CURRENT AFFAIRS - 2022
A)
All efforts on CBS basis
B)
All efforts on CTP basis
C)
All efforts on SOS basis
D)
All efforts on CIL basis

Correct Answer : Option (C) - All efforts on SOS basis

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The Ministry of Coal today(30th Jan 2022) said Western Coal Fields Ltd is making "all efforts on SOS basis" to boost the supplies and build up the stock at Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS).
 
The ministry's clarification came after a media report that said the Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station, which is biggest coal plant in Maharashtra, is facing coal crunch, which has affected the power production.
 
As per the ministry, Coal India Ltd is also taking steps to ensure movement of 3 rakes per day from MCL to Mahagenco, besides facilitating movement of rakes against the coal lifted by Mahagenco from SECL through washery circuit.
 
The coal ministry said the annual contracted quantity of coal to Mahagenco, which is agreed by Western Coalfields under the Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) is 23.14 million tonnes. 
 
Against the prorated contracted quantity of 18.68 million tonnes up to 29th January, 2022, Western Coalfields had supplied 18.96 million tonnes of coal, the materialisation of which is at 101.5 per cent of the contractual commitment, it said.

Source : Mint

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
Assam
B)
West Bengal
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Maharashtra

Note : Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station(CSTPS), which is biggest coal plant Chandrapur district in "Maharashtra", is facing coal crunch, which has affected the power production.

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
Paytm
B)
Phonepe
C)
Google Pay
D)
BharatPe

Correct Answer : Option (D) - BharatPe

Note : Ashneer Grover, co-founder and managing director (MD) of digital payments platform BharatPe, went on a voluntary leave till the end of March, according to a statement issued by the company on Wednesday(19th Jan 2022). Grover’s decision comes just weeks following a row over a leaked audio clip on social media in which he was allegedly heard using abusive language against a Kotak Mahindra group employee for missing out on financing for the Nykaa IPO last year.

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
January 31st
B)
February 1st
C)
February 2nd
D)
February 3rd

Correct Answer : Option (A) - January 31st

Note : The National Commission for Women was established on January 31st, 1992. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 30th National Commission for Women Foundation Day programme through video conferencing on January 31, 2022.

2022 Theme : The theme of the programme this year is 'She The Change Maker'.

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
OPEC
B)
ASEAN
C)
SAARC
D)
BIMSTEC

Correct Answer : Option (B) - ASEAN

Note : India and ASEAN nations have approved a work plan titled India-ASEAN Digital Work Plan 2022, during the second ASEAN Digital Ministers’ (ADGMIN) Meeting held on January 28, 2022 virtually.

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
Gujarat
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Karnataka
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Maharashtra

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Maharashtra tops India’s list in the number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) owned by entrepreneurs from the Scheduled Castes with as many as 96,805 enterprises.
 
Tamil Nadu with 42,997 enterprises and Rajasthan with 38,517 units occupy the second and third slots, according to the data furnished by the Office of the Development Commissioner in the Union Ministry of MSME exclusively to The Hindu regarding the number of SC-owned enterprises covered under the Udyam system of registration.
 
The fourth, fifth and sixth slots belong to Uttar Pradesh (36,913 units), Karnataka (28,803 enterprises) and Punjab (24,503 units) respectively. As on January 23, 2022, the number of SC-owned enterprises at the all-India level was 4,53,972, of which micro enterprises accounted for 4,50,835, small – 3,004 and medium - 133..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
Delhi and Varanasi
B)
Mumbai and Pune
C)
Nashik and Dewas
D)
Chennai and Bangalore

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Nashik and Dewas

Note :

Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL), under its modernisation initiatives, has set up 'new bank note printing lines' each at Currency Note Press, Nashik and Bank Note Press, Dewas.
 
Meera Swarup, Special Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Finance inaugurated the new bank note printing line at CNP Nashik virtually in the presence of Member of Parliament Hemant Tukaram Godse from Nashik constituency, whereas the new bank note printing line inaugurated at Bank Note Press, Dewas was done by Shashank Saksena, Senior Economic Adviser, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, a statement said.
 
SPMCIL, a Government of India owned Miniratna company, is engaged in the manufacture/production of Currency and Bank Notes, Security Paper, Non-Judicial Stamp Papers, Postal Stamps, Passport, Visa, Cheques, Bond, Warrant, Special Certificates with security features, Security Inks, Circulation & Commemorative Coins, Medallions, Refining of Gold & Silver, and Assay of Precious Metals among others..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
March 2023
B)
March 2024
C)
March 2025
D)
March 2026

Correct Answer : Option (A) - March 2023

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This is the second time he has got an extension as the insurance behemoth’s Chairman
 
In an apparent bid to successfully complete the proposed mega LIC initial public offering (IPO), the Centre on Sunday(30th Jan 2022) extended the term of the incumbent Chairman MR Kumar by one more year. 
 
This is expected to ensure continuity at leadership level and provide comfort to key institutional investors — who are looking to participate in the IPO — about stability at the Board level post the IPO and even if the proposed mega offering gets delayed beyond March 2022. 
 
The Centre also extended the tenure of Raj Kumar, Managing Director of LIC, by one year beyond January 31. This is the second extension for MR Kumar, whose term was to end on June 30 last year, but was given a nine-month extension until March 13 this year, when he is due to complete three years as Chairman.  Now his term has been extended till March 13,2023, sources said. 
 
These extensions has been done as a one time measure and cannot be quoted as precedent, according to the decision taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Source : The Hindu Business Line

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
27th Jan 2022
B)
28th Jan 2022
C)
29th Jan 2022
D)
30th Jan 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 29th Jan 2022

Note :

Social worker and Padma Shri awardee, Baba Iqbal Singh, passed away at the age of 95 on Saturday(29th Jan 2022). He had been ill and in hospital for a month. The cremation will be held on Sunday.
 
WHO WAS BABA IQBAL SINGH?
Baba Iqbal Singh was born as Iqbal Singh Kingra in Bharyal Lehri village in Punjab's Gurdaspur on May 1, 1926.
 
He studied at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, Pakistan and graduated in 1949. Later, he earned a Master's degree in agriculture science.
 
He started his career as a civil servant in Himachal Pradesh's department of agriculture. After retiring from the service as director 1986, he moved to Baru Sahib in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district and started Akal Academy.

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 31, 2022
A)
PhonePe
B)
Paytm Money
C)
PhonePe
D)
Airtel Money

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Paytm Money

Note :

One97 Communications Limited which owns digital payments and financial services platform Paytm has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Paytm Money has introduced "India’s first intelligent messenger" called ‘Pops’.
 
With ‘Pops’, users can receive specific information related to their stocks, analysis about their portfolio, market news, and important market movements, all in one place, claims the company.
 
The platform will also serve as a marketplace to offer “sophisticated” stock recommendations, news insights, and other services. Paytm Money is partnering with InvestorAi to offer stock recommendations based on signals generated using artificial intelligence. The company has also partnered with Daily Brief, which simplifies news by parsing through multiple sources and offering key takeaways.
 
Varun Sridhar, CEO, Paytm Money, said, “With Pops, we are leveraging artificial intelligence to offer personalized information on investors portfolio and market movements at one place. We are pleased to partner with InvestorAi, to offer sophisticated stock recommendations and are confident that it will help investors make informed decisions.”

Source : Times of India

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Published On : January 30, 2022