Current Affairs Quiz: January 18, 2021

Current Affairs 18 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. In its report titled ‘International Migration 2020 Highlights’, the United Nations (UN) declared the India diaspora to be the largest in the world with how many people from the country living outside their homeland in 2020?
    A) 16 million
    B) 18 million
    C) 20 million
    D) 15 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian diaspora, one of the most “vibrant and dynamic”, is the largest in the world, with 18 million people from the country living outside their homeland in 2020, UN said in its report, ‘International Migration 2020 Highlights’. Other countries with a large diaspora included Mexico and Russia (11 million each), China (10 million) and Syria (8 million).
    The US remained by far the largest country of destination of international migrants with 51 million migrants in 2020.
  2. Which bank has tied up with Niyo, a new age fintech, to issue prepaid cards to workers of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Federal Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank has tied up with Niyo, a new age fintech, to issue prepaid cards to workers of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
    MSMEs will now be able to get ‘ICICI Bank Niyo Bharat Payroll Card’ powered by Visa, for their blue-collar workers, who are mostly under-banked.
  3. Which bank has tied up with Aditya Birla Wellness Private Limited to launch wellness credit cards, which aims at the holistic health, self-care and wellness of consumers?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender YES Bank has teamed up with Aditya Birla Wellness Private Limited to launch ‘YES BANK Wellness’ and ‘YES BANK Wellness Plus’ credit cards, which aimed at the holistic health, self-care and wellness of consumers. With Wellness Card, YES Bank customers can avail complimentary health checkups or lifestyle benefits or consultations with doctors.
  4. According to former chief economic adviser Arvind Virmani, the Indian economy is likely to contract in the range of what per cent this fiscal?
    A) 4-6.5 per cent
    B) 4-7.5 per cent
    C) 5-6.5 per cent
    D) 5-7.5 per cent
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Indian economy is likely to contract in the range of 5-7.5 per cent this fiscal but will see a growth of 9 to 11 per cent in FY 2021-22, former chief economic adviser Arvind Virmani said.
  5. Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of which country resigned amid allegations of corruption against his party?
    A) Estonia
    B) Finland
    C) Belarus
    D) Latvia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Jüri Ratas resigned as prime minister of Estonia and head of the Centre Party amid allegations of corruption against his party.
  6. Who is appointed as the new Chairman of the Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC)?
    A) Shyamal Ghosh
    B) Viswanath Chaterjee
    C) Keshav Sardana
    D) Sandeep Aggarwal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sandeep Aggarwal is appointed as the new Chairman of the Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC). He will take over from Shyamal Ghos.
  7. Nazhat Shameem Khan, which country’s ambassador to UN Human Rights Council is being elected as its 2021 president?
    A) Seychelles
    B) Maldives
    C) Fiji
    D) Palau
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The UN Human Rights Council elected Fiji’s ambassador as its 2021 president in an unprecedented secret ballot after a diplomatic stand-off blocked the usual consensus decision.
    Fiji’s ambassador in Geneva, Nazhat Shameem Khan, who served as the council’s vice president in 2020 and is considered a rights champion, won with 29 out of 47 votes.
  8. Vittorio Storaro, cinematographer from which country was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51 edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in Goa?
    A) France
    B) Italy
    C) Spain
    D) Greece
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Oscar-winning Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51 edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in Goa.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Estonia?
    A) Tallinn
    B) Ljubljana
    C) Warsaw
    D) Minsk
    View Answer
    Option A
    Currency: Euro
  2. Where is the HQ of United Nations Human Rights Council situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Paris, France
    C) New York, USA
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) situated?
    A) Gurgaon
    B) New Delhi
    C) Noida
    D) Faridabad
    View Answer
    Option B

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