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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 13, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
PM Modi inaugurated a 2G Ethanol Plant in which city/state?
Panipat
Ghaziabad
Bathinda
Hyderabad
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has dedicated the second generation (2G), Ethanol Plant, in Panipat, Haryana.

2.
Who has been honoured with the Highest Civilian Honor of Ladakh?
Narendra Modi
Dalai Lama
Pope Francis
Desmond Tutu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama was honoured with dPal rNgam Duston award. It is the highest Civilian honour of Ladakh.

3.
Which Indian politician was conferred with France's highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur?
Narendra Modi
Ramnath Govind
Rahul Gandhi
Shashi Tharoor
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is set to be conferred with France's highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.

4.
Who is the author of the book titled 'Rusty Skies and Golden Winds'?
Kanishk Tharoor
Nikita Singh
Meghna Pant
Sannidhya Sharma
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Minister Jitendra Singh launched a book titled 'Rusty Skies and Golden Winds' which has been written by an 11-year-old, standard 7 student, Sannidhya Sharma.

5.
RBI cancelled the licence of Rupee Co-operative Bank is located in which place?
Gandhinagar
Pune
Lucknow
Bhopal
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the banking licence of Pune-based Rupee Co-operative Bank due to the order from the Bombay High Court.

6.
Issey Miyake, who passed away, was associated with which field?
Economics
Agriculture
Design
Science
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Veteran Japanese designer Issey Miyake passed away at the age of 84. He was known for his innovative technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions and fragrances

7.
Who will inaugurate the National Conference of Rural Cooperative Banks in New Delhi?
Amit Shah
Narendra Modi
Rajnath Singh
Nitin Gadkari
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the day-long National Conference of Rural Cooperative Banks.

8.
James Marape was elected as the Prime Minister of which country?
Cyprus
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Parliament of Papua New Guinea has decided to choose unopposed the incumbent Prime Minister James Marape.

9.
What is the theme of the 2022 International Youth Day?
Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health
Youth Engagement for Global Action
Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages
Safe Spaces for Youth
Answer: Option
Explanation:
2022 Theme of International Youth Day (IYD): Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.

10.
Which of the following two countries have withdrawn from the Cooperation Group between China and Central and Eastern European Countries?
Croatia and Bulgaria
Greece and Hungary
Latvia and Estonia
Slovakia and Slovenia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Latvia and Estonia have withdrawn from a Cooperation group between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries.

11.
International Youth Day is celebrated on which date?
August 09
August 12
August 11
August 13
Answer: Option
Explanation:
International Youth Day is celebrated every year on August 12 recognising and celebrating the contributions of youth around the world.

12.
Who has been elected as the President of Colombia?
Francia Marquez
Gustavo Petro
Jose Antonio Ocampo
Rodolfo Hernandez
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Gustavo Petro, a former rebel fighter who has promised profound social and economic change, has won Colombia's presidency.

13.
Which company has partnered with the MSDC and CBC for capacity building of civil servants of India?
Microsoft
Wipro
HCL technology
Google
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Microsoft has partnered with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), and Capacity Building Commission (CBC) to empower India's civil servants with future-ready skills.

14.
Who is the winner of the 2022 UEFA Super Cup?
Real Madrid
Milan
Eintracht Frankfurt
Barcelona
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Real Madrid wins the 2022 UEFA Super Cup for a record-equalling 5th time, in the final match, Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt.

15.
Which Indian state launched the 'Nethanna Bima' scheme for benefitting weavers?
Andhra Pradesh
Maharashtra
Telangana
Odisha
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao launched the Nethanna Bima scheme for the weavers on the occasion of National Handloom Day.

16.
The Union Cabinet (in August 2022) approved to continue Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) till which year?
2024
2027
2023
2030
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Union Cabinet approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) till December 2024.

17.
ONDC has signed an MoU with which regulatory body for coordination of functions of institutions?
EXIM Bank
NABARD
NHB
SIDBI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SIDBI for the coordination of functions of related institutions.

18.
The 2022 BRICS Games will not feature which game?
Break dancing
Taekwondo
Chess
Wushu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 2022 BRICS Games will have only three competitive events, such as breakdancing, chess and Wushu (Chinese martial arts).

19.
Which of the following has been approved as a booster dose in India for people above 18 years of age?
Covaxin
Corbevax
Covishield
Sputnik V
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Union Health Ministry of India has approved Corbevax as a heterologous COVID-19 booster dose under emergency use authorization for individuals aged 18 years.

20.
World Elephant Day is observed annually on which date?
August 09
August 10
August 15
August 12
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Elephant Day is observed every year on August 12.