Current Affairs Quiz: 15 September 2022

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Engineers Day in India, Kibithu Military Camp,  School Breakfast Programme among others. 

Current Affairs Quiz
Current Affairs Quiz

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs for 15 September at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Engineers Day in India, Kibithu Military Camp,  School Breakfast Programme among others. 

1. Engineers Day in India is observed to celebrate the birth anniversary of?

a) C.V. Raman

b) M. Visvesvaraya

c) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

d) Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

2. International Day of Democracy is observed on?

a) September 15

b) September 13

c) September 11

d) September 10

3. Who has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships?

a) Ritu Phogat

b) Babita Kumari

c) Vinesh Phogat

d) Geeta Phogat

4. Kibithu Military Camp has been named after?

a) Rajesh Pilot

b) GMC Balayog

c) Gopinath Munde

d) Gen. Bipin Rawat

5. Which of the tribe has been recently included in the Scheduled Tribes list of Uttar Pradesh?

a) Pathari

b) Gonds

c) Dhuri

d) Nayak

6. Which of the state has launched School Breakfast Programme to alleviate hunger?

a) Tamil Nadu

b) West Bengal

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Andhra Pradesh

7. Which of the planet vanished from sight during a lunar occultation on September 14, 2022?

a) Mercury

b) Mars

c) Uranus

d) Venus

Answers

1.(b) M. Visvesvaraya

India celebrates Engineer’s Day on September 15 to mark the birth anniversary of Sir M. Visvesvaraya. Engineer’s Day is celebrated to honor and recognize the achievements of Visvesvaraya. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate and thank the engineers who play a vital role in the country’s overall development.

2. (a) September 15

International Day of Democracy is observed every year on September 15. The day aims at making societies collectively aware of their democratic rights and the measures that are taken by the governments to protect these rights. The theme of International Day of Democracy this year is the importance of media freedom to democracy, peace, and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.

3. (c) Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships after winning the Bronze medal in the 53kg category. She defeated the reigning European champion Emma Malmgren of Sweden. This is Vinesh Phogat’s second Bronze Medal at the Championship. She had previously earned a position in the 2019 edition of the tournament.

4. (d) Gen. Bipin Rawat

Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Late General Bipin Rawat was honored in Arunachal Pradesh where the Kibithu Military Camp was named ‘General Bipin Rawat Military Garrison’. He had commanded his unit 5/11 Gorkha Rifles at this camp as a Colonel. Bipin Rawat died in a helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8, 2021.

5. (b) Gonds

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the inclusion of Gonds along with its five sub-castes in the Bhadohi district of the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Scheduled Tribes list of Uttar Pradesh.

6. (a) Tamil Nadu

The Government of Tamil Nadu has announced School Breakfast Programme with the aim to alleviate hunger. The scheme is applicable to the students studying from Class 1 to Class 5 in state-run primary schools. In its first phase, the scheme is being implemented in 1,545 schools in the corporation, municipality, and villages.

7. (c) Uranus

On September 14, 2022, the sixth planet from the sun appeared to pass directly behind the Earth’s moon and went completely out of sight for three and a half hours. The great disappearing act, also known as the ‘Lunar Occultation of Uranus’, started at 4.41 PM ET and ended by 8.11 PM ET. However, only the viewers in Northern Africa, Europe, and Western Asia were at the exact right angle to see the illusion work.

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