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1) Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated the “National level Kabaddi     championship” in –

A. Karnataka
B. Maharashtra
C. Delhi
D. Odisha

A. Karnataka

• Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh
Thakur has inaugurated the National level Kabaddi
championship in Udupi in Karnataka on December 24 to
commemorate the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal
Bihari Vajpayee.
• The winner will get the Atal Trophy and prize money of Rs
one lakh.
• The runner-up will be awarded Rs 75,000, the third prize
winner Rs 50,000 and the fourth prize winner Rs 25,000.
• Atal Trophy was started in 1999 by Zilla Yuva Morcha
through volleyball tournament and this time kabaddi
tournament is also being organized

2) Which Union Minister has launched “Right to Repair” portal?

A. Droupadi Murmu
B. Rajnath Singh
C. Piyush Goyal
D. Narendra Modi

C. Piyush Goyal

• On the National Consumer Rights day the Union Food
and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal launched
a host of new initiatives including the Right to Repair
portal in New Delhi on 24 December 2022.
• In the ‘right to repair’ portal, manufacturers will
share the manual of product details with customers
so that they can either repair by self, by third parties,
rather than depend on original manufacturers.
• Initially, mobile phones, electronic, consumer
durables, automobile and farming equipment will be

3) Who has bagged the Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 for his novel, “Khwab Saraab”?

A. Anis Ashfaq
B. Shahnaz Bashir
C. Fazlul Haque
D. Andaleeb Wajid

A. Anis Ashfaq

• The Sahitya Akademi Award has been given by the
central government for the best literature of every year.
• Accordingly, the central government has announced
the Sahitya Akademi Award for literature on December
• The award has been given in 23 languages.
• It includes seven books of poetry, six books of novel,
two books of short stories, three dramas, two literary
criticism and one each of autobiographical essays,
collection of articles and literary history.
• The awardee will be presented with a cash prize of one
lakh rupees and a copper Shield.

4) Which Indian has become 12th highest-paid female athlete in the world?

A. PV Sindhu
B. Mary Kom
C. Sania Mirza
D. Mithali Raj

A. PV Sindhu

• India’s badminton star PV Sindhu is the only Indian player
in the top 25 in Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid
female athletes in the world.
• Sindhu, the 2016 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist, is ranked
12th in the list, which is topped by Japanese tennis star
Naomi Osaka.
• The 27-year-old Sindhu, who won the singles gold and
doubles silver at the Commonwealth Games in
Birmingham earlier this year, earned $7 million out of her
total earnings of $7.1 million.
• For the third year in a row, Osaka topped Forbes’ annual
list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes. The list is
once again dominated by tennis players.

5) 7-year-old Geto Sora has won the Top Arena Junior International Badminton Championship title. He was from –

A. Assam
B. Meghalaya
C. Tripura
D. Arunachal Pradesh

D. Arunachal Pradesh

• Arunachal Pradesh’s 7-year-old Geto Sora has won the Top
Arena Junior International Badminton Championship title
in the below 9 years category.
• He won the Championship title after beating Malaysian
Jaryl Teh in the final played at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on
23 December 2022.
• The Top Arena Junior International Badminton
Championship was held in Kuala Lumpur from 19-23
December 2022.
• In November 2022, the 7-year-old Sora had won the U-9
boys singles titles in the BTY-Yonex-Singha Championship,
which was held at the Banthongyord Badminton School in
Bangkok, Thailand.

6) Indian Railway will launch “Amrit Bharat Station Scheme” to modernise how many small statioons?

A. 750 stations
B. 1,000 stations
C. 1,200 stations
D. 1,250 stations

B. 1,000 stations

• The Indian Railway will launch the “Amrit Bharat
Station Scheme” under which 1000 small but
important stations will be modernized.
• This scheme is different from the ambitious plan to
revamp 200 big stations under a separate
redevelopment programme.
• These stations will be redeveloped under what is
called the ”Khurda model of redevelopment”.
• Khurda station in Odisha was modernized for Rs 4
crore with all contemporary amenities for
passengers. The main structure was renovated, the
facade was redone and the number of railway tracks
was also increased

7) Ministry of Petroleum has organized a concert ‘Dance to Decarbonize’ in which city?

