Current Affairs 27th and 28th January 2021 Quiz
Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 27th and 28th January 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: Republic Day 2021, PANKH Abhiyan, AMPHEX – 21, Akash-NG Missile, SpaceX.
The Current Affairs section constitutes a major part of General Awareness section in a competitive examination and plays an instrumental role. To supplement your preparation for the General Awareness Section of the upcoming exams like IBPS PO/Clerk Mains, SBI PO Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 27th and 28th January 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: Republic Day 2021, PANKH Abhiyan, AMPHEX – 21, Akash-NG Missile, SpaceX.
Q1. What is the rank of India in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021?
Q2. Name the first-ever state of India to have two expressway airstrips.
(a) West Bengal
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Q3. In 2021, India is observing which edition of the Republic Day?
Q4. The International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated on which day?
(a) 25 January
(b) 26 January
(c) 24 January
(d) 23 January
(e) 27 January
Q5. Which state has launched the scheme ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ for girls empowerment?
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh
Q6. Which country was the largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020, as per the report of UNCTAD?
(a) United States
Q7. The satellite rideshare mission Transporter-1, was launched by which organisation recently to launch record breaking 143 satellites into space in a single mission?
(d) Blue Origin
Q8. The tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX – 21 was held in which place?
(a) Jammu & Kashmir
(b) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Q9. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won the second term as the President of which country?
Q10. ___________ is the top country in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021, for being worst-hit country by climate change.
Q11. As per the latest World Economic Outlook report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the GDP of India has been projected at what per cent in the fiscal 2020-21?
Q12. How many Padma awards have been announced for 2021?
Q13. Who has been felicitated with the Indian Personality of the Year Award at the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?
(a) Biswajit Chatterjee
(b) Mala Sinha
(c) Tarun Majumdar
(d) Soumitra Chatterjee
(e) Kamin Kalev
Q14. What is the projected GDP of India as per United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in the Calendar year 2021?
Q15. When is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed globally?
(a) 26 January
(b) 27 January
(c) 25 January
(d) 24 January
(e) 23 January
Q16. DRDO conducted the first-ever test firing of the Akash-NG missile successfully recently. Akash-NG is a new generation ________missile?
(e) None of these
Q17. Name the individual who has won the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021.
(a) Aditya Bahadur
(b) Kumar Munnan Singh
(c) Rajendra Kumar Bhandari
(d) Manoj Kumar Bindal
(e) Ranjeet Singh
Q18. FICCI has projected the GDP of India at ________ percent in FY21.
Q19. Who among the following has been awarded Padma Vibhushan 2021 in Public Affairs category?
(a) Shinzo Abe
(b) S P Balasubramaniam
(c) Belle Monappa Hegde
(d) Narinder Singh Kapany
(e) Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
Q20. The Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 in the institutional category has been conferred upon?
(a) Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre
(b) Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)
(c) 8th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force
(d) National Institute of Disaster Management
(e) Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Sol. India has been placed among the top 10 most affected countries by climate change, in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 published by the Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch. India ranked as the seventh worst-hit country in terms of climate change in 2019.
Sol. In Uttar Pradesh, a new 3,300-metre-long airstrip has been constructed near Kurebhar on Purvanchal Expressway. With this new airstrip, Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in India having two airstrips on expressways. Uttar Pradesh also has an airstrip on Lucknow-Agra Expressway.
Sol. India is observing the 72nd Republic Day on 26 January 2021, with celebrations at the majestic Rajpath in New Delhi.
Sol. The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year.
Sol. In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a new scheme ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ on 24 January, to mark the occasion of National Girl Child Day. The scheme has been launched under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme for the empowerment and growth of the girl child.
Sol. China was the largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020, according to a report released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Sol. SpaceX successfully launched its ambitious rideshare mission called Transporter-1, on 24 January 2021, carrying 143 small satellites, and created a new record of launching many satellites from a single rocket.
Sol. A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX – 21 was held in Andaman & Nicobar group of islands from 21 – 25 Jan 2021.
Sol. The incumbent President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won a second five-year term after winning the 2021 Portuguese presidential election with landslide victory.
Sol. Mozambique is the top country in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021, for being worst-hit country by climate change.
Sol. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has pegged the Indian economy to contract by 8 percent in the current financial year 2020-21, and 11.5 percent in the next financial year i.e. 2021-22. in its latest World Economic Outlook, released on 26 January 2021.
Sol. The 2021 Padma Award has been conferred upon 119 winners, which includes 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards.
Sol. Indian Personality of the Year Award – Biswajit Chatterjee.
Sol. India’s economic growth is forecast to be 7.3 percent in the Calendar Year 2021 by UN.
Sol. International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (International Holocaust Remembrance Day) is observed on 27 January every year since 2006 to commemorate the anniversary of the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War.
Sol. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful maiden launch of Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile on 25 January 2021 from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha.Akash-NG is a new generation Surface-to-Air Missile
Sol. The Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 has been conferred upon Dr. Rajendra Kumar Bhandari in Individual category.
Sol. The gross domestic product (GDP) of India is expected to contract by 8 percent in 2020-21, according to the latest Economic Outlook Survey of FICCI.
Sol. Shinzo Abe, Japan has been awarded Padma Vibhushan 2021 in Public Affairs category.
Sol. Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) in Institutional category.
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