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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 17, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Which country's president proposed the inclusion of Pope Francis,in the High Commission?
USA
Spain
Japan
Mexico
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Mexican President proposed that the top commission should include Pope Francis, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and Indian PM Narendra Modi.

2.
Which state signed an MoU with the National Institute of Ocean Technology for protecting Coastline?
Gujarat
Odisha
Assam
Bihar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Odisha Government has signed an MoU with the Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).

3.
Who is the first South Asian to win the Lisbon Triennale Lifetime Achievement Award?
Rukhsana Ahmed
Taslima Nasreen
Ruani Ranasinha
Marina Tabas
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Marina Tabassum becomes the first South Asian to win the Lisbon Triennale Lifetime Achievement Award

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

5.
Which city to host the 23rd edition of IISS?
Kolkata
Nashik
Pune
Mumbai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 23rd edition of the India International Seafood Show (IISS) will be held in Kolkata from February 15-17 next year.

6.
Who celebrated Partition Horrors Remembrance Day 2022?
Droupadi Murmu
Narendra Modi
Ram Nath Kovind
Arvind Kejriwal
Answer: Option
Explanation:
In his last year's Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared August 14 to be celebrated as "Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.

7.
Durand Cup 2022, Asia's Oldest tournament is related to which sport?
Football
Hockey
Cricket
Kabaddi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 131st edition of Asia's Oldest Football tournament Durand Cup is all set to begin on August 16, 2022.

8.
Which country has become the world's first country to approve Omicron Vaccine?
United Kingdom
Russia
China
United States of America
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to approve an Omicron vaccine.

9.
Which state has received Agasthiyamalai Elephant Reserve as its fifth Elephant Reserve?
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tamil Nadu Government has notified its 5th Elephant Reserve in the state at Agathiyamalai in Tirunelveli district.

10.
Udarshakti is a bilateral exercise which is being held between India and which other country?
Malaysia
Singapore
Russia
Japan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Udarshakti is a bilateral exercise that is being held between India and Malaysia.

11.
Agasthyamalai elephant reserve, which has been notified, is located in which state?
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Telangana
Kerala
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav announced the Central Government accepted the proposal of the Tamil Nadu forest department.

12.
Who has been elected as the President of Kenya?
Uhuru Kenyatta
Kalonzo Musyoka
William Ruto
Raila Odinga
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has won the Presidential Elections of Kenya.

13.
Bennington Battle Day is being celebrated on which date?
August 13
August 16
August 14
August 15
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Bennington Battle Day is being celebrated on August 16 annually and this year.

14.
Which country passed the CHIPS Bill?
China
US
Japan
Israel
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The US House of Representatives passed the CHIPS and Science Bill. CHIPS bill stands for "Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors".

15.
Which organisation unfurled the Indian Flag 30 kilometres above the Earth on Independence Day 2022?
Periyar Science and Technology Centre
Space Zone India
Spectra Academy
Space Kidz India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Space Kidz India unfurled the Indian Flag about 30 kilometres above the Earth on Independence Day 2022.

16.
Which Union Ministry organised the 'DST Startup Utsav'?
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of MSME
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Ministry of Science and Technology organised the DST StartUp Utsav.

17.
What is the CPI-based inflation recorded in July 2022?
7.71 %
5.71 %
4.71 %
6.71 %
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The National Statistical Office, the Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation eased marginally to 6.71 per cent in July from 7.01 per cent in the previous month.

18.
Which bank will manage the IVAC in Bangladesh for another two years?
Bank of Baroda
HDFC
Canara Bank
SBI
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The State Bank of India (SBI) will manage the Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) in Bangladesh for two more years.

19.
Roller Coaster Day is being celebrated on which date?
August 15
August 17
August 16
August 14
Answer: Option
Explanation:
National Roller Coaster Day is celebrated annually on the 16th of August.