Current Affairs Quiz: January 22, 2021

Current Affairs 22 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state topped the second edition of the India Innovation Index-2020 released by NITI Aayog in the Major States category?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    NITI Aayog released the second edition of the India Innovation Index-2020. The index demonstrates the government’s continued commitment towards transforming the country into an innovation-driven economy.
    In the 2020 ranking, Karnataka retained its first position in the Major States category. Maharashtra moved one position higher and stood at 2nd spot while Tamil Nadu slid to 3rd position.
    In the North East and Hill States category, Himachal Pradesh stands at first position followed by Uttarakhand and Manipur.
    Delhi stands at the first position while Chandigarh retained its second spot in the Union Territories and small States category.
  2. The Cabinet has given its approval for the investment of over 5200 crore rupees for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project in which state/UT?
    A) Jammu and Kashmir
    B) Punjab
    C) Chandigarh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Cabinet has given its approval for the investment of over 5200 crore rupees for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project located on river Chenab, in Kishtwar in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  3. With which country’s air force did Indian Air Force conduct a bilateral Air exercise, Ex Desert Knight-21 in Jodhpur?
    A) Russia
    B) Bangladesh
    C) France
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force are conducting a bilateral Air exercise, Ex Desert Knight-21 in Jodhpur.
  4. With which country did India sign an agreement for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy?
    A) Uganda
    B) Kyrgyzstan
    C) Sierra Leone
    D) Uzbekistan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet was apprised of signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy.
  5. With which country did India sign the implementing agreement on submarine rescue support and cooperation between the two Navies?
    A) UK
    B) Singapore
    C) Denmark
    D) Poland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Singapore signed the implementing agreement on submarine rescue support and cooperation between the two Navies.
  6. Which state has become the first state in India to give electricity subsidy through Direct Benefit Transfer?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh has become the first State to give electricity subsidy through Direct Benefit Transfer. With this, it has fulfilled a power reform condition as proposed by the Centre and thus eligible for additional borrowing. The scheme has been implemented in Vidisha district of the State.
  7. Which state’s Chief Minister launched state’s first online youth radio station ‘Radio Hills-Youngistan Ka Dil’?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Telangana
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched Himachal Pradesh’s first online youth radio station ‘Radio Hills-Youngistan Ka Dil’. Deepika and Saurabh are the co-founders of the online radio station.
  8. Which bank has launched ‘Safe Pay’ option, a safe mode for making digital payments, to protect its customers from the growing incidents of online payment frauds?
    A) Paytm Payments Bank
    B) India Post Payments Bank
    C) Airtel Payments Bank
    D) Jio Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Gurugram-based Airtel Payments Bank has launched ‘Airtel Safe Pay’, a safe mode for making digital payments, to protect Airtel customers from the growing incidents of online payment frauds.
  9. Which bank has launched its new mobile app called ‘InstaFX’, to allow authorised money changers of the bank to complete the KYC verification and validation of customers digitally?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) Karnataka Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    ICICI Bank announced the launch of a new mobile application for authorised money changers to help customers of any bank get ‘ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card’ swiftly. Called ‘InstaFX’, the app enables the authorised money changers, who are partners of the Bank, to complete the KYC verification and validation of customers digitally and on a real-time basis.
    ICICI Bank is the first bank in the country to offer such facility to money changers.
  10. Along with SBI and ICICI bank, which other bank is also continued to be on the list of domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) or institutions which are ‘too big to fail’ by RBI?
    A) Punjab National Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) Karnataka Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said state-owned SBI, along with private sector lenders ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank continue to be domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) or institutions which are ‘too big to fail’.
  11. Which company has been accredited with the Google Cloud Partner Specialisation in the data and analytics space?
    A) Wipro
    B) Infosys
    C) TCS
    D) HCL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Infosys said it had been accredited with the Google Cloud Partner Specialisation in the data and analytics space.
  12. JSW Sports has signed an exclusive talent management contract with whom?
    A) KL Rahul
    B) Rohit Sharma
    C) Shikhar Dhawan
    D) Rishabh Pant
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    JSW Sports has signed an exclusive talent management contract with Rishabh Pant who became the fastest Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to clock 1,000 runs as he helped India to an almost unbelievable test series victory in Australia.
  13. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) collaborated with which of the following to develop a Quantum Computing Applications Lab in the country?
    A) Amazon
    B) Flipkart
    C) Snapdeal
    D) Shopclues
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a Quantum Computing Applications Lab in the country.
  14. Joe Biden took other as which prime minister of the United States?
    A) 46th
    B) 48th
    C) 47th
    D) 45th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States with a call to unity, vowing to bridge deep divides and defeat domestic extremism two weeks after a mob attack tried to undo his election victory.
    His deputy, Kamala Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, also took oath as the new Vice President, becoming the first woman, Black person, and first Asian-American to serve in the position.
  15. Who is appointed as the new Managing Director of Sundaram Finance?
    A) A N Raju
    B) Rajiv Lochan
    C) M R Srinivasaraghavan
    D) Harsh Viji
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Sundaram Finance announced that Rajiv Lochan, director of strategy, will assume the role of MD with effect from April 1.
  16. Who became the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade in 2021?
    A) Ravina Kher
    B) Preeti Dhillon
    C) Bhawana Kanth
    D) Sushila Garg
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth is set to become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade.
  17. Mata Prasad who passed away was the former Governor of which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Sikkim
    C) Tripura
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former Arunanchal Pradesh Governor Mata Prasad died following multi-organ failure at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS). He was 95 years old.
  18. Who authored the book titled ‘Manohar Parrikar – Off the Record’?
    A) Jeet Thayil
    B) Aravind Adiga
    C) Pramod Sawant
    D) Waman Subha Prabhu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant released a book ‘Manohar Parrikar – Off the Record’ by senior journalist Waman Subha Prabhu.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Sundaram Finance Ltd. Situated?
    A) Chennai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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