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 Q .
Who is unveiled India's first Saline Water Lantern which uses the sea water to power the specially designed LED lamps?
A)
Manoj Sinha
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Hardeep Singh Puri
D)
Dr. Jitendra Singh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr. Jitendra Singh

Note :

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh today unveiled India’s first Saline Water Lantern which uses the sea water to power the specially designed  LED lamps. The Minister visited the SAGAR ANVESHIKA, a Coastal Research Vessel, operated and used by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai to review the progress of the implementation of the Deep Ocean Mission of India.
 
The saline Water Lantern will bring “Ease of Living” to the fishing community living along the 7500 Kilometres long coastal line of India. Saline water-powered Roshini LED lamps will also boost and supplement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UJALA scheme.
 
Dr. Jitendra Singh hoisted tricolour on board the ship and extended the campaign of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’, to ‘Har Jahaj Tiranga’..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 13, 2022
 Q .
The State Bank of India (SBI) will manage the Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in which country for two more years?
A)
Pakistan
B)
Sri Lanka
C)
Bangladesh
D)
Indonesia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bangladesh

Note :

The State Bank of India (SBI) will manage the Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Bangladesh for two more years.

The agreement to extend the operations for two more years was signed between the officials of the SBI and the High Commission of India in Dhaka on Wednesday(10th Aug 2022). 
 
SBI Bangladesh country head of operations Amit Kumar represented the SBI while the Deputy High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Dr. Binoy George represented the High Commission of India. Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami expressed satisfaction at the functioning of the IVAC centres in Bangladesh.
 
The IVAC will also be starting a few additional services soon which include facilitation for online form filling and submission of forms, slot booking and launching of a mobile app. A priority lounge was also inaugurated at the IVAC centre in Dhaka.
 
Currently, SBI runs a total of 15 IVACs across Bangladesh. The IVAC centre at the Jamuna Future Park in Dhaka was opened in 2018. It is the largest Indian visa application centre. The first IVAC was started by SBI in 2005 in Dhaka.
 
On average, the IVAC manages more than 5.5 thousand visa applications on a daily basis. In 2019, the Indian High Commission issued over 16 lakh visas in Bangladesh. After interruptions due to Covid 19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, Visa operations of the High Commission of India have been running at full capacity catering to the various categories of visa applicants including those in emergency situations on a priority basis. .

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 13, 2022
 Q .
When the World Sanskrit Day 2022 is celebrated across the country?
A)
10th August
B)
11th August
C)
12th August
D)
13th August

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 12th August

Note : आज 12 अगस्त, 2022 की तारीख काफी खास है। आज के दिन को विश्व संस्कृत दिवस के रूप में मनाया जा रहा है। हर साल श्रावण पूर्णिमा के अवसर पर इस दिवस का आयोजन किया जाता है। संस्कृत को दुनिया की सबसे पुरानी भाषाओं में से एक होने का गौरव प्राप्त है। इसे देवताओं की भाषा भी कहा जाता है। दुनिया की सबसे शुरुआती भाषाओं में से एक होने का गौरव प्राप्त करने वाली यह भाषा भारतीय इतिहास के लिए काफी महत्वपूर्ण है। इसके बारे में लोगों को और अधिक जागरूक करने के मकसद से हर साल विश्व संस्कृत दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है। 

क्या है दिवस का मकसद? : संस्कृत भाषा के पुनरुत्थान और संरक्षण को बढ़ावा देने के लिए पूरे देश में विश्व संस्कृत दिवस मनाया जाता है। इस दिन संस्कृत भाषा पर ध्यान केंद्रित करते हुए के कार्यक्रमों का आयोजन किया जाता है। संस्कृत भाषा को बढ़ावा देने और उसकी सराहना करने के लिए और भाषा के महत्व के बारे में बात करने के लिए आमतौर पर पूरे दिन कई सेमिनार आयोजित किए जाते हैं।

क्या है इसका इतिहास? : ऐसा माना जाता है कि संस्कृत भाषा की उत्पत्ति भारत में करीब 3500 वर्ष पहले हुई थी। साल 1969 में पहली बार संस्कृत दिवस का आयोजन किया गया था। इस दिवस का उद्देश्य संस्कृत के पुनरुद्धार के बारे में जागरूकता फैलाना और उसे बढ़ावा देना है। इस दिवस पर भारतीय इतिहास और संस्कृति में संस्कृत के स्थान को स्वीकार किया जाता है। 
 
