Daily Current Affairs 27th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

 

Daily Current Affairs 27th Jan 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s CM has launched ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ for Girl Child?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने बालिका के लिए पंख अभियानशुरू किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched a new scheme ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ on 24 January, to mark the occasion of National Girl Child Day.

The scheme has been launched under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme for the empowerment and growth of the girl child.

The CM also announced scholarships worth Rs 6.47 crore for 26,099 girls under Ladli Laxmi Yojana.

Q.2. World War II drama “Into the Darkness” has won the Golden Peacock Award in the 51st International Film Festival of India. The movie “Into the Darkness” is of which of the following country?

द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध ड्रामा इनटू द डार्कनेसने भारत के 51 वें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म समारोह में गोल्डन पीकॉक अवार्ड जीता है। फिल्म इनटू द डार्कनेसनिम्नलिखित में से किस देश की है?

(a) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(b) Argentina / अर्जेंटीना

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) China / चीन

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held its coveted award ceremony on the closing day of the festival on 24th Jan in Goa. While Danish (of Denmark) World War II drama Into the Darkness won the Golden Peacock Award, Tzu-Chuan Liu and Zofia Stafiej won the top acting honours.

During the closing ceremony, 51st IFFI jury chairman Pablo Cesar heaped praise on the films in competition this year.

Q.3. The chairman of the Jury of the 51st International Film Festival of India, Pablo Cesar is the filmmaker of which country?

भारत के 51 वें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव के जूरी के अध्यक्ष, पाब्लो सेसर किस देश के फिल्म निर्माता हैं?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Argentina / अर्जेंटीना

(c) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(d) Japan / जापान

(e) Sweden / स्वीडन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held its coveted award ceremony on the closing day of the festival on 24th Jan in Goa. While Danish World War II drama Into the Darkness won the Golden Peacock Award, Tzu-Chuan Liu and Zofia Stafiej won the top acting honours.

During the closing ceremony, 51st IFFI jury chairman Pablo Cesar heaped praise on the films in competition this year.

Argentine filmmaker Pablo Cesar is the head of 51st IFFIs International Jury.

Q.4. Which of the following company is the third most valued IT services brand globally according to a report released by Brand Finance?

ब्रांड फाइनेंस द्वारा जारी एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी कंपनी वैश्विक स्तर पर तीसरी सबसे मूल्यवान आईटी सेवा ब्रांड है?

(a) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(b) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(c) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(d) Accenture / एक्सेंचर

(e) Wipro / विप्रो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is now the world’s third most-valued IT services brand, only behind industry heavyweights Accenture Plc and International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), according to a report released on 27th Jan.

Four Indian IT services companies—TCS, Infosys Ltd. (4), HCL Technologies Ltd. (7) and Wipro Ltd. (9)—have secured spots in the Top-10 global rankings.

Q.5. IMF has projected India’s economy to grow at ________ in FY22 in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report.

IMF ने अपनी वर्ल्ड इकोनॉमिक आउटलुक (WEO) रिपोर्ट में वित्त वर्ष 22 में भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था को ________ पर बढ़ने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 4.5%

(b) 5.0%

(c) 7.5%

(d) 9.2%

(e) 11.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. India’s economy is expected to bounce back strongly in the fiscal year 2022 with 11.5% growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) update released on January 26, 2021.

India is the only major economy forecast to grow in double digits next year and forecast to follow that up with the highest 6.8% rise in the FY23 fiscal.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank?

धनलक्ष्मी बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Simanchala Dash / सीमांचला दाश

(b) J K Shivan / जे के शिवन

(c) D K Kashyap / डी के कश्यप

(d) Sunil Gurbaxani / सुनील गुर्बक्सानी

(e) Anil Dhasmana / अनिल धस्माना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Board of Directors of Kerala-based Dhanlaxmi Bank have given approval to appoint J K Shivan as managing director and CEO of the Bank.

It may be recalled that the shareholders of the Kerala-based had voted against MD & CEO Sunil Gurbaxani On September 30, 2020. Then, in December that year, the lender appointed Shivan as the new MD & CEO. However, the banking regulator, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), had asked the Dhanlaxmi Bank Board to get shareholders’ approval before appointing J K Shivan as the next chief of the bank.

Q.7. Who among the following has launched the mobile action game FAU-G?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने मोबाइल एक्शन गेम FAU-G लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Bimal Julka / बिमल जुल्का

(c) Rajkiran Rai G / राजकिरण राय जी

(d) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(e) S Jaishankar / एस जयशंकर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Akshay Kumar launched the mobile action game ‘Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G). The initial episode of the game is based in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh and the rest of the episodes will be set in other Indian battlegrounds.

The game is free to download and play while the users will have to pay for several premium features like skins of their avatars.

Q.8. What is the rank of India in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of Germanwatch?

