Daily Current Affairs 11th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 11th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state/UT has recently launched the COSFOM website for the forest department?

हाल ही में किस राज्य / केंद्रशासित प्रदेश ने वन विभाग के लिए COSFOM वेबसाइट लॉन्च की है?

(a) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Awangbow Newmai today launched a website for the Community-based Sustainable Forest Management for Water Resource Conservation in Manipur (COSFOM).

COSFOM is a component under the Indo-German Programme ‘Climate Change Adaption in the Himalaya’ with a focus on sustainable community forestry, soil and water conservation. A project of the Government of India supported by the Federal Government of Germany through KfW, a German development bank in Frankfurt with Manipur Forest Department as the executing agency and managed by the Community Forestry and Water Conservation Society-Manipur (CF & WCS).

Q.2. Harsh Vardhan has launched a Coastal Research Vessel (CRV) ‘Sagar Anveshika’ at which of the following port?

हर्षवर्धन ने तटीय अनुसंधान पोत (CRV) “सागर अन्वेशिकाको निम्नलिखित में से किस बंदरगाह पर लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Visakhapatnam Port / विशाखापत्तनम बंदरगाह

(b) Kandla Port / कांडला बंदरगाह

(c) Kolkata Port / कोलकाता बंदरगाह

(d) Chennai Port / चेन्नई बंदरगाह

(e) Cochin Port / कोचीन बंदरगाह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan has launched Coastal Research Vessel (CRV) ‘Sagar Anveshika’ which will enhance India’s capacity to acquire marine scientific data. The CRV, launched at Chennai Port is the sixth research vessel under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Sagar Anveshika is capable of supporting multidisciplinary research in various fields e.g. marine biogeochemistry, physical oceanography especially coastal pollution, marine biota’s impact on climate change, assessment of marine resources, etc.

Q.3. Which country is going to build a zero-carbon emissions city?

कौन सा देश एक शून्यकार्बन उत्सर्जन शहर बनाने जा रहा है?

(a) UK / ब्रिटेन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Saudi Arabia unveiled plans for a zero-carbon city within the projected NEOM zone, the kingdom’s futuristic business hub set to be built along the Red Sea coast.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the launch of the city, called ‘The Line’, in a televised presentation on 10th Jan. The eco-city with “zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions” will have the capacity to house one million residents, according to the de-facto ruler of the oil-rich kingdom. It will have facilities like schools, health centers and green spaces.

Q.4. Which organization is going to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs to promote scientific temperament?

वैज्ञानिक स्वभाव को बढ़ावा देने के लिए कौन सी संस्था 100 अटल टिंकरिंग लैब्स अपनाने जा रही है?

(a) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(b) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

(d) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) / भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन

(e) National Space Informatics Centre (NSIC) / राष्ट्रीय अंतरिक्ष सूचना केंद्र (NSIC)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ISRO will adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs across the country to promote scientific temperament among students and encourage them for space education and space technology-related innovations. This decision was taken by ISRO and Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog at a virtual meeting on 11th Jan.

The students will not only gain theoretical but also practical and application-based knowledge of STEM and Space Education related concepts such as electronics, physics, optics, space technology, material sciences and many more.

Q.5. India has recently signed Rs 2,113 crore loan pact with which country to support COVID-19 relief efforts?

भारत ने हाल ही में COVID-19 राहत प्रयासों का समर्थन करने के लिए किस देश के साथ 2,113 करोड़ रुपये के ऋण समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) UK / ब्रिटेन

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Japan has committed Official Development Assistance loan of an amount of JPY 30 billion (approx. Rs. 2,113 crore) to support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This further consolidates and strengthens the Strategic and Global Partnership between India and Japan.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the new chief of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?

केंद्रीय औद्योगिक सुरक्षा बल (CISF) के नए प्रमुख के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Kumar Rajesh Chandra / कुमार राजेश चंद्रा

(b) Arvind Ranjan / अरविंद रंजन

(c) Subodh Kumar Jaiswal / सुबोध कुमार जायसवाल

(d) Rajesh Ranjan / राजेश रंजन

(e) Rakesh Asthana / राकेश अस्थाना

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former Maharashtra DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal on 9th Jan took over as the new chief of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that is primarily tasked to guard major Indian civil airports and vital infrastructure in the aerospace and nuclear domain.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) DG Kumar Rajesh Chandra was handling the additional charge of the CISF after incumbent Rajesh Ranjan retired on November 30 last year. Jaiswal is set to retire from service in September, 2022.