क्या है भाषा की खासियत? : साहित्यिक दृष्टिकोण से बात करें तो संस्कृत मुख्य रूप से दो अवधियों में विभाजित है। ये वैदिक और शास्त्रीय के नाम से जाने जाते हैं। वैदिक संस्कृत मुख्य रूप से ऋग्वेद, उपनिषद और पुराणों का एक हिस्सा है। वेदों की रचना 1,000 से 500 ईसा पूर्व के बीच हुई थी। आज भी हिंदू धार्मिक अनुष्ठानों और प्रथाओं में संस्कृत भाषा का प्रमुख स्थान है। घरों में पूजा-पाठ और मंत्रोच्चारण संस्कृत भाषा में ही किया जाता है। 


(Today the date of August 12, 2022 is very special. Today is being celebrated as World Sanskrit Day. This day is organized every year on the occasion of "Shravan Purnima". Sanskrit has the distinction of being one of the oldest languages ​​in the world. It is also called the language of the gods. This language, which has the distinction of being one of the earliest languages ​​of the world, is very important in Indian history. To make people more aware about this, every year is celebrated as World Sanskrit Day.
 
What is the purpose of the day? World Sanskrit Day is celebrated across the country to promote the revival and preservation of the Sanskrit language. On this day, programs focusing on the Sanskrit language are organized. In order to promote and appreciate the Sanskrit language and to talk about the importance of the language, several seminars are usually organized throughout the day.
 
What is its history? It is believed that Sanskrit language originated in India about 3500 years ago. Sanskrit Day was organized for the first time in the year 1969. The purpose of this day is to spread awareness and promote the revival of Sanskrit. On this day the place of Sanskrit in Indian history and culture is acknowledged.
 
What is the specialty of language? From the literary point of view, Sanskrit is mainly divided into two periods. These are known as Vedic and Classical. Vedic Sanskrit is mainly a part of Rigveda, Upanishads and Puranas. The Vedas were composed between 1,000 and 500 BC. Even today, Sanskrit language has a prominent place in Hindu religious rituals and practices. In homes, worship and chanting are done in Sanskrit language only.)

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Published On : August 13, 2022
 Q .
5th elephant reserve in Agasthyamalai landscape announced by which state?
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Kerala
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tamil Nadu

Note :

The Tamil Nadu State government on Friday(12th Aug 2022) notified a new elephant reserve – Agasthiyamalai Elephant Reserve.
 
In a social media post, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said :On World Elephant Day 2022, I’m glad that Tamil Nadu gets its 5th Elephant Reserve at Agathiyamalai in Tirunelveli district.” “Elephants play a critical role in balancing the forest ecosystems. The majestic mammals are nature’s assets that we must conserve at all costs,” he said in the post.
 
Supriya Sahu, additional chief secretary, Environment, Climate Change and Forests, tweeted that the notification came almost after 20 years when the existing four elephant reserves were notified in TN.
 
According to the notification, the forest areas of Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve and Kanniyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary in Agasthyamalai landscape constitute the most important habitats of Asian elephants in the southernmost part of the western ghats..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : August 13, 2022
 Q .
World Organ Donation Day is observed globally on?
A)
August 12
B)
August 13
C)
August 14
D)
August 15

Correct Answer : Option (B) - August 13

Note :

Every year on August 13World Organ Donation Day is observed worldwide. This day, as the name indicates, is aimed at spreading awareness about organ donations and also looks to debunk various misconceptions that are associated with donating organs.

People are encouraged to donate their healthy organs once they die as this would ensure a healthy, happy life for millions of people who are living with chronic illnesses. India has its own organ donation day - November 27.
 
World Organ Donation Day 2022 : History and first organ donor

The first-ever organ donation was done in 1954. Ronald Lee Herrick donated a kidney to his twin brother in the US. In 1990, Doctor Joseph Murray got the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine for his achievements in organ transplantation.
 
World Organ Donation Day 2022 Significance  : Most of the organs in our body, including the liver, kidney, pancreas and heart can be donated. But most people do not donate organs - some have misconceptions while largely most people are unaware. In such a situation it is essential to raise awareness of organ donation. Organ donation can save people's lives and brings hope to millions who are battling death due to organ failure..

Source : Zeenews

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Published On : August 13, 2022
 Q .
International Lefthanders Day observed on?
A)
August 10
B)
August 11
C)
August 12
D)
August 13

Correct Answer : Option (D) - August 13

Note :

International Lefthanders Day : A day for the people who are left-handers is observed on August 13. The day is observed to raise awareness about the lefty people’s experience with living in a right-hand dominant world. 
 
