Daily Current Affairs Quiz - 28th & 29th January 2024

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1) According to the bank's exchange announcement, the RBI informed the LIC on January 25 that they can buy up to 9.99 percent of the paid-up share capital or voting rights of which bank Limited?

(a) ICICI bank

(b) HDFC bank

(c) Axis bank

(d) YES bank

(e) IndusInd bank


2) On January 24,  Bank of Baroda issued Rs 5,000 crore in infrastructure bonds with a 10-year maturity, according to the sources.How many crores is the base issue for the bonds?

(a) Rs.500crores

(b) Rs.1000crores

(c) Rs.1500crores

(d) Rs.2000crores

(e) Rs.2500crores


3) Zomato Payments receives RBI approval to operate as an online payment aggregator.In 2023, Zomato partnered with which bank to establish its own unified payments interface (UPI), offering Zomato UPI?

(a) ICICI bank

(b) HDFC bank

(c) Axis bank

(d) YES bank

(e) IndusInd bank


4) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi. Prime Minister will also introduce the new website of the Supreme Court. In How many different languages will the new website be available?

(a) 2

(b) 4

(c) 3

(d) 5

(e) 6


5) AP Moller-Maersk unveiled the Ane Maersk, the world's largest ship capable of running on green hydrogen. The Ane Maersk will embark on its first journey from South Korea on February 9th. Which country built it?

(a) Japan

(b) USA

(c) China

(d) Russia

(e) France


6) Krutrim, an AI business created by Ola founder Bhavish Aggarwal, has raised a fundraising round valued at how many billion dollars?

(a) $1billion

(b) $2billion

(c) $3billion

(d) $5billion

(e) $4billion


7) The Union government has announced the winners of the Padma Awards 2024, the country's second highest civilian honor. This year, the government decided to honour how many total awardees in all categories?

(a) 133

(b) 122

(c) 132

(d) 135

(e) 127


8) Shri Sudhir Sekhri, a veteran in the apparel sector, is now the Chairman of the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC). He stated that our aim is to accomplish how many billion USD in RMG exports by 2030?

(a) $20billion

(b) $30billion

(c) $50billion

(d) $40billion

(e) $10billion


9) Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, has submitted his resignation and is expected to establish a new administration with BJP support.The BJP has the most MPs (17) in Bihar, but how many Lok Sabha members are there in total?

(a) 20

(b) 30

(c) 35

(d) 25

(e) 40


10) What is the length of the magnetometer boom deployed by the Aditya-L1 mission at Lagrange Point-1?

(a) 5m

(b) 6m

(c) 7m

(d) 4m

(e) 8m


11) Aryna Sabalenka defeats Zheng Qinwen to defend her Australian Open title for the second time. Sabalenka became the first woman to defend the Australian Open title since which year?

(a) 2011

(b) 2012

(c) 2013

(d) 2015

(e) 2014


12) Rohan Bopanna of India and his country partner Matthew Ebden won the Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2024.Matthew Ebden belongs to which country?

(a) Switzerland

(b) China

(c) Australia

(d) USA

(e) Germany


13) Every year on January 29th, we mark Indian Newspaper Day.Which is the first weekly newspaper?

(a) Calcutta General Advertiser

(b) Madras General Advertiser

(c) Mumbai General Advertiser

(d) Royal General Advertiser

(e) Delhi General Advertiser


14) The Aditya-L1 spacecraft successfully erected a 6-meter-long magnetometer boom at
Lagrange Point-1.The in-orbit deployment time was approximately how many seconds?

(a) 8seconds

(b) 9seconds

(c) 10seconds

(d) 11seconds

(e) 12seconds


15) Ms. Vyjayantimala Bali from Tamil Nadu earned the Padma Vibushan award in which category?

