According to the India State of Forest Report, 2019, how much forest cover is prone to forest fires?
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released India State of Forest Report, 2019. The report predominantly talks about forest cover in the country. The report also mentions about forest fires in the country. According to the report, 21.4% of Indian forests are prone to forest fires.
What is the theme of 107th Indian Science Congress?
A. Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology
B. Science and Technology for Human Development
C. Science and Technology: Rural Development
D. Science for shaping the future of India
The 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 3, 2019 at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru.107th Indian Science Congress theme: “Science and Technology: Rural Development”.
Who laid the foundation stone for the ‘Bharat Darshan Park’ in New Delhi?
A. R. K. Singh
B. Hardeep Singh Puri
C. Durga Shanker Mishra
D. Piyush Goyal
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri lays foundation stone for the ‘Bharat Darshan Park’ in New Delhi that will have replicas of monuments built from scrap material.
Zoran Zaev, who recently resigned as the Prime Minister of which country?
C. North Macedonia
On January 3, 2020, North Macedonia Prime Minister (PM) Zoran Zaev submitted his resignation. His resignation paves a way to form a new caretaker government under the country’s former interior minister Oliver Spasovski until April 12, 2020 election.
Which of the following mountaineers recently climbed Mt. Vinson Massif?
A. Prince Kapoor
B. Anamika Singhal
C. Malavath Poorna
D. Aditya Majumdar
Malavath Poorna, who has won laurels for scaling Mount Everest thereby becoming the youngest girl in the world to achieve the feat, has added another feather to her cap by conquering Mt. Vinson Massif, the Antarctica continents highest mountain peak (4,987 metres).
Who recently launched an awareness campaign on CAA in Jaipur?
A. Rajnath Singh
B. Amit Shah
C. Prakash Javadekar
D. Nirmala Sitharaman
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on January 5 launched a door-to-door awareness campaign on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Jaipur. She launched the campaign at Kagzimohalla, Khudabaksh chowk in Sanganer and accused the Opposition of spreading misinformation about the new citizenship law.
Hameed Khan, who recently passed away at 67 was a famous person of which field?
A. Tabla Player
Hameed Khan, a noted sitar exponent and descendant of renowned sitarist UstadRahimat Khan, passed away at his residence in Dharwad on January 4. He was 69. He is survived by wife Fareeda, son Mohsin Khan (a musician) and daughter Arma Khan (an artist).
Bhim Chandra Jana was a freedom fighter who recently died at 107. Which state did he belong?
B. West Bengal
Centenarian freedom fighter Bhim Chandra Jana has died of old age-related ailments in West Bengal’s Howrah district. He died at his residence in Marotala under Shyampur police station limits. Jana was 107 and is survived by six sons and six daughters and their children.
ISRO has set up an academic centre to provide 2 crore grants at which institute?
A. NIT Trichy
B. NIT Delhi
C. NIT Surathkal
D. NIT Warangal
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set up a regional academic centre for space at the National Institute of Technology (NITK) at Surathkal in Karnataka’s southwest Dakshina Kannada district. ISRO will provide two crore grants annually to NIT for the R&D projects and promotional activities throughout the year.
Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is to be set up in which state?
In January 2020, a turtle rehabilitation Centre is to be set up in Bihar’s Bhagalpur forest. The centre will shelter more than 500 turtles and is to be spread over half a hectare.
Which company will be manufacturing LED TVs for Samsung India Electronics?
A. NTL Electronics
B. Cubix Control Systems
C. Dixon Technologies
D. GSP Electronics
South Korean electronics Samsung and Noida-based Dixon Technologies jointly manufacture LED televisions in India. The electronics maker will manufacture television sets for the consumer goods giant at its facility in Tirupati.
Which state won the men’s title at the senior National volleyball championships?
A. Tamil Nadu
In the men’s final, Tamil Nadu dashed the hopes of Railways, winning 3-1 (25-18, 25-21, 21-25, 25-23). Kerala men, who lost to Railways in the semifinal, finished third by defeating Karnataka in the losers’ final (25-21, 26-24, 25-19).
Who won the Global child prodigy award 2020?
A. Sucheta Satish
B. Preeti Shenoy
C. Sudha Murty
D. Anita Nair
A Dubai-based Indian girl, Sucheta Satish (14), who sings in 120 languages, has won the ‘100 Global Child Prodigy Award 2020’ in the category of singing. The award ceremony was held in Ashok Hotel, Delhi.
Who recently became only the fourth batsman to hit six sixes in an over in T20 cricket?
A. Leo Carter
B. Tim Seifert
C. Daniel Flynn
D. Craig Cachopa
Canterbury batsman Leo Carter hit six sixes in an over on January 5, becoming only the fourth batsman to achieve the feat in T20 cricket, both domestic and international. The unfortunate bowler on this occasion was left-arm spinner Anton Devcich, bowling for Northern Districts, during the T20 Super Smash tournament at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Which Indian all-rounder has recently retired from all forms of cricket?
A. Ravindra Jadeja
B. Irfan Pathan
C. Krunal Pandya
D. Suresh Raina
All-rounder Irfan Pathan on January 4 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending an injury-ridden career that prevented him from realising his true potential. The 35-year-old’s retirement was on expected lines, considering he last played a competitive game in February 2019 during the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy for Jammu and Kashmir.
How many UPI transactions were made in the month of December?
A. 3.7 billion
B. 1.8 billion
C. 2.4 billion
D. 1.3 billion
Unified Payments Interface (UPI) raised 1.3 billion transactions in December at National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI). These transactions were 7% higher than in October and 111% higher on a year-on-year basis.
What is the theme of the 28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020?
A. Environment and Climate Change
B. Books for Readers with Special Needs
C. Manushi – Books Written on and by Women
D. Gandhi: the writers’ Writer
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurates the 28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020. Theme: Gandhi: The Writers’ Writer.