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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
• In the presidential election held in the Sri Lankan Parliament, caretaker President Ranil Wickremesinghe has won by 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.

Q. According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, what is the rank of India in the Mobile Speed Index 2022?
A. 11th rank
B. 18th rank
C. 108th rank
D. 118th rank
Answer – 118th rank
• In June 2022, India dropped three places to rank 118th globally in terms of mobile speed.
• According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, the average mobile download speed fell from 14.28 Mbps in May 2022 to 14.00 Mbps.
• For the month of June, Norway ranks first in the median mobile download speed index with 126.96 Mbps and Chile ranks first in the median broadband download speed index with 213.73 Mbps.
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. o Indian Agricultural Land Market of SFarmsIndia
• Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in collaboration with IIMA SFarmsIndia has announced the launch of Agricultural Land Price Index (ISALPI).

Q. India and which country have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wildlife Conservation and Sustainable Biodiversity Use in July 2022.
A. festival
B. Ghana
C. South Sudan
D. Namibia
Answer – Namibia
• India and the Government of the Republic of Namibia have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Wildlife Conservation and Sustainable Biodiversity Use.
• They will populate the cheetahs in the historic range in India.
• The key areas of the MoU include technology applications, livelihood generation mechanisms for local communities living in wildlife habitats, etc.
• Capital: Windhoek
• President: Hedge Gingobi
• Currencies: Namibian Dollar, South African Rand
• Official Language : English
• Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast.
• The country is home to a diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population.

Q. Who has taken over as the Managing Director of ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) in July 2022?
A. Mewati
B. Rajarshi Gupta
C. Sunidhi Sonkar
D. Satyendra Kumar
Answer – Rajarshi Gupta
• Rajarshi Gupta as the Managing Director of ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), the foreign investment arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
• Has taken over. He replaces Alok Gupta, who retired in June 2022.
• Prior to this, he was the Executive Director, Head of Corporate Strategy and Planning at ONGC. He founded the Geological and Geophysical Center of Excellence in Houston.
ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL):
• Headquarter Location: New Delhi
• Establishment: 1965

Q. Which city has announced to host the Summer Olympic Games 2028 in July 2028?
A. New York
B. London
C. Shanghai
D. Los Angeles
North – Los Angeles
• The organizers of the Los Angeles 2028 Summer Olympic Games have announced that the opening ceremony of the mega event will take place on July 14, 2028.
• The Games will run until July 30, 2028. • LA28, which is the organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028, revealed that the Paralympic Games will begin on August 15, 2028 and end on August 27.
Summer Olympic Games :-
• The Summer Olympic Games, also known as the Games of the Olympiads, are a major international multi-sport event, usually held once every four years.
• The inaugural Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and most recently the 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021 were held in Tokyo, Japan.
• The International Olympic Committee was established in 1894.
• The first edition of the Olympic Games was held in Athens in 1896 and was attended by only 245 competitors, of whom over 200 were Greek, and only 14 countries were represented.

Q. The day is observed as International Moon Day?
A. 10 July
B. 06 July
C. 19 July
D. 20 July
Answer – 20 July
• July 20, 2022 marked the opening ceremony of International Moon Day.
• On 9 December 2021, the United Nations General Assembly recognized a resolution submitted by the Moon Village Association and several other groups within the organization.
• On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to reach the Moon.

Q. Which West Indies cricketer has announced his retirement from international cricket in July 2022?
A. Nicholas Pooran
B. Craig Brathwaite
C. fabian allen
D. dinesh ramdin
Answer – Dinesh Ramdin
• West Indies cricketers Dinesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons have announced their retirement from international cricket.
• Ramdin appeared in 213 matches for the Windies and scored 5098 runs in international cricket with 6 centuries and 23 fifties
• Simmons played a total of 134 international matches for West Indies, in which he scored 3466 runs with 2 centuries and 25 fifties.
Important current affairs related to cricket in 2021-22:
• India has overtaken Pakistan to reach the third position with 108 ratings points in the ICC ODI team rankings for July 2022.
• India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami has become the fastest Indian to take 150 wickets in One Day International (ODI).
• England batsman Joe Root completed 10191 Test cricket runs and surpassed former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 10122 runs.
• India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami has become the fastest Indian to take 150 wickets in One Day International (ODI).
• England batsman Joe Root completed 10191 Test cricket runs and surpassed former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 10122 runs.
• On 6 March 2022, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin broke Kapil Dev’s record of 434 wickets in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
• Rishabh Pant won the top ‘Test batting’ award for his series-winning innings of 89 against Australia in Brisbane at the 15th Annual ESPN Cricinfo Awards in February 2022.
• The Test Bowling Award went to Kyle Jamieson for his 31 for 5, helping New Zealand become the first World Test champions.
• New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was named ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 15th annual ESPN Cricinfo Awards 2022.

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.

Q. In which state India’s first AI-powered digital Lok Adalat was launched in July 2022?
A. Gujarat
B. Rajasthan
C. Goa
D. Punjab
Answer – Rajasthan
• India’s first AI-powered digital Lok Adalat was launched on 17 July 2022 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
• It was launched by National Legal Services Authority Chairman Uday Umesh Lalit during the 18th All India Legal Services Authority meeting held in Rajasthan.
• The event was inaugurated by Chief Justice of India NV. Raman did it.
• Digital Lok Adalat is developed by Jupitis Justice Technologies.
• Governor : Kalraj Mishra
• Capital: Jaipur
• Population: 6.89 crore (2012)
• Chief Minister: Ashok Gehlot
• Rajasthan is a state in North India. It covers 342,239 square kilometers or 10.4 percent of the total geographical area of India.
• It is the largest Indian state by area. and is the seventh largest state by population.

