Current Affairs Quiz : August 23 2022


Under which act, the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee Meeting are released?

   A.) Banking Regulation Act
   B.) Reserve Bank of India Act
   C.) Payment and Settlement Act
   D.) Monetary Policy Act

Answer: Option 'B'

Reserve Bank of India Act

According to Section 45ZL of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the Reserve Bank publishes the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting on the fourteenth day after every meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee.
As per the minutes of the MPC meeting released recently, Governor Shaktikanta Das along with other members proposed a 50 basis points hike in repo rate to 5.40 per cent.

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Which institution released an article titled ‘Privatisation of Public Sector Banks: An Alternate Perspective’?

   A.) NITI Aayog
   B.) Reserve Bank of India
   C.) State Bank of India
   D.) National Council of Applied Economic Research

Answer: Option 'B'

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published an article titled “Privatisation of Public Sector Banks: An Alternate Perspective” in the August 2022 issue of its bulletin.
As per the authors of the article, instead of a big bang approach, a gradual approach as announced by the government would result in better outcomes.

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Which company has developed India’s first indigenously-developed RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox disease?

   A.) Biocon
   B.) Bharat Biotech
   C.) Transasia Bio-Medicals
   D.) Serum Institute of India

Answer: Option 'C'

Transasia Bio-Medicals

India’s first indigenously-developed RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox disease has been developed by Transasia Bio-Medicals.
The kit was recently unveiled by Principal Scientific Adviser to the Centre Ajay Kumar Sood. According to WHO, monkeypox is a a virus transmitted to humans from animals, with symptoms similar to smallpox but clinically less severe.

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Which country is the host of the ‘Pitch Black’ air combat exercise?

   A.) USA
   B.) Australia
   C.) France
   D.) Japan

Answer: Option 'B'

The Indian Air Force, with its four Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets and two C-17 heavy-lift aircraft joined the ‘Pitch Black’ exercise.
It is a 17-nation air combat exercise in Australia, being hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Over 100 aircraft and 2,500 air force personnel from 17 countries namely Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, , the UAE, the US, the UK among others participate in the exercise.

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Artemis III is the crewed Moon landing mission of which country?

   A.) Japan
   B.) USA
   C.) UK
   D.) Australia

Answer: Option 'B'

Artemis III mission is the crewed Moon landing mission of the US Space agency NASA. Under the mission, NASA has planned to send the first woman and person of colour to the Moon. It is scheduled for launch in 2025.
NASA has recently announced 13 potential landing sites for the missions, which are in proximity to the lunar South Pole. Each site is scientifically significant as the lunar South Pole is unexplored by humans and it has some regions rich in resources.

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As per the Election Commission, youngsters attaining how many years can apply in advance for electoral cards?

   A.) 15
   B.) 16
   C.) 17
   D.) 18

Answer: Option 'C'


As per the Election Commission of India (ECI), those above the age of 17 can now apply in advance for enrolment in the voters’ list.
The electoral roll will be updated every quarter. Earlier, afrer the recommendations of ECI, the Law Ministry amended the Representation of the People Act to provide for four qualifying dates: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 as the eligibility for youngsters to register in electoral rolls.

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‘Ex VINBAX 2022’ is a bilateral army exercise conducted between India and which country?

   A.) France
   B.) Japan
   C.) Vietnam
   D.) Oman

Answer: Option 'C'


India and Vietnam have commenced the 3rd edition of Vietnam-India bilateral army exercise ‘Ex VINBAX 2022’.
The 20 day military exercise is scheduled to be conducted at Chandimandir in Haryana. The theme of the exercise is deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team as part of United Nations Contingent for Peacekeeping Operations.

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Which institution has developed ‘Ultrasound adhesives’ that produces images of internal organs of the body?

   A.) Oxford University
   B.) John Hopkins University
   C.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   D.) Harvard University

Answer: Option 'C'

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineers designed an adhesive patch that produces ultrasound images of the body.
The stamp-sized device sticks to skin and can provide real-time ultrasound imaging of heart, lungs and other internal organs for 48 hours. The new design might make the technology as wearable and accessible unlike the bulky and specialized equipment.

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Which institution developed the ‘Indian Virtual Herbarium’ portal?

   A.) Anthropological Survey of India
   B.) Botanical Survey of India
   C.) Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy
   D.) Forest Survey of India

Answer: Option 'B'

Botanical Survey of India
Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav inaugurated India’s largest online herbarium database, the ‘Indian Virtual Herbarium’ web portal.
The portal has been developed by the Botanical Survey of India under the framework of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and ‘Digital India’. Botanical Survey of India is a subordinate office under the Environment Ministry.

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Which state topped the country in utilisation of Agri Funds in the financial year 2021-22?

   A.) Tamil Nadu
   B.) Punjab
   C.) Andhra Pradesh
   D.) Odisha

Answer: Option 'C'

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh ranks first among all states of the country in utilisation of agricultural infrastructure funds.
Union Agriculture and Family Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar presented the award to Andhra Pradesh for the highest utilisation of Agri Funds in the financial year 2021-22.

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India won its first ever medal in which sport in the Commonwealth Games 2022?

