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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers
Question 1: Who is the chairperson of the Semiconductor Mission Advisory Committee?
To guide the Rs 76,000 crore Semiconductor Mission, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology formed a 17-member advisory committee. The committee will be chaired by Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
Question 2: What was the theme of the 2022 “National Maritime Day”?
India recently celebrated the 59th National Maritime Day. The day is observed on April 5 every year. The theme for this year was ‘Sustainable Shipping Beyond Covid-19.’ The day was first celebrated in 1964 in order to raise awareness about international trade and economics. An award ceremony was held to recognise individuals who have made significant contributions to the Indian maritime industry.
Question 3: Which award was recently won by Ricky Kej and Falguni Shah?
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards winners included 2 Indian musicians. Ricky Kej received his 2nd Grammy Award for Best New Age Album, which he shared with Stewart Copeland for their album ‘Divine Tides.’ For her album ‘A Colorful World’, Indian-American singer-songwriter Falguni Shah, popularly known as Falu, won the Best Children’s Music Album award.
Question 4: Which Indian state has agreed to collaborate with WWF India on the development of a State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (SBSAP)?
Arunachal Pradesh and WWF India has entered into an agreement to create a State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (SBSAP). The SBSAP will be in line with the Global Biodiversity Framework and the Pakke Declaration after 2020. It was last years when the state cabinet approved the “Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on Climate Change Resilient and Responsive Arunachal Pradesh.”
Question 5: Which Indian state is most famous for its Gangaur Festival?
The Gangaur Festival is primarily observed in the state of Rajasthan. The festival was organised by the Rajasthan Tourism Department after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival began on April 3 and will last for 18 days. The state’s Tourism Department has made special arrangements to educate foreign tourists about the state’s culture.
Question 6: In which state has the ‘One Health’ framework been launched as a pilot project?
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) has launched a pilot project in Uttarakhand to implement the One Health Framework through the One Health Support Unit. The Unit’s main goal is to create a national One Health roadmap based on the lessons learned from the pilot project implementation. The implementation of the One Health Support Unit will be led by an inter-ministerial One Health committee chaired by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.
Question 7: Which country has begun a pilot operation to create ‘Green’ Steel using hydrogen as a fuel?
Sweden has launched a pilot project to reduce carbon emissions from steel production by switching some of the process from coking coal to hydrogen. HYBRIT, or Hydrogen Breakthrough Iron-making Technology, is a collaboration between the steel giant SSAB, the mining company LKAB, and the Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall. According to the World Steel Association, each metric tonne of steel produced emits twice as much carbon dioxide.
Question 8: According to a recent CEEW study, which state has seen the most forest fires in the last two decades?
Forest fires have been more frequent and intense in the last two decades, according to a study released by the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW). Forest fires have increased tenfold in the last two decades, according to the research ‘Managing Forest Fires in a Changing Climate.’ High-intensity forest fires are common in more than 62 percent of Indian states. Mizoram has the highest number of forest fires in the last two decades, with forest fire hotspots in more than 95 percent of its districts.