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Which state became 1st LPG enabled and smoke free state of the india?
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Himachal Pradesh
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Himachal Pradesh

Note :

Himachal Pradesh was the first LPG-enabled state to go smoke-free. The Centre's Ujjwala Scheme and Grahini Suvidha Yojana were responsible for this achievement. 
 
The government implemented the Ujjwala scheme to eliminate smoke. The Grahini Suvidha Scheme was created to help women living in rural areas.
 
The Centre government launched the Ujjwalla Yojna to protect women from indoor pollution. In addition, the Himachal government launched the Grihini Suvidha Yojana, which aims to benefit as many women as possible.
 
Ujjwalla Yojna : In Himachal, the Ujjwala Yojana provided 1.36 lakh free domestic connections at a cost of Rs. 21.81 crore, while the Himachal government's Grihini Suvidha Yojana provided 3.23 lakh housewives with free gas canisters at a cost of Rs. 120 crore.

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Published On : January 6, 2022
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Who as new DG of National Mission for Clean Ganga in 2022?
A)
G Asok Kumar
B)
Siddhanta Das
C)
Alok Tewari
D)
Pankaj Kumar Singh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - G Asok Kumar

Note : Shri G Asok Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti took over(03 Jan 2022) as the new Director General for the National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti. He belongs to the Indian Administrative Services Telangana Cadre 1991 batch. In the past, he has held several important positions such as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Director in the Ministry of Power. In the past, he has also served as the Executive Director Projects in National Mission for Clean Ganga.

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Published On : January 6, 2022
 Q .
When did 'Sindhutai Sapkal', popularly known as the "Mother of Orphans" passes away?
A)
1st January 2022
B)
2nd January 2022
C)
3rd January 2022
D)
4th January 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 4th January 2022

Note : Veteran social worker – also known as the mother of the orphansSindhutai Sapkal passed away at the age of 74 in Galaxy hospital Pune. On 4 January 2022 at 8:15 pm, she had a cardiac arrest. She was under treatment for the last eight days. Dr Shailesh Puntambekar informed the media about her demise. She was recently awarded the fourth highest civilian award Padmashri for the year 2021 by President Ramnath Kovind.

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Published On : January 6, 2022
 Q .
Who has laid the foundation stone of the Heartfulness International Yoga Academy in Hyderabad, Telangana?
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Sarbananda Sonowal
D)
Jyotiraditya Scindia

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sarbananda Sonowal

Note :

Union Ayush Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal has laid the foundation stone of the Heartfulness International Yoga Academy in Hyderabad, Telangana. He also launched 75 crores suryanamaskar initiative as part of the "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav". The academy tries to reach all levels of society through training programmes and these will be overseen by an international team.
 
This the academy has therapeutic Yoga rooms for consultation, one to one training spaces or small group classes; pre-natal Yoga rooms; a lecture hall with  200 sitting capacity; a full-fledged recording studio with editing suites for pre-recorded wellness programs; a recording Yoga hall fully equipped for Live online Yoga Classes; a Yoga library with books from every Yoga Institutions and access to Yoga research articles.

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Published On : January 6, 2022
 Q .
Who is the new President of US-India Business Council in 2022?
A)
Elisa Khetty
B)
Takahiro Ebisu
C)
Atul Keshap
D)
Lord Mervyn Davies

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Atul Keshap

Note : Indian-origin American diplomat Atul Keshap has been appointed as the President of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) by the US Chambers of Commerce. His term is effective from January 05, 2022. The US Chambers of Commerce is the parent body of USIBC. Atul Keshap replaces Nisha Desai Biswal.

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Published On : January 6, 2022
 Q .
Who introduced India's first global index of cryptocurrencies IC15?
A)
CryptoJoin
B)
CryptoWire
C)
CryptoCoin
D)
CryptoMoney

Correct Answer : Option (B) - CryptoWire

Note :

With a view to empowering knowledge on crypto and blockchain ecosystem, CryptoWire, a global crypto super app which is a special business unit of TickerPlant, Monday(03 Jan 2022) announced the launch of India's first index of Cryptocurrencies - IC15, which is a rule-based broad market index by market capitalisation.
 
