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Daily Current Affairs: 18th Jan 2021

Current Affairs are the most important sections for all the students preparing for one or another govt. exams like UPSC, HCS, or other State Services- UPPCS, RAS, MPPSC, and many more state services. 

Daily Current Affairs 18th Jan 2021 

Previous Quiz

Que1. सामिया इमाद फारूकी किस खेल से संबंधित हैं?

Samiya Imad Farooqui is associated with which sport? बैडमिंटन/Badminton

Que2. भारत की पहली हवाई टैक्सी हाल ही में किस राज्य में शुरू की गई है?/India’s first air taxi has been recently started in which state?हरियाणा/Haryana 

Q1. भारत के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव में “Indian Personality of the Year Award” से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) सोनू सूद

(b) वहीदा रहमान

(c) अमिताभ बच्चन

(d) बिस्वजीत चटर्जी

Q1.Who has been honoured with the “Indian Personality of the Year Award” in the International Film Festival of India?

(a) Sonu Sood

(b) Waheeda Rehman

(c) Amitabh Bachchan 

(d) Biswajit Chatterjee 

  • The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India, Goa has conferred Biswajit Chatterjee with the Indian Personality of the Year Award.
  • He is veteran actor, producer, director and singer of Hindi and Bengali cinema.
  • The Award has been announced at the opening ceremony of the festival, by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar.
  • The award will be presented to him when National Film Awards are presented in March 2021.

Q2.राष्ट्रीय सड़क सुरक्षा माह 2021 की थीम क्या है?

(a) महिलाएं और सड़क सुरक्षा

(b) सड़क सुरक्षा-जीवन रक्षा

(c) बच्चे और सड़क सुरक्षा

(d) सड़क पर सावधान 

Q2.What is the theme of the National Road Safety Month 2021?     

(a) Women and road safety

(b) Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha

(c) Children and road safety

(d) Sadak pe Savdhan 

  • The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways observes the National Road Safety Week every year in the second week of January.
  • However, in 2021, the Government has decided to observe National Road Safety Month instead of National Road Safety Week.
  • The Road Safety month is starting on January 18, 2021 and will conclude on February 17,2021. 
  • The theme of the road safety month this year is ‘Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha’.

Q3.कमल मोरारका जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया था, एक प्रसिद्ध ________ थे।

(a) संगीतकार

(b) राजनीतिज्ञ

(c) सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता

(d) पत्रकार

Q3. Kamal Morarka who passed away recently was a famous ________. 

(a) Musician

(b) Politician

(c) Social Activist

(d) Journalist 

  • Kamal Morarka; Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office of Chandra Shekhar in 1990-91, passed away recently after a brief illness.
  • He was 74.
  • He also served as vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India
  • Morarka was also a Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan from Janata Dal (Secular) from 1988-94.
  • He was a National president of the Samajwadi Janata Party.

Q4. कश्मीरी मूल के किस भारतीय-अमेरिकी को अमेरिका के राष्ट्रीय आर्थिक परिषद,  के उप-निदेशक के रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) गरिमा वर्मा

(b) समीरा फाजली

(c) आयशा शाह

(d) विवेक मूर्ति

Q4. Which Kashmiri-origin Indian-American has been named as Deputy Director, National Economic Council, USA?

(a) Garima Verma

(b) Sameera Fazili

(c) Aisha Shah

(d) Vivek Murthy

  • Kashmiri-origin Indian-American Sameera Fazili has been named as Deputy Director, National Economic Council.
  • The  National Economic Council coordinates the economic policy-making process and provides advice to the US president.
  • Fazili is currently the Economic Agency lead on the Biden-Harris Transition. She was earlier posted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where she served as the Director of Engagement for Community and Economic Development.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

  • Fazili is the second Kashmiri-origin Indian-American appointed to a key position in the incoming Biden administration. 
  •  In December, Aisha Shah was named as Partnerships Manager at the White House Office of Digital Strategy.

Q5.प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने हाल ही में स्टार्टअप्स और उद्यमियों को समर्थन देने के लिए कितने रूपए के स्टार्टअप इंडिया सीड फंड ’की घोषणा की है?

(a) 500 करोड़ 

(b) 1000 करोड़

(c) 100 करोड़

(d) 250 करोड़ 

Q5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently announced Rs ____________ 'Startup India Seed Fund' to support startups and entrepreneurs?

