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    1. In July 2022, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying launched the first-of-its-kind NDDB MRIDA Limited for Manure Management.
      Who was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of NDDB MRIDA Limited?

      1) Sangeet Som
      2) Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
      3) Vanathi Srinivasan
      4) Sandeep Bharti
      5) Loganathan Murugan
      Answer-4) Sandeep Bharti
      Union Minister Parshottam Rupala, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying(FAHD) launched NDDB MRIDA Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to enhance manure management initiatives across India.
      Sandeep Bharti is newly appointed Managing Director (MD) of NDDB MRIDA Limited.
      It is a first-of-its-kind company focusing on efficient utilization of dung by creating a manure management value chain which will immensely contribute to enhancing the livelihoods of dairy farmers.
      About NDDB MRIDA Limited:
      It was established by NDDB as an Unlisted Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 2013 on July 1, 2022 with the paid-up capital of Rs 9.50 crore which will open avenues of additional income to dairy farmers from sale of slurry/ dung.

    2. Which department recently (in July’22) launched a philately scholarship scheme, ‘Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana?
      1) Department of Labour
      2) Department of School Education
      3) Department of Posts
      4) Department of Telecommunications
      5) Department of Higher Education
      Answer- 3) Department of Posts

      The Department of Posts of the Ministry of Communications has launched a philately scholarship scheme – ‘Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby)’, to foster interest in philately among students from Class VI to IX.
      The study and collection of postage stamps is known as Philately.
      i. About 920 scholarships will be awarded to students in India who are interested in philately as a hobby. Each postal circle will award a maximum of 40 scholarships to 10 students from Standard VI, VII, VIII, and IX.

    3. In July 2022, India adopted the Joint Statement on Cooperation on Global Supply Chains that was released by which country?
      1) Australia
      2) Russia
      3) United Kingdom
      4) France
      5) United States of America
      Answer- 5) United States of America
      India has adopted the United States’ (US) Joint Statement on Cooperation on Global Supply Chains which was released by the Governments of the United States of America (USA) and the 17 partner economies during the virtual 2022 Supply Chain Ministerial Forum.
      i. The forum was co-hosted by Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Raimondo.
      ii. It focuses on further strengthening global supply chains which were affected by pandemics, wars and conflicts, extreme climate impacts, and natural disasters.

    4. Which Small Finance Bank (SFB) recently (in July’22) partnered with HDFC Securities to Offer Demat account and Trading Services?
      1) Ujjivan SFB
      2) AU SFB
      3) Equitas SFB
      4) Jana SFB
      5) Capital SFB
      Answer-3) Equitas SFB
      HDFC Securities Ltd., (HDFC Securities), one of the top stock broking companies of India has partnered with Equitas Small Finance Bank (Equitas SFB) to provide its clients a demat account and its broking or investment services.
      Equitas SFB provides products and services to individual customers, corporates, and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
      About Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd:
      MD & CEO – Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan
      Founded –2016
      Headquarters – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
      Tagline – It’s Fun Banking

    5. Name the personality from India who was recently (in July’22) appointed as the Chief Economist & Senior Vice President of World Bank.
      1) Amartya Sen
      2) Indermit Gill
      3) Ravi Kanbur
      4) Kaushik Basu
      5) Tapan Mitra
      Answer-2) Indermit Gill

      The World Bank appointed Indian national Indermit Gill, as the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group (WBG) and Senior Vice-President for development economics. His appointment will be effective from 1st September 2022.
      Indermit Gill will be the 2nd Indian, after Kaushik Basu, to serve as the chief economist at the world bank.
      Kaushik Basu was the chief economist of the World Bank from 2012 to 2016.
      About World Bank:
      Headquarters- Washington, D.C., United States (US)
      President- David Malpass

    6. In July 2022, Bharti Airtel allotted ________ Equity Shares to Google International LLC (Google) for USD 1 Billion.
      1) 1.5%
      2) 2.6%
      3) 1.2 %
      4) 2.4%
      5) 1.8%
      Answer- 3) 1.2%
      Bharti Airtel, a telecom operator has allotted 71,176,839 equity shares of the face value of Rs. 5 each fully paid up, on preferential basis to Google International LLC (Google) at an issue price of Rs. 734 per equity share. Google will hold ~1.2% of the total post-issue equity shares of Bharti Airtel, which is about 1.17% on fully-diluted basis.
      i. The equity shares arise as a part of Google’s commitment to invest USD 1 billion with Airtel including equity investment in the company worth USD 700 million (about Rs. 5,224 crore).

