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    1. Which state government recently (in Aug ‘22) received a loan of Rs. 4,000 crores from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Set Up Medical Colleges in 12 Districts?
      1) Andhra Pradesh
      2) Karnataka
      3) Uttar Pradesh
      4) Gujarat
      5) Maharashtra
      Answer- 5) Maharashtra
      In a significant development, the Government of Maharashtra would receive a loan of Rs. 4,000 crores from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to establish medical colleges in 12 districts of the state that now lack a single medical college.
      i. The 12 districts include Jalgaon, Satara, Alibaug, Sindhudurg, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Amravati, Ratnagiri, Gadchiroli, Bhandara, Ambernath, and Nashik Super Speciality Hospital.
      ii. In this regard, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis convened a meeting of the Medical Education department, which included ADB representatives.

    2. Which organisation recently (in Aug’ 22) signed an MoU with PTC India Limited for sale of power to be generated from the upcoming West Seti & Seti River-6 Projects in Nepal?
      1) Power Grid Corporation of India
      2) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
      3) National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited
      4) Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited
      5) National Mineral Development Corporation Limited
      Answer-3) National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited
      NHPC Limited (formerly known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) signed an MoU with PTC India Limited (formerly Power Trading Corporation of India Limited) at NHPC Corporate Office, Faridabad, Uttar Pradesh for sale of power to be generated from upcoming West Seti & Seti River-6 Projects in Nepal.
      i. Under the agreement, PTC India will purchase the Contracted Capacity from NHPC from the date of commercial operation of above Projects for onward sale to the State Utilities/Discoms/Bulk Consumers on long term basis in India and neighbouring countries.

    3. How many Indian start-up companies are featured in the 2nd edition of the ‘Forbes Asia-100 to Watch 2022’ list released by Forbes Asia in August 2022?
      1) 12
      2) 10
      3) 8
      4) 11
      5) 6
      Answer-4) 11
      Forbes Asia released the 2nd edition of the list titled ‘Forbes Asia-100 to Watch 2022’. The list highlights small companies and startups on the rise across the Asia-Pacific region.
      i. The list for 2022 featured 11 start-up companies from India along with 19 companies from Singapore, followed by 16 start-ups from Hong Kong, 15 from South Korea, and 13 from China.
      Indian start-ups ‘Forbes Asia-100 to Watch’ list.

    4. Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga was recently (in Aug ‘22) appointed as the Interim Prime Minister (PM) of which country?

      1) Yemen
      2) Ethiopia
      3) Nigeria
      4) Ghana
      5) Mali
      Answer-5) Mali
      The Malian military government has appointed Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga as Interim Prime Minister (PM) of Mali (West African country), after Mali’s Civilian Prime Minister (PM) Choguel Kokalla Maiga was admitted to hospital.
      i. Before he was appointed as interim PM, Colonel Maiga was the government spokesman and Minister of Territorial Administration.

    5. Name the Indian cricketer who was recently (in Aug ‘22) appointed as the brand ambassador of Acefour Accessories’s brand “Uppercase.
      1) Jasprit Bumrah
      2) KL Rahul
      3) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
      4) Ravindra Jadeja
      5) Virat Kohli
      Answer-1) Jasprit Bumrah
      Acefour Accessories, a travel accessories company appointed Jasprit Bumrah, an Indian Cricketer as brand ambassador for its eco-friendly luggage brand “Uppercase ‘‘ for two years. He will lead the” Never Ordinary Campaign”.
      i. The campaign is managed by RISE Worldwide, an initiative of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and India’s largest sports and entertainment company.

    6. In August 2022, the Indian Army Joined Elite Club to Possess advanced Quantum Communication Technology.
      The technology was developed by the ________ based startup QNu Labs and under the aegis of iDEX, DRDO.

      1) New Delhi, Delhi
      2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
      3) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
      4) Bengaluru, Karnataka
      5) Thrissur, Kerala
      Answer-4) Bengaluru, Karnataka
      The Indian Army is set to possess advanced Quantum Communication Technology, thereby joining an elite list of nations with indigenous quantum technology that will equip troops with a high-end secured defence system.
      i. The technology has been developed by the Bengaluru (Karnataka)-based startup QNu Labs and under the aegis of Innovation for Defence Excellence (iDEX), a Defence Innovation Organization (DIO).
      ii. China, the United States (US), Canada and other European countries are global leaders in the QKD systems and the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) has made some breakthroughs.

    7. Cricketer Colin de Grandhomme recently (in Aug ’22) announced his retirement from International Cricket. Which country did he represent in International Cricket?
      1) Australia
      2) South Africa
      3) Sri Lanka
      4) West Indies
      5) New Zealand
      Answer-5) New Zealand
      New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme (36 years) announced his retirement from international cricket.
      i. He began his career by playing for Manicaland in Zimbabwe, and was a part of the Zimbabwe team at the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.

    8. Former Soviet Union President & Nobel Peace Prize awardee Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev recently (in Aug ‘22) Passed Away. In which year did he receive the Nobel Prize award for Peace?

      1) 1992
      2) 1990
      3) 1994
      4) 1991
      5) 1993
      Answer-2) 1990
      Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union (President), died at the age of 91 in Moscow, Russia.
      i. Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1990 for putting an end to the cold war without any bloodshed in the Soviet Union.
      ii. He served as the President of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991.

    9. Name the minister who recently (in Aug ‘22) released a book titled “Science Behind Surya Namaskar” at the All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA).
      1) Hardeep Singh Puri
      2) Munjapara Mahendrabhai
      3) Sarbananda Sonowal
      4) Bharati Pravin Pawar
      5) Pratima Bhoumik
      Answer- 2) Munjapara Mahendrabhai
      Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Minister of State for AYUSH released a book titled “Science Behind Surya Namaskar” a collection of evidence-based research on one of the most well-known Yoga asanas at the AIIA.
      i. The book was compiled by the All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, at AIIA.
      ii. The book was released during the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programme 2022 organized by the departments of Swasthavritta, Panchakarma, and Darvyaguna in association with Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV), New Delhi. at the AIIA from 22nd-27th August 2022.

    10. Name the state that recently (in Aug ‘22) got its 2nd Railway Station called ‘Shokhuvi Railway station’ after more than 100 years.
      1) Manipur
      2) Sikkim
      3) Nagaland
      4) Mizoram
      5) Tripura
      Answer- 3) Nagaland
      After a gap of more than 100 years (119 years) Nagaland got its 2nd Railway Station on Dhansari-Shokhuvi railway line at Shokhuvi. The Chief Minister (CM) of Nagaland, Neiphiu Guolhoulie Rio has flagged off the Donyi Polo Express from Shokhuvi Railway station.
      The first railway station of Nagaland is Dimapur Railway Station, inaugurated in 1903.
      i. The Donyi Polo Express runs between Guwahati in Assam and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh every day. Now the train service has been extended till Shokhuvi, a few Kilometres from Dimapur.