(a) 500 crore

(b) 1000 crore

(c) 100 crore

(d) 250 crore

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the launch of Rs 1,000-crore 'Startup India Seed Fund' to support startups and help budding entrepreneurs pursue innovative ideas.
  • This will help in setting up new startups and promote their growth.
  • The summit marked the fifth anniversary of the Startup India initiative launched by PM Modi in 2016.
  • While addressing 'Prarambh: The Startup India International Summit', the commerce and industry minister invited startups in India and the BIMSTEC nations to work together as partners and help take the world out of the dark period of the pandemic into a golden new era.

Q6.पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्रालय द्वारा हरित और स्वच्छ ऊर्जा के बारे में जागरूकता फैलाने के लिए कौन सा जागरूकता अभियान शुरू किया गया है?

(a) SAKSHI

(b) SAKSHAM

(c) SANCHAY

(d) SANYAM 

Q6. Which awareness campaign has been launched by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry to spread awareness about green and clean energy? 

(a) SAKSHI

(b) SAKSHAM

(c) SANCHAY

(d) SANYAM 

  • The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has launched a month-long mass awareness campaign 'SAKSHAM' to spread awareness about green and clean energy. 
  • The pan-India campaign will focus on adoption of cleaner fuels. 
  • The Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Tarun Kapoor launched the campaign in New Delhi.
  • The campaign will spread awareness about seven key drivers that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently mentioned. 
  • They include moving towards a gas-based economy, cleaner use of fossil fuels, greater reliance on domestic sources to drive bio-fuels and increased use of electric vehicles.

Q7.'इंटरनेशनल माइग्रेशन 2020 रिपोर्ट के अनुसार प्रवासियों की संख्या के मामले कौन सा देश पहले स्थान पर हैं?

(a) रूस

(b) चीन

(c) भारत

(d) मेक्सिको

Q7. Which country has the largest diaspora in the world as per the “International Migration 2020” report?

(a) Russia

(b) China

(c) India 

(d) Mexico 

  • The United Nations recently released the report “International Migration 2020 Highlights”. 
  • According to the report, the Indian diaspora is the largest in the world.
  •  More than 18 million people from India were living outside India as of 2020.
  • The other countries with large diaspora are Mexico, China, Russia and Syria.
  • According to the report, India’s diaspora is distributed across a number of major countries such as UAE (3.5 million), Saudi Arabia (2.5 million) and US (2.7 million).

Q8.केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री श्री अमित शाह ने किस राज्य में रैपिड एक्शन फोर्स की 97वीं बटालियन की आधारशिला रखी है?

(a) ओडिशा

(b) आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) कर्नाटक

(d) केरल

Q8.The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has laid the foundation stone of 97th Battalion of Rapid Action Force in which state?

(a) Odisha 

(b) Andhra Pradesh 

(c) Karnataka

(d) Kerala 

  • The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has laid the foundation stone of 97th Battalion of Rapid Action Force (RAF) at Bhadravati in Karnataka.
  • Rapid Action Force is the specialised force of CRPF to deal with riots and situations relating to public order  
  • Raised in 1992, RAF has made a distinct reputation owing to its courage, commitment, and professional efficacy.
  • CRPF Director General Dr. AP Maheshwari

Q9.भारतीय ग्रीन बिल्डिंग काउंसिल द्वारा ग्रीन बिल्डिंग के रूप में प्रमाणित होने वाला भारत का पहला रेलवे स्टेशन कौन सा होगा?

(a) अहमदाबाद

(b) वडोदरा

(c) केवडिया

(d) राजकोट

Q9. Which railway station will be India's first railway station to be certified as Green building by Indian Green Building Council?

(a) Ahmedabad

(b) Vadodara 

(c) Kevadiya

(d) Rajkot 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off eight trains connecting different regions of the country to Kevadiya through video conferencing. These trains will facilitate seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity.
  • The Prime Minister will also inaugurate several other projects related to the Railways sector in Gujarat during the event. 
  • These trains will connect Kevadiya to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar.
  • These buildings have been designed aesthetically incorporating local features and modern passenger amenities. 
  • Kevadiya station will be India's first railway station to be certified as Green building by Indian Green Building Council
  • One of the new trains is the Jan Shatabdi Express between Ahmedabad and Kevadia which will have Vistadome coaches

Q10.Pat Gelsinger  को किस कंपनी के नए CEO के रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) फेसबुक

(b) सैमसंग

(c) IBM

(d) Intel 

Q10.Pat Gelsinger has been named as the new CEO of which company?

(a) Facebook

(b) Smasung

(c) IBM

(d) Intel

  • Intel has named Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer  replacing Bob Swan 
  • The chipmaker recruited Gelsinger from software firm VMWare, calling him a "highly respected CEO and industry veteran"
  • He will take the helm at Intel on February 15.
  • Intel Founded: 18 July 1968
  • Intel Headquarters: Santa Clara, California, United States.