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Weekly General Knowledge: 17 to 24 January 2021

Weekly General Knowledge: 17 January to 24 January 2021

General Knowledge : 11 January to 17 January 2021

17 January to 24 January 2021: The general knowledge section of Millipost is intended to help make the day easier in every competitive exam. The week’s updated quizzes include topics such as Parakram Divas, India Innovation Index 2020, US Second Gentleman and Kamalam Fruit.

  1. When will Parakram Divas be celebrated in India?

a) 21 January

b) 22 January

c) 23 January

d) 24 January

  1. Who has been given additional charge of Ministry of AYUSH?

a) Piyush Goyal

b) Prakash Javadekar

c) Kiren Rijiju

d) Dr. Harsh Vardhan

  1. Which state has topped the India Innovation Index 2020 among major states?

a) Karnataka

b) Maharashtra

c) Rajasthan

d) Madhya Pradesh

  1. In which state / union territory was the first Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival inaugurated?

a) Jammu and Kashmir

b) Ladakh

c) Sikkim

d) Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Which country’s economy showed a growth of 2.3 percent in 2020?

a) U.S.

b) Japan

C) Britain

d) China

  1. In which nation did ice cream samples test positive for coronavirus?

a) Brazil

b) U.S.

c) China

d) South Korea

  1. NASA recently released an image of which galaxy cluster?

a) Abel 370

b) Abacus

C) Nielsen

d) Serious

  1. India is ready to play a constructive and meaningful role to end the conflict between which of the following countries?

A) Sudan

b) Syria

c) Turkey

d) Libya

  1. Who became the first Second Gentleman of the United States?

A) Doung Emhoff

b) Mike Pence

c) Donald Trump

d) None of the above

  1. Gujarat state government has named which fruit as ‘Kamalam’?

A) Kiwi

b) Rambutan

c) Dragon Fruit

d) Mangosteen

  1. Who among the following has decided to retire from franchise cricket?

a) Chris Gayle

b) Lasith Malinga

c) Aaron Finch

d) Faf du Plessis

  1. Team India created history by defeating Australia on 19 January 2021, which was one of the following places for the first time in 32 years?

a) Adelaide Oval

b) The MCG

C) WACA

d) The Gabba

 

Answer

  1. (c) 23 January

The Government of India has decided to celebrate January 23 every year as ‘Parakram Divas’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and inspire the youth of the country with his spirit.

  1. (c) Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has been given additional charge of the Ministry of AYUSH. This happened after the hospitalization and treatment of AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik after a serious road accident. This arrangement will continue till Naik resumes his work related to the Ministry of AYUSH.

  1. (a) Karnataka

Karnataka retained its position as the country’s most innovative state in the India Innovation Index 2020 released by NITI Aayog on January 20, 2021. Karnataka scored 42.5, followed by Maharashtra at 38th and Tamil Nadu at third with a score of 37.91. Bihar was at the last place in the index with 14.5 points.

  1. (b) Ladakh

Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the first ever Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival at Padum in Zanskar in Kargil district on 21 January 2021.

  1. (d) China

China’s economy showed a 2.3 percent increase from the coronovirus epidemic in 2020, according to the latest data provided by the National Bureau of Statistics on 18 January 2021, which was the country’s lowest economic growth in four decades but it was still ahead of other major economies.

  1. (C) China

In a shocking discovery, coronovirus was recently found in ice cream in eastern China, sealing the company concerned and calling back the cartons from the same batch.

  1. (a) Abel 370

On January 19, 2021, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shared an astonishing photo of the giant galaxy cluster- Abell 370 – on its social media account. This picture is the first of its kind, as it shows a large cluster of galaxies.

  1. (b) Syria

India said on January 20, 2021 that it was ready to play a “constructive and meaningful” role in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) towards ending the Syrian conflict altogether.

  1. (a) Doung Emhoff

Kamala Harris made history on January 20, 2021 by becoming the first woman, African-American, and Asian-American to be sworn in as Vice President of the United States. Her husband Doung Emhoff has also become the first ‘second gentleman’ of the United States.

  1. (c) Dragon Fruit

The Gujarat state government has decided to name the dragon fruit as “Kamalam”, which means lotus in Sanskrit. The nomenclature is made as the outer shape of the fruit which resembles a lotus.

  1. (b) Lasith Malinga

Sri Lankan bowling legend Lasith Malinga has decided to retire from franchise cricket. He was part of the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League. The fast bowler made the Mumbai Indians management aware of his decision earlier this month, leaving him unavailable for the champion’s wish list.

  1. (d) The Gabba

Injured Team India created history by beating Australia by three wickets in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba on 19 January 2021 and retaining the prestigious Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India won the series 2–1. It was Australia’s first defeat in their stronghold The Gabba in 32 years.

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