Current Affairs Quiz 15th and 16th January 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. The government of Karnataka has signed an MoU with which country’s LNG Alliance to set up Karnataka’s 1st Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in Mangaluru?

कर्नाटक सरकार ने मंगलुरु में कर्नाटक का पहला तरल प्राकृतिक गैस (एलएनजी) टर्मिनल स्थापित करने के लिए किस देश के एलएनजी गठबंधन के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Switzerland / स्विट्जरलैंड

(b) China / चीन

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(e) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Karnataka signed MoU with Singapore’s LNG Alliance to setup state’s 1st LNG terminal in Mangaluru

The government of Karnataka and the Singapore based LNG Alliance has signed an MoU to set up Karnataka’s 1st Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in Mangaluru, Karnataka.

The terminal will be developed in association with the New Mangalore Port Trust with an investment of Rs 2250 crore.

This is a part of the Government of India’s plan to strengthen the alternative fuel sector to reach net-zero carbon by 2070.

Q.2. Name the Science & Technology Minister, who has launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven Start-Up by Indian Institute Technology (IIT) alumni for water purification through innovative technology with financial support from Technology Development Board (TDB).

विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्री का नाम बताइए, जिन्होंने प्रौद्योगिकी विकास बोर्ड (TDB) से वित्तीय सहायता के साथ नवीन प्रौद्योगिकी के माध्यम से जल शोधन के लिए भारतीय संस्थान प्रौद्योगिकी (IIT) के पूर्व छात्रों द्वारा आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजेंस (AI) संचालित स्टार्टअप लॉन्च किया है।

(a) Rao Inderjit Singh / राव इन्द्रजीत सिंह

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Jitendra Singh / जीतेन्द्र सिंह

(e) Prahlad Singh Patel / प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Jitendra Singh launched AI-driven Start-Up for Water Purification by IIT alumni; MoU Signed Between TDB & Swajal Water Private Limited

Union Minister of State (I/C) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven Start-Up by Indian Institute Technology (IIT) alumni for water purification through innovative technology with financial support from Technology Development Board (TDB).

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between TDB, a statutory body of the Department of S&T and Swajal Water Private Limited.

The company’s patented system, ‘Clairvoyant’ uses artificial intelligence to optimise purification systems and predict future breakdowns.

Aim – To provide clean drinking water at a lower price than the market price.

Q.3. World’s largest Khadi National Flag was put to display to celebrate the “Army Day” on January 15, 2022 at Longewala in _____________________.

विश्व का सबसे बड़ा खादी राष्ट्रीय ध्वज 15 जनवरी, 2022 को _____________ के लोंगेवाला में सेना दिवसमनाने के लिए प्रदर्शित किया गया था।

(a) Shimla / शिमला

(b) Jaisalmer / जैसलमेर

(c) Leh / लेह

(d) Coimbatore / कोयंबटूर

(e) Srinagar / श्रीनगर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. World’s largest Khadi National Flag displayed at Longewala in Jaisalmer

World’s largest national flag, made of Khadi fabric was put to display to celebrate the “Army Day” on January 15, 2022.

It was displayed at Longewala, along the India – Pakistan Border in Jaisalmer. Longewala was the centre stage of historic battle of 1971 between India and Pakistan. It will be the fifth public display of the Khadi flag.

The Monumental National Flag is 225 feet long and 150 feet wide. It is approximately 1400 kgs in weight. 70 khadi artisans prepared this flag in 49 days. Its making has created about 3500 man-hours of additional work for Khadi artisans and allied workers.

4500 meters of hand-woven, hand-spun, Khadi cotton bunting has been used to make the flag. It covers an area of 33, 750 square feet. The Ashok Chakra in the flag has a diameter of 30 feet.

Q.4. Which company has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Africa50 to develop Africa’s 1st public-private partnership (PPP) mode transmission project in Kenya?

किस कंपनी ने केन्या में अफ्रीका की पहली सार्वजनिकनिजी भागीदारी (पीपीपी) मोड ट्रांसमिशन परियोजना को विकसित करने के लिए अफ्रीका50″ के साथ एक संयुक्त विकास समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Power Grid Corporation of India / पावर ग्रिड कॉर्पोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया

(b) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited/ नेशनल थर्मल पावर कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(c) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(d) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(e) Bharat Petroleum / भारत पेट्रोलियम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. POWERGRID signed Joint Development Agreement with Africa50 to develop Africa’s 1st PPP Transmission Project in Kenya

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, to continue to develop Africa’s 1st public-private partnership (PPP) mode transmission project in Kenya, “Kenya Transmission Project”.

