Daily Current Affairs 5th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 5th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state is going to host the 4th Global Ayurveda Festival from March 12, 2021?

12 मार्च 2021 से कौन सा राज्य 4थे वैश्विक आयुर्वेद महोत्सव की मेजबानी करने जा रहा है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. The fourth Global Ayurveda Festival – Kerala (GAF2021), aimed at a global discussion and development of ayurveda, would be held from March 12 to 19 as a virtual meet.

“The conference will focus on the relevance of ayurveda in the post-Covid-19 world and the potential of ayurveda in enhancing immunity.

Q.2. In which city, Assam Rifles Public School is located, which has become the first Sports School announced under the Khelo India scheme in the North-East region?

असम राइफल्स पब्लिक स्कूल किस शहर में स्थित है, जो उत्तर-पूर्व क्षेत्र में खेलो इंडिया योजना के तहत घोषित पहला स्पोर्ट्स स्कूल बन गया है?

(a) Dispur / दिसपुर

(b) Shillong / शिलांग

(c) Itanagar / ईटानगर

(d) Aizawl / आइजोल

(e) Kohima / कोहिमा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on 4th Jan launched the Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS) in Shillong as a Khelo India Sports School. At present, nine Sports Schools have been approved across the country, out of which five are managed by Defence and Para-military forces.

In the North-East region, Assam Rifles Public School is the first Sports School announced under the Khelo India scheme.

Q.3. Which country has passed the ‘Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act’ to increase the number of scholarships for Pakistani women in higher education?

किस देश ने उच्च शिक्षा में पाकिस्तानी महिलाओं के लिए छात्रवृत्ति की संख्या बढ़ाने के लिए “मलाला यूसुफजई छात्रवृत्ति अधिनियमपारित किया है?

(a) India / भारत

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Russia / रूस

(d) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(e) UK / यूनाइटेड किंगडम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The U.S. Congress has passed the ‘Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act’ to increase the number of scholarships for Pakistani women in higher education under merit and needs-based programme. The bill requires the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to award at least 50% of scholarships under a Pakistan-based higher education scholarship programme to Pakistani women, from 2020 to 2022, across a range of academic disciplines and in accordance with existing eligibility criteria.

Q.4. Who among the following has cancelled the 2021 Republic Day visit as chief guest?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में 2021 गणतंत्र दिवस की यात्रा को रद्द कर दिया है?

(a) Joe Biden / जो बिडेन

(b) Vladimir Putin / व्लादिमीर पुतिन

(c) Boris Johnson / बोरिस जॉनसन

(d) Donald Trump / डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प

(e) Jacinda Ardern / जैसिंडा अर्डर्न

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 5th Jan cancelled his Republic Day visit to India later this month, citing the need to oversee the Covid-19 pandemic response at home.

“Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to be able to visit India in the first half of 2021, and ahead of the UK’s G7 Summit that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to attend as a guest.

Q.5. Which organization has signed a $105 million project with the Government of India and the Government of West Bengal to improve the inland water transport infrastructure in Kolkata?

किस संगठन ने कोलकाता में अंतर्देशीय जल परिवहन बुनियादी ढांचे में सुधार के लिए भारत सरकार और पश्चिम बंगाल सरकार के साथ $ 105 मिलियन की परियोजना पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(b) United Nations Development Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(c) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

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

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The Government of India, the Government of West Bengal and the World Bank today signed a $105 million project to improve the inland water transport infrastructure in Kolkata, West Bengal.

The West Bengal Inland Water Transport, Logistics and Spatial Development Project will facilitate passenger and freight movement across the Hooghly river; undertake spatial planning to improve accessibility in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area; enhance the quality of life of its residents; and contribute to the growth of the state’s logistics sector.

Q.6. Which company has become the world’s most valuable two-wheeler company?

कौन सी कंपनी दुनिया की सबसे मूल्यवान दोपहिया कंपनी बन गई है?

(a) Hero MotoCorp / हीरो मोटोकॉर्प

(b) Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India / होंडा मोटरसाइकिल एंड स्कूटर इंडिया

(c) Bajaj Auto / बजाज ऑटो

(d) India Yamaha Motor / भारत यामाहा मोटर

(e) TVS Motor Company / टीवीएस मोटर कंपनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Indian multinational two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturing company, Bajaj Auto has become the most valuable two-wheeler company in the world, after it crossed a market capitalization of INR one trillion (more than Rs. 1 lakh crore) on January 01, 2021.