Q.7. Name the President of Suriname who was among 30 “Pravasi Bharatiya Samman 2021” awardees.

सूरीनाम के राष्ट्रपति का नाम बताइए जो 30 “प्रवासी भारतीय सम्मान 2021″ पुरस्कार पाने वालों में से एक थे।

(a) Chandrika Persad Santokhi / चंद्रिका प्रसाद संतोखी

(b) Eugene Rhuggenaath / यूजीन रघुनाथ

(c) Priyanca Radhakrishnan / प्रियांका राधाकृष्णन

(d) Arvind Phukan / अरविंद फुकन

(e) Pravind Jugnauth / प्रवीण जुगनाथ

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Suriname President Chandrika Persad Santokhi, Curacao Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath and New Zealand minister Priyanca Radhakrishnan were among 30 NRIs, and Indian-origin people and organisations who were conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award on January 9, 2021.

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the awards at a virtual event on the third and final day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations.

Q.8. Who has Inaugurated 26th Kolkata International Film Festival?

26वें कोलकाता अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव का उद्घाटन किसने किया?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Mamata Banerjee / ममता बनर्जी

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Jagdeep Dhankhar / जगदीप धनखड़

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation

Exp. West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee has inaugurated the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). The inaugural ceremony was also virtually attended by Bollywood superstar and West Bengal’s brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan from Mumbai.

Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s classic ‘Apur Sansar’ will be the inaugural film of the festival in which 131 movies from 45 countries will be screened till January 13.

Q.9. ICRA has projected India’s real GDP at ___________ in FY2022.

ICRA ने FY2022 में ___________ पर भारत की वास्तविक जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 6.4%

(b) 8.6%

(c) 9.4%

(d) 10.1%

(e) 11.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s economy is expected to see double digit growth at 10.1% in the FY22 according to ICRA.

The rating agency had projected a 7.8% contraction for the ongoing fiscal, in line with the recently released first advance estimates of GDP by the Centre, which pegged the shrinkage in FY21 at 7.7%.

Q.10. Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri is observed in India on ____________________.

भारत में लाल बहादुर शास्त्री की पुण्यतिथि _________________ पर मनाया जाती है।

(a) 11 January / 11 जनवरी

(b) 12 January / 12 जनवरी

(c) 13 January / 13 जनवरी

(d) 14 January / 14 जनवरी

(e) 15 January / 15 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri. He was the second Prime Minister of Independent India. He popularized the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ He actively participated in India’s freedom struggle.

Due to cardiac arrest, He born 2 October 1904 Mughalsarai, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (now in Uttar Pradesh, India) died on 11 January, 1966.

Q.11. On which date National Human Trafficking Day is annually observed in India?

भारत में किस दिन राष्ट्रीय मानव तस्करी दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) 7 January / 7 जनवरी

(b) 8 January / 8 जनवरी

(c) 9 January / 9 जनवरी

(d) 10 January / 10 जनवरी

(e) 11 January / 11 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. January 11 is annually observed as National Human Trafficking Day and January is observed as National Human Trafficking Awareness month. In 2011, this observance was started by Presidential Proclamation of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month (NSHTPM).

Q.12. Madhavsinh Solanki has passed away recently. He was the former Chief Minister of which state?

माधवसिंह सोलंकी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस राज्य के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री थे?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. FORMER UNION external affairs minister and four-time chief minister of Gujarat, veteran Congress leader Madhavsinh Solanki passed away, he was 93.

In 1984, Madhavsinh Solanki led a historic victory of the Congress in the state assembly by winning 149 seats, a record which is hitherto unbroken.

Q.13. Who is the CEO of NITI Aayog?

NITI Aayog के सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Amitabh Kant / अमिताभ कान्त

(b) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(c) Tarun Bajaj / तरुण बजाज

(d) N. K. Singh / एन के सिंह

(e) Sunil Arora / सुनील अरोरा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Amitabh Kant: (CEO of NITI Aayog)

Q.14. What is the currency of Suriname?

सूरीनाम की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Krone / क्रोन

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Riyal / रियाल

(d) Dirham / दिरहम

(e) Dollar / डॉलर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. President: Chan Santokhi

Capital: Paramaribo

Currency: Suriname Dollar

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