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A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IIT Kharagpur
C)
IIT Bombay
D)
IIT Hyderabad

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Kharagpur

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Scientists from IIT Kharagpur have developed a portable, user-friendly, and non-invasive device for detecting "oral cancer" in resource-constrained clinical settings.
 
Experts from the Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research in West Bengal supervised the clinical trials, and have established the efficacy of the new method in differentiating cancerous and precancerous stages of suspected oral abnormalities, as verified by high-standard biopsy reports.
 
The research has been published recently in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), USA. (‘Portable, handheld, and affordable blood perfusion imager for screening of subsurface cancer in resource-limited settings’: Arka Bhowmik, Suman Chakraborty, and others)
 
“This is a low-cost, handheld imaging device to screen oral cancer and precancer based on measured change in blood flow rate of the tissue from thermal imaging and analytics. The blood perfusion imager, which combines a miniature far-infrared camera and a humidity sensor, are electronically controlled and interfaced with a combined physics-based and data-driven software engine,” Prof Suman Chakraborty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT-Kharagpur told..

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : January 27, 2022
A)
Rajasthan
B)
Andhra Pradesh
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Andhra Pradesh

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"Andhra Pradesh" government has announced the formation of 13 new districts under the AP Districts Formation Act, Section 3(5). The new districts in Andhra Pradesh have been formed based on the Parliamentary constituencies. They are carved out from the 13 existing districts, bringing the total number of districts in the state to 26.

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Published On : January 27, 2022
A)
Health
B)
Jal Shakti
C)
Civil Aviation
D)
Women and Child

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Civil Aviation

Note : This year, the "Civil Aviation" Ministry presented its tableau at the Republic Day Parade 2022 for the first time. The tableau showcased the Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN. Under UDAN scheme, 403 routes connect about 65 underserved/unserved airports across the country including helicopters and water aerodromes.

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Published On : January 27, 2022
A)
75
B)
83
C)
91
D)
104

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 75

Note : The Republic Day Flypast comprised 75 aircraft and helicopters making different formations as they fly past Rajpath. The flypast included the current modern aircraft/helicopters like Rafale, Sukhoi, Jaguar, Mi-17, Sarang, Apache and Dakota displaying various formations including Amrit, Eklavya, Rahat, Meghna, Trishul, Tiranga and Vijay.

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Published On : January 27, 2022
A)
24th January
B)
25th January
C)
26th January
D)
27th January

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 27th January

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* International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (International Holocaust Remembrance Day) is observed on 27 January.

* January 27 is International Holocaust Remebrance Day, marking the anniversary of the Allied liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, 77 years ago.

* The day of remembrance is held each year to honor the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust at the hands of the Nazis, as well as remembering those who died in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
 
* Each year, the United Nations urges member states honor the lives lost and implement educational programs to help prevent future genocides.


The 2022 Theme : In 2022, the theme guiding the United Nations Holocaust remembrance and education is “Memory, Dignity and Justice”.

The objective of the day is to commemorate the anniversary of the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War.
 
History of the day : A genocide occurred during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. United Nations designated the day in 2005 to serve as a date for official commemoration of the victims of the Nazi regime and to promote Holocaust education throughout the world.

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Published On : January 27, 2022
A)
Assam
B)
Gujarat
C)
Karnataka
D)
Kerala

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kerala

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The Kerala Bird Atlas (KBA), the first-of-its-kind state-level bird atlas in India, has created solid baseline data about the distribution and abundance of various bird species across all major habitats giving an impetus for futuristic studies.
 
Conducted as a citizen science-driven exercise with the participation of over 1000 volunteers of the bird watching community, KBA was prepared based on systematic surveys held twice over 60 days a year during the wet (July to September) and dry (January to March) seasons between 2015 and 2020.
 
KBA accounted for nearly three lakh records of 361 species, including 94 very rare species, 103 rare species, 110 common species, 44 very common species, and 10 most abundant species. “KBA offers authentic, consistent and comparable data through random sampling from the geographical terrain split into nearly 4000 grids. We are in the process of bringing out papers on interesting trends based on a deep scientific analysis of solid data besides making futuristic predictions. It would be exciting to undertake a similar exercise between 2025 and 2030 giving an insight into the changes in the decade since the first KBA,” said P.O. Nameer, one of the State level coordinators of KBA..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : January 27, 2022
A)
NIELIT
B)
MEITY
C)
MNRE
D)
NITI Aayog

Correct Answer : Option (B) - MEITY

Note :

India's electronics goods exports surged by 49% year-on-year to $11 billion in April-December 2021 period as against $7.4 billion recorded in the corresponding period of last year, the government data showed on Thursday.
 
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on January 24, 2022, released the second volume of a 5-year roadmap and Vision Document for the Electronics Sector. The first volume was released in November 2021.

Source : ANI News

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Published On : January 27, 2022
A)
Adani Group
B)
Reliance Group
C)
Tata Group
D)
Aditya Birla Group

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Tata Group

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Though the Tata Group continues to be the only Indian representative among the top 100 most valued brands globally, its ranking has slipped by one position to 78 this year, from 77 last year. The brand value of Tata Group is US$23.9 billion.
 
 
Meanwhile, Reliance Industries (RIL) slipped to the 236th spot, down from 229 last year. It’s subsidiary, Jio, too, slid in the ranking, falling from 409 in 2021 to 451 this year, the lowest ranked Indian firm in the top 500, according to the report. It’s competitor Airtel saw a rise in ranking from 323 last year to 269 this year.
 
Mahindra group’s ranking slipped 22 positions to 364 in 2022, from 342 in 2021. While L&T was stable at the 417th position, HDFC Bank saw its ranking slide from 295 last year to 319 in 2022.

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Published On : January 26, 2022
A)
Denmark
B)
Cyprus
C)
Germany
D)
Seychelles

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Denmark

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The CPI ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
 
* The CPI global average remains unchanged at 43 for the tenth year in a row, and two-thirds of countries score below 50.
 
* The top countries on the Index are Denmark (88), Finland (88) and New Zealand (88), all of which also rank in the top 10 per cent in the world on the Democracy Index civil liberties score.
 
* Somalia (13), Syria (13) and South Sudan (11) remain at the bottom of the CPI. Syria is also ranked last in civil liberties (Somalia and South Sudan are unrated).
 
27 countries – among them Cyprus (53), Lebanon (24) and Honduras (23) – are all at historic lows this year.
 
In the last decade, 154 countries have either declined or made no significant progress.
 
* Since 2012, 23 countries have significantly declined on the CPI – including advanced economies such as Australia (73), Canada (74) and the United States (67), the latter dropping out of the top 25 countries on the Index for the first time.
 
* 25 countries have significantly improved their scores, including Estonia (74), Seychelles (70) and Armenia (49).

Source : Transparency

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Published On : January 26, 2022
A)
Rajasthan
B)
Gujarat
C)
Haryana
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rajasthan

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The ministry of environment, forest and climate change on approved the conversion of the Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Rajasthan’s Bundi district into the 4th Tiger Reserve in the state.
 
Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary, which is among the proposed five sites in the country, is expected to be formally notified as Tiger Reserve (TR) soon before the Global Tiger Summit, which is to be held at Vladivostok, Russia. 
 
The Centre also announced the development during the 4th Asia ministerial conference on tiger conservation. The Centre has already given its approval of granting tiger reserve status to Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary, along with MM Hills in Karnataka, Guru Ghasidas National Park in Chhattisgarh.

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Published On : January 26, 2022