A. Mumbai
B. New Delhi
C. Jamshedpur
D. Odisha

B. New Delhi

• The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has organised
a one of its kind musical event, “Dance to
Decarbonise”, National Stadium in New Delhi on 23rd
December 2022.
• The Ministry has informed that the renewable energy
generated through dance will be used to charge electric
• The event aims at showcasing India’s target of
achieving net-zero emissions by 2070 weighing against
the country’s growing economy, rising energy
requirements, and the implementation of responsible
energy sources over transformational energy systems
for the future

8) 10th edition of the “North East Festival” has been organised at

A. Agartala
B. Guwahati
C. Delhi
D. New Delhi

D. New Delhi

• The 10th Edition of the North East Festival began at
the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on
December 23. And concluded on 26th December.
• Union Minister of MSME Narayan Rane inaugurated
this four-day Festival.
• Aim: to promote the diverse life, culture, traditions
and tourism of the North East region
• The first seven editions were held at IGNCA, Janpath,
New Delhi from 2013 to 2019 respectively.
• The last two editions were held in Guwahati in a
hybrid model due to rising Covid in the national

9) Sania Mirza to become India’s first Muslim female fighter pilot. She was from

A. Uttarakhand
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Bihar
D. Odisha

B. Uttar Pradesh

• Sania Mirza from Mirzapur, UP, has been selected as
a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force.
• She will become the first Muslim girl fighter pilot in
India and the first IAF pilot from Uttar Pradesh.
• She cleared the National Defence Academy (NDA)
exam and secured 149th rank. Only two seats were
reserved for women in fighter pilot.
• Bhawana Kanth, Mohana Singh and Avani Chaturvedi
are the first female fighter pilots of India. They were
inducted into the IAF fighter squadron in June 2016.
Shivangi Singh is India’s first female pilot for the
Rafale fighter aircraft.

10) Which state/UT has granted ‘Industry status’ to its Tourism sector?

A. Goa
B. Assam
C. Gujarat
D. Uttarakhand

B. Assam

• The Assam State Cabinet led by CM Himanta Biswa
Sarma has approved the proposal for grant of
Industry Status to the tourism sector in the state.
• Aim: To boost investments and generate
• The industry status, fresh investments in tourism
infrastructure, permanent in nature, will contribute
towards rapid employment generation, public-private
partnership and development.
• Tourism is to be one of the main sources of income
generation for the people over the years.

11) Who has become the Most Expensive player of the IPL history?

A. Sam Curran
B. Chris Morris
C. Shakib al Hasan
D. Kane Williamson

A. Sam Curran

• England all-rounder Sam Curran became the Indian
Premier League’s (IPL) most expensive ever buy in the
players’ auction held on 23 December 2022.
• The Punjab Kings bought Sam Curran for Rs 18.5 crore
($2.23 million) following a bidding war involving the
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
• Curran, who was player-of-the-series in England’s T20
World Cup triumph in Australia this year, previously
featured for the Punjab Kings in 2019.
• The earliest highest bid for a player in the IPL was that of
South African all-rounder Chris Morris. He was bought by
Rajasthan Royals last year for Rs 16.25 crore.

13) Sitiveni Rabuka has been appointed as the Prime Minister of

A. Fiji
B. Malaysia
C. Belgium
D. New Zealand

A. Fiji

• Sitiveni Rabuka has been elected as Fiji’s new Prime
Minister, the country’s parliament announced on
24th December 2022.
• Rabuka, is the leader of the People’s Alliance, a
political party in Fiji formed in 2021.
• He was democratically elected as Prime Minister of
Fiji, serving from 1992 to 1999, and again in 2022
leading a three-party coalition. He also served as
Chairman of the Great Council of Chiefs from 1999 to
2001, and later as Chairman of the Cakaudrove
Provincial Council from 2001 to 2008.

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