Current Affairs Quiz 12th to 15th August 2022 : Daily GK Update

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Q.1. Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav began on ____________and will  continue up to 15th August 2023.

आज़ादी का अमृत महोत्सव _________ से शुरू हुआ और 15 अगस्त 2023 तक चलेगा।  

(a) 12th March 2021

(b) 13th March 2021

(c) 14th March 2021

(d) 15th March 2021

(e) 16th March 2021

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav began on 12th March 2021 and was planned to continue up to 15th August 2023. It is an annual programme to celebrate India’s independence from British rule.

The Ministry which is core responsible for the implementation of this programme is the Ministry of Defence and Culture.

Exp. Various Themes Of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav:

This programme includes various themes which increase its popularity and importance among citizens. These themes are given below:

Celebrating unsung heros

Atma Nirbhar Bharat

Azadi ka digital mahotsav

Independence 2.0

India’s rich cultural heritage

Ideas , achievement and resolve

Q.2. Recently World’s highest railway bridge was launched on Chenab in J&K.What is it’s name?

हाल ही में जम्मू-कश्मीर में चिनाब पर दुनिया का सबसे ऊंचा रेलवे पुल लॉन्च किया गया था। इसका क्या नाम है?

(a) ‘Silver joint’

(b) ‘Golden joint’

(c) ‘Diamond joint’

(d) ‘Emerald joint’

(e) ‘Platinum joint’

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. World’s highest railway bridge ‘Golden joint’ launched on Chenab in J&K

Decked with the national flag, the ‘Golden Joint’ of the Chenab railway bridge was launched on Saturday thereby inaugurating the World’s highest railway bridge.

To commemorate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the world’s highest bridge in Reasi district of J&K was decked up with the Tricolour by the workers on this occasion.

The project is part of the ambitious 272-km long railway line from Udhampur to Baramulla joining Jammu with the Kashmir valley as an all-weather highspeed alternative, named the ‘Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project’.

Q.3. Recently centre has announced the establishment of 5th elephant reserve in which state?

हाल ही में केंद्र ने किस राज्य में 5वें हाथी अभयारण्य की स्थापना की घोषणा की है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Jodhpur / जोधपुर

(c) Jaipur / जयपुर

(d) Pune / पुणे

(e) Chennai/चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. On the occasion of World Elephant Day on Friday, the centre has announced the establishment of another elephant reserve at Agasthiyamalai. This reserve will be the 32nd elephant reserve in the country and the fifth in Tamil Nadu. It will be adding 1,197 sq km of area dedicated to elephant conservation

The new reserve at Agasthyamalai will encompass reserve forests and patta lands in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Tenkasi districts, reported the Times of India.

Q.4. The central government has amended the Atal Pension Yojana investment rules, which will become applicable from ________________.

केंद्र सरकार ने अटल पेंशन योजना निवेश नियमों में संशोधन किया है, जो _________ से लागू होगा।

(a) 1st October 2022.

(b) 2nd October 2022.

(c) 11th October 2022.

(d) 21st October 2022.

(e) 31st October 2022.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Government of India has made revised the rules of Atal Pension Yojana (APY), will be effective from from October 1, 2022.

No citizen who is or has been an income taxpayer will not be eligible to join the APY. If an income tax-payer joins the APY scheme on or after October 1, 2022, the APY account will be liable to be closed.

Currently, all citizens of India between the age of 18-40 years are eligible to join the scheme, irrespective of their tax-paying status.

About Atal Pension Yojana

Under this social security scheme, APY subscriber would receive a minimum guaranteed pension of ₹1000 to ₹5000 per month from the age of 60 years, depending upon his contribution. The same pension would be paid to the spouse of the subscriber after the demise of subscriber and on demise of both the subscriber and spouse, the pension wealth as accumulated till age 60 of the subscriber would be returned back to the nominee.

Q.5. Gopal Vittal has been re-appointed as the managing director of which company?

