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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 9, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
'Donyi Polo Airport', which has been seen in the news, is located in which state?
Arunachal Pradesh
West Bengal
Assam
Sikkim
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has given the name 'Donyi Polo Airport' to its third airport, which is under construction in Itanagar.

2.
Bajrang Punia has won a gold medal in which category of a wrestler at the CWG 2022?
Men's 65 kg
Men's 60 kg
Men's 72 kg
Men's 91 kg
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia clinched Gold Medal for India in Men's 65 kg at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 at Birmingham.

3.
Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal have won the bronze medal for India in which games at the 2022 CWG?
Athletics
Weightlifting
Wrestling
Boxing
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Indian wrestlers Divya Kakran (women's 68kg) and Mohit Grewal (men's 125kg) won bronze medals in their respective categories.

4.
India beat which country to win the 2022 SAFF U20 Championship title?
Japan
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Canada
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India beat Bangladesh 5-2 after extra time to clinch the 2022 SAFF U20 Championship title, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

5.
Quit India Day is being celebrated on which date?
August 08
August 05
August 04
August 09
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Every year, Quit India Day (or August Kranti Day) is celebrated on August 8.

6.
Who has been roped in as the MD & CEO of Unity Small Finance Bank?
Sandeep Ghosh
Renu Basu
Inderjit Camotra
Subhas Kutte
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Unity Small Finance Bank (SFB) Limited (Unity Bank) has appointed its interim CEO, Inderjit Camotra as the managing director and chief executive officer (MD & CEO) of the bank.

7.
National Handloom Day is being celebrated on which date?
August 08
August 05
August 07
August 06
Answer: Option
Explanation:
National Handloom Day is celebrated in India every year on August 7th.

8.
First flight of Akasa Air has been inaugurated between which two cities in India?
Jabalpur to Delhi
Chennai to Mumbai
Ahmedabad to Lucknow
Mumbai to Ahmedabad
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated the first flight of Akasa Air between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

9.
What is the name of the common portal for recommendations and nominations of all official awards?
India Awards Portal
Atmanirbhar Portal
Bharat Portal
Rashtriya Puruskar Portal
Answer: Option
Explanation:
A common 'Rashtriya Puruskar' Portal has been developed by the Government of India, to bring all the Awards of the various Ministries/Departments/Agencies of the Government of India under one digital platform.

10.
SEBI has formed a 15-member Advisory Committee of FPIs to boost overseas flows into the country. Who is the head of this committee?
T. V. Somanathan
Sanjeev Sanyal
KV Subramanian
Arvind Subramanian
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The FPI Advisory Committee (FAC) will be chaired by former Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian.

11.
Who has been elected as the 14th Vice President of India?
Jagdeep Dhankhar
Biman Banerjee
Margaret Alva
Venkaiah Naidu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The National Democratic Alliance candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as the 14th Vice-President of India.

12.
RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 82 lakh on Jupiter Capital Private Ltd. Where is the headquarter of this non-bank lender based?
Mumbai
Bengaluru
Lucknow
New Delhi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
RBI has also imposed a penalty of Rs 82 lakh on Jupiter Capital Private Ltd, a non-bank lender based in Bengaluru.

13.
Which Indian woman boxer has won Gold Medal in women's 50kg Boxing at Commonwealth Games 2022?
Nikhat Zareen
Pooja Rani
Lovlina Borgohain
Mary Kom
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Nikhat Zareen won India's 3rd Gold Medal in Boxing at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

14.
Which astronomical observatory in India has been added to the UNESCO list?
Vainu Bappu Astronomical Observatory
Bihar Astronomical Observatory
Madras astronomical observatory
IUCAA Girawali Observatory
Answer: Option
Explanation:
106-year-old Bihar Astronomical Observatory has been included on the UNESCO list of important endangered heritage observatories of the world.

15.
'Badhe Chalo' campaign under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav has been launched by which Central Ministry?
Ministry of External Affairs
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Culture
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Badhe Chalo campaign has been launched under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by the Ministry of Culture to instil a deeper sense of patriotism among the youth.

16.
The Javelin Throw Day is being celebrated on which date?
August 05
August 07
August 06
August 08
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) will be celebrating the second 'Javelin Throw Day' on August 7, 2022.

17.
Which state appointed Deloitte India as its consultant?
Telangana
Karnataka
Odisha
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Uttar Pradesh government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Deloitte India, appointing it as a consultant for achieving the target of raising the state's economy to USD 1 trillion.

18.
Who chaired the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog?
Union Finance Minister
Prime Minister of India
NITI Aayog CEO
President of India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog in New Delhi.

19.
Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik has won a gold medal for India in which category event at the CWG 2022?
Women's 72kg
Women's 70kg
Women's 60kg
Women's 62kg
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Sakshi Malik also won gold in the Women's 62kg Freestyle wrestling final.

20.
Avinash Sable has won the silver medal at the 2022 CWG in which sports?
Javelin Throw
High Jump
Steeplechase
Long Jump
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Avinash Sable claimed the silver medal in Men's 3000 Steeplechase final at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK.