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1. Who among the followings has won the Australian Open Women’s Singles title in January 2022?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କିଏ ଅଷ୍ଟ୍ରେଲୀୟ ଓପନ୍ ମହିଳା ସିଙ୍ଗଲ୍ସ ଟାଇଟଲ୍ ଜିତିଛନ୍ତି?

    1. ‘Ashleigh Barty ‘
    2. ‘ Danielle Collins ‘
    3. ‘ Naomi Osaka ‘
    4. ‘ Serena Williams ‘

Solution:
The correct answer is Ashleigh Barty.
Key Points

  • Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty defeated American Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open women’s title on 29 January 2022.
  • Barty is the first Australian player to win the Australian Open singles championship since 1978.
  • She won the French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon in 2021 and has been the no.1 ranked female player in the world for over 100 weeks.

Additional Information

  • Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won the Australian Open Men’s Singles final on 30 January 2022.
  • With this victory, Rafael has become the first man to win 21 Grand Slam titles.
  • He overtook Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic by winning this title.
  • In tennis, Aslan Karatsev won the men’s singles title at the Sydney Tennis Classic final, to claim his third ATP Tour title.
  • World number six Rafael Nadal won the men’s singles tennis title at 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1.
  • French tennis player Gael Monfils has won the men’s singles event of the
    2022 Adelaide International 1 to claim the 11th ATP title of his career.
  • The Davis Cup 2021 was won by the Russian Tennis Federation by a 2-0 lead over Croatia in the Davis Cup final in Madrid.
  • Alexander “Sascha” Zverev has won the fifth ATP title of the season (2021) and 18th overall at the Vienna Open 2021

2. Which day, in January 2022, has been celebrated as World Leprosy Day?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ କେଉଁ ଦିନ ବିଶ୍ୱ କୁଷ୍ଠରୋଗ ଦିବସ ଭାବରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ?

    1. 28 January
    2. 29 January
    3. 31 January
    4. 30 January

Solution:
The correct answer is 30 January.
Key Points

  • The last Sunday of January (this year on 30 Jan 2022) is celebrated as World Leprosy Day.
  • United for Dignity is the chosen theme for World Leprosy Day 2022.
    Leprosy is also one of the neglected tropical diseases.
  • The day was first initiated in 1954 by French Philanthropist Raoul Follereau.
    30 January is also observed as World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day.
  • 30 Jan is also observed as Anti-Leprosy Day in India.

Additional Information

  • International Day of Education is observed every year on January 24 to celebrate the role of education for peace and development.
  • The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the day as International Day of Education on 24 Jan 2018.
  • The theme for 2022 is “Changing Course, Transforming Education”.
    On January 25, India celebrates its National Voters’ Day to mark the founding day of the Election Commission (EC) of India.
  • National Tourism Day is celebrated on 25 Jan every year.
  • The theme for National Tourism Day 2022 is “Rural and Community Centric Tourism”.
  • World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September.
  • 28 January is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, a veteran leader of the Indian Nationalist Movement.

Additional Information

Dates Important Days
1 January – Global Family Day
4 January – World Braille Day
6 January – World Day of War Orphans
8 January – African National Congress Foundation Day
9 January – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12 January – National Youth Day
15 January – Indian Army Day
23 January – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 January – National Girl Child Day
25 January – National Voters Day, National Tourism Day
26 January – Republic Day, International Customs Day
28 January – Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30 January – Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas, World Leprosy Eradication Day      (Last Sunday of January)

3. Who among the following has won the Australian Open Men’s Singles final in January 2022?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଅଷ୍ଟ୍ରେଲିୟ ଓପନ୍ ପୁରୁଷ ସିଙ୍ଗଲ୍ସ ଫାଇନାଲରେ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କିଏ ଜିତିଛି?

