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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 4, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Which IIT has launched the 'Nilekani Centre at Al4Bharat' to promote Indian language technology?
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Madras
IIT Bombay
IIT Kanpur
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat was established by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras to advance the state of Indian language technology and make a positive social impact.

2.
Who has won silver in the women's Judo 48kg final at Commonwealth Games 2022?
Mirabai Chanu
Bindyarani Devi
Shushila Devi Likmabam
Harjinder Kaur
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Shushila Devi Likmabam became the first Judoka to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 with a silver in the women's judo 48kg final.

3.
In West Bengal, the state government is creating 7 new districts. What will be the total number of districts in the state now?
30
21
26
37
Answer: Option
Explanation:
With the launch of the 7 new districts, the total number of districts in West Bengal has increased to 30.

4.
Which airline is bringing out a new policy, allowing pilots to fly after retirement?
Air India
Indigo
Vistara
Jet Airways
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Air India has introduced a new policy, under which it will provide an extension of service to select pilots on a contract basis for a period of 5 years after retirement.

5.
Which telecom company is ready to roll out the World's Most Advanced 5G network across India?
Airtel
Adani
Vodafone
Reliance Jio
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Reliance Jio, India's largest digital services provider, is ready to roll out the world's most advanced 5G Network to make India a global leader in Digital Connectivity and Digital Solutions.

6.
Who has been named as the new MD and CEO of the NSE?
K V Kamath
Urjit Patel
Arundhati Bhatacharya
Ashish Chauhan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Market regulator SEBI has named Ashish Chauhan as the new MD and CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

7.
Which state has won the Khelo India Youth Games 2021 title with 52 gold medals on the final day?
Tamil Nadu
Gujarat
Karnataka
Haryana
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Haryana won the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021 title with 52 gold medals, of which, 10 medals in boxing on the final day.

8.
Which smart city is the first smart city in India to receive data from Google's EIE?
Srinagar smart city
Aurangabad smart city
Pune smart city
Kochi smart city
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) data from Google has officially been released in Aurangabad, according to the Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited (ASCDCL).

9.
Satyendra Prakash has been appointed as the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau. The Press Information Bureau has established in which year?
1919
1895
2000
1992
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Press Information Bureau was established in June 1919. In 1941, J. Natrajan became the first Indian to be head the Bureau as Principal Information Officer. The organisation's name was changed to the Press Information Bureau in 1946.

10.
Pacific Dragon ballistic missile defence exercise is a biennial drill held between three major countries. Which country is not a part of this exercise?
Japan
Philippines
United States
South Korea
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The biennial Pacific Dragon ballistic missile defence exercise between the military of South Korea, the United States and Japan is being held, off the coast of Hawaii.

11.
Which country will organise Exercise Pitch Black?
Malaysia
Indonesia
Japan
Australia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The warfare exercise Exercise Pitch Black will be hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

12.
'The Crafts Village scheme' is an initiative of which Union Ministry?
Union Ministry of Home Affairs
Union Ministry of MSME
Union Ministry of Textiles
Union Ministry of Culture
Answer: Option
Explanation:
It is an initiative of Union Textiles Ministry for 'Linking Textile with Tourism'.

13.
Who is the author of the book Lockdown Lyrics' released by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik?
Diksha Rawat
Sonam Dixit
Sujata Sharma
Sanjukta Dash
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has released a book titled Lockdown Lyrics', a collection of poems written by Sanjukta Dash.

14.
'Muslim Women's Rights Day' is celebrated on which date?
August 05
August 03
August 01
July 31
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Muslim Women's Rights Day is being observed every year on the first of August since 2019.

15.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra set a new national record at the Paavo Nurmi Games in which country?
Finland
Norway
Germany
China
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Indian javelin thrower and Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra set a new National Record of 89.30 at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 in Finland.

16.
Who has received the ICCR Distinguished Indologist award for 2021?
Prasanna Kumar
Jeffrey Armstrong
Alice Boner
Maurice Bloomfield
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Canadian scholar, Jeffrey Armstrong has been awarded the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist for 2021.

17.
Which state signed an MoU with NITI Aayog for enhancement of the learning outcome of students?
Tamil Nadu
Assam
Punjab
Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Arunachal Pradesh government inked a tripartite MoU with NITI Aayog and an organisation for a large-scale transformation in school education.

18.
Who has been appointed as the World Bank's Country Director for India?
Auguste Tano Kouame
Shaolin Yang
Anshula Kant
Axel van Trotsenburg
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Auguste Tano Kouame is the World Bank's Country Director for India.

19.
Who is the head of the task force set up by the Centre to monitor the monkeypox situation in India?
Lav Agarwal
VK Paul
Rajesh Bhushan
Balram Bhargava
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The centre has set up a task force led by NITI Aayog member (health) Dr V K Paul to monitor monkeypox. "Based on the observations of the task force, we will assess and study the further action to be taken.