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 Q .
Which state Police received the prestigious "President's colours" from Venkaiah Naidu?
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Karnataka
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Gujarat

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tamil Nadu

Note :

Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the prestigious ‘President’s Colours’ for the Tamil Nadu Police to Chief Minister M.K. Stalin in a customary ceremony in Rajarathinam Stadium in Chennai on Sunday(31st July 2022).
 
Mr. Stalin announced that a medal would be awarded to every police personnel in the force to mark the feat.
 
The Tamil Nadu Police is among the few police forces in the country to receive the coveted ‘President’s Colours’. Though the ‘President’s Colours’ for the Tamil Nadu Police was approved as early as August 19, 2009 when late leader M. Karunanidhi was the Chief Minister, it could not be presented in all these years.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Naidu said the Tamil Nadu Police was one of the best in the country, which was known for its commendable service. Even as he noted that Tamil Nadu had the first women commando unit in the country, he said, “a lot remains to be done to provide them with equal opportunity” and further urged the police personnel to be “extra sensitive” to crimes against women.
 
Additionally, Mr. Naidu urged the police to combat contemporary crimes including internet fraud and cybercrime. He also applauded the Tamil Nadu administration for offering accommodation options for law enforcement officers in the State.
 
Shankar Jiwal, the chief of the Chennai Police, and Director-General of Police C. Sylendra Babu also addressed the gathering. The Vice President was welcomed by the CM, Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu, Home Secretary K. Phanindra Reddy, DGP, and Chennai Police Commissioner when the cavalcade entered the stadium earlier..

Source : Thehindu

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Published On : August 1, 2022
 Q .
Which city hosted the Chabahar Day Conference?
A)
Mumbai
B)
Chennai
C)
Bengaluru
D)
Hyderabad

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mumbai

Note : Union Shipping Minister "Sarbanand Sonowal" launched Chabahar Day Conference in Mumbai on July 31, 2022. The event was attended by dignitaries from Kazakhstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan.The Chabahar port plays a key role in India’s Indo-Pacific vision to connect with Eurasia with Indian Ocean Region. India and Iran had inked the bilateral agreement regarding the same in May 2016. 

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Published On : August 1, 2022
 Q .
When did Earth break its record for shortest days?
A)
July 31st
B)
July 30th
C)
July 29th
D)
July 28th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - July 29th

Note :

Earth’s Shortest Day : The Earth has set up a new record of completing a full spin in 1.59 milliseconds and completing a full rotation in less than 24 hours on 29th July 2022. Earth has increased the speed of its rotations recently. Earlier in 2020, on 19 July Earth recorded it as the shortest day of all time that year. Earth completed its rotations in 1.47 milliseconds which is lesser than the standard 24 hours.
 
In 2021, the planet continued to spin at its increased rate but did not record any unusual rotation. The increased speed in Earth’s rotation is still unknown, however, scientists are considering the processes in the inner or outer layer of the core, oceans, tides, and climatic changes as the reason behind this.
 
Impact of Earth’s Fast Rotations : The spinning of Earth at this speed is fascinating as well as concerning because if the earth continues to spin at this rate, it can introduce a negative leap second. The negative leap second can have confusing consequences for electronic gadgets like smartphones, computers, and other communication devices or systems.
 
* Earth records the shortest day of the year on 29 July.
* Earth Completed a full spin in 1.59 milliseconds.
* The last record was noted on 19 July 2020, in which Earth completed its rotation in 1.47 milliseconds.
* Scientists are suspicious about the reason behind this. Till now, it is unknown but some theories suggest that it may be a cause of climate change, and processes of tides.
* Earth can be introduced to a Negative Leap Second at this speed which can cause harm to communication systems.

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Published On : August 1, 2022
 Q .
Which university scientists have developed world's most durable hydrogen fuel cell?
A)
University Sheffied
B)
University of Toronto
C)
Indian Institute Of Technology–Bombay
D)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Note :

A new hydrogen fuel cell has been developed by scientists at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Not only is it the world’s most durable to date, but it is also more cost-effective, paving the way for a wider application of green energy in the pursuit of a carbon-neutral world.
 
Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising clean energy option as they efficiently generate power by converting hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, with zero emission of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and other air pollutants that may cause smog and other health problems. 
 
Hydrogen fuel cells have yet to be widely commercialized, despite their environmental benefits and years of development. That is because its power generation depends heavily on an electrocatalyst — which is largely comprised of the very expensive and rare metal platinum..

Source : Scitechdaily

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Published On : August 1, 2022
 Q .
A new species of Damselfly has been discovered in which state?
A)
Haryana
B)
Kerala
C)
Assam
D)
Uttarakhand

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kerala

Note : A new species of Damselfly has been discovered in the Western Ghats of Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary in Thrissur, Kerala. The species has been named The Anamalai Reed-tail. The species was discovered by researchers from Travancore Nature History Society with support from Peechi Wildlife Division. 

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Published On : August 1, 2022
 Q .
Who inaugurated a symposium on drug trafficking and national security?
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Sanjay Raut
C)
Amit Shah
D)
Yogi Adityanath

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Amit Shah

Note :

Union home minister "Amit Shah" will be on a day-long visit to Chandigarh on Saturday(30 july 2022) where he is scheduled to inaugurate a conference on drug trafficking and national security, officials said.
 
