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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • September 7, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
Who has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director of SCI Ltd?
Himashi Pandey
Abhinav Kumar
Binesh Kumar Tyagi
Vipin Bisht
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has signed off on the proposal to appoint Captain Binesh Kumar Tyagi as the new chairman and managing director of Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI).

2.
Which airline joined WEF's "Clear Skies for Tomorrow" sustainability campaign?
Air India
SpiceJet
Vistara
IndiGo
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Clear Skies for Tomorrow: IndiGo, the largest airline in the nation, announced that it has joined a sustainable effort led by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

3.
Which Indian cricketer has announced retirement from all formats of Cricket?
Ravichandran Ashwin
Shikhar Dhawan
Suresh Raina
Ravindra Jadeja
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The former all-rounder of the Indian Cricket Team Suresh Raina announced retirement from all forms of cricket.

4.
Which state government disbursed Rs 869 crore for farmers under the KALIA scheme?
Gujarat
Bihar
Assam
Odisha
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Odisha government distributed Rs 869 crore to 41.85 state farmers under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme and assured them of additional aid for crop losses due to floods in the state.

5.
Anishka Biyani, who won a gold medal recently, belongs to which game?
Chess
Badminton
Shooting
Boxing
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Anishka Biyani won gold in the Malaysian age group Rapid chess championship.

6.
Who has become the 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Priti Patel
Liz Truss
Penny Mordaunt
Rishi Sunak
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Liz Truss became the new Prime Minister of the UK by winning an internal leadership contest of the ruling Conservative Party of Britain at a time when the country faces industrial unrest and a recession.

7.
Which institute joined Inspire Institute of Sports for innovative boxing analytics software?
IIT Delhi
IIT Bombay
IIT Madras
IIT Kanpur
Answer: Option
Explanation:
IIT Madras researchers and Inspire Institute of Sports in Karnataka have joined forces to create the analytics platform "Smartboxer."

8.
Who is the author of the book titled 'Divorce and Democracy: A History of Personal Law in Post-Independence India'?
Khalid Jawed
Saumya Saxena
Geetanjali Shree
Mamang Dai
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Written by Saumya Saxena, the book talks about the Indian state's difficult dialogue with divorce, which reconciles largely through religion

9.
Who has developed India's first nasal vaccine against COVID-19 that received DCGI approval?
Bharat Biotech
Bharat Pharma
GENoMiX
Serum Institute of India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Bharat Biotech got the emergency use authorization from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the intranasal COVID-19 vaccine.

10.
Which is the first village in Uttar Pradesh to have RO water in every household?
Bhiwadi
Kannuaj
Bhartaul
Reva
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Bhartaul becomes the first village in the state to have RO water in every household As part of the Adarsh Gram Panchayat initiative.

11.
What is the theme of National Teachers' Day 2022?
Empowering Teachers
Teachers at the heart of education recovery
Young Teachers: The future of the Profession
Leading in crisis, reimaging the future
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The theme for this year's teachers' day is 'Leading in crisis, reimaging the future.'

12.
The proposed Dark Sky Reserve will be located at Hanle in Ladakh as a part of which Wildlife Sanctuary?
Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary
Karkoram Wildlife Sanctuary
Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary
Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The proposed Dark Sky Reserve will be located at Hanle in Ladakh as a part of Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary.

13.
Which state hosted the 'Conclave of State S&T Ministers'?
Bihar
Maharashtra
Gujarat
Madhya Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Gujarat Science Conclave of State Science & Technology (S&T) Ministers is set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Science City, Ahmedabad.

14.
Who has won the Emmy Award for his narration in the Netflix documentary "Our Great National Parks"?
Barack Obama
Shah Rukh Khan
Bill Gates
Ratan Tata
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The former President of the United States Barack Obama won Emmy Award for his narration in the Netflix documentary "Our Great National Parks".

15.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed a former president of which country as his new special envoy for Afghanistan?
Thailand
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Pakistan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed a former president of Kyrgyzstan as his new special envoy for Afghanistan.

16.
Which country has become the first country to approve the world's first needle-free, inhaled version of the COVID-19 vaccine?
India
China
US
Russia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
China has become the first country in the world to approve the world's first needle-free, inhaled version of the COVID-19 vaccine.

17.
Which State/UT is to host the first-ever Mountain Bicycle World Cup?
Haryana
Delhi
Ladakh
Punjab
Answer: Option
Explanation:
In Ladakh, Leh town is all set to host the first-ever Mountain Bicycle, MTB, World Cup - the 'UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup in India.

18.
Teachers' Day or Shikshak Divas marks the birthday of which Vice President?
Zakir Hussain
V.V. Giri
Gopal Swarup Pathak
Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Teachers' Day or Shikshak Divas marks the birthday of the country's first Vice President (1952-1962) who went on to become the second President of India (1962-1967), a scholar, philosopher, Bharat Ratna awardee, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.

19.
Indian Army Chief Manoj Pande has been conferred with the honorary rank of Army General by which country?
Japan
Nepal
Bhutan
Bangladesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande has been conferred with the honorary rank of General of Nepal Army by the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari in a ceremony at her residence.

20.
Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Sansad TV?
Ravi Capoor
Utpal Kumar Singh
Vinod Kumar
Saurabh Tripathi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Rajya Sabha Chairman and Lok Sabha Speaker jointly decided that Utpal Kumar Singh, currently holding the post of Secretary General Lok Sabha, will additionally charge of the functions of CEO Sansad TV.