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A)
QUALCOMM
B)
Nvidia Corporation
C)
Samsung Electronics
D)
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Samsung Electronics

Note :

South Korean electronics manufacturing giant, Samsung Electronics surpassed U.S chipmaker Intel to become the world’s leading chipmaker by revenue in 2021, according to a report released by research firm Counterpoint Technology Market Research. 
 
While Intel posted relatively flattish results, Samsung took the lead with a strong DRAM and NAND flash market performance in 2021. Samsung also saw solid momentum in logic chips this year.
 
Memory vendors continued to lead the industry with SK Hynix and Micron taking the third and fourth positions, followed by IC design vendors, including Qualcomm and NVIDIA. The year saw 19% YoY revenue growth.

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Published On : February 1, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
Magnus Carlsen
B)
Levon Aronian
C)
Fabiano Caruana
D)
Viswanathan Anand

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Magnus Carlsen

Note : GM "Magnus Carlsen" secured his eighth victory in Wijk aan Zee with a round to spare. The world champion defeated GM Fabiano Caruana on Saturday and now leads the 2022 Tata Steel Chess Tournament by a full point. He will earn a forfeit win tomorrow vs. GM Daniil Dubov, who cannot get back into the tournament despite a negative PCR test today. GM Arjun Erigaisi is also certain of victory in the Challengers as the Indian GM is going into the final round with a 1.5-point lead.

Source : Chess

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Published On : February 1, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Rs 5,000 crore
B)
Rs 7,600 crore
C)
Rs 9,500 crore
D)
Rs 12,070 crore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rs 5,000 crore

Note :

The government has set up a National Land Monetisation Corporation(NLMC) to fast track monetisation of land and non-core assets of public sector entities, the Economic Survey said on Monday(31st Jan 2022).
 
So far, CPSEs have referred 3,400 acres of land and other non-core assets for monetisation from CPSEs including MTNL, BSNL, BPCL, B&R, BEML, HMT Ltd, Instrumentation Ltd.
 
Since, the desired skill set to take on the responsibility of management and monetisation of non-core assets in government is limited, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in 2021-22 Budget had announced setting up of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), with capacity and expertise, to carry out the monetisation of the land and other non-core assets in an efficient and prudent manner, in line with international best practices.
 
"In pursuance of the Budget announcement, National Land Monetisation Corporation (NLMC) is being incorporated as a 100 percent Government of India owned entity with an initial authorised share capital of Rs 5,000 crore and subscribed share capital of Rs 150 crore," it said.

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : February 1, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
Canara Bank
B)
Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank
C)
Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
D)
Indian Mercantile Co Operative Bank Ltd

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indian Mercantile Co Operative Bank Ltd

Note :

The Reserve Bank India on Friday(28th Jan 2022) said it has imposed several restrictions on "Indian Mercantile Cooperative Bank Ltd", Lucknow, including a cap of Rs 1 lakh on withdrawals.
 
The restrictions came into force from closure of business hours on January 28, 2022 (Friday).
 
In a statement, RBI said the Lucknow-based co-operative bank will not, without its prior approval, grant or renew any loans and advances, or make any investment.
 
"In particular, a sum not exceeding Rs 1 lakh of the total balance across all savings bank or current accounts or any other account of a depositor, may be allowed to be withdrawn...", subject to certain conditions, it added.
 
The central bank, however, added the directions should not per se be construed as a cancellation of the banking licence by the RBI.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : February 1, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
Hasmukh Adhia and Arundhati Roy
B)
RC Ganjoo and Ashwini Bhatnagar
C)
Shantanu Gupta and V L Indira Dutt
D)
Ashwini Bhatnagar and Chandra Kumar

Correct Answer : Option (B) - RC Ganjoo and Ashwini Bhatnagar

Note :

A book titled ‘Operation Khatma’ has been released which is authored by journalists RC Ganjoo and Ashwini Bhatnagar. The book is based upon the operation by the Special Operations Group of Jammu & Kashmir Police which led to the killing of 22 terrorists of the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). It is a graphic first-hand thriller on terrorism in Kashmir. 
 
The blood-splattered rivalry between JKLF and HM, and the short, sharp surgical strike -OPERATION KHATMA- that broke the back of terrorism in the Valley.

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Published On : February 1, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
Chennai Super Kings
B)
Mumbai Indians
C)
Delhi Capitals
D)
Kolkata Knight Riders

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Chennai Super Kings

Note :

Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has become the country’s first sports Unicorn with its market cap having touched a high of Rs 7,600 crores and its share in the grey market trading in the Rs 210-225 price band.

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, which won its fourth IPL title in Dubai last year, now has a market cap more than its parent entity, India Cements. India Cements’ market cap stood at Rs 6,869 crores.
 
Two key reasons which have led CSK’s market cap to go past its parent entity are the team winning its fourth IPL title in Dubai, and two new franchises being added to the upcoming season at record prices.

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Published On : February 1, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Mandeep Singh
B)
Sardar Singh
C)
PR Srejeesh
D)
Rupinder Pal Singh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - PR Srejeesh

Note :

Veteran Indian hockey goalkeeper "PR Srejeesh", who was part of the men's team that claimed a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, won the prestigious World Games Athlete of the Year for his 2021 performances, becoming only the second Indian to receive the accolade.
 
Sreejesh became the first man and second hockey player to win the award, following in the footsteps of compatriot and India women's captain Rani, who took the 2019 prize, the FIH said in a release on Monday(31st Jan 2022).
 
In a global fan vote conducted on TheWorldGames.org, Sreejesh finished well clear at the top of the 24-strong nomination list, with his tally of 1,27,647 votes being almost twice as many as the second-placed athlete, Spain's Sport Climbing ace Albert Ginés Lopez, who garnered 67,428 votes.

Source : India Today

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Published On : February 1, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
China
B)
Israel
C)
North Korea
D)
South Korea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - North Korea

Note :

* North Korea launched its Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile on January 30, 2022.

* Month of January was one of the busiest months of missile tests for North Korea.

* With the launch of Hwasong-12, the country highlights efforts of ensuring its reliable systems for delivery of nuclear warheads.

* Testing schedule started with the launch of new “hypersonic missile,” and later included long-range cruise missiles, short-range ballistic missiles which were launched from railcars & airports and underscoring its rapidly expanding and advancing arsenal in the midst of stalled denuclearisation talks.

* North Korea hasn’t tested its nuclear weapon or longest-range "Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)" since 2017. However, launch of Hwasong-12 signalled it could soon start such testing.

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Published On : January 31, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
Mining
B)
Agriculture
C)
Services
D)
Construction

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Agriculture

Note :

Agriculture and its allied sectors, the largest employer in India, continued to be least hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and will grow at 3.9 percent in 2021-22, compared to the 3.6 percent growth it clocked in 2020-21, the Economic Survey said January 31, 2022.
 
The share of agriculture in the total GVA (gross value added) of the economy was 18.8 percent. While it is less than 20.2 percent in 2020-21, the share is still the second-highest in the last 10 years.
 
The Survey also pointed out that higher growth in allied sectors, especially livestock, has also contributed to the total agricultural GVA..

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Published On : January 31, 2022
Category : Indian Economy
A)
6.2 - 6.9%
B)
7 - 7.6%
C)
7.8 - 8.1%
D)
8 - 8.5%

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 8 - 8.5%

Note : Union Finance Minister "Nirmala Sitharaman" tabled the Economic Survey 2021-22 in the Lok Sabha on January 31, 2022. The Economic Survey 2022 projects India's GDP growth to be between 8 - 8.5% in the Fiscal Year 2022-23.

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Published On : January 31, 2022
Category : Indian Economy