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Daily Current Affairs: 21st Jan 2021

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21st Jan 2021 

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Que1.किस भारतीय को यूएस-इंडिया बिजनेस काउंसिल (USIBC) के उपाध्यक्ष के रूप में चुना गया है?/ Which Indian has been selected as one of the vice-chairs of US-India Business Council (USIBC)?

किरण मजूमदार-शॉ/Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 

Que2. सोमनाथ ट्रस्ट, गुजरात के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?/Who has been named as the Chairman of the Somnath Trust, Gujarat?

नरेंद्र मोदी/Narendra Modi

Q1.गणतंत्र दिवस परेड में हिस्सा लेने वाली पहली महिला फाइटर पायलट कौन होंगी?

(a) शिवानी सिंह

(b) अवनी चतुर्वेदी

(c) भावना कंठ

(d) मोहना सिंह

Q1. Who has become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade?

(a) Shivani Singh

(b) Avani Chaturvedi

(c) Bhawana Kanth

(d) Mohana Singh

  • Bhawana Kanth is to become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade. 
  • She was one among the first women fighter Pilots inducted in Indian Air Force in 2016. 
  • The other fighter pilots inducted into the Indian Air Force were Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh.
  • She will be a part of the Indian Air Force's (IAF's) tableau that will showcase mock-ups of the light combat aircraft, light combat helicopter and the Sukhoi-30 fighter plane. 

Q2. किस महान नेता की जयंती पर, भारत सरकार ने पराक्रम दिवस मनाने का निर्णय लिया है?

(a) लाल बहादुर शास्त्री

(b) नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस

(c) डॉ. बी.आर.अम्बेडकर

(d) राजीव गांधी

Q2. On the birth anniversary of which great leader, the Indian government has decided to celebrate Parakram Diwas?

(a) Lal Bahadur Shastri

(b) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

(c) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

(d) Rajiv Gandhi 

  • The Indian government has decided to celebrate January 23rd as 'Parakram Diwas' every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and inspire the youth of the country with his spirit. 
  • This year is the 125th Birth Anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
  • 'Parakram Diwas' will be celebrated at national and international level.
  • The centre has constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to decide the programmes and to supervise and guide the commemoration.

Q3.प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना-ग्रामीण के तहत उत्तर प्रदेश में 6 लाख से अधिक लाभार्थियों को वित्तीय सहायता जारी की है। PMAY-G को किस वर्ष में लॉन्च किया गया था?

(a) 2018

(b) 2017

(c) 2015

(d) 2016

Q3.  PM Modi has released financial assistance to over 6 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin. PMAY-G was launched in which year?

(a) 2018

(b) 2017

(c) 2015

(d) 2016

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) via video conferencing.
  • The assistance includes release of first installment to 5.30 lakh beneficiaries and second installment to 80,000 beneficiaries who have already availed first installment of assistance under PMAY-G. 
  • PMAY-G is a flagship programme of the government which was launched on November 20, 2016. So far 1.26 crore houses have already been built across the country under the scheme.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Under PMAY-G, each beneficiary is given 100 per cent grant of Rs 1.20 lakh in plain areas and Rs 1.30 lakh in hilly states, North Eastern States, difficult areas, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, among others.

Q4.NITI Aayog के दूसरे भारत नवाचार सूचकांक के अनुसार इनमे से कौन सा राज्य, भारत के शीर्ष तीन राज्यों में नहीं है?

(a) महाराष्ट्र

(b) कर्नाटक

(c) तमिलनाडु

(d) छत्तीसगढ़

Q4. Which state is not among the top three states in the NITI Aayog's second India Innovation Index?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Karnataka

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Chhattisgarh

  • Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala have been ranked as top five states in the NITI Aayog's second India Innovation Index.
  • The index, released by Aayog's vice chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant, has been developed in the lines of Global Innovation Index.
  • Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar were ranked at the bottom of the index.
  • The India Innovation Index 2020, ranks the states and union territories based on their relative performance of supporting innovation, and aims to empower them to improve their innovation policies by highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.
  • The states and union territories have been divided into 17 ''major states'', 10 ''North-East and hill states'', and 9 ''city states and Union Territories'', for effectively comparing their performance.

Q5.Manohar Parrikar- Off the Record  नामक पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) प्रमोद सावंत

(b) ए.शिवथानु पिल्लई

(c) एस वाई कुरैशी

(d) वामन सुभा प्रभु

Q5. Who wrote the book titled, ‘Manohar Parrikar- Off the Record’?

