Current Affairs Quiz: November 18, 2022

Which country had the highest number of foreigners visiting India during the lockdown?

[A] UK

[B] USA

[C] Living in Canada.

[D] In Australia.

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Correct Answer: B

Note:

According to recent Home Ministry data, more than 1.5 million foreigners visited India last year while the country was under the lockdown and extended visa regulations.

The largest number of foreigners arriving in India during the period was from the United States (4.29 lakh), followed by Bangladesh (2.4 lakh). During 2021, 10 countries accounted for 74.39 per cent of the total foreign arrivals.

Who was recently appointed as the fourth full-time member of the NITI Aayog?

[A] Raghuram Rajan.

[B] Urjit Patel.

[C] Arvind Viram.

[D] Arundhati Bhattacharya.

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Correct Answer: c
Notes:

The government has appointed senior economist Dr Arvind Virmani as a full-time member of the NITI Aayog.

He was founder-chairman of the non-profit public policy organization ‘Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare’. He has served as Chief Economic Adviser at the Ministry of Finance from 2007-09. Currently, there are three members of the NITI Aayog – Dr V K Saraswat, Prof Ramesh Chand and Dr V K Paul.

Which state hosted the silver jubilee edition of its tech summit?

[A] Odisha.

[B] Karnataka.

[C] Maharashtra.

[D] Gujarat.

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 Answer: B

Notes:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the silver jubilee edition of the Bangalore Tech Summit (BTS 22).

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavarajah Bommai unveiled a plaque to mark the silver jubilee celebrations. The inauguration ceremony was attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and ministers from the UAE, Australia and Finland. The event was organized by the state Department of IT, Biotechnology and Science and Technology in collaboration with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).

Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust)?

[A] Suraj Bhan.

[B] Subash Chandra Garg.

[C] Urjit Patel.

[D] Arvind Subramanian.

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Correct Answer: A
Notes:

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority has appointed Suraj Bhan as the Chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust).

The trust is responsible for managing funds under the National Pension System (NPS). He joined the Indian Economic Service in 1983 and retired as Director General, Labor Bureau, Chandigarh.

Which institution launched ‘Digital Shakti Campaign 4.0’ campaign?

[A] Policy Commission.

[B] National Commission for Women.

[C] Ministry of Women and Child Development.

[D] World Economic Forum.

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Correct Answer: B
Notes:

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has launched the fourth phase of the Digital Power Campaign, urging women to stand up against any illegal or inappropriate online activity.

It is a pan-India project on digital empowerment and skills of women in cyberspace. The Digital Power campaign was launched in 2018, in partnership with the Cyberpeace Foundation and Meta. The third phase of the program began in March

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