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 Q .
Oscar-winning Pixar animator "Ralph Eggleston" when did passes away?
A)
22nd Aug 2022
B)
25th Aug 2022
C)
28th Aug 2022
D)
30th Aug 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 29th Aug 2022

Note :

* Ralph Eggleston, an Academy Award-winning animator, art director and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios, died on Sunday(28th Aug 2022) after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.
 
* Eggleston won the animated short film Oscar for writing and directing the 2001 Pixar film “For the Birds.”
 
* The Pixar Post reported that Eggleston died Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
 
* “Pixar and the world will be forever grateful,” tweeted the official Pixar account honoring Eggleston on Tuesday(30th Aug 2022).

* Eggleston was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1965. He attended Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles. He began his animation career at Bill Kroyer’s Kroyer Films working on projects such as the TV pilot Computer Warriors (1990) and the feature FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992).
 
* Eggleston was hired by Pixar in 1992 during the development of the first computer-animated feature that was to become Toy Story, beginning what was to become a long and hugely successful career at the animation studio. He worked as an art director on Toy Story, which was released to universal acclaim and great box office success in 1995. Eggleston went on to win his first Annie Award, for best art direction for his work on the film.
 
* Pixar enjoyed a historical run of success in the 1990s and early 2000s and Eggleston, known affectionately as Eggman at the company, was a key player in the films the studio produced for nearly three decades. He worked as an art director on A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006) and Up (2009).

* He was a storywriter and visual developer on Monsters, Inc. (2001), a production designer on Finding Nemo (2003) and WALL-E (2008) and a character designer on Ratatouille (2007).

Born : 18 October 1965, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Died : 28 August 2022

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Published On : August 31, 2022
 Q .
Who has been elected as the International Treasurer of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association(CPA) at the 65th CPA Conference in Halifax, Canada?
A)
Ashok Kumar Yadav
B)
Rajesh Chudasama
C)
Raghu Rama Krishna Raju
D)
Anurag Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Anurag Sharma

Note :

Member of Parliament from the Jhansi-Lalitpur parliamentary constituency, Anurag Sharma has been elected as Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) treasurer at the grouping's 65th conference held at Halifax in Canada.
 
* Sharma is a member of the delegation of Indian parliamentarians, led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, to the conference.
 
* Sharma, a BJP MP from Jhansi, will now be in the CPA's executive council and his presence will boost the number of Indians in the body to four. Delegates from the Commonwealth countries attended the event.
 
* In a statement, Sharma said his election is a "recognition" of India's growing global presence and reach. He said he will work to add value to the global objectives of the CPA..

Source : Moneycontrol

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Published On : August 31, 2022
 Q .
Who inaugurated a month-long Rajiv Gandhi Rural Olympic Games in Jodhpur on 29th Aug 2022?
A)
Ashok Gehlot
B)
Sachin Pilot
C)
Rahul Gandhi
D)
Kamal Nath

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ashok Gehlot

Note :

Rajasthan chief minister "Ashok Gehlot" on Monday(29th Aug 2022) inaugurated a month-long Rajiv Gandhi Rural Olympic Games in Jodhpur.
 
* The village olympics is expected to see the participation of 44,000 villages across Rajasthan, with nearly 30 lakh people across various age groups already registering themselves for the games. Out of the 30 lakh participants, 9 lakh are women.
 
* Games like volleyball, hockey, tennis ball cricket and kho kho will be part of the events.
 
* The rural olympics organised in eleven thousand gram panchayats across the state is an outreach to the rural population, especially the rural youth.
 
* "We are a 135 crore-strong country but medals go to other nations despite us being such a big country. This pain was there in everybody's heart and this beginning has been made keeping this pain in mind," said Mr Gehlot..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : August 31, 2022
 Q .
When the "International Whale Shark Day" is observed on every year?
A)
31st Aug 2022
B)
30th Aug 2022
C)
29th Aug 2022
D)
28th Aug 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 30th Aug 2022

Note :

International Whale Shark Day is observed on August 30th, and in honor of this special day, we want to share five interesting facts about these fascinating creatures.

First off, the largest recorded whale shark was measured at 16.5 feet long and 2.5 meters wide! Secondly, whale sharks are tropical ocean dwellers that feed on fish, squid and other small creatures. Thirdly, they are ovoviviparous – meaning they give birth to live young rather than lay eggs – and can reach sexual maturity at around 10 years old.

Fourthly, whale sharks are listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to their low population size and slow reproductive rate. Finally, whale sharks are protected by law in many countries including the United States, Australia and Brazil!
 
What is International Whale Shark Day?
* International Whale Shark Day is a day to let people know about the importance of whale sharks and their conservation. On this day, people can learn about the amazing creatures and work to protect them.
 
* Whale sharks are some of the longest-living animals on Earth. They can live for up to 70 years and reach a height of over 12 feet. They are also one of the most endangered species, with only around 400 individuals remaining in the world.
 
