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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
L&T
B)
MSRDC
C)
NHLML
D)
NHIDCL

Correct Answer : Option (C) - NHLML

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Road Transport and Highways Minister "Nitin Gadkari", Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, and Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways V K Singh witnessed signing of tripartite agreement for swift development of modern Multi Modal Logistics Parks (MMLP) under Bharatmala Pariyojna across the country.
 
The objective of the agreement is to centralize freight consolidation and reduce logistics costs from 14 percent to less than 10 percent of GDP at par with International Standards. The tripartite agreement was signed by National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML), Inland Waterways Authority of India IWAI, and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gadkari said, it will provide seamless modal shift, MMLPs will ensure that cargo is swapped or shifted from and to Waterways, Dedicated Freight Corridors, and Road Transport. He said this is building the Nation through Gati Shakti..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
France
B)
Germany
C)
Australia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Australia

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India and Australia will explore ways to promote two-way mobility of universities between the two countries and will set up a working group on transnational education to understand regulatory settings, according to discussions during Union Education Minister "Dharmendra Pradhan’s" four-day visit to Australia.
 
Mr. Pradhan met his Australian counterpart Jason Clare on Monday(22nd Aug 2022) for a bilateral meeting and co-chaired the sixth meeting of the Australia India Education Council, which is a forum to advance ties and boost engagements in education, skill development and research priorities.
 
Mr. Pradhan urged for research collaboration between the two countries in the areas of ayurveda, yoga and agriculture apart from skill certification in areas like mining, logistics, management etc. He also said that the two countries can work together to develop curriculum for Digital University and Gati Shakti University in India..

Source: The Hindu

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Ajit Singh Pal
B)
Jaswant Saini
C)
Ramkesh Nishad
D)
Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary

Note : The Bharatiya Janata Party has named Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary as the party’s UP President. He is a member of the Uttar Pradesh Government and a member of the Legislative Council.

Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary is from Western UP’s Jat community and has reportedly been appointed to consolidate Jat votes for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Maharashtra
B)
Kerala
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kerala

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Amidst allegations of shortage of medicines in state-run hospitals in Kerala, a claim denied by the Left government, a monitoring system is expected to be introduced soon to keep track of availability and distribution of medicines in government-run medical institutions in the southern state.
 
The proposed introduction of the monitoring system was announced by Kerala Health Minister Veena George after inaugurating a training workshop here on ensuring availability and distribution of drugs in hospitals. 
 
The minister said that there should be a scientific system in place for dealing with storage and distribution of medicines and indent of drugs should be prepared taking into consideration the requirement as well as possible increase in each hospital. 
 
She said that hospital employees should use the online system of Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL) to ensure availability of medicines. .

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
B)
Vladimir Putin
C)
Joe Biden
D)
Emmanuel Macron

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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The 2022 Liberty Medal will be awarded this fall to Ukrainian President "Volodymyr Zelenskyy".
 
The National Constitution Center announced Monday(22nd Aug 2022) that Zelenskyy will be honored in a ceremony in October for what it called “his heroic defense of liberty in the face of Russian tyranny."
 
“President Zelenskyy has bravely led the Ukrainian people in their defense of freedom against Russian tyranny, and his courage has inspired people around the world to defend liberal democracy and the rule of law," center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement.
 
Zelenskyy, who has served as the nation's president since May 2019, has also been the recipient of awards such as the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award and the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award as well as honors from the governments of the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia, the center said..

Source : Mint

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Anurag Thakur
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Anurag Thakur

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As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and to bring to the fore India's freedom struggle, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting "Anurag Singh Thakur" on Wednesday(24th Aug 2022) launched 'Azadi Quest (or) Azadi Quest App, a series of online educational mobile games developed in collaboration with Zynga India.
 
"These games are an effort to tap into the huge market of online gamers and to educate them through games. Various arms of the government have collected information about the unsung freedom fighters from different corners of the country. Azadi Quest is an effort to make the learning of this knowledge engaging and interactive," Thakur said.

These apps will bolster the capabilities of our AVGC sector and at the same time take our glorious history to different corners of the world.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Yair Lapid
B)
Abdoulaye Maiga
C)
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
D)
Lee Hsien Loong

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Abdoulaye Maiga

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In Mali, the military has appointed a Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga as interim Prime Minister after the country's civilian Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga was admitted to hospital. Before this appointment, Colonel Maiga was working as a Government Spokesman and Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation.
 
