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Q.1. Which state has launched a crop relief scheme- Kisan Fasal Rahat Yojana?

किस राज्य ने फसल राहत योजना- किसान फासल राहत योजना शुरू की है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Jharkhand launched crop relief scheme- Kisan Fasal Rahat Yojana. It is a compensation scheme which provides security cover to farmers for the damaged crops occurring due to natural calamity.

The main aim of the scheme is food safety, crop diversification, rapid agriculture development paving way for competition. The scheme will cover both land owning and landless farmers. The Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Co-operative will be the implementing agency.

Q.2. Which country has recently changed a word in its National Anthem to honor indigenous people?

किस देश ने हाल ही में स्वदेशी लोगों को सम्मानित करने के लिए अपने राष्ट्रगान में एक शब्द बदला है?

(a) Italy / इटली

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Australia has changed one word in its national anthem to reflect what the prime minister called “the spirit of unity” and the country’s Indigenous population. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on New Year’s Eve announced that the second line of the anthem, Advance Australia Fair, has been changed from “For we are young and free” to “For we are one and free.”

Q.3. PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs). LHPs has been conceptualized by which ministry?

पीएम मोदी ने लाइट हाउस प्रोजेक्ट्स (LHPs) की आधारशिला रखी है। LHPs की अवधारणा किस मंत्रालय द्वारा की गई है?

(a) Agriculture and Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण

(b) Environment, Forests and Climate Change / पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन

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

(d) Housing and Urban Affairs / आवास और शहरी मामले

(e) Commerce and Industry / वाणिज्य और उद्योग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) at six sites across six States through video conference on 1st January 2021.

The LHPs will be implemented at Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Agartala (Tripura) and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). The project is being constructed under the Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)-India. It has been conceptualized by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Q.4. Which organization has provided $231 million loan to enhance power generation capacity in Assam?

किस संगठन ने असम में बिजली उत्पादन क्षमता बढ़ाने के लिए $ 231 मिलियन का ऋण प्रदान किया है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $231 million loan with the Government of India to augment electricity generation capacity in the state of Assam.

This is the third tranche loan for the ‘Assam Power Sector Investment Programme’ that was approved by the ADB Board in July 2014.

Q.5. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India has signed a $10 million project readiness financing (PRF) to support horticulture project in which state/UT?

एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) और भारत सरकार ने किस राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश में बागवानी परियोजना का समर्थन करने के लिए $ 10 मिलियन की परियोजना तत्परता वित्तपोषण (PRF) पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on 30th December 2020 signed a $10 million project readiness financing (PRF) to help finance piloting activities, and design and capacity building for an ensuing project that aims to expand horticulture production and farm household income in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh.

Q.6. Name the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) who has approved two coronavirus vaccines – ‘Covishield’ and ‘Covaxin’.

ड्रग कंट्रोलर जनरल ऑफ इंडिया (DCGI) का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने दो कोरोनावायरस वैक्सीन – कोविशिल्डऔर कोवाक्सिनको मंजूरी दी है।

(a) Rita Teaotia / रीता तेयोटिया

(b) Arun Singhal / अरुण सिंघल

(c) V. G. Somani / वी जी सोमानी

(d) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

(e) Pramod Kumar Tiwari / प्रमोद कुमार तिवारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Eleven months after the first case of deadly coronavirus was detected in India, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G. Somani on 3rd Jan approved Serum Institute of India’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine and Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ for emergency use, paving the way for their roll-out and administration to millions.

The vaccine will be first offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with two crore frontline and essential workers and 27 crore elderly, mostly above the age of 50 years with co-morbidities.

Q.7. Which organization has imposed a fine of Rs. 15 crore on Mukesh Ambani and Rs. 25 crore on Reliance Industries?

किस संगठन ने मुकेश अंबानी पर 15 करोड़ रुपये और रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज पर 25 करोड़ रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(b) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(c) Securities and Exchange Board of India / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(d) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मंत्रालय

(e) National Housing Bank / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 1st Jan imposed fine of Rs. 15 crore on Mukesh Ambani and Rs. 25 crore on Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for entering into a scheme of “manipulative trades” in 2007 respect of the sale of 5 percent of RIL stake in Reliance Petroleum Limited (RPL).

The market regulator ruled that twelve Agents appointed by RIL took short positions in the F&O Segment on behalf of RIL, while RIL undertook transactions in RPL shares in the cash segment.

Q.8. In which country’s navy, Indian submarine INS Sindhuvir has been inducted recently?

