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Q. Which country topped the medal tally at the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2022 in July 2022?
A. South Korea
B. China
C. Japan
D. India
Answer – India
• India completed the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2022 campaign in Changwon, South Korea on 20 July 2022.
• India finished its campaign on 20 July on top of the medal tally with 15 medals including five gold, six silver and four bronze.
• The trio of Anish Bhanwala, Vijayveer Sidhu and Sameer won the silver medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team event on the final day of the competition.
Sports Current Affairs 2022:
• Youth World Boxing Champion Alfia Pathan and Geetika won gold medals in the 1st edition of Elorda Boxing Cup in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on 4 July 2022.
• Archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma won gold medal in compound mixed team event at Archery World Cup 2022 Stage-3 in Paris on 25 June 2022.
• Archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma won gold medal in compound mixed team event at Archery World Cup 2022 Stage-3 in Paris on 25 June 2022.
• Cyclist Ronaldo Singh created history by winning a silver medal in the senior category sprint event at the Asian Track Cycling Championships 2022 (41st edition) held in New Delhi.
• Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the ongoing Kuorten Games in Finland on 18 June 2022.
• On 14 June 2022, Chopra broke his own national record at the Pavo Nurmi Games 2022 with a throw of 89.30m.
• Indian para-powerlifters Manpreet Kaur and Paramjit Kumar have won bronze medals at the 2022 Asia Oceania Open Championships in World Para-Powerlifting.
• Indian weightlifter Sanapati Gurunaidu won the gold medal in the men’s 55 kg category at the IWF Youth World Championships in Leon, Mexico on 12 June 22.

Q. The Union Cabinet approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation between India and which country on 20 July 2022.
A. Bangladesh
B. Thailand
C. Maldives
D. Myanmar
Answer – maldives
• The Union Cabinet on 20 July 2022 approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for Judicial Cooperation between India and the Judicial Service Commission of the Republic of Maldives.
• This is the eighth MoU between India and other countries in the field of judicial cooperation.
• It will provide a platform to harness the benefits of information technology for digitization of courts in both the countries.
Maldives:
• Capital: Male Continent: Asia
• Population: 5.41 lakh (2020)
President: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
• Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an archipelago country in southern Asia located in the Indian Ocean.
• It is located in the south-west of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 km from the mainland of the Asian continent.

Q. In which city a new industry body ‘The Indo-UAE Economic Chamber of Commerce’ was launched in July 2022?
A. Chennai
B. Mumbai
C. Hyderabad
D. Bhubaneswar
Answer – Chennai
• A new industry body ‘The Indo-UAE Economic Chamber of Commerce’ was launched in Chennai on 17 July 2022.
• It was launched to promote trade relations between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
• The gems and jewelery sector forms a major part of India’s exports to the UAE.
• An MoU was signed between MM Gems & Jewelers (India) and Majestic Investments (UAE) in this regard.
United Arab Emirates:
• Currency: UAE Dirham
• Capital: Abu Dhabi
• President – Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
• Prime Minister: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
• The United Arab Emirates, or simply the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia.
• It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran.

Q. The Malayalam filmmaker has been honored with Kerala’s highest film award, the Jesse Daniels Award in July 2022.
A. V. C. Abhilash
B. Salim Ahmed
C. ajithkumar
D. KP Kumaran
Answer – K.P. Kumaran
• Malayalam filmmaker K. P. Kumaran has been honored with Kerala’s highest film award, the Jesse Daniels Award.
• He won the award for his contribution to the Malayalam film industry.
• The award consists of a cash prize of ₹5 lakh, a citation and a plaque.
• Kumaran made his directorial debut with Atithi in 1975 and won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam in 1989 for the film Rugmini.
Film Awards 2022:-
• Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated the fifth Global Film Tourism Conference (GFTC) in Mumbai on 1 July 2022.
• Dutch documentary film “Turn Your Body to the Sun” has won the Golden Koch Award for Best Documentary Film at MIFF 2022.
• Filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s documentary “All That Breathes” has been awarded the 2022 L’OEil d’or Award.
• The LOEil d’Or Documentary Award, also known as The Golden Eye Award, was created in 2015 by the French-speaking writers’ society LaScam in collaboration with the Cannes Film Festival.
• The 17th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) is being held from 29th May-4th June 2022 at Nehru Center Auditorium, Worli, Mumbai.
• The Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films is a festival organized by the Film Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in the city of Mumbai.
• It was launched in 1990 and focuses on documentary, short story and animation films.
• The 16th Mumbai International Film Festival was held from 28 January to 3 February 2020.

