Current Affairs Quiz 8th August 2022 : Daily GK Update

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Q.1. Which state government has signed an MoU with National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) in the preparation and development of an integrated land management system with advanced technology in fixing the boundaries?

किस राज्य सरकार ने सीमाओं को तय करने में उन्नत प्रौद्योगिकी के साथ एक एकीकृत भूमि प्रबंधन प्रणाली की तैयारी और विकास के लिए राष्ट्रीय स्मार्ट सरकार संस्थान (एनआईएसजी) के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Andhra Pradesh govt signed an MoU with NISG for integrated land management system

Andhra Pradesh government has signed an MoU with National Institute for Smart Government (NISG)

Under the agreement, NISG will assist the Andhra Pradesh government in the preparation and development of an integrated land management system with advanced technology in fixing the boundaries.

The agreement was signed as part of the implementation of the YSR Jagananna Saswatha Raksha scheme.

About Andhra Pradesh

Capital – Amaravati

Chief Minister – YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Governor – Biswabhusan Harichandan

Recent Agreements

National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) partnered with Hindustan Unilever Limited to develop entrepreneurial skills

IOC signed an MoU with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for Cheetah relocation from Africa to India

SVC Bank signed an agreement with SIDBI for empowering MSMEs

Airbus signed an agreement with GMR Group for aircraft maintenance engineering

Blockchain network 5ire signed an MoU with Goa Police to implement a smart policing solution

Q.2. Which state government has announced to implement 100% National Education Policy (NEP) in higher education from next academic year?

किस राज्य सरकार ने अगले शैक्षणिक वर्ष से उच्च शिक्षा में 100% राष्ट्रीय शिक्षा नीति (एनईपी) लागू करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Goa / गोवा

(e) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Goa CM announced to implement 100% NEP in higher education from next academic year

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced that the state government will implement 100% of the syllabus in higher education institutes along the lines of the National Education Policy.

The implementation of NEP from college to university level has already started. From the next academic year, a hundred percent of the syllabus in the higher education institutes would be on lines with the NEP.

He confirmed that Goa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with around 35 industry associations in the state who will work upon the skill development.

About Goa

Capital – Panaji

Chief Minister – Pramod Sawant

Governor – P.S. Sreedharan Pillai

Q.3. The Indian Army has signed an MoU with which of the following company for accelerating technology development and indigenization in the drone ecosystem?

भारतीय सेना ने ड्रोन पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र में प्रौद्योगिकी विकास और स्वदेशीकरण में तेजी लाने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Tata Advanced Systems / टाटा एडवांस्ड सिस्टम्स

(b) National Aerospace Laboratories / राष्ट्रीय एयरोस्पेस प्रयोगशालाएं

(c) Mahindra Aerospace / महिंद्रा एयरोस्पेस

(d) Boeing Rotorcraft Systems / बोइंग रोटरक्राफ्ट सिस्टम

(e) Drone Federation of India / ड्रोन फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Indian Army signed an MoU with DFI to accelerate drone technology for frontline soldiers

The Indian Army has signed an MoU with the Drone Federation of India (DFI) for accelerating technology development and indigenization in the drone ecosystem to collaborate on roadmap planning, research, testing, manufacturing, and adoption of drone, counter.

Drones play a crucial role on the frontline, especially in high-altitude areas, as troops increasingly face threats from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) dropping payloads or supplying arms and ammunition from across the borders to anti-national elements.

The need of the hour for the Indian defence machinery is to customize such UAVs to adapt to the high-altitude requirement of our forces.

This collaboration will help accelerate this process. We are also planning a visit of industry insiders at the forward areas to expose them to actual operating scenarios of soldiers.

Recent MoUs

  • Bharat Forge arm signed an agreement with Talgo for manufacturing trains
  • ONGC signed an MoU with Greenko to produce green hydrogen
  • ONGC signed gas sale agreements with GAIL & AGCL
  • India signed an MoU with UK for Mutual Recognition of Educational Qualification
  • NHPC signed an MoU with DVC for setting up hydropower projects and pump storage projects

Q.4. Recently Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 32 lakh on which bank for breach of directions on classification & reporting of frauds?

हाल ही में भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने धोखाधड़ी के वर्गीकरण और रिपोर्टिंग पर निर्देशों के उल्लंघन के लिए किस बैंक पर 32 लाख रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(c) Indian Bank / इंडियन बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. RBI imposed monetary penalty of Rs 32 lakhs on Indian Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs 32 lakh on Indian Bank for breach of directions on classification & reporting of frauds.

