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Que1.सुभाष चंद्र बोस आपदा प्रबंधन पुरस्कार 2021 के लिए किसे चुना गया है?/ Who has been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021? राजेंद्र कुमार भंडारी/Rajendra Kumar Bhandari 

Que2. राष्ट्रीय पर्यटन दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

When is National Tourism Day celebrated? 25 जनवरी/January 25

Q1.पहला बोडोलैंड प्रादेशिक क्षेत्र समझौता दिवस किस राज्य में मनाया गया है?

(a) नागालैंड

(b) मणिपुर

(c) असम

(d) सिक्किम

Q1.The first BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) Accord Day has been celebrated in which state?

(a) Nagaland 

(b) Manipur

(c) Assam 

(d) Sikkim

  • Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, attended the first BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) Accord Day celebration at Kokrajhar in Assam. 
  • The first BTR Accord Day was celebrated on January 24, 2021.
  • Shah assured the Bodo people on preserving the Bodo language and the culture & political rights of Bodo people.

REVISION:The 8th North East Festival will be held in which state?Assam 

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Q2.राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस 2021 की थीम क्या है?

(a) Empowering Young and Future Voters

(b) Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed

(c) No Voter to be left behind

(d) Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy

Q2. What is the theme of the National Voters’ Day 2021?

(a) Empowering Young and Future Voters

(b) Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed

(c) No Voter to be left behind

(d) Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy

  • The National Voters’ Day is celebrated on 25th January every year since 2011.
  • The Day is celebrated to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the national function being organized in New Delhi.
  • The theme for this year is Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed.
  • Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will launch the e-EPIC (Elector Photo Identity Cards) programme and distribute e-EPICs.

Additional Information:  During the event, the President will confer the National Awards for the year 2020-21 and launch ECI’s Web Radio:‘Hello Voters’.

The National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices will be conferred on State and District level officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections in different spheres.

REVISION: When is the National Girl Child Day observed in India? January 24

Q3.SpaceX  ने एक रॉकेट से कितने सैटेलाइट लॉन्च कर भारत का रिकॉर्ड तोड़ा है?

(a) 108 

(b) 150

(c) 125

(d) 143

Q3. SpaceX has broken India's record by launching how many satellites on a single rocket?

(a) 108 

(b) 150

(c) 125

(d) 143

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX has created a new world record by launching 143 satellites on a single rocket.  
  • The launch vehicle for the SpaceX record-breaking flight was the Falcon 9 rocket.
  • The 143 satellites launched include commercial and government CubeSats, microsats and 10 Starlink satellites. 
  • SpaceX has beaten the Indian space agency ISRO's record of deploying 104 satellites in a single launch in February 2017. 

Q4.किस डेनिश फिल्म ने भारत के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव के 51 वें संस्करण में गोल्डन पीकॉक पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Bridge 

(b) Into The Darkness

(c) The Silent Forest

(d) I never cry

Q4. Which Danish film has won the Golden Peacock award at the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India?

(a) Bridge 

(b) Into The Darkness

(c) The Silent Forest

(d) I never cry

  • Danish World War II drama Into The Darkness has won the Golden Peacock award at the closing ceremony of the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  • The film is directed by Anders Refn and it depicts the emotional turmoil which the people of Denmark had to undergo, during the Nazi occupation of the country.
  • The Silver Peacock for the Best Director goes to Taiwanese Director, writer and producer Chen-Nien Ko, for her 2020 Mandarin drama film The Silent Forest.
  • The IFFI 51 Special Mention Award has been presented to Indian director Kripal Kalita for his Assamese film Bridge, which reflects life amidst hardships caused by annual floods in rural Assam. 
  • REVISION: Veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee crowned as Indian Personality of the Year at IFFI.

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Q5.25 जनवरी 2021 को किस राज्य ने अपना स्वर्ण जयंती राज्य दिवस मनाया है?

(a) मेघालय

(b) असम

(c) हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) सिक्किम

Q5. Which state has celebrated its golden jubilee statehood day on 25th January 2021?

(a) Meghalaya

(b) Assam 

(c) Himachal Pradesh

(d) Sikkim

  • Himachal Pradesh celebrated its golden jubilee statehood day on 25th January 2021.
  • It was on this day in 1971 Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state of India.
  • The statehood golden jubilee function held at historic Ridge ground in Shimla.
  • This is the same venue where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi addressed a large gathering on January 25, 1971, to confer full statehood for Himachal Pradesh as the 18th state of the Union of India.
  • ‘Swarnim Rath Yatra’ has also been carried out to showcase the development journey of the hill state as a part of golden jubilee celebrations during the year.

