Daily Current Affairs Quiz : January 6, 2022
Published: January 6, 2022
1. Which Union Ministry has released draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP)?
[A] Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
[B] Ministry of Civil Aviation
[C] Ministry of Renewable Energy
[D] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Civil Aviation]
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has released draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP) for public feedback.
The policy seeks to propmote India’s potential for air sports and focuses on ensuring international best practices in safety. The vision of the policy is to make India as one of the top air sports nations by 2030.
2. ‘PM’s Excellence Award’ is being awarded for which sector?
[B] Public Administration
Correct Answer: B [Public Administration]
The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) awards the “Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration” since 2006.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh has recently launched the Web Portal for PM’s Excellence Award, whose registrations began. The prize money was doubled this year from 10 lakh rupees to 20 lakh rupees. The Scheme was restructured in 2020, to recognize the performance of District Collectors towards economic development of the District.
3. What is the annual export target of India, for the year 2021-22?
[A] $100 billion
[B] $200 billion
[C] $400 billion
[D] $500 billion
Correct Answer: C [$400 billion]
India exported goods worth $37.29 billion in December 2021, the highest ever in a month, as per the data released by the commerce and industry ministry.
India’s merchandise export in April-December was nearly $300 billion, which is an increase of 48.85 per cent year-on-year and 26 per cent against the same period in 2019. Hence, India has achieved three-fourths of its annual export target of $400 billion in the first 9 months of FY22. This is due to the high demand for engineering products, petroleum items, and gems and jewellery.
4. What is the theme declared for the DRDO Day 2021?
[A] Atmanirbhar Bharat
[C] Critical defence technologies
[D] Strength and Science
Correct Answer: B [Export]
DRDO observed the 63rd Foundation Day of its establishment on January 01, 2021. DRDO was established in 1958 with 10 laboratories to enhance the research work in Defence sector.
At present, DRDO is working with several areas including aeronautics, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation, advanced computing, simulation among others. DRDO Chairperson declared ‘Export’ as the theme of DRDO for 2021.
5. INSACOG is the forum set up by which country to monitor genome sequencing and variation of Covid strains?
Correct Answer: C [India]
Union Health Ministry of India set up the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) in 2020, to monitor genome sequencing and variation of Covid strains.
INSACOG is jointly initiated by the Union Health Ministry, along with Department of Biotechnology, CSIR and ICMR. An INSACOG Lab has asked States to temporarily pause sending COVID-19 positive samples.
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