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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Devendra Fadnavis
B)
Margaret Alva
C)
Jagdeep Dhankhar
D)
Yashwant Sinha

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jagdeep Dhankhar

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Jagdeep Dhankhar elected 14th Vice President of India

NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was declared elected as the Vice President of India on Saturday(6th Aug 2022) after he bagged 528 votes against his rival candidate Margaret Alva’s 182.
 
* Dhankhar, 71, will succeed M Venkaiah Naidu who demits office August 10, 2022.
 
* The returning officer of the vice presidential election said of the total 780 electors, 725 cast their ballots but 15 votes were found to be invalid.
 
* The turnout was 92.94 per cent, he said, adding that a candidate needed 356 votes to get elected.
 
* Of all the valid votes, Dhankhar secured 74.36 per cent. He has the highest winning margin in the last six vice presidential elections held since 1997..

About Jagdeep Dhankhar : Jagdeep Dhankhar was born on 18th May 1951. He was born in an Agrarian household in a remote village located in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district. He completed his schooling at Sainik School, Chittorgarh. He pursued his law degree from the University of Rajasthan.
 
Previous Positions Jagdeep Dhankhar :
1993-98 : Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Kishangarh
1989-91 : Lok Sabha MP from Jhunjhunu
1990-91 : Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs
2019-22 : Governor of West Bengal

Source : The Print

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Published On : August 6, 2022
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Uttarakhand
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand government has decided to develop one Sanskrit-speaking village in each of the 13 districts in the state. Citizens of these villages will be trained by experts to use the ancient Indian language as a medium of daily communication, Uttarakhand’s Minister for Sanskrit Education.
 
Sanskrit is the second official language of Uttarakhand. The first language is Hindi.
 
Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to launch an initiative on this scale to promote Sanskrit. There is only one Sanskrit-speaking village in the state of Karnataka.

Sanskrit teachers will be sent to the selected villages to teach locals how to communicate in the language. They will also be taught the Vedas and the Puranas to help them acquire proficiency in Sanskrit. To be called ”Sanskrit Gram”, each of these villages will be a centre of ancient Indian culture

“The younger generation should be able to speak the language of its ancestors. Besides taking the younger generation closer to its roots, these villages will give visitors from across the country and abroad a glimpse of India’s ancient culture,” the minister said..

Source : The Print

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Published On : August 6, 2022
A)
August 6th
B)
August 5th
C)
August 4th
D)
August 3rd

Correct Answer : Option (A) - August 6th

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Hiroshima Day is observed on August 6 every year. It aims to promote peace politics against war. This day is a reminder of the bombing attack on Hiroshima by the United States during World War II.
 
Hiroshima Day 2022 marks the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing. Hiroshima Day is observed every year in commemoration of the tragedy and serves as a day of remembrance and as a focus for peace politics, anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions, and demonstrations.
 
Hiroshima Day History : On this day in 1945, the American bomber B-29 dropped a five-ton atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The nuclear bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima city was named 'Little Boy’.
 
The bomb destroyed about four square miles of the city and killed 80,000 people. In the weeks following, thousands more died from wounds and radiation.
 
But Japan did not surrender in World War II. After three days, on August 9, the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. As a result, Emperor of Japan Hirohito announced unconditional surrender in World War II on August 15..

Source : India Today

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Published On : August 6, 2022
A)
Twitter
B)
Meta
C)
LinkedIn
D)
Amazon

Correct Answer : Option (C) - LinkedIn

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Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) and the ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with "LinkedIn" as a part of the Connect Career to Campus (CCC) campaign under the Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission (KKEM) initiative. 
 
According to the Kerala government, this partnership aims to reinforce the employability skill among the youth of Kerala and create job opportunities  for them using LinkedIn talent insights and learning tools.
 
As per an official statement, the agreement was signed on Thursday(4th Aug 2022) in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Minister for Labour and General Education V Sivankutty, Minister for Higher Education R Bindu, Minister for LSGD M V Govindan and MLA Kadakampally Surendran, as part of the inaugural event of the CCC campaign..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : August 6, 2022
A)
Gujarat
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Andhra Pradesh
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Madhya Pradesh

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The world's largest floating solar project is set to be built on river "Narmada" as the Madhya Pradesh government signed a contract for the first phase of the project on Thursday(4th August 2022). 
 
