Daily Current Affairs 21st Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 21st Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s CM has announced the formation of ‘Mukhyamantri Bagayat Vikas Mission’?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने मुख्मंत्री बगायत विकास मिशनके गठन की घोषणा की है?

(a) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani has announced for the formation of ‘Mukhyamantri Bagayat Vikas Mission’ (Horticulture Development Mission) in the presence of Minister of Agriculture Mr. R.C Faldu and Minister of State Mr. Jaydrathsinhji Parmar.

The aim is to accelerate agriculture, horticulture and promote farming of herbal plants. It will also create employment opportunities through an increase in the export of such products.

Q.2. Which state has recently renamed the Dragon Fruit as ‘Kamalam’?

हाल ही में किस राज्य ने ड्रैगन फ्रूट को कमलमनाम दिया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. The Gujarat state government has renamed dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’. The move has kept the internet in splits and many criticized it using the hashtag #SanskariFruitSabzi.

As per Gujarat Chief Minister, the dragon fruit has been renamed Kamalam because of the shape of the fruit.

Q.3. Which of the following trains’ renaming as “Netaji Express” has been approved by the Ministry of Railways?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी ट्रेन का नामकरण नेताजी एक्सप्रेसके रूप में रेल मंत्रालय द्वारा अनुमोदित किया गया है?

(a) Frontier Mail / फ्रंटियर मेल

(b) Punjab Mail / पंजाब मेल

(c) Fairy Queen / फेयरी क्वीन

(d) Howrah-Kalka Mail / हावड़ा-कालका मेल

(e) Mahaparinirvan Express / महापरिनिर्वाण एक्सप्रेस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Ministry of Railways has rechristened the name of Train No. 12311/12312 Howrah-Kalka Mail as “Netaji Express”.

It is noteworthy that Howrah-Kalka Mail is a very popular and one of the oldest trains of Indian Railways. The Howrah-Kalka Mail is running between Howrah (Eastern Railway) and Kalka (Northern Railway) via Delhi.

Q.4. Which state has retained the top spot among the major state’s category in the India Innovation Index ranking 2020?

किस राज्य ने भारत इनोवेशन इंडेक्स रैंकिंग 2020 में प्रमुख राज्य की श्रेणी में शीर्ष स्थान को बरकरार रखा है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Karnataka has maintained its top position among the major states category in Niti Aayog’s India Innovation Index ranking released on Wednesday, while Maharashtra has leapfrogged over Tamil Nadu to occupy the second place followed by Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

Among Union Territories, and North-Eastern and hill states, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh occupy the top spots respectively.

Q.5. Which state has won the top spot among the North-Eastern and hill states category in the India Innovation Index ranking 2020?

किस राज्य ने भारत इनोवेशन इंडेक्स रैंकिंग 2020 में प्रमुख राज्य की श्रेणी में शीर्ष स्थान को बरकरार रखा है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(c) Manipur / मणिपुर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Karnataka has maintained its top position among the major states category in Niti Aayog’s India Innovation Index ranking released on Wednesday, while Maharashtra has leapfrogged over Tamil Nadu to occupy the second place followed by Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

Among Union Territories, and North-Eastern and hill states, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh occupy the top spots respectively.

Q.6. Maharashtra has renamed the Gorewada international zoo in Nagpur after whom?

महाराष्ट्र ने नागपुर में गोरेवाड़ा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय चिड़ियाघर का नाम किसके नाम पर रखा है?

(a) Chhatrapati Shivaji / छत्रपति शिवाजी

(b) Chhatrapati Shambhaji / छत्रपति शंभाजी

(c) Bal Thackeray / बाल ठाकरे

(d) Prabhavati Devi / प्रभावती देवी

(e) Nana Shankarsheth / नाना शंकरशेठ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The Maharashtra government has renamed Gorewada International Zoo in Nagpur as ‘Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park. The zoological park will come up on nearly 2,000 hectares forest land.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will inaugurate the Indian safari at the zoo on January 26.

Q.7. With which country, India has signed a pact on submarine rescue support?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने पनडुब्बी बचाव सहायता पर एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(b) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(c) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(d) Switzerland / स्विट्जरलैंड

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. The 5th edition of the Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) between India and Singapore was successfully held on 20 January 2021 through a video conference, in an effort to deepen military cooperation.

