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    1. ______ become the 1st state in India to connect all registered commercial vehicles equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) with Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).
      1) Uttar Pradesh
      2) Madhya Pradesh
      3) Gujarat
      4) Himachal Pradesh
      5) Uttarakhand
      Answer-4) Himachal Pradesh
      Himachal Pradesh(HP) has become the first Indian state to connect all registered commercial vehicles equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) with Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).
      i. The system was inaugurated by the Chief Minister (CM) of Himachal Pradesh (HP) Jai Ram Thakur at a program organized at Peterhof, in Shimla (HP).
      ii. He also introduced the facility of panic buttons for the safety of women and children in public vehicles.

    2. As per the “Henley Passport Index 2022” released by Henley & Partners in July 2022, _______ secured 1st rank as the world’s most powerful passport, while India secured ______ rank in the list.
      1) Spain; 80th
      2) Japan; 87th
      3) South Korea; 65th
      4) Japan; 80th
      5) South Korea; 87th
      Answer- 2) Japan; 87th
      According to the “Henley Passport Index 2022” released by Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy based in London (United Kingdom).
      i. The Japanese passport, the world’s most powerful passport, grants hassle-free access into 193 countries followed by Singapore and South Korea both shared Second place.
      ii. India, along with Mauritania and Tajikistan, has been ranked 87th and grants visa-free access to 60 countries.
      iii. Pakistan’s passport is the fourth-worst in the world, ranked 109th, one rank below Yemen and three ranks above Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.

    3. Which bank recently (in July’22) launched a co-branded credit card along with EaseMyTrip?
      1) CSB Bank
      2) HSBC Bank India
      3) Standard Chartered Bank
      4) DBS Bank
      5) Citibank India
      Answer-3) Standard Chartered Bank
      Standard Chartered Bank launched a co-branded credit card namely ‘EaseMyTrip Standard Chartered Credit Card’ with online travel platform EaseMyTrip.
      i. The credit card will provide a flat 20% instant discount on domestic and international hotel bookings with EaseMyTrip of up to Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively with no minimum booking amount.
      About Standard Chartered Bank
      Group Chief Executive – Bill Winters
      Headquarters – London, United Kingdom
      CEO of Standard Chartered Bank India – Zarin Daruwala

    4. Name the insurance company that recently (in July’22) partnered with DBS Bank India to offer life insurance products.
      1) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
      2) Bharti AXA Life Insurance
      3) Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
      4) Aegon Life Insurance
      5) Aviva Life Insurance
      Answer- 1) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
      Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited (Bajaj Alliance Life) and DBS Bank India, the wholly owned subsidiary of DBS Bank Limited, Singapore, have entered into a strategic partnership to offer a wide range of life insurance solutions to the customers of DBS Bank.
      i. Through the partnership, both sides aim to empower the customers to ‘live more and bank less’ by investing in life insurance products.
      ii. As a part of this partnership, the new and existing customers from more than 500 branches of DBS bank can choose from Bajaj Allianz Life’s retail products including term, savings, retirement and investment products.
      About Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited:
      MD & CEO – Tarun Chugh
      Establishment – 2001
      Headquarters – Pune, Maharashtra

    5. As per the recent data (in July’22) by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into India’s Research & Development (R & D) sector Rises to ________ in 2021.
      1) USD 128.23 million
      2) USD 289.34 million
      3) USD 55.77 million
      4) USD 343.64 million
      5) USD 427.98 million
      Answer-4) USD 343.64 million
      According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into India’s Research and Development (R & D) sector hiked to USD 343.64 million in Calendar Year (C.Y.) 2021, rising 516% from USD 55.77 million in C.Y. 2020. FDI is permitted in the R&D sector through a 100% automatic route, subject to applicable laws/regulations, security and other conditionalities.
      i. Karnataka is the Top FDI Equity recipient state in R&D during Y. 2021, followed by Telangana and Haryana.
      ii. Singapore is the Top investing country in R&D during C.Y. 2021, accounting for 40% of total FDI equity in R&D, followed by Germany (35%), and the United States of America (U.S.A) (11%).
      iii. Daimler Truck Innovation Center is the Top FDI Equity inflow recipient company in R&D during C.Y. 2021.

