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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 19, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Manthan platform has been launched by the Government of India for which purpose?
R&D Collaboration
Quality Assurance
Supply Chain Management
Artificial Intelligence
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Government of India has launched the Manthan Platform to drive collaboration between the industry and research institutes.

2.
Who has been appointed as the new executive secretary of UNFCCC?
Jeff Bezos
Larry Page
Simon Stiell
Oprah Winfrey
Answer: Option
Explanation:
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Simon Stiell of Grenada as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

3.
What is the name of the national campaign launched to focus on the development of children in the first two years?
Paalan 100
Paalan 1000
KidCamp 1000
Child 1000
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Health Ministry launched a new campaign named 'Paalan 1000 National Campaign' and a parenting application, focussing on the development of children in the first two years.

4.
First 3D-Printed Human Cornea in India has been developed by which institutions?
IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Madras
IIT Hyderabad
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Researchers from L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IITH), and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), have collaborated to develop a 3D-printed cornea from the human donor corneal tissue.

5.
How many Police personnel have been awarded the Police Medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2022?
1075
1062
1082
1072
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has awarded 1,082 police personnel from CAPFs.

6.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the Statue of "Veer Durgadas Rathore" on which birth anniversary in Rajasthan's Jodhpur?
185th
285th
85th
385th
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has unveiled the Statue of "Veer Durgadas Rathore" on his 385th birth anniversary in Rajasthan's Jodhpur.

7.
Government has notified the appointments of another how many High Court Judges in the Punjab and Haryana High Court?
12
10
13
11
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Government has notified the appointments of another 11 High Court Judges in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

8.
Which figure states the WPI in July 2022?
13.93%
15.93%
12.93%
11.93%
Answer: Option
Explanation:
For July 2022 the annual rate of inflation based on the All-India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) Number is 13.93 per cent, provisionally.

9.
Which country has signed a climate change and healthcare bill of 750 billion dollars?
Canada
United States
Australia
New Zealand
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The President of the United States Joe Biden signed a massive climate change and healthcare spending bill into law.

10.
Which bank introduced a new Term Deposit Scheme, "KBL Amrit Samriddhi"?
ICICI Bank
Kota Bank
Karnataka Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Karnataka Bank has introduced a new Term Deposit Scheme, KBL Amrit Samriddhi under Abhyudaya Cash Certificate (ACC) and Fixed Deposit for a tenure of 75 weeks (525 days).

11.
What is the name of India's first saline water lantern?
Prakash
Roshini
Jagmag
Surya
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh has launched India's first saline water lantern, 'Roshini'.

12.
Which year, India will start supplying petrol with 20 percent ethanol at select petrol pumps?
2025
2023
2022
2024
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India will start supplying petrol with 20% ethanol at select petrol pumps from April 2023.

13.
Which state government has signed an MoU with the NIOT for the protection of its coasts?
Maharashtra
Odisha
Gujarat
Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Odisha govt has signed an MoU with the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) for the protection of its coasts.

14.
How much does India contribute to Voluntary Trust Funds for the protection of human rights?
Rs 4 crore
Rs 2 crore
Rs 1 crore
Rs 3 crore
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India contributes over Rs 3 crore to Voluntary Trust Funds for the protection of human rights.

15.
Which country will host the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2022?
India
Indonesia
Malaysia
South Korea
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Malaysia's premier men's hockey tournament, the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2022 will be held from November 16 to 25 in Ipoh.

16.
State Bank of India has launched its first dedicated branch for Startups in which city?
Delhi
Pune
Bengaluru
Mumbai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The State Bank of India has announced the launch of its first dedicated branch for Start-Ups in Bengaluru.

17.
Who is not among the reappointed four independent directors on the RBI central board?
Krishnan Iyer
Satish K Marathe
Sachin Chaturvedi
Revathy Iyer
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The central government has re-appointed Satish Kashinath Marathe, Swaminathan Gurumurthy, Revathy Iyer, and Sachin Chaturvedi.

18.
William Ruto, has been elected as the next president of which of the following countries?
Kenya
South Africa
Brazil
Egypt
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Kenya's electoral commission chairman has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga.

19.
Sadbhavana Diwas is being celebrated as the birth anniversary of which former Prime Minister of India?
Atal Bihar Vajpayee
Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Sadbhavana Diwas is being celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of India's Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

20.
BRO will build a steel slag road in which state?
Meghalaya
Arunachal Pradesh
Manipur
Jharkhand
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Border Roads Organization (BRO) will build Steel Slag Road in Arunachal Pradesh on a pilot project basis.