Daily Current Affairs 16th and 17th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 16th and 17th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which Ministry has launched a “SAKSHAM” awareness campaign recently to spread awareness about green energy?

किस मंत्रालय ने हाल ही में हरित ऊर्जा के बारे में जागरूकता फैलाने के लिए SAKSHAM” जागरूकता अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy / नवीन और नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas / पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises / सूक्ष्म, लघु और मध्यम उद्यम मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Labour and Employment / श्रम और रोजगार मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Tribal Affairs / जनजातीय मामलों का मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas recently launched SAKSHAM awareness campaign. The campaign was launched to spread awareness about green energy.

The campaign will spread awareness about clean energy. It is a one-month long people centric fuel conservation campaign. The campaign is to be launched by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA).

Q.2. In how many districts, the third Phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) has been launched?

प्रधानमंत्री कौशल विकास योजना (PMKVY) का तीसरा चरण कितने जिलों में शुरू किया गया है?

(a) 432

(b) 550

(c) 600

(d) 711

(e) 785

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Third Phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana was launched on January 15, 2021 in 600 districts across the country. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, this phase will focus on new-age and COVID-related skills.

Skill Development Minister Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey interacted with various students of the skill development centres. Skill India Mission-PMKVY 3.0 envisages training of eight lakh candidates over a scheme period of 2020-2021 with an outlay of Rs 949 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Skill India Programme in 2015.

Q.3. In which city “Prarambh: Startup India International Summit” has been inaugurated by Piyush Goyal?

पीयूष गोयल ने किस शहर में प्रारम्भ: स्टार्टअप इंडिया इंटरनेशनल समिटका उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Dehradun / देहरादून

(b) Guwahati / गुवाहाटी

(c) Bhubaneshwar / भुवनेश्वर

(d) Lucknow / लखनऊ

(e) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal has inaugurated the two-day ‘Prarambh’, Startup India International Summit in New Delhi on 15 January 2021.

The Summit has been organized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under M/o Commerce & Industry.

Q.4. By which year India has planned to achieve the target of 20% ethanol-blending with gasoline?

किस वर्ष तक भारत ने पेट्रोल के साथ 20% इथेनॉलसम्मिश्रण का लक्ष्य हासिल करने की योजना बनाई है?

(a) 2023

(b) 2025

(c) 2027

(d) 2029

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India plans to achieve 20% ethanol-blending with gasoline by 2025, five years ahead of its previous target, to help reduce its dependence on costly oil imports, the government said on January 14, 2021.

In 2020, the government had set a target of reaching 10% ethanol-blending by 2022 – meaning 10% of ethanol mixed with 90% of gasoline – and 20% by 2030. India relies on foreign suppliers to meet more than 80% of its demand.

Q.5. With which country, India has recently signed an MoU to enhance cooperation in ICT, including 5G tech?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने हाल ही में 5G तकनीक सहित ICT में सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(b) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) Taiwan / ताइवान

(e) Mongolia / मंगोलिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India, Japan sign MoU to enhance cooperation in ICT, including 5G tech. India and Japan on 15th Jan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), including 5G standardisation.

The MoU was signed by Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota. It was exchanged through a video conference.

Q.6. The United Nations has recently released the report “International Migration 2020 Highlights”. According to the report, Which country’s diaspora is the largest in the world?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र ने हाल ही में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रवासन 2020 हाइलाइट्सरिपोर्ट जारी की है। रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, किस देश का प्रवासी दुनिया में सबसे ज्यादा है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) India / भारत

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The United Nations recently released the report “International Migration 2020 Highlights”. According to the report, the Indian diaspora is the largest in the world. More than 18 million people from India were living outside India as of 2020.

The other countries with large diaspora are Mexico, China, Russia and Syria. According to the report, India’s diaspora is distributed across a number of major countries such as UAE (3.5 million), Saudi Arabia (2.5 million) and US (2.7 million).

Q.7. Which bank has partnered with Aditya Birla Wellness Private Limited to launch a wellness themed credit card?

किस बैंक ने आदित्य बिड़ला वेलनेस प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के साथ साझेदारी करके एक वेलनेस थीम वाला क्रेडिट कार्ड लॉन्च किया है?

(a) IDFC Bank / आईडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(e) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Yes Bank has announced its partnership with Aditya Birla Wellness Private Limited to launch the ‘YES BANK Wellness’ and ‘YES BANK Wellness Plus’ Credit Cards – aimed at the holistic health, self-care and wellness of consumers.

This is an innovative step to encourage and promote self-care, mental and physical well-being.

Q.8. Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan has passed away recently. He was a/an _____________.

उस्ताद गुलाम मुस्तफा खान का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Musician / संगीतकार

(b) Poet / कवि

(c) Kathak dancer / कथक नर्तक

(d) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

(e) Theater Actor / थिएटर एक्टर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Legendary Indian classical musician and Padma Vibhushan awardee Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passed away on 17th Jan. afternoon at his residence in Mumbai. He was 89. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, followed by Padma Bhusan in 2006 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018. In 2003 he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award, the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artistes.

Q.9. Who is the minister responsible for Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas?

पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्रालय के लिए जिम्मेदार मंत्री कौन है?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Raj Kumar Singh / राज कुमार सिंह

(e) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Minister responsible for Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas: Dharmendra Pradhan

Q.10. Who is the present MD & CEO of Yes Bank?

यस बैंक के वर्तमान एमडी और सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Pinaki Ghose / पिनाकी घोस

(b) Rana Kapoor / राणा कपूर

(c) Neeraj Dhawan / नीरज धवन

(d) Ravneet Gill / रवनीत गिल

(e) Prashant Kumar / प्रशांत कुमार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prashant Kumar, former Chief financial officer of SBI, is the present MD & CEO at Yes Bank.


Q.11. Where is the headquarter of United Nations?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(b) Jakarta, Indonesia / जकार्ता, इंडोनेशिया

(c) Shanghai, China/ शंघाई, चीन

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Founded: 24 October 1945, San Francisco, California, United States

Secretary general: António Guterres


Q.12. What is the capital of Japan?

जापान की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Nagoya / नागोया

(b) Zurich / जुरिक

(c) Tokyo / टोक्यो

(d) Hong Kong / हाँग काँग

(e) Osaka / ओसाका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Tokyo

Currency: Japanese yen


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