Q. Who has been appointed as the Ombudsman and Ethics Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in July 2022?
A. Judge Vipin Sanghi
B. Judge Amjad Ahtesham Saeed
C. Judge Satish Chandra Sharma
D. Judge Vineet Saran
Answer – Judge Vineet Saran
• The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed retired Supreme Court judge Vineet Saran as the Ombudsman and Ethics Officer.
• Both these posts were vacant for one year.
• Saran appointed Judge (Retd) D.K. Jain, whose term ended in June 2021.
• Saran has also served as the Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court.
• President: Sourav Ganguly
• Headquarters: Mumbai
• Established: December 1928
• The Board of Control for Cricket in India is the governing body for cricket in India.
• Its headquarter is located at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
• BCCI is an autonomous organization and does not come under the purview of the National Sports Federation of India.

Q. Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed a bio-inspired artificial muscle for the next generation of space robots?
A. IIT Kanpur
B. IIT Madras
C. IIT Guwahati
D. IIT Delhi
Answer – IIT Kanpur
• The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has developed a bio-inspired prosthetic muscle for the next generation of space robots and medical prostheses.
, It has been developed in the Institute’s Smart Materials, Structures and Systems (SMSS) Lab.
• This artificial muscle can also be used to strengthen Indian space technology and make adaptive robotic prostheses.
Important Current Affairs related to (IITs) in 2022:
• Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed an agreement with IIT Bombay to jointly pursue research and development work in the green hydrogen value chain.
• Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has celebrated Research Scholars Festival from March 25 to April 25, 2022.
• This is the 10th edition of the annual Research Scholars Fest.
• Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) and IIT Roorkee have signed an agreement to promote collaboration and facilitate the advancement of knowledge.
• Scientists from DRDO and IIT Delhi successfully demonstrated the quantum key distribution link between Prayagraj and Vindhyachal in Uttar Pradesh over a distance of more than 100 km on February 22 in India for the first time.
• This was achieved on a commercial grade optical fiber already available in the region.
• This technology will enable security agencies to plan a suitable quantum communication network.
• Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has developed a robot HomoSEP, which can end the practice of manual scavenging in India.

Q. Which bank has been recognized as the ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ by Euromoney in July 2022?
A. HSBC Bank
B. Bank of China
C. Bank of America
D. DBS Bank
Answer – DBS Bank
• Singapore-based DBS Bank has been recognized by Euromoney as the ‘Best SME Bank in the World’.
• DBS has been awarded this title for the second time after 2018.
• Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, DBS has implemented emerging technologies to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) manage their credit risk. Euromoney is a leading UK-based financial publication.
DBS Bank Ltd.:
Headquarters: Singapore
• CEO : Piyush Gupta (9 November 2009-)
• Founder: Government of Singapore
• DBS Bank Limited, often referred to as DBS, is a Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation.
• It is headquartered at Marina Financial Center in the Marina Bay district of Singapore.

Q. Who has won gold medal at Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship 2022 in July 2022?
A. Harshada Garuda
B. dead body
C. Ako Yuli Erawan
D. Satish Shivalingam
Answer – Harshada Garuda
• Indian weightlifter Harshada Garuda won the gold medal at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships 2022 on 18 July 2022.
• He won the gold medal by lifting a total of 157 kg, which includes 69 kg in snatch and 88 kg in clean and jerk category.
• Soumya Dalvi won the bronze medal in the youth category of 45 kg.
• This championship is being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from July 15 to July 25, 2022.
Sports Current Affairs 2022:
• Youth World Boxing Champion Alfia Pathan and Geetika won gold medal 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.
• 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. Which day is celebrated as Mangal Pandey Jayanti?
A. March 10
B. 07 April
C. 09 May
D. 19 July
Answer – 19 July
• The birth anniversary of Mangal Pandey, the leader of the Great Revolt of 1857, was celebrated on 19 July.
• He was born in Akbarpur on 19 July 1827 in a zamindar family.
• He was instrumental in the events that led to India’s first major rebellion against the British Empire in 1857, also known as the First War of Independence.
• Pandey was hanged on 8 April 1857.

Q. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has announced the acceptance of which country as its newest member?
A. Russia
B. Bangladesh
C. Thailand
D. Iran
Answer – Iran
• The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will accept Iran as its newest member at the summit to be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in September 2022.
• This summit will be held under the chairmanship of Uzbekistan.
• This is the first expansion of the SCO after India and Pakistan joined the grouping in 2017. Belarus has also applied for SCO membership.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization:
• Headquarters: Beijing, China
• Established: 15 June
• Founders: Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan

Q. Who has been appointed as the Executive Director of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in July 2022?
A. Satyendra Gupta
B. Pramod Rao
C. Shefali Sharma
D. Sushila Devi
Answer – Pramod Rao
• Pramod Rao took over as the Executive Director of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 19 July 2022.
• He will handle the Department of Debt and Hybrid Securities (DDHS) and the Department of Investigation and Adjudication (EAD).
• Prior to this, he was in the post of Group General Counsel in ICICI Bank.
Securities and Exchange Board of India:-
• Established: 12 April 1988
• Headquarters: Mumbai
• President – Madhabi Puri Buch

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