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Q.1. In which state, PM will lay Foundation Stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur on 2 January?

किस राज्य में, पीएम 2 जनवरी को आईआईएम संबलपुर के स्थायी परिसर का फाउंडेशन स्टोन रखेंगे?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur on 2nd January 2021.

About IIM Sambalpur, Odisha: IIM Sambalpur is the first IIM to implement the idea of flipped classroom where the basic concepts are learnt in digital mode and experiential learning takes place in the class, through live projects from the industry. The Institute also outscored all other IIMs in terms of highest gender diversity with 49% girl students in MBA (2019-21) batch and 43% in MBA (2020-22) batch.

Q.2. Which company has signed a contract with the Indian Navy for the Initial supply of 20 indigenously developed Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Dazzlers (Laser Dazzlers)?

किस कंपनी ने इंडियन नेवी के साथ 20 स्वदेशी रूप से विकसित लाइट एम्प्लीफिकेशन बाई स्टिम्युलेटेड एमिशन ऑफ रेडिएशन डैजलर्स (लेजर डैजलर्स) की प्रारंभिक आपूर्ति के लिए एक अनुबंध पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) / भारत अर्थ मूवर्स लिमिटेड (BEML)

(b) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) / भारत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स लिमिटेड (BEL)

(c) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड (BHEL)

(d) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड (HAL)

(e) Bharat Dynamics Ltd / भारत डायनेमिक्स लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a contract with Indian Navy for initially supply 20 Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Dazlers (Laser Dazzlers) in New Delhi on 1st Jan. The BEL had earlier this month won the contract beating global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in buy global category. These would be manufactured by BEL, Pune plant.

The Laser Dazzler is used as a non-lethal method for warning and stopping suspicious vehicles/boats/aircrafts/UAVs/pirates etc.

Q.3. Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with which of the following company to supply indigenously developed 10 Lynx U2 Fire Control systems for Indian Navy?

रक्षा मंत्रालय ने भारतीय नौसेना के लिए स्वदेशी रूप से विकसित 10 लिंक्स U2 फायर कंट्रोल सिस्टम की आपूर्ति करने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ अनुबंध किया है?

(a) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

(b) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(c) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) / भारत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स लिमिटेड

(d) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) / राष्ट्रीय ताप विद्युत निगम

(e) Power Finance Corporation (PFC) / पावर फाइनेंस कॉर्पोरेशन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for procurement of 10 Lynx U2 Fire Control systems for frontline warships of Indian Navy at a cost of Rs 1,355 crore under Buy (Indian) category in New Delhi on 1st Jan. The Lynx system has been designed and developed indigenously that would further the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The LYNX U2 GFCS is a Naval Gun Fire Control System designed to acquire, track and engage targets amidst sea clutter. It is capable of accurately tracking air/surface targets, generating required target data for predicting weapon aiming points and engaging target.

Q.4. Implementation of FASTag has been made mandatory with effect from 1st January, 2021. The hybrid lanes of fee plazas on National Highways will remain operational till __________________.

1 जनवरी 2021 से FASTag को लागू करना अनिवार्य कर दिया गया है। राष्ट्रीय राजमार्गों पर शुल्क प्लाजा की हाइब्रिड लेन __________________ तक चालू रहेंगी।

(a) 15th January, 2021 / 15 जनवरी, 2021

(b) 31st January, 2021 / 31 जनवरी, 2021

(c) 1st February, 2021 / 1 फरवरी, 2021

(d) 15th February, 2021 / 15 फरवरी, 2021

(e) 28th February, 2021 / 28 फरवरी, 2021

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has mandated fitment of FASTag with effect from 1st January, 2021, in M and N categories of motor vehicles sold before 1st December, 2017. Category ‘M’ stands for a motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for carrying passengers. Category ‘N’ stands for a motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for carrying goods, which may also carry persons in addition to goods. It is clarified that this Central Motor Vehicle Rule stands in force as it is.

However, at hybrid lanes of fee plazas on National Highways, fee payment can be made through FASTag as well as in cash mode till 15th February, 2021. Moreover, in FASTag lanes of fee plazas, payment of fees will continue to be through FASTag only.

Q.5. What was the Revenue collected from Goods and Services Tax (GST) in December?

दिसम्बर में गुड्स एंड सर्विसेज टैक्स (GST) से क्या राजस्व एकत्र किया गया?

(a) ₹1.04 lakh crore / ₹ 1.04 लाख करोड़

(b) ₹1.15 lakh crore / ₹ 1.15 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹1.06 lakh crore / ₹ 1.06 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹1.17 lakh crore / ₹ 1.17 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹1.08 lakh crore / ₹ 1.08 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. GST collections touched a record high of over Rs 1.15 lakh crore in December, reflecting festive demand and reflating economy.

