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 Q .
Who is the author of the French Novel 'Le mariage de plaisir'?
A)
Voltaire
B)
Charles Sorel
C)
Arundhati Roy
D)
Tahar Ben Jelloun

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Tahar Ben Jelloun

Note : Tahar Ben Jelloun is the author of the French Novel 'Le mariage de plaisir'.

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Published On : January 30, 2021
 Q .
Which ministry has launched a new edition of the Bravery Awards Portal on the eve of Republic Day 2021?
A)
Defence Ministry
B)
Ministry of Planning
C)
Department of Space
D)
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Defence Ministry

Note : The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has recently launched a new version of the Bravery Awards Portal.

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Published On : January 29, 2021
 Q .
Who has been felicitated with the Indian Personality of the Year Award at the 51st IFFI of India?
A)
Mala Sinha
B)
Kamin Kalev
C)
Biswajit Chatterjee
D)
Tarun Majumdar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Biswajit Chatterjee

Note : Biswajit Chatterjee has been felicitated with the Indian Personality of the Year Award at the 51st IFFI of India.

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Published On : January 29, 2021
 Q .
Udyog Sahayak Enterprises Network (USENET), which was making news, is a draft policy proposed by which trade association?
A)
CII
B)
FICCI
C)
NASSCOM
D)
ASSOCHAM

Correct Answer : Option (B) - FICCI

Note :

Azim Premji University, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) released a new policy named ‘Udyog Sahayak Enterprises Network (USENET)’.
The policy aims to provide services to over 62 million nano and micro-enterprises. It also aims to create an additional 10.3 million jobs over five years. It also aims to improve Ease of Doing Business for the informal nano, micro and small entrepreneurs.

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Published On : January 29, 2021
 Q .
Which Indian state/UT launched a new initiative named ‘Jail tourism’?
A)
Gujarat
B)
Maharashtra
C)
West Bengal
D)
Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Maharashtra

Note :

The Maharashtra government is launching a new initiative named Jail Tourism in the state.
As a part of the programme, jails where many freedom fighters were jailed will be developed as Tourism sites. From January 26, 2021 the state has launched the programme starting with the 150-year-old Yerawada Jail. It will also include Nagpur, Thane, and Ratnagiri Jails.

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Published On : January 29, 2021
 Q .
As per the recent publication of ZSI, which region of India is home to as many as 428 species?
A)
Sunderbans
B)
Western Ghats
C)
Deccan Plateau
D)
Himalayan Region

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sunderbans

Note :

As per a recent publication of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) named “Birds of the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve”, the region is home to 428 species of birds.
The Indian Sunderbans one of the largest mangrove forests in the world, also comprises of the Sunderban Tiger Reserve. Some birds like Masked Finfoot and Buffy fish owl are found only in the Sunderbans.

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Published On : January 29, 2021
 Q .
A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX-21 held in which state/UT?
A)
Ladakh
B)
Uttarakhand
C)
Jammu & Kashmir
D)
Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Note : A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX - 21 has been held in the Andaman & Nicobar group of islands.

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Published On : January 29, 2021
 Q .
Who has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of IDBI Intech?
A)
Ashok Kalmadi
B)
Pankaj Gehlot
C)
Praveen Sharma
D)
Suresh Khatanhar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Suresh Khatanhar

Note : Suresh Khatanhar has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Intech.

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Published On : January 29, 2021
 Q .
Who has been awarded with the Padma Vibhushan 2021 in Public Affairs category?
A)
Belle Monappa Hegde
B)
Narinder Singh Kapany
C)
Shinzo Abe
D)
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shinzo Abe

Note : Shinzo Abe former Prime Minister of Japan has been awarded with the Padma Vibhushan 2021 in Public Affairs category.

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Published On : January 29, 2021
 Q .
DRDO has conducted the first-ever test firing of the Akash-NG missile successfully. What is the type of the missile?
A)
Air-to-Air
B)
Surface-to-Air
C)
Air-to-Surface
D)
Surface-to-Surface

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Surface-to-Air

Note : The DRDO has conducted successful maiden launch of the Akash-NG Missile. Akash-NG is a new generation Surface-to-Air Missile.

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Published On : January 29, 2021