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Current Affairs Quiz: 11 August 2022

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    1. In August 2022, Union Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah e-launched the onboarding of cooperatives on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal in New Delhi, Delhi.
      The GeM portal comes under which ministry?

      1) Ministry of Science and Technology
      2) Ministry of Home Affairs
      3) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
      4) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
      5) Ministry of Cooperation
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 3) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
      Explanation:
      Union Minister Amit Shah, Ministry of Cooperation, e-launched the onboarding of cooperatives on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal in New Delhi, Delhi. The programme was organized by the Ministry of Cooperation, the National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), and GeM.
      A total of 589 cooperatives have been selected as being eligible for onboarding on GeM.
      i. GeM is a one-stop portal that offers economies of scale by facilitating online procurement of goods and services and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) launched the GeM in 2016 to create an open and transparent procurement platform for government buyers.

    2. Name the company that recently (in August ‘22) partnered with Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited (PCHFL) to offer merchant loans to the small cities and towns of India.
      1) Paytm
      2) PhonePe
      3) Google Pay
      4) MobiKwik
      5) Freecharge
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 1) Paytm
      Explanation:
      Paytm has partnered with Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited (PCHFL) for expanding the distribution of merchant loans to the small cities and towns of India.
      i. Merchants can avail loans of up to Rs. 10 lakhs with a tenure of 6 months to 24 months.
      ii. Merchants can avail loan by tapping the ‘Business Loan’ icon on the Paytm for Business App home screen.

    3. Name the company that recently (in August ‘22) became the 1st technology company to join with the ONDC platform to launch an E-Commerce App for India.
      1) Google
      2) Meta
      3) Dell
      4) Microsoft
      5) IBM
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 4) Microsoft
      Explanation:
      Microsoft has joined the ONDC platform as the first significant technology company, with the intention of introducing social e-commerce to the Indian market.
      i. Further, it will launch a shopping app in India that would be accessible via the ONDC network and enable customers to discover the best price offered by retailers and sellers.
      ii. India’s e-commerce market has experienced exceptional growth, specifically after the COVID-19 pandemic compelled firms and customers to transact online.

    4. Which bank recently (in Aug ‘22) became the 1st bank in India to frame a policy to Finance Makers of lab-grown diamonds?
      1) Indian Bank
      2) Bank of Baroda
      3) Punjab National Bank
      4) State Bank of India
      5) Union Bank of India
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) State Bank of India
      Explanation:
      State Bank of India (SBI) is the first Indian lender to frame a policy to fund lab-grown diamonds which are replicas of the natural diamond stones.
      i. Recently factories are being established in Surat, Gujarat to produce lab-grown diamonds and many diamond houses are being relocated from Mumbai, Maharashtra to southern Gujarat.
      ii. The policy would be largely term loans for machinery import and a part would be disbursed as working capital.
      iii. These lab-grown diamonds are priced at 30-40 percent lower than the natural or earth-mined diamonds.

    5. In August 2022, Sunil Chhetri was named for the 2021-2022 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Men’s Footballer of the Year for the _______, while for the 1st time, ________ was named for 2021-2022 AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year.
      1) 7th; Manisha Kalyan
      2) 4th; Sasmita Malik
      3) 7th; Aditi Chauhan
      4) 9th; Manisha Kalyan
      5) 4th; Aditi Chauhan
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) 7th; Manisha Kalyan
      Explanation:
      Indian Men’s Football Team (The Blue Tigers) captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2021-2022 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Men’s Footballer of the Year for the seventh time. In the Women’s Category, Manisha Kalyan bagged her maiden award for the 2021-22 season.
      i. Sunil Chhetri and Manisha Kalyan were nominated as the winners by their respective national team coaches Igor Stimac and Thomas Dennerby.
      Other AIFF Awards 2021-2022:

