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January 28 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. Which Year is observed on the Indo-French Year of the Environment?
A) 2026-2027
B) 2023-2024
C) 2022-2023
D) 2021-2022
E) 2024-2025
Answer: D) 2021-2022

  • Minister for Environment,Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar and
    Ms Barbara Pompili, the French Minister for Ecological Transition launched the Indo-French Year of the Environment in New Delhi.
  • The basic objective is to strengthen Indo-French cooperation in sustainable development, increase the effectiveness of actions in favor of global environment protection and give them greater visibility.
  • The Indo-French Year of the Environment over the period 2021-2022 would be based on five main themes: environmental protection, climate change, biodiversity conservation, sustainable urban development, and the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency.
  • It is also a platform for engaging in discussions on critical areas of collaboration relating to environment and allied areas.
  • Prior to the launch, a bilateral Meeting was also held between the French delegation and their Indian counterpart at the Environment Ministry wherein both the sides deliberated on issues relating to climate change, bio-diversity, blue economy, international solar alliance, cooperation in the field of single-use plastic etc.


2. Bruce Oxenford announced Retirement. He was related to which sports?
Answer: A)Cricket

  • Australian umpire Bruce Oxenford announced his retirement from international cricket after officiating in all three formats of the game for over 15 years.
  • A regular member of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires since 2012, Oxenford officiated in 62 Test matches, the last of which was the final game of the Australia-India series in Brisbane.
  • The 60-year-old, who officially stands down in April, made his international debut at the Gabba in a T20 International between Australia and South Africa in January 2006.
  • He officiated at the last three men’s World Cups and the last three T20 World Cups. He was also a part of the officiating team at the Women’s T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2014.
  • Before becoming an umpire, Oxenford represented Queensland in eight first-class matches as a leg-spin bowler and lower-order batsman.

Bruce Oxenford – Umpire – Retirement from international cricket

3. The 2022 Women’s Asian Cup is to be hosted by India. This game is started in which date?
A) January 10
B) January 20
C) January 24
D) January 22
E) January 19
Answer: B) January 20

  • The 2022 Women’s Asian Cup, to be hosted by India, will be held from January 20 to February 6.
  • The tournament will feature 12 teams, expanded from eight in the previous edition, comprising three groups of four with a minimum of 25 matches being played over 18 days.
  • The tournament is one of the two marquee events being held in the country next year as the hosting rights of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was also handed to India after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • India has also hosted the AFC U-16 Championships in 2016 and the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017.

AFC Women’s Asian Cup – Will be held in India from Jan 20 to Feb 6 2021.


4. Cloris Leachman passes away. He won Oscars Award in which year?
A) 1975
B) 1974
C) 1973
D) 1971
E) 1972
Answer: D) 1971

  • Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in ‘The Last Picture Show’ and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Blucher in “Young Frankenstein” and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died.
  • Leachman received the Oscar as best supporting actress of 1971.
  • In 2009, she released her autobiography, Cloris, which made tabloid headlines for her recounting of a “wild” one-night stand with Gene Hackman.
  • She also had an occasional role as Ida on Malcolm in the Middle, winning Emmys in 2002 and 2006 for that show.

Cloris Leachman – Oscar-winning actress.

5. Krishan Dev Sethi passed away. He was related to which state/UT?
E)Jammu & Kashmir
Answer: E)Jammu & Kashmir

  • In Jammu and Kashmir, Krishan Dev Sethi, the last surviving member of J&K Constituent Assembly, passed away.
  • Sethi was a member of the Constituent Assembly which framed the Constitution of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • He also represented Noushera Assembly segment of Jammu and Kashmir.

Krishan Dev Sethi – Last surviving member of J&K Constituent Assembly


6. What is the rank of India in the list of corruption perception index (CPI) in 2020?
Answer: A)86

  • Released by Transparency International (TI)
  • Count : 180 countries
Rank Country
1 New Zealand, Denmark
3 Finland, Switzerland, Singapore, Sweden
86 Morocco, India, Burkina Faso, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Timor-Leste
179 Somalia, South Sudan

7. Which country is topped in the list of COVID-19 “performance index” released by Lowy Institute?
A)New Zealand
E) Vietnam
Answer: A)New Zealand

  • Released by the Lowy Institute, an Australian think-tank
  • Countries: 98
1 New Zealand 94.4
2 Vietnam 90.8
3 Taiwan 86.4
86 India 24.3
98 Brazil 4.3


8. Which Bank partners with CSC launched EMI collection service for business correspondents?
B) HDFC Bank
C) Bandhan Bank
D) IDFC First Bank
E) IDBI Bank
Answer: B) HDFC Bank

  • HDFC Bank and CSC e-Governance Services announced the launch of EMI Collection Services for CSC-HDFC Bank’s business correspondents across the country.
  • The CSC-HDFC bank correspondent or village level entrepreneur (VLE) will match the loan account with the customers’ registered phone number to cross check the amount payable on the system.
  • The VLE will then provide a receipt for the amount collected and deposit the amount in the prescribed form to bank.

