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Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th August 2022

Published on August 27, 2022
  • Appointments
    • Justice U.U Lalit takes oath as the 49th Chief Justice of India. He will have a short tenure of under three months. He will demit the office on November 8.
    • India's first premium sports experiences and travel platform DreamSetGo appoints Sourav Ganguly as its first brand ambassador. As the brand ambassador Sourav Ganguly will promote DSG's curated experiences offered through its key partnership with Manchester City, Chelsea FC, ICC travels, and tours.
  • National News
    • Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds bilateral talks with Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Tanzanian Minister of Defence and National Service. They discussed issues concerning bilateral, regional, and defence industrial cooperation. They also discussed ways to enhance cooperation in all domains with a focus on defence industry cooperation. They agreed to form a task force to prepare a five-year future road map for enhancing defence cooperation between the two countries.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th August 2022
    • A three-judge bench headed by outgoing Chief Justice NV Ramana held that the three-member bench would consider a 2013 SC ruling delivered by a division bench, which held that freebies were related to direct principles or promoting the welfare of the people.
    • Union minister Jitendra Singh reviewed the preparations for the Swachhata Campaign 2.0 and a special campaign for disposal of pending matters to be conducted by the central government from October 2. The campaign involves freeing office space by clearing pending matters and disposal of physical files and other junk.
  • Sports
    • Neeraj Chopra finishes first at the Lausanne Diamond League and becomes the first Indian to clinch the top spot in Diamond League meets, after a throw of 89.08m in his first attempt. He has now qualified for the Diamond League final on September 7-8 in Zurich, Switzerland, and the 2023 World Championship. Neeraj Chopra is in the fourth spot in the Diamond League points table with seven points.
    • Karim Benzema and Alexia Putellas won UEFA's player of the year awards. Karim Benzema has scored 15 Champions League goals to lead Real Madrid to its 14 European titles. This is Alexia Putellas's second UEFA Women's best player award.
  • Banking News
    • Punjab National Bank to sell NPA account Apollo Distilleries & Breweries with loan outstanding of nearly Rs 44 crore due against the company. Inviting Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) to put their bids for transferring the loan account of Apollo Distilleries & Breweries, the lender will expedite the due diligence process and make available the documents in one place for verification of the prospective buyers.
  • India to have World's largest religious monument
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Foot-over Bridge in Ahmedabad
  • Maharashtra government starts free travel scheme in buses
  • AAI signed MoU with Sweden to collaborate in sustainable aviation technology

Question: 

Q.1 Justice U.U Lalit takes oath as _______ Chief Justice of India.
a. 50th
b. 46th
c. 44th
d. 49th
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