Daily Current Affairs 6 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 6 October 2022 – Best Questions and MCQs
1. Who was declared the “National Emblem” by the Election Commission of India?
- Pankaj Tripathi
- Amitabh Bachchan
- Anupam Khair
- Sonu Sood
Answer: 1) Pankaj Tripathi
Election Commission of India (ECI) in creating awareness amongst voters, Actor Pankaj Tripathi has been declared as the ‘National Icon’ of ECI.
The actor was chosen by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar.
One of Pankaj’s most acclaimed roles involved the electoral process in the 2017 film Newton, for which he won a National Award.
Constitution of the Election Commission of India: 25 January 1959;
Headquarters of Election Commission of India: New Delhi;
Chief Election Commission of India: Rajiv Kumar.
2. Annie Ernaux won the 2022 Nobel Prize in which field?
Answer: 3) Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2022 is awarded to French author Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the system and collective restraint of individual memory’s roots” at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.
Annie Ernaux was born in 1940 and grew up in the small town of Yvetot in Normandy.
Her book on her illegal abortion in the 1960s, Happening( first published in 2001) has also been in the limelight after abortion rights were curtailed in the US.
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.
3. PR Sreejesh and Savita Punia are related to which sport?
Answer: 2) Hockey
PR Sreejesh and Savita Punia have been elected as the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) men’s and women’s goalkeepers for the second year in a row.
Savita Punia, the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, and veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh both received the FIH goalkeeper of the year title in the men’s and women’s categories on the strength of their performance beneath the bar.
International Hockey Federation President: Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra;
International Hockey Federation Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland;
International Hockey Federation Founded: 7 January 1924, Paris, France;
International Hockey Federation Founder: Paul Leautey.
4. Who has been named as the Director General of the Indian Ordnance Factory?
- Sandeep Kumar Gupta
- Sanjeev Kishore
- Ayudh Bhushan
- Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Answer: 2) Sanjeev Kishore
Sanjeev Kishor, a 1985 batch officer of the Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS), has assumed charge as the Director General of the Indian Ordnance Factory with effect from 01-10-2022 on the retirement of M K Garg.
The Indian Ordnance Factory Service was formed in the year 1935.
5. Sandeep Kumar Gupta took over as the chairman of which public sector enterprise?
Answer: 1) GAIL
Sandeep Kumar Gupta has assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL India Limited.
Gupta, who will succeed Monoj Jain, has vast experience of over 34 years in the oil and gas industry.
GAIL Limited is a Central Public Sector Undertaking owned by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.
Its headquarter is at GAIL Bhawan, New Delhi.
GAIL Limited was established in 1984.
6. Name the IITM scientist who was awarded the Devendra Lal Memorial Medal 2022.
- Rohini Godbole
- Roxy Mathew Koll
- Biman Bagchi
- Sanjeev Kishore
Answer: 2) Roxy Mathew Koll
Roxy Matthew Cole, a scientist from the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), received the American Geophysical Union’s 2022 Devendra Lal Memorial Medal.
Roxy was selected for his outstanding research in Earth and Space Sciences.
Roxy served as the author of the Climate Change Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The medal is named in honor of Professor Devendra Lal, a distinguished geophysicist whose work spans diverse fields of Earth and Space Sciences.
7. Which country won the bid to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games in the desert megacity?
- Saudi Arabia
Answer: 1) Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has won a bid to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games at a planned mountain resort in the Gulf Arab state.
The Asian Games will be held in a $500 billion futuristic megacity in the desert.
The Asia Olympic Council said that Saudi Arabia’s deserts and mountains will be turned into a playground for the Winter Games.
The Mega City Known as NEOM will be the first West Asian City to host the event.
The Asian winter games will take place in Trojena, an area of NEOM.
In total there are 47 events in the Asian Winter Games and out of that 28 are on snow, and 10 are on ice.
8. Where has Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) organized an SFURTI Mela from 1-15 October?
- New Delhi
Answer: 2) New Delhi
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a statutory body under the Ministry of MSME, is organizing a Scheme of Funds for the Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) Mela at Dilli Haat, New Delhi.
SFURTI Mela will be held from 1st October 2022 to 15th October 2022.
This year, SFURTI Mela will welcome 100 artisans from 50 SFURTI clusters, covering 28 states.
The clusters will cover traditional sectors including handloom, handicrafts, khadi, coir, agro-products, etc.
9. Who has published the list of 50 distinctive Indian heritage touch crafts?
- Central gov. of India
Answer: 2) UNESCO
UNESCO has released a list of 50 distinctive and iconic heritage textile crafts of the country.
According to UNESCO, one of the major challenges to protecting intangible cultural heritage in South Asia is the lack of proper inventory and documentation.
Toda embroidery and Sungudi from Tamil Nadu, Himroo weaving from Hyderabad, and Bandh tie and dye weaving from Sambalpur in Odisha, are some of the important textile crafts listed.
UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945, London, United Kingdom;
UNESCO Headquarters: Paris, France;
UNESCO Director-General: Audrey Azoulay.
10. Which is the largest sugar-producing country in the world?
Answer: 4) India
India has emerged as the world’s largest producer and consumer of sugar and its second-largest exporter.
In the sugar season (Oct-Sept) 2021-2022, a record of over 5,000 lakh metric tons of sugarcane was produced in the country.
Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR), Lucknow was established in 1952 by the then Central Sugarcane Committee of India.
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