Current Affairs 14 January 2021

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Appointments/Resignations

Dushyant Dave resigned as SCBA president.

  • Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Dushyant Dave resigned from his post with immediate effect.

Banking/Economy News

ICICI Bank ties up with Niyo to issue prepaid cards to MSMEs.

  • ICICI Bank and fintech company Niyo on 14th January 2021 announced a tie-up to issue prepaid cards to workers of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
  • MSMEs will now be able to get ‘ICICI Bank Niyo Bharat Payroll Card’ powered by Visa.
  • With this, MSMEs can upload the salaries of their workers on the card, which the workers can then utilise as per their need in a seamless manner.
  • The ‘ICICI Bank Niyo Bharat Payroll Card’ allows an individual to receive funds up to Rs 1 lakh into the card account.

Defence News

DRDO developed India’s First Indigenously 9mm Machine Pistol.

  • India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been jointly developed by DRDO and Indian Army. Infantry School, Mhow and DRDO’s Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune.
  • The weapon is aptly named “Asmi” meaning “Pride”, “Self-Respect” & “Hard Work”.
  • Defence Minister: Rajnath Singh
  • DRDO Cheif: G. Sateesh Reddy

Coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil’ concluded.

  • Exercise Sea Vigil, the two-day coastal defence exercise was concluded on 13th January 2021.
  • The exercise involved deployment of the entire coastal security apparatus and more than 110 surface assets of Indian Navy and Coast Guard participated in the exercise.
  • Defence Minister: Rajnath Singh

Important Days

Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed every year on 14th January.

  • Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day is celebrated on 14th of January every year to honour services rendered by veterans of the Army.
  • This year is being celebrated as Swarnim Vijay Varsh.
  • It marks the 50th Anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War.
  • Defence Minister: Rajnath Singh

International News

Donald Trump becomes the first U.S. President to be impeached twice.

  • President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time on January 13, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

National News

Hisar Airport inaugurated Under RCS-UDAN.

  • (Hisar Airport becomes 54th airport under the UDAN Scheme).
  • First flight to the newly constructed Hisar airport in Haryana from Chandigarh was flagged off today (14 January 2021) under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN).
  • The flight was flagged off by Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister, Haryana.
  • To date, 307 routes and 54 airports including 5 heliports and 2 Water Aerodromes have been operationalized under the UDAN scheme.

Jan Aushadi Kendras record sales of Rs 484 Crore this Financial Year.

  • In the financial year 2020-2021 (up to 12th January 2021), sales worth Rs. 484 Cr were recorded at the 7064 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras across all districts of the country selling quality generic medicines.
  • This figure is 60% higher than the corresponding figures of the previous financial year.
  • Ayush Minister: Shripad Naik

Obituaries News

D Prakash Rao passed away.

  • Noted social activist D Prakash Rao passed away on 14th January 2021. He was 63.
  • He was known for his contribution towards imparting education to slum and orphan children in Cuttack.
  • He was also the awardee of Padma Shri.

Sports News

Sophie Devine smashed the fastest century in women’s T20.

  • New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine struck the fastest women’s T20 century on 14 January 2021, reaching the ton in just 36 balls in the ongoing domestic Super Smash tournament.

Current Affairs Quiz Questions Answers

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           Current Affairs 14 January 2021 Quiz and Answers

1. Name the Supreme Court Bar Association President, who resigned from his post?
a) Vilebhai Patil
b) Amol Madhukar
c) Dushyant Dave
d) Vikram Sharma

Correct Answer: C (Dushyant Dave)

Explanation: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Dushyant Dave resigned from his post with immediate effect.

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2. With which bank, Fintech Niyo ties up to issue prepaid cards to MSMEs?
a) SBI
b) ICICI
c) Axis
d) HDFC

Correct Answer: B (ICICI)

Explanation: ICICI Bank and fintech company Niyo on 14th January 2021 announced a tie-up to issue prepaid cards to workers of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). MSMEs will now be able to get ‘ICICI Bank Niyo Bharat Payroll Card’ powered by Visa.

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3. Which organization developed India’s First Indigenously 9mm Machine Pistol?
a) Indian Army
b) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
c) Bhabha Atomic Research Center
d) Defence Research and Development Organization

Correct Answer: D (DRDO)

Explanation: India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been jointly developed by DRDO and Indian Army. Infantry School, Mhow and DRDO’s Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune.

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4. Name the Coastal defence exercise, that concluded on 13th January 2021.
a) Sea Observance
b) Sea Duty
c) Sea Patrol
d) Sea Vigil

Correct Answer: D (Sea Vigil)

Explanation: Exercise Sea Vigil, the two-day coastal defence exercise was concluded on 13th January 2021. The exercise involved deployment of the entire coastal security apparatus and more than 110 surface assets of Indian Navy and Coast Guard participated in the exercise.

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5. When is Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day observed every year?
a) 15 January
b) 15 March
c) 14 January
d) 21 July

Correct Answer: C (14 January)

Explanation: Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day is celebrated on 14th of January every year to honour services rendered by veterans of the Army. This year is being celebrated as Swarnim Vijay Varsh. It marks the 50th Anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War.

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6. Which of the following Airport becomes 54th airport, inaugurated under the UDAN scheme?
a) Kanpur
b) Nasik
c) Hisar
d) Kota

Correct Answer: C (Hisar)

Explanation: Hisar Airport becomes 54th airport under the UDAN Scheme).
First flight to the newly constructed Hisar airport in Haryana from Chandigarh was flagged off today (14 January 2021) under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN).

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7. Who of the following smashed the fastest century in women’s T20?
a) Sophie Devine
b) Ellyse Perry
c) Alyssa Healy
d) Deepti Sharma

Correct Answer: A (Sophie Devine)

Explanation: New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine struck the fastest women’s T20 century on 14 January 2021, reaching the ton in just 36 balls in the ongoing domestic Super Smash tournament.

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8. Name the social activist, Padma Shri awardee, who passed away recently.
a) Madhukar Rao
b) Anmol Tripathi
c) D. Prakash Rao
d) Vibhuti Shankar

Correct Answer: C (D. Prakash Rao)

Explanation: Noted social activist D Prakash Rao passed away on 14th January 2021. He was 63. He was known for his contribution towards imparting education to slum and orphan children in Cuttack. He was also the awardee of Padma Shri.

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