Current Affairs of AUGUST 2022

Current Affairs of AUGUST 2022

1 - Which Union Ministry has published ‘Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022’?

(A) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(B) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
(C) Ministry of External Affairs
(D) Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs

2 - Which Indian economist has been appointed as the Executive Director for India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

(A) Urjit Patel
(B) K Subramanian
(C) Viral Acharya
(D) Anantha Nageswaran

3 - Which country has been hit by the Tropical cyclone Ma-On?

(A) China
(B) Japan
(C) Philippines
(D) Indonesia

4 - Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in 2022?

(A) Samir V Kamat
(B) K Sivan
(C) Mayilsamy Annadurai
(D) Tessy Thomas

5 - Which Indian state/UT launched the Parivar Kalyan Card (PKC) Scheme?

(A) Bihar
(B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Karnataka
(D) Madhya Pradesh

6 - NHAI, IWAI and RVNL signed a tripartite MoU for development of modern Multi Modal Logistics Parks under which scheme?

(A) Bharatmala Pariyojana
(B) PM Gram Sadak Yojana
(C) Smart City Scheme
(D) AMRUT Scheme

7 - Which country marked the Ukraine’s Independence Day with USD 3 billion in security assistance?

(A) UK
(C) Australia
(D) Germany

8 - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) withdrew the restrictions on which credit card service after compliance with data storage norms?

(A) American Express
(B) Discover
(C) Mastercard
(D) Visa

9 - Where is the ‘International Conference on Indian Minerals and Metals Industry’ held?

(A) New Delhi
(B) Mumbai
(C) Mysuru
(D) Varanasi

10 - The Anang Tal Lake, which was declared a monument of national importance, is located in which state/UT?

(A) Karnataka
(B) New Delhi
(C) Kerala
(D) Telangana

11 - Antim Panghal, who was seen in the news, plays which sports?

(A) Wrestling
(B) Weight lifting
(C) Hockey
(D) Badminton

12 - Fahmida Azim, who has been selected for the 2022 Pulitzer prize, is from which country?

(A) India
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Iran
(D) Oman

13 - What is the theme of the ‘World Water Week 2022’?

(A) Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water
(B) Transforming the global water challenges
(C) Global collaboration for water
(D) Biodiversity and climate change

14 - Which leader has been honoured with the ‘2022 Liberty Medal’?

(A) Imran Khan
(B) Narendra Modi
(C) Volodymyr Zelenskyy
(D) Fumio Kishida

15 - Which is the venue of the ‘SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting’ held in 2022?

(A) Beijing
(B) Tashkent
(C) Shanghai
(D) Nursultan

16 - Which state has announced to set up online monitoring system of medicines in government-run medical institutions?

(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Kerala
(C) Karnataka
(D) Assam

17 - India recently inaugurated the new Indian Embassy in which country (in August 2022)?

(A) Malta
(B) Paraguay
(C) Iran
(D) Venezuela

18 - India’s first commercial space situational awareness observatory is to be established in which state/UT?

(A) Gujarat
(B) Uttarakhand
(C) Sikkim
(D) Arunachal Pradesh

19 - India announced the establishment of a working group on transnational education with which country?

(B) Australia
(C) UK
(D) Germany

20 - What is ‘Garba’, which was nominated by India to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list?

(A) Festival
(B) Dance Form
(C) Art Form
(D) Monument

21 - Which state has inaugurated Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Advance Technology (R-CAT)?

(A) Chhattisgarh
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Sikkim
(D) Punjab

22 - The Central government has planned to collaborate with which state to develop a ‘district good governance portal’?

(A) Arunachal Pradesh
(B) Assam
(C) Sikkim
(D) Karnataka

23 - What is the name of the 3.5-km-long freight train, which was recently tested?

(A) Bharat Freight
(B) Super Vasuki
(C) India Freight
(D) Bharat Goods

24 - Which is the location of the National Seed Congress in 2022?

