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Daily Current Affairs Questions and Answers : May 1 and 2, 2022

Daily Current Affairs Questions and Answers : May 1 and 2, 2022
  • PublishedMay 2, 2022

Daily Current Affairs Questions and Answers for UPSC

Miliposts Current Questions section aims to help all competitive exam hopefuls quickly review the current topics of the day. Topical Q&As cover NITI’s new VP Aayog, the CIA’s first CTO, the first Indian sports documentary, and Satyajit Ray’s birth anniversary.

1. Who has been appointed as the new Vice President of NITI Aayog?
a) Suman Berry
b) Nand Moolchandani
c) Jayati Ghosh
d) Amartya Sen

2. Nand Moolchandani has been appointed as the first chief technology officer of which agency?
a) FBI
b) INA
c) CIA
d) BI

3. India has signed a joint declaration with which country on agroecology and sustainable management of natural resources?
a) Denmark
b) Germany
c) Australia
d) Finland

4. Which country has refused to send its athletes to the Asian Games?
a) South Korea
b) Australia
c) Japan
d) Indonesian

5. Who is the new captain of Chennai Super Kings?

a) MS Dhoni
b) Dwayne Bravo
c) Moeen Ali
d) Robin Uthappa

6. When is Satyajit Ray’s birth anniversary celebrated?
a) April 29
b) April 28
c) May 1
d) May 2

7. Which of the following is the first Indian sports documentary to appear in FIFA+ Originals?
a) Sachin: a billion dreams
b) beyond all limits
c) Born to run
d) Maitnam

Answer
1. (a) Sum Beri
Suman Berry took over as vice president of the new NITI Aayog on May 1, 2022. that Dr. Rajeev Kumar is the head of the government think tank. His appointment follows the sudden resignation of former Vice President Rajiv Kumar on April 22. Rajiv Kumar’s term formally ended on April 30.

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2. (c) CIA
Nand Moolchandani is the first person of Indian origin to be appointed as the first chief technology officer of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Moolchandani has more than 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley and the Department of US Defense (DoD).

3. (b) Germany
India has signed a joint declaration with Germany on agroecological and sustainable management of natural resources. A statement on the matter was signed by the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, and the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulz, in a virtual meeting.

4. (b) Australia
On May 1, 2022, Australia said that it would not send athletes to this year’s Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The event is scheduled to take place from September 10 to 25 in Hangzhou, which is battling a major COVID-19 outbreak, less than 200 km southwest of Shanghai.
5. (a) MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni has been reappointed as captain of Chennai Super Kings after Ravindra Jadeja decided to step down from his captaincy. The team’s versatile star, Ravindra Jadeja, decided to step down as CSK captain to focus on his game. MS Dhoni has agreed to lead the franchise again.

6. (d) May 2
Satyajit Ray’s 101st birth anniversary was celebrated on May 2, 2022. The legendary filmmaker is known for his remarkable work, including such classics as ‘Charulata,’ ‘Pather Panchali,’ and ‘Devi.’ Satyajit Ray was also the first Indian to receive a Lifetime Achievement Oscar and received an Honorary Academy Award in 1992.

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7. (d) Maitnam
Maitnam is the first Indian sports documentary to be included in the elite list of world sports documentaries as part of FIFA+ Originals, which is available globally on FIFA’s new digital streaming platform. Maitnam is a 40-minute sports documentary that shows a number of different stories about the love of football in Kerala.

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