Current Affairs Quiz: February 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1 February 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state district has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by the government think tank Niti Aayog in December 2019?
    A)Odisha
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Bihar
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by the government think tank Niti Aayog in December 2019.

  2. Recently Assam Rifles has constructed a combined war memorial in which state for the 357 Army and Assam Rifles personnel killed while fighting insurgency in the northeastern state?
    A)Nagaland
    B)Assam
    C)Sikkim
    D)NewDelhi
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Assam Rifles has constructed a combined war memorial in Nagaland for the 357 Army and Assam Rifles personnel killed while fighting insurgency in the northeastern state.

  3. Recently foreign minister Jean Asselborn of which country visited NewDelhi?
    A)Singapore
    B)Thailand
    C)France
    D)Luxembourg
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Visiting Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in New Delhi . As part of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Luxembourg had issued a special postage stamp.

  4. Which state occupied the top slot in the ranking of best practices followed by states in Budget formulation?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Assam
    C)Karnataka
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Assam occupied the top slot in the ranking of best practices followed by states in Budget formulation, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, says a survey by Transparency International.

  5. Which organisation launched police-related citizen-centric services in New Delhi recently?
    A)CRPF
    B)NASSCOM
    C)NCRB
    D)NITI Aayog
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) launched police-related citizen-centric services in New Delhi .The two online services will help citizens in searching missing persons and generating no objection certificate (NOC) for vehicles.

  6. The SAMPRITI-IX exercise held between India and which other country?
    A)Indonesia
    B)China
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The ninth edition of joint military training exercise between India-Bangladesh — SAMPRITI-IX will be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya from February 3 to February 16.

  7. Which state government launched a virtual police station along with two other transformational projects?
    A)Odisha
    B)Telangana
    C)WestBengal
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a virtual police station along with two other transformational projects of the Odisha Police with an aim to reduce human interface with government offices.

  8. The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2020 held in which city?
    A)Shillong
    B)Pune
    C)Ahmedabad
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2020 is the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) held in New Delhi, India, under the overarching theme, ‘Towards 2030 Goals: Making the Decade Count’.

  9. As per India Banks Association, No charge on UPI, RuPay transactions If MDR is zero.What does MDR stands for?
    A)Merchant Disclosing Rate
    B)Merchant Discount Rate
    C)Money Discount Rate
    D)Merchant Delete Rate
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Banks’ Association has written to the National Payments Council of India (NPCI), which enables digital payments and settlements in India, to ask for retrospective application of zero merchant discount rate for Rupay card and Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions.

  10. According to FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey, India’s GDP will grow at how much percent?
    A)6.6%
    B)5,5%
    C)5.8%
    D)5.0%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to, FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey puts forth the annual median GDP growth forecast for 2019-20 at 5.0%. While the median growth forecast for agriculture and allied activities has been put at 2.6% for 2019-20.

  11. Which Company announces $1-million grant to promote news literacy in India?
    A)Google
    B)Amazon
    C)Microsoft
    D)TCS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In an effort to counter fake news and misinformation in India, Google News Initiative (GNI) has announced a $1 million grant for Internews, a news literacy organisation.The funding support is part of Google’s broader, $10-million commitment to media literacy.

  12. Who has bagged a gold in the men’s Keirin individual event of the Six Day Berlin Tournament in Berlin?
    A)Louis William
    B)Tomas Babek
    C)Maximilian Lev
    D)Escow Alben
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian cyclist Esow Alben has bagged a gold in the men’s Keirin individual event of the Six Day Berlin Tournament in Berlin.

  13. Who has been appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand?
    A)Krishna Gopal Singh
    B)Gita Gopinath
    C)Gita Sabharwal
    D)Indra Nooyi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The UN has appointed India’s Gita Sabharwal, who has over two decades of experience in peacebuilding and social policy, as the Resident Coordinator in Thailand.

  14. recently RBI appointed whom as member of the Monetary Policy Committee?
    A)TD Krishnan
    B)viral Acharya
    C)Janak Raj
    D)Michael Patra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed its Executive Director Janak Raj as member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the highest interest rate setting body.

  15. Who has been named new CEO of IBM?
    A)Arvind Krishna
    B)TS Radha
    C)Ramesh Singh
    D)Virginia Rometty
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Business Machines Corp. named Arvind Krishna as chief executive officer, replacing longtime CEO Virginia Rometty

  16. Who has been chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs(CBIC)?
    A)Rishi Raikwar
    B)Atanu Chakraborty
    C)Sandeep Hota
    D)M Ajit Kumar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government appointed M Ajit Kumar as chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs(CBIC). The appointment comes just two days before the Union Budget presentation. Kumar is presently a member of CBIC.

  17. Who was conferred with Prestigious Ayurveda Ratan Award 2020?
    A)Shivam Dubey
    B)Avdesh Sharma
    C)Pratap Chauhan
    D)Rahul Singh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dr Partap Chauhan conferred with Prestigious Ayurveda Ratan Award 2020 in Brussels, Belgium during Ayurveda Day Celebration at the European Parliament.

  18. Who was named 2019 World Games Athlete of the Year?
    A)Jhulan Goswami
    B)Mithali Raj
    C)Apurvi Chandela
    D)Rani Rampal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India womens hockey captain Rani Rampal won the 2019 World Games Athlete of the Year award. The prize, which is voted for by the public, is given for outstanding performance, along with social commitment and fair behaviour.

  19. Recently Tushar Kanjilal passed away.Hewas associated with which field?
    A)Actor
    B)sports
    C)Journalist
    D)Social Worker
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Eminent social worker, environmentalist, educationist and writer Tushar Kanjilal passed away. He was 85.

  20. Recently M Kamalam passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalism
    B)sports
    C)Politics
    D)author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Kerala Minister and veteran Congress leader M. Kamalam passed away at Nadakkavu in Kozhikode on Thursday. She was 93.

  21. The Martyrs Day is observed on which day?
    A)January 31
    B)February 1
    C)January 30
    D)January 29
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    On the occasion of Martyrs’ Day, paying tribute on the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Union minister Nitin Gadkari launched the limited edition of Khadi wrist watches manufactured as part of a joint initiative by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission and Titan.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Belgium?
    A)Krone
    B)Peso
    C)Euro
    D)dollar
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of IBM?
    A)Brussels
    B)London
    C)Paris
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the currency of a Thailand?
    A)Dinar
    B)Krone
    C)Rupee
    D)Baht
    View Answer
    Option D

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