   A.) Lawn bowls
   B.) Squash
   C.) Netball
   D.) Rugby sevens

Answer: Option 'A'

Lawn bowls

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As of August 2022, how many start-ups are registered in India?

   A.) 25000
   B.) 50000
   C.) 75000
   D.) 1,00,000

Answer: Option 'C'

Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal announced that India has achieved a landmark milestone, as there are 75000 startups in the country.
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has recognized more than 75,000 startups.  The initial ten thousand startups were recognized in 808 days, while the latest ten thousand were achieved in only 156 days.

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Rakhigarhi, which was seen in the news recently, is an ancient site located in which state?

   A.) Haryana
   B.) Gujarat
   C.) Odisha
   D.) Punjab

Answer: Option 'A'

Twenty heritage sites, including ancient mounds at Haryana’s Rakhigarhi have been identified for the ‘National importance’ tag.
The other sites include Anangtal in Delhi,rock painting at Chintakunta, Andhra Pradesh; rock art site Murgi at Rdanag, Leh; Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Himachal Pradesh among others. Rakhigarhi site is one of the “five iconic sites” declared by the Centre in the Union budget 2020-21.

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‘CITES Convention’ which is found in the news, is associated with which field?

   A.) Wild-life
   B.) Semi-conductor
   C.) Public Finance
   D.) Anti-terrorism

Answer: Option 'A'


Lok Sabha has cleared the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 which implements the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The amendment provides for better management of protected areas and expansion of number of species protected by the convention. CITES is an international agreement signed between governments in 1973 to ensure international trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten species.

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Larsen & Toubro signed a MoU with which state to set up an IT and ITeS technology park?

   A.) Gujarat
   B.) Maharashtra
   C.) Karnataka
   D.) Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option 'A'


Larsen & Toubro signed a MoU with the Gujarat state government to set up an IT and IT-enabled service (ITeS) Technology Park in Vadodara.
L&T will develop this IT Park in the next five years with an investment of Rs 7,000 crores. It will provide jobs for 2,000 engineers and other positions in a year and 10,000 direct and indirect employments in the next five years.

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Which Union Ministry implements the ‘Hamari Dharohar’ scheme?

   A.) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
   B.) Ministry of Minority Affairs
   C.) Ministry of Culture
   D.) Ministry of Home Affairs

Answer: Option 'B'

Ministry of Minority Affairs

Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched the ‘Hamari Dharohar’ scheme to preserve rich heritage of minority communities of India.
The scheme provides for promoting rich heritage of minorities under concept of Indian Culture through exhibitions, preservation of literature among others. Preservation of minority heritage buildings has not been undertaken under the Hamari Dharohar Scheme, so far.

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The women crew led by Lt Commander Aanchal Sharma which completed surveillance mission, is associated with which armed force?

   A.) Indian Coast Guard
   B.) Indian Air Force
   C.) Indian Army
   D.) Indian Navy

Answer: Option 'D'

Indian Navy

Five women officers of the Indian Naval Air Squadron 314 based at Porbandar in Gujarat created history by completing the first all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission over the north Arabian Sea onboard a Dornier 228 aircraft.
The aircraft was captained by Mission Commander Lt Commander Aanchal Sharma, who had pilots  Lt Shivangi and Lt Apurva Gite  and tactical and sensor officers in her team.

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Who chairs the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog?

   A.) NITI Aayog CEO
   B.) President of India
   C.) Prime Minister of India
   D.) Union Finance Minister

Answer: Option 'C'

Prime Minister of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog in New Delhi. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio Chairperson of the think tank.
The meeting aims to create synergies towards collaboration between Centre and States and Union Territories. The Chief Ministers and LGs presented best practices from their States on four agenda items including crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds, pulses and agri-commodities, implementation of the National Education Policy and urban governance.

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Which Union Ministry implements the ‘One District-One Product (ODOP)’ scheme?

   A.) Ministry of MSME
   B.) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
   C.) Ministry of Finance
   D.) Ministry of Home Affairs

Answer: Option 'B'

Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Commerce and Industry implements the ‘One District-One Product (ODOP)’ scheme. Recently, the Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has launched the digital version of the One District-One Product (ODOP) gift catalogue.
The ODOP gift catalogue includes a wide range of products like Fragrances and Oils, Home Decor products, Indian Spirits, Fabrics among others.

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Port Tanjung Benoa, where INS Sumedha visited recently for a Maritime Partnership Exercise, is located in which country?

   A.) Bangladesh
   B.) Indonesia
   C.) Vietnam
   D.) Oman

Answer: Option 'B'

INS Sumedha is an indigenously built Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel and is is part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam.
As part of the Indian Navy’s Long Range Deployment in the South Eastern Indian Ocean, INS Sumedha, is on a visit to Port Tanjung Benoa, Bali, en route to Perth, Australia, to coincide with India’s Independence Day. The ship undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise the vessel of the Indonesian Navy.

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Which country conducted its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan?

   A.) USA
   B.) China
   C.) Israel
   D.) Russia

Answer: Option 'B'

China fired ballistic missiles and deployed fighter jets and warships as it began its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan, a show of force
This was commenced as retaliation to the visit of the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s to the island. Pelosi was the highest-profile US official to visit Taiwan in years. The Taiwanese cabinet said the drills would disrupt 18 international routes passing through its flight information region.

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