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A)
JK Ecop
B)
JK Eway
C)
JK Efast
D)
JK Esecurity

Correct Answer : Option (A) - JK Ecop

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In Jammu and Kashmir, the J&K Police has launched online Mobile application "JK Ecop", an easy way to use interface to facilitate common people. The Mobile App enables the citizens to use a host of services ranging from registering a complaint to downloading a copy of FIR.
 
A citizen can make requests like obtaining a character certificate, employee verification, event performance, or tenant or PG verification through this Mobile App. Details about missing persons and unidentified dead bodies etc. can also be obtained through this portal.
 
Other services regarding the traffic police are also available to the citizens through this App. These services range from reporting a traffic violation to reporting an accident. Information about the Highway status in the app will help the citizens to plan their travel. Paying a challan online through this app will not only help the citizens but will also ease the burden of the department..

Source : AIR

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Published On : August 31, 2022
A)
IndiGo
B)
Air India
C)
Vistara
D)
SpiceJet

Correct Answer : Option (A) - IndiGo

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IndiGo, India’s leading carrier, becomes a signatory in the "Clear Skies for Tomorrow", India Coalition campaign, spearheaded by the World Economic Forum(WEF). IndiGo’s commitment to deployment of sustainable initiatives will help in achieving a significant scale for SAF to gain a critical mass and bring in cost-efficiency for widespread adoption in India.  
 
* IndiGo has been focused on sustainable operations for a few years and launched its first ESG report – IndiGo Green in 2021. Earlier this year, IndiGo operated its brand new A320 NEO flight from Toulouse, France to New Delhi on 18 Feb 2022 with 10% blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) under the IndiGo Green initiative.

* A meaningful and proactive path for the industry to achieve carbon-neutral flying is provided by ‘Clean Skies for Tomorrow’, which was launched in January 2019.

* Clear Skies for Tomorrow offers a crucial mechanism for top executives and public leaders, across and beyond the aviation value chain, to align on a transition to sustainable aviation fuels.

* To support aviation’s overall net-zero pathway by 2050, the objective of ‘Clear Skies for Tomorrow’ is to establish commercially feasible SAF production (both bio and synthetic) at scale for industry adoption by 2030..

Source : Goindigo

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Published On : August 31, 2022
A)
Iran
B)
Syria
C)
Iraq
D)
Afghanistan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Iraq

Note : Muqtada al-Sadr is an Iraqi Shia Scholar, militia leader, and the founder of the most powerful political faction in Iraq. In the latest, Iraq went into a political crisis after Muqtada al-Sadr announced his pledge to leave Iraqi politics which led to his followers storming the Presidential Palace.

He is the founder of the Sadrist movement, which is nationalist in nature and draws support from the poor people of the Shiite community across the country..

Source : Indian Eexpress

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Published On : August 31, 2022
A)
Bangalore
B)
Kolkata
C)
Chennai
D)
Mumbai

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kolkata

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According to the newly released National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report for the year, Kolkata emerged as the safest city in 2021, making it the second year in a row. This is due to the low number of cognisable offences reported per lakh of its population.

Depending on how you look at it, the capital of Bengal had placed first or last on an impressive list the year before. Kolkata has maintained its position three times in the last four years, in 2018, 2020, and 2021, according to the release of this year's statistics.

2019 was an exception, according to NCRB, who claimed not to have received the state's statistics.

Kolkata's most recent statistics, which measure the number of cognisable offences reported per 1 lakh people, are 103.4, which is higher than previous year's score of 129.5. With a score of 256.8, Pune is ranked second on this list, behind Hyderabad (259.9), Kanpur (336.5), Bengaluru (427.2), and Mumbai (428.4)..

Source : Times now News

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Published On : August 31, 2022
A)
22nd Aug 2022
B)
25th Aug 2022
C)
28th Aug 2022
D)
30th Aug 2022

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

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* 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
A)
Ashok Kumar Yadav
B)
Rajesh Chudasama
C)
Raghu Rama Krishna Raju
D)
Anurag Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Anurag Sharma

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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
A)
Ashok Gehlot
B)
Sachin Pilot
C)
Rahul Gandhi
D)
Kamal Nath

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ashok Gehlot

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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
A)
31st Aug 2022
B)
30th Aug 2022
C)
29th Aug 2022
D)
28th Aug 2022

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

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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
A)
31st Aug 2022
B)
30th Aug 2022
C)
29th Aug 2022
D)
28th Aug 2022

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

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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
A)
August 29th
B)
August 30th
C)
August 31st
D)
August 1st

Correct Answer : Option (C) - August 31st

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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