Current Affairs Quiz: January 9, 2021

Current Affairs 9 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Justice Hima Kohli has become the first woman to assume charge as the Chief Justice of which high court?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Assam
    C) Telangana
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Justice Hima Kohli assumed charge as the Chief Justice of Telangana High Court. This is for the first time a woman Chief Justice heading the High Court of Telangana, also in its entire history since it was part of Andhra Pradesh.
  2. Who is the author of the novel titled ‘Right Under our Nose’?
    A) Jayant Kumar Dash
    B) R. Giridharan
    C) Vivek Deep
    D) H. Subramanian
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    A general manager at RBI, Giridharan penned his novel titled ‘Right Under our Nose’.
  3. PhonePe has tied up with which insurance company to launch Term Life Insurance plans on its platform?
    A) HDFC Life Insurance
    B) Tata AIA Life Insurance
    C) SBI Life Insurance
    D) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    PhonePe, India’s leading digital payments platform, announced the launch of Term Life Insurance plans on its platform, in association with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.
    The premiums begin from as little as Rs 149 each year.
  4. Which district has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by the government think tank Niti Aayog in November 2020?
    A) Gadchiroli
    B) Ramgarh
    C) Yadgir
    D) Udupi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Ramgarh in Jharkhand has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by the government think tank Niti Aayog in November 2020. Yadgir (Karnataka), Gadchiroli (Maharashtra) have been placed at the second and third positions, respectively.
  5. How much grant assistance ha sbeen given by India to Nepal as part of its commitment towards reconstruction of educational institutions damaged during the 2015 earthquake?
    A) Rs 19.21 cr
    B) Rs 12.09 cr
    C) Rs 14.87 cr
    D) Rs 15.28 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    India provided a grant assistance of 30.66 crore Nepalese Rupees (nearly INR 19.21 crore) to Nepal as part of its commitment towards reconstruction of educational institutions damaged during the 2015 earthquake.
  6. According to World Bank, global economy is expected to expand by what percent in 2021?
    A) 3.45%
    B) 4.25%
    C) 5.00%
    D) 4.00%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The global economy is expected to expand by 4 per cent in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year, the World Bank has said in its Global Economic Prospects report.
  7. Where was the Khelo India Ice Hockey Tournament being organized?
    A) Jandrah
    B) Charangal
    C) Bhangor
    D) Chiktan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Kargil Ladakh, Khelo India Ice Hockey Tournament is being organised at Chiktan by Zonal Physical Education Officer Chiktan.
    For the first time the women team of Chiktan also participated in the Khelo India Games in Kargil district.
  8. Who has authored the book titled ‘India’s 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia’?
    A) Deep Sharma
    B) Bhanu Prakash Singh
    C) R Kaushik
    D) G Mehenridatta
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Former Indian all-rounder and current head coach Ravi Shastri launched a new book by the Bradman Museum called ‘India’s 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia’, authored by cricket journalist R Kaushik
  9. Claire Polosak of which country is set to become the first female match official in a men’s Test match?
    A) South Africa
    B) Australia
    C) New Zealand
    D) Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Australia’s Claire Polosak is set to become the first female match official in a men’s Test match when she takes up the fourth umpire’s role in the third Test between India and Australia.
  10. Who has been appointed as the head of Google Cloud in Asia Pacific?
    A) Karan Bajwa
    B) Vikas Mehra
    C) Vikram Shah
    D) Siddharth Jain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Google Cloud has appointed its India MD Karan Bajwa as its new leader for Asia-Pacific. Bajwa succeeds Rick Harshman
  11. Which state/UT has launched Mobile Application ‘Satark Nagrik’ and Departmental Vigilance Officers Portal of the state/UT?
    A) Puducherry
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In Jammu and Kashmir, LG, Manoj Sinha launched Mobile Application ‘Satark Nagrik’ and Departmental Vigilance Officers Portal of J&K Anti Corruption Bureau at Civil Secretariat, Jammu.
  12. The world’s oldest living first-class cricketer Alan Burgess who passed away at the age of 100 hailed from which country?
    A) West Indies
    B) South Africa
    C) Australia
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The world’s oldest living first-class cricketer Alan Burgess has passed away at the age of 100.
  13. According to the first advance estimate released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Indian economy is expected to contract at what percent in 2020-21?
    A) 8.1%
    B) 7.7%
    C) 5.6%
    D) 6.5%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The economy is expected to contract 7.7 per cent in 2020-21, according to the first advance estimate (AE) released by the Government.
    The estimate is in line with the Reserve Bank of India’s forecast of (-)7.5 per cent, but lower than the projections made by various global agencies.
  14. Which state government announced a slew of welfare schemes, including free sanitary pads for girls in the state and dedicated the month of January to the girl child?
    A) Punjab
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Karnataka
    D) Goa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced a slew of welfare schemes, including free sanitary pads for girls studying in high school and colleges in the state.
    The CM dedicated the month of January to the girl child and paved the way for the distribution of 2,500 sports kits among youngsters.
  15. Which country successfully conducted the test-flight of an indigenously developed Guided Multi Launch Rocket System named Fatah-1?
    A) Israel
    B) Iran
    C) Pakistan
    D) Saud Arabia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Pakistan successfully conducted the test-flight of an indigenously developed Guided Multi Launch Rocket System named Fatah-1, capable of delivering conventional warheads, with a maximum range of 140 km.
  16. Who will head the committee formed by the central government to protect the language, culture and land of Ladakh?
    A) Bandaru Dattatreya
    B) Nityanand Rai
    C) G Kishan Reddy
    D) Dharmapuri Arvind
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Centre has decided to form a committee to protect the language, culture and land of Ladakh and ensuring citizen’s participation in the Union Territory’s development.
    The Committee will be headed by the Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy
  17. In January 2021, the central government approved new National Highway projects worth Rs 5,801 crore rupees for which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Kerala
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gandkari said that the Centre has approved new National Highway projects worth Rs 5,801 crore rupees for Maharashtra under the Annual Plan.
  18. On which dam will the world’s largest floating 600 MW solar energy project be constructed which will begin power generation by year 2022-23?
    A) Indrasagar Dam
    B) Madikheda Dam
    C) Sardar Sarovar Dam
    D) Omkareshwar dam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    The world’s largest floating 600 MW solar energy project to be constructed at Omkareshwar dam on Narmada river in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh will begin power generation by year 2022-23.
  19. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the College of Supervision set up by the Reserve Bank of India?
    A) S Raghunath
    B) N.S. Viswanathan
    C) Paresh Sukthankar
    D) Tathagata Bandyopadhyay
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India has set-up a College of Supervision (CoS) in order to further the strengthening of supervision over regulated entities.
    The council consists of N.S. Viswanathan, Former Deputy Governor, RBI as chairperson of the council and members as follows – Arijit Basu, Former MD, S, BIParesh Sukthankar, Former DMD, HDFC Bank, Prof. S Raghunath, IIM Bangalore, Prof. Tathagata Bandyopadhyay and Prof. Subrata Sarkar, IGIDR, Mumbai
  20. Which bank has signed an MoU with SIDBI to support MSME enterprises through a web-based platform called ‘Asset Restructuring Module for MSMEs (ARM-MSME)’?
    A) Bank of Baroda
    B) Canara Bank
    C) Indian Overseas Bank
    D) Central Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Bank of Baroda (BoB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to support MSME enterprises through a web-based platform called ‘Asset Restructuring Module for MSMEs (ARM-MSME)’ for submission of their loan restructuring proposal.

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