What is the current affair of October 2022, if you guys who are sharing it today, if you like it, then you can give any upcoming exam from here with ease.
1.India has partnered with which US state for ZEV (zero-emission vehicles) Policy programme?
Correct Answer: A [California]
India has entered into a collaboration with California for research and innovation in the field of zero-emission vehicles.
The California-India ZEV Policy programme is aimed at supporting ZEV uptake in India, promoting the development of an EV industry in India and contributing to India’s industrial growth. As part of the collaboration, a new India ZEV Research Centre was also set up.
2.What is the process of replacing original payment card details with an alternative code?
Correct Answer: B [Tokenisation]
Tokenization is the process of replacing original card details with an alternative code called a ‘token’. The token would be unique and it provides an additional degree of protection for customer card details.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 2019 allowed card networks to tokenize card transactions. The deadline for successful execution of tokenization of card-based payments was October 1.
3.RBI’s scale-based NBFC regulation classifies NBFCs into how many layers?
Correct Answer: B [Four]
In October 2021, RBI announced the scale-based NBFC regulation, which has four layers: base layer, middle layer, upper layer and top layer.
Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released a list of 16 upper layer non-banking finance companies (NBFC-ULs) that must adhere to enhanced regulation. It includes LIC Housing Finance, Bajaj Finance, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, Shriram Transport among others.
4.Which country is the leading exporter of Basmati Rice to the global market as of 2021-22?
Correct Answer: B [India]
India is the leading exporter of Basmati Rice to the global market, as it exported 3,948,161 MT of Basmati Rice worth Rs. 26,416 Crores during 2021-22.
The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) recently organised ‘Kisan Sampark Yatra’ in Haryana and Punjab to obtain feedback on the three newly released IARI Basmati varieties. Pusa Basmati 1847, Pusa Basmati 1885 and Pusa Basmati 1886 were by ICAR-IARI with inbuilt resistance to Bacterial blight and blast diseases.
5.Anopheles stephensi, which was seen in the news, is a species associated with which disease?
[D] Tomato flu
Correct Answer: B [Malaria]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched new initiatives to stop the spread of invasive malaria vectors in Africa.
Anopheles stephensi is the primary mosquito vector, responsible for causing malaria in urban environments. The initiative aims to support a regional response to Anopheles stephensi on the African continent. The WHO had also released Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030.
6.Malang City, which houses the Kanjurujan Football Stadium, is located in which country?
Correct Answer: C [Indonesia]
At least 125 people have been killed and dozens were injured in a stampede at the Kanjurujan Football Stadium, Malang in Indonesia.
Police said about 3,000 people had stormed the pitchafter Arema FC lost to Persebaya Surabaya. Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya are long-time rivals and the latter club’s fans were not allowed to buy tickets for the game due to fears of violence.
7.Which city is the host of ‘Khadi Fest – 2022 Exhibition’?
Correct Answer: C [Mumbai]
Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane inaugurated the Khadi Fest – 2022 Exhibition in Mumbai.
The Khadi Fest – 2022 has been organized by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. This time the exhibition has been organized after a gap of two years. In 2021-22, KVIC registered record exports of more than Rs.257 crore.
8.Which country has scrapped the proposal to cut tax for the wealthy?
Correct Answer: B [UK]
British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced into reversing the plans to cut the highest rate of income tax for the wealthy.
Earlier the Government made an announcement of a stimulus package that includes 45 billion pounds (USD 50 billion) in tax cuts, to be paid by government borrowing. This decision has sent the pound to a record low position against the dollar.
9.Which state/UT is the host of the ‘Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers’?
[B] New Delhi
Correct Answer: B [New Delhi]
The ‘Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers’ was recently held in New Delhi. It was held under chairmanship of the Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT, Ashwini Vaishnaw.
Union Minister announced that Rs 26,000 crore had been approved to install new 25,000 towers in the next 500 days.
10.‘Optimus’ is the prototype humanoid robot, launched by which company?
Correct Answer: B [Tesla]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presented a prototype humanoid robot named ‘Optimus’ that shares artificial intelligence software and sensors with its cars’ Autopilot driver assistance features.
The Optimus robot is designed for mass production in millions of units. It carries a 2.3kWh battery pack, runs on a Tesla SoC, and contains Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity. The human-like hands with ‘Biologically Inspired Design’ will make them suitable for picking up objects of various shapes and sizes, holding a bag, and containing a precision grip on small parts.