Current Affairs Quiz: January 13, 2021

Current Affairs 13 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Jigmet Dolma, an SPO of Ladakh police secured fourth position in which Marathon?
    A) Jakarta Marathon 2021
    B) Dhaka Marathon 2021
    C) Kathmandu Marathon 2021
    D) Thimphu Marathon 2021
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Jigmet Dolma from India secured fourth position in the Dhaka Marathon 2021 organised. Jigmet Dolma is an SPO of Ladakh police. Two more women runners from India and a total of 8 athletes participated in the marathon
  2. “Khadi Prakritik Paint”, a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission has which of the following as its main ingredient?
    A) Dry grass
    B) Multani clay
    C) Charcoal
    D) Cow dung
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari launched an innovative new paint developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission. The eco-friendly, non-toxic paint, called “Khadi Prakritik Paint” is a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
    Based on cow dung as its main ingredient, the paint is cost-effective and odorless, and has been certified by Bureau of Indian Standards.
    Khadi Prakritik Paint is available in two forms – distemper paint and plastic emulsion paint.
  3. Professor Shashikumar Madhusudan Chitre who passed away was the professor of which subject?
    A) Astrometry
    B) Nuclear physics
    C) Astrophysicist
    D) Anthropology
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Renowned astrophysicist Professor Shashikumar Madhusudan Chitre passed away in Mumbai.He was 84.
  4. What is the name of the Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight with 62 people on board in January 2021?
    A) Boeing 737-300
    B) Boeing 737-700
    C) Boeing 737-400
    D) Boeing 737-500
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    A Sriwijaya Air plane crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight with 62 people on board, and their fate was not known.
    The Boeing 737-500, en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan, disappeared from radar screens after taking off.
  5. Which country’s government has passed a bill mandating larger companies to ensure that at least one woman serves on their management boards?
    A) Spain
    B) Germany
    C) France
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Germany’s Cabinet approved legislation requiring some larger companies to ensure that at least one woman serves on their management boards.
  6. Which of the following has appointed Pradipt Kapoor as its Chief Information Officer (CIO)?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Vodafone Idea
    C) Bharti Airtel
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bharti Airtel (Airtel), said it has appointed Pradipt Kapoor as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Kapoor takes over from Harmeen Mehta
  7. In a public toilet of which city of Maharashtra, a ‘period room’ is set up to help the women during their menstruation days?
    A) Pune
    B) Thane
    C) Nagpur
    D) Palghar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In a bid to help the women, residing in congested slums, during their menstruation days, a ‘period room’ has been set up at a public toilet in Maharashtra’s Thane city.
  8. How much amount will centre spend for wildlife passes on highways as announced by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari?
    A) Rs 1,200 crore
    B) Rs 1,600 crore
    C) Rs 1,100 crore
    D) Rs 1,500 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently said the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is spending over Rs 1,200 crore to create dedicated corridors that would enable safe passage of wild animals crossing highways that pass through green belts.
  9. According to Domestic rating agency Icra Ratings, India’s real gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by what percent in FY22?
    A) 9.0%
    B) 10.1%
    C) 9.6%
    D) 11.0%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Domestic rating agency Icra Ratings said it expects the country’s real gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 10.1 per cent in FY2022. The agency expects the headline CPI inflation to decline to 4.6 per cent in FY2022 from 6.4 per cent in FY2021, while exceeding the mid-point of the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC’s) medium target of 4 per cent, for the third consecutive year.
  10. According to Financial Stability Report (FSR) released by the Reserve Bank of India, banks’ gross non-performing assets may rise to what per cent by September 2021?
    A) 12.3%
    B) 14.6%
    C) 13.5%
    D) 11.2%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Banks’ gross non-performing assets may rise to 13.5 per cent by September 2021, from 7.5 per cent in September 2020 under the baseline scenario, according to Financial Stability Report (FSR) released by the Reserve Bank of India.
  11. Who has been named as the official representative of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meetings?
    A) Sunil Gavaskar
    B) Rajeev Shukla
    C) Sourav Ganguly
    D) Jay Shah
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Jay Shah has been named as the official representative of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meetings.
  12. What is the period for observing Road Safety Month this year?
    A) 18 January to 17 February 2021
    B) 17 January to 16 February 2021
    C) 15 January to 14 February 2021
    D) 19 January to 18 February 2021
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    According to an official notification by the Government of India, Ministry of Transport and Highways, the ministry has decided to observe Road Safety Month from 18 January to 17 February 2021 instead of National Road Safety Week.
  13. What is the theme of National Youth Day 2021?
    A) Indian Youth for Development, Skill, and Harmony
    B) YUVAAH – Utsah Naye Bharat Ka
    C) Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building
    D) Sankalp Se Siddhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India celebrates January 12 as the “National Youth Day” to honour the ideals of Swami Vivekanand on his birth anniversary. The Theme of 2021 is ” YUVAAH – Utsah Naye Bharat Ka “.
  14. What is the rank of India in the list of “Break Out Economies” in the third edition of the Digital Evolution Scorecard developed by Tufts University’s Fletcher School in partnership with Mastercard.
    A) 4th
    B) 3rd
    C) 6th
    D) 5th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Rapidly digitalising India was ranked highly (4th) among “Break Out Economies” in the third edition of the Digital Evolution Scorecard developed by Tufts University’s Fletcher School in partnership with Mastercard.
    China leads the countries in the “Break Out Economies” group.
    South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong emerged as the leading “Stand Out Economies”
  15. Who is the author of the book titled “Gazing Eastwards: Of Buddhist Monks and Revolutionaries in China”?
    A) Arundhati Roy
    B) Meenakshi Jain
    C) Priya Jaiswal
    D) Romila Thapar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Gazing Eastwards: Of Buddhist Monks and Revolutionaries in China” by renowned Indian historian Romila Thapar is set to be released soon.
  16. Who has been appointed as the head of the committee for administration of Covid-19 vaccine by the union government?
    A) RS Sharma
    B) Mahesh Sachdeva
    C) Govind Arya
    D) Vikas Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Union government has appointed RS Sharma, former Trai chief, as the chairperson of an empowered committee for administration of Covid-19 vaccine.
  17. Who will chair the committee set up by Health and Family Welfare Ministry to examine the adverse findings from the National Family Health Survey-5?
    A) Rekha Chinoy
    B) Shreya Bhatia
    C) Preeti Pant
    D) Maneesha Jain
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has set up a technical expert group to examine the adverse findings from the National Family Health Survey-5 and “recommend programmatic and policy interventions to improve” indicators pertaining to malnutrition, stunting, anaemia, and C-section.
    The committee is chaired by Joint Secretary Preeti Pant

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