The project involves the development, financing, construction, and operation of the 400kV Lessos – Loosuk and 220kV Kisumu – Musaga transmission lines under a PPP framework.

Q.5. India has announced financial assistance of _______________ loans to Sri Lanka to help building up its depleted foreign reserves and for food imports.

भारत ने श्रीलंका के घटते विदेशी भंडार को बढ़ाने और खाद्य आयात के लिए ___________ ऋण की वित्तीय सहायता की घोषणा की है।

(a) USD 500 million / 500 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(b) USD 600 million / 600 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(c) USD 700 million / 700 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(d) USD 800 million / 800 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(e) USD 900 million / 900 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. India announced financial assistance of USD 900 million to Sri Lanka to overcome forex crisis

India has announced financial assistance of USD 900 million loans to Sri Lanka to help the island nation in building up its depleted foreign reserves and for food imports.

India is extending its support through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay met Cabraal and expressed India’s strong support to Sri Lanka in the wake of RBI extending over USD 900 million facilities.

These comprise deferment of Asian Clearing Union settlement of over USD 509 million and currency swap of USD 400 million.

Q.6. As per the data released by the commerce and industry ministry, India has recorded highest-ever monthly exports at ___________ in December.

वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय द्वारा जारी आंकड़ों के अनुसार, भारत ने दिसंबर में ___________ का उच्चतम मासिक निर्यात दर्ज किया है।

(a) $29.12 billion / $29.12 बिलियन

(b) $37.29 billion / $37.29 बिलियन

(c) $42.02 billion / $42.02 बिलियन

(d) $74.24 billion / $74.24 बिलियन

(e) $85.75 billion / $85.75 बिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. India recorded highest-ever monthly exports at $37.29 billion in December

The preliminary data released by the commerce and industry ministry, India exported goods worth $37.29 billion in December, the highest ever in a month, as demand for items such as engineering products, petroleum items, and gems and jewellery continued to soar.

India’s export has increased by 37 per cent from the figures of December 2020. The import has also increased by 38 per cent from last December. India’s exports of goods will cross 400 billion dollars in this fiscal year.

Shipments during April-December 2021 crossed $300 billion. India’s export of services during April-December 2021 was $178.81 billion.

Q.7. Which of the following has received approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) for setting up Accreditation Agency for a period of 3 years?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे 3 साल की अवधि के लिए प्रत्यायन एजेंसी स्थापित करने के लिए भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड (सेबी) से मंजूरी मिली है?

(a) NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd / एनएसडीएल ई-गवर्नेंस इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर लिमिटेड

(b) Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited / स्टॉक होल्डिंग कॉर्पोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया लिमिटेड

(c) CDSL Ventures Limited / सीडीएसएल वेंचर्स लिमिटेड

(d) Association of Mutual Funds in India / एसोसिएशन ऑफ म्यूचुअल फंड्स इन इंडिया

(e) Central Depository Services Limited / सेंट्रल डिपॉजिटरी सर्विसेज लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. SEBI approved CDSL Venture to set up Accreditation Agency for a period of 3 years

Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL) Ventures Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDSL has received approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) for setting up Accreditation Agency for a period of 3 years with effect from 1st February 2022 for accreditation of eligible Investors.

‘Accredited Investors’ (AIs) may avail flexibility in minimum investment amount (lower ticket size) or concessions from specific regulatory requirements applicable to investment products with certain conditions for specific products or services.

Q.8. Reserve Bank of India has released the Annual Report of the Ombudsman Schemes for 2020-21. The volume of complaints received under all the 3 Ombudsman Schemes increased by ___________ percent on an annualized basis and stood at 3,03,107.

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने 2020-21 के लिए लोकपाल योजनाओं की वार्षिक रिपोर्ट जारी की है। सभी 3 लोकपाल योजनाओं के तहत प्राप्त शिकायतों की मात्रा में वार्षिक आधार पर ___________ प्रतिशत की वृद्धि हुई और यह 3,03,107 रही।

(a) 11.90%

(b) 17.51%

(c) 22.27%

(d) 29.50%

(e) 31.68%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. RBI released Annual Report of Ombudsman Schemes, 2020-21; complaints rose by 22.27% in 2021

Reserve Bank of India released the Annual Report of the Ombudsman Schemes for 2020-21, which has been prepared for the 9-month period, i.e., July 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, in alignment with the change in the Financial Year of RBI from ‘July – June’ to ‘April – March’ with effect from July 1, 2020.

