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 Q .
Author of 'The Horse Whisperer,' Nicholas Evans when did passes away?
A)
16th August 2022
B)
11th August 2022
C)
9th August 2022
D)
5th August 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 9th August 2022

Note :

Nicholas Evans, the British author of the novel "The Horse Whisperer," has died at 72, his literary agent announced on Monday(9th August 2022). Evans died suddenly on 9th Aug 2022 following a heart attack, United Agents said in a statement. His 1995 debut novel "The Horse Whisperer" sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, was translated into 40 languages and was a number one bestseller in 20 countries.
 
It tells the story of a trainer hired to restore an injured teenager and her horse back to health.
 
The book was adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Robert Redford as the title character and Scarlett Johansson playing young rider Grace MacLean. Kristin Scott Thomas played her mother, and Sam Neill the father.
 
Evans was born in 1950 in Worcestershire, England, and studied law at Oxford University. He worked as a journalist in the 1970s and went on to become a screenwriter and TV producer before writing his debut novel.
 
His other literary works include "The Loop" (1998), "The Smoke Jumper" (2001), "The Divide" (2005) and "The Brave" (2010).

Born : 26 July 1950, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom.

Died : 9 August 2022

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : August 16, 2022
 Q .
Which has become the world's first country to approve Omicron Vaccine?
A)
United Kingdom
B)
China
C)
Russia
D)
United States of America

Correct Answer : Option (A) - United Kingdom

Note : The United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to approve an Omicron vaccine. The country has authorized a COVID-19 vaccine tailored to the Omicron Variant. The latest decision will pave the way for an autumn booster campaign using Moderna’s two-strain shot. The vaccine has been authorized for use in people aged 18 and above.

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Published On : August 16, 2022
 Q .
Who has been elected as the President of Kenya?
A)
Martha Karua
B)
Miguna Miguna
C)
Kalonzo Musyoka
D)
William Ruto

Correct Answer : Option (D) - William Ruto

Note : Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has won the Presidential Elections of Kenya. He narrowly beat his rival, Raila Odinga taking 50.49 percent of the vote in the recently held elections.

William Ruto, who spoke soon after receiving the news of his victory pledged to extend his friendship to the political rivals, unite the country and advance shared growth and prosperity..

Source : Edition

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Published On : August 16, 2022
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism from August 2022?
A)
Tina Dabi
B)
Roman Saini
C)
Shah Faesal
D)
Smita Sabharwal

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shah Faesal

Note :

The Central government has reinstated controversial IAS officer "Shah Faesal" and appointed him as Deputy Secretary in the Tourism Ministry.
 
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in its order issued and appointed Faesal in the Union Tourism Ministry, a senior DoPT official told ANI.
 
The Centre's move comes four months after it accepted Faesal's application for withdrawing his resignation and reinstated him in the service in April.
 
Faesal, a 2010 batch IAS topper of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir cadre, now AGMUT, had resigned from the services in January 2019 and joined politics, which he later quit in August 2020.
 
Faesal floated the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM) party soon after submitting his resignation. He was detained under the stringent Public Safety Act immediately after the abrogation of special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 15, 2022
 Q .
Co-Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank, Anshu Jain when did passed away?
A)
14th August 2022
B)
13th August 2022
C)
12th August 2022
D)
11th August 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 13th August 2022

Note :

Deutsche Bank's former India-born co-Chief Executive Officer, has died after a nearly five-year battle with cancer.
 
Deutsche Bank said in a statement Saturday that it "mourns the death of its former Co-CEO Anshu Jain, who passed away in the early hours of Saturday(13th August 2022) at the age of 59 after a long, serious illness.
 
Jain was diagnosed with duodenal cancer in 2017.
 
"We are deeply saddened that our beloved husband, son, and father, Anshu Jain, passed away overnight," his family said in a statement, according to a report in Fortune.
 
