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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • September 16, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
The Sinquefield Cup in September 2022 was held in which country?
Italy
UK
USA
France
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Alireza Firouzja beat Ian Nepomniachtchi in the play-offs to win the ninth edition of the Sinquefield Cup the tournament held in USA.

2.
Burjeel Holdings, a private healthcare services provider in the MENA region has signed which Bollywood actor as its new brand ambassador?
Ranbeer Kapoor
Shah Rukh Khan
Akshay Kumar
Salman Khan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Burjeel Holdings, a private healthcare services provider in the MENA region has signed Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as its new brand ambassador.

3.
The Principal Accountant General office in which city has begun the 'Pension at your doorstep' initiative?
Mumbai
Chennai
New Delhi
Ahmedabad
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Principal Accountant General office in Mumbai has begun the 'Pension at your doorstep' initiative.

4.
In which city the National Defense MSME Conference and Exhibition has been organized?
Bhubaneswar
Ahmedabad
Kota
Bhubaneswar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt have inaugurated the National Defence MSME Conclave and Exhibition in Kota, Rajasthan.

5.
Who has won the "Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series" award in the 74th Emmy Awards 2022?
Jean Smart
Elle Fanning
Quinta Brunson
Rachel Brosnahan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Jean Smart wins Best Actress in a Comedy title for 'Hacks' at Emmys 2022.

6.
Who has won the "Outstanding drama series" award at the 74th Emmy Awards 2022?
Squid Game
Ozark
Severance
Succession
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Succession bagged the "Outstanding drama series" award in the 74th Emmy Awards 2022.

7.
Ex Kakadu will be hosted by which country?
China
Australia
NATO
Russia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
INS Satpura and P8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft arrive in Darwin in Australia to Participate in Multinational Naval Ex Kakadu hosted by the Royal Australian Navy.

8.
Which city hosted the 'All-India Official Language Conference' held in 2022?
Mumbai
Indore
Surat
Pune
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Surat from Gujarat hosted the 'All-India Official Language Conference'.

9.
Which company appointed former RBI deputy governor BP Kanungo and Zomato chairman Kaushik Dutta to the board?
BharatPe
Myntra
Paytm
PhonePe
Answer: Option
Explanation:
BharatPe appoints former RBI deputy governor BP Kanungo and Zomato chairman Kaushik Dutta to the board.

10.
International Day of Democracy is being celebrated on which date?
September 16
September 17
September 14
September 15
Answer: Option
Explanation:
15th September 2022 marks the 15th anniversary of the International Day of Democracy.

11.
What is the increase in Railways Revenue at the end of August 2022 when compared to the corresponding period of 2021?
38%
32%
37%
31%
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The overall revenue of Indian Railways at the end of August'22 stood at Rs 95,486.58 cr, showing an increase of Rs. 26271.29 cr (38%) over the corresponding period of last year.

12.
Which state government will provide a unique farm ID similar to an Aadhaar number to the farmers of the state?
Karnataka
Uttar Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Gujarat
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Uttar Pradesh government will provide a unique farm ID similar to the Aadhar number to the farmers, which will be linked with Aadhar to provide them benefits of all government schemes.

13.
Which institute became the first academic institute in the country to join an IBM programme promoting quantum computing development and research?
IISc Bengaluru
IIT Delhi
IIM Ahmadabad
IIT Madras
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) is the first academic institute in the country to join an IBM programme promoting quantum computing development and research.

14.
MeitY Startup Hub along with which company will launch a programme to support and accelerate XR technology startups across India?
Google
Amazon
Infosys
Meta
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Startup Hub in collaboration with Meta will launch a programme to support and accelerate XR technology startups across India.

15.
Who is the author of the book "Will Power: The Inside Story of the Incredible Turnaround in Indian Women's Hockey"?
Devika Rangachari
Waman Subha Prabhu
Sjoerd Marijne
Ramachandra Guha
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Former Dutch field hockey player and former Indian Women's Hockey Coach, Sjoerd Marijne, authored a new book titled "Will Power: The Inside Story of the Incredible Turnaround in Indian Women's Hockey".

16.
Who has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha from Jammu & Kashmir by President Droupadi Murmu?
Waris Pathan
Gulam Ali
Ghulam Nabi Azad
Asaduddin Owaisi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
President Droupadi Murmu has nominated Gulam Ali, a Gurjar Muslim from Jammu & Kashmir, to the Rajya Sabha.

17.
Engineer's day in India is being celebrated on which date?
September 17
September 15
September 14
September 16
Answer: Option
Explanation:
National Engineering Day is celebrated every year in India on September 15 to mark the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, one of the greatest engineers in India.

18.
Who has been renamed the Kibithu Military Garrison in Arunachal Pradesh?
Abdul Kalam Military Garrison
Major Sudhir Walia Military Garrison
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Military Garrison
General Bipin Rawat Military Garrison
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Kibithu Military Garrison in Arunachal Pradesh has been renamed 'General Bipin Rawat Military Garrison' in honour of India's first Chief of Defence Staff.

19.
Wholesale inflation dropped to an 11-Month low at 12.4% in which month?
August
September
July
June
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Producers' inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) dropped for the third successive month to an 11-month low of 12.41 percent in August.

20.
Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi is slated to be appointed as the which edition Attorney General for India?
15th
13th
16th
14th
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi is slated to be appointed the fourteenth Attorney General for India after KK Venugopal vacates the post