जर्मनवॉच के ग्लोबल क्लाइमेट रिस्क इंडेक्स 2021 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 7

(b) 11

(c) 54

(d) 78

(e) 109

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. India Ranks 7th in Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of Germanwatch. India has been placed among the top 10 most affected countries by climate change, in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 published by the Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch. India ranked as the seventh worst-hit country in terms of climate change in 2019.

Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Bahamas were the top three most affected countries in 2019 respectively.

Q.9. Which country has topped in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of Germanwatch?

जर्मनवॉच के ग्लोबल क्लाइमेट रिस्क इंडेक्स 2021 में किस देश ने टॉप किया है?

(a) Zimbabwe / जिम्बाब्वे

(b) Mozambique / मोजांबिक

(c) Botswana / बोत्सवाना

(d) Zambia / ज़ाम्बिया

(e) Bahamas / बहामा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. India has been placed among the top 10 most affected countries by climate change, in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 published by the Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch. India ranked as the seventh worst-hit country in terms of climate change in 2019.

Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Bahamas were the top three most affected countries in 2019 respectively.

Q.10. Who has won the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 in the Individual category?

व्यक्तिगत श्रेणी में सुभाष चन्द्र बोस आपदा प्रबंधन पुरस्कार 2021 किसने जीता है?

(a) Rajendra Kumar Bhandari / राजेंद्र कुमार भंडारी

(b) Nitin Sethi / नितिन सेठी

(c) Shiv Sahay Singh / शिव सहाय सिंह

(d) Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash / नीलकंठ भानु प्रकाश

(e) Ravi Solanki / रवि सोलंकी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. The Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 has been conferred upon Dr Rajendra Kumar Bhandari in the Individual category and Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) in Institutional category.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs 51 lakh and a certificate for an institution and Rs 5 lakh and a certificate in case of an individual.

Q.11. Who has won the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 in the Institutional category?

संस्थागत श्रेणी में सुभाष चन्द्र बोस आपदा प्रबंधन पुरस्कार 2021 किसने जीता है?

(a) World Food Programme / वर्ल्ड फ़ूड प्रोग्राम

(b) HelpAge India / हेल्पएज इंडिया

(c) SEEDS / सीड्स

(d) GiveIndia / गिवइंडिया

(e) Goonj / गूँज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. The Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 has been conferred upon Dr Rajendra Kumar Bhandari in the Individual category and Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) in Institutional category.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs 51 lakh and a certificate for an institution and Rs 5 lakh and a certificate in case of an individual.

Q.12. International Customs Day is observed every year on _________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सीमा शुल्क दिवस हर साल _________________  को 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.12.(d)

Exp. The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.

Q.13. What was the theme for International Customs Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सीमा शुल्क दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience

(b) SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport

(c) A Secure business environment for economic development

(d) Data Analysis for Effective Border Management

(e) Progressive Engagement

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.

Theme 2021: “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience”.

Q.14. Bangladesh tri-service _______ – member contingent has taken part in India’s Republic Day parade 2021.

बांग्लादेश त्रिसेवा ____ – सदस्य दल ने भारत के गणतंत्र दिवस परेड 2021 में भाग लिया है।

(a) 52

(b) 78

(c) 122

(d) 151

(e) 201

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. This year, a 122-member contingent from Bangladesh’s armed forces will be part of the Republic Day parade. They will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war that led to the liberation and creation of Bangadesh. This is the first time that a marching contingent from neighbouring country is being invited to participate in the parade.

This will be the third time India will be hosting a foreign contingent to participate in the parade after the French troops in 2016 and the UAE personnel in 2017.

Q.15. How many satellites have been launched on one rocket “Falcon 9” by SpaceX to break the world record of the most number of satellites carried by a single rocket?

एक एकल रॉकेट द्वारा किए गए सबसे अधिक उपग्रहों के विश्व रिकॉर्ड को तोड़ने के लिए स्पेसएक्स द्वारा एक रॉकेट फाल्कन 9″ पर कितने उपग्रह लॉन्च किए गए हैं?

(a) 104

(b) 115

(c) 132

(d) 143

(e) 151

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to break the world record of the most number of satellites carried by a single rocket as Falcon 9 carried as many as 143 payloads into space on 25th Jan.

The launch was part of SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program mission and the firm’s social media handles shared pictures from the launch. Falcon 9 which has taken part in numerous SpaceX missions in the past flew from Florida to take the 143 satellites of different shapes and sizes to their orbits.

Q.16. What is the capital of Mozambique?

मोज़ाम्बिक की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Amsterdam / एम्स्टर्डम

(b) Harare / हरारे

(c) Windhoek / विंडहोक

(d) Maputo‎ / मापुटो

(e) Luanda‎ / लुआंडा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. Capital: Maputo

Currency: Mozambican metical

Q.17.How many member countries are there of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष (IMF) के कितने सदस्य देश हैं?

(a) 186

(b) 187

(c) 188

(d) 189

(e) 190

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(e)

Exp. IMF Membership: 190 countries.

Andorra: IMF’s 190th Member

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