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 Q .
Ice-Stupa, Swasthya Portal and Prayas Dashboard, which were making news recently, are the initiatives of which Union Ministry?
A)
Ministry of Education
B)
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
C)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
D)
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Note :

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has been conferred with the “SKOCH Challenger Award” for e-Governance.
The award has been provided for its IT-led initiatives including the digitalisation of Scholarship release process, Prayas-PMO Dashboard, Ice-Stupa initiative to solve water problem in Ladakh region and Swasthya portal for health and nutrition status of the tribal population.

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Published On : January 18, 2021
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Which country’s Mars Digger probe named the ‘Mole’ was declared dead recently?
A)
USA
B)
UAE
C)
Israel
D)
China

Correct Answer : Option (A) - USA

Note :

The Mars Digger probe named the ‘Mole’ was deployed on the Mars by NASA’s InSight Lander. The probe has been recently declared dead by the Scientists, as it failed to burrow deep into the Mars.
The heat probe was developed and built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). It has been trying since 2019, to dig deep and find the internal temperature of the Mars. The InSight lander will continue working till 2022.

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Published On : January 18, 2021
 Q .
Which Listed Large Company won the ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance?
A)
ITC
B)
PFC
C)
NTPC
D)
ONGC

Correct Answer : Option (A) - ITC

Note :

ITC Limited has been named the ‘Best Governed Company’ at the 20th Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance, in the ‘Listed Segment: Large Category’.
The award was announced by a jury chaired by Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Sikri. ITC’s company secretary, Rajendra Kumar Singhi was also adjudged ‘Governance Professional of the Year’.

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Published On : January 17, 2021
 Q .
Which of the following state has celebrated the festival of cattle Kanuma?
A)
Kerala
B)
Telangana
C)
Karnataka
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Telangana

Note : In Telangana, people are celebrating Kanuma the festival of cattle on the third day of Sankranti festival.

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Published On : January 17, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the TEPC?
A)
Deepak Kumar
B)
Rahul Mishra
C)
Kapil Sharma
D)
Sandeep Aggarwal

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sandeep Aggarwal

Note : The Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) has appointed Sandeep Aggarwal as the new Chairman.

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Published On : January 17, 2021
 Q .
Which of the following organisation has introduced the flagship initiative Liberalised MSME AEO Package scheme?
A)
Ministry of Planning
B)
Niti Aayog
C)
CBIC
D)
ONGC

Correct Answer : Option (C) - CBIC

Note : The CBIC has introduced the flagship Liberalised Authorised Economic Operator Package for MSMEs.

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Published On : January 17, 2021
 Q .
Who has developed India's first indigenous machine pistol 'ASMI'?
A)
BSF & Indian Army
B)
DRDO & BSF
C)
Indian Army & IIT -Delhi
D)
Indian Army & DRDO

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indian Army & DRDO

Note : The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Army have jointly developed the country's first indigenous 9 mm machine pistol named 'ASMI'.

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Published On : January 17, 2021
 Q .
Who has signed an agreement with the JPCL to takeover the Rangit - IV Hydroelectric Project in Sikkim?
A)
NHPC
B)
MHPC
C)
NTPC
D)
GHPC

Correct Answer : Option (A) - NHPC

Note : The National Hydropower Corporation (NHPC) has signed a definitive agreement with Jalpower Corporation Ltd (JPCL) for taking over the 120 MW Rangit - IV Hydro Electric Project in Sikkim.

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Published On : January 17, 2021
 Q .
The IFFI 2021 will celebrate the work of which legendary director?
A)
Yash Chopra
B)
Satyajit Ray
C)
Rakesh Roshan
D)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Satyajit Ray

Note : The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2021 will celebrate the work of the legendary director, Satyajit Ray.

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Published On : January 17, 2021
 Q .
Which state has signed an MoU with NECBDC for Bamboo Entrepreneurship & Infrastructure Development?
A)
Andhra Pradesh
B)
Jammu & Kashmir
C)
Arunachal Pradesh
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Jammu & Kashmir

Note : The Jammu & Kashmir has signed an MoU with North East Cane & Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC) for setting up 3 bamboo clusters in Jammu, katra & Samba Districts of Jammu & Kashmir.

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Published On : January 16, 2021