Current Affairs Quiz: January 7, 2021

Current Affairs 7 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. From which of the following, India launched the 40th Scientific Expedition to Antarctica with 43 members onboard?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Goa
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    India launched the 40th Scientific Expedition to Antarctica. This Indian expedition marks four decades of the country’s scientific endeavour to the southern white continent.
    The 40th expedition journey was flagged off from Goa with 43 members onboard.
  2. In January 2021, where did Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated a migrant worker cell?
    A) Jaipur
    B) Noida
    C) Patna
    D) Surat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated a migrant worker cell of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) at Udhna based iLab in Surat.
    This will help in connecting ‘Shramshakti’ to relevant industries and boost their livelihood and also ensure their dignity.
  3. By 2021, India’s food regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has planned to reduce the level of trans fats in food items from the permissible limit of 5% to what percent?
    A) 1%
    B) 3%
    C) 2%
    D) 4%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    India’s food regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), plans to reduce the level of trans fats in food items from the permissible limit of 5 per cent to 3 per cent by 2021, and to 2 per cent by 2022 is under process.
  4. Which meteorological observatory has been awarded the status of ‘centennial observing station’ in recognition to its long-term meteorological observation exceeding over 100 years by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)?
    A) Patna
    B) Pune
    C) Lucknow
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Geneva has awarded the status of ‘centennial observing station’ to the Patna meteorological observatory in recognition to its long-term meteorological observation exceeding over 100 years.
  5. In January 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurated the 450-km Kochi to _______ LNG (liquified natural gas) pipeline through video conferencing?
    A) Mysore
    B) Coimbatore
    C) Mangaluru
    D) Siliguri
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurated the 450-km Kochi-Koottanad-Mangaluru LNG (liquified natural gas) pipeline through video conferencing. The facility was part of his government’s “one nation-one gas grid” policy.
  6. Which insurance company has tied up with Jammu & Kashmir Government to give the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT for all the residents of the Union territory?
    A) Star Health and Allied Insurance
    B) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    C) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance
    D) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has in association with Jammu & Kashmir Government launched the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT for all the residents of the Union territory.
    SEHAT stands for social, endeavour for health, and telemedicine.
  7. Dr Raghu Ram Pillarisetti who has been named in the New Year’s Honours list of Queen Elizabeth II is a well-known?
    A) Paediatric surgeon
    B) Neurosurgeon
    C) Cardiothoracic surgeon
    D) Breast cancer surgeon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Well-known breast cancer surgeon from Hyderabad Dr Raghu Ram Pillarisetti has been named in the New Year’s Honours list of Queen Elizabeth II. Dr Pillarisetti, 54, is one of the youngest surgeons of Indian origin to be named on the list.
  8. Who has been named as the head of the high-level group formed by the central government to help build a South Asia-focused energy security architecture?
    A) Ram Vinay Shahi
    B) Krishan Prasad Yadav
    C) Sunil Kumar Gupta
    D) Vimal Chander Mahajan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The center has set up a high-level group to help build a South Asia-focused energy security architecture. The high-level group, headed by former Union power secretary Ram Vinay Shahi, is named the South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE).
  9. Anil Panachooran who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Singer
    B) Dramatist
    C) Poet
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Malayalam poet and lyricist Anil Panachooran passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. He was 51.
  10. Vilas Patil Undalkar who passed away was related to which profession?
    A) Choreographer
    B) Filmmaker
    C) Poet
    D) Politician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    Veteran Congressman and former Maharashtra Minister Vilas Patil Undalkar, a seven-time MLA from Karad, passed away following a brief illness in Satara. He waa 82.
  11. Which country’s company and university has announced to launch the world’s first wood-based space satellite to combat the problem of space junk?
    A) USA
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Japan’s Sumitomo Forestry company and Kyoto University aims to launch the world’s first wood-based space satellite to combat the problem of space junk.
  12. Which state government has launched an mPension App, an online platform through which pensioners can do self-updation without visiting Treasury Offices?
    A) Manipur
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Nagaland
    D) Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched mPension Manipur App, an online platform through which pensioners can do self-updation without visiting Treasury Offices.
    The App uses Artificial Intelligence techniques to detect whether the pensioner is alive or dead from the updated photographs and will allow uploading of only photographs taken from living persons.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) situated?
    A) Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Gurugram
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) situated?
    A) Rome, Italy
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) New York, USA
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
    Option B

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