Current Affairs Quiz: January 24, 2021

Current Affairs 24 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Where did the three-day Ports Review Meeting named ‘Chintan Baithak’ held?
    A) Kutch
    B) Gandhinagar
    C) Surat
    D) Ahmedabad
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Ports,Shipping and Waterways (I/C) chaired three-day Ports Review Meeting named ‘Chintan Baithak’ at Dhordo, Kutch,Gujarat.
  2. In which state was India’s longest road arch bridge, the Wahrew Bridge inaugurated?
    A) Sikkim
    B) West Bengal
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Jharkhand
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma inaugurated India’s longest road arch bridge, the Wahrew Bridge at Sohbar in East Khasi Hills district.
  3. WIPRO group is all set to act as knowledge partner of which state/UT government?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Goa
    C) Odisha
    D) Maharashtra
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Madhya Pradesh, WIPRO group is all set to act as knowledge partner of the State Government. The Wipro Group will also set up a Software Development Centre in Bhopal.
  4. Power Grid Corporation signed an agreement with which state’s electricity board to improve telecom connectivity in the state?
    A) Tripura
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Haryana
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    State-owned Power Grid Corporation has signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. (HPSEBL) in Shimla (H.P.) to improve telecom connectivity in hilly areas.
  5. Where was the new 4-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge inaugurated by Home Minister Shri Amit Shah?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Karnal
    C) Hisar
    D) Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the new 4-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat through video conferencing. The new overbridge has been built at a cost of Rs 55 crore.
  6. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways signed an MoU with which institute for continuation of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Professorial Chair focusing on research and development, teaching and training in the area of Development of Highway Infrastructure?
    A) IIT Tirupati
    B) IIT Bhilai
    C) IIT Roorkee
    D) IIT Guwahati
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Roorkee signed an MoU in New Delhi for continuation of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Professorial Chair focusing on research and development, teaching and training in the area of Development of Highway Infrastructure.
  7. With which state government did Adani Port and SEZ Ltd signed an MoU to develop India’s largest multi-model logistic park?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Punjab
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s largest multi-model logistic park will come up at Virochan Nagar near Sanand in Ahmedabad district of Gujarat.
    A Memorandum of Understanding-MoU was signed between the Gujarat Government and Adani Port and SEZ Ltd.
  8. What is the rank of India in the Global Firepower defense review for the year 2021?
    A) 3rd
    B) 7th
    C) 6th
    D) 4th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    For 2021, India is ranked 4 of 138 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. With 904 attack helicopters and 11 aircraft carriers, the US ranks at the top of the list. Russia is ranked 2nd and China ranked 3rd.
  9. Which payments bank has become the first in the country to launch the multi-partner FD service where an account holder can select the partnered bank as per their preference in partnership with Suryoday Small Finance Bank?
    A) Jio Payments Bank
    B) Paytm Payments Bank
    C) NSDL Payments Bank
    D) Airtel Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL), in partnership with Suryoday Small Finance Bank, is going to facilitate fixed-deposit services to its account holders.
    With this new partnership, PPBL has become the first payments bank in the country to launch the multi-partner FD service where an account holder can select the partnered bank as per their preference
  10. The government has decided to set up a NFPC to have an unbiased and transparent digital faceless mechanism for imposing penalties on tax defaulters. What does C stand for in NFPC?
    A) Control
    B) Central
    C) Centre
    D) Coordination
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    After implementing faceless assessment and faceless appeal systems on income tax matters, the government has decided to set up a National Faceless Penalty Centre (NFPC) to have an unbiased and transparent digital faceless mechanism for imposing penalties on tax defaulters.
  11. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has given its approval for the takeover deal between Reliance Retail and which of the following?
    A) Future Group
    B) DMart Group
    C) Shoppers Stop
    D) Aditya Birla Group
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has given its approval for the takeover deal between Kishore Biyani’s Future Group and Reliance Retail, part of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).
  12. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved 7.8% minority stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd in which company?
    A) Shopclues
    B) Reliance
    C) Flipkart
    D) Pepperfry
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the ₹1,500-crore Flipkart-Aditya Birla Fashion deal, which was announced in October last year. Commission approved acquisition of a 7.8% minority stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd by Flipkart Investments Private Ltd.
  13. Who is honored with the Humanitarian Activist Influencer Award for his philanthropic work and humanitarian service which he consistently keeps on undertaking for the betterment of society?
    A) Narayan Chahar
    B) Ravi Gaikwad
    C) Deepak Rayudu
    D) Rituraj Jadhav
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Influencers Awards 2021 presented Ravi Gaikwad with the Humanitarian Activist Influencer Award for his philanthropic work and humanitarian service which he consistently keeps on undertaking for the betterment of society.
  14. The Tribal Affairs Minister, Arjun Munda launched which portal to collect data related to the tribal migrant workers and will also link them to the existing welfare schemes?
    A) ShramShakti
    B) ShramBhagya
    C) ShramVikas
    D) ShramSaathi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Tribal Affairs Minister, Arjun Munda launched the ‘ShramShakti’ portal virtually to collect data related to the tribal migrant workers and will also link them to the existing welfare schemes.
  15. Narendra Chanchal who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Politician
    B) Journalist
    C) Surgeon
    D) Singer
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Popular bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away in New Delhi. He was 80.
  16. Who is the author of the book titled ‘A Textbook of Urban Planning and Geography’?
    A) Sameer Sharma
    B) Bhuvan Mittal
    C) Rajbeer Singh
    D) Advaik Mukherjee
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu virtually released the book titled ‘A Textbook of Urban Planning and Geography’ authored by Dr. Sameer Sharma, Director General of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs in Hyderabad.
  17. Who is the author of the book titled “The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India”?
    A) Sukumar Sen
    B) Manmohan Singh
    C) Shashi Tharoor
    D) S Y Quraishi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former chief election commissioner (CEC) S Y Quraishi has come out with his book titled “The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India”. It has been published by HarperCollins India.

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