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 Q .
Which ministry has signed an MoU with the DRDO to boost collaboration in Geo-Hazard Management?
A)
Department of Space
B)
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
C)
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
D)
Ministry of Science and Technology

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Note : DRDO and Ministry of Road Transport & Highways have joined hands to strengthen collaboration in the field of technical exchange and cooperation on sustainable geo-hazard management.

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Published On : January 22, 2021
 Q .
Which state has raised the number of working days under MGNREGA from 100 to 150 days?
A)
Gujarat
B)
Tamil Nadu
C)
Himachal Pradesh
D)
Uttarakhand

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Uttarakhand

Note :

Uttarakhand Government announced that the number of working days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) will be increased from 100 to 150.
As per the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, the entire cost will be borne by the state government. He also launched the ‘Uttarakhand Aajeevika App’ to help unemployed people in the state to search for job opportunities.

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Published On : January 22, 2021
 Q .
Which institution releases the ‘India Innovation Index’?
A)
CSIR
B)
ISRO
C)
NITI Aayog
D)
RBI

Correct Answer : Option (C) - NITI Aayog

Note :

India’s think tank NITI Aayog released the second edition of its India Innovation Index, which ranks different states and UTs based on the basis of their support to innovation.
The first edition of the index was launched in October 2019. The states and UTs have been divided into 17 ‘Major States’, 10 ‘North-East and Hill States’, and 9 ‘City-States and UTs’. Karnataka retained the first spot in this year’s index followed by Maharashtra.

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Published On : January 22, 2021
 Q .
‘Desert Knight-21’, which was making news recently, is the Military exercise between India and which country?
A)
France
B)
Japan
C)
Brazil
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (A) - France

Note :

The bilateral Air Exercise, ‘Desert Knight Exercise’ between Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force is scheduled to be held this month.
To participate in the exercise, A-400M tactical aircraft from France arrived at Jodhpur. Indian Air Force’s Mirage 2000, Su-30 MKI, Rafale, and IL-78 Flight Refuelling Aircraft will feature in the exercise. The two countries have organised six editions of air exercises named Garuda.

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Published On : January 22, 2021
 Q .
Indian Railway has renamed Howrah-Kalka Mail by which name?
A)
Netaji Express
B)
Gandhi Express
C)
Jawahar Express
D)
Savarkar ExpressS

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Netaji Express

Note : The Indian Railways in a tribute to freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose who is also known as 'Netaji' has decided to rename the Howrah-Kalka Mail as 'Netaji Express'.

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Published On : January 22, 2021
 Q .
Who was appointed as the Chairman of Somnath Temple Trust, Gujarat?
A)
Yogi Adityanath
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Swami Ramdev
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

Note : The Prime Minister Narendra Modi was appointed the new chairman of the trust which manages the world famous Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan town in Gujarat.

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Published On : January 22, 2021
 Q .
Which state has observed 42nd Kokborok day on 19th January?
A)
Assam
B)
Kerala
C)
Gujarat
D)
Tripura

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Tripura

Note : Balasaheb Thackeray founded Shiv Sena in 1966, a right-wing Marathi regional political party in India. Where was the 42nd Kokborok Day celebrated? On January 19, 2021, Tripura observed the 42nd Kokborok Day to recognise declaration of Kokborok as an official language of the state of Tripura, India by the state government in the year 1979.

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Published On : January 22, 2021
 Q .
Air Force exercise 'Desert Knight ' between India and France is started in which city?
A)
Bhubaneswar
B)
Ganganagar
C)
Jodhpur
D)
Pokhran

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jodhpur

Note : The Indian Air Force (IAF) started the first major international war-games involving its Rafale fighter jets in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

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Published On : January 22, 2021
 Q .
Which country chaired the recent session of Executive Board of WHO, held in January 2021?
A)
India
B)
China
C)
Australia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India

Note :

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired the 148th session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, through video conference.
He also said that the year 2020 is described as the Year of Science, while the Year 2021 would be the year of global solidarity and survival. He also sought for fair and equitable distribution of the COVID vaccines.

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Published On : January 21, 2021
 Q .
Who has been honored with the Sahitya Gaurav Samman 2021 by the Hindi Writers Guild of Canada?
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Ramesh Pokhriyal
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Nitin Gadkari

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ramesh Pokhriyal

Note : The Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' was honored by the Hindi Writers Guild, Canada for his literary work.

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Published On : January 21, 2021