(a) Social work

(b) Art

(c) Medicine

(d) Literature

(e) Agriculture


Answers :

1) Answer: B

The Reserve Bank of India has allowed Life Insurance Corp. of India to acquire as much as 9.99 percent of HDFC Bank, the country's largest private lender told stock exchanges on January 25.LIC owns a 5.19 percent stake in the bank, according to the lender's shareholding pattern as of December 31.As per the bank's exchange notification,  the RBI informed the decision to the LIC through a letter dated  January 25, under which LIC can acquire an aggregate holding up to 9.99 percent of the paid-up share capital or voting rights of HDFC Bank Limited.Recently, HDFC Bank shares had witnessed heavy sell off pushing the shares to near 52-week lows, post the announcement of the bank's third quarter earnings.Some analysts speculate that the sell off is due to foreign investors panicking over a recent Sebi proposal concerning foreign portfolio investors.


2) Answer: B

State-run Bank of Baroda on January 24 issued infrastructure bonds worth Rs 5,000 crore maturing in 10 years, according to people familiar with the development.The bonds have a base issue of Rs 1,000 crore, with retain oversubscription of Rs 4,000 crore as greenshoe option. It is a provision in an underwriting agreement that grants the underwriter the right to sell investors more bonds than initially planned by the issuer if the demand for a security issue proves higher than expected.The bonds have been rated ‘AAA’ with a ‘stable’ outlook by CRISIL and India ratings.The minimum application size of this bonds is Rs 1 lakh and in multiples of Rs 1 lakh.On January 19, Bajaj Finance and ONGCPetro Additions raised Rs 857.60 crore and Rs 900 crore through bonds.Bajaj Finance issued bonds worth Rs 857.60 crore through five-year bonds at an 8.10 percent coupon and ONGC Petro Additions raised Rs 900 crore through three-year bonds at 8.29 percent.The yield on the corporate bonds maturing in three-year were in the range of 7.75-7.80 percent, on five-year bonds at 7.65-7.75 percent, and on 10-year bonds at 7.65-7.70 percent.


3) Answer: A

Zomato Payments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zomato Limited, has received the certificate of authorisation from the Reserve Bank of India to operate as an online payment aggregator. In an exchange filing, the food delivery platform stated the central bank has allowed it to carry out the business as payment aggregator and issuer of pre-paid payment instruments with effect from January 24, 2024. Last year, Zomato had joined hands with ICICI Bank to launch its own unified payments interface (UPI) offering -- Zomato UPI. The feature was offered to select users and did not involve a KYC process. It eliminated the need for users to navigate to other payment apps, such as Google Pay, Paytm, and PhonePe, while placing orders on Zomato. With this, Zomato, just like Tata Pay, Razorpay, Cashfree, among others, managed to secure the much-awaited payments licence.Earlier this month, Tata Payments and Bengaluru-based identity verification startup DigiO secured the payment aggregator (PA) licence from the RBI.With the licence, it is expected that the salt-to-software services conglomerate will process payments for its ecommerce transactions.In December 2023, Razorpay and Cashfree got the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India to operate as payment aggregators after nearly a year-long embargo. Shares of Zomato were trading at Rs 135.85, down by 0.29 per cent, at 3.15 PM.


4) Answer: A

Prime Minister Modi has inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi. Mr. Modi will launch citizen-centric multiple technology initiatives, which include Digital Supreme Court Reports, Digital Courts 2.0 and a new website of the Supreme Court. The Digital Supreme Court Reports (SCR) will make Supreme Court judgments available to the citizens of the country free of cost and in electronic format. The key features of digital SCR are that all 519 volumes of the Supreme Court reports since 1950, covering over 36 thousand cases will be available in a digital format and with open access. Digital Courts 2.0 application is a recent initiative under the e-Courts project to make court records available to the Judges of the district courts in electronic form.Prime Minister will also launch the new website of the Supreme Court.The new website will be in bilingual format in English and Hindi and has been redesigned with a user-friendly interface, the statement stated.


