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    1. Which drone manufacturer company has recently (in Dec ‘22) received the Type Certification approvals from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for agricultural drone ‘AG 365’?
      1) Garuda Aerospace Pvt Ltd
      2) Zen Technologies Ltd
      3) Aotom Technology Ltd
      4) Info Edge (India) Ltd
      5) Marut Dronetech Pvt Ltd
      Answer-5) Marut Dronetech Pvt Ltd
      Marut Dronetech Private Limited, Hyderabad (Telangana)-based drone technology manufacturer, has received the Type Certification approvals from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Marut Drones’ multi-utility agricultural drone AG 365.
      i. AG 365 – Agricopter is India’s 1st Multi-utility Agriculture Medium Category Drone to receive the prestigious certificate. Marut has also received Remote Pilot Training Organisation (RPTO) approvals from DGCA.
      ii. After receiving a Type Certificate for the AG 365 model, the Drone is now qualified for unsecured loans from the Agri Infrastructure Fund in the amount of Rs 10 lakh at a minimum interest rate of 5-6%.

    2. Name the company that has recently (in Dec ‘22) signed an MoU with the Central Tuberculosis (TB) Division (CTD) to undertake a TB elimination project in Uttar Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.
      1) Bharat Petroleum Limited
      2) Indian Oil Corporation Limited
      3) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
      4) Hindustan Petroleum Limited
      5) Oil India Limited
      Answer-2) Indian Oil Corporation Limited
      Indian Oil Corporation Limited signed an MoU with the Central Tuberculosis (TB) Division (CTD) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) and the states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Chhattisgarh to undertake an intensified TB elimination project.
      • This MoU will bolster the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end TB in India by 2025, 5 years ahead of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2030.
      • This MoU for the Anti-TB campaign was signed as a part of the IndianOil’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
      i. With this, Indian Oil becomes the 1st corporate to implement a large-scale Active Case Finding campaign (ACF) in all 75 districts of UP, covering around 10% population once a year for 3 years.

    3. Which state government and GoI has recently (in Dec ‘22) signed a ‘Cessation of Operation Agreement’ with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) to promote peace?
      1) Manipur
      2) Assam
      3) Tripura
      4) Arunachal Pradesh
      5) Nagaland
      Answer-1) Manipur
      The GoI and Manipur government have signed a ‘Cessation of Operation Agreement’ with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), an insurgent group of Manipur, in New Delhi, Delhi to Promote Peace.
      i. The agreement was signed by senior officers of the Union Home Ministry, the Manipur government, and the representatives of ZUF in the presence of State Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.

    4. In December 2022, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a _________ loan agreement with the GoI to improve urban services in three cities: Coimbatore, Madurai, and Thoothukudi of Tamil Nadu.
      1) USD 150 million
      2) USD 138 million
      3) USD 140 million
      4) USD 125 million
      5) USD 100 million
      Answer-4) USD 125 million
      Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a USD 125 million (about Rs 1,025 crore) loan agreement with Government of India (GoI) to develop climate-resilient sewage collection and treatment along with the drainage and water supply systems in three cities, Coimbatore, Madurai and Thoothukudi of Tamil Nadu (TN).
      i. This is the third and the last tranche (tranche 3 loan) of the USD 500 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for the TN Urban Flagship Investment Programme approved by ADB in 2018 for building priority water supply, sewerage, and drainage infrastructure in strategic industrial corridors across 10 cities in TN.

    5. Which state’s Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has been honoured with the “Effective Government Communication Award” in December 2022?
      1) Kerala
      2) Andhra Pradesh
      3) Gujarat
      4) Rajasthan
      5) Maharashtra
      Answer-4) Rajasthan
      The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Rajasthan, has been honoured with “Effective Government Communication Award” for taking public welfare schemes through digital media to the general public and the beneficiaries.
      i. The award was given by the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) during the 44th Annual Convention of PSRI held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
      ii. The award was presented by Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel, Governor of Madhya Pradesh to Arun Joshi, Additional Director of DIPR.

