Current Affairs Quiz: January 26, 2021

Current Affairs 26 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state has become the first in the country to get additional funds (Rs 660 crore) for capital projects for successfully carrying out reforms in various citizen-centric areas?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Bihar
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh has become the first state to get additional funds for capital projects for successfully carrying out reforms in various citizen-centric areas. The finance ministry said it has allocated an additional Rs 660 crore to Madhya Pradesh for capital expenditure to undertake citizen-centric reforms.
  2. Madhya Pradesh government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with which state government for replicating the latter’s pioneering Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative?
    A) Telangana
    B) Haryana
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Madhya Pradesh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kerala for replicating the latter’s pioneering Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative.
  3. In a first, a bird festival is being organised at the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary to provide an opportunity to enthusiasts to explore the forest and watch different birds. Where is the sanctuary situated?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Odisha
    C) Maharashtra
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In a first, a bird festival is being organised at the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal to provide an opportunity to enthusiasts to explore the forest and watch different birds.
  4. According to the Futures Industry Association (FIA), which stock exchange remained the world’s largest derivatives exchange for the second consecutive year in 2020 in terms of number of contracts traded?
    A) National Stock Exchange of India
    B) New York Stock Exchange
    C) Italian Stock Exchange
    D) The Royal Exchange
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) remained the world’s largest derivatives exchange for the second consecutive year in 2020 in terms of number of contracts traded, according to the Futures Industry Association (FIA).
  5. Which country’s Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa submitted his resignation to parliament after protests over the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic?
    A) Ukraine
    B) Mongolia
    C) Kazakhstan
    D) Georgia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Mongolia’s Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa submitted his resignation to parliament after protests in the capital Ulaanbaatar over the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  6. Who has been appointed as the first woman chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?
    A) Vijaya Kamlesh
    B) Gita Mittal
    C) Manjula Chellur
    D) Sujata Manohar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Broadcasters industry body Indian Broadcasting Foundation has appointed former Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court Justice Gita Mittal as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC).
    Mittal succeeds former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Vikramajit Sen, whose tenure as BCCC Chairperson has ended.
  7. Shyam Srinivasan, CEO of which bank, is chosen as the Business Standard Banker of the Year for 2019-20?
    A) IndusInd Bank
    B) South Indian Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Shyam Srinivasan, managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) of Federal Bank, is the Business Standard Banker of the Year for 2019-20.
  8. Who along with Bilkis Dadi has been conferred with Quaide Millleth award for year 2020?
    A) Colin Gonsalves
    B) Kannan Gopinathan
    C) Harsh Mander
    D) Yogendra Yadav
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Bilkis Bano, Bilkis Dadi, the octogenarian woman who emerged as the face of Shaheen Bagh protest movement, and prominent civil rights activist Harsh Mander have been conferred with Quaide Millleth award for year 2020.
  9. Phil Spector who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Musician
    B) Actor
    C) Scientist
    D) Surgeon
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.
  10. Narendra Luther who passed away was related to which of the following?
    A) Businessman
    B) Author
    C) Journalist
    D) Actor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Well-known poet, historian, author and retired bureaucrat Narendra Luther passed away at a private hospital. He was 88.
  11. Larry King, iconic radio and television host, who passed away hailed from which country?
    A) Brazil
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The iconic American radio and television host, and paid spokesman, Larry King, has passed away. He was 87.
  12. Who is the author of the book titled “Flying Blind: India’s Quest For Global Leadership”?
    A) Mohamed Zeeshan
    B) Imran Orhan
    C) Nadia Hashimi
    D) Mohsin Hamid
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    A new book by foreign affairs consultant Mohamed Zeeshan has been released recently. The title “Flying Blind” alludes to the absence of a coherent strategy in making full use of these advantages.
  13. Who has authored the book titled “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World”?
    A) Henry Kissinger
    B) Chris Cuomo
    C) Niall Ferguson
    D) Fareed Zakaria
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The book titled “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” has been authored by a Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria.
  14. When is National Girl Child Day being celebrated in India?
    A) January 25
    B) January 24
    C) January 27
    D) January 24
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    National Girl Child Day in India is celebrated on January 24 every year. This day provides support, new opportunities to the girls in the country.
  15. What is the theme of National Voters’ Day 2021?
    A) Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed
    B) Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy
    C) No Voter to be Left Behind
    D) Empowering Young and Future Voters
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National Voters’ Day is observed annually on 25 January in order to encourage more young voters to take part in the polling process. This year, the Election Commission of India is observing the 11th National Voters’ Day with the theme ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed.’
  16. What is the theme of International Education Day 2021?
    A) Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation
    B) Education: A Key Driver for the COVID-19 Generation
    C) Learning for planet, prosperity and peace for the COVID-19 Generation
    D) Education with freedom for the COVID-19 Generation
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    International Day of Education is an annual international observance day held on January 24 to promote the role of education and thus the International Day of Education came into existence. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s theme for International Education Day is “Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation”
  17. On 25th January 2021, which state celebrated its golden jubilee statehood day?
    A) Punjab
    B) West Bengal
    C) Goa
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Himachal Pradesh celebrated its golden jubilee statehood day across the state on January 25. It was on this day in 1971 Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state of India.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Futures Industry Association (FIA) situated?
    A) Sydney, Australia
    B) Washington DC, USA
    C) Ottawa, Canada
    D) Wellington, New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option B

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