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What is ‘MPATGM’, that was successfully tested by the The Defence Research and Development Organisation in January 2022?

1. What is ‘MPATGM’, that was successfully tested by the The Defence Research and Development Organisation in January 2022?

‘MPATGM’ କ’ଣ, ଯାହା ପ୍ରତିରକ୍ଷା ଅନୁସନ୍ଧାନ ଏବଂ ବିକାଶ ଦ୍ୱାରା ସଫଳତାର ସହିତ ପରୀକ୍ଷା କରାଯାଇଥିଲା | ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ସଂଗଠନ?

    1. Ballistic missiles
    2. An Anti-Ship Missile
    3. An Anti-Tank Missile
    4. Anti-radiation missile

Solution:
The correct answer is An Anti-Tank Missile.
Key Points

  • DRDO on 11 January 2022 successfully flight tested the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).
  • The anti-tank missile was flight-tested in its final deliverable configuration.
  • The indigenously developed MPATGM is a low-weight, fire and forget missile.
  • The missile has a miniaturized infrared imaging seeker and advanced avionics for onboard control and guidance.
     

Additional Information

  • Important Current Affairs on DRDO in 2021-22:
  • In December 2021, the nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‘Agni Prime’ was successfully tested off the coast of Odisha by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • It’s a two-stage canisterized missile with a range of 1,000 to 2,000 kilometres.
  • Chairman DRDO: Dr. G Satheesh Reddy.
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • DRDO Established: 1958.
  • In December 2021, India has successfully test-fired a long-range Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo (SMART) off the Balasore coast in Odisha.
  • DRDO and Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully flight-tested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter launched (air-launched) Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from the Pokhran range in Rajasthan.
  • List of DRDO Missile with range:
  • Prithvi II- 250–350 Km
  • Brahmos- 400 Km
  • Shaurya- 700 to 1,900 km
  • Pranash- 200 Km
  • K-4 nuclear- 3500 Km
  • Nirbhay: 1500 Km
  • Agni P Ballistic Missile: 1000 to 2000 Km
  • Akash-NG: 27-30 Km
    Agni-5: 5000 Km

Which of the following veteran Odia actor has passed away in January 2022?

2. Which of the following veteran Odia actor has passed away in January 2022?

ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ଭେଟେରାନ୍ ଓଡିଆ ଅଭିନେତାଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ହୋଇଛି କି?

    1. Rabi Mishra
    2. Babushaan Mohanty
    3. Anubhav Mohanty
    4. Mihir Das

Solution:
The correct answer is Mihir Das.
Key Points

  • Mihir Das, a veteran Odia actor, passed away in January 2022.
    He was given the Best Actor award from the state government for his performance in ‘Laxmi Pratima’ (1998) and ‘Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni’ (2005).
  • Later, he received the Best Comedian award for ‘Mu Tate Love Karuchhi’ (2007).
  • He marked his acting debut in an Odia art film School Master.

Additional Information

  • Important Obituaries in January 2022:
  • Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist Marilyn Bergman has passed away.
  • The first black man to win the Best Actor Oscar, Sidney Poitier has passed away.
  • Founder of Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) and renowned Indian concert pianist Neil Nongkynrih has passed away.
  • The Olympic triple jump 3-time gold medalist, Viktor Danilovich Saneyev passed away in Australia.
  • Sindhutai Sapkal popular as ‘Mother of Orphans’ has passed away.
    The Indian Navy’s 1971 Indo-Pak war veteran Vice Admiral S.H. Sarma has passed away, at the age of 100.
  • World-renowned Kenyan politician, conservationist, and fossil hunter Richard
    Leakey has passed away

Eminent Odia litterateur and Bharatchandra Nayak Smruti Sahitya Samman awardee, Manglu Charan Biswal has passed away in January 2022. He was related to which profession.

3. Eminent Odia litterateur and Bharatchandra Nayak Smruti Sahitya Samman awardee, Manglu Charan Biswal has passed away in January 2022. He was related to which profession.

ନବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଓଡିଆ ସାହିତ୍ୟିକ ଏବଂ ଭାରତଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ନାୟକ ସ୍ମୁରୁଟି ସାହିତ୍ୟ ସମନ ପୁରସ୍କାର ପ୍ରାପ୍ତ ମଙ୍ଗଲୁ ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଚରଣ ବିଶ୍ al ାସଙ୍କର ଦେହାନ୍ତ ହୋଇଛି। ସେ କେଉଁ ବୃତ୍ତି ସହ ଜଡିତ ଥିଲେ।

    1. Director
    2. Writer
    3. Singer
    4. Scholar

Solution:
The correct answer is Writer.
Key Points

  • Eminent Odia litterateur Manglu Charan Biswal has passed away in January 2022.
  • Biswal had written ‘Bhukha’, the first Sambalpuri film directed and produced by Sabyasachi Mohapatra to get an International Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival.
  • He had also received Bharatchandra Nayak Smruti Sahitya Samman and Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Bhasa Samman.

