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Daily Current Affairs for All Govt. Exams – 18th August ’22

Q1) Recently, which of the following has become the first state in India to receive “Har Ghar Jal” certification?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Goa
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Kerala

“Har Ghar Jal” certification

  • The people of all the villages in Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (D&NH and D&D) declared their village to be a “Har Ghar Jal” through a resolution passed by the Gram Sabha, certifying that all households in the villages have access to safe drinking water through taps and ensuring that “No One is Left Out.”
  • All 85,156 of the 85,635,000 rural households in Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, and Goa have access to potable water via a tap connection with Har Ghar Jal.

Q2) Which of the following Indian cities will host the FIBA U-18 women’s Asian Basketball Championship 2022?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Bhopal
  3. Bhubaneshwar
  4. Bengaluru

Q3) Recently, who amongst the following has been recommended by the Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) for the position of Chairman at the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)?

  1. Bhanu Pratap Sharma
  2. Mohammad Mustafa
  3. Dinesh Kumar Khara
  4. R Gandhi

Q4) NAMASTE scheme, recently launched by the union government, is related to which of the following? 

  1. Women Entrepreneurs
  2. Agriculture Workers
  3. Transgenders
  4. Sanitation Workers

Q5) Recently, Israel has decided to restore full diplomatic ties with which of the following countries?

  1. Iran
  2. North Korea
  3. Turkey
  4. Afghanistan

Q6) Recently, which of the following states has recognized ‘Dahi-Handi’ as an official sport?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Gujarat
  4. Karnataka

Q7) Recently, Antim Panghal became the first Indian woman wrestler to be crowned U-20 world champion in the world U-20 wrestling Championship 2022. It is being held in which of the following countries?

  1. Iran
  2. India
  3. Bulgaria
  4. USA

Q8) World Humanitarian Day is observed on which of the following days every year?

  1. 17th August
  2. 18th August
  3. 19th August
  4. 20th August

World Humanitarian Day 2022: Theme

  • The theme for this year’s World Humanitarian Day (WHD) takes its basis in the saying “It takes a village to raise a child,” building upon this metaphor of collective endeavour to grow global appreciation of humanitarian work.
  • Just like the saying, it also takes a village to support a person stuck in a humanitarian crisis.

Q9) Recently, Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the “National Security Strategies Conference 2022” in which of the following cities?

  1. Chandigarh
  2. New Delhi
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Ahmedabad

Q10) According to the recently released report “Air Quality and Health in Cities”, by the US-based Health Effects Institute, which of the following Indian cities was ranked first among the most polluted cities with respect to PM 2.5 levels?

  1. Kolkata
  2. Kanpur
  3. Ghaziabad
  4. Delhi

Q11) Recently, Indian Ports Act was seen in news. It was originally passed in which of the following years?

  1. 1898
  2. 1908
  3. 1948
  4. 2003

Q12) Which of the following is the first state in the country to launch production-grade blockchain-based seed distribution program?

  1. Jharkhand
  2. Telangana
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Q13) Recently, president of which of the following countries has releases the book ‘Indians at Herod’s Gate’ written by the former Ambassador of India Navtej Sarna?

  1. Iran
  2. France
  3. Israel
  4. Australia

Q14) Recently, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme was seen in news. The first flight under UDAN was launched in which of the following years?

  1. 2015
  2. 2017
  3. 2019
  4. 2018

Q15) The 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference will be held in which of the following countries?

  1. India
  2. South Africa
  3. Australia
  4. Canada

Q16) Recently, who amongst the following became the first Indian footballer to play at the UEFA Women’s Champions League?

  1. Anju Tamang
  2. Manisha Kalyan
  3. Aditi Chauhan
  4. Manisha Panna

Q17) Recently, the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with which of the following states for setting up a regional testing laboratory?

  1. Assam
  2. Jharkhand
  3. Chhattisgarh
  4. Tamil Nadu

Q18) The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2022 will be held in Malaysia. It is related to which of the following sports? 

  1. Hockey
  2. Cricket
  3. Football
  4. Badminton


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