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India won the inaugural Women’s Under-19 World Cup by defeating whom?

a) New Zealand
b) England
c) Pakistan
d) Australia

Answers – 1
The correct answer is Option B – England

  • In the first edition of the Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup, India won the tournament by defeating England by seven wickets.
  • Indian Captain Shafali Verma won the toss and chose bowling.
  • For the first time, the Indian women’s team has been successful in winning an ICC tournament.

Extra fact:

  • The first tournament took place in January 2023 in South Africa, with matches played in the Twenty20 cricket format.
  • Indian player Shweta Sehrawat scored the most runs in the Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. He scored 292 runs in 6 matches.
  • Tita Sadhu was the player in the match in the final.


On which day the World Leprosy Day 2023 observed?

a) 29 January
b) 30 January
c) 25 January
d) 23 January

Answers – 2
The correct answer is Option A – 29 January

  • This day is celebrated on the last Sunday of January which this time is on 29th January.
  • It is celebrated to praise those who have experienced leprosy, to raise awareness, and to end the stigma and discrimination related to leprosy.
  • This date was chosen by French humanitarian, Raoul Follereau as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, who did much work with persons affected by leprosy and died at the end of January 1948.

Extra fact:

  • The theme for this year is “Act Now, End Leprosy.
  • Leprosy is actually not that infectious but it spreads when a healthy person comes in regular and close contact with mouse droplets and leprosy patients.
  • It is curable with a combination of antibiotics known as Multi-Drug Therapy.


In which state did two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crash?

a) Delhi
b) Karnataka
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Gujarat

Answers – 3
The correct answer is Option C – Madhya Pradesh

  • Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force have crashed in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The aircraft crashed during a routine training mission in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district in the early hours of Saturday, killing one pilot and injuring two, who ejected safely.

Extra fact:

  • Sukhoi-30 is a twin-engine Fighter Jet manufactured by Sukhoi Aviation Corporation of Russia.
  • Its range is 3000 km.
  • Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, Single-engine fourth-generation fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation.
  • Its range is 1550 km.


Which of the following is the world’s largest derivatives exchange?

a) New York Stock Exchange (NYE)
b) National Stock Exchange (NSE)
c) London Stock Exchange (LSE)
d) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

Answers – 4
The correct answer is Option B – National Stock Exchange (NSE)

  • According to the Futures Industry Association (FIA), the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) has again emerged as the world’s largest derivatives exchange in 2022, in terms of the number of contracts traded.
  • NSE has secured the top position for the fourth consecutive year.
  • NSE ranked third in terms of the number of deals (Electronic Order Book) in the equity segment in 2022.

Extra fact:

  • NSE was established in the year 1992 as the first physical electronic exchange in the country.
  • NSE is the largest financial market in India.
  • The nifty50 index was launched by NSE in the year 1996.
  • Ashish Kumar Chauhan is the Managing Director and CEO of NSE and its headquarters in Mumbai.


PM Modi released a special coin of Rs 75 to mark 75 successful years of which of the following?

a) NCC
b) BSF

Answers – 5
The correct answer is Option A – NCC

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a specially minted commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark 75 successful years of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) on 28 January 2023.
  • NCC rally was organized on the occasion of 75 years commemoration at Cariappa Maidan, Delhi on 28 Jan 2023.

Extra fact:

  • NCC was formed in 1948 on the recommendation of H N Kunzru Committee-1946 under the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948.
  • It is the largest uniformed youth organization in the world.
  • New Delhi is the headquarters of NCC and Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh is the Director General.
  • “Unity and Discipline” is the motto of NCC.


Khelo India Youth Games 2022 started in which state on January 30?

a) New Delhi
b) Haryana
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Maharashtra

Answers – 6
The correct answer is Option C – Madhya Pradesh

  • The 5th edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2022 is starting on 30 January 2023 in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh will inaugurate it at TT Nagar Stadium in Bhopal.
  • It was started in 2018 under the name ‘Khelo India School Games’.

Extra fact:

  • It is an annual national-level multidisciplinary sport in India that is organized in January or February for two categories, namely under-17-year-old school students and under-21 college students.
  • The first edition of the Khelo India School Games was held at Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi.
  • Its objective is to find and prepare sports talents at the local level and prepare them for national-international sports events.