Additionally, The RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 82 lakh on Bengaluru-based Jupiter Capital Private Ltd, for breach of norms on submission of credit information.

About Indian Bank

  • Founded – 1907
  • Headquarters – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • MD & CEO– Shanti Lal Jain

Recently Penalties Imposed By RBI

  • Kotak Mahindra Bank – 1.05 Crore
  • IndusInd Bank – 1 Crore
  • Bank of India – 70 Lakhs
  • Federal Bank – 5.72 Crore
  • Ola Financial Service – 1.67 Crore
  • The National Central Cooperative Bank – 2 Lakhs
  • Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank – 37.50 Lakhs
  • Nashik Merchant’s Cooperative Bank – 50 Lakhs
  • Indian Bank – 32 Lakhs
  • Jupiter Capital Private Ltd – 82 Lakhs

Q.5. Who has been appointed as director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)?

वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद (सीएसआईआर) के महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sujoy Lal Thaosen / सुजॉय लाल थाओसेन

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Nalin Negi / नलिन नेगी

(d) N. Kalaiselvi / एन. कलैसेल्वि

(d) Rajarshi Gupta / राजर्षि गुप्ता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. N. Kalaiselvi appointed as first woman director general of CSIR

Senior electrochemical scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has become the first woman director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

She succeeded Shekhar Mande, who superannuated in April 2022.

She is the first woman scientist to hold this position. Currently, she is working as the head of the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI).

She is known for her work in the field of lithium-ion batteries.

About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Established – 26 September 1942

Headquarters – New Delhi

Director General – Nallathamby Kalaiselvi

Recent Appointment

  • MD& CEO of Unity SF Bank – Inderjit Camotra
  • CFO of BharatPe – Nalin Negi
  • Central Vigilance Commissioner – Suresh N Patel
  • Chairman of Vodafone Idea – Ravinder Takkar
  • Additional charge of DG of ITBP – Sujoy Lal Thaosen

Q.6. The legendary Indian chess player and five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has been appointed as the deputy president of International Chess Federation (FIDE). Where is the headquarters of FIDE?

महान भारतीय शतरंज खिलाड़ी और पांच बार के विश्व चैंपियन विश्वनाथन आनंद को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शतरंज महासंघ (FIDE) का उपाध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया गया है। FIDE का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Lausanne/ लुसाने

(b) Berlin / बर्लिन

(c) Paris / पेरिस

(d) Geneva / जिनेवा

(e) London / लंदन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand appointed as Deputy President of FIDE

The legendary Indian chess player and five-time world champion, Viswanathan Anand has been appointed as the deputy president of International Chess Federation (FIDE).

While the incumbent president Arkady Dvorkovich (Russian) has been re-elected for a second term.

Anand was nominated by incumbent president Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich as part of his team.

The elections to the world chess body were held during the FIDE Congress which is being conducted here alongside the 44th Chess Olympiad.

About World Chess Federation

Founded – 1924

HQ – Lausanne, Switzerland

President – Arkady Dvorkovich.

Recent Appointments

  • Chief Economist of World Bank – Indermit Gill
  • CEO of Paytm Payment Service – Nakul Jain
  • Additional Director of LIC HFL Board – Ravi Kishan Takkar
  • MD & CEO of NSE – Ashishkumar Chauhan
  • New CEO of Vodafone Idea – Akshaya Moondra

Q.7. Eldhose Paul has won a gold medal for India in which game at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

एल्धोस पॉल ने राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 2022 में भारत के लिए किस खेल में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है?

(a) High Jump / ऊँची छलांग

(b) Long Jump / लम्बी कूद

(c) Triple Jump / ट्रिपल जंप

(d) Para Table Tennis / पैरा टेबल टेनिस

(e) Shooting / शूटिंग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. CWG 2022: Eldhose Paul won gold medal in the triple jump & Abdulla Aboobacker clinched silver

Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker won gold and silver medals, respectively, to secure a double podium finish for India in the men’s triple jump competition at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

Paul produced his best effort of 17.03m in his third attempt while Aboobacker was not behind much as he finished at 17.02m, which he managed in his fifth attempt. Jah-Nhal Perinchief of Bermuda won the bronze with his best jump of 16.92m.

