Current Affairs Quiz: January 12, 2019

Current Affairs 12 January 2019 Quiz

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  1. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the National Clean Air Programme aiming to reduce toxic particulate matter by which year?
    A)2025
    B)2020
    C)2022
    D)2024
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the National Clean Air Programme aiming to reduce toxic particulate matter by 2024,taking 2017 as the base year.

  2. The 25th Partnership Summit 2019 will be held in which city?
    A)Pune
    B)Lucknow
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian and global leaders on economic policy shall deliberate for two days at the 25th Partnership Summit 2019, which will be inaugurated by Vice President M.Venkaiah naidu.

  3. According to ISRO,the first manned mission to space will be sent by which year?
    A)2030
    B)2025
    C)2021
    D)2022
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ISRO chief K Sivan said the Rs 10,000 crore worth Gaganyaan mission is a major turning point for the space agency, while adding that his team is targeting to send the first manned mission to space in December 2021.

  4. Alok Verma resigned from his service recently.He was the former director of which organization?
    A)CBI
    B)NABARD
    C)CB-CID
    D)IRDA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Alok Verma resigned from service, a day after he was shunted out as CBI director and appointed as DG Fire Services.

  5. The Union Cabinet approved how much currency swap deal between India and Japan to assist each other “in times of difficulty”?
    A)$85 billion
    B)$80 billion
    C)$71 billion
    D)$75 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved a $75 billion currency swap deal between India and Japan to assist each other “in times of difficulty”. It also granted setting up of an advanced single window to boost bilateral investments.

  6. Coach Ravi Shastri and which Indian player received the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground for their contribution to the sport of cricket?
    A)MS Dhoni
    B)VIrat Kohli
    C)VVS Laxman
    D)KL Rahul
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India skipper Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri received the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground for their contribution to the sport of cricket.

  7. Who has acquired the the top position in the under-8 category at the Kids Golf World Championship organised by US kids Golf in Malaysia?
    A)Ramesh Singh
    B)Ayan Narayana
    C)Kartik Singh
    D)Dinesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Budding golfer Kartik Singh has acquired the top position in the under-8 category at the Kids Golf World Championship organised by US kids Golf in Malaysia.

  8. Who was appointed as new PM of Taiwan?
    A)Se Lee Chang
    B)Tsai Lu
    C)Tsai Ing Wen
    D)Su Tseng Chang
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Taiwan President Tsai Ing Wen appointed a new PM Su Tseng Chang following the resignation of the incumbent over the recent electoral setback suffered by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

  9. Who was appointed as new President of Venezuela?
    A)Ole Sentsov
    B)Scott Morrison
    C)Nicolas Maduro
    D)Le Chang Lu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Nicolas Maduro was once again sworn in as Venezuela’s President for a second term, from 2019 to 2025. The swearing-in ceremony took place inside the Supreme Court of Venezuela under Article 231 of the Venezuelan Constitution.

  10. Who took charge as new CBI Chief?
    A)Subash Khuntia
    B)Nitin Wakankar
    C)Alok Verma
    D)M Nageshwar Rao
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A day after the removal of Alok Verma, Additional Director M Nageshwar Rao again took charge of the office of the CBI Director.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Bengaluru
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

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

  3. What is the currency of Venezuela?
    A)Baht
    B)Renminbi
    C)Bolivar
    D)Ringgit
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. What is the capital of Venezuela?
    A)Uganda
    B)Caracas
    C)Harare
    D)Canberra
    View Answer
    Option B

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