Current Affairs Quiz 9th August 2022 : Daily GK Update

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Q.1. In which city, the 12th edition of DefExpo will be held between October 18-22, 2022?

डेफएक्सपो का 12वां संस्करण 18-22 अक्टूबर, 2022 के बीच किस शहर में आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Jodhpur / जोधपुर

(c) Gandhinagar / गांधीनगर

(d) Lucknow / लखनऊ

(e) Indore / इंदौर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Defence Expo to be held in Gandhinagar from Oct 18 to 22

Premier defence exhibition DefExpo-2022, which was postponed in March, will now be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between October 18 and 22.

DefExpo 2022 is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to achieve self-reliance in defence and export of USD 5 billion by 2025.

The 12th edition of DefExpo will be held in a three-venue format across, including Helipad Exhibition Centre; inaugural event and seminars at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre and Live demo at Sabarmati River Front.

The theme of the event is ‘Path to Pride’ invoking nationalistic pride and encouraging citizens to partake in nation building through establishing a capable indigenous Defence industry.

The participants will get an opportunity to showcase their equipment and platforms and also be able to explore the strengths and capabilities of the expanse of Indian Defence industry for forging Business partnerships.

It will help boost investment, expand manufacturing capacities and capabilities, and discover avenues for technology absorption.

About Gujarat

Capital – Gandhinagar

Chief Minister – Bhupendra Patel

Governor – Acharya Devvrat

Q.2. Which company has launched an online project named ‘India Ki Udaan’, to celebrate India’s 75-years journey of independence in August 2022?

अगस्त 2022 में भारत की आजादी की 75 साल की यात्रा का जश्न मनाने के लिए किस कंपनी ने ‘इंडिया की उड़ाननामक एक ऑनलाइन परियोजना शुरू की है?

(a) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(b) Tata / टाटा

(c) Reliance/ रिलायंस

(d) Google / गूगल

(e) Meta / मेटा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Google launched ‘India Ki Udaan’ to celebrate 75 years of independence

Google has launched an online project named ‘India Ki Udaan’, to celebrate India’s 75-years journey of independence.

Under this project, Google will put up an online exhibition of informative content to showcase India’s contribution and journey in the last 75 years.

It was launched by Union Culture and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy at an event organised in New Delhi.

About Google

  • Founded –1998
  • Founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin
  • Headquarters – Mountain View, California, US
  • CEO –Sundar Pichai

Q.3. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 2.33 crore on which financial company for non-compliance with the directions?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने किस वित्तीय कंपनी पर निर्देशों का पालन  करने पर 2.33 करोड़ रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) Abhinav Leasing & Finance Ltd. / अभिनव लीजिंग एंड फाइनेंस लिमिटेड

(b) Atlanta Infrastructure and Finance Ltd. / अटलांटा इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर एंड फाइनेंस लिमिटेड

(c) Spandana Sphoorty Financial Ltd. / स्पंदना स्फूर्ति फाइनेंशियल लिमिटेड

(d) Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd. / चोलामंडलम इन्वेस्टमेंट एंड फाइनेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(e) Aditya Birla Finance Ltd. / आदित्य बिड़ला फाइनेंस लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. RBI imposed Rs 2.33 crore monetary penalty on Spandana Sphoorty Financial Ltd

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 2.33 crore on Hyderabad based Spandana Sphoorty Financial Limited for its failure to adhere to pricing of credit guidelines for Non-Banking Financial Company – Micro Finance Institutions (NBFC-MFIs).

The penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

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

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • Founded – 1 April 1935
  • RBI Nationalized– 1 January 1949
  • Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • RBI set up –Hilton Young Commission
  • 1st Governor –Sir Osborne Smith (Australia)
  • 1st Indian Governor –CD Deshmukh
  • 25th Governor– Shaktikanta Das
  • RBI Deputy Governor(4) – 1. Tavarna Rabi Sankar
  1. Mukesh Kumar Jain
  2. Michael D Patra
  3. M Rajeshwar Rao
  • Five Subsidiaries of RBI
    1. Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (DICGC)
    2. Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL)
    3. Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT)
    4. Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS)
    5. Reserve Bank Innovation Hub
  • Four currencies note printing presses
  1. Nashik in Maharashtra owned by govt of India
  2. Dewas in Madhya Pradesh owned by govt of India
  3. Mysuru in Karnataka owned by RBI
  4. Salboni in West Bengal owned by RBI
  • Four mints owned by the Government of India

Mumbai, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Noida

Q.4. Gustavo Petro has taken charge as the President of which country?

गुस्तावो पेट्रो ने किस देश के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में कार्यभार संभाला है?

(a) Mangolia / मंगोलिया

(b) Ghana / घाना

(c) Sudan / सूडान

(d) Comlombia / कोलम्बिया

(e) Oman / ओमान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Gustavo Petro sworn in as Colombia’s first leftist President

Gustavo Petro has been sworn in as the first leftist president of Colombia.

