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Que1. कानूमा त्योहार किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

Kanuma festival is celebrated in which state?

तेलंगाना/Telangana

Que2.हाल ही विकसित की गयी भारत की पहली स्वदेशी 9mm मशीन पिस्तौल को क्या नाम दिया गया है?/What is the name given to the newly developed India’s first indigenous 9mm machine pistol? अस्मि/Asmi 

Q1.किस मंत्रालय को ई-गवर्नेंस के लिए "SKOCH चैलेंजर अवार्ड" से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) युवा मामले और खेल मंत्रालय

(b) सूक्ष्म, लघु और मध्यम उद्यम मंत्रालय

(c) जनजातीय मामलों का मंत्रालय

(d) विदेश मंत्रालय

Q1. Which Ministry has been honoured with the “SKOCH Challenger Award” for e-Governance? 

(a) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

(b) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

(c) Ministry of Tribal Affairs

(d) Ministry of External Affairs

  • Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda has virtually received “SKOCH Challenger Award” conferred to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for e-Governance for its IT-led initiatives and other transformational initiatives.
  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has taken up several transformational initiatives recently.  
  • Beneficiary data is available online and 19 States/UTs are sending data using web services and 12 on National Scholarship Portal (NSP). 
  • Also Swasthya portal is one-stop solution presenting health and nutrition status of the tribal population in India. This is facilitating evidence-based policy making.

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Q2.भारतीय एथलेटिक्स के मध्य और लंबी दूरी के कोच के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) गैलिना बुखारीना

(b) निकोलाई सेंसारेव

(c) जुरि मिनकोव

(d) क्लाउस बार्टोनिएट

Q2. Who has been appointed as Indian athletics' middle and long-distance coach?

(a) Galina Bukharina

(b) Nikolai Snesarev

(c) Jurii Minakov 

(d) Klaus Bartonietz 

  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recently approved the appointment of Belarus’ Nikolai Snesarev as the middle and long distance coach of the Indian athletics team, little less than two years after he quit the post.
  • The 72-year-old has been appointed till the end of September, a period which will include the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in July-August.
  • He will be coaching 3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable, who has already qualified for the Olympics, and other middle and long-distance runners in their bid to qualify for the Tokyo Games.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Nikolai had quit as Indian athletics' long and middle distance coach in February 2019 after Sable opted to leave him and train under Army coach Amrish Kumar. 

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President Adille Sumariwalla

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Q3.भारत की पहली स्वदेशी ड्राइवरलेस मेट्रो कार किस शहर के BEML विनिर्माण सुविधा में डिज़ाइन और विकसित की गई है?

(a) कोलकाता

(b) मुंबई

(c) हैदराबाद

(d) बेंगलुरु

Q3. India’s first indigenously Driverless Metro Car has been designed and developed at BEML manufacturing facility in which city?

(a) Kolkata

(b) Mumbai 

(c) Hyderabad

(d) Bengaluru

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has recently unveiled the country’s first indigenously designed and developed Driverless Metro Car at the BEML (formerly known as Bharat Earth Movers Limited) manufacturing facility in Bengaluru.
  • According to BEML, state-of-the-art driverless metro cars, being manufactured at the company’s Bangalore Complex, are made up of a stainless-steel body with a capacity of carrying 2280 passengers in a six-cars Metro train-set.
  • BEML bagged a total order of 576 cars for Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)’s MRS1 project and the supply is scheduled progressively up to January 2024.

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Q4.UNHRC ने 2021 के लिए अपने अध्यक्ष के रूप में नज़हत शमीम खान को चुना है। वह जिनेवा में संयुक्त राष्ट्र कार्यालय में किस देश की स्थायी प्रतिनिधि है?

(a) न्यूजीलैंड

(b) फ़िजी

(c) ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(d) इंडोनेशिया

Q4. The UNHRC has elected Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan to serve as its President for 2021.She is the permanent representative of which country to the United Nations Office at Geneva?

(a) New Zealand

(b) Fiji

(c) Australia

(d) Indonesia 

  • The UN Human Rights Council has elected Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Office at Geneva, to serve as its President for 2021.
  • UNHRC’s former President, Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger had completed her term on 31 December 2020
  • Ambassador Khan was elected through a secret ballot process through which all 47 members of the Geneva-based human rights body cast their vote to appoint its president for 2021
  • UNHRC HQs-Geneva, Switzerland

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Q5.भारत ने हाल ही में सूचना और संचार प्रौद्योगिकी के क्षेत्र में सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिए किस देश के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) इज़राइल

(b) बांग्लादेश

(c) श्रीलंका

(d) जापान

Q5. India has recently signed an MoU with which country to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technologies? 

(a) Israel

(b) Bangladesh

(c) Sri Lanka

(d) Japan 

  • India and Japan have signed an MoU to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) via videoconferencing on 15 January 2021.
  • The MoU was signed between Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota.
  • Under the MoU, both countries will enhance mutual cooperation in the field of 5G technologies, telecom security, submarine optical fiber cable system to islands of India, spectrum management, smart cities, high altitude platform for broadband in unconnected areas, disaster management and public safety etc. 

