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    1. Name the mascot that was recently (in July’22) launched by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution for Empowering Consumers and Creating Awareness.
      1) Veera
      2) Shera
      3) Stumpy
      4) Bholu
      5) Jagriti
      Answer-5) Jagriti
      The Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (MoCA,F&PD), has launched ‘Jagriti’, a mascot for empowering consumers and generating awareness for their rights.
      The media campaigns with the Jagriti Mascot will also display the tagline “Jago Grahak Jago”. “Jagriti” means Awakening or Vigilance.
      Aim – To strengthen consumer awareness campaigns in the field of digital and multimedia and to find solutions for problems faced by the consumers.

    2. In July 2022, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) set up an Apex Committee for Performance and Efficiency Audit.
      The Apex committee will be chaired by whom?

      1) S.B. Naithani
      2) Radha Sridharan
      3) Mahesh Kumar Sharma
      4) Ajay Kumar
      5) Dinesh Kumar
      Answer-4) Ajay Kumar
      The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has set up an institutional mechanism consisting of an apex committee with Defence Secretary (Ajay Kumar, IAS) as Chairman for conducting performance and efficiency audits of various aspects of its activities. This is a major shift from existing transaction-based compliance audits to outcome-based performance and efficiency audits.
      i. The apex committee will provide valuable inputs in the planning and execution of any projects and suggest improvements on the same.

    3. Which state recently (in July’22) signed an agreement also known as ‘Namsai Declaration’ with Assam to Resolve Border Dispute?
      1) Manipur
      2) Arunachal Pradesh
      3) Meghalaya
      4) West Bengal
      5) Nagaland
      Answer-2) Arunachal Pradesh
      CM of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma and CM of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu signed an agreement to end the decade-old border disputes between the two states.
      The agreement was signed at Namsai in Arunachal Pradesh. Therefore it is also known as the ‘Namsai Declaration’.
      Dispute resolution:
      i. To resolve the dispute, the 12 regional committees were constituted earlier for joint verification of the disputed areas.
      ii. The committees were tasked with submitting recommendations to state governments keeping in view “historical perspective, administrative convenience, contiguity and people’s will” to delineate the interstate boundary.
      Note- According to the agreement, 28 of the 123 disputed villages which are within the constitutional boundary of Arunachal Pradesh shall remain with the state.

    4. In July 2022, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the _________ long Bundelkhand Expressway at Kaitheri village in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
      1) 568 km
      2) 430 km
      3) 324 km
      4) 120 km
      5) 296 km
      Answer-5) 296 km
      Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi inaugurated the 296 km long Bundelkhand Expressway at Kaitheri village in Orai tehsil of Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh (UP). Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath was also present at the inauguration ceremony.
      i. It passes through seven districts of UP and was constructed at a cost of around Rs 14,850 crore. It was developed by Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA).
      About the Bundelkhand Expressway:
      It is the four-lane expressway, which will be expanded into six lanes, passes through seven districts of UP- Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah.
      It extends from NH (National Highway)-35 at Gonda village near Bharatkoop in Chitrakoot district to near Kudrail village in Etawah district, where it merges with the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.

    5. Which of the following places was recently (in July’22) named as the first “Cultural & Tourism Capital of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)?
      1) Hisor, Tajikistan
      2) Beijing, China
      3) Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
      4) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
      5) Moscow, Russia
      Answer-4) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
      Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh (UP), one of India’s holiest cities that showcases the country’s rich culture and heritage, has been named the first “Cultural & Tourism Capital of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)” under a new rotating initiative to promote people-to-people contacts and tourism among the member states.
      i. In accordance with a new rotating initiative, the title will be awarded during India’s SCO Presidency from September 2022 to September 2023.
      Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
      The SCO is an intergovernmental organization founded in Shanghai, China, on 15 June 2001. Its Secretariat, based in Beijing, China, is the main permanent executive body of the SCO.
      The SCO currently comprises eight Member States: China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    6. Which bank recently (in July’22) launched a digital platform for opening National Pension System (NPS) accounts using mobile phones along with Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)?
      1) Bank of Maharashtra
      2) Indian Bank
      3) Bank of Baroda
      4) Bank of India
      5) Punjab National Bank
      Answer-4) Bank of India
      Bank of India (BoI) and Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in association with k-fintech launched a digital platform which allows customers to open National Pension System (NPS) accounts using mobile phones.
      i. PFRDA chairman Supratim Bandhyopadhyay inaugurated the digital platform in the presence of Atanu Kumar Das, MD & CEO of BOI and Swarup Dasgupta, executive director, BOI.
      ii. The NPS account can be opened by scanning the QR code that takes to the website, where customers can fill in the aadhaar number to fetch pictures and other details from DigiLocker.
      iii. K-fintech provides Software as a Service (SaaS) based end-to-end transaction management, channel management and compliance solutions.

