Current Affairs Quiz: January 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Indian Railways introduced a new Passenger Information System at Anakapalle Railway Station of which division?
    A)Chennai
    B)Surat
    C)Vijayawada
    D)Kochi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways introduced a new Passenger Information System at Anakapalle Railway Station of Vijayawada Division in South Central Railway. The Passenger Information system comprises both “At a Glance Display Board” (which gives a glance of the status of various train timings at the Station) and “Coach Guidance Display Board” (which provides the Coach Composition position of a train). The objective of this application is to provide better features and easy guidance to the passengers and thereby providing satisfactory user experience.

  2. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar released the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar released the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) in New Delhi.

  3. The date of linking Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar has been extended to which date?
    A)Feb 1,2020
    B)Jan 31,2020
    C)March 31,2020
    D)March 1,2020
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The date of linking Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar has been extended from December 31, 2019, to March 31, 2020.

  4. How much amount of revival package was announced for BSNL and MTNL?
    A)₹50000 cr
    B)₹69000 cr
    C)₹35000 cr
    D)₹45000 cr
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been constituted to to expedite revival plan of BSNL & MTNL. The GoM will fast-track and oversee the implementation of the Rs 69,000 crore revival plan for state-owned telecom corporations BSNL and MTNL. The GoM includes Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

  5. The 11-day long ‘Dhanu Jatra’ begins at which state?
    A)assam
    B)Sikkim
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 11-day long ‘Dhanu Jatra’ begins at Bargarh in western Odisha. Dhanu Jatra is considered as the largest open-air theatre of the world. It is based on the mythological story of Lord Krishna and his demon uncle King Kansa. It is about the episode of Krishna and Balaram’s visit to Mathura to witness the Dhanu ceremony organized by their (maternal) uncle King Kansa.

  6. Which country to drop the moniker “Holland” as it rebrands itself in 2020?
    A)Singapore
    B)Ukraine
    C)Thailand
    D)Netherlands
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Netherlands is gearing up to drop the moniker “Holland” as it rebrands itself in 2020. Holland is a region of the Netherlands, but the two names are often used interchangeably to describe the northern European country.

  7. Which body released the second edition of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index?
    A)NITI Aayog
    B)NASSCOM
    C)RBI
    D)Ministry of Finance
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog on Monday released the second edition of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index which comprehensively documents the progress made by states and union territories towards achieving the 2030 SDG targets.

  8. From Jan 1,2020, Users will no more be required to pay (MDR) when they make a digital payment using RuPay debit card, UPI, or UPI QR code.What does MDR stands for?
    A)Merchant Daily Rate
    B)Merchant Delivery Rate
    C)Mini Discount Rate
    D)Merchant Discount Rate
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Users will no more be required to pay merchant discount rates (MDR) when they make a digital payment using RuPay debit card, UPI, or UPI QR code from January 1, 2020

  9. Who won best men’s player at Dubai Globe Award?
    A)Sunil Chhetri
    B)Neymar
    C)Lionel Messy
    D)Christiano Ronaldo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo won best men’s player at Dubai Globe Awards. Ronaldo has won the award for the sixth time out of nine times.

  10. Who were conferred the ‘Akashdeep Sanman’ awards.?
    A)Bhalchandra Nemade
    B)Gyananranjan
    C)Both a and b
    D)Nagarjuna
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade and Hindi writer Gynanranjan were conferred the ‘Akashdeep Sanman’ awards.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Netherlands?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of BSNL?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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