India has won four triple jump medals in the past editions but this is the first time two athletes from the country have got podium finishes.

Mohinder Singh Gill had won a bronze and a silver in 1970 and 1974 editions while Renjith Maheswary and Arpinder Singh had finished third in 2010 and 2014 editions.

Q.8. Annu Rani has won a bronze medal for India in which game at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 2022 में अन्नू रानी ने भारत के लिए किस खेल में कांस्य पदक जीता है?

(a) Weightlifting / भारोत्तोलन

(b) Javelin throw / भाला फेंक

(c) Shooting / शूटिंग

(d) Boxing / मुक्केबाज़ी

(e) Wrestling / कुश्ती

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. CWG 2022: Annu Rani won a historic bronze medal in women’s Javelin throw

India’s Annu Rani has clinched 3rd place in the women’s javelin throw finals to become the first Indian woman to win the Javelin medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

Rani’s fourth attempt throw of 60m was enough for the Indian to secure third place in the final where Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Barber finished with the elusive gold while her compatriot Mackenzie Litte finished second.

This is Rani’s first notable medal haul since clinching the bronze at the 2014 Asian Games with a throw of 59.53m.

Q.9. India’s Sandeep Kumar has won a bronze medal for India in which category event of men’s race walk at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

भारत के संदीप कुमार ने कॉमनवेल्थ गेम्स 2022 में पुरुषों की रेस वॉक की किस श्रेणी में भारत के लिए कांस्य पदक जीता है?

(a) 1000m

(b) 2000m

(c) 3000m

(d) 5000m

(e) 10000m

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. CWG 2022: Sandeep Kumar won bronze medal in men’s 10000m race walk

India’s Sandeep Kumar has won the bronze medal in the men’s 10,000-meter race walk.

Sandeep clocked 38:49:21m which is also his personal best to secure a podium finish in Birmingham.

Canada’s Evan Dunfee clinched a gold medal with a Games record (38:36:37), while Australia’s Declan Tingay got a silver.

Amit, another Indian participating in the race, finished at the 9th spot with his season-best timings of 43:04:97.

Q.10. India’s Nikhat Zareen has won the gold medal in the Women’s Light Flyweight category in boxing at the Commonwealth Games 2022. She is from which Indian State?

भारत की निकहत जरीन ने राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 2022 में मुक्केबाजी में महिला लाइट फ्लाईवेट वर्ग में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है। वह भारत के किस राज्य से हैं?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. CWG 2022: Nikhat Zareen won gold medal in Women’s Light Flyweight Boxing

Indian star boxer and world champion Nikhat Zareen has captured the country’s third consecutive boxing gold medal of the day by defeating Carly MC Naul of Northern Ireland in the final of women’s 50kg (Light Flyweight) at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Zareen lived up to her ‘world champion’ status as she dominated Carly across all three rounds. She won by 5-0 on basis of points scored.

She is from Telangana.

Q.11. The Indian women’s cricket team beats which country to win a silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

भारतीय महिला क्रिकेट टीम ने किस देश को हराकर 2022 राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों में रजत पदक जीता है?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(c) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(d) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(e) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. CWG 2022: India won silver medal after losing to Australia in cricket

The Indian women’s cricket team has created history and secured the country’s first-ever medal in cricket in history of the Commonwealth Games (CWG).

The Women in Blue have reached the gold medal match after beating hosts England in a nail-biting clash at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Batting first, Australia scored 161/8 in the final played at Edgbaston ground. In reply, the Indian team could only score 152 runs in 19.3 overs. India lost the gold medal match by just 9 runs.

Q.12. Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula have won a gold medal in mixed doubles for India in which game at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

शरथ कमल और श्रीजा अकुला ने कॉमनवेल्थ गेम्स 2022 में किस खेल में भारत के लिए मिश्रित युगल में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है?

(a) High Jump / ऊँची छलांग

(b) Long Jump / लम्बी कूद

(c) Triple Jump / ट्रिपल जंप

(d) Table Tennis / टेबल टेनिस

(e) Shooting / शूटिंग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula clinched gold medal in mixed doubles Table Tennis

India’s table tennis stars Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula has won gold medal in the mixed doubles in table tennis at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

They defeated the Malaysian pair of Javen Choong and Karen Lyne 3-1 in the final.

Earlier, the Indian table tennis legend Sharath Kamal defied age and produced a class act to reach the men’s singles final.

