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A)
Mumbai
B)
Chennai
C)
Hyderabad
D)
Gurugram

Correct Answer :   Gurugram


India's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station with a capacity of 100 charging points for 4 wheelers, was opened on Friday(January 28, 2022) at Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in Gurugram.
 
Previously, India's largest EV charging station was situated in Navi Mumbai with 16 AC & 4 DC charging ports for EVs.
 
The new EV charging station has been developed by tech-piloting company Alektrify Private Limited.
 
"This station is now open with 96 chargers for technical inspection for various 'Certification Compliance' and 'Safety Standards' laid two week ago by Power Ministry, Govt of India and which also opened the doors for offering government land to government or public agencies and private entities for setting up charging stations on a revenue-sharing basis," the company said in a statement..

Source : Times of India

Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
Raghuram Rajan
B)
Dr V Anantha Nageswaran
C)
Arvind Subramanian
D)
Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian

Correct Answer :   Dr V Anantha Nageswaran


The Government of India on January 28, 2022 appointed Dr V Anantha Nageswaran (Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran) as the new Chief Economic Adviser.
 
The Union Finance Ministry wrote on Twitter : “Government appoints Dr V Anantha Nageswaran as the Chief Economic Advisor and today, he has assumed charge.”
 
The announcement came days ahead of the presentation of the 2022 Union Budget on February 1 and the tabling of the 2021-22 Economic Survey on January 31.
 
Nageswaran, an academic and former executive with Credit Suisse Group AG and Julius Baer Group, replaces Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the new Chief Economic Adviser to the Finance Minister. Subramanian recently stepped down from his position as the CEA after the completion of his three-year tenure.
 
Dr Nageswaran, who is a noted writer, author, teacher, and economic consultant, has taught at several business schools and institutes of management across India and abroad. Before his appointment as the Chief Economic Adviser, he was the Dean of the IFMR Graduate School of Business and a visiting professor of Economics at the Krea University in Andhra Pradesh.
 
Additionally, he held part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India from 2019 to 2021.
 
The new CEA holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a doctorate in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Source : Money Control

Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
Om Birla
B)
Meira Kumar
C)
Sumitra Mahajan
D)
M. Venkaiah Naidu

Correct Answer :   Om Birla


The Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla has launched a new app, ‘Digital Sansad App’ on January 27, 2022, that will make it easier for people to follow proceedings in Parliament, and also their own lawmakers. In addition, it will also help members of parliament access services such as checking personal updates like status of their notices, House bulletins, etc. As MPs are barred from using laptops inside the House, the app comes handy for parliamentary information for MPs during a debate in the House. In future, the MPs can log in for attendance, give questions for the Question Hour or submit notices for debates or adjournment motions.
 
The Digital Sansad app is available in both android and IOS platform and carries nearly all major content of the interlinked portal of Indian Parliament. A senior official claimed that the Digital Sansad is one of the few apps of a parliament internationally that offer a 360-degree view of legislative activities as well as services for members. It is a brainchild of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla who has sought to make parliamentary proceedings more accessible to people.. 
 

Published On : January 29, 2022
A)
Japan
B)
France
C)
Germany
D)
Netherlands

Correct Answer :   Netherlands


Dutch King Willen-Alexander on Wednesday(26th Jan 2022) opened what authorities say is the world's largest canal lock
 
The 500-meter (1,640-feet) long and 70-meter wide sluice replaces a smaller, nearly 100-year-old one at Ijmuiden, a small port city connecting the North Sea Canal to the port of Amsterdam,The Netherlands.
 
Construction on the massive infrastructure project began in 2016 and was meant to be done by 2019. It also went over the initially planned budget by around €300 million ($338 million).

Source : DW

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

Correct Answer :   January 28th


Data Privacy Day is celebrated on January 28, every year across the world. The objective of the day is to sensitize individuals and disseminate privacy practices and principles. 
 
It encourages everyone to own their privacy responsibilities to create a culture of privacy. Observance of the day is “an international effort of creating awareness on the importance of respecting privacy, enabling trust and safeguarding data”.

Published On : January 28, 2022
A)
Kerala
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Maharashtra
D)
West Bengal

Correct Answer :   Kerala


The state-run Digital University Kerala (DUK), along with CMET-Trichur, is gearing up to set up India Innovation Centre for Graphene, the country's first Graphene R&D incubation centre in Kerala
 
The Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, has given approval for the Rs 86.41 crore-project. The Centre, which will be implemented with the support of Government of Kerala, has the potential to accelerate the State's growth in the knowledge industry sector and the Tata Steel Ltd will be the industrial partner of the centre, an official statement said here.
 
Often referred to as the wonder material for its extraordinary electrical and electronic properties, Graphene, as per latest researches, could replace indium and thereby bring down cost of OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) screens in smartphones. Graphene is the thinnest and strongest material in the world ever known and has good chemical stability, high electrical conductivity and a large surface area while being transparent and lightweight.

Source : The Hans India

Published On : January 28, 2022
A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IIT Jodhpur
C)
IIT Mumbai
D)
IIT Kanpur

Correct Answer :   IIT Jodhpur


A group of researchers from IIT Jodhpur have developed an automated Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for COVID-19 diagnosis using chest X-ray images.

Published On : January 28, 2022
A)
Mexico
B)
Honduras
C)
El Salvador
D)
Costa Rica

Correct Answer :   Honduras


Xiomara Castro will be sworn in Thursday(27th Jan 2022) as the first woman president of Honduras, which is grappling with poverty, migration, drug trafficking and corruption, after apparently resolving a crisis in congress that threatened her leadership. The 62-year-old leftist former first lady’s inauguration will put an end to 12 years of right wing National Party rule.
 
“Twelve years of struggle, 12 years of resistance. Today the people’s government begins," Castro, the wife of former president Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed in 2009, wrote on Twitter. From dawn, queues formed outside the national stadium in the capital Tegucigalpa where 29,000 people will watch the inauguration..

Source : News18

Published On : January 28, 2022
A)
ValCoV
B)
MesCoV
C)
NeoCoV
D)
Neomers

Correct Answer :   NeoCoV


Chinese scientists have warned of a deadly strain of COVID-19, NeoCoV, which has been discovered in bats in South Africa. The virus strain has been linked to the MERS-CoV virus that was detected previously in 2012 and 2015 in the middle eastern countries. 

Published On : January 28, 2022
A)
Delhi
B)
Punjab
C)
Himachal Pradesh
D)
Jammu and Kashmir

Correct Answer :   Jammu and Kashmir


Jammu and Kashmir yet again topped the list of police gallantry medals, announced on the eve of Republic Day.
 
Jammu and Kashmir Police bagged 115 Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG), out of a total of 189 awarded this year. They more than doubled their last year’s tally of 52 PMGs. J&K Police won awards for conducting several counter-insurgency operations in 2019-20.

Published On : January 28, 2022