Additional Information

  • Important Current Affairs based on Odisha in 2021:
  • On Karthika Purnima, which is also known as Boita Bandana is celebrated at various water bodies of Odisha.
  • The state government of Odisha has launched a first-of-its-kind road safety initiative named Rakshak, to train first responders of road accidents.
  • Under the program, 300 master trainers will train 30,000 local people Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the state’s longest bridge, ‘T-Setu’, built over the Mahanadi River in Cuttack District, Odisha in December 2021.
  • Odisha partnered with United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) to launch “Mission Shakti Living Lab” for the financial empowerment of women in December 2021.
  • UN Capital Development Fund:
  • Founded: 1966;
  • Headquarters: New York, United States;
  • Executive Secretary: Preeti Sinha.
  • Cyclone Jawad has hit the north Andhra Pradesh, south Odisha coasts, and Some parts of West Bengal in December 2021.

To commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand Ji, which day is celebrated as National Youth Day every year?

4. To commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand Ji, which day is celebrated as National Youth Day every year?

SWAMI ବିବେକାନନ୍ଦ ଜୀଙ୍କର ଜନ୍ମ ବାର୍ଷିକୀକୁ ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ କରିବା ପାଇଁ କେଉଁ ଦିନଟି ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ | ପ୍ରତିବର୍ଷ ଜାତୀୟ ଯୁବ ଦିବସ?

    1. 12 January
    2. 06 January
    3. 08 January
    4. 04 January

Solution:
The correct answer is 12 January.
Key Points

  • National Youth Day is observed on 12 January every year in India.
    In 1985, the Government of India declared Swami Vivekananda’s birthday – January 12 – asthis day to honor him.
  • The year 2022 marks his 159th birth anniversary.
  • Swami Vivekananda was born as Narendranath Datta on January 12, 1863, in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • The theme for National Youth Day 2022 is “It’s all in the mind”.

Additional Information

  • List of Important Days in January:
    Dates Events
    01 January —World Peace Day
    04 January —-World Braille Day
    06 January —-World War Orphans Day
    08January —African National Congress Foundation Day
    09January —Pravasi Bharatiya Divas NRI Day
    10 January —World Hindi Day

What is India's position in the Henley Passport Index 2022?

5. What is India’s position in the Henley Passport Index 2022?

ହେନଲି ପାସପୋର୍ଟ ଇଣ୍ଡେକ୍ସ 2022 ରେ ଭାରତର ସ୍ଥିତି କ’ଣ?

    1. 92nd
    2. 85th
    3. 90th
    4. 83rd

Solution:
The correct answer is 83rd.
Key Points

  • India’s passport ranks at 83rd position in the Henley Passport Index, climbing seven places from 90th rank in 2021.
  • However, in 2020, its rank stood at 84 while in 2016, India was ranked 85th along with Mali and Uzbekistan.
  • Japan and Singapore top the index.
  • Germany and South Korea hold onto joint 2nd spot.
  • Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain share 3rd place.

Important Points

  • Indian passport holders now have visa-free access to 60 nations.
    Passport holders from Japan and Singapore can travel visa-free to 192 countries.
  • The index ranks all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa and is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • Afghanistan is ranked at the bottom in the 111th position.

Additional Information

  • International Air Transport Association:
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Canada
  • Founded on: 19 April 1945
  • Chairman: William M. Walsh
  • Henley & Partners:
  • Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
  • Founded in: 1997

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What is ‘MPATGM’, that was successfully tested by the The Defence Research and Development Organisation in January 2022?

1. What is ‘MPATGM’, that was successfully tested by the The Defence Research and Development Organisation in January 2022?

‘MPATGM’ କ’ଣ, ଯାହା ପ୍ରତିରକ୍ଷା ଅନୁସନ୍ଧାନ ଏବଂ ବିକାଶ ଦ୍ୱାରା ସଫଳତାର ସହିତ ପରୀକ୍ଷା କରାଯାଇଥିଲା | ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ସଂଗଠନ?

    1. Ballistic missiles
    2. An Anti-Ship Missile
    3. An Anti-Tank Missile
    4. Anti-radiation missile

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Which of the following will replace Vivo as IPL's title sponsor from 2023?

5. Which of the following will replace Vivo as IPL’s title sponsor from 2023?

 2023 ରୁ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ଭିଭୋକୁ IPL ର ଟାଇଟଲ୍ ପ୍ରଯୋଜକ ଭାବରେ ବଦଳାଇବ?

    1. Reliance Group
    2. Tata Group
    3. Adani Group
    4. Murugappa Group

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What is India's position in the Henley Passport Index 2022?

