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A)
Chile
B)
Mexico
C)
Brazil
D)
Venezuela

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Chile

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A mysterious, giant sinkhole appeared at a mining site in Chile over the weekend, leading authorities to investigate.
 
In a Monday(1st Aug 2022) tweet, Chile's National Service of Geology and Mining, Sernageomin, announced the sinkhole was 25 meters, or 82 feet, in diameter. By Tuesday(2nd Aug 2022), the agency confirmed the sinkhole was actually larger – at almost 105 feet in diameter. That's about 11 feet longer than an NBA or WBNA basketball court.
 
Aerial images show the sinkhole near Lundin Mining Corporation's Alcaparrosa underground copper mine, close to the town of Tierra Amarilla in Chile's Atacama Desert.

In a Monday(1st Aug 2022) statement, Lundin Mining, a Canadian company, said the sinkhole was detected on Saturday. The mining company added that "the area was immediately isolated and the relevant regulatory authorities notified.".

Source : USA Today

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Published On : August 3, 2022
A)
Al-Qaeda
B)
LeT
C)
JeM
D)
ISIS

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Al-Qaeda

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* The United States has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has confirmed.
 
* He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday(31st July 2022).
 
* He and Osama Bin Laden plotted the 9/11 attacks together, and he was one of America's most wanted terrorists.
 
* Mr Biden said al-Zawahiri had "carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens".
 
* "From hiding, he co-ordinated al-Qaeda's branches and all around the world, including setting priorities for providing operational guidance and calling for and inspired attacks against US targets," the president said in a live television address from the White House..

Source : BBC

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Published On : August 3, 2022
A)
R K Pachnanda
B)
Subhas Goswami
C)
Sujoy Lal Thaosen
D)
Shri Krishna Chaudhary

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sujoy Lal Thaosen

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Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal, SSB Dr. Sujoy Lal Thaosen 1st Aug 2022 took over the additional charge of Director General(DG) of Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) in New Delhi
 
Dr. Thaosen is an IPS Officer of the 1988 batch, Madhya Pradesh Cadre. IPS Sanjay Arora handed over the charge and customary baton to Dr. Thaosen.
 
Raised in 1962, the ITBP guards Indo-China borders. It is also deployed in various internal security duties including anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh..

Source : News on Air

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Published On : August 3, 2022
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Venkaiah Naidu

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Venkaiah Naidu

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Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman "Venkaiah Naidu", along with Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Piyush Goyal, on Wednesday(3rd Aug 2022) flagged off the Tiranga bike rally for MPs of all parties from the Red Fort in Delhi. The rally will end at Vijay Chowk in the national capital.
 
As India celebrates its 75th Independence Day on August 15, the central government has launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. To make flags readily available to the public, the Parliament had recently amended India’s Flag Code, 2002, permitting the use of national flags made out of machine-made polyester. The 20 x 30 inch flag made of polyester is available at Rs 239.
 
* Our country is prepared for Har Ghar Tiranga, a nationwide movement to honour our Tricolor, at the same time that we are commemorating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
 
* On the anniversary of his birth, the prime minister paid tribute to Pingali Venkayya, who had designed the flag.
 
* Between August 11 and August 13, the BJP members will also perform “prabhat pheri” at the booth level while playing Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, a favourite devotional hymn of Mahatma Gandhi, or Vande Mataram, the national anthem of India.
 
* On August 14, the gathering will also commemorate Partition Horrors Remembrance Day..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : August 3, 2022
A)
30th July 2022
B)
31st July 2022
C)
1st August 2022
D)
2nd August 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 31st July 2022

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T Mohandas M Pai, founder of popular Kannada daily 'Udayavani', died at a hospital near here following prolonged illness, according to hospital. He was 89. Pai passed away on Sunday(31st July 2022).
 
He was the eldest son of Dr T M A Pai, the founder of the Manipal group of institutions. He was also the president of the Dr T M A Pai Foundation and Manipal Media Network, which runs 'Udayavani'.
 
Pai was a law graduate and is regarded as the architect of modern Manipal. He also headed ICDS Limited.
 
A lover of art and culture, he set up Rashtrakavi Govindapai Research Centre, Regional Resources Centre for Folk Performing Arts and MGM Yakshagana Kendra.
 
Pai's mortal remains will be kept for public viewing at MGM College's Ravindra Mantapa from 9 am to 11 am on Monday..

