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 Q .
When did the famous archaeologist Thiru R. Nagaswamy passes away?
A)
24th Jan 2022
B)
23rd Jan 2022
C)
22nd Jan 2022
D)
21st Jan 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 23rd Jan 2022

Note :

Veteran archeologist and epigraphist Ramachandran Nagasamy died on Sunday(23rd Jan 2022) in Chennai at the age of 91 due to age-related factors. He served as the director of the Government Archaeology Department in Tamil Nadu.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on Nagasamy's death.
 
Taking to Twitter, Modi wrote : “The coming generations will never forget the contributions of Thiru R Nagasamy toward popularising the art and culture of Tamil Nadu. His passion towards history, epigraphy and archeology were noteworthy. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti." (Roughly translated from Tamil)
 
Nagasamy is known for his epigraphy research on the sculptures in Mahabalipuram. He has written several books on Tamil literature.
 
He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in 2018 for his research work in archeology and was also the recipient of Kalaimamani award — the highest civilian award, from the Tamil Nadu government.

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 25, 2022
 Q .
How many members are there in the Anti-Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Adjudicating Authority?
A)
7
B)
5
C)
3
D)
1

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 3

Note : The PMLA Adjudicating Authority is a three-member body whose mandated is to adjudicate the cases of attachment of assets orders issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and order for its continuity and further confiscation or release, considering the merits of the investigation.

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Published On : January 25, 2022
 Q .
Who has been appointed by the Indian Government as the new Chairperson of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Adjudicating Authority?
A)
Arvind Kumar
B)
Samant Goel
C)
Vinodanand Jha
D)
Jeremiah Useni

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Vinodanand Jha

Note :

Vinodanand Jha, a 1983-batch retired IRS officer has been appointed as the chairperson of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Adjudicating Authority located in the national capital, an official order said.
 
Mr. Jha has been serving as the Member (Finance and Accounts) in the Authority since September 2018.
 
He was appointed to this post after he retired from service as the Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Pune.
 
An order issued by the Union Finance Ministry on January 20 said Mr. Jha’s appointment to the post of chairperson will be till the completion of his tenure on June 22 next year.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : January 25, 2022
 Q .
Whom has the plant based meat company GoodDot appointed as its brand ambassador?
A)
Mithali Raj
B)
Shikhar Dhawan
C)
Bajrang Punia
D)
Neeraj Chopra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Neeraj Chopra

Note :

Plant-based meat company "GoodDot" has roped in Neeraj Chopra as its brand ambassador. With this association, the company wants to create awareness about the new category of plant-based meats
 
It also wants to send out a message that small changes in lifestyle and food choices can go a long way in making the world a better place.
 
The company provides alternatives to mutton, chicken and eggs and is a Direct-to-consumer (D2C) player so far and sells also through online marketplaces like Amazon, Flipkart, etc. It also sells in countries like Canada, Singapore, Nepal, Dubai, South Africa, Mauritius, and Oman.

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Published On : January 24, 2022
 Q .
How many children were honoured with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022?
A)
29 children
B)
31 children
C)
35 children
D)
38 children

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 29 children

Note :

PM Modi awarded a total of 29 children with the Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022 in the field of bravery, art, sports, and others.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the awardees of the Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022 today(24th January 2022), via video conferencing, commemorating them with their certificates and honour for the strides they made in their specific fields.
 
The ceremony was held via video conferencing, and Union Women and Child Development Minister "Smriti Zubin Irani" and Minister of State Munjpara Mahendrabhai were also in attendance. A total of 29 children were awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP), out of which 14 were girls..

Source : DNA India

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Published On : January 24, 2022
 Q .
How many tableaux will participate in Republic Day Parade 2022?
A)
21
B)
25
C)
32
D)
39

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 25

Note :

The Republic Day parade 2022 will have 16 marching contingents, 17 military bands and 25 tableaux of various states, departments and armed forces, the Indian Army said in a statement on Saturday(22nd Jan 2022).

Notably, all the poll-bound states- PunjabManipurGoaUttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh - will have their tableaux this year.
 
