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Daily Current Affairs 2020-21: 15th Jan 2021- Frontier IAS

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Que1.“The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India” नामक पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?/ Who wrote the book titled “The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India”? एस वाई कुरैशी/S Y Quraishi

Que2. जनाग्रह सिटी गवर्नेंस अवार्ड्स में किस राज्य ने सर्वश्रेष्ठ राज्य का पुरस्कार जीता है?/Which state has won the Best State Award at Janaagraha City Governance Awards? ओडिशा/Odisha 

Daily Current Affairs: 21st Jan 2021

Q1.भारत के गणतंत्र दिवस परेड 2021 में किस देश के भारतीय मूल के राष्ट्रपति चंद्रिकाप्रसाद संतोखी मुख्य अतिथि होंगे?

(a) पेरू

(b) सूरीनाम

(c) अर्जेंटीना

(d) चिली

Q1. Which country’s Indian-origin President Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade 2021?

(a) Peru 

(b) Suriname 

(c) Argentina

(d) Chile

  • President of the Republic of Suriname, Indian-origin Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade on January 26.
  • India had initially invited Boris Johnson but he cancelled his visit over fears of increasing cases of new Covid strain, it was being speculated that this year’s Republic Day will be celebrated without a chief guest.
  • He was sworn in as the president of Suriname in July 2020.

REVISION: The Suriname President was earlier the Chief Guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, which was conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs.

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Q2.कौशल भारत मिशन का तीसरा चरण- प्रधानमंत्री कौशल विकास योजना 15 जनवरी 2021 को शुरू की जाएगी। यह योजना किस वर्ष में शुरू की गई थी?

(a) 2016

(b) 2018

(c) 2015

(d) 2014

Q2. The Third Phase of Skill India Mission- Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana will be launched  on January 15th 2021. The scheme was launched in which year?

(a) 2016

(b) 2018

(c) 2015

(d) 2014

  • The Third Phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana will be launched  on January 15th 2021, in 600 districts across the country. 
  • Skill India Mission-PMKVY 3.0 envisages training of eight lakh candidates over a scheme period of 2020-2021 with an outlay of 948.90 crore rupees. 
  • The 729 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras, empaneled non-PMKK training centres and more than 200 ITIs under Skill India will be rolling out PMKVY 3.0 training to build a robust pool of skilled professionals.
  • The Skill India Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th of July 2015.

REVISION:SKILL INDIA MISSION aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022.

Daily Current Affairs: 28th Jan 2021

Q3.केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने हाल ही में भारत और किस अरब राष्ट्र के बीच वैज्ञानिक और तकनीकी सहयोग पर एक समझौता ज्ञापन को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) सऊदी अरब

(b) ओमान

(c) कुवैत

(d) संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

Q3.The Union Cabinet has recently approved a MoU on scientific and technical cooperation between India and which arab nation?

(a) Saudi Arabia

(b) Oman

(c) Kuwait

(d) UAE 

  • The Union Cabinet has recently approved a MoU on scientific and technical cooperation between India and UAE.
  • The MoU provides for sharing of knowledge, data and operational products for meteorological, seismological and oceanic services such as radar, satellite, tide gauges, seismic and meteorological stations.
  • The MoU provides for sharing of knowledge, data and operational products for meteorological, seismological and oceanic services such as radar, satellite, tide gauges, seismic and meteorological stations.
  • The MoU will also enable cooperation to support the Tsunami Early Warning Centre (TEWC) in the form of forecast modelling software, specifically designed to support tsunami forecasting operations.

Latest Daily Current Affairs: 24th Jan 2021

Q4.किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में जांस्कर शीतकालीन खेल और युवा महोत्सव 2021 आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) सिक्किम

(b) अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(c) लद्दाख

(d) जम्मू और कश्मीर

Q4. Which state/Union Territory will organize Zanskar Winter Sports & Youth Festival 2021?

(a) Sikkim

(b) Arunachal Pradesh 

(c) Ladakh 

(d) Jammu and Kashmir

  • Zanskar Winter Sports & Youth Festival 2021 is being organized from 18th to 30th January 2021 by the Dept. of Sports & Youth Services under the Khelo India banner in collaboration with the Ladakh Tourism Department.
  • After Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal convinced the Union Sports Minister Kirren Rijiju about the potential for various winter activities to promote tourism and economic activities in Zanskar, the tourism department of UT administration is conducting a festival.
  • The events including Chadar Trek in Zanskar river, meditation, yoga, ice skating,  Hockey, snow skiing, climbing, and traditional Archery are covered under this festival.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The Zanskar Range is a mountain range in the union territory of Ladakh that separates Zanskar from Ladakh. It is a sub-district or tehsil of the Kargil district, in the union territory of Ladakh.

REVISION: Jigmet Dolma from India secured fourth position in the Dhaka Marathon 2021. Jigmet Dolma is an SPO of Ladakh police. 

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Q5. भारत में सेना दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

(a) 13 जनवरी

(b) 14 जनवरी

(c) 15 जनवरी

(d) 16 जनवरी

Q5. When is Army Day celebrated in India?

(a) January 13

(b) January 14

(c) January 15

(d) January 16

  • Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in India as it is on this historic day that General KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of the Indian Army in 1949. 
  • He took over from General Sir Francis Robert Roy Bucher who was the last English commander of our nation's army.
  • Wives of three martyrs received awards during the full dress rehearsal of the Army Day Parade. The martyred jawans had lost their lives in the Galwan Valley clash in Ladakh.


