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1) What is the target range of “Agni-V” missile ?

A. 3,500 km
B. 5,000 km
C. 5,500 km
D. 7,000 km


B. 5,000 km

• India has successfully carried out the night trials of
nuclearcapable ballistic missile, Agni-V from Abdul
Kalam Island, off the coast of Odisha on 15th
December, 2022.
• The test was conducted to check the new
technologies and equipment on the missile which is
now lighter than before.
• The missile has a capacity to hit targets beyond 5,000
• The Agni series I to IV missiles have ranges from 700
km to 3,500 km.

2) India’s longest escape tunnel has been
completed in

A. Jammu & Kashmir
B. Uttarakhand
C. Ladakh
D. Gujarat


A. Jammu & Kashmir

• India’s longest escape tunnel, which is 12.89 km long,
built on the 111 km under-construction Banihal-Katra
railway line in Jammu and Kashmir, was completed by
the Indian Railways on 15 December.
• This longest tunnel is part of the UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla Railway Line (USBRL) project.
• This is the fourth tunnel on the Banihal-Katra route
following the 12.75 km tunnel T-49, the longest
tunnel of the Indian Railways, which was completed
in January this year.
• The escape tunnel ‘T-13’ has been constructed to
facilitate rescue work in case of an emergency

3) Which Indian institute has declared ‘TobaccoFree

A. AIIMS Raipur
B. AIIMS Patna
C. AIIMS Bhopal
D. AIIMS Delhi


D. AIIMS Delhi

• The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
located in the capital New Delhi has been declared a
‘Tobacco-Free Zone’.
• Information in this regard has been given through an
office memorandum issued by Dr. M. Srinivas, Director,
AIIMS, New Delhi.
• Strict action will be taken against doctors, permanent
or contractual staff and security staff found smoking or
chewing tobacco in the hospital premises.
• Tobacco is a prominent risk factor for leading causes of
death and a number of non-communicable diseases
(NCD), including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and
lung disorders

4) Who was the most written-about track and field
athlete in 2022?

A. Shelley-Ann FraserPryce
B. Elaine ThompsonHerah
C. Neeraj Chopra
D. Usain Bolt


C. Neeraj Chopra

• According to the World Athletics, Tokyo Olympics gold
medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra of India was the
most written about track and field athlete in 2022,
displacing the Jamaican legend Usain Bolt from the top
• Quoting the data collated by media Analysis Company
Unicepta the World Athletics body on 16 December
2022 said that there were 812 articles written about
Neeraj Chopra in 2022.
• Neeraj Chopra was followed by Jamaican trio of
Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (751
articles), 100m world champion Shelley-Ann FraserPryce (698 articles) and 200m world champion Shericka
Jackson (679 articles)

4) “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Ko Kaam Karyakram (PMKKK)” has been renamed as




• The Minister of Minority Affairs, Smriti Zubin Irani in
a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on 15
• December informed that the “Pradhan Mantri
Kaushal Ko Kaam Karyakram (PMKKK)” has now been
named as Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan
(PM VIKAS) Scheme.
• This integrated scheme amalgamates the five earlier
schemes of the Ministry – Seekho aur Kamao, Ustad,
Hamari Dharohar, Nai Roshni and Nai Manzil.
• The scheme has been approved by the cabinet for
the period of 15th Finance Commission.

5) Which state government has launched the “Arunodaya 2.0” scheme?

A. Uttarakhand
B. Manipur
C. Punjab
D. Assam


D. Assam

• Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on 14th
December, inaugurated ‘Orunodoi 2.0 scheme’ via
video conferencing from Delhi.
• This scheme aims to help 17 lakh women in Assam.
• Under this scheme, women will receive Rs 1,250 in
their bank account every month.
• One of 18 flagship schemes of the Government of
Assam in operation, Orunodoi was launched on
December 1, 2020. The amount is usually transferred
to the bank account of each beneficiary by the 10th
of every month.
• The total financial outlay of Rs 4,142 crore per
annum for Orunodoi

6) Who has become first carbon-neutral power exchange of India?

