Current Affairs Quiz: January 6, 2021

Current Affairs 6 January 2021 Quiz

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  1. The government is implementing a Rs 320-crore project for five major ports in order to provide a digital port ecosystem. Which one of the following is not one of those ports?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Goa
    C) Kolkata
    D) Deendayal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The government is implementing a Rs 320-crore project for five major ports in order to provide a digital port ecosystem, according to the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
    These ports are Mumbai, Chennai, Deendayal, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia).
  2. An area to an extent varying from zero to one km around the boundary of which national park in Kerala has been notified as an Eco-sensitive Zone by the central government?
    A) Mathikettan Shola National Park
    B) Eravikulam National Park
    C) Pampadum Shola National Park
    D) Anamudi Shola National Park
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The Centre has notified an area to an extent varying from zero to one km around the boundary of Mathikettan Shola National Park in Kerala’s Idukki district as an Eco-sensitive Zone considering the unique nature of the Shola forest and its importance as an elephant strip.
  3. Which state government will host the fourth Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF 2021) in march 2021?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) West Bengal
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The fourth Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF 2021), aimed at the global discussion and development of Ayurveda, will be held from March 12 to 19 as a virtual meet. It will be hosted by Kerala state government.
  4. Where was the five days ‘National Folk Dance Festival’ organized in December 2020?
    A) Patiala
    B) Jammu
    C) Shimla
    D) Hisar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India) and Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture & Languages are jointly organizing five days ‘National Folk Dance Festival’ from December 26.
  5. India’s April-November fiscal deficit stood at what percent of full-year target?
    A) 125%
    B) 105%
    C) 135%
    D) 165%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s fiscal deficit stood at Rs 10.75 lakh crore at the end of November, 35% higher than the budget estimate for FY21, mainly on account of low realisation of revenue due to disruption in business activities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    India’s April-November fiscal deficit tops 135% of full-year target
  6. Indian player Michael Kindo who passed away was related with which sport?
    A) Hockey
    B) Football
    C) Squash
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Former India hockey player and 1975 World Cup-winning team member Michael Kindo died at the age of 73.
  7. Justice Pankaj Mithal has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the court of which of the following?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Delhi
    C) J&K and Ladakh
    D) Punjab and Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Justice Pankaj Mithal was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the common court of the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.
  8. Which Indian two-wheeler company has become the first globally to cross a market capitalization of INR one trillion?
    A) TVS Motor
    B) Honda
    C) Yamaha
    D) Bajaj Auto
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Indian multinational two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturing company, Bajaj Auto announced that it becomes the first two-wheeler company globally to cross a market capitalization of INR one trillion.
  9. Which bank in January 2021 announced the launch of video KYC account opening (VAO) facility for its savings bank accounts?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) RBL Bank
    C) Karnataka Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    IDBI Bank announced the launch of video KYC account opening (VAO) facility for savings bank accounts.
  10. Which of the following has signed a $100 million loan with the Government of India to modernise and upgrade the power distribution system to enhance the quality and reliability of electricity supply in Bengaluru city in the state of Karnataka?
    A) World Bank
    B) Asian Development Bank
    C) International Monetary Fund
    D) New Development Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $100 million loan to modernise and upgrade the power distribution system to enhance the quality and reliability of electricity supply in Bengaluru city in the state of Karnataka.
    Besides the $100 million sovereign loan, ADB will provide a $90 million without sovereign guarantee loan for the project to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), one of five state-owned distribution utilities in Karnataka.
  11. Pablo Cesar of which country will head the 51st International Film Festival of India’s International Jury?
    A) Sri Lanka
    B) Austria
    C) Netherlands
    D) Argentina
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The International Jury for 51st edition of International Film Festival of India has been announced with eminent filmmakers from across the world.
    The Information and Broadcasting Ministry in a statement said that the Jury will comprise Pablo Cesar of Argentina as Chairman, Prasanna Vithanage of Sri Lanka, Abu Bakr Shawky of Austria, Priyadarshan of India and Rubaiyat Hossain of Bangladesh.
  12. Which state government has launched ‘Launch Pad Scheme’ for boys and girls coming out of child care institutions and having completed 18 years of age to be able to make them self-reliant?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    In Madhya Pradesh, ‘Launch Pad Scheme’ is being started for boys and girls coming out of child care institutions and having completed 18 years of age.
    The objective of this scheme of the Women and Child Development Department is to provide such a platform to these youth, through which they will be able to become self-reliant by continuing their education and training.
  13. Taran Kootenhayoo, actor from which country passed away recently?
    A) Canada
    B) Sweden
    C) Japan
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Canadian actor Taran Kootenhayoo, who was known for his role in indie drama Bella Ciao, died. He was 27 years old.

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