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Current Affairs Questions in English : August 2022
Qns : Which scheme was launched by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on the occasion of National Sports Day?
Ans : Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched “Mukhyamantri Udyami Khiladi Unnayan Yojana” on the occasion of National Sports Day.
Qns : Who won the title of Miss Diva Universe 2022?
Ans : The 23-year-old Divita Rai from Karnataka won the prestigious title of LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2022.
Qns : Where was the 13th edition of Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2022 held?
Ans : The 13th edition of India-US Joint Special Forces Exercise Vajra Prahar 2022 concluded at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh on 29th August.
Qns : Who is the 1st Indian to win a gold medal at the World Cadet Judo Championship 2022 in the women’s 57kg category?
Ans : Indian judoka Linthoi Chanambam created history by winning a gold medal at the World Cadet Judo Championships 2022 in the women’s-57kg category in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Qns : Why was Noida’s Supertech Twin Towers demolished?
Ans : The twin towers are being demolished due to serious violations of the building code. Noida Authority & Supertech indulged in “nefarious complicity” and ordered the company to demolish the buildings at its own expense under the guidance of the Noida Authority.
Qns : When is celebrated Women’s Equality Day?
Ans : Women’s Equality Day 2022 is celebrated every year on 26th August 2022 all over the world to celebrate women empowerment & equality.
Qns : Who wins 28th Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Tournament?
Ans : GM Arjun Erigaisi (India) emerged as the winner of the 28th Abu DDhabi Masters Chess Tournament with 7.5 points. The event took place from 17th to 25th August 2022 in the UAE.
Qns : When will the 15th edition of the Asia Cup 2022 Asia Cup cricket tournament last?
Ans : Asia Cup 2022 is the 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, with matches played as Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) from 27 August to 11 September 2022 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Qns : Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in 2022?
Ans : Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on 25th August appointed eminent scientist Dr Sameer V Kamat as its chairman.
Qns : Who got the Pulitzer Prize 2022?
Ans : Bangladesh born Fahmida Azim won Pulitzer Prize 2022 in illustrated Reporting, Commentary category.
Qns : Which book was released by former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on the death anniversary of Arun Jaitley?
Ans : Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on 24th August released a book titled New India – a compilation of selected articles of former Union Minister and Padma Vibhushan Arun Jaitley on his death anniversary in New Delhi.
Qns : Who has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom?
Ans : Mr. Vikram Doraiswamy has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom (UK).
Qns : When did the DRDO and the Indian Navy successfully test-fire Vertical Launched Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM)?
Ans : Defense Research and Development Organization and the Indian Navy successfully test-fired Vertical Launched Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) on 23rd August.
Qns : Who has been developed the 1st indigenously developed RT-PCR kit to test for monkeypox disease in India?
Ans : India has developed the 1st indigenously developed RT-PCR kit to test for monkeypox disease. The kit has been developed by TransAsia Bio-Medicals, the kit was unveiled by Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Centre.
Qns : Where is India’s 1st observatory to monitor space activity?
Ans : India’s 1st commercial space situational awareness observatory, to track objects as small as 10 cm in size orbiting the Earth, will be set up by space sector start-up Digantara in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region.
Qns : Which state government has agreed to name the international airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh?
Ans : Punjab & Haryana governments have agreed to name the Chandigarh International Airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
Qns : One97 Communication is parent company of digital payments app—Paytm, Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of One97?
Ans : Vijay Shekhar Sharma has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of One97 Communication (OCL),
Qns : When is observed International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief?
Ans : International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief is observed each year on 22nd August.
Qns : Which state becomes the 1st “Har Ghar Jal” Certified State in India?
Ans : Goa becomes the 1st “Har Ghar Jal” Certified State in India.
Qns : Which country is the host of the ‘Pitch Black 2022’ air combat exercise?
Ans : Australia is the host of the ‘Pitch Black 2022’ air combat exercise.
Qns : Who was launched “Make India No. 1” mission?
Ans : Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched “Make India No. 1” mission.
Qns : Where was the 4th India-Philippines Strategic Dialogue held?
Ans : The 4th India-Philippines Strategic Dialogue was held in Manila on 18th August in which the two sides discussed defense and security cooperation.
Qns : How many new High Court Judges have appointed by the Government on the occasion of 15th August?
Ans : The government has appointed 37 new judges of the High Court.
