Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 7th January 2023
Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz - 7th January 2023

Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 7th January 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 7th January 2023

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1. Which city will host the first Meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Working Group of G20 on January 9-11, 2023?

  1. Chennai
  2. Surat
  3. Kolkata
  4. New Delhi
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Kolkata

Explanation:  Kolkata will host the first Meeting of Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Working Group of G20 on January 9-11, 2023. The opening session of the meeting will showcase a unique exhibition on India’s role in financial inclusion. This working group will discuss ways to improve the financial system and financial system infrastructure. Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai will host a meeting on education, while Guwahati will host the first sustainable financial meeting and Chandigarh will host the first financial architecture meeting.

Puducherry Lieutenant governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the first G-20 meeting will be held in Puducherry on 31st January. The G20 logo for the meeting was released by Lieutenant Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan at a function held at Beach Road Gandhi Tidal. Dr. Tamisai thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving all the states the opportunity to host the G-20 meetings. He released stickers, posters and badges and also inaugurated a selfie booth in the presence of Chief Minister Rengasamy.

2. The Reserve Bank of India gave its approval to SBI Funds Management Ltd to acquire up to ___________ stake in Equitas Small Finance Bank through the schemes of SBI Mutual Fund.

  1. 19.99%
  2. 9.99%
  3. 10.39%
  4. 29.19%
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 9.99%

Explanation:  The Reserve Bank of India gave its approval to SBI Funds Management Ltd to acquire up to 9.99% stake in Equitas Small Finance Bank through the schemes of SBI Mutual Fund, the bank said in an exchange filing. Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund and DSP Mutual Fund have also received RBI’s approval to buy 9.99% stake each in the bank. Shares of Equitas Small Finance Bank witnessed a surge in buying activity, with the stock price rising as much as 7% to hit a fresh record high, in an otherwise weak broader market. The share price of the private lender got a boost after the Reserve Bank India (RBI) gave nod to SBI Funds Management Limited (SBIFML) to acquire shares in the bank.

As of September 30, 2022, promoter group entities own 74.5% stake in the bank, while mutual funds and foreign institutions hold 13.17% and 4.26% shares, respectively. Among others, retail investors own 6.73% shareholding. The exchange data showed that SBI Large & Midcap Fund held 3.09% stake in the bank.

3. Who among the following has authored of the book “Ambedkar: A Life”?

  1. Smriti Irani
  2. Shruti Kapila
  3. Shashi Tharoor
  4. Sanjeev Sanyal
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Shashi Tharoor

Explanation:  Parliamentarian and author, Shashi Tharoor’s latest book Ambedkar: A Life was recently launched at the Kitaab Kolkata event. In this new biography, Tharoor tells Ambedkar’s story with great lucidity, insight, and admiration. He traces the arc of the great man’s life from his birth into a family of Mahars in the Bombay Presidency on 14 April 1891 to his death in Delhi on 6 December 1956. He describes the many humiliations and hurdles Ambedkar had to overcome in a society that stigmatized the community he was born into, and the single-minded determination with which he overcame every obstacle he encountered.

4. Who among the following has appointed as the chairman of All India Gem and Jewelry Domestic Council (GJC)?

  1. Sayam Mehra
  2. Sujoy Lal Thaosen
  3. Vinaya Prakash Singh
  4. Ajay Kumar Srivastava
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  A. Sayam Mehra

Explanation:  The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) its members have elected Saiyam Mehra as Chairman and Rajesh Rokde as Vice Chairman of the industry body for a period of two years (2023-24). GJC represents over 6,00,000 industry players comprising manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, laboratories, gemologists, designers and allied services providers. GJC is constantly creating newer and better platforms for the industry and his focus will be on connecting with the maximum number of people creating a synergy for development of the industry.

5. Who is the brand ambassador of  ‘Jahaan Bandhan, Wahaan Trust’ campaign launched by Bandhan Bank?

  1. MS Dhoni
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Smriti Mandhana
  4. Sourav Ganguly
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Sourav Ganguly

Explanation:  Bandhan Bank launched the ‘Jahaan Bandhan, Wahaan Trust’ campaign along with the bank’s brand ambassador Sourav Ganguly. ‘Jahaan Bandhan, Wahaan Trust’ is an integrated marketing campaign in which the company has emphasized the ‘trust’ that the brand has been able to earn in a span of seven years as a bank.

