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A)
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
B)
Vladimir Putin
C)
Joe Biden
D)
Emmanuel Macron

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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The 2022 Liberty Medal will be awarded this fall to Ukrainian President "Volodymyr Zelenskyy".
 
The National Constitution Center announced Monday(22nd Aug 2022) that Zelenskyy will be honored in a ceremony in October for what it called “his heroic defense of liberty in the face of Russian tyranny."
 
“President Zelenskyy has bravely led the Ukrainian people in their defense of freedom against Russian tyranny, and his courage has inspired people around the world to defend liberal democracy and the rule of law," center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement.
 
Zelenskyy, who has served as the nation's president since May 2019, has also been the recipient of awards such as the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award and the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award as well as honors from the governments of the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia, the center said..

Source : Mint

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Anurag Thakur
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Anurag Thakur

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As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and to bring to the fore India's freedom struggle, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting "Anurag Singh Thakur" on Wednesday(24th Aug 2022) launched 'Azadi Quest (or) Azadi Quest App, a series of online educational mobile games developed in collaboration with Zynga India.
 
"These games are an effort to tap into the huge market of online gamers and to educate them through games. Various arms of the government have collected information about the unsung freedom fighters from different corners of the country. Azadi Quest is an effort to make the learning of this knowledge engaging and interactive," Thakur said.

These apps will bolster the capabilities of our AVGC sector and at the same time take our glorious history to different corners of the world.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Yair Lapid
B)
Abdoulaye Maiga
C)
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
D)
Lee Hsien Loong

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Abdoulaye Maiga

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In Mali, the military has appointed a Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga as interim Prime Minister after the country's civilian Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga was admitted to hospital. Before this appointment, Colonel Maiga was working as a Government Spokesman and Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation.
 
As per the media reports, his appointment was announced in a decree read on state television late on Sunday(21st Aug 2022). He replaces the veteran civilian politician Choguel Kokalla Maiga, who was named premier after the military took power in August 2020 and carried out a second coup in May 2021. 

In recent months, Maiga had come under criticism from many of his former allies for following the Junta's line. Military Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita had himself appointed transitional president after the May 2021 coup..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
IIT Kanpur
B)
IIT Delhi
C)
IIT Roorkee
D)
IIT Guwahati

Correct Answer : Option (D) - IIT Guwahati

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The Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati (IIT-G) have developed an ultrasound-assisted fermentation method to produce a safe substitute for sugar which has potential anti-diabetic and anti-obesogenic effects.
 
The substitute – ‘Xylitol’ – is produced from bagasse (the residue left after crushing sugarcane) and the process overcomes operational limitations of chemical methods of synthesis and time delays associated with conventional fermentation, the IIT-G media cell said on Tuesday(23rd Aug 2022).
 
Xylitol, a sugar alcohol derived from natural products, has potential anti-diabetic and anti-obesogenic effects, is a mild pre-biotic and protects teeth against caries,” it added.
 
The research team, led by professor VS Moholkar of the institute’s chemical engineering department, included Dr Belachew Zegale Tizazu and Dr Kuldeep Roy who co-authored the research papers. The research has been published in two peer-reviewed journals – Bioresource Technology and Ultrasonics Sonochemistry..

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Travis Ludlow
B)
Zara Rutherford
C)
Anny Divya
D)
Mack Rutherford

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Mack Rutherford

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A British-Belgian teenage pilot has become the youngest individual to fly solo in a small aircraft around the globe. The 17-year-old, Mack Rutherford, took off from Bulgaria's Sofia and travelled through two oceans, five continents and flew twice across the equator. After taking off on 23 March 2022, Mack flew across 52 nations before touching down once more in the Bulgarian capital on Wednesday(24th Aug 2022). Notably, he flew for 5 months to create history.  
 
According to The Guardian report, while flying on the way to India, China, South Korea, as well as Japan, the plane passed across the African continent and the Gulf of Mexico. He also travelled over the northern Pacific to Alaska before heading down the US' west coast to Mexico. From there, he flew to the north once more before traveling along the US' east coast to Canada and finally across the Atlantic to Europe
 
Youngest solo pilot broke two Guinness World Records : It is pertinent to mention that Mack Rutherford  broke the Guinness World Record set by 18-year-old Travis Ludlow in 2021, who achieved the feat in 2021 at the age of 18 and in 150 days. 
 