The Army will be represented by a mounted column of cavalry, 14 mechanised columns, six marching contingents and a flypast by advanced light helicopters of its aviation wing at the Republic Day parade-2022 (RDP-2022), it said.
 
The mechanised columns of the Army will show one PT-76 tank, one Centurion tank, two MBT Arjun MK-I tanks, one APC TOPAS armoured personnel carriers, one BMP-I infantry fighting vehicle and two BMP-II infantry fighting vehicles, it stated.

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Published On : January 24, 2022
 Q .
Which state was the first state in India to open the AVGC Center of Excellence?
A)
Tamil Nadu
B)
Karnataka
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Karnataka

Note :

The Karnataka state government on Thursday(20th Jan 2022) launched a centre of excellence for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Comics (AVGC), positioning it as a pioneering high technology digital media hub.   
 
The AVGC centre located in Mahadevapura is an initiative of Innovate Karnataka, a state-funded programme, IT/BT Minister "C N Ashwath Narayan" said.  
 
Karnataka was the first Indian state to introduce an AVGC policy in 2012. The state is now home to the country’s first to set up such a centre, which is also said to be the biggest in Asia, the government said in a release.  
 
“This centre brings digital excellence to creative industries. India now commands around 10% of the global AVGC market and has the potential to reach 20-25% by 2027. Karnataka has been driving the AVGC sector in the country..

Source : Deccan Herald

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Published On : January 24, 2022
 Q .
The 'Apna Kangra' app was launched by which state Chief Minister?
A)
Gujarat
B)
Punjab
C)
Himachal Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Himachal Pradesh

Note :

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister "Jai Ram Thakur" on Thursday(20th Jan 2022) launched "Apna Kangra" App to provide a unique experience for any tourist who plans to explore various destinations in Kangra district.
 
The App would empower rural women and youth as they will get employment opportunities in tourism sector and also hospitality services to tourists as hotels, homestays, transport, petrol pumps, emergency services etc.
 
Apna Kangra App would provide a unique life changing experience for the tourists on the one hand and empower the rural population on the other. It provides an e-marketing platform for SHG products of Kangra district to sell their products.

Source : The States Man

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Published On : January 24, 2022
 Q .
What amount of capital infusion has been announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)?
A)
₹25 billions
B)
₹19 billions
C)
₹14 billions
D)
₹10 billions

Correct Answer : Option (D) - ₹10 billion

Note :

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the government has approved an equity infusion of ₹10 billion (~$ 134.11 million) in Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI). The capital would facilitate the addition of 3.3 GW of renewable energy projects and enable SECI to announce several other innovative tenders for project development.
 
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is working towards achieving the target set by the Government of India to install 175 GW (excluding large hydro) of renewable energy capacity by 2022 and further increase it to 450 GW by 2030.
 
This equity infusion announcement comes in the heels of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, approving  the equity infusion of ₹15 billion (~$201.27 million) in the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). The additional equity infusion will help IREDA lend ₹120 billion (~$1.61 billion) to the renewable energy sector, thus facilitating the debt requirement for an additional capacity of approximately 3,500 – 4,000 MW..

Source : Mercom India

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Published On : January 24, 2022
 Q .
On which day is National Girls' Day celebrated?
A)
January 24th
B)
January 23rd
C)
January 22nd
D)
January 21st

Correct Answer : Option (A) - January 24th

Note :

Aworld without girl is as impossible as a world without water. 'The world could come to a standstill without the existence of girl child. Therefore, every year, National Girl Child Day is celebrated on January 24 to raise awareness to promote the rights, education, health, and nutrition of the girl child across the country. The day was initiated by the Ministry of Women and child development, providing support and opportunity for girls in India.
 
National Girl Child Day 2022 History and significance : The day was first created by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2008 to raise awareness of the importance of girl child. An initiative to eliminate gender-based discrimination in society and to bring about a change in behaviour towards girls in this male-preferred world. The government has made many schemes for the development of the girl childlike Save the Girl Child, Bati Bachao Beti Padhao, and many more.

Source : India Today
 

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Published On : January 24, 2022