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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 20, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Which organization signed MoU with J&K Grameen Bank to finance 700 JLGs in J&K and Ladakh?
NABARD
NITI Aayog
IRCTC
NABCONS
Answer: Option
Explanation:
A Memorandum of Understanding on the promotion and financing of 700 JLGs was signed on Thursday and exchanged between NABARD, J&K Regional Office and Jammu & Kashmir Grameen Bank in the conference hall of NABARD, J&K Regional Office.

2.
Which state has started a new pilot project with UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to access job opportunities?
Punjab
Kerala
Karnataka
Delhi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Chief Minister of the Delhi Government announced that a new pilot project with UNICEF enables access to employment opportunities for students of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University.

3.
Which city has the highest average level of fine PM 2.5 among the world's most populated cities, as per HEI's recent report?
Dhaka
Varanasi
Colombo
New Delhi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
As per the report, Delhi has the highest average level of fine PM 2.5 among the world's most populated cities.

4.
Who did hand over to the Indian Army the much-awaited Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS?
Rajnath Singh
Narendra Modi
Nirmala Sitharaman
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh handed over to the Indian Army the much-awaited Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS).

5.
World Humanitarian Day coincides with which day?
World Organ Donation Day
World Elephant Day
World Photography Day
World Sanskrit Day
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Humanitarian Day coincides with World Photography Day on August 19 each year.

6.
Which company partnership with the five-star bank to offer a hyper-personalized customer experience?
TCS
Wipro
Infosys
Dell
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with a subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. 'Five Star Bank' on its digital transformation journey.

7.
The government of India unveiled the "Manthan" platform with which purpose?
To drive collaboration between the industry and research institutes to implement technology-based social impact innovations
To facilitate the growth of the MSME sector in the Agriculture sector
To drive collaboration of dairy farmers to Amul / Mother Dairy
To drive collaboration between farmers
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The government of India unveiled the "Manthan" platform to drive collaboration between the industry and research institutes to implement technology-based social impact innovations and solutions in the country.

8.
Which state launched the 'Vidya Rath-School on Wheels' project?
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Madhya Pradesh
Bihar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched Vidya Rath-School on Wheels project.

9.
Which bank has launched its first branch dedicated to start-ups in Koramangala, Bengaluru?
State Bank of India
Reserve Bank of India
Punjab National Bank
Bank of Baroda
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The State Bank of India (SBI) has launched its first dedicated branch for start-ups in Bengaluru.

10.
Which state became the first 'Har Ghar Jal' certified State?
Uttar Pradesh
Assam
Goa
Gujarat
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Goa became the first state in the country to be certified with 'Har Ghar Jal'.

11.
Which tribal-dominated district in Madhya Pradesh has become the first fully "functionally literate" district?
Burhanpur
Sunderban
Mandla
Ichemati
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Madhya Pradesh's tribal-dominated Mandla region has become the first fully "functionally literate" district in India.

12.
Cabinet approved an interest subvention of 1.5 percent per annum on Short Term Agriculture Loan up to what amount?
Rs 2 lakh
Rs 1 lakh
Rs 3 lakh
Rs 4 lakh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved an interest subvention of 1.5 percent per annum on short-term agriculture loans up to Rs 3 lakh to ensure "adequate credit flow in the agriculture sector".

13.
Who inaugurated Digital India Week 2022 with the theme of 'Catalyzing New India's Techade'?
Narendra Modi
Arvind Kejriwal
Nirmala Sitharaman
Droupadi Murmu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Digital India Week 2022.

14.
Who has been recommended for the post of NABARD Chairman?
Rajkiran Sharma
Mohammad Mustafa
KV Kamath
Rajkiran Rai G
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) has recommended Mohammad Mustafa for the post of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Chairman.

15.
On which day World Photography Day is celebrated?
August 17
August 18
August 19
August 20
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Every year World Photography Day is celebrated on the 19th of August to pay homage to the work of photographers and encourage people to take up this skill.

16.
Kevin O'Brien, an all-rounder cricketer, who has declared his retirement from international cricket, belongs to which country?
Ireland
England
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Kevin O'Brien, an all-rounder for Ireland, has declared his retirement from international cricket after being eliminated from the running for the T20 World Cup in Australia this year.

17.
ReNew Power has raised how many USD billion project loans through ECB in partnership with 12 international banks?
8
5
1
2
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Gurgaon-based ReNew Power has raised a $1-billion project loan through external commercial borrowings (ECB), tying up with 12 international banks for the finance.

18.
What is the full form of BBPS?
Bill Bharat Pay System
Bharat Bill Pay System
Bill Bharat Payment System
Bharat Bill Payment System
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Mr Shaktikanta Das announced Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) to facilitate inward gross payments for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to pay bills in India.

19.
Which of the following bank launched a new campaign called "Vigil Aunty"?
RBL Bank
HDFC Bank
A U Bank
Kotak Mahindra
Answer: Option
Explanation:
HDFC Bank launched a new campaign called "Vigil Aunty". Vigil Aunty Campaign attempts to motivate citizens all around the nation to adopt secure banking practices.