Q. Which institute has received the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award 2021 in July 2022?
A. Central Arid Zone Research Institute
B. National Academy of Agricultural Research Management
C. Central Island Agricultural Research Institute
D. National Research Center for Grapes
Answer – National Academy of Agricultural Research Management
• National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) has received the Sardar Patel Institute of Excellence ICAR Award 2021.
• It won the award in the Large Institute category for its overall performance. In
• NAARM was established in 1976 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to address issues related to agricultural research and education management in India.
Important Awards 2022:
• United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) National Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza and environmental activist Mr. Afroz Shah were awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2021 in July 2022.
• The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) department of Odisha has been awarded the first prize in the National MSME Awards 2022.
• At the 2022 Billboards Music Awards, BTS made history by winning 3 of the 6 awards they were nominated for.
• Anna Kabale Duba from Marsabit County, Kenya was awarded the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award, 2022 in May 2022.
• a. R. Venkatachalapathy has been selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award (Eyal Award) of Tamil Literary Garden, Canada, for 2021.
• The Sangeet Akademi on May 22 announced the Sangeet Kalanidhi Awardees for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022.
• Famous singer Neyveli R Santhanagopalan-2020
• Mridangam player Thiruvarur Baktavatsalam –
• Violinist Lalgudi – G.S. J.S. R. Krishnan and G.K. J.S. R. Vijayalakshmi –

Q. Who has won the Presidential election held in Sri Lankan Parliament in July 2022 by 134 votes?
A. Sajith Premdas
B. dulce allaperuma
C. Anura K. disanayake
D. Ranil Wickremesinghe
Answer – Ranil Wickremesinghe
Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has won the presidential election in the Sri Lankan Parliament by a margin of 134 votes.
• Dullas Allaperuma 82 and Anura K. Dissanayake got three votes.
• After Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives, Wickremesinghe, who had been prime minister for six terms, became the caretaker president.
• He has been elected as the eighth working president of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka:
Capitals: Colombo (Executive and Judicial), Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (Legislative)
• Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
• Population: 2.19 crore (2020)
• India has emerged as the top lender to Sri Lanka, which has lent $376.9 million in the first 4 months of 2022 as compared to $67.9 million by China.
• Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia.
• It is located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea.
• It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.

Q. What is the rank of Indian passport in Henley Passport Index 2022?
A. 77th rank
B. 107th rank
C. 85th rank
D. 87th rank
Answer – 87th rank
• The Indian passport was ranked 87th in the Henley Passport Index.
• Japan, Singapore and South Korea have the most powerful passports in the world.
• The rest of the top 10 include countries like Germany, Spain, Finland, Luxembourg and Italy.
• The UK ranks sixth with a reach of 187 countries, while the US is in seventh place with a score of 186.
Important rankings and indexing:
• India ranks 135th out of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022.
• Austria’s capital Vienna has been ranked as the world’s most livable city in the ‘Global Liveability Index 2022’ report.
• Vienna replaced New Zealand’s Auckland city as the most livable city.
• Delhi at 140th rank, while Mumbai has got 141st rank.
• Kerala has been ranked first in Asia in the Affordable Talent in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2022.
• India has jumped six places to 37th position in the annual World Competitiveness Index for the year 2022.
• Denmark has been ranked at the top while Switzerland is placed at the second position.

Q. Where did the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) set up its first mountain-fighting training center in Northeast India?
A. cloves
B. dombang
C. Dhing
D. duzouk
Answer – Dombang
• The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) set up its first mountain-fighting training center in Northeast India and the second such center in the whole of India.
• A new center has been set up in Dombang, adjacent to the LAC.
• Nearly five decades after the establishment of its first school named Mountaineering and Skiing Institute (M&SI) during 1973-74 at Auli near Joshimath, this center came into existence.