Floating Solar Project on Narmada, which is to be built on the backwaters of the Omkareshwar Dam, will be one of only 10 floating solar plants in the world. The 600 MW-capacity infrastructure will be the world's largest solar project to be built on water
 
Chief Minister "Shivraj Singh Chouhan" has said that by 2027 "the renewable energy potential of Madhya Pradesh will be 20,000 megawatts".
 
"The state government is on the path of making Madhya Pradesh the lungs of India along with the heart of India. Madhya Pradesh will make every possible contribution towards fulfilling all the commitments of India and the Panchamrit Mantra given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Glasgow Conference for Climate Change," Shivraj Singh Chouhan said..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : August 5, 2022
A)
Gopal Vittal
B)
Ravinder Takkar
C)
John T. Stankey
D)
Salil Parekh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ravinder Takkar

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Ravinder Takkar, the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of telecom operator Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi), will replace Himanshu Kapania as the telco's new chairman from 19 August 2022.
 
“The board unanimously elected Ravinder Takkar, as chairman of VIL board, effective August 19, 2022…it (also) accepted the request of Himanshu Kapania, to step down as non-executive chairman with effect from 18 August 2022," Vi said in a BSE filing on Wednesday(3rd Aug 2022)..

Source : Mint

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Published On : August 5, 2022
A)
Article 121
B)
Article 215
C)
Article 310
D)
Article 370

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Article 370

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This is the third anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370. It is on this day in 5th August 2019, when provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, was abrogated by the Union Government. The State was further divided into two Union Territories –  Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
 
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir was the only state in the country with a separate constitution as per the provisions mentioned in Article 370, a ‘temporary provision’ that grants special autonomous status to the State. After the revocation of Article 370, all Central laws and various welfare schemes are applicable there and the decision has also paved the way for attracting investment in the region which in turn has brought in development.

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Published On : August 5, 2022
A)
Assam
B)
Haryana
C)
Gujarat
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Haryana

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Haryana Chief Minister "Manohar Lal Khattar’s" government recently launched the “Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant (Cheerag)” scheme. It was introduced in place of a similar scheme launched by Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s government in 2007 under Rule 134 A of the Haryana School Education Rules, 2003.
 
Under the Cheerag scheme, government school students whose parents have an annual verified income of less than Rs 1.8 lakh can enroll in private schools from Class II to XII. 
 
The government will reimburse : 

* Rs 700 per student from Classes II to V.
* Rs 900 per student from Classes VI to VIII.
* Rs 1,100 per student from Classes IX to XII.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : August 5, 2022
A)
4th Aug 2022
B)
3rd Aug 2022
C)
2nd Aug 2022
D)
1st Aug 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 4th Aug 2022

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Former boxing world champion "Johnny Famechon" has died in Melbourne after a lengthy illness. He was 77.
 
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame announced Famechon's death in a statement on Thursday(4th Aug 2022). Famechon was struck by a car while jogging in 1991 in Sydney which caused him to suffer a stroke and resulted in an acquired brain injury.
 
The Australian boxer's most memorable world title victory was his WBC points decision win against Cuban Jose Legra at London's Albert Hall in 1969. Famechon boxed professionally for more than 20 years and had a record of 56 wins 20 by knockout six draws and five losses..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 5, 2022
A)
Mamta
B)
Pooja Suri
C)
Ranjit Rath
D)
Vinod Seshan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ranjit Rath

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Ranjit Rath has been appointed(2nd Aug 2022) as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run Oil India Ltd (OIL).
 
He has replaced Sushil Chandra Mishra who superannuated on June 30.
 
Prior to his appointment, he served as the CMD Mineral Exploration & Consultancy Ltd.
 
He has also held the positions of the CEO of Khanij Bidesh India Limited, additional charge of the Director General of Geological Survey of India, and MD of Bharat Gold Mines Ltd..

Source : Mint

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Published On : August 5, 2022