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A)
27th January 2023
B)
26th January 2023
C)
25th January 2023
D)
24th January 2023

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 27th January 2023

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Veteran actress from the Telugu film industry’s golden era - Jamuna - breathed her last during the early hours of Friday, January 27, 2023. She was 86.

She had been battling illness for many years. Many celebrities expressed their deepest condolences to her family. Her mortal remains are likely to be taken to the Film Chamber for public homage. Her last rites will be performed by the end of the day.
 
About Jamuna : Jamuna was an actress, director and politician.

* She made her acting debut when she was 16 years old.

* Her debut film was Puttillu was directed by Garikapati Rajarao.

* Her claim to fame was LV Prasad's Missamma, which was released in 1955.

* Missamma is one of the iconic films in the history of Tollywood. While she predominantly acted in Telugu films, she had also acted in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi.
 
* She was also a Member of Parliament in the 9th Lok Sabha and represented Rajahmundry. Some of Jamuna's films include Tenali Ramakrishna, Muddu Bidda, Gundamma Katha, Ramudu Bheemudu and Poola Rangadu, among others...

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 27, 2023
A)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
B)
Anurag Thakur
C)
Mansukh Mandaviya
D)
Hardeep Singh Puri

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Mansukh Mandaviya

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Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya 26th January 2023 unveiled world’s first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, "iNNCOVACC" in New Delhi.

* It is developed by Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) in collaboration with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance (BIRAC).
 
* The Vaccine was launched in the presence of Union Minister of State (IC) for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh and other officials.
 
* In a statement the Ministry said, the intranasal COVID-19 vaccine is to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule and as a heterologous booster dose.
 
* The rollout of iNCOVACC is expected to begin in private hospitals that have placed advance orders. An initial manufacturing capacity of several million doses per annum has been established, this can be scaled up to a billion doses as required.
 
* iNCOVACC is priced at 325 rupees per dose for large-volume procurement by State and central government.
 
* Speaking at the event, Dr Mandaviya said that over 65 percent of vaccines supplied in the world are from India

* Congratulating the BBIL team and the department of Biotech, he stated that being the world’s first intra-nasal COVID-19 vaccine, this marks a glorious tribute to the call for Atmanirbhar Bharat...

Source : AIR

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Published On : January 27, 2023
A)
Pakistan
B)
Afghanistan
C)
Bangladesh
D)
China

Correct Answer : Option (D) - China

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China is building a new on the Mabja Zangbo river, near north of the trijunction border with India and Nepal, according to the new satellite images a geospatial intelligence researcher, Damien Symon on Thursday (19th Jan 2023).
 
Symon stated that the project will raise concerns regarding China's future control on water in the entire region. He said that construction is still incomplete at the site.
 
Since early 2021, China has been constructing a dam on the Mabja Zangbo river just a few kilometers north of the trijunction border with India & Nepal, while the structure isn't complete, the project will raise concerns regarding China's future control on water in the region".
 
In the satellite images, it can be seen that the construction activity of dam is being done by the Chinese side on the Mabja Zangbo river in Burang county of Tibet. Symon informed that the dam is located only a few kilometres north of the tri-junction of China’s border with India and Nepal. 
 
This came after China unveiled plans to build a super dam close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tibet on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river which flows into Arunachal Pradesh and then in Assam.. 

Source : Mint

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Published On : January 27, 2023
A)
China
B)
Canada
C)
Russia
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Canada

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Canadian Prime Minister "Justin Trudeau" has announced a new federal investment to build and commercialise the world's first photonic-based, fault-tolerant quantum computer.
 
* According to a news release from the Prime Minster's website, the investment of 40 million Canadian dollars ($32 million) will enable Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., a Toronto-based Canadian quantum computing company, to develop the quantum computer which will have the potential to provide world leading capabilities to help solve complex data problems and could be used in a variety of sectors such as finance, transportation, environmental modelling, and health, Xinhua news agency reported.
 
* Supported through the government's Strategic Innovation Fund, this project of 177.8 million Canadian dollars ($142 million) is expected to create 530 new highly skilled positions in the high-tech and quantum computing fields..
 
* Earlier this month, Canada launched its National Quantum Strategy, which invests an additional 360 million Canadian dollars ($288 million) to help solidify Canada as a global leader in quantum technologies.
 
* Founded in 2016, Xanadu, with the mission to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere, leads the development of PennyLane, an open-source software library for quantum computing and application development..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 27, 2023
A)
Kenya
B)
South Africa
C)
Nigeria
D)
Jamaica

Correct Answer : Option (B) - South Africa

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South Africa said Thursday (26th January 2023) that it had reached a deal to transfer more than 100 cheetahs to India as part of an ambitious project to reintroduce the spotted cats in the south Asian country.
 
The environment ministry said an initial batch of 12 cheetahs would be flown to India next month, after eight cheetahs arrived from Namibia last September 2022.
 
"The plan is to translocate a further 12 annually for the next eight to 10 years" to help establish a "viable and secure cheetah population," the ministry said in a statement.
 
India was once home to the Asiatic cheetah but the animal was declared extinct there by 1952, primarily because of habitat loss and deaths at the hands of hunters seeking their distinctive spotted hides.
 
Efforts to reintroduce the animals gathered pace in 2020 when India's Supreme Court ruled that African cheetahs, a different subspecies, could be brought into the country at a "carefully chosen location" on an experimental basis...

