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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 13th January 2021

Answer the following GK questions to gain the knowledge that would help you excel in your exams. These questions have been prepared while keeping in mind various competitive exams like UPSC CSE, SSC CGL and NDA/NA, CDS etc. 

  1. Which building in the United States of America was attacked by a mob of rioters 
  1. US Capitol
  2. The White House
  3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  4. Statue of liberty

Ans. a

Explanation: The United States Capitol was attacked by a mob of rioters in an effort to prevent Congress from formalizing Joe Biden’s victory.

  1. Which of the following statements are true about the US Capitol?

i) The U.S. Capitol Building is located at 100 Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, DC and is the meeting place of the U.S. Congress. 

ii) It has more than 540 rooms and 658 windows

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The U.S. Capitol Building is located at 100 Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, DC and is the meeting place of the U.S. Congress. It has more than 540 rooms and 658 windows. The Dome of the U.S. Capitol weighs 8,909,200 pounds of cast-iron, having 108 windows. The statue at the top of the dome is the Statue of Freedom. Take a look at the details here

  1. In regard to the limitations of an ordinance making capacity of the President 

i) President can promulgate the ordinance when the either of the two houses is not in session

ii) President can only promulgate if the action required must be immediate 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The President has certain law-making powers that aid him to promulgate ordinances when either of both the Houses of Parliament is not in session which makes enacting laws in the parliament out of question. The President cannot promulgate an Ordinance unless he is satisfied that there are circumstances that require taking ‘immediate action’. Read in detail here.

  1. How many telecommunication circles are there in India?
  1. 22
  2. 23
  3. 25
  4. 21

Ans. a

Explanation: Just as various countries manage their spectrums the cities have their telecom circles. This way the Government gets to manage its spectrum more effectively. Presently India is divided into 22 circles.  Go through spectrum details here

 

  1. Choose the correct statement about spectrum and band

i) Higher frequency requires higher energy

ii) Lower frequency requires lesser power and energy

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. None 
  4. Both i and ii

Ans. d

Explanation: The advantages of different bands come from the amount of energy used for each of them. The higher the frequency of the wave, the more the energy is required by it. This holds validity for any kind of spectrum like the telecom spectrum. Lower frequencies are likely to use lesser power, travel far, not get affected by disturbances, and provide better coverage inside buildings. 

  1. 51st edition of International Film Festival of India is going to be conducted between?
  1. January 14 to 17, 2020
  2. January 15 to 22, 2020
  3. January 16 to 24, 2020
  4. January 18 to 25, 2020

Ans. c

Explanation:  From 16 January to 24 January 2021, the 51st Edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is going to be held in Goa. Read more

  1. There is a black hole missing, choose the correct statement regarding this 

i) This event is a classic example of a recoiling black hole 

ii) This black hole is located in Abell 2261 cluster almost 2.7 billion light-years away from Earth

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: A missing supermassive black hole has been reported. Scientists think that this is the first-ever example of recoiling black hole. It is located in Abell 2261 cluster almost 2.7 billion light-years away from Earth. 

  1. What is a Stellar black hole made of?
  1. Stars die to make a black hole
  2. Nebulas collide to form a black hole
  3. All the dust particles of the galaxy combine to form a black hole
  4. None 

Ans. a

Explanation: Stellar black holes are formed whenever the centre of a huge star falls in upon self and collapses. This process causes a supernova.  Supernova is an exploding star that blasts into space.

  1. Identify the bird using these clues:

i) It is the Eurasian counterpart of North American trumpeter swan

ii) It is also considered to be among the heaviest flying bird

  1. Whooper Swan
  2. Lichtenstein's desert finch
  3. Greater White-fronted Goose
  4. None 

Ans. a

Explanation: Whooper Swan is also known as Common Swan. It is the Eurasian counterpart of the North American trumpeter swan and belongs to genus Cygnus. It is considered to be amongst the heaviest flying birds. 

  1. Choose the following statements about White-crowned Penduline-tit

i) White-crowned Penduline-tit: The males have a pale crown and black mask 

ii) The females have a brown crown and a small pale mask 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None 

Ans. c

Explanation: The male white-crowned Penduline-tits have a pale crown and black mask while the females have a brown crown and a small pale mask. Its natural habitats are boreal and temperate forests.

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