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A)
Shoaib Malik
B)
Sarfaraz Ahmed
C)
Mohammad Hafeez
D)
Mohammad Rizwan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Mohammad Hafeez

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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has announced his retirement (3rd Jan 2022) from international cricket.
 
The 41-year-old played in 55 Test matches and more than 300 one-day and T20 internationals, scoring in excess of 11,000 runs across all formats with 21 centuries, in a career spanning 18 years.

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Published On : January 4, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
RBI
B)
IRDA
C)
SEBI
D)
NSDL

Correct Answer : Option (C) - SEBI

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SEBI has restructured its advisory committee on market data that recommends policy measures pertaining to areas like securities market data access and privacy.
 
Rejigging its market data advisory committee, Sebi has said the panel will now be chaired by S Sahoo, Professor at National Law University, Delhi and former chairperson, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), as per the latest information with the regulator.
 
 
The 20-member committee was earlier headed by Madhabi Puri Buch, ex-whole time member of Sebi.
 
Apart from Sahoo, the panel has CEOs of stock exchanges and depositories, representatives of various stakeholders and senior officials of Sebi as members..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 4, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
Tata Power
B)
NHPC Limited
C)
NTPC Limited
D)
Power Grid Corporation of India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - NTPC Limited

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State-run power giant National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited is mulling acquiring 5 per cent equity stake in Power Exchange of India Ltd (PXIL) that provides various electricity trading options, a senior official said. The PXIL is India's first institutionally promoted power exchange, which has been providing various electricity trading solutions and connecting buyers as well sellers since 2008.
 
A senior official told PTI that NTPC has plans "to buy up to five per cent equity stake in PXIL. This decision has been taken in view of the government's intention to increase the share market to 25 per cent per cent of total electricity supply in India by 2023-24".
 
Asked whether NTPC would acquire more equity than 5 per cent in PXIL, the official explained that the NTPC cannot buy more than 5 per cent equity stake in the PXIL as it could also be a seller or buyer on the trading platform.
 
According to the data available on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs portal, the authorised share capital of the PXIL is Rs 120 crore and paid-up capital is Rs 58.47 crore. The PXIL was incorporated on February 20, 2008.

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Published On : January 4, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
Rs 1.04 lakh crore
B)
Rs 1.13 lakh crore
C)
Rs 1.20 lakh crore
D)
Rs 1.29 lakh crore

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 1.29 lakh crore

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GST revenue collected in December 2021 was over Rs 1.29 lakh crore, 13% higher than the same month in 2020. The gross GST revenue collected in the month of December 2021 is ₹ 1,29,780 crore, of which CGST is ₹ 22,578 crore, SGST is ₹ 28,658 crore, IGST is Rs 69,155 crore (including Rs 37,527 crores collected on import of goods) and cess is Rs 9,389 crore.
 
Though the collection was lower than Rs 1.31 lakh crore mopped up in November, December is the sixth month in a row when revenue from goods sold and services rendered stood at over Rs 1 lakh crore. The average monthly gross GST collection for the third quarter (October-December) of the current year has been Rs 1.30 lakh crore against the average monthly collection of Rs 1.10 lakh crore and Rs 1.15 lakh crore in the first and second quarter, respectively.

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Published On : January 3, 2022
Category : Business and Economics
A)
KL Rahul
B)
Shreyas Iyer
C)
Rishabh Pant
D)
Shikhar Dhawan

Correct Answer : Option (A) - KL Rahul

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K.L. Rahul will lead India in the ODI series against South Africa, which begins on January 19th 2022. With regular white ball captain Rohit Sharma 'not fit', the national selection committee, led by Chetan Sharma, has decided to hand over the responsibility to K.L. Rahul.
 
"We are looking to groom KL Rahul. He is a player for all three formats. He has proved his leadership qualities. KL is the best one who can handle the side," Sharma said, making it clear that the selectors did not want to take a chance with Rohit, who is yet to attain full fitness.

Source : SportStar

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Published On : January 3, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Afghanistan
B)
Bangladesh
C)
England
D)
Pakistan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Pakistan

Note : Former Pakistan skipper and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 41-year-old had announced his retirement from Test cricket earlier in 2018. He will now be retiring from all forms of international cricket, bringing down curtains on his almost two-decade-old career. 

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Published On : January 3, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Rishabh Pant
B)
KL Rahul
C)
Shreyas Iyer
D)
Suryakumar Yadav

Correct Answer : Option (B) - KL Rahul

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Kannanur Lokesh (KL) Rahul, on Monday(3rd Jan 2022), was tasked with the responsibility of leading India in the 2nd Test against South Africa at Johannesburg. The dashing opener was handed the captaincy after regular skipper Virat Kohli was ruled out of the match owing to an upper back spasm.
 
Rahul, who has also been named captain for the three-match ODI series, has become the 34th captain to lead India in the longest version of the game. Rahul's ascension to captaincy proved lucky for India as he won the toss and decided to bat first.
 
Rahul is also the 4th India Test captain from Karnataka after Gundappa Viswanath, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble.

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 3, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Australia
B)
West Indies
C)
New Zealand
D)
India

Correct Answer : Option (D) - India

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The Yash Dhull-led "Indian" side crushed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the final of the Under 19 Men’s Asia Cup 2021 to seal their eighth title at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
 
Chasing the revised target of 102 in 38 overs due to the DLS method, India opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi played a match-winning unbeaten knock of 56 off 67 balls to help his side register a dominating win over Sri Lanka in 21.3 overs. Shaik Rasheed also chipped in with a valuable 31 not out off 49 deliveries.
 
Earlier, Indian bowlers put up a disciplined show to restrict Sri Lanka for just 106/9. Vicky Ostwal was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, including two in a single over. He conceded only 11 runs in 8 overs with three maidens.
 
Apart from the Pune-lad, medium-pacer Ravi Kumar (1//17), Rajvardhan Hangargekar (1/26), and Raj Bawa (1/23) claimed one wicket each. All-rounder Kaushal Tambe took two wickets for 23 in six overs.
 
Sri Lankan tail-ender Yasiru Rodrigo top-scored for his team. He remained not out on 19 after facing 26 balls.

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Published On : January 3, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
Axis Cards
B)
HDFC Card
C)
SBI Cards
D)
ICICI Card

Correct Answer : Option (C) - SBI Cards

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SBI Cards and Payment Services has tied up with Paytm for card tokenisation to protect data of the cardholders.
 
SBI Card has collaborated with Paytm to enable cardholders to tokenise their cards on devices and make payments through Paytm, SBI Card said in a regulatory filing on Thursday(30th Dec 2021)
 
Tokenisation refers to masking the original card number by replacing it with a set of unique characters, termed as token, which secures the customer's card details when a transaction is under process. 
 
SBI Card said the card tokenisation facility is available only on Android NFC (near field communication) devices. "Currently, only cards issued in the Indian territory are enabled on Paytm network. However, customers may transact using his/her SBI Card through Paytm network in international locations," SBI Card said. 

Source : The Hans India

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Published On : January 2, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
SBI Life Insurance
B)
Tata AIA Life Insurance
C)
United India Insurance (UII)
D)
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)

Note : Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has inaugurated “Digi Zone”, at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, as part of its effort to enhance its digital footprint. LIC’s Digi Zone can be used by the customers to purchase policies online, pay the premium and avail of other services. As a part of its efforts to become a tech-driven life insurer, LIC will offer information related to its products and services through kiosks installed on the Digi Zone premises.

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Published On : January 2, 2022
Category : Insurance and Finance