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Current Affairs for Cseet Part 1

1. The Indian Space Research Organization will adopt how many ATLs across the country to facilitate mentoring and coaching of students in cutting edge technologies related to space?

Answer: 100 Atal Tinkering Labs

2. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently asked the Higher Education Institutes across the country to establish an office for ________________________.

Answer: International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs will be an integral part of internationalisation of higher education in India.

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently flagged off the world’s first ‘double-stack long-haul’ container train from ________________ in Haryana to New Kishanganj, Rajasthan.

Answer: New Ateli

Also dedicated 306 km long New Rewari-Madar Section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) tonation connecting Haryana to Rajasthan.

4. Name the recently launched innovative paint developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission.

Answer: Khadi Prakritik Paint

It is an eco-friendly, non-toxic paint, and is a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties with main Ingredient as cow dung.

5. Which country has been chosen as ‘Country in Focus’ for 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?

Answer: Bangladesh

6. National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have jointly launched a software for students across the country to create and modify 3D digital designs with free flow of creativity and imagination. Name the software.

Answer: CollabCAD Software

7. Which state will become India’s prime producer of Vanadium— a high-value metal used in strengthening steel?

Answer: Arunachal Pradesh

8. Which Indian state has become the first state to establish ‘Fire Park’ to educate and bring awareness on basic fire safety measures among the people, particularly the students?

Answer: Odisha

9. The Union Cabinet has recently approved India-UAE Memorandum of Understanding for


Answer: Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

The MoU provides sharing of knowledge between the countries It will also allow to share information of data from satellites, radar, tide gauges, meteorological stations.

10. NASA has launched the most powerful rocket in the world on January 17, 2021, which was named as:

Answer: Space Launch System

The Space Launch System is to carry the first woman and the next man to the moon.

11. India and Japan have recently signed Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in the field of _______________________________.

Answer: Information and Communications Technology.

India and Japan will enhance cooperation in the field of telecom security, 5G technologies, submarine optical fibre cable system to islands of India.

12. Which country has organized 4th ‘One Planet Summit’ through videoconferencing to protect world’s biodiversity?

Answer: France

Theme: Let’s act together for nature! The Summit was organized in cooperation with UN and World Bank.

13. The United Nations recently released the report “International Migration 2020 Highlights”. According to the report, the Indian diaspora is the largest in the world with more than _____________ people from India were living outside India as of 2020.

Answer: 18 million

The other countries with large diaspora are Mexico, China, Russia and Syria. India’s diaspora is distributed across a number of major countries such as UAE (3.5 million), Saudi Arabia (2.5 million) and US (2.7 million).

The United States was the largest country of destination of international migrants. The US was followed by Germany, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the UK.

14. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas recently launched a campaign to spread awareness about clean energy. Name the campaign.

Answer: SAKSHAM (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav 2021)

It is a one-month long people centric fuel conservation campaign. The campaign is to be launched by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA).

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between PCRA and EESL for promotion of Energy Efficient PNG Stove on the occasion.

15. On January 15, 2021, the Government of India has launched the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 is to train how many candidates for a period of 1 year with an investment of Rs. 950 crores?

Answer: More than 1 lakh candidates

The third Phase is to be implemented by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Under the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, 729 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra are to be established and more than 200 ITIs are to be rolled out under Skill India mission

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