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 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
 Q .
Who is the author of the book titled 'India 2021: The Rise of a Rajasic Nation'?
A)
Gautam Chikermane
B)
Vikram Sood
C)
Ram Madhav
D)
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gautam Chikermane

Note : "India 2030: The Rise of a Rajasic Nation" is a collection of essays authored by Gautam Chikermane.

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Published On : January 28, 2021
 Q .
Mohammed Ishtaye, who was seen in the news recently, is the Prime Minister of which country?
A)
Peru
B)
Israel
C)
Argentina
D)
Palestine

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Palestine

Note :

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye was seen in the news recently as he had a discussion with the new UN envoy on reviving the stalled peace process.
The UN envoy Tor Wennesland, is the Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process. He also highlighted the openness of the country on any political process sponsored by the Quartet, comprising of the US, the UN, Russia and the European Union.

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Published On : January 28, 2021
 Q .
The World Health Organization (WHO) has collaborated with which company to distribute Covid vaccines under Covax alliance?
A)
Johnson & Johnson
B)
Merck
C)
Roche
D)
Pfizer

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Pfizer

Note :

The World Health Organization (WHO) has collaborated with the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer recently.
As per the deal, 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine will be distributed for poor and lower-middle income countries under its COVAX programme.

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Published On : January 28, 2021
 Q .
According to a report released by the UNCTAD, which country has the largest recipient of FDI?
A)
USA
B)
China
C)
India
D)
Russia

Correct Answer : Option (B) - China

Note : China has the largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Published On : January 28, 2021
 Q .
The 19th meeting of JSC on India-Bangladesh Cooperation in the energy sector was held in which city?
A)
Delhi
B)
Mumbai
C)
Dhaka
D)
Bangalore

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dhaka

Note : The 19th meeting of the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) on India Bangladesh cooperation in the energy sector was held in Dhaka.

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Published On : January 28, 2021