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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 22, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Ministry of Civil Aviation's flagship program Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) has completed how many years of success?
8
6
7
5
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Ministry of Civil Aviation's flagship program Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) has completed 5 years of success.

2.
Which state has accounted for the highest share of the total cost of projects sanctioned by banks and financial institutions in FY22?
Maharashtra
Haryana
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Rajasthan has accounted for the highest share of the total cost of projects sanctioned by banks and financial institutions in FY22.

3.
Which state has announced that 'Dahi-Handi' will now be recognized as an official sport in the state?
Uttar Pradesh
Maharashtra
Haryana
Gujarat
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that 'Dahi-Handi' will now be recognised as an official sport in the state.

4.
Which state has become the first state to use blockchain technology to distribute seed to farmers in August 2022?
Karnataka
Odisha
Kerala
Jharkhand
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Jharkhand govt, in collaboration with the tech company SettleMint, has launched seed distribution to farmers based on blockchain technology.

5.
Which country is hosting the 65th CPA in August 2022?
Canada
France
Maldives
Thailand
Answer: Option
Explanation:
An Indian Parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will be attending the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPA) at Halifax in Canada.

6.
Which country's museum has signed an agreement with India to repatriate seven stolen artefacts to India in August 2022?
Switzerland
Scotland
Canada
Denmark
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Museums in the Scottish city of Glasgow signed an agreement with the Indian govt to repatriate seven stolen artefacts to India.

7.
World Senior Citizens Day is being celebrated on which date?
August 23
August 24
August 22
August 21
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Senior Citizens Day is celebrated on the 21st of August every year.

8.
Which has become India's 106th unicorn after raising $33.5 million in a funding round?
Lead Squared
Shiprocket
Purplle
5ire
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Shiprocket became India's 106th unicorn after raising $33.5 million in a funding round co-led by Temasek and Lightrock India.

9.
India has launched the first indigenously-developed RT-PCR kit for testing which disease in August 2022?
Monkeypox
Covid-19
Polio
Chickenpox
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India has launched the first indigenously-developed RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox disease.

10.
Which state government has signed an MoU with the CPRI for setting up a regional testing lab?
Karnataka
Gujarat
Chhattisgarh
Goa
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) has signed an MoU with the Chhattisgarh govt for setting up a regional testing laboratory in the Raipur district.

11.
Akshay Urja Diwas is being celebrated on which date?
August 22
August 20
August 23
August 21
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Akshay Urja Diwas or Renewable Energy Day is celebrated on August 20 each year.

12.
The 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be held in which city?
Bhubaneswar
Indore
Varanasi
Ahmedabad
Answer: Option
Explanation:
17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held at Indore in January 2023.

13.
Which International airport has been named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh in August 2022?
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Chennai International Airport
Chandigarh International Airport
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Punjab and Haryana governments have agreed to name the Chandigarh International Airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

14.
Which state government has launched the 'Vidya Rath - School on Wheels' project to provide elementary education to underprivileged children?
Punjab
Karnataka
Assam
Jharkhand
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has launched the 'Vidya Rath -School on Wheels' project.