GK Quiz for Current and Static Events: 6th January 2021

Go through the GK Quiz below based on current and static events. Solve all questions and go through explanatory articles linked to them to have a better understanding of the most important topics of 6th January 2021
Created On: Jan 6, 2021 10:35 IST
Modified On: Jan 6, 2021 21:01 IST
GK Quiz 2021
GK Quiz 2021

The GK Quiz listed below has been prepared to help the candidates prepare for various competitive exams like UPSC, SSC CGL, Bank PO, NDA, NA etc. Take the quiz extremely seriously to  be well prepared for your exams

  1. Among the following who has cancelled their scheduled visit to India?
  1. Xi Jinping
  2. Boris Jhonson
  3. Justin Trudeau
  4. Joe Biden

Ans. b

Explanation: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on January 4, 2021, cancelled his planned trip to India to be the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade 2021. Johnson has cancelled his visit saying that it is important for him to remain in the United Kingdom to focus on the domestic response to the virus. Read Details here

  1. Which University is developing wooden satellites recently?
  1. Shanghai University
  2. Oxford University
  3. Kyoto University
  4. Hokkaido University

Ans. c

Explanation: A Japanese Company and Kyoto University have decided to collaborate to develop the world’s first wooden satellites by 2023. The research has already started on tree growth and the use of wooden materials in space.

  1. Which of the following viruses is the cause of Avian Influenza?
  1. H1N1 Virus
  2. H5N1 Virus
  3. Influenza Virus
  4. H2N5 virus

Ans. b

Explanation: Bird flu is a highly infectious and severe respiratory disease in birds caused by the H5N1 influenza virus. It can infect humans as well. As of now, there have been no signs of human-to-human transmissions, as per the World Health Organisation.

  1. Choose the correct statement out of the following regarding bird flu.

i) This is caused by Avian Influenza Type B virus

ii) The disease was first detected in geese in China 

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

Ans. b

Explanation: Avian influenza is a disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses. The virus was first detected in 1996 in China where geese were infected by it.  Also Read| What is Avian Influenza? Know the cause of Bird Flu, how it spreads, its effect on humans here

  1. A new and deadly ‘Disease X’ has been discovered in which country recently?

a) Uganda

b) Angola

c) Zambia

d) The Democratic Republic of Congo

Ans. d

Explanation: The scientist who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 has warned against an unknown number of new and potentially fatal viruses faced by humanity, among which is a deadly disease called 'Disease X'. This came after a woman from a remote town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was found suffering from symptoms of a hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, which could have been caused by an unidentified deadly pathogen. 

  1. Regarding the new KIAD railway station answer the correct statement out of the following

i) There are 5 train services that have begun on an immediate basis

ii) There are also bus and shuttle services that are available from the station to the airport

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The facility was initiated on January 4, 2020. There are also shuttle bus services operated by Bangalore International Airport to various parts inside it free of cost.  The southwestern railway has opened 5 new routes with 5 new trains running from 4:45 AM to 9 PM between KSR Bengaluru city to KIAD.  Also Read| About Train Services from KIAD To Bengaluru city

  1. India’s first pollinator park has been opened in?
  1. Bhimtal
  2. Moradabad
  3. Haldwani
  4. Valley of flowers

Ans. c

Explanation: India's first 'Pollinator Park' opened in Uttarakhand's Haldwani (Nanital district) on 29 December 2020 and is spread over 4 acres of land. Uttarakhand Forest Department dedicated the newly built Pollinator Park to the Public. 

  1. Regarding India’s pollinator park choose the wrong statement

i) The park is opened on New Year day, that is on January 1, 2021

ii) The endemic species of honeybee 'Apiscerana Indica' have been reared in the park.

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

Ans. a

Explanation: India's first 'Pollinator Park' opened in Uttarakhand's Haldwani (Nanital district) on 29 December 2020. More than 40 pollinator species have been reared in the park which includes various species of birds, butterflies, honeybees, moths, beetles, wasps, bats and small mammals. The endemic species of honeybee 'Apiscerana Indica' have also been reared in the park. Also Read| India's first Pollinator Park opens in Uttarakhand's Haldwani: Here's all you need to know

  1. Which country is replacing South Korea as the co-chair of Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP)?

a) India

b) China 

c) Malaysia

d) Japan 

Ans. a

Explanation: India will be the co-chair of Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) for the next three years after successfully increasing the population of wild animals such as lions, tigers, and leopards by protecting their habitats. India will be replacing South Korea, which had held the position till November 2020. 

  1. Regarding Mumbai Ahmedabad, Bullet train choose the correct statement

i) The train will run at an approx speed of 320km/hr

ii) As per Indian Railway Vision 2020" launched in December 2009, seven routes were proposed of which one is Mumbai Ahmedabad route. 

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The Indian Railways Ministry prepared "Indian Railway Vision 2020" in December 2009, in which seven routes were proposed. Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed ​​Rail (MAHSR) project (MAHSR Project) is expected to be completed by 2023. The bullet train will run at an average speed of 320 km/hr, with a top speed of 350 km/hr. 

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