CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2021

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Union Bank of India


Explanation :

Union Bank of India announced that it has raised Rs 1,000 crore by issuing Basel III-compliant bonds on a private placement basis.
The bank issued perpetual bonds in the nature of debentures, which qualify as the Additional Tier 1 Capital of the bank. The public sector bank also announced that it will raise Rs 205 crore by issuing Basel III compliant bonds later this week.

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Published On : 2021-01-31

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Russia- U.S.


Explanation :

START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a bilateral agreement signed in 2010 between the United States and Russia.
The treaty, which emphasised on the reduction and limitation of strategic nuclear arms by the two countries, is set to expire next week. Russia’s lower house of parliament approved the extension of the treaty.

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Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Uttar Pradesh


Explanation :

Freedom fighter and late former Union home minister Govind Ballabh Pant’s statue was relocated from the Parliament complex, as the construction for the new building commenced.
The statue was later unveiled in New Delhi’s Pandit Pant Marg. He was also the first Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh, from 1950 to 1954. He was also awarded with the highest honour of India, the Bharat Ratna.

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Correct Answer : Option (B) :   USA


Explanation : The Build Back Better recovery plan is associated with the Head of the United State.

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Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Chandi Prasad Mohanty


Explanation : The Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty has been appointed as the new Vice-chief of Army staff.

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Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Face NTDs: End the Neglect


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Correct Answer : Option (C) :   30 January


Explanation : Every year, the Shaheed Diwas or the Martyrs' Day is observed on 30 January in India.

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Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Maharashtra


Explanation : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray formally launched the Agriculture Pump Power Connection Policy.

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Correct Answer : Option (B) :   United States


Explanation :

The U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order which allows all qualified Americans to serve in the country’s military.
Former President Barack Obama allowed transgender people to serve in the Military while the previous President Donald Trump banned the process. Now, this new order would repeal the ban while also providing the necessary medical care to the persons.

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Published On : 2021-01-30

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   India


Explanation :

The International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook Update recently. As per the report, Indian economy would grow 11.5 per cent in FY22. It has revised the earlier forecast of 8.8 per cent growth.
As per the IMF, India would be the only key country to record a double-digit growth and reclaim the status of the fastest-growing major economy of the world.

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Published On : 2021-01-30