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    1. The Government of India recently (in Aug ’22) constituted a Task Force to control the Monkeypox cases in India.
      The Taskforce will be headed by whom?

      1) Randeep Guleria
      2) Lav Agarwal
      3) Rajesh Bhushan
      4) Vinod K. Paul
      5) Balram Bhargava
      Answer-4) Vinod K. Paul
      The Government of India (GoI) constituted a Task Force to control the Monkeypox cases in India. The Task Force will monitor and provide guidance on the expansion of diagnostic facilities and to explore vaccination for the infection to the people of India.
      i. The Task Force will be headed by Dr. Vinod K. Paul, member (Health), NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog and members including Secretary, Union Health Ministry, Pharma and Biotech.
      ii. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 18,000 cases are reported from 78 countries. India confirmed some monkeypox cases in Kerala and Delhi.

    2. During the “Mann Ki Baat” programme, PM Narendra Modi mentioned “India’s largest online herbarium database”, the Indian Virtual Herbarium web portal.
      The Indian Virtual Herbarium web portal was developed by which organisation?

      1) Forest Survey of India
      2) Botanical Survey of India
      3) Wildlife Institute of India
      4) Zoological Survey of India
      5) Anthropological Survey of India
      Answer- 2) Botanical Survey of India
      During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 91st edition of monthly radio broadcast programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, he had shared India’s effort in the field of varied medicinal plants and herbs. He highlighted the India’s largest online herbarium database,
      i. It is the “Indian Virtual Herbarium” web portal, launched on July 1, 2022 by Union Minister Bhupender Yadav of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
      ii. The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) developed the Indian Virtual Herbarium portal ( as part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and “Digital India” initiatives.
      iii. Aim: To provide comprehensive data on herbarium specimens regarding the floral diversity of India and other countries that are preserved in the cabinet of the herbarium building through online access.

    3. Which country recently (in Aug ’22) commenced the 3rd edition of ‘Ex VINBAX 2022‘bilateral army exercise along with India in Haryana?
      1) Seychelles
      2) Vietnam
      3) Venezuela
      4) Kazakhstan
      5) Oman
      Answer-2) Vietnam
      The 3rd edition of Vietnam-India bilateral army exercise ‘Ex VINBAX 2022‘ is scheduled to be conducted at Chandimandir in Haryana from August 1-20, 2022 which will see the participation of Indian Army (IA) and Vietnam People’s Army.
      i. The theme of Ex VINBAX – 2022 is employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team as part of United Nations Contingent for Peacekeeping Operations.
      ii. IA is represented by troops from the 105 Engineer Regiment.
      iii. Vietnam is the 15th largest trade partner of India and India is its 10th largest partner with bilateral trade standing at USD 11.12 billion in 2020-21.

    4. Name the company that recently (in Aug ’22) signed an Rs. 250 crore contract with the Ministry of Defence for the supply of 9 integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) complex (IAC) MOD ‘C’ Systems.
      1) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
      2) Defence Research and Development Organisation
      3) Bharat Dynamics Limited
      4) Indian Space Research Organisation
      5) Bharat Electronics Limited
      Answer-5) Bharat Electronics Limited
      Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) ,a Navratna Defence Public Sector Unit(PSU) signed a contract worth Rs. 250 crore with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of 9 integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) complex (IAC) MOD ‘C’ Systems.
      i. IAC MOD C has been indigenously developed by BEL in association with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
      ii. The IAC MOD ‘C’ System is an integrated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) system for all surface ships of the Indian Navy.

    5. In July 2022, the Indian and French Navies conducted a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) in the North Atlantic Ocean.
      Which Indian Navy Ship (INS) participated in the MPX exercise?

      1) INS Tarkash
      2) INS Shivalik
      3) INS Talwar
      4) INS Satpura
      5) INS Sahyadri
      Answer-1) INS Tarkash
      The Indian and French Navies conducted a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) on 29th and 30th July 2022 in the North Atlantic Ocean. The replenishment at sea was exercised between the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Tarkash (F50) and the French Fleet Tanker French Navy Ship (FNS) Somme.
      i. INS Tarkash carried out various drills with the French fleet tanker FS Somme, which was followed by joint air operations with maritime surveillance aircraft Falcon 50 participating in multiple simulated missile engagements and air defence drills. INS Tarkash is on a long-range overseas deployment.
      About INS Tarkash:
      It is the second Talwar-class frigate constructed for the Indian Navy.
      It is a part of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates, built at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia.

