Daily Current Affairs January 13

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January 13 | Daily Current Affairs 2022

Sports – Daily Current Affairs January 13

1. Lilima Minz announced retirement. She was related to which sports?
A) Hockey
B) Baseball
C) Basketball
D) Volleyball
E) Football
Answer: A) Hockey

  • Two-time Asian Games medallist Lilima Minz has decided to call time on her international career, Hockey India announced.
  • The 27-year-old experienced midfielder, who made her debut for India at the four-nation women’s tournament held in Argentina in 2011, was part of many glorious moments with the team.
  • Lilima, with a total of 12 goals in 156 matches under her belt, was a member of the Indian team that won bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games, silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games, and gold medal at the 2019 FIH Series Finals.

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs January 13

2. Hero Electric has tied up with which company to facilitate loan schemes for its electric two-wheeler buyers?
A) SBI Cards
B) Innoviti
C) BharatPe
D) PhonePe
E) Shriram City Union Finance
Answer: E) Shriram City Union Finance

3. Which company joins hands with BOB Financial & NPCI to launch co-branded Contactless RuPay credit card?
A) Snapdeal
B) Innoviti
C) BharatPe
D) PhonePe
E) Shriram City Union Finance
Answer: A) Snapdeal

4. Which insurance company launches Digital Awareness Campaign on road safety?
A) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance
B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.
C) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
D) Apollo Munich Health Insurance
E) SBI General Insurance
Answer: E) SBI General Insurance

  • The company said there were over 1.51 lakh accident-related deaths in India in 2019 as per a report.
  • This, it added, was an alarming number that raised concerns and it is imperative people follow traffic rules and regulations to avoid accidents.
  • The insurance firm said it will create awareness through a series of comic strips, short videos and stickers.
  • The campaign kick-started earlier this week and will run till 17 January, marking the Road Safety Awareness Week in India.
  • Shefali Khalsa, head of brand and corporate communications, said, the campaign intends to spread awareness about road safety by engaging with millions of Indians through digital platforms.

SBI General Insurance Co. Ltd:
Hq: Mumbai, Maharashtra
CEO: Prakash Chandra Kandpal

Acquisitions and Mergers – Daily Current Affairs January 13

5. Which company Group announced the acquisition of Yaantra?
A) Accenture
B) Flipkart
D) Microsoft
E) Facebook
Answer: B) Flipkart

  • Flipkart Group announced the acquisition of Yaantra, an electronics re-commerce company, for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to strengthen its re-commerce business and enhance after-sale offerings for its customers in the smartphones segment.
  • The acquisition has been affected through FK Group Entity, F1 Info Solutions and Services Pvt Ltd that is engaged in the business of offering comprehensive lifecycle management (repairs and refurbishment) for various categories including mobility, consumer electronics, IT and IT peripherals, AV and enterprise solutions, in the B2B (business-to-business) segment, according to a statement.

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs January 13

6. S. Somanath has been appointed as the Chairman of ___?
E) IndianOil
Answer: B) ISRO

  • His contributions in PSLV and GSLV MkIII were in their overall architecture, propulsion stages design, structural and structural dynamics designs, separation systems, vehicle integration and integration procedures development,” according to ISRO.

ISRO conducts cryo engine test for Gaganyaan:

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conducted the Qualification testing of Cryogenic Engine for a 720 second for Gaganyaan Programme.
  • Further, this engine will undergo four more tests for a cumulative duration of 1810 seconds.
  • Subsequently, one more engine will undergo two short-duration tests and one long-duration test to complete the cryogenic engine qualification for Gaganyaan Programme.

Abbreviation: Indian Space Research Organisation
Founded: 1969
Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman: S. Somanath

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs January 13

7. India and which country formally launched negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement (FTA)?
B) Australia
C) Afghanistan
D) Poland
E) Iran
Answer: A) UK

  • India and the UK formally launched negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement (FTA), which is expected to help double bilateral trade by 2030 and boost economic ties between the two countries.
  • It was launched by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and UK Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan here.
  • The first round of negotiations will begin on January 17 and future rounds will take place approximately every five weeks.
  • Both sides would strive to conclude the negotiations by December 2022.

