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A)
Mansukh Mandaviya
B)
Bharati Pawar
C)
Harsh Vardhan
D)
Faggan Singh Kulaste

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Mansukh Mandaviya

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Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers "Shri Mansukh Mandaviya" today(28th Jan 2022) launched "NIPER Research Portal" along with Shri Bhagwanth Khuba, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers in presence of Dr V. K Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Research Portal has been created with the aim to disseminate the information about all the NIPERs and their research activities, patents filed and Publication information at one place so that a industry and other stakeholders know about them.
 
Reiterating the vision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Anusandhaan, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya said that Research & Development is one of the crucial pillars for a country's economy..

Source : PIB

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Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
3,268.0
B)
3,671.7
C)
4,021.3
D)
4,324.5

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 4,021.3

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Global gold demand rises 10% to 4,021.3 tonnes in 2021 on account of a massive 50% surge in year-on-year demand -- a 10-quarter high -- during the December quarter, a report by the World Gold Council (WGC) said.
 
The overall gold demand during 2020, which was impacted following Covid-19 related disruptions, stood at 3,658.8 tonnes, the WGC said in its 'Gold Demand Trends 2021' Report.
 
 
"The demand for the yellow metal was mainly driven by Central bank buying during the fourth quarter of 2021, recovery in jewellery consumption, mainly in India and China," WGC Regional CEOIndiaSomasundaram PR told PTI.
 
Demand for gold reached 1,146.8 tonnes in the October-December quarter in 2021, its highest quarterly level since the second quarter in 2019 and an increase of almost 50% year-on-year, according to WGC data. The overall demand during Q4 2020 stood at 768.3 tonnes..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
Mr. Rakesh Misri
B)
Mr. Sunil Kumar
C)
Mr. Pushp Kumar Joshi
D)
Mr. Vivekananda Biswal

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Mr. Pushp Kumar Joshi

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Mr. Pushp Kumar Joshi has been picked by government headhunter PESB to be the new chairman and managing director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), the nation's third largest oil refining and fuel marketing company.
 
Joshi, who is currently Director - Human Resources at HPCL - was picked after PESB interviewed 10 candidates on January 24, 2022, the headhunter said in a notice.
 
"PESB recommended the following name for the post of Chairman and Managing Director, HPCL: Pushp Kumar Joshi," it said.
 
The recommendation will now go to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ACC will decide on his selection after getting reports from anti-corruption agencies such as CVC and CBI.
 
Joshi, 58, has been on the board of HPCL for almost a decade now.
 
He will replace Mukesh Kumar Surana, who superannuates on April 30 this year.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
Mumbai
B)
Chennai
C)
Hyderabad
D)
Gurugram

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Gurugram

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India's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station with a capacity of 100 charging points for 4 wheelers, was opened on Friday(January 28, 2022) at Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in Gurugram.
 
Previously, India's largest EV charging station was situated in Navi Mumbai with 16 AC & 4 DC charging ports for EVs.
 
The new EV charging station has been developed by tech-piloting company Alektrify Private Limited.
 
"This station is now open with 96 chargers for technical inspection for various 'Certification Compliance' and 'Safety Standards' laid two week ago by Power Ministry, Govt of India and which also opened the doors for offering government land to government or public agencies and private entities for setting up charging stations on a revenue-sharing basis," the company said in a statement..

Source : Times of India

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Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
Raghuram Rajan
B)
Dr V Anantha Nageswaran
C)
Arvind Subramanian
D)
Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dr V Anantha Nageswaran

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The Government of India on January 28, 2022 appointed Dr V Anantha Nageswaran (Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran) as the new Chief Economic Adviser.
 
The Union Finance Ministry wrote on Twitter : “Government appoints Dr V Anantha Nageswaran as the Chief Economic Advisor and today, he has assumed charge.”
 
The announcement came days ahead of the presentation of the 2022 Union Budget on February 1 and the tabling of the 2021-22 Economic Survey on January 31.
 