* The main reasons why whale sharks are endangered are due to fishing and meat consumption. Whale sharks are especially targeted by fishermen because they are valuable prey. This hunting has led to a decline in their population size over the years.
 
* Fortunately, there is something that everyone can do to help conserve these gentle giants: education. By learning about whale sharks and their importance, we can help to protect them for future generations.
 
What to expect on International Whale Shark Day : 
* International Whale Shark Day is a day to celebrate the amazing creatures that live in the ocean. This day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of conservation.
 
* There are a few things that you can expect on International Whale Shark Day. The first is that you will likely see more whales and sharks in the water. This is because these creatures are often shy and difficult to see, so they are more visible during this event.
 
* You may also see some unusual behaviors from these animals. For example, you may see dolphins swimming with whale sharks or even people swimming with whales! This is an reminder that these creatures are not all dangerous – they can be fun to watch, too!
 
* International Whale Shark Day is a great way to learn more about these amazing creatures and to help protect them for future generations.

World Whale Shark Day 2022 Significance : 

* Today is International Whale Shark Day 2022, a day to honour these incredible marine animals. Additionally, this day provides an opportunity to spread knowledge about the value of conservation.

* You may anticipate a few things on International Whale Shark Day 2022. The first is that there are more whales and sharks in the sea than usual.

* This is due to the fact that because they are typically elusive and shy, these creatures are easier to spot during this International Whale Shark Day 2022 occasion.

* These animals could exhibit some peculiar habits, which is why International Whale Shark Day 2022 is spreading awareness.

Source : Newsd

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Published On : August 31, 2022
 Q .
'Mikhail Gorbachev', The Last Soviet leader Who Ended the Cold War, When did passes away?
A)
31st Aug 2022
B)
30th Aug 2022
C)
29th Aug 2022
D)
28th Aug 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 30th Aug 2022

Note :

Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War without bloodshed but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union, died on Tuesday(30th Aug 2022) at the age of 91, hospital officials in Moscow said.
 
Gorbachev, the last Soviet president, forged arms reduction deals with the United States and partnerships with Western powers to remove the Iron Curtain that had divided Europe since World War Two and bring about the reunification of Germany.
 
"Mikhail Gorbachev passed away tonight(30th Aug 2022) after a serious and protracted disease," said Russia's Central Clinical Hospital.
 
His Reign : His decline was humiliating. His power hopelessly sapped by an attempted coup against him in August 1991, he spent his last months in office watching republic after republic declare independence until he resigned on Dec. 25, 1991.

The Soviet Union wrote itself into oblivion a day later. A quarter-century after the collapse, Gorbachev told The Associated Press that he had not considered using widespread force to try to keep the USSR together because he feared chaos in a nuclear country. “The country was loaded to the brim with weapons. And it would have immediately pushed the country into a civil war,” he said. Many of the changes, including the Soviet breakup, bore no resemblance to the transformation that Gorbachev had envisioned when he became the Soviet leader in March 1985. By the end of his rule he was powerless to halt the whirlwind he had sown. Yet Gorbachev may have had a greater impact on the second half of the 20th century than any other political figure. “I see myself as a man who started the reforms that were necessary for the country and for Europe and the world,” Gorbachev told The AP in a 1992 interview shortly after he left office.
 
About Mikhail Gorbachev :
* There was little in Gorbachev’s childhood to hint at the pivotal role he would play on the world stage. On many levels, he had a typical Soviet upbringing in a typical Russian village. But it was a childhood blessed with unusual strokes of good fortune.

* Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was born March 2, 1931, in the village of Privolnoye in southern Russia. Both his grandfathers were peasants, collective farm chairmen and members of the Communist Party, as was his father.

* Despite stellar party credentials, Gorbachev’s family did not emerge unscathed from the terror unleashed by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin: Both grandfathers were arrested and imprisoned for allegedly anti-Soviet activities. But, rare in that period, both were eventually freed. In 1941, when Gorbachev was 10, his father went off to war, along with most of the other men from Privolnoye.

* Meanwhile, the Nazis pushed across the western steppes in their blitzkrieg against the Soviet Union; they occupied Privolnoye for five months. When the war was over, young Gorbachev was one of the few village boys whose father returned. By age 15, Gorbachev was helping his father drive a combine harvester after school and during the region’s blistering, dusty summers.

* His performance earned him the order of the Red Banner of Labor, an unusual distinction for a 17-year-old. That prize and the party background of his parents helped him land admission in 1950 to the country’s top university, Moscow State. There, he met his wife, Raisa Maximovna Titorenko, and joined the Communist Party. The award and his family’s credentials also helped him overcome the disgrace of his grandfathers’ arrests, which were overlooked in light of his exemplary Communist conduct.

Source : Aljazeera

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Published On : August 31, 2022
 Q .
The International Day for People of African Descent is celebrated on?
A)
August 29th
B)
August 30th
C)
August 31st
D)
August 1st

Correct Answer : Option (C) - August 31st

Note :

The International Day for People of African Descent is celebrated annually on August 31st. This day was established to highlight the exceptional accomplishments of Africans and people of African descent around the world. Additionally, it offers a chance to work on doing away with all sorts of prejudice against those of African descent. 
 
