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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 14, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Which countries are associated with the 'Trans-Himalayan multi-dimensional connectivity network'?
China-Nepal
India-Bangladesh
India-Nepal
China-Bangladesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
China has agreed to finance a feasibility study for a cross-border railway with Nepal under the trans-Himalayan multi-dimensional connectivity network.

2.
'NIPAM', which was seen in the news, is associated with which field?
Food distribution
Electronics Manufacturing
Intellectual Property
Climate Change
Answer: Option
Explanation:
National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM) is a programme to spread Intellectual Property (IP) awareness and provide basic training.

3.
Who has been appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI) to succeed the incumbent CJI?
Justice A. M. Khanwilkar
Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat
Justice Vineet Saran
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

4.
Which university is the first among Indian Universities in the 2022 Nature Index ranking?
University of Hyderabad
Osmania University
Pondicherry University
Anna University
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The University of Hyderabad (UoH) continues to be in the top position in the latest Nature Index 2022 ranking.

5.
Retail inflation softened to what percent in July due to moderation in food prices?
6.71%
7.37%
8.02%
9.14%
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Retail inflation softened to 6.71 per cent in July due to moderation in food prices but remained above the Reserve Bank's comfort level of 6 per cent for the seventh consecutive month.

6.
On which day International Lefthanders Day is being celebrated?
August 11
August 12
August 13
August 14
Answer: Option
Explanation:
International Lefthanders Day is observed on August 13 across the world.

7.
Russia has launched an Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan. What is the name of this Iranian satellite?
Tayyam
Nuri
Ayyam
Khayyam
Answer: Option
Explanation:
An Iranian satellite named Khayyam into orbit by the Soyuz rocket from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.

8.
Which institution regulates the 'Digital lending activities' in India?
National Payments Corporation of India
Reserve Bank of India
NITI Aayog
Ministry of Finance
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released guidelines to strengthen the regulatory framework for digital lending activities.

9.
Which state signed MoU with the National Institute of Ocean Technology for protecting Coastline?
Bihar
Odisha
Gujarat
Assam
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Odisha Government has signed an MoU with the Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) for the protection of coastal areas from various natural calamities like floods, cyclones, soil erosion and high tide, etc.

10.
World Organ Donation Day is being observed on which date?
August 11
August 12
August 13
August 14
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Organ Donation Day is celebrated on 13 August each year to encourage people to pledge to donate their organs.

11.
NBCC signed a pact with the MEA to redevelop a housing complex for how much?
Rs.100 Crore
Rs.85 Crore
Rs.114 Crore
Rs.175 Crore
Answer: Option
Explanation:
NBCC Ltd has signed an agreement with the External Affairs Ministry to redevelop a housing complex in central Delhi for Rs 175 crore.

12.
What edition of Khelo India Women's Hockey League Under-16 is to be held at Major Dhyanchand Stadium?
2
1
3
5
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The first Khelo India Women's Hockey League under-16 is scheduled to be held at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium in New Delhi.

13.
At which vice presidential position in India did Mr Jagdeep Dhankar take the oath of office?
11th
12th
14th
13th
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Mr. Jagdeep Dhankar was sworn in as the 14th Vice President of India.

14.
Who among the following has been named as the 2021-22 All India Football Federation's Women's Footballer of the Year?
Sangita Basfore
Manisha Kalyan
Aditi Chauhan
Bala Devi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Manisha Kalyan has been named the 2021-22 AIFF Women's Footballer of the Year.

15.
Who among the following has been named as the 2021-22 All India Football Federation's men's Footballer of the Year?
Sunil Chhetri
Sandesh Jhingan
Sahal Samad
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Sunil Chhetri has been named the 2021-22 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Men's Footballer of the Year.

16.
K. Maya Thevar, who has passed away, was the former and first MP of which political party?
CPI
NCP
RJD
AIADMK
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Former Member of Parliament (MP) and senior All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) politician K. Maya Thevar has passed away due to an age-related illness.

17.
What is the estimated GDP growth rate of India in FY23 as per Morgan Stanley?
7.2%
8.1%
6.7%
9.1%
Answer: Option
Explanation:
With the global economic growth slowing, Morgan Stanley in its research report has revised India's GDP growth estimates to 7.2 percent in FY23 from 7.6 percent and 6.4 percent for FY24 from 6.7 percent.

18.
Nitish Kumar has taken the oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar. This is his which term as the CM of the state?
8th
11th
10th
15th
Answer: Option
Explanation:
This is for the 8th time that Kumar took oath as Bihar CM since he was first sworn in as the CM of the state in 2000.

19.
As per recent changes in Atal Pension Yojana (APY) rules, which category of beneficiaries are excluded?
State Government Employees
Income Taxpayers
Central Government Employees
Non-Resident Indians
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The government has made changes to the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) rules to be made effective from October 1, 2022. According to a notification from the finance ministry, any citizen who is or has been an income taxpayer will not be eligible to join the pension scheme.