(A) Hyderabad
(B) Mysuru
(C) Gwalior
(D) Vishakhapatnam

25 - India’s first indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus has been inaugurated in which city?

(A) Mysuru
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Pune
(D) Ahmedabad

26 - Artemis III is the crewed Moon landing mission of which country?

(A) Japan
(C) UK
(D) Australia

27 - Which country is the host of the ‘Pitch Black’ air combat exercise?

(B) Australia
(C) France
(D) Japan

28 - Which institution released an article titled ‘Privatisation of Public Sector Banks: An Alternate Perspective’?

(A) NITI Aayog
(B) Reserve Bank of India
(C) State Bank of India
(D) National Council of Applied Economic Research

29 - Which company has developed India’s first indigenously-developed RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox disease?

(A) Biocon
(B) Bharat Biotech
(C) Transasia Bio-Medicals
(D) Serum Institute of India

30 - Under which act, the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee Meeting are released?

(A) Banking Regulation Act
(B) Reserve Bank of India Act
(C) Monetary Policy Act
(D) Payment and Settlement Act

31 - When is the ‘World Photography Day’ celebrated?

(A) August 15
(B) August 19
(C) August 20
(D) August 22

32 - Which state government has announced to set up gramin aajeevika parks (rural industrial parks)?

(A) Odisha
(B) Chhattisgarh
(C) West Bengal
(D) Karnataka

33 - What is the name of the Online Market Place feature of the ‘MatsyaSetu’ mobile app, which was recently launched?

(A) Aqua Bazaar
(B) Matsya Bazaar
(C) Fisheries India
(D) Matsya Bharat

34 - Where was India’s first Double Decker AC electric bus unveiled?

(A) New Delhi
(B) Mumbai
(C) Hyderabad
(D) Bengaluru

35 - Which is the first ‘Har Ghar Jal certified’ state in India?

(A) Kerala
(B) Goa
(C) Karnataka
(D) Odisha

36 - How many cities have recently declared themselves as ‘Safai Mitra Surakshit Shehar’ (as of August 2022)?

(A) 100
(B) 250
(C) 500
(D) 750

37 - Which is the venue of the ‘National Security Strategies (NSS) Conference 2022’?

(A) Pune
(B) Vishakhapatnam
(C) New Delhi
(D) Mysuru

38 - An interest subvention of 1.5 per cent per annum has been approved for agriculture loan up to which limit?

(A) Rs 1 lakh
(B) Rs 2 lakh
(C) Rs 3 lakh
(D) Rs 5 lakh

39 - Which state launched ‘Vidya Rath-School on Wheels’ project?

(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) Assam
(D) Arunachal Pradesh

40 - Which city has the highest average level of fine PM 2.5 among the world’s most populated cities, as per HEI’s recent report?

(A) Dhaka
(B) Varanasi
(C) New Delhi
(D) Colombo

41 - Which institution announced performance-based fund allocation to States and UTs to strengthen health facilities?

(A) NITI Aayog
(B) National Health Authority
(D) Indian Council of Medical Research

42 - What is the wholesale inflation of India in July 2022?

(A) 11.93 %
(B) 13.93 %
(C) 15.93 %
(D) 17. 93 %

43 - Manthan platform, which was launched recently, is associated with which field?

(A) Electronics Manufacturing
(B) Vaccination
(C) Research and Innovation
(D) Goods and Services Tax

44 - Which state/UT launched the first flight of drone service – ‘Medicine from the sky’?

(A) New Delhi
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Telangana
(D) Karnataka

45 - What is the name of the national campaign launched to focus on development of children in the first two years?

(A) Matritva 1000
(B) Paalan 1000
(C) Putra 1000
(D) Sukanya 1000

46 - Which is the venue of the ‘India International Seafood Show (IISS)’?

(A) Mumbai
(B) Kochi
(C) Kolkata
(D) Chennai

47 - What is the name of the Centre’s passenger processing system based on facial recognition technology?

