Daily Current Affairs 25th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

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Q.1. Which state Government has launched ‘Udyam Sarathi App’ for Youths?

किस राज्य सरकार ने यूथ्स के लिए उद्यम सारथी ऐपलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Kerela / केरल

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has launched the ‘Udyam Sarathi App’ on the occasion of the 71st Foundation Day of the state, on 24 January 2021. The app will enable the youths to get every information related to self-employment and the job industry, across the state. The Uttar Pradesh Day celebration will run from 24 January to 26 January 2021. The theme of Uttar Pradesh Day 2021 is ‘Respect for self-reliant Uttar Pradesh, women young farmers, development of all’.

Q.2. Which Ministry has recently launched “ShramShakti” (a National Migration Support Portal) Digital Data Solution for Migrant Workers?

हाल ही में किस मंत्रालय ने प्रवासी श्रमिकों के लिए श्रमशक्ति” (एक राष्ट्रीय प्रवासन सहायता पोर्टल) डिजिटल डेटा समाधान लॉन्च किया है?

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

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

(c) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मत्रांलय

(d) Ministry of Corporate Affairs / कारपोरेट कार्य मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Commerce and Industry / वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda virtually through Video Conference launched “ShramShakti”, a National Migration Support Portal at a programme held at Panjim, Goa.

It would effectively help in the smooth formulation of state and national level programs for migrant workers. He also launched a tribal migration cell, a tribal museum at Goa and “ShramSaathi”, a training manual for migrant workers. The Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant also launched dedicated Migration cell in Goa to facilitate and support migrants who come from different States to Goa.

Q.3. What is the name of Indian Railways’ longest freight train which has set a new record in the South-East Central Railways (SECR) zone in Chhattisgarh?

भारतीय रेलवे की सबसे लंबी मालगाड़ी का नाम क्या है जिसने छत्तीसगढ़ में दक्षिणपूर्व मध्य रेलवे (SECR) क्षेत्र में एक नया रिकॉर्ड बनाया है?

(a) Adishesha / आदिशेष

(b) Vasuki / वासुकी

(c) Astika / आस्तिक

(d) Shesh Naag / शेष नाग

(e) None of the above / उपरोक्त में से कोई नहीं

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The South-East Central Railways (SECR) zone in Chhattisgarh breaks its own previous record by successfully operating the longest ever freight train by amalgamating five rakes of goods trains as one unit of around 3.5 km.

Named as ‘Vasuki’, it covered the distance of 224 km between the railway stations of Bhilai and Korba and took about seven hours.

Q.4. Which of the following company has signed an agreement to sell 24.48% share in Good Host for Rs 232.81 crores?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने गुड होस्ट में 24.48% शेयर 232.81 करोड़ रुपये में बेचने का समझौता किया है?

(a) PNB Housing Finance Limited / पीएनबी हाउसिंग फाइनेंस लिमिटेड

(b) Dewan Housing Finance Corporation / दीवान हाउसिंग फाइनेंस कॉर्पोरेशन

(c) Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd / हाउसिंग डेवलपमेंट फाइनेंस कॉर्पोरेशन लि

(d) LIC Housing Finance / एलआईसी हाउसिंग फाइनेंस

(e) Sundaram Home Finance / सुंदरम होम फाइनेंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd has signed an agreement to sell its 24.48per cent stake in Good Host, a company engaged in the business of managing student housing facilities, for Rs 232.81 crore.

“The corporation has today entered into a share purchase agreement for sale of 47,75,241 equity shares of Re 1 each, representing 24.48 per cent of the issued and paid-up share capital of Good Host, “Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (HDFC).

Q.5. WIPRO group is all set to act as knowledge partner of which state government?

WIPRO समूह किस राज्य सरकार के ज्ञान भागीदार के रूप में कार्य करने के लिए पूरी तरह तैयार है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. WIPRO group is all set to act as knowledge partner of Madhya Pradesh. WIPRO informed that the company has taken initiative for establishment of a university in the State. For this purpose, the State Government will extend all possible support to the Foundation.

The Wipro Group will also set up a Software Development Centre in Bhopal. Azim Premji Foundation has been allotted 50 acres of land for the proposed university in Bhopal. Its First Phase will start soon. The goal is to start the university in the next 18 months.

Q.6. With which country, India has organized the first edition of Desert Knight-21 Exercise?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने डेजर्ट नाइट-21 अभ्यास का पहला संस्करण आयोजित किया है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force are conducting a bilateral Air exercise, Ex Desert Knight-21 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The exercise marks an important milestone in the series of engagements between the two Air forces.

It is unique as it includes fielding of Rafale aircraft by both sides and is indicative of the growing interaction between the two premiers Air Forces.

French: The French are participating with Rafale, Airbus A-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), A-400M Tactical Transport aircraft and approximately 175 personnel.

India: The IAF aircraft participating in the exercise include Mirage 2000, Su-30 MKI, Rafale, IL-78 Flight Refuelling Aircraft, AWACS and AEW&C aircraft.

Note: List of Defence Exercise between France and India

Varuna

Exercise SHAKTI

Q.7. Name the large-scale tri-service joint exercise conducted by Indian Navy with Army and Air Force in Andaman & Nicobar group of islands.