Q. Who was appointed as the Managing Director of Ratan India Power in July 2022?
A. Brijesh Gupta
B. Paritosh Tripathi
C. T Raja Kumar
D. Venkat Nageshwar Chalasani
Answer – Brijesh Gupta
• Ratan India Power appointed Brijesh Gupta as Managing Director.
• He held top positions in Adani Enterprises, Essar Group, Welspun and Atha Group.
• RatanIndia Power is a private power generation company with an installed capacity of 2,700 MW thermal power plants at Amravati and Nashik (1,350 MW each) in Maharashtra with an investment of Rs 18,615 crore (US$2.5 billion).
Recent Appointments:
• SBI General Insurance Company Limited announced Paritosh Tripathi as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from July 5.
• Indian-origin T Raja Kumar has taken over as the chairman of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world’s anti-terror financing agency.
• RBI has appointed Venkat Nageswara Chalasani as a member of the advisory committee of Srei Infrastructure Finance (SIFL) and Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL).

Q. Which port has become the first major port in the country to become 100% Landlord Port?
A. Kolkata Port
B. Jawaharlal Nehru Port
C. New Mangalore Port
D. Paradip Port
Answer – Jawaharlal Nehru Port
• Jawaharlal Nehru Port became the first major port in the country to become 100% Landlord Port.
• JNP is one of the leading container ports in the country and ranked 26th among the top 100 global ports (as per Lloyd’s List Top 100 Ports 2021 report).
• Currently, JNP operates five container terminals, of which only one is owned by the port.

Q. Bhupinder Singh passed away in July 2022. He is a famous. Were.
A. politician
B. singer
C. classical dancer
D. lawyer
Answer – Singer
• Veteran singer Bhupinder Singh passed away in July 2022, best known for his songs like Do Deewane Shahar Mein and ‘Ho Majboor Mujhe Une Bula Hoga’.
• He started his career as a singer and composer at All India Radio, Delhi.
• Apart from playback singing, Bhupinder Singh also served as the guitarist on several popular tracks, including “Dum Maaro Dum”, “Chura Liya Hai”, etc.
Recent died:
• British composer Monty Norman, who wrote the theme tunes for James Bond films, died in July 2022.
• Eminent archaeologist, historian and former Director General of Bangladesh National Museum Dr. Inamul Haque passed away in July 2022.
• Veteran film director Tarun Majumdar passed away in July 2022.
• Ambika Rao, a popular actress who played supporting roles in the Malayalam film industry, passed away.
• Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group Chairman Pallonji Mistry passed away in June 2022.

Q. What is the rank of Gautam Adani in the Forbes list of world’s richest people released in July 2022?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
Answer – 4
• Gautam Adani has now moved past Microsoft founder Bill Gates to the fourth spot in the Forbes list of the world’s richest people.
• Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $102 billion in Forbes’ real-time ranking of the world’s billionaires, while Gautam Adani’s net worth is more than $114 billion, according to Forbes.
• In the Forbes list, Elon Musk is the richest person with a net worth of $230 billion.
• Elon Musk is followed by Bernard Arnault of Louis Vuitton.
• Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is in third place.
• Meanwhile, Mukesh Ambani of India’s Reliance Industries (RIL) is ranked tenth in the Forbes Real Time Billionaires list with a net worth of $88 billion.

Q. Which Petersburg climate talks started in Berlin on 18 July 2022.
A. 10th
B. 11th
C. 12th
D. 13th
Answer – 13th
• The 13th Petersburg Climate Dialogue began in Berlin on 18 July 2022.
• Germany and Egypt are chairing a two-day informal ministerial meeting, which is the host of the 2022 Annual Climate Meeting (COP-27).
• Since its inception in 2010, the Petersburg Dialogue has served as a forum for ministers to build political consensus, which helps resolve differences on issues holding back progress in the negotiations.

Q. Under whose chairmanship the Center constituted a committee on Minimum Support Price in July 2022?
A. Kapil Dev Tripathi
B. Naresh Kumar
C. jishnu barua
D. Sanjay Agarwal
Answer – Sanjay Agarwal
• The Center constituted a committee on Minimum Support Price under the chairmanship of former Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal.
• NITI Aayog member (agriculture) Ramesh Chand, agricultural economist C.S.C. Shekhar etc.
• The panel will work on ways to strengthen the agricultural marketing system as per the changing requirements of the country.

Q. The fifth round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and which country was held in July 2022?
A. Papua New Guinea
B. Samoa
C. fiji
D. Vanuatu
Answer – Fiji
• The fifth round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Fiji was held in Suva on 18 July 2022.
• The Indian side was led by Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Fiji side was led by Yogesh Karan, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister of Fiji and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
• The next round of counseling will be held in New Delhi.

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