As per the media reports, his appointment was announced in a decree read on state television late on Sunday(21st Aug 2022). He replaces the veteran civilian politician Choguel Kokalla Maiga, who was named premier after the military took power in August 2020 and carried out a second coup in May 2021. 

In recent months, Maiga had come under criticism from many of his former allies for following the Junta's line. Military Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita had himself appointed transitional president after the May 2021 coup..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
IIT Kanpur
B)
IIT Delhi
C)
IIT Roorkee
D)
IIT Guwahati

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IIT Guwahati

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The Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati (IIT-G) have developed an ultrasound-assisted fermentation method to produce a safe substitute for sugar which has potential anti-diabetic and anti-obesogenic effects.
 
The substitute – ‘Xylitol’ – is produced from bagasse (the residue left after crushing sugarcane) and the process overcomes operational limitations of chemical methods of synthesis and time delays associated with conventional fermentation, the IIT-G media cell said on Tuesday(23rd Aug 2022).
 
Xylitol, a sugar alcohol derived from natural products, has potential anti-diabetic and anti-obesogenic effects, is a mild pre-biotic and protects teeth against caries,” it added.
 
The research team, led by professor VS Moholkar of the institute’s chemical engineering department, included Dr Belachew Zegale Tizazu and Dr Kuldeep Roy who co-authored the research papers. The research has been published in two peer-reviewed journals – Bioresource Technology and Ultrasonics Sonochemistry..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Travis Ludlow
B)
Zara Rutherford
C)
Anny Divya
D)
Mack Rutherford

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mack Rutherford

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A British-Belgian teenage pilot has become the youngest individual to fly solo in a small aircraft around the globe. The 17-year-old, Mack Rutherford, took off from Bulgaria's Sofia and travelled through two oceans, five continents and flew twice across the equator. After taking off on 23 March 2022, Mack flew across 52 nations before touching down once more in the Bulgarian capital on Wednesday(24th Aug 2022). Notably, he flew for 5 months to create history.  
 
According to The Guardian report, while flying on the way to India, China, South Korea, as well as Japan, the plane passed across the African continent and the Gulf of Mexico. He also travelled over the northern Pacific to Alaska before heading down the US' west coast to Mexico. From there, he flew to the north once more before traveling along the US' east coast to Canada and finally across the Atlantic to Europe
 
Youngest solo pilot broke two Guinness World Records : It is pertinent to mention that Mack Rutherford  broke the Guinness World Record set by 18-year-old Travis Ludlow in 2021, who achieved the feat in 2021 at the age of 18 and in 150 days. 
 
Not just this, Mack even broke his 19-year-old sister Zara's record, who in January 2022 flew an ultralight plane around the globe as the youngest person and youngest woman ever to fly solo. 
 
With these two accomplishments, Mack has broken two Guinness World Records— by becoming the youngest person to fly solo all around the globe and the youngest person to fly a microlight plane around the world, BBC reported. For this, the British-Belgian pilot flew a swift ultralight Shark with a high speed of 300 km/h..

Source : Republic World

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Godrej Agrovet
B)
Rallis India
C)
Heritage Foods
D)
United Phosphorus Ltd

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Godrej Agrovet

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Diversified agribusiness company, Godrej Agrovet, has signed MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with Assam, Manipur and Tripura State governments for development and promotion of oil palm cultivation in the region under the National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) scheme.
 
As part of the MoU signed, Godrej Agrovet will be allotted land across the three States for the promotion and development of sustainable palm oil plantations in the region. The collaboration will bring new opportunities and growth in building oil palm plantations in these three States and would help to provide the required support to the farmers, the company said in a press statement.
 
Godrej Agrovet is the largest oil palm processor in the country and works directly with the farmers for the entire lifecycle of their crop. The MoUs are in line with the company’s long-term strategy to be the catalyst of India’s oil mission through sustainable growth of oil palm production and doubling of farmers’ income.

NMEO-OP scheme : The Centre had launched the NMEO-OP scheme in August 2021 with a planned outlay of ₹11,040 crore. Under this mission, government has envisaged to raise area under cultivation of oil palm to 10 lakh hectares by FY26 and 16.7 lakh hectares by FY30 with special focus on the North-East region and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands..

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : August 24, 2022