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January 09 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. Which edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed on January 9?
A) 11
B) 13
C) 15
D) 16
E) 17
Answer: D) 16

  • The 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed on January 09.
  • The theme of this 16th Pravai Bharatiya Divas is “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.


  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated once in every two years which provides a unique platform to engage and connect with the overseas Indians.
  • January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion because it was on this day in 1915, Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa.
  • After his arrival, Mahatma Gandhi led India’s freedom struggle and India got independence.
  • The first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was organized in the year 2003 to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.
  • This convention provides a forum to discuss issues and concerns of the Indian diaspora and honour those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to various fields.

Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas:

  • The Youth PBD will also be celebrated virtually on the theme “Bringing together Young Achievers from India and Indian Diaspora” on 8 January 2021.


2. Hriday Hazarika is related to which sports?
A) Shooting
B) Weightlifting
C) Boxing
D) Athlete
E) High Jump
Answer: A) Shooting

  • Reigning world number one Elavenil Valarivan and Assam’s Hriday Hazarika emerged winners in the women’s and men’s 10m air rifle T1 national selection trials respectively at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range.

Elavenil Valarivan:

  • Elavenil finished with 251.7, two points ahead of second-placed Ayonika, while Shriyanka Sadangi of Odhisa finished third.

In the men’s event, Hazarika delivered a start to finish performance in the final, beating Madhya Pradesh’s Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, a Tokyo 2020 quota holder, 253.2 to 251.5.

Elavenil + Hriday = Win 10m air rifle T1 trials in women’s and men’s category.


3. Michael Apted passed away. He was related to which field?
A) Author
B) Actor
C) Film Maker
D) Columnist
E) Industrialist
Answer: C) Film Maker

  • British filmmaker Michael Apted, the man behind the ‘Up’ documentaries that chronicled the lives of a group of British children for more than 50 years, has died.
  • Apted also directed Hollywood movies ranging from the 1999 James Bond blockbuster ‘The World is Not Enough’ to the Loretta Lynn country singer biography ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ and dozens of TV shows, including episodes of British soap ‘Coronation Street’ in the 1967.

Michael Apted – Film-maker behind ‘Up’ documentary.

4. Madhavsinh Solanki passed away. He was related to which party?
A) Congress
Answer: A) Congress

  • Former foreign minister and Congress veteran Madhavsinh Solanki, who had also served as Chief minister of Gujarat, died.
  • He had served as External Affairs Minister from June 1991 to March 1992.
  • Solanki was a two-term MP of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.
  • He had been the longest-serving chief minister of the state before Narendra Modi became CM.

Madhavsinh Solanki – Former Gujarat CM, Congress veteran.


5. According to TRAI, which Network is received the highest call quality user ratings for the month of November?
A) Vodafone-Idea
B) Airtel
C) Reliance Jio
E) Tata Docomo
Answer: A) Vodafone-Idea

Rank Network Company
1st Rank Vodafone-Idea
2nd Rank Airtel
3rd Rank BSNL
4th Rank Reliance Jio



6. The Union government has appointed RS Sharma as the chairperson of an empowered committee for administration of Covid-19 vaccine. How many members in this committee?
A) 10
B) 7
C) 8
D) 9
E) 11
Answer: A) 10

  • The Union government has appointed RS Sharma, former Trai chief, as the chairperson of an empowered committee for administration of Covid-19 vaccine.
  • He has also been included as a member of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration of Covid-19 that was formed in August 2020 and is headed by Niti Aayog member, VK Paul.
  • A ten member team has been constituted to be headed by Sharma. Top health ministry and UIDAI officials are part of the empowered committee.

RS Sharma – To head empowered panel for Covid-19 vaccine.


