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    1. The _________ Edition of Indo-Nepal joint training Exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ between India and Nepal began at Saljhandi, Nepal in December 2022.
      1) 14th
      2) 16th
      3) 13th
      4) 15th
      5) 12th
      Answer-2) 16th
      The 16th Edition of Indo-Nepal joint training Exercise ‘Surya Kiran-XVI’ between India and Nepal began at Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi in the Rupandehi district of Lumbini Zone, Nepal. The exercise will be conducted till 29th December 2022.
      i. Participants – Nepal Army soldiers of Shree Bhawani Baksh Battalion and Indian Army soldiers from the 5th Gorkha Rifles (5 GR) will participate in the exercise.
      ii. The exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ has been conducted annually between India and Nepal since 2011.

    2. Which organisation has recently (in Dec ‘22) released a report with the key finding that South Asia needs urgent action to Curb Deadly Air Pollution?
      1) United Nations Environment Programme
      2) International Monetary Fund
      3) World Bank
      4) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
      5) United Nations Industrial Development Organization
      Answer-3) World Bank
      The World Bank (WB) has released its report titled ‘Striving for Clean Air: Air Pollution and Public Health in South Asia’ stating that South Asia is home to 9 of the world’s 10 cities with the worst air pollution, and there is a requirement of urgent action to curb it.
      i. It is causing an estimated 2 million premature deaths across the region each year and incurs significant economic costs.
      ii. The concentrations of fine particulate matter such as soot and small dust (PM 2.5) in some of the region’s most densely populated and poor areas are up to 20 times higher than the WHO limit (5 µg/mᶾ).

    3. Which of the following fintech companies has recently (in Dec ‘22) received imposed curbs for on-boarding new merchants from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
      1) RazorPay
      2) Cashfree Payments
      3) Paytm
      4) Both 1 & 2
      5) Both 2 & 3
      Answer-4) Both 1 & 2
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed curbs on RazorPay and Cashfree Payments for on-boarding new merchants till they get the final Payment Aggregator (PA) licence.
      i. Both entities need to complete the migration of existing merchants to the new platform and submit a progress report with RBI.
      ii. They also require making some systematic upgrades which involve migrations to an escrow account from a nodal account, integrating RBI’s reporting system so that periodic reports can be submitted on transactions undertaken and merchants brought into the formal system, among others.
      • Following this, RBI will do its evaluation and grant the final licence.

    4. Name the Small Finance Bank (SFB) that has recently (in Dec ‘22) entered into a Bancassurance Partnership with the HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited.
      1) AU Small Finance Bank
      2) ESAF Small Finance Bank
      3) Suryoday Small Finance Bank
      4) Capital Small Finance Bank
      5) Equitas Small Finance Bank
      Answer-1) AU Small Finance Bank
      AU Small Finance Bank (AU SFB) entered into a corporate agency arrangement with HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (“HDFC Life”), one of India’s leading life insurers through the bancassurance business model.
      i. Under the partnership, customers of AU SFB will be able to access the entire range of life insurance products offered by HDFC Life, thus fulfilling their need for financial protection.
      ii. In addition, it also enables its customers to access the digital platform and the touch points of HDFC Life for servicing.

    5. Which company has recently (in Dec ‘22) launched Google Search-Driven Education Platform named ‘Roots’ to provide comprehensive investor education and market analysis?
      1) Motilal Oswal Securities
      2) HDFC Securities
      3) Axis Securities
      4) ICICI Securities
      5) Kotak Securities
      Answer-2) HDFC Securities
      HDFC Securities Limited, a stock brokerage firm, has launched “Roots”, a dedicated search-driven Education platform by Google that provides comprehensive investor education and market analysis.
      i. The Unique Selling Point (USP) of the platform is that it produces content which is being searched on Google by current and prospective investors and traders.

    6. Which of the following points is ‘Incorrect’ with respect to the 2022 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Awards?
      1) Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) named as the Youngest Year-End ATP No. 1 & Most Improved Player of the Year
      2) Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spain), coach of Carlos Alcaraz, received the ATP Coach of the Year at the 2022 ATP Awards.
      3) Novak Djokovic (Serbia) was chosen as Fans’ Favorite (singles) in the ATP Awards for the 2nd time.
      4) Andy Murray (United Kingdom) has been named the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for the 2nd time.
      5) Casper Ruud (Norway) has been named for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.
      Answer-3) Novak Djokovic (Serbia) was chosen as Fans’ Favorite (singles) in the ATP Awards for the 2nd time.
      Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray is featured among the winners of the 2022 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Awards 2022.
      i. The 2022 ATP Awards were presented at the event held in Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy.
      ATP Awards Honour Roll- Categories & Awardees:

      2022 ATP Awards Awardees
      ATP No. 1 presented by PepperstoneCarlos Alcaraz (Spain)
      Most Improved Player of the Year
      Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship AwardCasper Ruud (Norway)
      Arthur Ashe Humanitarian AwardAndy Murray (United Kingdom)
      ATP Coach of the YearJuan Carlos Ferrero from Spain (Carlos Alcaraz)
      Fans’ Favourite (singles)Rafael Nadal (Spain)

    7. Name the personality who has recently (in Dec ‘22) named as PETA India’s ‘Person of The Year 2022’ title.
      1) Shraddha Kapoor
      2) Sonakshi Sinha
      3) Alia Bhatt
      4) Katrina Kaif
      5) Disha Patani
      Answer-2) Sonakshi Sinha
      Actress Sonakshi Sinha has been awarded PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) India’s 2022 Person of the Year title for advocating Animal Adoption & Vegan Fashion.
      i. John Abraham and Fatima Sana Shaikh are PETA India’s Most Beautiful Vegetarians of 2022.

    8. In December 2022, The United States (US)-France satellite ‘SWOT’ was launched through the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket US to map all of the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers.
      In SWOT, ‘T’ stands for?

      1) Topography
      2) Terminal
      3) Troposphere
      4) Terrestrial
      5) Transit
      Answer-1) Topography
      The United States (US)-France satellite ‘SWOT aka Surface Water and Ocean Topography’ was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, US. It will map all of the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers.
      i. This USD 1.2 billion project is developed by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in collaboration with the French Space Agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the United Kingdom (UK) Space Agency.
      ii. The SWOT mission lifetime is 3 years.

    9. When was International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2022 observed across the globe?
      1) 17th December 2022
      2) 15th December 2022
      3) 18th December 2022
      4) 16th December 2022
      5) 19th December 2022
      Answer-1) 17th December 2022
      The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2022 was observed across the world on 17th December 2022 to focus attention on the hate crimes committed against sex workers across the globe.
      i. The global observance of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is led by the NSWP – Global Network of Sex Work Projects.
      ii. The first International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was observed on 17th December 2003.

    10. Name the airport that has recently (in Dec ‘22) received the certificate of accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI).
      1) Indira Gandhi International Airport
      2) Kempegowda International Airport
      3) Chennai International Airport
      4) Mangaluru International Airport
      5) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
      Answer-4) Mangaluru International Airport
      Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) has received the certificate of accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI) for level 2 of the airport customer experience accreditation programme.
      i. The accreditation was issued on 14th December 2022, and it is valid for a year.
      ii. The certificate recognises the commitment of MIA to continue with its customer experience improvement.