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A)
NIELIT
B)
MEITY
C)
MNRE
D)
NITI Aayog

Correct Answer : Option (B) - MEITY

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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
A)
50th
B)
67th
C)
73rd
D)
85th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 85th

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India's rank improved one place to 85th among 180 countries in a corruption perception index (CPI) of 2021, according to a new report by Transparency International which, however, raised concern over the country's democratic status.
 
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
 
 
Among those with weak scores are some of the world's most populous countries such as China (45) and India (40), and other large economies such as Indonesia (38), Pakistan (28) and Bangladesh (26), the report by the anti-corruption watchdog said.
 
India's rank improved by one place to 85th in 2021 from 86th in 2020, according to the index.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 26, 2022
A)
Tesla
B)
Apple
C)
Google
D)
Microsoft

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Apple

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Apple is not only a hugely valuable company, but it’s also the world’s most valuable brand "Apple" – a title it lost for five years before winning back the top slot last year and retaining it this year.
 
The annual Brand Finance Global 500 index sets out to calculate the value of just the brand, distinct from the value of the company…
 
1. Apple
2. Amazon
3. Google
4. Microsoft
5. Walmart
6. Samsung
7. Facebook
8. ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China)
9. Huawei
10. Verizon
 
Apple has retained the title of the world’s most valuable brand following a 35% increase to US$355.1 billion – the highest brand value ever recorded in the Brand Finance Global 500 ranking.
 
Apple had a stellar 2021, highlighted by its achievement at the start of 2022 – being the first company to reach a US$3 trillion market valuation. The tech giant’s success historically lied in honing its core brand positioning, but its more recent growth can be attributed to the company’s recognition that its brand can be applied effectively to a much broader range of services.

Source : 9to5mac
 

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

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 26th January

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The International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated on 26th January to commemorate the inaugural session of the World Customs Organisation (WCO), which was held on this day in 1953. The day also raises awareness about the importance of customs authorities and their role in the smooth movement of goods across borders.
 
Customs authorities are extremely important in facilitating legitimate trade and helping governments levy tariffs, and earn revenue, from the movement of goods across international borders. These authorities also coordinate to prevent illegal trade in products such as body parts of endangered species like rhino horns, drugs and other prohibited substances.

International Customs Day 2022 Theme : This year, the theme chosen by WCO for ICD is ‘Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem’. In 2021, the theme was ‘Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience’.

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Published On : January 26, 2022
A)
India and Russia
B)
India and Israel
C)
India and Germany
D)
India and United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India and Israel

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India and Israel have launched a commemorative logo to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The logo was unveiled virtually yesterday at an online event in the presence of Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon and Indian envoy to Israel, Sanjeev Singla.  
 
The logo features the Star of David and the Ashoka Chakra- the two symbols that adorn the national flags of both countries- and forms the numeral 30 depicting the 30th anniversary of bilateral relations. This special logo symbolises the strong friendship, love and admiration that exists between the people of the two nations. It also depicts the growing strategic partnership between the two sides.  
 
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Sanjeev Singla said, India is proud to mark the 30th anniversary of its bilateral relations with Israel and look forward to using the special logo throughout the year to celebrate this special milestone.
 
Israel and India established diplomatic relations on 29th of January 1992. The 30th anniversary of relations between Israel and India will be marked throughout the year with an elaborate array of cultural events.

Source : All India Radio

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Published On : January 26, 2022
A)
Som Parkash
B)
Smriti Irani
C)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
D)
Narendra Singh Tomar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Som Parkash

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Union minister of state for commerce and industry, "Som Parkash", launched India’s first virtual platform for spiceexports ‘SpiceXchange India’ at a hybrid event held in Kochi and online on Thursday(20th Jan 2022). “Spices have contributed greatly to India’s export basket despite the pandemic and India presently enjoys a dominant share in the global spice market by exporting 225 different spices and spice products to more than 180 countries,” the minister said while launching the platform.
 
“Export development and promotion, value addition and quality improvement continue to be thrust areas for the government and the online platform introduced by the Spices Board will immensely add value to the government efforts in increasing exports,” he added.
 
The spicexchangeindia.com, launched by the Spices Board, is a 3D virtual platform aimed at connecting India’s spice exporters with buyers from around the world. The portal uses AI-based technology to connect spice buyers with the Indian spice exporters.

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : January 26, 2022
A)
75th
B)
74th
C)
73rd
D)
72nd

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 73rd

Note : India is observing the 73rd Republic Day on 26 January 2022.

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Published On : January 26, 2022