Daily Current Affairs 14th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 14th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state, Magh Bihu has been celebrated on 15 January 2021?

15 जनवरी 2021 को माघ बिहू किस राज्य में मनाया गया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Celebrated in Assam, Magh Bihu is a harvest festival that marks the end of the harvesting season in the month of Magh (between January and February). This year, Magh Bihu will be celebrated on January 15. The festival is marked by grand feasts and bonfires, made of green bamboo, firewood, hay, and dried banana leaves. As a tradition, people take bath before setting up the bonfire.

Q.2. Which of the following organization has received Kayakalp Award for the 3rd time?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन को 3सरी बार कायाकल्प पुरस्कार प्राप्त हुआ है?

(a) AIIMS Patna / एम्स पटना

(b) AIIMS Bhubaneswar / एम्स भुवनेश्वर

(c) AIIMS Delhi / एम्स दिल्ली

(d) AIIMS Bhopal / एम्स भोपाल

(e) AIIMS Guwahati / एम्स गुवाहाटी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhubaneswar has proved its mettle once again for promoting cleanliness, hygiene and creating sustainable practices in public health facilities by winning the Kayakalp Award Scheme.

It had earlier received the award in 2018 as well as in 2019 for becoming second cleanest hospital in the country among category B hospitals (less than 1000 beds) and received Rs one crore as prize money.

Q.3. With which of the following country India has signed an MoU for Scientific and Technical Cooperation?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ भारत ने वैज्ञानिक और तकनीकी सहयोग के लिए समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Lebanon / लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Cabinet recently approved India-UAE Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

The MoU provides sharing of knowledge between the countries It will also allow to share information of data from satellites, radar, tide gauges, meteorological stations. MoU also allows the countries to share knowledge of operational products for seismological and oceanic services. To exchange experiences in terms of research scholars, scientists, specialists, etc.

Q.4. Heritage Conservation Committee has cleared approved the construction of new Parliament building. Who was the chairman of the Heritage Conservation Committee?

धरोहर संरक्षण समिति ने नए संसद भवन के निर्माण को मंजूरी दे दी है। धरोहर संरक्षण समिति के अध्यक्ष कौन थे?

(a) Subhash Chandra Khuntia / सुभाष चंद्र खुंटिया

(b) Kamran Rizvi / कामरान रिज़वी

(c) S Y Quraishi / एस वाई कुरैशी

(d) G Kishan Reddy / जी किशन रेड्डी

(e) Jayant Kumar Dash / जयंत कुमार दाश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Supreme Court recently cleared the Central Vista Project that covers a three kilo metre stretch between the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. Following this, the Heritage Conservation Committee has approved the construction of a new parliament.

The Heritage Conservation Committee is set up under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Affairs and Kamran Rizvi is the present chairman of the HCC. under the provisions of Section 23 in Delhi Building Byelaws, 1983 to protect heritage buildings.

Q.5. Who has been appointed the head of the working group on digital lending formed by RBI?

आरबीआई द्वारा गठित डिजिटल ऋण पर कार्य समूह का प्रमुख किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ram Vinay Sahi / राम विनय साही

(b) Preeti Pant / प्रीति पंत

(c) Shashi V Vempatti / शशि वी वेम्पत्ती

(d) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(e) Jayant Kumar Dash / जयंत कुमार दाश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. With frauds in digital lending space coming into sharp focus, the Reserve Bank of India has set up a working group to study digital lending activities of the regulated and unregulated players. The group will suggest steps to regulate digital lending including online lending platform and mobile lending.

The six-member panel comprises of four RBI internal and two external members and headed by Jayant Kumar Dash, Executive Director, RBI. The group will evaluate digital lending activities and assess the penetration and standards of outsourced digital lending activities in RBI regulated entities.

Q.6. Indian Army has signed a pact to procure high-altitude drones from ideaForge for how much amount?

भारतीय सेना ने कितनी राशि के लिए ideaForge” से उच्च ऊंचाई वाले ड्रोन खरीदने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) $10 million / $ 10 मिलियन

(b) $20 million / $ 20 मिलियन

(c) $25 million / $ 25 मिलियन

(d) $40 million / $ 40 मिलियन

(e) $50 million / $ 50 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Army has signed a contract to buy undisclosed quantities of high-altitude drones from ideaForge for $20 million. A high-altitude variant of ideaForge’s SWITCH unmanned air vehicles or drones would be delivered over a period of one year.

IdeaForge has been awarded this contract after it emerged as the only vendor that qualified the operational requirements in an evaluation done in real-world conditions, for a fast-track procurement.

Q.7. Polio National Immunisation Day has been rescheduled to ___________ 2021.

पोलियो राष्ट्रीय प्रतिरक्षण दिवस को ___________ 2021 तक पुनर्निर्धारित किया गया है।

(a) 16 January / 16 जनवरी

(b) 19 January / 19 जनवरी

(c) 23 January / 23 जनवरी

(d) 27 January / 27 जनवरी

(e) 31 January / 31 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The massive countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive will be rolled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from 16th January, 2021.

This would be world’s largest immunization exercise. Therefore, it has been decided by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) in consultation with the office of the President of India to reschedule the Polio vaccination day, also known as the National Immunisation Day (NID) or “Polio Ravivar” to 31th January 2021 (Sunday).

Q.8. BofA Securities has projected GDP of India at ___________ in FY21.

बोफा सिक्योरिटीज ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में ___________ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -2.5%

(b) -4.2%

(c) -6.7%

(d) -7.3%

(e) -9.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The BofA Securities expects the GDP growth of India for the current financial year 2020-21 to contract by 6.7 per cent.

BofA Securities has projected the Indian economy to grow at 9 per cent in 2021-22 if the vaccine distribution is done in the first half of the new fiscal year.

Q.9. UBS has estimated India’s GDP at ____________ in 2020-21.

UBS ने 2020-21 में भारत की GDP का अनुमान ____________ पर लगाया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.7%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -7.5%

(e) -9.2%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Swiss brokerage major UBS Investment Bank has projected the Indian economy to contract 7.5 per cent in the current fiscal FY21, ending March 2021.

UBS further expects the economy to rebound at 11.5 per cent in FY22. For the FY23, GDP growth is expected to stabilise at 6%.

Q.10. Nomura has estimated India’s GDP at ____________ in FY21.

नोमुरा ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में ____________ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -2.3%

(b) -5.7%

(c) -4.6%

(d) -3.1%

(e) -6.7%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Japanese brokerage Nomura has revised upward, the GDP forecast for India in 2020-21 and now expects it to contract to 6.7 per cent.

Nomura has further projected the GDP of India to rise to 13.5 per cent in FY22 (2021-22).

Q.11. Natpuja, one of the most popular folk dances of India, belongs to which state?

भारत के सबसे लोकप्रिय लोक नृत्यों में से एक, नटपूजा, किस राज्य से संबंधित है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू &कश्मीर

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Folk dances of Assam: Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai etc.

Q.12. What is the currency of UAE?

UAE की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Dinar / दीनार

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Rupiah / रूपिया

(d) Riyal / रियाल

(e) Dirham / दिरहम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Abu Dhabi

Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham



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