Current Affairs 30th September 2022

1. Who among the following has clocked the lowest time to complete a marathon for the world record in Berlin Marathon?

A. Kenenisa Bekele

B. Mo Farah

C. Grace Sugutt

D. Eliud Kipchoge

Answer Solution

2022 Berlin Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge breaks the world record.

Eliud Kipchoge shattered his own world record on 25 September, with a time of 2:01:09 to win the Berlin marathon. It’s the second time the Kenyan runner has set the official men’s world record at the race in the German capital. Kipchoge’s previous best in an official 42.2km race was 2:01:39 set on the same course in 2018. Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa won the women’s race in a course record of 2:15:37, the third fastest time in history.

2. Which of the following has become the first Indian life insurer to have 74% foreign shareholding?

A. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.

B. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd.

C. IFFCO-Tokio General Insurance Co. Ltd.

D. Ageas Federal Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

Answer Solution

Ageas becomes first foreign business to own 74% of an Indian life insurance company.

Ageas Federal Life Insurance (AFLI) announced that after Belgium-based Ageas Insurance International successfully acquired the 25% investment in the life insurance joint venture (JV) from IDBI Bank, it has become the first life insurance firm in India with a 74% stake held by a foreign partner. For a total cash consideration of Rs 580 crore, Ageas has bought the extra 25% ownership of IDBI Bank in Ageas Federal Life Insurance.

3. Among the following which famous personality bestowed with 52nd Dadasaheb Phalke award?

A A R Rehman

B Asha Parekh

C Amitabh Bachan

D Akshay Kumar

Answer Solution

Asha Parekh to be bestowed with 52nd Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Veteran actress Asha Parekh has been declared the recipient of the 2020 Dadasaheb Phalke award, making her the 52nd awardee of the honour. Union Minister for Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur announced her name. She worked in more than 95 films and was the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification from 1998-2001. She is also a recipient of the Padma Shri, awarded to her by the Government of India in 1992 for services to cinema.

  • Asha Parekh started her career as a child actor and was cast by filmmaker Bimal Roy in Maa (1952) when she was 10. After a few films, the actor took a break to complete her education and returned as the lead actress in writer-director Nasir Hussain’s Dil Deke Dekho (1959), which also starred Shammi Kapoor.
  • Asha and Hussain went on to deliver multiple hits together — Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (1963), Teesri Manzil (1966), BaharonKeSapne (1967), Pyar Ka Mausam (1969), and Caravan (1971).
  • With Raj Khosla’s Do Badan (1966), Chirag (1969) and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978) and Shakti Samanta’s Kati Patang, her screen image underwent a change and she was known for her performances in serious, tragic roles.

4. Among the following which state use portable device ‘SAANS’ to stop neonatal deaths?

A Uttar Pradesh

B Assam

C Rajasthan

D Punjab

Answer Solution

Assam to use portable device ‘SAANS’ to stop neonatal deaths.

The Assam government has decided to use SAANS, an air pressure machine developed by a Bangalore-based start-up, in the state-run hospitals across the state. ‘SAANS’ is a portable neonatal Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) system that can provide lifesaving breathing support to infants in hospital settings as well as during travel. The decision comes following the success of a pilot project to reduce neonatal mortality with special equipment.

5. Who has inaugurated the Integrated Cryogenic Engines Manufacturing Facility of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru?

A Narendra Modi

B Rajnath Singh

C Amit Shah

D Droupadi Murmu

Answer Solution

HAL Cryogenic Engines Manufacturing Facility inaugurated by President Murmu.

HAL Cryogenic Engines Manufacturing Facility inaugurated: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) integrated cryogenic engine manufacturing facility was inaugurated in Bengaluru by Indian President Smt. Droupadi Murmu. On this occasion, President Droupadi Murmu virtually lay the cornerstone for the South Zone Zonal Institute of Virology.