A. Power Exchange India
Limited (PXIL)
B. Hindustan Power
Exchange (HPX)
D. Indian Energy
Exchange (IEX)


D. Indian Energy
Exchange (IEX)

• Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has become first
carbonneutral power exchange of India, using market
based tradable instruments to offset its carbon
• To reduce carbon footprint, IEX has voluntarily
cancelled CERs (certified emissions reductions) from
clean projects registered under the Clean
Development Mechanism, UNFCCC.
• As per the UNEP 2022 report, global greenhouse gas
emissions must be cut 45% by 2030 to get on track to
limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

7) United Nations states have removed which country from UN women’s rights group?

A. Japan
B. Iran
C. Russia
D. Ukraine


B. Iran

• United Nations member states have removed Iran
from UN women’s rights group.
• The resolution was proposed by the US to “remove
with immediate effect the Islamic Republic of Iran
from the Commission on the Status of Women for
the remainder of its 2022-2026 term.
• The Commission is made up of 45 countries which
are elected by the Council to four-year terms.
• Iran’s term, which began this year, was to have run
through 2026.

8) Who has partnered with Viasat to deliver satellite internet to 10 million people across the world by 2025?

A. Meta
B. Google
C. Amazon
D. Microsoft


D. Microsoft

• Microsoft announced that it has partnered with
global communications company Viasat to deliver
satellite internet access to 10 million people across
the world by 2025.
• Viasat is the first satellite partner to work with
Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, and together they will
deepen Airband’s work, Microsoft said in a blogpost
on 14th Dec 2022.
• According to the International Telecommunication
Union at the UN, around one-third of the world’s
population, that is, 2.7 billion people, have still never
used the internet.

9) Where has ISRO successfully tested the 160 meter Trisonic Wind Tunnel?

A. Kerala
B. Assam
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Rajasthan


A. Kerala

• The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
recently conducted the maiden blow-down test of
their all-new wind tunnel, installed at the Vikram
Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Kerala.
• The Trisonic Wind tunnel, as it is known, facilitates
testing under three conditions – subsonic (below the
speed of the sound), at the speed of sound and
supersonic (faster than the speed of sound).
• The tunnel measures 160 metres in length and has a
maximum cross-section of 5.4 metres.

10) Which state forest department has launched ‘Vanikaran’ project to restore natural vegetation?

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


C. Kerala

• Kerala forest department has launched ‘Vanikaran’ project to restore natural vegetation.
• It is an afforestation project to root out invasive plants, especially Senna spectabilis.
• It is being executed in Sulthan Bathery forest range of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS).
• Its pillars include planting saplings of Bamboo, fruit plants etc. and rainwater harvesting.

11) Which flower has been declared as an
‘endangered species’ by the US wildlife authorities?

A. California Poppy
B. Cherokee Rose
C. Goldenrod
D. Nevada wildflower


D. Nevada wildflower

• U.S. wildlife officials have declared a Nevada
wildflower endangered at the only place it’s known
to exist on a highdesert ridge where a lithium mine is
planned to help meet growing demand for electric
car batteries.
• The Fish and Wildlife Service has formally listed
Tiehm’s buckwheat and its accompanying area of 910
acres for the 6-inch-tall flower with yellow blooms.

12) Which Indian initiative has been recognised as World’s top 10 initiatives by UN?

A. Project Tiger
B. Chipko Movement
C. Project Elephant
D. Namami Gange


D. Namami Gange

• India’s ‘Namami Gange’- river Ganga rejuvenation
project- has been recognised as one among world’s
10 most “ground-breaking” initiatives for restoration
of natural ecosystems, according to a report released
during the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).
• The award was received by G Ashok Kumar, Director
• General, Namami Gange, at the 15th Conference of
the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Montreal,
Canada on 14 December 2022.
• Namami Gange was selected from over 150 such
initiatives from 70 countries across the globe.

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