Current Affairs Quiz: February 1, 2019

Current Affairs 1 February 2019 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 31 January 2019 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of January 31, 2019

  1. By which date, food regulator FSSAI issued a notification seeking a ban on the use of pins in tea bags by the food business operators?
    A)July 30th
    B)March 30th
    C)June 30th
    D)Feb 28th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Food regulator FSSAI issued a notification seeking a ban on the use of pins in tea bags by the food business operators by June 30.
  2. The new Campus of the National Museum Institute was inaugurated in which city?
    A)Chennai
    B)Gurugram
    C)Kanpur
    D)Noida
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The new Campus of the National Museum Institute was inaugurated by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javedkar. Four new courses that are Archaeology; Palaeography, Epigraphy and Numismatics; Structural Conservation and Cultural and Heritage Management, are expected to be commenced.

  3. Recently,Finance Commission formed a panel to resolve which state’s Rs 31000 crore food account issue?
    A)Haryana
    B)Punjab
    C)Uttrakhand
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a major fillip to Punjab’s persistent efforts for securing the waiver of Rs 31000 crore food account, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission NK Singh formed a committee to find ways of settling the matter.

  4. According to Finance Ministry,revenue collection under GST for January crossed how much amount?
    A)Rs 5 lakh crore
    B)Rs 1 lakh crore
    C)Rs 2 lakh crore
    D)Rs 4 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Revenue collection under GST for January crossed Rs 1 lakh crore. Total collection for the month of January last year was Rs 89,825 crore, the Finance Ministry said.

  5. Chanda Kochhar was recently terminated by the bank.She was the former CEO of which bank?
    A)Nainital Bank
    B)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C)HDFC Bank
    D)ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chanda Kochhar, who had resigned as CEO and MD of ICICI Bank nearly four months back, was terminated and all her entitlements were revoked by the bank. The action by the bank came six days after the CBI booked her along with her businessman husband Deepak Kochhar and Videocon MD Dhoot and a few others for criminal conspiracy in an alleged loan fraud case.

  6. Which social messaging app announced the “StartUp India Grand Challenge”.?
    A)Hike
    B)Instagram
    C)Whatsapp
    D)Telegram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In an effort to encourage entrepreneurs and small businesses in India, Facebook-owned messaging app Whatsapp announced the “StartUp India Whatsapp Grand Challenge”.

  7. In which city,ISRO has unveiled its Human Space Flight Centre?
    A)Chennai
    B)Gurugram
    C)Pune
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The state-run ISRO said it has unveiled a Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru.
  8. How many athletes names have been approved by the Sports Authority of India(SAI) to be included in the flagship Target Olympic Podium Scheme(TOPS)?
    A)23
    B)21
    C)20
    D)22
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Sports Authority of India(SAI) has approved the names of 23 athletes, including shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, from badminton, cycling, para-athletics and para-shooting fields, to be included in the flagship Target Olympic Podium Scheme(TOPS),ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,Paralympics and 2024 Olympics.
  9. Who was appointed as interim MD and CEO of Yes Bank?
    A)Chanda Kochhar
    B)Ajai Kumar
    C)Ravneet Singh Gill
    D)Kartikeya Acharya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Yes Bank announced the appointment of Ajai Kumar as its interim MD and CEO till Ravneet Singh Gill assumes office.

  10. Who assumed charge as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff?
    A)Sunil Lamba
    B)Ajit Singh
    C)G Ashok Kumar
    D)Bipin Rawat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM assumed charge as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff.

  11. Who took over as the new Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy?
    A)G Chandra Kumar
    B)Ajit Kumar P
    C)Girish Luthra
    D)M S Pawar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P. a missiles specialist, took over as the new Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

  12. Pahang’s Sultan Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah was sworn in as the 16th king of which country?
    A)Sri Lanka
    B)UAE
    C)Malaysia
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Pahang’s Sultan Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah was sworn in as the 16th king of Malaysia after his predecessor, Sultan Muhammad V, abdicated the throne earlier this month.

  13. Who assumed the charge of director general of National Cadet Corps(NCC)?
    A)Hari Kumar
    B)MS Pawar
    C)Rajeev Chopra
    D)Robin H Dhowan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra assumed the charge of Director General of NCC.

  14. Who has recently been awarded with the Carnot Prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions?
    A)Narendra Modi
    B)Piyush Goyal
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been awarded the Carnot Prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions by the University of Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania,US. He has donated the prize money to International Solar alliance.

  15. Who was conferred with the prestigious “Award of Appreciation” by Ashwani Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family welfare for his contribution to the Global Public Healthcare sector?
    A)Trilok Singh
    B)Rajiv Nath
    C)Ajay Sharma
    D)Arvind Swami
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rajiv Nath was conferred with the prestigious “Award of Appreciation” by Ashwani Kumar Choubey,Minister of State for Health and Family welfare for his contribution to the Global Public Healthcare sector at The Award of appreciation Ceremony held at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, organized by Diaspora Foundation.

  16. What is the theme of this year’s World Leprosy Day?
    A)Zero Disabilities in Girls and Boys
    B)Ending Discrimination,Stigma and Prejudice
    C)Increase Awareness about Leprosy
    D)Reduce Disability
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In India,it is celebrated on the 30th January each year to commemorate the death of Mahatma Gandhi. This year’s theme for World Leprosy Day is “Ending Discrimination, Stigma and Prejudice”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ Of FSSAI?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the tagline of ICICI Bank?
    A)We Understand Your World
    B)Hum Hain na,Khayal Aapka
    C)Aao Sochein Bada
    D)India’s International Bank
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Sports Authority of India?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Pune
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D

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