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Current Affairs Quiz: 10 August 2022

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    1. Which country recently (in Aug ’22) commenced the 13th edition of the ‘Ex Vajra Prahar 2022‘ along with India in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh (HP)?
      1) Bangladesh
      2) Thailand
      3) United States
      4) Russia
      5) France
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 3) United States
      Explanation:
      The 13th edition of the India-United States (US) Joint Special Forces exercise ‘Ex Vajra Prahar 2022‘ initiated at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS) in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh (HP).
      i. Aim: To improve interoperability between the special forces of both the countries and also to improve bilateral defence cooperation between India and the US.
      Representors:
      IA: It is formed by drawing Special Forces personnel under the aegis of SFTS.
      US: It is represented by personnel from the 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) and Special Tactics Squadron (STS) of the US Special Forces.

    2. The One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution was completed _______years on 9th August 2022.
      1) 5 years
      2) 3 years
      3) 6 years
      4) 4 years
      5) 2 years
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-2) 3 years
      Explanation:
      The Central Government’s scheme of One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) completed 3 years of its operation on August 9, 2019. It is implemented all over the country by the Department of Food & Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013.
      i. ONORC was launched on August 9, 2019 as a pilot project in four states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and Assam being the last state (36th) to join the initiative in June 2022.
      ii. It enables NFSA beneficiaries, particularly migrant beneficiaries, to get access to highly subsidized food grains under a public distribution system, from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) in India.
      iii. Ration Card is a 10 digit number wherein the first two digits denote the state code. Along with 10 digits, a set of another two digits was appended with the ration card number to create unique member IDs for each beneficiary in a ration card.

    3. In which city will the ‘12th DefExpo-2022’ be held in India from October 18th to 22nd, 2022?
      1) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
      2) Haldia, West Bengal
      3) Chandipur, Odisha
      4) Mumbai, Maharashtra
      5) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
      Explanation:
      DefExpo 2022, The 12th edition of India’s prestigious biennial defence exhibition on Land, Naval and Homeland Security System, is set to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between 18th and 22nd October 2022.
      i. DefExpo 2022 which was earlier proposed to be held in March 2022 in Gandhinagar was postponed due to problems related to logistics.
      ii. The expo will be held in a 3 venue format across, Helipad Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat; inaugural event & Seminars at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre and Live Demo at Sabarmati RiverFront.

    4. In August 2022, UNESCO announced that a 106-year-old astronomical observatory at Langat Singh College was ‘not’ inscribed on UNESCO’s list of endangered heritage.
      The astronomical observatory was located in which city?

      1) Guwahati, Assam
      2) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
      3) Pune, Maharashtra
      4) Muzaffarpur, Bihar
      5) Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 4) Muzaffarpur, Bihar
      Explanation:
      The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced that the 106 years old Astronomical Observatory at Langat Singh College in the Muzaffarpur district of Bihar has not been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of endangered heritage.
      i. This announcement was made following several media reports stating that the site was included in UNESCO’s list of endangered heritage.
      ii. The first of its kind observatory in the eastern India was established in 1916 to impart astronomical knowledge to the students.

    5. Which bank recently (in Aug ‘22) partnered with LetsVenture Technologies to support the startup ecosystem?
      1) HDFC Bank
      2) IndusInd Bank
      3) Axis Bank
      4) ICICI Bank
      5) IDFC FIRST Bank
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-5) IDFC FIRST Bank
      Explanation:
      IDFC FIRST Bank Limited and LetsVenture Technologies Private Limited, India’s leading early-stage platform for investors and founders have partnered to support the startup ecosystem by offering curated products and solutions to startups, founders and investors.
      i. Under this partnership, IDFC FIRST Bank will become a preferred bank for startups on LetsVenture’s Scalix, a newly launched platform that supports the startUp ecosystem through fundraising solutions, knowledge series, and investor connect.
      ii. IDFC FIRST Bank offers customized solutions to startUps under its FIRST WINGS program.

    6. Chief Minister (CM) of Bihar Nitish Kumar recently (in Aug ‘22) tendered his resignation for his position to Governor of Bihar.
      Who is the current (as of Aug ‘22) governor of Bihar?

