Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 20th January 2021

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Created On: Jan 20, 2021 10:27 IST
Modified On: Jan 21, 2021 02:19 IST
GK Questions and Answers
GK Questions and Answers

Answer the following GK questions based on current and static events below. 

  1. Choose the correct statement about Mil Rail

i) Mil Rail or Miliary wing of the Railways is an extension of Traffic Directorate of Ministry of Railways

ii) Its office is situated at Army Headquarters that is Sena Bhawan

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Mil Rail or Miliary wing of the Railways is an extension of Traffic Directorate of Ministry of Railways, headed by Executive Director (ED) level officer. Its office is situated at Army Headquarters-- Sena Bhawan. Read in detail here

  1. Who is the chief controller in Mil Rail?
  1. Manoj Mukund Naravane
  2. Bipin Rawat
  3. Amresh Kumar Chaudhary
  4. Bikram Singh 

Ans. c

Explanation: 50-year-old Amresh Kumar Chaudhary is currently working as a Chief Controller in Mil Rail. He was closely involved in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack in 2019 and the ongoing standoff between India and China.

  1. Where is the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre launched in India?
  1. Ladakh
  2. Leh
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Chennai

Ans. c

Explanation: SSA Control Centre is set up in ISTRAC campus in Peenya, Bengaluru.  Read all about SSA COntrol Centre launched here

  1. Choose the correct statement in regard to SSA Control Centre

i) The SSA launched by ISRO would monitor low Earth orbit- LEO

ii) The dedicated control centre is for the SSA's work is being done under project NETRA

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The dedicated control centre is for the SSA's work is being done under project NETRA, called Network for space object Tracking and Analysis. The SSA launched by ISRO would monitor low Earth orbit- LEO. 

  1. Choose the correct statement about Lumpy Skin Disease

i) It is a viral disease that is caused by lumpy skin disease virus, a member of the Capripoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae family. 

ii) It is affecting the birds across the country

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

Ans. a

Explanation: Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) is fast spreading in various states in India creating panic among dairy farmers. It has been infecting cattle and bovine animals. It is a viral disease that is caused by lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV), a member of the Capripoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae family. Get to know all details here

  1. Which educational body is involved in the organization of Toycathon 2021?
  1. CICSE
  2. CBSE
  3. AICTE
  4. NCERT

Ans. c

Explanation: Toycathon 2021 is an inter-ministerial initiative of the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and the All India Council for Technical Education along with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Know the details of Toycathon 2021 here

  1. Regarding the ongoing demand of Sindhudesh choose the correct statement?

i) It is a demand for a separate homeland for Sindhis' proposed by Sindhi nationalist parties 

ii) It would either be autonomous within India or independent from it

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

Ans. a

Explanation: Sindhudesh is a demand for a separate homeland for Sindhis' proposed by Sindhi nationalist parties for the creation of a Sindhi state. Sindhudesh will either be autonomous within Pakistan or independent from it.

  1. Choose the correct statement from the following regarding Biodiversity

i) In-situ conservation of biodiversity is done within the natural habitat of the species.

ii) Ex-situ conservation involves breeding and maintenance of endangered species in artificial ecosystems.

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

Ans. c

Explanation: In-situ conservation of biodiversity is done within the natural habitat of the species. This method allows for the protection of the natural ecosystem that the species live in. Ex-situ conservation involves breeding and maintenance of endangered species in artificial ecosystems.

  1. Whose Birth Anniversary is Parakram Diwas?
  1. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
  2. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  3. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
  4. Lal Bahadur Shashtri

Ans. a

Explanation: The Indian government has decided to celebrate January 23rd as 'Parakram Diwas' every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and inspire the youth of the country with his spirit. 

  1. What is the name of India's first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol?
  1. ASMI
  2. Carbine
  3. Glock 17
  4. None 

Ans. a

Explanation: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army have jointly developed India's first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol 'ASMI'. It is in line with Prime Minister Modi's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat or Self-reliant India. 

Know all about ASMI here

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