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A)
GSAT
B)
Gaganyaan
C)
Pragyan
D)
Chandrayaan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Gaganyaan

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Achieving another milestone in its ongoing Gaganyaan programme, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday(12th Jan 2022) successfully conducted the qualification test of the cryogenic engine of the human-rated GSLV rocket to be used in the country’s maiden human spaceflight mission, scheduled to be launched in 2023.
 
“Isro successfully conducted the qualification test of cryogenic engine for Gaganyaan programme for a duration of 720 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu. The performance of the engine met the test objectives and the engine parameters were closely matching with the predictions during the entire duration of the test, the space agency said in a statement.
 
The successful long-duration test is a major milestone as it ensured the reliability and robustness of the cryogenic engine for induction into the human-rated launch vehicle. Further, the engine will undergo four more tests for a cumulative duration of 1810 seconds. Subsequently, one more engine will undergo two short-duration tests and one long-duration test to complete the cryogenic engine qualification for the manned mission.

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Space
A)
Jharkhand
B)
West Bengal
C)
Uttarakhand
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - West Bengal

Note : The Gangasagar Mela was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister "Mamata Banerjee" on January 12, 2022 following strict COVID-19 protocols after receiving approval from the Calcutta High Court. The Gangasagar Mela is the biggest fair in Eastern India and it is held at Sagar Island in West Bengal.

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Arts and Culture
A)
SOB
B)
IYSA
C)
AIDDS
D)
AISCD

Correct Answer : Option (D) - AISCD

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The All India Sports Council of the Deaf(AISCD) said it has got the approval from the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) to host the first World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship in Kerala from January 10 to 20, 2023.
 
Honorary General Secretary, AISCD, G Suresh Kumar said the first World Deaf T20 cricket championship will be held in Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala from January 10 to January 20, 2023.

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
9th January 2022
B)
10th January 2022
C)
11th January 2022
D)
12th January 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 10th January 2022

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Trinidad and Tobago Olympic and world medalist Dion Landor has died in a car accident at the age of 29. The governing body of World Athletics and Sports gave information about this on Tuesday. According to reports, Landor died in a car accident in Texas, USA on Monday(10th Jan 2022).
 
News of his death first appeared on social media in the United States and the Caribbean and was later confirmed by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.
 
A three-time Olympian, who led his country to a medal for the bronze relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He then went on to win bronze medals in two world indoor 400s and 4x400m.
 
Born on 28 October 1992 in Mount Hope, the sprinter began his career with local club Abilene Wildcats before moving to the United States.
 
He made his global debut at the 2009 World Under 18 Championships in Bresnon and competed in the 2010 World Under 20 Championships in Moncton. Subsequently, at the age of 19, he made his Olympic debut in London.

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Budli
B)
Quickr
C)
Yaantra
D)
ShopClues

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Yaantra

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Flipkart Group on Thursday(13th Jan 2022) announced the acquisition of Yaantra, an electronics re-commerce company, for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to strengthen its re-commerce business and enhance after-sale offerings for its customers in the smartphones segment. 
 
The acquisition has been effected through FK Group Entity, F1 Info Solutions and Services Pvt Ltd that is engaged in the business of offering comprehensive lifecycle management (repairs and refurbishment) for various categories including mobility, consumer electronics, IT and IT peripherals, AV and enterprise solutions, in the B2B (business-to-business) segment, according to a statement.
 
Yaantra, incorporated in 2013 by Jayant Jha, Ankit Saraf and Anmol Gupta, repairs and sells refurbished consumer tech products such as smartphones and laptops. With this acquisition, Flipkart will provide a comprehensive service ecosystem to its customers that takes care of the entire lifecycle of smartphones, the statement said. Flipkart will enable greater access to affordable refurbished smartphones, offering value and convenience for the end-consumers, it added.

Source : News18

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
Axis Bank
B)
HDFC Bank
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
State Bank of India

Correct Answer : Option (B) - HDFC Bank

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HDFC Bank has been adjudged Best Private Bank in India at the Global Private Banking Awards 2021, organised by Professional Wealth Management (PWM).
 
