Current Affairs Quiz: January 11, 2019

Current Affairs 11 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently,Centre gives nod for centre for classical language in which state?
    A)Himachal Pradesh
    B)Odisha
    C)Kerala
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    More than five years after Malayalam was declared a classical language, the Union Government issued its nod for setting up the Centre for Classical Language at the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University in Tirur.

  2. 29th biennial Indian Paint Conference would be held in which city?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Gurugram
    C)Noida
    D)Agra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Paint Association (IPA), the apex body of the country’s paint industry announced that the 29th biennial Indian Paint Conference would be held in Agra,UP from 11th to 13th January 2019. This would be the largest trade show of the estimated INR 500 billion (50,000 Crore) Indian Paints & Coatings industry.

  3. The first National Consultation on Child Protection for 2019 was held in which city?
    A)Gurugram
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Agra
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The first National Consultation on Child Protection for 2019 was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development.

  4. Which is the first Indian island to operate seaplanes under UDAN-3?
    A)Andaman Island
    B)Lakshadweep Islands
    C)Sagar Island
    D)Mazuli island
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from the water. To facilitate the same, the government has approved flight operations on 13 water aerodrome routes under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme.

  5. Alok Verma has been removed from his post.He was the former chief of which organization?
    A)IRDA
    B)NABARD
    C)CID
    D)CBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    CBI director Alok Verma has been removed from his post after a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for over two hours to decide his fate, making him the first chief in the history of the agency to face such action. Verma’s tenure as CBI chief was till January 31.

  6. RBI announced to provide how much amount under a swap arrangement to Sri lanka?
    A)USD 150 million
    B)USD 175 million
    C)USD 400 million
    D)USD 500 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (Central Bank of Sri Lanka) announced that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide USD 400 million under a swap arrangement to boost the island nation’s reserves.

  7. Recently,which organization extended tokenization services to online merchants?
    A)NPCI
    B)Ministry of Finance
    C)IRDA
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Continuing its efforts to improve the safety of card transactions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the use of tokenisation — hiding of actual card details with a unique token — in the wider payments ecosystem.

  8. Who has attained number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings?
    A)Pinki Rani
    B)Sarjubala Devi
    C)Mary Kom
    D)Sarita Devi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    MC Mary Kom has attained number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings. She became the most successful boxer in world championships’ history when she claimed the 48kg category top honours in Delhi in November last year.

  9. Who was appointed as Indian men’s hockey team?
    A)Shyam Agarwal
    B)Rishabh Desai
    C)Harendra Singh
    D)Ajay Singh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Hockey India removed Harendra Singh as the coach of the Indian men’s hockey team following their disappointing run in the recently-concluded Hockey World Cup.

  10. All rounder Albie Morkel announced his retirement.He was the former player of which country?
    A)Australia
    B)South Africa
    C)England
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    South African all rounder Albie Morkel announced retirement from all form of cricket. Albie Morkel played a total of 58 one day matches for South Africa scoring 782 runs with an average of 23.7 and scalping 50 wickets with an economy rate of 5.5.

  11. Who has been named as the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the year?
    A)Mohammed Salah
    B)Cristiano Ronaldo
    C)Neymar
    D)Lionel Messi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah has been named as the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the year.
  12. Which country will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations?
    A)Ukraine
    B)USA
    C)Egypt
    D)Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between 15th June and 13th July. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacement for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security.

  13. Who was conferred the ICSIs Lifetime Achievement Award for “Translating Excellence in Corporate Governance into Reality”?
    A)Indra Nooyi
    B)Anil Ambani
    C)Adi Godrej
    D)Mukesh Ambani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Industrialist and Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej was conferred the ICSIs Lifetime Achievement Award for “Translating Excellence in Corporate Governance into Reality”.
  14. Who penned the book “We Are Displaced:My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls around the World”?
    A)Vikram Seth
    B)Jhumpa Lahiri
    C)Arundhati Roy
    D)Malala Yousafzai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai pens a new book, titled “we are displaced:My Journey and Stories from Refugee girls around the world‘ charting her experiences traveling the world and visiting refugee camps.

  15. When is World Hindi Day observed?
    A)Jan 15
    B)Jan 12
    C)Jan 10
    D)Jan 11
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Hindi day is celebrated on January 10 every year, marking the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Godrej Group?
    A)Chennai
    B)Pune
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the capital of Egypt?
    A)Kiev
    B)Cairo
    C)Katovice
    D)Baghdad
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of International Boxing Association?
    A)Australia
    B)Switzerland
    C)UK
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option B

  4. Where is the HQ of Central bureau of Investigation?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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