Current Affairs Quiz: January 10, 2020

Current Affairs 10 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. Recently the Union Cabinet approved MoU with which country on cooperation in field of polar science?
    A)Sweden
    B)Japan
    C)Iran
    D)China
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet was apprised of the agreement on cooperation in polar science between the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and the Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden.

  2. Recently Union Cabinet approved an agreement between India and which country on cooperation in use of outer space?
    A)Thailand
    B)Israel
    C)Sweden
    D)Mongolia
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved an agreement between India and Mongolia on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful and civilian purposes.

  3. How much amount was authorised by the government for Indradhanush gas grid project?
    A)₹4500 cr
    B)₹5643 cr
    C)₹6167 cr
    D)₹5559 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Government has authorized the amount of Rs 5559 crore for 1656 Km long Indradhanush Natural Gas Pipeline Grid project. The amount will be provided as Viability Gap Funding (VGF).

  4. Health ministry clears proposal to establish AIIMS in place of Darbhanga Medical College Hospital in which state?
    A)Bihar
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Haryana
    D)Telangana
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Seeking clarification from Bihar government that the Darbhanga Medical College Hospital is not a heritage building, the Union Health Ministry is all set to commission a second All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state by replacing Darbhanga Medical College Hospital.

  5. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval to confer the status of Institution of National Importance (INI) to the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda.It is situated in which place?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Bareily
    C)Jamnagar
    D)Gorakhpur
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval to confer the status of Institution of National Importance (INI) to the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar, by conglomerating the cluster of Ayurveda Institutes at Gujarat Ayurveda University (GAU) campus, Jamnagar.

  6. Which state launched ‘Jagananna Amma Vodi’ financial assistance scheme for the school going students?
    A)Odisha
    B)Assam
    C)Telangana
    D)Andhra Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched ‘Jagananna Amma Vodi’ financial assistance scheme for the school going students.

  7. The 8th MSME International Trade Fair held in which city?
    A)Bhubaneswar
    B)Raipur
    C)Lucknow
    D)NewDelhi
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 8th edition of Odisha Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) International Trade Fair 2020 in Bhubaneswar.

  8. Which city hosted the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5)?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Lucknow
    C)Pune
    D)Kochi
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Pune hosted the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5), which is being organised in the country for the first time by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER).

  9. As per consultancy firm Eurasia,what is India’s rank in geo-political risk of 2020?
    A)1st
    B)3rd
    C)5th
    D)6th
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been listed as the fifth biggest geo-political risk of 2020, by the political risk consultancy – the Eurasia Group – in a list that is topped by elections in the US and followed by events and developments like the US-China technology tug of war on 5G as well as the trade war between Beijing and Washington.

  10. Which bank has announced a ‘residential builder finance with buyer guarantee’ (RBBG) scheme?
    A)IDBI Bank
    B)Canara Bank
    C)SBI
    D)Indian Bank
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Country’s largest public sector bank, State Bank of India has announced a ‘residential builder finance with buyer guarantee’ (RBBG) scheme. It aims at giving a push to residential sales and improve homebuyers’ confidence.

  11. As per World Bank report,at how much percent global growth will be there in 2020?
    A)3.5%
    B)2.2%
    C)2.4%
    D)2.5%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5 per cent in 2020 as investment and trade gradually recover from last year’s significant weakness but downward risks persist, the World Bank said in its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects.

  12. At how much percent India will grow in current financial year 2019-20 according to World Bank?
    A)5.0%
    B)5.2%
    C)4.6%
    D)6.6%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World Bank has projected India’s growth at five per cent in the current financial year 2019-20 which is set to recover to 5.8 per cent in the following fiscal year.

  13. As per Deutsche Bank, Indian economy likely to grow to how much by 2030?
    A)$7 trillion
    B)$5 trillion
    C)$4 trillion
    D)$9 trillion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s economy is likely to grow two and half times to $7 trillion by 2030, from about $3 trillion now, making India the world’s third largest economy. This implies that nominal GDP growth is likely to average just over 10% through the next decade, Deutsche Bank said in a research report, Imagine 2030.

  14. Who will be the torchbearer in the opening ceremony of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020?
    A)Hima Das
    B)Abhinav Bindra
    C)Vinesh Phogat
    D)Babita Kumari
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian ace sprinter Hima Das will be the torchbearer in the opening ceremony of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020. The third edition of Khelo India Youth Games will commence at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Assam.

  15. Who has been appointed as new India MD of IBM?
    A)Karan Bajwa
    B)Anurag Singh
    C)Sandip Patel
    D)Anubhav Sinha
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Global tech major IBM announced the appointment of Sandip Patel as the new managing director for India and South Asia. Patel, who has been with the US-headquartered company since 2002, succeeds Karan Bajwa who has decided to pursue opportunities outside of IBM.

  16. The former PM Zoran Milanovic won presidential election of which country?
    A)Zimbabwe
    B)Iran
    C)Thailand
    D)Croatia
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic won the Croatia’s presidential election. He defeated centre-right incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who was the first female president of Croatia.

  17. Who has won the UK based Costa Children’s Award 2019?
    A)Jaswinder Bilan
    B)Malala Yosafzai
    C)Amanpreet Singh
    D)Harpreet Kaur Sindhu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Jasbinder Bilan has won the UK based Costa Children’s Award 2019 . She has won the award for her debut novel ‘Asha and the Spirit Bird’.

  18. Recently Minati Mishra passed away.She was associated with which field?
    A)Author
    B)Odishi dancer
    C)Actress
    D)Sports
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Eminent Odishi dancer and Padma Shri awardee Minati Mishra passed away in Switzerland. She was 91. Born in Cuttack, Minati was a recipient of Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi award for 1975, and the Padma award in 2012.

  19. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed on which day?
    A)January 11
    B)January 10
    C)January 8
    D)January 9
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every year on 9th January to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community in the development of India. It also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India on 9 January 1915.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Sweden?
    A)Stockholm
    B)Harare
    C)Paris
    D)Amsterdam
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the capital of Mongolio?
    A)Alta
    B)Nursultan
    C)Ulaanbaatar
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the capital of State Bank of India?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Lucknow
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

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