  • The marketing campaign of the bank will have a 360-degree approach across TV, Print, OOH, Cinema, and Digital media.
  • The campaign first went live on digital media and will go live in other media in a few days.
  • The campaign shows parallels with Sourav Ganguly’s career, who became its customer soon after the bank was launched seven years ago.
  • The ad film shows, Sourav Ganguly, reminiscing earlier days in his career when he wasn’t a star and there were only a few spectators in the group. He worked hard and started scoring runs and established himself as a dependable member. He gained the trust of millions and brought more people to the stand. Similarly, Bandhan began as an NGO and started expanding and its work received recognition from stakeholders.
  • The campaign was conceived by Keo Burnett Orchard and the films and stills were shot by Prodigious.

Bandhan Bank Ltd is a banking and financial service company. The company headquarters are in Kolkata and the bank is present in 34 out of 36 states and union territories of India. The bank has 5646 banking outlets and more than 2.77 crore customers. Bandhan Bank started its operations on 23rd August 2015.

6. Who among the following became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the opening over at Ranji Trophy history?

  1. Jasprit Bumrah
  2. Umesh Yadav
  3. Jaydev Unadkat
  4. Mohammed Shami
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Jaydev Unadkat

Explanation:  Saurashtra’s Jaydev Unadkat made a slice of Ranji Trophy history, becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the opening over. The left-arm pacer destroyed Delhi by adding two more in the next over in a career-best eight-wicket haul in the Elite Group B match in Rajkot.  Unadkat’s hat-trick victims included opener Dhruv Shorey, Vaibhav Rawal and young Delhi captain Yash Dhull, all of whom departed for duck. Unadkat’s finishing with career-best figures of 8/39 in his 12 overs. Delhi, who lost 7 wickets for just 10 runs, didn’t face ignominy of lowest first-class score of 6 by a team called ‘The B’s’ against England in an official match held in 1810.

No one had managed a first-over hat-trick in the 89-year history of the premier domestic competition. The previous record of the fastest Ranji hat-trick belonged to Karnataka pacer Vinay Kumar, who achieved the feat in the 2017-18 quarter-final against Mumbai. Kumar’s effort was spread across the first and third overs of the match.  Unadkat, playing in his 98th first-class match was playing in his first Ranji game of the season, having recently made his Test return in Bangladesh following a 12-year wait.

7. Who among the following is the author of the medical book ‘Human Anatomy’?

  1. Dr. Vivek Kumar
  2. Dr. AK Dwivedi
  3. Dr. Ranjeet Singh
  4. Dr. Pradeep Yadav
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Dr. AK Dwivedi

Explanation:  A Medical book ‘Human Anatomy’ in Hindi Manav sharir Rachna Vigyan was released by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh Shri Mangubhai Patel at the function which is a very useful book for the Medical students of all courses related to medical education written by Dr AK Dwivedi. Dr AK Dwivedi is Homeopathic Doctor of Indore Professor & HOD Physiology SKRP Gujarati Homeopathic Medical College Indore and member of Scientific Advisory Board in the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH (Govt. of India).

The Foreword (Preface) of this book has been written by Dr. Mohan Yadav, Minister of Higher Education in Madhya Pradesh Government and President of Madhya Pradesh Hindi Granth Academy, Bhopal. Introduction of the book is written by Shri Ashok Kadel Director Madhya Pradesh Hindi Granth Academy, Bhopal. Other co-writers of the Book are Dr Vaibhav Chaturvedi & Dr Kanak Dwivedi (Chaturvedi). As per Writer Dr Ashvini Kumar Dwivedi There are  12 chapters such as Introduction to Human Body, Bone & Joints, Muscles & tissues, Nervous System, Endocrine System Circulatory System Lymphatic System Respiratory System Gastrointestinal Excretory & reproductive System are  included in this book.

8. Who has become the first female cricketer to have a statue cast in her honour at Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia?

  1. Amelia Kerr
  2. Mithali Raj
  3. Belinda Clark
  4. Lisa Sthalekar
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Belinda Clark

Explanation:  Australia’s Belinda Clark has become the first female cricketer to have a statue cast in her honour, a bronze sculpture of the trailblazing former captain unveiled outside Sydney Cricket Ground. Clark played 15 tests and over 100 limited overs matches between 1991-2005, and became the first cricketer to score a double-hundred in one-day internationals when she made an unbeaten 229 against Denmark in 1997.

The 52-year-old’s statue stands alongside Richie Benaud, Fred Spofforth, Stan McCabe and Steve Waugh as cricketers honoured with sculptures in the SCG precinct. at the ground. Her bronze cast now stands alongside former captain Richard Benaud and Steve Waugh. The 52-year-old Clark who has held several roles in Australian Cricket board was excited on this honour. Known for scoring the first double century in ODI cricket, Clark played 15 Tests and over 100 l imited-over matches between 1991-2005. His historic double hundred came against Denmark in 1997 with an unbeaten knock of 229.