7. Chandrikapersad Santokhi won Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award presented by President Ramnath Kovind. He was President of which Country?
A) Suriname
B) China
C) Fiji
D) Finland
E) Canada
Answer: A) Suriname

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award:

  • The award is the highest honour conferred by the President of India as part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Conventions on a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), and organisation or institution established and run by NRIs or PIOs.
    President Ram Nath Kovind, who delivered the valedictory address on the third and final day of the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations, presented the awards at a virtual event.
Name Country
Chandrikapersad Santokhi (President) Suriname
Eugene Rhuggenaath (Prime Minister) Curacao
Priyanca Radhakrishnan (Minister) New Zealand
Dr. Rajani Chandra D’Mello Azerbaijan
Baburajan Vava Kalluparambil Gopalan Bahrain
Jamal Ahmad Botswana
Janakiraman Ravikumar Cameroon
Debashish Chaudhuri Czech Republic
Mohammed Husein Hasanali Sardharwala Ethiopia
Balasubramanian Ramani Germany
Lal Lokumal Chellaram Hong Kong
Dr. (Prof.) Muralidhar Miryala Japan
Rajib Shaw Japan
Salil Panigrahi Maldives
Ravi Prakash Singh Mexico
Mohan Thomas Lazarus Pakalomattom Qatar
Arvind Phukan US
Nilu Gupta US
Sudhakar Jonnalagadda US


Organisation Country
NGO Cultural Diversity for Peaceful Future Armenia
Sai Prema Foundation Fiji
Indian Cultural Association Nigeria
Federation of Indian Associations New York, New Jersey and Connecticut


Name Organization
Mukhesh Aghi (President and CEO) US-India Strategic Partnership Forum


A Jury-cum-Awards Committee with Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu as the chairman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar as the vice chair and other distinguished members from various walks of life considered the nominations for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards, 2021, and unanimously selected the awardees.


8. India and which country signed an agreement for a loan of up to 50 billion yen to back New Delhi’s economic support programmes for the poor and vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 crisis?
A) Germany
D) China
E) Japan
Answer: E) Japan

  • India and Japan signed an agreement for a loan of up to 50 billion yen (about ₹3,550 crore) to back New Delhi’s economic support programmes for the poor and vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
  • CS Mohapatra, additional secretary in the department of economic affairs and Japanese ambassador Satoshi Suzuki signed the agreement in New Delhi for the loans with an interest rate of 0.65% per annum and a repayment period of 15 years, including a five-year grace period.
  • Japan had earlier provided budget support of 50 billion yen and grant assistance worth one billion yen (about ₹71 crorE) to support the Indian government’s efforts to counter the Covid-19 crisis.

Capital : Tokyo
Currency : Japanese Yen
Prime Minister: Yoshihide Suga

India + Japan = 50-bn yen loan to support poor hit by Covid-19.


9. Shipping Corporation of India will collaborate with Inland Waterways Authority to commence coastal shipping services. What is the headquarters of Shipping Corporation of India?
A) Mumbai, Maharashtra
B) Pune, Maharashtra
C) Kolkata, West Bengal
D) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
E) Hyderabad, Telangana
Answer: A) Mumbai, Maharashtra

Shipping Corporation of India:
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
CMD: Mrs H.K Joshi

Abbreviation: Inland Waterways Authority of India
Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Chairman : Amita Prasad

Shipping Corporation of India + IWAI = Commence coastal shipping services.

10. Which organization partners with NHAI to establish various clean and energy efficiency interventions at NHAI structures?
Answer: A) EESL

  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under Ministry of Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to establish various clean and energy efficiency interventions at NHAI structures.
    EESL and NHAI agreed to implement energy-efficient, renewable energy projects and e-mobility services to reduce dependence on fossil fuel, emissions and achieve sustainable development across toll plazas and other NHAI establishments.

Abbreviation: Energy Efficiency Services Limited
Founded: 2009
Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
Chairman: Rajeev Sharma

Abbreviation: The National Highways Authority of India
Founded: 1988
Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
Chairman: Sukhbir Singh Sandhu

EESL + NHAI = Implement energy-efficient projects along NH.


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