Current Affairs Quiz 1st September 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 1st September 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. NHPC Ltd has signed an MoU with PTC India Ltd for the sale of power to be generated from the upcoming West Seti and Seti River-6 hydropower projects in which country?

एनएचपीसी लिमिटेड ने किस देश में आगामी वेस्ट सेती और सेती नदी -6 जलविद्युत परियोजनाओं से उत्पन्न होने वाली बिजली की बिक्री के लिए पीटीसी इंडिया लिमिटेड के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Iran / ईरान

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Bhutan / भूटान

(d) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. NHPC signed an MoU with PTC India Limited for sale of power

NHPC Ltd has signed an MoU with PTC India Ltd for the sale of power to be generated from the upcoming West Seti and Seti River-6 hydropower projects in Nepal.

The company will invest more than Rs 18,000 crores in Nepal to develop the two hydropower projects.

In August month, the hydropower major signed an MoU with the Investment Board Nepal (IBN) for the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) and development of West Seti (750 MW) and Seti River 6 (450 MW) projects in Nepal.

As per the MoU, PTC shall purchase the Contracted Capacity of these projects from NHPC for onward sale in India and the neighbouring countries.

Recent MoUs

  • IOC signed an MoU with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for Cheetah relocation from Africa to India
  • ReNew signed an MoU with Egypt government to set up green hydrogen plant in Egypt
  • Indian and Malaysian bodies signed an MoU to promote palm oil
  • India signed an MoU with UK for Mutual Recognition of Educational Qualification
  • India and Maldives signed an MoU for judicial cooperation to accelerate court digitization.
  • India signed an MoU with Namibia for wildlife conservation

Q.2. The Union Cabinet has approved an environment ministry proposal for signing an MoU with which country on biodiversity conservation?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने जैव विविधता संरक्षण पर किस देश के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर करने के लिए पर्यावरण मंत्रालय के प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Nepal / नेपाल

(c) Bhutan / भूटान

(d) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Cabinet approved signing an MoU between India and Nepal on biodiversity conservation

The Union Cabinet has approved an environment ministry proposal for signing an MoU with Nepal on biodiversity conservation.

The MoU would help in promoting cooperation between India and Nepal in the field of forests, wildlife, environment, biodiversity conservation, and climate change, including restoration of corridors and interlinking areas, and sharing knowledge and best practices.

About Nepal

Capital- Kathmandu

Currency- Nepalese rupee

President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Prime minister– Sher Bahadur Deuba

Q.3. India’s first indigenously developed quadrivalent Human Papilloma Virus (qHPV) vaccine for the prevention of which kind of cancer, has been launched?

किस प्रकार के कैंसर की रोकथाम के लिए भारत का पहला स्वदेशी रूप से विकसित मानव पैपिलोमा वायरस (क्यूएचपीवी) वैक्सीन लॉन्च किया गया है?

(a) Skin Cancer / त्वचा कैंसर

(b) Cervical Cancer / ग्रीवा कैंसर

(c) Breast Cancer / स्तन कैंसर

(d) Bladder Cancer / ब्लैडर कैंसर

(e) Brain Cancer / मस्तिष्क कैंसर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. India’s first vaccine against cervical cancer launched

India’s first indigenously developed quadrivalent Human Papilloma Virus (qHPV) vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer has been launched.

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had last month granted market authorization to Serum Institute of India (SII) to manufacture an indigenously-developed vaccine against cervical cancer.

The qHPV vaccine CERVAVAC has demonstrated robust antibody response that is nearly 1,000 times higher than the baseline against all targeted HPV types and in all dose and age groups.

Cervical cancer in India ranks as the second most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age.

This form of cancer develops in a woman’s cervix.

As per the data of the World Health Organisation (WHO), in 2018, an estimated 570 000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 311 000 women died from the disease.

It has been launched by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Jitendra Singh.

Q.4. Which company has announced to invest of a whopping Rs 2 lakh crore to build its Pan-India true 5G network?

किस कंपनी ने अपने पैनइंडिया ट्रू 5G नेटवर्क के निर्माण के लिए 2 लाख करोड़ रुपये के निवेश की घोषणा की है?