The United Kingdom (UK):
Queen: Queen Elizabeth II
Capital: London
Prime minister: Boris Johnson
Currency: Pound sterling

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs January 13

8. RIL signs MoU with which state for investing Rs 5.95 lakh crore?
A) Karnataka
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Gujarat
D) Haryana
E) Puducherry
Answer: C) Gujarat

  • Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) said it has signed MoU with the Gujarat government for a total investment of Rs 5.95 lakh crore in the state as part of investment promotion activity for Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2022.
  • The oil-to-retail-to-telecom conglomerate said that the projects will create 10 lakh direct and indirect jobs in the state.

9. Who released India State Of Forest Report 2021?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Narendra Singh Tomar
C) Arjun Munda
D) Bhupender Yadav
E) G. Kishan Reddy
Answer: D) Bhupender Yadav

  • Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav released India State Of Forest Report 2021.
  • In 2021, the total forest and tree cover in India is 80.9 million hectares.
  • This is over 24.60 percent of the geographical area of the country.
  • He said that it is encouraging to note that 17 states and union territories have above 33 percent of the geographical area under forest cover.
  • He congratulated the ministry and Forest Survey of India for bringing out this biennial report despite the COVID pandemic

Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Labour and Employment:
Minister: Bhupendra Yadav
Constituency: Rajya Sabha, Rajasthan

10. Who virtually launched Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 – 2022?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Narendra Singh Tomar
C) Subhas Sarkar
D) Bhupender Yadav
E) G. Kishan Reddy
Answer: C) Subhas Sarkar

  • The event was attended by Mrs Anita Karwal, Secretary (SE&L), and representatives from all States and UTs and UNICEF.
  • Shri Sarkar while launching the awardsunderlined the importance ofWater, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools as it plays a significant role in determining the health of students, their attendance, dropout rate, and learning outcomes.
  • In order to create self-motivation and awareness about sanitation the SwachhVidyalayaPuraskar (SVP) was first instituted by the Department of School Education and Literacy, in 2016-17.
  • The award money for the schools has been enhanced this year from Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 60,000/- per school, under Samagra Shiksha scheme.
  • Also, 6 sub-category wise awards have been introduced for the first time, with award money of Rs. 20,000/- per school.

Union Minister Subhas Sarkar addresses valedictory session of E- Symposium on ‘Building Innovation Ecosystem in Educational Institutes’:

  • Minister of State for Education Subhas Sarkar said that National Innovation week will inspire people to work collaboratively to realize the dream of activating India 2.0, fuelled with the spirit of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
  • The Minister said, our goal is to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, and out-of-the-box thinking in educational system, which is also reflected in the New Education Policy 2020.
  • He further said that the government is working tirelessly to achieve India’s goal of becoming a 5 trillion-dollar economy by 2024-25.
  • He said, facilitating investment, fostering innovation, building best-in-class infrastructure, and making India a hub for manufacturing, design, and innovation will help in becoming self reliant.

11. The Senior Officers Meeting of the India-which country Homeland Security Dialogue was held in virtual mode?
C) Afghanistan
D) Poland
E) Iran
Answer: B) USA

  • The meeting was co-chaired by Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy and Plans, Department of Homeland Security, Government of USA, Robert Silvers.
  • During the meeting, both sides reviewed the ongoing cooperation and identified further steps that can be taken to explore opportunities and synergies in advancing cooperation in counter-terrorism, cyber security, securing critical infrastructure, maritime security and aviation security among other issues.

Over All Review


  • Lilima Minz – Two-time Asian Games medallist announced retirement.

Banking and Finance 

  • Hero Electric + Shriram City Union – Finance solutions.
  • Snapdeal + BOB Financial & NPCI – Launch co-branded Contactless RuPay credit card.
  • SBI General Insurance – Digital Awareness Campaign on road safety.

Acquisitions and Mergers

  • Flipkart Group – Acquire electronics re-commerce firm Yaantra.


  • S. Somanath – The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Space Secretary.

International Affairs

  • India + UK – Formally launch FTA negotiations.

National Affairs

  • RIL + Gujarat – Investing Rs 5.95 lakh crore.
  • Environment Minister – Released India State Of Forest Report 2021.
  • Subhas Sarkar – Virtually launched Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2021-2022.
  • Virtual mode – The Senior Officers Meeting of the India-US Homeland Security Dialogue.


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