Who became the highest wicket-taker for Team India in T20I history?

a) Yuzvendra Chahal
b) Ravichandran Ashwin
c) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
d) Jasprit Bumrah

Answers – 7
The correct answer is Option A – Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Yuzvendra Chahal has become the highest wicket-taker for team India in T20I Cricket history on 29 Jan 2023.
  • He achieved the landmark during the second T20I against New Zealand in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Chahal has taken 91 wickets in 75 matches, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar is second on the list with 90 wickets in 87 T20Is.
  • The third bowler in this list is Ravichandran Ashwin with 72 wickets


In which city of India the first G20 Financial Architecture Working Group meeting will start on January 30?

a) Delhi
b) Chandigarh
c) Bengaluru
d) Pune

Answers – 8
The correct answer is Option B – Chandigarh

  • The first G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group meeting under the G20 Indian Presidency will be held on 30 Jan 2023 in Chandigarh.
  • It aims to focus on strengthening international financial architecture.

Extra fact:

  • The meeting will be jointly inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar, and Minister of Food Processing Industries, Pashupati Kumar Paras.
  • Chandigarh is a Union Territory and also the capital of Punjab and Haryana.
  • Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO at the 40th session of the World Heritage Conference in July 2016.
  • Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh.


To which country did the President of the United Nations General Assembly Csaba Korosi visit on 29 January?

a) India
b) Sri Lanka
c) Pakistan
d) Nepal

Answers – 9
The correct answer is Option A – India

  • The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Csaba Korosi arrived in India on 29 January 2023 for a three-day visit.
  • Korosi is a career diplomat from Hungary who served as his country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
  • During his visit, he will interact with officials of NITI Aayog and India’s G20 Presidency team to explore the country’s best practices for scaling up.

Extra fact:

  • The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization.
  • The United Nations Charter was adopted on 25 June 1945.
  • There are six main organs of the United Nations.
  • It was established on 24 October and is headquartered in New York.
  • Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General.


What was the name of the Mughal Garden at Rashtrapati Bhavan changed by the central government?

a) Ram Udyan
b) Amrit Udyan
c) Sita-Ram Baag
d) Syam Baag

Answers – 10
The correct answer is Option B – Amrit Udyan

  • The Central government 28 Jan 2023 renamed the Mughal Gardens in New Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhavan as ‘Amrit Udyan’.
  • On the occasion of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Moahotsav’, the President of India has given a common name to Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens as Amrit Udhyan.
  • The gardens will open for the general public on January 31, 2023, and will remain open till March 26, 2023, except on Mondays.

Extra fact:

  • A Mughal garden is a type of garden built by the Mughals.
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India at the western end of Rajpath, Raisina Hill, New Delhi.
  • It was earlier known as the Viceroy’s House and was built by British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens during the heyday of the British Empire.
  • In terms of area, it is the second largest residence of any head of state in the world after the Quirinal Palace in Italy.


Who won the Australian Open 2023 men’s singles match by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final?

a) Novak Djokovic
b) Daniil Medvedev
c) Stefanos Tsitsipas
d) Rafael Nadal

Answers – 11
The correct answer is Option A – Novak Djokovic

  • Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the men’s singles match of the Australian Open 2023.
  • Djokovic won the 10th Australian Open and the 22nd grand slam.
  • He leveled Rafael Nadal with his 22nd Grand Slam title.

Extra fact:

  • The 2023 Australian Open was a Grand Slam-level tennis tournament held from 16-29 Jan 2023.
  • It was the 111th edition of the Australian Open.
  • While in the Women’s Singles category, Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina in the final, to win the women’s singles tennis title at the 2023 Australian Open.
  • Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata have won the Australian Open 2023 men’s doubles tournament.
  • While Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the women’s doubles title.
  • Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos won the mixed doubles tennis titles.


Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force?

a) Vivek Ram Chaudhari
b) Sandeep Singh
c) A.P. Singh
d) R. Hari Kumar

Answers – 12
The correct answer is Option C – A.P. Singh

  • Air Marshal A.P. Singh will be the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force.
  • He will succeed Air Marshal Sandeep Singh.
  • AP Singh is currently serving as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Air Command.
  • He will take over as the Deputy Chief on 1 February 2023.

Extra fact:

  • Indian Air Force was established in 1932 during World War II to support the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom in its war against Japan.
  • The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
  • IAF is the 4th-largest air force in the world.


Who has been signed by Puma India as its brand ambassador?

a) Virat Kohli
b) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
c) Harmanpreet Kaur
d) Anushka Sharma

Answers – 13
The correct answer is Option C – Harmanpreet Kaur

  • Puma India has signed Harmanpreet Kaur as its new brand ambassador.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur is the capital of the Indian women’s cricket team.
  • She will endorse the brand’s footwear, apparel, and accessories throughout the year 2023.

