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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 14th January 2021

Answer the following GK questions and raise the bar of your preparation. As the exams for various government jobs are nearing, Jagran Josh brings you everyday quiz on static and current events. Take the quiz and check your status of preparation. 

  1. What is 'The Line' city?

i) It is a city in Saudi Arabia situated in a straight line 

ii) It is a 170 km long stretch of a city situated within NEOM  

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation:  The vision of 170 km long city with no cars, roads or carbon emissions called 'The Line' will be part of the $500 billion projects called 'NEOM'. Read all about NEOM here.

  1. Which of the following statements about project NEOM are correct?

i)  The vision of 170 km long city with no cars, roads or carbon emissions called 'The Line' will be part of the $500 billion projects called 'NEOM'.

ii) Project NEOM will be the worlds first clean energy city

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Project NEOM was announced in the year 2017 but has been plagued by scepticism and political controversy. NEOM is being built on the Red Sea in northwest Saudi Arabia. It can be imagined as a place where entrepreneurship and innovation would frame the course for this New Future. The city is being marketed as a new model for sustainable living, working and prospering. Saudi officials describe it as "the world's most ambitious project."

  1. In which article of the constitution is the creation of an autonomous state listed?
  1. 251
  2. 244
  3. 244A
  4. 241

Ans. c

Explanation: There has been a demand for the creation of an autonomous state within Assam and for this, a memorandum has been submitted to the Centre seeking the implementation of Article 244A.  Can Assam be an autonomous state? Read here

  1. What will happen if Assam turns into an autonomous state?

i) There will be a separate Prime Minister of the state

ii) A local legislature would be created

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: Implementation in Article 244A prescribes the formation of an autonomous State consisting of certain tribal areas of Assam and the creation of a local legislature or Council of Ministers. There will not be a separate Prime Minister. 

  1. Recently there has been the suspension of Parler. In regard to this choose the correct statement

i) Parler is a social networking App like Twitter

ii) The security features of Parler are very tight which is why it has been banned

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Parler is a social network platform that can be defined as something parallel to twitter. It has been accused of not having enough security measures to remove the harmful and violence-inciting content from it. Is Parler linked to attacks on US Capitol? Read details

  1. What is correct about National Atomic Timescale?

i) With the introduction of this India will become self-reliant in measuring the time within the range of a nanosecond.

ii) The time that can be measured will be of the accuracy of 1.1 nanoseconds. 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None 

Ans. a

Explanation: With the inauguration of National Atomic Timescale, India became Atma Nirbhar or self-reliant in measuring the time within the range of a nanosecond with an accuracy level of 2.8 Nanosecond. Now, Indian Standard Time matches the International Standard Time with the accuracy range of fewer than 3 nanoseconds. Read complete details here

  1. What was the theme of the National Meteorology Conclave this year?
  1. Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation
  2. Metrology for the new India
  3. Metrology in 2021
  4. Metrology for the extended growth 

Ans. a

Explanation: The National Meteorology Conclave was organised on its 75th year of inception by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi. The theme of the conclave was 'Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation'. 

  1. Recently the USA has dedicated this nation to be a state sponsor of terrorism
  1. Mexico
  2. Iran
  3. Pakistan
  4. Cuba 

Ans. d

Explanation: The United States on January 11, 2021 re-designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism for frequently providing support for the acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbour to the terrorists.

  1. Which country is responsible to create a vaccine for Ebola?
  1. Germany
  2. USA
  3. UK
  4. Switzerland

Ans. d

Explanation: The global stockpile of Ebola vaccines is being created in Switzerland. The vaccines are ready to be shipped to countries for emergency response. The stockpile is being created by four leading international health and humanitarian organisations-WHO, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to contain future outbreaks. Read all details here

  1. In regard to Quantum Key Distribution choose the correct statement

i) It is a theory based on the transmission of photons through optic fibre

ii) It has gained importance in recent cybersecurity events 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None 

Ans. c

Explanation: Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is nowadays getting much attention, basically among cybersecurity experts.QKD functions by transmitting hundreds of thousands of polarized light particles called photons through a fibre optic cable from one entity to another.  How can QKD save from data leak? Read here
Go through all the quizzes of January 2021 here. 

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