Current Affairs Quiz: January 14, 2021

Current Affairs 14 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where was the first ever Ice climbing festival celebrated in January 2021?
    A) Shingo La
    B) Nubra valley
    C) Gurung valley
    D) Taglang La
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Leh, the first ever Ice climbing festival was celebrated in Nubra valley. The Seven Day event was organized by Nubra Adventure Club.
  2. Which country hosted the fourth ‘One Planet Summit’ through videoconferencing themed “Let’s act together for nature!”?
    A) France
    B) Austria
    C) Netherlands
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Government of France organised the fourth ‘One Planet Summit’ through videoconferencing, which aimed at protecting the world’s biodiversity.
    The theme of the Summit was “Let’s act together for nature!”.
  3. With which country India shared 85th rank in the list of the world’s most powerful passports by Henley and Partners Passport Index of 2021?
    A) Uzbekistan
    B) Turkmenistan
    C) Azerbaijan
    D) Tajikistan
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Henley and Partners Passport Index of 2021 has revealed the list of the world’s most powerful passports and India has been ranked 85th on it. India shares the no. 85 rank with Tajikistan.
    Japan tops the list of being the most powerful passport in the world for the year 2021.
  4. Which bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ‘Jai Kisan’ to expand access to financial services to individuals and businesses in Karnataka?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
    C) Syndicate Bank
    D) Corporation Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) has signed a memorandum of understanding(MoU) with ‘Jai Kisan’ (a rural-focused fintech platform of Greenizon Agritech Consultancy Pvt Ltd) to expand access to financial services to individuals and businesses in Karnataka, including farmer and non-farmer entrepreneurs.
  5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Vasantdada Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd., situated where?
    A) Sangli
    B) Kolhapur
    C) Osmanabad
    D) Ahmednagar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Vasantdada Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd., Osmanabad, Maharashtra to carry on banking business, with effect from the close of business on January 11.
  6. According to domestic rating agency Brickwork Ratings, India’s real gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to expand by what per cent in the next financial year?
    A) 11%
    B) 8%
    C) 9%
    D) 14%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The country’s real gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to expand by 11 per cent in the next financial year from the estimated contraction of 7 per cent to 7.5 per cent in FY21, due to a faster economic recovery and on a low base, says a report by domestic rating agency Brickwork Ratings.
  7. When will the new Foreign Trade Policy-FTP come into effect?
    A) 1st August 2021
    B) 1st June 2021
    C) 1st March 2021
    D) 1st April 2021
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry was held on the subject “New Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26″. During the meeting, it was informed that that the new Foreign Trade Policy-FTP will come into effect from 1st April 2021 for a period of five years.
  8. Which of the following partnered with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) to accelerate the digital transformation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India?
    A) Bharti Airtel
    B) Reliance Jio
    C) Vodafone Idea
    D) BSNL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Telecom major Bharti Airtel announced its partnership with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) to accelerate the digital transformation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India.
  9. For supplying COVID-19 vaccine ‘COVAXIN’ to which country, has India’s Bharat Biotech signed an agreement with Precisa Medicamentos of the former country?
    A) Brazil
    B) South Africa
    C) UAE
    D) Argentina
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bharat Biotech has signed an agreement with Precisa Medicamentos for supplying COVAXIN to Brazil.
  10. Which e-commerce marketplace has partnered with NITI Aayog to launch the revamped Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)?
    A) Amazon
    B) Snapdeal
    C) Shopclues
    D) Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In an effort to enhance community experience for women entrepreneurs in India, e-commerce marketplace Flipkart and NITI Aayog have come together to launch the revamped Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).
  11. According to government data, retail inflation fell sharply to what percent in December from 6.93% in November?
    A) 5.89%
    B) 4.59%
    C) 4.78%
    D) 5.54%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Retail inflation fell sharply to 4.59% in December from 6.93% in November, mainly due to declining food prices, government data showed.
  12. Sadyr Japarov won the presidential elections of which country?
    A) Tajikistan
    B) Mongolia
    C) Kyrgyzstan
    D) Uzbekistan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Nationalist prisoner-turned-prime minister Sadyr Japarov has won a landslide victory in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election.
  13. Ved Mehta who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Writer
    C) Businessman
    D) Sportsperson
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Celebrated Indian-American novelist Ved Mehta, who overcame blindness and became widely known as the 20th-century writer most responsible for introducing American readers to India, has died at his home. He was 86.
  14. Who has authored the book titled “Unscripted: Conversations on Life and Cinema”?
    A) Vidhu Vinod Chopra
    B) Rajkumar Hirani
    C) Shantanu Moitra
    D) Ramanand Sagar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra will come out with a book titled “Unscripted: Conversations on Life and Cinema”. The book is scheduled to be released on January 25.
  15. Who has authored the book titled “The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India”?
    A) Ashok Lavasa
    B) S Y Quraishi
    C) V.S.Sampath
    D) Nasim Zaidi
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Former chief election commissioner (CEC) S Y Quraishi has come out with his book titled “The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Bharat Biotech situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Pune
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Brickwork Ratings situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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