The IC15 tracks and measures the performance of the top 15 widely traded liquid cryptocurrencies listed on leading crypto exchanges of the world, the company stated.
 
Launching IC15, CryptoWire Managing Director and CEO "Jigish Sonagara" said, "With the launch of India's first index of crypto IC15, we intend to complete the knowledge circle for the entire crypto and blockchain eco-system.

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Published On : January 5, 2022
 Q .
Three-time Olympic triple jump champion Viktor Saneyev passed away on January 3, 2022. He had presented which country at the Olympics?
A)
France
B)
UK
C)
USA
D)
USSR

Correct Answer : Option (D) - USSR

Note : Three-time Olympic triple jump champion and former world record-holder Viktor Saneyev passed away at the age of 76. The World Athletics shared the sad news on January 2, 2022. Born in Georgia, Viktor had won Olympic gold in three consecutive games representing the Soviet Union, in 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, 1972 Munich Olympics and 1976 Montreal Olympics. He won a silver in the Olympics four years later in Moscow.

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Published On : January 5, 2022
 Q .
Who celebrated the traditional New Year (2022) 'Loser Festival'?
A)
Ladakh
B)
Khardung La
C)
Spiti Valley
D)
Nubra Valley

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ladakh

Note :

Ladakh is celebrating, Losar Festival, the traditional new year today(3rd Jan 2022). Losar is being celebrated by Buddhist Community in the region with elaborated symbolic festivities in the name of God and Goddess.
 
AIR Correspondent reports, that Festival is comprised of lighting, offering rituals to God and Goddess, and culinary delights. However, due to Covid pandemic, Losar is being celebrated with symbolic performances in a low-key affair. People have called off the festivities of uniting, visiting for Greeting and gathering to celebrate and performances of rituals in view of Covid Pandemic. The festivities began with the celebration of Birth and Nirvana Anniversary Je Tsongkhapa with illuminations of religious places like Monasteries,  Stupas, residential and other places. The eve of Losar festival is also celebrated with memorial food offerings for the departed loved ones.

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Published On : January 5, 2022
 Q .
Which district of Odisha has been declared a child marriage free district by 2022?
A)
Ganjam district
B)
Koraput district
C)
Kalahandi district
D)
Kandhamal district

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ganjam district

Note :

Odisha’s "Ganjam district" was declared child marriage-free January 3, 2022, district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said.
 
“We decided to declare the district free of child marriage after collecting detailed information about all weddings that took place in 2020 and 2021,” Kulange said at an event organised at the district headquarters.
 
The district administration has increased the reward for people informing about the occurrence of child marriage to Rs 50,000 from Rs 5,000.
 
Ganjam is the first district in the state that has been declared child marriage-free.
 
The district has been known to be severely affected by child marriages. In the last few years, however, required measures taken by the administration seem to have produced desired results, said Kulange..

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Published On : January 5, 2022
 Q .
Which company has launched India's first auto ETF 2022?
A)
Axis Mutual Fund
B)
Baroda Mutual Fund
C)
Nippon India Mutual Fund
D)
Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Nippon India Mutual Fund

Note :

Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (NAM India) asset manager of Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF) announce a new fund offer (NFO) for Nippon India Nifty Auto ETF, India’s First Auto sector ETF. The NFO opens on January 5, 2022, and closes on January 14, 2022. The minimum investment amount required is Rs 1,000 and in multiples of Re 1 thereafter.
 
The Nippon India Nifty Auto ETF is an open-ended scheme that tracks the Nifty Auto Index. The ETF will predominantly invest in stocks comprising of the Nifty Auto Index in the same proportion as the index. It will provide exposure to top 15 (as per Nifty Auto Index methodology) companies representing auto-related sectors like Automobiles 4 wheelers, Automobiles 2 & 3 wheelers, auto ancillaries, and tyres.

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Published On : January 5, 2022