गोपाल विट्टल को किस कंपनी के प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में फिर से नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) VI

(b) Paytm

(c) Jio

(d) Airtel

(e) Bharatpay

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Gopal Vittal re-appointed as managing director of Airtel

Bharti Airtel has re-appointed Gopal Vittal as managing director for a period of five years i.e., February 1, 2023 to January 31, 2028.

He was re-appointed as the managing director and CEO with effect from February 1, 2018 for a period of 5 years, (upto January 31, 2023).

Q.6. Rishabh Pant has been appointed brand ambassador of which state?

ऋषभ पंत को किस राज्य का ब्रांड एंबेसडर नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) UP

(b) MP

(c) Uttarakhand

(d) Karnataka

(e) Gujarat

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp Uttarakhand government has appointed wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant as the ‘State Brand Ambassador’.

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami congratulated Rishabh Pant and praised him as one of the best cricketers and idols of youth.

Q.7. Guillermo Pablo Rios has been appointed as the head of UNMOGIP.He is from which country?

गिलर्मो पाब्लो रियोस को UNMOGIP के प्रमुख के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है। वह किस देश से हैं?

(a) New Zealand

(b) Italy

(c) France

(d) Chile

(e) Argentina 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Argentina’s navy officer, Rear Admiral Guillermo Pablo Rios has been named Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

He replaced Major General José Eladio Alcain of Uruguay, who steps down after the completion of his assignment.

Newly Appointed Prime Minister & President

Colombia’s first leftist President – Gustavo Petro

New PM of Kuwait – Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al Salem

New PM of Sri Lanka – Dinesh Gunawardena

New President of Sri Lanka – Ranil Wickremesinghe

New President of Colombia – Gustavo Petro

New President of South Korea – Yoon Suk Yeol

New Prime Minister of Pakistan – Shehbaz Sharif

New Prime Minister of France – Elisabeth Borne

1st Woman President of Hungary – Katalin Novak

1st Woman President of Tanzania – Samia Suluhu Hassan

1st Woman President of Honduras Xiomara Castro

Hong Kong’s Next Leader -John Lee

Re-Elected as President of Serbia – Aleksandar Vučić

Hungary’s New Prime Minister - Viktor Orban

New Prime Minister of Kazakhstan - Alikhan Smailov

New President of of Albania – Bajram Begaj

New Prime Minsiter of Israel – Yair Lapid

Q.8. Recently Shashi Tharoor received highest civilian honour of which country?

हाल ही में शशि थरूर को किस देश का सर्वोच्च नागरिक सम्मान मिला है?

(a) France

( b) Russsia

(c) UAE

(d) USA

(e) Japan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

  • Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor will be conferred with France’s highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur for his writings and speeches.
  • In 2010, he had received a similar honour from the Spanish government, when the King of Spain had bestowed upon him the Encomienda de la Real Order Espanola de Carlos III.

Q.9. Recently India conducted bilateral exercise ‘Udarashakti’ with which country?

हाल ही में भारत ने किस देश के साथ द्विपक्षीय अभ्यास उदारशक्तिका आयोजन किया?

(a) Mangolia / मंगोलिया

(b) Ghana / घाना

(c) Sudan / सूडान

(d) Comlombia / कोलम्बिया

(e) Malaysia/मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. A contingent of the Indian Air Force has participated in a bilateral exercise named ‘Udarashakti’ with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).

Indian Air Force is participating in the air exercise with Su-30 MKI and C-17 aircraft while the RMAF will be flying Su 30 MKM aircraft.

Q.10. Recently which country launched its 1st virtual space museum named SPARK ?

हाल ही में किस देश ने स्पार्क नामक अपना पहला आभासी अंतरिक्ष संग्रहालय लॉन्च किया है?

(a) USA

(b) CHINA

(c) FRANCE

(d) INDIA

(e) JAPAN

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. ISRO Chairman S Somanath has launched the India’s first virtual space museum ‘SPARK’ for public use to showcase the digital content related to different ISRO missions in an interactive manner.

