21 July 2022: Daily Current Affairs & GK Update (In Hindi & English)

21 July 2022: Daily Current Affairs & GK Update (In Hindi & English)

21 July 2022: Daily Current Affairs & GK Update (In Hindi & English)

1. Consider the following:

1.       Royal Bengal Tiger

2.       Clouded Leopard

3.       Indian Bison

4.       Brown Hornbill

5.       Manipur Bush Quail

Which of the above animals/birds are found in the Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sancturay of                     Meghalaya?

a)       1, 2 and 3 only

b)      2, 3 and 4 only

c)       1, 3 and 4 only

d)      1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


EXPLANATION: Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is situated in the Ri-Bhoi district near Lailad village and spread over an area of 29 sq. kms,
  • The Sanctuary falls in the Eastern Himalayan Global biodiversity hotspot.

    Species found here:

  • Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Clouded Leopard,
  • Indian Bison,
  • Himalayan Black Bear
  • Manipur Bush Quail,
  • Rufous Necked Hornbill
  • Brown Hornbill.

2. Consider the following statements with respect to Amrit Sarovar Mission:

1.       The aim of the mission is to rejuvenate water bodies across the country.

2.       Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is the technical partner of the mission.

3.       Financial assistance of $ 100 mn is being provided by the World bank for this mission.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a)       1 only

b)      2 and 3 only

c)       3 only

d)      1 and 2 only


  • Statement 1 is correct: The Mission is aimed at developing and rejuvenating 75 water bodies in each district of the country
  • Statement 2 is incorrect: Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N) has been engaged as a technical partner for the Mission.
  • Statement 3 is incorrect: There is no such financial assistance from the World Bank.

3. Consider the following statements:

1.       Inter-State Council does not have any constitutional status.

2.       The Inter-StateInter-State Council is only a recommendatory body and does not have any executive role.

3.       The President has the power to constitute an inter-state council.

4.       The President is the Chairman of the council.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a)       2 and 3 only

b)      1, 2 and 3 only

c)       2, 3 and 4 only

d)      1, 2, 3 and 4



1.       Statement 1 is incorrect and 3 is correct: The Inter-State Council was established under Article 263 of the Constitution, which states that the President may constitute such a body if a need is felt for it.

2.       Statement 2 is correct:  The Inter-State Council is a recommendatory body that examines and discusses matters in which some or all of the States, or the Union, and one or more States have a common interest in better coordinating policy and action on that subject. The Constitution does not provide for the executive role of the Interstate Council.

3.       Statement 4 is incorrect: The Prime Minister is the chairman of the Council.

4. SAMADHAN doctrine is related to which of the following?

a)       It is a mechanism to address the grievances of farmers affected by natural calamities.

b)      It is a government initiative to check Naxal activities.

c)       It is a strategy to address animal-man conflict in urban areas.

d)      None of the above


EXPLANATION:  SAMADHAN (2017): It stands for;

S- Smart Leadership,

A- Aggressive Strategy,

M- Motivation and Training,

A- Actionable Intelligence,

D- Dashboard Based KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and KRAs (Key Result Areas),

H- Harnessing Technology,

A- Action plan for each Theatre, and

N- No access to Financing.

This doctrine is the one-stop solution for the LWE problem. It encompasses the entire strategy of government from short-term policy to long-term policy formulated at different levels.

5. ‘Chuquicamata’, which is one of the largest copper producing towns, is located in which of the following countries?

a)       Argentina

b)      Bolivia

c)       Chile

d)      Denmark


EXPLANATION: Chuquicamata is the largest open pit copper mine in terms of excavated volume in the world. It is located in the north of Chile.


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