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11. 

India's first e-waste clinic is to be inaugurated in which city?

A. Amravati
B. Bhopal
C. New Delhi
D. Ahmedabad

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India's first e-waste clinic is to be inaugurated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 24 January. It was jointly set up by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The e-waste clinic will be started on the basis of a three-month pilot project.

12. 

What is the theme of International Day of Education 2020?

A. Education: A Key Driver for Inclusion and Empowerment
B. Families, education and well-being
C. Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace
D. Indigenous Peoples' Right to Education

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

International Day of Education is observed on 24 January every year. The day aims to celebrate the role of education for peace and development. The day aims to remind that without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all. The day reminds the countries that it will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty without education. The theme for 2020 International Day is 'Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace'.

13. 

Which of the following will develop National Data and Analytics Platform?

A. RBI
B. NITI Aayog
C. Finance Ministry
D. National Development Council

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

NITI Aayog has announced that it is to develop the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) on 23 January. The platform aims to allow the stakeholders to access publicly available government data in a user-friendly manner. NDAP was released by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.

14. 

India's First war memorial for animals will come up in which city?

A. Chandigarh
B. Sonipat
C. New Delhi
D. Meerut

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Government is to set up a war memorial for animals in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The memorial will be set up at the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) Centre and College in Meerut. RVC is where the army breeds, rears, and trains dogs, mules and horses.

15. 

To improve the performance of the Goods and Service Tax Network, government of India has partnered with which company?

A. TCS
B. Wipro
C. Infosys
D. Cognizant

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The government is has partnered with Infosys to improve the performance of the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) filing portal on a permanent basis. Infosys is the managed service provider for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the country. GoI has worked several technological measures with Infosys. The measures will be announced by April 2020.