Current Affairs Quiz: January 3, 2021

Current Affairs 3 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Buta Singh who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Sportsperson
    C) Politician
    D) Director
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Buta Singh passes away. He subsequently held many positions including those of the Union home minister and Union agriculture minister.
  2. John Fulton Reid who passed away was the finest batsman of which country?
    A) West Indies
    B) New Zealand
    C) Australia
    D) Ireland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Hailed as one of New Zealand’s finest Test batsmen – John Fulton Reid breathed his last as he lost a long-battle to cancer at the age of 64.
  3. Which state government launched a mobile application ‘DigiNest’, to give people digital access to the state government’s directory, which can be synced with the smart phone with the click of a button?
    A) Punjab
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Odisha
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To bring in more automation and efficacy in the functioning of the state Public Relations department, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh virtually launched a mobile application ‘DigiNest’, to give people digital access to the state government’s directory, which can be synced with the smart phone with the click of a button.
    The Chief Minister also rolled out an online Punjab Advertisement Release Order System to bring transparency and efficiency in the entire process of releasing State Government’s advertisements and payments to media houses.
  4. Which airport has recently become a CAT IIIB compliant runway that can be used by aircraft even during inclement weather and foggy conditions?
    A) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
    B) Kempegowda International Airport
    C) Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
    D) Coimbatore International Airport
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru now has a CAT IIIB compliant South runway that can be used by aircraft even during inclement weather and foggy conditions.
    The Bengaluru airport is the only airport in South India and sixth in the country to have CAT IIIB compliant runway.
  5. Who is appointed as the new chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)?
    A) Surbhi Bhatacharya
    B) Rekha Banerjee
    C) Vaishika Mittal
    D) Soma Mondal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Soma Mondal has taken over as Chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). She was the Director (Commercial) of SAIL prior to this.
    She replaces Anil Kumar Chaudhary, who superannuated on 31 December 2020.
  6. Which state/UT government has signed an MoU with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) to promote the state’s horticulture produce in the global market?
    A) Assam
    B) Arunachal Pradesh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Puducherry
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    To promote the state’s horticulture produce and take it to the global market, the Jammu and Kashmir government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED).
    After signing the MoU, the NAFED will cover 5,500 hectares at a cost of Rs 1,700 crore in the next five years with a major focus on apple, walnut, cherry, pear and other significant horticulture produce.
  7. In January 2021, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) announced transactions through which medium to be completely free?
    A) UPI
    B) NEFT
    C) IMPS
    D) RTGS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) said transaction through Unified Payment Interface platform would continue to be free.
  8. To augment electricity generation capacity in which state, India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a USD 231 million loan agreement?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Assam
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Tripura
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a USD 231 million loan to augment electricity generation capacity in the State of Assam through construction of a 120 MegaWatts hydroelectric power plant that will enhance availability of electricity for households.
  9. To expand horticulture production and farm household income in which state, India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a USD 10 million project readiness financing (PRF)?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Sikkim
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a USD 10 million project readiness financing (PRF) to help finance piloting activities and design and capacity building for an ensuing project that aims to expand horticulture production and farm household income in Himachal Pradesh.
  10. India along with 4 other countries has joined as a Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council, UNSC. Which one of the following is not among those?
    A) Norway
    B) Kenya
    C) Mexico
    D) Iceland
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India is beginning its two-year tenure as a Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council, UNSC.
    India, Norway, Kenya, Ireland and Mexico will join non-permanent members Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam and the five permanent members China, France, Russia, U.K. and the U.S.
  11. International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) situated where has become an associate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)?
    A) Delhi
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) said that it has become an associate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
  12. The World Health Organization has cleared the which coronavirus vaccine for emergency use?
    A) Biocon
    B) Pfizer-BioNTech
    C) Covaxin
    D) Oxford Institute’s Covishield
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The World Health Organization says it has cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. This means poorer countries may soon get access to the shot already available in Europe and North America.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Pfizer situated?
    A) USA
    B) UK
    C) Italy
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of BioNTech SE situated?
    A) USA
    B) Germany
    C) UK
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of International Organization of Securities Commissions situated?
    A) Madrid, Spain
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Stockholm, Sweden
    D) Copenhagen, Denmark
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Of India Limited situated?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Jaipur
    C) Lucknow
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  5. Where is the HQ of Steel Authority of India situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Surat
    C) Noida
    D) Agra
    View Answer
    Option A

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