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Current Affairs MCQs of 18 and 19 January 2022
Q.1 Which day has been declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be observed as ‘National Start-up Day’ in India?
a. January 16
b. January 15
c. January 18
d. January 17
Q.2 The 2022 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup will be held in which country?
Q.3 Union Minister of Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal unveiled which of these strategies as a way forward for Startups ecosystem, during the India Digital Summit, 2022?
Q.4 What is the objective of ‘Clairvoyant’, the AI-based patented system launched?
a. Mine Cryptocurrency
b. Tackle Air Pollution
c. Water Purification
Q.5 Indian player Tasnim Mir was in news for becoming the first Indian world number one in which sports?
Q.6 Gulabo, which passed away at the Van Vihar National Park and Zoo, Bhopal. What is it?
a. One-horned Rhino
b. Giant Tortoise
c. Bengal Tiger
d. Sloth Bear
Q.7 Which country has built an artificial moon on Earth that can make gravity disappear?
Q.8 Which country is hosting the ICC U19 World Cup 2022?
a. South Africa
b. West Indies
Q.9 International Labour Organisation has projected how much global unemployment in 2022?
a. 150 million
b. 200 million
c. 207 million
d. 215 million
Q.10 Who has been awarded the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award 2021?
a. Robert Lewandowski
b. Lionel Messi
c. Christiano Ronaldo
Q.11 Which Indian navy ship participated in the PASSEX exercises with Russian navy ships in the Arabian Sea in January 2022?
a. INS Visakhapatnam
b. INS Kochi
c. INS Kolkata
d. INS Virat
Q.12 Name the Indian participant who has been felicitated with Best National Costume award at Mrs World 2022 pageant?
a. Navdeep Kaur
b. Shipra Sharma
c. Aditi Vatsyayana
d. Jaspreet Kaur
Q.13 Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi who has passed away at the age of 88 was a social activist from which state?
c. West Bengal
Q.14 The ‘Infinity Bridge’, which was recently opened for public traffic, is built in which of these place?
d. New Delhi
Q.15 Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who died recently, was the former President of which country?
Q.16 Which state has won the maximum number of awards at the national startup awards 2021?
b. Uttar Pradesh
Q.17 The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is celebrating which edition of its Raising Day on January 19, 2022?
Q.18 What was the profession of Narayan Debnath who has passed away recently?
a. Comic artist
Q.19 The famous Indian tigress popularly known as ‘Collarwali’ recently passed away at which Tiger Reserve?
a. Pench Tiger Reserve
b. Kanha Tiger Reserve
c. Corbett Tiger Reserve
d. Kaziranga Tiger Reserve
Q.20 The 9th Women National Ice Hockey Championship 2022 has been organised at which place?
b. Solang Valley
d. Lahaul And Spiti
Q.2 b) The 2022 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup will be held from 21 to 28 January 2022 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman.
Q.3 c) During the event, the Minister unveiled ‘LEAP’ as the way forward to further strengthen our Startups ecosystem. LEAP stands for “Leverage, Encourage, Access & Promote”.
Q.4 c) Union Minister Jitendra Singh launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven Start-Up named ‘Swajal Water Private Limited’ started by IIT alumni for water purification.
Q.5 d) India’s under-19 shuttler Tasnim Mir has become the world number-1 badminton player in the women’s singles category of Under-19, in the latest BWF junior rankings.
Q.6 d) India’s oldest sloth bear, named Gulabo, died at the age of 40 at the Van Vihar National Park and Zoo in Bhopal.
Q.7 c) China has built an artificial low-gravity research facility where gravity can be controlled with the use of powerful magnets by scientists to such low levels that it can successfully simulate the moon’s gravity.
Q.9 c) The International Labour Organisation (ILO), in its report titled “World Employment and Social Outlook”, has projected global unemployment to reach 207 million in 2022, almost 21 million more than 2019.
Q.11 b) Indian Navy and Russian Navy undertook PASSEX exercises on 14 January 2022 at the port of Cochin, in the Arabian Sea. The Indian Navy’s indigenously designed and built guided missile destroyer, INS Kochi,took part in the exercise.Russian Federation Navy was represented by RFS Admiral Tributs
Q.12 a) India’s Navdeep Kaur has won the award for the Best National Costume at the prestigious Mrs World 2022 pageant in Nevada, Las Vegas on January 15, 2022. Navdeep Kaur, who is the winner of Mrs India World 2021, was representing the country at the Mrs World 2022.
Q.14 b) The iconic ‘Infinity Bridge’ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was formally opened to traffic for the first time on January 16, 2022.The bridge is named ‘Infinity’ as its design resembles the mathematical sign for infinity (∞). It also represents limitless, infinite goals of Dubai.
Q.16 d) State-wise, Karnataka bagged highest number of awards, which included 14 out of 46 national startup awards.
Q.17 b) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrates its Raising Day every year on January 19, since it came into existence on January 19, 2006. In 2022, the NDRF is observing its 17th Raising Day.
Q.18 a) Legendary Bengali comics artist, writer and illustrator, Narayan Debnath, has passed away after prolonged illness. He was 97. The celebrated cartoonist was the creator of the popular Bengali comic strips like Handa Bhonda (1962), Bantul the Great (1965) and Nonte Phonte (1969).
Q.19 a) India’s “Supermom” tigress, popularly known as ‘Collarwali’, has passed away at Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh, due to old-age.
Q.20 d) The 9th Women National Ice Hockey Championship 2022 was inaugurated at an altitude of 12,000 feet, at the Ice Skating Rink, Kaza, in Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh on January 16, 2022.