(A) DigiYatra
(B) Bharat Yatra
(C) Pradhan Mantri Digital Yatra Abhiyan
(D) Bharat Face RT

48 - Which pharma company has completed trials for its intranasal Covid vaccine candidate?

(A) Bharat Biotech
(B) Biocon
(C) Dr Reddy’s
(D) Serum Institute

49 - Which Indian state/UT implements the ‘Mukhyamantri Anuprati Coaching Yojana’?

(A) Punjab
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Gujarat
(D) Karnataka

50 - Which is the first country to approve a vaccine for Covid Omicron variant?

(A) India
(C) UK
(D) Italy

51 - Agasthyamalai elephant reserve, which was notified recently, is located in which state?

(A) Kerala
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Karnataka
(D) Telangana

52 - Which Union Ministry recently organised the ‘DST Startup Utsav’?

(A) Ministry of MSME
(B) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(C) Ministry of Science and Technology
(D) Ministry of Labour and Employment

53 - What is the Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation recorded in July 2022?

(A) 4.71 %
(B) 5.71 %
(C) 6.71 %
(D) 7.71 %

54 - Which country hosted the bilateral air exercise named ‘Udarashakti’?

(A) Japan
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Malaysia

55 - Which Union Ministry launched the ‘SMILE-75 Initiative’?

(A) Ministry of Labour and Employment
(B) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
(C) Ministry of Home Affairs
(D) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

56 - ‘NIPAM’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which field?

(A) Electronics Manufacturing
(B) Intellectual Property
(C) Climate Change
(D) Food distribution

57 - As per recent changes in Atal Pension Yojana (APY) rules, which category of beneficiaries are excluded?

(A) Central Government Employees
(B) State Government Employees
(C) Income Taxpayers
(D) Non-Resident Indians

58 - Which institution launched ‘SPARK’, virtual space tech park?

(A) NITI Aayog

59 - Which countries are associated with ‘Trans-Himalayan multi-dimensional connectivity network’?

(A) India-Nepal
(B) China-Nepal
(C) India-Bangladesh
(D) China-Bangladesh

60 - Which institution regulates the ‘Digital lending activities’ in India?

(A) Ministry of Finance
(B) Reserve Bank of India
(C) National Payments Corporation of India
(D) NITI Aayog

61 - The Union Cabinet (in August 2022) approved to continue Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) till which year?

(A) 2023
(B) 2024
(C) 2027
(D) 2030

62 - ONDC has signed MoU with which regulatory body for coordination of functions of institutions?

(C) EXIM Bank

63 - Which Indian politician was conferred with France’s highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur?

(A) Narendra Modi
(B) Rahul Gandhi
(C) Shashi Tharoor
(D) Ramnath Govind

64 - Which Indian state launched ‘Nethanna Bima’ scheme for benefitting weavers?

(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Telangana
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Odisha

65 - Issey Miyake, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

(A) Agriculture
(B) Design
(C) Economics
(D) Science

66 - Which company developed the ‘2nd generation (2G) Ethanol Plant’, which was recently inaugurated?


67 - Which country won the gold medal in the open section of 44th Chess Olympiad?

(A) India
(B) Ukraine
(C) Uzbekistan
(D) Russia

68 - When is the ‘World Bio-fuel Day’ celebrated?

(A) August 8
(B) August 12
(C) August 10
(D) August 14

69 - Manisha Kalyan, who was seen in the news, is associated with which sports?

(A) Cricket
(B) Football
(C) Boxing
(D) Weight Lifting

70 - Which is the first global Big Tech Company to join the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)?

(A) Google
(B) Microsoft
(C) Meta
(D) Apple

71 - Which state introduced the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for insertion of a new article 3A?

(A) Telangana
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Jharkhand
(D) Kerala

72 - The world’s highest railway bridge is located in which Indian state/UT?

(A) Sikkim
(B) Jammu and Kashmir
(C) Arunachal Pradesh
(D) Assam

73 - V Pranav, who was seen in the news, is associated with which sports?