REVISION: Which country has the most powerful passport as per the Henley Passport Index 2021? Japan

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Q6. ‘Chief of Army Staff Commendation’ से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) एस वाई कुरैशी

(b) संजय पांडे

(c) अमरेश कुमार चौधरी

(d) कोनसम हिमालय सिंह

Q6. Who has been awarded the prestigious Chief of Army Staff Commendation?

(a) S Y Quraishi

(b) Sanjay Pandey 

(c) Amresh Kumar Chaudhary

(d) Konsam Himalaya Singh

  • Amresh Kumar Chaudhary has been awarded the prestigious 'Chief of Army Staff Commendation. 
  • The award has been conferred for his outstanding contribution to the Armed Forces during the critical period of the Covid-19 pandemic and its various operations.
  • Shri Amresh Kumar Chaudhary is currently working as Chief Controller in Mil Rail.
  • Mil Rail is responsible for overall coordination, strategic planning & execution of Railway Logistics support to Defence forces during peace & emergency situations.
  • Mil Rail works in close coordination with the Ministry of Defence for Railway operations pertaining to their requirements.

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Q7.प्रसिद्ध भारतीय अमेरिकी वेद मेहता, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, वे किस क्षेत्र से जुड़े थे?

(a) साहित्य

(b) विज्ञान

(c) संगीत

(d) पत्रकारिता

Q7. Renowned Indian American Ved Mehta who passed away recently was associated with which field?

(a) Literature

(b) Science

(c) Music

(d) Journalism 

  • Indian American writer Ved Mehta passed away.
  • The Indian-American novelist overcame blindness & was widely known as the 20th-century writer most responsible for introducing American readers to India.
  • He is best known for his 12-volume memoir, which focused on the troubled modern history of India and his early struggles with blindness. 
  • His autobiography was published in installments from 1972 to 2004
  • Mehta brought out 24 books that included volumes of reportage on India, among them Walking the Indian Streets (1960), Portrait of India (1970) and Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles (1977), as well as explorations of philosophy, theology and linguistics.

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Q8.सामिया इमाद फारूकी किस खेल से संबंधित हैं?

(a) हॉकी

(b) बैडमिंटन

(c) क्रिकेट

(d) टेनिस

Q8. Samiya Imad Farooqui is associated with which sport?

(a) Hockey

(b) Badminton

(c) Cricket

(d) Tennis 

  • In the recently released world junior rankings of Badminton World Federation (BWF), Varun Kapur has achieved the second spot in the men’s category.
  • In the women singles category, Samiya Imad Farooqui became World No. 2. Tasnim Mir, Tressa jolly and Aditi Bhatt have achieved the fourth, eighth and tenth spot, respectively.
  • In the Women’s doubles category, Tressa, Tanisha Crasto and Aditi have confirmed the place in the top 10.
  • BWF froze the World Junior Rankings as of 17 March 2020 due to the COVID-19.
  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Q9.गुजरात के मुख्यमंत्री ने हाल ही में एक नई “MICE” पर्यटन नीति की घोषणा की है। "MICE" का संक्षिप्त नाम क्या है?

(a) Meetings, Innovation, Culture and Exhibitions

(b) Museum, Initiatives, Conferences and Exhibitions

(c) Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions

(d) Meetings, Incentives, Culture and Eco-friendly

Q9. Gujarat Chief Minister has recently announced a new “MICE” tourism policy. What does the acronym “MICE” stand for?

(a) Meetings, Innovation, Culture and Exhibitions

(b) Museum, Initiatives, Conferences and Exhibitions

(c) Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions

(d) Meetings, Incentives, Culture and Eco-friendly

  • Gujarat Chief Minister has recently announced the tourism policy for 2021-25.
  • The new tourism policy seeks to make Gujarat a hub of “MICE” tourism.
  • The acronym “MICE” stands for “Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions”, and is essentially a version of business tourism that draws domestic and international tourists to a destination.
  • The policy aims to make Gujarat one of the top five MICE tourism destinations in the country.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

  • To incentivise international events, the government has announced an assistance of Rs 5,000 to the event organiser per foreign participant staying overnight, subject to an upper limit of Rs 5 lakh.
  • For domestic events, the policy promises financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh per event, capped at three events per organiser per year.

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Q10.भारत की पहली हवाई टैक्सी हाल ही में किस राज्य में शुरू की गई है?

(a) राजस्थान

(b) गुजरात

(c) हरियाणा

(d) उत्तराखंड

Q10. India’s first air taxi has been recently started in which state?

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Gujarat 

(c) Haryana 

(d) Uttarakhand 

  • Aviation service between Chandigarh and Hisar has been recently launched by the Chief Minister of Haryana at Chandigarh International Airport.
  • A private air taxi company has started this service. It is India’s first air taxi service. 
  • The distance from Chandigarh to Hisar will be covered by this aircraft in 45 minutes.
  • Aviation services will also begin from Hisar to Dehradun on January 18 and from Hisar to Dharamshala on January 23.
  • Aviation services have been launched under the Udan scheme. 
  • UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme was launched in April 2017 under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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