Daily Current Affairs 7th Jan 2021 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 7th Jan 2021 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Where is Khelo India Ice Hockey Tournament 2021 organized?

खेलो इंडिया आइस हॉकी टूर्नामेंट 2021 कहाँ आयोजित किया गया है?

(a) Leh, Ladakh / लेह, लद्दाख

(b) Chiktan, Kargil, Ladakh / चिकत्तन, कारगिल, लद्दाख

(c) Jammu, J&K / जम्मू, जम्मू और कश्मीर

(d) Srinagar, J&K / श्रीनगर, जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Manali, Himachal Pradesh / मनाली, हिमाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. In UT Ladakh, Khelo India Ice Hockey Tournament organised at Chiktan in Kàrgil district.

Alongwith 11 teams from different villages of Chiktan, for the first time two Women Teams of Chiktan also participated in the Khelo India Games.

Q.2. World Bank has estimated India’s growth to recover up to ___________ in FY 22.

विश्व बैंक ने वित्त वर्ष 22 में भारत की वृद्धि को ___________ तक ठीक होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 3.6%

(b) 4.3%

(c) 5.4%

(d) 7.8%

(e) 8.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. The World Bank estimates India’s growth to recover to 5.4% in FY22, as the rebound from a low base is offset by muted private investment growth given financial sector weaknesses.

Output is estimated to contract by 9.6% in fiscal year 2020-21, due to drop in household spending and private investment.

Q.3. RBI has decided to introduce Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) for large-value transactions in RTGS/NEFT from April 1. How many digits does the LEI number have?

RBI ने 1 अप्रैल से RTGS / NEFT में बड़े मूल्य के लेनदेन के लिए लीगल एंटिटी आइडेंटिफ़ायर (LEI) शुरू करने का फैसला किया है। LEI नंबर कितने अंको का होता है?

(a) 5-digit

(b) 7-digit

(c) 9-digit

(d) 15-digit

(e) 20-digit

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to introduce the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system for all payment transactions of value ₹50 crore and above undertaken by entities (non-individuals) using the Reserve Bank-run Centralised Payment Systems with effect from April 1.

LEI is a 20-digit number used to uniquely identify parties to financial transactions worldwide. It was conceived as a key measure to improve the quality and accuracy of financial data systems for better risk management post the global financial crisis.

Q.4. Which co-operative bank has become India’s 1st urban co-operative bank (UCB) to transition to Small Finance Bank (SFB)?

स्मॉल फाइनेंस बैंक (SFB) में परिवर्तन करने वाला कौन सा सहकारी बैंक भारत का पहला शहरी सहकारी बैंक (UCB) बन गया है?

(a) Mantha Urban Co-op Bank / मंथा अर्बन को-ऑप बैंक

(b) Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank / शिवालिक मर्केंटाइल को-ऑपरेटिव बैंक

(c) Mapusa Urban Co-op Bank / मापुसा अर्बन को-ऑप बैंक

(d) Mehsana Urban Co-Op Bank / मेहसाना अर्बन को-ओप बैंक

(e) Apna Sahakari Co-Op Bank / अपना सहकारी को-ओप बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Uttar Pradesh-based, Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank (SMCB) has become the first urban co-operative bank (UCB) in India to receive a licence from RBI to operate as a Small Finance Bank (SFB). The RBI had given an 18-month timeline to commence business.

SMCB received the commercial banking license from banking regulator Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 06, 2021, to transition to an SFB, under the voluntary transition scheme. The Shivalik Small Finance Bank (SSFB) will start its banking operations from April 2021.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the head of Google Cloud in Asia Pacific?

एशिया पैसिफिक में Google क्लाउड के प्रमुख के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) DY Chandrachud / डी वाई चंद्रचूड़

(b) Hirdesh Kumar / हिरदेश कुमार

(c) Sunil Joshi / सुनील जोशी

(d) N Kamakodi / एन कामाकोड़ी

(e) Karan Bajwa / करण बाजवा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Google Cloud has announced the elevation of Karan Bajwa as its new leader for the Asia Pacific.