(A) Shooting
(B) Chess
(C) Weight Lifting
(D) Athletics

74 - What is the new name of the ‘New Delhi International Arbitration Centre’?

(A) Bharat International Arbitration Centre
(B) India International Arbitration Centre
(C) Pradhan Mantri Arbitration Centre
(D) Atmanirbhar Arbitration Centre

75 - Which Indian Armed Force launched the ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ programme?

(A) Indian Air Force
(B) Indian Navy
(C) Indian Army
(D) Indian Coast Guard

76 - What is the name of the common portal for recommendations and nominations of all official awards?

(A) Bharat Portal
(B) Rashtriya Portal
(C) Atmanirbhar Portal
(D) India Awards Portal

77 - ‘Donyi Polo Airport’, which was seen in the news, is located in which state?

(A) Assam
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Sikkim
(D) West Bengal

78 - Which state appointed Deloitte India as its consultant?

(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Karnataka
(C) Odisha
(D) Telangana

79 - Who chairs the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog?

(A) NITI Aayog CEO
(B) President of India
(C) Prime Minister of India
(D) Union Finance Minister

80 - Who has been selected as the 14th Vice President of India?

(A) Jagdeep Dhankhar
(B) Margaret Alva
(C) Kalyan Singh
(D) Shivraj Patil

81 - ‘Yudh Abhyas’ is a military exercise held between India and which country?

(A) Japan
(C) Australia
(D) France

82 - Which country chairs the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for 2022?

(A) China
(B) Russia
(C) India
(D) Kazakhstan

83 - Which is the first bank in India to list its Payment Gateway platform on the income tax department’s TIN 2.0 platform?

(A) State Bank of India
(B) Federal Bank
(C) Punjab National Bank
(D) Axis Bank

84 - In which state, world’s largest floating solar power plant is set to be built?

(A) Rajasthan
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Gujarat
(D) Bihar

85 - Larsen & Toubro signed a MoU with which state to set up an IT and ITeS technology park?

(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Gujarat
(C) Karnataka
(D) Maharashtra

86 - Which state’s astronomical observatory has been included in the UNESCO list of Important Endangered Heritage Observatories?

(A) Maharashtra
(B) Bihar
(C) West Bengal
(D) Kerala

87 - Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary and Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary, which were declared Ramsar sites, are located in which state?

(A) Odisha
(B) Karnataka
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Uttarakhand

88 - As of August 2022, how many start-ups are registered in India?

(A) 25000
(B) 50000
(C) 75000
(D) 1,00,000

89 - Which state launched the ‘Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant (Cheerag)’ scheme?

(A) Telangana
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Haryana
(D) Odisha

90 - ‘Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)’ which is seen in the news, is a term related to which field?

(A) Economy
(B) Climate Change
(C) Defence
(D) Industry

91 - Which Union Ministry implements the ‘Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0′ scheme?

(A) Ministry of Health
(B) Ministry of Women and Child Development
(C) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
(D) Ministry of Tribal Affairs

92 - Rakhigarhi, which was seen in the news recently, is an ancient site located in which state?

(A) Haryana
(B) Gujarat
(C) Odisha
(D) Punjab

93 - Which state signed an MoU with NITI Aayog for enhancement of the learning outcome of students?

(A) Uttarakhand
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Assam
(D) West Bengal

94 - When is the ‘Muslim Women’s Rights Day’ observed?

(A) July 31
(B) August 1
(C) August 3
(D) August 5

95 - Achinta Sheuli, who clinched gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games 2022, is associated with which sport?

(A) Weight lifting
(B) Boxing
(C) Table Tennis
(D) Lawn Bowls

96 - Which Ministry is associated with the Weapon of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems Amendment Bill 2022?

(A) Ministry of Home Affairs
(B) Ministry of Defence
(C) Ministry of External Affairs
(D) Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways

97 - Rakhigarhi, which was seen in the news recently, is an ancient site located in which state?

