Best Current Affairs 13 October 2022 – MCQs for all Competitive Exams

Daily Current Affairs 13 October 2022 – Best Current Affairs questions and MCQs with explanations for all competitive and government exams like UPSC CSE, CDS, NDA, SSC CGL, CHSL, BANKING, RAILWAYS, RRB, RBI, CISF, CAPF, UGC NET, and other central and state government exams.

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Daily Current Affairs 13 October 2022 – Best Questions and MCQs

1. Who became the first Hollywood actor to film in space?

  1. Will Smith
  2. Tom Cruise
  3. Brad Pitt
  4. Sylvester Stallone

Answer: 2) Tom Cruise

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, who is famous for performing high-octane stunts in his projects, is taking things to the next level and may soon become the first actor to shoot in space.

The Top Gun actor has reportedly partnered with director Doug Liman on a project that asks him to do spacewalks.

The Hollywood actor and director has reportedly approached Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) with a proposal for Tom to launch himself to the International Space Station.

2. Which bank won the World Book of Records for ‘101 Oajals’?

  1. Bandhan bank
  2. South Indian Bank
  3. State Bank of India
  4. Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank

Answer: 2) South Indian Bank

South Indian Bank bagged a world record for staging and swinging the highest 101.
The South Indian Bank has organized an event ‘Onnichirikkam Oonjaladam’ and was accolades with the World Book of Record award for ‘staging and swinging 101 Oonjals’.

Swings were made from wood and rope in the traditional way.
The Oonjal is a sturdy rectangular plank suspended by stiff iron chains that is attached to the ceiling of a hall or balcony.

Extra fact:

South Indian Bank Founded: 1928;
South Indian Bank Headquarters: Thrissur;
South Indian Bank CEO: Murali Ramakrishnan.

3. Which of these Indian naval ships reached Africa for IBSAMAR VII?

  1. INS Tarkash
  2. INS Karanj
  3. INS Khanderi
  4. INS Sindhuraj

Answer: INS Tarkash

INS Tarkash will participate in the seventh edition of IBSAMAR, a joint multinational maritime exercise between the Indian, Brazilian, and South African navies.
INS Tarkash reached Port Grequhrea which is also known as Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

The Indian Navy is represented by a Teg class guided missile frigate, INS Tarkash, a Chetak helicopter, and personnel from the Marine Commando Force (MARCOS).

IBSAMAR is an abbreviation for India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime.
The previous edition which is IBSAMAR VI was held in Simmons Town, South Africa.

4. India has risen six places to what rank in the inequality index?

  1. 129
  2. 141
  3. 123
  4. 121

Answer: 3) 123

According to the latest Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII), India has climbed six places to 123 out of 161 countries to reduce inequality but is one of the lowest performers in health spending.
Norway leads the CRII followed by Germany and Australia.

India’s overall rank has increased by six points from 129 in 2020 to 123 in 2022.
The index, produced by Oxfam International and Development Finance International (DFI), measures government policies and actions in three areas, which are proven to have a significant impact on reducing inequality.

Extra fact:

Oxfam International Formed: 1995;

Oxfam India Headquarters: New Delhi;

CEO of Oxfam India: Amitabh Behar.

5. In which state the World Bank gave a loan of $250 million for the SALT project?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Jharkhand

Answer: 2) Andhra Pradesh

The World Bank has extended an unconditional loan of $250 million for the Supporting Andhra’s Learning Transforming (SALT) project in appreciation of the path-breaking reforms implemented by the state government.
The SALT project is the first project in the school education sector to be funded by the World Bank without any preconditions.

Extra fact:

In the academic year 2022-2023, more than 40,31,239 children were studying in government schools.

