January 2021 Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers
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Question No (1) Smart Wearable company ‘Fitbit’ acquisition has been completed by which company?
Question No (2) National Aeronautics and Space Administration shared picture of the Abell 370. What is this?
Answer: Massive Galaxy Cluster.
Question No (3) World’s oldest known cave art (painted at least 45,500 years ago) found in which country?
Question No (4) Who has been re-appointed as the MD and CEO of RBL Bank effect from June 30, 2021 to June 29, 2024?
Answer: Vishwavir Ahuja.
Question No (5) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was honored with the ‘Sahitya Gaurav Samman 2021’ in January 2021 by whom?
Answer: Hindi Writers Guild, Canada.
Question No (6) Who became 1 day chief minister of Uttarakhand on 24th January 2021?
Answer: Shrishti Goswami.
Question No (7) What is India’s first indigenous 9mm machine pistol jointly developed by Indian Army and DRDO?
Question No (8) ‘Pat Gelsinger’ become the new CEO of Intel company effective from which date?
Answer: February 15, 2021.
Question No (9) Under which project, India’s combat drone system is being developed?
Answer: CATS (Combat Air Teaming System).
Question No (10) Social media company ‘Twitter’ permanently suspended which president Twitter account?
Answer: Former US President Donald Trump.
Question No (11) ‘National Road Safety Month’ organized in which country from 18th January to 17th February 2021?
Question No (12) J K Shivan became managing director and CEO of which Bank?
Answer: Dhanlaxmi Bank.
Question No (13) ‘Sri Shakti Sat’ a satellite being developing & planning to launch by which country?
Answer: Indian Space Research Organisation in India.
Question No (14) 2020 Hurun Global 500 report is a list of the 500 most valuable non-state-controlled companies in the world. How many Indian companies listed in this report?
Answer: 11 Indian companies led by Reliance Industries.
Question No (15) 2nd edition of Indian Coastal Defense exercise ‘Sea Vigil – 21’ conducted by Indian Navy on which date?
Answer: 2-13 January 2021.
Question No (16) 158th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated on which date?
Answer: January 12, 2021.
Question No (17) Which country armed forces will take part in the 26 January 2021 parade in view of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the 1971 war of liberation?
Question No (18) Which Indian state government has decided to waive entertainment tax for cinemas from January to March 2021?
Question No (19) License of Vasantdada Nagari Sahakari Bank has been cancelled by whom on January 11, 2021?
Answer: RBI (Reserve Bank of India).
Question No (20) 24th ‘National Youth Festival 2021’ celebrated between 12th to 16th January. Theme of this day was?
Answer: YUVAAH- Utsah Naye Bharat Ka.
Question No (21) Indian Government appointed whom as chairperson of empowered committee for administration of Covid-19 vaccine?
Answer: RS Sharma.
Question No (22) To attract and increase more domestic and foreign tourists, Chandrabhaga and Talsari beach will be developed in which state?
Question No (23) First – ever Ice climbing festival was celebrated in which place of Leh?
Question No (24) In the 51st International Film Festival of India which will be Focus Country?
Question No (25) India’s economy is expected to what in the FY22 according to professional investment Information and Credit Rating Agency – ICRA?
Answer: Double digit growth at 10.1%.
Question No (26) 4th One Planet Summit 2021 was held in France on which date?
Answer: January 11, 2021.
Question No (27) Which district has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by the government think tank Niti Aayog?
Answer: Ramgarh district in Jharkhand.
Question No (28) ‘Contributing to Atma – Nirbhar Bharat’ was the theme of which day in 2021?
Answer: 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.
Question No (29) World’s first double-stack long haul 1.5 km long container train to run on electric traction has been flagged off in which country?
Question No (30) Who has taken up charge as the new managing director and chief executive officer of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?
Answer: J Venkatramu.
Question No (31) For facilitating the seamless flow of information about the practice of corruption, application has been launched by Jammu & Kashmir?
Answer: Satark Nagrik application.
Question No (32) Which space agency will adopted 100 Atal Tinkering Labs in India?
Question No (33) To reduce the costs for logistics providers and provide online tracking facility, which portal launched by Indian Ministry of Railways?
Answer: Freight Business Development Portal.
