Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Jabalpur to Delhi
B)
Mumbai to Ahmedabad
C)
Chennai to Mumbai
D)
Ahmedabad to Hyderabad

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Mumbai to Ahmedabad

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Akasa Air, India’s newest carrier backed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, has finally taken off. The airline's inaugural flight between Mumbai and Ahmedabad was cleared by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia and MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh on Sunday(7th Aug 2022).
 
Akasa Air's service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will see 28 weekly flights.
 
Akasa started taking reservations for its inaugural commercial flights on Friday. The airline will initially operate out of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi.
 
Subsequently, from August 13, the airline would start flying an extra 28 weekly flights between Bengaluru and Kochi. With immediate effect, tickets are available to everyone..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : August 8, 2022
A)
Ministry of Finance
B)
Ministry of Culture
C)
Ministry of Home Affairs
D)
Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ministry of Culture

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The Ministry of Culture has organised Amrit Mahotsav named ‘Badhe Chalo’, to create a youth centric activation.
 
It is being held across 10 cities every day from 5th to 11th August 2022.
 
Ten locations include : Lal Chowk, Ashtley Hall, Akashdeep Market, Central Mall, Telibandha Talab, CMR Mall, Gaurav Tower, Maharaja Sayajirao University,  Alpha One Mall and Keshav Vatika.
 
These events will be ended on the 12th August, at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi

Source : AIR

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Published On : August 8, 2022
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Karnataka

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uttar Pradesh

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The Uttar Pradesh government is looking at turning the state a $1 trillion economy by 2027 and to help achieve this goal, it has signed a pact with with Deloitte India, which will work as a consultant.
 
The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Friday(5th Aug 2022), an official statement issued here said. The Uttar Pradesh government has entrusted the big responsibility to Deloitte India for the prosperity of the country's largest populous state, it said.
 
The state government had on July 19 decided to appoint Deloitte India as a consultant during a meeting of the council of ministers chaired by Adityanath. This decision was based on the recommendation of a high-powered committee. Adityanath said, "Now is the time of Uttar Pradesh, and taking full advantage of its potential, the state will become the most important base for multi-dimensional development of the country.".
 

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Published On : August 8, 2022
A)
Aarya Walvekar
B)
Manasa Varanasi
C)
Harnaaz Sandhu
D)
Karolina Bielawska

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Aarya Walvekar

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Indian American from Virginia, Aarya Walvekar has crowned Miss India USA in 2022 in New Jersey. Saumya Sharma, a second-year premedical student at the University of Virginia, was declared first runner up and Sanjana Chekuri of New Jersey was the second runner-up. 
 
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the pageant which is the longest-running Indian pageant outside of India. It was started by New York-based Indian- Americans Dharmatma and Neelam Saran under the banner of Worldwide Pageants.
 
As many as 74 contestants representing 30 states participated in three different pageants –Miss India USA, Mrs. India USA and Miss Teen India USA.
 
Akshi Jain from Washington has crowned Mrs India USA and Tanvi Grover from New York was crowned Miss Teen India USA.
 
Winners of all three categories receive complimentary tickets to Mumbai early next year to take part in Worldwide Pageants organised by the same group.
 
The event attended by singer Shibani Kashyap, Khushi Patel, Miss India Worldwide 2022 and Swathy Vimal, Mrs. India Worldwide.

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Published On : August 8, 2022
A)
Dr. Rohini Godbole
B)
Dr Tessy Thomas
C)
Dr. Ritu Karidhal
D)
Dr Nallathamby Kalaiselvi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr Nallathamby Kalaiselvi

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The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has for the first time in its 80-year history appointed a woman Director-General.
 
Dr Nallathamby Kalaiselvi, who is currently Director of the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI), Karaikudi, will now lead the network of 38 laboratories and nearly 4,500 scientists, has been appointed for two years, according to a note from the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet.
 
Ms. Kalaiselvi’s research work spans over 25 years and is focused on electrochemical power systems and developing electrode materials, custom-design synthesis methods, optimising reaction parameters and electrochemical evaluation of in-house prepared electrode materials for making energy storage devices. 
 
Her research interests include lithium and beyond lithium batteries, supercapacitors and waste-to-wealth driven electrodes and electrolytes for energy storage and electro-catalytic applications..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : August 7, 2022
A)
7th August
B)
8th August
C)
9th August
D)
10th August

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 7th August

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Every year, August 7th is observed as the National Handloom Day in India to highlight the contribution of the handloom industry in the socio-economic development and create awareness about the sector. The handloom sector is one of the largest economic sectors in the country.
 
