Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttar Pradesh

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The Uttar Pradesh cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday(16th August 2022) gave its nod for the project of setting up night Safari in Lucknow district’s "Kukrail forest" area. 
 
As part of the project, the government will establish a zoological park on around 150 acres and night safari on 350 acres without disturbing the dense 2,027-hectare forest in the forest area’s eastern and western blocks.
 
Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh said the new zoological garden in Lucknow would replace the existing one. He called the plan an “ambitious project” and said the government would hire a consultant to conduct a survey and cost assessment.
 
The 75 acres of Kukrail would be dedicated for leopard and tiger each while 60 acres for wild beer..

Source : Freepress Journal

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
R&D Collaboration
B)
Artificial Intelligence
C)
Quality Assurance
D)
Supply Chain Management

Correct Answer : Option (A) - R&D Collaboration

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The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI); entrusted with the vision to enable and empower all spheres of science and technology within the country, announced the launch of the Manthan platform, which aims to promote collaboration at scale between industry and the scientific Research and Development(R&D) ecosystem to help meet India’s sustainability goals in alignment with the UN defined Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) charter. The launch commemorates India’s 75 years of independenceAzadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and presents an opportunity to bring national and global communities closer to India’s technology revolution.
 
Led by the Office of PSA, Manthan can potentially change the landscape of science and technology-based social impact innovation and solutions in India. The platform will facilitate knowledge transfers and interactions through Information Exchange Sessions, Exhibitions, and Events to develop a framework for future science, innovation, and technology-led growth.
 
Powered by NSEIT, this platform will empower to scale up the interactions among stakeholders, facilitate research and innovation, and share challenges in various emerging technologies and scientific interventions, including those that make a Social Impact.  
 
Sharing his views on the announcement, Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India said, “The Government of India is committed to taking the country to the forefront of science and technological advancement for real-world applications..

Source : PIB

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Indira Gandhi
B)
Rajiv Gandhi
C)
Lal Bahadur Shastri
D)
Atal Bihar Vajpayee

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rajiv Gandhi

Note : Sadbhavana Diwas is observed every year to mark the birth anniversary of India's Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The objective of the day is to encourage national integration, peace, affection, and communal harmony among the Indian people of all religions. 'Sadbhavana' in the English language means goodwill and bonafide.

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Visa Card
B)
RuPay Card
C)
Mastercard
D)
American Express

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Mastercard

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Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been signed as the brand ambassadors of mastercard to promote digital payment in India.

Focus : To spread awareness about safety, security, and convenience of digital payments in India.

This partnership will buildup the efforts of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and PM Modi’s vision of Digital India.

The company had also signed Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri as brand ambassador in 2021..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Australia
B)
Canada
C)
United Kingdom
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (D) - United States

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US President Joe Biden on Tuesday(16th August 2022) signed into law a sweeping bill to lower health care costs and address climate change, representing a key win for Democrats in Congress.
 
"The Inflation Reduction Act does so many things that for so many years so many of us have fought to make happen," Biden said during remarks at the White House prior to signing the bill. The legislation was passed by both the House and Senate along partisan lines .
 
The USD 740 billion bill, which was significantly slimmed down from the original USD 3.5 trillion package, includes some of Biden's key campaign promises and makes the largest investment in federal climate programs in history..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
3.1%
B)
2.6%
C)
1.9%
D)
1.5%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1.5%

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The union cabinet has approved to restore interest subvention on short term agriculture loans to 1.5% for all financial institutions. Thus, interest subvention of 1.5% will be provided to lending institutions for the financial year 2022-23 to 2024-25 for lending short term agri-loans upto Rs 3 lakh to the farmers.
 
Increase in interest subvention will ensure sustainability of credit flow in the agriculture sector as well as ensure financial health and viability of the lending institutions especially regional rural banks & cooperative banks, ensuring adequate agriculture credit in rural economy.
 
Farmers will continue to avail short term agriculture credit at interest rate of 4% per annum while repaying the loan in time.
 
Under this scheme, short term agriculture loan upto Rs 3 lakh is available to farmers engaged in agriculture and other allied activities including animal husbandry, dairying, poultry, fisheries etc. at the rate of 7% p.a.
 
An additional 3% subvention (Prompt Repayment Incentive - PRI) is also given to the farmers for prompt and timely repayment of loans. Therefore, if a farmer repays his loan on time, he gets credit at the rate of 4% p.a. For enabling this facility to the farmers, Government of India provides Interest Subvention (IS) to the Financial Institutions offering this scheme. This support is 100% funded by the Centre, it is also the second largest scheme of Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DA&FW) as per budget outlay and coverage of beneficiaries.
 