The day also spreads awareness on issues faced by left-handers, eg the importance of the special needs for left-handed children and the likelihood for left-handers to develop schizophrenia.

Did you know that Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Ronald Reagan all used their left hands? There’s also many left-handed world greatest guitarists Paul McCartney or Jimi Hendrix and others like Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Charlie Chaplin, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Lady Gaga are also left-handers.
 
Many prominent indian leaders and celebrities are left-handers across the globe including Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Ratan Tata, Sachin Tendulkar, etc. 
 
International Lefthanders Day History : International Lefthanders Day was launched as an annual event by the Club on 13th August, 1992 to celebrate sinistrality and raise awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed in a predominantly right-handed world. It was first observed by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International, Inc in 1976. Continuing the tradition created by Campbell, the Left-Handers Club launched International Lefthanders Day as a part of their organization on August 13, 1992.
 
International Lefthanders Day 2022 Significance : The day aims to raise awareness about being left-handed in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates left-handed people’s uniqueness and differences, a subset of humanity comprising seven to ten per cent of the world’s population.

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Published On : August 13, 2022
 Q .
Who will inaugurate the National Conference of Rural Cooperative Banks in New Delhi?
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Nirmala Sitharaman
D)
Amit Shah

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Amit Shah

Note :

Union Home Minister "Amit Shah" will inaugurate a one-day National Conference of Rural Cooperative Banks organized by the Ministry of Cooperation and the National Federation of State Cooperative Banks (NAFSCOB) on Friday(12th August 2022).
 
Union Minister of State for Cooperation BL Verma will address the valedictory session of the conference.
 
Secretary, Ministry of Cooperation Gyanesh Kumar, NAFSCOB Chairman Konduru Ravinder Rao and NAFSCOB Managing Director Bhima Subrahmanyam shall also be present.
 
An official release said that the short-term cooperative credit structure in India comprises 34 State Cooperative Banks, 351 District Central Cooperative Banks and 96,575 PACS.
 
The National Federation of State Cooperative Banks was established on May 19, 1964, with the broad objective to facilitate the operations of state and central cooperative banks and the development of a short-term cooperative credit structure..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 12, 2022
 Q .
Which of the following two countries have withdrawn from the Cooperation Group between China and Central and Eastern European Countries?
A)
Croatia and Bulgaria
B)
Greece and Hungary
C)
Latvia and Estonia
D)
Slovakia and Slovenia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Latvia and Estonia

Note : Latvia and Estonia have withdrawn from a Cooperation group between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries. The move has come amid Western criticism of China over the escalating military pressure on Taiwan.

As per the Latvian Foreign Minister, the country’s continued participation was no longer in line with their Strategic objectives in the current international environment.

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Published On : August 12, 2022
 Q .
How many kg did Tamara Walcott lift to break the Guinness World Record for Powerlifting?
A)
714.5 kg
B)
737.5 kg
C)
759.5 kg
D)
768.5 kg

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 737.5 kg

Note :

Tamara Walcott, a female powerlifter from Maryland in the United States broke according to sources in the investigating agency for the heaviest cumulative lift for bench/squat and press in competition (female) after lifting a total of 737.5 kg across three compound lifts - the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. Guinness World Records official site said in a release on Wednesday(10th Aug 2022).
 
She was honoured at the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation American Pro in Manassas, Virginia last month. GWR compared the weight she lifted with a female adult giraffe that weighs about 680.3 kg.
 
The record-keeping agency said that Ms Walcott, mother of two, weighed 188.2 kg.
 
She understood that scheduling difficulties would prevent her from playing baseball or basketball, so she took command of her life in 2018 and chose to look for a sport she could practise independently, GWR added.

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 12, 2022
 Q .
Who was appointed as the State Brand Ambassador of Uttarakhand from 11th Aug 2022?
A)
Rishabh Pant
B)
Shreyas Iyer
C)
Hardik Pandya
D)
Shikhar Dhawan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rishabh Pant

Note :

Star Indian wicketkeeper-batter "Rishabh Pant" was appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand by Chief Minister "Pushkar Singh Dhami" in a programme organised at Uttarakhand Sadan in New Delhi on Thursday(11th Aug 2022).
 
On this occasion, while congratulating Rishabh, the Chief Minister said that the way Rishabh Pant accomplished the goal with his determination and strong willpower in very normal circumstances would inspire everyone.
 
"Pant has made a mark in the world. He has brought laurels to the country and the state," added Dhami.
 
CM Dhami said that honouring cricketer Rishabh Pant as Uttarakhand brand ambassador would inspire youth in the field of sports in the state..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : August 12, 2022