The products manufactured by the weaving community of the sector are popular across the world. The National Handloom Day is celebrated across the country under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles.
 
Apart from being a significant employment source in rural areas, the handloom sector is also a key player in the field of women empowerment as roughly 70 percent of all weavers and allied workers are women.
 
History : The handloom sector played an important role during the Swadeshi Movement, which was launched as part of the Indian independence movement, on August 7, 1905. The movement was started to curb dependency on foreign goods and to boost domestic production.
 
The movement started production of khadi in almost every household. When “at the stroke of the midnight hour” India got independence, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the Indian flag made of khadi at Princess Park near India Gate.
 
The National Handloom Day is celebrated on August 7 as it was the same day the Swadeshi Movement was birthed. The government of India, on August 7, 2015, inaugurated and celebrated the National Handloom Day for the first time in Chennai..

Source : CNBC TV18

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Published On : August 7, 2022
A)
August 8
B)
August 7
C)
August 6
D)
August 5

Correct Answer : Option (B) - August 7

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The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) will celebrate August 7 as National Javelin Day across the country to commemorate one of the greatest moments in the country's sporting history, Neeraj Chopra's Olympic gold medal.
 
It was on August 7 last year that Neeraj produced the 87.58m effort in Tokyo to secure India's first track and field medal in the Olympic Games.
 
The decision to celebrate August 7 as the National Javelin Day was made by AFI upon Neeraj's return from Tokyo.
 
He has now added a World Championships silver medal to his kitty last month.
 
"Apart from celebrating Neeraj's feat, AFI will also promote the sport at the grassroots level through this initiative," AFI President Adille J Sumariwalla said in a statement.
 
The 24-year-old Neeraj said he felt honoured that AFI has taken this initiative.
 
"I request young athletes from all over India to take up the sport of javelin throw so we can have more champions in future," he said.
 
As many as 32 states and Union Territories units affiliated to AFI will organise javelin competitions on August 7..

Source : Times of india

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Published On : August 7, 2022
A)
Vladimir Kramnik
B)
Hikaru Nakamura
C)
Viswanathan Anand
D)
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Viswanathan Anand

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Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand was on August 7, 2022 elected deputy president of FIDE, the sport's world governing body, while incumbent president Arkady Dvorkovich was re-elected for a second term.
 
Five-time world champion Anand was part of Dvorkovich's team.
 
Dvorkovich received 157 votes as against 16 by his rival Andrii Baryshpolets while the number of invalid votes was 1 and abstentions stood at 5.
 
The elections to the world chess body were held during the FIDE Congress which is being conducted here alongside the 44th Chess Olympiad.
 
After an illustrious career during which he won numerous titles and honours, the Chennai-based Anand has in recent times cut down on his tournament play and focussed on coaching.
 
He shot to prominence as a teenager and became India's first ever Grandmaster after winning the world junior title and have since led the country at the global level in chess.
 
He also won five world titles with the last being the world rapid title in 2017.
 
He is not part of the playing team for the Olympiad but is mentoring the Indian squads..

Source : Thehindu

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Published On : August 7, 2022
A)
9
B)
8
C)
6
D)
5

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5

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Chennai-based Dr Agarwals Eye Hospitals has strengthened its presence in Maharashtra by acquiring five eye hospitals in Pune.

The leading eye care chain on Friday(5th Aug 2022) announced it has acquired Prabhudesai Eye Clinic (Kothrud); Global Eye Care Clinic (Pimpri Chinchwad and Sangvi); Om Eye Care (Viman Nagar and Vishrantwadi), all of which have been eyecare centres of repute in Pune for many years.
 
With the latest acquisition, the eyecare major’s in Pune has increased to seven and its total network globally increased to 118 eye hospitals..

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : August 6, 2022
A)
YourNest Venture Capital
B)
GHV Accelerator
C)
Inflection Point Ventures
D)
Catamaran Ventures

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Catamaran Ventures

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Catamaran, an investment firm, has appointed M.D. Ranganath as chairman. He had been the president of the firm for the last three years.
 
The firm also appointed Deepak Padaki as its new president. He would be responsible for driving the firm’s investment management strategy in its mission to nurture ideas from entrepreneurs into impactful business outcomes, Catamaran said in a release.
 
“Ranganath has helped the firm grow faster and emerge stronger as a key player in the market over the last few years,” said N.R. Narayana Murthy, founder and chairman Emeritus. “Catamaran will benefit from Deepak’s experience and leadership as it prepares to scale in this next phase of its journey,” he added..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : August 6, 2022