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A)
NIC
B)
CDAC
C)
NMCG
D)
NTRO

Correct Answer : Option (C) - NMCG

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The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), along with the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and the Ministry of Jal Shakti, organised an event ‘Yamuna Par Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at the water sports club in New Delhi on Tuesday(16th Aug 2022).
 
Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat presided over the event. During the event, Shekhawat received the guard of honour by BSF personnel. He also hoisted Tiranga, the national flag to mark the event.
 
“We must protect and take care of our water resources. We should make sure that they are not only continuous and clean but also sustainable and work to ensure this. For the same, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right in 2014, on taking his seat as the Prime Minister, announced a model river rejuvenation program as ‘Namami Gange Mission’,” Shekhawat said..

Source : The Print

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Published On : August 19, 2022
A)
Rajnath Singh
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" on Monday(15th Aug 2022) said the time has come to cleanse the country of corruption and nepotism and asked people to have ‘nafrat’ (hatred) for these twin evils that go beyond politics, as he set a ‘Panch Pran’ (five resolves) target to make India a developed nation in 25 years.
 
“The nation should now only be setting big goals. That big goal is a developed India and nothing less,” Modi asserted in his ninth consecutive address from the ramparts of Red Fort on the country’s 76th Independence Day, as he also highlighted the challenges of dynastic politics.
 
India has entered a decisive era in its battle against corruption which is “eating the country like termites”, he said, adding corruption and nepotism are the two main challenges for the nation.
 
Dressed in a traditional kurta and churidar paired with a blue jacket and a white ‘safa’ with tricolour stripes, Modi unfurled the national flag amid a 21-gun salute by the indigenously-developed howitzer gun, ATAGS, which he noted with pride was the first from Red Fort in 75 years..

Source : The Print

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Delhi High Court
B)
Mumbai High Court
C)
Chennai High Court
D)
Karnataka High Court

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi High Court

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In an interim relief, the Supreme Court on Thursday(18th Aug 2022) ordered status quo and said the Delhi High Court-appointed three-member Committee of Administrators (COA) will not take over the affairs of the Indian Olympic Association(IOA).
 
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and the IOA, that the world sports body does not recognise any un-elected bodies like the CoA and consequently, India may be barred from taking part in international sports events.
 
The top court took note of the submissions of the law officer that the order may have negative repercussions on the nation and granted the interim relief ordering status quo into the affairs of the IOA.
 
Consequently, the Delhi High Court-appointed COA, comprising former Supreme Court judge Justice Anil R Dave, former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi, and former Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup, will not be able to take IOA over.
 
Agenda : To prepare the new constitution of IOA as per the Sports Code and the court rulings, and prepare the electoral roll in order to hold fresh elections.

The high court had directed the executive committee of IOA to forthwith hand over the charge to the newly appointed committee and said that the members of the CoA will be assisted by three eminent sportspersons, namely, Shooter Olympian Abhinav Bindra, Long Jump Olympian Anju Bobby George, and Archer Olympian Bombayla Devi Laishram..

Source : The Print

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Basavaraj Bommai
B)
Yogi Adityanath
C)
Mamata Banerjee
D)
Arvind Kejriwal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday(16th Aug 2022) launched the 'Make India No. 1' mission to make India the number one country in the world
 
While speaking at the launch event, Kejriwal laid out the five-point vision of this initiative: free education, free treatment, employment for youth, equal rights, dignity and security for women, and fair price to farmers for their produce.
 
The Chief Minister also said he will travel across the country as part of the mission to encourage people to join the initiative and achieve its objectives. "...We will form an alliance of 130 crore people and when it happens, no one can stop India from becoming the top nation," he said.
 
Mentioning that the mission is apolitical in nature, Kejriwal urged all the political parties to join the initiative. "I call upon the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), the Congress all other parties to come forward and join this initiative. Those who are patriotic and want India to No.1 country, join this mission. We don't want to fight," he said..

Source : CNBC TV18

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttar Pradesh

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The Uttar Pradesh cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday(16th August 2022) gave its nod for the project of setting up night Safari in Lucknow district’s "Kukrail forest" area. 
 
As part of the project, the government will establish a zoological park on around 150 acres and night safari on 350 acres without disturbing the dense 2,027-hectare forest in the forest area’s eastern and western blocks.
 
Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh said the new zoological garden in Lucknow would replace the existing one. He called the plan an “ambitious project” and said the government would hire a consultant to conduct a survey and cost assessment.
 