अंडमान और निकोबार समूह के द्वीपों में सेना और वायु सेना के साथ भारतीय नौसेना द्वारा आयोजित बड़े पैमाने पर त्रिकोणीय सेवा संयुक्त अभ्यास का नाम बताइए।

(a) Desert Knight-21

(b) INDRA-21

(c) KAVACH

(d) AMPHEX – 21

(e) CORPAT

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX – 21 was conducted in Andaman & Nicobar group of islands from 21 – 25 Jan 2021.

The exercise involved participation of Naval ships, amphibious troops of the Army and different types of aircraft from the Air force.The exercise was aimed at validating India’s capabilities to safeguard the territorial integrity of it’s island territories. It also sought to enhance operational synergy and joint warfighting capabilities amongst the three Services.  Ex KAVACH for defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands formed a part of AMPHEX – 21.

Q.8. Who has been awarded the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards-2020?

सर्वोत्तम जीवन रक्षा पदक पुरस्कार2020 से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Ramshibhai Ratnabhai Samad / रामशीभाई रत्नभाई समद

(b) Parmeshwar Balaji Nagargoje / परमेश्वर बालाजी नागरगोजे

(c) Amandeep Kaur / अमनदीप कौर

(d) Koripelly Srujan Reddy / कोरीपेली सुरजन रेड्डी

(e) Muhammed Muhsin / मुहम्मद मोहसिन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards – 2020 on 40 persons which includes Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 01, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 08 and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 31 persons. One award is posthumous.

Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak: Shri Muhammed Muhsin (Posthumous), Kerala

Q.9. National Tourism Day is celebrated annually on __________________.

राष्ट्रीय पर्यटन दिवस प्रतिवर्ष __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 25 January / 25 जनवरी

(b) 26 January / 26 जनवरी

(c) 27 January / 27 जनवरी

(d) 28 January / 28 जनवरी

(e) 29 January / 29 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Every year on 25 January National Tourism Day is celebrated in India to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of tourism and the role it plays in the Indian economy.

Theme 2021: ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.

Q.10. On which date National Voters Day is celebrated every year?

हर साल किस तारीख को राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) 23 January / 23 जनवरी

(b) 24 January / 24 जनवरी

(c) 25 January / 25 जनवरी

(d) 26 January / 26 जनवरी

(e) 27 January / 27 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. The 11th National Voters Day is being celebrated by the Election Commission. The day is celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011. The purpose of the National Voters’ Day is to encourage, facilitate and maximise the enrolment of new voters and bring them in the democratic system.

Q.11. What was the theme for 11th National Voters Day 2021?

11वें राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस 2021 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Empowering Young and Future Voters

(b) No Voter to be left behind

(c) Inclusive and qualitative participation

(d) Easy Registration; Easy Correction

(e) Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. The 11th National Voters Day is being celebrated by the Election Commission. The day is celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011. The purpose of the National Voters’ Day is to encourage, facilitate and maximise the enrolment of new voters and bring them in the democratic system.

Theme 2021:‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’.

Q.12. International Day of Education is celebrated every year on ________________.

शिक्षा का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 21 January / 21 जनवरी

(b) 22 January / 22 जनवरी

(c) 23 January / 23 जनवरी

(d) 24 January / 24 जनवरी

(e) 25 January / 25 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Every year, January 24 is celebrated as International Day of Education. Education is a basic fundamental right of every person, but there are still many struggles for the children out there to get the basic education.

Q.13. What was the theme for International Day of Education 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शिक्षा दिवस 2021″ के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Celebrating education’s role for peace and development

(b) Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation

(c) Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace

(d) Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education

(e) Education is key to sustainable development

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Every year, January 24 is celebrated as International Day of Education. Education is a basic fundamental right of every person, but there are still many struggles for the children out there to get the basic education.

Theme 2021: “Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation.”

Q.14. Who has won the women’s singles titles in Thailand Open badminton 2021?

थाईलैंड ओपन बैडमिंटन 2021 में महिला एकल खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Sofia Kenin / सोफिया केनीन

(b) Nozomi Okuhara / नोज़ोमी ओकुहारा

(c) Ashleigh Barty / एशले बार्टी

(d) Carolina Marin / कैरोलिना मरीन

(e) Naomi Osaka / नाओमी ओसाका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. Spain’s Carolina Marin beat Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei) 21-19, 21-17 in the final to win the women’s singles title at Thailand Open badminton on January 17, 2021.

Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) won men’s singles title by beating Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (Denmark) in the final 21-11, 21-7.

Q.15. Who has won the men’s singles titles in Thailand Open badminton 2021?

थाईलैंड ओपन बैडमिंटन 2021 में पुरुष एकल खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) Viktor Axelsen / विक्टर एक्सेलसेन

(b) Anders Antonsen / एंडर्स एंटोनसेन

(c) Dominic Thiem / डोमिनिक थिएम

(d) Alexander Zverev / अलेक्जेंडर ज्वेरेव

(e) Pancho Gonzales / पंचो गोंजाल्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Spain’s Carolina Marin beat Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei) 21-19, 21-17 in the final to win the women’s singles title at Thailand Open badminton on January 17, 2021.

Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) won men’s singles title by beating Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (Denmark) in the final 21-11, 21-7.

Q.16. Where is the headquarters of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन (OECD) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

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

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Paris, France

Founded: 30 September 1961

Secretary-General: José Ángel Gurría

Q.17. In which of the following state Panna Tiger Reserve is situated?

पन्ना टाइगर रिजर्व निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(c)

Exp. Panna Tiger Reserve is a critical tiger habitat located in Vindhya Hill in northern Madhya Pradesh.

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