According to the President, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and ISRO work jointly to advance and defend strategic interests. Both organisations have been instrumental in the creation of numerous pieces of technology and initiatives that have bolstered the security and progress of our nation. With its state-of-the-art facilities for producing defense-related equipment, HAL has proven to be a priceless asset for our nation.


6. What is the theme of International Day for Universal Access to Information 2022?

A Building back better

B Artificial Intelligence, e-Governance and Access to Information

C Access to Information – Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!

D Leaving No One Behind!

Answer Solution

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2022.

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 28 September as International Day for Universal Access to Information. The 2022 edition of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) will be an opportunity to discuss e-Governance and Artificial Intelligence with a view to assuring the Right to Access Information. Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart information for healthy and inclusive knowledge societies.

The theme of the Global Conference on Universal Access to Information in 2022 is “Artificial Intelligence, e-Governance and Access to Information”. This conference is set to take place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It will include a high-level opening and an inter-ministerial roundtable on Access to Information and Artificial Intelligence with international experts.

7. World Rabies Day is celebrated each year on September 28 as a tribute to ________ the inventor of the first effective rabies vaccine in the world.

A Dr. Edward Jenne

B Louis Pasteur

C James Phipps 

D Jones E. Salk

Answer Solution

World Rabies Day is celebrated each year on September 28 as a tribute to Louis Pasteur.

World Rabies Day is celebrated each year on September 28 as a tribute to Louis Pasteur – the inventor of the first effective rabies vaccine in the world. The day is observed to promote the fight against Rabies, raise awareness of its prevention, and celebrate the achievements the world has made against this deadly disease.

ccording to the World Health Organisation, the theme of World Rabies Day 2022 is ‘Rabies: One Health, Zero Deaths.’ The theme is to emphasize the connection between the environment, people, and animals. One Heath in the theme represents the vulnerabilities of the health system but also sheds light on how magnanimous they can achieve with collaboration across sectors. Zero Deaths means that the world has all the medicines, tools, vaccines, and technologies to eradicate the disease, and ‘zero deaths’ should be the end goal.

8. Which of the following airports has won Airport Service Quality (ASQ) 2021-22 award for ‘Mission Safeguarding?

A Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

B Cochin International Airport, Kochi 

C Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru

D Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad

Answer Solution

Cochin International Airport awarded ASQ award for ‘Mission Safeguarding’.

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has been awarded the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award 2022 by the Airport Council International (ACI). The award is considered to be the highest honour in the global aviation sector. CIAL received the award in the 5-15 million passenger category of airports operating in the Asia-Pacific region. The award is for its implementation of the ‘Mission Safeguarding’ programme, which ensured seamless traffic and reinforced passenger satisfaction in the aftermath of the pandemic.

9. Aryadan Muhammed passed away recently at the age of 87. He was what?

A Writer

B Social Worker

C Actor 

D Politician

Answer Solution

Veteran Congress leader Aryadan Muhammed passes away.

Former Kerala minister and senior Congress leader, Aryadan Muhammed has passed away at the age of 87. Muhammed, a prominent Muslim face of Congress in Kerala, had got elected to the state Assembly eight times from the Nilambur constituency in Malappuram. He had served as a minister for four terms. During the Congress regime from 2011 to 2016, he had been power minister in the Oommen Chandy government.

    10.Who among the following has been named the winner of the first-ever Queen Elizabeth II Woman of the Year award?

    A Kemi Badenoch

    B Penny Mordaunt

    C Nadine White

    D Suella Braverman

    Answer Solution

    Indian-origin Suella Braverman won first Queen Elizabeth II award.

    Britain’s Indian-origin Home Secretary, Suella Braverman has been named winner of the first-ever Queen Elizabeth II Woman of the Year award at a ceremony in London. The 42-year-old barrister, who was appointed to the Cabinet earlier this month by British Prime Minister Liz Truss, said it was the “honour of her life” to take on the new role at the Asian Achievers Awards (AAA) 2022 ceremony, dedicated to the memory of the late monarch who passed away recently. Braverman was previously Attorney General between 2020-2022.

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