19th January 2021 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 19th January 2021 in English

 

  1. The 8 trains will connect different parts of the country to Kevadiya in order to facilitate smooth and easier connectivity to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. In context to the same tell us which of the following is the largest zone in terms of route kilometers?

(A) Western Railways

(B) Eastern Railways

(C) Northern Railways

(D) Southern Railways

ANSWERS: – 1(C) 

 

  1. PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Surat Metro Rail Project and Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II via video conferencing. In context to the same tell us who was the first chief minister of Gujraat?

(A) Balwantrai Mehta

(B) Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai

(C) Jivraj Narayan Mehta

(D) Ghanshyam Oza

ANSWERS: – 2(C) 

 

  1. ICICI Bank, a leading Indian private sector bank, and Niyo, a new age fintech company announced a tie-up to issue prepaid cards to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) workers. In context to the same, what the last “I” denotes in the acronym of ICICI?

(A) Industrial

(B) Investment

(C) Indian

(D) India

ANSWERS: –  3(D)

 

  1. Pakistan has issued special permission to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Dubai Ruler; the crown prince, and 5 members of the royal family for hunting houbara bustard during the 2020-21 hunting season. What is the scientific name of houbara bustard?

(A) Chlamydotis undulata

(B) MacQueen bustard

(C) Canarian houbara

(D) Little bustard

 

  1. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is looking to carry out the eighth and final test in its “Green Run” test series. In context to the same tell us who is the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration?

(A) Doug Hurley

(B) Bob Behnken

(C) Shannon Walker

(D) Jim Bridenstine

ANSWERS: – 5(E) 

 

  1. Recently, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Adaptation Gap Report 2020 estimated the annual cost of adaptation to the effects of climate change for developing countries to at least quadruple by 2050.

Consider the following statements regarding United Nations Environment Programme –

(1) The UNEP is a leading global environmental authority established on 5th june 1988.

(2) It sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for global environment protection.
(3) Emission Gap Report, Global Environment Outlook, Frontiers, invest into Healthy Planet are released by it.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (2) and (1)

(C) Only (3) and (2)

(D) None of these

ANSWERS: –  6(C) 

 

  1. Recently, a meeting of the India-Oman Strategic Consultative Group (IOSCG) was held with the first high-level official visit from Oman to India since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic.

Consider the following statements regarding Oman –

 (I) The Sultanate of Oman is a strategic partner of India in the Gulf and an important interlocutor at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Arab League and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) fora.

(II) The Ministries of Defence of both countries review their relations annually under the aegis of Joint Military Cooperation Committee meeting.

(III) Since 2015, Oman has been extending its support to Indian Navy’s anti-piracy missions and Indian Naval Ships are regularly welcomed by Oman for Overseas Deployments.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (2) and (1)

(C) Only (3) and (2)

(D) None of these

ANSWERS: –  8(D) 

 

  1. Recently, the Department of Food & Public Distribution has notified a modified scheme for extending financial assistance for producing 1st Generation (1G) ethanol.

Consider the following statements regarding Ethanol Blending Programme-

(I) It aims at blending ethanol with petrol, thereby bringing it under the category of biofuels and saving millions of dollars by cutting fuel imports and decreasing carbon emissions.

(II) The target is to achieve 20% blending of ethanol by 2025.

(III) In 2018, the Central Government extended the ambit of the EBP programme to extract the fuel from surplus quantities of food grains such as maize, jawar, bajra fruit and vegetable waste.

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (2) and (1)

(C) Only (3) and (2)

(D) None of these

ANSWERS: – 8(D)

 

  1. In a context to recent release indices –

Match the following –

(a) Climate Change Performance Index 2021                           1- Germanwatch

(b) World Travel-Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019    2- World Economic Forum (WEF)

(c) Inclusive Internet Index 2020                                                   3- World Intellectual Property Organization & INSEAD

(d) Global Innovation Index 2020                                                  4- Economic Intelligence Unit

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(C)

 

  1. Match the following –

(a) Lamberts Cosine Law                       1- Kelvin Planck Statement

(b) Law of Conservation of Mass         2- Fouriers Law

(c) Hubbles Law                                         3- Bells Theorem

(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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