Current Affairs Quiz: January 1, 2021

Current Affairs 1 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. Where did Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced the setting up of multi-model logistics park?
    A) Silchar
    B) Jorhat
    C) Tezpur
    D) Rourkela
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has announced that a multi-model logistics park will be constructed in Silchar and the Balacherra-Harengajao section of the Silchar-Saurashtra Highway will be completed in March 2022.
  2. Indian Railways completed successful speed trials of the new design Vistadome Tourist Coaches made by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at what speed?
    A) 190 kmph
    B) 140 kmph
    C) 180 kmph
    D) 120 kmph
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Adding muscles to Atma Nirbhar Bharat Mission, Indian Railways completed successful speed trials of the new design Vistadome Tourist Coaches made by Integral Coach Factory (ICF).
    The coach has successfully completed 180 kmph oscillation trial.
  3. The Union Cabinet approved the export of which missile system in order to boost domestic defence manufacturing?
    A) Dhanush
    B) BrahMos
    C) Akash
    D) Nirbhay
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a major move to boost domestic defence manufacturing, the Union Cabinet approved the export of indigenously-developed Akash missile system and set up a panel to ensure faster approvals for export of India-made military equipment.
  4. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in December 2020?
    A) Hisar
    B) Rajkot
    C) Pushkar
    D) Bareilly
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rajkot in Gujarat through video conferencing.
    Addressing on the occasion, PM Modi said, if 2020 was an year of health challenges, 2021 will be an year of health solutions.
  5. Which bank has collaborated with Salesforce, a leader in customer relationship management, to build a next generation technology platform to power the retail lending business?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    YES BANK said it has entered into collaboration with Salesforce, a leader in customer relationship management, to build a next generation technology platform to power the retail lending business, in line with the bank’s strategy to further scale up its retails assets portfolio.
    The lender claimed that it is among the first banks in India to move to Salesforce for loan origination and processing.
  6. Which foreign bank in India has introduced ‘Travel Now’, a one-stop travel marketplace within its app?
    A) DBS Bank
    B) Qatar National Bank
    C) The Bank of Nova Scotia
    D) SBM Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    DBS Bank India announced that it has introduced ‘Travel Now’, a one-stop travel marketplace within the digibank app.
  7. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) of Pune signed an MoU with which of the following to co-create India’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB)?
    A) United Nations Population Fund
    B) United Nations Capital Development Fund
    C) United Nations Environment Programme
    D) United Nations Development Programme
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) recently signed an MoU with UNDP India to co-create India’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB).
  8. Which state government signed a contract execution (MoU) for the country’s first ethanol plant to be set up in the state under the public-private partnership (PPP) model?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chhattisgarh government signed a contract execution (MoU) for the country’s first ethanol plant to be set up in the state under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
  9. The Common Services Centers (CSCs) has partnered with which institute to establish a Design and Innovation Lab for conducting research on design-led innovations related to leveraging livelihood?
    A) IIT Kharagpur
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Madras
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Common Services Centers (CSCs), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) to establish a Design and Innovation Lab for conducting research on design-led innovations related to leveraging livelihood and enhancing their all-round entrepreneurial outlook.
  10. The government extended the tenure of whom as the secretary of Department of Space and chairman of Space Commission by a year?
    A) K Sivan
    B) A. S. Kiran Kumar
    C) B. N. Suresh
    D) S. Somanath
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The government extended the tenure of K Sivan, secretary of Department of Space and chairman of Space Commission, by a year.
  11. Who has been conferred with the Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Memorial Award for 2020?
    A) Suba Veerapandian
    B) M. Karunanidhi
    C) E. V. Ramasamy
    D) K. Veeramani
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Memorial Award for this year has been conferred upon Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani.
  12. Who has been conferred with the prestigious “Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2020’ by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)?
    A) Sunil Arora
    B) V.K. Yadav
    C) Sudhir Bhargava
    D) Bimal Julka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Shri V.K. Yadav, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways has been conferred with the prestigious “Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2020’ by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for his outstanding contribution towards modernization and reforms over Indian Railways.
  13. Who launched the Global Pravasi Rishta portal and mobile App, to connect with Indian Diaspora across the world?
    A) O. Rajagopal
    B) M. T. Ramesh
    C) V. Muraleedharan
    D) S. Jaishankar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan launched the Global Pravasi Rishta portal and mobile App, to connect with Indian Diaspora across the world.
  14. The test trial of which India’s first indigenously designed and developed Air Dropped Container is conducted successfully by DRDO?
    A) SAHAYAK-NG
    B) SAHAYAK-PT
    C) SAHAYAK-FL
    D) SAHAYAK-MK
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO along with Indian Navy conducted the successful maiden test trial of SAHAYAK-NG India’s first indigenously designed and developed Air Dropped Container from IL 38SD aircraft of Indian Navy off the coast of Goa.
    SAHAYAK-NG is an advanced version of SAHAYAK Mk I.
  15. Which of the following developed Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG)?
    A) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    B) Indian Space Research Organisation
    C) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
    D) Defence Research and Development Organisation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Days after successfully testing the Quantum Key Distribution technology, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has achieved another milestone in quantum technology by successfully developing a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG), the Ministry of Defence said.
    The DRDO Young Scientist Laboratory for Quantum Technologies (DYSL-QT), a DRDO facility based in Mumbai, has developed a QRNG which has the ability to detect random quantum events and convert those into a stream of binary digits.
  16. Which of the following launched the country’s first remote monitoring system for oil refineries’ turbines?
    A) Indian Oil
    B) Bharat Petroleum
    C) Oil India
    D) Hindustan Petroleum
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the country’s largest fuel retailer, announced it has launched the country’s first remote monitoring system for oil refineries’ turbines. The project, located in Hyderabad, was inaugurated by oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
  17. Which of the following has developed India’s first Ruthenium 106 Plaque for effective eye cancer treatment?
    A) Indira Gandhi Centre For Atomic Research
    B) Atomic Energy Commission
    C) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
    D) Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)-developed eye cancer therapy has been successfully used for the first time for the treatment of patients with ocular tumours in AIIMS-Delhi and the results of using Ruthenium 106 plaque for treatment of a patient with choroidal hemangioma (benign tumour in blood vessels) have been found to be satisfactory.
  18. Where is the India’s first Pollinator Park being opened?
    A) Almora
    B) Haldwani
    C) Haridwar
    D) Gorakhpur
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Uttarakhand forest department dedicated the newly built Pollinator Park to the public, claiming it to be the country’s first such park, spread over 4 acres in Haldwani in Nainital district.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) situated?
    A) Washington DC, USA
    B) London, UK
    C) Rome, Italy
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Indian Oil Corporation situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Bhabha Atomic Research Center situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Jaipur
    C) Pune
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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