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January GK Quiz 2021
Question 1. The 19th SCO Council of Heads of Govt. Meeting was chaired by
a. M Venkaiah Naidu
b. Vladimir Putin
c. Xi Jinping
d. Ram Nath Kovind
Answer: M Venkaiah Naidu
Question 2. Name the cruise service that is going to be launched on River Sarayu (Uttar Pradesh) by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways.
a. Ramayan Cruise Service
b. Namami Sarayu Cruise Service
c. Pavan Putra Cruise Service
d. Ayodhya Cruise Service
Answer: Ramayan Cruise Service
Question 3. Madhavsinh Solanki, former Chief Minister of Gujarat passed away recently. He had also served as India’s
a. Finance Minister
b. Defence Minister
c. External Affairs Minister
d. Home Minister
Answer: External Affairs Minister
Question 4. Which of the following pairs is correct with respect to RBI’s Regulatory Sandbox (RS) themes?
a. 1st Cohort: Retail Payments
b. 2nd Cohort: Cross Border Payments
c. 3rd Cohort: P2P (Peer to Peer Lending)
d. Both A & B
Answer: Both A & B
Question 5. PM Modi was conferred the Legion of Merit (Degree-Chief Commander) award by which of the following nations?
b. United Kingdom
d. New Zealand
Question 6. On 24th January (National Girl Child Day), Shrishti Goswami assumed the post of Chief Minister for a single day in
a. West Bengal
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Uttar Pradesh
Question 7. Which of the following states won the Best Tableau award during the 2021 Republic Day celebrations?
a. Uttar Pradesh
d. Madhya Pradesh
Answer: Uttar Pradesh
Question 8. The winner of the Best Tableau award conferred to Ministries & Govt. Departments went to the
a. Department of Science & Technology
b. Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
c. Department of Biotechnology
d. Ministry of Education
Answer: Department of Biotechnology
Question 9. In which of the following states is Tesla Motors going to set up its manufacturing plant?
a. Andhra Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
Question 10. Where was the Khelo India Winter Sports and Youth Festival held recently?
a. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
b. Zanskar Valley, Ladakh
c. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
d. Auli, Uttarakhand
Answer: Zanskar Valley, Ladakh
Question 11. SBI recently performed Inter Bank Money Market Transactions linked to SOFR. SOFR is going to replace LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). SOFR stands for
a. Security Offered Financing Rate
b. Savings Overnight Finance Rate
c. Secured Overnight Financing Rate
d. SBI Offered Finance Rate
Answer: Secured Overnight Financing Rate
Question 12. Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matched in the context of India Innovation Index 2020 published by NITI Aayog?
a. No.1 Rank (Major States): Karnataka
b. No.1 Rank (North East & Hill States): Himachal Pradesh
c. No.1 Rank (Union Territories & City States): Delhi
d. None of the above
Answer: None of the above
Question 13. Desert Knight-21 Exercise was conducted recently at Jodhpur (Rajasthan) between the Air forces of India and
c. United Kingdom
Question 14. Which of the following trains was recently renamed as Netaji Express?
a. Magadh Express
b. Duronto Express
c. Howrah-Kalka Mail Express
d. August Kranti Rajdhani Express
Answer: Howrah-Kalka Mail Express
Question 15. Who was the recipient of the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade?
a. Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
b. MS Dhoni (India)
c. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
d. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Answer: MS Dhoni (India)
Question 16. Name the country in focus at the 51st IFFI (International Film Festival of India) that was held in Goa recently.
Question 17. Banks that have an asset size of more than 2% of GDP are classified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) by RBI. Which of the following banks have been classified as D-SIBs?
a. SBI, ICICI and HDFC
b. SBI, PNB and Bank of Baroda
c. SBI, Bank of Baroda, PNB and HDFC
d. SBI, Bank of Baroda, PNB and ICICI
Answer: SBI, ICICI and HDFC
Question 18. PIDF (Payment Infrastructure Development Fund) scheme has been launched by RBI to boost the Payment Acceptance infrastructure from tier-3 to tier-6 centres. Which of the following is not correct in the context of the PIDF scheme?
a. It will have a validity of 3 Years, which, if required, can be extended by 2 Years.
b. The fund is being managed by BP Kanungo headed advisory council.
c. The scheme will have a special focus on the North Eastern states
d. None of the above
Answer: None of the above
Question 19. Name the Panel constituted by RBI to suggest Digital Lending regulations.
a. NS Vishwanathan Panel
b. BP Kanungo Panel
c. Usha Thorat Panel
d. Jayant Kumar Dash Panel
Answer: Jayant Kumar Dash Panel
Question 20. The 2021 Khelo India Youth Games (4th Edition) are scheduled to be held in
a. Rourkela (Odisha)
b. Panchkula (Haryana)
c. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
d. Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
Answer: Panchkula (Haryana)
Question 21. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
a. National Youth Day: 12th January
b. World Braille Day: 4th January
c. World Hindi Day: 10th January
d. All of the above
Answer: All of the above
Question 22. From 1st January, 2021, the limit for Contactless Card Payments (without entering the pin number) has been increased to
a. Rs. 3000/-
b. Rs. 4000/-
c. Rs. 5000/-
d. Rs. 6000/-
Answer: Rs. 5000/-
Question 23. ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’ and ‘The Republican Ethic Volume-3’ are the collections of speeches of
a. Ram Nath Kovind
b. M Venkaiah Naidu
c. Narendra Modi
d. APJ Abdul Kalam
Answer: Ram Nath Kovind
Question 24. Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT, a Health Insurance scheme for Jammu & Kashmir, was launched recently. PM-JAY SEHAT stands for
a. Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine
b. Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yearly Scheme for Effective Health and Telemedicine
c. Pradhan Mantri-Jammu & Kashmir Arogya Yojana Social Effort for Health and Telemedicine
d. Pradhan Mantri-Jammu & Kashmir Arogya Yearly Scheme for Effective Health and Telemedicine
Answer: Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine
Question 25. Which of the following pairs is incorrect with respect to the recently announced ICC Awards?
a. Men’s Player of the Decade & Men’s ODI Player of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India)
b. Men’s Test Player of the Decade: Steve Smith (Australia)
c. Men’s T20 Player of the Decade: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
d. None of the above
Answer: None of the above
Question 26. Name India’s 1st indigenously developed Air-to-Air BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Missile.
c. Astra MK-I
Answer: Astra MK-I
Question 27. To commemorate the memory of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Parakram Diwas is going to be observed annually on
a. 22nd January
b. 23rd January
c. 24th January
d. 25th January
Answer: 23rd January
Question 28. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is observed annually on 9th January. Chandrikapersad Santokhi (Chan Santokhi), the Chief Guest on the 2021 PBD, is the President of
a. South Africa
Question 29. As per NSO, India’s GDP Growth 2020-21 (Advance Estimate) is
Question 30. SKYROS, a wargames exercise, was conducted recently between the Air Forces of India and France in
a. Jodhpur, Rajasthan
b. Bengaluru, Karnataka
c. Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh
d. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
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