The 62-year-old is a former member of Colombia’s M-19 guerrilla group as well as former senator and mayor of Bogota.

He succeeds Ivan Duque.

Colombia is a country in South America.

About Colombia

Capital – Bogota

Currency – Colombian peso

President – Gustavo Petro

Newly Appointed Prime Minister & President

Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al Salem – New PM of Kuwait

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.5. Who has been appointed as Assistant Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)?

अर्धशुष्क उष्णकटिबंधीय के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फसल अनुसंधान संस्थान (ICRISAT) के सहायक 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. कलैसेल्विक

(e) Sanjay Agarwal / संजय अग्रवाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Sanjay Agarwal appointed as Assistant Director General of the ICRI

Sanjay Agarwal has been appointed as the Assistant Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

He is currently the Chair of the Government of India’s Committee on Minimum Support Price.

Agarwal served as Secretary in the Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, Agarwal was also an ex-officio member of the ICRISAT Governing Board from 2018 to 2022.

Recent Appointment

  • Deputy President of FIDE – Viswanathan Anand a
  • First woman Director General of CSIR – Nallathamby Kalaiselvi
  • MD& CEO of Unity SF Bank – Inderjit Camotra
  • CFO of BharatPe – Nalin Negi
  • Central Vigilance Commissioner – Suresh N Patel

Q.6. Who has been honoured with the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award – the highest civilian honour of Ladakh?

लद्दाख के सर्वोच्च नागरिक सम्मान ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Dalai Lama / दलाई लामा

(b) Manoj Sinha / मनोज सिन्हा

(c) Nelson Mandela / नेल्सन मंडेला

(d) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(e) Droupadi Murmu / द्रौपदी मुर्मू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp.  Dalai Lama honoured with Ladakh’s highest civilian award

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has been honoured with the ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award – the highest civilian honour of Ladakh.

He has been honoured for his immense contribution to humanity.

The award was conferred by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh.

This award marks the celebration of the remarkable contribution and achievement of the heroes of Ladakh.

Ladakh and Tibet are connected by the mighty Indus River along with religious and cultural similarities.

Recent Awards

  • Vice-President presents the ‘President’s Colours’ to Tamil Nadu Police
  • Global Energy Prize 2022 – Indian-Origin Professor Kaushik Rajashekara
  • UAE honoured Kamal Haasan by granting him Golden Visa
  • Mother Teresa Memorial Award by the Maharashtra govt. – Dia Mirza & Afroz Shah
  • Mrs Universe Divine Crown in South Korea – Pallavi Singh (India)

Q.7. The Drone Federation of India has partnered with ________ to launch the ‘Him Drone-athon’ programme.

ड्रोन फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया ने ‘हिम ड्रोनएथॉनकार्यक्रम शुरू करने के लिए ________ के साथ भागीदारी की है।

(a) Indian Coast Guard / भारतीय तट रक्षक

(b) Indian Navy / भारतीय नौसेना

(c) Indian Army / भारतीय सेना

(d) Indian Air Force / भारतीय वायु सेना

(e)  DRDO / डीआरडीओ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Indian Army launched ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ programme

The Indian Army has launched the Him Drone-a-thon programme in collaboration with the Drone Federation of India.

The initiative is in line with self-reliance in defence manufacturing.

It is aimed at providing opportunities to the Indian drone ecosystem to develop path-breaking drone capabilities for meeting the requirements of frontline troops.

In the 1st phase, drones will be developed for use in Army operations in the Himalayas.

Q.8. The 13th Edition of India and __________ Joint Special Forces exercise “Vajra Prahar 2022” was held in August 2022.

भारत और _______ संयुक्त विशेष बल अभ्यास “वज्र प्रहार 2022″ का 13 वां संस्करण अगस्त 2022 में आयोजित किया गया था।

(a) France / फ्रांस

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) UK / यूके

(d) USA / यूएसए

(e) Israel / इजराइल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. India and USA commenced joint exercise ‘Vajra Prahar 2022

The 13th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise “Vajra Prahar 2022” has commenced in Himachal Pradesh’s Bakloh.

Objective – To improve interoperability between the Special Forces of both nations.

This annual exercise is hosted alternatively between India and the USA.

The 12th edition was conducted in Washington (USA) in October 2021.

Q.9. Lakshya Sen has won a gold medal for India in which game at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

लक्ष्य सेन ने राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 2022 में भारत के लिए किस खेल में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है?

(a) Tennis / टेनिस

(b) Judo / जूडो

(c) Squash / स्क्वाश

(d) Judo / जूडो

(e) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. CWG 2022: Lakshya Sen won gold medal in men’s singles badminton

India’s young ace shuttler Lakshya Sen has won gold medal in the final of men’s single at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

The Indian badminton sensation edged Malaysia’s Tze Yong Ng to win the Gold.