Racism is one of the greatest barriers to sustainable development – because to meet the challenges of poverty, conflict and climate change, we must work together and leave no one behind. Racism makes it difficult for people in different communities or countries to work together because they're not allowed to see each other as equals. When we allow racism to continue, we neglect the amazing potential of our world and at the same time, we lose the chance to build a more just society where everyone has their fair shot at prosperity. 
 
History : The first International Day for People of African Descent was proclaimed and observed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last year on August 31, 2021. The day was first observed halfway through the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), which calls for nations and other members of the international community to take proactive measures to advance recognition, justice, and development. 
 
Significance : The International Day for People of African Descent serves as a reminder that all racial superiority theories are false, contradicted by science, socially unjust, and harmful at the same time. Events and seminars that are organised on this day aim to educate the general public about the need to condemn racism and any beliefs that contend there are distinct human races..

Source : News9live

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Published On : August 31, 2022
 Q .
IIT Madras researchers have joined hands with whom to develop an advanced boxing analytics platform called SmartBoxer?
A)
Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) - Kanpur
B)
Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) - Delhi
C)
Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) - Hyderabad
D)
Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) - Karnataka

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) - Karnataka

Note :

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras researchers have partnered with Inspire Institute of Sports, Karnataka to develop an analytics platform 'Smartboxer'.

It is an advanced boxing analytics software being developed with an aim to increase India’s boxing medal tally at the 2024 Olympics. The multi version software is developed by the Center of Excellence for Sports Science and Analytics at IIT Madras.
 
It will provide feedback and performance assessments using Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled wearable sensors and video cameras.
 
Smartboxer’ will be deployed to analyse the boxers’ performance at Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS). Based on the feedback from IIS, changes will be incorporated into the ‘Smartboxer’ analytics platform. This will enable the software to be effectively used to assist coaches and boxers.
 
It involves using IoT-based products such as :

* Sensor embedded gloves to analyse Punch Force
* Wireless foot insole with a pressure sensor to record Ground Reaction Force
* wireless EMG sensors to record movement in the player’s lower body
* Inertial Measurement Unit to record movement in player’s upper body
* Video cameras placed in the boxing ring will identify the left and right arms of a player and classify the movements as an attack, defence, or feint.

Source : Times now News

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Published On : August 30, 2022
 Q .
President Draupadi Murmu discussed bilateral relations with the Queen of which country on August 29 2022?
A)
Germany
B)
Switzerland
C)
Netherlands
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Netherlands

Note :

President Droupadi Murmu has said, the government is committed to connect every Indian with formal banking channel to ensure delivery of benefits to the beneficiaries without any pilferage.
 
The President 29th Aug 2022 discussed the various aspects of bilateral relation between India and the Netherlands with "Queen Máxima" of the Netherlands. During the discussion, the two leaders discussed the universal financial inclusion initiatives. Queen Máxima appreciated the progress made in India in this direction in the last few years.
 
President Droupadi Murmu noted that the ‘Strategic Partnership on Water’ launched during the India-Netherlands virtual Summit in last year and other dimensions of bilateral relations have witnessed improvement in recent years. Queen Máxima is on a three day visit to India..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 30, 2022
 Q .
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which Indian is the third richest person in the world?
A)
Gautam Adani
B)
Mukesh Ambani
C)
Ratan Tata
D)
Shiv Nadar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gautam Adani

Note :

Business tycoon "Gautam Adani" is now the world’s third-richest person after surpassing Louis Vuitton's Bernard Arnault on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
 
The latest listing on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index shows Gautam Adani in the third spot, behind Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Tesla's Elon Musk. Gautam Adani's net worth has been pegged at USD 137B, followed by Bernard Arnault at USD 136B.
 
According to reports, this is the first time a person of Asian origin has broken into the top three of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
 
Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani is at the 11th spot in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index with a total USD 91.9 billion worth.
 
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking index of the world's billionaires updated at the close of every trading day in New York..

Source : India Today

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Published On : August 30, 2022
 Q .
Abhijit Sen, one of India's leading agriculture economists when did passes away?
A)
30th Aug 2022
B)
29th Aug 2022
C)
28th Aug 2022
D)
27th Aug 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 29th Aug 2022

Note :

Abhijit Sen, renowned agriculture economist and former member of the Planning Commission during the previous United Progressive Alliance government, passed away Monday(29th Aug 2022). He was 72.
 
“He suffered a heart attack around 11 pm. We rushed him to the hospital, but it was all over by the time we got there,” said Pronab Sen, his brother, also an economist who was the chairman of the National Statistical Commission and Chief Statistician of India.
 
Abhijit Sen, who was also chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP) in the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, authored the report of the High Level Committee on Long Term Grain Policy that was submitted in July 2000..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : August 30, 2022