5) Answer: C

AP Moller-Maersk has revealed the Ane Maersk, the world’s largest Ship that can run on the green hydrogen derivative. It was named after Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla, Chairman of the Parent Company AP Moller Holding.It can carry 8 times more containers than Danish Logistics Company’s Laura Maersk, which became the world’s first methanol dual-fuel container ship when it was launched in September 2023.The Ane Maersk will begin its first voyage on 9th Feb from Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, where it was constructed, to Ningbo, China. It will then head to Malaysia, followed by Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Morocco, the UK, France, Belgium and Germany.Maersk has placed an order for 24 container ships with dual-fuel engines.Among these, 11 would be the same size as Ane Maersk, 6 would be bigger with a 17,000 TEU capacity, and 6 would be 9000 TEU.


6) Answer: A

Krutrim, an AI startup founded by Ola founder Bhavish Aggarwal, stated it has raised a funding round that values it at $1 billion. The startup, founded last year, is the fastest to become a unicorn in India, it claimed in a press statement. It’s also the first Indian AI startup to become a unicorn, it stated.Matrix Partners India — which has also backed Aggarwal’s other two startups, ride-hailing platform Ola and EV startup Ola Electric — led the $50 millionfirst round” in Krutrim.TechCrunch reported last year that Aggarwal was in talks to raise $50 million for his new AI venture.Krutrim, which means “artificial” in Sanskrit, is building a large language model that has been trained on local Indian languages in addition to English. The startup plans to launch a voice-enabled conversational AI assistant that understands and speaks multiple Indian languages, the startup stated.


7) Answer: C

The Union government released the list of winners of the Padma Awards 2024, the nation's second-highest civilian honour. The prestigious awards, conferred by the Government of India, recognize exceptional contributions in various fields. These awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved. These awards are conferred on the recommendations made by the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year. This year the government decided to honour 5 distinguished individuals with Padma Vibhushan, 17 with Padma Bhushan, and 110 with Padma Shri awards ( total 132) for their exceptional contributions in various fields.

Padma Vibhushan:

1. Ms. Vyjayantimala Bali: Art | Tamil Nadu

  1. Shri Konidela Chiranjeevi: Art | Andhra Pradesh
  2. Shri M Venkaiah Naidu: Public Affairs | Andhra Pradesh
  3. Shri Bindeshwar Pathak (Posthumous): Social Work | Bihar
  4. Ms. Padma Subrahmanyam : Art | Tamil Nadu

Padma Bhushan: 

1.Ms. M Fathima Beevi (Posthumous): Public Affairs | Kerala

  1. Shri Hormusji N Cama: Literature & Education - Journalism | Maharashtra
  2. Shri Mithun Chakraborty: Art | West Bengal
  3. Shri Sitaram Jindal: Trade & Industry | Karnataka
  4. Shri Young Liu: Trade & Industry | Taiwan
  5. Shri Ashwin Balachand Mehta: Medicine | Maharashtra
  6. Shri Satyabrata Mookherjee: Public Affairs | West Bengal
  7. Shri Ram: Public Affairs | Maharashtra
  8. Shri Tejas Madhusudan Patel: Medicine | Gujarat
  9. Shri Olanchery Rajagopal: Public Affairs | Kerala
  10. Shri Dattatray Ambadas Mayaloo alias Rajdutt: Art | Maharashtra
  11. Shri Togdan Rinpoche (Posthumous): Others-Spiritualism | Ladakh
  12. Shri Pyarelal Sharma: Art| Maharashtra
  13. Shri Chandreshwar Prasad Thakur: Medicine | Bihar
  14. Ms. Usha Uthup: Art| West Bengal
  15. Shri Vijaykanth (Posthumous): Art | Tamil Nadu
  16. Shri Kundan Vyas: Literature & Education - Journalism | Maharashtra

Padma Shri:

