Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 11 January to 17 January 2021

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as Indian Army Day, Henley and Partners Passport Index 2021, global Ebola stockpile and rare metal vanadium among others. 

Created On: Jan 17, 2021 14:21 ISTModified On: Jan 17, 2021 14:21 IST
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11 January to 17 January 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as Indian Army Day, Henley and Partners Passport Index 2021, global Ebola stockpile and rare metal vanadium among others. 

1. When is Indian Army Day observed?
a) January 15th 
b) January 14th 
c) January 16th 
d) January 17th 

2. Indian Army has developed India's first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol along with which among the following organizations?
a) DRDO
b) HAL
c) MAHINDRA 
d) TATA Advanced Systems

3. Bharat Biotech has signed an agreement with which nation’s company for the supply of Covaxin?
a) Brazil
b) Russia
c) Turkey
d) Spain

4. What was India’s rank on Henley and Partners Passport Index 2021?
a) 99th
b) 77th 
c) 85th 
d) 88th 

5. How many US Presidents have been removed from office through impeachment?
a) Three 
b) Two
c) One
d) None

6. Rare metal vanadium has been found in which Indian state?

a) Assam
b) Meghalaya
c) Nagaland
d) Arunachal Pradesh

7. The New Foreign Trade Policy will come into effect from which date?
a) March 31st
b) April 1st
c) March 1st
d) February 1st

8. The global stockpile of the Ebola vaccine is being created in which nation?
a) Greenland
b) Germany
c) Switzerland
d) Italy

9. The United States has re-designated which nation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism?
a) Ukraine
b) Turkey
c) Iran 
d) Cuba

10. Which nation’s military contingent will take part in India’s Republic Day Parade 2021?
a) France
b) Russia
c) UK 
d) Bangladesh

Answers

1. (a) January 15th
Indian Army Day is celebrated every year on January 15 to commemorate the day when Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. The transfer of power had taken place on January 15, 1949.

2. (a) DRDO
India's first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been jointly developed by the Indian Army and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This was informed by the Defence Ministry on January 14, 2021. 

3. (a) Brazil
Bharat Biotech has signed an agreement with Brazil’s Precisa Medicamentos for the supply of COVAXIN. The agreement follows a visit by a team from Precisa Medicamentos to Bharat Biotech's facility last week to discuss potential export possibilities of the vaccine. 

4. (c) 85th 
India has been ranked at the 85th position on the Henley and Partners Passport Index 2021 with a visa score of 58. This means that Indian passport holders can visit 58 countries without a prior visa or visa-on-arrival. Tajikistan was also ranked at the 85th place along with India. 

5. (d) None 
Three US Presidents have faced impeachment by the Congress—Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. However, no US president has ever been removed from office through impeachment. 

6. (d) Arunachal Pradesh 
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has found promising concentrations of vanadium in the palaeo-proterozoic carbonaceous phyllite rocks in Arunachal Pradesh’s Papum Pare district.

7. (b) April 1st
The New Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26 will be brought into effect from April 1, 2021. This was decided during the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

8. (c) Switzerland
The global stockpile of Ebola vaccines is being created in Switzerland. The vaccines are ready to be shipped to countries for emergency response. The stockpile is being created by four leading international health and humanitarian organisations-WHO, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to contain future outbreaks. 

9. (d) Cuba
The United States on January 11, 2021 re-designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism for frequently providing support for the acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to the terrorists.

10. (d) Bangladesh
A 122 member Bangladesh armed forces contingent will be participating in India’s Republic Day parade on January 26, 2021. This is only the third time in India’s history that any foreign military contingent has been invited to participate in the National Parade at Rajpath. It is significant as 2021 marks 50 years of the Bangladesh Liberation War.

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