16th January 2021 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 16th January 2021 in English

 

 

  1. Germany records highest daily death toll since start of Covid pandemic. In context to the same tell us who was the first president of Bundestag of Germany?

(A) Erich Kohler

(B) Hans Luther

(C) Walter Simons

(D) Paul von Hindenburg

ANSWERS: – 1(A) 

 

  1. The Alang Shipbreaking Yard in Gujarat has been experiencing a large number of luxury crusie ships for dismantling. Alang is a census town, which beaches have become currently the world’s _______ ship graveyard.

(A) Fourth largest

(B) Third largest

(C) Second largest

(D) First largest

ANSWERS: – 2(D) 

 

  1. The board of directors of GAIL is set to consider a share buyback of shares which will distribute surplus reserves to shareholders including the Government of India. Where is the headquarter of GAIL?

(A) Mumbai

(B) Kolkata

(C) New Delhi

(D) Bengaluru

ANSWERS: – 3(C) 

 

  1. An international research team has identified and further developed novel antibody fragments against SARS-CoV-2. Antibodies are produced by –

(A) White Blood Cells

(B) Red Blood Cells

(C) Platelets

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: – 4(A) 

 

  1. Forest fire which started near Kullu raged for several days before being brought under control. In context to the same tell us which state is situated at west to the Himanchal Pradesh?

(A) Jammu and Kashmir

(B) Punjab

(C) Delhi

(D) Uttar Pradesh

ANSWERS: –  5(B)

 

  1. Recently, the Allahabad High Court has struck down the provisions under Section 5 of the Special Marriage Act that required parties to give a 30-day mandatory public notice of their intention to marry.

Consider the following statements regarding Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954-

(1) It is a central legislation made to validate and register interreligious and inter-caste marriages in India.

(2) It allows two or many individuals to solemnise their marriage through a civil contract.
(3) No religious formalities are needed to be carried out under the Act.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (3) and (2)

(C) Only (2) and (1)

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: – 6(A)

 

  1. Recently, a Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has been infecting India’s bovines.

Which of the following are the symptoms of “Lumpy Skin Disease” –

(I) It appears as nodules of five to ten centimetre diameter all over the body

(II) The lumps gradually open up like large and deep wounds.

(III) According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the mortality rate is less than 10%.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (3) and (2)

(C) Only (2) and (1)

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: – 7(B) 

 

  1. Scientists have produced electron gas with ultra-high mobility, which can speed up transfer of quantum information and signal from one part of a device to another and increase data storage and memory.

Consider the following statements regarding “Two Dimensional Electron Gas” –

(I) It is an electron gas that is free to move in two dimensions, but tightly confined in the third.

(II) Most 2DEGs are found in only computer mobile processors.

(III) 2DEG is a valuable system for exploring the physics of superconductivity magnetism and their coexistence.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (3) and (2)

(C) Only (2) and (1)

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: – 8(A) 

 

  1. The government approved the export of Akash missile system to several “friendly countries”.

Match the following missiles with their ranges –

(a) Prithvi II                   1- 250 – 350 Km

(b) Nirbhay                     2- 2000 – 3500 Km

(c) Agni I                          3- 700 – 1250 Km

(d) Agni II                        4- 1000 – 1500 Km

Options-

(A) a-1, b-4, c-3, d-2

(B) a-2, b-3, c-1, d-4

(C) a-1, b-2, c-4, d-3

(D) a-1, b-3, c-2, d-4

ANSWERS: –  9(A) 

 

  1. APEDA has been supporting private entities in creating necessary infrastructure to promote moringa (botanical name Moringa oleifera) products exports from India.

Match the following authorities with their headquarters –

(a) SIDBI                          1- Haryana

(b) FSSAI                          2- New Delhi

(c) ISSDA                          3- Lucknow

(A) a-1, b-2, c-3

(B) a-2, b-3, c-1

(C) a-3, b-2, c-1

(D) a-1, b-3, c-2

ANSWERS: – 10(C)

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