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 Q .
To whom was the first electric boat built for the Kochi Water Metro project commissioned?
A)
Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL)
B)
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL)
C)
Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd(MMRCL)
D)
Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited

Correct Answer : Option (A) - KMRL

Note :

The Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) on Friday(31st Dec 2021) handed over the first of the 23 battery-powered electric boats being constructed for the water metro project under the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL).
 
In an event at the shipyard here, the first boat was handed over to the KMRL in the presence of its MD Loknath Behra and his wife Madhumita Behra. 
 
CSL Chairman and Managing Director Madhu S Nair, KMRL Directors K R Kumar, D K Sinha, CSL Directors Bjoy Bhaskar, V J Jose, Water Metro General Manager Shaji Janardhanan and others were present during the event. 

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Published On : January 3, 2022
 Q .
Who started the reading campaign 'Padhe Bharat'?
A)
Anurag Thakur
B)
Dharmendra Pradhan
C)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
D)
Prakash Javadekar

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dharmendra Pradhan

Note :

Union Education Minister "Dharmendra Pradhan" on Saturday(1st Jan 2022) has launched a 100-day Reading Campaign ‘Padhe Bharat’ to improve learning levels of students, according to officials. 
 
The campaign marks an important step to improve the learning levels of students as it develops creativity, critical thinking, vocabulary and the ability to express both verbally and in writing. It helps children to relate to their surroundings and real-life situation, they said. 

Source : The Indian Express

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Published On : January 3, 2022
 Q .
Who is named as new Chairman and CEO of Railway Board in Dec 2021?
A)
Suneel Kumar Tripathi
B)
Madhan Kumar Tripathi
C)
Ramesh Kumar Tripathi
D)
Vinay Kumar Tripathi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Vinay Kumar Tripathi

Note :

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Vinay Kumar Tripathi as the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Railway Board. Tripathi is currently working as the General Manager of North-Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur.
 
Tripathi has been appointed in place of outgoing Chairman and CEO Sunit Sharma. This appointment has been made for six months from January 1, 2022, to June 30, 2022.
 
Tripathi did B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) from Roorkee and joined railways through the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) batch of 1983. His first posting was as an Assistant Electrical Engineer on Northern Railway.

Source : Money Control

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Published On : January 2, 2022
 Q .
Which government has approved the issuance of the 19th tranche of electoral bonds?
A)
India
B)
Russia
C)
Pakistan
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

Note :

The Indian government has approved the issuance of the 19th tranche of electoral bonds, which will be open for sale from January 1 to 10, 2022, ahead of assembly elections in five states Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Goa. In the 19th tranche of sale, the State Bank of India (SBI), has been authorised to issue and encash electoral bonds through its 29 specialised branches. There is no limit on the number of bonds an individual or company can purchase. An electoral bond will be valid for 15 days.
 
About the Electoral bonds : Electoral bonds have been pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties as part of efforts to bring transparency in political funding. However, Opposition parties have been raising concerns about alleged opaqueness in funding through such bonds.

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Published On : January 2, 2022
 Q .
Which state launched Digital Life Certificate system for pensioners 2022 in india?
A)
Bihar
B)
Telangana
C)
Odisha
D)
Karnataka

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Odisha

Note :

Odisha Chief Minister "Naveen Patnaik" Wednesday(29th Dec 2021) launched an online service for the verification of identity and submission of life certificates for pensioners of the state government.
 
The chief minister virtually launched the new initiative while attending the orientation programme for newly recruited 153 officers of Odisha Civil Services.
 
Claiming that Odisha is the first state in the country to implement such a digital service for pensioners, Patnaik expressed happiness over the initiative.

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Published On : January 2, 2022
 Q .
Which country changed the names of places in Arunachal Pradesh?
A)
Japan
B)
China
C)
Russia
D)
Nepal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - China

Note :

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs has standardized the names of 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh in accordance with the geographical names issued by the State Council.   
 