Not just this, Mack even broke his 19-year-old sister Zara's record, who in January 2022 flew an ultralight plane around the globe as the youngest person and youngest woman ever to fly solo. 
 
With these two accomplishments, Mack has broken two Guinness World Records— by becoming the youngest person to fly solo all around the globe and the youngest person to fly a microlight plane around the world, BBC reported. For this, the British-Belgian pilot flew a swift ultralight Shark with a high speed of 300 km/h..

Source : Republic World

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Published On : August 25, 2022
A)
Godrej Agrovet
B)
Rallis India
C)
Heritage Foods
D)
United Phosphorus Ltd

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Godrej Agrovet

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Diversified agribusiness company, Godrej Agrovet, has signed MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with Assam, Manipur and Tripura State governments for development and promotion of oil palm cultivation in the region under the National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) scheme.
 
As part of the MoU signed, Godrej Agrovet will be allotted land across the three States for the promotion and development of sustainable palm oil plantations in the region. The collaboration will bring new opportunities and growth in building oil palm plantations in these three States and would help to provide the required support to the farmers, the company said in a press statement.
 
Godrej Agrovet is the largest oil palm processor in the country and works directly with the farmers for the entire lifecycle of their crop. The MoUs are in line with the company’s long-term strategy to be the catalyst of India’s oil mission through sustainable growth of oil palm production and doubling of farmers’ income.

NMEO-OP scheme : The Centre had launched the NMEO-OP scheme in August 2021 with a planned outlay of ₹11,040 crore. Under this mission, government has envisaged to raise area under cultivation of oil palm to 10 lakh hectares by FY26 and 16.7 lakh hectares by FY30 with special focus on the North-East region and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands..

Source : The Hindu Businessline

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Published On : August 24, 2022
A)
Goldman Sachs company
B)
Morgan Stanley company
C)
Credit Suisse company
D)
BlackRock company

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Credit Suisse company

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Credit Suisse Group AG appointed "Dixit Joshi" as chief financial officer to replace David Mathers who decided to step down as the lender prepares for a broad shakeup after a string of losses.
 
Joshi will take over on 1st Oct 2022, the Swiss bank said in a statement.
 
The firm also named "Francesca McDonagh" as group chief operating officer from September 19, 2022 and Michael J. Rongetti as ad-interim chief executive officer of the asset management division. Francesco de Ferrari will become CEO of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 24, 2022
A)
Sanjeev Das
B)
Debasisa Mohanty
C)
Sagar Sengupta
D)
Ram Rajasekharan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Debasisa Mohanty

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Senior scientist "Debasisa Mohanty" was on Monday(22nd Aug 2022) appointed as the director of the National Institute of Immunology (NII), according to a Personnel Ministry order.
 
He is currently working as the staff scientist with the institute.
 
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr Debasisa Mohanty, Staff Scientist-VII, NII, New Delhi to the post of Director, National Institute of Immunology, with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post and upto the age of his superannuation,” the order said..

Source : The Print

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Published On : August 24, 2022
A)
Italy
B)
Belgium
C)
Portugal
D)
Netherlands

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Portugal

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Portugal currently registers 182 elderly (aged 65 years and above) for every 100 young people (aged up to 14 years), becoming the fastest aging country in the European Union (EU), according to a study published by the Contemporary Portugal Database Pordata.
 
In the past three decades, the elderly population tripled in the country, according to the study, based on data from the Portuguese National Statistics Institute (INE) and published by Publico newspaper on Sunday(21st Aug 2022).
 
In 1990, Portugal registered 66 elderly for every 100 young people, Xinhua news agency reported..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 24, 2022
A)
Gujarat
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Jharkhand
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Uttar Pradesh

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister "Yogi Adityanath" has ordered to confiscate the properties of those found involved in illicit liquor and drugs trade and put up their posters in public places, an official said Tuesday(23rd Aug 2022).
 
While reviewing the campaign against illicit liquor and narcotics, Adityanath said involvement in such trade should be seen as a national crime, not just a criminal offence and ordered concerned officials to take strict action against such people.
 
According to a statement issued by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar'Anti Narcotics Task Force' (ANTF) would be supervised by Additional Director General of Police (Crime).
 
In the first phase, Narcotics Police Stations would be established in Barabanki and Ghazipur districts, the statement said, adding that officers from agencies like Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN), and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) will be taken on deputation in ANTF.

Source : NDTV

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Published On : August 24, 2022