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Asian Development Bank partners with GOI to provide $3 million PRF facility

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India (Gol) in ked a UsD 3 million Project Readiness financing (PRF) agreement to assist preparatory operationss for designing the “Agartala Municipal Infrastructure Development Project,” which aims to strengthen municipal infrastructure in priority areas of Agartala, Tripura. . Ihis partnership aims to support the Iripura Government in the development of municipal infrastructure, strengthen future investment-ready projects and improvise resource mobilization or the Agartala muniCipal corporation.

Which organisation has recently (in Dec*22) signed a USD 3 million Project Readiness Financing (PRE) agreement with GoI for designing the “Agartala Municipal Infrastructure Development Project,”?

A – World Bank
B – International Monetary Fund
C – Asian Development Bank
D – African Development Bank
E – Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Ageas Federal Life Insurance’s new health plan covers 30 critical illhesses

Ageas Federal Life Insurance (AFLI) launched Ageas Federal Life Insurance Criti Care Plan, a comprehensive health insurance plan covering 30 critical illnesses and major diseases. i. This new policy prOvides a lump sum payment on the first diagnosis of the listed 30 critical illnesses, regardless of the actual amount spent on treatment. . Eligibility – People with a minimum age of 18 years and a maximum of 65 years can take up the policy. The policy covers up to the age of 70 years.

Name the life insurance company that has recently (in Dec *22) launched Life Insurance Criti Care Plan’, a comprehensive health insurance plan for 30 Critical Illnesses. 

A – Max Life Insurance

B – Ageas Federal Life Insurance

C – IndiaFirst Life Insurance

D – SBI Life Insurance

E – Exide Life Insurance

In India update, World Bank lifts GDP growth forecast to 6.9%

The World Bank (WB) in its latest (December 2022) “India Development Update Navigating the Storm raised its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for India during FY23 to 6.9% from 6.5% estimated in October 2022. i. WB declined India’s FY23 forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% amid Russia-Ukraine War, rising global interest rates and high inflation in October 2022. ii. The Fitch Rating retained India’s growth forecast to 7% in FY23 amid stronger than-expected outturn in its December edition of the Global Economic Outlook 2022. However, it will slow to 2% in 2023-24 and 6.9% in 2024-25.

According to the World Bank’s latest update (in Dec 22) India Development Update- Navigating the Storm’ raised its GDP growth forecast for India during FY23 to from 6.5%.

A – 7.0 %
B – 6.9%
C – 7.5 %
D – 6.7 %
E – 7.2%

Walmart, Flipkart join hands with NSIC to help MSMEs grow, unlock export potential

Walmart and Flipkart partnered with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) to accelerate capacity building for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES) across India. i. The MolU was signed at the Walmart Vriddhi Seller Summit, an event marking the milestone of 20,000 MSMES having completed their training under the walmart Vriddhi Supplier Development Programme (Walmart Vriddhi) in New Delhi. i. Swasti is a programme partner for the Walmart Vriddhi programme.

Name the company that has recently (in Dec “22) partnered with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Walmart to support MSME across India.

A – Reliance Digital
B – Snapdeal
C – Flipkart
D – IndiaMART
E – Amazon India

4 Indians on BBC’s 100 Women list of influential figures of 2022

4 Indian Women, Actress and producer, Priyanka Chopra Jonas; Sirisha Bandla, Aeronautical engineer; Booker-winning author Geetanjali Shree and Social Worker Sneha Jawale, are featured on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBc)’s 100 Women list 2022, a list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2022. i. The list also features, American singer-songwriter Bilie Eilish, Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska, “tsarina of Russian pop” Alla Pugacheva(Russian musical performer), Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi, Triple jump athlete Yulimar Rojas, and Ghanaian author Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah.

Which of the following personalities from India were ‘not listed in British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s 100 Women list 2022?

