Daily Current Affairs 12th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 12th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Government of India has recently placed order of 11 million doses of which of the following COVID-19 vaccine?

भारत सरकार ने हाल ही में निम्नलिखित में से किस COVID-19 वैक्सीन की 11 मिलियन खुराक का आदेश दिया है?

(a) Covishield / कोविशिल्ड

(b) AZD1222 / एज़ीडी1222

(c) Covaxin / कोवाक्सिन

(d) HGCO19 / एच.जी.सी.ओ.19

(e) ZyCoV-D / ZyCoV-D

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. On January 11, 2021, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the state governments need not pay for vaccinating the priority group of three core health and Frontline workers.

The cost or to be Borne by the Central Government. The Government of India has placed a purchase order of 11 million doses of COVISHIELD with the Pune based Institute of India. The cost of one dose is 210 rupees including GST.

Q.2. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairperson of a 10-member empowered committee for COVID-19 vaccine administration?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन COVID-19 वैक्सीन प्रशासन के लिए 10-सदस्यीय अधिकार प्राप्त समिति के अध्यक्ष के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Arun Goel / अरुण गोएल

(b) R S Sharma / आर एस शर्मा

(c) G Satheesh Reddy / जि सतीश रेड्डी

(d) M S Ananth / एम एस अनंत

(e) G K Pillai / जि के पिल्लई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. The Government of India has appointed RS Sharma as the Chairperson of an empowered committee for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine. The empowered committee is a 10-member team comprising of some senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) and the Unique Identification Authority of India.

As per a government notification, the committee is allowed to invite eminent persons as and when required for delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine through Co-WIN app.

Q.3. Name the biennial Maritime security, coastal defence exercise whose second edition began on 12 Jan.

द्विवार्षिक समुद्री सुरक्षा, तटीय रक्षा अभ्यास का नाम बताएं जिसका दूसरा संस्करण 12 जनवरी को शुरू हुआ।

(a) Sahyog-Kaijin / सहयोग-काजीन

(b) Malabar / मालाबार

(c) Milan / मिलान

(d) Sea Vigil / सी विजिल

(e) Samudra Shakti / समुंद्र शक्ति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The Navy will coordinate the second edition of the coastal defence exercise on January 12 and 13. It will be undertaken along the entire coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India.

The Navy said Sea Vigil 2021, a biennial exercise that began in January 2019, “will be undertaken along the entire 7516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India and will involve all the 13 coastal States and Union Territories along with other maritime stakeholders, including the fishing and coastal communities”.

Q.4. Brickwork Ratings has projected India’s GDP at _______ in FY22.

ब्रिकवर्क रेटिंग्स ने वित्त वर्ष 22 में _______ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 3.5%

(b) 4.7%

(c) 7.4%

(d) 10.3%

(e) 11.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The country’s real gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to expand by 11 per cent in the next financial year due to a faster economic recovery and on a low base, says a report. The report by domestic rating agency Brickwork Ratings.

we expect the real GDP to grow at 11 per cent in FY22, from the estimated contraction of 7 per cent to 7.5 per cent in FY21,” the agency said.

Q.5. What was the rank of India in the Henley Passport Index 2021?

हेनले पासपोर्ट इंडेक्स 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 11th / 11 वी

(b) 35th / 35 वी

(c) 54th / 54 वी

(d) 85th / 85 वी

(e) 114th / 114 वी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The Henley Passport Index was launched by the International air Transport Association. Around 227 different travel destinations are considered to launch the index. The index is released based on the number of destinations the holders can access without visa.

Japan tops the list of being the most powerful passport in the world for the year 2021. Singapore was in second, South Korea and Germany were at third position. India ranked 85th.

Q.6. Which country has topped the list of being the most powerful passport in the world for the year 2021, according to Henley Passport Index?

हेनले पासपोर्ट इंडेक्स के अनुसार कौन सा देश वर्ष 2021 के लिए दुनिया में सबसे शक्तिशाली पासपोर्ट होने की सूची में सबसे ऊपर है?

