Current Affairs Quiz: January 20, 2021

Current Affairs 20 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which of the following’s birth anniversary on 23rd January will be celebrated as “PARAKRAM DIWAS” every year as declared by the government?
    A) Lala Lajpat Rai
    B) Chandra Shekhar Azad
    C) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
    D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A High Level Committee, headed by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has been constituted for deciding the programs, and to supervise and guide the commemoration – 125th Birth Anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
    Government of India has decided to celebrate his birthday on the 23rd day of January every year as “PARAKRAM DIWAS” to inspire people of the country.
  2. When is National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day celebrated?
    A) January 18
    B) January 17
    C) January 14
    D) January 19
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day is celebrated on January 19 to mark its formation. This year, the NDRF observed its 16th NDRF Raising Day.
  3. Who is the author of the book titled “The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind”?
    A) Ramachandra Guha
    B) Vikram Seth
    C) Amitav Ghosh
    D) Ruskin Bond
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Historian and cricket “fan” Ramachandra Guha launched his new book titled “The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind”
  4. Which bike-based casualty transport emergency vehicle was handed over to CRPF by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS)?
    A) Radhika
    B) Rachita
    C) Ragini
    D) Rakshita
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi-based DRDO laboratory, handed over Rakshita, a bike-based casualty transport emergency vehicle to CRPF in a ceremony held at CRPF Head Office in New Delhi.
  5. Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected for the sixth term as the president of which country?
    A) Kenya
    B) Uganda
    C) Rwanda
    D) Tanzania
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has scored a decisive election victory to win a sixth term, the country’s election commission said.
  6. Vishwavir Ahuja has been re-appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of which bank?
    A) RBL Bank
    B) IndusInd Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Private sector lender, RBL Bank said its Board of Directors has approved the re-appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank for a period of three years, with effect from June 30, 2021 to June 29, 2024.
  7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been unanimously chosen as the which chairman of the trust of Somnath Temple?
    A) 6th
    B) 7th
    C) 8th
    D) 9th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unanimously chosen as the new chairman of the trust which manages the world famous Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan town in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district, becoming the second PM to hold the post.
    As per trust records, Mr. Modi has become the eighth chairman of the trust.
  8. Who own the women’s singles title at the Thailand Open held in Bangkok?
    A) Nozomi Okuhara
    B) Ratchanok Intanon
    C) Tai Tzu-ying
    D) Carolina Marin
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin beat top seed Tai Tzu-ying to claim the Thailand Open title in Bangkok.
    Fourth seed Viktor Axelsen battled a cold and eighth seed Angus Long to claim the men’s title.
  9. How much final dividend has been paid by the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) to the Government of India for 2019-20?
    A) Rs 215.48 crore
    B) Rs 215.48 crore
    C) Rs 215.48 crore
    D) Rs 215.48 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    State-owned Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) paid a final dividend of Rs 215.48 crore to the Government of India for 2019-20
  10. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, which country’s foreign minister visited India for 3 days?
    A) Myanmar
    B) Nepal
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali arrived in India on a three-day visit during which he attended the 6th meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission and discussed the entire gamut of relations, including COVID-19 cooperation and border disputes, with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.
  11. India’s first air taxi services has been launched between which cities?
    A) Chandigarh and Hisar
    B) Chandigarh and Karnal
    C) Karnal and Hisar
    D) Rohtak and Ambala
    View Answer
    Option
    Explanation:

    Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has inaugurated India’s first air taxi services from Chandigarh to Hisar under the UDAN scheme of the Central Government.
  12. Which of the following has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Road Traffic Education (IRTE), and Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh (IDC), to promote road safety and collaborate in the areas of traffic management?
    A) Border Roads Organisation
    B) NHPC Limited
    C) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
    D) National Highways Authority of India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Road Traffic Education (IRTE), and Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh (IDC), to promote road safety and collaborate in the areas of traffic management.
    Titled as ‘Capacity building of Road Safety Management through the Safe Systems Approach Programme,’ this arrangement will be effective for two years.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Uganda?
    A) Krona
    B) Shekel
    C) Euro
    D) Shilling
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Capital: Kampala
  2. Where is the HQ of RBL Bank situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Where is the HQ of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL) situated?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. Where is Institute for Road Traffic Education (IRTE) situated?
    A) Faridabad
    B) Noida
    C) Gurgaon
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

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