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Current Affairs Quiz (Aug 2022) Part -2 #CurrentAffairsQuiz #GKIndia #eduvictors #compete4Exams

Current Affairs Quiz (Aug 2022) Part -2 

Current Affairs Quiz (Aug 2022) Part -2 #CurrentAffairsQuiz #GKIndia #eduvictors #compete4Exams

1) According to a Bloomberg report, India has surpassed Britain to become the world’s fifth largest economy. The Indian economy is forecast to grow more than 7 per cent this year.

2) Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar won a gold medal in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) event in the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, Korea.

International Shooting Sport Federation:-

Headquarters - Munich, Germany

President - Vladimir Lisin

Founded - 1907

3) Tech giant Microsoft has announced that it is introducing Viva Engage, a new app in Teams that helps build community and connection, along with providing tools for personal expression.

4) The Union government has formulated a ‘National Action Plan for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem – NAMASTE’ scheme for cleaning sewers and septic tanks.

5) In Shooting, two-time Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan created history by becoming the first Indian shooter to win the gold medal in the men’s skeet event at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea.

6) Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Narayan Rane launched ‘Repos Pay – a 'Mobile Electric Charging' platform and ‘Phy-gital’ - a Fintech Platform at the ‘Fuelling India 2022’ event in Mumbai.

‘Repos Pay’ is a platform where one can order a Mobile Electric Charging Vehicle on the app and charge their vehicle.

7) Henley Passport Index has ranked India 87th globally out of 199 passports.

Japan, Singapore and South Korea have topped the Index.

The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is corroborated by a research team Henley and Partners.

8) Renowned artist Achuthan Kudallur, who earned fame by creating his own style of abstract paintings, passed away following a heart attack in Chennai.

9) Rajarshi Gupta has taken over as Managing Director of ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas investment arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

He replaces Alok Gupta who superannuated last month.

10) Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments signed the Namsai Declaration at a chief minister-level meeting between the two states with a determination to end the inter-state border conflict by this year.

Arunachal Pradesh:

CM :- Pema Khandu

Governor :- B. D. Mishra 

Namdapha Tiger Reserve

Kamlang Tiger Reserve

Mouling National Park

11) India and Namibia have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on wildlife conservation and sustainable biodiversity utilization for establishing the cheetah in the historical range in India.

12) In first, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) developed a technology to treat water in its sewage treatment plants.

This technology, called ISASMA-CD (Intelligence Self-Administered Self Monitored Automatic Chemical Dosing), has been introduced at four DJB plants at Yamuna Vihar and Okhla with the objective of reducing BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand).

13) Pramod Rao took charge as executive director of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

He will handle the Department of Debt and Hybrid Securities (DDHS) and the Enquiry and Adjudication Department (EAD).

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is the regulatory body for the securities and commodity market in India under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It was established on 12 April 1988 and given Statutory Powers on 30 January 1992 through the SEBI Act, 1992.

14) Karnataka, Manipur and Union Territory of Chandigarh topped their respective categories in the third edition of NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index.

15)  On which day is Independence Day celebrated in Malaysia?

Ans. 31 August 

16)  Gawri dance will be organized at significant tourist places from September, this dance takes place in the state.

Ans. Udaipur, Rajasthan 

17) Recently who became Miss Diva Universe 2022 in a star-studded event?

Ans. Divita Rai

18) Vajra Prahar 2022 is a joint exercise between India and which country which recently concluded in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

Ans. The 13th edition of US-India

19) Who won the men's singles title at the BWF World Championships 2022?

Ans. Viktor Axelsen

20) In which country has extended the multiple-entry tourist visa period to five years to promote tourism?

Ans. Sri Lanka

21) National Sports Day is celebrated every year on 29th August on the birth anniversary of which great sportsperson?

Ans. Hockey player Major Dhyan Chand

22)  In which country will Russia's nuclear power company Rosatom start constructing two nuclear reactors?

Ans. Hungary 

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