Current Affairs Quiz: January 27, 2021

Current Affairs 27 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. Where did Border Security Force (BSF) launch “Operation Sard Hawa” under which it aims to increase security?
    A) Bharatpur
    B) Kota
    C) Bhoder
    D) Jaisalmer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Border Security Force (BSF) launched “Operation Sard Hawa” under which it aims to increase security on the borders in Jaisalmer.
  2. Where did Indian Navy conducted large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX – 21 with Army and Air Force?
    A) Daman and Diu
    B) Ladakh
    C) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
    D) Puducherry
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX – 21 was conducted in Andaman & Nicobar group of islands.
  3. What is the theme of National Tourism Day 2021?
    A) Dekho Apna Desh
    B) Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All
    C) Tourism and Rural Development
    D) Tourism and the Digital Transformation
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25 every year across the country. This year, the theme of National Tourism Day is ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.
  4. Which state’s government launched ‘Udyam Sarathi’ app to help youth to explore self-employment opportunities?
    A) Haryana
    B) Gujarat
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of 71st foundation day of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched ‘Udyam Sarathi’ app to help youth to explore self-employment opportunities.
  5. Which aerospace company created a new record by launching 143 satellites into space in January 2021?
    A) NASA
    B) SpaceX
    C) Indian Space Research Organisation
    D) Roscosmos
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    A rocket from Elon Musk’s SpaceX has created a new record by launching 143 satellites into space on. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
    SpaceX, an aerospace company, has also beaten the record of the Indian Space Research Organisation- ISRO where it deployed 104 satellites in February 2017 in a single launch.
  6. Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted the successful maiden launch of Akash-NG Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha. What does G stand for in NG?
    A) Generation
    B) Great
    C) Giant
    D) Global
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted the successful maiden launch of Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha.
  7. Which country’s climbers for making history by becoming the first to scale in winter the world’s second highest mountain K2, considered as the world’s most dangerous and challenging peak?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) Pakistan
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Pakistan felicitated a team of 10 Nepali climbers for making history by becoming the first to scale in winter the world’s second highest mountain K2, considered as the world’s most dangerous and challenging peak.
  8. On National Gird Child Day on 24th January 2021, 20-year-old Shrishti Goswami became one-day chief minister of which state?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Odisha
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    20-year-old Shrishti Goswami from Haridwar is a one-day chief minister of Uttarakhand, marking the national girl child day, in a rare instance of real life copying a movie –Anil Kapoor starrer Nayak.
  9. Which country overtook Germany with the world’s largest current account surplus, a survey by the Ifo institute?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) USA
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Germany’s current account surplus shrank for the fifth year in a row in 2020 as China overtook Europe’s biggest economy during the COVID-19 pandemic to run the world’s largest current account surplus, a survey by the Ifo institute.
  10. According to the latest World Economic Situation and Prospects released by the UN, Indian economy is expected to grow at what percent in the year 2021?
    A) 5.9%
    B) 8.2%
    C) 6.8%
    D) 7.3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    According to the latest World Economic Situation and Prospects released by the UN, the world economy shrank by 4.3 per cent in 2020– over two and half times more than 2009’s global financial crisis.
    United Nations also projected that India’s economy will contract by 9.6 per cent in 2020. The report said that the economy is forecast to recover and clock a 7.3 per cent growth in 2021 but slow down to 5.9 per cent in 2022.
  11. Who is the director of the film ‘Into the Darkness’ which won the Golden Peacock Award at the 51st edition of International Film Festival of India?
    A) Kasper Winding
    B) Anders Refn
    C) Morten Arnfred
    D) Ole Ernst
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Golden Peacock Award – Into the Darkness (Danish film based on World War II – Director: Anders Refn)
    Silver Peacock Award for Best Actor – Male – Tzu-Chuan Liu, The Silent Forest
    Silver Peacock Award for Best Actor – Female – Zofia Stafiej, I Never Cry
    Silver Peacock Award for Best Director – Chen-Nien Ko, The Silent Forest
    Best Debut Director Award – Cássio Pereira dos Santos, Valentina
    Special Mention Award – Kripal Kalita, Bridge
    Special Jury Award – Kamin Kalev, February
    ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award – Ameen Nayfeh’s 200 Meters
    Indian Personality of the Year Award – Biswajit Chatterjee
  12. Which of the following’s university has released report titled ‘Ageing water infrastructure: An emerging global risk’?
    A) NATO
    B) United Nations
    C) World Trade Organization
    D) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Over a thousand large dams in India will be roughly 50-years-old in 2025 and such aging structures across the world pose a growing threat, according to a United Nations (UN) report which notes that by 2050, most people on Earth will live downstream of tens of thousands of dams built in the 20th century.
    The report, titled ‘Ageing water infrastructure: An emerging global risk’ is compiled by United Nations University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health.
  13. Indian Railway’s which zone has set a new record by operating the longest freight train on the Indian Railways network named ‘Vasuki’?
    A) West Central Railway
    B) South Western Railway
    C) South Eastern Central Railway
    D) North Eastern Railway
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian Railways’ South Eastern Central Railway (SECR) zone has created another record when it operated the longest freight train on the Indian Railways network.
    The total length of the freight train was around 3.5 kilometers after joining the five rakes and it was named ‘Vasuki’

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Aerospace Company ‘SpaceX’?
    A) Russia
    B) USA
    C) France
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Hawthorne, California, United States

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