The Annual Report covers the activities under the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2006 (BOS), the Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies, 2018 (OSNBFC) and the Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019 (OSDT).

The volume of complaints received under all the 3 Ombudsman Schemes increased by 22.27 percent on an annualized basis and stood at 3,03,107.

The complaints received at BOS from July 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, stood at 2,73,204

The complaints received at OSNBFCs stood at 26,957 during July 1, 2020-March 31, 2021

The number of complaints received at the OSDT rose to 2,946 during July 1, 2020-March 31, 2021.

Q.9. Which company has joined hands with a small businesses-focused online lending platform Indifi Technologies to provide instant loans to eligible medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs) merchants?

पात्र मध्यम, लघु और सूक्ष्म उद्यमों (MSMEs) व्यापारियों को तत्काल ऋण प्रदान करने के लिए किस कंपनी ने एक छोटे व्यवसायकेंद्रित ऑनलाइन ऋण देने वाले प्लेटफॉर्म इंडिफी टेक्नोलॉजीज के साथ हाथ मिलाया है?

(a) PhonePe / फ़ोन पे

(b) Google Pay / गूगल पे

(c) Paytm / पेटीएम

(d) Amazon Pay / अमेज़न पे

(e) BharatPe / भारत पे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Google Pay has collaborated with Indifi to offer instant digital credit to SMEs

Google Pay joined hands with a small businesses-focused online lending platform Indifi Technologies to provide instant loans to eligible medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs) merchants on the Google Pay platform.

The biggest challenge that most small business owners face is working capital management and the speed of securing capital to manage it. The collaboration aims to address this problem and help small merchants to meet their working capital needs.

The loans will be in the range of Rs 2.5 to Rs 3 lakh.

Q.10. Which of the following bank has launched an online lending platform, to ease credit approvals of up to Rs 50 lakh for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across India?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक ने पूरे भारत में सूक्ष्म, लघु और मध्यम उद्यमों (MSMEs) के लिए 50 लाख रुपये तक की ऋण स्वीकृति को आसान बनाने के लिए एक ऑनलाइन ऋण देने वाला मंच लॉन्च किया है?

(a) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(b) Karur Vysya Bank / करूर वैश्य बैंक

(c) DCB Bank / डीसीबी बैंक

(d) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(e) IDFC FIRST Bank / IDFC फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Federal Bank launched instant loan approval Portal for MSMEs

Federal Bank, a private sector lender, launched an online lending platform federalinstaloans. com, to ease credit approvals of up to Rs 50 lakh for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across India.

The platform enables borrowers to avail loans in less than 30 minutes digitally by simply uploading their income tax (I-T) returns, bank account statement and online verification of Goods and Services Tax (GST) details.

Q.11. Which company has tied up with BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL) and NPCI to launch a co-branded contactless RuPay credit card?

किस कंपनी ने BOB फाइनेंशियल सॉल्यूशंस लिमिटेड (BFSL) और NPCI के साथ कोब्रांडेड कॉन्टैक्टलेस RuPay क्रेडिट कार्ड लॉन्च करने के लिए करार किया है?

(a) ShopClues / शॉपक्लूस

(b) Walmart / वॉलमार्ट

(c) Paytm / पेटीएम

(d) Snapdeal / स्नैपडील

(e) Flipkart / फ्लिपकार्ट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Snapdeal joined hands with BOB Financial & NPCI to launch Rupay Credit Card

Snapdeal has tied up with BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL) and NPCI to launch a co-branded contactless RuPay credit card.

This co-branded credit card aims to popularise the adoption and usage of credit cards among the growing number of online buyers from India’s smaller cities and towns.

The Snapdeal-BoB co-branded contactless card will be rolled out by March 2022.

Q.12. India’s Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation has declined to _________ in December 2021.

भारत का थोक मूल्य सूचकांक (WPI) मुद्रास्फीति दिसंबर 2021 में घटकर _________ हो गई है।

(a) 11.74%

(b) 12.50%

(c) 13.56%

(d) 17.35%

(e) 18.21%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. WPI inflation declined to 13.56% in December 2021

India’s Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation declined to 13.56% in December 2021. At 13.56%, the latest wholesale inflation print is 67 basis points lower than November 2021’s 14.23 percent, which is the highest in the current WPI series, data released by the commerce ministry showed.

