Current Affairs Quiz: January 12, 2018

Current Affairs 12 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India has introduced a new measure named virtual ID to strengthen the privacy and security of Aadhaar data. The virtual ID is a _____ digit number
    A) 15
    B) 11
    C) 16
    D) 9
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In an attempt to address security and privacy concerns around leakage of Aadhaar numbers and data, the Unique Identification Authority of India introduced two new measures – virtual ID and limited KYC. The virtual identity or virtual ID will be a random 16-digit number mapped to the Aadhaar number of a citizen, and will come with an expiration date. 
  2. The Natural gas transmission company GAIL is soon to set up India’s first Coal-To-Gas Conversion Plant in which state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Odisha
    C) West Bengal
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s first plant to convert coal to synthetic gas is to be set up in Odisha under the supervision of state-run gas transmission utility GAIL.
  3. Name the App recently launched by the Ministry of Railway to monitor and track real time information about passenger and freight trains
    A) SFOORTI
    B) RAFTAAR
    C) TEJASWI
    D) URJAA
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Railways have launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information, SFOORTI, App for freight managers.
  4. Who among the following has recently been appointed as the Advocacy Ambassador for the Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative?
    A) Akshay Kumar
    B) Vidya Balan
    C) Kajol
    D) Ajay Devgan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Actress Kajol, an active supporter of eradicating preventable deaths from hygiene-related issues, has become an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative.
  5.  The 4th International Dharma- Dhamma Conference has been inaugurated in which state on January 11, 2018?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Haryana
    D) Gujarat
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated three day International Dharma- Dhamma conference in RAJGIR in Bihar. The conference on State and Social Order in Dharma -Dhamma Traditions aims to bring together a wide array of dignatories who are responsible for governance, policy making and giving directions to countries.
  6. The 150-megawatt Aurora plant, which is the world’s largest solar-thermal power plant, will be set up in which country?
    A) Sichuan, China
    B) Wellington, New Zealand
    C) North PyonganNorth Korea
    D) South Australia, Australia
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The world’s largest solar-thermal power plant has been given development approval by the South Australian government. Construction on the 150-megawatt Aurora plant, to be built by utility-scale solar power company SolarReserve, will begin in 2018 at an estimated cost of $509 million.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital city of South Australia?
    A) Sydney
    B) Melbourne
    C) Brisbane
    D) Adelaide
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      Option D
  2. Who is the Chairman of the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)?
    A) Mukesh Kumar Surana
    B) Sanjiv Singh
    C) B. C. Tripathi
    D) D Rajkumar
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      Option C
  3. Who among the following is the Minister of State (Independent Charges) in Ministry of Railways?
    A) Manoj Sinha
    B) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
    C) Giriraj Singh
    D) R. K. Singh
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      Option A
  4. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act_______
    A) 2009
    B) 2011
    C) 2002
    D) 2016
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority established in January 2009 by the Government of India under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016

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