Question No (34) Marathi journalist day celebrated on which date in 2021?
Answer: 6th January, 2021.
Question No (35) Name the Indian origin person has been appointed as the first CIO of the US Army?
Answer: Dr Raj Iyer.
Question No (36) Who was appointed as the Ambassador of India to Somalia in January 2021?
Answer: Virander Kumar Paul.
Question No (37) Which businessman made the biggest charitable donation of $10 Billion for launching Bezos Earth Fund?
Answer: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Question No (38) Name the person has been appointed as the 1st Deputy General Secretary of the All India Football Federation (AIFF)?
Answer: Abhishek Yadav.
Question No (39) ‘Fatah-1 guided multi-launch rocket system’ successfully test fired by which country?
Question No (40) Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) is being developed by which space agency in Asia?
Answer: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Question No (41) ‘Faustin-Archange Touadera’ has been re-elected as the President of Central Republic of Africa with how many votes?
Answer: More than 53% of the votes.
Question No (42) Which is the India’s first solar mission planned to be launched in January 2022?
Question No (43) Pensioners in Manipur can do self-updation without visiting Treasury Offices as state government launched __ app for the benefits of pensioners?
Answer: mPension app.
Question No (44) Name the person has been elected president of the All India Chess Federation (AICF)?
Answer: Sanjay Kapoor.
Question No (45) World’s largest Supercharger station launched by which company in China on January 2021?
Question No (46) To become self-reliant by continuing education and training for boys and girls completed 18 years of age, which state in India launched the ‘Launch Pad Scheme’?
Answer: Madhya Pradesh.
Question No (47) ‘2021 World Day of War Orphans’ observed worldwide on which date?
Answer: 6th January.
Question No (48) To improve the inland water transport infrastructure in Kolkata, government inked USD 105 million projects with which bank?
Answer: World Bank.
Question No (49) Operationalization of the payment infrastructure development fund (PIDF) scheme announced by which bank in India?
Answer: Reserve Bank of India.
Question No (50) World’s largest floating 600 MW solar energy project to be constructed at which Dam in Madhya Prades, India?
Answer: Omkareshwar dam on Narmada river in Khandwa district.
Question No (51) January 2021 round of household surveys namely “Inflation Expectations Survey of Households (IESH)” and “Consumer Confidence Survey (CCS)” launched by which bank in India?
Answer: Reserve Bank of India.
Question No (52) Union minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has released the Action Agenda for Atma Nirbhar Bharat (AAAN). This report is prepared by whom?
Answer: Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC).
Question No (53) Which state in India launched a mobile application ‘digiNest’ to give people digital access to the state government’s directory?
Question No (54) Which is the first earth observation satellite entirely developed by Brazil?
Answer: ‘Amazonia-1’. ISRO will launch this satellite on 22 nd February 2021.
Question No (55) India has become the 1st nation to culture the UK strain of SARS CoV-2 according to whom?
Answer: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Question No (56) 4th global Ayurveda festival 2021 is scheduled for which date?
Answer: Virtual event on 12-19 March 2021.
Question No (57) World’s longest railway platform will be inaugurated in which country?
Answer: India. Station is Hubbali railway junction in Karnataka.
Question No (58) ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’ is the theme of which day in 2021?
Answer: National Metrology Conclave 2021.
Question No (59) 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held on which date in 2021?
Answer: At Goa from January 16-24, 2021.
Question No (60) To reduce space debris, world first wood-based satellite will be launched in 2023 by which country?
Question No (61) Central Government of India appointed whom as new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Railway Board?
Answer: Suneet Sharma.
Question No (62) Umesh Sinha has been named as ___ in the Election Commission of India?
Answer: Deputy Election Commissioner.
Question No (63) In the world Economic League table 2021 what is the rank of India?
Answer: 6th rank.
Question No (64) What is the latest rank of India’s richest man ‘Mukesh Ambani’ in Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2021?
Answer: 13th rank.
Question No (65) Government has extended the tenure of K Sivan as the Chairman of ISRO for the period of 1 year till?
Answer: January 2022.
Question No (66) Who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court?
Answer: Justice Sanjib Banerjee.
Question No (67) Who is the India’s 67th chess grandmaster (second from Goa)?