Published by the Financial Times - the world's leading global business publication - Professional Wealth Management (PWM) specialises in analysing the growth strategies of private banks and the regional financial centres in which they operate.
 
In its editorial, (https://globalprivatebankingawards.com) PWM says: "With clients demanding expertise in areas such as ESG, alternatives and technology, PWM's awards celebrate success for those banks which stay one step ahead."..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
MauBank
B)
HDFC Bank
C)
DCB Bank
D)
SBM Bank

Correct Answer : Option (D) - SBM Bank

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LazyPay, India's preferred Buy Now Pay Later solution by PayU Finance, Wednesday(12th Jan 2022) announced its partnership with SBM Bank India to launch LazyCard, a prepaid payment instrument backed by a credit line, foraying into the card segment.
 
The card aims at empowering financially underserved Indians with easy access to credit. Powered by Visa and SBM Bank India, LazyCard is built with a strong rewards structure, creating value for customers in every transaction by offering bigger, better cash back rewards and offers like never before. Digitally linked to the LazyPay app, the card uses robust technology to ensure security and a hassle-free experience in managing payments.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
State Bank of India
B)
HDFC Bank
C)
ICICI Bak
D)
Axis Bank

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Axis Bank

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Axis Bank has tied up with MinkasuPay, a mobile payments company based in Silicon Valley, California, to offer a smooth net banking payment experience to its customers through biometric authentication solution.
 
The transaction time will reduce from the current 50-60 seconds to just 2-3 seconds with fingerprint or face ID authentication, while increasing success rates significantly, the companies said in a release on Wednesday.
 
"In a continuous effort to provide hassle-free digital payment solutions to its customers, Axis Bank through this partnership with MinkasuPay will enable customers to make net banking payments in merchant apps using Fingerprint or Face ID, without the need of usernames, passwords, and OTPs. This will enhance user experience, while bolstering security and reducing cyber-fraud," it said.
 
MinkasuPay's biometric authentication solution is a two-factor authentication solution that leverages the power of smartphones and biometrics to eliminate friction.

Source : Business Today

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
Rishi Gupta
B)
Rajeev Ahuja
C)
Ittira Davis
D)
Sanjiv Chadha

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ittira Davis

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of "Ittira Davis" as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) for a one-year term effective January 14, 2022.
 
On December 6, 2022, the bank's board had appointed Davis the MD & CEO for a three-year term from the date of approval of the RBI or such other period as may be approved by the central bank.
 
 
Ujjivan SFB, in a filing with BSE, said the special committee of directors, formed in September to oversee the operations and administration in the absence of MD & CEO, stood dissolved from January 13, 2022. The panel was formed after Nitin Chugh resigned as MD & CEO.
 
Davis had a stint with Ujjivan SFB as its chief operating officer. He joined Ujjivan in March 2015 and headed its transition from a microfinance institution (MFI) to an SFB.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 14, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
HarperCollins India
B)
Rupa Publications India
C)
Hachette India
D)
Aleph Book Company India

Correct Answer : Option (A) - HarperCollins India

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Former State Bank of India (SBI) Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya turned author with her autobiography - 'Indomitable - A Working Woman's Notes on Life, Work and Leadership'.
 
Published by HarperCollins India, the book tracks the life and career of the 65-year-old banker, who broke the glass ceiling and stood out in a male-dominated industry. It shares a glimpse into how she got into the challenging banking job and left her mark as an exceptional leader.
 
In 'Indomitable', the retired Indian banker talks about her growing up years and early education in the 1960s.
 
Bhattacharya - who grew up in the 'sleepy towns' of Bhilai and Bokaro - discussed that she had never imagined she would chair the country's largest bank one day. The then 22-year-old had joined SBI in 1977, and became a Probationary Officer after clearing the entrance examination that was referred via a friend. She described the beginning of her glorious banking career, spanning four decades, as 'sheer chance'.

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : January 13, 2022
Category : Books and Authors