The decline in WPI inflation in December 2021 was driven by a fall in prices of fuel items, with wholesale fuel and power inflation climbing down to 32.30 percent from 39.81 percent in November 2021.

Q.13. Which of the following mutual fund has been renamed as the White Oak Capital Mutual Fund?

निम्नलिखित में से किस म्यूचुअल फंड का नाम बदलकर व्हाइट ओक कैपिटल म्यूचुअल फंड कर दिया गया है?

(a) ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund / आईसीआईसीआई प्रूडेंशियल म्यूचुअल फंड

(b) SBI Mutual Funds / एसबीआई म्यूचुअल फंड

(c) Axis Mutual Fund / एक्सिस म्यूचुअल फंड

(d) UTI Asset Management / यूटीआई एसेट मैनेजमेंट

(e) Yes Mutual Fund / यस म्यूचुअल फंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Yes Mutual Fund renamed as White Oak Capital Mutual Fund

Yes Asset Management has been renamed as the White Oak Capital Asset Management with effect from 12th January 2022. In line with this, Yes Mutual Fund has been renamed as White Oak Capital Mutual Fund.

In November 2021, the White Oak Capital group announced the completion of the transaction to acquire the mutual fund business of Yes Bank.

White Oak Group founded by Prashant Khemka, former CIO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s India Equity and Global Emerging Markets Equity businesses provides investment management and advisory services for equity assets of over Rs 42000 crore.

Q.14. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adani Power?

अदानी पावर के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (सीईओ) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Shersingh B Khyalia / शेरसिंह बी ख्यालिया

(b) Shabir Hussein / शबीर हुसैन

(c) Vijay Goel / विजय गोयल

(d) Vibha Harish / विभा हरीश

(e) Arun Raste / अरुण रस्ते

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Shersingh B Khyalia appointed as CEO of Adani Power

The Board of Directors of Adani Power Limited (APL), a subsidiary of Adani Group, approved the appointment of Shersingh B Khyalia as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adani Powers with effect from 11th January 2022.

Shersingh B Khyalia is a Chartered Accountant, who has served as the Managing Director in Gujarat Power Corporation.

Q.15. In January 2022, who among the following has received Knighthood from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle, for his services towards the game of cricket?

जनवरी 2022 में, क्रिकेट के खेल के प्रति उनकी सेवाओं के लिए, निम्नलिखित में से किसने विंडसर कैसल में ड्यूक ऑफ कैम्ब्रिज प्रिंस विलियम से नाइटहुड प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Geoffrey Boycott / जेफ्री बॉयकॉट

(b) Clive Lloyd / क्लाइव लोय्ड

(c) Eoin Morgan / इअन मॉर्गन

(d) Andy Murray / एंडी मर्रे

(e) Andrew Strauss / एंड्रयू स्ट्रॉस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Former West Indies Cricketer Clive Lloyd Receives Knighthood

The Former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd received Knighthood from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle, for his services towards the game of cricket.

A knighthood is a title that is given to a man by a British king or queen for his achievements or his service to his country. A man who has been given a knighthood can put ‘Sir’ in front of his name instead of ‘ Mr’.

On the same day, England’s world cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan was awarded with CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Prince William for his services towards the game of cricket. The CBE is the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award, followed by OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and then MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).

Q.16. Which country has become the first foreign country to place an order for the purchase of the BrahMos Shore-Based cruise Missile System for $374.96 million?

कौन सा देश ब्रह्मोस शोरआधारित क्रूज मिसाइल सिस्टम को $374.96 मिलियन में खरीदने का ऑर्डर देने वाला पहला देश बन गया है?

(a) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(b) Switzerland / स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(d) Philippines / फिलीपींस

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. Philippines became 1st country to buy BrahMos supersonic cruise missile for $374.96 million

Philippines has become the first foreign country to place an order for the purchase of the BrahMos Shore-Based cruise Missile System for its navy. This agreement will give a big boost to India’s defence manufacturing system.

The estimated deal cost is worth $374.96 million. The BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd will supply the missile, under the Shore-Based Anti-Ship Missile System Acquisition Project, for Philippine Navy.

Q.17. ISRO has successfully conducted qualification tests of Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan. India’s 1st human space mission ‘Gaganyaan’ will be launched in _____________________.