Answer: Leon Mendonca.
Question No (68) World Braille Day 2021 celebrated on which date?
Answer: January 4th, 2021 Worldwide.
Question No (69) Underwater drones called Sea Wing (Haiyi) glider is developed by which country?
Question No (70) To connect with the nearly 3.12-crore strong Indian diaspora across the world, Indian Government launched which app?
Answer: Global Pravasi Rishta app.
Question No (71) Myanmar has Inducted Indian Submarine INS Sindhuvir into its Navy under which name?
Answer: UMS Minye Theinkhathu.
Question No (72) To help achieve the goal of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) unveiled Khadi India’s official e-Commerce site. What is the name of this website?
Answer: eKhadiIndia.com .
Question No (73) Which country removed the ban on Onion exports from 1st January 2021?
Question No (74) Indian Oil Corporation Limited has launched the India’s First Remote Monitoring System of Gas Turbines in the which city of Telangana?
Question No (75) Indian Government granting the emergency use authorization for ‘Covishield’, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by which research university?
Answer: Oxford University.
Question No (76) To set up design and Innovation Lab for Rural Entrepreneurs, Common Services Center (CSC) has partnered with which institution?
Answer: IIT Delhi.
Question No (77) The history of Sikh Gurus will be included in which Indian State school curriculum?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh.
Question No (78) ‘Solar Power Policy 2021’ announced by which state government of India?
Answer: Gujarat Government.
Question No (79) Which Cryptocurrency crossed the $30,000 mark for the first time on January 2nd, 2021?
Question No (80) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed all Indian banks to start which system for cheques above 50,000 rupees from January 1, 2021?
Answer: Positive pay system.
Question No (81) DRDO has established the bio-digester Mk-2 technology in which metro metro rail network of India?
Answer: Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MAHA-METRO).
Question No (82) Due to the Coronavirus the Indian Embassy have been suspended all consular services till February 20, 2021 in which country?
Answer: United Kingdom.
Question No (83) For building own audio based networking project, which company acquired the podcast application ‘Breaker’?
Question No (84) Who was appointed as the Chairman of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) for a period of two years for a period of two years?
Answer: Ashish Pethe.
Question No (85) India’s Union Budget 2021 will be presented on February 1, 2021 by whom?
Answer: Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman.
Question No (86) In Madhya Pradesh the world’s largest floating solar project will be completed by which year?
Question No (87) India will start COVID-19 vaccination programme on which date?
Answer: January 16, 2021.
Question No (88) Who has been appointed as British High Commissioner to India?
Answer: Alexander Ellis.
Question No (89) Union Budget 2021 will be presented on which date?
Answer: February 1st, 2021.
Question No (90) How many Coronavirus cases has been recorded in India (till 5 January, 2021)?
Question No (91) In India who allowed import and export of COVID-19 vaccines without any value limitation?
Answer: Center Government.
Question No (92) Google Cloud on January 5, 2020 announced the elevation of whom as its new leader for Asia Pacific?
Answer: Karan Bajwa.
Question No (93) Who inaugurated a ”Fire Park” and launched a dynamic online portal, ”AgnishamaSeva” of Odisha Fire Service?
Answer: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Question No (94) Which country Prime Minister Cancels India Visit Over Covid-19 Crisis as he was also the chief guest of republic day 2021?
Answer: United Kingdom.
Question No (95) Which two major company jointly pledge to ensure smooth roll out of Covid Vaccines in India and throughout the world?
Answer: Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech.
Question No (96) To create awareness among school students about the rich cultural heritage of India and to promote indigenous industry a virtual toy hackathon ‘Toycathon 2021’ launched by whom?
Answer: Indian Union Minister’s Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank and Smriti Irani.
Question No (97) According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index ‘Zhong Shanshan’ is the richest person in which continent?
Question No (98) Telangana high court (HC) Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan is now the Chief Justice of which High court in India?
Answer: Uttarakhand High Court.
Question No (99) Which Indian States launched it’s own crop relief scheme ‘Kisan Fasal Rahat Yojana’?
Question No (100) Japan is set to join as the sixth member of the ‘Five Eyes’ Intelligence Network. Five Eyes is a network of which five nations?
Answer: Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and United States.
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