9. Name the Indian filmmaker who has been honoured with the Best Director Award at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022?

  1. Karan Johar
  2. SS Rajamouli
  3. Subhash Ghai
  4. Rajkumar Hirani
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. SS Rajamouli

Explanation:  Filmmaker SS Rajamouli won the Best Director Award for RRR at the New York Film Critics Circle 2022. The group is one of the first critics’ groups to weigh in on the awards season. Rajamouli’s win surprised many as his competitors included Steven Spielberg, Darron Aronofsky, Sarah Polley, and Gina Prince-Blythewood. A pre-Independence fictional story, “RRR” stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR as real-life Indian revolutionaries in the 1920s Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, respectively. After earning more than Rs 1200 crore at the worldwide box office, the film emerged as one of the most successful films at the box office in India and received rave reviews from Indian film critics. However, it was not selected as India’s official entry for Oscars 2023.

  • Todd Field’s Tar has won the Best Picture of the year, also nabbing Best Actress for Cate Blanchett’s leading performance.
  • Colin Farrell won Best Actor for two of his performances this year — Kogonada’s future-set sci-fi drama After Yang and Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin.
  • Ke Huy Quan has won the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once,
  • Keke Palmer won the Best Supporting Actress for Nope.

10. In which state did the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has inaugurated the three-day ‘North East Krishi Kumbha-2023’?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Assam
  3. Tripura
  4. Meghalaya
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Meghalaya

Explanation:  Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the three-day ‘North East Krishi Kumbhar-2023’ and took part in the 49th Foundation Day celebration of the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam. The Minister inaugurated the administrative cum academic block office and Girl’s Hostel of the College of Agriculture at Kyrdemkulai, Ri Bhoi district.

  • The Union Minister noted that the Northeast is the heaven of India and Meghalaya’s geographical scenario can be developed further with more efforts.
  • He also noted that the farmers and farming should always be treated with honor.
  • A farmer not only supports his family but also contributes to the agricultural economy of the country.
  • The Government’s priority has always been to ensure the prosperity of farmers and the development of agriculture.
  • India is now not only a food-producing nation but also an export.
  • Live demonstrations and exhibitions of recent technologies through 102 stalls by the host Institute and its regional centers were the highlights of the North East Krishi Kumbha 2023.

A contingent of 26 persons comprising farmers adopted by ICAR local entrepreneurs, members of the Agri-business Incubation Centre, and representatives of farmers’ producer organization from various districts of the stage bound for ‘North East Krishi Kumbha 2023 was flagged off. The team will participate and showcase different types of indigenous Agri products like Chakhao, Kachai Lemon, Tamenglong Orange, Sirarakhong, Chilli, King Chilli, and processed products including value-added products. The North East Krishi Kumbha 2023 was held at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya from 4th January to 6th January 2023.

11. Who among the following has become India’s 79th Grandmaster?

  1. ​V Pranav
  2. Pranesh M
  3. Aditya Mittal
  4. Koustav Chatterjee
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Pranesh M

Explanation:  Pranesh M became India’s 79th Grandmaster, having completed his three norms prior to this event. IM Pranesh M emerged as the winner of the Rilton Cup, the first tournament of the FIDE Circuit. The 16-year-old from India, seeded 22nd, made a clean sweep of the field in Stockholm, winning eight games and finishing a full point ahead of IM Kaan Kucuksari (Sweden) and GM Nikita Meshkovs (Latvia).

The 2022/2023 Rilton Cup, the strongest open tournament in Sweden, ran from December 27 to January 5 and brought together 136 players representing 29 national federations. Pranesh M is now the early leader of the FIDE Circuit with 6.8 circuit points that he gets for this victory. The one who accumulates the most points by the end of the year qualifies for the 2024 FIDE Candidates.

12. Paytm Payments Bank has secured the Reserve Bank of India’s approval for the appointment of ____________ as its new chief executive.

  1. Surendra Singh
  2. Satish Kumar Gupta
  3. Surinder Chawla
  4. Vijay Shekhar Sharma
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Surinder Chawla

Explanation:  Paytm Payments Bank has secured the Reserve Bank of India’s approval for the appointment of Surinder Chawla as its new chief executive, two people aware of the development said. Chawla is currently serving as head of branch banking at RBL Bank. “It was on the cards, and the role transition at RBL Bank has been going on for quite some time,” a third person aware of the development said, seeking anonymity.

