Current Affairs MCQs August-2022


Who has become the third richest person in the world?

a) Mukesh Ambani

b) Bernard Arnault

c) Jeff Bezos

d) Gautam Adani

Ans: D - Gautam Adani

  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, India's legendary billionaire and Adani Group owner Gautam Adani has become the third richest man in the world.
  • He has overtaken French businessman Bernard Arnault.

  • America's two billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at number one and second.

Abhijit Sen has passed away recently, he was who among the following?

a) Singer

b) Actor

c) Economist

d) Politician

Ans: C – Economist

  • Abhijit Sen, a former member of the Planning Commission and one of the leading experts on rural economy, has passed away.
  • Abhijit Sen had also held the post of Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices.
  • He was also honored with Padma Bhushan in the year 2010.

  • He was also associated with several global research and multilateral organizations such as the UNDP, the Asian Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the OECD Development Center.

Where is the Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 being organized?

a) Manipur

b) Mizoram

c) Nagaland

d) Tripura

Ans: A - Manipur

  • The 50th All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 has started at Iboyama Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound, Imphal.

  • Shumang Leela is a traditional form of theater in Manipur and the roles of female actors are performed by all male actors and in case of female theater groups the male characters are performed by female actors.

International Whale Shark Day is observed on which date?

a) 25 August

b) 27 August

c) 29 August

d) 30 August

Ans: D - 30 August

  • International Whale Shark Day is observed every year on 30 August to spread awareness about its conservation.
  • The objective of this campaign is to raise awareness for conservation of whale sharks among fishermen, villagers and students.

  • The day began to be celebrated every year since 2008 at the International Whale Shark Convention in Isla Holbox Island, Mexico.

In which state Rajiv Gandhi Rural Olympic Games is being organized?

a) Haryana

b) Rajasthan

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Maharashtra

Ans: B - Rajasthan

  • Rajiv Gandhi Rural Olympic Games is being organized in Rajasthan.
  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has inaugurated the month-long Rajiv Gandhi Rural Olympic Games.

  • A total of 6 games Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting Ball, Tennis Ball Cricket, Volleyball and Hockey will be played in Rural Olympics.

Who has authored the book 'Indian Banking in Retrospect - 75 Years of Independence'?

a) Urjit Patel

b) Paritosh Tripathi

c) Ashutosh Raravikar

d) Alok Kumar

Ans: C - Ashutosh Raravikar

  • Ashutosh Rarawikar, Director, Department of Economic and Policy Research, Reserve Bank of India has authored a new book titled 'Indian Banking in Retrospect - 75 Years of Independence'.

  • It highlights various economic developments like LPG (Liberalisation, Privatization and Globalization) reforms during 1991, nationalization of banks for the first time in 1969, licensing of new private sector banks after 1991, setting up of payments banks, small finance banks.

In which state 'CM Udyaman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana' has been launched?

a) Himachal Pradesh

b) Uttarakhand

c) Haryana

d) Punjab

Ans: B - Uttarakhand

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched Mukhyamantri Udyaman Khiladi Upgradation Scheme in the state on National Sports Day.

  • A total of 3900 boys and girls will get benefit from the Udyaman Khiladi Upgradation Scheme.

National Small Industries Day is celebrated on which date?

a) 25 August

b) 27 August

c) 29 August

d) 30 August

Ans: D - 30 August

  • National Small Industries Day is celebrated every year on 30th August across the country to support and promote small scale industries for their overall growth potential and the opportunities they get for their development in the year.

  • Small scale industries and cottage industries have played an important role in the Indian economy.