SN Name Field State/Region/Country
1. Shri Khalil Ahamad Art Uttar Pradesh
2. Shri Badrappan M Art Tamil Nadu
3. Shri Kaluram Bamaniya Art Madhya Pradesh
4. Ms. Rezwana Choudhury Bannya Art Bangladesh
5. Ms. Naseem Bano Art Uttar Pradesh
6. Shri Ramlal Bareth Art Chhattisgarh
7. Ms. Gita Roy Barman Art West Bengal
8. Ms. Parbati Baruah Social Work Assam
9. Shri Sarbeswar Basumatary Others - Agriculture Assam
10. Shri Som Datt Battu Art Himachal Pradesh
11. Ms. Takdira Begum Art West Bengal
12. Shri Sathyanarayana Beleri Others - Agriculture Kerala
13. Shri Drona Bhuyan Art Assam
14. Shri Ashok Kumar Biswas Art Bihar
15. Shri Rohan Machanda Bopanna Sports Karnataka
16. Ms. Smriti Rekha Chakma Art Tripura
17. Shri Narayan Chakraborty Science & Engineering West Bengal
18. Shri A Velu Ananda Chari Art Telangana
19. Shri Ram Chet Chaudhary Science & Engineering Uttar Pradesh
20. Ms. K Chellammal Others - Agriculture Andaman & Nicobar Islands
21. Ms. Joshna Chinappa Sports Tamil Nadu
22. Ms. Charlotte Chopin Others - Yoga France
23. Shri Raghuveer Choudhary Literature & Education Gujarat
24. Shri Joe D Cruz Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
25. Shri Ghulam Nabi Dar Art Jammu & Kashmir
26. Shri Chitta Ranjan Debbarma Others - Spiritualism Tripura
27. Shri Uday Vishwanath Deshpande Sports Maharashtra
28. Ms. Prema Dhanraj Medicine Karnataka
29. Shri Radha Krishan Dhiman Medicine Uttar Pradesh
30. Shri Manohar Krishana Dole Medicine Maharashtra
31. Shri Pierre Sylvain Filliozat Literature & Education France
32. Shri Mahabir Singh Guddu Art Haryana
33. Ms. Anupama Hoskere Art Karnataka
34. Shri Yazdi Maneksha Italia Medicine Gujarat
35. Shri Rajaram Jain Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
36. Shri Jankilal Art Rajasthan
37. Shri Ratan Kahar Art West Bengal
38. Shri Yashwant Singh Kathoch Literature & Education Uttarakhand
39. Shri Zahir I Kazi Literature & Education Maharashtra
40. Shri Gaurav Khanna Sports Uttar Pradesh
41. Shri Surendra Kishore Literature & Education - Journalism Bihar
42. Shri Dasari Kondappa Art Telangana
43. Shri Sridhar Makam Krishnamurthy Literature & Education Karnataka
44. Ms. Yanung Jamoh Lego Others - Agriculture Arunachal Pradesh
45. Shri Jordan Lepcha Art Sikkim
46. Shri Satendra Singh Lohia Sports Madhya Pradesh
47. Shri Binod Maharana Art Odisha
48. Ms. Purnima Mahato Sports Jharkhand
49. Ms. Uma Maheshwari D Art Andhra Pradesh
50. Shri Dukhu Majhi Social Work West Bengal
51. Shri Ram Kumar Mallick Art Bihar
52. Shri Hemchand Manjhi Medicine Chhattisgarh
53. Shri Chandrashekhar Mahadeorao Meshram Medicine Maharashtra
54. Shri Surendra Mohan Mishra
(Posthumous)
Art Uttar Pradesh
55. Shri Ali Mohammed & Shri Ghani Mohammed*
(Duo)
Art Rajasthan