The 40-year-old paddler, who won a bronze medal in the last edition in Gold Coast, defeated home country’s Paul Drinkhall 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 to reach his second CWG final.

Q.13. Kidambi Srikanth has won a bronze medal for India in which game at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 2022 में किदांबी श्रीकांत ने भारत के लिए किस खेल में कांस्य पदक जीता है?

(a) Tennis / टेनिस

(b) Judo / जूडो

(c) Squash / स्क्वाश

(d) Judo / जूडो

(e) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. CWG 2022: Kidambi Srikanth clinched a bronze medal in the men’s singles event in badminton

India’s star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has clinched a bronze medal in the men’s singles event in badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Srikanth defeated Singapore’s Jia Heng Teh 21-15, 21-18 in straight games to secure a podium finish.

This is Srikanth’s second singles medal at the Games (silver in 2018 Gold Coast), and fourth overall.

Additionally, this is the Indian’s second medal at the CW Games; he had won a silver medal in the mixed team event as well.

Q.14. Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal have won a bronze medal for India in which game at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 2022 में दीपिका पल्लीकल और सौरव घोषाल ने भारत के लिए किस खेल में कांस्य पदक जीता है?

(a) Tennis / टेनिस

(b) Judo / जूडो

(c) Squash / स्क्वाश

(d) Judo / जूडो

(e) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. CWG 2022: Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal clinched bronze medal in mixed doubles squash

India’s star squash duo of Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal has clinched a bronze medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Pallikal and Ghosal defeated defending champions Lobban Donna and Pilley Cameron in straight games (11-8, 11-4) to secure a podium finish in Birmingham.

This is the duo’s second-successive medal at the Commonwealth Games; in 2018, they got a silver medal after conceding defeat against the same opponents.

Q.15. Who has become the 75th Chess Grandmaster of India?

भारत के 75वें शतरंज ग्रैंडमास्टर कौन बने हैं?

(a) Mitrabha Guha / मित्रभा गुहा

(b) V Pranav / वी प्रणव

(c) Rahul Srivatshav P / राहुल श्रीवास्तव पी

(d) Bharath Subramaniyam / भरत सुब्रमण्यम

(e) Karthik Subramaniyan / कार्तिक सुब्रमण्यम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. V Pranav becomes India’s 75th Chess Grandmaster

Chess prodigy V Pranav has become India’s 75th Grandmaster by winning a tournament in Romania.

The Chennai-based Pranav won the Limpedea Open in Baia Mare, Romania to secure his third and final GM norm and attain the Grandmaster title.

He had won his maiden GM norm at the Serbia Open in 2021 and the second in the Vezerkepzo GM round-robin tourney in Budapest, Hungary in June 2022.

He is the 27th Grandmaster from Tamil Nadu (list includes Viswanathan Anand, D.Gukesh, and R.Praggnanandhaa among others).

Recent Indian Chess Grandmasters

68th- Arjun Kalyan (Tamil Nadu)

69th- Harshit Raja (Maharashtra)

70th- Raja Rithvik (Telangana)

71st- Sankalp Gupta (Maharashtra)

72nd- Mitrabha Guha (West Bengal)

73rd- Bharath Subramaniyam (Tamil Nadu)

74th – Rahul Srivatshav P (Telangana)

75th – V Pranav (Tamil Nadu)

Q.16. India PV Sindhu has clinched a gold medal in the women’s single badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. PV Sindhu bagged a gold medal beat _______ in the final.

भारत पीवी सिंधु ने बर्मिंघम में राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 2022 में महिला एकल बैडमिंटन में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है। पीवी सिंधु ने फाइनल में _______ को हराकर स्वर्ण पदक जीता। 

(a) Carolina Marin / कैरोलिना मारिन

(b) Wang Yihan / वांग यिहान

(c) Li Xuerui / ली ज़ुएरुई

(d) Michelle Li / मिशेल लि

(e) Lee Chong Wei / ली चोंग वेइस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. CWG 2022: PV Sindhu won the gold medal in women’s single badminton

India’s shuttler P V Sindhu has clinched a gold medal in the final of women’s single at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

The double Olympic medalist beat Michelle Li of Canada to win the Gold.

A former world champion, Sindhu, who has a silver and a bronze from the 2018 and 2014 editions, was clearly the better player on display as she kept a firm grip on the match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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