(a) BSNL / बीएसएनएल

(b) Adani Data Networks / अदानी डेटा नेटवर्क

(c) Vodafone Idea / वोडाफोन आइडिया

(d) Bharti Airtel / भारती एयरटेल

(e) Reliance Industries / रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Reliance Industries to invest Rs 2 lakh crore in Jio 5G

Reliance Industries (RIL) has announced to invest of whopping Rs 2 lakh crore to build its Pan-India true 5G network.

The Reliance Jio Infocomm has prepared an ambitious and fastest ever 5G rollout plan for the country.

Jio plans to roll out Jio 5G by this Diwali 2022 in metropolises of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.

By December 2023, we will deliver Jio 5G to every town, every taluka, and every tehsil of our country.

About Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

Founded – 8 May 1973

Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Founder – Dhirubhai Ambani

Owner – Mukesh Ambani (50.49%)

Chairman of Jio – Akash Ambani

MD of Jio – Sandip Das

Subsidiaries – Jio Platforms (67.03%) Jio Payments Bank (70%

Q.5. Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 has started at which state?

शुमंग लीला महोत्सव 2021-2022 किस राज्य में शुरू हुआ है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Meghalaya / मेघालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. 50th All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-22 started in Imphal

The 50th edition of All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 has been started at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen in Imphal, Manipur.

The inaugural function was attended by Manipur Governor, La Ganesan, and CM N. Biren Singh.

Shumang Leela is a traditional form of theatre in Manipur and the roles of female artists are all played by male actors and male characters are played by female artists in case of female theatre groups.

About Manipur

Capital – Imphal

Chief Minister – N. Biren Singh

Governor – La Ganesan

Festival of Manipur

  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Festival
  • 18th Kachai Lemon Festival

Q.6. Which Indian Airlines has joined a sustainable initiative spearheaded by the World Economic Forum (WEF)?

विश्व आर्थिक मंच (WEF) के नेतृत्व में कौन सी इंडियन एयरलाइंस एक स्थायी पहल में शामिल हुई है?

(a) Vistra / विस्तारा

(b) Akasha / आकाश

(c) SpiceJet / स्पाइसजेट

(d) Air India / एयर इंडिया

(e) IndiGo / इंडिगो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. IndiGo joined sustainable initiative of WEF

The country’s largest carrier IndiGo has joined a sustainable initiative spearheaded by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The airline has become a signatory to the ‘Clear Skies for Tomorrow’ Coalition campaign of India.

IndiGo’s commitment to the deployment of sustainable initiatives will help in achieving a significant scale for SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) to gain a critical mass and bring in cost-efficiency for widespread adoption in India.

The goal is to have commercially viable SAF production (both bio and synthetic) at scale for industry-wide adoption by 2030 to support aviation’s overall net-zero pathway by 2050.

Q.7. Who has launched the country’s first virtual school for students?

छात्रों के लिए देश का पहला वर्चुअल स्कूल किसने लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Arvind Kejriwal / अरविंद केजरीवाल

(b) Manish Sisodia / मनीष सिसोदिया

(c) Jitendra Singh / जितेंद्र सिंह

(d) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(e) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Arvind Kejriwal launched India’s first virtual school for students

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched country’s first virtual school.

Students from all across the country will be eligible for admission.

Delhi Model Virtual School (DMVS) will be for classes 9-12 and also prepare students for competitive exams like JEE, NEET and CUET.

The application process for the 2022-23 academic session started and students can apply through http://www.dmvs.ac.in. Any child aged between 13 and 18 who has completed class 8 from any recognized school can apply for admission in class 9.

The classes will be online and recorded lectures will also be uploaded online

Q.8. Which company is not the list of India’s top 10 most valuable companies list in August 2022?

अगस्त 2022 में कौन सी कंपनी भारत की शीर्ष 10 सबसे मूल्यवान कंपनियों की सूची में नहीं है?

(a) LIC / एलआईसी

(b) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(c) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(d) Hindustan Unilever / हिंदुस्तान यूनिलीवर

(e) Bajaj Finance / बजाज फाइनेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Bajaj Finance & Adani Transmission in top 10 most valued firms

LIC is no longer part of the top ten companies by market capitalization as it has been replaced by Bajaj Finance and Adani Transmission.

LIC holds 11th spot in the list, whereas Bajaj Finance and Adani Transmission have taken 10th and 9th spot, respectively, in the overall ranking.

Adani Transmission entered the list with a market value of Rs 4.43 lakh crore on the BSE as higher than Bajaj Finance’s total mcap of ₹4.42 lakh crore and LIC’s ₹4.26 lakh crore.

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is the top valued Indian company with a market capitalization of ₹17.8 lakh crore, followed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HDFC Bank, Infosys, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), ICICI Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), and HDFC.

Q.9. The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has signed an agreement with which company to accelerate digital creativity skills across India?

अखिल भारतीय तकनीकी शिक्षा परिषद (एआईसीटीई) ने भारत भर में डिजिटल रचनात्मकता कौशल में तेजी लाने के लिए किस कंपनी के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(b) Apple / ऐप्पल

(c) Adobe / एडोब

(d) Google / गूगल

(e) Meta / मेटा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. AICTE signed an agreement with Adobe to enhance digital literacy in India

The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has signed an agreement with US-based Adobe to accelerate digital creativity skills across India.

Under the agreement, Adobe will offer courses and expertise for upskilling educators, and integrate digital creativity into the curriculum, to prepare students with the essential creative and digital literacy skills needed to thrive in today’s digital-first world.

Objective – To empower over 75,000 educators across 10,000 higher education institutions with essential digital creativity skills by 2024.

Recent Agreements

AICTE signed an agreement with Adobe to enhance digital literacy in India

NHPC signed an MoU with PTC India Limited for sale of power

Tata Steel signed an MoU with Punjab government to set up steel plant in Ludhiana

PCIM&H signed an agreement with Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission to promote ‘One Herb, One Standard’

Andhra Pradesh signed an MoU with Parley for the Oceans to save seas from pollution

Q.10. What is the total GST revenue collected in August 2022?

अगस्त 2022 में एकत्रित कुल GST राजस्व कितना है?

(a) 1.42 lakh crore

(b) 1.40 lakh crore

(c) 1.44 lakh crore

(d) 1.48 lakh crore

(e) 1.43 lakh crore

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. GST collection rised 28% in August to Rs 1.43 trillion

Collections from Goods and Services Tax (GST) has rose 28 percent to Rs 1.43 lakh crore in August.

GST collection has remained over the Rs 1.43 lakh crore mark for the sixth straight month in August.

In August month,

Gross GST Revenue – 1,43,612 crore

Central GST – 24,710 crore

State GST –  30,951 crore

Integrated GST – 77,782 crore (including  42,067 crore collected on import of goods)

Cess – 10,168 crore (including 1,018 crore collected on import of goods)

GST Collection of Previous Months in 2022

January –   1,40,986 crore

February – 1,33,026 crore

March – 1,42,095 crore

April – 1,67,540 crore

May – 1,40,885 crore

June – 1,44,616 crore

July – 1,48,995 crore

Q.11. The Indian economy has grown by 13.5% in the April-June period 2022, this is the fastest in the last _______ quarters.

अप्रैलजून की अवधि 2022 में भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था में 13.5% की वृद्धि हुई है, यह पिछली _______ तिमाहियों में सबसे तेज है।

(a) 4

(b) 5

(c) 3

(d) 6

(e) 7

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp.  India GDP increased by 13.5% in Q1 FY23

Indian economy has been grown by 13.5% in the April-June period 2022, this is the fastest in the last four quarters.

India remained the fastest growing major economy as China registered economic growth of 0.4 per cent in the April-June 2022 quarter.

The Indian economy grew by 20.1 per cent in April-June 2021-22, as per the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO).

The gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 8.4 per cent in July-September 2021, 5.4 per cent in October-December 2021 and 4.1 per cent in January-March 2022.

The first quarter growth at 13.5 per cent is less than the RBI’s projection of 16.2 per cent released earlier this month.

Updated GDP List

  • World Bank – 7.5% (FY23), 7.1%(FY24)
  • MOODY’S. – 8.8% (FY23)
  • S&P – 7.3% (FY23)
  • IMF – 7.4% (FY23)
  • ADB – 7.2% (FY23), 7.8%(FY24)
  • RBI – 7.2% (FY23)
  • FITCH RATING – 7.8.% (FY23)
  • FICCI – 7% (FY23)
  • OECD – 6.9% (FY23), 6.2% (FY24)
  • CRISIL – 7.3% (FY23)
  • NSO – 8.7%.     Q4 – 4.1% (FY23)
  • SBI Ecowrap – 7.5% (FY23)
  • Morgan Stanley – 7.2% (FY23), 6.4%(FY24)

Q.12. Who has been appointed as the Director General of the News Services Division of All India Radio?

ऑल इंडिया रेडियो के समाचार सेवा प्रभाग के महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Dr. Vasudha Gupta / डॉ वसुधा गुप्ता

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Dixit Joshi / दीक्षित जोशी

(d) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(e) Adille Sumariwalla / आदिल सुमरिवाला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Vasudha Gupta appointed as DG of News Services Division of AIR

Senior Indian Information Service officer Dr. Vasudha Gupta has been appointed as the Director General of the News Services Division of All India Radio.

She has succeeded N Venudhar Reddy.

A 1989-batch officer, Gupta has served in various capacities in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in her over a 32-year career.

Before her appointment, she was serving as Director General, Press Information Bureau (PIB).

She is credited for establishing of Fact-Check system for the Government.

Recent Appointments

  • MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz – Santosh Iyer
  • Interim President of Indian Olympic Association – Adille Sumariwalla
  • MD of IDFC Limited  – Mahendra Shah
  • Chairman of DRDO – Samir V. Kamat
  • NDDB Chairman – Meenesh Shah (extend 6 months)

Q.13. Who has been appointed as the interim chairman at GAIL?

गेल में अंतरिम अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Kumar Srivastava / राजेश कुमार श्रीवास्तव

(b) M V lyer / एम वी अय्यर

(c) Dixit Joshi / दीक्षित जोशी

(d) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(e) Raj Shukla / राज शुक्ला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava appointed as interim Chairman of ONGC

Rajesh Kumar Srivastava has been appointed as the new interim chairman of ONGC.

Srivastava succeeds Alka Mittal, who officiated as the chairman until 31 August 2022.

Srivastava joined ONGC in 1984 and rose through the ranks to the position of Director (Exploration) in 2019.

The government also appointed M V lyer as the interim chairman at GAIL.

Recent Appointment

MD of NaBFID – Rajkiran Rai

Deputy President of FIDE – Viswanathan Anand

First woman Director General of CSIR – Nallathamby Kalaiselvi

MD & CEO of Unity SF Bank – Inderjit Camotra

Central Vigilance Commissioner – Suresh N Patel

Q.14. Which pair is not correct about the 67th Filmfare Awards 2022?

67वें फिल्मफेयर अवॉर्ड्स 2022 के बारे में कौन सी जोड़ी सही नहीं है?

(i) Best Actor – Ranveer Singh

(ii) Best Actress – Kriti Sanon

(iii) Best Film – 83

(iv) Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – Pankaj Tripathi

 

(a) Only i & ii

(b) Only ii & iii

(c) Only iii & iv

(d) Only i, ii & iii

(e) Only ii, iii & iv

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Shershaah won 67th Filmfare Awards 2022 for best movie

The 67th Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by The Times Group, honoured the best Indian Hindi-language films of 2021.

Ranveer Singh and Kriti Sanon were named the best actor and actress at the 67th Filmfare Awards 2022.

While Ranveer bagged the top acting honour for his incredible performance as former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83, Kriti received the award for her role as a surrogate mother in the critically acclaimed film Mimi.

Popular awards

Best Actor- Ranveer Singh (83) as Kapil Dev

Best Actress- Kriti Sanon (Mimi) as Mimi Rathore

Best Film- Shershaah (Dharma Productions)

Best Director- Vishnuvardhan (Shershaah)

Best Supporting Actor- Pankaj Tripathi (Mimi)

Best Supporting Actress- Sai Tamhankar (Mimi)

Debut Awards

Best Male Debut- Ehan Bhat – 99 Songs as Jay

Best Female Debut- Sharvari Wagh – Bunty Aur Babli 2 as Sonia Rawat / Jasmine “Jazz”

Best Debut Director- Seema Pahwa – Ramprasad Ki Tehr

Music Awards

Best Music Director- Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak, Jaani, Jasleen Royal, Javed-Mohsin And Vikram Montrose (Shershaah)

Best Lyricist- Kausar Munir – “Lehra Do” (83)

Best Playback Singer  (Male)- B Praak – “Mann Bharrya” (Shershaah)

Best Playback Singer (Female)- Asees Kaur – “Raataan Lambiya” (Shershaah)

Critics’ Awards

Best Film (Best Director)- Shoojit Sircar (Sardar Udham)

Best Actor- Vicky Kaushal – Sardar Udham as Udham Singh

Best Actress- Vidya Balan – Sherni as Vidya Vincent

Special Awards

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award- Subhash Ghai

Technical awards

Best Editing- A. Sreekar Prasad (Shershaah)

Best Production Design- Mansi Dhruv Mehta and Dmitrii Malich (Sardar Udham)

Best Choreography- Vijay Ganguly – “Chaka Chak” (Atrangi Re)

Best Cinematography- Avik Mukhopadhyay (Sardar Udham)

Best Sound Design- Dipankar Chaki, Nihar Ranjan Samal (Sardar Udham)

Best Background Score- Shantanu Moitra (Sardar Udham)

Best Costume Design- Veera Kapur EE (Sardar Udham)

Best Action- Stefan Richter, Sunil Rodrigues (Shershaah)

Best Special Effects- VFXwaala, Edit FX Studios (Sardar Udham)

Q.15. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has concluded the 10th National Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise SAREX -22 in which city?

भारतीय तटरक्षक बल (ICG) ने किस शहर में 10वें राष्ट्रीय समुद्री खोज और बचाव अभ्यास SAREX-22 का समापन किया है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) Visakhapatnam / विशाखापत्तनम

(c) Chennai / चेन्नई

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Kochi / कोच्चि

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. 10th edition of exercise SAREX-22 concluded in Chennai

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has concluded the 10th National Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise SAREX -22 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Theme – Capacity Building Towards Marine Passenger Safety

This exercise was reviewed by Indian Coast Guard chief VS Pathania along with other agencies and foreign participants.

The two-day exercise was conducted under the aegis of the National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB).

Recent Exercises

  • Indian army and Chinese Army will attend the Vostok 2022 military exercises that will be held in Russia from August 30 to September 5.

The biennial Pacific Dragon ballistic missile defense exercise between the military of South Korea, the United States and Japan is being held from August 01 to August 14, 2022 off the coast of Hawaii.

4th Edition of India-Oman Joint Military Exercise ‘AL NAJAH-IV’ is scheduled to be held in Rajasthan at the Foreign Training Node of Mahajan Field Firing Ranges.

3rd India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise “Ex VINBAX 2022” to begin at Chandimandir in Haryana.

India-Japan conducted a Maritime Partnership exercise (MPX) in the Andaman Sea.

Q.16. Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will be used for the first time at a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Which country is going to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in October 2022?

फीफा अंडर-17 महिला विश्व कप में पहली बार वीडियो असिस्टेंट रेफरी (वीएआर) तकनीक का इस्तेमाल किया जाएगा। कौन सा देश अक्टूबर 2022 में फीफा अंडर-17 महिला विश्व कप की मेजबानी करने जा रहा है?

(a) India / भारत

(b) Qatar / कतर

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(e) UAE / यूएई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. VAR technology to make debut in FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will be used for the first time at a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, to be held in India in October 2022.

The VAR technology supports the decision-making process of the referee in game-changing situations: goals and offenses leading up to a goal, penalty decisions and offenses leading up to a penalty, direct red card incidents, and mistaken identity.

It will be the third FIFA women’s tournament to utilize VAR following the U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 & the Women’s World Cup France 2019.

This will be the second time the VAR technology will be used in India, the first one being from the quarterfinal stage of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup the country hosted in January-February this year.

FIFA Upcoming Event

FIFA World Cup 2022 – Qatar (32 Teams)

FIFA World Cup 2026 – Canada, Mexico, USA (48 teams)

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 – Costa Rica

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 – India

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2023 – Australia and New Zealand

About International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)

Founded – 21 May 1904

Founded – Paris, France

Headquarters – Zürich, Switzerland

Membership – 211

Languages – English, French, German, Spanish & Italian

First President – Robert Guérin

Current President – Gianni Infantino (Switzerland)

Secretary General – Fatma Samoura (Senegal)

Q.17. Colin de Grandhomme has announced his retirement from international cricket. He is from which country?

कॉलिन डी ग्रैंडहोम ने अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास की घोषणा कर दी है। वह किस देश से हैं?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) England / इंग्लैंड

(e) Netherland / नीदरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. Colin de Grandhomme announced his retirement from international cricket

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Colin represented New Zealand in 29 Tests, 45 ODIs, and 41 T20Is.

He was a part of the New Zealand team that won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.

He made his international debut in 2012.

He scored 1,432, 742, and 505 runs in Test, ODI, and T201 cricket, respectively.

Recently retired cricketers

Ben Stokes – One Day International Cricket – England

Dinesh Ramdin – International Cricket – West Indies

Tamim Iqbal – T20 International – Bangladesh

Lendl Simmons – International Cricket – West Indies

Eoin Morgan – International Cricket – England

Mohammad Hafeez – International Cricket – Pakistan

Ross Taylor – International Cricket – New Zealand

Tim Bresnam – All Form of Cricket – England

Danushka Gunathilaka – Test Cricket – Sri Lanka

Chris Morris – All Form of Cricket – South Africa

Suranga Lakmal – International Cricket – Sri Lanka

Kieron Pollard – International Cricket – West Indies

Hamish Bennett – All Form of Cricket – New Zealand

Rahul Sharma – – International Cricket – India

Q.18. Who has authored the book “The Hero of Tiger Hill”?

 हीरो ऑफ़ टाइगर हिलपुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) Aradhana Johri / आराधना जौहरी

(b) Yogendra Singh Yadav / योगेंद्र सिंह यादव

(c) Ram Bahadur Rai / राम बहादुर राय

(d) Faisal Farooqui / फैसल फारूकी

(e) Rasheed Kidwa / रशीद किदवा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(b)

Exp. Subedar Major Yogendra Yadav authored autobiography titled “The Hero of Tiger Hill”

Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) has written an autobiography titled “The Hero of Tiger Hill”, which tells the inspiring story of Yogendra Singh Yadav.

The book was mainly focused on the night of July 3, 1999, 19 years old Yadav was given a crucial task with the Ghatak Platoon of 18 Grenadiers Regiment in order to capture Tiger Hill.

Yogendra Singh Yadav is the youngest Param Vir Chakra awardee (India’s highest gallantry award) at the age of 19 for his actions in the 1999 Kargil conflict.

This book was published by Srishti Publishers.

It is the true story of a brave soldier who left no stone unturned and fought valiantly for the honour of India.

Recent Books

India’s Economy From Nehru To Modi : A Brief History – Pulapre Balakrishnan

New India: Selected Writings 2014-19 – Launched by Former VPss M Venkaiah Naidu

Bibi: My Story – Benjamin Netanyahu’s Autobiography

Field Guide, Birds of India’ – published by ZSI

Dilip Kumar: In the Shadow of a Legend – Faisal Farooqui

Q.19. National Nutrition Week 2022 is being observed from September 1 to 7. What is the theme of this year?

राष्ट्रीय पोषण सप्ताह 2022 1 सितंबर से 7 सितंबर तक मनाया जा रहा है। इस वर्ष का विषय क्या है?

(a) Celebrate a World of Flavours

(b) Gender Nutrition

(c) Feeding smart right from start

(d) Think about nutrition

(e) Celebrate Nutrition

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(a)

Exp. 1 to 7 September – National Nutrition Week

National Nutrition Week is observed every year from September 1-7.

Objective – To raise awareness among the general public about the value of healthy eating practices and proper nutrition for upholding a healthy lifestyle.

Theme 2022 – Celebrate a World of Flavours

The Indian government first introduced this week-long campaign in 1982.

As per the Global Hunger Index Report 2021, India ranks 101 among 116 countries.

Q.20. Nobel Prize winner and former Soviet leader, _________ has passed away recently.

नोबेल पुरस्कार विजेता और पूर्व सोवियत नेता, _________ का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है।

(a) Sully Prudhomme / सुली प्रुधोमे

(b) Theodor Mommsen / थियोडोर मोमसेन

(c) Mikhail Gorbachev / मिखाइल गोर्बाचेव

(d) Joshua Angrist / जोशुआ एंग्रिस्ट

(e) Guido Imbens / गुइडो इम्बेन्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(c)

Exp. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev passed away

The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev passed away recently.

Mr. Gorbachev became general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and de facto leader of the country in 1985.

At the time, he was the youngest member of the ruling council known as the Politburo.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating a historic nuclear arms pact with US leader Ronald Reagan.

 

 

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