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of December 2020 is Rs 1,15,174 crore and is the highest since the introduction of Goods and Services Tax from July 1, 2017.

Q.6. Which of the following has become an Associate Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) recently?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन हाल ही में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रतिभूति संगठन (IOSCO) के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संगठन का एसोसिएट सदस्य बन गया है?

(a) Asset Management Association of China / एसेट मैनेजमेंट एसोसिएशन ऑफ चाइना

(b) European Fund and Asset Management Association / यूरोपीय फंड और एसेट मैनेजमेंट एसोसिएशन

(c) International Financial Services Centres Authority / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वित्तीय सेवा केंद्र प्राधिकरण

(d) Bahamas International Securities Exchange / बहामास इंटरनेशनल सिक्योरिटीज एक्सचेंज

(e) Central Bank of Bahrain / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ बहरीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has become an Associate Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

The IOSCO is the international organization that brings together the world’s securities regulators, covering more than 95% of the world’s securities markets, and is the global standard setter for the securities sector.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Odisha High Court?

ओडिशा उच्च न्यायालय के मुख्य न्यायाधीश के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sanjib Banerjee / संजीब बनर्जी

(b) Hima Kohli / हिमा कोहली

(c) S Muralidhar / एस मुरलीधर

(d) Pankaj Mithal / पंकज मिथल

(e) K G Balakrishnan / के जी बालाकृष्णन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Four Judges elevated as Chief Justices of Odisha, Telangana, Madras and J& K High Courts

The President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India.

Dr. S. Muralidhar- Orissa

Ms. HimaKohli- Telangana

Sanjib Banerjee- Madras

Pankaj Mithal- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

Q.8. Hima Kohli has been appointed as the Chief Justice of which state’s High Court?

हिमा कोहली को किस राज्य के उच्च न्यायालय का मुख्य न्यायाधीश नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Four Judges elevated as Chief Justices of Odisha, Telangana, Madras and J& K High Courts

The President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India.

Dr. S. Muralidhar- Orissa

Ms. HimaKohli- Telangana

Sanjib Banerjee- Madras

Pankaj Mithal- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

Q.9. Who has taken over the charge of the new Chairman & CEO of the Railway Board?

रेलवे बोर्ड के नए अध्यक्ष और सीईओ का कार्यभार किसने संभाला है?

(a) V K Yadav / वी के यादव

(b) Navin Agarwal / नविन अगरवाल

(c) A K Sikri / ए के सिकरी

(d) Suneet Sharma / सुनीत शर्मा

(e) Praful Patel / प्रफुल पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Suneet Sharma, has taken over the charge of new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India.

Suneet Sharma joined the Indian Railways in 1979 as a Special Class Apprentice while he was studying engineering at IIT Kanpur. A graduate in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering he has more than 40 years of experience serving in the Indian Railways in various capacities.

Q.10. Name the Chairman of ISRO who has got one-year extension till January 2022.

इसरो के अध्यक्ष का नाम बताइए जिन्हें जनवरी 2022 तक एक साल का विस्तार मिला है।

(a) Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan / कृष्णस्वामी कस्तूरीरंगन

(b) U R Rao / यू आर राव

(c) G Satheesh Reddy / जि सतीश रेड्डी

(d) Kailasavadivoo Sivan / कैलासावादिवू सिवान

(e) Ajit Kumar Mohanty / अजीत कुमार मोहंती

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The government has extended by a year the tenure of K Sivan as chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), a move that’ll ensure continuity in opening up the space sector to private players and startups.

The appointments committee of the union cabinet approved the extension to January 2022. Sivan, who took over as Isro chairman in January 2018, has led the space agency’s efforts to allow private firms and startups to build rockets and satellites and operate them for customers.

Q.11. Who is the present chairman of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वित्तीय सेवा केंद्र प्राधिकरण (IFSCA) के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(b) Injeti Srinivas / इनजेटी श्रीनिवास

(c) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(d) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Injeti Srinivas is the chairman of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).

Q.12. Chhau (Mayurbhanj), one of the most popular folk dances of India, belongs to which state?

भारत के सबसे लोकप्रिय लोक नृत्यों में से एक, छऊ(मयूरभंज), किस राज्य से संबंधित है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Folk dances of Odisha: Chhau(Mayurbhanj), Odissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chadya Dandanata etc.

Q.13. Where is the headquarters of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)?

भारत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स लिमिटेड (BEL) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Headquarters: Bengaluru

Founded: 1954, Bengaluru

Chairman & MD: M V Gowtama

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