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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 21, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Which payment company has partnered with Samsung to deploy smart PoS (Point-of-Sale) devices?
Google Pay
Bhim App
Paytm
PhonePe
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Paytm, a digital financial services company, announced that it has partnered with Samsung stores across India to enable smart payments and its loan service Paytm Post-paid through the deployment of point-of-sale devices.

2.
Sadbhavana Diwas is being celebrated on which date?
August 21
August 20
August 19
August 18
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Sadbhavna Diwas is celebrated every year on 20th August to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.

3.
Who has become the first Indian footballer to play in UEFA Women's Champions League?
Bala Devi
Aditi Chauhan
Manisha Kalyan
Anju Tamang
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Manisha Kalyan became the first Indian footballer to feature in a UEFA Women's Champions League match as she made her debut for top-tier Cypriot club Apollon Ladies FC.

4.
Which company has partnered with badminton players to promote digital payments in India?
DigiCash
MasterCard
PhonePe
Amazon Pay
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Chirag Shetty have been signed as the brand ambassadors of MasterCard to promote digital payment in India.

5.
Which bank has partnered with SellerApp to adopt ONDC?
Axis Bank
ICICI Bank
YES Bank
HDFC Bank
Answer: Option
Explanation:
YES BANK announced its partnership with SellerApp.

6.
Which armed force has signed an MoU with the IRCTC to ensure the safety and security of booking data under its air e-ticket service?
CISF
BSF
CRPF
ITBP
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Border Security Force (BSF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

7.
World Mosquito Day is being celebrated on which date?
August 20
August 18
August 21
August 19
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Mosquito Day is celebrated on August 20 every year.

8.
Which company has partnered with Five Star Bank?
TCS
Wipro
HCL
Mahindra & Mahindra
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) has partnered with Five Star Bank, a subsidiary of Financial Institutions Inc, to aid it in determining lending risks and delivering hyper-personalised customer experiences.

9.
The BRO will construct a pilot road using steel slag in which state?
Sikkim
Assam
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Border Road Organisation (BRO) in its prototype road project in Arunachal Pradesh.

10.
Which airline emerged as the 2nd biggest airline by domestic market share last month with a 10.4% pie of the sky?
SpiceJet
Vistara
IndiGo
Air India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Vistara emerged as the second biggest airline by domestic market share last month with a 10.4% pie of the sky, distantly second to the market leader IndiGo at 58.8%.

11.
What is the name of the Online Market Place feature of the 'MatsyaSetu' mobile app?
Matsya Bazaar
Fisheries India
Matsya Bharat
Aqua Bazaar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, launched the Online Market Place feature 'Aqua Bazaar' in the 'MatsyaSetu' mobile app.

12.
Which country has become the first country to make period products free for all?
Scotland
Ireland
Switzerland
Netherland
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Period products, including tampons and sanitary pads, are now free of cost in Scotland to anyone who needs them.

13.
FSIB has recommended whom for the post of NABARD Chairman in August 2022?
Amarjeet Yadav
Mohammad Mustafa
Manish Sharma
Tribhuwan Kumar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) recommended Mohammad Mustafa for the post of NABARD Chairman.

14.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched India's first electric double-decker bus in which city?
Pune
Bangalore
Lucknow
Mumbai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, inaugurated India's first AC double-decker electric bus in Mumbai.

15.
Which bank announced the launch of its latest campaign, titled 'Vigil Aunty' to promote safe banking habits among people?
ICICI Bank
YES Bank
Axis Bank
HDFC Bank
Answer: Option
Explanation:
To educate customers on the modus operandi of financial fraudsters and share inputs on safe banking habits, HDFC Bank has come out with a community awareness programme called 'Vigil Aunty'.

16.
Who has unveiled start-up Goodfellows dedicated to senior citizens?
Mukesh Ambani
Saurab Gupta
Gautam Adani
Ratan Tata
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Industry leader Ratan Tata, launched Goodfellows, a senior companionship startup that provides companionship services to senior citizens.

17.
Which bank has signed an MoU with FCI to provide an "Ultima Salary Package"?
Yes Bank
Canara Bank
Axis Bank
State Bank of India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Axis Bank has signed an MoU with Food Corporation of India (FCI) to provide the "Ultima Salary Package" with exclusive benefits & features to all its employees.

18.
Who has launched the 'Make India No. 1' mission to make India the number one country in the world?
Narendra Modi
Arvind Kejriwal
Droupadi Murmu
Ram Nath Kovind
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has formally unveiled his Aam Aadmi Party's national ambition with the launch of the 'Make India No 1' campaign.

19.
Which state government has announced to set up of 'Gramin Aajeevika Parks' (rural industrial parks)?
West Bengal
Karnataka
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Chhattisgarh government announced to set up of rural industrial parks in the state.

20.
Which state became the 1st 'Har Ghar Jal' certified state in India?
Goa
Kerala
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Goa has become the first 'Har Ghar Jal' certified State and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu are the first Union Territory in the country.