    6. In August 2022, the Punjab National Bank (PNB) received approval from RBI to infuse the investment of _______ in the Rights Issue of PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL).
      1) Rs 500 crore
      2) Rs 1, 500 crore
      3) Rs 2,500 crore
      4) Rs 800 crore
      5) Rs 100 crore
      Answer-1) Rs 500 crore
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the Punjab National Bank (PNB) to infuse investment of Rs 500 crore in the proposed Rs.2,500 crore rights issue of PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL).
      i. The rights issue process is expected to conclude by December 2022 or latest in the March quarter. PNB, the second largest public sector bank, has a 32.57 percent stake in PNBHFL.
      ii. After the investment of Rs. 500 crore, PNB’s shareholding in PNBHFL will fall below 30 per cent but would be higher than 26% so that the PNB retains its promoter status.

    7. Which company was recently (in Aug ’22) inducted into the International Financial Services Centres Authority’s (IFSCA) Regulatory Sandbox framework to pilot its blockchain-based trade finance solution?
      1) Wipro Digital
      2) HData Systems
      3) Hyperlink InfoSystem
      4) Infosys Finacle
      5) Mphasis
      Answer-4) Infosys Finacle
      Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, has been inducted into the International Financial Services Centres Authority’s (IFSCA) Regulatory Sandbox framework to pilot its blockchain-based trade finance solution.
      i. The authorization was granted to Sajit Vijayakumar, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Infosys Finacle, in the presence of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, during a ceremony hosted by the IFSCA at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
      ii. The blockchain-based Finacle Trade Connect was chosen for the “Buyers’ credit optimization” category and was granted direct entry into the IFSCA’s Regulatory Sandbox.

    8. Who was recently (in July’22) appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL)?
      1) Balesh Sharma
      2) Ravinder Takkar
      3) Sushil Agarwal
      4) Gopal Vittal
      5) Akshaya Moondra
      Answer- 5) Akshaya Moondra
      Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) appointed Akshaya Moondra as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from August 19, 2022 for a period of three years. Akshaya Moondra will succeed incumbent CEO Ravinder Takkar, whose three year tenure is coming to an end on August 18 2022
      i. Ravinder Takkar was appointed Managing Director (MD) and CEO of the company on August 19, 2019, for a term of three year.
      ii. The appointment is based on the recommendation of the company’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

    9. Name the author of the book, “The Dolphin and the Shark: Stories on Entrepreneurship”.
      1) Vani Kola
      2) Suchi Mukherjee
      3) Namita Thapar
      4) Radhika Agarwal
      5) Aditi Gupta
      Answer- 3) Namita Thapar
      A new book titled “The Dolphin and the Shark: Stories on Entrepreneurship” was authored by Namita Thapar, Leading businesswomen and ‘Shark Tank India’ judge. The book was released by Penguin Random House India (PRHI)’s business imprint ‘Penguin Portfolio”.
      i. The Dolphin and the Shark is Namita Thapar’s debut book and the book is born out of her experiences of being a judge on Shark Tank India and running the India business of the pharma company Emcure as well as her own entrepreneurship academy.

    10. In August 2022, the West Bengal government announced that the state to get seven new districts.
      After the addition of new districts, the total number of districts in West Bengal has increased to ______.

      1) 29
      2) 32
      3) 23
      4) 35
      5) 30
      Answer-5) 30
      West Bengal (WB) government under Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee decided to carve out seven new districts from the existing 23 districts by redrawing their boundaries for better administration and development.
      i. At present, there are 23 districts in WB and after this addition, the total number of districts has been increased to 30.
      ii. The seven new districts include Sunderban, Ichhemati, Ranaghat, Bishnupur, Jangipur, Behrampur and one more district will be named in the Basirhat Region.
      iii. Among the seven districts, Ranaghat is separated from Nadia, Jangipur & Behrampur are separated from Murshidabad district and Bishnupuris divided from Bankura and Sundarban comes under South 24 Parganas, Icchemati and Basirhat comes under North 24 Parganas.