IT will be 6-week long ideation by SEBI in association with BSE, NSE, NSDL, CDSL, KFintech, CAMS, LinkInTime, and MCX.
      • Interactive knowledge sharing sessions will be organized for registered participants
      • The top 10 winners will win cash prizes worth a total of INR 5 lakh.
  • After the merger, HDFC Bank became the 6th largest lender globally in terms of market capitalization.
  • Chirag Mehta has been appointed as Chief Investment Officer of Quantum Asset Management Company.
  • Asian Development Bank in Asian Development Outlook 2022 has projected India's GDP to grow at 7.5% in FY23 and 8% in FY24.
  • Elon Musk has joined the board of Twitter till Twitter’s 2024 annual meet.
  • As per the new notification of SEBI, individual investors can apply for the public issue of equity shares and convertibles via UPI up to an application amount of INR 5 lakh from May 01, 2022. Earlier this limit was INR 2 lakh.
  • NTPC and Gujarat Gas Ltd. have entered into an agreement for blending green hydrogen with piped natural gas supplied by Gujarat Gas Ltd. Green hydrogen for the same will be produced by using electricity from the existing 1 MW floating solar project of NTPC Kawas.
  • KL Rahul has invested in the innerwear brand XYXX and is its first brand ambassador.
  • State
    • Karnataka – Chief Minister of Karnataka - Basavaraj Bommai announced an increase in subsidy for SC/ST communities from INR 15 lakh to INR 20 lakh under the Land Ownership Scheme.
    • Tamil Nadu – Tamil Nadu government has set up an advisory council on fiscal powers with special reference to GST, to be chaired by Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar.
    • Uttar Pradesh – CM Adityanath Yogi launched “School Chaalo Abhiyan” in Shravasti district to ensure 100% enrolment in primary and upper primary schools.
  • Samajik Adhikarita Shivir
  • ‘Prakriti’ & Green Initiatives on Plastic Waste Management
  • Yoga Mahotsav on World Health Day
  • Three Integrated Clean Energy Material Acceleration Platforms

Questions:

Q.1 Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is located in the state?
a. Kerala
b. Maharashtra
c. Goa
d. Gujarat

Q.2 Recently a Tulip breed was named ‘Maitri’ in presence of President Ram Nath Kovind by which country symbolizes friendship with India?
a. Spain
b. Italy
c. Netherlands
d. Belgium

Q.3 Which central armed Police Force recently conducted the National Conference ‘Women in uniform – an agent of change”?
a. RPF
b. CISF
c. SRPF
d. SSB

Q.4 After the merger of HDFC Ltd with HDFC Bank, HDFC bank will become ___ largest lender in terms of market capitalization.
a. 4th
b. 5th
c. 6th
d. 7th

Q.5 As per the Asian Development Bank, what will be the growth rate of India’s GDP for FY24?
a. 7.5%
b. 7.6%
c. 8.0%
d. 7.8%

Q.6 Which regulatory body launched a program named ‘Manthan’ to promote innovation?
a. SEBI
b. RBI
c. IRDAI
d. NABARD
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