Daily Current Affairs 4 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 4 October 2022 – Best Questions and MCQs
1. For how many more months did the Center extend the AFSPA in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh?
- 12 month
- 06 month
- 24 month
- 18 month
Answer: 2) 06 month
According to the federal government, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been implemented for six months in 12 districts of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Home Minister has made this announcement in a notification.
AFSPA, passed by the Indian Parliament in 1958, gives the Indian Armed Forces special powers to maintain law and order in disturbed areas.
This law, which was passed on September 11, 1958, came into force in the Naga Hills, which were then a part of Assam. During the next decades, it gradually spread to the other Seven Sisters states of Northeast India.
2. The prototype of Optimus Robot was unveiled by?
- Elon Musk
- Jeff Bezos
- Steve Jobs
Answer: 1) Elon Musk
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled a model of the humanoid “Optimus” robot that uses artificial intelligence software and sensors similar to the Autopilot driving assistance system in Tesla vehicles.
Elon Musk claims that this humanoid prototype is capable of more performance than has been demonstrated in real life.
The Optimus has a 2.3kWh battery, and a weight of 73kg.
3. Which bank launched a banking service on WhatsApp?
Answer: 4) PNB
Government-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) announced that it has made banking services available to both customers and non-customers through WhatsApp.
Customers need to save the official PNB WhatsApp number (919264092640) and start a conversation by typing hello or hi on this number to enable the banking facility on WhatsApp.
MD & CEO of PNB: Atul Kumar Goel;
CEO of WhatsApp: Will Cathcart;
Head of India at WhatsApp: Abhijit Bose.
4. Who won the gold medal in wrestling in the National Games 2022 Under-20?
- Priyanshi Prajapati
- Antim Panghal
- Pranati Nayal
- Vinesh Phogat
Answer: 2) Antim Panghal
World Under-20 champion, Antim Panghal made an impressive debut at the National Games 2022 as she won the gold medal in women’s 53kg wrestling.
Antim Panghal from Haryana, who created history in August by becoming the first Indian to become the U20 world champion in women’s wrestling, defeated Priyanshi Prajapati in the final.
The National Games 2022 is being held across six cities, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar, in Gujrat.
In the National Games, Services lead the medals tally with 51 medals including 23 Gold, 14 Silver, and 14 Bronze, followed by Haryana with 49 medals including 22 Gold, 16 Silver, and 11 Bronze.
Uttar Pradesh stood third and Tamil Nadu fourth.
5. Which state’s Pullampara named the first fully digitally literate panchayat?
- Andhra Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
Answer: 1) Kerela
Pullampara Gram Panchayat in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala became the first totally digital literate panchayat in the country.
The announcement was made by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at a public event.
The Internet Service Provider (ISP) license was provided to K-FON by the department telecommunications in July 2022.
The K-FON aims to provide affordable internet connections to the underprivileged and government institutions in the state.
Capital of Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram;
CM of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan;
Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammad Khan.
6. Who among the following was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022?
- Alain Aspect
- John F. Clauser
- Anton Zeilinger
- All of these
Answer: 4) All of these
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 was awarded to Alain Aspect (France), John F Clauser (USA), and Anton Zeilinger (Austria) for their work on quantum mechanics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science announced.
It is provided by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing violations of Bell inequalities, and pioneering quantum information science”.
The Nobel Prizes are given in memory of Alfred Nobel, who was a Swedish engineer, known for the invention of dynamite.
They were first awarded in 1901.
The Nobel Prizes are 6 separate prizes that are awarded to those who have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.
They are awarded in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace, and Economic Sciences.
7. What is the capacity of the world’s largest wind-solar power plant commissioned by Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL)?
- 600 MW
- 500 MW
- 400 MW
- 700 MW
Answer: 1) 600 MV
Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has commissioned the world’s largest wind-solar power plant of 600 MW capacity in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
The plant has a power purchase agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).
The AGEL company operates the Kamuthi Solar Power Project which is one of the largest solar photovoltaic plants in the world.
Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) is an Indian renewable energy company.
Its headquarters is in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
It is owned by the Indian conglomerate Adani Group.
8. Which state government has started the ‘Aasara’ pension for the poor?
- Andhra Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
Answer: 3) Telangana
The Telangana government has introduced ‘Aasara’ pensions as a part of the state’s welfare measures and social safety net strategy.
The ‘Aasara’ pensions aim to secure life for all the poor.
It is a welfare scheme for the older section of the state, physically disabled, and beedi workers to avail pension facilities.
Capital of Telangana: Hyderabad;
CM of Telangana: K. Chandrashekar Rao;
Governor of Telangana: Tamilisai Soundararajan.
9. Which country did the USA beat to clinch the world title of FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup?
Answer: 4) China
The United States defeated China (83-61) to win the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women’s Basketball World Cup at the Sydney Superdome, Australia.
The Americans bagged their fourth title in a row and 11th in total and have also sealed a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, also known as the Women’s Basketball World Cup.
It was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
International Basketball Federation Founded: 18 June 1932;
International Basketball Federation Headquarters: Mies, Switzerland;
International Basketball Federation President: Hamane Niang;
International Basketball Federation Secretary General: Andreas Zagklis.
10. What is the name of the chairman of Suzlon Energy who passed away?
- Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
- Tulsi Tanti
- Shri Ram Swaroop Sharma
- Anjan Bandyopadhyay
Answer: 2) Tulsi Tanti
Tulsi Tanti, founder, and chairman of wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd, passed away at the age of 64.
He was born in Gujarat and studied commerce and mechanical engineering.
Tanti founded Suzlon in 1995 and led the growth in the Indian wind energy sector by supporting affordable and sustainable energy policies.
He was also named a “Hero of the Environment” in 2007 by Time magazine.
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