Duodenal cancer is a mass of irregular, fast-growing cells in the first portion of the small intestine..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : August 15, 2022
 Q .
Space Kidz India has unfurled the Indian flag on India's Independence Day (August 15) at how many kilometers above the Earth?
A)
15 Km
B)
20 Km
C)
25 Km
D)
30 Km

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 30 Km

Note :

As India marks the 75 years of its Independence, Space Kidz India unfurled the Indian flag about 30 kilometres above the planet. The flag was sent to an altitude of 1,06,000 feet above the planet on a balloon that unfurled it.
 
The event was part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav slogan and under the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate the historic anniversary.
 
Space Kidz India is an organization creating "young scientists for the country and spreading awareness among children for a borderless world." The organisation recently launched a satellite into Low Earth Orbit. AzadiSAT was developed by 750 girl students from across India to mark the 75 years of Independence.

Source : India Today

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Published On : August 15, 2022
 Q .
The south London home of__________has been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque.
A)
Dadabhai Naoroji
B)
Motilal Nehru
C)
Bipin Chandra Pal
D)
Lala Lajpat Rai

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Dadabhai Naoroji

Note :

The south London home of Dadabhai Naoroji has been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque.

The red-brick home now has a plaque which mentions : “Dadabhai Naoroji 1825-1917 Indian Nationalist and MP lived here”.

He was born in Mumbai, who known as the “grand old man of India”.

The Blue Plaque scheme is run by the English Heritage charity and honours the historic significance of particular buildings across London..

Source : The Print

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Published On : August 15, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the 'Chinese' manjha, consider the following statements:
 
1. The Chinese manjha is a glass-coated synthetic string used to fly kites.
 
2. It is made of monofilament fishing lines.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Both 1 and 2

Note :

Every year, as Independence Day inches closer, Delhi’s streets become witness to deaths and injuries because of the ‘Chinese’ manjha.
 
The Chinese manjha is a glass-coated synthetic string used to fly kites. It is made of monofilament fishing lines.

monofilament strings are deadly because they are very hard to break. They are made by melting and mixing polymers, and after the strings are formed, they are then coated with glass. Stretched tight, monofilament strings have the ability to injure humans and animals alike. Hence both statements are correct.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : August 14, 2022
 Q .
With reference to the swastika, consider the following statements:
 
1. The swastika used by Indians is usually black in colour.
 
2. The swastika used by Indians has dots at each corner, which are believed to represent the four Vedas.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A)
1 only
B)
2 only
C)
Both 1 and 2
D)
Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2 only

Note :

* Over the past week, there has been renewed discussion in media reports on the swastika, the ancient symbol that was once used across the world, but which came to be associated in the 20th century with the murderous Nazi ideology of hate and antisemitism, particularly in the Western imagination.
 
* On August 11, New South Wales became the second state in Australia (after Victoria in June), to criminalise the display of the swastika, while allowing its use for educational and religious purposes for Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists.

* The swastika has a civilisational presence in India. The word swastika has a Sanskrit root, which means good fortune or well-being, and it has been an auspicious symbol for Hindus over many millennia.

* Unlike the black hakenkreuz of the Nazis, the swastika used by Indians is usually red or yellow in colour, is not tilted to the right, and has dots at each corner, which are believed to represent the four Vedas. Hence only statement 2 is correct.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : August 14, 2022
 Q .
Who has been named Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)?
A)
Jacques Fayard
B)
Nikolai Yevmenov
C)
Guillermo Pablo Rios
D)
Mohd Zain Mohd Salleh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Guillermo Pablo Rios

Note :

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed "Rear Admiral Guillermo Pablo Rios" of Argentina as the Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), the office of the U.N. Secretary General has announced.
 
Rear Admiral Rios will follow Major General Jose Eladin Alcain of Uruguay who has nearly completed his tenure. UNMOGIP emerged from U.N. Security Council Resolution 39 of January 1948 that set up the U.N. Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP). The Karachi Agreement of July 1949 firmed up the role of UN-level military observers and permitted supervision of the Cease Fire Line established in Jammu and Kashmir.
 
He replaced Major General José Eladio Alcain of Uruguay, who steps down after the completion of his assignment.
 
He was also served as the Navy Warfare School’s Education Department Chief (2018), Marines Infantry Fleet Commander (Brigade Commander) (2020–2021)..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : August 14, 2022