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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 7, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Who made the first multispectral maps of Mars available?
NASA
ISRO
ESA
JAXA
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made the first multispectral maps of Mars' surface public.

2.
Hiroshima Day is observed on which date?
August 06
August 07
August 05
August 04
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Hiroshima Day is being observed on August 6 to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

3.
Which organization test-fired indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs?
BARC
DRDO
ONGC
ISRO
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles ATGM was successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank MBT Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

4.
Which country is conducting its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan?
India
US
Russia
China
Answer: Option
Explanation:
China fired ballistic missiles and deployed fighter jets and warships on Thursday as it began its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan, a show of force sparked by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island.

5.
Who has been appointed as the Director of PMO?
Sanjay Kumar Jain
Shweta Singh
Rajarshi Gupta
Niharika Jain
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Shweta Singh has been appointed as a director in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

6.
Finland was approved to join NATO by US Senate along with which country?
Germany
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Answer: Option
Explanation:
With 95 senators voting in favour of the measure, the US Senate decisively approved the NATO membership of Sweden and Finland.

7.
Yudh Abhyas is a military exercise held between India and which country?
Brazil
China
US
Russia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Army and the US Army will conduct the 18th edition of the fortnight-long mega military exercise "Yudh Abhyas" from October 14 to 31, 2022, at Auli in Uttarakhand.

8.
Which is the first bank in India to list its Payment Gateway platform on the income tax department's TIN 2.0 platform?
Punjab National Bank
Axis Bank
Federal Bank
State Bank of India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Federal Bank has become India's first bank to list its Payment Gateway platform on the income tax department's TIN 2.0 platform.

9.
Murali Sreeshankar has won Silver Medal in which sport in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022?
Judo
Athletics
Weightlifting
Boxing
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Murali Sreeshankar has won a Silver Medal in Men's long jump to give India its second medal in the athletics at Commonwealth Games 2022.

10.
Which state govt decided to develop one Sanskrit-speaking village in each district?
Tamil Nadu
Uttarakhand
Karnataka
Gujarat
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Uttarakhand govt, in a major move to promote Sanskrit, has decided to develop a Sanskrit-speaking village in each district of the state.

11.
Which state Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Projects?
Uttarakhand
Karnataka
Gujarat
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects of the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission at Dharampur in Gujarat.

12.
Which senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, is all set to become the next CJI?
U. U. Lalit
Dhananjaya Y. Moonlight
Sanjay Kishan Kaul
S. Abdul Nazir
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Senior-most judge of the Supreme Court Justice UU Lalit, is in line to become the next Chief Justice of India (CJI).

13.
Which country chairs the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for 2022?
Kazakhstan
China
India
Russia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India is set to host diplomats of the 15-nation UN Security Council including the US, China and Russia, in October for a special meeting on counter-terrorism.

14.
What is the position of India in the Commonwealth Games 2022?
5th
7th
4th
9th
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India moved to fourth position in the medal tally with a total of 61 medals, including 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze medals.

15.
NTCA inked an MoU with which corporation?
Bharat Petroleum
ITC Limited
Indian Oil
Coal India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation to relocate cheetahs from Africa to India, under Project Cheetah.

16.
'Danuri' is the moon mission of which country?
South Korea
Singapore
Malaysia
Japan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
South Korea launched its maiden spacecraft to the moon and joined the race with other countries.

17.
Who has been appointed as the new CVC of India?
Pratyush Sinha
Suresh N. Patel
Deepak Kumar Chaudhary
PJ Thomas
Answer: Option
Explanation:
President Droupadi Murmu has appointed Suresh N. Patel as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India with effect.

18.
What is the Digital Payments Index for March 2022 announced by RBI?
432.30
447.30
286.30
349.30
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) digital payments index (DPI) rose to 349.30 in March 2022, compared to 304.46 for September 2021.

19.
On which date the Vice-Presidential Elections are going to be held in India?
10th August 2022
9th August 2022
7th August 2022
6th August 2022
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The election for the next Vice-President of India will be held on August 6, 2022.

20.
Which bank has allowed invoicing and payments for international trade in Indian Rupee in August 2022?
State Bank of India
Securities & Exchange Board of India
Life Insurance Corporation
Reserve Bank of India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed invoicing and payments for international trade in the Indian Rupee.