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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 24, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Bihar's Mithila Makhana received GI Tag status from the government; how long is the tag valid after being granted?
5
7
3
10
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Once a product gets this tag, any person or company cannot sell a similar item under that name. This tag is valid for 10 years.

2.
Which dance form has been nominated by the Government of India to be inscribed on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list?
Garba
Lavani
Giddha
Bhangra
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Government of India has nominated the dance form Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list.

3.
What is the name of India's first IAC?
IAC Arihant
IAC Vikrant
IAC Vishal
IAC Viraat
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant on September 2, 2022.

4.
Whose appointment to the board of trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was announced in August 2022?
Azim Premji
Rohini Nilekani
Sunny Varkey
Ashish Dhawan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the appointment of Indian philanthropist Ashish Dhawan, founder and CEO of Convergence Foundation, to its board of trustees.

5.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma to continue as Paytm MD & CEO for another how many years?
7
5
1
6
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Sharma will continue to serve as MD and CEO of the company for another five years.

6.
Ratan Tata launched a companionship startup that helps senior citizens make friends. What is the name of the startup?
Goodfellows
Caregivers
Fellow People
Fellow Human
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Industry leader Ratan Tata, launched Goodfellows, a senior companionship startup that provides companionship services to senior citizens.

7.
Chandigarh International Airport will be renamed after whom?
Kartar Singh Sarabha
Shaheed Bhagat Singh
Udham Singh
Sukhdev Thapar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Governments of Punjab and Haryana have agreed to rename Chandigarh International Airport after freedom struggle icon Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

8.
The Central government has planned to collaborate with which state to develop a 'district good governance portal'?
Karnataka
Arunachal Pradesh
Sikkim
Assam
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Central government has planned to collaborate with the Arunachal Pradesh government to develop a 'district good governance portal'.

9.
Which state has inaugurated R-CAT?
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Chhattisgarh
Punjab
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Advance Technology (R-CAT).

10.
What is the theme of International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2022?
Anti-Terrorism
Memories
Fortune
Future
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The theme for 2022's International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is "memories," as mentioned in a United Nations (UN) press release. The theme was selected after consulting with victims of terrorism and victims' associations.

11.
NPCI International Payments Limited has signed an agreement with which company to become UK's first acquirer for UPI and RuPay?
PayPal
Square
SumUp
PayXpert
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Unified Payments Interface and the RuPay card Scheme, have signed an MoU confirming a partnership with the payments solutions provider PayXpert to internationalise the acceptance in the UK.

12.
EAM S. Jaishankar has unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in which South American country?
Colombia
Brazil
Peru
Paraguay
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Paraguay.

13.
How many medals are won by the Indian wrestling team at U-20 World Championships?
Sixteen
Fourteen
Twenty
Fifteen
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian Wrestling team on winning 16 medals at the U-20 World championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

14.
Which is the location of the National Seed Congress in 2022?
Mysuru
Vishakhapatnam
Gwalior
Hyderabad
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the National Seed Congress in 2022 in Gwalior.

15.
How many kilometres long is the Super Vasuki, the largest freight train in Indian Railways?
2.5 km
4.5 km
3.5 km
1.5 km
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Railways conducted a test run of the 3.5-km-long freight train named 'Super Vasuki'.

16.
Who has become the first Indian footballer to play at the UEFA Women's Champions League 2022?
Pyari Xaxa
Aditi Chauhan
Manisha Panna
Manisha Kalyan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Manisha Kalyan has become the first Indian footballer to play at the UEFA Women's Champions League 2022.

17.
Annual Meeting of Defence Ministers of SCO will be held in which country?
Uzbekistan
India
Tajikistan
Russia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a three-day visit to Tashkent, Uzbekistan from August 23, 2022, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) the Member States.

18.
Which state govt to take a Rs 4000 cr loan from Asian Development Bank to set up medical colleges in 12 districts?
Uttar Pradesh
Maharashtra
Assam
Odisha
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Maharashtra government will take a loan of 4,000 crore rupees from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for setting up medical colleges in 12 districts of the state.

19.
Mandla district of which state has become the first fully "functionally literate" district in the country?
Andhra Pradesh
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Madhya Pradesh's tribal-dominated 'Mandla' region has become the first fully "functionally literate" district in the country.

20.
India's first Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus has been unveiled in which city?
Bengaluru
Chennai
Pune
Mumbai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's 1st Indigenously Developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus has been unveiled in Pune by MoS Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh.