Current Affairs Quiz 29th August 2022 : Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 29th August 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state got its second railway station after a gap of more than 119 years with the commissioning of a new facility at Shokhuvi?

शोखुवी में एक नई सुविधा के चालू होने के साथ 119 वर्षों से अधिक के अंतराल के बाद किस राज्य को अपना दूसरा रेलवे स्टेशन मिला?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Mizoram / मिजोरम

(e) Meghalaya / मेघालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Nagaland gets its 2nd railway station in 119 years

North-east state Nagaland got its second railway station after a gap of more than 119 years with the commissioning of a new facility at Shokhuvi.

Dimapur Railway Station, in the heart of the commercial hub of the state, was inaugurated in 1903.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio flagged off the Donyi Polo Express from Shokhuvi Railway Station during the day.

The Donyi Polo Express ran daily between Guwahati in Assam and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh. The train service has now been extended till Shokhuvi.

About Nagaland

Capital- Kohima

Chief Minister- Neiphiu Rio

Governor- Jagdish Mukhi (additional charge)

Q.2. Which of the following has become the first airline to use CAE’s artificial intelligence-powered training system to train the airline’s pilots?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी एयरलाइन के पायलटों को प्रशिक्षित करने के लिए सीएई की कृत्रिम बुद्धिसंचालित प्रशिक्षण प्रणाली का उपयोग करने वाली पहली एयरलाइन बन गई है?

(a) AirAsia / एयरएशिया

(b) Air India / एयर इंडिया

(c) Vistara / विस्तारा

(d) Akasha Air / आकाश एयर

(e) SpiceJet / स्पाइसजेट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. AirAsia India becomes the first Airline to use CAE’s AI Training System

AirAsia India becomes the first airline to use CAE’s artificial intelligence-powered training system to train the airline’s pilots.

CAE is the leading provider of pilot training solutions that are based on simultaneous technology.

The training system, called CAE Rise, provides real-time data during pilots’ training sessions and analyses them to deliver higher quality training.

The training system adopted by AirAsia is called the CAE Rise, which provides real-time data during pilot training sessions.

Q.3. In which state / UTs Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) & NITI Aayog have announced the establishment of more than 500 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs)?

किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में अटल इनोवेशन मिशन (AIM) और NITI Aayog ने 500 से अधिक अटल टिंकरिंग लैब (ATL) की स्थापना की घोषणा की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. NITI Aayog to establish 500 Atal Tinkering Labs in Jammu and Kashmir

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) & NITI Aayog will establish more than 500 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in Jammu and Kashmir to nurture an innovative mindset among high school students.

Objective – To create & promote an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.

The programmes of AIM cover 34 states & Union Territories with the goal of leveraging India’s demographic dividend by inspiring greater participation in the innovation ecosystem.

NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)

Founded – 1st January 2015

Preceding – Planning Commission (15th March 1950)

Headquarters – New Delhi

Chairperson – Narendra Modi

Vice Chairperson – Suman K Bery

CEO – Parameswaran Iyer

NITI Aayog comes under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Q.4. PM Modi has inaugurated the Smriti Van memorial to celebrate the courage shown by people during the devastating 2001 earthquake in which state?

पीएम मोदी ने किस राज्य में 2001 के विनाशकारी भूकंप के दौरान लोगों द्वारा दिखाए गए साहस का जश्न मनाने के लिए स्मृति वन स्मारक का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ Earthquake Memorial in Kutch, Gujarat

PM Modi has inaugurated the Smriti Van memorial to celebrate the courage shown by people during the devastating 2001 earthquake in the Kutch region of Gujarat.

Smriti Van is a tribute to the lost lives and the remarkable fighting spirit of the people of Kutch.

The memorial has been built over nearly 470 acres to celebrate the spirit of resilience, following the death of 13,000 people during the 2001 earthquake which had its epicenter in Bhuj.

He also inaugurated the 300m long ‘Atal Bridge’ for pedestrians across the Sabarmati River.

About Gujarat

Capital – Gandhinagar

Chief Minister – Bhupendra Patel

Governor – Acharya Devvrat

Q.5. Housing Development Finance Corporation’s two wholly owned subsidiaries HDFC Property Ventures and HDFC Venture Capital have approved the plan to merge with another group subsidiary HDFC Capital Advisors. Where is the headquarters of HDFC?

हाउसिंग डेवलपमेंट फाइनेंस कॉरपोरेशन की दो पूर्ण स्वामित्व वाली सहायक कंपनियां एचडीएफसी प्रॉपर्टी वेंचर्स और एचडीएफसी वेंचर कैपिटल ने एक अन्य समूह की सहायक कंपनी एचडीएफसी कैपिटल एडवाइजर्स के साथ विलय की योजना को मंजूरी दे दी है। एचडीएफसी का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Chennai / चेन्नई

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. HDFC Property Ventures and HDFC Venture Cap to be merged with HDFC Capital Advisors

India’s largest private sector mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corporation’s two wholly owned subsidiaries HDFC Property Ventures and HDFC Venture Capital have approved the plan to merge with another group subsidiary HDFC Capital Advisors.

The combined platform will advise and manage around $4.1 billion of assets and this makes it the largest private equity firm in India.

The proposed scheme of amalgamation envisages the merger of each of the transferor corporations with and into transferee firm HDFC Capital Advisors and the dissolution of the transferor corporations without being wound up.

About HDFC Bank

Founded – August 1994

Founder – Hasmukhbhai Parekh

Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

MD & CEO – Sashidhar Jagdishan

Chairman – Atanu Chakrabo

Tagline – We understand your world

Q.6. Which bank has put up for sale its NPA account Apollo Distilleries & Breweries with loan outstanding of nearly Rs 44 crore due against the company?

किस बैंक ने कंपनी के खिलाफ लगभग 44 करोड़ रुपये के बकाया ऋण के साथ अपने एनपीए खाते अपोलो डिस्टिलरीज एंड ब्रेवरीज को बिक्री के लिए रखा है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. PNB to sell NPA account Apollo Distilleries & Breweries worth 40 cr

Punjab National Bank (PNB) has put up for sale its NPA account Apollo Distilleries & Breweries with loan outstanding of nearly Rs 44 crore due against the company.

The bank invited asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) to put their bids for transferring the loan account of Apollo Distilleries & Breweries.

Apollo Distilleries and Breweries is a subsidiary of Empee Distilleries Ltd (EDL) in Tamil Nadu.

EDL is in the resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).

The NCLT Chennai bench on January 20, 2020, approved the resolution plan submitted by one of the resolution applicants.

About Punjab National Bank (PNB)

Founded – 12 April 1894

Founder – Dyal Singh Majithia and Lala Lajpat Rai

Headquarters – New Delhi

MD & CEO – Atul Kumar Goel

Tagline – The Name You can Bank Upon

Punjab National Bank Merge – (Oriental Bank of Commerce & United Bank of India)

Q.7. Who has been appointed as a whole-time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड (सेबी) के पूर्णकालिक सदस्य के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Dixit Joshi / दीक्षित जोशी

(d) R K Gupta / आर के गुप्ता

(e) Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan / अनंत नारायण गोपालकृष्णन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan appointed as whole-time member of SEBI

The Union Government has appointed Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan (a professor at SP Jain Institute) as a whole-time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

With this appointment, Gopalakrishnan becomes the fourth whole-time member of SEBI, which had been functioning with a vacancy for the position since November 2021.

The other three whole-time members are S K Mohanty, Ananta Barua & Ashwani Bhatia.

About Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Founded – 1988

Act – 1992

Headquarters – Mumbai

Chairman – Madhabi Puri Buch

SEBI Set up – Uday Kotak committee

Recent Appointment

  • MD of IDFC Limited  – Mahendra Shah
  • Chirman of DRDO – Samir V. Kamat
  • Non-executive directors of RBL Bank – Gopal Jain & Sivakumar Gopalan
  • NDDB Chairman – Meenesh Shah (extend 6 months)
  • CFO of Credit Suisse – Dixit Joshi

Q.8. Who has won the prestigious title of Miss Diva Universe 2022?

मिस दिवा यूनिवर्स 2022 का प्रतिष्ठित खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Aarya Walvekar / आर्य वाल्वेकर

(b) Divita Rai / दिविता राय

(c) Dia Mirza / दीया मिर्जा

(d) Pallavi Singh / पल्लवी सिंह

(e) Fahmida Azim / फ़हमीदा अज़ीम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Karnataka’s Divita Rai becomes Miss Diva Universe 2022

23-year-old Divita Rai from Karnataka has won the prestigious title of Miss Diva Universe 2022.

Rai was crowned by the reigning Miss Universe 2021, Harnaaz Sandhu, at a lavish ceremony that celebrated the 10th anniversary of the coveted pageant.

Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta, Miss India 1964 Meher Castelino, Miss India 1980 Sangeeta Bijlani, and Miss India Universe 2004 Tanushree Dutta also made an appearance at the event.

Recent Awards

  • Liberty Medal 2022 – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
  • Pulitzer Prize 2022in Illustrated Reporting – Fahmida Azim (Bangladesh)
  • Miss India USA 2022 –Indian Origin Aarya Walvekar (Virginia)
  • First Indian psychologist on US Heritage Wall of Fame – Prof Ramadhar Singh
  • ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award (the highest civilian honour of Ladakh) – Dalai Lama

Q.9. Which edition of India- USA Joint Exercise Vajra Prahar culminated at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh?

भारतयूएसए संयुक्त अभ्यास वज्र प्रहार का कौन सा संस्करण हिमाचल प्रदेश के बकलोह में संपन्न हुआ?

(a) 11th

(b) 12th

(c) 13th

(d) 14th

(e) 15th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. India and USA joint exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ concluded in Himachal Pradesh

The 13th edition of the 21-day India- USA Joint Exercise Vajra Prahar culminated at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh.

The exercise was conducted in two phases, combat conditioning & validation of training.

Exercise Vajra Prahar, with the US Special Forces, is significant in terms of security challenges faced by both nations in the backdrop of the current global situation.

This annual exercise is hosted alternatively between India and the United States.

The 12th edition was conducted at Joint Base Lewis Mc Chord, Washington (US) in October 2021.

Recent Exercise

  • 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.10. Which union minister has approved the third Positive Indigenisation List of 780 strategically important Line Replacement Units, Sub-systems & Components?

किस केंद्रीय मंत्री ने रणनीतिक रूप से महत्वपूर्ण 780 लाइन रिप्लेसमेंट इकाइयों, उपप्रणालियों और घटकों की तीसरी सकारात्मक स्वदेशीकरण सूची को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(c) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(d) Smriti Irani / स्मृति ईरानी

(e) Nitin Gadkari / नितिन गडकरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Rajnath Singh approved third Positive Indigenization List

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the third Positive Indigenization List of 780 strategically important Line Replacement Units, Sub-systems & Components.

This list is in continuation to the two PILs of LRUs, sub-systems, assemblies, sub-assemblies, and components that were published in December 2021 and March 2022.

These lists contain 2,500 items that are already indigenized and 458 items which will be indigenized within the given timeline. Out of 458, 167 items have been indigenized.

It will help to harness the design capabilities of the domestic defence industry & position India as a design leader in these technologies.

Q.11. Neeraj Chopra won the javelin throw competition at the Lausanne Diamond League with a best throw of ________ .

नीरज चोपड़ा ने लॉज़ेन डायमंड लीग में ________ मीटर के सर्वश्रेष्ठ थ्रो के साथ भाला फेंक प्रतियोगिता जीती।

(a) 88.08 meters /88.08  मीटर

(b) 89.08 meters / 89.08 मीटर

(c) 90.08 meters / 90.08 मीटर

(d) 88.81 meters / 88.81 मीटर

(e) 89.81 meters / 89.81 मीटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Neeraj Chopra won Lausanne Diamond League Meet title in Javelin throw

Neeraj Chopra has won the javelin throw competition at the Lausanne Diamond League with a best throw of 89.08 meters.

With this Neeraj became the first Indian to clinch the prestigious Diamond League Meet title.

Neeraj has thus qualified for the Diamond League Finals, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland on 7 & 8 September.

He has also qualified for the 2023 World Championships.

Q.12. James Anderson has become the first-ever fast bowler to complete 950 wickets in international cricket. He is from which country?

जेम्स एंडरसन अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट में 950 विकेट पूरे करने वाले पहले तेज गेंदबाज बन गए हैं। वह किस देश से हैं?

(a) England / इंगलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(d) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(e) Netherland / नीदरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. James Anderson becomes most successful pacer in international cricket

England’s James Anderson has become the first-ever fast bowler to complete 950 wickets in international cricket.

He attained this historic feat on Day 3 of the second Test against South Africa.

He broke the record of Australia’s Glenn McGrath (949 wickets).

The most successful bowlers in international cricket are Sri Lankan spin wizard, Muttiah Muralitharan (1,347 wickets), late Aussie spin great Shane Warne (1,001 wickets) and Indian spin great Anil Kumble (956 wickets).

Q.13. Who has won the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2022?

बेल्जियम फॉर्मूला 1 ग्रांड प्रिक्स 2022 किसने जीता है?

(a) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेट्टेली

(b) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लर

(e) Sergio Pérez / सर्जियो पेरेज़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Max Verstappen won Belgian F1 Grand Prix 2022

Red Bull’s driver Max Verstappen has won the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2022.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez & Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished at second and third positions respectively.

Verstappen has now won 9 of this season’s 14 races.

It was his 71st podium finish & he collected 26 points from this race.

Verstappen won the Belgian GP in 2021 as well.

Recent Grand Prix 2022 Winner

Canadian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Miami Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

French Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Hungarian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Belgian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 2022 -Sergio Pérez (Mexico)

Australian Grand Prix. 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)

Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)

Austrian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)

Q.14. Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen has clinched his second BWF World Championships men’s singles title after beating Kunlavut Vitidsarn from Thailand. This championship was held in which city?

डेनमार्क के विक्टर एक्सेलसन ने थाईलैंड के कुनलावुत विटिडसर्न को हराकर अपना दूसरा बीडब्ल्यूएफ विश्व चैंपियनशिप पुरुष एकल खिताब जीता है। यह चैंपियनशिप किस शहर में आयोजित की गई थी?

(a) Sofia / सोफिया

(b) Berlin / बर्लिन

(c) Paris / पेरिस

(d) Tokyo / टोक्यो

(e) London / लंदन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Viktor Axelsen clinched 2022 BWF World Championships singles title

Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen has clinched his second BWF World Championships men’s singles title after beating Kunlavut Vitidsarn from Thailand in Tokyo.

The women’s singles title has been retained by Akane Yamaguchi from Japan. She has defeated China’s Olympic champion, Chen Yufei in the final.

Men’s Double – Malaysia Aaron Chia; Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik

Women’s Double – China Chen Qingchen; China Jia Yifan

Mixed Double – China Zheng Siwei; China Huang Yaqiong

Q.15. National Sports Day (Rashtriya Khel Divas) is observed annually on which day?

राष्ट्रीय खेल दिवस (राष्ट्रीय खेल दिवस) प्रतिवर्ष किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 28 August / 28 अगस्त

(b) 30 August / 30 अगस्त

(c) 25 August / 25 अगस्त

(d) 26 August / 26 अगस्त

(e) 29 August / 29 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. 29 August – National Sports Day

National Sports Day (Rashtriya Khel Divas) is observed annually on 29 August.

The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, the hockey wizard of India.

Objective – Creating awareness about the need and benefits of incorporating sports and physical activities into our day to life.

The day was first observed in 2012 as a tribute to Major Dhyanchand.

Born on August 29, 1905, Major Dhyanchand went on to become one of the legends in the game of hockey. He started off his career with the British Indian Army regimental squad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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