2nd August Current Affairs 2022

1) West Bengal is creating 7 new districts. What will be the total number of districts in the state?
A. 30 districts
B. 26 districts
C. 37 districts
D. 21 districts
• The West Bengal Government, led-by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has announced 7 new districts for the state.
• With the launch of the 7 new districts, the total number of districts in West Bengal has increased to 30.
• Earlier there were 23 districts in the state.

2) Who has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Delhi Police?
A. Adhir Sharma
B. Suman Bala
C. Manoj Malaviya
D. Sanjay Arora
• Sanjay Arora, a 1988 batch IPS officer has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Delhi Police.
• He replaced Rakesh Asthana and assumed the charge on 1 August.
• Earlier, He had taken the charge of DG ITBP on 31 August 2021 as the 31st Chief.
• He is the recipient of many awards including the Police Special Duty medal, Antrik Suraksha Padak and the UN Peacekeeping medal.

3) Which state’s Indus International School has introduced the first Teaching Robot in India?
A. Telangana
B. Odisha
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Maharashtra
• Indus International School has launched the innovative and first Teaching Robot in India, the “Eagle Robot”.
• Three of the Indus Schools have 21 Eagle Robots deployed, with seven in each of Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Pune.
• Eagle Robot is very interactive, personalises the experience, and emulates emotions through the digital face.
• Eagle Robot is capable of instructing kids in grades 5 through 11 both alone and in a classroom setting with a human teacher.

4) When did the Earth break its shortest day record?
A. July 27th
B. July 28th
C. July 29th
D. July 30th
• Earth broke its shortest day record on July 29, 2022 by completing its full rotation in a time that was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than the regular 24 hours time.
• Noticeably, the Earth has been rotating faster than earlier years.
• The Earth had recorded the shortest month in 2020 and July 19 of that year was recorded as the shortest day of all time.
• On July 19, 2020 the Earth completed its rotation in a time
• 1.47 milliseconds lesser than a standard 24-hour day.

5) Which city hosted the Chabahar Day Conference?
A. Delhi
B. Mumbai
C. Bengaluru
D. Hyderabad
• Union Shipping Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has launched Chabahar Day Conference in Mumbai on July 31, 2022.
• The event was attended by dignitaries from Kazakhstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan.
• The Chabahar port plays a key role in India’s IndoPacific vision to connect with Eurasia with Indian Ocean Region.
• India and Iran had inked the bilateral agreement regarding the same in May 2016.

6) Who has received the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist award for 2021?
A. Alice Boner
B. Jeffrey Armstrong
C. Maurice Bloomfield
D. Prasanna Kumar
• Canadian scholar Jeffrey Armstrong has received the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist award for 2021.
• Jeffrey Armstrong was presented the award in a ceremony by Manish, India’s consul-general in Vancouver.
• This award has been conferred upon Armstrong ‘in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the study of India’s history & culture’.
• The first recipient of the award in 2015 was Professor Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron from Germany.

7) Union Cabinet has approved the signing of guarantees for hosting the which FIFA World Cup 2022 in India?
A. FIFA U-17 Women’s
B. FIFA U-20 Women’s
C. FIFA U-17 Men’s
D. FIFA U-20 Men’s
• The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of guarantees for hosting the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in India.
• The tournament is scheduled to be held across 3 cities – Bhubaneswar, Goa and Mumbai from October 11 to 30, 2022.
• It will be the seventh edition of the tournament.
• It will be the first time that India hosts a FIFA women’s football tournament.

8) Which state’s police have been presented the “President’s Colours” by VP Venkaiah Naidu?
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Kerala
C. Karnataka
D. Jharkhand
• Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on 31st July 2022, presented the President’s colour to the Tamil Nadu Police and released a Special Cover to honour the occasion.
• The President’s Colour is the highest honour given to the military, paramilitary and police forces of States and Union Territories.
• Mr. Naidu appreciated the Tamil Nadu state Police for receiving the prestigious colour as the first in Southern India.
• Mr. Naidu said that Tamil Nadu is the only State to have a police unit to investigate smuggling of idols and statues.

9) A new species of Damselfly named “Anamalai Reed-tail” has been discovered in –
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Kerala
C. Uttarakhand
D. Assam
• A new species of Damselfly has been discovered in the Western Ghats of Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary in Thrissur, Kerala.
• The species has been named The Anamalai Reed-tail.
• The species was discovered by researchers from Travancore Nature History Society with support from Peechi Wildlife Division.

10) Pacific Dragon ballistic missile defense exercise has been started at –
A. California
B. New Jersey
C. Hawaii
D. Texas
• The biennial Pacific Dragon ballistic missile defense exercise between the military of South Korea, the United States and Japan is being held from August 01 to August 14, 2022 off the coast of Hawaii.
• Pacific Dragon is basically a trilateral ballistic missile defense (BMD) tracking event between the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy.
• However, apart from the three countries, Canada and Australia is also taking part in the multilateral drill in 2022, which is being led by the US Pacific Fleet.

11) England beat which team to win the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Championship?
A. Netherlands
B. Germany
C. Portugal
D. Finland
• England beat Germany, 2-1, after extra time, to win the Euro 2022 trophy in the finals played at the Wembley stadium in London on July 31, 2022.
• This is for the first time that England team has ever won the European Championships.
• Also, it is the first major trophy for England after 1966, since the England’s men’s team won the World Cup in 1966.

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