Daily GK and Current Affairs Quiz – 21st January 2023

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Current Affairs Quiz – 21st January 2023

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1. Recently, The first joint exercise between the special forces of Indian and the ____________Army, ‘Exercise Cyclone – I‘ started at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

  1. Japan
  2. Egypt
  3. Israel
  4. UAE
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Egypt

Explanation:  The first joint exercise between the special forces of the Indian and the Egyptian Army, ‘Exercise Cyclone – I‘ started on 14 January at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, said the Ministry of Defence. The exercise aims to bolster defence co-operation between the two countries and focus on sharing professional skills and interoperability of special forces in desert terrain while undertaking counter terrorism, reconnaissance, raids and other special operations. ‘Cyclone – I’ is the first exercise of its kind bringing the special forces of both the nations on a common platform. The 14 days long exercise which is being carried out in the deserts of Rajasthan engages both the contingents to advance special forces skills such as Sniping, Combat Free Fall, Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Designation, sharing of information on weapons, equipment, innovations, tactics, techniques and procedures.

2. India has produced a record over ___________Lakh Metric Tons (LMT) of sugarcane in the sugar season 2021-22.

  1. 4,000
  2. 5,000
  3. 3,000
  4. 2500
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. 5,000

Explanation:  India has produced a record over 5,000 Lakh Metric Tons (LMT) of sugarcane in the sugar season 2021-22. About 3,574 LMT of sugarcane was crushed to around 394 LMT of sugar. 36 LMT of sugar out of this was diverted to ethanol production and 359 LMT of sugar was produced by sugar mills. During 2021-22, the revenue of more than 20 thousand crore rupees was made by sugar mills from the sale of ethanol. During the sugar season between October and September 2021-22, India has emerged as the world’s largest producer and consumer of sugar. It has also become the world’s second-largest exporter of sugar after Brazil.

3. According to an Ernst & Young (EY) report released in January 2023, the Indian economy will become $26 trillion economy by which year?

  1. 2040
  2. 2030
  3. 2036
  4. 2047
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 2047

Explanation:  Ernst & Young, released a report titled India@100: Realizing the potential of a US$26 trillion economy. According to the estimates Indian economy will reach GDP size of US$26 trillion by 2047, the 100th year of the country’s independence. The per capita income is expected to increase to US$15,000, putting the country among the ranks of developed economies.

Growth Enablers As Per Report

  1.  World’s Information Technology and Services Hub
  2.  Digitalization: A Force Multiplier
  3.  Filing the credit gap to fuel growth
  4.  Thriving entrepreneurship spurred by private capital
  5.  Reaping the demographic dividend
  6.  Making domestic manufacturing competitive
  7.  Building the infrastructure of the future
  8.  Transition to sustainable energy

4. Who will attend the All India Conference of Director Generals/Inspector Generals of Police 2022 in New Delhi?

  1. Piyush Goyal
  2. Amit Shah
  3. Narendra Modi
  4. Ashwini Vaishnaw
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Narendra Modi

Explanation:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the All India Conference of Director Generals/ Inspector Generals of Police 2022 at the National Agricultural Science Complex, PUSA, New Delhi, said the Prime Minister’s office in a statement. The three day Conference, being held from January 20 to 22, 2023, will be held in hybrid format. About 100 invitees including DGP of States/UTs and Heads of Central Armed Police Forces and Central Police Organizations will attend the Conference physically, while the remaining invitees will participate virtually from across the country.

5. Who among the following has authored the book titled ‘Coaching Beyond: My Days with the Indian Cricket Team’?

  1. R Kaushik
  2. Munish Bali
  3. R Sridhar
  4. Both A & B
  5. Both A & C

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Correct Answer:  E. Both A & C

Explanation:  A book titled ‘COACHING BEYOND: My Days with the Indian Cricket Team’ authored by R. Kaushik & R. Sridhar. The book reflects primarily on R. Sridhar’s seven-year coaching tenure with the Indian cricket team as its fielding coach. This book isn’t as technical as it is anecdotal. It throws light, for instance, on how Virat Kohli overcame a dismal Test series in England in 2014 to smash four hundreds in as many matches in his next overseas outing, in Australia. It also traces Rishabh Pant’s journey towards becoming the ferocious ball-striker and outstanding gloveman he is today while delving into the minds of players and the support staff to analyse India’s progression towards the number 1 Test ranking. Revelations of behind-the-scenes parleys jostle with the then head coach Ravi Shastri’s motivational skills in a riveting read that provides an insider’s account of the rise and rise of Indian cricket.