    1. Rafael Nadal
    2. Daniil Medvedev
    3. Roger Federer
    4. Novak Djokovic

Solution:
The correct answer is Rafael Nadal.
Key Points

  • Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeated Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the Australian Open Men’s Singles final and clinched a record 21st Grand Slam title, on 30 Jan 2022.
  • The match was held at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
    With this victory, Rafael has become the first man to win 21 Grand Slam titles.
  • He overtook Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic by winning this title.

Additional Information

  • In tennis, Aslan Karatsev won the men’s singles title at the Sydney Tennis Classic final, to claim his third ATP Tour title.
  • World number six Rafael Nadal won the men’s singles tennis title at 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1.
  • French tennis player Gael Monfils has won the men’s singles event of the 2022 Adelaide International 1 to claim the 11th ATP title of his career.
  • The Davis Cup 2021 was won by the Russian Tennis Federation by a 2-0 lead over Croatia in the Davis Cup final in Madrid.
  • Alexander “Sascha” Zverev has won the fifth ATP title of the season (2021) and 18th overall at the Vienna Open 2021.

4. Which day is celebrated as the National Commission for Women’s (NCW) Foundation Day?

‘ନ୍ୟାସନାଲ କମିଶନ ଫର ମହିଳା (NCW) ଫାଉଣ୍ଡେସନ ଦିବସ ଭାବେ କେଉଁ ଦିନ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ?

    1. 28 January
    2. 29 January
    3. 30 January
    4. 31 January

Solution:
The correct answer is 31 January.
Key Points

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address the National Commission for Women (NCW) Foundation Day programme on January 31, 2022.
  • The theme for 2022 is ‘She The Change Maker’.
  • NCW was set up as a statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commissionfor Women Act, 1990 to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women, recommend remedial legislative measures, etc.

Additional Information

  • International Day of Education is observed every year on January 24 to celebrate the role of education for peace and development.
  • The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the day as International Day of Education on 24 Jan 2018.
  • The theme for 2022 is “Changing Course, Transforming Education”.
  • On January 25, India celebrates its National Voters’ Day to mark the founding day of the Election Commission (EC) of India.
  • National Tourism Day is celebrated on 25 Jan every year.
    The theme for National Tourism Day 2022 is “Rural and Community Centric Tourism”.
  • World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September.
  • 28 January is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, a veteran leader of the Indian Nationalist Movement.

5. Who among the followings has been appointed as the brand ambasssador of online gaming company Games24x7 in January 2022?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଅନଲାଇନ୍ ଗେମିଂ କମ୍ପାନୀ ଗେମ୍ସ 24×7 ର ବ୍ରାଣ୍ଡ ଆମ୍ବାସାଡର ଭାବରେ ନିମ୍ନ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କିଏ ନିଯୁକ୍ତ?

    1. Rishabh Pant
    2. Ranveer Singh
    3. Mithali Raj
    4. Hrithik Roshan

Solution:
The correct answer is Hrithik Roshan.
Key Points

  • Mumbai-headquartered online gaming company Games24x7 has roped in HrithikRoshan as brand ambassador for its online skill gaming platform, RummyCircle. The association is for one year.
  • The company wants to promote Rummy as a highly engaging game of skill in northern India, where the game is yet to gain popularity.
  • The rummy industry’s 60-65% of revenues come from southern India.

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • In December 2021, Rishabh Pant has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand.
  • Bollywood actors Vijay Raaz & Varun Sharma have been named as brand ambassadors for EaseMyTrip.com (Easy Trip Planners Ltd), an online travel company based in India.
  • To promote women’s empowerment, Legends League Cricket (LLC) has appointed cricketer Jhulan Goswami as an ambassador.

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1. Which day marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?

‘କେଉଁ ଦିନ ମହାତ୍ମା ଗାନ୍ଧୀଙ୍କ ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ବାର୍ଷିକୀ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ?

    1. 28 January
    2. 29 January
    3. 30 January
    4. 31 January

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5. Who among the followings has been appointed as the brand ambasssador of online gaming company Games24x7 in January 2022?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଅନଲାଇନ୍ ଗେମିଂ କମ୍ପାନୀ ଗେମ୍ସ 24×7 ର ବ୍ରାଣ୍ଡ ଆମ୍ବାସାଡର ଭାବରେ ନିମ୍ନ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କିଏ ନିଯୁକ୍ତ?

