Daily Current Affairs Quiz : January 11, 2022
Published: January 11, 2022
1. The Special Protection Group Act, 1988 was passed to provide security to……….
[A] Nuclear Power Plants
[B] Prime Minister and former Prime Ministers
[C] India’s land borders
[D] India’s water borders
Correct Answer: B [Prime Minister and former Prime Ministers]
The Special Protection Group Act, 1988 was passed by the parliament after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
It aimed to provide for regulation of an armed force of the Union for providing security to the Prime Minister of India and the former Prime Ministers of India and members of their immediate families. It was extended to all former Prime Ministers and their immediate families after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated.
2. ‘’Abilympics” are the competitions held for Persons with Disabilities, in which field?
[C] Skill Demonstration
[D] Business Administration
Correct Answer: C [Skill Demonstration]
The National Competition of IndiaSkills 2021 has been organised by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). NSDC is the nodal agency for skill and entrepreneurship development, working under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
The event included ‘Abilympics’, a Skill Demonstration by Persons with Disabilities. IndiaSkill 2021 also introduced three new skills – Yoga, Shoe Making (Leather) and Garment Making (Leather).
3. ‘Hyderabad declaration’, which was seen in the news, is associated with?
[A] Climate Change
[C] Women Empowerment
[D] Covid-19 Protocol
Correct Answer: B [E-Governance]
The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DAPRG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), in collaboration with the Government of Telangana organized the 24th National Conference on e-Governance at Hyderabad.
The theme of this Conference is “India’s Techade: Digital Governance in a Post Pandemic World”. The Conference has unanimously adopted the Hyderabad declaration.
4. Sanjay Lake is a wetland located in which state/UT?
[B] New Delhi
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [New Delhi]
The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) is being carried out across seven wetlands in the NCR — Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhanauri and Surajpur wetlands in Greater Noida, Delhi Zoo and Sanjay Lake, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Najafgarh Jheel and the Yamuna River.
The census recorded only 13 species in the Sanjay Lake, down from 17 species recorded from 2019 to 2021. The two migratory species recorded were the Great Cormorant, which migrates from Southeast Asia, and the Eurasian Coot, which migrates from Temperate Asia.
5. Which group of countries participate in ‘Sea Dragon 22’ Military Exercise?
[A] Indo-Pacific countries
[B] QUAD Group
[C] Indian Ocean Rim Countries
[D] Balkan Countries
Correct Answer: A [Indo-Pacific countries]
The US Navy announced that the Sea Dragon 22 exercise began along with the navies of India, Australia, Canada, Japan and South Korea.
It is a multi-lateral anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Pacific Ocean, participated by six Indo-Pacific nations. India, Japan, Australia and America are also part of the ‘QUAD’ group, and also participate in the Malabar exercise.
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