Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The current affairs quiz section of UttarPradeshLive.Com aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the current affairs of the day easily. Current Affairs Questions and Answers cover topics like New COVID Edition XE, Udyami Kranti Yojana, Indian Economic Development and New Temple Portal.
1. Which city has reported India’s first case of the new COVID variant XE?
2. The Chief Minister of which state has inaugurated 13 new districts?
a) Andhra Pradesh
3. Which country will get armed drones for the first time?
4. What is the name of the portal that has been launched by the Union Ministry of Culture to watch the temple rituals live?
a) Temple 360
b) 360 degrees
c) Temple 90
d) Temple 180
5. According to the Asian Development Bank, the Indian economy is projected to grow by what percentage in the current financial year?
a) 7.5 percent
b) 7 percent
c) 6.5 percent
d) 5 percent
6. The Chief Minister of which state has launched the Udyam Kranti Yojana?
c) Madhya Pradesh
7. Which of the following cricketer bid farewell to international cricket on 4th April, 2022?
a) Aaron Finch
b) Faf du Plessis
c) Ross Taylor
d) Quinton de Kock
1. (b) Mumbai
The first case of Omicron’s new sub-variant XE has been detected in Mumbai, India. This was informed by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on April 6, 2022. The new Omicron variant was first detected in the United Kingdom on January 19, 2022. According to the researchers, the COVID variant XE is 10 times more transmissible than the previous strains. This may become the most prominent stress in the future. WHO has not yet officially classified the variant.
2. (a) Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated 13 new districts of Andhra Pradesh on April 4, 2022. Andhra Pradesh now has 26 districts, double the number of 13 earlier. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh had promised to build a new one. If YSRCP comes to power before the assembly elections in 2019.
3. (d) Germany
Germany will get armed drones for the first time after years of debate. The German armed forces have so far only been allowed to deploy unarmed drones for reconnaissance purposes. However, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has shaken the European nation.
4. (a) Temple 360
Temple 360 is a digital platform that enables devotees to have online darshan or darshan of 12 Jyotirlinga and Char Dham from any place. The portal will include live camera feeds of temples across India. The portal will allow devotees to perform e-aarti and many other services including e-shringar and e-donation.
5. (a) 7.5 percent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) informed on April 6, 2022 that the Indian economy is projected to grow at 7.5 percent in the current financial year. The growth rate is expected to increase to 8 percent in 2023-24.
6.(c) Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched ‘Udyam Kranti Yojana’ on April 5, 2022. The objective of this scheme is to facilitate self-employment among the youth. Under the scheme, the state government will give loan guarantee ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 50 lakh for self-employed along with subsidy on interest rates.
7. (c) Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor made his last international appearance for New Zealand in the third match of the 3-match ODI series against the Netherlands at Seddon Park on April 4, 2022. New Zealand won the series 3–0 in a fitting farewell to the cricketing great. ,
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