5. What is India’s position in the Henley Passport Index 2022?

ହେନଲି ପାସପୋର୍ଟ ଇଣ୍ଡେକ୍ସ 2022 ରେ ଭାରତର ସ୍ଥିତି କ’ଣ?

    1. 92nd
    2. 85th
    3. 90th
    4. 83rd

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To commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand Ji, which day is celebrated as National Youth Day every year?

4. To commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand Ji, which day is celebrated as National Youth Day every year?

SWAMI ବିବେକାନନ୍ଦ ଜୀଙ୍କର ଜନ୍ମ ବାର୍ଷିକୀକୁ ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ କରିବା ପାଇଁ କେଉଁ ଦିନଟି ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ | ପ୍ରତିବର୍ଷ ଜାତୀୟ ଯୁବ ଦିବସ?

    1. 12 January
    2. 06 January
    3. 08 January
    4. 04 January

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Eminent Odia litterateur and Bharatchandra Nayak Smruti Sahitya Samman awardee, Manglu Charan Biswal has passed away in January 2022. He was related to which profession.

3. Eminent Odia litterateur and Bharatchandra Nayak Smruti Sahitya Samman awardee, Manglu Charan Biswal has passed away in January 2022. He was related to which profession.

ନବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଓଡିଆ ସାହିତ୍ୟିକ ଏବଂ ଭାରତଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ନାୟକ ସ୍ମୁରୁଟି ସାହିତ୍ୟ ସମନ ପୁରସ୍କାର ପ୍ରାପ୍ତ ମଙ୍ଗଲୁ ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଚରଣ ବିଶ୍ al ାସଙ୍କର ଦେହାନ୍ତ ହୋଇଛି। ସେ କେଉଁ ବୃତ୍ତି ସହ ଜଡିତ ଥିଲେ।

    1. Director
    2. Writer
    3. Singer
    4. Scholar

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Who has presented the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Awards and International Buddha Peace Awards in Mumbai on 9 Jan 2022.

2. Who has presented the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Awards and International Buddha Peace Awards in Mumbai on 9 Jan 2022.

9 ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ମୁମ୍ବାଇରେ ଦ୍ୱାଦଶ ଭାରତ ରତ୍ନ ଡକ୍ଟର ଆମ୍ବେଦକର ପୁରସ୍କାର ଏବଂ ଆନ୍ତର୍ଜାତୀୟ ବୁଦ୍ଧ ଶାନ୍ତି ପୁରସ୍କାର କିଏ ଉପସ୍ଥାପନ କରିଛନ୍ତି |

    1. CM Uddhav Thackeray
    2. Amit Shah
    3. Devendra Fadnavis
    4. Bhagat Singh Koshyari

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1. To promote women’s empowerment, who has been appointed as ambassador of Legends League Cricket in January 2022?

1. To promote women’s empowerment, who has been appointed as ambassador of Legends League Cricket in January 2022?

ମହିଳା ସଶକ୍ତିକରଣକୁ ପ୍ରୋତ୍ସାହିତ କରିବା ପାଇଁ, ଜାନୁୟାରୀ 2022 ରେ ଲିଜେଣ୍ଡସ୍ ଲିଗ୍ କ୍ରିକେଟ୍ ର ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରଦୂତ ଭାବରେ କିଏ ନିଯୁକ୍ତ?

    1. Jhulan Goswami
    2. Smriti Mandhana
    3. Mithali Raj
    4. Shandre Frtiz

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Which of the following veteran Odia actor has passed away in January 2022?

2. Which of the following veteran Odia actor has passed away in January 2022?

ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ଭେଟେରାନ୍ ଓଡିଆ ଅଭିନେତାଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ହୋଇଛି କି?

    1. Rabi Mishra
    2. Babushaan Mohanty
    3. Anubhav Mohanty
    4. Mihir Das

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11 January 2022 marked the 56th death anniversary of whom?

4. 11 January 2022 marked the 56th death anniversary of whom?

 11 ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 କାହାର 56 ତମ ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ବାର୍ଷିକୀ ପାଳନ କଲା?

    1. Jawaharlal Nehru
    2. Lal Bahadur Shastri
    3. Gulzarilal Nanda
    4. Subhas Chandra Bose

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Who has architected the first autonomous traffic management platform in the world in January 2022?

3. Who has architected the first autonomous traffic management platform in the world in January 2022?

 ଜାନୁଆରୀରେ ଦୁନିଆର ପ୍ରଥମ ସ୍ୱୟଂଶାସିତ ଟ୍ରାଫିକ୍ ପରିଚାଳନା ପ୍ଲାଟଫର୍ମକୁ ସ୍ଥାପତ୍ୟ କରିଛି |
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    1. Ranjeet Chauhan
    2. JC Chaudhry
    3. Sudeep Singh
    4. Vaibhav Ghadiok

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