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A)
15th Jan 2022
B)
16th Jan 2022
C)
17th Jan 2022
D)
18th Jan 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 15th Jan 2022

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Collarwali, the legendary tigress of Madhya Pradesh's "Pench Tiger Reserve", died on Saturday(15th Jan 2022) evening due to old age. The 17-year-old tigress had earned the tag of "supermom" for giving birth to 29 cubs during its lifetime.
 
The tigress, also known as T-15, had given birth to 29 cubs in eight litters during eleven years - between 2008 and 2018.
 
Visuals showed several locals attending the funeral of the tigress, who was last seen on January 14 by the reserve visitors, according to a PTI report. Some were seen with garlands, others with folded hands to pay their last respects to the most photographed tigress..

Source : NDTV

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Published On : January 19, 2022
A)
24th January 2022
B)
23rd January 2022
C)
22nd January 2022
D)
21st January 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 21st January 2022

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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Monday(17th Jan 2022) announced the initiation of the Open Data Week to encourage adoption of open data and promote innovation across India’s urban ecosystem. 
 
Leading up to the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav - Smart Cities: Smart Urbanization’ conference scheduled to be held in Surat, during February 2022, the Open Data Week is part of a series of pre-event initiatives being undertaken by MoHUA to promote awareness and use of open data. 
 
It will be conducted during the third week of January, i.e., from 17th January 2022 to 21st January 2022.
 
 
The Event will see participation from all 100 Smart Cities that will be publishing high quality datasets and data blogs on the Smart Cities Open Data Portal. Presently, more than 3,800 datasets and more than 60 data stories are already available on the Portal to various stakeholders to analyse this data and uncover actionable insights.

Source : PIB

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Published On : January 18, 2022
A)
218 million
B)
207 million
C)
191 million
D)
180 million

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 207 million

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The International Labour Organisation has projected global unemployment at 207 million in 2022, almost 21 million more than 2019 while the total hours worked in 2022 to be almost 2% below their pre-pandemic level or a deficit of 52 million full-time equivalent jobs.
 
“This outlook represents a substantial deterioration since the projections made in June 2021 when the shortfall in working hours relative to the fourth quarter of 2019 was projected to narrow to less than 1% in 2022,” the ILO said in its latest report on World Employment and Social Outlook, released on Monday(17th Jan 2022).

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Published On : January 18, 2022
A)
17th Jan 2022
B)
13th Jan 2022
C)
9th Jan 2022
D)
7th Jan 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 9th Jan 2022

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Toshiki Kaifu, who was Former Japan’s prime minister for about two years from 1989, died earlier this month, the government said Friday(14th Jan 2022). He was 91.
 
Kaifu, best known for sending the Maritime Self-Defense Force to the Persian Gulf in 1991, died Sunday(9th Jan 2022) of natural causes, the House of Representatives said.
 
“He dedicated himself to tackling many policy challenges amid a turbulent international situation, including the outbreak of the Persian Gulf War,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said in offering condolences during a regular news conference.

Source : Japan Times

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Published On : January 18, 2022
A)
Alice Walker
B)
Toni Morrison
C)
Maya Angelou
D)
Zora Neale Hurston

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maya Angelou

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The poet, writer, and activist Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman to appear on a U.S. quarter.
 
The U.S. Mint released a coin featuring her likeness into circulation earlier this week; the coin was created as part of the American Women Quarters Program, through which a series of special-edition coins honoring American women will be minted over the next four years. (Other women to be honored by the program this year include Chinese American film star Anna May Wong; astronaut Sally Ride; American Cherokee activist Wilma Mankiller; and suffragist Nina Otero-Warren.)

Source : Art Net

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Published On : January 18, 2022
A)
January 29th
B)
January 28th
C)
January 27th
D)
January 26th

Correct Answer : Option (A) - January 29th

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The annual Beating the Retreat ceremony, which takes place every year in Delhi on January 29th, 2022, will have a show of nearly 1,000 drones by an IIT-Delhi-based startup to commemorate 75 years of the country's Independence, senior officials of the defence ministry said today(18th Jan 2022).
 
