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A)
Manoj Pande
B)
Ajit Doval
C)
Karambir Singh
D)
Vijay Kumar Singh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Manoj Pande

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Sources in the government say that the proposal to appoint Lieutenant General "Manoj Pande" as the next Vice Chief of Army Staff has been approved.
 
Manoj Pande has tenanted important staff assignments and was posted as Chief Engineer at the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was Director-General at Army Headquarters dealing with subjects of discipline, ceremonial and welfare.
 
The officer would be replacing the incumbent Lieutenant General CP Mohanty who is due to superannuate on January 31.
 
General Pande is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers) in December 1982. He is a graduate of Staff College, Camberley (United Kingdom) and attended the Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow at Indore in Madhya Pradesh and National Defence College (NDC) at Delhi...
 
Source : India Today

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Published On : January 20, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
Iran
B)
China
C)
Israel
D)
North Korea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Israel

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Israel conducted a successful test of its Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system on Tuesday(18th Jan 2022) morning outside the Earth’s atmosphere, the Defense Ministry said.
 
The trial tested a number of “breakthrough” capabilities for the missile defense system, which can be used immediately by the Israeli Air Force, the Defense Ministry’s Missile Defense Organization head Moshe Patel told reporters on Tuesday(18th Jan 2022).
 
“We have made a breakthrough in every part of the system, in the detection arrays, in the launches, even in the interceptors themselves, so that they match the threats that are expected in the region. There were highly, highly significant technological breakthroughs here that were assessed and can be used by the air force in its operational systems immediately,” Patel said.

Source : Times of Israel

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Published On : January 20, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
$68.7 billion
B)
$83.5 billion
C)
$97.2 billion
D)
$105.6 billion

Correct Answer : Option (A) - $68.7 billion

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Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday(18th Jan 2022) it would buy "Call of Duty" videogame maker Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash, the largest deal in the sector making the Xbox maker the third-largest gaming company by revenue.
 
Microsoft's offer of $95 per share is at a premium of 45 percent to Activision's Friday close.
 
Shares of Activision were up nearly 38 percent at $65.39 before being halted for news.
 
"Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms," Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said in a statement.
 
Demand for video games has surged during the pandemic, as stuck-at-home consumers play more games to keep themselves entertained.

Source : Money Control

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Published On : January 19, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
India
B)
Mexico
C)
Australia
D)
Switzerland

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

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The 2022 Women's AFC Asian Cup will be the 20th edition of the quadrennial football tournament.
 
Hosted by India, the behind-closed-door tournament will start on 20th January 2022 and will conclude on 6th February 2022. The final will be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
 
There are three Groups comprising of four teams each.
 
Group A : India, China PR, Chinese Taipei, Iran.
Group B : Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia.
Group C : Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar.

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : January 19, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
China and Malaysia
B)
India and Japan
C)
North Korea and Germany
D)
Russia and United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India and Japan

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The navies of India and Japan carried out maritime exercises in the Bay of Bengal to enhance defence cooperation between the two countries.
 
Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) Ships Uraga and Hirado in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday (January 13, 2022).
 
Both JMSDF ships are part of Minesweeper Division One and are on deployment to the Indian Ocean Region with Captain Noguchi Yasushi, Commander Minesweeper Division One embarked onboard JS Uraga.
 
The exercise was aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, promoting defence cooperation, enhancing mutual understanding and interoperability between the two navies and sharing best practices.
 
The maritime partnership exercise included a wide range of maritime operations, flying operations, replenishment approaches and tactical manoeuvres.
 
“The entire exercise was planned and conducted in a non contact mode, thereby adhering to Covid safety norms,” Indian Navy said.

Source : Sarkari Tel.

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Published On : January 19, 2022
Category : Oceans and Seas
A)
Kapil Dev
B)
Bharat Arun
C)
Madan Lal
D)
Anil Kumble

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bharat Arun

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday(14th Jan 2022) announced that "Bharat Arun" would be joining the franchise as their bowling coach ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
 
Until recently, Bharat Arun was the bowling coach of the Indian national team since 2014 and played a key role in helping Team India scale new heights.
 
As a player, he represented India in Tests and ODIs and was a very successful domestic player for Tamil Nadu...

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : January 19, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
HIV
B)
Cancer
C)
Diabetes
D)
Tuberculosis

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Tuberculosis

Note : The Union Health Ministry in its revised ‘Clinical Guidance for Management of Adult COVID-19 Patients’ has advised testing for Tuberculosis if cough persists for more than 2-3 weeks and also avoiding the use of the steroid. The health ministry has added active tuberculosis as a high-risk factor that can potentially cause severe disease and even mortality in COVID-19 patients.

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Published On : January 19, 2022
Category : Diseases
A)
UBS
B)
CAF
C)
BFC
D)
ADIB

Correct Answer : Option (A) - UBS

Note : UBS bank has won the right to repossess and sell fugitive businessman "Vijay Mallya's" home in London where he stays with his son Sidhartha and 95-year-old mother Lalitha. This means that Mallya will be evicted from his home. This could be a huge progress in Vijay Mallya's extradition case.

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Published On : January 19, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
HDFC Bank and CRMNEXT
B)
ICICI Bank and CRMNEXT
C)
Axis Bank and CRMNEXT
D)
Central Bank and CRMNEXT

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Axis Bank and CRMNEXT

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Axis Bank, one of the largest private bank in Asia, and CRMNEXT, the leading crm for banks, were awarded the "Best CRM System Implementation" at IBS Intelligence Global FinTech Innovation Awards 2021, which are referred by prominent global bankers and IT consultants as the most prestigious of their kind across the world.
 
Naval Kumar Lad, Sr. Vice President, Information Technology, Axis Bank, accepted the award on behalf of the bank. The bank has implemented CRMNEXT for sales and service modernisation enabling Straight through Processing and instant fulfilment. The platform also enables smarter lead processing automated routing, complete tracking, and visibility.
 
With CRMNEXT, the bank can now generate dynamic personalized offers with real-time visibility on eligibility. CRMNEXT also delivered augmented analytics for real-time customer intelligence, seamless customer onboarding and enabled relationship managers with automated relationship programs.

Source : PR News Wire

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Published On : January 19, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
Anuj Dhar
B)
Sunil Shastri
C)
Narotam Sekhsaria
D)
Chandrachur Ghose

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Chandrachur Ghose

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A new biography of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose titled 'Bose: The Untold Story of An Inconvenient Nationalist' is all set to release in February. The biography is authored by researcher and founder of 'Mission Netaji' Chandrachur Ghose and published by Penguin Random House India under its Viking imprint.
 
The biography attempts to bring new perspectives on Netaji's thoughts on independent India's development, the problem of communalism, geopolitics, his political ideology, and how he negotiated with the political parties, revolutionary societies, and the government.

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : January 19, 2022
Category : Books and Authors