Current Affairs Quiz - January 2022
21. Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan, who were seen in the news, are associated with which sport?
Correct Answer: B [Tennis]
Indian Tennis Players Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan won the Adelaide International ATP 250 men’s doubles title.
The Indian duo teamed up for the first time on the ATP tour, and won the title over the top-seeded pair of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in Adelaide. It was Rohan Bopanna’s 20th ATP title while Ramkumar won his maiden title on the tour.
22. Which Union Ministry announced a dedicated Grievance Cell, for uninterrupted supply of essentials?
[A] Ministry of Home Affairs
[B] Ministry of Food Processing Industries
[C] Ministry of Textiles
[D] Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Food Processing Industries]
Ministry of Food Processing Industries has launched a dedicated grievance cell for the food and food-related industry to ensure smooth operations and uninterrupted supply of essentials for all citizens.
The Ministry had set up a similar grievance cell during the first wave when the national lockdown was imposed in the country. The Ministry said that industry players and people can send their concerns and queries on [email protected]
23. Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas is the new Chief Economist of which institution?
[A] World Bank
[B] International Monetary Fund
[C] World Economic Forum
[D] Asian Development Bank
Correct Answer: B [International Monetary Fund]
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas as the next chief economist, replacing Indian origin Gita Gopinath.
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced the appointment of the French-born University of California-Berkeley economist. Gita Gopinath has been appointed the first deputy managing director of the IMF.
24. Which state government notified the ‘Regional Plan Rules, 2021’?
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Tamil Nadu]
The state government of Tamil Nadu notified the ‘Regional Plan Rules, 2021’. The rules are notified for preparing plans for 12 regions covering 1.36 lakh sq km in the State.
Under the new rules, the State will constitute a regional planning authority to prepare land and building use maps over the next 18 months. The regional plan is an inter-settlement plan, while master plans and detailed development plans are intra-settlement plans.
25. ‘Central Institute of Classical Tamil’, is located in which city?
Correct Answer: B [Chennai]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new building of the Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Perumbakkam on the outskirts of the Chennai city.
CICT was formerly known as the Centre of Excellence for Classical Tamil (CECT), is an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Education. It was functioning at the campus of the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore from 2006 to 2008.
26. Which country has developed Tu-160M / White Swan Bomber?
Correct Answer: C [Russia]
Russia has developed and unveiled its Tu-160M strategic bomber also known as White Swan. Recently, the debut flight of the bomber was conducted successfully.
As per the Russian Military sources, the newly built Tu-160M strategic missile-carrying bomber has 80% of its equipment upgraded and is capable to strike enemy targets in remote areas with nuclear and conventional weapons.
27. “The Citizen” is the constitution literacy campaign held in which District?
Correct Answer: D [Kollam]
In a first of its kind, a constitution literacy campaign “The Citizen” is being organized in the District of Kollam, Kerala.
Kollam district panchayat, District Planning Committee, and the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) would jointly educate over 7 lakh families on the basic principles of Indian Constitution. The aim of this initiative is to declare Kollam a totally Constitution literate district on August 14 midnight.
28. Which country has built an ‘Artificial Moon’ project?
Correct Answer: B [China]
Chinese scientists have built an “artificial moon” research facility, to simulate low-gravity environments using magnetism.
The facility, which is to be officially launched this year, will use powerful magnetic fields inside vacuum chamber to make gravity disappear. This effect is called ‘Diamagnetic levitation’.
29. ‘Khoisan’ is an indigenous community inhabiting which country?
[C] South Africa
Correct Answer: C [South Africa]
‘Khoisans’ are the first people to inhabit South Africa. King Khoisan, the leader of the Khoisans, was arrested for growing cannabis near South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s office in Pretoria.
The Khoisans have been protesting near the president’s office for the past three years for recognition of the community and their language ‘Khoekhoe’ among other things. The community has been demanding land rights.
30. ‘WASP-103b’ Exo-planet, which was recently discovered is also known as ……
[A] Hot Mars
[B] Hot Jupiter
[C] Hot Saturn
[D] Hot Venus
Correct Answer: B [Hot Jupiter]
Astronomers have detected the warped shape of one of the exoplanets also called as hot Jupiters. This is not like the usual spherical planets, as they are similar to a rugby ball.
The exoplanet is called WASP-103b, orbiting a star called WASP-103 over 1,800 light-years away. It was observed using a CHEOPS space telescope. They orbit very closely to their host stars, with orbital periods of less than 10 days, and this is the reason of the hot structure.
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