Current Affairs Quiz: January 01, 2019

Current Affairs 1 January 2019 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 31 December 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of December 31, 2018

  1. Who will head the panel that has been setup to suggest parameters for an equitable distribution of OBC reservation?
    A)Arundhati Bhateja
    B)Praveen Kumar
    C)TS Balakrishnan
    D)G Rohini
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Justice G Rohini(retd), who is heading the five member panel, set up to suggest parameters for an equitable distribution of OBC reservation.

  2. According to RBI “Trends and Progress of Banking in 2017-18 report”,the number of ATMs has declined marginally to how much in FY 18 from 2.08 lakh in FY17?
    A)2.00 lakh
    B)2.03 lakh
    C)2.07 lakh
    D)2.04 lakh
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The number of ATMs has declined marginally to 2.07 lakh in FY18 from 2.08 lakh in FY17, primarily due to branch rationalisation by a few public sector banks,RBI said in its annual report. In FY18, the number of ATMs of state-run banks declined to 1.45 lakh from 1.48 lakh in FY17,” the RBI said in the “Trends and Progress of Banking in 2017-18 report”.

  3. The Champaran festival was celebrated in which state?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Tamil Nadu
    C)Karnataka
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The unique Champparam festival was celebrated with traditional rituals and festivities in the famous Madurai meenakshi temple in Tamil Nadu.

  4. Which state’s Police facebook page was selected by Microsoft , to study the organisation’s new age media interactions?
    A)Kerala
    B)Karnataka
    C)Mizoram
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Microsoft has selected Kerala Police’s Facebook Page, which has over 10 lakh followers, to study the organisation’s new age media interactions.

  5. Which state was given a permanent battalion of the National disaster Response Force?
    A)Arunachal Pradesh
    B)Sikkim
    C)Mizoram
    D)Nagaland
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Arunachal Pradesh was given a permanent battalion of the National disaster Response Force and CM Pema Khandu laid the foundation stone for the 12th battalion headquarters at Itanagar.

  6. Which Chinese space probe is moving into position to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time?
    A)Yuan 2
    B)Chang’e 4
    C)Cixco 3
    D)Crim 5
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    A Chinese space probe is moving into position to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time. The probe,the Chang’e-4, entered a planned orbit “to prepare for the first ever soft landing on the far side of the moon”.

  7. Which country announced 2019 as the “Year of Active Investment and Social Development” ?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Turkmenistan
    C)Uzbekistan
    D)Uganda
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in his annual address to the Parliament announced 2019 as the “Year of Active Investment and Social Development” in the backdrop of proposed investments from India to boost economy of this Central Asian country.

  8. According to Trends and Progress Report,for the claims admitted on 21 accounts in NCLT for amount of Rs 99 billion,how much recovery has been done?
    A)Rs 55 billion
    B)Rs 52 billion
    C)Rs 40 billion
    D)Rs 49 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Recovery of Indian Banks improved in 2017-18 after the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and amendment of the Sarfaesi act, according to the Trends and Progress Report.The central bank corrected data for the IBC recovery. For the 701 cases admitted under the NCLT, and claims admitted on 21 accounts for an amount of Rs 99 billion, the recovery has been Rs 49 billion, indicating a haircut of about 50 per cent.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Microsoft?
    A)Redmond
    B)Seattle
    C)Kirkland
    D)Renton
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of National Disaster Response Force?
    A)Mumbai
    B)New Delhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Uzbekistan?
    A)Som
    B)Tenge
    C)Riel
    D)Riyal
    View Answer
    Option A

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