6. Mumbai-based Sun Pharma is to acquire US-based biotech firm Concert Pharma for ___________.

  1. $276 million
  2. $376 million
  3. $476 million
  4. $576 million
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. $576 million

Explanation:  Mumbai-based Sun Pharma will acquire US-based biotech firm Concert Pharma for $576 million to advance the potential treatment of alopecia areata, an autoimmune dermatological disease. Concert Pharmaceuticals is a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company that is developing deuruxolitinib for the treatment of alopecia areata. Dilip Shanghvi is the founder of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

7. Padma Shri Awardee Prabhaben Sobhagchand Shah passed away recently. She was awarded the Padma Shri in which year?

  1. 2019
  2. 2020
  3. 2021
  4. 2022
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. 2022

Explanation:  Padma Shri Awardee Prabhaben Sobhagchand Shah passed away on 18th January 2023 at the age of 92. Prabhaben Sobhagchand Shah was a social worker from the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman, and Diu. Prabhaben Sobhagchand Shah was also known as “Daman ki Divya”. She has organized canteens for the poor and coordinated the All India Women Council’s “Vatta Banks” to assist Gujarat flood victims. In 2022, Prabhaben Sobhagchand Shah received the Padma Shri which is India’s 4th highest civilian award for social work in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

8. FITUR, the world’s largest international travel exhibition held in which country?

  1. France
  2. Spain
  3. Poland
  4. Germany
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Spain

Explanation:  The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, is participating in FITUR, the world’s largest international travel exhibition in Madrid (Spain). Feria Internacional del Turismo or FITUR is being hosted in Spain from January 18-22. India’s participation in FITUR is important for promoting tourism. The Ministry of Tourism has taken up 253 square metres of space, with over 30 participants exhibiting along with the India Pavilion, to participate in the exhibition. The India Pavilion was inaugurated by Dinesh K Patnaik, Indian Ambassador to Spain.

The Indian delegation, led by Rakesh Kumar Verma, Additional Secretary in the Tourism Ministry, participated in key business meetings with the senior leadership of Melia Hotels International, Palladium Hotel Group, Expedia Group, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The first Global Tourism Investors Summit will be organised by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi from 10 to 12 April.

9. Which of the following airport won the prestigious “Best Sustainable Greenfield Airport” award?

  1. Goa Manohar International Airport
  2. Indira Gandhi International Airport
  3. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
  4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  A. Goa Manohar International Airport

Explanation:  The New Goa Manohar International Airport (MIA), built by the GMR Goa International Airport Ltd (GGIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Airports Infrastructure Limited, won the prestigious “Best Sustainable Greenfield Airport” award under Aviation Sustainability and Environment at ASSOCHAM 14th International Conference-cum-Awards for Civil Aviation 2023 at New Delhi. The award was presented for “excellent initiatives” taken by GGIAL in implementing sustainability as one of core concepts. During the conference, Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia presented the award to the senior officials from GGIAL in the presence of industry dignitaries and participants.

10. India has extended a concessional ____________ Line of Credit for developing sporting infrastructure in the Maldives.

  1. USD 10 million
  2. USD 25 million
  3. USD 40 million
  4. USD 50 million
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. USD 40 million

Explanation:  External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has extended a concessional USD 40 million Line of Credit for developing sporting infrastructure in the Maldives. It is a part of New Delhi’s efforts to bring Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s flagship projects such as fit India and Khelo India into the stretch of the Neighborhood First Policy. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is on a visit to the Maldives to further expand bilateral engagement with the key maritime neighbor of India.

  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has inaugurated the community center with his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid.
  • Sports infrastructure across islands will be developed through the dedicated concessional USD 40 million Line of Credit.
  • Fit India and Khelo India were introduced by the Modi government to revive sporting and fitness culture at the grass root level in India.
  • The community center in Shaviyani Foakaidhoo is part of 45 high-impact projects that New Delhi is partnering with the Maldives government of which 23 have been completed.
  • Foakaidhoo is one of the inhabited islands of the Shaviyani Atoll administrative division and is geographically part of Miladhummadulhu Atoll in the Maldives.
  • New Delhi’s cooperation in the areas of sports and youth development has expanded rapidly through the gifting of equipment and training of Maldivian athletes in India.
  • India has undertaken grant projects for setting up youth centers, strengthening sports infrastructure, and establishing open-air gyms on 64 islands, including Foakaidhoo.

11. Which state government launched the ‘Schools of Eminence’ project on 21 January 2023?

  1. Haryana government
  2. Punjab government
  3. Odisha government
  4. Rajasthan government
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Punjab government

Explanation:  Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann launched the ‘School of Eminence’, an ambitious project of the Punjab government. CM Bhagwant Mann noted that it is a revolutionary step towards ensuring a bright future for students. The Punjab government fixed a budget of Rs 200 crore for the ‘School of Eminence’ project.

