Here is the Current affairs quiz January 6th 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. Who will head the international jury at 51st edition of International Film Festival of India?
- Pablo Cesar
- Rodrigo Prieto
- Susanne Bier
- Inger Bergman
The International Jury for 51st edition of International Film Festival of India has been announced with eminent filmmakers from across the world. Pablo Cesar of Argentina has been named as the Chairman of the jury
Q2. Who has organised the National Metrology Conclave 2021?
- CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (CSIR-AMPRI)
- CSIR-Central Building Research Institute(CSIR-CBRI)
- CSIR-Centre for Cellular Molecular Biology(CSIR-CCMB)
- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory
National Metrology Conclave 2021 was organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi which has entered into 75th year of inception. The theme of the conclave is Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation.
Q3. Name the company with which Indian Army has inked a contract for 12 fast patrol boats recently?
- Mazagon Dock Limited
- Goa Shipyard Limited
- Hindustan Shipyard Limited
- Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
The Indian Army has inked a contract with Goa Shipyard Limited for 12 fast patrol boats for surveillance and patrol of large water bodies, including those in high altitude areas. Their delivery will commence from May 2021
Q4. Name the multilateral institution that has signed a $105 million project to improve the inland water transport infrastructure in Kolkata?
- Asian Development Bank
- World Bank
- Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
The Government of India, the Government of West Bengal and the World Bank has signed a $105 million project to improve the inland water transport infrastructure in Kolkata, West Bengal. The West Bengal Inland Water Transport, Logistics and Spatial Development Project will facilitate passenger and freight movement across the Hooghly river; undertake spatial planning to improve accessibility in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area; enhance the quality of life of its residents, and contribute to the growth of the state’s logistics sector.
Q5. Name the state that has launched ‘Launch Pad Scheme’ to make youth self-reliant in state?
- Madhya Pradesh
In Madhya Pradesh, ‘Launch Pad Scheme’ is being started for boys and girls coming out of child care institutions and having completed 18 years of age. The objective of this scheme of the Women and Child Development Department is to provide such a platform to these youth, through which they will be able to become self-reliant by continuing their education and training. 52 districts of the state have been divided into 5 clusters. Five divisional headquarters are being started in Indore, Sagar, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Bhopal. This innovation of Madhya Pradesh Government has also been approved by the Central Government and will be implemented in the current financial year. Under this scheme, the District Administration will provide space to these youths for opening of coffee shops, stationery, photocopying, computer typing and DTP work. An amount of Rs 6 lakh will be provided by the Women and Child Development Department for the installation of each launch pad. These launch pads will be operated through non-governmental organizations.
Q6. Name the head of high level group formed by government to build a South Asia-focused energy security architecture?
- Ram Vinay Shahi
- Sanjeev Nandan Sahai
- S K G Rahate
- Vivek Kumar Dewangan
The government has set up a high-level group headed by former Union power secretary Ram Vinay Shahi and tasked it with helping build a South Asia-focused energy security architecture. Cross-border energy trade is a key part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s neighbourhood-first policy, with plans to build energy links to check China’s growing influence. India’s energy diplomacy ranges from cross-border electricity trade to supplying petroleum products and setting up liquefied natural gas terminals.
Q7. Name the country that aims to launch the world’s first wood-based space satellite by 2023?
Japan‘s Sumitomo Forestry company and Kyoto University aims to launch the world’s first wood-based space satellite to combat the problem of space junk by 2023
Q8. Name the company that has announced its partnership with SIDBI to provide a finance scheme to the MSME players in the rooftop solar segment?
- Adani Power
- Tata Power
Tata Power and SIDBI have joined hands to design a solar financing solution to help MSME players with financial aid without any collateral at an interest of less than 10 per cent
Q9. The Journalist Day was observed by Maharashtra state government on _______
- 3rd January
- 4th January
- 5th January
- 6th January
Marathi Journalism Day is being celebrated across Maharashtra today. On 6th January 1832, Balshastri Jambhekar, who is known as the Father of Marathi Journalism, started the first newspaper “Darpan’ and since then this day is being celebrated as the Marathi Journalism Day in the state
Q10. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has set new policy limits trans fats to _____ in all oils & fats by Jan 2022
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) announced that all edible refined oils, vanaspati, bakery shortening, margarines, vegetable fat spreads and mixed fat spreads may only contain 3 per cent or less trans fats by January 2021 and 2 per cent or less trans fats by January 2022
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