Daily Current Affairs 13th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 13th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has become the 8th State to complete ease of “doing business” reforms?

कौन सा राज्य व्यापार करने में आसानीसुधारों को पूरा करने वाला 8वां राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Kerala has become the 8th State in the country to successfully undertake “Ease of Doing Business” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

Thus, the State has become eligible to mobilize additional financial resources of Rs.2,373 crore through Open Market Borrowings. Permission for the same was issued by the Department of Expenditure on 12th January, 2021.

Q.2. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched India’s first cow dung-based paint called ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’. Where is the headquarters of KVIC?

खादी और ग्रामोद्योग आयोग (KVIC) ने भारत का पहला गोबर आधारित पेंट लॉन्च किया है जिसे खादी प्राकृत पेंटकहा जाता है। KVIC का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Porbandar / पोरबंदर

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Leh / लेह

(d) Vadodra / वडोदरा

(e) Shimla / शिमला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways & MSME, Nitin Gadkari, on 12th Jan launched India’s first cow dung-based paint, which has been developed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission.

The eco-friendly, non-toxic paint called ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’ has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Based on cow dung as its main ingredient, the paint is cost-effective and odourless, and has been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Headquarters: Mumbai

Q.3. To supply Covaxin to which country, Bharat Biotech has inked pact with Precisa Medicamentos?

कोवाक्सिन को किस देश में आपूर्ति करने के लिए, भारत बायोटेक ने प्रीसीसा मेडिकामेंटोस के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) Canada / कनाडा

(e) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Bharat Biotech has announced that it has signed an agreement with Precisa Medicamentos for the supply of its indigenously manufactured Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ to Brazil.

The supplies of Covaxin will be prioritized for the public market, through direct procurement by Brazil government.

Q.4. Which of the following country’s Indian-origin President Chandrikapersad Santokhi has been invited to be 2021 Republic Day chief guest?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के भारतीय मूल के राष्ट्रपति चंद्रिकाप्रसाद संतोखी को 2021 गणतंत्र दिवस के मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में आमंत्रित किया गया है?

(a) Guyana / गुयाना

(b) Suriname / सूरीनाम

(c) Burundi / बुरुंडी

(d) Uruguay / उरुग्वे

(e) Belize / बेलीज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade on January 26.

India had initially invited Boris Johnson to be the chief guest but the British PM had to cancel his visit in view of the grim coronavirus situation back home.

Earlier, Santokhi was the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, held by the Ministry of External Affairs and he delivered the keynote address.

Q.5. Which country has hosted the 4th ‘One Planet Summit’ in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र और विश्व बैंक के सहयोग से किस देश ने चौथे वन प्लैनेट समिटकी मेजबानी की है?

(a) Philippines / फिलीपींस

(b) Switzerland / स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) France / फ्रांस

(d) United Kingdom / यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) Singapore / सिंगापुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The Government of France organised the fourth ‘One Planet Summit’, through videoconferencing, which aimed at protecting the world’s biodiversity.

The Summit was organised in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank.

Q.6. Which country’s PM Juri Ratas has resigned over a corruption scandal?

भ्रष्टाचार घोटाले में किस देश के पीएम जूरी रातास ने इस्तीफा दिया है?

(a) Estonia / एस्तोनिया

(b) Latvia / लातविया

(c) Lithuania / लिथुआनिया

(d) Belarus / बेलरूस

(e) Finland / फिनलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Estonia’s prime minister Juri Ratas has resigned over a corruption scandal in his Center Party that led to key party officials resigning overnight, and talks began on 13th Jan among political parties about forming a new ruling coalition.

The move automatically prompts the resignation of Estonia’s three-party coalition government but does not automatically mean a new election.

Q.7. Sadyr Japarov has been appointed as the President of which country?

सदर जापरोव को किस देश के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Egypt / मिस्र

(b) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) Kyrgyzstan / किर्गिस्तान

(e) Turkey / तुर्की 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. The frontrunner in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election, Sadyr Japarov, has won by a landslide. Mr Japarov had won 79% of votes cast.

Mr Japarov, who served time in jail for taking a rival hostage, will also have sweeping new presidential powers after voters by a similar margin opted to amend the constitution in a referendum. Kyrgyzstan has been in crisis since parliamentary elections last October.

Q.8. RBI has imposed Rs 2 crore fine on which of the following Bank for non-compliance with certain provisions of directions concerning interest rate on deposits?

RBI ने जमा पर ब्याज दर से संबंधित निर्देशों के कुछ प्रावधानों का पालन न करने पर निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक पर 2 करोड़ रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) Standard Chartered Bank / स्टैंडर्ड चार्टर्ड बैंक

(b) Barclays Bank / बार्कलेस बैंक

(c) Deutsche Bank / ड्यूश बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) HSBC Bank / एचएसबीसी बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 2 crore on Deutsche Bank AG for non-compliance with certain provisions of directions concerning interest rate on deposits.

RBI statutory inspection of Deutsche Bank’s financial position as on March 31, 2019, and the Risk Assessment Report revealed non-compliance with the ‘Reserve Bank of India (Interest Rate on Deposits) Directions, 2016’.

Q.9. Which of the following Bank’s license has been recently canceled by RBI?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा बैंक का लाइसेंस हाल ही में RBI द्वारा रद्द किया गया है?

(a) Vasantdada Nagari Sahakari Bank / वसंतदादा नगरी सहकारी बैंक

(b) Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank / शिवालिक मर्केंटाइल को-ऑपरेटिव बैंक

(c) Mapusa Urban Co-op Bank / मापुसा अर्बन को-ऑप बैंक

(d) Apna Sahakari Co-Op Bank / अपना सहकारी को-ओप बैंक

(e) Mehsana Urban Co-Op Bank / मेहसाना अर्बन को-ओप बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Vasantdada Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd., Osmanabad, Maharashtra to carry on banking business, with effect from the close of business on January 11.

The Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS), Maharashtra has also been requested to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator for the bank. The RBI said the bank has failed to comply with the requirements and continuance of the bank is prejudicial to the interests of its depositors.

Q.10. What was the theme for the 4th One Planet Summit?

चौथे वन प्लैनेट समिट के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Protecting biodiversity

(b) Boosting adaptation and resilience

(c) Our solutions are in nature

(d) Let’s act together for nature!

(e) Our Food, Our Health

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The Government of France organised the fourth ‘One Planet Summit’, through videoconferencing, which aimed at protecting the world’s biodiversity.

The Summit was organised in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank.

The theme of the Summit was “Let’s act together for nature!”.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of Deutsche Bank?

ड्यूश बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Frankfurt, Germany / फ्रैंकफर्ट, जर्मनी

(b) Zürich, Switzerland / ज़्यूरिख़, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Athens, Greece / एथेंस, ग्रीस

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. CEO: Christian Sewing

Headquarters: Frankfurt, Germany

Q.12. What is the capital of Kyrgyzstan?

किर्गिस्तान की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Nur-Sultan / नूर-सुल्तान

(b) Dushanbe / दुशांबे

(c) Ashgabat / अश्गाबात

(d) Tashkent / ताशकंद

(e) Bishkek / बिस्केक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Capital: Bishkek

Currency: Kyrgyzstani som

Q.13. What is the currency of Estonia?

एस्टोनिया की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Ruble / रूबल

(c) Euro / यूरो

(d) New shekel / नई शेकेल

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. About Estonia

Capital: Tallinn

President: Kersti Kaljulaid

Currency: Euro

Q.14. Cochin International Airport is located in which state?

कोचीन अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Cochin International Airport is an international airport which is situated in the city of Kochi in Kerala, India.

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