121. Which state government has unveiled Asia’s first drone delivery hub and network in partnership with startup TechEagle for providing universal access to healthcare for the people in the state?

1. Delhi
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Meghalaya
4. Telangana
5. Punjab

Option “3” is correct.
The Meghalaya government in partnership with startup TechEagle has unveiled Asia’s first drone delivery hub and network which is aimed at providing universal access to healthcare for the people in the state.
The project is aimed at delivering vital supplies like drugs, diagnostic samples, vaccines, blood and blood components quickly and safely to different regions of the state using a dedicated drone delivery network.
122. Dina Boluarte became first female president of which of the country amid a political maelstrom when her predecessor and former boss Pedro Castillo was ousted in an impeachment trial?

1. Hungary
2. South Africa
3. Bolivia
4. Peru
5. Sweden

Option “4” is correct.
Dina Boluarte became Peru’s first female president amid a political maelstrom when her predecessor and former boss Pedro Castillo was ousted in an impeachment trial and detained by police after he tried to illegally shut down Congress.
123. Who won silver at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships in Colombia after beating the Tokyo 2020 champion Hou Zhihua of China?

1. Mirabai Chanu
2. Geeta Rani
3. Neelam Setti Laxmi
4. Harjinder Kaur
5. Swati Singh

Option “1” is correct.
Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu won silver at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships in Colombia.
Mirabai lifted a combined weight of 200 kg compared to Zhihua’s total of 198 kg. This was Mirabai’s second medal at the World Championships, having previously won gold in 2017 with a lift of 194 kg.
124. Which of the following entity/organisation has enhanced the capabilities of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) by introducing a ‘single-block-and-multiple debits’ functionality to enable a payment mandate against a merchant by blocking funds for specific purposes?

1. Banks Boards Bureau
2. Reserve Bank of India
3. NITI Aayog
4. National Payment Corporation of India
5. SEBI

Option “2” is correct.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) enhanced the capabilities of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) by introducing a ‘single-block-and-multiple debits’ functionality, which allows a customer to enable a payment mandate against a merchant by blocking funds for specific purposes in his/her bank account which can be debited, whenever needed.
125. Who has announced that the state will establish a separate Divyang department for the welfare of differently-abled persons with a fund allocation of 1,143 crore rupees?

1. Eknath Shinde
2. Yogi Adityanath
3. Basavraj Bommai
4. Himanta Biswa Sarma
5. YSR Jaggan Mohan Reddy

Option “1” is correct.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that the state will establish a separate Divyang department for the welfare of differently-abled persons with a fund allocation of 1,143 crore rupees.
Welfare activities of Divyang people like education, training, and rehabilitation were so far taken care of by the state social justice department.
126. India’s total coal production went up by 11.66 percent to 75.87 million tonnes in November 2022 from 67.94 million tonnes recorded during the corresponding period of last year. Who is the chairman of Coal India limited?

1. Sanjiv Mehta
2. Sadashiv Nayak
3. Amit Chadha
4. TV Narendran
5. Pramod Agrawal

Option “5” is correct.
Pramod Agrawal is the chairman of Coal India limited.
According to the coal ministry data, in November 2022, Coal India Ltd (CIL) registered a growth of 12.82 percent, whereas Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and other captive mines registered a growth of 7.84 percent and 6.87 percent respectively.
127. World Bank upgrades India’s GDP growth forecast for 2022-23 to how much percent?

1. 7.2%
2. 5.4%
3. 9%
4. 6.9%
5. 8.3%

Option “4” is correct.
According to the World Bank, Indian economy is set to grow at 6.9 percent in 2022-23, raising its forecast of 6.5 percent growth made in October.
128. On the occasion of 164th birth anniversary of legendary Indian scientist Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose and as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, Vijnana Bharati and Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India organized an “International conference on the contributions of J C Bose: A Satyagrahi Scientist”. Where the international conference has been organized?

1. Kolkata
2. London
3. New Delhi
4. Geneva
5. Pune

Option “3” is correct.
Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India organized an “International conference on the contributions of J C Bose: A Satyagrahi Scientist”, at Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi.
Born on 30th November, 1858 to Bama Sundari Bose and Bhagawan Chandra, Bengal. He was a Plant Physiologist and physicist who invented the crescograph, a device for measuring the growth of plants.
129. Who has surpassed former batter Mohammed Azharuddin to become the sixth-highest run-getter for his country in ODI cricket?

1. Rohit Sharma
2. Virat Kohli
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Hardik Pandya
5. Rishabh Pant

Option “1” is correct.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has surpassed former batter Mohammed Azharuddin to become the sixth-highest run-getter for his country in ODI cricket.
With this, his ODI statistics stand at 234 matches, and 9,403 runs in 227 innings at an average of 48.46. He has scored 29 tons and 45 fifties in his ODI career, with the best individual score of 264, which is also the highest score ever in ODIs.
130. Which nation is hosting a conclave of top security officials from Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan focusing on the evolving security situation in Afghanistan?

1. Russia
2. Bangladesh
3. China
4. India
5. Philippines

Option “4” is correct.
This is the first time India is hosting a conclave of top security officials from Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan focussing on the evolving security situation in Afghanistan and ways to deal with the threat of terrorism emanating from that country.

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