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January Current Affairs 2

January Current Affairs 2

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Current Affairs January Vol. 2

Question:-1

Which is the only authorised institution to sell Electoral bonds in India?

[A] Reserve Bank of India
[B] State Bank of India
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] Supreme Court

Right answer is:-  State Bank of India

Brief:- State Bank of India (SBI) is the only authorised institution to sell Electoral bonds in India. An electoral bond will be valid for 15 days from the date of issue.

Question:-2

Which Ministry announced helpline numbers to help supply chains for e-commerce entities?

[A] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[B] Ministry of MSME
[C] Ministry of Labour and Employment
[D] Ministry of Electronics and IT

Right answer is:-  Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Brief:- The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the Commerce Ministry announced helpline numbers to help supply chains for e-commerce entities. The hiplines will aid the manufacturing, transportation, distribution, wholesale or e-commerce companies for difficulties in transportation and distribution of goods or mobilisation of resources.

Question:- 3

 Which is the most innovative educational institute of India in the technical category, as per the ARIIA 2021 ranking?

[A] IIT Kanpur
[B] IIT Madras
[C] IIT Bombay
[D] IIT Delhi

Right answer is:-  IIT Madras

Brief:- In the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement 2021 award list released, IIT Madras was named the most innovative educational institute of India in the technical category. IIT-M has retained the top rank for three years in a row. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, Pune and PSG College of Technology topped in their respective categories. Under ‘non-technical institutions’, the top central universities were IGNOU and IIM, Kozhikode.

Question:- 4

‘NEAT 3.0’ is a platform associated with which Union Ministry?

[A] Ministry of Education
[B] Ministry of Labour and Employment
[C] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[D] Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Right answer is:-  Ministry of  Education

Brief:- Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched National Educational Alliance for Technology NEAT 3.0. It is a single platform to provide best quality ed-tech solutions and courses to students of the country. The Minister also launched AICTE prescribed technical books in regional languages. It uses Artificial Intelligence for a personalised learning experience for better learning outcomes.

Question:- 5

The new COVID variant named IHU (B.1.640.2), has been discovered in which country?

[A] USA
[B] France
[C] Italy
[D] South Africa

Right answer is:-  France

Brief:- ‘IHU’, the B.1.640.2 variant has been reported by researchers at institute IHU Mediterranee Infection. At least 12 cases are detected in the Southern France.

Question:- 6

Which institution released the ‘Compendium on the innovations on technology’?

[A] World Bank
[B] NITI Aayog
[C] International Monetary Fund
[D] World Economic Forum

Right answer is:-  NITI Aayog

Brief:- NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission released the ‘Compendium on the innovations on technology’. ‘Innovations For You’ Compendium focuses on the start-ups and innovations in the field of Agriculture and Allied services. It features the 70 start-ups supported by Atal Incubation Centres (AICs) of AIM. ‘The Ingenious Tinkerers’ includes 41 innovations from Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL).  

Question:-7

Which country is the new member of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB)?

[A] Italy
[B] Egypt
[C] Israel
[D] Bangladesh

Right answer is:-  Egypt

Brief:- The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) announced that it will add Egypt as its new member. NDB was established by BRICS nations, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, in the year 2015. Egypt is the fourth new member admitted into NDB, after Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Uruguay. Marcos Troyjo is the President of the NDB.

Question:- 8

‘Plan Bee’, which was seen in the news recently, is associated with which Union Ministry?

[A] Ministry of Railways
[B] Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
[C] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
[D] Ministry of MSME

Right answer is:-  Ministry of Railways

Brief:- ‘Plan Bee’ was first implemented by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) as a unique method to keep elephants away from railway tracks. Union Minister for Railways  Ashwini Vaishnaw informed that the Railways is set to implement ‘Plan Bee’ throughout the country. It uses an amplifying system to imitate the buzz of a swarm of honey bees.

Question:- 9

IRDAI has announced how many Insurers as Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) for 2021-22?

[A] One
[B] Three
[C] Four
[D] Five

Right answer is:-  Three

Brief:- Insurance regulator IRDAI has announced that the state-owned LIC, General Insurance Corporation and New India Assurance have been identified as Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) for 2021-22. D-SIIs are perceived as insurers that are too big or too important to fail’ (TBTF). Due to their size, market importance and domestic and global inter connectedness, their failure would cause a massive impact in domestic financial system.

Question:- 10

Under ‘India Semiconductor Mission’, financial support is provided for how many years?

[A] Three
[B] Five
[C] Six
[D] Ten

Right answer is:-  Six

Brief:- Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM). ISM is an independent business division within the Digital India Corporation. It aims to build a robust semiconductor and display ecosystem in India. A financial support of up to 50 per cent of the project cost is approved for setting up variants of semiconductor fab in India. A financial support for six years is given from the date of approval.