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 Q .
When will the 20th Dhaka International Film Festival 2022 be held?
A)
11th January 2022 to 20th January 2022
B)
15th January 2022 to 23rd January 2022
C)
17th January 2022 to 25th January 2022
D)
20th January 2022 to 29th January 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 15th January 2022 to 23rd January 2022

Note :

The ‘20th Dhaka International Film Festival’ (DIFF) will be held in Dhaka from 15th January 2022  to 23rd January 2022. The general theme of the festival is ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’.   The Festival has been organized on a regular basis by Rainbow Film Society, which has been dedicated to the promotion of a healthy cine culture in Bangladesh and in celebrating the global mainstream in film and its social relevance since 1977. 
 
Rainbow Film Society is one of the most active film entities in the film society movement of Bangladesh. Apart from holding regular film shows and film related seminars and workshops, Rainbow also brings out “The Celluloid”, one of the leading cinema periodicals from Bangladesh with an international audience.
 
The DIFF is one of the most prestigious film events in Bangladesh and, to a great extent, has helped shape an increasingly healthy and positive national film culture. DIFF is a bold expression of resistance against the decadence, vulgarity and cheap commercialism that pervades the mainstream Bangladesh film industry. 

Source : Dhakatribune

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Published On : January 15, 2022
 Q .
Small business lending platform Indifi Technologies has joined hands with which entity to provide instant loan to MSME merchants?
A)
Paytm
B)
Amazon Pay
C)
PhonePe
D)
Google Pay

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Google Pay

Note :

Small businesses-focused online lending platform Indifi Technologies has collaborated with Google Pay to provide instant loans to eligible Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) merchants through the Google Pay platform
 
The borrowing process is entirely digital and eligible merchants on the Google Pay for the Business app can click on loan offerings from Indifi and submit an application online. The loans will be in the range of Rs 2.5 to Rs 3 lakh.

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Published On : January 15, 2022
 Q .
When the Indian Army Day observed?
A)
January 15th
B)
January 14th
C)
January 13th
D)
January 12th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - January 15th

Note :

India celebrates Army Day with tremendous zeal on January 15. It commemorates Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa (K. M. Cariappa), who’d been the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. Every year, the day is marked by conducting a military parade and many other martial displays at Delhi Cantonment’s Cariappa Parade Ground.
 
We will mark the 74th Indian Army Day with almost the same pride, zeal and passion in 2022 so that our coming generations can understand the sacrifices and contributions made by the Indian Army.
 
History and Significance : On April 1, 1895, the Brit Indian Army was founded within the British administration and was known as the British Indian Army. After India became independent in 1947, it was not until January 15, 1949, that the nation received its first-ever Indian chief..

Source : News18

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Published On : January 15, 2022
 Q .
Daniel Ortega was sworn in for the 5th time as President of which country?
A)
Nicaraguan
B)
Panama
C)
Mexico
D)
Honduras

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Nicaraguan

Note : Nicaraguan President José Daniel Ortega Saavedra, leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), was sworn in for a new presidential term. This marks his 5th term and 4th consecutive term Monday(10th Jan 2022) as the President of Nicaragua.

He will remain in the office until January 2027. He received the presidential sash from Gustavo Porras, head of the National Assembly. Ortega’s first stint in power ended in 1990 and upon returning as president in 2007, he quickly set about gaining control of key state institutions.

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Published On : January 15, 2022
 Q .
Which country does India support to overcome the forex crisis?
A)
Malaysia
B)
Thailand
C)
Sri Lanka
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sri Lanka

Note :

India has announced a USD 900 million loan to Sri Lanka to build up its depleted foreign reserves and for food imports, amidst a shortage of almost all essential commodities in the island nation.
 
On Wednesday(12th Jan 2022), the governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal said that the island nation is negotiating a USD one billion loan from India to import goods from the country.
 
The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay met Cabraal on Thursday(13th Jan 2022) and “expressed India's strong support to Sri Lanka in the wake of RBI extending over USD 900 million facilities over the last week”.
 
“These comprise deferment of Asian Clearing Union settlement of over USD 509 million and currency swap of USD 400 million," the tweet said.

