Current Affairs Quiz: January 30, 2021

Current Affairs 30 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. India celebrated its which Republic Day across the country on 26th January 2021?
    A) 73rd
    B) 74th
    C) 72nd
    D) 71st
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India celebrated its 72nd Republic Day across the country, albeit in a muted manner due to the pandemic. This time, there was not any chief guest at the Republic Day parade. Additionally, the route of the marching contingent would end at the India Gate C-Hexagon instead of Red Fort.
  2. Which country will host the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup as announced by Asian Football Confederation?
    A) China
    B) UAE
    C) Germany
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 2022 Women’s Asian Cup, to be hosted by India, will be held from January 20 to February 6, the Asian Football Confederation announced.
  3. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the introduction of which awards in January 2021?
    A) ICC Player of the Month awards
    B) ICC Player of the Quarter awards
    C) ICC Player of the Year awards
    D) ICC Player of the Six-Months awards
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Dubai, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the introduction of the ICC Player of the Month awards. The award will recognise and celebrate the best performances of both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.
  4. Swaminathan Janakiraman and who other have been appointed as the new managing directors of State Bank of India (SBI)?
    A) Brijesh Khanna
    B) Ashwini Kumar Tewari
    C) Rajesh Kumar Mehta
    D) Abhishek Khurana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The appointments committee (ACC) of the Cabinet cleared the names of two officials—Swaminathan Janakiraman and Ashwini Kumar Tewari as new managing directors of State Bank of India (SBI). The appointments are for a period of three years.
  5. In which Indian state has the US food major Cargill, in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Delhi based Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), launched a program to improve nutrition status?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    To address nutritional challenges leading to stunting, underweight and anemia amongst children and women US food major Cargill, in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Delhi based Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), have launched a program to improve nutrition status in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  6. Which translation of French novel ‘Le mariage de plaisir’ won the Romain Rolland Book Prize?
    A) Bengali
    B) Malayalam
    C) Tamil
    D) English
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Tamil translation of French novel ‘Le mariage de plaisir’ won the Romain Rolland Book Prize at the three-day Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival in Kolkata.
  7. Which country hosted the 17th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)?
    A) Slovakia
    B) Egypt
    C) Kazakhstan
    D) Turkey
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The 17th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) was held virtually. The meeting was hosted by the Republic of Turkey, the current chair of the ACD, under the theme “The New Normal and Safe and Healthy Tourism”.
  8. Maharashtra Government launched a ‘jail tourism’ initiative of the state government from which prison in a move to help students learn about historical experiences?
    A) Nagpur Central prison
    B) Yerawada Central prison
    C) Arthur Road Jail
    D) Harsul Central Jail
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray launched a ‘jail tourism’ initiative of the state government from Pune’s Yerawada prison, in a move to help students learn about historical experiences.
  9. Kaja Kallas has become which country’s first female prime minister?
    A) Slovakia
    B) Austria
    C) Estonia
    D) Kenya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Kaja Kallas, the leader of the Reform Party, has become Estonia’s first female prime minister; Estonia would thus currently become the only country in the world where both the president and the prime minister are women.
  10. Which state government launched the Agriculture Pump Power Connection Policy?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Gujarat
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray formally launched the Agriculture Pump Power Connection Policy. The Chief Minister also inaugurated Krishi Urja Abhiyan Policy Web Portal, Solar Energy Land Bank Portal, Maha Krishi Abhiyan App and ACF App prepared by the power discom Mahavitaran.
  11. Which bank inaugurated its International Banking Unit (IBU) branch at GIFT City in Gujarat in January 2021 which was also the first bank to get a licence from the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) to set up bank there?
    A) ICICI bank
    B) City Union Bank
    C) Deutsche Bank
    D) HSBC
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Global financial services major HSBC inaugurated its International Banking Unit (IBU) branch at GIFT City near Gandhinagar city in Gujarat. HSBC is one of the earliest global financial institutions setting up a branch at India’s GIFT City and was the first bank to get a licence from the newly set up International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).
  12. According to the Brand Finance’s Global 500 ranking of the strongest brands globally, Reliance Jio became the fifth strongest brand in the world. Which brand topped the list?
    A) Ferrari
    B) Coca-Cola
    C) WeChat
    D) SBER, PJSC Sberbank,
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Telecom major Reliance Jio is the fifth strongest brand in the world with the Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 91.7 out of 100, shows the ‘Brand Finance Global 500 2021’ report.
    The Brand Finance’s Global 500 ranking of the strongest brands globally, which determined the relative strength of brands, is topped by the Chinese mobile app WeChat. According to the 2021 ranking, Apple is the most valuable brand followed by Amazon and Google.
  13. Which state has been selected for a Special Award for Information Technology applications in Elections by the Election Commission of India (ECI), in the National Best Electoral Practices Awards-2020?
    A) Manipur
    B) Meghalaya
    C) West Bengal
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya was selected for a Special Award for Information Technology applications in Elections by the Election Commission of India (ECI), in the National Best Electoral Practices Awards-2020.
  14. Which state’s tableau won the first prize among 32 tableaux that participated in the Republic Day parade 2021?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Tripura
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Uttar Pradesh’s Republic Day tableau, which showcased a replica of the Ram Temple along with Ayodhya’s ‘Deepotsav’, was adjudged the best among 32 tableaux that participated in the parade. The theme of Uttar Pradesh’s tableau was ‘Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh’.
    The tableau of Tripura was adjudged the second best.
    The tableau of Central Public Works Department (CPWD), with the theme ‘Amar Jawan’, bagged a special prize for paying tribute to the fallen heroes of the armed forces.
  15. The Election Commission rolled out the electronic version of the voters’ photo identity card e-EPIC which can be stored on mobile phones and downloaded on personal computers. What is ‘E’ in EPIC?
    A) Electioner
    B) Electoral
    C) Election
    D) Electronic
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Election Commission rolled out the electronic version of the voters’ photo identity card e-EPIC (Elector Photo Identity Cards) which can be stored on mobile phones and downloaded on personal computers.
    The e-voter card, available in the PDF format which cannot be edited, can be self-printed and laminated by the voter when required.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) situated?
    A) Manila, Philippines
    B) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    C) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    D) Hanoi, Vietnam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

  2. What is the capital city of Turkey?
    A) Yerevan
    B) Istanbul
    C) Ankara
    D) Athens
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Currency: Turkish lira
  3. What is the currency of Estonia?
    A) Shilling
    B) Peso
    C) Krone
    D) Euro
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Capital: Tallinn
  4. Where is the HQ of HSBC situated?
    A) London, UK
    B) Washington DC, USA
    C) Bern, Switzerland
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
    Option A

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