This increase in interest subvention support requires additional budgetary provisions of Rs 34,856 crore for the period of 2022-23 to 2024-25 under the scheme..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Indel Money Ltd
B)
Bajaj Finserv
C)
Muthoot Finance Ltd
D)
Manappuram Finance Limited

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Indel Money Ltd

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Indel Money Limited, the gold loan NBFC, has launched on its mobile app and e-portal a digital personal loan. Initially offered for its existing customers, the service will be completely digitised with faster loan disbursement experience.
 
The roll-out of the digital personal loan marks its foray into the personal loan segment. In the initial phase, it plans to leverage the existing customer base and would gradually open this space for others across varied income segments.
 
This exercise is part of Indel Money’s ongoing digital transformation drive. The company, in the recent past, had launched online gold loan facility in select markets.
 
The loan would be sanctioned based on the average transaction value in the previous 12 months. The rate of interest will be 10-20 per cent based on the individual credit score. The repayment tenure is in the bracket of 3-6 months.
 
The NBFC has launched this product across 225 branches based in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha.
 
Umesh Mohanan, Executive Director and CEO, Indel Money said, “With the launch of our digital personal loan, our near-term goal is to tap the underserved demand for immediate cash among our existing customers to help fulfil their commitments and exigencies..

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Arvind Kejriwal
D)
Nitin Gadkari

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Amit Shah

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Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated a two day National Security Strategies (NSS) Conference 2022 in New Delhi 17th Aug 2022. The Conference is being attended by 600 officers from across the country,  physically and virtually.
 
Home Ministry has said that on the first day of the Conference, deliberations were held on various aspects of national security, including counter-terrorism, radicalisation, issues pertaining to crypto currencies, counter rogue drone technology and challenges posed by Maoist outfits.
 
During the conference, Mr Shah stressed on the importance of human intelligence towards countering terrorism, underscoring the crucial role of District Level Police officers in identifying emerging terror hotspots. The Home Minister also inaugurated the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
 
This system will help in quick and easy disposal of cases with the help of centralized finger print database..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IIT Hyderabad
C)
IIT Kanpur
D)
IIT Guwahati

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Hyderabad

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First time in India, researchers from Hyderabad have successfully 3D-printed an artificial cornea and transplanted it into a rabbit eye.
 
In the major collaborative effort, researchers from L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H), and the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), have developed a 3D-printed cornea from the human donor corneal tissue.
 
Developed indigenously through government and philanthropic funding, the product is completely natural, contains no synthetic components, is free of animal residues and is safe to use in patients.
 
Dr Sayan Basu and Dr Vivek Singh, lead researchers from L V Prasad Eye Institute said, “This can be a ground-breaking and disruptive innovation in treating diseases like corneal scarring (where the cornea becomes opaque) or Keratoconus (where the cornea gradually becomes thin with time). 
 
It is a made-in-India product by an Indian clinician-scientist team and the first 3-D printed human cornea that is optically and physically suitable for transplantation. The bio-ink used to make this 3D printed cornea can be sight-saving for army personnel at the site of injury to seal the corneal perforation and prevent infection during war-related injuries or in a remote area with no tertiary eye care facility.”..

Source : Telangana Today

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Published On : August 17, 2022
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Yogi Adityanath
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Mamata Banerjee

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rajnath Singh

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday(13th August 2022) unveiled the Statue of "Veer Durgadas Rathore" on his 385th birth anniversary in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur.
 
“Unveiled the statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore, a symbol of courage, valour and devotion to self, at Salwa Kalan near Jodhpur,” Singh tweeted, translated from Hindi.
 
Who is Veer Durgadas Rathore?

* Veer Durgadas Rathore single-handedly preserved the rule of the Rathore dynasty over Marwar (Jodhpur) after the death of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in the 17th century.

* Durgadas Rathore (13 August 1638 – 22 November 1718) was the Rathore Rajput General of the Kingdom of Marwar. He is credited with having preserved the rule of the Rathore dynasty over Marwar, India, following the death of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in the 17th century.

* In doing so he had to defy Aurangzeb, a Mughal emperor. He commanded the Rathore forces during the Rajput War (1679–1707) and played a major role in the Rajput Rebellion (1708–1710) which became one of the main reasons for the decline of the Mughal Empire.

* He was elected as the leader of the revolt along with Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. He won a number of victories against the Mughals and forced many Mughal officers to pay tribute to him in the form of Chauth..

Source : The Print

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Published On : August 17, 2022