    6. Which of the following points is ‘Incorrect’ with respect to the XXII Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 held at Birmingham, England (United Kingdom)?
      1) India stood at 6th position with a total medal tally of 61, consisting of 22 Gold, 16 Silver, and 23 Bronze medals while England tops Games medal tally with a total of 178 medals.
      2) Murali Sreeshankar won the silver medal in the men’s long jump and became the first Indian to win a silver medal in the men’s long jump event.
      3) Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian to win a Gold medal at CWG 2022, while Jeremy Lalrinnunga became the first Indian man to win a Gold medal.
      4) PV Sindhu clinched the women’s singles gold in badminton, with this win, India achieved the landmark 200 gold medals in CWG history, as India’s gold medal tally now stands at 203.
      5) Australia topped the Gold Medal count in CWG history with 1003 gold medals, followed by England with 773 Gold Medals.
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-1) India stood at 6th position with a total medal tally of 61, consisting of 22 Gold, 16 Silver, and 23 Bronze medals while England tops Games medal tally with a total of 178 medals.
      Explanation:
      The 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games (CWG) or Birmingham 2022 was held at Birmingham, England (United Kingdom) from July 28 to August 8, 2022.
      The official motto of Birmingham 2022 was ‘Games for Everyone’ and ‘Perry’ is the mascot for the 2022 Birmingham CWG.
      India stood at 4th position with a total medal tally of 61, consisting of 22 Gold, 16 Silver, and 23 Bronze medals while Australia tops the final Commonwealth Games medal tally with a total of 178 medals.
      Murali Sreeshankar won the silver medal in the men’s long jump and became the first Indian to win a silver medal in the men’s long jump event.
      Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian to win a Gold medal at CWG 2022, while Jeremy Lalrinnunga became the first Indian man to win a Gold medal and place on the podium in Birmingham.
      PV Sindhu clinched the women’s singles gold in badminton after beating Canada’s Michelle Li and with this win, India achieve the landmark 200 gold medals in CWG history, as India’s gold medal tally now stands at 203, while Australia topped the Gold Medal count in CWG history with 1003 gold medals, followed by England with 773 Gold Medals.

    7. Which of the following countries recently (in Aug ‘22) received membership status from the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
      1) Kyrgyzstan
      2) Cambodia
      3) Côte D’Ivoire
      4) Only 1 & 2
      5) Only 2 & 3
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-5) Only 2 & 3
      Explanation:
      The International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded membership status to three countries –Cambodia and Uzbekistan from Asia, and Cote D’Ivoire from Africa during the ongoing ICC Annual Conference in Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK).
      i. The three countries were all awarded Associate membership status, taking ICC’s total members to 108 countries, including 96 Associates.
      ii. After the introduction of two Asian countries, the total count of Asian countries became 25 while Cote D’Ivoire was introduced as the 21st country from Africa.

    8. Name the union minister who was recently (in Aug ‘22) released 2 books titled “Heartfelt- The Legacy of Faith” & “Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery”.
      1) Amit Shah
      2) Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
      3) Raj Nath Singh
      4) Meenakshi Lekhi
      5) Jitendra Singh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) Meenakshi Lekhi
      Explanation:
      Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and Culture unveiled two books titled “Heartfelt- The Legacy of Faith” and “Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery” at “Vishwa Sadbhavana” event organized by the National Institute of Design (NID) Foundation at Melbourne in Australia.
      i. ‘Heartfelt- The Legacy of Faith’, brought out by NID Foundation, documents Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s belief in the Sikh Guru’s and their teachings.
      ii. ‘Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery’ by famed Oncologist in America Dr Bharat Barai, is a compilation of chapters exploring the fundamental transformation of Gujarat and India over the last 20 years.

    9. When was World Lion Day 2022 observed across the globe?
      1) 6th August 2022
      2) 9th August 2022
      3) 7th August 2022
      4) 10th August 2022
      5) 8th August 2022
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer-4) 10th August 2022
      Explanation:
      World Lion Day 2022 observed on 10th August 2022 across the globe to spread awareness about the lions and efforts for their conservation and protection. The Lions (Panthera Leo) supposedly wandered amiably in the jungles of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East some three million years ago.
      i. World Lion Day was initiated by Dereck and Beverly Joubert,Co-founders of Big Cat Initiative and National Geographic in 2013. The first World Lion Day was observed in 2013.
      ii. The “Asiatic Lion Conservation Project” was launched by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). It was approved for three financial years from 2018 to 2021.
      iii. The first Lion Census was conducted by the Nawab of Junagadh in 1936 and since 1965, the Forest Department of Gujarat regularly conducts the Lion Census every five years in India.

    10. Which State recently (in Aug ’22) signed a joint statement with Assam government on resolving border disputes between the two states?
      1) West Bengal
      2) Manipur
      3) Mizoram
      4) Nagaland
      5) Arunachal Pradesh
      Answer & Explanation
      Answer- 3) Mizoram
      Explanation:
      The Governments of Assam and Mizoram signed a joint statement after a ministerial-level discussion held in Aizawl, Mizoram to resolve the boundary dispute between the two states.
      i. Both sides have agreed to promote and maintain peace and also Deputy Commissioners of the bordering districts of both states shall meet at least once in two months.
      ii. The border dispute between Mizoram and Assam mainly comes from two colonial demarcations of Mizoram in 1875 by the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BERF) while Assam is demarcated by the 1993 rules of demarcation.





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