SPARK can be accessed through the official website of ISRO or at https://spacepark.isro.gov.in.

Presently, the space organisation has also launched an application, the beta version of SPARK on their website.

Q.11. Bhavani Devi won which medal at Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022?

कॉमनवेल्थ फेंसिंग चैंपियनशिप 2022 में भवानी देवी ने कौन सा पदक जीता?

(a) Gold

(b) Silver

(c) Bronze

(d) All of the above

(e) None

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. • Indian fencer Bhavani Devi has secured gold medal in the women’s senior individual sabre category at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022 in London.

  • She defeated Veronika (Australia), who has settled for silver in the event. Bhavani Devi hails from Tamil Nadu and was the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics (Tokyo 2020).

Q.12. 1st Khelo India Women’s Hockey League (U-16) will be held in which city?

पहली खेलो इंडिया महिला हॉकी लीग (U-16) किस शहर में आयोजित की जाएगी?

(a) Lucknow

(b) Panipat

(c) Indore

(d) Mumbai

(e) New Delhi

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. • First Khelo India Women’s Hockey League under-16 is scheduled to be held at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium in New Delhi from August 16 to 23, 2022.

  • The Khelo India Women’s Hockey League (U-16) is yet another endeavour by the Khelo India’s Sports for Women component, which takes the most necessary steps to power in more female participation in a wide array of sports competitions.

Q.13. World Sanskrit Diwas 2022  is observed globally on which day?

विश्व संस्कृत दिवस 2022 विश्व स्तर पर किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 7 August / 7 अगस्त

(b) 8 August / 8 अगस्त

(c) 10 August / 10 अगस्त

(d) 11 August / 11 अगस्त

(e) 12 August / 12 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. • World Sanskrit Day or World Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated on the occasion of Shraavana Poornima.

  • World Sanskrit Day also coincides with the festival of Raksha Bandhan. In 2022, World Sanskrit Day is celebrated on 12th August 2022.
  • The first World Sanskrit Day was celebrated on 1969.

Q.14. Partition Horrors Remembrance Day is observed on which day?

विभाजन भयावह स्मृति दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 9 August / 7 अगस्त

(b) 8 August / 8 अगस्त

(c) 10 August / 10 अगस्त

(d) 12 August / 11 अगस्त

(e) 14 August / 12 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. • Partition Horrors Remembrance Day is a national Memorial Day celebrated on 14 August in India, first declared by prime minister Narendra Modi in 2021.

  • It commemorates the victims and sufferings of people during the partition of India. The day remembers the sufferings of many Indians during the partition.

Q.15. Uma Pemmaraju passed away recently. She was a famous _______.

उमा पेम्माराजू का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक प्रसिद्ध _______ थी।

(a) Writer / लेखक

(b) Journalist/पत्रकार

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Social Worker / सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता

(e) Film Director / फिल्म निर्देशक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15. (b)

Exp. Uma Pemmaraju, an Indian American journalist has passed away at the age of 64.

She was a part of various shows such as The Fox Report, Fox News Live, Fox News Now, and Fox On Trends.

She has been awarded many Emmy Awards in her career for investigative reporting and journalism.

Q.16. Pulitzer prize winning author David McCullough passed away recently.He won pulitzer Prize in which year?

पुलित्जर पुरस्कार विजेता लेखक डेविड मैकुलॉ का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। उन्होंने किस वर्ष पुलित्जर पुरस्कार जीता था?

 (a) 1991 

(b) 1992

(c) 1993 

(d) 1994 

(e) 1995

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. • David McCullough, who won Pulitzer Prizes for his biographies of presidents John Adams and Harry Truman, has died at the age of 89.

  • He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for Truman, a biography about the 33rd president of the US and another Prize in 2002 for the biography about the second US president, John Adams.
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