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1. Which of the following banks has launched a dedicated centralized processing cell, ‘Surya Shakti Cell’ to process all the loan applications for Solar Projects?

‘ସୋଲାର ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟଗୁଡିକ ପାଇଁ ସମସ୍ତ loan ଣ ଆବେଦନ ପ୍ରକ୍ରିୟାକରଣ ପାଇଁ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ବ୍ୟାଙ୍କଗୁଡିକ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ଏକ ଉତ୍ସର୍ଗୀକୃତ କେନ୍ଦ୍ରୀୟ ପ୍ରକ୍ରିୟାକରଣ ସେଲ୍ ‘ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଶକ୍ତି ସେଲ୍’ ଲଞ୍ଚ କରିଛି?

    1. ‘Yes Bank ‘
    2. ‘ Punjab National Bank ‘
    3. ‘ Axis Bank ‘
    4. ‘ State Bank of India’

Solution:
The correct answer is State Bank of India.
Key Points

  • State Bank of India has launched a dedicated centralized processing cell – SuryaShakti Cell in collaboration with Tata Power Solar Systems.
  • The cell will process all the loan applications for Solar Projects (capacity up to 1 MW)sourced from across India, for installation by business entities as well as households.
  • SBI will offer a complete solution at competitive rates for solar projects.

Additional Information

  • State Bank of India’s (SBI) Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara has informed that all therequisite approvals for setting up of National Bad Assets Company have beenreceived.
  • Reserve Bank of India declared SBI, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank in India as Domestic –Systematically important Banks (DIBs) for 2021.
  • OYO has announced the appointment of Rajnish Kumar, former Chairman of the StateBank of India (SBI), as its strategic group advisor.
  • The economic research team of the State Bank of India (SBI) released its Ecowrap report.
  • In the report, SBI researchers have revised upwards the real GDP of India to around 9.5 per cent in 2021-22 (FY22)
  • State Bank of India:
  • Founded on: 1 July 1955;
  • Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • Chairman: Dinesh Kumar Khara (as of January 2022)
  • OYO has announced the appointment of Rajnish Kumar, former Chairman of the StateBank of India (SBI), as its strategic group advisor.

2. Which of the following city has become the startup capital of India as per the Economic Survey 2021-22?

‘ଅର୍ଥନ Sur ତିକ ସର୍ଭେ 2021-22 ଅନୁଯାୟୀ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ସହର ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ଭାରତର ଷ୍ଟାର୍ଟଅପ୍ ରାଜଧାନୀ ହୋଇପାରିଛି?

    1. ‘Delhi ‘
    2. ‘ Bengaluru’
    3. ‘ Mumbai ‘
    4. ‘ Ahmedabad ‘

Solution:
The correct answer is Delhi.
Key Points

  • Delhi has replaced Bengaluru as the startup capital of India.
    Over 5,000 recognized startups were added in Delhi between April 2019 and Dec 2021,against 4,514 in Bangalore during the period, as per the Economic Survey 2021-22.
  • India has also overtaken the UK in a number of unicorns, with a record 44 companies turning unicorns in 2021.
  • The country, now, has the third-highest number of unicorns.

Additional Information

  • India Accelerator has received the ‘Best Accelerator of the Country’ award at The National Startup Awards (NSA) 2021 hosted by Startup India.
  • Startup accelerators support early-stage, growth-driven companies through education, mentorship, and financing.
  • Startups enter accelerators for a fixed period of time, and as part of a cohort of companies.
  • Startup India scheme was launched in 2016 with an aim to promote and support the start-ups in India by providing bank finances.
  • Date of launch: 16th January 2016
  • Minister and Ministry: Piyush Goyal (As of Jan 2022) Ministry of Commerce and Industry Launched by: Arun Jaitley (Former Finance Minister of India).
  • Azim Premji topped the list of the Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021.
  • Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani has topped the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021 for the 10th consecutive year.
  • In 2021, his total net worth was recorded at Rs 7,18,000 crore.
    According to the Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021, Apple is the world’s most valuable company (USD 2,443 billion).
  • Hurun Report Chairman and Chief Researcher: Rupert Hoogewerf (Hu Run).
  • Hurun Report Headquarters: Beijing, China.
  • Hurun India MD and Chief Researcher: Anas Rahman (As of Feb 2022).
  • Hurun India Headquarters: Ernakulam, Kerala

