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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 9th January 2021

Take this Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers and enhance your general knowledge. These questions would help you to qualify any Government Job Exam. Take a look below.

  1. Regarding the Gulf Solidarity and Stability deal choose the correct statement

i) The countries have decided to ban Qatar completely and cut off all ties

ii) This deal was signed in the GCC Summit held in Saudi Arabia.

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

Ans. b

Explanation: Gulf leaders have recently signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement which would lead to ending the diplomatic rift with Qatar. This deal was signed in the GCC Summit held in Saudi Arabia. Know more. 

  1. What was the reason Qatar had faced diplomatic cut-offs from the rest of the Gulf Countries?
  1. It supported the US against Iraq
  2. Qatar was accused of supporting terrorist groups and being close to Iran
  3. Qatar had supported Al-Qaida openly 
  4. Qatar had restricted the use of its massive airbase Al- Udeud

Ans. b

Explanation: It was in June 2017 when countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain had cut diplomatic and trade ties along with imposing a land, sea and air blockade on Qatar. The quartet had said that Doha was being too close to Iran and supporting various terrorist groups. Qatar had openly denied such allegations and had accused its neighbours of trying to dilute its sovereignty.

  1. Which countries are included in the GCC group?
  1. United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait
  2. United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, Yemen
  3. Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iran
  4. United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain

Ans. d

Explanation: There Are 6 Countries namely United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait And Bahrain in GCC

  1. What is the process followed in Flue Gas Desulphurisation?

i) Wet Scrubbing which is using a slurry of alkaline sorbents, lime or seawater to scrub gases.

ii) Spray-dry scrubbing and also wet sulphuric acid process

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The process followed for desulphurisation are:

  1. Wet Scrubbing: Usage of a slurry of alkaline sorbents like limestone or lime or seawater to scrub gases.
  2. Spray-dry scrubbing
  3. Wet Sulphuric acid process: It is used to recover sulphur in the form of commercial quality sulphuric acid. Also Read| Desulphurisation process
  1. What does one mean by the dry run of a vaccine?
  1. Spraying of the vaccine in the open so that everyone can inhale it
  2. Running a drill of vaccination process before actually administering it to public
  3. Providing vaccines to the farmers to use them in crops to evenly distribute it among the population
  4. None 

Ans. b

Explanation: A dry run is basically a drill for administering the vaccines before introducing the original vaccine into the public. The government of the country also gets to assess the operational feasibility and linkages between planning and implementation of the process.

  1. When is the nationwide polio campaign in 2021?
  1. January 14, 2021
  2. January 15, 2021
  3. January 17, 2021
  4. January 26, 2021

Ans. c

Explanation: A 3- day national polio immunisation drive is all set to start from January 17, 2021, for maintaining the overall immunity level particularly pertaining to Polio. What is dry run?

  1. Which countries have joined hands in building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam hydropower project?
  1. Ethiopia and Sudan
  2. Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan
  3. Ethiopia, Egypt and Morocco
  4. Ethiopia, Nigeria and Egypt

Ans. b

Explanation: On 3 January 2020, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed to resume their yearslong negotiations over the controversial building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam hydropower project. Know more here

  1. Regarding GERD, choose the correct statement

i) It is located about 30 km upstream of the border with Sudan.

ii) When completed, the GERD would be the largest dam in Africa

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

Ans. c

Explanation: GERD is a 6,450 MW hydropower project on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. It is located about 30 km upstream of the border with Sudan. Upon completion, the GERD will be the largest dam in Africa-- 1,800 m long, 155 m high and a total volume of 10.4 million cubic metres. 

  1. Recently Central Govt has merged J&K Cadre with?
  1.  AGMUT- Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, and Union Territory
  2. AFSPA
  3. 61st Cavalry division
  4. Assam Rifles

Ans. a

Explanation: The central government, through an ordinance, has merged the Jammu & Kashmir cadre for all India Services, that is, IPS, IAS, and IFS officers with that of AGMUT- Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, and Union Territory.

  1. Choose the correct statement from the following

i) Low-density lipoprotein or "bad" cholesterol can build up in the walls of arteries and make them hard and narrow

ii) High-density lipoprotein is called good cholesterol that pics up excess cholesterol and takes it back to the liver

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol can build up in the walls of arteries and make them hard and narrow. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) or "good" cholesterol that pics up excess cholesterol and takes it back to the liver.

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