Drishti IAS Daily Current Affairs October 2022
1.As per the IMF’s recent World Economic Outlook report (October 2022), what is India’s 2022-23 GDP forecast?
[A] 5.8 %
[B] 6.0 %
[C] 6.8 %
[D] 7.0 %
Correct Answer: C [6.8 %]
The International Monetary Fund, in its latest World Economic Outlook report, cut the forecast for India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in financial year 2022-23 (FY23) by to 6.8 per cent.
IMF flagged global inflation crisis and gave a warning of a long and tough economic winter. This is a 0.6 percentage downgrade since July forecast, when IMF cut India’s growth forecast to 7.4 per cent.
2.Which city is the host of the United Nations World Geospatial Congress (UNWGIC) 2022?
Correct Answer: B [Hyderabad]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the United Nations World Geospatial Congress (UNWGIC) 2022 in Hyderabad
The theme of UNWGIC 2022 is ‘Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind’, which focuses on building a community for human data and geography.
3.Who is set to take over as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI) after Justice UU Lalit?
[A] Justice DY Chandrachud
[B] Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
[C] Justice S. Abdul Nazeer
[D] Justice K.M. Josephs
Correct Answer: A [Justice DY Chandrachud ]
Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud is set to take over as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI) after the present Chief Justice UU Lalit formally recommended him as his successor.
As per the procedure, the senior most judge Supreme Court judge serves as the Chief Justice of India and the government seeks a recommendation from the CJI to name their successor. Justice DY Chandrachud was part of benches that decriminalised homosexuality, decriminalised adultery, and allowed women in the Sabrimala shrine.
4.Which global bloc created Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF)?
[A] World Bank
[B] World Economic Forum
[C] International Monetary Fund
Correct Answer: D [OECD]
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has created a new global tax transparency framework for automatic exchange of information related to crypto assets between countries.
The framework named Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF) will be used by the countries to track the cross-border transfer of crypto assets. CARF will be presented to G20 Finance Ministers this week in Washington DC.
5.Mahakal Lok Project, which was inaugurated recently, is located in which state/UT?
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Madhya Pradesh]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Phase I of the Mahakal Lok Project to the nation at Shri Mahakal Lok in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
The total cost of the entire project is around ₹850 crore. The Mahakal Path contains 108 stambhs (pillars) which depict Anand Tandav Swaroop (Dance form) of Lord Shiva.