Here is the Current affairs quiz January 15th 2021 for RBI/NABARD/SEBI in the quiz series. This quiz series is also useful for IBPS/SBI PO, Railway recruitment, LIC AAO and clerical exams. The questions covers current affairs, static financial knowledge and other important topics which can be asked in competitive exams. Answers are given at the end of the quiz.
Q1. Name the city where Tesla had set up the head quarters in its Indian subsidiary?
The electric vehicle giant Tesla has incorporated as a subsidiary of the foreign holding company in Bengaluru, Karnataka with authorised capital of INR 15 Lakh and a paid-up capital of INR 1 Lakh
Q2. Armed Forces Veteran’s Day is observed annually on _____
The Armed Forces Veteran’s Day is held on the 14 of January of every year to commemorate the selfless devotion and sacrifice of our Veterans who laid down their lives in the defence of the nation
Q3. India has been ranked _____ in “Break Out Economies” in the third edition of the Digital Evolution Scorecard
Rapidly digitalising India was ranked highly among “Break Out Economies” in the third edition of the Digital Evolution Scorecard developed by Tufts University’s Fletcher School in partnership with Mastercard. Third rank Indonesia, and India, which ranks number four in momentum, have displayed increasing digital momentum suggesting the potential to rapidly digitalise for both post-COVID economic recovery and longer-term transformation. China which leads the countries in the “Break Out Economies” group is more evolved digitally due mainly to its combination of rapidly growing demand and innovation.
Q4. Name the city that has received Kayakalp Award for Third consecutive year?
AIIMS Bhubaneswar has received the best central government hospital under Category B of the Kayakalp Awards for cleanliness for the third consecutive time. Earlier, it had received the award in 2018 and 2019 becoming the second cleanliest hospital in the country. Category B holds hospitals with less than thousand beds
Q5. Who has partnered with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to promote financial inclusion among underserved and unbanked segments?
FSS (Financial Software and Systems), a leading payment processor and provider of integrated payment products, has partnered with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to promote financial inclusion among underserved and unbanked segments.
Q6. Pat Gelsinger has recently been appointed as CEO of which company?
Chip giant Intel has announced that tech leader Pat Gelsinger will become its new CEO
Q7. Kerala has become the ____ state in the country to successfully undertake Ease of Doing Business reform stipulated by the Finance Ministry
Kerala has become the 8th state in the country to successfully undertake Ease of Doing Business reform stipulated by the Finance Ministry. With this, the state has now become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources of two thousand 373 crore rupees through Open Market Borrowings. In addition to Kerala, seven other states namely, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have already completed this reform. On completion of reforms facilitating ease of doing business, these eight states have been granted additional borrowing permission of 23 thousand 149 crore rupees
Q8. Who has developed the country’s first indigenous machine pistol ASMI?
Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has developed the country’s first indigenous machine pistol ASMI. The pistol which is developed by DRDO along with the help of Indian Army is set to replace the 9mm pistols in the defence forces.
Q9. The Indian Army has signed a _______ contract with ideaForge, a player in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology
The Indian Army has signed a $20-million contract with ideaForge, a player in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, to procure undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of SWITCH UAV, an indigenous system used in surveillance operations
Q10. Fitch Ratings has projected the the gross domestic product (GDP) of India to contract by ___ in FY21
The Fitch Ratings expect the gross domestic product (GDP) of India to contract by 9.4 per cent in FY21 (April 2020 to March 2021). Fitch further projects the GDP to expand by 11 per cent in FY22 (April 2021 to March 2022).
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