(A) Haryana
(B) Gujarat
(C) Odisha
(D) Punjab

98 - Who is the head of the task force recently set up by the Centre to monitor monkey-pox situation in India?

(A) Amitabh Kant
(B) V K Paul
(C) Mansukh Mandaviya
(D) Bharati Pawar

99 - Which state is the venue of the India-Oman joint military drill ‘AL NAJAH’?

(A) Maharashtra
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Sikkim
(D) Andhra Pradesh

100 - ‘Chabahar Port’, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?

(A) Afghanistan
(B) Nepal
(C) Iran
(D) Kazakhstan

101 - ‘The Crafts Village scheme’ is an initiative of which Union Ministry?

(A) Union Ministry of Culture
(B) Union Ministry of Textiles
(C) Union Ministry of Home Affairs
(D) Union Ministry of MSME

102 - Who has been named as the new MD and CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE)?

(A) Ashish Chauhan
(B) K V Kamath
(C) Urjit Patel
(D) Arundhati Bhatacharya

103 - Which country has announced to launch a new joint international semiconductor research hub with Japan?

(B) Australia
(C) India
(D) Germany

104 - What is the theme of the ‘World Day Against Trafficking in Persons’ in 2022?

(A) Use and abuse of technology
(B) Leaving No one Trafficked
(C) Rehabilitation of the Trafficked
(D) Fellow Human Beings

105 - Which institution launched ‘Face recognition facility’ for pensioners to submit their life certificate?


106 - ‘The Lulo Rose’, a rare 170-carat pink rough diamond was discovered wt which country?

(B) Angola
(C) Japan
(D) New Zealand

107 - As per Kantar India’s Brand Footprint report, which is the most chosen FMCG brand in India?

(A) Amul
(B) Dabur
(C) Parle
(D) Brittania

108 - Which country holds the Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2022?

(A) India
(B) Uzbekistan
(C) Bangladesh
(D) Kazakhstan

109 - ‘NCB National Conference on Drug Trafficking and National Security’ was held in which city?

(A) Mysuru
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Chandigarh
(D) Guwahati

110 - Which city was the host of the first ‘All India District Legal Services Authorities Meet’?

(A) New Delhi
(B) Varanasi
(C) Ahmadabad
(D) Pune

111 - Which institution launched the ‘Good for You, Good for the Planet’ campaign?


112 - Nyaya Mitra programme was launched in which year?

(A) 1998
(B) 2002
(C) 2017
(D) 2020

113 - As per the Election Commission, youngsters attaining how many years can apply in advance for electoral cards?

(A) 15
(B) 16
(C) 17
(D) 18

114 - Martand Sun Temple, which was seen in the news, is located in which state/UT?

(A) Telangana
(B) Jammu and Kashmir
(C) Haryana
(D) Bihar

115 - India discussed with UN Secretary General on the recent attack on UN mission personnel in which country?

(A) Sudan
(B) Congo
(C) Ethiopia
(D) Sri Lanka

116 - Druk Wangyal Khang Zhang Chortens, is a memorial located in which country?

(A) Nepal
(B) Bhutan
(C) South Korea
(D) China

117 - A Herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) survey was conducted simultaneously in six protected areas of which wildlife division?

(A) Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
(B) Munnar Wildlife Division
(C) Ranthambore National Park
(D) Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary

118 - Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in India, is located in which state?

(A) Assam
(B) Manipur
(C) Haryana
(D) Telangana

119 - Logistics Data Bank (LDB) Project, which was seen in the news, is associated with which Ministry?

(A) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
(B) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(C) Ministry of MSME
(D) Ministry of Heavy Industries

120 - Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary, where a new damselfly species (Protosticta anamalaica) was spotted, is in which state?

(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Kerala
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Karnataka

121 - ‘Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme’ which was recently launched, is implemented by which Union Ministry?

(A) Union Ministry of Power
(B) Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food Distribution
(C) Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
(D) Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

122 - Which state held the most number of sittings of the State Assembly in 2021?

(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Kerala
(C) Odisha
(D) Karnataka

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