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Daily Current Affairs Quiz 20 January 2022

Daily Current Affairs Quiz 20 January 2022

Daily Current Affairs Quiz 20 January 2022: This post contains Questions/Quiz based on the Current Affairs and Important News of 20 January 2022. These questions have been framed keeping in mind the pattern of banking and competitive exams and hence this current affairs quiz will be helpful for upcoming competitive exams. Give our online current affairs test every day to be prepared for all Current Affairs competitive exams

  1. Which company is purchasing the gaming company Activision Blizzard Inc?

    A) Meta

    B) Sony

    C) Google

    D) Microsoft

    Option D

    Explanation: Microsoft Corp. is set to acquire game making company, Activision Blizzard Inc., in an all-cash transaction for $68.7 billion. ($95.00 per share).

  2. What is the Digital Payments Index (DPI) for September 2021 as per RBI data?

    A) 304.06

    B) 270.59

    C) 459.38

    D) 367.87

    Option A

    Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India has announced Digital Payments Index (DPI) for September 2021 at 304.06 as against 270.59 for March 2021.

  3. The World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) Trends 2022  report has been released by which organisation?

    A) International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    B) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    C) World Health Organization (WHO)

    D) International Labour Organisation (ILO)

    Option D

    Explanation: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) released its World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2022  (WESO Trends) report on January 17, 2022. The report analyses comprehensive labour market projections for 2022 and 2023 and assesses how labour market recovery has unfolded worldwide.In the WESO 2022, ILO has downgraded its forecast for labour market recovery in 2022.

  4. What amount of capital infusion has been approved by the cabinet in the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, (IREDA) in 2022?

    A) Rs 2,500 crore 

    B) Rs 1,000 crore 

    C) Rs 1,500 crore 

    D) Rs 2,000 crore 

    Option C

    Explanation: The Union Cabinet has approved capital infusion of Rs 1,500 crore in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, (IREDA) on January 19, 2022. This infusion will raise the lending capacity of IREDA to Rs 12,000 crore to the renewable energy sector.

  5. Name the app launched by SEBI on investor education to create awareness about the basic concepts of securities market?

    A) VeeRta

    B) SaaRthi

    C) Ekta

    D) Gyaan

    Option B

    Explanation: The capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has launched a new mobile app named Saa₹thi on investor education on January 19, 2022.

  6. Professor MK Prasad who has passed away recently was one of the well known ____________ in India

    A) Oncologist

    B) Economist

    C) Mathematician

    D) Ecologist

    Option D

    Explanation: Eminent environmentalist and former Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP) president Professor MK Prasad has passed away due to complications of COVID-19. He was 89. He played leadership role in the ‘Save Silent Valley’ campaign in the state in 1970s.

  7. Who has been appointed as the new President of European Parliament in January 2022?

    A) Roberta Metsola

    B) Sira Rego

    C) Miriam Dalli

    D) Maite Pagazaurtundúa

    Option A

    Explanation: The European Parliament has elected Maltese politician Roberta Metsola as its new president on January 18, 2022.

  8. The Indian Navy and Japanese Navy undertook the maritime partnership exercise in which region in January 2022?

    A) Indian Ocean

    B) Arabian Sea

    C) Bay of Bengal

    D) Pacific Ocean

    Option C

    Explanation:The Navies of India and Japan conducted a major maritime partnership exercise in the Bay of Bengal on January 13, 2022 to improve defence collaboration between the two nations. From India, the Indian Naval ships INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt took part in the exercise.

  9. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode has partnered with which bank through its Business incubator Laboratory for Innovation Venturing and Entrepreneurship (LIVE) to disburse loan to startups under the startup funding scheme, ‘IndSpring Board’?

    A) Bank of Baroda

    B) Indian Bank

    C) Punjab National Bank

    D) State Bank of India

    Option B

    Explanation:The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode’s (IIMK) Business incubator Laboratory for Innovation Venturing and Entrepreneurship (LIVE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Bank to financially support early stage startups. Under the MoU, a startup funding scheme, ‘IndSpring Board’ has been launched.Under this scheme loans upto Rs 50 Crore will be disbursed to the startups.

  10. Who has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India Ltd?

    A) R S Sandhu

    B) V.A.Patwardhan

    C) Amrita Sharan

    D) Vikram Dev Dutt

    Option D

    Explanation: Senior bureaucrat Vikram Dev Dutt has been appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India Ltd, on January 18, 2022.

  11. The AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 football tournament will be held in which country?

    A) India

    B) Japan

    C) South Korea

    D) Thailand

    Option A

    Explanation:India is hosting the 20th edition of the football AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 from January 20, 2022 to February 06, 2022..The tournament will be held in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Pune.

  12. As per the World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2022  (WESO Trends) report, the global unemployment level in 2022 is estimated at ___________

    A) 189 million

    B) 251 million

    C) 207 million

    D) 175 million

    Option C

    Explanation: The global unemployment level in 2022 is estimated at 207 million, compared to 186 million in 2019.


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