Nageswaran, an academic and former executive with Credit Suisse Group AG and Julius Baer Group, replaces Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the new Chief Economic Adviser to the Finance Minister. Subramanian recently stepped down from his position as the CEA after the completion of his three-year tenure.
 
Dr Nageswaran, who is a noted writer, author, teacher, and economic consultant, has taught at several business schools and institutes of management across India and abroad. Before his appointment as the Chief Economic Adviser, he was the Dean of the IFMR Graduate School of Business and a visiting professor of Economics at the Krea University in Andhra Pradesh.
 
Additionally, he held part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India from 2019 to 2021.
 
The new CEA holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a doctorate in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Source : Money Control

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Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
Om Birla
B)
Meira Kumar
C)
Sumitra Mahajan
D)
M. Venkaiah Naidu

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Om Birla

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The Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla has launched a new app, ‘Digital Sansad App’ on January 27, 2022, that will make it easier for people to follow proceedings in Parliament, and also their own lawmakers. In addition, it will also help members of parliament access services such as checking personal updates like status of their notices, House bulletins, etc. As MPs are barred from using laptops inside the House, the app comes handy for parliamentary information for MPs during a debate in the House. In future, the MPs can log in for attendance, give questions for the Question Hour or submit notices for debates or adjournment motions.
 
The Digital Sansad app is available in both android and IOS platform and carries nearly all major content of the interlinked portal of Indian Parliament. A senior official claimed that the Digital Sansad is one of the few apps of a parliament internationally that offer a 360-degree view of legislative activities as well as services for members. It is a brainchild of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla who has sought to make parliamentary proceedings more accessible to people.. 
 

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Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
Japan
B)
France
C)
Germany
D)
Netherlands

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Netherlands

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Dutch King Willen-Alexander on Wednesday(26th Jan 2022) opened what authorities say is the world's largest canal lock
 
The 500-meter (1,640-feet) long and 70-meter wide sluice replaces a smaller, nearly 100-year-old one at Ijmuiden, a small port city connecting the North Sea Canal to the port of Amsterdam,The Netherlands.
 
Construction on the massive infrastructure project began in 2016 and was meant to be done by 2019. It also went over the initially planned budget by around €300 million ($338 million).

Source : DW

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Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
January 26th
B)
January 27th
C)
January 28th
D)
January 29th

Correct Answer : Option (C) - January 28th

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Data Privacy Day is celebrated on January 28, every year across the world. The objective of the day is to sensitize individuals and disseminate privacy practices and principles. 
 
It encourages everyone to own their privacy responsibilities to create a culture of privacy. Observance of the day is “an international effort of creating awareness on the importance of respecting privacy, enabling trust and safeguarding data”.

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Published On : January 28, 2022
A)
Kerala
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Maharashtra
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kerala

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The state-run Digital University Kerala (DUK), along with CMET-Trichur, is gearing up to set up India Innovation Centre for Graphene, the country's first Graphene R&D incubation centre in Kerala
 
The Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, has given approval for the Rs 86.41 crore-project. The Centre, which will be implemented with the support of Government of Kerala, has the potential to accelerate the State's growth in the knowledge industry sector and the Tata Steel Ltd will be the industrial partner of the centre, an official statement said here.
 
Often referred to as the wonder material for its extraordinary electrical and electronic properties, Graphene, as per latest researches, could replace indium and thereby bring down cost of OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) screens in smartphones. Graphene is the thinnest and strongest material in the world ever known and has good chemical stability, high electrical conductivity and a large surface area while being transparent and lightweight.

Source : The Hans India

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Published On : January 28, 2022
A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IIT Jodhpur
C)
IIT Mumbai
D)
IIT Kanpur

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Jodhpur

Note : A group of researchers from IIT Jodhpur have developed an automated Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for COVID-19 diagnosis using chest X-ray images.

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Published On : January 28, 2022