HDFC Bank:
Hq: Mumbai , Maharashtra
Tagline : We Understand Your World
CEO :Sashidhar Jagdishan

Common Service Centres:
Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
Chairman : Ajay Prakash Sawhney

HDFC Bank + Common Service Centres – Launch EMI collection service for business correspondents.


9. “At The Human Edge” is authored by whom?
A) Dr. Joe Ranney
B) Dr. Chin Ranney
C) Dr. Michel Ranney
D) Dr. Marcus Ranney
E) Dr. John Ranney
Answer: D) Dr. Marcus Ranney

  • Publisher: Embassy Books

“At The Human Edge” – Dr. Marcus Ranney(Author) – Publisher : Embassy Books.


10. RS Sharma is appointed as chief of Ayushman Bharat replaced Indu Bhushan. He was former chairman of which organisation?
Answer: B)TRAI

  • Sharma had recently been named as the chairperson of an empowered committee for Covid-19 vaccine delivery technology platform—Co-WIN.
  • He was also inducted into the high-level vaccine administration panel headed by VK Paul.

RS Sharma – Chief of Ayushman Bharat – Indu Bhushan (replaced).


11. Which state tableau was adjudged the best tableau in the Republic Day Parade?
B)Uttar Pradesh
D)Madhya Pradesh
Answer: B)Uttar Pradesh

  • Minister of State (MoS) for Youth Affairs & Sports (I/C) and MoS, Minority Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju gave away awards and prizes to participants of the Republic Day Parade 2021 in New Delhi.
  • Uttar Pradesh was adjudged the best tableau among the 32 tableaux –17 from States & Union Territories (UTs), nine from various Ministries/Departments and Paramilitary Forces and six from Ministry of Defence, depicting the nation’s rich cultural heritage, economic progress and defence prowess that rolled down the Rajpath on January 26, 2021.
  • The tableau of Uttar Pradesh was based on the theme Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Tableau of Tripura was adjudged the second best. The tableau of Tripura depicted promotion of eco-friendly tradition for achieving self-reliance (Atmanirbhar) in socio-economic parameters.
  • The North-Eastern state is the home to 19 tribes and a rich resource of bamboo supporting 21 species of the world.
  • The tableau showed rich heritage of bamboo species and tribes displaying their traditional attire, wearing masks made of bamboo and cane products.
  • ‘Dev Bhoomi’ – ‘The Land of the Gods’, the tableau of Uttarakhand was named third among the states and UTs.
  • The front part of tableau showed the state animal Musk Deer.
  • The state bird ‘Monal’ and the state flower ‘Brahmakamal’ were also shown which are found in the Kedarkhand as well as in the higher Himalayan regions.
  • Middle of the tableau showed ‘Nandi’, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The rear portion of the tableau showed temple of Lord Kedar which is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
  • Divya Shila, was showed just behind the temple, the divine rock that stood in the way of the floods and saved the Kedarnath shrine during the deluge disaster of 2013.
  • The tableau of Central Public Works Department (CPWD), with the theme ‘Amar Jawan’, bagged the special prize for paying tribute to the fallen heroes of the Armed Forces.
  • The tableau, Amar Jawan’, meant immortal lives of the soldiers astride Rajpath.
  • The National War Memorial stood upright on the front of tractor to honour the Indian Armed Forces.
  • The side panels of the tableau reflected the enthusiasm of the soldiers.
  • The tableau was crafted in fresh flowers in their natural colours creating an eye pleasing experience.
  • Shri Kiren Rijiju gave the award of best cultural performance to the children of Mount Abu Public School and Vidya Bharti School Rohini, Delhi.
  • These children displayed Atmanirbhar Bharat the Vision for a Self-Reliant India. From the historic Rajpath, 38 boys and 54 girls invoked entire India to build an Atmanirbhar Bharat of our dreams.
  • With their mesmerizing dance moves, they celebrated economic growth, technological development, New Education Policy, Skill Development and Women Empowerment.
    Uttar Pradesh – Best tableau in the Republic Day Parade.


12. India and which country begun a new era in the form of a “far reaching Green Strategic Partnership”?
Answer: B)Denmark

  • India and its Northern European partner Denmark have begun a new era in the form of a “far reaching Green Strategic Partnership” that will enable Denmark in delivering sustainable solutions to India.
  • The agreement is in line with the vision expressed by Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held a virtual summit on September 28.
  • The two Prime Ministers acknowledged the importance of establishing the Green Strategic Partnership, under which India and Denmark will cooperate through relevant Ministries, institutions and stakeholders.