Capital of Andhra Pradesh: Amaravati;
Governor Andhra Pradesh: Biswabhusan Harichandan;
Chief minister Andhra Pradesh: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

6. Which of these airports has completely switched to renewable energy?

  1. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
  2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
  3. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
  4. Chennai International Airport

Answer: 2) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai

Adani Group-AAI-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), Mumbai Airport has switched to green energy sources, meeting 95 percent of its requirement from hydro and wind while the remaining 5 percent constitutes solar power.

CSMIA was the first company in India to launch hybrid technology entirely on green energy from April 2022 onwards.
CSMIA has drawn up a roadmap to achieve “net zero carbon emissions” by 2029.

Extra fact:

The Airports Authority of India, or AAI, is a statutory body, under the ownership of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

AAI Founded: 1 April 1995;
AAI Headquarters: New Delhi;
Chairman of AAI: Sanjeev Kumar.

Capital of Maharashtra: Mumbai;
CM of Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde;
Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

7. Who inaugurated the 4th Heli-India Summit 2022?

  1. Shri Narendra Modi
  2. Shri Amit Shah
  3. Smt Droupadi Murmu
  4. Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia

Answer: 4) Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia

Civil Aviation Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated the 4th Heli-India Summit 2022.
The 4th Heli-India Summit 2022 was inaugurated at Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre, Srinagar with the theme of ‘Helicopters for Last Mile Connectivity’ in the presence of Major Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The government aims to increase the number of airports to over 200 in the next few years.

8. Who among the following launched the Play Points Rewards Program in India?

  1. Microsoft
  2. Google
  3. Twitter
  4. Apple

Answer: 2) Google

Google is all set to launch Play Points, a global rewards program for users in India.
Users will earn points when they purchase in-app items, including apps, games, and subscriptions, from Google Play.
The reward will divide into four levels known as Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Users can redeem the points given in the Play Store.

Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that focuses on search engine technology, online advertising, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, artificial intelligence, and consumer electronics.

Extra fac:

Google Founded: 4 September 1998, Menlo Park, California, United States;
Google Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States;
Google Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin;
Google CEO: Sundar Pichai.

9. Who will replace Sourav Ganguly as BCCI President?

  1. Rajiv Shukla
  2. Roger Binny
  3. Kapil Dev
  4. Mohinder Amarnath 

Answer: 2) Roger Binny

India’s 1983 World Cup hero, Roger Binny, is set to be the new BCCI President, replacing Sourav Ganguly.
Binny will take charge during the BCCI Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on 18 October.

Binny, 67, has a lot of experience in cricket administration.
He has held various positions in the Karnataka State Cricket Association over the years and has been its President since 2019.

Extra fact:

Jay Shah will continue as BCCI secretary.
Rajiv Shukla will also stay on as the board’s vice president.
BCCI Found: December 1928;
BCCI Headquarters: Mumbai.

10. Which day was observed as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022?

  1. 13 October
  2. 10 October
  3. 23 September
  4. 30 October

Answer: 13 October

October 13 has been designated as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, with a focus on promoting a global culture of risk awareness and disaster preparedness.
In 2022, the International Day will focus on Goal G of the Sendai Framework: “substantial increase in the availability of multi-hazard early warning systems for people and access to disaster risk information and assessments by 2030”.

Extra fact:

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was started in 1989 by United Nations General Assembly.

The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.

United Nations Secretary-General: Antonio Guterres;
United Nations Founded: 24 October 1945;
United Nations Headquarters: New York, US.

11. Which state government has launched a new scheme “HIMCAD” to help farmers?

  1. Uttrakhand
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Gujarat
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Answer: 2) Himachal Pradesh

The state government of Himachal Pradesh has started a new scheme named ‘HIMCAD’ to provide irrigation facilities to farmers.
As per the latest data, about 80% of the agricultural area of Himachal Pradesh is rainfed.
The scheme will provide complete connectivity of farmers’ fields for better water conservation, crop diversification, and integrated farming.

Extra fact:

HP Capita: Shimla(Summer), Dharamshala (Winter);
HP Chief Minister: Jai Ram Thakur;
HP Governor: Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar.

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