Rose Cristian Osouka Raponda has been appointed as the Vice President of which country?
A. Ireland B. Fiji
C. Brazil D. Gabon
Answer- D. Gabon
Home Minister Amit Shah recently released a book titled Revolutionaries – The Other Story of How India Won its Freedom. Who is the author of this book?
A. Sanjeev Sanyal B. G Kishan Reddy
C. Nirmala Sitharaman D. Shashi Tharoor
Answer- A. Sanjeev Sanyal
• The book titled Revolutionaries – The Other Story of How India Won it’s Freedom was released by Home Minister Amit Shah at a function in New Delhi.
• The author of the book is economist Sanjeev Sanyal.
• Sanyal is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.
When is National Youth Day celebrated every year in India?
A. 12 January B. 13 January
C. 11 January D. 10 January
Answer- A. 12 January
• National Youth Day is celebrated every year on January 12 in India.
• This day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
• In the year 1984, the Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day and the nation has been celebrating it every year since 1985.
• The theme of the year 2023 is “Developed Youth- Developed India”.
Meta announced the appointment of who as the Director of the Global Business Group in India in January 2023?
A. Vikas Purohit B. Chetan Sharma
C. R. S. Sodhi D. Surinder Chawla
Answer- A. Vikas Purohit
• Meta announced the appointment of former Tata Cliq CEO Vikas Purohit as director of global business conglomerate in India in January 2023.
• In FY22, Meta India’s gross advertising revenue grew by 74% YoY to Rs 16,189 crore.
Where will Prime Minister Narendra Modi flag off the world’s longest river cruise MV Ganga Vilas on January 13?
A. Haridwar B. Prayagraj
C. Kanpur D. Varanasi
Answer- D. Varanasi
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the world’s longest river cruise MV Ganga Vilas in Varanasi on January 13.
• The Prime Minister will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of several other inland waterway projects worth over Rs 1000 crore during the event.
• The cruise will visit 50 major tourist destinations, including heritage sites like the famous Ganga Aarti in Varanasi and sanctuaries like Kaziranga National Park and Sundarbans Delta.
The new Integrated Food Security Scheme has been named Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. When has the implementation of this new scheme started?
A. 01 January 2023 B. 01 December 2022
C. 10 January 2023 D. 31 December 2022
Answer- A. 01 January 2023
• The new Integrated Food Security Scheme has been named as Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY).
• The implementation of the new scheme has started from January 1, 2023.
• Earlier, the Union Cabinet had approved the antyodaya anna yojana (AAY) and the scheme to provide free food grains to primary domestic (PHH) beneficiaries.
Joint military exercise Veer Guardian-2023 between India and which country will be held from January 12-26?
A. Japan B. Australia
C. France D. USA
Answer- A. Japan
• India and Japan will conduct a joint military exercise Veer Guardian-2023 at Hayakuri Military Airport in Japan from January 12 to 26.
• The first woman fighter pilot, Squadron Commander Avani Chaturvedi, will participate in the inaugural Air Exercise Veer Guardian 2023.
• For the first time women fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will participate in the Air Warfare Games.
Which payment app was launched in January 2023?
A. WhatsApp Pay B. Bharat Pay
C. PayRup D. Amazon Pay
Answer- C. PayRup
• India’s fastest payment app ‘PayRup’ was launched in January 2023.
• PayRup has been built with the state-of-the-art technology of Web 3.0.
• In January 2023, PayRup announced ticketing and booking services.
• The launching event was held in Bangalore and launched by Mahadevappa Halagatti.
Who has been appointed as the ‘Nutrition Sponsor’ by Herbalife Nutrition in January 2023?
A. Virat Kohli B. Mary Kom
C. Lakshya Sen D. Smriti Mandhana
Answer- D. Smriti Mandhana
• Herbalife Nutrition appointed Smriti Mandhana as the ‘nutrition sponsor’ in January 2023.
• Currently, she is the vice-captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team.
• Several Indian athletes like Virat Kohli, Mary Kom, Lakshya Sen, and Manika Batra have partnered with Herbalife Nutrition.
Who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th edition of Jaipur International Film Festival on 11 January 2023?
A. Sudeep Sen B. Purnima Singh
C. Prabhu Chandra Mishra D. Aparna Sen
Answer- D. Aparna Sen
• Aparna Sen was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th edition of the Jaipur International Film Festival on 11 January 2023.
• Aparna Sen made her debut in 1961 with Satyajit Ray’s Teen Kanya.
• She is a director and actress who also works in Bengali cinema and has received nine National Film Awards.
• Aparna Sen was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1986.
According to the UN-backed panel of experts, the Earth’s ozone layer is expected to reach 1980 levels by which year?
A. 2035 B. 2040
C. 2070 D. 2025
Answer- B. 2040
• According to an UN-backed panel of experts, the Earth’s ozone layer is expected to recover within four decades.
• It is expected that if current conditions continue, the ozone layer is expected to recover to 1980 levels by the year 2040.
• These findings are consistent with the goal of the Montreal Protocol of 1987.
• The report said that the layer will return to normal over the Arctic by 2045.
Kumarakom and Beypore selected under Swadesh Darshan 2.0 scheme are located in which state?
A. Kerala B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Rajasthan D. Tamil Nadu
Answer- A. Kerala
• Kumarakom in Kerala in Kottayam and Beypore in Kozhikode has been selected for development under the Swadesh Darshan 2.0 scheme.
• These two locations are among the 34 other places selected from 19 states and union territories under the tourism ministry’s initiative.
• As part of Swadesh Darshan Scheme 1.0, various areas in Kerala have been designated as Eco Circuit, Spiritual Circuit,s and Rural Circuits.
Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated the ‘School of Logistics, Waterways and Communication’ in which city?
A. Shillong B. Agartala
C. Itanagar D. Guwahati
Answer- B. Agartala
• Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha inaugurated the School of Logistics, Waterways and Communication in Agartala which will help traders and
entrepreneurs of the North Eastern region in studies, research, training etc.
• It has been established under the State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (SIPARD).
• The Institute (SIPARD) is an autonomous body funded by the Government of Tripura and partly funded by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India