During the meeting, the ‘Implementing Agreement on Submarine Rescue Support and Cooperation’ was signed between the two Navies. The agreement was signed between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Singaporean counterpart Dr Ng Eng Hen.

Q.8. Joe Biden has taken an oath to become the _____________ president of the United States of America.

जो बिडेन ने संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका के _____________ राष्ट्रपति बनने की शपथ ली।

(a) 45th

(b) 46th

(c) 47th

(d) 48th

(e) 49th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Joe Biden takes oath as 46th US President, Kamala Harris as 49th Vice President. Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States, turning the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous four years.

Harris was sworn in as 49th Vice President of the United States by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina member of the Supreme Court, creating history as the first female, first Black and first Indian-American vice president of the world’s oldest and most powerful democracy.

Q.9. Which Bank has recently launched ‘InstaFX’ mobile app to help customers obtain Forex Prepaid Card swiftly?

किस बैंक ने हाल ही में ग्राहकों को विदेशी मुद्रा प्रीपेड कार्ड तेजी से प्राप्त करने में मदद करने के लिए InstaFX” मोबाइल ऐप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(e) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. ICICI Bank on January 20 launched a new mobile application ‘InstaFX’ for authorised money changers to help customers of any bank get ‘ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card’ swiftly. The bank is the first in the country to offer such facility to money changers.

The app enables the authorised money changers, who are partners of the Bank, to complete the KYC verification and validation of customers digitally and on a real-time basis.

Q.10. Which of the following company has received the Google Cloud Partner Status?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी को Google क्लाउड पार्टनर का दर्जा मिला है?

(a) Wipro / विप्रो

(b) Accenture / एक्सेंचर

(c) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(d) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(e) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Infosys has recently announced that it has been accredited with the Google Cloud Partner Specialization in the data and analytics space. Infosys is among the top global system integrators which have been accredited with this specialization.

Infosys has received this recognition as the company has successfully demonstrating end-to-end capabilities on Google Cloud including warehousing on the cloud and data ingestion.

Q.11. Who has been appointed as the managing director of insurer Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)?

भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम (LIC) के प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Kris Gopalakrishnan / क्रिश गोपालकृष्णन

(b) Sandeep Kataria / संदीप कटारिया

(c) Siddhartha Mohanty / सिद्धार्थ मोहंती

(d) Susanta Kar / सुशांत कर

(e) A K Singh / ए के सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Siddhartha Mohanty as the managing director of India’s largest insurer Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) from February 1 onwards.

He is currently CEO of LIC Housing Finance Limited. He will serve as the MD of LIC till his superannuation on June 30, 2023. He will be replacing TC Suseel Kumar, who is set to retire on January 31, 2021.

Q.12. Who among the following will become 1st woman fighter pilot pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन गणतंत्र दिवस परेड में हिस्सा लेने वाली पहली महिला फाइटर पायलट पायलट बनेंगी?

(a) Preksha Mehta / प्रेक्षा मेहता

(b) Bhawana Kanth / भावना कान्त

(c) Suman Gawani / सुमन गवानी

(d) Priya Jhingan / प्रिया झिंगन

(e) Shalija Dhami / शैलजा धामी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will become the 1st woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade.

She will be a part of the Indian Air Force’s tableau in the 2021 Republic Day Parade that will showcase mock-ups of the light combat helicopter, light combat aircraft, and the Sukhoi-30 fighter plane. At present, Bhawana is posted in Rajasthan and flies the MiG-21 Bison fighter plane.

Q.13. What is the tagline of ICICI Bank?

ICICI बैंक की टैगलाइन क्या है?

(a) Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka

(b) We Understand Your World

(c) Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi

(d) Your Family Bank Across India

(e) A Friend You Can Bank upon

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi

Chairman: Girish Chandra Chaturvedi

Headquarters: Mumbai (Corporate Office)

Vadodara, Gujarat, (Registered Office)

Tagline: Hum hai na, Khayal Apka

Q14.Nati, one of the most popular folk dances of India, belongs to which state?

भारत के सबसे लोकप्रिय लोक नृत्यों में से एक, नाटी, 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.14.(d)

Exp. Folk dances of Himachal Pradesh: Nati, Karthi, Jhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Dangi, Chamba, Thali, Jhainta, Daf, Stick dance etc.

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