CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Rs 1,500 crore
B)
Rs 2,000 crore
C)
Rs 2,500 crore
D)
Rs 2,500 crore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rs 1,500 crore

Note :

The government on Wednesday(19th Jan 2022) approved the equity infusion of Rs 1,500 crore in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) to enable it to lend Rs 12,000 crore to green energy projects.
 
IREDA, a mini ratna company under the administrative control of the new and renewable energy ministry was set up in 1987 to work as a specialised non-banking finance agency for the renewable energy sector.
 
The equity infusion, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, will enable IREDA to facilitate the debt requirement of additional renewable energy generation capacity of about 3,500-4,000 Mw, an official statement said.
 
This will help in employment generation of nearly 10,200 jobs-year and CO2 equivalent emission reduction of approximately 7.49 Million Tonnes CO2/year, it said.

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : January 20, 2022
A)
Ajay Singh
B)
Sunil Bhaskaran
C)
Vikram Dev Dutt
D)
Hemant Kamala Jalan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Vikram Dev Dutt

Note :

Senior bureaucrat "Vikram Dev Dutt" has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) of Air India Ltd on 18th January 2022, as part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle. He has been appointed as the Air India chief in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary, an order issued by the personnel ministry said. 
 
Dutt’s appointment comes at a time when the national carrier is going through an ownership change.  On October 25, the Centre had signed the share purchase agreement with Tata Sons for the sale of Air India for Rs 18,000 crore.

Source : New Indian Express

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Published On : January 20, 2022
A)
World Health Organization (WHO)
B)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
C)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
D)
International Labour Organization (ILO)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - International Labour Organization (ILO)

Note : The latest International Labour Organization (ILO) report, released on 17th January 2022, predicts that global labour market recovery will be delayed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc. In its flagship World Employment and Social Outlook Trends (WESO Trends) 2022, the ILO has lowered its labour market recovery prediction for 2022, predicting a continuing large deficit in the number of working hours compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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Published On : January 20, 2022
A)
230.50
B)
283.71
C)
304.06
D)
318.54

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 304.06

Note :

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Digital Payments Index (DPI), which was launched in January 2021 to indicate the extent of digitisation of payments across the country, shows that the index for September 2021 stood at 304.06 against 270.59 in March. This indicates the rapid adoption and deepening of digital payments across the country.
 
In a statement, the RBI said, “The RBI-DPI Index continues to demonstrate significant growth in adoption and deepening of digital payments across the country.”
 
In March 2019, the index stood at 153.47 and by September 2019, it rose to 173.49, followed by 207.94 in March 2020, 217.74 in September 2020, and 270.59 in March 2021..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 20, 2022
A)
January 19, 2005
B)
January 19, 2006
C)
January 19, 2007
D)
January 19, 2008

Correct Answer : Option (B) - January 19, 2006

Note :

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was formed in January 19, 2006. Every year the day is observed as the NDRF Raising Day. The NDRF Raising Day highlights the role of the NDRF personnel for their help and assistance during disaster situations in India.

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Published On : January 19, 2022
A)
Roberta Metsola
B)
Miriam Dalli
C)
Manfred Weber
D)
Esther de Lange

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Roberta Metsola

Note :

The European Parliament elected a new president on Tuesday(18th Jan 2022), with Roberta Metsola, a 43-year-old Maltese deputy, picked to lead the institution as its seeks to gain a more prominent place in the E.U. power structure.
 
Ms. Metsola’s predecessor, David Sassoli, died at age 65 last week, and she was selected by an overwhelming majority over two other candidates, all women.
 
The European Union of 27 nations, one of the world’s most ambitious political experiments, is home to 450 million people. The Parliament is the bloc’s only directly elected institution, and voters have been electing lawmakers to the body since 1979, when the union was much smaller..

Source : New York Times

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Published On : January 19, 2022
A)
UAE
B)
Iraq
C)
Qatar
D)
Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Saudi Arabia

Note :

A 120-room hotel looking after camels has been set up in Saudi Arabia, becoming the world’s first such facility, an official has said.
 
More than 50 persons attend to camels in the unique hotel offering room service, housekeeping, camel care and guarding to the popular animal, spokesman for the Saudi Camel Club Mohammed Al Harbi added.
 
“This hotel is the first of its kind in the world, but in a different and new style,” Al Harbi added. “Everything is available ranging from cleaning rooms to warm air-conditioning,” he added.
 
Payment is per night that costs approximately SR400 and checkout is at 12.30pm.
 
Camels are a popular animal closely linked to heritage in Saudi Arabia. The animal has long been dubbed as the “ship of the desert”, being the lifeline for desert dwellers.

Source : Gulf News

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Published On : January 19, 2022
A)
INS Viraat
B)
INS Shivalik
C)
INS Vikrant
D)
INS Ranvir

Correct Answer : Option (D) - INS Ranvir

Note :

An explosion in an internal compartment onboard INS Ranvir claimed the lives of three naval personnel on Tuesday(18th Jan 2022), an official release said.
 
The incident took place when the Rajput-class destroyer was docked at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.
 
Responding immediately, the ship's crew brought the situation under control. There was no major material damage, the release said.
 
INS Ranvir was on cross-coast operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command and was due to return to base port shortly.
 
A board of inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the cause, Indian Navy officials said..

Source : India Today

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Published On : January 19, 2022
A)
Politician
B)
Filmmaker
C)
Comic artist
D)
Environmentalist

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Comic artist

Note : Legendary Bengali "Comics Artist", writer and illustrator, "Narayan Debnath", has passed away after a prolonged illness. He was passed away on Tuesday(18th Jan 2022) 97 Years Old. The celebrated cartoonist was the creator of popular Bengali comic strips like Handa Bhonda (1962), Bantul the Great (1965) and Nonte Phonte (1969).

He holds the record of longest-running comics by an individual artiste for the Handa Bhonda comics series which completed its continuous 60 years of running. In 2021, Debnath was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India.

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Published On : January 19, 2022
A)
Airtel
B)
Jio
C)
Paytm
D)
PhonePe

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Jio

Note :

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Reliance Jio have announced that UPI AUTOPAY has now been introduced for the telecom industry with Jio. Jio’s integration with UPI AUTOPAY has made it the first player in the telecom industry to go live with the unique e-mandate feature that was launched by NPCI.
 
Using the UPI AutoPay launched by NPCI, customers can now enable recurring e-mandate using any UPI application for recurring payments such as mobile bills, electricity bills, EMI payments, entertainment/OTT subscriptions, insurance, mutual funds among others.

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Published On : January 19, 2022

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