Current Affairs Quiz: January 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 January 2020 Quiz

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  1. According to a gazette notification,the provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act have come into force from which date?
    A)Jan 10,2020
    B)Jan 11,2020
    C)Jan 12,2020
    D)Jan 9,2020
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act have come into force from 10th January 2020, according to a gazette notification.

  2. The Indian census 2021 will begin from which day?
    A)Jan 26
    B)March 1
    C)April 1
    D)Feb 1
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Census exercise India-2021 to begin on 1st April 2020 and will end on 30th of September 2020. Census India-2021 will be conducted through a mobile phone application.

  3. As per PM Modi, how many iconic museums of the country will be made of international standards?
    A)3
    B)5
    C)6
    D)8
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that five iconic museums of the country will be made of international standards. This project will start from the Indian Museum of Kolkata, one of the oldest museums in the world.

  4. How much Fund was allocated to Indian Railways in the budget from Nirbhaya fund for installation of the video surveillance system?
    A)₹250 cr
    B)₹300 cr
    C)₹400 cr
    D)₹500 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Railways is in the process of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at stations to enhance security. Railway Board of India has approved works for provision of Video Surveillance System covering 983 stations over Indian Railways under Nirbhaya funds.

  5. Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)in which city/UT?
    A)Pune
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to fight cyber crimes and the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in) through which people can report cyber crimes online.

  6. Which state government is to hold “promotion adalats” to bring transparency in promotions?
    A)Kerala
    B)TamilNadu
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    As a part of its 5T initiative, Odisha government has decided to set up an administrative framework to bring more transparency and expedite the promotion process of government employees in the state along with holding ‘promotion adalats’ to hear grievances

  7. The famous chariot festival of the Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple begun in which state?
    A)Karnataka
    B)TamilNadu
    C)Kerala
    D)Maharashtra
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The famous chariot festival of the Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple in Tamilnadu has begun. This 17th-century temple is famous for its architectural grandeur.

  8. What is the rank of India in the latest update of the Henley Passport Index?
    A)70th
    B)75th
    C)84th
    D)85th
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has dropped 10 places to 84 in the latest update of the Henley Passport Index, sharing the spot with tiny countries like Mauritania and Tajikistan.

  9. India’s 1st indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant to be commissioned by which year?
    A)2022
    B)2023
    C)2021
    D)2024
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant is currently under phase-3 which involves setting to work of machinery and other equipment and to be commissioned by early 2021 in Indian Navy.

  10. Which Scheme recommended by the GST council in the 38th meeting, has been extended from January 10 to January 17 by the finance ministry?
    A)Amnesty Scheme
    B)Vandana Scheme
    C)Fastag Scheme
    D)Indradhanush
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Finance Ministry said that the amnesty scheme, recommended by the GST council in the 38th meeting, has been extended from January 10 to January 17.

  11. Which body allowed “Video based Customer Identification Process”?
    A)UIDAI
    B)RBI
    C)NASSCOM
    D)NITI Aayog
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has revised the Know Your Customer (KYC) norms for banks and other lending institutions. New amendments in KYC norms by RBI allows banks and other lending institutions to use “Video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP)”.

  12. Which bank has launched has launched myApps application to boost digital payments in India?
    A)HDFC Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)SBI
    D)Allahabad Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank has launched myApps application to boost digital payments in India. myApps is a unique customised suite of banking products to benefit urban local bodies, housing societies, local clubs and gymkhanas and religious institutions.

  13. Recently which company launched unified QR code for merchants to enable unlimited payments?
    A)Payzapp
    B)Freecharge
    C)PayPal
    D)Paytm
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Paytm, India’s leading digital payments company has announced the launch of its all-in-one QR for merchants across the country.

  14. Who has become the fastest skipper in the history of cricket to record 11,000 international runs?
    A)Virat Kohli
    B)Aaron Finch
    C)David Warner
    D)Faf Du Plessis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Virat Kohli has become the fastest skipper in the history of cricket to record 11,000 international runs. He achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I against Sri Lanka at Pune.

  15. Recently Catherine Caro has announced her retirement from which sports?
    A)Tennis
    B)Football
    C)Hockey
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    USA women hockey team midfielder Catherine Caro has announced her retirement from the team.

  16. All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows hosted Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC in which state?
    A)Assam
    B)Maharashtra
    C)WestBengal
    D)Goa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows hosted Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC at the Tilak Maidan in Goa.

  17. Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of State-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco)?
    A)Sandip Patil
    B)NA Ranganath
    C)M Nagaraj
    D)Ashok Kumar Sahu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    M Nagaraj has been appointed the company’s Chairman and Managing Director of State-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco).

  18. Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, has token oath as sultan of which country?
    A)Oman
    B)Ukraine
    C)Iraq
    D)Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Oman’s Culture and Heritage Minister, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, has token oath as country’s Sultan following the demise of Qaboos bin Said al-Said, the country’s government confirmed.

  19. Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in as President of which country?
    A)Japan
    B)China
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Taiwan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has secured a second term after sweeping to victory with more than 8 million votes in an election dominated by the island’s relationship with China.

  20. Recently M Chidanadamurthy has passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Philosopher
    B)Social Activist
    C)Historian
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Renowned historian and writer M Chidanadamurthy has passed away at the age of 88. He died due to prolonged illness.

  21. Recently Danseuse Minati Mishra passes away.She hailed from which state?
    A)Bihar
    B)Assam
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Odissi Danseuse Minati Mishra passed away. In 2012 she was honoured with the Padma Shri. She was an A-Grade artist at All India Radio (AIR) and a recipient of the Sangeet Prabhakar title for Hindustani vocal music.

  22. Recently Legendary balladeer and sarangi maestro from Punjab passed away.Name him?
    A)Daler Singh
    B)Akash Mishra
    C)Khakil Khan
    D)Sharif Idu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Legendary balladeer and sarangi maestro from Punjab, Sharif Idu (80), has passed away.

  23. Recently Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away.He was the former titular head of which state Gajapati dynasty?
    A)Bihar
    B)Punjab
    C)Odisha
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The titular head of Odisha’s Gajapati dynasty and former parliamentarian, Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo, has passed away, following prolonged illness. He was 76.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the Capital of Taiwan?
    A)Lee Su
    B)Yilan
    C)Taipei
    D)Hsinchu
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Oman?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Rial
    D)Dinar
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Housing and Urban Development Corporation?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kolkata
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  4. Where is the HQ of Paytm?
    A)Pune
    B)Kolkata
    C)Noida
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

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