Source : Tribune India

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Published On : August 2, 2022
A)
7 New districts
B)
8 New districts
C)
9 New districts
D)
10 New districts

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 7 New districts

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West Bengal chief minister "Mamata Banerjee" on Monday(1st August 2022) announced that the state will soon carve out seven(7) new districts.
 
"Earlier there were 23 districts in Bengal now it has been increased to 30. The 7 new districts include - Sunderban, Ichhemati, Ranaghat, Bishnupur, Jangipur, Behrampur and one more district will be named in Basirhat," Mamata Banerjee said after the cabinet meeting.
 
At present, Sundarban falls under South 24 paraganas, whereas Icchemati and Basirhat falls under North 24 parganas. Ranaghat under Nadia and Jangipur and Behrampur from Murshidabad district. Bankura will be divided to form the Bishnupur district..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : August 2, 2022
A)
Potti Sreeramulu
B)
Bhagat Singh
C)
Swami Vivekananda
D)
Pingali Venkayya

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Pingali Venkayya

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Ministry of Culture is organizing “Tiranga Utsav” an evening filled with cultural and musical performances to celebrate the contributions of Pingali Venkayya to the nation on the occasion of his 146th Birth Anniversary in New Delhi (2nd August 2022)
 
Union Home Minister  Amit Shah will participate in  “Tiranga Utsav. The event will include the release of a commemorative Postal Stamp in honor of Pingali Venkayya for his invaluable contribution to the country followed by the felicitation of his family. 
 
The Tiranga Utsav will also witness the grand launch of the “Har Ghar Tiranga” anthem and video. The musical evening will see live performances by maestros such as Kailash Kher & Kailasa, Harshdeep Kaur, and Dr. Ragini Makkhar.
 
Pingali Venkayya, a freedom fighter and the designer of India’s National Flag was a follower of Gandhian principles, and it was upon the request of Mahatma Gandhi that he designed the Indian National Flag with saffron, white and green colors with chakra in the middle..

Source : AIR

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Published On : August 2, 2022
A)
Indigo
B)
Vistara
C)
Air India
D)
Jet Airways

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Air India

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Air India has introduced a new policy which will give an extension of service to its selected pilots on a contract basis for a period of 5 years after retirement.
 
The contract can be extended till the age of 65 years.
 
Chief Human Resource of Air India in a letter said, "Air India's pilots currently retire at the age of 58, the company has made a policy to extend service to pilots even after retirement, amid increasing the number of aircraft in its fleet."
 
"Considering the future expansion plans for our fleet, it is imperative to meet our workforce requirement for pilots. Allowing pilots to fly till the age of 65 is a practice followed by most airlines in the industry. To meet our requirement, it is proposed to retain our current trained pilots at Air India post-retirement on a contractual basis for 5 years extendable to 65 years,"..

Source : Mint

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Published On : August 2, 2022
A)
September 2022
B)
October 2022
C)
December 2022
D)
January 2023

Correct Answer : Option (B) - October 2022

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The fifth generation (5G) telecom services are likely to be launched in India by October 2022 as the government successfully completed the spectrum auction mopping up over Rs 1.50 lakh crore in bids by four companies including Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Adani Data Networks on Monday(1st August 2022). 
 
Addressing a media briefing after the end of the bidding for 5G spectrum, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology "Ashwini Vaishnaw" said “Auction has been completed and in the next few days, till August 10, all formalities including approving and allocating the spectrum will be done.
 
“It seems we would be able to launch 5G in the country by "October 2022". The ongoing 5G spectrum auction indicates that the country’s telecom industry has come a long way in 5G advancements,” the minister said. Vaishnaw said that better availability of spectrum will improve the quality of telecom services in the country.
 
According to reports, 13 cities across the country will get 5G in the beginning. These 13 cities are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune..

Source : India

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Published On : August 2, 2022
A)
Airtel
B)
Vodafone
C)
Reliance Jio
D)
Adani's Telecom

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Reliance Jio

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Reliance Jio, which emerged as the largest acquirer of 5G spectrum in the latest auction, on Monday(1st August 2022) said it is all set to roll out the world’s most advanced 5G network across the country and make India the global leader in digital connectivity and digital solutions.
 
The company is confident that the latest auction round will help it consolidate leadership position in all 22 circles by acquiring right to use spectrum in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 1800MHz, 3300MHz and 26GHz bands. Jio’s unique 700 MHz spectrum footprint will make it the only operator providing True 5G services across India.
 
Reliance Jio has acquired spectrum in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 1800MHz, 3300MHz and 26GHz bands in the auctions conducted by the Department of Telecommunications..

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : August 2, 2022