    7. Which of the following points are ‘correct’ with respect to the 18th edition of World Athletics Championship (WCH) 2022 held at Oregon, United States (US) in July 2022?
      A) The US tops the championship with an overall medal of 33 followed by Ethiopia, while India ranked at 33rd place and 4th best in Asia.
      B) India’s Neeraj Chopra won silver medal in the men’s javelin throw which reached at 88.13m and became the first Indian to win Silver Medal in World Athletics Championship (WCH).
      C) Armand Duplantis of Sweden breaks his own pole vault record in the Men’s Pole Vault Final by reaching 6.21 metres.

      1) Only A
      2) Only A & B
      3) Only B & C
      4) Only A & C
      5) All A, B & C
      Answer- 5) All A, B & C
      The 18th edition of World Athletics Championship (WCH) 2022 was held at the Hayward Field, University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon, United States (US). It was organized by USA Track & Field (USATF) and World Athletics. The mascot of WCH Oregon22: Legend the Bigfoot.
      i. The US won the most gold medals, with 13, and the most overall, with 33 (a record for a single edition) followed by Ethiopia (2nd) while India ranked at 33rd place with one Silver medal at this championship, and 4th best in Asia only behind China, Japan and Kazakhstan.
      Algeria, Burkina Faso, Croatia, Greece, and South Korea have tied with India in 33rd position on the medal tally with 1 silver medal each.
      ii. India’s Neeraj Chopra won silver medal in the men’s javelin throw which reached at 88.13m and became the first Indian to win Silver Medal in World Athletics Championship (WCH). It was India’s second medal after 19-years. Neeraj Chopra was lost by Anderson Peters of Grenada who’s throw hit at 90.54 m.
      when Anju Bobby George won bronze in the women’s long jump at 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, France.
      iii. Armand Duplantis of Sweden breaks his own pole vault record in the Men’s Pole Vault Final by reaching 6.21 metres.

    8. Which country recently (in July’22) won the 15th edition of Women’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2022 for the 9th Time?
      1) Argentina
      2) Australia
      3) Germany
      4) Netherlands
      5) Spain
      Answer-4) Netherlands
      The 2022 Women’s FIH Hockey World Cup, the quadrennial world championship organised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) was held from 1st July 2022 to 17th July 2022 at Estadi Olímpic de Terrassa, Spain and at Wagener Stadium, Netherlands. This marks the 15th edition of Women’s FIH Hockey World Cup.
      i. The Netherlands won the world championship for the 9th time by defeating Argentina. Australia placed third followed by Germany 4th Place.

    9. Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner and Architect of Good Friday Agreement William David Trimble recently (in July’22) Passes Away. In which year did he receive the Nobel Peace Prize award?
      1) 2010
      2) 1998
      3) 2005
      4) 2000
      5) 1999
      Answer-2) 1998
      Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Northern Irish first minister William David Trimble passed away at the age of 77 years. He was the key architect of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) in 1998 which ended the 30 years of disputes in Northern Ireland.
      i. He was the first person to serve in the role of first minister in the new Northern Ireland Executive established as part of the Good Friday Agreement (1998 to 2002).
      ii. In October 1998, David Trimble and John Hume were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland.
      iii. The ‘Good Friday Agreement’ (GFA) or Belfast Agreement was signed on 10 April 1998 to end the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

    10. The Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022 was celebrated across India on 26th July 2022.
      Which of the following operations of India related to the Kargil War?

      1) Operation Blue Star
      2) Operation Steeplechase
      3) Operation Woodrose
      4) Operation Polo
      5) Operation Vijay
      Answer- 5) Operation Vijay
      India annually celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas (Kargil Victory Day) on 26 July to commemorate the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the Nation.
      i. The Kargil War (3 May-26 July 1999) ended in 1999 when the Indian troops took back control over the mountain posts that were occupied by the Pakistani forces.
      ii. 26th July 2022 marks the 23rd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
      About Operation Vijay:
      The Operation was fought by India against Pakistan in the Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, now Ladakh.
      Operation Vijay was undertaken in the month of May – July 1999, to evict the Pakistani intruders from Indian territories.