Current Affairs Quiz: January 31, 2021

Current Affairs 31 January 2020 Quiz

Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper Quiz daily to excel in General Awareness section of upcoming Competitive Exams.
Quiz from Current Affairs 30 January 2020 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of January 30, 2020

  1. As announced by the government, year 2021 is announced as the year of the environment between India and which country?
    A) Italy
    B) France
    C) Germany
    D) Poland
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Union environment ministry launched the Indo-French Year of the Environment along with Barbara Pompili, the French Minister for Ecological Transition.
  2. Which country topped the Transparency International (TI)’s Corruption Perception Index in 2020?
    A) New Zealand and Denmark
    B) New Zealand and Switzerland
    C) Demark and Norway
    D) Switzerland and Norway
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India’s rank has slipped six places to 86th among 180 countries in Transparency International (TI)’s Corruption Perception Index in 2020.
    This year, New Zealand and Denmark rank at first position with scores of 88. Somalia and South Sudan rank lowest at 179th position with scores of 12.
  3. What is the rank of India out of 98 countries on its Covid performance in the 36 weeks that followed each country’s 100th confirmed case as per a study by Australia-based Lowy Institute?
    A) 94th
    B) 79th
    C) 86th
    D) 75th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    A study by Australia-based Lowy Institute has ranked India 86 out of 98 countries on its Covid performance in the 36 weeks that followed each country’s 100th confirmed case.
    While New Zealand has scored the highest average score among countries followed by Vietnam, Taiwan Thailand and Cyprus. The United States is among the bottom five.
  4. Who is appointed as the next vice-chief of Army Staff?
    A) Man Mohan Singh Rai
    B) Satinder Kumar Saini
    C) Manoj Mukund Naravane
    D) Chandi Prasad Mohanty
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty was appointed as the next vice-chief of Army Staff.
  5. When is Martyrs’ Day celebrated?
    A) January 30
    B) January 31
    C) January 27
    D) January 29
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Every year, Martyrs’ Day is observed on January 30 to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, known as the father of the nation, across the country. This year – 73rd Martyrs’ Day
  6. Which state ranked first in the India Justice Report (IJR) 2020, that judges states on delivery of justice to people?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Maharashtra ranks first in the second edition of the India Justice Report (IJR) 2020, that judges states on delivery of justice to people.
    Maharashtra retained its number one position among 18 large and mid -sized states—each with a population of over one crore —followed by Tamil Nadu, which improved its ranking from third position in 2019, and Telangana.
  7. According to the Department of Science and Technology (DST), what is the position of India in the number of scientific publications over the last 10 years?
    A) 2nd
    B) 6th
    C) 3rd
    D) 4th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India has seen an exponential increase in the number of scientific publications over the last 10 years and is in the third position globally after China and the US, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said.
  8. Which country hosted Future Investment Initiative (FII) virtually with the theme “The Neo-Renaissance”?
    A) Egypt
    B) Saudi Arabia
    C) Norway
    D) Thailand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted Future Investment Initiative (FII) with the theme “The Neo-Renaissance.”. The two-day Davos styled summit, would witness global policymakers and business tycoons speaking on a range of topics. The topics will include pharmaceuticals, entertainment and several others.
  9. According to the data by the commerce and industry ministry, foreign direct investment (FDI) into India increased by what per cent during April-November 2020?
    A) 52%
    B) 41%
    C) 45%
    D) 37%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India increased by 37 per cent to USD 43.85 billion during April-November 2020, according to data by the commerce and industry ministry.
  10. According to the International Monetary Fund, global public debt is estimated to touch what per cent of GDP at the end of 2020?
    A) 98%
    B) 95%
    C) 94%
    D) 97%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Global public debt is estimated to touch 98 per cent of GDP at the end of 2020, International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest fiscal monitor update, according to which India’s government debt is expected to remain elevated at 83 per cent of GDP.
  11. Shaibal Gupta who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Mathematician
    B) Businessman
    C) Economist
    D) Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Patna-based social scientist and popular economist Shaibal Gupta passed away. He was 67.
  12. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) signed an agreement with which Union Territory for the development of the Union Territory through Science and Technology (S&T) interventions?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Ladakh
    C) Jammu and Kashmir
    D) Puducherry
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the union territory of Ladakh recently signed an agreement for the development of the Union Territory through Science and Technology (S&T) interventions.
  13. In which of the following states, has the Directorate of Teacher Education and SCERT in collaboration with UNICEF launched the Teacher Education Dashboard named Prashikhyak for Teacher Education Institutes to monitor progress?
    A) Haryana
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Goa
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Directorate of Teacher Education and SCERT in collaboration with UNICEF, Odisha and technical support from SDRC, has launched the Teacher Education Dashboard named Prashikhyak for Teacher Education Institutes to monitor progress against the annual academic calendar and improve the quality of teacher training along with reliable data linking with the professional profile of teachers.
  14. Karnataka government signed an agreement with which of the following to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) operating in the state to increase their exports on its global selling platform?
    A) Amazon
    B) Flipkart
    C) Shopclues
    D) Snapdeal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Global e-tailer Amazon India signed an agreement with the Karnataka industries and commerce department to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) operating in the state to increase their exports on its global selling platform.
  15. The biography of Soumitra Chatterjee titled ‘SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE A Life in Cinema, Theatre, Poetry & Painting’ is co-authored by Arjun Sengupta and who?
    A) Brinda Karat
    B) Partha Mukherjee
    C) Barnita Bagchi
    D) Suniti Das
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Iconic multi-talented artist Soumitra Chatterjee passed away at the age of 85 on November 15, 2020.
    The authorised biography is titled ‘SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE A Life in Cinema, Theatre, Poetry & Painting’. Co-authored by Arjun Sengupta and Partha Mukherjee, the book will be published by Niyogi Books.
  16. Book titled ‘Race With Me!’ is co-authored by Andre De Grasse and Robert Budd. Andre De Grasse is Olympian sprinter belonging from which country?
    A) Jamaica
    B) Germany
    C) Canada
    D) Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Canadian Olympian sprinter Andre De Grasse is writing a picture book for children aged 6-10 years. Titled ‘Race With Me!’, the motivational book is expected to be out in July 2021.
    The picture book is co-authored by De Grasse and Robert Budd

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) situated?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Noida
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option A

Related posts