  • The five pillars of the ‘School of Eminence’ are state-of-the-art infrastructure, academics, human resource management, sports, co-curricular activities, and community engagement.
  • The project is also concerned with inducing innovative teaching methods for the students to guide for professional examinations.
  • CM Bhagwant Mann noted that the schools are being set up keeping in mind the aspirations of the freedom fighters which prepare students for future needs and help make Punjab a role model in the field of education.
  • He described teachers as Nation-builders and informed that teachers have played an important role in bringing qualitative change in the field of education.

The ‘School of Eminence’ project aims to rejuvenate education in government schools and ensure the holistic development of students. Under the ‘School of Eminence’ project the Punjab government will upgrade 117 government schools in 23 districts with special emphasis on classes 9 to 12.

12. Ireland’s Data Privacy Commissioner (DPC) fined 5.5 million euros on which mobile application for an additional breach of the EU’s privacy laws?

  1. Twitter
  2. Telegram
  3. Messenger
  4. WhatsApp
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. WhatsApp

Explanation:  Meta’s WhatsApp subsidiary was fined 5.5 million euros ($5.95 million) by Ireland’s Data Privacy Commissioner (DPC), its lead EU privacy regulator, for an additional breach of the bloc’s privacy laws. The DPC also told WhatsApp to reassess how it uses personal data for service improvements following a similar order it issued this month to Meta’s other main platforms, Facebook and Instagram, which stated Meta must reassess the legal basis upon which it targets advertising through the use of personal data.

13. Lakshmi Vishwanathan, who passed away, was a renowned dancer of which of the following classical dances?

  1. Kathak
  2. Odissi
  3. Kuchipudi
  4. Bharatanatyam
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  D. Bharatanatyam

Explanation:  Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer and guru, writer, and research scholar Lakshmi Vishwanathan Passed away at the age of 78. She can be described as a Dancer’s Dancer. She had a long association with The Music Academy as a member and later as a Vice-President She authored 4 books Kunjamma-Ode to a Nightingale (a biography of M.S. Subbulakshmi); Women of Pride-the Devadasi Heritage; Kapaliswara Temple; and Bharatanatyam: The Tamil Heritage.

  • She received many awards including Kalaimamani from the Tamil Nadu government, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from the President of India, and titles like Nritya Chudamani (Sri Krishna Gana Sabha) and Nritya Kalanidhi (The Music Academy, Madras), as well as the Kalidas Samman.
  • She was a gold medallist in English literature from Madras University.

14. LIC launched Jeevan Azad policy, which provides savings and life insurance in a single policy. It is a/an ____________ plan.

  1. Whole life insurance
  2. Endowment plans
  3. Term insurance
  4. Unit Linked Insurance Plans
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  B. Endowment plans

Explanation:  The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has launched LIC Jeevan Azad Plan. It is a limited period premium payment plan that offers financial support for the family in case of unfortunate death of the life assured during the policy term. If the LIC policyholder survives the maturity term, then the plan offers a guaranteed base sum-assured amount. LIC Jeevan Azad is a limited-period payment endowment plan that provides financial support for the family in case of unfortunate death of the life assured during the policy term. The plan also takes care of the liquidity need through a loan facility. It also provides a guaranteed lump sum amount to the surviving life assured on the date of maturity.

  • The minimum basic sum assured under LIC Jeevan Azad Plan is Rs 2 lakhand the maximum basic sum assured is Rs 5 lakh. The policy can be taken for term of 15 to 20 years.
  • The premium paying term is calculated as the policy term minus 8 years.
  • The minimum age of entry is 90 days completed and the maximum age at entry is 50 years.
  • Premium can be paid regularly at yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly intervals.

15. Which company has delivered the first fuselage for six AH-64 Apache attack helicopters?

  1. Astra Microwave Products
  2. BrahMos Aerospace
  3. Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited
  4. Ashok Leyland Defence Systems
  5. None of these

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Correct Answer:  C. Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited

Explanation:  Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) has delivered the first fuselage for six AH-64 Apache attack helicopters ordered by the Indian Army from its state-of-the-art facility in Hyderabad. Spread over 14,000 square meters, the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has been producing aero-structures for Boeing’s AH-64 Apache helicopter, including fuselages, secondary structures and vertical spar boxes for customers worldwide. TBAL is an example of Boeing’s commitment towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat and the co-development of integrated systems in aerospace and defence not just for India, but for the world.

After the foundation of the facility was laid in 2016, TBAL delivered the first Apache fuselages in 2018. In July 2021, TBAL delivered the 100th fuselage for the AH-64 Apache combat helicopter to Boeing. Achieving this within three years of operations speaks volumes of the collaboration, strong manufacturing capability, advanced technology, and high levels of quality. TBAL, as of today, has delivered over 150 AH-64 fuselages.

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