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : January 15, 2022
 Q .
A veteran journalist Kamal Khan passed away at the age of 61 on January 14, 2022. He worked with which media channel?
A)
CNN
B)
NDTV
C)
Times Now
D)
India Today

Correct Answer : Option (B) - NDTV

Note :

Kamal Khan, veteran NDTV Journalist and a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award passed away on January 14, 2022, at the age of 61 after suffering a heart attack. Kamal Khan is survived by his wife, Ruchi, and their son, Aman.
 
NDTV's Kamal Khan, a veteran and award-winning journalist known for his outstanding reportage of Uttar Pradesh politics and elegant language, died at his home in Lucknow this morning after suffering a heart attack.
 
Kamal Khan was with NDTV for over three decades.
 
He will be remembered as a legendary reporter whose work stood out for its perceptiveness and integrity, and the way in which he delivered hard truths with poetic dexterity.
 
As a news anchor Kamal was the picture of poise and expertise, and his language was famous for its trademark elegance.
 
Most of all, he was a wonderful and generous human being who had only kind words and boundless time for anyone who met him.
 
His last report was on the high-profile exits of BJP MLAs ahead of the UP Assembly election.

Source : NDTV
 

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Published On : January 14, 2022
 Q .
Which country has awarded a $375 million contract to India for the BrahMos missile?
A)
France
B)
Germany
C)
Indonesia
D)
Philippines

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Philippines

Note :

The Philippines confirmed on Friday(14th Jan 2022) it will acquire three batteries of the BrahMos cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia in a deal worth almost $375 million, a development expected to boost India’s efforts to become a major exporter of defence hardware.
 
The defence deal is unlikely to go down well with China, whose aggressive behaviour in the disputed South China Sea has taken relations with the Philippines to a fresh low. The Philippine Marines intend to use the BrahMos as a shore-based anti-ship missile.
 
Philippine defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he had recently signed the “notice of award” – or the acceptance of India’s proposal for supplying the missile – for the Philippine Navy’s shore-based anti-ship missile acquisition project.

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : January 14, 2022
 Q .
Which British Royal Family member has been stripped of all his Royal patronages and military titles?
A)
Prince Henry
B)
Prince William
C)
Prince Charles
D)
Prince Andrew

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Prince Andrew

Note : Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, has been stripped of all his military and royal titles. The Royal family member, who was the ninth in line of succession to the British throne has been forced to relinquish all his ties with royal titles after being involved in a sexual abuse scandal.

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Published On : January 14, 2022
 Q .
The 18th edition of the two-day Kachai Lemon Festival has started in which state?
A)
Manipur
B)
Mizoram
C)
Tripura
D)
Nagaland

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Manipur

Note :

Kachai Lemon of Manipur has been accorded Geographical Indication (GI) registration tag and widely grown in the Kachai Village of Ukhrul district. Unlike the other lemon varieties grown in other parts of the world, Kachai Lemon is considered to be unique as it is a rich source of ascorbic acid and famous for its juice content.
 
The Kachai Lemon Festival is organised annually to promote this unique kind of lemon fruit and to encourage the lemon farmers.
 
This year, altogether 260 stalls are put up at the festival showcasing the rich reap of lemon this year. While inaugurating the festival, Additional Chief Secretary of Manipur P. Vaiphei said that the Kachai Lemon is one horticulture product that can change the socio-economic facets of not only Kachai Village but the entire region.

Source : All India Radio

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Published On : January 14, 2022
 Q .
Who has become the first Black woman to feature on a US quarter?
A)
Alice Walker
B)
Oprah Winfrey
C)
Maya Angelou
D)
Lillie Mae Bradford

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maya Angelou

Note :

Poet and activist Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman to appear on the US quarter, in a new version of the coin unveiled by the US Mint on Monday(10th Jan 2022).
 
Angelou, author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," will also be the first figure commemorated through the American Women Quarters Program, which was signed into law in January 2021.
 
The US Mint "has begun shipping the first coins" with Angelou's likeness on the American quarter, a 25-cent piece, according to a press release from the agency.

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 14, 2022