GK Quiz for Current and Static Events: 1st January 2021

Listed below are the important questions based on General knowledge topics on current and static events on January 1, 2021. Go ahead, solve each question to know the answers of all
Created On: Jan 1, 2021 10:08 IST
Modified On: Jan 1, 2021 10:36 IST
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Take a look at the following GK questions based on current and static events that have happened on January 1, 2020. Answer the questions and also find the explanations along with the answers

  1. What is Anglosphere?
  1. It is the layer above Stratosphere but below Ionosphere
  2. It is a new layer of atmosphere discovered recently
  3. It is the set of English speaking countries around the world
  4. It is the set of Anglo-Indian countries 

Ans. c

Explanation: An Anglosphere is the global geographical location of English-speaking people who are bound together by common political beliefs, legal traditions, and shared geopolitical interests. Know all about Anglosphere here

  1. Which countries fall under Anglosphere?
  1. India, USA, Russia 
  2. Britain, USA, Australia, NewZealand, Canada
  3. Ireland, India, UK
  4. None 

Ans. b

Explanation: Many believe that the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand would be constituting the Anglosphere. They are also called the five eyes. 

  1. Recently Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to Farmers Bills. Which among the following has is one of them?

i) Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020

ii) Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020

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

Ans. c

Explanation: On 27 September 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the three 'Agriculture Bills' that were earlier passed by the Indian Parliament. These Farm Acts are- Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

  1. Who introduced the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 in the Indian Parliament?
  1. Amit Shah
  2. Kailash Choudhary
  3. Narendra Singh Tomar
  4. Smriti Irani

Ans. c 

Explanation: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar introduced the three Farm Bills 2020 in the Indian Parliament on 14 September 2020.  Also Read| Post Brexit UK-EU 2021

  1. Who is the youngest Mayor in India?
  1. Arya Rajendran
  2. Priyanka Soni
  3. Indira Gandhi
  4. Sarojini Naidu

Ans. a

Explanation: Twenty-one-year-old Arya Rajendran from Kerala became India's youngest Mayor on December 28, 2020. She took charge as the mayor of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation after winning a clear victory in a three-cornered election to the post.  Read more 

  1. Which state has been recently declared as a disturbed area by the Government of India?
  1. Nagaland
  2. Manipur
  3. Jammu
  4. Ladakh

Ans. a

Explanation: The Union Home Ministry on December 30, 2020, declared entire Nagaland as 'disturbed area' for six more months under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. The Ministry had made a similar announcement on June 30, when it had declared the state as a disturbed area for six months till December 31st. 

  1. Who has received the DRDOs Scientist of the year award?
  1. Atul Gurtu
  2. Mitali Mukherjee
  3. Hemant Kumar Pandey
  4. Amalendu Krishna 

Ans. c

Explanation: Indian scientist Hemant Kumar Pandey has been awarded DRDO's Scientist of the Year Award for his contribution in developing several herbal medicines, including the popular drug Lukoskin. Read more here. 

  1. What form of funds would be available for Adopt a heritage project by the government?
  1. Funds would be released from the central government
  2. Funds would be released from State government
  3. Funds would be available as CSR from the organizations 
  4. None of the above

Ans. c

Explanation: The corporate sector would be using the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for the upkeep of the site. Adopt a heritage Project

  1. With reference to Adopt a heritage project select the correct statement

i) Monument Mitras would be selected via an oversight and vision committee

ii) Only Ministry of Tourism is involved in the scheme 

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

Ans. a

Explanation: Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India, ASI, State/UTs Governments are all involved in the project. The ‘oversight and vision committee,’ that is co-chaired by the Tourism Secretary and the Culture Secretary, would be selecting Monument Mitras on the basis of the bidder’s ‘vision’ for carrying out the development process at the heritage site. Know about adopt a heritage project here

  1. Which organelle is called the suicidal bag of the cell
  1. Ribosome
  2. Lysosome
  3. Mitochondria 
  4. Nucleus

Ans. b

Explanation: Lysosomes are found in an animal cell, they are also known as suicidal bags of the cell. A human cell contains around 300 lysosomes. They not only digest large molecules but also responsible for breaking down and getting rid of the waste products of the cell.

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