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    1. Name ministry that was recently (in Aug ‘22) launched the Early Childhood Development Conclave, Paalan 1000 National Campaign and Parenting App?
      1) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
      2) Ministry of Education
      3) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
      4) Ministry of Women and Child Development
      5) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
      Answer-3) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
      Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Bharati Pravin Pawar virtually launched the Early Childhood Development Conclave, Paalan 1000 National Campaign and Parenting App in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
      It focuses on the cognitive developments of children in the first 2 years of their life.
      i. The programme is aligned with the mission of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), emphasizing responsive care and focusing interventions on the first 1000 days.

    2. Which district recently (in Aug ‘22) became India’s First Full-Functional Literate District?
      1) Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
      2) Khammam, Andhra Pradesh
      3) Kharwar, Uttar Pradesh
      4) Pakaur, Jharkhand
      5) Khandesh, Maharashtra
      Answer-1) Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
      Mandla, a district in Madhya Pradesh’s (MPs), which is a tribal-dominated region has become India’s first fully functionally literate district.
      i. In 2020, the district administration has launched a campaign to make the residents of the district fully literate with the help of educators from the departments of education, women and child development (WCD) and social workers.
      ii. The entire district has become functionally literate within 2 years of the initiation which made people of Mandla to write their names, count and read.

    3. Name the country that recently (in August ‘22) became the first nation to approve the Covid-19 vaccine targeting both the Omicron and original strain.
      1) Japan
      2) United Kingdom
      3) France
      4) United States of America
      5) Australia
      Answer-2) United Kingdom
      The United Kingdom (UK) has become the first country to approve Moderna’s ‘bivalent’ Covid-19 vaccine that tackles both the original virus strain from 2020 and the Omicron BA.1 variant.
      i. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved Moderna’s bivalent which meets its standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.

    4. Name the bank that was recently (in Aug ‘22) signed an MoU with Food Corporation of India (FCI) to provide ‘Ultima Salary package’.
      1) IDBI Bank
      2) HDFC Bank
      3) YES Bank
      4) Axis Bank
      5) ICICI Bank
      Answer-4) Axis Bank
      Axis Bank, India’s 3rd largest private sector bank, has signed an MoU with Food Corporation of India (FCI) to provide ‘Ultima Salary package’, a salary account with exclusive benefits & features to all its employees.
      i. Under the package, bank will offer personal accidental cover of upto Rs. 20 lakhs, additional education grant upto Rs. 8 lakhs, total permanent disability cover benefit upto Rs. 20 lakhs, permanent partial disability cover of upto Rs. 20 lakhs, air accident cover of Rs. 1 crore.

    5. Which bank recently (in Aug ‘22) launched India’s first state-of-the-art dedicated branch to support start-ups in Koramangala in Bengaluru, Karnataka?
      1) Indian Bank
      2) ICICI Bank
      3) Punjab National Bank
      4) State Bank of India
      5) HDFC Bank
      Answer-4) State Bank of India
      The State Bank of India (SBI) launched India’s first state-of-the-art start-up dedicated branch in Koramangala in Bengaluru, Karnataka. This will serve as a one-stop shop for all start-ups and corporates in Karnataka.
      i. The branch was opened by SBI Chairman Dinesh Khara and is located alongside neighbouring HSR Layout and Indiranagar, which are the biggest start-up hubs in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
      ii. Two more branches will be opened in Gurgaon, Haryana and in Hyderabad, Telangana.

    6. In August 2022, __________, Executive Director of HDFC Bank, emerged the highest earning banker in FY22, while Amitabh Chaudhry, MD & CEO of _________ tops the highest paid MD & CEOs of India in the FY22.
      1) Sumant Kathpalia; ICICI Bank
      2) Kaizad Bharucha; IndusInd Bank
      3) Sashidhar Jagdishan; Axis Bank
      4) Sumant Kathpalia; IndusInd Bank
      5) Kaizad Bharucha; Axis Bank
      Answer- 5) Kaizad Bharucha; Axis Bank
      Kaizad Bharucha, executive director of HDFC Bank, emerged the highest earning banker for 2021-22 (FY22), receiving Rs 10.64crore remuneration in FY22, mainly due to Rs 4.46 crore as a performance bonus.
      i. Amitabh Chaudhry, Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Axis Bank Ltd, has topped among the highest paid MD & CEOs of India in FY22. He received a total payment of Rs 7.63 crore in FY22, including his performance pay of Rs 89 lakh.
      ii. Sumant Kathpalia MD & CEO of IndusInd Bank, was the 2nd highest paid MD&CEO (Rs 7.3 crore) followed by Sandeep Bakhshi MD and CEO of ICICI Bank(RS 7.08 crore) and Sashidhar Jagdishan MD and CEO of HDFC Bank(Rs 6.51 crore).

    7. William Samoei Arap Ruto recently (in Aug ’22) became the president of which of the following countries?
      1) Ethiopia
      2) Uganda
      3) Tanzania
      4) Kenya
      5) Ghana
      Answer-4) Kenya
      Deputy President of Kenya, William Samoei Arap Ruto won the presidential election 2022. He defeated his rival former Prime Minister Raila Odinga securing 7176,141 votes, or 50.49% of the vote.
      i. He will be succeeding 4th President Uhuru Kenyatta and he becomes Kenya’s first sitting deputy president to succeed the incumbent following competitive elections and first candidate to win the presidency at first attempt.

    8. Who was recently (in Aug ‘22) appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) for five years (2022-2027)?
      1) S Krishnan
      2) Rajkiran Rai G
      3) Partha Pratim Sengupta
      4) KV Kamath
      5) Ajay Kumar Srivastava
      Answer- 2) Rajkiran Rai G
      The Centre govt. and the board of National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) appointed Rajkiran Rai G, as its Managing Director (MD) for five years (2022-2027).
      i. He will take the charge of MD on August 8 2022, and will hold the top post till May 18, 2027.
      ii. He was Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)of Union Bank of India from 2017.

    9. Cricketer Kevin Joseph O’Brien recently (in Aug ‘22) announced his retirement from international cricket. He belongs to which country?
      1) Ireland
      2) West Indies
      3) Australia
      4) England
      5) New Zealand
      Answer- 1) Ireland
      The 38-year-old, Ireland all-rounder, Kevin Joseph O’Brien announced his retirement from international cricket. He became the 1st Ireland cricketer to score a century in red-ball cricket.
      i. Kevin O’Brien made his debut for Ireland in 2006 and was one of their longest serving cricketers. He scored the fastest century ever in 50-over World Cup History (2011), from 50 balls against England.
      ii. He is also Ireland’s leading wicket taker in the One Day International (ODI) format, with 114 scalps at an average of 32.68.

    10. The 2nd Partition Horrors Remembrance Day 2022 was observed across India on _________.
      1) 18th August 2022
      2) 16th August 2022
      3) 14th August 2022
      4) 17th August 2022
      5) 15th August 2022
      Answer- 3) 14th August 2022
      India annually observes “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” on August 14 to acknowledge the difficulties faced by the Indians during the partition of India in 1947.
      i. The 14th August 2022 marks the 2nd edition of Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. In 2021 Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi announced to observe 14th August as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.
      ii. Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” is observed on the line on “Holocaust Remembrance Day”. The objective of observing this day is to honour the memory of victims.
      iii. India was partitioned into India and Pakistan on August 14, 1947. Independence Day of Pakistan is on 14th August.