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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • August 25, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
India's first commercial space situational awareness observatory is to be established in which state/UT?
Arunachal Pradesh
Sikkim
Uttarakhand
Gujarat
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's first commercial space situational awareness observatory is to be established in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand by Digantara, a space sector start-up.

2.
Which country is hosting the 65th CPA?
Russia
Canada
France
UK
Answer: Option
Explanation:
One of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians will take place at the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) hosted by the CPA Canada Region in Halifax, Canada from August 20 to 26, 2022. The annual flagship event will bring together over 500 Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and decision makers from across the Commonwealth to address the critical issues facing today’s Parliaments.

3.
RBI's LRS, how much did Indian remit in the Q1FY23?
$ 4.47 bn
$ 6.04 bn
$ 2.44 bn
$ 10.81 bn
Answer: Option
Explanation:
International travel contributed $2.92 billion of the $6.04 billion remitted under LRS in Q1FY23.

4.
Who has defeated the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami?
Gukesh D
Viswanathan Anand
R Praggnanandhaa
Vidit Santosh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
17-year-old Indian chess master Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami, an international chess Championship.

5.
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is an international day is being celebrated on which date?
August 23
August 21
August 24
August 22
Answer: Option
Explanation:
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is an international day is being celebrated on August 23 of each year.

6.
Which bank has opened its all-women branch in Kozhikode, north Kerala?
HDFC Bank
Yes Bank
ICICI Bank
Axis Bank
Answer: Option
Explanation:
HDFC Bank opened an all-women branch in Kozhikode, north Kerala.

7.
Gujarati language day is being celebrated on which date?
August 23
August 26
August 24
August 25
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Gujarati Language Day 2022 is celebrated every year on 24 August.

8.
Who has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the UK?
Manoj Kumar Bharti
Vikram Doraiswami
Prashant Pise
Akhilesh Mishra
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Vikram Doraiswami has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom.

9.
What is the theme of World Water Week 2022?
Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action
Water for society - Including all
Building Resilience Faster
Seeing the unseen: The value of water
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The theme of the 2022 World Water Week is: "Seeing the unseen: The value of water", which helps us view water in new and fascinating ways.

10.
Which state has announced setting up an online monitoring system of medicines in government-run medical institutions?
Assam
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Karnataka
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Kerala government has announced to launch of an online monitoring system, to keep track of medicines in government-run medical institutions.

11.
World Water Week 2022 is being celebrated on which week in the month of August 2022?
19 August to 28 August
23 August to 01 September
20 August to 29 August
21 August to 30 August
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Water Week 2022 takes place from 23 August to 1 September.

12.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in which state?
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Punjab
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Center at Mullanpur, in Punjab.

13.
India announced the establishment of a working group on transnational education with which country?
Germany
USA
UK
Australia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and his Australian counterpart, Jason Clare announced the establishment of a working group on transnational education.

14.
James Webb Space Telescope has captured new images of which planet?
Saturn
Mars
Venus
Jupiter
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The images of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, have been captured by NASA's newest James Webb Space Telescope showing the planet in a new avatar.

15.
Which state has set up Anti-Narcotics Task Force to check illicit liquor and drug trade?
Himachal Pradesh
Gujarat
Jharkhand
Uttar Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, the state government has set up an Anti-Narcotics Task Force to check drug trafficking.

16.
India inaugurated the new Indian Embassy in which country (in August 2022)?
Paraguay
Iran
Malta
Venezuela
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar jointly inaugurated the new Indian Embassy in Asuncion in Paraguay with his counterpart.

17.
Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim has won Pulitzer Award 2022 under which category?
Commentary
Illustrated Reporting and Commentary
Editorial Writing
Breaking News Photography
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim who works for the Insider Online Magazine of the US has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in the category of Illustrated Reporting and Commentary.

18.
The book, "Bibi: My Story" is the autobiography of whom?
Benjamin Netanyahu
Ehud Olmert
Yair Lapid
Naftali Bennett
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu will publish his new autobiography on November 22.

19.
Which state government has launched the 'Vidya Rath -School on Wheels' project to provide elementary education to underprivileged children?
Bihar
Assam
Tripura
West Bengal
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has launched the 'Vidya Rath -School on Wheels' project.

20.
Indian men's volleyball team won which medal in the 14th Asian U18 Championship?
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Gold & Silver
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian men's volleyball team won a bronze medal by defeating Korea 3-2 in the Asian U-18 Championship in Tehran.