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 Q .
The first 15 meetings of the Business 20 (B20) India Inception Meeting will be held in ________ from January 22nd to 24th, 2023.
A)
Bengaluru
B)
Mumbai
C)
Lucknow
D)
Gandhinagar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Gandhinagar

Note :

As part of India’s G-20 presidency, a Business-20 (B-20) inception meeting will be organised at Gandhinagar in Gujarat between the 22nd to 24th of January 2023.

The meeting will be held to formulate policy recommendations to be submitted to G-20 ahead of the leaders' Summit.

This will be the first of 15 events that the State is set to organise as part of India's G-20 presidency.
 
The inaugural ceremony of the B-20 inception meeting will be attended by Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Ashwini Vaishnaw, State Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, India's Sherpa to G-20 Amitabh Kant and Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran.

More than 150 policy-makers, business executives, CEOs, and senior executives representing enterprises from G-20 countries will take part in the inaugural meeting...

Source : AIR

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Published On : January 17, 2023
 Q .
Viacom18 bagged Women's IPL media rights for Rs_____Cr for next 5 years.
A)
Rs 793 Cr
B)
Rs 875 Cr
C)
Rs 951 Cr
D)
Rs 1050 Cr

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rs 951 Cr

Note :

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday (16th Jan 2023) announced that Viacom 18 has won the bid for the media rights for the upcoming Women’s IPL for a whopping Rs 951 crore for five years.

The auction for the T20 League was conducted by the cricket board in Mumbai on Monday (16th Jan 2023).
 
“Viacom has committed Rs 951 cr which means per match value of INR 7.09 cr for next 5 yrs(2023-27)…After pay equity, today’s bidding for media rights for Women’s IPL marks another historic mandate,” tweets BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Monday.
 
The Indian cricket board is expected to launch its ambitious franchise-based T20 league for women cricketers on the lines of the Indian Premier League in March 2023.

The BCCI, in December 2022, had floated the tender to invite media houses to bid for the broadcast rights of the competition that has been long in demand in Indian cricket...

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : January 17, 2023
 Q .
Mukarram Jah Bahadur, the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad when did passed away?
A)
9th Jan 2023
B)
12th Jan 2023
C)
14th Jan 2023
D)
15th Jan 2023

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 12th Jan 2023

Note :

Mukarram Jah Bahadur, the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, passed away on Thursday (12th Jan 2023) night in Istanbul, a statement issued by his office on behalf of the family said. 
 
He was 89. Jah, the successor and grandson of the last Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, was living in Turkey.
 
Born to Prince Azam Jah and Princess Durru Shehvar, the imperial princess of the Ottoman Empire, on October 6, 1933 in France, Mukarram Jah was coronated as Asaf Jah the Eighth on April 6, 1967, after the passing away of Mir Osman Ali Khan in February 1967.
 
“We are deeply saddened to inform you that Nawab Mir Barket Ali Khan Walashan Mukarram Jah Bahadur, H.E.H The Eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, passed away peacefully in Istanbul, Turkey late last night at 10.30 pm (IST),” the statement said..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : January 16, 2023
 Q .
Who has bagged the first-ever Federal Bank Literary Award 2022 for his autobiography 'Oranweshananthinte Katha'?
A)
Madhav
B)
K Venu
C)
S Chaari
D)
V N Vaasu.

Correct Answer : Option (B) - K Venu

Note :

Noted writer K Venu has bagged the first-ever Federal Bank Literary Award 2022 for his autobiography ‘Oranweshananthinte Katha’.

The award was presented by the chairman and independent director of the Federal Bank, Balagopal Chandrasekhar.

It was presented at an event held as part of the ongoing sixth edition Kerala Literature Festival, Kozhikode beach.

The prize money was handed over by Nandakumar V (executive vice-president of the bank).

Source : The Print

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Published On : January 16, 2023
 Q .
The renowned Jallikattu bull-taming competition got underway on 15th Jan 2023 in which state?
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Karnataka
C)
Andhra Pradesh
D)
Telangana

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tamil Nadu

Note :

The bull taming sport began in the Avaniyapuram village of Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday (15th Jan 2023). The season for the legendary sport began earlier this month in Tamil Nadu with the first event taking place in Pudukkottai district last week.
 
“For Avaniyapuram, we have made all arrangements for the smooth conduct of Jallikattu. Ensuring the safety of bulls as well as players. Three levels of barricading are put in to ensure that bulls play in the play arena and spectators are also protected," said Madurai District Collector Aneesh Sekhar.

Source : News18

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Published On : January 16, 2023
 Q .
Google paid a special tribute to which Indian Olympian through its Doodle on 15th January 2023?
A)
Milkha Singh
B)
Major Dhyan Chand
C)
Maharaj Krishna Koshik
D)
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

Note :

Tech giant Google Inc on Sunday (15th January 2023) celebrates the 97th birthday of Indian wrestler, Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav through its Google Doodle.
 
Khashaba became independent India’s first individual athlete to win an Olympic medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
 
Google in its tribute to Indian wrestling legend said, “Happy Birthday to Khashaba Dadasheb Jadhav (aka the “Pocket Dynamo”)!”
 
 
Khashaba Dadasheb Jadhavor was born on this day in 1926, in the village Goleshwar in Maharashtra, India. His father was one of the village's best wrestlers, and Jadhav inherited his athleticism.