    6. Who has been recently (in Dec ‘22) re-appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SFB) for 3 years?
      1) P. S. Jagdish
      2) Baskar Babu Ramachandran
      3) P Surendra Pai
      4) G. V. Alankara
      5) Ramachandran Rajaraman
      Answer-2) Baskar Babu Ramachandran
      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the re-appointment of Baskar Babu Ramachandran as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SFB) Limited for a further period of three years with effect from 23rd January 2023.
      i. RBI has approved the appointment under terms of the provisions of Section 35B of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

    7. In December 2022, who was appointed as the director of Kirloskar Systems Pvt. Ltd. (KSPL)’s joint-venture (JV) companies?
      1) Nalini Venkatesh
      2) Ajay Kumar Dua
      3) K. Srinivasan
      4) Manasi Tata
      5) Krishna Rao
      Answer-4) Manasi Tata
      Kirloskar Systems Pvt. Ltd. (KSPL) appointed Manasi Tata, late Vikram Kirloskar’s daughter, as Director on the board of KSPL’s joint-venture (JV) companies with immediate effect.
      • Manasi Tata is a 5th-generation scion of the Kirloskar empire.
      i. The JV Companies include Toyota Industries Engine India Pvt. Ltd. (TIEI), Kirloskar Toyota Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd. (KTTM), Toyota Material Handling India Pvt. Ltd. (TMHIN), and Denso Kirloskar Industries Pvt. Ltd. (DNKI).

    8. Name the union minister who has recently (in Dec ‘22) launched the right to repair portal, an NTH mobile app & new premises of National Consumer Helpline centre in New Delhi, Delhi.
      1) Dharmendra Pradhan
      2) Piyush Goyal
      3) Narayan Tatu Rane
      4) Jitendra Singh
      5) Ashwini Vaishnaw
      Answer-2) Piyush Goyal
      On the occasion of the National Consumer Day 2022 (24th December 2022), Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, launched new initiatives, including the right to repair portal, an NTH mobile app and also opened new premises of National Consumer Helpline centre in New Delhi, Delhi.
      i. An MoU was also signed between the Consumer Affairs Department and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and launched a capacity building programme of consumer commissions.
      ii. Under the Consumer Protection law, a complaint must be disposed within 90 days of its filing and within 150 days wherever expert evidence is required to be taken.

    9. Which Institute’s researchers has recently (in Dec ‘22) developed ‘SwasthGarbh‘ a mobile app for pregnant women along with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi?
      1) IIT Roorkee
      2) NIT Rourkela
      3) IIT Kanpur
      4) IIT Guwahati
      5) NIT Tiruchirappalli
      Answer-1) IIT Roorkee
      The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee (Uttarakhand) researchers, in collaboration with All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, have developed a mobile application named ‘SwasthGarbh‘ to provide antenatal care and real-time medical support to pregnant women.
      i. SwasthGarbh is the 1st pregnancy App that provides immediate access to doctor’s advice and is clinically endorsed and credible.
      ii. Goal: To make the SwasthGarbh App reach every household in India and thus save precious maternal-fetal lives.

    10. In December 2022, Cricketer ‘Farhaan Behardien’ announced his retirement from professional cricket. Which country did he represent in international cricket?
      1) Sri Lanka
      2) New Zealand
      3) Australia
      4) West Indies
      5) South Africa
      Answer-5) South Africa
      Farhaan Behardien, a 39-year-old South African Cricketer, announced his retirement from professional cricket concluding his 18-year international cricket career.
      i. He made his first-class debut in 2004 and made his T20I debut for South Africa against India in the year 2012.
      ii. Farhaan Behardien has played 59 ODIs and 38 T20Is scoring 1592 runs and scalping 17 wickets across formats.
      iii. He captained the South Africa national cricket team (also known as ‘Proteas’) in a 3-match T20 series against Sri Lankan in 2017.