Recently appointed brand ambassadors:

  • Nikhat Zareen is the brand ambassador of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).
  • Sonu Sood is the brand ambassador of Desh Abhiyan.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador of drone startup Garuda Aerospace.
  • Prasoon Joshi is the Brand Ambassador of Uttarakhand State (Cultural Heritage).


Which state’s tableau got the first prize on Republic Day 2023?

a) Uttarakhand
b) Maharashtra
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Punjab

Answers – 14
The correct answer is Option A – Uttarakhand

  • Uttarakhand’s tableau depicting the state’s wildlife and religious places has won the top prize at the 74th Republic Day parade.
  • Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were in the second and third positions respectively.

Extra fact:

  • Maharashtra’s tableau presented “Sade Teen Shaktipeeth” and “Nari Shakti” on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, while Uttar Pradesh’s tableau showed Ayodhya Deepotsav.
  • The Punjab Regiment of the Army has been adjudged the best marching contingent among all three services.
  • Gujarat’s tableau stood at number one in the popular choice segment.


Which of the following city will be named the new capital of Andhra Pradesh?

a) Kurnool
b) Amaravati
c) Visakhapatnam
d) Srisailam

Answers – 15
The correct answer is Option C – Visakhapatnam

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced on 31 January 2023 that the city of Visakhapatnam is going to become the capital of the state.
  • The state govt plans to construct 3 capitals – Amaravti as the Legislative capital, Visakhapatnam as the Executive capital, and Kurnool as the Judicial capital.
  • State govt wants to decentralize administration with 3 capitals along the South African model.

Extra fact:

  • Andhra Pradesh has the second longest coastline in India after Gujarat at approximately 974 km (605 mi).
  • Andhra State was the first state in India to be formed on a linguistic basis on 1 October 1953.
  • On 1 November 1956, Andhra State was merged with the Telugu-speaking areas (ten districts) of Hyderabad State to form United Andhra Pradesh.
  • In 2014, these merged areas of Hyderabad state were carved out of united Andhra Pradesh to form the new state of Telangana.


Who among the following won the Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year award?

a) David Warner
b) Usman Khawaja
c) Steve Smith
d) Mitchell Starc

Answers – 16
The correct answer is Option B – Usman Khawaja

  • Australia opener Usman Khawaja won the inaugural Shane Warne Award as the male Test player of the year in January 2023.
  • Khawaja has been Australia’s top run scorer in Test cricket during the voting period with 1020 runs at 78.46.

Extra fact:

  • Australia’s men’s Test Player of the Year award has been renamed to honor legendary spinner Shane Warne, the Australia cricket board announced on Monday, December 26, 2022.
  • It is named in honor of the legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne, who passed away in March 2022.
  • He is one of the greatest bowlers in the history of cricket.
  • In the first four seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Warne was the player-coach of the Rajasthan Royals and also captained the team.


On which day did President Murmu address the 31st Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women (NCW)?

a) 30 January
b) 31 January
c) 25 January
d) 23 January

Answers – 17
The correct answer is Option B – 31 January

  • President Draupadi Murmu addressed the 31st Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women (NCW) in New Delhi on 31 January 2023.
  • The theme of the program is ‘Empowering Women Empowering India’.
  • The theme aims to acknowledge the stories of women who have excelled in their journey to make a mark.

Extra fact:

  • The National Commission for Women was established on 31 January 1992 as a statutory body under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990.
  • NCW is a statutory body of the Government of India.
  • Rekha Sharma is the Chairperson of NCW.


Who did Germany beat to lift their third FIH Hockey World Cup trophy?

a) Germany
b) Netherlands
c) Belgium
d) Australia

Answers – 18
The correct answer is Option A – Germany

  • Germany defeated Belgium to lift the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 title.
  • Germany defeated Belgium 5–4 in a shootout in the final played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on 29 January 2023.
  • While Vincent Vansch of Belgium was awarded the best goalkeeper award.
  • The Netherlands was awarded the maximum team goals and won the bronze medal.

Extra fact:

  • The 2023 men’s FIH Hockey World Cup was the 15th edition, organized by the International Hockey Federation.
  • It was held from 13 to 29 January 2023 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and the 20,000-seat Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, India.
  • On 5 January 2023, Hockey India launched the hockey anthem ‘Jai Ho Hindustan Ki’ for the World Cup.
  • It was composed by Prem Anand and sung by Sukhwinder Singh.
  • Dilip Tirkey is the President of Hockey India and Graham Reid is the coach of the Indian team.


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