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January Current Affairs 1

January Current Affairs 1

Current Affair Questions


Question: 1

NITI Aayog released the “North Eastern Region District SDG Index”, with support from which institution?

[C] World Bank

Right Answer is:- UNDP

Brief: NITI Aayog released the “North Eastern Region District SDG Index”, with technical support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The index measures the performance of the District of the eight North Eastern States. A District wise index is being prepared in the country, for the first time. This SDG Index will be used as a base for planning various development and welfare activities, education, health care.

Question : 2

Which institution released the ‘Women and girls left behind: Glaring gaps in pandemic responses’ report?

[A] World Economic Forum
[B] World Bank
[C] UN Women
[D] NITI Aayog

Right Answer is:- UN Women

Brief: United Nations Women recently released a new report titled ‘Women and girls left behind: Glaring gaps in pandemic responses’. As per the report, women were less likely to receive COVID-19 relief from government. At least 29 per cent of working mothers living with children lost their jobs compared to 20 per cent of working men living with children. Single women living with children were left behind more, as per the report.

Question : 3

E-Daakhil Portal, which was seen in the news, is associated with which sector?

[A] Right to Information
[B] Consumer Complaints
[C] Life Certificate
[D] Goods and Services Tax

Right Answer is:- Consumer Complaints.

Brief: Union Government has set up the E-Daakhil Portal, which provides a fast and easy facility to consumers around the country to conveniently approach the relevant consumer forum. As per the recent rules released by the Consumer Affairs Ministry, District commissions has jurisdiction for complaints where value of goods or services not exceeding ₹50 lakh. State commissions can look on complaints in range of ₹50 lakh- ₹2 crores. National Commission will have jurisdiction exceeding 2 crore rupees. Consumers can also file complaint electronically.

Question: 4

Which country launched the ‘Simorgh’ satellite carrier rocket with research devices?

[A] Bangladesh
[B] Iran
[C] Israel

Right Answer is:- Iran.

Brief: Iran launched a rocket to send three research satellites into space on 30th December 2021. It was the Simorgh (Phoenix) satellite carrier rocket that had launched the three research devices at an altitude of 470 km (290 miles) and at a speed of 7,350 metres per second.

Question: 5

The largest single transfer of white rhinos, which was recently undertaken, transferred 30 rhinos from ………….. to ………………. .

[A] South Africa to Rwanda
[B] USA to Rwanda
[C] Kenya to USA
[D] Russia to Rwanda

Right Answer is:- South Africa to Rwanda

Brief: Thirty white rhinos were transferred from South Africa to Rwanda in a Boeing 747 chartered plane. This is the largest single transfer of white rhinos ever undertaken. The rhinoceros species is threatened by illegal poaching. Southern white rhino, one of two subspecies of white rhino, is considered “almost endangered” by the International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN).

Question: 6

Which state government slashed Rs 25 per litre on petrol and diesel prices for two-wheelers owned by the poor?

[A] Odisha
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Jharkhand
[D] Kerala

Right Answer is:- Jharkhand.

Brief: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced concession of Rs 25 per litre on petrol and diesel prices for two-wheelers owned by the poor. The concession will be given for 10 litres of petrol for every month. An amount of Rs 25 per litre would be transferred to the bank account of poor ration card holders.

Question: 7

What is the deadline for KYC updation for bank accounts, as per the recent notification of RBI?

[A] January 31, 2022
[B] March 31, 2022
[C] June 30, 2022
[D] September 30, 2022

Right Answer is:- March 31, 2022.

Brief: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline for KYC in bank accounts till March 31, 2022, from the previous deadline of December 31, 2021. The deadline has been extended again due to the surge in the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the country.

Question: 8

What is the GST to be collected by Food aggregators like Swiggy and Zomato from January 1, 2022?

[A] 5%
[B] 8%
[C] 12%
[D] 18%

Right Answer is:- 5%.

Question: 9

What is the existing annual income limit for identification of economically weaker section (EWS)?

[A] Rs 6 lakh
[B] Rs 8 lakh
[C] Rs 9 lakh
[D] Rs 10 lakh

Right Answer is:- Rs 8 lakh.

Question : 10

Which Indian company has commissioned India’s largest solar power project at Rajasthan?

[A] Adani Power
[B] Azure Power
[C] Tata Power
[D] ReNew Power

Right Answer is:- Azure Power

Brief: “Azure Power announced the successful commissioning of its largest project- 600 MWs Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar project, allocated by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI),”