Current Affairs Quiz: January 12, 2021

Current Affairs 12 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Turlapati Kutumba Rao who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Senior Journalist, noted orator and Padma Shri recipient Turlapati Kutumba Rao passed away at a private hospital. He was 87.
  2. Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO has collaborated with which of the following to adopt one hundred Atal Tinkering Labs across the country to promote education in the field of Space Education and Space Technology?
    A) Ministry of Education
    B) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
    C) National Development Council
    D) NITI Aayog
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO will adopt one hundred Atal Tinkering Labs across the country to promote education in the field of Space Education and Space Technology related innovations for school students. The collaboration between NITI Aayog and Indian Space Research Organization is one of the prime examples of such effort.
  3. When is World Hindi Day celebrated?
    A) January 12
    B) January 9
    C) January 10
    D) January 11
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas is celebrated on January 10 every year to mark the importance and fascinating history of Hindi.
  4. Which of the following is the focus country for the 51th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2021?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Thailand
    C) Myanmar
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bangladesh is the focus country at the 51th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year.
  5. Who is the author of the book titled “Making of a General – A Himalayan Echo”?
    A) Konsam Himalay Singh
    B) Manoj Mukund Naravane
    C) Iqroop Singh Ghuman
    D) Nirmal Chandra Suri
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla released a book titled “Making of a General – A Himalayan Echo” authored by (Redt) Lt. Gen. Konsam Himalay Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM through virtual mode at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, Imphal.
  6. Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd got approval for the acquisition of 100% shareholding in which of the following?
    A) Global Hospitals India
    B) Columbia Asia Hospitals
    C) Fortis Healthcare
    D) Cloudnine Hospitals
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) gave its approval to Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd (MHEPL) for the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt Ltd.
  7. With which country did India sign a loan agreement of Rs 2,113 crore for funding India’s efforts to support COVID-19 relief efforts?
    A) Netherlands
    B) UK
    C) Italy
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian government signed a loan agreement of Rs 2,113 crore with Japan for funding India’s efforts to provide social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. The Centre has sanctioned Rs 37.87 crore for the facelift of Parshuram Kund pilgrimage site in which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Assam
    C) Sikkim
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre has sanctioned Rs 37.87 crore for the facelift of Parshuram Kund pilgrimage site in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lohit district.
  9. Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister of which state launched a website for Community-based Sustainable Forest Management for Water Resource Conservation with German assistance?
    A) Tripura
    B) Manipur
    C) Nagaland
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Awangbow Newmai launched website for the Community-based Sustainable Forest Management for Water Resource Conservation in Manipur (COSFOM) www.cosfom.mn.gov.in at the main conference hall, Forest Headquarters, Sanjenthong.
  10. In the last five years what was the economic growth of India for which the World Trade Organisation (WTO) lauded India?
    A) 8.2%
    B) 5.6%
    C) 6.7%
    D) 7.4%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) lauded India for clocking 7.4% economic growth in the past five years and for steps taken in liberalising foreign direct investment policy and improving ease of doing business.
  11. Neil Sheehan who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Director
    C) Author
    D) Singer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Neil Sheehan, a reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times and who chronicled the deception at the heart of the Vietnam War in his epic book about the war, died. He was 84.
  12. Who inaugurated the two-day Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON 2020’ through a video the conferencing platform?
    A) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
    B) Piyush Goyal
    C) Prakash Javadekar
    D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the two-day Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON 2020’ through a video the conferencing platform.
    The focal theme of EDUCON-2020 is Envisioning education for Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace.
  13. Which insurance company partnered with Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Finance Corporation to provide insurance covers at competitive prices?
    A) Star Health and Allied Insurance
    B) Royal Sundaram General Insurance
    C) The Oriental Insurance Company
    D) Universal Sompo General Insurance Company
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Finance Corporation partnership with Universal Sompo shall add value to customers by means of comprehensive insurance covers at competitive prices.
  14. Which coffee table book filled with over hundreds of photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his “107 overseas and bilateral visits was released on the eve of the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)?
    A) Paradoxical Prime Minister
    B) The Modi Myth
    C) Modi India Calling – 2021
    D) Jugalbandi – The BJP Before Modi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book, titled “Modi India Calling – 2021″was released by Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta at the Press Club of India on the eve of the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD). A coffee table book filled with over hundreds of photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his “107 overseas and bilateral visits.
    The 450-page book has been published by Maneesh Media.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Universal Sompo General Insurance Company situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Jaipur
    D) Gandhinagar
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. Where is the HQ of World Trade Organization situated?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) New York, USA
    D) Vienna, Austria
    View Answer
    Option A

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