Details : 
* China has been claiming Arunachal Pradesh as part of its territory and calls it south Tibet.
* China claims several areas of Arunachal Pradesh as part of its territory and calls the area “Zangnan” in the Chinese language.
* Maps of China frequently show Arunachal Pradesh as part of China. There are frequent references to ‘South Tibet”. 
* China has renamed eight residential areas, four mountains, two rivers, and a mountain pass all present in Arunachal Pradesh.
* Chinese government had previously assigned Chinese names for six places in the state on April 14, 2017. 
* These names written in Roman alphabet were “Wo’gyainling”, “Mila Ri”, “Qoidengarbo Ri”, “Mainquka”, “Bumo La” and “Namkapub Ri”. 
* These areas correspond to Tawang, Kra Daadi, West Siang, Siang, Anjaw, and Subansiri respectively in Arunachal Pradesh. 
* China does not accept the legal status of the McMahon Line, which was agreed between Great Britain, China, and Tibet in 1914. 
* Chinese representative did not consent to the Shimla Convention and the present government came to power only in 1949.

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Published On : January 2, 2022
 Q .
Which country opened World's longest Metro line?
A)
Japan
B)
Russia
C)
China
D)
Canada

Correct Answer : Option (C) - China

Note :

Shanghai has opened two new metro lines, upholding its rank as the city with the largest Metro network in the world. With the new lines, the total length of Shanghai’s metro network has extended to 831 km, continuing to be the longest in the world. China’s Shanghai opened two new metro lines – Line 14 and Phase One of Line 18.
 
The opening of the two new lines will bring the total number of fully automatic metro lines in Shanghai to five, with an operating length of 167 km, ranking first in the world for the first time. The city will now enjoy 20 metro lines with 508 stations, 83 of which are transfer ones.

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Published On : January 1, 2022
 Q .
Who Celebrates 64th Foundation Day on 1st January 2022?
A)
ESA
B)
NASA
C)
ISRO
D)
DRDO

Correct Answer : Option (D) - DRDO

Note :

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is celebrating its 64th foundation day today(1st January 2022). It was on this day in 1958 when DRDO was formed to make India strong and self-reliant in terms of science and technology and especially in military technologies.

Defence Minister "Rajnath Singh" today wished to all Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO scientists and personnel on their 64th Raising Day. In a tweet, Mr Singh said, they are working tirelessly towards strengthening India’s defence capabilities and making the country self-reliant in defence sector. He hoped that the DRDO scientists and personnel will keep serving the nation with the same zeal...

Source : NewsOnAir

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Published On : January 1, 2022
 Q .
Which country launches 5-year plan to become a hub of world robotics innovation?
A)
China
B)
India
C)
Japan
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - China

Note :

China announced a five(5)-year roadmap to achieve its goal of becoming a global robotics innovation hub by the year 2025.
 
In the plan announced today, it said it aims to do this by focusing on enhancements in key areas such as control panels and servomotors.
 
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology revealed operating income from the country’s robotics industry is expected to grow by around 20% per year between 2021 and 2025. From 2016 to 2020, the sector expanded at an average growth rate of 15%. Last year, operating income surpassed 100 billion yuan ($15.69 billion) for the first time, the ministry said.
 
The country has also displayed impressive growth with regards to its manufacturing robot density, a key metric that shows how far nations have progressed in terms of robotic automation. Last year it reached 246 units per 10,000 people, almost double the global average, ranking as the ninth most automated country in the world.

Source : Silicon Angle

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Published On : January 1, 2022
 Q .
Who has assumed as the Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG)?
A)
Virender Singh Pathania
B)
Virender Rai Pathania
C)
Virender Kumar Pathania
D)
Virender Sharma Pathania

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Virender Singh Pathania

Note : Virender Singh Pathania has assumed the charge as the Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on 30th December 2021. Virender Singh Pathania has taken place of K Natarajan, who served as the Chief of the ICG from July 1, 2019, to December 31, 2021.

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Published On : January 1, 2022