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1) Who made a World Record of fastest Double
Century in ODI?

A. Shahbaz Ahmed
B. Deepak Hooda
C. Ishan Kishan
D. Ravi Bishnoi

C. Ishan Kishan

• Ishan Kishan (Bihar) made a world record of making
the fastest double century in a One Day International
• He scored his double century in just 126 balls against
Bangladesh in the match played at Chattogram,
Bangladesh on 10 December 2022.
• The record was earlier held by Chris Gayle of West
Indies who scored a 138 balls double century against
Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.
• The quickest double in all ODIs [across men and
women] was held by Amelia Kerr of New Zealand.
She scored her double century in 134 balls against
Ireland in 2018.

2) India’s 1st Carbon Neutral Farm has been
inaugurated in –

A. Maharashtra
B. Karnataka
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Kerala

D. Kerala 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinnari Vijayan on 10 December
2022 inaugurated Kerala’s State Seed Farm located in
Aluva, Ernakulam district.
• It is the first farm in India which is carbon neutral.
• The farm practices carbon-neutral farming which
involves absorption of all the carbon that gets
released during various agriculture practices in the
soil itself.

3) Mopa Airport become the 2nd International
Airport of which state/UT?

A. Goa
B. Odisha
C. Bihar
D. Manipur

A. Goa
• PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated Goa’s 2nd
international airport at Mopa on 11 December 2022.
• Mopa airport will be the first cargo carrying airport of
• The Mopa International Airport has been developed
at a cost of around Rs 2,8700 crore by the GMR
Infrastructure which also has the right to operate the
airport for 40 years with an option of additional 20
• Dabolim Airport is the 1st international airport in
Goa, inaugurated in December 2013.

4) India’s largest and 4th business jet terminal has
been commissioned in –

A. Tamil Nadu
B. Odisha
C. Kerala
D. Telangana

C. Kerala

• Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated
the India’s first and biggest charter gateway – the
Business Jet Terminal — at the Cochin International
Airport Limited (CIAL) on 10 December 2022.
• Cochin airport has become the 4th airport in India
after Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad with dedicated
private Jet terminals.
• It was built at a cost of 40 crore rupees by renovating
the old domestic terminal.
• It covers an area of 40,000 sq feet with comfortable
lounges, customs and immigration counters, a
business centre and other modern facilities.

5) Shenu Agarwal has been appointed as the MD
and CEO of –

A. Maruti Suzuki
B. Ashok Leyland
C. Tata Motors
D. Honda Cars

B. Ashok Leyland

• Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja
group and India’s leading commercial vehicle
manufacturer, on 8 December announced the
appointment of Shenu Agarwal as its new managing
director and chief executive officer.
• Shenu joins Ashok Leyland from Escorts Kubota Ltd,
where he was president.
• Agarwal will drive the technology development,
growth, and future strategy for Ashok Leyand toward
achieving its vision to be among the top 10
Commercial Vehicle players globally.

6) Who has been awarded with the “Don Award
2022″ by Australia?

A. Patrick Mills
B. Kurt Fearnley
C. Ashleigh Barty
D. Jeff Horn

C. Ashleigh Barty

• Ashleigh Barty, the winner of the Australian Open
women’s singles title in January, has been conferred
with The Don Award, Australia’s most prestigious
annual sports award.
• The award is named after the country’s legendary
cricketer Don Bradman.
• Barty left the tennis world stunned in March when
she announced her retirement at the age of 25. The
triple Grand Slam winner was ranked No. 1 in
women’s singles at the time of her retirement

7) What is India’s rank in the ‘2022 Hurun Global
500 list’ of valuable companies?

A. 5th
B. 7th
C. 9th
D. 11th

A. 5th

• According to the recently released Hurun Global 500 list
2022, India, with 20 most valuable companies in the
world, has moved into the 5th position among countries
that are home to the world’s top 500 firms.
• Last year India was ranked 9th with 8 companies.
• The United States of America with 260 companies came at
the top. It was followed by China with 35 companies,
Japan with 28 companies, The United Kingdom with 21
companies, India and Canada were at the 5th position
with 20 companies each.
• Of the 20 Indian companies featured on the list this year,
11 are based in Mumbai, four in Ahmedabad and one
each in Noida, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata

8) Who take the oath as the new Chief Minister of
Himachal Pradesh?

A. Sukhwinder Singh
B. Sachin Pilot
C. Harsh Mahajan
D. Pratibha Singh

A. Sukhwinder Singh

• Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has been unanimously
elected as the new Chief Minister of Himachal
Pradesh and take the oath on 11th December 2022,
succeeding Jai Ram Thakur.
• He served as the president of the Himachal Pradesh
Congress Committee from 2013 to 2019.
• Apart from this, Mukesh Agnihotri (leader of the
opposition in the outgoing Assembly) has been
appointed as the deputy chief minister of Himachal

9) Who has won the S&P Platts Global CEO of the
Year Award in 2022?

A. Leena Nair
B. Parag Agrawal
C. Gurdeep Singh
D. Ajay Banga

C. Gurdeep Singh

• CEO of NTPC, Gurdeep Singh has been named the
S&P Platts Global CEO of the Year Award.
• The 24th annual Platts Global Energy Awards which is
also considered as the “Oscars of the energy
industry” was held in New York, United States of
• The S&P Platts Global CEO of the Year Award
recognize corporate and individual innovation,
leadership and exemplary performance across the
entire energy and chemicals spectrum

10) Karnataka government to be renamed “Salaam
Aarti” ritual to –

A. Alpona
B. Namaskara
C. Chetna
D. Prama

B. Namaskara

• ‘Salaam Aarti’ ritual was started during the time of
Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan. Tipu got the worship done
on his behalf for the welfare of the Mysuru kingdom.
• The ruling BJP of Karnataka has decided to rename
‘Salaam Aarti’- a ritual started by Mysuru ruler Tipu
Sultan in the state.
• Now, the ritual would be named as ‘Aarti Namaskara’.
• As per Hindu organisations, ‘Salaam Aarti’ was the
symbol of slavery and was practiced to assert

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