17th January 2021 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 17th January 2021 in English



  1. According to recent study poor air quality is associated with a considerable proportion of pregnancy loss in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In the context to the same tell us who was appointed as first governor of East Bengal?

(A) Frederick Chalmers Bourne

(B) Warren Hastings

(C) Earl Cornwallis

(D) Sir John Shore

ANSWERS: – 1(A) 


  1. Bidding for the sixth round of spectrum auction for radio waves worth Rs 3.92 lakh crore will start from 1st March 2021. In the same context tell us what are the factors that affects radio wave propagation?

(A) Reflection

(B) Refraction

(C) Diffraction

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: –  2(D)


  1. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently raised a concern over the South African variant of Coronavirus. where is the headquarters of WHO located?

(A) Geneva

(B) New York

(C) Washington DC

(D) London



  1. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honour that conferred to –

(A) Resident Indian

(B) Non-Resident India

(C) Person of Indian origin

(D) Person of Indo-American origin

ANSWERS: –  4(B) 


  1. After confirmed cases of bird flu reported from Delhi, the forest department has also stepped up vigilance at Sultanpur national park in Gurgaon district of Haryana. In context to the same tell us Balpakram National Park is located in which state?

(A) Mizoram

(B) Meghalaya

(C) Nagaland

(D) Assam

ANSWERS: – 5(B) 


  1. Recently, the flagship crop insurance scheme of the Government of India – the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) – has completed five years of its launch.

Consider the following statements –

(1) Uttar Pradesh was the first state in the country to integrate its land records with the web portal of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

(2) The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana was launched in 2017.
(3) It provides a comprehensive insurance cover against failure of the crop thus helping in stabilising the income of the farmers.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Both (1) and (3)

(B) Only (3)

(C) Both (2) and (3)

(D) Only (2)

ANSWERS: –  7(D) 


  1. Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences (STARS) for promoting translational, India-centric research in Sciences, to be implemented and managed by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Consider the following statements with respect to Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences (STARS)

  1. It aims at providing industry apprenticeship opportunities to the general graduates through the National Apprenticeship Promotional Scheme (NAPS).
  2. It will be implemented, monitored and managed by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWERS: –  8(A)


  1. For the first time in over several decades there will be no political conferences at the historic Maghi Mela.

Consider the following statements regarding Maghi Mela –

(I) Maghi is the occasion of Hindus.

(II) The eve of Maghi is the common Indian festival of Lohri.

(III) The day of Maghi is observed to honour the heroic fight of the Chali Mukte.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (3) and (2)

(B) Only (1) and (3)

(C) Only (2) and (1)

(D) All are correct

ANSWERS: – 9(D) 


  1. Match the following in context to the latest released indices

Various reports/indices Issuer

(a) Power generation report                1- International Energy Agency

(b) Asia Power Index 2020                   2- Germanwatch

(c) Climate Risk Index 2020                 3- Lawy Institute (Sydney)

(d) Global Terrorism Index 2020      4- Institute for Economics and Peace


(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(D) 


  1. Mormugao Port was commissioned in 1885 is one of the oldest ports on the west coast of India in Goa. Match the following column about Port and its location?

Port                                                                                 State

(a) Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust       1- West Bengal             

(b) Chennai Port Trust                                  2- Tamil Nadu

(c) New Mangaluru Port Trust                      3- Karnataka

(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(A)

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