181. HDFC borrows how much US dollar from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) financing green affordable housing?

1. USD 500 million
2. USD 200 million
3. USD 100 million
4. USD 400 million
5. USD 800 million

Option “4” is correct.
As part of their efforts to promote climate goals, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has provided a loan to mortgage giant HDFC in the amount of USD 400 million for the financing of green, affordable housing units.
182. Which state government has launched the second version of ‘Orunodoi’, the flagship scheme of the state government aimed at providing financial security to financially disadvantaged families?

1. Meghalaya
2. Assam
3. Himachal Pradesh
4. Odisha
5. Jharkhand

Option “2” is correct.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the second version of ‘Orunodoi’, the flagship scheme of the state government aimed at providing financial security to financially disadvantaged families.
Around 17 lakh women have been receiving an amount of Rs 1,250 each on the 10th of every month through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) method under the first phase of this social sector scheme.
183. The Indian Navy launched ‘Arnala’, the first of the eight indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft (ASW-SWC). Arnala anti-submarine warfare has been built by which shipbuilding company?

1. Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited
2. Cochin Shipyard limited
3. Mazagaon Shipbuilders limited
4. Goa Shipyard limited
5. Hindustan Shipyard limited

Option “1” is correct.
Built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), ‘Arnala’ made its first contact with the water of the Bay of Bengal.
The ship has been named ‘Arnala’ to signify the strategic maritime importance accorded to the island of Arnala, located about 13 kilometres north of Vasai, Maharashtra, by Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
184. The Indian national blind cricket team won the T20 World Cup for the Blind for the third time in a row at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The Indian team defeated which country’s team in the final?

1. New Zealand
2. India
3. England
4. Bangladesh
5. Australia

Option “4” is correct.
The Indian national blind cricket team won the T20 World Cup for the Blind for the third time in a row. They defeated Bangladesh at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium by a commanding score of 120 runs.
185. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Viacom18 Media Private Limited (Viacom18) has secured exclusive media rights to broadcast the Olympic Games 2024. Where the Olympic Games 2024 will be organized?

1. Paris, France
2. Doha, Qatar
3. London, United Kingdom
4. Dubai, UAE
5. Los Angeles, USA

Option “1” is correct.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Viacom18 Media Private Limited (Viacom18) has secured the exclusive media rights to broadcast the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
In 2024 Olympics will be hosted by France in Paris, beginning from July 26 to August 11.
186. Who has approved the proposal for the grant of industrial status to the tourism sector in the state to contribute towards rapid employment generation, public-private partnership, and infrastructure development?

1. Yogi Adityanath
2. Pinarayi Vijayan
3. Eknath Sinde
4. M.K. Stalin
5. Himanta Biswa Sarma

Option “5” is correct.
As the growth in the tourism sector is vital for socio-economic development in a state, the Assam State Cabinet led by CM Himanta Biswa Sarma approved the proposal for grant of industrial status to the tourism sector in the state.
187. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC)?

1. Manoj Chaudhary
2. Anant Vijay Palli
3. Ganesh Chandru
4. Hemant Gupta
5. Alok Singh

Option “4” is correct.
Former Supreme Court judge, Hemant Gupta has been appointed as the chairperson of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC).
The NDIAC was established for the purpose of creating an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalised arbitration.
188. The National Youth Festival is organized to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand which falls on 12 January. Who will inaugurate the National Youth Festival in Karnataka?

1. Narendra Modi
2. Basavraj Bommai
3. Draupadi Murmu
4. Nirmala Sitharaman
5. Smriti Irani

Option “1” is correct.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that a National Youth festival is poised to be hosted at Hubballi-Dharwad twin cities, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
189. World Table Tennis (WTT) was created by the International Table Tennis Federation in 2019 to create and manage professional men’s and women’s Table Tennis events around the world. Which of the Indian state will host India’s first-ever World Table Tennis (WTT) series event from February 27 to March 5?

1. Gujarat
2. Goa
3. Odisha
4. Karnataka
5. West Bengal

Option “2” is correct.
Goa will host India’s first ever World Table Tennis (WTT) series event from February 27 to March 5. The top tier WTT Star Contender Goa 2023 will take place at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor stadium, located at the Goa University Campus.
190. Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japanese Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) are set to hold their maiden bilateral air exercise from January 16 to 26 at the Hyakuri air base and Iruma air base in Japan. What is the name of this air exercise?

1. Malabar 23
2. Garuda Shakti 23
3. Vayu Shakti 23
4. Dharma Guardian 23
5. Veer Guardian 23

Option “5” is correct.
India-Japan to conduct 1st bilateral air combat exercise “Veer Guardian 23” in 2023.
The IAF is fielding four Su-30MKI fighters from No. 220 squadron under the Western Air Command and one IL-78 mid-air refueller, along with a contingent of around 150 personnel who will be transported by two C-17 transport aircraft.

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