The Green Strategic Partnership:

  • The Green Strategic Partnership is a mutually beneficial arrangement to advance political cooperation, expand economic relations and green growth, create jobs and strengthen cooperation on addressing global challenges and opportunities; with focus on an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Capital : Copenhagen
Currency : Danish Krone

India + Denmark – Unique Green Strategic Partnership.


13. Who addressed the rally of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at Cariappa Ground in Delhi?
A)Narendra Modi
B)Rajnath Singh
C)Amit Shah
D)Ramnath Kovind
E)Ravi Shankar Prasad
Answer: A)Narendra Modi

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the rally of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at Cariappa Ground in Delhi.
  • Union Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and the three armed services Chiefs were present on the occasion.
  • The Prime Minister inspected the Guard of Honour, reviewed the March Past by NCC contingents, and witnessed cultural performance during the event.

Prime Minister, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space and All important policy issues and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister:
Minister: Narendra Modi
Constituency: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Narendra Modi – Address National Cadet Corps Rally At Cariappa Ground In Delhi.

14. Which state has become the 5th state in the country to successfully undertake Urban Local Bodies reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance?
B)Uttar Pradesh
D)Andhra Pradesh
E)Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: A)Rajasthan

  • Rajasthan has become the 5th state in the country to successfully undertake Urban Local Bodies reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
  • It has thus become eligible for additional reform linked borrowing.
  • Accordingly, the State has been granted permission by the Department of Expenditure to mobilise additional financial resources of 2,731 crore rupees through Open Market Borrowings.
  • Rajasthan has joined four other states namely, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur and Telangana, who have completed ULB reforms. On completion of this set of reforms, these five States have been granted a total additional borrowing permission of 10,212 crore rupees.
  • Reforms in ULBs and the urban utilities reforms are aimed at financial strengthening of ULBs in the states and to enable them to provide better public health and sanitation services to citizens.

Capital : Jaipur
CM: Ashok Gehlot
Governor :Kalraj Mishra

Rajasthan – 5th state to complete Urban Local Bodies reforms.

15. Narendra Modi chaired of which edition of PRAGATI Meeting?
Answer: C)35

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the meeting of 35th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Central and State governments.
  • In the meeting, ten agenda items were taken for review including nine projects and one program.
  • Among the nine projects, three projects were from the Ministry of Railways, three from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and one project each from Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Power Ministry and Ministry of External Affairs.
  • These nine projects have a cumulative cost of 54 thousand 675 crore rupees concerning the 15 States.
  • The States are Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Bihar, Telangana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
  • During the interaction, the Prime Minister also reviewed the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana.
  • Mr Modi directed all the officials to ensure expeditious resolution of issues hindering infrastructure projects. Up to the 34th edition of PRAGATI meetings, 283 projects having a total cost of 13.14 lakh crore rupees have been reviewed.

Prime Minister, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space and All important policy issues and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister:
Minister: Narendra Modi
Constituency: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Narendra Modi – Chair meeting of PRAGATI; reviews nine projects worth Rs 54,675 cr.

16. Thai Poosam is celebrated in which state?
A)Tamil Nadu
B)Uttar Pradesh
C) Maharashtra
D)Andhra Pradesh
E)Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: A)Tamil Nadu

  • Thai Poosam is being celebrated by Tamils with traditional gaiety and fervor at Murugan temples all over the world.
  • The occasion falls during the full moon day of the month of Thai.
  • In Palani, at Sri Dhandayuthapani temple one of the Arupadai Veedu of Murugan, a ten-day festival is held during this month with the hoisting of flag.
  • The State Government has declared a holiday for the first time this year.
  • Devotees with fasting for days together also perform the Kavadi Attam and carry milk pots in their heads at Murugan temples on this day.

Tamil Nadu:
Capital : Chennai
CM : Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor : Banwarilal Purohit

Tamil Nadu – Thai Poosam being celebrated by Tamils with traditional gaiety & fervor.

17. Which state/UT has launched a helpline to help fishermen contact the department to find solutions to their grievances?
C)Jammu & Kashmir
Answer: D)Puducherry

  • The Department of Fisheries and Fishermen Welfare in Puducherry has launched a helpline to help fishermen contact the department to find solutions to their grievances.
  • Helpline number – 0413-2227289.
  • Transponders would be supplied to fishermen at subsidised rate which would help them pass on information to boat owners or to the department whenever they faced hardships during their fishing operations.
  • The cost of each transponder is ₹15,000 and the government would provide ₹5,000 as subsidy.
  • Fishermen would have to incur only ₹10,000 as their contribution to get the transponder.
    She also detailed various centrally sponsored schemes for fishermen involving an investment of ₹34.85 crore.

Capital: Pondicherry
CM : V Narayanasamy
Governor : Kiran Bedi

Puducherry – Helpline to assist fishermen.


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