18th June Current Affairs 2022: Here, we are providing the 18th June Current Affairs Quiz. These types of topics are important for candidates who prepare for Bank Exam 2022. In this article, we are covering the following topics Headlines:
- Ennum Ezhuthum scheme
- World Competitiveness Index 2022
- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
18th June Current Affairs Quiz
The Current Affairs section constitutes a major part of the General Awareness section in a competitive examination and plays an instrumental role. To supplement your preparation for the General Awareness Section of the upcoming exams like IBPS PO/Clerk Mains, SBI PO Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 18th June 2022 covering the following topics Headlines: Ennum Ezhuthum scheme, APEDA, World Competitiveness Index 2022, Prithvi-II, World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
Q1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched the ‘Ennum Ezhuthum scheme’ to bridge the learning gap occurred due to COVID-19 pandemic among students?
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(e) Tamil Nadu
Q2. Which airport has become India’s 1st airport to launch a one-of-its-kind Vertical Axis Wind Turbine & Solar PV hybrid (Solar Mill)?
(a) Puducherry airport
(b) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
(c) Chennai International Airport, Chennai
(d) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
(e) Delhi International Airport
Q3. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has recently launched an eight-day-long Mango Festival in which country to boost export of mangoes?
Q4. What was the rank of India in the annual World Competitiveness Index 2022, released by Institute for Management Development (IMD)?
Q5. In which country, the Eighth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians has been held to address climate change?
Q6. Which company has invested USD 5,00,000 (₹3.88 crore) in association with UN Women for the LINK Women project to create employment opportunities for women?
Q7. Which bank has announced USD 250 million in lending support for high-growth, technology-led start-ups in India?
(a) Standard Chartered Bank
(b) RBL Bank
(c) ICICI Bank
(d) DBS Bank
(e) HSBC Bank
Q8. Bhimanagouda Sanganagouda Patil has been sworn in as the Lokayukta of which of the following state?
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Q9. Who has been named as the new Chairperson of Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) for 2022-23?
(a) Pramod K Mittal
(b) P Balaji
(c) Ajai Puri
(d) S.P. Kochhar
(e) Sahas Malhotra
Q10. India has successfully test-launched Short-Range Ballistic Missile, Prithvi-II from an integrated test range in Chandipur, Odisha. What is the range of Prithvi-II?
(a) 150 Km
(b) 250 Km
(c) 325 Km
(d) 350 Km
(e) 400 Km
Q11. Name the renowned Urdu scholar, linguist, theorist, literary critic, and former Chairperson of Sahitya Akademi, who has passed away recently.
(a) Gopi Chand Narang
(b) Kumudben Manishankar Joshi
(c) Jaiprakash Chouksey
(d) Shiv Kumar Subramaniam
(e) Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi
Q12. The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on _______ each year.
(a) 15 June
(b) 16 June
(c) 17 June
(d) 18 June
(e) 19 June
Q13. India’s ______ has retained his place in the ICC Elite Panel.
(a) S Ravi
(b) Anil Chaudhary
(c) S Venkataraghavan
(d) Chettithody Shamshuddin
(e) Nitin Menon
Q14. What is the name of the robot developed by IIT Madras to clean septic tanks without human intervention?
Q15. What is the theme of 2022 Desertification and Drought Day?
(a) Let’s Grow the Future Together
(b) Land has true value. Invest in it
(c) Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land
(d) Rising up from drought together
(e) Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People
Sol. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin launched the ‘Ennum Ezhuthum scheme’ at an event in Azhinjivakkam panchayat union middle school, Tiruvallur, TN to bridge the learning gap occurred due to COVID-19 pandemic among students aged below 8.
Sol. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai has become India’s 1st airport to launch a one-of-its-kind Vertical Axis Wind Turbine & Solar PV hybrid (Solar Mill) to explore the possibility of utilization of wind energy at the airport.
Sol. In a major boost to the export of mangoes, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) launched an eight-day-long Mango Festival in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Sol. India has seen the sharpest growth among the Asian economies, with a six-position jump from 43rd to 37th rank on the annual World Competitiveness Index 2022.
Sol. The Eighth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians has been started in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to address climate change.
Sol. LinkedIn Corporation has invested USD 5,00,000 (₹3.88 crore) in association with UN Women for the LINK Women project to create employment opportunities for women.
Sol. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, India (HSBC India) has announced USD 250 million in lending support for high-growth, technology-led start-ups in India, which has the world’s third largest start-up ecosystem.
Sol. Former Karnataka High Court judge Bhimanagouda Sanganagouda Patil was sworn in as the Lokayukta of Karnataka. Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office to Justice Patil.
Sol. Industry body Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) named Pramod K Mittal, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm, as the new Chairperson of the association for 2022-23.
Sol. India has test-launched Short-Range Ballistic Missile, Prithvi-II from an integrated test range in Chandipur, Odisha. Its range is 350 km and can carry one-ton payload.
Sol. Renowned Urdu scholar, linguist, theorist, literary critic, and former Chairperson of Sahitya Akademi Professor Gopi Chand Narang has passed away at 91.
Sol. The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on 17 June each year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.
Sol. India’s Nitin Menon has retained his place in the ICC Elite Panel and is set to make his maiden appearance as a neutral umpire in Sri Lanka later this month.
Sol. IIT Madras develops robot to clean septic tanks without human intervention named “HomoSEP”, ten units are planned to be deployed across Tamil Nadu and the researchers are in touch with sanitation workers to identify the locations.
Sol. The theme of 2022 Desertification and Drought Day “Rising up from drought together”.
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