    1. Rishabh Pant
    2. Ranveer Singh
    3. Mithali Raj
    4. Hrithik Roshan

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3. Who among the following has won the Australian Open Men’s Singles final in January 2022?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଅଷ୍ଟ୍ରେଲିୟ ଓପନ୍ ପୁରୁଷ ସିଙ୍ଗଲ୍ସ ଫାଇନାଲରେ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କିଏ ଜିତିଛି?

    1. Rafael Nadal
    2. Daniil Medvedev
    3. Roger Federer
    4. Novak Djokovic

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1. Who among the followings has won the Australian Open Women’s Singles title in January 2022?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କିଏ ଅଷ୍ଟ୍ରେଲୀୟ ଓପନ୍ ମହିଳା ସିଙ୍ଗଲ୍ସ ଟାଇଟଲ୍ ଜିତିଛନ୍ତି?

    1. ‘Ashleigh Barty ‘
    2. ‘ Danielle Collins ‘
    3. ‘ Naomi Osaka ‘
    4. ‘ Serena Williams ‘

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2. Which day, in January 2022, has been celebrated as World Leprosy Day?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ କେଉଁ ଦିନ ବିଶ୍ୱ କୁଷ୍ଠରୋଗ ଦିବସ ଭାବରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ?

    1. 28 January
    2. 29 January
    3. 31 January
    4. 30 January

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3. In January 2022, which of the following teams has won a bronze medal in Hockey Women’s Asia Cup?

‘ଜାନୁୟାରୀ 2022 ରେ, ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ଦଳଗୁଡିକ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ହକି ମହିଳା ଏସିଆ କପରେ ବ୍ରୋଞ୍ଜ ପଦକ ଜିତିଛି?

    1. India
    2. China
    3. Sri Lanka
    4. Pakistan

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4. Which day is celebrated as the National Commission for Women’s (NCW) Foundation Day?

‘ନ୍ୟାସନାଲ କମିଶନ ଫର ମହିଳା (NCW) ଫାଉଣ୍ଡେସନ ଦିବସ ଭାବେ କେଉଁ ଦିନ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ?

    1. 28 January
    2. 29 January
    3. 30 January
    4. 31 January

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5. Which of the following country’s researchers have discovered a new kind of coronavirus, NeoCov in January 2022?

‘ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ଦେଶର କେଉଁ ଗବେଷକମାନେ ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ଏକ ନୂତନ ପ୍ରକାରର କରୋନାଭାଇରସ୍, ନିଓକୋଭ୍ ଆବିଷ୍କାର କରିଛନ୍ତି?

    1. India
    2. China
    3. Brazil
    4. Russia

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4. In January 2022, which of the following companies has decided to buy 1.28% stake in Bharti Airtel?

‘ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ, ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ କମ୍ପାନୀଗୁଡିକ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ଭାରତ ଏୟାରଟେଲରେ 1.28% ଅଂଶଧନ କିଣିବାକୁ ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତି ନେଇଛି?

    1. Google
    2. Apple Inc.
    3. Amazon
    4. Tata Capital

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2. ISRO successfully conducted a 25-second qualification test for its which engine to be used under the Gaganyaan mission, in January 2022?

‘ଜାନୁୟାରୀ 2022 ରେ ISRO ସଫଳତାର ସହିତ 25 ସେକେଣ୍ଡର ଯୋଗ୍ୟତା ପରୀକ୍ଷା କରିଥିଲା ଯାହା ଗଗାନିଆନ୍ ମିଶନ୍ ଅଧୀନରେ କେଉଁ ଇଞ୍ଜିନ ବ୍ୟବହାର କରାଯିବ?

    1. Vikram
    2. Param
    3. Vikas
    4. Paramarsh

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