20th January 2021 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 20th January 2021 in English

 

  1. The Prime Minister has virtually released the next instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). In context to the same tell us, under this scheme central government transfers how much amount of per year in three equal instalments directly into the bank accounts of the all landholding farmers irrespective of the size of their landholdings?

(A) 6000

(B) 2000

(C) 4000

(D) 8000

ANSWERS:1(A)

 

 

  1. Recently, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) has recognized the BBX11 gene that facilitates the greening of crops. In context to the same which of the following is the green pigment in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria?

(A) Chlorophyll

(B) Viridian

(C) Verona

(D) Malachite

ANSWERS:2(A)

 

 

  1. Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the first set of data from the country’s second mission to the Moon, the Chandrayaan-2, for the general public. The orbiter of the moon named Vikram after which scientist?

(A) Vikram Sarabhai

(B) C. V. Raman

(C) APJ Abdul Kalam

(D) Homi J. Bhabha

ANSWERS:3(A)

 

 

  1. The Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya on his 159th birth anniversary. In context to the same tell us, he was given the title of “Mahamana” by whom?

(A) Nelson Mandela

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru

(C) Mahatma Gandhi

(D) Subhash Chandra Bose

ANSWERS: 4(C)

 

 

  1. Recently, the Registrar General of India (RGI) has written to all State coordinators to update the census register. In context to the same tell us when was the data for the National Population Register was collected for the first time?

(A) 2011

(B) 2009

(C) 2003

(D) 2010

ANSWERS:5(D)

 

 

  1. According to the National Institute for Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), the revenue shortfall for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation payable to States in 2020-21 could be about Rs 1.95 lakh crore in the best-case scenario.

Consider the following statements in context to “NIPFP” –

(1) NIPFP is an autonomous body set up jointly by the Ministry of Finance, the erstwhile Planning Commission, and several state governments.

(2) It was founded in 1977.
(3) It is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (3) and (1)

(B) Only (1) and (2)

(C) Only (2) and (3)

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: 6(A)

 

 

  1. Recently, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has ruled that the Indian government was wrong in applying a retrospective tax on energy giant Cairn Plc.

Consider the following statements regarding Permanent Court of Arbitration –

(I) It was established in 1993 and is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands.

(II) It is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to serve the international community in the field of dispute resolution.

(III) It has a three-part organizational structure

Which of the above is/are correct?

(A) Only (1) and (3)

(B) Only (2) and (3)

(C) Only (1) and (2)

(D) All of the above

ANSWERS: 7(B)

 

 

  1. The Indian Army is going to approach the Defence Ministry for a waiver to take the Kamov-226T (Ka-226T) utility helicopters with Russia.

Consider the following statements regarding “Kamov-226T” –

(I) It is a light helicopter, with a maximum take-off weight of over 3.5 tonnes and can carry a payload of up to 1 tonne.

(II) It uses coaxial rotors, that is, it has two sets of rotors mounted one on top of the other and typically no tail rotor.

(III) It also has a unique, detachable “mission” compartment instead of a conventional cabin.

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(D)

 

 

  1. Recently, the National Tiger Conservation Authority has asked Odisha to submit a status report on the adverse impact of tourism on Satkosia Tiger Reserve.

Match the following tiger reserve with their related state –

(a) Kamlang Tiger Reserve    1- Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Manas                               2- Madhya Pradesh

(c) Kanha                                3- Assam

(d) Similipal                              4- Odisha

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(D)

 

 

  1. Match the following in context to latest releases indices –

(a) World Investment Report 2020                                               1- IMD

(b) International Intellectual Property Index 2020              2- UNCTAD

(c) World Competitiveness Index 2020                                       3- US chamber of commerce

(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(B)

 

 

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