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TODAY GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
A)
HAL
B)
DRDO
C)
IIT Mumbai
D)
Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) Bengaluru

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) Bengaluru

Note :

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru handed over Visible Line Emission Coronagraph (VELC) payload for Aditya-L1 mission to ISRO in a ceremony held on January 26, 2023 at the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST) Campus, Hosakote, near Bengaluru.

VELC payload was designed and realised at CREST campus. The payload was handed over to Director, U R Rao Satellite Centre (USRC) by Director, IIA in the presence of Chairman, ISRO/ Secretary, DOS Shri S Somanth.

Project Director of Aditya-L1 Smt. NigarShaji, and Principal Investigator of VELC Dr. B Raghavendra Prasad were present on the occasion. The payload would be integrated to the satellite at URSC.
 
VELC has a mechanism to occult the solar disc to separate and discards the light from the disk.The light from the Corona is captured by the coronagraph for further processing. VELC aims to collect the data for solving how the temperature of the corona can reach about a million degrees while the Sun’s surface itself stays just over 6000 degrees Centigrade.

For this, the payload targets at the continuous observations of the Corona, right from its lowermost boundary upwards after having discarded the bright light from the solar disc.
 
VELC weighs 90 kg and is 1.7 m x 1.1 m x 0.7 m in dimension...

Source : ISRO

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Published On : January 27, 2023
Category : Space
A)
4
B)
6
C)
9
D)
14

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 6

Note :

On the occasion of Republic Day 2023, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs announced the winners of Padma Awards on Wednesday (25th January 2023).

06 Padma Vibhushans, 09 Padma Bhushan, and 91 Padma Shris were among the 106 Padma awards.

19 of the honorees are female. Former Samajwadi Party chairman Mulayam Singh Yadav will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the category of public affairs posthumously. The President bestows these honors during ceremonial festivities held in Rashtrapati Bhawan in March and April of each year.
 
Padma Awards is the highest civilian awards of  India. The award is presented in three categories including Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri to honour people for their notable work in different disciplines and fields like art, social work, literature and education, public affairs,etc.
 
Know the complete list of Padma awardees of 2023.

1. Shri Balkrishna Doshi (Poshumous)
2. Shri Dilip Mahalanabis (Posthumous)
3. Mulayam Singh Yadav(Posthumous)
4. Shri Zakir Hussain
5. Shri S M Krishna
6. Shri Srinivas Varadhan..

Source : Mint

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Published On : January 27, 2023
Category : Awards
A)
Virat Kohli
B)
Babar Azam
C)
Ben Strokes
D)
Rohit Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Babar Azam

Note : In the 2022 ICC Awards, Babar Azam won both the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy and the Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year, beating out tough fields in both categories.

A year after being named 'ODI Cricketer of the Year' in 2021, the flamboyant hitter continued to dominate international cricket, being the first player to score 2000 runs in all forms in 2022. Babar easily surpassed that mark, accumulating 2,598 runs at an impressive average of 54.12.

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Published On : January 27, 2023
Category : Sports
A)
6.7 percent
B)
6.2 percent
C)
5.8 percent
D)
5.3 percent

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5.8 percent

Note :

The United Nations (UN) has cut its GDP growth forecast for India for calendar year 2023 to 5.8 percent, citing the effect of tighter monetary policy and weak global demand.
 
"Growth in India is expected to remain strong at 5.8 percent, albeit slightly lower than the estimated 6.4 percent in 2022, as higher interest rates and a global slowdown weigh on investment and exports," the UN's World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023 report, published on January 25,2023.

The report is written by the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, and the regional economic commissions for Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and Western Asia.

Like several other central banks around the world, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reacted to elevated inflation and hiked the policy repo rate by 225 basis points in 2022 to 6.25 percent...

Source : CNBC

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Published On : January 27, 2023
Category : Indian Economy
A)
RRR
B)
All that Breathe
C)
The Elephant Whisperers
D)
Tell it like a women

Correct Answer : Option (C) - The Elephant Whisperers

Note : The Oscar nominations were announced on January 24, 2023, and India received three nominations for the 95th Academy Awards.

The Elephant Whisperers, a 41-minute short by Kartiki Gonsalves, was also nominated for Best Documentary Short.

SS Rajamouli's RRR received only one nomination in the Best Original Song category for "Naatu Naatu," despite the fact that it has a big fan base in the United States.

The film did not receive nominations for Best Picture or Best Director. All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film...

