Q1. Which tech-giant has acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify?
Q2. Ayush Minster Sarbananda Sonowal has recently laid the foundation stone for the Heartfulness International Yoga academy at which place?
Q3. Who has been appointed as the President of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC)?
(a) Milind Pant
(b) Nisha Biswal
(c) Vijay Advani
(d) Atul Keshap
Q4. Indian social worker Sindhutai Sapkal who has passed away recently was fondly referred as ______.
(a) Women of Peace
(b) Iron Lady of India
(c) Lioness of Maratha
(d) Mother of Orphans
Q5. Which state has become the first LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) enabled and smoke free Indian state?
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Q6. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a framework for facilitating small-value digital payments in offline mode. The upper limit of an offline payment transaction was fixed at Rs 200, with a total limit of _____________ at any point in time.
(a) Rs 1000
(b) Rs 2000
(c) Rs 2500
(d) Rs 3000
Q7. NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL) has launched a Unified Presentment Management System (UPMS) to simplify recurring bill payments. Who is the present CEO of NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL)?
(a) Noopur Chaturvedi
(b) Dilip Asbe
(c) N Venudhar Reddy
(d) Ritesh Shukla
Q8. Who has been appointed as Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Jal Shakti?
(a) Dharmendra S Gangwar
(b) Sanjay Bandopadhyay
(c) Neelam Shammi Rao
(d) G Asok Kumar
Q9. Name the Indian-origin British Army officer who became the 1st woman of colour to make a solo unsupported trek to the earth’s South Pole.
(a) Vartika Shukla
(b) Anahat Singh
(c) Aashritha V Olety
(d) Harpreet Chandi
Q10. Name the three-time Olympic Gold winning Triple Jump Champion who passed away recently.
(a) Richard Rogers
(b) Desmond Tutu
(c) Viktor Saneyev
(d) Anne Rice
Q11. Recently, a new variant of Covid-19 named IHU ( B.1.640.2 variant) has emerged in ____.
Q12. Every year on ________, the World Day of War Orphans is recognized.
(a) January 4
(b) January 5
(c) January 6
(d) January 7
Q13. Recently, R K Singh has dedicated Automatic Generation Control to the nation. It will be operated by ______________.
(a) Tata Power
(b) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
(c) Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
(d) Power System Operation Corporation
Q14. India has achieved the highest ever monthly export of $37.29 billion in ______________.
(a) October 2021
(b) September 2021
(c) December 2021
(d) March 2021
Q15. Which place has been handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to host the 25th National Youth Festival?
(c) Uttar Pradesh
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Sol. Alphabet Inc-owned Google has acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify, in a deal worth $500 million. This acquisition will expand U.S. tech giant’s security offerings in the country amid rising cyber attacks. Siemplify will be integrated into Google Cloud’s Chronicle operation.
Sol. The Union Ayush Minster Shri Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone for the Heartfulness International Yoga academy on January 03, 2022 at Hyderabad.
Sol. Indian-origin American diplomat Atul Keshap has been appointed as the President of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) by the US Chambers of Commerce.
Sol. Social worker Sindhutai Sapkal, who was called as ‘Mother of Orphans’ passed away on January 04, 2022 at the age of 73 years due to heart attack. She was also referred to just as ‘Sindhutai’ or ‘Mai’.
Sol. Himachal Pradesh has become the first LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) enabled and smoke free Indian state.
Sol. The upper limit of an offline payment transaction was fixed at Rs 200, with a total limit of Rs 2,000 at any point in time.
Sol. UPMS will be available to customers through the centralized infrastructure and application support provided by Bharat BillPay Central Unit (BBPCU). Noopur Chaturvedi is the present CEO of NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL).
Sol. The Additional Secretary under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, G Asok Kumar was appointed as the new Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
Sol. The Indian-origin British Sikh Army officer, Captain Harpreet Chandi became the 1st woman of colour to make a solo unsupported trek to the earth’s South Pole.
Sol. The Olympic triple jump 3-time gold medalist and former world record holder, Viktor Danilovich Saneyev passed away in Australia at the age of 76 years.
Sol. A new variant of Covid-19 has emerged in France recently. Named IHU, the B.1.640.2 variant was discovered by the academics at institute IHU Mediterranee Infection.
Sol. Every year on January 6, the World Day of War Orphans is recognized. The World Day of War Orphans 2022 reminds the world that caring for children in awful conditions is a duty, particularly in the face of a pandemic.
Sol. Automatic Generation Control will be operated by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) through National Load Despatch Centre.
Sol. The preliminary data released by the commerce and industry ministry, India exported goods worth $37.29 billion in December.
Sol. Puducherry has been handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to host the 25th National Youth Festival. The 25th National Youth Festival is going to be held in Puducherry from 12th to 16th January 2022.