21. IAS Sanjay Kumar took charge as Secretary of the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education in Shashtri Bhawan in New Delhi. He replaced whom as the secretary of the Department of School Education and LItercy?

1. Anita Karwal
2. M Jagadesh Kumar
3. Ravi Kumar Verma
4. Rajiv Kumar Jain
5. None of the above

Option “1” is correct.
Sanjay Kumar, a 1990-batch Bihar cadre IAS officer, was a former Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. He replaced Anita Karwal IAS upon her superannuation.
22. Government of India had appointed Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar, Professor Emeritus at Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), as the part-time chairperson of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) of India for a period of three years. Where is the headquarters of the National Statistical Commission is located?

1. Pune
2. New Delhi
3. Kolkata
4. Hyderabad
5. Chandigarh

Option “2” is correct.
Government of India had appointed Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar, Professor Emeritus at Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), as the part-time chairperson of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) of India for a period of three years.
23. Which of the day is observed as International Computer Literacy Day to highlight the importance of computer literacy, which is essential for the present times?

1. December 1
2. December 2
3. December 5
4. December 7
5. December 4

Option “2” is correct.
December 2 is observed as International Computer Literacy Day. The day promotes technological skills, especially in children and women, and aims to inspire them to learn more and make their work easier by the use of computers.
It was started in 2001 by NIIT, a world-famous Indian computer firm.
24. According to the data shared by finance ministry, Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections for the month of November 2022 stood at how much lakh crore rupees?

1. Rs 1.38 lakh crore
2. Rs 1.40 lakh crore
3. Rs 1,31 lakh crore
4. Rs 1.45 lakh crore
5. Rs 1.53 lakh crore

Option “4” is correct.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections for the month of November 2022 stood at Rs 1,45,867 crore, according to the data shared by finance ministry.
The gross GST revenue collected in November 2022 came in at Rs 1,45,867 crore of which CGST is Rs 25,681 crore, SGST is Rs 32,651 crore, IGST is Rs 77,103 crore (including Rs 38,635 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is ₹10,433 crore (including Rs 817 crore collected on import of goods).
25. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is celebrated on which day to remind us of the evils of enslavement, forced labour, child labour, and sexual exploitation and trafficking and to eliminate slavery practised in our time?

1. December 5
2. December 1
3. December 3
4. December 4
5. December 2

Option “5” is correct.
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is celebrated, each year, on December 2.
On December 2, 1949, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others via resolution 317 (IV).
26. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a four-tiered regulatory framework for categorisation of Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs). RBI had constituted the Expert Committee on Urban Co-operative Banks under whose chairmanship?

1. Ravinder Ahuja
2. Bimal Jalan
3. Dr. Nachiket Mor
4. N. S. Vishwanathan
5. Sudarshan Sen

Option “4” is correct.
The Reserve Bank of India had constituted the Expert Committee on Urban Co-operative Banks, under the Chairmanship of Shri N. S. Vishwanathan, former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank to examine the issues in urban cooperative banking sector and to review regulatory/ supervisory approach for strengthening the sector.
27. Which is the Indian origin among 60 scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians who have been selected as Australia’s Superstars of (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?

1. Neelima Kadiyala
2. Dr Ana Baburamani
3. Dr Indrani Mukherjee
4. a&c both
5. a,b and c

Option “5” is correct.
This year among those recognised as Superstars of STEM include three Indian-origin women: Neelima Kadiyala, Dr Ana Baburamani, and Dr Indrani Mukherjee.
28. Which of the following team has beaten Maharashtra by 5 wickets in the final to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat?

1. Punjab
2. Delhi
3. Tamil Nadu
4. Saurashtra
5. Karnataka

Option “4” is correct.
Saurashtra beat Maharashtra by 5 wickets in the final to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
29. A biography “Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne” was named winner of the 50,000 pound ($59,000) Baillie Gifford Prize at a ceremony in London. Who is the writer of this biography?

1. Katherine Rundel
2. Emma Carroll
3. Abi Elphinston
4. David Mitchell
5. Will Self

Option “1” is correct.
British writer Katherine Rundell’s biography “Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne” was named winner of the 50,000 pound ($59,000) Baillie Gifford Prize at a ceremony in London.
Rundell’s book was a unanimous choice by the six judges from among 362 books submitted for the prize.
30. The theme of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, this year, is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world “. On which day International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year?

1. 5 December
2. 3 December
3. 8 December
4. 2 December
5. 4 December

Option “2” is correct.
December 3rd is celebrated as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, worldwide. The day is observed to highlight issues that affect people with disabilities and to champion their well-being, their dignity and fundamental rights.

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