Qns : Which awards were given by President Draupadi Murmu to the personnel of Armed Forces & Central Armed Police Forces on the occasion of Independence Day 2022?
Ans : President Draupadi Murmu has approved 107 gallantry awards on the occasion of Independence Day 2022. These include 3 Kirti Chakras, 13 Shaurya Chakras, two bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 81 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 1 Nau Sena Medal (Gallantry) and 7 Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).
Qns : Who hoisted the Indian flag 30 km above the earth on the occasion of 15th August?
Ans : Space Kidz India hoisted the Indian flag about 30 km above the planet on Independence Day, 15th August 2022.
Qns : Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away on 14th August 2022, Who was Rakesh Jhunjhunwala?
Ans : Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, known as the Warren Buffett of India, was estimated to have a net worth of $5.8 billion. Jhunjhunwala started his journey in the stock markets while in college with a capital of just Rs. 5000.
Qns : Which country hosted the bilateral air exercise named ‘Udarashakti’?
Ans : Malaysia hosted a bilateral aerial exercise named ‘Udarshakti’, an Indian Air Force contingent left on 12 August to participate in a bilateral exercise called Udarshakti.
Qns : Who was elected as 14th Vice President of India?
Ans : Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected the 14th Vice President of India. Dhankhar was nominated by the NDA from the BJP.
Qns : Which new changes Central government has new changes in Atal Pension Yojana?
Ans : The new order issued by the Finance Ministry will be effective from 1st October 2022.
Any citizen who is or has been an income tax payer as per the Income Tax Act will not be eligible to join Atal Pension Yojana from 1st October 2022.
As per the current APY rules, any Indian citizen in the age group of 18-40 years and having a savings account in any bank or post office can apply for this scheme.
Qns : When is celebrated International Youth Day?
Ans : International Youth Day is observed every year on 12th August. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the issues faced by the youth of the world.
Qns : The Union Cabinet (in Aug-2022) approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) till which year?
Ans : The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) – Housing for All Mission till 31st December 2024.
Qns : How many medals did India win in Commonwealth Games 2022?
Ans : India won 22 gold, 16 silver & 23 bronze medals in Commonwealth Games 2022.
Qns : When is celebrated World Lion Day?
Ans : World Lion Day is celebrated every year on 10th August.
Qns : Which country will host the 2026 Chess Olympiad?
Ans : International Chess Federation (FIDE), Uzbekistan to be host the Chess Olympiad 2026.
Qns : When is celebrated National Handloom Day?
Ans : National Handloom Day is celebrated every year on 7th August.
Qns : Which organisation test-fired indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs?
Ans : The indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile ATGM was successfully test-fired on 4th August 2022 by DRDO.
Qns : Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has Detected Customs Evasion of how much Rupees by Vivo Mobile India Pvt. Ltd.?
Ans : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has detected customs evasion of about Rs 2,217 crore by Vivo Mobile India Pvt. Ltd.
Qns : Which network is Jio launching in India?
Ans : Jio to launch World’s Most Advanced 5G Network across India.
Qns : When was the Commonwealth Games 2022 to be held in Birmingham?
Ans : The Commonwealth Games 2022 to be held in Birmingham from 28th July to 8th August will see around 200 Indian athletes competing for medals in 16 different sports.
Qns : When is observed Muslim Women’s Rights Day?
Ans : Muslim Women’s Rights Day is observed every year on 1st August to celebrate the enforcement of law against the ‘Triple Talaq’ regime among Muslims.
Qns : Where was the first death due to monkeypox in India?
Ans : National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune on 1st August 2022 confirmed the death of a 22-year-old man from Punnayur in Thrissur district of Kerala as the 1st case of monkeypox fatality in India.
Qns : Where was the 4rth edition of the Indo-Oman joint military exercise ‘Al Najah-IV’ between the Indian Army and the Royal Army of Oman contingents held?
Ans : The 4th edition of the India-Oman joint military exercise ‘Al Najah-IV’ between Indian Army and Royal Army contingents of Oman is being conducted from 1st to 13th August 2022 at the Foreign Training Node of Mahajan Field Firing Range (Rajasthan).
Qns : When was the 3rd edition of Vietnam-India bilateral military exercise “X VINBAX 2022” held?
Ans : The 3rd edition of the Vietnam-India bilateral military exercise “X VINBAX 2022” at Chandimandir in Haryana on 1st August to 20th August.
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