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21 जनवरी 2020 Gk | 21 January 2020 Current affairs

21 जनवरी 2020 Gk | 21 January 2020 Current affairs

21 January 2020 Current affairs

(1) Where is the third edition of the North Zone Conference of Media Units of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting being held?

A – Bhopal

B – Mumbai

C – Delhi

D – Jammu

Answer: Jammu

Explanation – The Regional Outreach Bureau of Jammu and Kashmir Region has organized a two-day regional conference of media units of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in Jammu. The purpose of this conference is to strengthen synergies between media units to ensure delivery to remote areas and to discuss the use of new technology in communication.

States of the conference participating states Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi

Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh – RK Mathur
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu – Girish Chandra Murmu
Minister of Information and Broadcasting – Prakash Javadekar

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(2) The world’s youngest man Khagendra Thapa Magar is from which country?

A – India

B – Nepal

C – Sri Lanka

D – Bangladesh

Answer: Nepal

Explanation – Guinness World Records, from 1955 to 2000, it was known as’ Guinness Book of Records. The Guinness Book of World Records is a reference book published annually, which lists both world records human achievements and the climax of the natural world.

Khagendra Thapa Magar, who was 67.08 cm (2 ft 2.41 in) tall, died of pneumonia. He was declared the youngest man by the Guinness World Records (GWR) in 2010 after the age of 18. Colombia’s Edward “Nino” Hernández is now the youngest man in the world at 70.21 cm.

Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli
President of Nepal- Bidhya Devi Bhandari

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(3) Which country has awarded Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw with its highest civilian honor for her contribution in furthering the country’s relations with India?

A – America

B – Pakistan

C – Australia

D – China

Answer: Australia

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(4) Who among the following introduced ‘missed call alert facility’ on toll free number 8884333331, to check the balance of the user?

A – Paytm

B – State Bank

C – on the phone

D – Fastag

Answer – Fastag

Explanation – The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) (established-1988) has introduced a ‘missed call alert facility’ for users to check their fastag balance. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu is the current chairman of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). Fastag works on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

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(5) Bapu Nadkarni passed away recently, he was associated with which sport?

A – Badminton

B – Cricket

C – Hockey

D – Chess

Answer: Cricket

Explanation – Ramesh Chandra Gangaram is ‘Bapu’ Nadkarni, a former Indian all-rounder who played 41 Tests for India.

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(6) Who has won the gold medal in the Rome ranking series for the women’s 53 kg category?

A – Vinesh Phogat

B – Sakshi Malik

C – Babita Kumari

D – none of these

Answer: Vinesh Phogat

Explanation – Vinesh Phogat (wrestler) won his first gold medal of the 2020 season in Rome ranking series competition. She defeated Louisa Elizabeth Valverde (4–0) of Escor. Bajrang Punia (wrestler) also won the gold medal in the 65 kg weight category and defeated Jordan Oliver (USA) (4-3).

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(7) Nadia Kitchenok and which of their partners won the women’s doubles title of WTA Hobart International?

A – Shuai Peng

B – Bethany Mattek-Sands

C – Sania Mirza

D – Shuai Zhang

Answer – Rukmini S

Explanation – Sania won the women’s doubles title of WTA Hobart, Australia International by defeating second seeded Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang pairing with her partner Nadia Kitchenok of Ukraine. This is the 42nd WTA doubles title of Sania’s career. And with American partner Bethany Mattek-Sands for the first time since the Brisbane International Trophy in 2007.

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(8) In which city was the conference on 2021 census held?

A – Delhi

B – Bhopal

C – Gujarat

D – Shimla

Answer: Delhi

Explanation – The Conference of Chief Secretaries and Administrators State and Union Territories on Census 2021 and a conference to update the National Population Register (NPR) was held in New Delhi. The conference was inaugurated by Shri Nityanand Rai, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. The census helps us formulate policies for the welfare of the people of the country.

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(9) In which country will the S-400 missile air defense system be delivered to India by 2025?

A – America

B – France

C – Russia

D – Japan

Answer: Russia

Explanation – Russia has started manufacturing the S-400 air defense missile system (surface-to-air missile) and will be delivered to India by 2025. India signed a $ 5.43 billion deal with Russia to purchase five S-400 systems on 5 October 2018, an upgraded version of the S-400, the S-300, previously only available to the Russian Defense Forces.

It is manufactured by Almaz-Entei and has been in service in Russia since 2007

Capital- Moscow
Prime Minister – Mikhail Mishustin
Currency – Russian Ruble
President- Vladimir Putin

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(10) Who launched ‘Apna Urea Sona Ugale’ logo and brand of Hindustan Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (HURL)?

A – Narendra Modi

B – Rajnath Singh

C – DV Sadanand

D – Prakash Javadekar

Answer: DV Sadanand

Explanation – Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers (MOC & F) Mr. DV Sadanand Gowda launched the ‘Apna Urea Sona Ugale’ brand of Hindustan Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited (HURL) and also launched the company’s logo at an event in New Delhi. HURL – It is a joint venture (JV) company of 3 Maharatna companies, headed by three PSUs, Coal India Limited (CIL), NTPC Limited and Oil Corporation of India Limited (IOCL) and the other two partners are Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) ) And Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited (HFCL).

Plant revival by HURL – Government located in Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sindri (Jharkhand) and Barauni (Bihar) in 2016
Approved for revival of 3 urea plants. It was started by HURL.
The remaining 2 plants are in Ramagundam (Telangana) and Talcher (Odisha) and they will start production soon.

 

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