The 75 acres of Kukrail would be dedicated for leopard and tiger each while 60 acres for wild beer..

Source : Freepress Journal

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
R&D Collaboration
B)
Artificial Intelligence
C)
Quality Assurance
D)
Supply Chain Management

Correct Answer : Option (A) - R&D Collaboration

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The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI); entrusted with the vision to enable and empower all spheres of science and technology within the country, announced the launch of the Manthan platform, which aims to promote collaboration at scale between industry and the scientific Research and Development(R&D) ecosystem to help meet India’s sustainability goals in alignment with the UN defined Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) charter. The launch commemorates India’s 75 years of independenceAzadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and presents an opportunity to bring national and global communities closer to India’s technology revolution.
 
Led by the Office of PSA, Manthan can potentially change the landscape of science and technology-based social impact innovation and solutions in India. The platform will facilitate knowledge transfers and interactions through Information Exchange Sessions, Exhibitions, and Events to develop a framework for future science, innovation, and technology-led growth.
 
Powered by NSEIT, this platform will empower to scale up the interactions among stakeholders, facilitate research and innovation, and share challenges in various emerging technologies and scientific interventions, including those that make a Social Impact.  
 
Sharing his views on the announcement, Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India said, “The Government of India is committed to taking the country to the forefront of science and technological advancement for real-world applications..

Source : PIB

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Indira Gandhi
B)
Rajiv Gandhi
C)
Lal Bahadur Shastri
D)
Atal Bihar Vajpayee

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rajiv Gandhi

Note : Sadbhavana Diwas is observed every year to mark the birth anniversary of India's Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The objective of the day is to encourage national integration, peace, affection, and communal harmony among the Indian people of all religions. 'Sadbhavana' in the English language means goodwill and bonafide.

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Visa Card
B)
RuPay Card
C)
Mastercard
D)
American Express

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Mastercard

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Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been signed as the brand ambassadors of mastercard to promote digital payment in India.

Focus : To spread awareness about safety, security, and convenience of digital payments in India.

This partnership will buildup the efforts of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and PM Modi’s vision of Digital India.

The company had also signed Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri as brand ambassador in 2021..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
Australia
B)
Canada
C)
United Kingdom
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (D) - United States

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US President Joe Biden on Tuesday(16th August 2022) signed into law a sweeping bill to lower health care costs and address climate change, representing a key win for Democrats in Congress.
 
"The Inflation Reduction Act does so many things that for so many years so many of us have fought to make happen," Biden said during remarks at the White House prior to signing the bill. The legislation was passed by both the House and Senate along partisan lines .
 
The USD 740 billion bill, which was significantly slimmed down from the original USD 3.5 trillion package, includes some of Biden's key campaign promises and makes the largest investment in federal climate programs in history..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 18, 2022
A)
3.1%
B)
2.6%
C)
1.9%
D)
1.5%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1.5%

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The union cabinet has approved to restore interest subvention on short term agriculture loans to 1.5% for all financial institutions. Thus, interest subvention of 1.5% will be provided to lending institutions for the financial year 2022-23 to 2024-25 for lending short term agri-loans upto Rs 3 lakh to the farmers.
 
Increase in interest subvention will ensure sustainability of credit flow in the agriculture sector as well as ensure financial health and viability of the lending institutions especially regional rural banks & cooperative banks, ensuring adequate agriculture credit in rural economy.
 
Farmers will continue to avail short term agriculture credit at interest rate of 4% per annum while repaying the loan in time.
 
Under this scheme, short term agriculture loan upto Rs 3 lakh is available to farmers engaged in agriculture and other allied activities including animal husbandry, dairying, poultry, fisheries etc. at the rate of 7% p.a.
 
An additional 3% subvention (Prompt Repayment Incentive - PRI) is also given to the farmers for prompt and timely repayment of loans. Therefore, if a farmer repays his loan on time, he gets credit at the rate of 4% p.a. For enabling this facility to the farmers, Government of India provides Interest Subvention (IS) to the Financial Institutions offering this scheme. This support is 100% funded by the Centre, it is also the second largest scheme of Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DA&FW) as per budget outlay and coverage of beneficiaries.
 
This increase in interest subvention support requires additional budgetary provisions of Rs 34,856 crore for the period of 2022-23 to 2024-25 under the scheme..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 18, 2022