56. Ms. Kalpana Morparia Trade & Industry Maharashtra
57. Ms. Chami Murmu Social Work Jharkhand
58. Shri Sasindran Muthuvel Public Affairs Papua New Guinea
59. Ms. G Nachiyar Medicine Tamil Nadu
60. Ms. Kiran Nadar Art Delhi
61. Shri Pakaravur Chithran Namboodiripad
(Posthumous)
Literature & Education Kerala
62. Shri Narayanan E P Art Kerala
63. Shri Shailesh Nayak Science & Engineering Delhi
64. Shri Harish Nayak
(Posthumous)
Literature & Education Gujarat
65. Shri Fred Negrit Literature & Education France
66. Shri Hari Om Science & Engineering Haryana
67. Shri Bhagabat Padhan Art Odisha
68. Shri Sanatan Rudra Pal Art West Bengal
69. Shri Shankar Baba Pundlikrao Papalkar Social Work Maharashtra
70. Shri Radhe Shyam Pareek Medicine Uttar Pradesh
71. Shri Dayal Mavjibhai Parmar Medicine Gujarat
72. Shri Binod Kumar Pasayat Art Odisha
73. Ms. Silbi Passah Art Meghalaya
74. Ms. Shanti Devi Paswan & Shri Shivan Paswan*
(Duo)
Art Bihar
75. Shri Sanjay Anant Patil Others - Agriculture Goa
76. Shri Muni Narayana Prasad Literature & Education Kerala
77. Shri K S Rajanna Social Work Karnataka
78. Shri Chandrashekar Channapatna Rajannachar Medicine Karnataka
79. Shri Bhagwatilal Rajpurohit Literature & Education Madhya Pradesh
80. Shri Romalo Ram Art Jammu & Kashmir
81. Shri Navjivan Rastogi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
82. Ms. Nirmal Rishi Art Punjab
83. Shri Pran Sabharwal Art Punjab
84. Shri Gaddam Sammaiah Art Telangana
85. Shri Sangthankima Social Work Mizoram
86. Shri Machihan Sasa Art Manipur
87. Shri Omprakash Sharma Art Madhya Pradesh
88. Shri Eklabya Sharma Science & Engineering West Bengal
89. Shri Ram Chander Sihag Science & Engineering Haryana
90. Shri Harbinder Singh Sports Delhi
91. Shri Gurvinder Singh Social Work Haryana
92. Shri Godawari Singh Art Uttar Pradesh
93. Shri Ravi Prakash Singh Science & Engineering Mexico
94. Shri Seshampatti T Sivalingam Art Tamil Nadu
95. Shri Somanna Social Work Karnataka
96. Shri Kethavath Somlal Literature & Education Telangana
97. Ms. Shashi Soni Trade & Industry Karnataka
98. Ms. Urmila Srivastava Art Uttar Pradesh
99. Shri Nepal Chandra Sutradhar
(Posthumous)
Art West Bengal
100. Shri Gopinath Swain Art Odisha
101. Shri Laxman Bhatt Tailang Art Rajasthan
102. Ms. Maya Tandon Social Work Rajasthan
103. Ms. Aswathi Thirunal Gouri Lakshmi Bayi Thampuratty Literature & Education Kerala
104. Shri Jagdish Labhshanker Trivedi Art Gujarat
105. Ms. Sano Vamuzo Social Work Nagaland
106. Shri Balakrishnan Sadanam Puthiya Veetil Art Kerala
107. Shri Kurella Vittalacharya Literature & Education Telangana
108. Shri Kiran Vyas Others - Yoga France
109. Shri Jageshwar Yadav Social Work Chhattisgarh
110. Shri Babu Ram Yadav Art Uttar Pradesh
       