    6. In July 2022, who won the men’s singles at the Petronas Malaysia Open 2022, a BWF World Tour Super 750 Badminton tournament, by defeating Kento Momota from Japan?
      1) Yugo Kobayashi (Japan)
      2) Takuro Hoki (China)
      3) Fajar Alfian (Indonesia)
      4) Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
      5) Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia)
      Answer-4) Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
      BWF World Tour Super 750 Badminton tournament, Petronas Malaysia Open 2022 was held in Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 28th June to 3rd July 2022.
      i. World number one men’s singles shuttler Viktor Axelsen of Denmark won his maiden Petronas Malaysia Open 2022 title defeating Japan’s Kento Momota.
      ii. Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon won the Women’s Single title at Petronas Malaysia Open 2022 defeating Olympic badminton gold medallist Chen Yufei. This is her first title since 2020.

    7. The Director of the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, Dr Ajay Kumar Parida, recently (in July’22) passed away.
      In which year did he receive the Padma Shri in the field of science and technology?

      1) 2018
      2) 2016
      3) 2014
      4) 2017
      5) 2015
      Answer-3) 2014
      Noted scientist Padma Shri Dr Ajay Kumar Parida (58 years old), Director of Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), passed away at Guwahati, Assam.
      i. He was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2014 for his contribution to the field of Science and Technology.
      ii. He served as the Executive Director of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, during 2009-2016. He was also elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agriculture Sciences (NAAS) and the National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI).

    8. Name the author of the book, ‘Beyond The Misty Veil, Temple Tales of Uttarakhand’ that was released by Pushkar Singh Dhami, CM of Uttarakhand in July 2022.
      1) Anil Swarup
      2) Aradhana Johri
      3) Udayan Mitra
      4) Raghav Chandra
      5) B. Venkataraman
      Answer- 2) Aradhana Johri
      Uttarakhand Chief Minister (CM) Pushkar Singh Dhami released a book titled ‘Beyond The Misty Veil, Temple Tales of Uttarakhand’ written by former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Aradhana Johri.
      i. The book remains an aesthetic introduction to the ancient temples of Uttarakhand, also known as Devabhoomi.
      ii. This book will boost the religious tourism of Uttarakhand as it sums up the architecture, history, folklore and mythology associated with the temples of Uttarakhand.

    9. When was World Chess Day observed across the globe by the United Nations (UN)?
      1) 20th July 2022
      2) 19th July 2022
      3) 18th July 2022
      4) 17th July 2022
      5) 16th July 2022
      Answer-1) 20th July 2022
      The United Nations (UN)’s World Chess Day or International Chess Day 2022 observed across the globe on 20th July 2022 to recognise the important role of chess as an affordable and inclusive activity.
      i. 20th July 2022, World Chess Day 2022 also marks the observance of the 98th anniversary of the International Chess Federation – Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE). The first ever UN recognised World Chess Day was observed on 20th July 2020.
      About International Chess Federation (Federation Internationale des Echecs – FIDE):
      President– Arkady Dvorkovich
      Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland

    10. Name the state that recently (in July’22) appointed Deloitte India as a consultant to suggest plans to make the State a USD 1 trillion economy.
      1) Tamil Nadu
      2) Gujarat
      3) Madhya Pradesh
      4) Andhra Pradesh
      5) Uttar Pradesh
      Answer-5) Uttar Pradesh
      The government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has decided to appoint Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited (Deloitte India) as a consultant to suggest plans to make the State a USD 1 trillion economy. This decision follows the recommendations of a high-power committee at a cabinet meeting chaired by Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister(CM) of UP.
      i. The government of UP is working on preparing a sector-wise action plan to fulfil the goal of bringing the economy of Uttar Pradesh to 1 trillion US dollars.
      ii. The consultant, Deloitte India, quoted a bid price of Rs 120 crore. (Boston Consulting Group and Grand Thorton were among the bidders)