Current Affairs Quiz: January 2, 2021

Current Affairs 2 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state government has launched its own crop relief scheme ‘Kisan Fasal Rahat Yojana’ to replace the Prime Minister’s insurance scheme?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Jharkhand launches its own crop relief scheme to replace the Prime Minister’s insurance scheme.
    It is a compensation scheme aimed at providing security cover to Jharkhand farmers in case of crop damage due to natural calamity. It will cover both land owning and landless farmers.
  2. What is the interest rate on the National Savings Certificate (NSC) for January-March 2021 quarter?
    A) 7.2%
    B) 6.3%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 6.8%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The government kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including PPF and NSC, unchanged for the January-March quarter amid moderating bank deposit rates.
    Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificate (NSC) will continue to carry an annual interest rate of 7.1 per cent and 6.8 per cent, respectively.
    The interest rate for the five-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been retained at 7.4 per cent.Interest rate on savings deposits has been retained at 4 per cent annually. The girl child savings scheme Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana will offer 7.6 per cent rate during the fourth quarter of the current fiscal.
    The annual interest rate on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) has been retained at 6.9 per cent. Term deposits of one-five years will fetch interest rate in the range of 5.5-6.7 per cent, to be paid quarterly, while the interest rate on five-year recurring deposit is pegged at 5.8 per cent.
  3. With which state/UT government has Solar firm Oakridge Energy signed agreements to solarize 1,000 schools in state/UT by 2022?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Delhi
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Solar firm Oakridge Energy said it has signed agreements with the Delhi government and screw Vidyalaya Sangathan to solarise schools in Delhi.
    The company is aiming to solarise 1,000 institutions by 2022.
  4. Who has been appointed as the new chairman and CEO of the Railway Board?
    A) Suneet Sharma
    B) Prabhakar Sardana
    C) Shyamraj Mehta
    D) Vivek Tripathi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Eastern Railway general manager Suneet Sharma was appointed the new Railway Board Chairman and CEO upon the completion of the term of incumbent V K Yadav. Yadav was given an extension in January this year.
  5. Who has been honoured with Tansen Samman- 2020 for Hindustani classical music?
    A) Pt. Dalchan Sharma
    B) Pt. Vidyadhar Mehta
    C) Pt. Ulhaas Kashalkar
    D) Pt. Satish Vyas
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Santoor player Pt. Satish Vyas honoured with Tansen Samman- 2020 for Hindustani classical music. Besides Abhinav Kala Parishad, Bhopal has been selected for ‘Raja Mansingh Tomar Samman’.
  6. Which one of the following is one of the tea producing site from Japan which has been recognized by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) as the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)?
    A) Pu’er Traditional Tea Agrosystem
    B) Traditional Tree Grass system
    C) Fuzhou Jasmine tea site
    D) Traditional Hadong Tea Agrosystem
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has recognised four tea producing sites spanning across three countries as the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).
    All the four sites chosen by the FAO are in the Asian continent and include two tea production sites from China (Pu’er Traditional Tea Agrosystem and Fuzhou Jasmine tea site) – the world’s largest producer- and one each from Korea (Traditional Hadong Tea Agrosystem Korea) and Japan (Traditional Tree Grass system in Shizuoka).
  7. Which educational institution has been sanctioned ₹135 crore by the Department of Science and Technology to set up a Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation and Data Acquisition Systems?
    A) IIT Hyderabad
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Department of Science and Technology has sanctioned ₹135 crore to IIT Hyderabad under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) to set up a Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation and Data Acquisition Systems.
    The Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Remotely Operated Vehicles at IIT Hyderabad, known as ‘TiHAN Foundation’ has been incorporated as a Section-8 company by the institute in June 2020.
  8. Indira Joseph Venniyoor who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Economist
    B) Model
    C) News Broadcaster
    D) Scientist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indira Joseph Venniyoor, Renowned broadcaster, All India Radio veteran, and the first English news announcer of Travancore Radio, passed away at her residence at Poojapura. She was 94.
    The Kerala-based veteran was the first English news announcer of Travancore Radio, when its English service started in 1949.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Which state government give Tansen Samaroh to pay tribute to the Great Indian Musical Maestro Tansen?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Haryana
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Food and Agriculture Organization situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) Vienna, Austria
    D) Stockholm, Sweden
    View Answer
    Option A

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