      1) La. Ganesan
      2) Phagu Chauhan
      3) Lalji Tandon
      4) Satya Pal Malik
      5) Banwarilal Purohit
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 2) Phagu Chauhan
      Explanation:
      Nitish Kumar tendered his resignation as the Chief Minister (CM) of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar to Governor Phagu Chauhan.
      i. Nitish Kumar’s resignation came shortly after former national president Ramchandra Prasad (RCP) Singh, who resigned when his party, the Janata Dal (United) [JD (U)], issued a notice demanding an explanation on corruption charges lodged against him.
      ii. As a result, the coalition between the JD(U) and the BJP, its coalition partner in Bihar, has come to an end.
      iii. He has filed a letter of support to the Governor with support of the entire opposition, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress, Left parties, and a few others—in order to establish a claim to form the next Government.

    7. In August 2022, James Marape was elected as the Prime Minister of which country for the 2nd term?
      1) Brunei
      2) Vanuatu
      3) Fiji
      4) East Timor
      5) Papua New Guinea
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 5) Papua New Guinea
      Explanation:
      Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister (PM) James Marape, leader of the Pangu Party, was elected unopposed and sworn in for a second term. The oath was administered by the newly re-elected speaker Job Pomat. Voting in the general election started on July 4 and ended on July 22, 2022.
      i. James Marape won support from a majority of members in the newly elected parliament in Papua New Guinea. The Parliament resumed despite the election outcome being declared for only 105 of 118 seats.
      ii. Among the newly elected members were Rufina Peter and Kessy Sawang, the first female candidates confirmed to have secured a seat in parliament.

    8. Which country’s high resolution, remote sensing satellite, Khayyam, was recently (in Aug ‘22) launched by Russia through a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Kazakhstan?
      1) United Arab Emirates
      2) Israel
      3) Pakistan
      4) Iran
      5) Afghanistan
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Iran
      Explanation:
      Russia launched a Soyuz-2.1b rocket carrying Iran’s high resolution, remote sensing Khayyam satellite from the Russia-controlled Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
      i. The satellite was named after Omar Khayyam, a Persian scientist who lived in the 11th and 12th centuries.
      ii. The Iranian satellite is fitted with a high-resolution camera which will be used for non-military and environmental monitoring with complete control.
      About Russia:
      President – Vladimir Putin
      Capital – Moscow
      Currency – Rouble

    9. Name the organization that recently (in Aug ‘22) published a new book titled “Field Guide, Birds of India”, which highlights the 1331 avian species found in India.
      1) Forest Survey of India
      2) Botanical Survey of India
      3) Wildlife Institute of India
      4) Zoological Survey of India
      5) Anthropological Survey of India
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Zoological Survey of India
      Explanation:
      The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has published a new book titled “Field Guide, Birds of India”, dealing with 1331 avian species found in India, their present status, and distribution details.
      i. The book highlights quality photographs of birds, unlike other books that use drawings, to help birders to compare the species of birds they sight in the field for easy identification.

    10. Nagasaki Day 2022 was observed across the globe on ____________ to commemorate the dropping of an atomic bomb, code name called ‘Fat Man’ by the United States in 1945.
      1) 9th August 2022
      2) 5th August 2022
      3) 6th August 2022
      4) 4th August 2022
      5) 7th August 2022
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 1) 9th August 2022
      Explanation:
      Nagasaki Day 2022 was observed on 9th August 2022 to promote peace among nations and to create awareness about the devastating results of nuclear weapons. The day is also observed to remember innocent civilians who lost their lives in the devastation of nuclear blasts during World War II.
      i. On 9th August 1945, the United State(US)’s Bockscar, piloted by the 393d Bombardment Squadron’s commander, Major Charles W. Sweeney, dropped the plutonium bomb code name ‘Fat Man’ at 11.02 am the second atom bomb on Japan’s Nagasaki. The copilot was Capt. Charles D. Albury.
      ii. The bomb named ‘Fat Man’, which destroyed the city of Nagasaki was more powerful than the bomb ‘Little Boy’ used in Hiroshima on 6th August, 1945.





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