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Who has been appointed as the new chief of Indian Space Researche Organization (ISRO) in January 2022?

1. Who has been appointed as the new chief of Indian Space Researche Organization (ISRO) in January 2022?

‘ଭାରତୀୟ ମହାକାଶ ଗବେଷଣା ସଂଗଠନ (ISRO) ର ନୂତନ ମୁଖ୍ୟ ଭାବରେ ନିଯୁକ୍ତ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି | ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022?

    1. Pariwallal Rangaswami
    2. S Somanath
    3. Kidambi Ayyar
    4. K Sivan

Solution:
The correct answer is S Somanath.
Key Points

  • The Appointments Committee has approved the appointment of rocket scientist S Somanath Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), to the post of Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, Space Commission (ISRO).
  • He has been appointed for a combined tenure of three years from the date of joining the post.
  • He will succeed K Sivan who completes his extended tenure on 14 Jan’22.

Additional Information

  • ISRO Chairman: K.Sivan ( As of Jan 13 Jan 2022).
  • ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka;
  • ISRO established: 15 August 1969

Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Australian wine brand, Jacob’s Creek in January 2022?

2. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Australian wine brand, Jacob’s Creek in January 2022?

‘ଅଷ୍ଟ୍ରେଲିୟ ମଦ ବ୍ରାଣ୍ଡର ବ୍ରାଣ୍ଡ ଆମ୍ବାସାଡର ଭାବରେ ନିଯୁକ୍ତ ହୋଇଛି, ଯାଦବ କ୍ରିକ୍ ଇନ୍ |
ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022?

    1. Rishabh Pant
    2. Smriti Mandhana
    3. Mithali Raj
    4. Shikhar Dawan

Solution:
The correct answer is Mithali Raj.
Key Points

  • Australian wine brand, Jacob’s Creek has announced captain of the Indian women’s cricket team and Padma Shri awardee Mithali Raj as its brand ambassador.
  • She is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and is the only woman to score 7,000 ODI runs in cricket.
  • The brand is also the official wine partner for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.

Additional Information

  • Important Current Affairs related to Cricket in 2021-22:
    To promote women’s empowerment, Legends League Cricket (LLC) has appointed cricketer Jhulan Goswami as an ambassador.
  • India has won the U-19 Asia Cricket Cup 2021 held in Dubai, UAE in December 2021.
  • South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock announced retirement from Test cricket on 30 December 2021.
  • India has become the first Asian team to win a Test match at Centurion after beating South Africa by 113-run.
  • Rishabh Pant has become the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to reach 100 dismissals in Test cricket.
  • He achieved this feat against South Africa in Centurion on Dec 28, 2021.
  • Mohammed Shami has become the fifth Indian pacer to take 200 Test wickets.
  • In December 2021, Rishabh Pant has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Geoff Allardice as the permanent CEO of the International Cricket governing body in November 2021.
  • ICC Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • ICC Founded: 15 June 1909
  • ICC Deputy Chairman: Imran Khwaja (As of Jan 2022).
  • ICC Chairman: Greg Barclay(As of Jan 2022).
  • In December 2021, the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) has formed a committee for the differently-abled cricketers of the country.
  • Harbhajan Singh has announced retirement from all forms of cricket in December 2021.
  • He was the 1st Indian Cricketer to take Hat-trick wickets in Test Cricket

Indian Railways has come up with which of the following initiatives to track lost belongings of passengers?

3. Indian Railways has come up with which of the following initiatives to track lost belongings of passengers?

‘ଭାରତୀୟ ରେଳବାଇ ହଜିଯାଇଥିବା ଜିନିଷଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ଟ୍ରାକ୍ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ପଦକ୍ଷେପଗୁଡ଼ିକ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ଆଣିଛି | ଯାତ୍ରୀମାନେ?

    1. Mission Amanat
    2. Mission Samaan
    3. Mission Sampark
    4. Mission Rail

Solution:
The correct answer is Mission Amanat.
Key Points

  • Indian Railways has come up with a new initiative Mission Amanat to track lostbelongings of passengers.
  • It has been launched by the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
    Under this, the details of lost luggage and belongings along with photos will be posted on the official website of the zonal railway.
  • The information of the lost luggage will be uploaded on https://wr.indianrailways.gov.in/.
  • During the year 2021, from January to December, the Railway Protection Force of the Western Railway zone retrieved left behind luggage having value to the tune of Rs 2.58 crore belonging to a total of 1,317 railway passengers.

Additional Information

  • Railway Protection Force is a security force, established by the Railway ProtectionForce Act, 1957; enacted by the Indian Parliament for “the better protection and securityof railway property and passenger area”.
  • In 2021, the RPF launched ‘Mission Jeevan Rakshak.’

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

4. 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

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

5. 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

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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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Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Australian wine brand, Jacob’s Creek in January 2022?

2. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Australian wine brand, Jacob’s Creek in January 2022?

‘ଅଷ୍ଟ୍ରେଲିୟ ମଦ ବ୍ରାଣ୍ଡର ବ୍ରାଣ୍ଡ ଆମ୍ବାସାଡର ଭାବରେ ନିଯୁକ୍ତ ହୋଇଛି, ଯାଦବ କ୍ରିକ୍ ଇନ୍ |
ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022?

    1. Rishabh Pant
    2. Smriti Mandhana
    3. Mithali Raj
    4. Shikhar Dawan

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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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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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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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Indian Railways has come up with which of the following initiatives to track lost belongings of passengers?

3. Indian Railways has come up with which of the following initiatives to track lost belongings of passengers?

‘ଭାରତୀୟ ରେଳବାଇ ହଜିଯାଇଥିବା ଜିନିଷଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ଟ୍ରାକ୍ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ପଦକ୍ଷେପଗୁଡ଼ିକ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ଆଣିଛି | ଯାତ୍ରୀମାନେ?

    1. Mission Amanat
    2. Mission Samaan
    3. Mission Sampark
    4. Mission Rail

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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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Who has been appointed as the new chief of Indian Space Researche Organization (ISRO) in January 2022?

‘ଭାରତୀୟ ମହାକାଶ ଗବେଷଣା ସଂଗଠନ (ISRO) ର ନୂତନ ମୁଖ୍ୟ ଭାବରେ ନିଯୁକ୍ତ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି | ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022?

    1. Pariwallal Rangaswami
    2. S Somanath
    3. Kidambi Ayyar
    4. K Sivan

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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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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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