  • Indian Armed Forces celebrated Veteran’s Day on 14 Jan 2021. 
  • The day was chosen as recognition of the services rendered by the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE who retired on this day in 1953. 

REVISION: National Youth Day: Jan 12 

Daily Current Affairs: 19th Jan 2021

Q6.किस नियामक संस्था ने राष्ट्रीय सूचना विज्ञान केंद्र (NIC) के साथ संयुक्त रूप से CollabCAD सॉफ्टवेयर लॉन्च किया है?

(a) अखिल भारतीय तकनीकी शिक्षा परिषद

(b) अटल इनोवेशन मिशन

(c) केंद्रीय माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड

(d) विश्वविद्यालय अनुदान आयोग

Q6. Which regulatory body along with National Informatics Centre (NIC) has jointly launched CollabCAD Software?

(a) All India Council for Technical Education

(b) Atal Innovation Mission

(c) Central Board of Secondary Education 

(d) University Grants Commission

  • National Informatics Centre (NIC) along with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has jointly launched CollabCAD Software, a collaborative network, computer-enabled software system, providing a total engineering solution from 2D drafting & detailing to 3D product design for students and faculty of Engineering Graphics Curriculum.
  • National Informatics Centre (NIC), CBSE, and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) have also jointly released a comprehensive e-book on CollabCAD 3D modeling.
  • This ebook 1.0 is ready for public release through the CollabCAD portal and will guide CAD students, beginners, and professionals in understanding and using CollabCAD Software. 
  • It is designed and authored by the CollabCAD Group of NIC, New Delhi.
  • This initiative aims to provide a great platform to students across the country to create and modify 3D digital designs with a free flow of creativity and imagination.

REVISION: CBSE Chairman -Manoj Ahuja

Daily Wise Current Affairs: 25th Jan 2021

Q7.मंत्रिमंडल ने हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड से भारतीय वायु सेना के लिए कौन से लाइट कॉम्बैट एयरक्रॉफ्ट की खरीद को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) मानस

(b) तेजस

(c) धनुष

(d) थंडर

Q7. The Cabinet has approved procurement of which Light Combat Aircrafts for the Indian Air Force from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.?

(a) Manas

(b) Tejas 

(c) Dhanush

(d) Thunder 

  • The Cabinet has approved procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircrafts (LCA) 'Tejas' from the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • Light Combat Aircraft Mk-1A variant is an indigenously designed,  developed and manufactured state-of-the-art modern 4+ generation fighter aircraft. 
  • HAL is engaged in carrying out design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aircraft, helicopter, engines and related systems like avionics, instruments and accessories primarily serving Indian defence programme. 

Daily Current Affairs: 27th Jan 2021

Q8.मकर संक्रांति का त्यौहार किस राज्य में उत्तरायण त्योहार के रूप में मनाया जाता है?

(a) पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) ओडिशा

(c) गुजरात

(d) महाराष्ट्र

Q8. The festival Makar Sankranti is celebrated as  Uttarayan festival in which state?

(a) West Bengal

(b) Odisha

(c) Gujarat

(d) Maharashtra 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of harvest festivals, which are celebrated in various parts of the country under different names
  • It goes by its standard all-India name, ‘Makar Sankranti’ in Odisha, Maharashtra-Goa, Andhra,Telangana, Kerala and most of the north India.
  • It is also called as Paush Parbon in Bengal,Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Lohri in Punjab and Jammu, Maghi in Haryana and Himachal, Khichdi Parwa in parts of Bihar and Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ahmedabad has been hosting this International Kite Festival also known as Uttarayan since 1989, this grand event is a part of the celebrations for Makar Sankranti

Gujarat High Court last week agreed to the 13-point guidelines submitted before the Court by the State Government for restricted kite flying and use of crackers on the festival of Uttarayan. 

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Q9.नई विदेश व्यापार नीति 2021-26 कब से लागू होगी?

(a) 31 अगस्त, 2021

(b) 1 मार्च, 2021

(c) 1 अप्रैल, 2021

(d) 1 जुलाई 2021

Q9. The new Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26 will come into effect from ___________.

(a) August 31, 2021

(b) March 1, 2021 

(c) April 1, 2021

(d) July 1, 2021

  • The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently announced the new Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26 is to come into effect from April 1, 2021.
  • The previous foreign trade policy was implemented between 2015 and 2020. This policy aimed to boost the “Make in India” initiative.
  • The new Foreign Trade Policy will aim to boost exports.
  • It will enhance ease of doing business.
  • It will bring improvements in the operations of the domestic manufacturing and services sector through infrastructure support.

Q10.पद्म श्री पुरस्कार से सम्मानित डी प्रकाश राव जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, वे किस राज्य के प्रसिद्ध सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता थे?

(a) ओडिशा

(b) महाराष्ट्र

(c) केरल

(d) आंध्र प्रदेश

Daily Current Affairs: 22nd Jan 2021

Q10. Padma Shri awardee D Prakash Rao who passed away recently was a famous social activist of which state?

(a) Odisha

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Kerala

(d) Andhra Pradesh

  • Noted social activist D Prakash Rao passed away. 
  • He was 63 and was admitted after he tested positive for COVID-19
  • Mr Rao, a Padma Shri, was known for his contribution towards imparting education to slum and orphan children in Cuttack.

Current Affairs of Today: 16th Jan 2021

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