Current Affairs Quiz: January 15, 2021

Current Affairs 15 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. When is Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day celebrated?
    A) January 14
    B) January 12
    C) January 18
    D) January 15
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day is celebrated on 14th of January every year to honour services rendered by veterans of the Army. This year is being celebrated as Swarnim Vijay Varsh. It marks 50th Anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War.
  2. D Prakash Rao who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Professor
    B) Businessman
    C) Dramatist
    D) Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Noted social activist and Padma Shri awardee D Prakash Rao passed away at the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack. He was 63.
  3. National Informatics Centre (NIC) along with which of the following launched CollabCAD software, a collaborative network, computer-enabled software system, providing a total engineering solution from 2D drafting and detailing to 3D product design?
    A) National Testing Agency
    B) Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
    C) Central Board of Secondary Education
    D) DSSSB
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    National Informatics Centre (NIC) along with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are jointly launching CollabCAD software, a collaborative network, computer-enabled software system, providing a total engineering solution from 2D drafting and detailing to 3D product design for students and faculty of engineering graphics curriculum.
    NIC, CBSE and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog will also jointly release a comprehensive e-book on CollabCAD 3D modeling.
  4. According to a report released by London & Partners, which city has emerged as the world’s fastest-growing mature tech ecosystem in the world since 2016?
    A) London
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Munich
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bengaluru has emerged as the world’s fastest-growing mature tech ecosystem in the world since 2016, followed by the European cities of London, Munich, Berlin and Paris, with India’s financial centre of Mumbai in sixth place, according to new research released in London.
  5. Where has Tesla, US-based electric and clean energy company, opened its fully-owned subsidiary in India?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Chennai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The US-based electric and clean energy company Tesla has opened a fully-owned subsidiary in India with its offices in Bengaluru.The company has been registered with an authorised capital of ₹15 lakh and a paid-up capital of ₹1 lakh.
  6. Nomura revised up its FY21 GDP forecast to a contraction of what percent as against the official estimate of a 7.7 per cent contraction for India?
    A) 7.3%
    B) 6.7%
    C) 6.1%
    D) 5.9%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Based on data shown by its proprietary models, Nomura also revised up its FY21 GDP forecast to a contraction of 6.7 per cent, as against the official estimate of a 7.7 per cent contraction in the pandemic-impacted fiscal year.
  7. With which bank has FSS (Financial Software and Systems), a leading payment processor and provider of integrated payment products, partnered to promote financial inclusion among underserved and unbanked segments?
    A) Airtel Payments Bank
    B) Fino Payments Bank
    C) Jio Payments Bank
    D) India Post Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    FSS (Financial Software and Systems), a leading payment processor and provider of integrated payment products, has partnered with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to promote financial inclusion among underserved and unbanked segments.
    As part of the collaboration, IPPB will use FSS’ Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) to deliver interoperable and affordable doorstep banking services to customers across India.
  8. Who will head the committee formed by IRDAI to examine the availability of health insurance products in the country?
    A) Nachiket Mor
    B) K Hari Prasad
    C) Subhash Chandra Khuntia
    D) A K Chand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Regulator Irdai set up a panel of experts to examine the availability of health insurance products in the country considering the need of the Indian society and recommend suitable products and processes.
    IRDAI Chairperson, Subhash Chandra Khuntia will head the committee
  9. Who is appointed as the chairman of the Working Group (WG) on digital lending including lending through online platforms and mobile apps by RBI?
    A) Jayant Kumar Dash
    B) Ajay Kumar Choudhary
    C) Vasudevan
    D) Manoranjan Mishra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    With frauds in digital lending space coming into sharp focus, the Reserve Bank of India has set up a working group to study digital lending activities of the regulated and unregulated players.
    The group will suggest steps to regulate digital lending including online lending platform and mobile lending. Jayant Kumar Dash, Executive Director, RBI (Chairman)
  10. World Health Organization (WHO) along with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and which other organization has announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure outbreak response?
    A) FAO
    B) WTO
    C) UNICEF
    D) UNESCO
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The four leading international health and humanitarian organisations announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure outbreak response.
    These include – World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
  11. Which state government the ‘Fire Park’, a first of its kind initiative in the country, to bring awareness on fire safety measures?
    A) Odisha
    B) Karnataka
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the ‘Fire Park’, a first of its kind initiative in the country, to bring awareness on fire safety measures. He also launched a dynamic online portal, ‘AgnishamaSeva’ of Odisha Fire Service on virtual platform.
  12. With which country did India sign an MoU for scientific and technical cooperation?
    A) France
    B) UAE
    C) Italy
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding on scientific and technical cooperation between National Centre of Meteorology of the United Arab Emirates and Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  13. Which multi-agency military exercise was held by the India Navy, involving 13 coastal States and Union Territories, to further bolster maritime security and surveillance?
    A) Samudra Shakti
    B) Varuna
    C) Milan
    D) Sea Vigil
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian Navy kick-started a two-day multi-agency military exercise ‘Sea Vigil’ covering India’s 7,516 km-long coastline, involving 13 coastal States and Union Territories, to further bolster maritime security and surveillance.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Financial Software and Systems (FSS) situated?
    A) Kochi
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) situated?
    A) Paris, France
    B) New York, USA
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) Copenhagen, Denmark
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans frontières) situated?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) Stockholm, Sweden
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option A

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