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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 5, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Union Culture Ministry G Kishan Reddy organized the Tiranga bike rally from which place?
Red Fort
Taj Mahal
Gateway of India
India Gate
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu flagged off a Har Ghar Tiranga Bike Rally by Members of Parliament from the historic Red Fort in Delhi.

2.
Who has been appointed as the new Director General of ITBP in place of Sanjay Arora?
Homkar Amol Vinukant
Manvinder Singh Bhatia
Sujoy Lal Thaosen
Satya Narayan Pradhan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Sujoy Lal Thaosen, the Director General (DG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), has been given the additional charge of DG Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

3.
Which telecom providers acquired the spectrum in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 1800MHz, 3300MHz and 26GHz bands in the auctions conducted by the Department of Telecommunication in August 2022?
Aircel
Vi
Jio
Airtel
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Jio, India's largest digital services provider, today acquired spectrum in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 1800MHz, 3300MHz and 26GHz bands in the auctions conducted by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.

4.
Which state/UT has inaugurated the scheme of the Department of Women and Child Development to provide milk and eggs to children in all Anganwadis in the state?
Maharashtra
Kerala
Gujarat
New Delhi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated a project of the Women and Child Development department to provide milk and eggs to children at all Anganwadis in the state.

5.
The SVC Bank has entered into an agreement with which to improve the flow of credit to the MSMEs in August 2022?
IRDAI
NABARD
RBI
SIDBI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The SVC Co-operative Bank (SVC Bank) has entered into an agreement with the Small Industries Development Bank in India (SIDBI) to improve the flow of credit to MSMEs.

6.
Who is the author of the book titled "Lion of the Skies: Hardit Singh Malik, the Royal Air Force and the First World War"?
Stephen Barker
Robin Sharma
E.M. Foster
Neil Gaiman
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The book has been written by author Stephen Barker.

7.
Who is the author of the book "Dangerous Earth: What we wish we knew about volcanoes, hurricanes, climate change, earthquakes and more"?
Lewis Wallace
Michael Boucher
Ellen Prager
Helen Scales
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Marine biologist Ellen Prager has come out with a book titled "Dangerous Earth: What we wish we knew about volcanoes, hurricanes, climate change, earthquakes and more".

8.
Which state's astronomical observatory has been included in the UNESCO list of Important Endangered Heritage Observatories?
West Bengal
Bihar
Maharashtra
Kerala
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The astronomical observatory at the LS College, Muzaffarpur Bihar has been included in the UNESCO list of Important Endangered Heritage Observatories of the World.

9.
Which company has announced the 'first in India' seating system for Vande Bharat Express trains from September 2022?
Vedanta
JSW Steel
Jindal Steel and Power
Tata Steel
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tata Group is planning on Research and Development by FY26 and is set to roll out the 'First in India' seating system for Vande Bharat Express trains from September 2022.

10.
Who scored a crucial victory for India against Hungary at the 44th Chess Olympiad?
Koneru Humpy
Harika Dronavalli
Suhani Shah
Tania Sachdev
Answer: Option
Explanation:
IM Tania Sachdev scored a crucial victory for India in a tactical fight over WIM Zsoka Gaal of Hungary.

11.
Who will become the 49th Chief Justice of India?
Justice DY Chandrachud
Justice S Abdul Nazeer
Justice UU Lalit
Justice SK Kaul
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Justice Uday U Lalit is set to become the 49th Chief Justice of India. The Chief Justice of India NV Ramana recommended Justice UU Lalit's name as his successor.

12.
Odisha has signed an MoU with which organization for the upcoming 'Make in Odisha' Conclave 2022?
CCI
NITI AAYOG
FICCI
NASSCOM
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha and the industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have signed an MoU making the latter a national industry partner for the Make in Odisha Conclave 2022.

13.
The Indian Air Force will retire one of its four remaining squadrons, MiG-21 fighter jets by 2022 September and the other three are scheduled to be phased out by which year?
2025
2023
2021
2024
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Air Force will retire one of its four remaining squadrons, MiG-21 fighter jets by 2022 September and the other three are scheduled to be phased out by 2025.

14.
Which warship conducted an MPX with French warships in the North Atlantic Ocean in July 2022?
INS Brahmaputra
INS Tarkash
INS Shivalik
INS Khanderi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Indian stealth frigate INS Tarkash conducted a maritime partnership exercise (MPX) with French warships in the North Atlantic Ocean last week.

15.
How much GST did the government collect in July 2022?
1,67,540 crore
1,42,095 crore
1,40,885 crore
1,48,995 crore
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The gross goods and service tax (GST) revenue collected in the month of July stood at Rs 1,48,995 crore.

16.
Which country will conduct the multinational air combat exercise "Pitch Black 2022" in August 2022 in which India will participate along with 16 other nations?
Australia
United States
United Arab Emirates
United Ki ngdom
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Australia is hosts the multinational air combat exercise "Pitch Black 2022".

17.
India lawn bowls women's fours team made history by winning the which medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022?
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Silver & Bronze
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian women's fours team of Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Tirkey scripted history by winning the gold medal in lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

18.
Who has been inaugurated 4th ONGC Para Games 2022?
Smriti Irani
Anurag Thakur
Hardeep Singh Puri
Kiren Rijiju
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The fourth edition of the ONGC Para Games has officially launched in New Delhi's Thyagaraj Sports Complex by Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas, Housing, and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.

19.
Larsen & Toubro signed an MoU with which state to set up an IT and ITeS technology park?
Gujarat
Tamil Nadu
Maharashtra
Karnataka
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Larsen & Toubro signed an MoU with the Gujarat state government to set up an IT and IT-enabled service (ITeS) Technology Park in Vadodara.

20.
Indian Navy conducted an exercise in the Atlantic Ocean along with which country?
Germany
France
Australia
Russia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Navy guided-missile frigate INS Tarkash, while on her long-range overseas deployment, conducted a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with French naval ships in the North Atlantic Ocean.