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 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
 Q .
KVIC signed two agreements to create employment for local people with which ministry?
A)
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
B)
Ministry of Science and Technology
C)
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
D)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

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

Note : The KVIC signed two MOUs with Ministry of Tribal Affairs, aimed at creating local employment, strengthen Khadi artisans and the tribal population.

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Published On : January 21, 2021
 Q .
Which ministry has bagged the SKOCH challenger award 2021 for e-governance?
A)
Ministry of Culture
B)
Ministry of Defence
C)
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
D)
Ministry of Tribal Affairs

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

Note : The Ministry of Tribal Affairs received the SKOCH Challenger award for its "Best Performance in e-governance".

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Published On : January 21, 2021
 Q .
Which day will be celebrated as the Parakram Diwas?
A)
21st January
B)
22nd January
C)
23rd January
D)
24th January

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 23rd January

Note : The Government has announced 23rd January to be celebrated as the 'PARAKRAM DIWAS' every year.

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Published On : January 21, 2021
 Q .
Who will become the 1st woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade?
A)
Zoya Agarwal
B)
Mohana Jitarwal
C)
Bhawana Kanth
D)
Avani Chaturvedi

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bhawana Kanth

Note : Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth is set to become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade.

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Published On : January 21, 2021
 Q .
Who is the author of the book titled 'Abdul Kalam Ninaivugalukku Maranamillai'?
A)
Dr. Manickam
B)
Nazema Maraikayar
C)
Zakir Hussain
D)
Venkaiah Naidu

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nazema Maraikayar

Note : The book 'Abdul Kalam-Ninaivugalukku Maranamillai' (immortal memories) has been penned by A P J M Nazema Maraikayar.

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Published On : January 21, 2021
 Q .
The Central Soil and Materials Research Station (CSMRS), which was making news, functions under which Ministry?
A)
Ministry of Jal Shakti
B)
Ministry of Home Affairs
C)
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
D)
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Ministry of Jal Shakti

Note :

The Central Soil and Materials Research Station (CSMRS) is an attached office of the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Jal Shakti ministry.
Based at New Delhi, it deals with investigations and research in Geotechnical engineering, construction materials and river valley projects. It helps in development of water resources sector in the country, through Central Water Commission. Minister of State Jal Shakti conducted a Review Meeting of CSMRS recently.

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Published On : January 21, 2021
 Q .
With reference to DRDO, what is ‘Rakshita’, which was making news recently?
A)
Air Ambulance
B)
Water Ambulance
C)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
D)
Bike-based Ambulance

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bike-based Ambulance

Note :

A bike-based ambulance named ‘Rakshita’ has been developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
It has been handed over to the Central Reserve Police Force. It seeks to provide quicker medical support to those living in narrow populous streets and remote locations.

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Published On : January 21, 2021