इसरो ने गगनयान के लिए क्रायोजेनिक इंजन का योग्यता परीक्षण सफलतापूर्वक किया है। भारत का पहला मानव अंतरिक्ष मिशन गगनयान‘ _____________ में लॉन्च किया जाएगा।

(a) 2023

(b) 2024

(c) 2025

(d) 2028

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. ISRO successfully conducted qualification tests of Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the qualification test of Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan programme for a duration of 720 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex, Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.

The Qualification test ensures the reliability and robustness of the cryogenic engine for induction into the human-rated launch vehicle for Gaganyaan.

India’s 1st human space mission ‘Gaganyaan’ will be launched in 2023. With this launch, India will become the 4th nation in the world to launch a Human Spaceflight Mission after the USA, Russia and China.

Q.18. International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) has given the approval to All India Sports Council of the Deaf (AISCD) to host the 1st World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship at _______________ in 2023.

बधिरों के लिए खेल की अंतर्राष्ट्रीय समिति (आईसीएसडी) ने अखिल भारतीय बधिर खेल परिषद (एआईएससीडी) को 2023 में _____________ में पहली विश्व बधिर टी 20 क्रिकेट चैंपियनशिप की मेजबानी करने की मंजूरी दे दी है।

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(e)

Exp. AISCD got approval from ICSD to hold 1st World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship at Kerala in 2023

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) gave the approval to All India Sports Council of the Deaf (AISCD) to host the 1st World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship in Kerala from January 10 to 20, 2023.

The World Deaf T20 cricket championship will be organized in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where it is expected to see participants from 8 countries.

This championship was planned to be conducted in 2020, moved to 2023 due to COVID outbreak.

Q.19. Who has become the first Indian to grab World no 1 in Under-19 Girls Singles category with 10,810 points in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) Junior rankings?

नवीनतम बैडमिंटन वर्ल्ड फेडरेशन (BWF) जूनियर रैंकिंग में अंडर -19 गर्ल्स सिंगल्स वर्ग में 10,810 अंकों के साथ वर्ल्ड नंबर 1 हासिल करने वाली पहली भारतीय कौन बन गई है?

(a) Gayatri Gopichand / गायत्री गोपीचंद

(b) Tasnim Mir / तसनीम मीर

(c) Tanisha Crasto / तनिषा क्रेस्टो

(d) Treesa Jolly / ट्रीसा जॉली

(e) Rutaparna Panda / रितुपर्ना पांडा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(b)

Exp. Tasnim Mir became the World No 1 in Badminton U-19 Girls Singles

Tasnim Mir became the first Indian to grab World no 1 in Under-19 (U-19) Girls Singles category with 10,810 points in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) Junior rankings.

She is followed by Mariia Golubeva from Russia and Lucia Rodriguez from Spain. In 2021, she won 3 Junior International Tournaments held in Bulgaria, France and Belgium, which helped her climb up for No.1 position.

The World No.1 position in Boy’s Singles is shared by Lakshya Sen, Siril Verma and Aditya Joshi.

Q.20. Indian Army Day is celebrated every year on ________________.

भारतीय सेना दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 13 January / 13 जनवरी

(b) 14 January / 14 जनवरी

(c) 15 January / 15 जनवरी

(d) 16 January / 16 जनवरी

(e) 17 January / 17 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(c)

Exp. 15 January: Indian Army Day

The Army Day in India is celebrated on 15 January every year, to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens.

This year marks the 74th Indian Army Day. The day is marked to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) KM Carriappa took over the command of the Army from General Sir FRR Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.

Q.21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that ______________ will be celebrated as National Startup Day.

प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने घोषणा की है कि _________ को राष्ट्रीय स्टार्टअप दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाएगा।

(a) 16 January / 16 जनवरी

(b) 19 January / 19 जनवरी

(c) 23 January / 23 जनवरी

(d) 27 January / 27 जनवरी

(e) 31 January / 31 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.21.(a)

Exp. 16 January: National Startup Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that January 16 will be celebrated as National Startup Day.

India is celebrating Startup India Innovation Week between January 10, 2022 and January 16, 2022. The week celebrations are organized by Department of Promotion Industry and Industrial Trade.

In 2022, the National Startup Day is celebrated on six themes: ‘Growing from Roots’; ‘Nudging the DNA’; ‘From Local to Global’; ‘Technology of Future’; ‘Building Champions in Manufacturing’; and ‘Sustainable Development.’

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