Presently, Bajwa leads Google Cloud in India. He will lead all regional revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud, including on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Workspace. He succeeds Rick Harshman who leaves the organisation for a new opportunity.

Q.6. Who has become the first woman to officiate in a men’s Test-match cricket, as the fourth or reserve umpire?

चौथे या रिजर्व अंपायर के रूप में पुरुषों की टेस्ट मैच क्रिकेट में पदार्पण करने वाली पहली महिला कौन बन गई है?

(a) Jacqueline Williams / जैकलीन विलियम्स

(b) G S Lakshmi / जी एस लक्ष्मी

(c) Janani Narayanan / जननी नारायणन

(d) Claire Polosak / क्लेयर पोलोसाक

(e) Vrinda Rathi / वृंदा राठी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. For the first time in 144 years of Test-match cricket, a woman – Australia’s Claire Polosak – has officiated in the longest format of the game, as the fourth or reserve umpire, in the third Test between Australia and India, which started at the SCG on 7th Jan.

It is far from being the first time Polosak, 32, has led the way for women umpires. In April last year, she officiated in the final match of the World Cricket League Division 2 between Namibia and Oman.

Q.7. India with which of the following country has successfully tested a Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) air defence system?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ भारत ने मध्यम-दूरी की सतह से हवा में मार करने वाली मिसाइल (MRSAM) वायु रक्षा प्रणाली का सफल परीक्षण किया है?

(a) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) UK / ब्रिटेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. India and Israel successfully tested a Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) defence system. The MRSAM missile defence system has been developed jointly by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to deal with airstrikes by enemy countries.

Currently being used by all three wings of the Indian Army as well as Israel Defence Forces (IDF), the air and missile defence system was a joint venture of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the IAI.

Q.8. K K Ramachandran passed away recently. He was a/an ____________.

के के रामचंद्रन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Writer / लेखक

(c) Singer / गायक

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Former Minister and veteran Congress leader K K Ramachandran died of a heart attack on 7th Jan. He was 78.

Popularly known as Ramachandran Master, the Congress leader had represented the party as an MLA six times – three times from Kalpetta and thrice from Sultan Bathery Assembly constituency.He was Minister for Food & Civil Supplies in the A K Antony Ministry from 1995 and Health Minister in the Oommen Chandy Ministry from 2004. He resigned in 2006.

Q.9. What is the currency of Israel?

इज़राइल की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Ruble / रूबल

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Krone / क्रोन

(d) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(e) New shekel / नई शेकेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. The Israeli new shekel also known as simply the Israeli shekel is the currency of Israel.

Q.10. RTGS stands for ________________.

RTGS का मतलब ________________ है।

(a) Relative Time Gross Settlement

(b) Reduced Time Gross Settlement

(c) Real Time Gross Settlement

(d) Real Total Gross Securities

(e) None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. The term real-time gross settlement (RTGS) refers to a funds transfer system that allows for the instantaneous transfer of money and/or securities. RGTS is the continuous process of settling payments on an individual order basis without netting debits with credits across the books of a central bank.

Q.11. Who is the present Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh?

वर्तमान में लद्दाख के उपराज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Anil Baijal / अनिल बैजल

(b) Radha Krishna Mathur / राधा कृष्ण माथुर

(c) Manoj Sinha / मनोज सिन्हा

(d) Girish Chandra Murmu / गिरीश चंद्र मुर्मू

(e) Devendra Kumar Joshi / देवेंद्र कुमार जोशी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Ladakh

Formation: 31 October 2019

Capitals: Leh, Kargir

Lieutenant Governor- Radha Krishna Mathur

Q.12. Which of the following is/are known as bankers’ bank?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन बैंकरों के बैंक के रूप में जाना जाता 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) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. In India, Reserve Bank of India or RBI is known as the banker’s bank. It is so called because it acts as a bank for all the commercial banks in India.

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