8) Answer: D

Shri Sudhir Sekhri, an Apparel industry veteran, has taken over as the new Chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC).Shri Sekhri has been into the business of Readymade Garment Manufacturing for more than four decades and is currently Managing Partner of Trendsetter International.He stated that ‘Our target to reach 40 billion USD of RMG export by 2030 can be a reality and my duty is to take every possible step to reach this target’, he added.After a 5-year stint in the family manufacturing & export business of electric welding equipment, he diversified into the manufacturing & export business of readymade garments. He has been an Executive Committee member of the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) since 1990, Chairman (Export Promotion Committee) of AEPC for several years and Vice Chairman, AEPC for the year 2022 & 2023.He has been an Executive Committee member of the Garment Exporters & Manufacturers Association (GEMA) since its inception and is its current Senior Vice President. He has also been an Executive Committee member of Apparel Training and Design Center (ATDC) since 2014 and an Executive Member of Apparel Made-Ups Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC) since 2023.He is also on the Board of the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO).Sudhir Sekhri is known for his philanthropy,benevolence and humanitarianism. He is one of the early donors to Dharamshila Cancer Foundation and Research Centre, an NGO that started North India's first state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer care and research centre. He is an annual contributor to Vivekanand Kendra Prathisthan to sponsor Child’s Education program. He regularly donates to several Institutions involved in social causes viz Sewa Bharti, Durbal Divyang Kalyan Society, ISCKON, etc.


9) Answer: E

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation to Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, breaking away from the grand alliance less than 18 months after forming a new government in the state with the support of Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal.The JD(U) president is expected to stake claim to form a new government with the Bharatiya Janata Party's support.The BJP has the largest number of 17 MPs in Bihar, where the total number of Lok Sabha members is 40. The JD(U), headed by Nitish Kumar, has 16, while another NDA ally LJP, now split up between the uncle-nephew duo of Pashupati Kumar Paras and Chirag Paswan, has six.In the Bihar assembly of 243, the RJD has 79 MLAs; followed by the BJP's 78; the JD(U)'s 45' the Congress's 19, the CPI (M-L)'s 12, two each of the CPI(M) and CPI, the Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)'s four seats, and the AIMIM's one, plus one Independent legislator.


10) Answer: B

The Aditya-L1 spacecraft has successfully deployed its 6-meter-long magnetometer boom in space at Lagrange Point-1.The deployment took place on January 11, 2024, while the satellite was stationed in a halo orbit at the Lagrange point L-1, marking 132 days since the spacecraft's launch.The magnetometer boom is a critical component of the Aditya-L1 mission, which aims to study the Sun's chromosphere and corona, as well as the interplanetary magnetic field.The boom carries two advanced fluxgate magnetometer sensors that are essential for measuring the low-intensity magnetic fields in space. These sensors are strategically placed at distances of 3 and 6 meters from the main body of the spacecraft to minimise interference from the spacecraft's own magnetic field.The use of dual sensors allows for a more accurate estimation of this influence and helps cancel out any magnetic effects originating from the spacecraft itself. Constructed from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, the boom segments act as interfaces for sensor mounting and contain the mechanism elements necessary for deployment.The boom's design includes an articulated mechanism with five segments connected by spring-driven hinge mechanisms. This allows the boom to fold and deploy in an accordion-like fashion, a process controlled by a patented Kevlar closed control loop mechanism.Once deployed, the hinges lock the segments into their operational configuration.During the launch phase, the boom was held securely in place by two hold-downs, which transferred the launch loads to the spacecraft body. To initiate deployment, a thermal cutter-based release system was activated upon command.Telemetry data confirmed the successful release of the hold-downs, the initial motion of the boom, and the locking of all hinges. Impressively, the in-orbit deployment time was recorded at approximately 9 seconds, falling within the predicted range of 8 to 12 seconds. All telemetry indications for hinge locking and hold-down release were reported to be within nominal parameters, indicating a flawless deployment operation.This achievement marks a significant step forward for the Aditya-L1 mission, as the fully deployed magnetometer boom will now enable scientists to gather precise measurements of the interplanetary magnetic field, furthering our understanding of solar phenomena and their impact on space weather.The success of this deployment demonstrates the advanced capabilities of India's space technology and its contributions to solar physics research


11) Answer: C

Aryna Sabalenka crushes Zheng Qinwen 6-3, 6-2 to defend Australian Open title. She became the first woman to do so in more than a decade. The 25-year-old Belarusian defending champion and world number two Aryna Sabalenka defeated Chinese 12th seed Zheng Qinwen 6-3, 6-2 to win the Australian Open women's singles title in Melbourne. Sabalenka took just 33 minutes to race through a 6-3 win in the first set at Melbourne Park.This is Sabalenka's second Grand Slam title while Zheng was gunning for a first. Sabalenka became the first woman to defend the Australian Open title since 2013.


