1. Which nation’s Prime Minister has been expelled from his ruling party?
a) Bangladesh
b) Japan
c) Nepal
d) Sri Lanka

Answer (c) Nepal 
Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli has been expelled from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) over his decision to dissolve the Parliament. The Prime Minister was removed from the party by a Central Committee at a meeting of the party’s splinter group held on January 24, 2021.

2. Elon Musk’s SpaceX created a world record on January 24, 2021 by launching how many satellites on one rocket?
a) 126
b) 143
c) 136
d) 154

Answer (b) 143
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has created a new record by launching 143 satellites aboard one rocket on January 24, 2021. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

3. Which state celebrated the golden jubilee of its statehood day on January 25, 2021?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Gujarat
d) Rajasthan

Answer (a) Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh celebrated the golden jubilee of its Statehood Day on January 25, 2021. On January 25, 1971, Himachal Pradesh had become India’s 18th state.

4. Who among the following has decided to retire from franchise cricket?
a) Chris Gayle
b) Lasith Malinga
c) Aaron Finch
d) Faf Du Plessis

Answer (b) Lasith Malinga
Sri Lankan bowling legend, Lasith Malinga has decided to retire from franchise cricket. He was a part of the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League. The speedster had informed his decision to the Mumbai Indians management earlier this month, making himself unavailable for the champion side’s retention wish list.

5. Team India created history on January 19, 2021 by defeating Australia in which among the following venues for the first time in 32 years?
a) Adelaide Oval
b) The MCG
d) The Gabba

Answer (d) The Gabba
Injury-hit Team India created history on January 19, 2021 by beating Australia by three wickets in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba and retaining the prestigious Border-Gavaskar trophy. India claimed the series 2-1. This was Australia’s first defeat in 32 years at their fortress, The Gabba.