Current Affairs Quiz: January 28, 2021

Current Affairs 28 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched the ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme in order to aid in empowerment and growth of the girl child?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme in order to aid in empowerment and growth of the girl child.
  2. Which state has become the first state in the country with two airstrips on expressways to facilitate emergency landing and take-off of fighter planes?
    A) Bihar
    B) Haryana
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    With the completion of the construction of the 3,300-metre-long airstrip near Kurebhar on Purvanchal Expressway, Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country with two airstrips on expressways to facilitate emergency landing and take-off of fighter planes.
  3. Where is first of its kind children’s library on a boat launched which will host sessions on book launches, music and more?
    A) Pune
    B) Kolkata
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The West Bengal Transport Corporation in collaboration with a heritage book store here has launched a children’s library on a boat, the first of its kind initiative.
    The idea behind the boat library is that one can read books while appreciating the beauty of Kolkata, cruising on the Hooghly river.
  4. Where did the 69th Plenary Meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) held?
    A) Shillong
    B) Guwahati
    C) Gangtok
    D) Agartala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Shillong to chair the 69th Plenary Meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC). Shah also launched the Ayushman Bharat programme for central armed police forces at Guwahati in Assam.
  5. Where did Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy inaugurate Jayalalithaa Memorial?
    A) Coimbatore
    B) Vellore
    C) Chennai
    D) Madurai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy inaugurated Jayalalithaa Memorial at Chennai. The 79 crore worth grand memorial is built on a nine acre land situated on the shores of the Marina Beach. The phoenix shaped memorial has a statue of Jayalalithaa and MGR with an artificial waterfall.
  6. According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2021, India was at which rank in the list of countries most-affected by the devastating impact of climate change globally in 2019?
    A) 5th
    B) 9th
    C) 8th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India was the seventh most-affected by the devastating impact of climate change globally in 2019 according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 released.
    India was preceded by Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Bahamas, Japan, Malawi and Afghanistan in the list of countries most affected by the impacts of extreme weather events in 2019, the report by Germanwatch, a Bonn-based environmental organisation said.
  7. According to the International Monetary Fund, global economy is projected to grow at what percent in 2021?
    A) 5.8%
    B) 5.2%
    C) 5.5%
    D) 5.6%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The global economy, ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, is projected to grow at 5.5 per cent in 2021 and 4.2 per cent in 2022, the IMF said, reflecting the expectations of a vaccine-powered strengthening of business activities later in the year and additional policy support in a few large economies.
    In its latest update, the IMF projected an 11.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021.
  8. According to United Nations report on global investment, which country surpassed USA as largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020?
    A) Russia
    B) China
    C) UK
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    China climbed to the No.1 ranking globally attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) of $163 billion in 2020 amid a raging global pandemic, according to the UN’s latest report on global investment, knocking the US, which attracted $134 billion, off the first spot.
  9. According to a report by consulting firm HexGn, Indian startups are estimated to have received how much amount in funding across more than 1,200 deals in 2020?
    A) $10.14 billion
    B) $13.05 billion
    C) $14.56 billion
    D) $12.83 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Indian startups are estimated to have received $10.14 billion in funding across more than 1,200 deals in 2020 despite the COVID crisis, a report by consulting firm HexGn said. Even though the total investment received in 2020 is lower than that of 2019 ($14.5 billion), the number of deals were higher by 20 percent.
  10. Which country’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation following widespread criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the country?
    A) Italy
    B) Spain
    C) Greece
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tendered his resignation following widespread criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
  11. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been elected as the president of which country for the second term?
    A) Spain
    B) Austria
    C) Netherlands
    D) Portugal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Portugal’s president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was returned to office for a second term, in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths.
  12. What is the theme of International Customs Day 2021?
    A) A Secure business environment for economic development
    B) Customs bolstering recovery, renewal and resilience
    C) Smart borders for seamless trade, travel and transport
    D) Customs fostering sustainability for people, prosperity, and the plant
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    January 26 is celebrated as the International Customs Day (ICD) to recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.
    Theme is – “Customs bolstering recovery, renewal and resilience”
  13. Who is the author of the book titled “India 2030: The Rise of a Rajasic Nation”?
    A) Ramachandra Guha
    B) Vikram Chandra
    C) Gautam Chikermane
    D) Upamanyu Chatterjee
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The book titled “India 2030: The Rise of a Rajasic Nation” is a collection of essays by the likes of Bibek Debroy, Vikram Sood, Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Ram Madhav and David Frawley, among others. The book has been authored by Gautam Chikermane.
  14. Sportsperson Prasanta Dora who passed away was related to which sports?
    A) Basketball
    B) Cricket
    C) Tennis
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Former India and Mohun Bagan, East Bengal goalkeeper Prasanta Dora died. He was 44.
  15. Who has been conferred Maha Vir Chakra Award posthumously in 2021?
    A) B Santosh Babu
    B) Pintu Kumar Singh
    C) Narayan Singh Yadav
    D) Nuduram Soren
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Colonel B Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar Regiment, who lost his life during the Galwan Valley clash last year, was posthumously awarded with Maha Vir Chakra.
  16. Whom of the following is one of the recipients of Padma Vibhushan this year in 2021?
    A) Boris Johnson
    B) Vladimir Putin
    C) Shinzo Abe
    D) Sheikh Hasina
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Padma Vibhushan awards 2021 – Shinzo Abe, S P Balasubramaniam, Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde, Narinder Singh Kapany, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, B. B. Lal, and Sudarshan Sahoo.
    Visit here for complete list of awards (Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri) – https://aspirantszone.com/padma-awards-2021-announced/

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