Paytm Payment Bank’s last CEO Satish Kumar Gupta retired in October 2022, with Deependra Singh Rathore serving as the interim CEO. Paytm Payments Bank has been under regulatory scrutiny for a while, with the RBI barring it from onboarding new customers in March 2022. The company is a joint venture between Paytm and its founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, and the latter holds a 51% stake in the company.

13. Which of the following country Surpasses Japan to become the 3rd Largest Auto Market Globally?

  1. USA
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Germany
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. India

Explanation:  In a major development, India has surpassed Japan in terms of auto sales last year to become the third-largest auto market globally for the first time. India’s total sales of new vehicles stood at around 4.25 million units, based on preliminary results, topping the 4.2 million sold in Japan. While new vehicles that got delivered in India totaled 4.13 million during the period of January – November 2022, according to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ data, December’s sales volume reported by Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, led the total to hit the 4.25 million units mark. The figure for sales of new vehicles in India may witness even bigger rise as the country further expects inclusion of pending fourth-quarter sales data for commercial vehicles, along with year-end results yet to be released by Tata Motors and other automakers. In 2022, the automotive chip issue began to ease up, paving way for the sector to come to normalcy. Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki and other automakers could see an increase in sales last year.

14. A military tattoo and tribal dance festival ‘Adi Shaurya – Parv Parakram Ka’ to be held in which city on 23rd & 24th January?

  1. Jaipur
  2. Pune
  3. Bhopal
  4. New Delhi
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. New Delhi

Explanation:  As part of the Republic Day celebrations 2023 and to mark the 126th birth anniversary (Parakram Diwas) of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a military tattoo and tribal dance festival ‘Adi Shaurya – Parv Parakram Ka‘ will organise at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.  The two-day festival will showcase the might of the Armed Forces and the ethnic beauty of India’s tribal culture. The program included a military tattoo (paramotor gliding, hot air balloon, horse show, motorcycle display, air warrior drill, navy band) and an hour long traditional dance performance (khukri dance, gatka, mallakhamb, kalaripayattu, thangata) by tribal artistes.

  • The grand finale includes a performance by renowned singer Kailash Kher.
  • The festival aims to remember the sacrifices of the country’s bravehearts and celebrate the rich cultural heritage that makes India unique and diverse.
  • It aims to celebrate the bravery of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, embrace the true spirit of India and renew the commitment to build a strong and prosperous ‘New India’.
  • The Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs are jointly organising the event, with the Indian Coast Guard as the coordinating agency.

15.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will auction __________ of sovereign green bonds (SGrBs) in two tranches, the central bank announced.

  1. ₹10,000 crore
  2. ₹12,000 crore
  3. ₹14,000 crore
  4. ₹16,000 crore
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. ₹16,000 crore

Explanation:  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will auction ₹16,000 crore of sovereign green bonds (SGrBs) in two tranches, the central bank announced. The RBI will auction 5-year and 10-year green bonds worth ₹4,000 crore each on 25 January and on 9 February, and this would be a uniform price auction.

  • In line with the ambition to significantly reduce the carbon intensity of the economy, the Union Budget for 2022-23 had mentioned about SGrBs.
  • Green bonds are financial instruments that generate proceeds for investment in environmentally sustainable and climate-suitable projects.
  • The features of the SGrB issuance will be as below:
  • i) Issuance Method: SGrBs will be issued through Uniform Price Auction.
  • ii) Non-competitive bidding facility: Five per cent of the notified amount of sale will be reserved for retail investors as specified under the ‘Scheme for Noncompetitive Bidding Facility in the auction of Government of India Dated Securities and Treasury Bills’.
  • iii) Eligibility for Repurchase Transactions (Repo): SGrBs will be eligible for Repurchase Transactions (Repo) as per the terms and conditions mentioned in Repurchase Transactions (Repo) (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018 as amended from time to time.
  • iv) Eligibility for Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR): SGrBs will be reckoned as eligible investment for SLR purpose.
  • v) Underwriting: The underwriting in the auction of SGrBs by the Primary Dealers will be as per the “Revised Scheme of Underwriting Commitment and Liquidity Support” issued by the Reserve Bank vide circular No.RBI/2007-08/186 dated November 14, 2007, as amended from time to time.
  • vi) When-issued Trading: SGrBs will be eligible for “When Issued” trading in accordance with the guidelines on ‘Transactions in the When Issued market in Central Government Securities’ issued by the Reserve Bank of India vide circular dated July 24, 2018, as amended from time to time.
  • vii) Tradability: SGrBs will be eligible for trading in the secondary market.
  • viii) Investment by Non-residents: SGrBs will be designated as specified securities under the ‘Fully Accessible Route’ for investment in Government Securities by non-residents.

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