Current Affairs Quiz: January 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. With which country did India sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), including 5G standardization?
    A) Singapore
    B) Japan
    C) France
    D) Netherlands
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), including 5G standardisation.
  2. Pat Gelsinger has been appointed as the new CEO of which company?
    A) Tesla
    B) Microsoft
    C) Nvidia
    D) Intel
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Chip giant Intel has announced that tech leader Pat Gelsinger will become its new CEO. The 40-year tech industry veteran will replace Bob Swan as Intel’s CEO on 15 February.
  3. CARE Ratings has revised downwards its projection of the Centre’s fiscal deficit to what per cent of GDP during FY21?
    A) 5.7%
    B) 6.4%
    C) 7.8%
    D) 4.9%
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    CARE Ratings has revised downwards its projection of the Centre’s fiscal deficit to 7.8 per cent of GDP during FY21 against its earlier estimate of 9-9.5 per cent.
  4. Which ministry of the government of India received SKOCH Challenger Award for e-Governance?
    A) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    B) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    C) Ministry of Minority Affairs
    D) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda will virtually receive SKOCH Challenger Award conferred to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for e-Governance.
  5. The Pune-based facility of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army’s Mhow-based Infantry School have jointly developed India’s first indigenous ______ machine pistol named ‘Asmi’.
    A) 7mm
    B) 4mm
    C) 5mm
    D) 9mm
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Pune-based facility of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army’s Mhow-based Infantry School have jointly developed India’s first indigenous 9mm machine pistol named ‘Asmi’.
  6. Where did Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveil the country’s first indigenously designed and developed Driverless Metro Car?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Chennai
    C) Delhi
    D) Jaipur
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the country’s first indigenously designed and developed Driverless Metro Car at the BEML manufacturing facility in Bengaluru .
  7. B S Gnanadesikan who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Politician
    C) Actor
    D) Poet
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    TMC vice-president and former MP B S Gnanadesikan, a staunch loyalist of Congress leader G K Moopanar, died at a private hospital in Chennai after prolonged illness. He was 71.
  8. Kamal Morarka who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Filmmaker
    B) Sports Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Author
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Union minister and noted businessman Kamal Morarka died after a brief illness. He was 74.
  9. Where was the two day summit ‘Start-Up India International Summit ‘Prarambh’’ held?
    A) Noida
    B) Jaipur
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Start-Up India International Summit ‘Prarambh’, the two-day summit that began in New Delhi was inaugurated by the union minister for railways, consumer affairs, commerce and industry Piyush Goyal. The summit is being organized by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Intel situated?
    A) Washington DC
    B) Seattle
    C) California
    D) New York
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    Option C

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