(a) Pramod Sawant

(b) A.Sivathanu Pillai

(c) S Y Quraishi

(d) Waman Subha Prabhu

  • Goa CM Pramod Sawant released a book titled, ‘Manohar Parrikar- Off the Record’.
  • The book has been written by senior journalist Waman Subha Prabhu.
  • The book is a collection of memories of Mr Prabhu who happened to be with late Parrikar during the journey of his life.

Q6.किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश ने भारत के सबसे महंगे मशरूम के लिए भौगोलिक संकेत (GI) टैग की मांग की है?

(a) हिमाचल प्रदेश

(b) जम्मू और कश्मीर

(c) उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) राजस्थान

Q6. Which state/Union territory has sought for geographical indication (GI) tag for the costliest mushrooms in India?

(a) Himachal Pradesh

(b) Jammu and Kashmir

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Rajasthan

  • A geographical indication (GI) tag has been sought for the costliest mushrooms in India that grow in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district.
  • Locally called Gucchi, or Morel, the mushroom, priced at over ₹20,000 a kg, is a forest produce collected by local farmers and tribals.
  • It is said to have medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It is found in the temperate forests. It is a rare heirloom crop. Heirloom plant or heritage fruit is the one maintained by tribal populations.

REVISION: Kashmir saffron was granted GI tag last year.

Q7. तेलंगाना ने हाल ही में महिला उद्यमियों का समर्थन करने के लिए किस राज्य के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) केरल

(b) गुजरात

(c) मध्य प्रदेश

(d) ओडिशा

Q7. Telangana has recently signed a MoU with which state to support women entrepreneurs?

(a) Kerala

(b) Gujarat

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Odisha 

  • WE HUB, India’s first state-led incubator to foster and promote women entrepreneurship set up by the Telangana Government, has announced its partnership with Gujarat Student Startup and Innovation Hub (i-Hub), to encourage and support startups in raising capital.
  • An MoU was inked between Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries and Information Technology Department, Telangana and Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Gujarat.

Q8.खो-खो फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया ने हाल ही में खिलाड़ियों के लिए पहला वैज्ञानिक प्रशिक्षण शुरू किया है। खो-खो फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) बृजभूषण शरण सिंह

(b) एडिले सुमिरवाला

(c) सुधांशु मित्तल

(d) जनार्दन सिंह गहलोत

Q8. Kho-Kho Federation of India has recently introduced the first-ever scientific training for players. Who is the President of Kho-Kho Federation of India?

(a) Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

(b) Adille Sumariwalla

(c) Sudhanshu Mittal

(d) Janardan Singh Gehlot

  • Kho-Kho Federation of India and Ultimate Kho-Kho introduced the first-ever High-Performance Assessment Analysis and Evaluation Programme—'Rise in Sports Excellence’, for Indian Kho Kho players.
  • Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated a kho-kho national coaching camp to pick the best players through a scientific evaluation programme.

Kho Kho Federation of India (KKFI) President Sudhanshu Mittal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

  • Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has been assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of AYUSH during the hospitalization and treatment of AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik following a road accident.
  •  एक सड़क दुर्घटना के बाद आयुष मंत्री श्रीपद नायक के अस्पताल में भर्ती होने और उपचार के दौरान आयुष मंत्रालय का अतिरिक्त प्रभार केंद्रीय मंत्री किरेन रिजिजू को सौंपा गया है।

Q9.हाल ही में किस राज्य का महानंदा वन्यजीव अभयारण्य चर्चा में था?

(a) असम

(b) उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) ओडिशा

Q9. Which state’s Mahananda wildlife sanctuary was in the news recently?

(a) Assam 

(b) Uttar Pradesh 

(c) West Bengal 

(d) Odisha 

  • A bird festival is being organised at the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal to provide an opportunity for enthusiasts to explore the forest and watch different birds from February 20 to 23.
  • Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in fauna and has more than 300 species of birds.
  • The sanctuary has been designated as an 'important bird area' due to its critical role in the conservation of birds and their habitat.

Q10.संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा (UNGA) में संयुक्त राष्ट्र के कितने सदस्य देशों ने हाल ही में मतदान का अधिकार खो दिया है?

(a) 6

(b) 5

(c) 7

(d) 4

Q10. How many UN member countries have recently lost their right to vote in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)? 

(a) 6

(b) 5

(c) 7

(d) 4

  • Iran and six other nations lost their right to vote in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) because they have not paid their dues.
  • The other countries losing their UNGA voting rights are Niger, Libya, the Central African Republic, Congo, South Sudan and Zimbabwe.
  • UNGA President- Volkan Bozkir