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 Q .
Who has been launched India's first virtual platform for spiceexports "SpiceXchange India" at a hybrid event held in Kochi and online?
A)
Som Parkash
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
D)
Narendra Singh Tomar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Som Parkash

Note :

Union minister of state for commerce and industry, "Som Parkash", launched India’s first virtual platform for spiceexports ‘SpiceXchange India’ at a hybrid event held in Kochi and online on Thursday(20th Jan 2022). “Spices have contributed greatly to India’s export basket despite the pandemic and India presently enjoys a dominant share in the global spice market by exporting 225 different spices and spice products to more than 180 countries,” the minister said while launching the platform.
 
“Export development and promotion, value addition and quality improvement continue to be thrust areas for the government and the online platform introduced by the Spices Board will immensely add value to the government efforts in increasing exports,” he added.
 
The spicexchangeindia.com, launched by the Spices Board, is a 3D virtual platform aimed at connecting India’s spice exporters with buyers from around the world. The portal uses AI-based technology to connect spice buyers with the Indian spice exporters.

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : January 26, 2022
 Q .
In 2022, India is celebrating its _____ Republic Day.
A)
75th
B)
74th
C)
73rd
D)
72nd

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 73rd

Note : India is observing the 73rd Republic Day on 26 January 2022.

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Published On : January 26, 2022
 Q .
Armen Sarkissian has recently resigned as President of which country?
A)
Ukraine
B)
Tajikistan
C)
Azerbaijan
D)
Armenian

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Armenian

Note :

Armenian President "Armen Sarkissian" has announced his resignation on 23 January 2022, citing the inability of his office to influence policy during times of national crisis.
 
Sarkissian, president since 2018, was at the centre of a domestic political crisis last year that erupted in the wake of a war between Armenia and its longstanding rival Azerbaijan for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Published On : January 26, 2022
 Q .
To which Olympian was President "Ram Nath Kovind" present the "Param Vishisht Seva" Medal on the occasion of Republic Day?
A)
Abhinav Bindra
B)
Shivpal Singh
C)
Johannes Vetter
D)
Neeraj Chopra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Neeraj Chopra

Note :

* Olympian "Neeraj Chopra" will be honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal on the eve of Republic Day by President "Ram Nath Kovind"
 
* He is the first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics. Neeraj is a Subedar in the Indian Army. 
 
* He had enrolled in 4 Rajputana Rifles as a direct entry to Naib Subedar in 2016. He was chosen for training at the Mission Olympics Wing and Army Sports Institute in Pune.

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Published On : January 26, 2022
 Q .
Which University has declared a draft undergraduate curriculum framework 2022 (UGCF-2022)?
A)
Madras University
B)
Delhi University
C)
Calcutta University
D)
Mumbai University

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Delhi University

Note : The Delhi University (DU) on Friday(14th Jan 2022) released a draft Undergraduate Curriculum Framework 22 (UGCF-2022) keeping in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) and has invited feedback on it from stakeholders till January 30. The new UG curriculum will come into force from next year when the university shifts to a four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).

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Published On : January 25, 2022
 Q .
By what name did the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) develop the Omicron testing kit?
A)
Om
B)
Om-19
C)
OmC-19
D)
Omicron-C19

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Om

Note :

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has developed an indigenous RT-PCR diagnostic kit, ‘Om’, for the testing of Omicron variant of coronavirus.
 
It is the first kit made by any government institution, and the third to be made indigenously, for specific testing of Omicron. Currently, two more such kits developed by private players are available in the market.
 
Once it receives the go ahead from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), it will be launched in the second week of February.
 
A team of three scientists, led by senior principal scientist Atul Goel and four research scholars, has made the kit within two months which will cost around Rs 150.

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : January 25, 2022
 Q .
Who is digitally launched the CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website (www.cghs.gov.in) and mobile app, MyCGHS?
A)
Harsh Vardhan
B)
Bharati Pawar
C)
Dr Mansukh Mandaviya
D)
Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dr Mansukh Mandaviya

Note :

Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally launched the revamped CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website (www.cghs.gov.in) and mobile app, MyCGHS, in the presence of Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.
 
Dr Mandaviya said, "The website has several updated features which shall hugely benefit more than 40 lakhs beneficiaries (both in-service and retired personnel) with real-time information from the convenience of their homes.” With these improved facilities, CGHS aims to further increase its outreach to beneficiaries with ease of providing various facilities.
 
The new CGHS website and its extension as a Mobile Application called MyCGHS, with various beneficiary friendly features, have been designed for ease of service delivery for the beneficiaries within the safe confines of his home, especially during the covid pandemic.

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Published On : January 25, 2022
 Q .
Which company will launch the world's fastest supercomputer by 2022?
A)
Meta
B)
Apple
C)
Google
D)
Microsoft

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Meta

Note :

According to Meta (Facebook's parent company), it will become the world's fastest supercomputer by the end of 2022. Meta's Artificial Intelligence(AI) Research SuperCluster  (RSC) is not completely built yet. When it is complete in mid-2022, it might become the world's fastest.
 
“Meta has developed what we believe is the world’s fastest AI supercomputer... We’re calling it RSC for AI Research SuperCluster and it’ll be complete later this year” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement on Monday(24th Jan 2022).
 
Meta is not the only company to be working on its supercomputers. Google already has its supercomputer called Sycamore which runs on 53 qubits. Nvidia and Microsoft are also working on their AI supercomputers as machine learning becomes the main avenue for these companies to explore.

The pilot phase of RSC is already online - consisting 760 Nvidia GGX A100 systems with 6,080 connected GPUs. When phase two is complete, RSC will have 16,000 GPUs in total.

Source : India Times

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Published On : January 25, 2022
 Q .
Which day is declared as "National Tourism Day" by the Government of India?
A)
January 22nd
B)
January 23rd
C)
January 24th
D)
January 25th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - January 25th

Note : Every year "National Tourism Day" is celebrated across the country on January 25 to recognise India’s magnificence and spread awareness about the significance of tourism and its impact on the economy. The ministry of tourism is observing National Tourism Day under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, a 75-week grand celebration to mark 75 years of India’s independence.

National Tourism Day 2022 Theme : This year’s theme for National Tourism Day is ‘Rural and Community Centric Tourism’.

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Published On : January 25, 2022
 Q .
When the "National Voters Day" India Observes?
A)
January 25th
B)
January 24th
C)
January 23rd
D)
January 22nd

Correct Answer : Option (A) - January 25th

Note :

National Voters' Day is celebrated on January 25th every year since 2011, all across the country to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India on January 25, 1950.
 
The main purpose of the NVD celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximise enrolment, especially for the new voters.
 
Dedicated to the voters of the country, the day is utilised to spread awareness among the voters and for promoting informed participation in the electoral process. New voters are felicitated and handed over their Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) in the NVD functions.
 
National Voters' Day 2022 theme :  The theme for this year is ‘Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative’
 
Vice President "M Venkaiah Naidu" was supposed to be the chief guest for this event. However, he won’t be physically attending the event after getting infected with Covid-19 and will deliver a virtual message.

Source : DNA India

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Published On : January 25, 2022