A 10-year-old Jadhav started training as a wrestler with his father after shining as a swimmer and runner,  
 
Although Jadhav only grew to 5’5”, his skillful approach and light feet made him one of the best wrestlers at his high school, the tech giant said in its blog while explaining about KD Jadhav...

Source : Zeebiz

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Published On : January 16, 2023
 Q .
Indian Railway's wholly owned subsidiary, RailTel Corporation of India Ltd has received an order worth ______crores from the Puducherry government.
A)
₹126.52 crores
B)
₹149.37 crores
C)
₹170.11 crores
D)
₹201.83 crores

Correct Answer : Option (C) - ₹170.11 crores

Note :

Indian Railway's wholly owned subsidiary, RailTel Corporation of India Ltd has received an order worth ₹170.11 crores from the Puducherry government.

Agenda : To design, develop, supply, install, test, commission, and operations, and maintenance of integrated command control centre (ICCC) and other associated activities for the smart city.

The contract is for five years and will be completed in 10 months.

The Smart Cities Mission was launched by PM Modi in 2015...

Source : Mint

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Published On : January 16, 2023
 Q .
Which institution has released the "Global Risk Report 2023"?
A)
World Bank
B)
Asian Development Bank
C)
International Monetary Fund
D)
World Economic Forum

Correct Answer : Option (D) - World Economic Forum

Note :

World Economic Forum (WEF) has released Global Risk Report 2023

Key findings :
 
* In the next 2 years: Cost of living; Natural disasters and extreme weather events; Geoeconomic confrontation

* In the next 10 years: Failure to mitigate climate change; Biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse

* Major risks to India: Digital inequality; geopolitical confrontation for resources, the rising cost of living, debt crisis, natural disasters and extreme weather events

* Technologies such as AI, Quantum and Biotechnology are going to exacerbate the inequalities and digital divide ( if no action is taken to mitigate it)

* Economic and geopolitical risks :

* Covid-19 and Ukraine war has resulted in rising inflation, rapid normalization of monetary policies, low-growth and low-investment era

* A miscalibration between monetary and fiscal policies will raise the likelihood of liquidity shocks, signalling a more prolonged economic downturn and debt distress on a global scale.

* Geopolitical fragmentation will drive geoeconomic warfare and heighten the risk of multi-domain conflicts

* g. data regarding Russia’s boreal forests –the biggest land-based carbon store on the planet – is no longer available for international scientific research because of the war in Ukraine.

* Concurrent shocks, deeply interconnected risks and eroding resilience are giving rise to the risk of polycrises ( one crisis leading to another and the overall impact far exceeds the sum of each part)

Food, fuel and cost crises exacerbate societal vulnerability while declining investments in human development erode future resilience
As volatility in multiple domains grows in parallel, the risk of polycrises accelerates

Recommendations :
 
* Strengthening global risk preparedness and cooperation
* Risk identification and foresight of coming risks and ways to solve it
* Investment in risk preparedness
* Rethinking ‘future’ risks
 
About Global risk report :
 
The Global Risks Report is an annual study published by the World Economic Forum ahead of the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Based on the work of the Global Risk Network, the report describes changes occurring in the global risks landscape from year to year.
 
About WEF :
 
It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation (HQ: Geneva, Switzerland). The World Economic Forum brings together decision-makers from across society to work on projects and initiatives that make a real difference.
 
Some major reports published by WEF are :
 
* Energy Transition Index.
* Global Competitiveness Report.
* Global IT Report
* WEF along with INSEAD, and Cornell University publishes this report.
* Global Gender Gap Report.
* Global Risk Report.
* Global Travel and Tourism Report.

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Published On : January 16, 2023
 Q .
Who has been crowned the Miss Universe 2022 at the 71st Miss Universe pageant organized in New Orleans, Louisiana?
A)
Crystle Stewart
B)
Morgan Romano
C)
R'Bonney Gabriel
D)
Harnaaz Sandhu

Correct Answer : Option (C) - R'Bonney Gabriel

Note :

Miss USA, "R'Bonney Gabriel" has been crowned as the Miss Universe 2022. Gabriel took the crown ahead of Amanda Dudamel from Venezuela and Andreína Martínez from the Dominican Republic.
 
Aged 28, R'Bonney Gabriel is a model, fashion designer, and sewing instructor who prioritizes the environment in her work. She is also the first Filipino American to win Miss USA.
 
The 71st Miss Universe pageant was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday (14th Jan 2023) night with 84 women from around the world competing for the crown...

Source : AIR

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Published On : January 16, 2023
 Q .
DotFEST Festival has been organized in which Indian state on 15th January 2023?
A)
Chhattisgarh
B)
Odisha
C)
Rajasthan
D)
Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Odisha

Note :

Odisha Chief minister "Naveen Patnaik" on 15th January 2023 inaugurated Dotfest, the grand cultural extravaganza that is being organised in the wake of the men's hockey World Cup.

The second edition of 'Dot Fest,' a part of city festivals commemorating the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023, will be held in Odisha from January 15 to 29, 2023.

With a slew of activities including Bollywood superstars and international storytellers. As part of the festival, six main festivals and activities will be held, including Bhubaneswar live, an international cuisine festival, the story-telling festival BhuFesto, Ekamra walks, a night flea market, and the 'Sebe-O-Ebe' picture show.
 
Source : India Times

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Published On : January 16, 2023