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General Awareness Quiz Series 2023: 11th January

General Awareness Quiz Series 2023: 11th January: Hello Students, General Awareness is an essential part of all government exams. It’s better to prepare this section daily and revise the same using the factsheet provided. Bankersadda team has brought you up a new series in which we will come up with 10 questions and answers, other options of the question have related news to them. So don’t miss reading the solutions

Q1. Sania Mirza recently announced her retirement. Her autobiography name is

(a) Ace Against Odds

(b) No Spin, without the spin

(c) All in

(d) Unstoppable: Life So far

Q2. Under which protocol which Ozone layer is protected?

(a) Stockholm Protocol

(b) Lima Protocol

(c) Montreal Protocol

(d) All of these

Q3. Whose autobiography is ‘Njaan Sakshi’ recently released by Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

(a) Professor KK Abdul Gaffar

(b) Rehman Rahi

(c) Shashi Tharoor

(d) Sanjeev Sanyal

Q4. Who has won the Girl’s U-15 squash title at British Junior Open Tournament?

(a) Dwaine Pretorius

(b) Anahat Singh

(c) Sania Mirza

(d) Pranesh M

Q5. Consider the following statements about SPRINT initiative :

  1. It was launched by in July 2022.
  2. Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through Innovations for Defence Excellence aims to promote the development and usage of indigenous defense technologies by domestic companies
  3. iDEX has signed its 50th SPRINT contract with Sagar Defence for Autonomous Weaponised Boat Swarms for the Indian Navy.

Which of the following statements is correct ?

(a) 1,2

(b)2,3

(c) 1,3

(d) 1,2,3

Q6.Which state is known as the birthplace of the game POLO?

(a) Sikkim

(b) Manipur

(c) Assam

(d) Mizoram

Q7. Which state celebrates Cherchera festival?

(a) Chhattisgarh

(b) Odisha

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Uttar Pradesh

Q8. Whom Novak Djokovic has defeated to win the Adelaide International men’s singles title?

(a) Casper Ruud

(b) Carlos Alcaraz

(c) Sebastian Korda

(d) None of these

Q9. Who has written the book “Roller Coaster: An Affair with Banking”?

(a) Arundhati Bhattacharya

(b) Tamal Bandyopadhyay

(c) C V Ramana

(d) Aditya Kotak

Q10. Which country has launched Asia’s first Hydrogen urban train?

(a) India

(b) Japan

(c) Bangladesh

(d) China

Solutions

Ans.1.(a)

Sania Mirza published an autobiography titled Ace Against Odds chronicling her journey to the top.

Indian Tennis Player Sania Mirza (36-year-old), the former doubles World No. 1 , has confirmed her retirement from professional Tennis. She announced that the Dubai Tennis Championships, a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 1000 event in Dubai in February 2023 will be her last match. Prior to her last appearance, she is going to play in women’s doubles at the Australian Open in 16 to 29 January 2023 alongside Kazakhstan’s Anna Danilina.

Other Autobiographies:

No spin, without spin: Shane warne autobiography

All in:Billie Jin King

Unstoppable: Life so far:Maria Sharapova

Ans.2.(c)

The Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track to recover within four decades, closing an ozone hole that was first noticed in the 1980s, a United Nations-backed panel of experts report

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is the landmark multilateral environmental agreement that regulates the production and consumption of nearly 100 man-made chemicals referred to as ozone depleting substances (ODS). When released to the atmosphere, those chemicals damage the stratospheric ozone layer, Earth’s protective shield that protects humans and the environment from harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Adopted on 16 September 1987, the Protocol is to date one of the rare treaties to achieve universal ratification.

Ans.3(a)

Techno-educationalist, Professor K.K. Abdul Gaffar’s autobiography, ‘Njaan Sakshi’ (me as the witness), was released by cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Professor Rehman Rahi, renowned poet and Kashmir’s first Jnanpith awardee took his last breath in the early hours on Monday at his residence

Ans.4.(b)

Anahat Singh won the Girl’s U-15 squash title at British Junior Open Tournament. Anahat Singh was also one of the youngest players at the Commonwealth Games 2022

Indian Cricketer, Virat Kohli has recorded the first century by an Indian in 2023 against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International at the Baraspara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that Proteas all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has retired from international cricket with immediate effect.

Pranesh M : 79th Grandmaster

Ans.5.(d)

iDEX has signed its 50th SPRINT contract with Sagar Defence for Autonomous Weaponised Boat Swarms for the Indian Navy. Autonomous Weaponised Boat is one of the technologies introduced out of the 75 challenges by the Indian Navy under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in 2022.

Sagar Defence has developed the country’s first Autonomous Weaponised unmanned boat with the capability for swarming. The contract was signed under an Indian Navy project of the Defence India Start-up Challenge (DISC 7) SPRINT initiative.

(Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through Innovations for Defence Excellence) aims to promote the development and usage of indigenous defense technologies by domestic companies

Ans.6.(b)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated a 120-foot-tall statue of a polo player riding a polo at Marjing Polo Complex in Imphal, Manipur. Manipur is known as the birthplace of the game polo. Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh was also present during the inauguration ceremony and gave a polo mallet and a painting of the game to Home Minister Amit Shah

Ans.7.(a)

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel celebrated the Cherchera festival at Dudhadhari Math in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Ans.8.(c)

Novak Djokovic has defeated America’s Sebastian Korda in a nerve-wracking final to win the Adelaide International men’s singles title.

Ans.9.( b)

Journalist Tamal Bandyopadhyay has released his latest book “Roller Coaster: An Affair with Banking” with permission from Jaico Publishing House.

Ans.10.(d)

China’s CRRC Corporation Limited has unveiled Asia’s first hydrogen urban train.

India will host ‘The Voice of Global South’ Summit on January 12-13, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra

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