12) Answer: C

India's tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden clinched the grand slam title at the Australian Open 2024 after the duo defeated Italy's Simone Bolelli, and Andrea Vavassori in the men's doubles final at Melbourne Park. The 43-year-old Rohan Bopanna, who recently became World No. 1 in the ATP men's doubles rankings is now the oldest grand slam winner. The victory in the Australian Open marks the initial significant triumph for the duo, who experienced defeat in the US Open final last year. Following the rankings update, Rohan Bopanna will ascend to the world number one spot, while Matthew Ebden, despite participating in three additional tournaments within the ranking period, will hold the number two position.Rohan Bopanna was born in Coorg district Karnataka in March 1980 and developed an early interest in tennis. He carried the game to the United States, where is attended his college and slowly made his name in the world of professional tennis championships.Rohan Bopanna is renowned for his success in doubles tennis. He has secured victories in Grand Slam events, including winning the mixed doubles title at the 2017 French Open with his partner Gabriela DabrowskiRecipient of the Arjuna Award, Rohan Bopanna has been a pivotal constituent of India's Davis Cup squad since his inaugural appearance in 2002.Furthermore, he clinched victory in the 2006 Asian Hopman Cup, a qualifying competition for the 2007 Hopman Cup, alongside Sania Mirza.Rohan Bopanna has secured considerable success on the ATP Tour. He has won numerous titles in doubles events, showcasing his skill and consistency as a doubles specialist on the professional circuit.The grand slam winner is actively involved in promoting and developing tennis in India.He has established the Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy to nurture young talent and provide them with opportunities to excel in the sport, contributing to the growth of tennis in the country.


13) Answer: A

Indian Newspaper Day is a day to commemorate the birth of newspapers in India. The motive of this day is to promote Indian Newspapers.Indian Newspaper Day is celebrated every year on 29th January.Indian Newspaper Day commemorates the birth of the first Indian Newspaper on January 29, 1780. The ‘Hickey’s Bengal Gazette’, which was also known as the ‘Calcutta General Advertiser’, was the first weekly newspaper. As per the summons of the Indian Newspaper Society, this day is celebrated on 29th January every year.


14) Answer: B

The boom's design includes an articulated mechanism with five segments connected by spring-driven hinge mechanisms. This allows the boom to fold and deploy in an accordion-like fashion, a process controlled by a patented Kevlar closed control loop mechanism.Once deployed, the hinges lock the segments into their operational configuration.During the launch phase, the boom was held securely in place by two hold-downs, which transferred the launch loads to the spacecraft body. To initiate deployment, a thermal cutter-based release system was activated upon command.Telemetry data confirmed the successful release of the hold-downs, the initial motion of the boom, and the locking of all hinges. Impressively, the in-orbit deployment time was recorded at approximately 9 seconds, falling within the predicted range of 8 to 12 seconds. All telemetry indications for hinge locking and hold-down release were reported to be within nominal parameters, indicating a flawless deployment operation.This achievement marks a significant step forward for the Aditya-L1 mission, as the fully deployed magnetometer boom will now enable scientists to gather precise measurements of the interplanetary magnetic field, furthering our understanding of solar phenomena and their impact on space weather.The success of this deployment demonstrates the advanced capabilities of India's space technology and its contributions to solar physics research.


15) Answer: B

Padma Vibhushan:

1. Ms. Vyjayantimala Bali: Art | Tamil Nadu

  1. Shri Konidela Chiranjeevi: Art | Andhra Pradesh
  2. Shri M Venkaiah Naidu: Public Affairs | Andhra Pradesh
  3. Shri Bindeshwar Pathak (Posthumous): Social Work | Bihar

Ms. Padma Subrahmanyam : Art | Tamil Nadu

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