Besides Shah, the national conference will be addressed by Punjab governor and Chandigarh Union territory administrator Banwarilal Purohit, chief ministers of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union minister of social justice and empowerment.
 
At the conference, over 30,000 kg of drugs will be burnt and disposed of by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) teams in Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati and Kolkata, according to an official release.
 
The NCB started the drug disposal campaign on June 1 and over 51,217 kg of narcotics have been disposed of by it in 11 states till July 29, the release stated.
 
As part of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations, the NCB took a pledge to destroy 75,000 kg of drugs on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : August 1, 2022
 Q .
Who is inaugurated session of the first All India District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) meeting?
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Nirmala Sitharaman
D)
Narendra Modi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday(30th July 2022) said he will be addressing the inaugural session of the first All India District Legal Services Authorities meeting at 10 a.m.
 
The Prime Minister and DLSAs will deliberate on different aspects relating to the judiciary and ensuring justice for all, he added.
 
"At 10 AM, will be addressing the inaugural session of the first All India District Legal Services Authorities Meet being held in Delhi. This forum brings together all DLSAs to deliberate on different aspects relating to the judiciary and ensuring justice for all," the PM tweeted.
 
According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the first-ever national-level meeting of District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) is being organised from July 30-31 at Vigyan Bhawan by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
 
The meeting will deliberate on the creation of an integrated procedure in order to bring homogeneity and synchronisation across DLSAs.
 
There are a total of 676 District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) in the country. They are headed by a District Judge who acts as Chairman of the authority. Through DLSAs and State Legal Services Authorities (SLSAs), various legal aid and awareness programmes are implemented by NALSA.
 
The DLSAs also contribute towards reducing the burden on courts by regulating the Lok Adalats conducted by NALSA..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : July 31, 2022
 Q .
Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos when did passes away?
A)
31 July 2022
B)
30 July 2022
C)
29 July 2022
D)
28 July 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 31 July 2022

Note :

Former Philippine President "Fidel Ramos", who oversaw a rare period of steady growth and peace that won him the reputation as one of the country’s most effective leaders ever, has died aged 94, according to officials.
 
Known as “Steady Eddie” for his unflappable demeanour during the country’s regular moments of upheaval, he was frequently pictured chewing unlit cigars as he led the Philippines between 1992 and 1998.
 
A career military man, he was the first Protestant to win the top office in the overwhelmingly Catholic nation, despite opposition from some in the Church.
 
But like other top officials of his generation, Ramos played a role in the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos Sr, which saw thousands killed and thousands arbitrarily imprisoned.

Born : 18 March 1928, Lingayen, Philippines

Died : 31 July 2022, Makati Medical Center, Makati, Philippines

Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : July 31, 2022
 Q .
Who is launched 30 july 2022 revamped power distribution sector scheme?
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Arvind Kejriwal
D)
Yogi Adityanath

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday(30 July 2022), will inaugurate the revamped Distribution Sector Scheme of the power sector through video conferencing. With an outlay of over Rs 3 lakh crore over a period of five years from FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26, the scheme aims to provide financial assistance to DISCOMs.  
 
It is also aimed at improving the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of DISCOMs and power departments. The Prime Minister will launch the scheme at 12:30 pm on the day, as part of the final leg of the ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’. He will also launch the National Solar rooftop portal as part of the programme.
 
PM Modi also notified on his Twitter handle regarding his plans on the day. “Today is a special day for the power sector. At 12:30 PM, will launch the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme. The National Solar Rooftop portal will also be launched. Various green energy projects will be launched or their foundation stone would be laid," he said..


Source : News18

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Published On : July 31, 2022
 Q .
When the "World Ranger Day" is observed on globally?
A)
29th July
B)
30th July
C)
31st July
D)
1st August

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 31 July

Note :

World Ranger Day is marked every year on 31 July to commemorate rangers who were killed or injured while they were in the line of duty and to celebrate the work that they do to protect the natural treasures and cultural heritage of the planet.
 
History : The first World Ranger Day was celebrated in 2007 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the International Ranger Federation (IRF). This organisation was established in 1992.
 
It was founded when the SCRA (Scottish Countryside Rangers Association), ANPR (US Association of National Park Rangers) and the CMA (Countryside Management Association, the association that represents rangers in Wales and England) got together to sign a joint agreement.
 
Around the world, rangers are the first one to indulge in a fight to protect our natural heritage. So the day is observed to honour them and to pay tribute to rangers who lost their lives while performing their duty.
 
Significance : The 'World Ranger Day' assumes significance as it pays tribute to the park or forest rangers who put their lives at risk to protect the forests, natural parks and other natural resources. Many of the forest rangers lose their lives because of wildlife accidents or are killed by poachers or hunters.
 
Hence, the "Thin Green Line Foundation" was set up by Sean Will so that in case of deaths, their families can be protected with an insurance cover through this foundation. The day thus recognises their contribution and sacrifice in serving the nature..

Source : Firstpost

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Published On : July 31, 2022