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January 2021 Top Current Affairs MCQ Questions

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Current affairs are one of the most important topics that play a big role to get selection in any competitive examination. so it is necessary that you continuously update your current affairs knowledge. In this article, I am sharing some of the most exam relevant Current affairs questions that may be you will see in upcoming competitive examinations.

1. Which country has become the first one to roll out the low-cost Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine?
a) Britain
b) the US
c) India
d) France

(a) Britain 
Britain became the first nation in the world on January 4, 2020 to roll out the low-cost and easily transportable Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. An 82-year-old man, dialysis patient Brian Pinker, became the first in the world on January 4th to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. He received his first vaccine dose at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital.

2. Which state will host the 51st International Film Festival of India?
a) Karnataka
b) Goa
c) Maharashtra
d) Delhi

(b) Goa
The 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in the Indian state of Goa from January 16-24, 2021. The festival will open with Indian premiere ‘Another Round’ by Thomas Vinterberg.

3. India and ADB signed a $231 million loan agreement for the construction of a 120 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant in which state?
a) Tripura
b) Meghalaya
c) Assam
d) Nagaland

 (d) Nagaland
India signed a $231 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on December 30, 2020 to construct a 120 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant in Assam to boost electricity generation capacity in the state.

4. Which nation has sanctioned international protocol to abolish the death penalty?
a) Armenia
b) Turkmenistan
c) Afghanistan
d) Kazakhstan

(d) Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a law that sanctions the ‘Second Optional Protocol’ to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The protocol entails a formal commitment to abolishing the death penalty.

5. Which state government will launch the ‘Kisan Kalyan Mission’ for the farmers?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Punjab
d) Haryana

(a) Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh state government will launch a special program named ‘Kisan Kalyan Mission’ on January 6, 2021, to double the income of farmers of the state. The program will cover all the assembly constituencies of the state

6. The well-preserved remains of Ice Age Woolly Rhino were found in which nation?
a) Russia
b) Antarctica
c) Greece
d) Iceland

(a) Russia 
A well-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino was found in the permafrost in Yakutia, Russia’s extreme north with many of its internal organs still intact. The remains of the animal are so well-preserved that most of its soft tissues are still intact, including a part of the intestines, thick hair and a lump of fat.

7. When is World Braille Day celebrated?
a) January 4th
b) January 3rd
c) January 2nd
d) January 1st

(a) January 4th
World Braille Day is celebrated on January 4th to commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille for the vision-impaired people. Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809 in the town of Coupvray in northern France.

8. Which nation plans to enrich uranium to up to 20 percent purity at Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant?
a) Iran
b) Israel
c) Russia
d) Ukraine

(a) Iran 
Iran plans to enrich uranium to up to 20 percent purity at Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant, according to UN nuclear watchdog – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This would take Iran’s nuclear enrichment program to pre-2015 levels.

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