A – Falguni Nayar
B – Sirisha Bandla
C – Priyanka Chopra Jonas
D – Geetanjali Shree
E – Sneha Jawale

Sydney McLaughlin, Armand Duplantis Named World Athletes of the Year 2022

American hurdler and 2022 World champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Swedish pole vaulter and current Olympic and World champion Armand Mondo Duplantis have been named the World Athletes of the Year 2022. . McLaughlin-Levrone broke the world women’s 400 m hurdles record twice and Mondo Duplantis has set three new world records in 2022. ii. Adriana Vilagos of Serbia(javelin throw) and Erriyon Knighton of United States of America (USA) (sprinter) have been named the Rising Stars of 2022 by World Athletics. Erriyon Khighton has won his second consecutive Rising star of the Year award. He previously won the award back in 2021. List of Other Awardee.

Name the Personality who has recently (in Dec 22) named as the World Athletes of the Year 2022.

A – Sydney McLaughlin-Levron

B – Armand Mondo Duplantis

C – Erriyon Knighton

D – Both 1 &2

E – Both 2 &3

South Korea’s Mina Sue Choi Crowned Miss Earth 2022

South Korea’s Mina Sue Choi, was crowned Miss Earth 2022 at the Okada Manila in Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines. Mina Sue Choi succeeded Destiny Wagner of Belize, Miss Earth 2021. . It is the 1st significant pageant victory for South Korea after 20 years of participation in the Miss Earth competition. Miss Earth 2022 is the 22nd edition of the Miss Earth pageant. I1. 3 other queens were awarded the pageant’s 3 elemental titles. Miss Fire 2022- Andrea Aguilera of Colombia, Miss Water 2022- Nadeen Ayoub of Palestine, Miss Air 2022- Sheridan Mortlock of Australia. Note: Vanshika Parmar of Nadaun, Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), was crowned as Miss Earth India 2022. The 1st Indian to win the Miss Earth title was Nicole Faria in 2010.

Who has recently (in Dec 22) won the Miss Earth 2022 title at the Okada Manila in Philippines?

A – Nadeen Ayoub (Palestine)
B – Sheridan Mortlock (Australia)
C – Andrea Aguilera (Colombia)
D – Destiny Wagner (Belize)
E – Mina Sue Choi (South Korea)

Uttarakhand Government appoints Prasoon Joshi as its Brand Ambassador

The Uttarakhand government has appointed Padma Shri awardee Prasoon Joshi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of McCann Worldgroup India as its brand ambassador. i. Prasoon Joshi is a lyricist, writer and artist native of Almora, Uttarakhand. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board). i. He is the recipient of Padma Shri award, the 4th highest civilian award for arts in 2015 and has also received several prestigious international honours including Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2006.

Who was recently (in Dec 22) appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand Government?

A – Prasoon Joshi

B – Aamir Khan
C – Ravinder Bhakar
D – Pahlaj Nihalani
E – Samir Chanda

Aditya Mittal Becomes India’s 77th Chess Grandmaster

The Mumbai (Maharashtra)-Player Aditya Mittal, 16-year-old, has become India’s 77th chess Grandmaster (GM) during an ongoing 3rd edition of El Llobregat Open Chess Tournament in Spain. Aditya Mittal, who had secured 3 GM norms, crossed the 2,500 Elo points mark during the 6th round of the ongoing tournament in Spain. He becomes Mumbai’s 2nd and Maharashtra’s 11th GM. Pravin Thipsay(1997) was the 1st GM from Mumbai. ii. He is the 5th Indian to achieve the GM title in 2022 after Bharath Subramaniyam (73rd GM), Rahul Srivatshav (74th GM), V Pranav (75th GM), and Pranav Anand (76th GM). Note: 1o become a Grandmaster (GM), a player has to secure 3 GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 ELO points.

In December 2022, Aditya Mittal became India’s. _________ (GM) during the 3rd edition of EI Llobregat Open Chess Tournament in Spain. chess Grandmaster

A – 78th
B – 76th
C – 74th
D – 77th
E – 75th

The United Nations (UN)’s International Civil Aviation Day 2022 was observed across the globe on _____

The United Nations (UN)’s International Civil Aviation Day 2022 was observed across the globe on 7th December 2022 with the theme of “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development” i. The day also highlights the unique role of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN Specialized agencY, in supporting the member states to cooperate and realize the global rapid transit network.

Who has been selected for the International Kannada Rathna award?

A – 5th December 2022
B  – 3rd December 2022
C – 6th December 2022
D – 4th December 2022
E – 7th December 2022

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