Daily Current Affairs 15th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 15th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state, India’s first Fire Park has been inaugurated?

भारत के पहले फायर पार्क का उद्घाटन किस राज्य में किया गया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 13th Jan inaugurated the ‘Fire Park’, a first of its kind initiative in the country, to bring awareness on fire safety measures.

He also launched a dynamic online portal, ‘AgnishamaSeva’ of Odisha Fire Service on virtual platform.

Q.2. Ministry of External Affairs has announced that there will be no foreign guest at 2021 Republic Day event for the first time in 55 years. Who is the present Foreign Secretary?

विदेश मंत्रालय ने घोषणा की है कि 55 वर्षों में पहली बार 2021 गणतंत्र दिवस समारोह में कोई विदेशी अतिथि नहीं होगा। वर्तमान विदेश सचिव कौन हैं?

(a) Rajeev Gauba / राजीव गौबा

(b) Harsh Vardhan Shringla / हर्षवर्धन श्रृंगला

(c) Ajay Kumar Bhalla / अजय कुमार भल्ला

(d) T.V. Somanathan / टी वी सोमनाथन

(e) Tarun Bajaj / तरुण बजाज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no foreign guest will be present at the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2021, something that has been one of the highlights of the annual event celebrating the country’s diversity at the heart of Delhi.

Announcing the development, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava. Due to the global COVID-19 situation, it has been decided that this year there will not be a foreign head of state or head of govt as the chief guest at our Republic Day event.”

Minister responsible for Minister of External Affairs: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar,

Minister of State for External Affairs: V. Muraleedharan

Foreign Secretary: Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Q.3. Donald Trump has become the first U.S. President to be impeached twice. He was first impeached in which year?

डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प दो बार महाभियोग लगने वाले पहले अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति बन गए हैं। उन्हें पहली बार किस वर्ष में महाभियोग लगाया गया था?

(a) 2012

(b) 2014

(c) 2016

(d) 2017

(e) 2019

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time on January 13, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

He was first impeached in 2019 over his Ukraine dealings. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Mr. Trump.

Q.4. The 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will pay a tribute by screening five classics of which of the following person?

भारत का 51 वां अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव (IFFI) निम्नलिखित में से किस व्यक्ति के पांच क्लासिक्स की स्क्रीनिंग करके श्रद्धांजलि देगा?

(a) Utpal Dutt / उत्पल दत्त

(b) Aparna Sen / अपर्णा सेन

(c) Satyajit Ray / सत्यजीत रे

(d) A R Rahman / ए आर रहमान

(e) Rajesh Khanna / राजेश खन्ना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. The 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be celebrating the work of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray by screening five of his classics.

As part of the tribute, the festival will showcase Ray’s acclaimed “Pather Panchali”, the first film of his The Apu Trilogy, 1964 romantic drama “Charulata”, “Sonar Kella”, his 1977 Hindi directorial debut “Shatranj Ke Khilari” and “Ghare Baire” (1984).

Q.5. How many Indian companies have found place among Hurun Global 500 list for 2020?

2020 के लिए हूरून ग्लोबल 500 सूची में कितनी भारतीय कंपनियों को जगह मिली है?

(a) 9

(b) 11

(c) 13

(d) 15

(e) 20

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Eleven Indian companies, led by Reliance Industries worth $169 billion, feature in the 2020 Hurun Global 500, a list of the 500 most valuable non-state-controlled companies in the world.

Apple is the world’s most valuable company worth $2.1 trillion, followed by Microsoft and Amazon with $1.6 trillion each and Alphabet worth $ 1.2 trillion.

Q.6. Which company is the world’s most valuable company according to the 2020 Hurun Global 500 list?

2020 हुरुन ग्लोबल 500 सूची के अनुसार कौन सी कंपनी दुनिया की सबसे मूल्यवान कंपनी है?

(a) Apple / एप्पल

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Amazon / अमेज़ॅन

(d) Alphabet / अल्फाबेट

(e) Tesla / टेस्ला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Eleven Indian companies, led by Reliance Industries worth $169 billion, feature in the 2020 Hurun Global 500, a list of the 500 most valuable non-state-controlled companies in the world.

Apple is the world’s most valuable company worth $2.1 trillion, followed by Microsoft and Amazon with $1.6 trillion each and Alphabet worth $ 1.2 trillion.

Q.7. Fitch Ratings has projected India’s GDP at ________ in FY21.

फिच रेटिंग ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में ________ पर भारत के सकल घरेलू उत्पाद का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -6.4%

(b) -8.6%

(c) -9.4%

(d) -10.1%

(e) -11.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. The Fitch Ratings expect the gross domestic product (GDP) of India to contract by 9.4 per cent in FY21 (April 2020 to March 2021).

Fitch further projects the GDP to expand by 11 per cent in FY22 (April 2021 to March 2022).

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of Intel?

इंटेल के नए सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Bob Swan / बॉब स्वान

(b) Thierry Delaporte / थियरी डेलपॉर्टे

(c) Jack Dorsey / जैक डोरसे

(d) Pat Gelsinger / पैट जेलसिंगर

(e) Eric Horvitz / एरिक होर्विट्ज़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Intel has appointed Pat Gelsinger as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 15th Feb 2021. Gelsinger will also join the Intel board of directors upon assuming the role. He will succeed Bob Swan, who will remain CEO until 15 Feb.

Q.9. Indian Army Day is celebrated every year on ________________.

भारतीय सेना दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 13 January / 13 जनवरी

(b) 14 January / 14 जनवरी

(c) 15 January / 15 जनवरी

(d) 16 January / 16 जनवरी

(e) 17 January / 17 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. On 15th Jan India celebrates its 73rd Army Day, all Army Command headquarters celebrate Army Day to commemorate the country’s soldiers.

On this day in 1949 the Indian army got its first Indian chief in Lt Gen KM Carriappa who took over the command from General Francis Butcher, the last British commander-in-chief of India.

Q.10. Indian Armed Forces celebrated Fifth Veterans Day on 14 January. Name the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces who retired on this day.

भारतीय सशस्त्र बलों ने 14 जनवरी को पाँचवाँ वेटरन्स डे मनाया। इस दिन सेवानिवृत्त हुए भारतीय सशस्त्र बलों के पहले कमांडरइनचीफ का नाम बताइए।

(a) K. M. Cariappa / के एम करियप्पा

(b) Rajendrasinhji Jadeja / राजेंद्रसिंहजी जडेजा

(c) SM Shrinagesh / एसएम श्रीनागेश

(d) V. V. Giri / वी वी गिरि

(e) Kodendera Subayya Thimayya / कोडेन्डेरा सुबैया थिमय्या

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Fifth Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day was celebrated on 14 Jan as recognition of the services rendered by the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE who retired on 14 Jan 1953.

In India, the Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed each year on 14 January since 2017 to acknowledge and honour the selfless devotion and sacrifice of our veterans in the service of the nation.

Q.111. Who is the present CEO of Apple Inc.?

Apple Inc. के वर्तमान सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Tim Cook / टीम कुक

(b) Steve Jobs / स्टीव जॉब्स

(c) Ronald Wayne / रोनाल्ड वेन

(d) Steve Wozniak / स्टीव वोज्निअक

(e) Satya Nadella / सत्या नडेला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. CEO: Tim Cook

Founded: 1 April 1976

Headquarters: Cupertino, California, United States

Founders: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne

Q.12. Biju Patnaik International Airport is located in which state?

बीजू पटनायक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Odisha / ओडिशा

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Biju Patnaik International Airport (Bhubaneswar Airport): Odisha

 

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