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A)
13%
B)
17%
C)
21%
D)
26%

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 26%

Note :

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows to India dropped 26% in 2021 as compared with the previous year as large mergers and acquisitions deals recorded in 2020 were not repeated, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) data showed.
 
"FDI flows to India were 26% lower, mainly because large M & A deals recorded in 2020 were not repeated," according to UNCTAD's Investment Trends Monitor published on 19 January, 2022.
 
 
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows showed a strong rebound in 2021, up 77% to an estimated $1.65 trillion, from $929 billion in 2020, surpassing their pre-COVID-19 level.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 22, 2022
Category : Indian Economy
A)
France
B)
Germany
C)
Japan
D)
Australia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Germany

Note : Strengthening the naval relationships between India and Germany, the Germany Navy Frigate Bayern F217 arrived in Mumbai, India in a rare port call on January 21, 2022. The German warship was received at the Mumbai port by German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner and Maharashtra's Minister for protocol, Tourism, and Environment Aditya Thackeray. The last time a German ship docked in India was almost 9 years ago when German Fregatte "Bremen" had docked in 2012.

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Published On : January 21, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
Australia
B)
England
C)
Pakistan
D)
Sri Lanka

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Pakistan

Note :

The ICC on Friday(21st Jan 2022) announced the schedule for the Men's T20 World Cup 2022 and India will be facing Pakistan in their first match of the tournament on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
 
Australia will begin the defence of their T20 World Cup title against New Zealand in Sydney on Oct. 22 in a re-run of last year's final. The Australians will be hosting the tournament, which begins on Oct. 16 and runs until Nov. 13, for the first time.

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 21, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Smriti Mandhana
B)
Mitali Raj
C)
Shefali Verma
D)
Harmanpreet Singh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Smriti Mandhana

Note : Smriti Mandhana is the sole Indian cricketer named in the ICC Women's T20 Team of the Year 2021. Mandhana was the highest scorer for the Indian women's cricket team in the T20 format in 2021 with two fifties in 9 matches.

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Published On : January 21, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
David Warner
B)
Kane Williamson
C)
Dean Elgar
D)
Rohit Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kane Williamson

Note : New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been named as the captain of the ICC Test Team of the year 2021. Williamson had led New Zealand to victory in the first-ever World Test Championship final against India at Southampton, England.

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Published On : January 21, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Swati Mohan
B)
Jahnavi Dangeti
C)
Shirisha Bandla
D)
Priyanka Srivastava

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Jahnavi Dangeti

Note : Jahnavi Dangeti, a second-year engineering student has created history by becoming the only Indian to undergo and complete the International Air and Space Program (IASP) at NASA Launch Operations’ Kennedy Space Centre in Alabama, the U.S. In an exclusive interaction with PBNS, Jahnavi, walks us through her experience and explains in detail the process she went through during her intense training at NASA.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : January 21, 2022
Category : Space
A)
8.1%
B)
7.6%
C)
7.2%
D)
6.4%

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 7.6%

Note :

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has projected the real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of the Indian economy to grow at 7.6% year-on-year in 2022-23 (FY23). Ind-Ra is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fitch Group. The economic recovery was encouraging, he said, and restrictions put in place by many states to contain the current wave of Covid-19 were not as severe as the second wave. Nonetheless, there are risks to the ongoing recovery, the rating agency warned.
 
It pointed to the latest FY22 GDP advance estimates, which show that Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) — the largest component of GDP (58.6%) from the demand side and a proxy for consumption demand — is projected to grow only 6.9% YoY in the current year, despite a low base and sales data of many consumer durables showing robust growth.

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Published On : January 21, 2022
Category : Indian Economy
A)
Aaron Finch
B)
Kane Williamson
C)
Virat Kohli
D)
Babar Azam

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Babar Azam

Note :

Pakistan captain "Babar Azam" has been named as the captain of the ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year for 2021, announced by the global cricket body on Thursday, (January 20, 2022). He was also named as the captain of the ICC T20I Team of the Year announced on Wednesday(19th Jan 2022).
 
Once again, no Indian has featured in the ODI Team of the Year. There were no Indians in the ICC T20I Men's Team of the Year but Smriti Mandhana found a spot in the Women's T20I Team of the Year.
 
Ireland opener Paul Stirling, who scored 885 runs including 3 hundreds in 2021, has been named the opener along with South Africa's Janneman Malan.

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 21, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Peng Shuai
B)
Ayumi Morita
C)
Emma Raducanu
D)
Sania Mirza

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sania Mirza

Note :

India tennis star "Sania Mirza" on Wednesday(19th Jan 2022) announced that 2022 will be her last season since her body is "wearing down" and motivation and energy for the everyday grind is not the same anymore.
 
Mirza, 35, had returned to tennis after giving birth to her son in March 2019 but her progress was later thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic.
 
Mirza made the retirement announcement after losing the Australian open women's doubles first round with partner Nadiia Kichenok.

Source : India Times

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Published On : January 20, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Mitali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur
B)
Shefali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur
C)
Jhulan Goswami, Mitali Raj
D)
Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jhulan Goswami, Mitali Raj

Note : The ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year 2021 includes two Indians, veteran batter Mithali Raj and pacer Jhulan Goswami. England's Heather Knight has been named the captain of the ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year 2021, while Australia's Alyssa Healy has been named as the wicketkeeper.

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Published On : January 20, 2022
Category : Sports