Daily Current Affairs 6th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 6th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has rolled out ‘Launch Pad Scheme’ to make youth self-reliant?

किस राज्य ने युवाओं को आत्मनिर्भर बनाने के लिए “लॉन्च पैड योजना” शुरू की है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In Madhya Pradesh, ‘Launch Pad Scheme’ is being started for boys and girls coming out of child care institutions and having completed 18 years of age. The objective of this scheme of the Women and Child Development Department is to provide such a platform to these youth, through which they will be able to become self-reliant by continuing their education and training.

Under the launch pad scheme, 52 districts of the state have been divided into 5 clusters. Five divisional headquarters are being started in Indore, Sagar, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Bhopal.

Q.2. Which state Government has recently launched Kisan Kalyan mission to double the farmer income?

किस राज्य सरकार ने हाल ही में किसान आय को दोगुना करने के लिए किसान कल्याण मिशन शुरू किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Bihar / बिहार

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Kisan Kalyan mission aims to double the farmer income covering all the Assembly constituencies of the state of Uttar Pradesh. This is to be achieved through campaigns that create awareness among farmers on how to reduce agricultural caused by using fertilizers in a balanced manner.

The mission will also encourage farmers to time their cultivation of crops according to the demand of the market.

Q.3. TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has signed an MoU with Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram to setup TRIFOOD Parks in which of the following state?

TRIFED, जनजातीय मामलों के मंत्रालय ने TRIFOOD पार्क निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में स्थापित करने के लिए अखिल भारतीय वनवासी कल्याण आश्रम के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) operating under Ministry of Tribal Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding with Akhil Bhartiya vanvasi Kalyan Ashram to setup TRIFOOD parks in Madhya Pradesh. This is to be achieved through mobilization of self help groups, TRIFOOD parks, Van Dhan Vikas Kendra. They will together provide machinery and equipment, identify self help groups, organised training and building infrastructure.

Q.4. Which company has built the 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline recently inaugurated by PM Modi?

हाल ही में पीएम मोदी द्वारा उद्घाटन की गई 450 किलोमीटर की कोच्चि-मंगलुरु प्राकृतिक गैस पाइपलाइन का निर्माण किस कंपनी ने किया है?

(a) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(b) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(c) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(d) GAIL India Limited / GAIL इंडिया लिमिटेड

(e) Bharat Petroleum / भारत पेट्रोलियम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline built at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore via video conferencing. The event marks an important milestone towards the creation of One Nation One Gas Grid.

Natural gas pipeline network will be doubled in 5-6 years and CNG stations will be raised to 10,000 from current 1,500. It has been built by GAIL (India) Limited. It will carry natural gas from the LNG Regasification Terminal at Kochi. The pipeline will supply environment-friendly PNG.

Q.5. Which company has recently announced its partnership with SIDBI for rooftop solar financing for MSMEs?

किस कंपनी ने हाल ही में MSMEs के लिए छत पर सौर वित्तपोषण के लिए सिडबी के साथ अपनी साझेदारी की घोषणा की है?

(a) Adani Power / अदानी पावर

(b) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर

(c) JSW Energy / JSW एनर्जी

(d) Toshiba / तोशिबा

(e) Tata Power / टाटा पावर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tata Power on 5th Jan announced its partnership with SIDBI to provide a finance scheme to the MSME players in the rooftop solar segment.

The benefits of the scheme can be availed by both off-grid and on-grid solar connections. There was a need to innovate and pay attention to these (MSMEs) classes of customers to activate next leg of growth in rooftop solar market. Most MSMEs fail to attract developers due to smaller size or inadequate financial worthiness. The scheme will help the need of financing in the sector.”

Q.6. On which of the following, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed Rs 2.50 crore monetary penalty for recovery agent harassment?

निम्नलिखित में से किस पर भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने रिकवरी एजेंट उत्पीड़न के लिए 2.50 करोड़ रुपये का मौद्रिक जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) Mahindra Finance / महिंद्रा फाइनेंस

(b) LIC India / एलआईसी इंडिया

(c) HDFC Ergo / एचडीएफसी एर्गो

(d) Bajaj Finance / बजाज फाइनेंस

(e) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed Rs 2.50 crore monetary penalty on Bajaj Finance for violating RBI’s directions on fair practices code (FPC) and outsourcing of financial services by a non-banking financial company.

Bajaj Finance violated a “specific direction to the company to ensure full compliance with FPC in letter and spirit,” and that it failed to ensure “that its recovery agents did not resort to harassment or intimidation of customers as part of its debt collection efforts and thereby failing to adhere to the aforesaid directions issued by RBI.

Q.7. Who has been named as the new Deputy Chief of Army Staff (DCOAS)?

किसे नए उप थल सेना प्रमुख (DCOAS) के रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) Shantanu Dayal / शांतनु दयाल

(b) Raj Shukla / राज शुक्ला

(c) P C Thimayya / पी सी थिमय्या

(d) Manoj Mukund Naravane / मनोज मुकुंद नरवाने

(e) Birender Singh Dhanoa / बीरेंद्र सिंह धनोआ

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Lt Gen Shantanu Dayal has been named the new Deputy Chief of Army Staff (DCOAS). Lt Gen Dayal is the Corps Commander of the Tejpur based 4 Corps. He will take the place of Lt Gen SS Hasabnis who superannuated on December 31 as soon as his replacement arrives.

Lt Gen Taranjit Singh, the first Army officer to join as the Additional Secretary in the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) under the Ministry of Defence.

Q.8. Journalist Day is observed in Maharashtra on ________________ every year in the memory of late journalist Balshastri Jambhekar.

पत्रकार दिवस महाराष्ट्र में ________________ को हर साल दिवंगत पत्रकार बालशास्त्री जम्भेकर की याद में मनाया जाता है।

(a) 4 January / 4 जनवरी

(b) 5 January / 5 जनवरी

(c) 6 January / 6 जनवरी

(d) 7 January / 7 जनवरी

(e) 8 January / 8 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Journalist Day is observed by Maharashtra state government on 6th January every year in the memory of late journalist Balshastri Jambhekar. The first newspaper in the Marathi language named ‘Darpan’, was published on January 6, 1832, the date which also marks the birth anniversary of Balshastri Jambhekar also known as ‘The Father of Marathi Journalism’.

Q.9. Who is the present Chairman of Bajaj Finance?

बजाज फाइनेंस के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Rahul Bajaj / राहुल बजाज

(b) Sanjiv Bajaj / संजीव बजाज

(c) Shefali Bajaj / शेफाली बजाज

(d) Rajiv Bajaj / राजीव बजाज

(e) Rishabh Bajaj / ऋषभ बजाज

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bajaj Finance Ltd’s

Headquarters: Pune

CEO: Sanjiv Bajaj

Q.10. Where is the headquarter of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)?

भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक (SIDBI) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Lucknow / लखनऊ

(d) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(e) Mumbai / मुंबई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Chairman & MD: Devendra Kumar Singh

Q.11. What does N represent in CNG?

CNG में N क्या दर्शाता है?

(a) National

(b) New

(c) Native

(d) Natural

(e) None of the above

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CNG- Compressed Natural Gas

Q.12. In which state Khajuraho Group of Monuments (a UNESCO world heritage site) located?

किस राज्य में खजुराहो समूह स्मारक (एक यूनेस्को विश्व विरासत स्थल) स्थित है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1][2] The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.

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