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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz-7th Jan 2021

1. Which fashion designer and founder of the iconic eponymous clothing brand, died in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on 7 January?

Ritu Kumar
Sunil Sethi
Ritu Beri
Satya Paul
2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation the 306-Kilometre long New Rewari - New Madar Section of the _______________ Dedicated Freight Corridor on 7th January 2021. He also flagged off through video conference the world's first Double Stack Long Haul 1.5-Kilometre long Container Train hauled by electric traction from New Ateli -New Kishangarh through video conference.
3. Centre has said that over three crore new connections have been provided under Jal Jeevan Mission. Reviewing the progress of Jal Jeevan Mission, a Flagship programme of the Government, Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Rattanlal Kataria informed that since Independence till August 2019, a total of 3.23 Crore rural households out of 18.93 crore rural households had tap water connections. He said, in a short span of one year alone, 3.04 Crore new connections have already been provided to rural households under this mission. Which state is the first State to provide 100 per cent piped connection?
4. India has called for introspection within UN Security Council over the lack of representation of African countries among its permanent members. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, even though more than half of the issues on the agenda of the Security Council are related to Africa, the African continent does not even have a single voice amongst the permanent membership to defend its own interests. He said, the world body needs to correct this historical anomaly, and collectively support the ____________ consensus.
5. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that China has denied entry to the international experts' team due to arrive in ________ to probe the origins of COVID-19. Two members were on their way to China when they were told that they did not have necessary clearances from China to enter the country. The long-awaited probe by a 10 members expert team was agreed upon by Beijing after many months of negotiations with the WHO, which was expected to begin investigations in January 2021.

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