21st January 2024 Current Affairs & MCQ

Sources for current affairs on 21st January 2024 include Indian Express, Times of India (TOI), The Hindu, Hindustan Times, and Mint, PIB, All India Radio.

1. India-Myanmar Border Fencing
– The Home Ministry plans to fence the India-Myanmar border to restrict free movement.

2. Iran’s Sorayya Satellite Launch
– Iran successfully launched the Sorayya satellite into its highest orbit.

3. Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai
– Mumbai hosted the Kala Ghoda Art Festival.

4. WHO’s Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH)
– The World Health Organization launched GIDH for global knowledge and digital product sharing.

5. Microplastics in Bottled Water
– A study revealed that a liter of bottled water may contain over one lakh micro and nano plastic particles.

6. Malta Joins International Solar Alliance (ISA)
– Malta became the 119th country to join the International Solar Alliance.

7. Shashi Tharoor’s Award
– Shashi Tharoor received the “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur,” France’s highest civilian award.

8. Statehood Day Celebration
– Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura celebrated their 50th Statehood Day on January 21, 2022.

9. Asian Marathon Championships 2024
– Man Singh from India won the gold medal with a personal best time of 2:14:19 in Hong Kong.

10. “My School-My Pride” Campaign in Himachal Pradesh
– The Himachal Pradesh government launched the “My School-My Pride” campaign.

21st January 2024 Current Affairs MCQ

1. Question: Why does the Home Ministry plan to fence the India-Myanmar border?
– A) To promote tourism
– B) To restrict free movement
– C) To enhance trade
– D) To strengthen diplomatic ties
– Answer: B) To restrict free movement

2. Question: What achievement did Iran recently accomplish in space technology?
– A) Successful Mars landing
– B) Launch of a lunar rover
– C) Sorayya satellite launch
– D) International space station construction
– Answer: C) Sorayya satellite launch

3. Question: Where was the Kala Ghoda Art Festival held?
– A) New Delhi
– B) Mumbai
– C) Kolkata
– D) Chennai
– Answer: B) Mumbai

4. Question: What is the purpose of the World Health Organization’s GIDH?
– A) Climate change awareness
– B) Global digital product sales
– C) Sharing knowledge and digital products in health
– D) Space exploration initiatives
– Answer: C) Sharing knowledge and digital products in health

5. Question: According to a recent study, how many micro and nano plastic particles can be found in a liter of bottled water?
– A) 10,000
– B) 50,000
– C) 100,000
– D) 500,000
– Answer: C) 100,000

6. Question: Which number does Malta represent as the latest addition to the International Solar Alliance (ISA)?
– A) 50th
– B) 75th
– C) 100th
– D) 119th
– Answer: D) 119th

7. Question: What is the name of the award Shashi Tharoor recently received?
– A) Nobel Peace Prize
– B) Bharat Ratna
– C) Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
– D) Grammy Award
– Answer: C) Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

8. Question: Why did Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura celebrate their Statehood Day on January 21, 2022?
– A) Independence Day
– B) Formation of new governments
– C) North Eastern Region (Reorganization) Act of 1971
– D) Victory in a war
– Answer: C) North Eastern Region (Reorganization) Act of 1971

9. Question: Who claimed the gold medal at the Asian Marathon Championships 2024?
– A) Usain Bolt
– B) Man Singh
– C) Mo Farah
– D) Eliud Kipchoge
– Answer: B) Man Singh

10. Question: Which Indian state recently launched the “My School-My Pride” campaign?
– A) Punjab
– B) Haryana
– C) Himachal Pradesh
– D) Uttarakhand
– Answer: C) Himachal Pradesh

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