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Daily Current Affairs Questions and Answers : 12 May 2022

Daily Current Affairs Questions and Answers for UPSC

Miliposts Topical Quiz section aims at helping all competitive exam applicants to review the current events of the day easily. Current Affairs Q&A covers topics such as the new chief election commissioner, North Korea reporting the first COVID case, and shortening the COVID booster dose time interval for international travellers.

1. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India?

a) Sanjeev Kumar

b) Rajiv Kumar

c) Rajeev Mehta

d) Sushil Mehta

2. Which country reported the first case of COVID-19 on May 12, 2022?

a) North Korea

b) South Korea

c) Taiwan

d) New Zealand

3. India has limited the time interval of COVID booster dose for international travelers to how many months?

a) 3 months

b) 5 months

c) 6 months

d) 7 months

4. When is International Nurses Day celebrated every year?

a) May 11

b) May 12

c) May 13

d) May 15

5. Which company has indigenously manufactured Radar detection Swati weapons?

a) salt

b) LDL

c) Bell

d) Astra

6. Which country will host the SEA Games 2027?

a) Indonesian

b) Australia

c) Malaysia

d) Maldives

7. With which country India is considering signing a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA)?

a) Hungary

b) Oman

c) Uzbekistan

d) Israel

 

Answer

1. (b) Rajiv Kumar

Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner by the President of India. He will assume office on May 15, 2022. He will succeed CEC Sushil Chandra, who will step down on May 14.

2. (a) North Korea

North Korea reported its first case of COVID-19 on May 12, 2022. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a “major national emergency” and vowed to rid the country of the virus. Kim Jong Un also called for strict border controls and lockdown measures, asking citizens to completely stop the spread of the virus by closing off their areas in all cities and counties across the country. North Korea was one of the few countries globally that have not reported a single case of COVID-19 since the pandemic broke out in 2020.

3. (a) 3 months

Those travelling abroad can now receive their COVID booster dose 3 months after the second dose instead of waiting for the full 9 months. Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted that Indian citizens and students travelling abroad can now take precautionary doses as per the guidelines of the destination country. He informed me that the new installation would soon be available on the Coin portal.

4. (b) 12 May

International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on 12 May to honour and celebrate the contribution of nurses across the world. This day has been celebrated officially since 1974. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of English social reformer Florence Nightingale, who is also known as the founder of modern nursing.

5. (a) BEL

The Indian Army has proposed to procure 12 more Made-in-India ‘Swati’ weapon locating radars for the Chinese border. The radar is locally developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited.

6. (c) Malaysia

Malaysia will host the 2027 SEA Games, while Singapore will host the 2029 edition. The announcement was made on May 12, 2022, hours before the opening ceremony of the delayed 2021 event in Vietnam. In a statement, Malaysian Olympic Council President Norza Zakaria said that the SEA Games Federation “unanimously” awarded the event to his country for the seventh time in a meeting at the Hanoi Hotel.

7. (b) Oman

Union Minister of Trade and Industry Piyush Goyal informed on 12 May 2022 that India is considering entering into a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Oman. The minister delivered the inaugural address at the 10th India-Oman Joint Business Council (JBC) meeting in New Delhi. He said India is already seeking a comprehensive trade agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

 

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