3. Which day is celebrated as the Indian Coast Guard’s 46th Raising Day in February 2022?

‘ଫେବୃଆରୀ 2022 ରେ କେଉଁ ଦିନ ଭାରତୀୟ ତଟରକ୍ଷୀ ବାହିନୀର 46 ତମ ବୃଦ୍ଧି ଦିବସ ଭାବରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ?

    1. ’01 February ‘
    2. ‘ 05 February ‘
    3. ‘ 03 February ‘
    4. ‘ 04 February ‘

Solution:
The correct answer is 01 February.
Key Points

  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is the fourth largest Coast Guard in the world.
  • It was inaugurated with just seven surface platforms in 1978.
  • Since then, the organisation has increased its inventory to 156 ships and 62 aircraft.
  • The motto of the ICG is “Vayam Rakshamah” or “We Protect”.
  • The ICG was inaugurated on 19 August 1978, by then Prime Minister Morarji Desai.

Additional Information

  • Director-General VS Pathania (As of Feb 2022) took over as the 24th Chief of Indian Coast Guard on 31 December 2021.
  • Director-General VS Pathania (As of Feb 2022) succeeds 23rd DG Krishnaswamy Natarajan.
  • Indian Navy has commissioned the 4th Scorpene-class submarine INS Vela on November 27th, 2021.
  • On November 22nd, 2021, INS Visakhapatnam, was commissioned into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
  • IG Maneesh Vishal Pathak has been conferred with President’s Tatrakshak Medal(PTM) for his Distinguished Service in the Indian Coast Guard in January 2022.
  • TM (Gallantry) has been awarded to 3 personnel, while TM (Meritorious Service) to 2 personnel

4. Which of the following country’s prime minister, H. E. Antonio Costa, has been re-elected in January 2022?

‘ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ଦେଶର ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଏଚ୍। ଆଣ୍ଟୋନିୟୋ କୋଷ୍ଟା ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ପୁନର୍ବାର ନିର୍ବାଚିତ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି?

    1. ‘Portugal ‘
    2. ‘ Spain ‘
    3. ‘ Italy ‘
    4. ‘ Belgium ‘

Solution:
The correct answer is Portugal.
Key Points

  • Prime Minister of Portugal H. E. Antonio Costa was re-elected on 30 Jan 2022.
  • His Socialist Party won 117 seats.
  • Costa came to power on 26 November 2015 and is serving as the 119th PM of Portugal.
  • Previously, he was the Minister of Internal Administration from 2005 to 2007, and Mayor of Lisbon from 2007 to 2015.
  • Portugal’s President is Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, while its capital is Lisbon.
    Additional Information Mia Amor Mottley has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of Barbados.
  • She has been serving the country since 2018.
  • Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation.
  • Capital: Bridgetown
  • Currency: Barbados Dollar
  • India has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council after elections were held at its headquarters in London for the 2022-23 biennium.
  • In July 2021, India was elected as a member of the UN Economic and Social Council for 2022-24.
  • In November 2021, India got re-elected to UNESCO executive board for 2021-25 terms.
  • In October 2021, India got re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for the 6th term.

5. What does ‘Amrit Kaal’ refer to?

‘‘ଅମୃତ କାଲ’ କ’ଣ ?

