Current Affairs Quiz: January 5, 2021

Current Affairs 5 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of laid the foundation stone of the National Environmental Standards Laboratory. Where is National Physical Laboratory situated?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Delhi
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya Pranali to the nation and laid the foundation stone of the National Environmental Standards Laboratory through video conference.
    The conclave was organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi, on its 75th year of inception.
  2. Which state/UT has set up a Tamil academy to promote the South Indian language and culture in the state/UT?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Bihar
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Department of Art, Culture and Language of the Delhi government set up a Tamil academy to promote the South Indian language and culture in the Capital.
    It also appointed former municipal councillor and member of the Delhi Tamil Sangam N. Raja as vice-chairman of the academy.
  3. Which e-commerce portal has been unveiled by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) where over 50,000 products, ranging from apparel to home decor, will be available?
    A) eKhadiIndia.com
    B) eKhadiIndia.in
    C) KhadiIndia.com
    D) KhadiIndia.in
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has unveiled an e-commerce portal — eKhadiIndia.com. Over 50,000 products, ranging from apparel to home decor, will be available on its newly launched platform.
  4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constructed a composite Digital Payments Index (DPI) to capture the extent of digitisation of payments across the country. The RBI-DPI has been constructed with what as the base period?
    A) March 2020
    B) April 2021
    C) April 2019
    D) March 2018
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constructed a composite Digital Payments Index (DPI) to capture the extent of digitisation of payments across the country.
    The RBI-DPI has been constructed with March 2018 as the base period.
  5. With which of the following has the Indian Army inked a contract for 12 fast patrol boats for surveillance and patrol of large water bodies, including those in high altitude areas?
    A) Goa Shipyard
    B) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
    C) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
    D) Cochin Shipyard
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Indian Army has inked a contract with Goa Shipyard Limited for 12 fast patrol boats for surveillance and patrol of large water bodies, including those in high altitude areas. Their delivery will commence from May 2021.
  6. Who has topped the Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2021 in which Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has been replaced as Asia’s richest person?
    A) Elon Musk
    B) Bill Gates
    C) Jeff Bezos
    D) Jack Ma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has been replaced as Asia’s richest person by Chinese private billionaire Zhong Shanshan.
    Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) dropped down to 12th spot in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2021 (as on 2nd January 2021).
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topped the charts with a net worth of $201 billion. Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk ($145 billion) moved into the second position.
  7. In January 2021, which of the following delivered eighth landing craft utility ship to the Indian Navy?
    A) Goa Shipyard
    B) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
    C) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
    D) Cochin Shipyard
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Despite challenges owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has successfully delivered the last of eight LCUs manufactured for the Indian Navy.
  8. India will replace which country to be the co-chair of the IUCN-supported Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) for 3 years?
    A) South Korea
    B) Australia
    C) Japan
    D) Poland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    After efficiently growing inhabitants of wild animals corresponding to tigers, lions and leopards via defending their habitats, India will be the co-chair of the IUCN-supported Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) for 3 years and it could, on this capability, help different Asian international locations in managing their protected areas.
    The APAP at present consists of 21 members from 17 international locations together with China, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
  9. When is World Braille Day annually celebrated?
    A) January 2
    B) January 6
    C) January 4
    D) January 5
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille.
  10. Narendra ‘Bull’ Kumar who passed away was related to which of the following?
    A) Surgeon
    B) Businessman
    C) Artist
    D) Mountaineer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Ace mountaineer Colonel Narendra ‘Bull’ Kumar, who helped India secure the Siachen Glacier, passed away at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi due to age-related illness.He was 87.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Khadi and Village Industries Commission located?
    A) Surat
    B) Mumbai
    C) Delhi
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of International Union for Conservation of Nature situated?
    A) Australia
    B) Switzerland
    C) Japan
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option B

    Gland, Switzerland

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