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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.

January Current Affairs 1

January Current Affairs 1

Current Affair Questions

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Question: 1

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

[A] UNDP
[B] UNICEF
[C] World Bank
[D] WTO

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
[D] UAE

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),”