1.What is India’s rank in the “Global Firepower Index 2021” that ranks the countries based on their potential military strength?
2.Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Somnath Temple Trust?
D.Anandi Ben Patel
3.Who has been assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of AYUSH during the hospitalization and treatment of AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik following a road accident?
4.Renowned personality Dr V Shanta passed away recently, she was a famous ________.
5.Which state government has announced to increase the number of days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) from 100 to 150?
6.With which country India has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on a basic partnership framework for operation of the ‘specified skilled worker’ (SSW) system?
7.Who will become the first woman fighter to fly fighter plane in Republic Day parade?
8.Which state will open India’s first labor movement museum?
9.Who won the singles title at Yonex Thailand Open?
A.Carolina Marin and Viktor
B.Carolina Marin and Sania
C.Sania and Viktor
D.None of these
10.Which country invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G-7 summit?
11.Consider the following statements related to Adaptation Gap Report 2020:
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
C.Both 1 and 2
D.Neither 1 nor 2
12.Consider the following statements related to ‘Jal Utsav’ in Madhya Pradesh:
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A.1 and 2 are correct
B.1 and 3 are correct
C.2 and 3 are correct
D.All of the above
13.Consider the following statements related to Exercise Desert Knight 21:
14.Consider the following statements:
The list of which country has the most powerful army in the world has been released. 133 countries have been included in this list. In which India got the fourth place. The first number is followed by the United States, followed by Russia and China.
About Global Firepower Index, 2021
PM Narendra Modi has been unanimously appointed as the chairman of Shree Somnath Trust (SST).After former PM Morarji Desai, Narendra Modi is the second Prime Minister who has been appointed the chairman of the temple trust. As per trust records, PM Modi has become the eighth chairman of the trust. As per the records, Desai had served as the chairman between 1967 and 1995.
The post of the Somnath Trust’s chairman fell vacant after the death of the incumbent, former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, in October last year. Patel had served as the chairman for 16 years (2004-2020). Other trustees include BJP leader LK Advani, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat-based scholar JD Parmar and businessman Harshvardhan Neotia.
Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju has been given the additional charge of Ministry of AYUSH. He has been assigned the position temporarily due to hospitalization of AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik following a road accident. This temporary arrangement will be valid till Shripad Naik resumes his work related to AYUSH Ministry. AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
Renowned oncologist Dr V Shanta (93 years) passed away in Chennai, following chest pain.She was known for her work on cancer care and for building the Cancer Institute with her mentor.She was the chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai.Awards: Padma Shri in 1986, Padma Bhushan in 2006, Padma Vibhushan in 2016 and Ramon Magsaysay awards in 2005.She was also the member of the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission for Health.
In a move to encourage employment opportunities, Uttarakhand Government has announced that the number of working days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) will be increased from 100 to 150, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said .While addressing the gathering at his office, Rawat said that government will increase the number of working days from 100 to 150 under MGNREGA and the entire cost will be borne by the state government.This decision was taken during a meeting of the State Employment Guarantee Council held .Uttarakhand is expected to conduct Assembly polls in 2022.
India and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on a basic partnership framework for the operation of the ‘specified skilled worker’ (SSW) system. SSW is a new status of residence created in Japan in April 2019, to accept foreign nationals who have a certain level of expertise and skill. Indian nationals with certain professional and language skills will be eligible to work under the SSW system. There are 14 specified industry fields that fall under SSW.
Indian Air Force women fighter pilot Bhavna Kant will become the first woman fighter pilot to attend the Republic Day Parade to be held on 26 January 2021. They will participate in the parade in the tableau of the Indian Air Force (IAF), whose theme is ‘Make in India’.
About Bhawana Kanth:
2021 Republic Day Parade
India’s first Labour Movement Museum will be launched in Kerala’s houseboat tourism hub, Alappuzha showcasing the history of world labour movement. It will feature huge repository of documents that showed labour movements across the continents and impacted Alappuzha, the cradle of the labour movement in the country. It is launched as part of the LDF government’s second 100-day programme. New Model Cooperative Society Ltd has been converted into the Labour Movement Museum.
Badminton World Federation (BWF) conducted Yonex Thailand Open Super 1000 badminton tournament from 12 to 17 January 2021.The Yonex Thailand Open Super 1000 badminton tournament was held from 12 January 2021 to 17 January 2021. It was the first badminton tournament of 2021 by Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Winners of Singles Title:
Winners of Doubles Title:
Winners of Mixed Doubles:
The United Kingdom has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the G7 Summit as a guest. The G7 Summit is to be held in June this year. The G7, made up of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and the EU, is the only forum where the world’s most influential and open societies and advanced economies are brought together for close-knit discussions.
G 7 Summit 2021
Which organizations are called in G-7
The institutions called in its conferences are
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently released the 5th edition of Adaptation Gap Report 2020. UNEP has recently honoured PM Narendra Modi with “Champions of the Earth” award in the leadership category for his pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and for his unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022‟.
Rise in Temperature
Impact of Pandemic
About the United Nations Environment Programme
It works on 7 broad thematic areas:
Other Reports of UNEP
Damhedi village of Anuppur District of Madhya Pradesh celebrated ‘Jal Utsav’ recently to welcome tap water connections in their households.
About Jal Jeevan Mission
The fund sharing pattern between the
Village Action Plan (VAP):
Every village will prepare a Village Action Plan (VAP) which will have three components:
Need for and significance of the Mission:
The Exercise Desert Knight 21between Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace) will be held recently at Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
About Exercise Desert Knight 21.
What is the aim of this exercise?
What is unique about this exercise?
Defence Exercises between India and France
TRIFED and IFFDC entered into an MoU to work for tribal livelihood generation.Both the organizations have agreed to partner with each other to organise training programmes for tribal artisans in the area of entrepreneurship skill and business development.They will also collaborate further to identify and implement CSR initiatives. TRIFED has been actively exploring convergences with various like-minded organizations to continue the mission towards tribal empowerment.
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