There will be a laser projection mapping show on the parapet of the North Block and the South Block, they added. This is the first time that the Beating the Retreat ceremony will have laser and drone shows, the officials said.

Source : NDTV

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Published On : January 18, 2022
A)
Pawan Munjal
B)
Gopal Vittal
C)
Natarajan Chandrasekaran
D)
Narendra Kumar Goenka

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Narendra Kumar Goenka

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Founder and Managing Director of Texport Industries Narendra Kumar Goenka takes charge(17th Jan 2022) of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) as its new Chairman. He has replaced A Sakthivel.
 
Assuming charge of the council at its executive committee meeting held today, Goenka says, ‘We are witnessing robust growth in apparel exports. Going by the export orders in hand, this positive trend will further accelerate in the last quarter’. He further said, ‘Apparel exports were 22% up at $1.46 billion in December 2021 from $1.20 billion in December 2020. The same in the first nine months of this fiscal stood at $11.13 billion, 35% more than $8.22 billion in April-December 2020. The trend is getting stronger.’
 
Goenka said that this major turnaround in apparel exports was possible due to the highly efficient management by the government led by PM Narendra Modi and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Indian apparel exporters. Despite several disruptions in the global supply chain and demand, the Indian apparel industry demonstrated its resilience by gradually inching back to the pre-pandemic growth path. By the end of this financial year, we will be looking at new targets, he said.

Source : Times Now News

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Published On : January 18, 2022
A)
Sumit Chakri
B)
Sumit Bhale
C)
Sumit Bhagat
D)
Sumit Raane

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sumit Bhale

Note : A young Lavni artist from Maharashtra, Sumit Bhale of Fulbari taluka has won a gold medal at the International Folk Art Festival in Dubai.  With his splendid performance Maharashtra’s splendor has been widely appreciated at the international platform.

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Published On : January 18, 2022
A)
13th Jan 2022
B)
14th Jan 2022
C)
15th Jan 2022
D)
16th Jan 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 16th Jan 2022

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The India Supplement 2022—Inequality Kills—reveals that when 84 percent of households in the country suffered a decline in their income in a year marked by tremendous loss of life and livelihoods, the number of Indian billionaires grew from 102 to 142
 
It also states that just a one percent wealth tax on 98 richest billionaire families in India can finance Ayushman Bharat, the national public health insurance fund of the Government of India for more than seven years.The briefing was published today(16th Jan 2022), ahead of the of the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda. The briefing indicates that the collective wealth of India’s 100 richest people hit a record high of INR 57.3 lakh crore (USD 775 billion) in 2021.

Source : Oxfam India

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Published On : January 18, 2022
A)
Karnataka
B)
Gujarat
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Uttarakhand

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Uttar Pradesh

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Sukuvan-Dhukuvan Dam has been selected as the oldest and best engineering irrigation project in the country. It has been selected in the World Heritage Irrigation category by the world-class organization International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). It had identified those reservoirs last year, which are still functioning after 100 years.
 
Its name was recommended by the Central Water Commission in August last year. On Wednesday(12th Jan 2022), Vinod Kumar Niranjan, Head of Irrigation Department informed about its selection. Joining the ancient irrigation site is also expected to boost tourism in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.

Sukuvan-Dhukuvan Dam, about 112 years old, is still one of the selected reservoirs of the country due to its beauty and excellent engineering. Last year, the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) started an exercise to identify the oldest best irrigation projects in the world. The Central Water Commission (CWC) sent the name of Sukuwan Dhukuwan from UP. According to Executive Engineer Umesh Kumar, this dam located on the Betwa river was built in 1909. There has been no change in its structure till date. On this basis it was selected as the best structure.

Source : News247plus

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Published On : January 18, 2022