Daily Current Affairs Quiz: January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021 May 21, 2021
1. Rajendra Kumar Bhandarim, who was seen in news recently, is the winner of which award?
[A] Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar
[B] Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
[C] Jeevan Raksha Awards
[D] Ashoka Chakra
Correct Answer: A [Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar]
The Ministry of Home Affairs has recently announced the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for 2021.
As per the notification, Rajendra Kumar Bhandari has been selected in the individual category of the award, while the Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) has been selected for the award in the institutional category.
2. Ayushman CAPF scheme is a joint initiative of National Health Authority (NHA) and which Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Defence
[B] Ministry of Home Affairs
[C] Ministry of Education
[D] Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Home Affairs]
Union Home Minster Amit Shah launched Ayushman CAPF scheme, which will benefit around 10 lakh personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and their family members.
The scheme is a joint initiative of National Health Authority (NHA) with the Ministry of Home Affairs. Cashless and paperless medical treatment will be given to the beneficiaries at 24,000 hospitals in the country.
3. ‘Shagun’ is a flagship scheme of which Indian state/UT?
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Punjab]
Punjab is implementing a scheme named ‘Shagun’ under which financial assistance is provided for the marriage of daughter who belongs to the low-income family. It aims to prevent child marriages.
Recently, the Punjab government hiked the grant for the marriage of daughters of construction workers from Rs 31,000 to Rs 51,000.
4. The World Health Organization (WHO) has collaborated with which company to distribute Covid vaccines under Covax alliance?
[D] Johnson & Johnson
Correct Answer: A [Pfizer]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has collaborated with the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer recently.
As per the deal, 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine will be distributed for poor and lower-middle income countries under its COVAX programme.
5. Mohammed Ishtaye, who was seen in the news recently, is the Prime Minister of which country?
Correct Answer: A [Palestine]
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye was seen in the news recently as he had a discussion with the new UN envoy on reviving the stalled peace process.
The UN envoy Tor Wennesland, is the Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process. He also highlighted the openness of the country on any political process sponsored by the Quartet, comprising of the US, the UN, Russia and the European Union.
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