हाल ही में किस देश की नौसेना में भारतीय पनडुब्बी आईएनएस सिंधुवीर को शामिल किया गया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Myanmar officially inducted submarine handed over by India in the month of October. INS Sindhuvir was commissioned as UMS Minye Theinkhathu and inducted on the 73rd anniversary of the Myanmar Navy.

The Myanmar Navy named the Indian ship UMS Minye Theinkhathu after its national hero.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the Deputy Election Commissioner of Election Commission of India?

भारत निर्वाचन आयोग के उप चुनाव आयुक्त के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Abhas Jha / आभास झा

(b) Ravinder Bhakar / रविंदर भाकर

(c) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

(d) Sunil Arora / सुनील अरोरा

(e) Umesh Sinha / उमेश सिन्हा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Umesh Sinha has been appointed as the deputy election commissioner in the Election Commission of India.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in the term of reemployment of Sinha as deputy election commissioner on contract basis for a period of six months beyond December 31, 2020, that is up to June 30, 2021.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)?

स्टील अथॉरिटी ऑफ़ इंडिया लिमिटेड (SAIL) के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Pradeep Kumar Joshi / प्रदीप कुमार जोशी

(b) Patanjali Jha / पतंजलि झा

(c) Soma Mondal / सोमा मोंडल

(d) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(e) Murali Ramakrishnan / मुरली रामकृष्णन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Smt. Soma Mondal has taken over as Chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on 01.01.2021. She was the Director (Commercial) of SAIL prior to this. Before joining SAIL as a Director, Smt. Mondal was the Director (Commercial) at NALCO.

Q.11. Global Family Day is celebrated every year on ________________.

वैश्विक परिवार दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 January / 1 जनवरी

(b) 2 January / 2 जनवरी

(c) 3 January / 3 जनवरी

(d) 4 January / 5 जनवरी

(e) 5 January / 6 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. 1 January – Global Family Day. It is celebrated as a day of peace and sharing. Its aim is to unite and spread a message of peace by considering and promoting the idea that Earth is one Global Family so as to make the world a better place to live for everyone.

Q.12. Shantanu Mohapatra passed away recently. He was a/an ______________.

शांतनु महापात्र का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ______________ थे।

(a) Poet / कवि

(b) Choreographer / कोरियोग्राफर

(c) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(d) Music Director / संगीत निर्देशक

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Legendary Odia musician, Shantanu Mohapatra passed away. He was the first Odia music composer to work with legends like Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey and Md Rafi and also the first to work in Hindi, Bengali, Assamese and Telugu film industries.

Q.13. Former Union minister Buta Singh passed away recently. From which political party he belonged to?

पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री बूटा सिंह का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस राजनीतिक दल से थे?

(a) Bharatiya Janata Party / भारतीय जनता पार्टी

(b) Communist Party of India / भारतीय कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी

(c) Indian National Congress / भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस

(d) Nationalist Congress Party / राष्ट्रवादी कांग्रेस पार्टी

(e) Bahujan Samaj Party / बहुजन समाज पार्टी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Former Union minister Buta Singh & senior Congress leader passed away in New Delhi on 2nd Jan at the age of 86.

He served as Lok Sabha MP for eight terms from the Jalore constituency in Rajasthan. Singh was first associated with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), but later joined the Congress in the 1960s. He also served as the governor of Bihar.

Q.14. Who is the present chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

भारतीय प्रतिभूति एवं विनिमय बोर्ड (SEBI) के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

(b) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

(c) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(d) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

(e) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. SEBI (Chairman): Ajay Tyagi

Headquarters: Mumbai

Q.15. Who is the current Prime Minister of Australia?

ऑस्ट्रेलिया के वर्तमान प्रधान मंत्री कौन हैं?

(a) Justin Trudeau / जस्टिन ट्रूडो

(b) Sanna Marin / सना मारिन

(c) Dmitry Medvedev / दिमित्री मेदवेदेव

(d) Scott Morrison / स्कॉट मॉरिसन

(e) Mannuel Marrero Cruz / मन्नुएल मारेरो क्रूज़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Prime minister: Scott Morrison

Capital: Canberra

Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)

Q.16. Betla National Park is located in which of the following state/UT?

बेतला राष्ट्रीय उद्यान निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश में स्थित है?

(a) Kerala / केरल

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Bihar / बिहार

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. Betla National Park is a national park located on the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Latehar and Palamu district of Jharkhand, India

Q.17. Who is the current President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Marcos Prado Troyjo / मार्कोस प्राडो त्रोय्जो

(b) Masatsugu Asakawa / मसत्सुगु असकवा

(c) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) Mukhisa Kituyi / मुखिषा कितुयी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp: Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines

President: Masatsugu Asakawa

Founded: 19 December 1966

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