    1. ‘Period from 70 years to 90 years of India’s independence ‘
    2. ‘ Period from 75 years to 100 years of India’s independence ‘
    3. ‘ Period from 75 years to 125 years of India’s independence ‘
    4. ‘ Period from 75 years to 80 years of India’s independence ‘

Solution:
The correct answer is Period from 75 years to 100 years of India’s independence.
Key Points

  • While presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman referred to ‘Amrit Kaal’.
  • The word was first used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2021.
  • ‘Amrit Kaal’ is referred to the next 25 years.
  • In the next 25 years, during ‘Amrit Kaal, the nation will move forward towards attaining resolutions made for Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Important Points

  • The purpose of Amrit Kaal is to better the lives of citizens, lessen the development divide between villages and cities, reduce government interference in people’s lives, and have the latest technology.
  • During the Amrit Kaal, the government will also focus on big public investment for modern infrastructure, readying for India at 100.
  • This shall be guided by PM Gati Shakti and be benefited by the synergy of a multi-modal approach.
  • The government will formulate the PM Gati Shakti master plan for expressways in the financial year 2022-23 to facilitate the faster movement of people and goods

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Category: February 2022 important Current Affair

1. Which of the following banks has launched a dedicated centralized processing cell, ‘Surya Shakti Cell’ to process all the loan applications for Solar Projects?

‘ସୋଲାର ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟଗୁଡିକ ପାଇଁ ସମସ୍ତ loan ଣ ଆବେଦନ ପ୍ରକ୍ରିୟାକରଣ ପାଇଁ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ବ୍ୟାଙ୍କଗୁଡିକ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ଏକ ଉତ୍ସର୍ଗୀକୃତ କେନ୍ଦ୍ରୀୟ ପ୍ରକ୍ରିୟାକରଣ ସେଲ୍ ‘ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଶକ୍ତି ସେଲ୍’ ଲଞ୍ଚ କରିଛି?

    1. ‘Yes Bank ‘
    2. ‘ Punjab National Bank ‘
    3. ‘ Axis Bank ‘
    4. ‘ State Bank of India’

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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. What does ‘Amrit Kaal’ refer to?

‘‘ଅମୃତ କାଲ’ କ’ଣ ?

    1. ‘Period from 70 years to 90 years of India’s independence ‘
    2. ‘ Period from 75 years to 100 years of India’s independence ‘
    3. ‘ Period from 75 years to 125 years of India’s independence ‘
    4. ‘ Period from 75 years to 80 years of India’s independence ‘

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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. 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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3. Which day is celebrated as the Indian Coast Guard’s 46th Raising Day in February 2022?

‘ଫେବୃଆରୀ 2022 ରେ କେଉଁ ଦିନ ଭାରତୀୟ ତଟରକ୍ଷୀ ବାହିନୀର 46 ତମ ବୃଦ୍ଧି ଦିବସ ଭାବରେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଏ?

    1. ’01 February ‘
    2. ‘ 05 February ‘
    3. ‘ 03 February ‘
    4. ‘ 04 February ‘

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4. Which of the following country’s prime minister, H. E. Antonio Costa, has been re-elected in January 2022?

‘ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ଦେଶର ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଏଚ୍। ଆଣ୍ଟୋନିୟୋ କୋଷ୍ଟା ଜାନୁଆରୀ 2022 ରେ ପୁନର୍ବାର ନିର୍ବାଚିତ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି?

    1. ‘Portugal ‘
    2. ‘ Spain ‘
    3. ‘ Italy ‘
    4. ‘ Belgium ‘

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2. Which of the following city has become the startup capital of India as per the Economic Survey 2021-22?

‘ଅର୍ଥନ Sur ତିକ ସର୍ଭେ 2021-22 ଅନୁଯାୟୀ ନିମ୍ନଲିଖିତ ସହର ମଧ୍ୟରୁ କେଉଁଟି ଭାରତର ଷ୍ଟାର୍ଟଅପ୍ ରାଜଧାନୀ ହୋଇପାରିଛି?

    1. ‘Delhi ‘
    2. ‘ Bengaluru’
    3. ‘ Mumbai ‘
    4. ‘ Ahmedabad ‘

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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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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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