Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 8th January 2021

Take this Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers and enhance your general knowledge. These questions would help you to qualify any Government Job Exam. Take a look below.
Jan 8, 2021 10:35 IST
Modified On: Jan 8, 2021 10:56 IST
GK Quiz 2021
GK Quiz 2021

General Awareness is a must nowadays in case you wish to qualify any Government Job Exam. Various examiners like UPSC, SSC, IBPS grill the candidates on their knowledge of what is happening and what has happened. This series of GK quiz is thus based on both current affairs and the static events that provide you with an all-round development. Take a look at the questions below.

  1. What is the set of the strategy used by India to counter China’s string of pearls?
  1. Look East and Act East Policy
  2. Double Fish Hook strategy and necklace of diamonds 
  3. Necklace of pearls and Sagarmala Policy
  4. Love thy neighbour policy

Ans. b

Explanation:  Double Fish Hook' strategy is a speculated maritime strategy of India, along with 'Necklace of Diamonds' strategy to counter China's 'String of Pearls' strategy. To counter China's strategies in the Indian Ocean Region, India started strengthening its relations with its Eastern Indian Ocean neighbours such as Indonesia, Australia, and island nations in the Southern Indian Ocean region such as Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, and French territories spread across the Indian Ocean. Related Article| What is India's 'Double Fish Hook' Strategy?

  1. Which country is the double fish hook strategy inspired by?
  1. USA
  2. United Kingdon
  3. China
  4. Japan

Ans. a

Explanation: India's 'Double Fish Hook' strategy is expected to complement the fish hook strategy undertaken by the United States and its allies in the Pacific Ocean. 

  1. China’s string of pearls is targeting a few ports. Identify the wrong port of the following
  1. Chittagong
  2. Haldia 
  3. Gwadar
  4. Colombo

Ans. b

Explanation: China with its 'String of Pearls' strategy is creating a ring around India by its facilities at Chittagong (Bangladesh), Karachi and Gwadar port in Pakistan and Colombo, Hambantota (both in Sri Lanka), along with other facilities. 

  1. As per Schoolbag Policy 2020 choose the correct weight match as per the classes
  1. 1 to 2.2 kg for students of Classes I and II 
  2. 1.5 to 2.5 kg for Classes III, IV, and V
  3. 2 to 3 kg for Classes VI and VII
  4. 3.5 to 4 kg for Class VIII

Ans. c

Explanation: A circular has been issued by the Directorate of Education asking schools to follow the new 'School Bag Policy, 2020'. It is released by the Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Take a look at the weights as per the classes:

  • 1.6 to 2.2 kg for students of Classes I and II
  • 1.7 to 2.5 kg for Classes III, IV, and V
  • 2 to 3 kg for Classes VI and VII
  • 2.5 to 4 kg for Class VIII
  • 2.5 to 4.5 kg for Classes IX and X and
  • 3.5 to 5 kg for Classes XI and XII
  1. Which of the following cities have not implemented the Light House Projects 
  1. Tripura
  2. Jharkhand
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Telangana 

Ans. d

Explanation: PM Modi has laid the foundation of the Light House Projects under the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) at six different sites across six states in India. The states that are included are Tripura, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh. What is Light House Policy

  1. The FSSAI has recently changed the regulations of trans fatty acids. Choose the correct statement from the following

i) Trans Fatty Acids, TFA in oils and fats to 3% for 2021 and 2% by 2022 

ii) The current permissible limit is of 5%

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has reduced the levels of trans fatty acids (TFA) in oils and fats to 3% for 2021 and 2% by 2022 from the current permissible limit of 5%. It has been done through an amendment to the Food and Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulations. Read details here. 

  1. What is flue gas desulphurisation? Choose the correct statement of the following:

i) It is the removal of Sulphur Dioxide. 

ii) The plant of flue gas desulphurisation removes sulphur dioxides from the flue gas produced by boilers, furnaces, and other sources

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

Ans. c

Explanation: Desulphurisation is the removal of Sulphur Dioxide. The plant of flue gas desulphurisation removes sulphur dioxides from the flue gas produced by boilers, furnaces, and other sources.  Details here. 

  1. As per Sagarmala Seaplane Service, choose the correct statement

i) It is being implemented under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) framework through prospective airline operators

ii) The project execution and implementation would be through Sagarmala Development Company Ltd (SDCL)

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

Ans. c

Explanation: The Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways has recently started the operations of the seaplane services, on several routes. It is being implemented under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) framework through prospective airline operators. The project execution and implementation would be through Sagarmala Development Company Ltd (SDCL). It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. What is Sagarmala Seaplane?

  1. Which fashion designer has passed away in January 2021?
  1. Satya Paul
  2. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
  3. Neeta Lulla
  4. Manish Arora

Ans. a

Explanation: Renowned Fashion designer Satya Paul passed away on January 6, 2021. He was 79. He was known for giving a contemporary and modern look to the Indian saree. 

  1. The centre recently decided to form a committee for the protection of language, culture and land of this region. Which state has it happened it? 
  1. J&K
  2. Ladakh 
  3. Puducherry 
  4. Lakshadweep 

Ans. b

Explanation: The centre has decided to form a committee for the protection of the language, culture and land of the Union Territory of Ladakh. 

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