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A)
Axis Bank
B)
RBL Bank
C)
HDFC Bank
D)
ICICI Bank

Correct Answer : Option (B) - RBL Bank

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RBL Bank stated on Monday(10th Jan 2022) that it has collaborated with Google to strengthen its customer experience strategy and expand value proposition in order to serve its rapidly growing customer base through its digital platform, Abacus 2.0. This collaboration will enable RBL to better manage customer data and analytics and enable effective cross-selling, thereby reducing the cost of customer acquisition significantly.
 
The lender stated that it aims to provide a superior and holistic one-stop solution to its customers through Abacus 2.0. It also plans to increase its over 4 million customers to a base of 12-14 million users in the next three years in the urban retail asset and liability category. It will leverage Google Cloud’s infrastructure for seamless on-boarding of customers. The infrastructure will also be the technology foundation of a customer acquisition engine with inclusive access to products such as payments, deposits, insurance, credit card, investments, secured loans and more.
 
Surinder Chawla, Head Branch and Business Banking, RBL Bank said, “Advancing our innovation agenda and building an optimized and agile data platform to serve our existing and prospective customers is one of our critical business priorities. Working with Google, we will augment our customer targeting with solutions such as Google Ads, and explore co-innovation opportunities with platforms like Google Pay to drive user engagement and build new digital offerings.”

Source : Business Today

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Published On : January 11, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
N. R. Visakh
B)
Bharath Subramaniyam
C)
Raunak Sadhwani
D)
Viswanathan Anand

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bharath Subramaniyam

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Tamil Nadu’s Fourteen-year(14 Years)-Old Bharath Subramaniyam on Sunday (9th January 2022), became India's 73rd chess Grandmaster, after completing his third and final GM norm at Vergani Cup Open in Italy. The Chennai-based player  scored 6.5 points from nine rounds along with four others to finish seventh overall in the event. He secured his third GM norm here and also touched the requisite 2,500 (Elo) mark. Notably, to become a GM, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.
 
The All India Chess Federation (AICF) also congratulated the teenager on his feat. "Fourteen-year-old Bharath Subramaniyam becomes the 73rd Grandmaster of the country after completing his final GM Norm and crossing the 2500 rating at Vergani Cup Open in Italy. All India Chess Federation congratulates Bharath for the achievement," AICF wrote on its website.
 
Bharath’s coach M Shyam Sundar, himself a Grandmaster, tweeted: "Congratulations Bharath for becoming the latest GM of India!! Let’s focus on new goals in this new year!!"

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Published On : January 11, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Goa
B)
Karnataka
C)
Kerala
D)
Uttarakhand

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kerala

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The Kerala Arts and Crafts Village near Kovalam has won the 2021 International Craft Award for the best craft village of the year.
 
The Kerala Arts and Crafts Village is an institution established by the Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society for the state tourism department.
 
The international craft award aims at honouring organizations, councils, governments, teachers, artists, designers and individuals around the world who have made significant contributions to the sustainable and comprehensive development of the handicraft industry. The ´Kraf Komuniti Ku´ craft village in Malaysia was selected as the best village for the previous year.
 
The firms that have developed sustainable development models in the field of handicrafts are the Georgia Arts and Cultural Centre, the Malaysian Realistic Attraction and the Japanese company Shozu Shikko. Craft icon of the year is Chandramali Liyanage, a member of National Crafts Council of Sri Lanka.

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : January 11, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Valsad
B)
Kevadiya
C)
Limkheda
D)
Shivlankha

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kevadiya

Note : Indian Railways’ Kevadiya station to be known as Ekta Nagar railway station! The Ministry of Railways has approved the renaming of the Statue of Unity’s Kevadiya railway station. This Gujarat’s railway station which falls under the Vadodara division has been renamed as ‘Ekta Nagar’ railway station. The station code of Ekta Nagar railway station will be EKNR and the numerical code of the station will be 08224620. According to Western Railways, work has been started to change the railway station name on all station boards. Apart from this, the boards of trains running from Kevadiya railway station will be changed as well, Western Railways stated.

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Published On : January 11, 2022
Category : Railways
A)
March 2022
B)
June 2022
C)
September 2022
D)
November 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - November 2022

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HarperCollins has acquired the rights to publish the authorised biography of Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, and the book— Ratan N. Tata : The Authorized Biography — will be published globally in all formats in November 2022.
 
Tata’s biography will be penned by former senior bureaucrat and retired IAS officer Dr Thomas Matthew. The book will shed light on the story of one of India’s best-known industrialists and philanthropists, who overcame many obstacles and whose limitless benevolence took priority over business compulsions.
 
Udayan Mitra at HarperCollins India acquired world rights in all languages from Anish Chandy at Labyrinth Literary Agency. The book will be published by HarperCollins India in English and the principal Indian languages, by HarperCollins Leadership in the US and by William Collins in the UK.
 
As the head of India’s oldest and largest business house, Ratan Tata’s story also encapsulates the narrative of India’s growing ambitions on the world stage and rising clout in the last few decades.

Source : Times Now

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Published On : January 11, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
Andy Murray
B)
Rafael Nadal
C)
Novak Djokovic
D)
Daniil Medvedev

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep won 2022 Melbourne Summer Set Tennis Tournament – On 9th January 2022, World number six Rafael Nadal has won the men’s singles tennis title at 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1, defeating American qualifier Maxime Cressy 7-6(6), 6-3 to win his 89th career ATP title.
 
* On the other hand, Simona Halep has won her 23rd career WTA title by beating Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova 6–2, 6–3 in the women’s singles.

* Amanda Anisimova wins the women’s singles tennis title and bagged her 2nd career WTA title in the Melbourne Summer Set 2 tennis tournament.

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Published On : January 11, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Gael Monfils
B)
Andy Murray
C)
Roger Federer
D)
Novak Djokovic

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gael Monfils

Note : French tennis player Gael Monfils beat Russia’s Karen Khachanov in the men’s singles event of the 2022 Adelaide International 1 to claim the 11th ATP title of his career. In the women’s category, World number one Australian star Ashleigh Barty beat Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan to win her second Adelaide International title. 2022 Adelaide International 1 was a combined ATP Tour 250 and WTA 500 tournament.

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Published On : January 11, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Lupin
B)
Succession
C)
Squid Game
D)
The Morning Show

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Succession

Note : HBO series Succession won Golden Globe award 2022 for best television series- drama and /HBO Max’s Hacks won Best Television series-musical or comedy.

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Published On : January 10, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Dune
B)
Belfast
C)
King Richard
D)
The Power of the Dog

Correct Answer : Option (D) - The Power of the Dog

Note : The Golden Globe Awards 2022 winners were announced by Hollywood Foreign Press Association in a private ceremony. Netflix’s 'The Power of the Dog' won Best Film-Drama while 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story won Best Film– Musical or Comedy. Will Smith won his first-ever Golden Globe award for his role in the 2021 film 'King Richard'.

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Published On : January 10, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Goa
B)
Manipur
C)
Punjab
D)
Uttarakhand

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Manipur

Note : Manipur elections 2022 will take place in 2 phases, Uttar Pradesh in 7 phases and the remaining three states - Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand will take place in a single phase.The first phase of Manipur elections 2022 will take place alongside 5th phase of UP elections.

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Published On : January 10, 2022
Category : Indian Polity