The share price of Bajaj Auto Ltd, closed at INR 3,479 per share on NSE making its market capitalization Rs 100,6.70 billion at this price. It could not have come at a better time as Bajaj has hit the 75th year in business.

Q.7. Who is the head of the seven-member committee set up by UGC to consider the issue (of) holding common entrance test at undergraduate level only from the next academic year in central universities to provide a single platform for admission?

प्रवेश के लिए एकल मंच प्रदान करने के लिए केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालयों में अगले शैक्षणिक वर्ष से केवल स्नातक स्तर पर सामान्य प्रवेश परीक्षा आयोजित करने के मुद्दे पर विचार करने के लिए UGC द्वारा गठित सात सदस्यीय समिति का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) Praful Patel / प्रफुल पटेल

(b) Arun Singhal / अरुण सिंघल

(c) V. G. Somani / वी जी सोमानी

(d) Sandip Pradhan / संदीप प्रधान

(e) R P Tiwari / आर पी तिवारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. The UGC set up a seven-member committee on December 23, headed by Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Punjab R P Tiwari, “to consider the issue (of) holding common entrance test at undergraduate level only from the next academic year in central universities to provide a single platform for admission”.

The new NEP, released in July 2020, advocates reducing the number of entrance tests.

Q.8. Who will be the head of the International Jury for the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India?

भारत के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव के 51 वें संस्करण के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय जूरी का प्रमुख कौन होगा?

(a) Pablo Cesar / पाब्लो सेसर

(b) Prasanna Vithanage / प्रसन्ना विथानगे

(c) Abu Bakr Shawky / अबू बकर शकी

(d) Priyadarshan / प्रियदर्शन

(e) Rubaiyat Hossain / रुबाइत हुसैन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Argentine filmmaker Pablo Cesar to head 51st IFFI”s International Jury.

The International Jury for 51st edition of International Film Festival of India has been announced with eminent filmmakers from across the world.

The Jury will comprise Pablo Cesar of Argentina as Chairman, Prasanna Vithanage of Sri Lanka, Abu Bakr Shawky of Austria, Priyadarshan of India and Rubaiyat Hossain of Bangladesh.

Q.9. Who has won the Airthings Masters Chess championship?

एयरथिंग्स मास्टर्स शतरंज चैंपियनशिप किसने जीती है?

(a) Levon Aronian / लेवोन एरोनियन

(b) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave / मैक्सिम वाचियर-लाग्रेव

(c) Daniil Dubov / डेनियल डबोव

(d) Teimour Radjabov / तीमरूर रज्जबोव

(e) Leon Mendonca / लियोन मेंडोंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. GM Teimour Radjabov won the Airthings Masters on 3rd Jan. The Azerbaijani grandmaster beat GM Levon Aronian in one more game and drew twice to clinch the $60,000 first prize.

GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave came in third after beating GM Daniil Dubov in their second match.

Q.10. In which year World Bank was founded?

विश्व बैंक की स्थापना किस वर्ष में हुई थी?

(a) 1944

(b) 1957

(c) 1963

(d) 1975

(e) 1981

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. President: David Malpass

Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

Founded: July 1944, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States

Q.11. The ratio of the Cash Reserves that the banks are required to keep with the RBI is known as _________________.

कैश रिज़र्व का वह अनुपात जो बैंकों को RBI के पास रखना आवश्यक है, _________________ के रूप में जाना जाता है।

(a) Liquidity Ratio / तरलता अनुपात

(b) SLR / एस.एल.आर.

(c) CRR / सी.आर.आर.

(d) Repo rate / रेपो रेट

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Cash Reserves Ratio (CRR) refers to the proportion of total deposits of the commercial banks which they must have keep as cash reserves with the central bank.

Q.12. Biju Patnaik International Airport is located in which state?

बीजू पटनायक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Odisha / ओडिशा

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Biju Patnaik International Airport (Bhubaneswar Airport): Odisha

Q.13. Onam festival is celebrated in which of the following state?

ओणम त्योहार निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Onam is an annual holiday and festival celebrated in southern Indian state of Kerala.

Q.14. What is the currency of Argentina?

अर्जेंटीना की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Boliviano / बोलिवियानो

(b) Sol / सोल

(c) Peso / पेसो

(d) Won / वोन

(e) Colón / कोलोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Capital: Buenos Aires

President: Alberto Fernández

Currency: Argentine peso

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