Current Affairs Quiz: January 29, 2021

Current Affairs 29 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which country hosted the two days international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 virtually?
    A) Germany
    B) UK
    C) Spain
    D) Netherlands
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The online two days international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 hosted by the Netherlands, The summit was called as “CAS Online”.
  2. Which of the following organized “AYU SAMVAD” (My Health My Responsibility), one of the largest public awareness campaign programs on AYURVEDA and COVID 19 PANDEMIC?
    A) All India Institute of Ayurveda
    B) National Institute of Ayurveda
    C) Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine & Research
    D) Ayushkama Ayur Yoga School
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    “AYU SAMVAD” (My Health My Responsibility) is one of the largest public awareness campaign program on AYURVEDA and COVID 19 PANDEMIC, organized by All India Institute of Ayurveda New Delhi, as envisioned & supported by Ministry of AYUSH.
  3. According to Oxfam’s ‘Inequality Virus Report’, Indian billionaires increased their wealth by what percent during the lockdown to ₹ 3 trillion?
    A) 26%
    B) 47%
    C) 35%
    D) 51%
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Indian billionaires increased their wealth by 35% during the lockdown to ₹ 3 trillion, ranking India after U.S., China, Germany, Russia and France.
    Out of these, the rise in fortunes for the top 100 billionaires since the lockdown in March is enough to give every one of the 138 million poorest Indian people a cheque for ₹94,045 each, according to Oxfam’s ‘Inequality Virus Report’ released on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
  4. Which of the following has adopted a resolution to promote a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites all across the world?
    A) UN General Assembly
    B) United Nations Security Council
    C) United Nations Development Programme
    D) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to promote a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites all across the world.
  5. According to the data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), overseas investment by domestic companies fell by over what per cent to $1.45 billion in December 2020?
    A) 36%
    B) 42%
    C) 56%
    D) 69%
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Overseas investment by domestic companies fell by over 42 per cent to $1.45 billion in December 2020, according to data from the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) .
  6. Which of the following company launched its new app ‘Krishi Sakha’ to cater to the specific needs of the farmers in the country and guide them in adopting best farming practices and enhancing productivity?
    A) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
    B) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    C) Cholamandalam MS General Insurance
    D) Bharti AXA General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Bharti AXA General Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, launched its new app ‘Krishi Sakha’ to cater to the specific needs of the farmers in the country and guide them in adopting best farming practices and enhancing productivity.
  7. In its World Economic Outlook Update, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expected the Indian economy to have contracted by what per cent in 2020?
    A) 6%
    B) 7%
    C) 8%
    D) 9%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised upwards the growth forecast for Indian economy to 11.5 per cent in 2021, making it the only major economy expected to register a double-digit growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
    In its World Economic Outlook Update, the IMF expects the Indian economy to have contracted by 8 per cent in 2020.
  8. According to the FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract by what per cent in 2020-21?
    A) 8%
    B) 5%
    C) 9%
    D) 6%
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract by 8 per cent in 2020-21, according to the latest round of FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey.
  9. Which organization has named Indian development economist Jayati Ghosh among 20 prominent personalities to a high-level advisory board that will provide recommendations to respond to the challenges in the post-COVID-19 world?
    A) World Health Organization
    B) United Nations
    C) Food and Agriculture Organization
    D) United Nations Security Council
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Indian development economist Jayati Ghosh is among 20 prominent personalities appointed by the United Nations to a high-level advisory board that will provide recommendations for the U.N. Secretary-General to respond to the current and future socio-economic challenges in the post-COVID-19 world.
  10. What is the theme of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 2021?
    A) 75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice
    B) Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility
    C) Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights
    D) Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    On January 27 each year, the United Nations (UN) remembers the Holocaust that affected many people of Jewish origin during World War II. This day is called the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
    The theme of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 is “Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust”.
  11. How much amount has been released by the Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance to 18 States for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies?
    A) Rs 11,276 crore
    B) Rs 12,351 crore
    C) Rs 14,093 crore
    D) Rs 16,176 crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance has released an amount of over Rs 12,351 crore to 18 States for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies. This amount is the 2nd instalment of basic grants released in this financial year.
  12. India signed the framework with which of the following for Strategic Partnership to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation and enhance global energy security, stability and sustainability?
    A) International Energy Agency members
    B) Energy Information Administration members
    C) International Atomic Energy Agency members
    D) International Renewable Energy Agency members
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    India and International Energy Agency members have signed the framework for Strategic Partnership to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation and enhance global energy security, stability and sustainability.
  13. The Textiles Committee of the Ministry of Textiles signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre of which country to boost export of Textile and Apparel to the latter country?
    A) Japan
    B) Italy
    C) Germany
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Textiles Committee of the Ministry of Textiles has signed a Memorandum of Understanding- MoU with Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan to boost export of Textile and Apparel to Japanese market.
  14. India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with which country to design, make, and launch a satellite fabricated by students from both countries?
    A) Nepal
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Maldives
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    Option
    Explanation:
    C
    On the eve of India’s 72nd Republic Day, India and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to design, make, and launch a satellite fabricated by students from both countries.
    The project celebrates 50 years of Indo-Bangladesh friendship, and the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh.
  15. Indian announced to pledge how much amount to the activities of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in 2021?
    A) $140,000
    B) $120,000
    C) $130,000
    D) $150,000
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has announced a pledge of $150,000 to activities of the Peacebuilding Fund this year and said that 2021 provides the international community with an opportunity to look at peace-building in a more focused manner, especially in the context of the Covid pandemic.
  16. Where did Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the country’s second Bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)?
    A) Chennai
    B) Kolkata
    C) Bhopal
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman virtually inaugurated the Chennai Bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). This will be the second NCLAT Bench in the country, after the Principal Bench in New Delhi.
  17. Which bank has appointed J K Shivan as managing director and CEO of the bank?
    A) Bandhan Bank
    B) Dhanlaxmi Bank
    C) Karur Vysya Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Board of Directors of Kerala-based Dhanlaxmi Bank have given approval to appoint J K Shivan as managing director and CEO of the Bank.
  18. According to a report by Brand Finance, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been ranked at which position as the most-valued IT services brand globally?
    A) 1st
    B) 6th
    C) 4th
    D) 3rd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been ranked third most-valued IT services brand globally, after Accenture and IBM, according to a report by Brand Finance.
    Four Indian IT services companies TCS, Infosys, HCL and Wipro secured spots in the top-10 global tally.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where id the HQ of Brand Finance situated?
    A) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    B) Singapore
    C) Sydney, Australia
    D) London, UK
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Where is the HQ of Oxfam, a charitable organization situated?
    A) Nairobi, Kenya
    B) Helsinki, Finland
    C) Oslo, Norway
    D) Copenhagen, Denmark
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. Before Chennai, where was the only location of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Jaipur
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Where is the HQ of Dhanlaxmi Bank situated?
    A) Pune
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Coimbatore
    D) Thrissur
    View Answer
    Option D

  5. Where is the HQ of Bharti Axa General Insurance situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

  6. Where is the HQ of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) situated?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Gland, Switzerland
    D) Sydney, Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
  7. Where is All India Institute of Ayurveda situated?
    A) Bhopal
    B) Mumbai
    C) Delhi
    D) Jaipur
    View Answer
    Option C
  8. Where is the HQ of International Energy Agency situated?
    A) California, USA
    B) Paris, France
    C) Brussels, Belgium
    D) Vienna, Austria
    View Answer
    Option B

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