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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 1 February 2022
- Government of India recently (in Jan’22) approved the sale of 93.71 % stake in _______________ to Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP) Ltd for Rs 12,100 crore.
1) Bharat Aluminum Company
2) Hindalco Industries
3) Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd
4) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd
5) Rashtriya Ispat Nigam LtdAnswer-3) Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd
The government of India (GoI) approved the sale of ~93.71 percent stake in Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) to Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP) Limited, at an enterprise value of Rs 12,100 crore. This is the 1st instance of privatization of a public sector steel manufacturing enterprise in India.
i. The Department of Disinvestment & Public Asset Management (DIPAM) was authorized to undertake the transaction.
About Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP) Limited:
Headquarters – Keonjhar, Odisha
Managing Director – Ashish Anupam
- Geological Survey of India (GSI) recently (in Jan’22) approved to set up of India’s 1st GeoPark on the banks of the Narmada river.
Where will the GeoPark be set up?
1) Nashik, Maharashtra
2) Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
3) Junagadh, Gujarat
4) Amravati, Maharashtra
5) Rajkot, GujaratAnswer-2) Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
The Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines, approved the setting up of India’s 1st geopark at Lamheta village, on the banks of the Narmada river in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP). The estimated cost of this project is Rs 35 crore.
i. The GSI has sanctioned Rs. 1.30 crore for the formation of Geopark in 5 acres of land at the Lamheta village which is located 20 km away from the Jabalpur district headquarters.
ii. MP will also establish a science centre at the cost of Rs 15.20 crore, shared by the Centre and the state (MP) at Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, MP that is known for white marble rock formations and also a famous tourist hotspot.
- Which IPL Team became India’s 1st Unicorn Sports Enterprise with Market cap of Rs 7,600 Crores?
1) Sunrisers Hyderabad
2) Chennai Super Kings
3) Kolkata Knight Riders
4) Mumbai Indians
5) Delhi CapitalsAnswer-2) Chennai Super Kings
Four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has become the country’s 1st sports Unicorn with its market cap having touched a high of Rs 7,600 crores and its share in the gray market trading in the Rs 210-225 price band.
i. Currently, CSK has a market cap more than its parent entity, India Cements. On January 29, 2022, India Cements’ market cap stood at Rs 6,869 crores.
ii. Reasons behind increase in market cap: Winning of 4th IPL title in Dubai, and addition of two new franchises to the upcoming season at record prices.
- Who recently (in Jan’22) got re-elected as president of Italy for the 2nd Consecutive Term?
1) Giuseppe Conte
2) Sergio Mattarella
3) Mario Draghi
4) Giorgio Napolitano
5) Piersanti MattarellaAnswer-2) Sergio Mattarella
Italy’s current president Sergio Mattarella, whose 7-year term (from 2015) is ending on 3rd February 2022 has been re-elected for the second term in office.
Prime Minister– Mario Draghi
Capital – Rome
Currency – Euro
- Which of the following points are correct with respect to the 110th Australian Open Tennis that was held in January 2022?
A) Rafael Nadal (Spain) won his record-breaking 21st Grand Slam Men’s Singles Title by defeating Daniil Medvedev (Russia) in the finals.
B) Danielle Rose Collins (Australia) became the 1st Australian woman in the last 4 decades to win the Women’s Singles title in an Australian Open tournament
C) Matthew Ebden (Australia) Max Purcell (Australia) won the Men’s Double Title.
1) All A, B & C
2) Only A & B
3) Only B & C
4) Only A
5) Only CAnswer-4) Only A
Rafael Nadal (Spain) won his record-breaking 21st Grand Slam Men’s Singles Title by defeating Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev (Russia).
i. Ashleigh Barty (Australia) became the 1st Australian woman in the last 4 decades to win the Women’s Singles title in an Australian Open tournament
ii. Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia), Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios (Australia) won the Men’s Double Title by defeating Matthew Ebden (Australia) Max Purcell (Australia).
iii. Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) , Katerina Siniakova Czech Republic) won the Women’s Double Title.
iv. In Mixed Doubles Kristina Mladenovic (France) Ivan Dodig (Croatia) won.
- Ben Cooper recently (in Jan’22) announced his retirement from International Cricket. Which country did he represent in International Cricket?
1) Sri Lanka
2) South Africa
3) West Indies
5) New ZealandAnswer-4) Netherlands
Netherlands cricketer, Benjamin Nicolas Cooper (Ben Cooper) announced his retirement from international cricket. He is one of the Netherlands top run-scorers in Twenty20 (T20) Internationals shortest format of the game.
i. He has scored 1,239 runs from 58 T20I matches and he has featured in 13 ODI matches and scored 187 runs. He has played 71 white-ball internationals for the Netherlands and has scored 1426 runs.
- Padma Shri recipient Baba Iqbal Singh recently (in Jan’22) passed away. For which field he was named in the 2022 Padma Shri Award?
1) Science & Engineering
2) Literature & Education
3) Public Affairs
4) Social Work
5) ArtAnswer-4) Social Work
Renowned Indian socio-spiritual leader of the Sikh Community, Baba Iqbal Singh passed away at the age of 95 years in Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh (HP).
i. Notably, for his Social Works, he was also named in the 2022 list of Padma Shri Awardee selected by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
ii. He served as the president of Kalgidhar Society/Trust and Chancellor of Eternal University, run under the Baru Sahib Organization.
- Who Authored the Book, “Fearless Governance”?
1) Baby Rani Maurya
2) Arvind Kejriwal
3) Najma Heptulla
4) Kiran Bedi
5) A. K. SinghAnswer-4) Kiran Bedi
Kiran Bedi, Former Lieutenant (Lt) Governor of Puducherry and retired IPS officer, authored a new book titled “Fearless Governance” featuring her memories and ground realities as the Lt Governor of Puducherry from 2016 and 2021 and her experience of 40 years in the Indian Police Service (IPS).
About Kiran Bedi:
i. Kiran Bedi was the first woman to join the officer ranks of the Indian Police Service.
ii. She has served as the 24th Lt Governor of Puducherry.
iii. She is the founder of 2 foundations Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation.
iv. She was honoured with the Ramon Magsaysay Award and the Nehru Fellowship in 1994.
- What is the Theme of World Leprosy Day (WLD) 2022 that is observed annually on 30th January?
1) Leprosy Unity
2) United for Dignity
3) No One left Behind
4) Don’t forget Leprosy
5) Treat Everyone LikeAnswer-2) United for Dignity
The last Sunday of January is celebrated annually as World Leprosy Day (WLD).
i. This year it is observed on January 30, 2022 on the theme ‘United for Dignity’.
ii. It should be noted that in India, WLD is celebrated annually as Anti Leprosy day on January 30 i.e. on the death anniversary of the Father of Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi.
iii. The day was established in 1954 by French journalist, writer, and activist, Raoul Follereau
- Which State’s Chief Electoral Officer recently (in Jan’22) “Shera” as its Election Mascot?
5) Uttar PradeshAnswer-2) Punjab
The Chief Electoral Officer’s (CEO) office of Punjab unveiled its election mascot, “Shera” (Lion). It aims to increase voter awareness, participation and promote ethical voting in the Punjab Assembly polls that are scheduled on 20 February 2022.
i. The mascot “Shera”, depicting a lion. It represents the rich cultural heritage of Punjab. Posters, effigies and huge cut-outs of “Shera” will be used to spread awareness and promotion.
ii. It is promoted under the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) project of Election Commission of India (ECI).
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