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 Q .
Who among the following Ministers has tested positive for COVID-19?
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rajnath Singh

Note : Union Defence Minister "Rajnath Singh" tested positive for COVID-19 on January 10, 2022. The Defence Minister himself tweeted during the day informing that he has tested positive for Corona with mild symptoms.

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Published On : January 10, 2022
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the New Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2022?
A)
Urjit Patel
B)
Bimal Jalan
C)
Shaktikanta Das
D)
Raghuram Rajan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Urjit Patel

Note :

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel has been appointed as a vice president of the Beijing-based multilateral funding institution Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), according to sources in the bank on Sunday(9th Jan 2022).
 
India is a founding member of AIIB with the second highest voting share after China. It is headed by former Chinese vice minister for finance Jin Liqun.
 
Mr Patel, 58, will be one of the five Vice Presidents of the AIIB with a three-year tenure. He is expected to take over his posting next month.

Source : NDTV

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Published On : January 10, 2022
 Q .
"World Hindi Day" is celebrated on which date?
A)
January 11th
B)
January 10th
C)
January 9th
D)
January 8th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - January 10th

Note :

World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January 10th. Vishwa Hindi Divas commemorates the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in Nagpur on January 10, 1975. The conference was inaugurated by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi in Nagpur.
 
Hindi is considered to be the mother language of India. It is the simplest source of expression of our nation. It is our heritage and the most widely spoken language in the country. The word Hindi originated from the Persian word Hind, meaning the land of the Indus River.
 
Apart from India, the language is also spoken in Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Fiji, and Mauritius. Therefore, to promote the Hindi language all around the world, International Hindi Day or World Hindi Day is celebrated every year.
 
World Hindi Day history : World Hindi Day was first celebrated in 2006 by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The aim of the conference was to promote the Hindi language worldwide.

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 10, 2022
 Q .
Who has inaugurates Kalpana Chawla Centre For Research at Chandigarh University?
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Yogi Adityanath

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rajnath Singh

Note : Defence Minister "Rajnath Singh" on Monday(3rd Jan 2022) inaugurated the Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology at Chandigarh University and said that it is an important step towards strengthening the space sector of the country. He also launched a Scholarship Scheme, worth Rs 10 crore, for the wards of Defence Personnel of the three Services.

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Published On : January 10, 2022
 Q .
Which female player in Legends League cricket has been appointed as an ambassador to promote women's empowerment programs?
A)
Mithali Raj
B)
Deepti Sharma
C)
Smriti Mandhana
D)
Jhulan Goswami

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Jhulan Goswami

Note :

Legends League Cricket (LLC) has appointed Jhulan Goswami as an ambassador to its All Women Match Official Team to promote Women’s Empowerment initiatives of the LLC and to increase participation of women in cricket. The LLC set up an All Women Match Official Team for the League. This is the first of its all-women official teams that would officiate an entire men’s league.
 
About the Legends League Cricket (LLC) : Legends League Cricket (LLC) is the professional cricket league for retired cricketers. The inaugural session of LLC will be organized from January 20 2022 at Oman Cricket Stadium in Muscat, Oman. Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2022 teams: Indian Maharaja, Aisan Lions, World Giants.

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Published On : January 10, 2022
 Q .
Which committee was set up to look into security vulnerabilities during the Prime Minister's visit to Punjab?
A)
Suresh Kumar Saxena
B)
Sampath Kumar Saxena
C)
Sudhir Kumar Saxena
D)
Sukumar Chandra Saxena

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sudhir Kumar Saxena

Note :

Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted a committee to enquire into the serious lapses in the security arrangements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab. It is a three-member committee and will be headed by Sudhir Kumar Saxena, Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat. It also comprises Balbir Singh, Joint Director, IB and Suresh, IG, SPG.
 
The committee has been asked to inquire about the alleged lapses in the security arrangements of PM Modi “which led to the exposure of the VVIP to grave risk” and submit the report at the earliest. The move comes just ahead of the Supreme Court’s hearing on the PM’s security breach. It was the government’s own former ASG, Maninder Singh, who moved SC seeking an independent probe into the PM’s security breach. The court is slated to hear the matter on January 7.

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Published On : January 9, 2022
 Q .
When is the celebrate birthday of feminist icon and social reformer "Fatima Sheikh" ?
A)
9th Jan 2022
B)
8th Jan 2022
C)
7th Jan 2022
D)
6th Jan 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 9th Jan 2022

Note :

Google on Sunday(9th Jan 2022) paid tribute to Indian educator, feminist icon and social reformer "Fatima Sheikh" on her 191st birth anniversary.
 
Born on this day in 1831 in Pune, Fatima Sheikh was widely regarded as India's first Muslim woman teacher.
 
She co-founded the Indigenous Library in 1848, one of India’s first schools for girls, alongside fellow pioneers and social reformers Jyotirao and Savitribai Phule.
 
Sheikh and her brother, Usman, opened their home to the Phules after the couple was evicted for attempting to educate people in lower castes.

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : January 9, 2022
 Q .
Australia and Japan have signed a defense agreement against which country?
A)
Iran
B)
Russia
C)
China
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note :

Australia and Japan’s new defense pact sends a strong message to China — that the two countries will work closely to ensure a stable Indo-Pacific region, a senior analyst from an Australian think-tank said Friday(7th Jan 2022).
 
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison virtually on Thursday(6th Jan 2022). The two countries signed a Aeciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) that will go through necessary domestic procedures before going into effect “as early as possible.”
 
The agreement will pave the way for much closer defense relations between the two countries, as Japanese and Australian forces can deploy from each other’s bases and establish common protocols, according to Malcolm Davis from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Source : CNBC

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Published On : January 9, 2022
 Q .
Which Indian state celebrates the festival of Losoong (Namsoong)?
A)
Assam
B)
Sikkim
C)
Meghalaya
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sikkim

Note : Losoong (Namsoong) is annually celebrated across the Indian State of Sikkim on the 18th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar, which also marks the beginning of the harvest season. The Namsoong festival begins on the 1st day of the new moon phase Kurneet Lovo, as per the Lepcha lunisolar Calendar known as Dungkit Karchu. The losoong festival is celebrated as Sonam Losoong, by the Sikkimese Bhutia and as Namsoong by the Lepchas. The festival is also celebrated in Nepal and Bhutan.

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Published On : January 9, 2022
 Q .
With which company has the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) entered into an agreement for the second phase of the Passport Service Program (PSP-V2.0)?
A)
Infosys
B)
Accenture
C)
HCL Technologies
D)
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Note :

The government on Friday(7th Jan 20211) inked an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS Ltd) for the second phase of the Passport Seva Programme (PSP-V2.0) that envisages rolling out chip-enabled e-passports, increasing data security and ensuring the next level of customer experience.
 
After sealing the pact, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the government plans to embark on technology upgrades with the use of biometrics, artificial intelligence, advanced data analytics and auto-response under the PSP-V2.O.

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Published On : January 9, 2022