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 Q .
Which state government has rolled out the 'Launch Pad Scheme'?
A)
Madhya Pradesh
B)
Maharashtra
C)
Karnataka
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Madhya Pradesh

Note :

Madhya Pradesh has rolled out 'Launch Pad Scheme' to make the youth in the state self-reliant. The scheme has been rolled out by the state's Women and Child Development Department for the welfare of the youth. 
 
The Launch Pad Scheme is being rolled for young girls and boys coming out of child care institutions after completing 18 years of age. 
 
The scheme's key objective is to provide a platform to these youth, which will enable them to become self reliant by continuing their education and training.

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Published On : January 7, 2021
 Q .
The Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has bagged orders worth of what amount hydro projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana?
A)
Rs. 2200 cr
B)
Rs. 2500 cr
C)
Rs. 3000 cr
D)
Rs. 3200 cr

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs. 3200 cr

Note : The Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has bagged orders worth Rs 3,200 cr for hydro projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Published On : January 7, 2021
 Q .
A three-judge bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar delivered verdict on which case, by 2:1 majority?
A)
Covid-19 vaccination case
B)
Ayodhya Land Case
C)
Hathras Case
D)
Central Vista Project Case

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Central Vista Project Case

Note :

The Supreme Court’s three-judge bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar delivered its verdict on Central Vista Project Case.
The bench approved the re-development project by a 2:1 majority and upheld the exercise of power by the Centre as just and valid. It also confirmed the modifications in the change in land use and the recommendations of the environmental committee.

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Published On : January 7, 2021
 Q .
What is the name of the webinar serried launched by the Commerce Ministry, along with NPC and QCI?
A)
Udyog Marathon
B)
MSME Marathon
C)
Self-Reliance Series
D)
Atmanirbhar Industries

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Udyog Marathon

Note :

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is organizing ‘Udyog Manthan’, in association with Quality Council of India, National Productivity Council, and major Industry bodies
It is a series of sector-specific webinars to promote the quality and productivity in Indian Industries. The webinar marathon focussing on both manufacturing and services is being held from January 4, 2021 to March 2, 2021.

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Published On : January 7, 2021
 Q .
As per the recent statement of UNICEF, which country recorded the highest number of births on the New Year’s Day?
A)
China
B)
India
C)
Indonesia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - India

Note :

According to the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), over 371,500 babies were born on New Year’s Day across the world.
It also revealed that India has recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000. India is followed by China, Nigeria and Pakistan. It also estimated that 140 million children are estimated to be born in 2021 with average life expectancy of 84 years.

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Published On : January 7, 2021
 Q .
RBI has issued Rs 5500 cr zero-coupon bonds for the recapitalization of which bank?
A)
YES Bank
B)
Karnataka Bank
C)
Punjab & Sind Bank
D)
Lakshmi Vilas Bank

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Punjab & Sind Bank

Note : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has red-flag the Rs 5,500-crore zero-coupon bonds issued by the government towards recapitalizing state-run Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB).

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Published On : January 7, 2021
 Q .
From which state India has flagged off the 40-ISEA?
A)
Goa
B)
Kerala
C)
Gujarat
D)
Visakhapatnam

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Goa

Note : The 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica was flagged off from Mormugao Port, Goa.

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Published On : January 7, 2021
 Q .
What is the theme of the National Metrology Conclave 2021?
A)
National Measurements
B)
Metrology for Standards
C)
Inclusive Growth of the Nation
D)
Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation

Note : The theme of the National Metrology Conclave 2021 is Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation.

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Published On : January 7, 2021
 Q .
Asian Waterbird Census 2021, which was seen in the news recently, is to be conducted in which state?
A)
Kerala
B)
Gujarat
C)
Tamil Nadu
D)
Andhra Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Andhra Pradesh

Note :

The annual waterbird census is to be conducted in the state of Andhra Pradesh, by the state forest department.
The regions included are the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, areas near Godavari estuary, Kolleru Lake, Atapaka Bird Sanctuary and Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Krishna estuary. Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Wetland International will provide technical support.

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Published On : January 6, 2021
 Q .
The world's longest railway platform will be inaugurated in March 2021. What is the length of the platform?
A)
1850 meters
B)
1505 meters
C)
1455 meters
D)
1355 meters

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 1505 meters

Note : The world's longest railway platform at the Hubbali railway junction in Karnataka. It will now be extended to 1,505 meters.

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Published On : January 6, 2021