Current Affairs Quiz: January 19, 2021

Current Affairs 19 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. In January 2021, which ministry launched month-long mass awareness campaign ‘SAKSHAM’ in New Delhi?
    A) Ministry of Rural Development
    B) Ministry of Labour and Employment
    C) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
    D) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry launched month-long mass awareness campaign ‘SAKSHAM’ in New Delhi to spread awareness about green and clean energy. The pan-India campaign will focus on adoption of cleaner fuels.
  2. What is the corpus for ‘Startup India Seed Fund’ launched at the ‘Prarambh: Startup India International Summit’ to support startups and help budding entrepreneurs pursue innovative ideas?
    A) Rs 3,000-crore
    B) Rs 5,000-crore
    C) Rs 2,000-crore
    D) Rs 1,000-crore
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of Rs 1,000-crore ‘Startup India Seed Fund’ at the ‘Prarambh: Startup India International Summit’ to support startups and help budding entrepreneurs pursue innovative ideas.
  3. Which state government launched ‘One School One IAS’ scheme to provide free coaching for civil services and other competitive examinations to 10,000 meritorious but financially weak students across the state?
    A) Kerala
    B) Goa
    C) Telangana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has launched Vedhik Erudite Foundation’s ambitious scheme ‘One School One IAS’ to provide free coaching for civil services and other competitive examinations to 10,000 meritorious but financially weak students across the State.
  4. How much percent of the electronic-waste did India generate in the year 2019 as per a recent report by the Central Pollution Control Board?
    A) 8%
    B) 10%
    C) 9%
    D) 11%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India collected just 10 per cent of the electronic waste (e-waste) estimated to have been generated in the country 2018-19 and 3.5 per cent of that in the generated in 2017-18, said a recent report by the Central Pollution Control Board.
  5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadia in Gujarat. To which of the following city any such train is not flagged off?
    A) Varanasi
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Rewa
    D) Seoni
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadia in Gujarat, via video conferencing. These trains will connect Kevadia to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar.
    The Ahmedabad-Kevadia Jan Shatabdi Express, one of the eight trains, has been equipped with the ‘Vista-dome tourist coach’ which offers large viewing areas with rooftop glasses and seats for passengers.
  6. Which country has permitted Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and five other members of their family to hunt Houbara Bustard during the 2020-21 hunting season?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Myanmar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Pakistan recently issued special permits to Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and five other members of their family to hunt Houbara Bustard during the 2020-21 hunting season.
  7. US has designated which country along with UAE as its major strategic partner?
    A) Qatar
    B) Bahrain
    C) Oman
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The United States has designated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain as its major strategic partners, the White House announced, amid preparations for a transition from the Donald Trump administration to that of President-elect Joe Biden.
  8. Which company recently has become a signatory to Climate Action 100+, which drives focus on clean energy transition and helps achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals?
    A) Baroda Asset Management Company
    B) ICICI Asset Management Company
    C) Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company
    D) Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company has become a signatory to Climate Action 100+, which drives focus on clean energy transition and helps achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals.
  9. Who is one of the elected vice-chairman of US-India Business Council (USIBC)?
    A) Leena Tewari
    B) Roshni Nadar
    C) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    D) Indra Nooyi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    US-India Business Council (USIBC) has selected Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as one of its vice-chairs effective immediately.
    US Chamber of Commerce’s USIBC announced three vice-chairs to its 2021 Global Board of Directors. The two other business executives joining Shaw as vice-chairs are Amway CEO Milind Pant and Edward Knight who is the vice-chair at Nasdaq.
  10. Which state/UT government has chosen “bicycle girl” Jyoti Kumari, who had pedalled 1,200 km from Gurugram to Darbhanga taking her injured father on the rear carrier during the nationwide lockdown, as the Brand Ambassador for an anti-drug abuse programme?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Bihar government has chosen “bicycle girl” Jyoti Kumari, who had pedalled 1,200 km from Gurugram to Darbhanga taking her injured father on the rear carrier during the nationwide lockdown, as the Brand Ambassador for an anti-drug abuse programme.
    Kumari will be propagating the central government’s National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) for 2018-2025 in Bihar.
  11. Who received the ‘Indian Personality of the Year’ award at the opening ceremony of the 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?
    A) Biswajit Chatterjee
    B) Satyajit Ray
    C) Ivan Passer
    D) Sushant Singh Rajput
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announced veteran actor, director and singer Biswajit Chatterjee as the recipient of the ‘Indian Personality of the Year’ award at the opening ceremony of the 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  12. Which space agency carried out the eighth and final test in its “Green Run” test series termed “hot fire”?
    A) SpaceX
    B) European Space Agency
    C) Indian Space Research Organisation
    D) National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is looking to carry out the eighth and final test in its “Green Run” test series, the space agency has said.
    This eighth stage, termed “hot fire,” will bring to an end a series of tests which gradually bring together the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) to life for the very first time.
  13. K.G. Shankar who passed away was related with which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Filmmaker
    C) Politician
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The BJP’s nominated legislator, K.G. Shankar, died due to cardiac arrest at his residence. He was 71.
  14. Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan who passed away was related to which of the following?
    A) Tabla Player
    B) Classical Music
    C) Instrumental Music
    D) Music Composer
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Legendary Indian classical musician and Padma Vibhushan awardee Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan died at his residence in Mumbai. He was 89.
  15. Where in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan commissioned two of the ten indigenously built Doppler weather radars to monitor weather changes over the Himalayas?
    A) Nainital and Shimla
    B) Haldwani and Mandi
    C) Kashipur and Manali
    D) Mukteshwar and Kufri
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan commissioned two of the ten indigenously built Doppler weather radars which will closely monitor the weather changes over the Himalayas.
    Services of X-band Doppler radars at Mukteshwar in Uttarakhand and Kufri in Himachal Pradesh were virtually inaugurated on the 146th foundation day of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of US-India Business Council (USIBC) located?
    A) Seattle
    B) New York
    C) California
    D) Washington DC
    View Answer
    Option D

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