After defeating Singapore’s Jia Heng Teh 21-10, 18-21, 21-16, Sen advanced to the men’s singles championship round.

Q.10. Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and _________ have won the gold medal in the final of the men’s doubles badminton match in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

सात्विक सैराज रंकीरेड्डी और _________ ने राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 2022 में पुरुष युगल बैडमिंटन मैच के फाइनल में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है।

(a) Kidambi Srikanth / किदांबी श्रीकांत

(b) Lakshya Sen / लक्ष्य सेन

(c) Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty / चिराग चंद्रशेखर शेट्टी

(d) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

(e) Dipika Pallikal / दीपिका पल्लीकल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. CWG 2022: Satwik and Chirag pair won gold in men’s doubles badminton

Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty won the gold medal in the final of the men’s doubles badminton match in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The badminton duo beat England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy to win the Gold.

In the Men’s Doubles semifinal matchup against Malaysia’s Peng Soon Chan and Kian Meng Tan earlier, Satwik Sairaj and Chirag Shetty put on a commanding performance to get to the final.

Q.11. Sharath Kamal has won a gold medal for India in which game at the Commonwealth Games 2022?

शरथ कमल 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) Table Tennis / टेबल टेनिस

(e) Shooting / शूटिंग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal won gold medal in Table Tennis men’s singles

Indian table tennis legend Achanta Sharath Kamal has won the gold medal in the Table Tennis men’s singles final at the Commonwealth Games 2022, with commanding 4-1 win over England’s Liam Pitchford.

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

Sharath went up first and scored a superb win in a 6-game marathon thriller, winning 4-2.

Q.12. The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham concluded on 8 August 2022. what is the rank of India in the medals tally?

बर्मिंघम में 2022 राष्ट्रमंडल खेल 8 अगस्त 2022 को संपन्न हुए। पदक तालिका में भारत का स्थान क्या है?

(a) First / पहला

(b) Second / दूसरा

(c) Third / तीसरा

(d) Fourth / चौथा

(e) Fifth / पांचवां

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. CWG 2022: India finished fourth with 61 medals

The Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham concluded on 8 August 2022.

India finished fourth in the medals tally with 61 medals comprising 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze in the event.

India bagged a total of 12 medals in wrestling, the most in any sport in the CWG 2022.

Australia topped the final standings with 178 medals including 67 gold, 57 silver, 54 bronze, followed by Host England with 175 medals including 56 gold, 65 silver, 53 bronze. Canada stood third with 92 medals including 26 gold medals, 32 silver and 34 bronze.

Q.13. Name the player who has been named as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June 2022?

उस खिलाड़ी का नाम बताइए जिसे जून 2022 के लिए ICC मेन्स प्लेयर ऑफ  मंथ के रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) Babar Azam / बाबर आजम

(b) Keshav Maharaj / केशव महाराज

(c) Angelo Mathews / एंजेलो मैथ्यूज

(d) Jonny Bairstow / जॉनी बेयरस्टो

(e) Prabath Jayasuriya / प्रभात जयसूर्या

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Prabath Jayasuriya and Emma Lamb won ICC Player of the Month Awards for July 2022

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced Sri Lankan spin sensation Prabath Jayasuriya and England batting all-rounder Emma Lamb as the winners of its Player of the Month awards for July 2022.

Jayasuriya made his debut in the Test series against Australia and has picked up 29 wickets from three games with one four-wicket haul and as many as four five-wicket hauls.

Lamb amassed 234 runs in three matches, including a match-winning century (102 off 97 balls) followed by two half-centuries (67 off 65 balls and 65 off 66 balls) in the next two games.

ICC Men’s Player of the Month

January 2022- Keegan Petersen (South Africa)

February 2022- Shreyas Iyer (India)

March 2022- Babar Azam (Pakistan)

April 2022 -Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)

May 2022 -Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)

June 2022 -Jonny Bairstow (England)

July 2022 – Prabath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

ICC Women’s Player of the Month

January 2022- Heather Knight (England)

February 2022- Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)

March 2022- Rachael Haynes (Australia)

April 2022 -Alyssa Healy (Australia)

May 2022 -Tuba Hassan (Pakistan)

June 2022 – Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)

July 2022 – Emma Lamb (England)

Q.14. Which day is celebrated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples?

विश्व के स्वदेशी लोगों के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस के रूप में किस दिन को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 1 August / 1 अगस्त

(b) 2 August / 2 अगस्त

(c) 5 August / 5अगस्त

(d) 7 August / 7 अगस्त

(e) 9 August / 9 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(e)

Exp. 9 August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August every year

Objective – To raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.

It was first pronounced by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994.

Theme 2022 – The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.

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