Source : NDTV

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Published On : January 27, 2023
A)
Prabdev Singh
B)
Jane Fraser
C)
Julie Sweet
D)
Kumar Mahadeva

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Prabdev Singh

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India’s Central Bank has approved JP Morgan Chase & Co. to appoint Prabdev Singh as the lender’s Chief Executive Officer in the Country.

The Reserve Bank of India approved a three-year term for Prabdev Singh last week.
 
* Prabdev Singh has been JPMorgan’s interim CEO since November.

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He has replaced Madhav Kalyan who was named as the head of payments in the Asia Pacific.

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The Wall Street firm, JPMorgan, traces its presence in India back to 1922 and started commercial banking operations in the country about 15 years ago.
JPMorgan has four commercial bank branches in the country.

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Prabdev Singh is a trained engineer and has worked for a decade at HSBC Holdings Plc before joining JPMorgan in 2010.
 
About JPMorgan Chase : JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in New York City and incorporated in Delaware. It is the largest bank in the United States and the world’s largest bank by market capitalization. As the largest of the Big Four banks, the firm is considered systemically important by the Financial Stability Board.
 
Its size and scale have led to enhanced regulatory oversight as well as the maintenance of an internal “Fortress Balance Sheet” and liquidity reserves. The firm is headquartered on 383 Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan and is set to move into the under-construction JPMorgan Chase Building in 2025...

Source : Money Control

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Published On : January 27, 2023
A)
Manipur
B)
Tripura
C)
Nagaland
D)
Meghalaya

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Nagaland

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In  Nagaland, the third edition of the annual Orange festival 2023 got underway at Rusoma village,under Kohima district 24th Jan 2023.

* The two day festival is being organised in collaboration with the department of Horticulture, Agriculture, Rural Development, Land Resources and Kohima Smart City.
 
* The Orange festival in Rusoma Village of Kohima district is conceptualised to recognise and celebrate the hard work of the orange growers while facilitating them the market linkages to sell their produce at one hub.

* At present, there are about 35,000 standing trees of orange plantation in Rusoma village and  is generating an income of more than 40 Lakh rupees to the village. 

* The two day orange festival also featured several stalls like sale of handicraft, organic vegetables and fruits, food items, sale of orange saplings, workshop on orange and coffee plantation and signature campaign on "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao". The festival will conclude 25th Jan 2023...

Source : AIR

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Published On : January 26, 2023
A)
Arun Jaitley Stadium
B)
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium
C)
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
D)
Talkatora Stadium

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Talkatora Stadium

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the students 27th January 2023 in the Pariksha Pe Charcha programme at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

* Around 102 students across the country will attend the function. This year (2023) is 6th edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha, held every year since 2018.
 
* During the event, the  Prime Minister will also interact with the parents and teachers to help and enable them to support students in accomplishing their dreams and goals.
 
* Over 38 lakh students have registered for Pariksha Pe Charcha 2023, which is 50 percent more as compared to the previous year (2022).
 
* The Education Ministry has received over 20 lakh questions from the students, which is based on stress management, health, and career.

Source : AIR

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Published On : January 26, 2023
A)
864
B)
887
C)
901
D)
934

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 901

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A total of 901 Police personnel have been awarded Police Medals on the occasion of the Republic Day, 2023.

Police Medal for Gallantry has been awarded to 140, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to 93 and Police Medal for Meritorious Service has been awarded to 668 Police personnel.
 
The Union Home Ministry said, among the majority of the 140 Gallantry Awards, 80 personnel from Left Wing Extremism affected areas and 45 personnel from Jammu and Kashmir region are being awarded.

Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 48 are from CRPF, 31 are from Maharashtra, 25 are from Jammu and Kashmir Police, 9 from Jharkhand, 7 each from Delhi, Chhattisgarh and BSF and remaining from other States and Union Territories..

Source : AIR

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Published On : January 26, 2023
A)
Ashok Kumar
B)
Naresh Lalwani
C)
Rahul Gautam
D)
A. K Agarwal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Naresh Lalwani

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Shri Naresh Lalwani has taken over as the new General Manager of Central Railway on 24th January 2023.  He is a senior officer of the Indian Railway Engineering Service of 1985 exam batch

Before taking over as General Manager, Central Railway, he was working as Senior Deputy General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer of Western Railway. He succeeds Shri Ashok Kumar Misra, General Manager Western Railway who was holding the additional charge of Central Railway also.
 
Shri Lalwani did his graduation from Shri Govindram Sakseria Institute of Technology and Science, Indore in 1985 and completed his Executive Master of Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Indore in 2010. 

Shri Lalwani has got wide experience in both construction and open line operation.  He has rich experience of holding various important positions in Indian Railways. 

Starting his career from Lumding, Assam, he worked in Northeast Frontier Railway for 10 years.  After this, he worked on various posts in Ahmedabad and Mumbai Divisions in Western Railway
 
Shri Lalwani has also worked as a professor in Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune imparting knowledge to Railway officers. He is a specialist in the fields of contracts and arbitration, safety and management development.  He has worked as Chief Engineer (Track Machines), Central Railway, Divisional Railway Manager, Palakkad Division on Southern Railway.
 
He has undergone Management  training in China and France, Track Machine Training in Austria and Italy, Leadership Training in America and Vigilance in Austria...

Source : Central Rrailway India

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Published On : January 26, 2023