General Awareness Quiz Series 2022: 7-8th August: Hello Students, General Awareness is an essential part of all government exams. It’s better to prepare this section daily and revise the same using the factsheet provided. Bankersadda team has brought you up a new series in which we will come up with 10 questions and answers, other options of the question have related news to them. So don’t miss reading the solutions.
Q1. In which year August revolution of Indian Freedom Struggle took place?
Q2. National Handloom Day is observed annually on the 7th of August to honour the handloom weavers. What is the theme of the National Handloom Day?
(a) Handloom only
(b) Handloom, an Indian legacy
(c) Handloom : the best
(d) None of these
Q3. Women officers in the Indian Navy made history when they flew a Dornier 228 on the first-ever all-female autonomous maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission. In which sea/ ocean ?
(a) Lakshadweep Sea
(b) Indian Ocean
(c) North Arabian Sea
(d) Bay of bengal
Q4. What is the name of the tiniest satellite launc by India?
(b) Azaadi Sat
Q5. Which state proposed to develop one Sanskrit-speaking village in each of its districts?
(d) Himachal Pradesh
Q6. Which space agency made the first multispectral maps of Mars?
Q7.Donyi Polo Aiport is under construction in which state?
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
Q8. Jagdeep dhankar became the vice president of India, He is India’s _____ Vice President?
Q9. Consider the following statements:
- India has set the target to eliminate Kala-azar from country by 2030.
- World Health Organisation (WHO)’s target of eliminating the disease by 2023.
Which statements are incorrect?
Q10. What is the cause of Kalazar disease?
August Revolution/ August Kranti? Quit India Movement : 8 August 1942
The 80th anniversary of the August Kranti Din or Quit India Movement, which is considered as one of the important milestones in the history of the freedom struggle of our country, is being observed on 8 August 2022. The slogans “Quit India” and “Do or Die” became battle cries for the freedom fighters during the Quit India movement.
National Handloom Day is observed annually on the 7th of August to honour the handloom weavers. Handloom is a symbol of our glorious cultural heritage and an important source of livelihood. The day also highlights the contribution of the handloom industry to the socioeconomic development of the country and increased the income of the weavers. 2022 marks the 8th National Handloom Day. This year theme of National Handloom Day 2022 is ”Handloom, an Indian legacy”.
Women officers in the Indian Navy made history when they flew a Dornier 228 on the first-ever all-female autonomous maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea. Five officers from the Indian Navy Air Squadron (INAS) 314 stationed at the Naval Air Enclave in Porbandar, Gujarat, completed the mission.
About the Maritime Surveillance Mission over Arabian Sea:
- Lt Cdr Aanchal Sharma, the mission commander, piloted the plane while assisted by Lt Shivangi and Lt Apurva Gite, Lt Pooja Panda, and SLt Pooja Shekhawat, tactical and sensor officers.
A tiny satellite launch vehicle will be sent from Sriharikota by the Indian Space Research Organization on 7th August 2022. It is a three-stage vehicle, and each step of propulsion uses solid fuel. The goal of the project is to place an Earth observation satellite called EOS-02 into low earth orbit along with a satellite called “Azaadi SAT.” The satellite will be launched from Sriharikota.
- 750 female students from government schools in remote areas from Kashmir to Kanyakumari created the “Azaadi Satellite.“
Uttarakhand government has decided to develop one Sanskrit-speaking village in each of the 13 districts in the state.
The “Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant (Cheerag)” programme was recently introduced by the administration of Haryana
NASA made the first multispectral maps of Mars available
The researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made the first multispectral maps of Mars’ surface public.
Arunachal Pradesh has given the name of ‘Donyi Polo Airport’ to its third airport, which is under construction in Itanagar.
It is the only airport in the capital city and third in the state after Pasighat and Tezu airports. In the state’s tribal language, Donyi means Sun and Polo means Moon.
Jagdeep Dhankhar has won India’s Vice Presidential election 2022, defeating Opposition candidate Margaret Alva.
Dhankhar will be India’s 14th Vice President, taking over from the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. He has served as a Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs in the Janata Dal government. He became the Governor of West Bengal in July 2019.
Union Government of India has set the target to eliminate Kala-azar from country by 2023. According to Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar (Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare), out of 633 Kala-azar endemic blocks, 625 blocks have successfully eliminated the kala-azar in 2021. India’s target is way ahead than World Health Organisation (WHO)’s target of eliminating the disease by 2030.
Kala Azar is also called as Leishmaniasis. It is a neglected tropical disease, by which over 100 countries are affected, including India. The disease is caused due to parasite called Leishmania. This parasite is transmitted via bite of sand flies.
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