(a) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) China / चीन

(d) Germany / जर्मनी

(e) India / भारत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. The Henley Passport Index was launched by the International air Transport Association. Around 227 different travel destinations are considered to launch the index. The index is released based on the number of destinations the holders can access without visa.

Japan tops the list of being the most powerful passport in the world for the year 2021. Singapore was in second, South Korea and Germany were at third position. India ranked 85th.

Q.7. National Youth Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 10 January / 10 जनवरी

(b) 11 January / 11 जनवरी

(c) 12 January / 12 जनवरी

(d) 13 January / 13 जनवरी

(e) 14 January / 14 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Since 1984, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda (January 12) is celebrated as National Youth Day across the country. The day was chosen to honour one of India’s greatest spiritual and social leaders, Swami Vivekananda. It is also commonly known as Yuva Diwas. The decision to recognise the day as Yuva Diwas/National Youth Day was taken by the Government of India in 1984.

Q.8. Padma Shri Awardee Turlapati Kutumba Rao passed away recently. He was a/an _____________.

पद्म श्री अवार्डी तुरलापति कुटुम्बा राव का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Astrophysicist / खगोल भौतिकीविद

(b) Mountaineer / पर्वतारोही

(c) Astronaut / अंतरिक्ष यात्री

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Fashion Designer / फैशन डिजाइनर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Veteran journalist and Padma Shri awardee Turlapati Kutumba Rao died following a heart attack in Vijayawada early on 11 Jan.The Government of India conferred the Padma Shri on Kutumba Rao in 2002.

Kutumba Rao, who became a journalist at 14, served as Secretary to the first Chief Minister of Andhra state, Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu, in the 1950s. He was also an author and orator, and held the Guinness World Record for presiding over more than 10,000 public meetings. Rao had addressed more than 20,000 events during his career that spanned over six and a half decades.

Q.9. Name the renowned writer, who took India to Americans, who recently passed away.

उस प्रसिद्ध लेखक का नाम बताइए, जो भारत को अमेरिकियों के पास ले गया, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Shashi Kumar Madhusudan Chitre / शशि कुमार मधुसूदन चित्रे

(b) Madhavsinh Solanki / माधवसिंह सोलंकी

(c) Satya Paul / सत्या पॉल

(d) R Giridharan / आर गिरिधरन

(e) Ved Mehta / वेद मेहता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Celebrated Indian-American novelist Ved Mehta, who overcame blindness and became widely known as the 20th-century writer most responsible for introducing American readers to India, has died at his home here at the age of 86. The New Yorker magazine, where he had been a staff writer for 33 years.

Mehta’s 24 books included volumes of reportage on India, among them ”Walking the Indian Streets” (1960), ”Portrait of India” (1970) and ”Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles” (1977), as well as explorations of philosophy, theology and linguistics.

Q.10. National Youth Day is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of ______________.

राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस हर साल ______________ की जयंती पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam / डॉ एपीजे अब्दुल कलाम

(b) Chandrasekhar Azad / चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद

(c) Swami Vivekananda / स्वामी विवेकानंद

(d) Ramakrishna Paramahansa / रामकृष्ण परमहंस

(e) Rabindranath Tagore / रबींद्रनाथ टैगोर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Since 1984, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda (January 12) is celebrated as National Youth Day across the country. The day was chosen to honour one of India’s greatest spiritual and social leaders, Swami Vivekananda. It is also commonly known as Yuva Diwas.

The decision to recognise the day as Yuva Diwas/National Youth Day was taken by the Government of India in 1984.

Q.11. Mutual funds are regulated by which of the following organizations?

म्यूचुअल फंड को निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन द्वारा विनियमित किया जाता है?

(a) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(b) Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI) / एसोसिएशन ऑफ म्युचुअल फंड ऑफ इंडिया

(c) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(d) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) / भारतीय बीमा विनियामक और विकास प्राधिकरण

(e) None of these / इनमें से कोई नहीं

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Mutual funds in India are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Q.12. What is the currency of Japan?

जापान की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Toman / टोमन

(b) Yen / येन

(c) Riyal / रियाल

(d) Dirham / दिरहम

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Capital: Tokyo

Currency: Japanese yen

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