Current Affairs Quiz: January 21, 2021

Current Affairs 21 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. With which country has India signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on a basic partnership framework for operation of the ‘specified skilled worker’ (SSW) system?
    A) Japan
    B) Sweden
    C) Netherlands
    D) Italy
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on a basic partnership framework for operation of the ‘specified skilled worker’ (SSW) system under which the Japanese government accepts foreign nationals who have a certain level of expertise and skill.
  2. Where would the country’s first Labour Movement Museum, showcasing the history of world labour movement, be launched?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Kerala
    D) Goa
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    The country’s first Labour Movement Museum, showcasing the history of world labour movement, would be launched in Kerala’s houseboat tourism hub, Alappuzha, Kerala.
  3. Which zoo has been named after as Balasaheb Thackeray by the state government?
    A) Taraporevala Zoo
    B) Veer Mata Jijabai Zoo
    C) Maharaj Bagh Zoo
    D) Gorewada International Zoo
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Maharashtra government has renamed Gorewada International Zoo in Nagpur as ‘Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park’.
  4. Which state’s first state-level bird festival ‘Kalrav’ held in January 2021?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Bihar
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Rajasthan
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bihar’s first state-level bird festival ‘Kalrav’ held at the world famous Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuaries in the Jamui district from January 15.
  5. Which state government launched scheme for allotment of 7,219 fair price shops (FPS) under state government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission’?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Gujarat
    C) Punjab
    D) Haryana
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh virtually kicked off a state-wide scheme for allotment of 7,219 fair price shops (FPS) under his government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission’.
  6. Which bank has launched its MSME initiative aimed at providing speedy and easy access to funds to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector of India?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    YES Bank has launched the YES MSME initiative aimed at providing speedy and easy access to funds to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector of India.
  7. From which country is India set to procure 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft?
    A) France
    B) Russia
    C) USA
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government is set to procure 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft from Russia, days after the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the purchase of 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
  8. WE HUB, set up by Telangana Government, has announced its partnership with i-Hub of which state to encourage and support startups in raising capital?
    A) Haryana
    B) Goa
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    WE HUB, India’s first state-led incubator to foster and promote women entrepreneurship set up by Telangana Government, has announced its partnership with i-Hub of Gujarat, to encourage and support startups in raising capital.
  9. Which country’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned over welfare scandal?
    A) Netherlands
    B) Belgium
    C) Sweden
    D) France
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters.
  10. Who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of AYUSH in January 2021?
    A) Nitin Gadkari
    B) Prakash Javadekar
    C) Kiren Rijiju
    D) Harsh Vardhan
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has been temporarily assigned the charge of the Ministry of AYUSH, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique issued.
    The move was necessitated as Shripad Yesso Naik, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) was undergoing treatment
  11. Who has been honoured with the “Sahitya Gaurav Samman” by the Hindi Writers Guild, Canada for his literary work?
    A) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
    B) Piyush Goyal
    C) Prakash Javadekar
    D) Harsh Vardhan
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was honoured “Sahitya Gaurav Samman” by the Hindi Writers Guild, Canada for his literary work.
  12. Veteran Dr V Shanta who passed away was related to which branch of medicine?
    A) Neonatology
    B) Oncology
    C) Nephrology
    D) Cardiology
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Renowned oncologist, medical pioneer and head of the famous Cancer Institute, Chennai, Dr V Shanta, passed away. She was 93.
  13. The book ‘Abdul Kalam-Ninaivugalukku Maranamillai’ has been penned by A P J M Nazema Maraikayar along with whom?
    A) N C Chabbra
    B) B K Rewri
    C) S L Sardana
    D) Y S Rajan
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the book, “Abdul Kalam- Ninaivugalukku Maranamillai” in Chennai.
    The book ‘Abdul Kalam-Ninaivugalukku Maranamillai’ (immortal memories) has been penned by A P J M Nazema Maraikayar, the niece of the late President and by noted space scientist Y S Rajan.

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