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 Q .
When did Indian Navy 1971 war veteran Vice Admiral SH Sharma passes away?
A)
4th January 2022
B)
3rd January 2022
C)
2nd January 2022
D)
1st January 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 3rd January 2022

Note : The Indian Navy's Indo-Pakistan war veteran Vice Admiral SH Sarma passed away on Monday(3 January 2022). During the 1971 war, he was the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet in which India had defeated Pakistan to form Bangladesh.

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Published On : January 4, 2022
 Q .
Who has assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union with effect from January 01, 2022?
A)
France
B)
Germany
C)
Switzerland
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (A) - France

Note :

France has assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union with effect from January 01, 2022. The country will continue to hold the EU presidency for the next six months till June 30, 2022. This is the 13th time that France has taken over the rotating presidency. The motto of France as EU President is “recovery, strength, belonging.”
 
France will work to place the continent’s digitization and climate protection at the forefront. The presidency of the EU rotates every six months among the member states of the 27-nation bloc. Upon the completion of six months presidency, France will be replaced by the Czech Republic.

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Published On : January 4, 2022
 Q .
Which country Former PM Tony Blair is now "Sir Tony" with Queen's Knighthood, joins top royal order?
A)
Russia
B)
United Kingdom
C)
Singapore
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - United Kingdom

Note :

The Order of the Garter, England's oldest and most senior order of chivalry, has inducted former British Prime Minister(UK) "Tony Blair", the Duchess of Cornwall, and Baroness Amos. According to the BBC, the former prime minister will now be recognised as 'Sir Tony.' The nominations are made at the discretion of the Queen, who can appoint up to 24 "knight and lady companions." In 2005, she knighted former Conservative Prime Minister John Major. Baroness Amos, a former Labour cabinet minister, is the order's first black member. 
 
Blair is elevated to the rank of Sir Tony on January 1 when he joined the order as a "knight companion." He described his time as prime minister as a "wonderful honour." He added, "I would like to thank all those who served with me, in politics, public service, and other areas of our society, for their devotion and commitment to our nation." Sir Tony led his party to a resounding victory in 1997, and he went on to win two more general elections. He served for ten years before stepping down and delegating authority to his chancellor, Gordon Brown. The UK joined the US-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan under Sir Tony's leadership; an official report into the 2003 Iraq war was harshly critical of his administration and UK military officers...

Source : Asia Net News

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Published On : January 4, 2022
 Q .
Which state has the highest number of open defecation free (ODF Plus) villages in India?
A)
Odisha
B)
Kerala
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Telangana

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Telangana

Note :

"Telangana" Minister KT Rama Rao stated that the rural development initiative marked the start of a new era in Telangana. He said that Telangana stands at the forefront in all fields due to the effective leadership of CM K Chandrashekar Rao.
 
Minister KTR said Telangana is number one among the open defecation-free states with 96.74%. KTR also noted that Tamil Nadu (35.39%) was in second place by a considerable margin.

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Published On : January 4, 2022
 Q .
Who was the first Indian-origin employee to be employed at Tesla?
A)
Leslie Berland
B)
Parag Agrawal
C)
Ashok Elluswamy
D)
Shantanu Narayen

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ashok Elluswamy

Note :

Ashok Elluswamy is actually the head of Autopilot engineering, Elon Musk said.
 
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk, who has been using social media to recruit people, has disclosed that Indian-origin Ashok Elluswamy was the first employee to be hired for his electric vehicle company’s Autopilot team.
 
“Ashok was the first person recruited from my tweet saying that Tesla is starting an Autopilot team!” Mr. Musk said in a tweet in reply to a video of his interview.
 
He said that Ashok is actually the head of Autopilot engineering.
 
"Andrej is director of AI; People often give me too much credit and give Andrej too much credit. The Tesla Autopilot AI team is extremely talented. Some of the smartest people in the world,” he said.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : January 4, 2022
 Q .
Who launched the "India Semiconductor Mission"?
A)
Piyush Goyal
B)
Nirmala Sitharaman
C)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
D)
Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ashwini Vaishnaw

Note :

Information Technology Minister "Ashwini Vaishnaw" launched the India Semiconductor Mission on Wednesday. Speaking to journalists, Vaishnaw said companies which are interested in tapping the Rs 76,000-crore incentives earmarked by the Centre for development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem in India can begin applying for the same from January 1.
 
“The schemes have been notified and uploaded on the website. A portal for the same has been prepared for receiving the applications. Come January 1, 2022, onwards, we will start receiving the applications,” Vaishnaw said.
 
 
The India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) is a specialised and independent business division within the Digital India Corporation. It has been set up with the aim to build a vibrant semiconductor and display ecosystem to enable India’s emergence as a global hub for electronics manufacturing and design.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 4, 2022
 Q .
When did Indian Bollywood film producer Vijay Galani passes away?
A)
29th Dec 2021
B)
30th Dec 2021
C)
31st Dec 2021
D)
1st Jan 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 29th Dec 2021

Note :

Hindi film producer Vijay Galani passed away on Wednesday(29th Dec 2021) in London due to organ failure. He was suffering from blood cancer and was seeking treatment in London.
 
TP Aggarwal, President of The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA), confirmed the news of Galani’s demise. He told indianexpress.com, “Galani was suffering from blood cancer and was taking treatment in London, He had a surgery a few weeks ago and it was successful. Suddenly he had an organ failure and died on Wednesday. His family is in London as they were with him during his treatment.”

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Published On : January 4, 2022
 Q .
Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology has been inaugurated in which university?
A)
Delhi University
B)
Chandigarh University
C)
Madras University
D)
Allahabad University

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chandigarh University

Note : Union Defence Minister "Rajnath Singh" inaugurated Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology at Chandigarh University on January 3, 2021. The research centre has been established with the objective of training students in space science, satellite development and to meet future challenges in space research.The state-of-the-art centre will be the Ground Control Station for Chandigarh University's Student Satellite (CUSat).

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Published On : January 3, 2022
 Q .
Who was the first woman teacher in India to work for girls' education?
A)
Pandita Ramabai
B)
Sarojini Naidu
C)
Fatima Sheikh
D)
Savitribai Phule

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Savitribai Phule

Note :

Savitribai Phule is an unforgettable name etched in the minds of many. She was a social reformer, an educationalist and poetess from the state of Maharashtra, who fought for women’s rights. She is regarded as the mother of Indian feminism. Today, on January 3rd, we celebrate her 191st birthday.
 
She was the first-ever female teacher in the country and was the headmistress as well. Her husband Jyotiba Phule was an education reformist as well.

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Published On : January 3, 2022
 Q .
Abdalla Hamdok resigned as Prime Minister of which nation on January 2, 2022?
A)
Egypt
B)
Yemen
C)
Tanzania
D)
Sudan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sudan

Note : Prime Minister of Sudan "Abdalla Hamdok" resigned on January 2, 2022, more than two months after a coup as well as another deadly crackdown on the protestors, with the military now firmly in control. He has resigned six weeks after returning to his post in a deal with the military which stated that this could save a transition of Sudan towards democracy. 

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Published On : January 3, 2022