Current Affairs Quiz: January 13, 2018

Current Affairs 13 January 2018 Quiz

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  1. Recently, two of the warships of the Indian Navy of Killer squadron have been decommissioned after providing about 30 yeas of glorious service to the nation. Name the two warships
    A) INS Nashak & INS Nipat
    B) INS Nishank & INS Nirbhik
    C) INS Nipat & INS Nashak
    D) INS Nirbhik & INS Nirghat
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Indian Naval Ships Nirbhik and Nirghat have been decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, after a glorious 30 and 28 years respectively in the service of the nation.
  2. Name the 100th satellite of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched in the space onboard PSLV-C40 on January 12, 2018
    A) Cartosat-2 Series
    B) Cartosat-1 Series
    C) Cartosat-2A Series
    D) Cartosat Series
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India successfully launched its 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series’ from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota Island. For the mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) used PSLV-C40 launch vehicle, which is carrying 31 satellites, including three from India and 28 from six other countries.
  3. In a first of its kind move, four senior judges of the Supreme Court of India held a press conference appealing the nation to save the apex court. The four judges included____
    A) Justice R.K. Agrawal, Arun Mishra, Kurien Joseph and Adarsh Kumar Goel
    B) Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Arjan Kumar Sikri, N.V. Ramana and Ranjan Gogoi
    C) Justices Madan B. Lokur, Kurien Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswar
    D) Justice N.V. Ramana, Adarsh Kumar Goel, Madan B. Lokur and Kurien Joseph
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    In a first in independent India’s history and a first for the Supreme Court of India, four judges addressing the media, appealed to the nation to save their institution if they wanted democracy in the country to survive. Justices Madan B. Lokur, Kurien Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswar addressed the press conference.
  4. The National Youth Festival (NYF) is held annually on 12 January to commemorate the birth anniversay of which famous leader?
    A) Chandrashekar Azad
    B) Swami Vivekananda
    C) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    D) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the events of the National Youth Festival(NYF) on 12 January 2018 through Video conferencing. The Festival commenced on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the youth icon of India.This is the 22nd National Youth Festival. The 1st National Youth Festival was held in 1995 in Bhopal.
  5. The first edition of the India-UK Createch Summit will be held in which city?
    A) Bangaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade (DIT) will hold the India-UK Createch Summit in Mumbai on February 6. This first-of-its-kind conference will celebrate and explore the convergence of creativity and technology – Createch – and the innovations produced by its application across a range of sectors.
  6. Name the atomic scientist and the current director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) who died recently
    A) V. S. Ramamurthy
    B) K. Kasturirangan
    C) Baldev Raj
    D) Roddam Narasimha
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Baldev Raj, the director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, and a renowned administrator of nuclear power technologies in the country has passed away.
  7. The Government of India jointly with the Government of ______has unveiled the ‘Special logo’ to mark the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the two nations in the year 2018
    A) Bhutan
    B) Nepal
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj and Bhutan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Lyonpo Damcho Dorji on Friday jointly unveiled the ‘Special logo’ for the Golden Jubilee celebrations in New Delhi and Thimphu through video-conference. The move was made to mark the launch of the Golden jubilee celebrations.The Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan is being celebrated in the year 2018.
  8. What is the theme of the 2018 National Youth Festival (NYF)?
    A) Youth for Digital India
    B) Sankalp Se Siddhi
    C) Sabse Pehle Bharat
    D) Hum Se Hai Nayi Shuruaat
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Theme of the National Youth Festival(NYF) is ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’, to capitalize on the demographic dividend of young India, to capture the vibrancy and fresh perspective of youth and to pledge to accomplish the Goal of New India. 
  9. India has emerged as the top borrower from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in the year 2017 with loan amount worth of USD _____billion
    A) USD 1.5 bn
    B) USD 2 bn
    C) USD 1 bn
    D) USD 2.5 bn
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    India has emerged as a top borrower from the China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) with USD 1.5 billion worth of loans last year and USD three billion more in the pipeline. India is the second largest shared holder in the bank which has an authorised capital of USD 100 billion. China is the largest shareholder with 26.06 per cent voting shares in the bank. India is the second largest shareholder with 7.5 per cent followed by Russia 5.93 per cent and Germany with 4.5 per cent.
  10. Name the player to clinch the gold medal in 48 kg category at the National Women’s Boxing Championships held in Rohtak, Haryana
    A) Pooja Rani
    B) Sonia Lather
    C) Meena Kumari
    D) Sarjubala Devi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Former world silver medallist Sarjubala Devi representing Manipur claimed the gold in 48 kg category in the National Women’s Boxing Championships in Rohtak, Haryana. She was also given the best boxer trophy.
  11. Recently, an eminent __________author Doodhnath Singh passed away
    A) Bengali
    B) Urdu
    C) Hindi
    D) Marathi
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Eminent Hindi writer Doodhnath Singh, winner of the Bharat Bharti award has passed away.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Bharat Bharti award is given for which field?
    A) Arts
    B) Music
    C) Literature
    D) Drama
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Bharat Bharti Literary Award is highest Hindi literary award in Uttar Pradesh.
  2. Name the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    A) Ma Kai
    B) Li Yuanchao
    C) Liu Yandong
    D) Jin Liqun
    View Answer
      Option D
  3. The National Institute of Advanced Studies is located in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option B
  4. Name the Prime Minister of Bhutan?
    A) Tshering Tobgay
    B) Kinzang Dorji
    C) Sonam Tobgye
    D) Jigme Thinley
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
     Currency-Indian rupee, Bhutanese ngultrum

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