Current Affairs Quiz: January 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of the two-days 15th edition of India Digital Summit 2021 organized virtually?
    A) Aatmanirbhar Bharat – A Trillion Dollar Economy by 2022
    B) Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Enabling the New Normal
    C) Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Make for the World
    D) Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Start of New Decade
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The two-days 15th edition of India Digital Summit 2021, one of the biggest conferences for the digital industry, was organised through virtual platform. The Summit is the flagship event of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
    The theme of the 2021 Summit was ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Start of New Decade’.
  2. Which state government launched ‘Horticulture Development Mission’ (Bagayat Vikas Mission) with an aim to double the income of farmers involved in medicinal and horticulture farming?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Kerala
    C) Karnataka
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced the ‘Horticulture Development Mission’ (Bagayat Vikas Mission).
    The aim of this mission is to double the income of farmers involved in medicinal and horticulture farming.
  3. Which state government has decided to rename the Dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’ in state as the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Dragon fruit will be known as ‘Kamalam’ in Gujarat. The state government has decided to rename the fruit as the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus, said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
  4. Which train has been renamed as the ‘Netaji Express’ by the Indian Railways?
    A) Kavi Guru Express
    B) Howrah-Kalka Mail
    C) Sampark Kranti Express
    D) Pinjore-Shimla Mail
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ahead of iconic freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, the Indian Railways renamed the Howrah-Kalka Mail as the ‘Netaji Express’.
  5. Which of the following released the 16th edition of the Global Risks Report, 2021?
    A) World Food Programme
    B) Food and Agriculture Organization
    C) World Economic Forum
    D) World Wide Fund for Nature
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The World Economic Forum(WEF) recently released the 16th edition of the Global Risks Report, 2021. The report was released based on the Global Risks Perception Survey undertaken by more than 650 members of World Economic Forum.
    The report describes that the top 3 risks by likelihood are extreme weather, climate action failures and human environmental damage. This is very likely to happen in the next 10 years.
  6. Which bank launched ‘AURA’, a credit exclusively loaded with several health and wellness benefits for its users?
    A) Karur Vysya Bank
    B) South Indian Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) Axis Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Axis Bank, India’s third-largest private sector bank, announced the launch of ‘AURA’, a credit exclusively loaded with several health and wellness benefits for its users.
    Aimed at health-conscious individuals, these features will be powered by Poshvine and other specialists such as Decathlon, Practo, Fitternity, IndushealthPlus, 1MG etc., to offer a complete and unique health & wellness solution.
  7. Which of the following has launched the Digital Acceleration for Small Businesses microsite to support digital transformation of SMEs in Asia Pacific?
    A) Mastercard
    B) Visa
    C) American Express
    D) Rupay
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) get well from the pandemic and put together for the long run, Mastercard has launched the Digital Acceleration for Small Businesses microsite throughout most of its Asia Pacific web sites with data and assets on digitalize and run companies extra effectively.
  8. IIFL Home Finance has partnered with which bank for extending credit to MSME loans (loan against property)?
    A) Citibank
    B) DBS Bank
    C) Standard Chartered Bank
    D) POSB Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fairfax-backed IIFL Finance said its home loan subsidiary IIFL Home Finance and Standard Chartered Bank entered into a co-lending arrangement for extending credit to MSME loans (loan against property).
  9. BSE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the which state to create awareness about benefits of listing among SMEs of the state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    BSE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra to create awareness about benefits of listing among SMEs of the state.
  10. Which country won the Border-Gavaskar trophy held at the Gabba in Australia?
    A) India
    B) Australia
    C) New Zealand
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    An injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test of the series at The Gabba to take the series 2-1.
    With this victory, India has retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
  11. Who has taken charge as the managing director of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)?
    A) Vikram Seth
    B) Siddhartha Mohanty
    C) Naveen Purwar
    D) Ruban Sinha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government has appointed KIC Housing Finance chief executive officer (CEO) Siddhartha Mohanty as the managing director of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
  12. Who is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL)?
    A) Santosh Bagha
    B) Munish Saini
    C) Sanjeev Kumar
    D) Priyavart Garg
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The government has appointed Sanjeev Kumar as Chairman and Managing Director of Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) .
  13. Which state government has launched Avolokana software that will enable the government to access data on sanctions and expenditures incurred by 39 departments?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Goa
    C) Telangana
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Karnataka, Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa launched Avolokana software that will enable the government to access data on sanctions and expenditures incurred by 39 departments on 1,800 programmes implemented by them.
  14. DRDO successfully conducted captive and release trial of indigenously developed SAAW from Indian Hawk-Mk132 of HAL off the Odisha coast. What does ‘S’ stand for in SAAW?
    A) Standard
    B) Suitable
    C) Short
    D) Smart
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In yet another milestone, DRDO successfully conducted captive and release trial of indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon SAAW from Indian Hawk-Mk132 of HAL off the Odisha coast.
  15. Unnikrishnan Namboothiri Who passed ay was related to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Politician
    D) Filmmaker
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Veteran Malayalam actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri passed away at a private hospital in Kannur. He was 98.
  16. Which state government has decided to rename Barmura hill range as ‘Hathai Kotor’?
    A) Meghalaya
    B) Tripura
    C) Sikkim
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Tripura observed the 42nd anniversary of the recognition of Kokborok dialect as an official language of the state with a series of programs and colourful events.
    Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb delivered his speech during the event. He announced that the state Cabinet has decided to rename Barmura hill range as ‘Hathai Kotor’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Economic Forum (WEF) situated?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Singapore
    C) USA
    D) Italy
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Cologny, Switzerland
  2. Where is the HQ of IIFL Home Finance Limited situated?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Standard Chartered Bank situated?
    A) Singapore
    B) New York, USA
    C) London, UK
    D) Rome, Italy
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. Where is the HQ of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Pune
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  5. Where is the HQ Of Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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