Current Affairs Quiz: January 16, 2021

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  1. Which state celebrates Thiruvalluvar Day on the 2nd day of the Thai month in honour of the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Goa
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu celebrates Thiruvalluvar Day on the 2nd day of the Thai month in honour of the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar.
  2. When is Army Day celebrated in India?
    A) January 18
    B) January 16
    C) January 15
    D) January 14
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Army Day is observed on January 15 every year because it was this day in 1949 when General KM Cariappa took over the charge of Indian Army from British General Sir Francis Butcher.
  3. In which country did the archaeologists discover the world’s oldest known cave art, a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago?
    A) Myanmar
    B) Indonesia
    C) Egypt
    D) Thailand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art, a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia.
  4. Which branch of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) won the Kayakalp Award under the B category for cleanliness for the third consecutive year?
    A) AIIMS, Delhi
    B) AIIMS, Rishikesh
    C) AIIMS, Bhatinda
    D) AIIMS, Bhubaneswar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, has been secured once again for promoting cleanliness, hygiene and creating sustainable practices in public health facilities by winning the Kayakalp Award Scheme.
    The institute has been adjudged as the best central government hospital under the B category for cleanliness for the third consecutive year. AIIMS Bhubaneswar will get an award of Rs 2 crore for the performance.
  5. Name the president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) who resigned from his post recently?
    A) Dushyant Dave
    B) Rajesh Bhatia
    C) Vikram Sardana
    D) Susheel Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Dushyant Dave resigned from his post with immediate effect saying he has forfeited his right to continue.
  6. Which company is going to acquire Payments Technology Services Ltd (PTSL), a step-down subsidiary of fintech firm FIS?
    A) Tech Mahindra
    B) Wipro
    C) Larsen & Toubro
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    IT services major Tech Mahindra said it will acquire Payments Technology Services Ltd (PTSL), a step-down subsidiary of fintech firm FIS, for USD 9 million (about Rs 66 crore).
  7. Which of the following e-commerce portal along with 4 Indian shopping complexes figured in the latest 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy issued by the Office of the US Trade Representative?
    A) Jabong
    B) Shopclues
    C) Snapdeal
    D) Myntra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Snapdeal, one of India’s largest e-commerce platforms, along with four Indian shopping complexes, two of them in New Delhi alone, have figured in the latest 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy issued by the Office of the US Trade Representative. The four Indian markets that have found mention in the list are Heera Panna in Mumbai, Kidderpore in Kolkata and Palika Bazaar and Tank Road in Delhi.
  8. Which company topped the Hurun Global 500 list for 2020 in terms of valuable companies across the world?
    A) Apple
    B) Microsoft
    C) Amazon
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Total 11 private Indian firms have made it to the list of 500 most valuable companies across the world, and the country is ranked 10th on the chart.
    The list of 500 is led by consumer technology major Apple with a valuation of $2.1 trillion and is followed by Microsoft and Amazon at $1.6 trillion.
    As per the Hurun Global 500 report, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries leads among the local enterprises with a 20.5 per cent jump in valuation to $168.8 billion as of December 1 and is ranked 54th globally, as per the list.Tata Consultancy Services’ ranked 73rd globally and making it the second most valuable Indian firm.
  9. Realty firm Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd has signed an MoU with which bank for faster home loan approvals?
    A) Punjab National bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Realty firm Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd said it has signed an MoU with SBI for faster home loan approvals as well as to offer special discounts to customers and employees of both the companies.
  10. Which state celebrated Magh or Bhogali Bihu with traditional fervor and gaiety?
    A) Tripura
    B) Assam
    C) Bihar
    D) Uttarakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    In Assam, the Magh or Bhogali Bihu is celebrated across the state with traditional fervor and gaiety.
  11. Which state celebrated Kanuma, the festival of cattle, on the third day of Sankranti festival?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Karnataka
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Telangana, people are celebrating Kanuma, the festival of cattle, on the third day of Sankranti festival.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Tech Mahindra situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Pune
    C) New Delhi
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Snapdeal situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Noida
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option

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