    7. Name the bank that was recently (in July’22) recognised as the ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ by Euromoney for the 2nd time.
      1) CSB Bank
      2) Standard Chartered Bank
      3) HSBC Bank India
      4) DBS Bank
      5) Citibank India
      Answer-4) DBS Bank
      DBS Bank was recognised as the ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ by Euromoney for the second time (the first time in 2018). The bank has established its position as a global industry leader in association with Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to enhance growth and development.
      The DBS bank also clinched three first-time awards at Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence 2022
      World’s Best ‘Financial Innovation of the year’ 2022
      Asia’s Best Bank for Wealth Management 2022
      Asia’s Best Bank for SME award 2022’
      About DBS Bank:
      The DBS Bank was formerly known as ‘’the Development Bank of Singapore Limited”. Headquarters– Singapore
      CEO– Piyush Gupta

    8. The Ministry of Defence recently (in July’22) launched indigenously built Y- 3023 Dunagiri, a Project 17A frigate onto the river Hooghly in Kolkata, West Bengal.
      Which company built Y- 3023 Dunagiri, a 4th ship under P17A project?

      1) Hindustan Shipyard Limited
      2) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
      3) Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited
      4) Cochin Shipyard Limited
      5) Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited
      Answer-3) Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited
      The Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched indigenously built Y- 3023 Dunagiri, Project 17A frigate onto the river Hooghly in Kolkata (West Bengal). The Project 17A frigates, also known as Nilgiri-class stealth frigates.
      i. It was built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited (GRSE), and named after a mountain range in the state of Uttarakhand, ‘Dunagiri’ is the fourth ship under P17A project.
      About P17A Ships:
      These are guided-missile frigates, which are follow-on classes of the P17 (Shivalik Class) Frigates with improved stealth features, advanced weapons and sensors and platform management systems.
      About Dunagiri: It is a world class stealth frigate with multidimensional capabilities to destroy enemies from sea, sky, and underwater.

    9. Which ministry recently (in July’22) launched ‘Repos Pay’, a ‘Mobile Electric Charging’ platform and ‘Phy-gital’, a Fintech platform at the ‘Fueling India 2022’?
      1) Ministry of MSME
      2) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
      3) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
      4) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
      5) Ministry of Power
      Answer- 1) Ministry of MSME
      Union Minister Narayan Tatu Rane of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) launched ‘Repos Pay’—a ‘Mobile Electric Charging’ platform and ‘Phy-gital’—a Fintech (financial technology) platform at the ‘Fueling India 2022’ event in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
      i. “Repos Pay” is a platform through which a person can order a Mobile Electric Charging Vehicle on application (app) and charge their vehicles.
      ii. ‘Phy-gital’ is a Fintech Platform that will bring credit to fuel customers (Buy Now, Pay Later) through Technology. The energy fintech platform will enable bulk consumers to obtain fuel on credit.

    10. Who was recently (in July’22) appointed as the new Chief Secretary (CS) of Himachal Pradesh?
      1) Ram Subhag Singh
      2) Prabodh Saxena
      3) Nilam Sawhney
      4) R. D Dhiman
      5) Naresh Kumar
      Answer-4) R. D Dhiman
      Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has appointed the Additional Chief Secretary (Power and Industry) Ram Dass (R. D) Dhiman as the new Chief Secretary (CS) of Himachal Pradesh. He succeeded IAS officer Ram Subhag Singh, who has been further appointed as the Principal Advisor (Administrative Reforms).
      Other than the above appointments, Additional chief secretary Nishan Singh, 1987 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as principal advisor Training and FA);
      Additional chief secretary Sanjay Gupta,a 1988-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as principal advisor (Redressal of Public Grievances).