REVISION: India's first indoor Ski Park will be built in which state/Union Territory?Himachal Pradesh 

Q6.थाईलैंड ओपन बैडमिंटन महिला एकल खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) कैरोलिना मारिन

(b) पी.वी. सिंधु

(c) नोज़ोमी ओकुहारा

(d) ताई त्ज़ु-यिंग

Q6. Who has won the Thailand Open badminton women’s singles title?

(a) Carolina Marin

(b) P.V. Sindhu

(c) Nozomi Okuhara

(d) Tai Tzu-Ying

  • Spain's Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen from Denmark have claimed their second Thailand Open badminton singles titles in a fortnight. 
  • Marin, the reigning Olympic champion, smashed top seed Tai Tzu-ying for the second time.
  • Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) won the men's singles title by beating Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (Denmark). 

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Q7.जूलॉजिकल सर्वे ऑफ इंडिया (ZSI) की हालिया रिपोर्ट के अनुसार; भारतीय सुंदरबन कितनी पक्षियों की प्रजाति का घर है?

(a) 550

(b) 428

(c) 527

(d) 467

Q7. According to a recent publication of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI); Indian Sunderbans is home to _______ species of birds?

(a) 550

(b) 428

(c) 527

(d) 467

  • Indian Sunderbans, which is part of the largest mangrove forest in the world, is home to 428 species of birds, a recent publication of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).
  • The Indian Sunderbans, which covers 4,200 sq km, comprises the Sunderban Tiger Reserve of 2,585 sq km — home to about 96 Royal Bengal Tigers (as per the last census in 2020 ) — is also a world heritage site and a Ramsar Site. The publication has been compiled by three scientists — Kailash Chandra, Director ZSI, Gopinathan Maheshwaran, head of the bird section of the ZSI, and Amitava Majumdar.
  • The publication, “Birds of the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve”, released earlier this month by the ZSI, not only documents the avifauna of the Sunderbans but also serves as a comprehensive photographic field guide, with detailed distribution and locality data for all the species from the region.

Q8.आर्थिक, सामाजिक मामलों पर उच्च स्तरीय सलाहकार बोर्ड में संयुक्त राष्ट्र द्वारा किस भारतीय का नाम दिया गया है?

(a) अभिजीत सेन

(b) जयति घोष

(c) प्रभात पटनायक

(d) अमर्त्य सेन

Q8. Which Indian has been named by the UN to the high-level advisory board on economic, social affairs?

(a) Abhijit Sen

(b) Jayati Ghosh

(c) Prabhat Patnaik

(d) Amartya Sen

  • Indian development economist Jayati Ghosh is among 20 prominent personalities appointed by the United Nations to a high-level advisory board that will provide recommendations for the U.N. Secretary-General to respond to the current and future socio-economic challenges in the post-COVID-19 world.
  • The U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) announced that the 20 “prominent personalities, globally renowned for their intellectual leadership in economic and social fields, will form the second United Nations High-level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs.

Q9."Flying Blind: India''s Quest for Global Leadership" नामक पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) जयराम रमेश

(b) मोहम्मद जीशान

(c) बिपन चंद्र

(d) रामचंद्र गुहा

Q9. Who wrote the book titled, "Flying Blind: India''s Quest for Global Leadership"?

(a) Jairam Ramesh

(b) Mohamed Zeeshan 

(c) Bipan Chandra

(d) Ramachandra Guha

  • Book- "Flying Blind: India''s Quest for Global Leadership" 
  • Author- Foreign affairs consultant Mohamed Zeeshan  
  • Publisher- Penguin Random House

REVISION: Who wrote the book titled, ‘Gazing Eastwards: Of Buddhist Monks and Revolutionaries in China’?

Romila Thapar

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Q10.यास्‍मीन बतूल किस खेल से संबंधित है?

(a) बैडमिंटन

(b) आइस हॉकी

(c) तीरंदाजी

(d) शूटिंग

Q10.Yasmeen Batool is associated with which sport?

(a) Badminton

(b) Ice Hockey

(c) Archery

(d) Shooting 

  • Yasmeen Batool,  from Chanchik in Kargil became the first woman to represent the Union Territory of Ladakh in the 2020 Khelo India Games held in Guwahati, Assam.
  • Archers Nusrat Rehman and Yasmeen Batool take part in the Khelo India Youth Games’ qualifying rounds in Guwahati.
  • The two young girls were wild-card entries in the Under-17 recurve event.

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