Current Affairs For (30 January, 2022)

1. Who has been appointed as the new chief economic advisor (CEA) to the Government of India?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) V Anantha Nageswaran has been appointed as the new chief economic advisor (CEA) to the Government of India. This post was lying vacant since December 17, 2021, when KV Subramanian left the office.

2. India’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station has been inaugurated at which place?

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Answers With Explanation : (C) India’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station has been inaugurated in Sector 52 of Gurugram at Delhi-Jaipur National Highway.

3. The overall global gold demand in 2021 was recorded at what value as per the data by World Gold Council?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) The World Gold Council (WGC) in its ‘Gold Demand Trends 2021’ Report has informed that the global gold demand rose 10 percent in 2021 to 4,021.3 tonnes.

4. What is the name of the official mobile app of the Parliament of India, recently launched by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launched the official mobile application of the Parliament named ‘Digital Sansad App’, to allow citizens to access live proceedings of the House, including the Union Budget 2022 live.

5. The world’s largest canal lock has recently been unveiled in which country?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The world’s largest canal lock has been inaugurated at Ijmuiden, a small port city, in the Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

6. Which tech giant has partnered with Bharti Airtel to invest USD 1 billion to accelerate the growth of India’s digital ecosystem?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Indian telecom company Bharti Airtel and Google have announced a long-term partnership agreement on January 28, 2022 to accelerate the growth of India’s digital ecosystem. Under the deal, Google will invest USD 1 billion in Airtel.

7. Which entity has partnered with NPCI to enable Indian customers with an active UPI ID to receive real-time, international payments?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) TerraPay (a leading global payments infrastructure company) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) that will allow Indian customers with an active UPI ID to receive real-time, international payments into their bank accounts via TerraPay’s secure payments technology.

8. The India-Central Asia Summit 2022 coincided with which anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Central Asian countries?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) The first India-Central Asia Summit coincided with the 30th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Central Asian countries.

9. Who is the author of the new book titled “A Little Book of India: Celebrating 75 years of Independence”?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) A new book titled “A Little Book of India: Celebrating 75 years of Independence” authored by Ruskin Bond was released on 26th January 2022, marking 75 years of India’s Independence.

10. Data Privacy Day is celebrated on ________________ every year, with the objective of spreading awareness on Privacy.

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Data Privacy Day is celebrated on January 28, every year, with the objective of spreading awareness on Privacy.

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