Source :Money Control

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Published On : January 25, 2023
Category : Awards
A)
Rs 1,289 Cr
B)
Rs 1,342 Cr
C)
Rs 1,377 Cr
D)
Rs 1,410 Cr

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rs 1,289 Cr

Note :

The auction for five teams in the women’s Indian Premier League, now called the Women’s Premier League (WPL), concluded on Wednesday (25th January 2023), with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) walking home with nearly Rs 4,670 crore, beating estimates of Rs 4,000 crore that experts suggested before the bets.

The auction of teams was for a 10-year period (2023-32).
 
The Adani group entered the Indian cricketing arena with the highest bid of Rs 1,289 crore for the Ahmedabad franchise, followed by the Reliance-backed Indiawin Sports, which bought the Mumbai franchise for Rs 912.99 crore.

The other three winners were Royal Challengers Sports for Bengaluru at Rs 901 crore, JSW GMR Cricket for Delhi at Rs 810 crore, and Capri Global for Lucknow at Rs 757 crore.
 
The combined media rights value (Rs 951 crore) and team auction bids (Rs 4,669.99 crore) give BCCI nearly Rs 5,621 crore in earnings, which some experts say is second only to the men’s IPL...

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : January 25, 2023
Category : Sports
A)
Kalyan Singh
B)
Bipin Rawat
C)
Radheshyam Khemka
D)
Dr. Prabha Atre

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Dr. Prabha Atre

Note :

Hindustani vocalist Padma Vibhushan Dr. Prabha Atre was on Sunday (22nd January 2023) conferred with the the Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award at the hands of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
 
The chief minister felicitated Dr. Atre at a function at Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan in Thane.
 
Mr. Shinde presented Dr. Atre with a citation and ₹1 lakh at the programme, during which a symphony of 90 flautists was performed to mark her 90th birthday.
 
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Shinde said his government was committed to promoting arts and would also promote classical music...

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : January 25, 2023
Category : Awards
A)
January 2023 - February 2023
B)
January 2023 - March 2023
C)
February 2023 - March 2023
D)
March 2023 - April 2023

Correct Answer : Option (B) - January 2023 - March 2023.

Note : The 2023 edition of Indian Navy’s major maritime exercise TROPEX, is currently underway in IOR. This Operational level exercise is conducted biennially and witnesses participation from Indian Army, Indian Air force and Indian Coast Guard assets.

TROPEX 2023 is being conducted over a duration of three months from January 2023 - March 2023. As part of exercise, all surface combatants of Indian Navy including Destroyers, Frigates, Corvettes as well as submarines and aircraft are put through complex Maritime Operational deployments to validate and refine Navy’s Concept of Operations including operation allogistics and interoperability with other services.

The exercise is being conducted in different phases, both in harbour and at sea, encompassing various facets of combat operations, including live weapon firings.

Having grown in scope and complexity over years, this exercise provides an opportunity to test combat readiness of combined Fleets of Indian Navy to operate in a multi threat environment...

Source : Indian Navy

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Published On : January 25, 2023
Category : Defence
A)
IRB InvIT Fund
B)
Brookfield India
C)
Virescent Renewable
D)
India Grid Trust (IndiGrid)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - India Grid Trust (IndiGrid)

Note :

India Grid Trust (IndiGrid) to acquired a 100% equity stake in Khargone Transmission at an enterprise value of around ₹1,497.5 crores.

IndiGrid signed a share purchase agreement on January 21, 2023.

Khargone Transmission was incorporated on November 28, 2015.

The transmission project was awarded by the ministry of power for a 35-year period from the scheduled commercial operation date on a build, own, operate, and maintain (BOOM) basis..

Source : India Times

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Published On : January 24, 2023
Category : Business and Economics
A)
41
B)
44
C)
48
D)
51

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 51

Note :

SpaceX brought another big batch of its Starlink internet satellites to orbit on Thursday (19th Jan 2023), and landed a fresh first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket as well.
 
The booster topped with 51 of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites lifted off from California's Vandenberg Space Force Base on Thursday (19th January 2023) at 10:43 a.m. EST (1543 GMT; 7:43 a.m. local California time).

The Falcon 9's upper stage, meanwhile, hauled the Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit and was expected to deploy all 51 of them 29 minutes after liftoff, according to a SpaceX mission description(opens in new tab).
 
Starlink is SpaceX's broadband internet constellation, which currently consists of more than 3,300 operational satellites(opens in new tab).
 
That number is ever-increasing, as Thursday's liftoff shows, and may eventually become truly staggering. SpaceX has approval to launch 12,000 Starlink spacecraft and has applied for permission to loft nearly 30,000 more on top of that...

Source : Space

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Published On : January 24, 2023
Category : Space